January 16 No School | No CREW
February 13-20 No School | No CREW
All students' report cards are being finalized and will be sent home with your child on Monday.
After School Programs Winter/Spring Sessions
Ages 5-11 | Wednesdays January 4 - March 8
Grades K-1 | Mondays January 1 - March 6
Grades 2-5 | Wednesdays January 4 - March 8
Thursdays January 19 - March 30
Ages 4-7 | Tuesdays beginning January 24
Brown Bag Lunch with Mrs. Fitch
Let's begin the New Year together! Join Mrs. Fitch and other VCES families for a time to share and get to know one another. Choose a day from your child's grade level that works best for you and RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 925-560-6274. Hope to see you there from 12:30-1:30pm in Room 12. See dates below:
TK & KD : January 10 or 12
1st & 2nd : January 17 or 19
3rd & 4th : January 24 or 26
5th : January 31 or February 2
Join us and other families for coffee and treats in the Elementary School Lobby next Friday, January 13 beginning at 7:30am. Hope to see you there!
Father/Daughter Dance | Friday, January 20
The annual Elementary Father/Daughter Dance is right around the corner and we can't wait! An evening of dancing, dessert and photo booth fun from 6-8pm will happen in the Student Center and is $25 per couple.
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and love your neighbor as yourself." But
who are our neighbors?
In music class, students will explore this idea by focusing on places and people outside of the United States. Students will learn about other cultures through music, dance, and even a bit of geography and history. Last spring, students were introduced to a wide range of songs from around the world. This spring, their focus will be on the continent of Africa. Each year moving forward, students will continue their study of the world by focusing on a different region each year.
This semester, Valley Christian has the privilege of hosting guest artist Kele Nitoto, a native of Oakland, specializing in various styles of African drumming and South African boot dance. The semester began with "Baba" Kele (Teacher Kele) and Ms. Ting introducing Grades 3-5 students to the origins of step/tap dance which lie in South Africa's boot dance, originally created by gold/diamond miners. After Winter break in February, Kele will teach students the basics of West African drumming (he owns 30+ hand drums and other percussion instruments!), while another teacher instructs in West African dance. In K-2, students will work with Ms. Whitley - a diverse artist herself with a background in music, dance and theater - to explore songs, movement, and languages from the African continent. Students' study of Africa will culminate in a concert on Thursday, May 18 in the JSA featuring a range of the performing arts.