In This Issue

The Academic Fair is tonight at 6:30pm. Come support our 5th-8th graders!
Monday March 20:
MS Boys Volleyball Tryouts | 3:15pm
Ms Girls Soccer Tryouts | 3:15pm
Tuesday March 21:
Men's Varsity Volleyball at College Prep | 4:30pm
Wednesday March 22:
Men's Varsity Baseball hosts Pinewood | 4:00pm
Thursday March 23:
DC Trip Parent Meeting | 6:30pm in the JSA
Friday March 24:
Apex FunRun | 9:00-10:30 am on the Sports Field
Women's Varsity Softball at Making Waves | 4:00pm
Men's Varsity Baseball hosts Making Waves | 4:00pm
Men's Varsity Volleyball hosts Redwood Christian | 4:30pm
Middle School Dance: Neon Lights | 7:00-9:00pm
Saturday March 25:
Track & Field at Castro Valley Invitational | 9:00am
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Field Trip to the Legion of Honor
On Tuesday, March 14, Mrs. Weber's Ancient World History classes partnered with Mr. Montgomery's Ceramics classes on a field trip to the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. Students worked in groups to complete a scavenger hunt as they explored the museum's expansive collection. This interdisciplinary experience required students to synthesize their knowledge of both history and art. After students examined the permanent collection, we gathered for a sketching workshop led by Mr. Montgomery. Students were then tasked with sketching two pieces from the temporary exhibit, "Monet: The Early Years." Our trip to the Legion of Honor provided a wonderful start to fourth quarter learning!   

Accreditation Visit
Next week, educators from around the Bay Area will be visiting our campus. These visitors are from ACSI and WASC, many from local Christian schools.  We are looking forward to them seeing all of the amazing things our students are doing and experiencing all that has been happening in classrooms across our campus! 

Congratulations to Sophomore Warren Jiang!
Sophomore Warren Jiang participated in the Synopsys Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair last weekend. Through hard work, creative thinking and diligence, Warren won 2nd place for his project on Algae and Sustainable Energy in the category called Earth, Energy and the Environment. Talk with Warren about his great experience, you will be encouraged to compete next year with your own science project!

Health and Safety
With the recent incident of Norovirus at Dublin Elementary, we want to ensure families that we continually partner with you to instill good hygiene habits in your children. Especially in our elementary grades we encourage students to wash hands before eating and after using the restroom, and keep hands away from the face. The California Department of Health provides this information on Norovirus:  
If your child exhibits symptoms associated with Norovirus, please keep them home to mitigate the spread of this illness.

Recycle for Sight | Nick Dotson's Senior Project
Do you have old eyeglasses lying around?
Please consider donating old frames to the Lions Recycle for Sight Program!

By donating old eyeglass frames you will:
  • Help provide basic eye care to others around the world to receive examinations and glasses at no cost.
  • Help adults be more productive, children to be able to learn better at school, and seniors gain independence.
So clean out your drawers.... and make a difference in a life!  Support Nick Dotson's senior project! 
A collection box is located in the High School office. If you have any questions, contact  Nick Dotson at .

580/680 Youth Worship Night | Saiki Roy's Senior Project
One of our Seniors, Saiki Roy, is going to be doing his senior bible project on Saturday, March 18, from 7pm-9pm in our Worship and Performing Arts Center. His project is a youth worship night and fundraiser for Shepard's Gate. Saiki has invited youth groups from churches in the Tri-Valley to come and participate in an awesome night of worship. The event will feature worship led by youth bands from three churches, as well as a short sermon by Valley Christian senior, Madeline Benhamou, and a special performance by Valley Christian senior, Elijah Merrell. This event is not just a worship night, but also a fundraiser for Shepherd's Gate. Shepherd's Gate is a Christian organization located in Livermore that helps women and children escape abusive relationships and get started on a better life path. There is a $5 admission fee for the worship night and all proceeds will be given directly to Shepherd's Gate. Come support our students and raise money for Shepherd's Gate, as well as experience a great night of worship!

Save The Date | Golf Tournament
Valley Christian Athletics Golf Tournament, Dinner and Fundraiser.   
Who: Open to all who enjoy laughing and having a great time
When: May 5, 2017
Where: Poppy Ridge Golf Course, Livermore
Time: Tee off at 1:00pm 

Save the Date | Spring Cabaret (Grades 3-12)
Friday, May 5 at 7:00pm and Saturday, May 6 at 2:00pm
Select Scenes from Musical favorites such as Newsies, Into the Woods, Peter Pan, Annie and....Hamilton!  
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Apex FunRun | March 24!
It's been a great week preparing for our FunRun! Keep up the good work! We can't wait for Friday!

Star Party | March 31 
The Tri-Valley Stargazers will be here again this year to host a night of stargazing for our TK-5th grade elementary students and families.  Stargazing will begin on the elementary playground at 8pm and you can arrive as early as 7:45pm. 

Parents in Prayer
Join other VCES parents to faithfully and intentionally cover the children, staff, administration and families of Valley Christian Elementary School in prayer. We meet from 9:00 - 10:00am on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, in room ES-11, to worship the Lord and pray for our beloved school. The atmosphere is always relaxed and welcoming. Come as you are!
Questions? Contact Alison Corral at | (925) 334-9778 for more information.
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2017-2018 Course Selection Process
Academic planning with students for the 2017-2018 school year will begin March 28. Students in grades 9-11 will learn about selecting courses as well as take steps forward in the college process in classroom seminars.  Counselors will meet with students during scheduled class periods to provide guidance.  In addition, individual conferences are offered to equip parents and guardians as they guide their students in developing a 4-year plan, selecting appropriate courses, and preparing for college thoughtfully.
Counselors will meet with parents and guardians of rising freshmen (currently 8th grade) by individual appointments to be scheduled via email.
High school students will submit their completed course registration forms to their advisors. Eighth grade students will submit their completed forms to Mrs. Anderson. April 28 is the course registration deadline.
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