In This Issue

Our 8th graders depart early tomorrow morning for a week in Washington DC. We hope you have a great week exploring and learning from this annual trip!
Monday, April 3
No Events

Tuesday, April 4
Varsity Baseball at Athenian | 4:00pm
Men's Varsity Volleyball at Redwood Christian | 4:30pm
Wednesday, April 5
Men's Varsity Volleyball hosts California Crosspoint | 4:30pm
Thursday, April 6
Varsity Baseball hosts Athenian | 4:00pm
Friday, April 7
SPRING BREAK BEGINS - Students return to campus on Monday, April 17.

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High School Dodge Ball Tournament
This past week, ASB hosted our annual  Dodge Ball Tournament. The teams provided hilarious entertainment during lunch.  One particular team, Big Mama's Regime, dedicated the tournament to raising awareness for Juvenile Onset Diabetes in honor of a fellow student. Way to go Big Mama's Regime for building community in a creative and thoughtful way!  Next week, teams of staff members will join the Dodge Ball fun.  

Save The Date | Golf Tournament | May 5
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 
Please contact the Athletic Office for more details at 925-560-6257.
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3rd-5th Grade Talent Show | Friday, April 21
Mark your calendars! Our 3rd-5th grade students have the opportunity to share their talent with the entire elementary school. The talent show will be held in the JSA on Friday, April 21 at 1:30pm. A sign up sheet to enter will be posted on the bulletin board outside the Music Room (Rm 14). Auditions will be held with Mrs. Whitley and Mrs. Flot the week before Spring Break! More information to come! 
Elementary Concert | May 18 at 6:30pm in the Jeri Schall Auditorium (JSA)
What does it mean to love our neighbors as ourselves?  Part of this love is learning about the stories of our neighbors from around the world! Come hear the diverse songs students have been singing in various African languages, and see them perform dances of celebration and rhythms of blessing from West Africa!   
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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Last Man Standing 
On Saturday, April 1, the high school ASB will be hosting Last Man Standing, the ultimate tag competition from 6:00-8:00pm on the high school campus.  Participants dressed in dark clothing will register at the student center, where they will be given a bandana armband.  After instructions regarding rules, safety and boundaries, the students will be sent outside where they will try to avoid ASB "Hunters" who will be armed with socks filled with flour.  Any student who is tagged by a flour sock becomes a hunter.  The final student who avoids being tagged will win a prize.  In addition to the competition, there will be board games and snacks in the Student Center.  The cost for the event is $5.

7th grade Off-Site - Drivers needed!
The 7th grade Off-Site service projects needs volunteer drivers for April 27-28. Please contact Ms. Castrence at if you are able to help shuttle our students and staff.

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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Spring Cabaret | May 5 and May 6
Performance dates:  Friday, May 5 at 7:00pm and Saturday, May 6 at 2:00pm
Rehearsals are in full swing!  Check the blog and calendar or rehearsal and production updates! Students from grades 3-12 and special guests will perform selections from Fiddler on the Roof, Aida, Annie, Cinderella, Finding Neverland, Hamilton, West Side Story, and more!
High School Visual Art Gallery | May 5
The High School Visual Art Gallery  will take place right before the Friday Night Spring Cabaret Performance at 6:00pm on Friday, May 5. 
Global Music Concert | May 6
Performance date:  Saturday, May 6 at 7:00pm at Inklings (530 Main Street, Pleasanton) Come hear the eclectic group of musicians from the Global Music class share songs from their lives and around the world!
Middle School Theater | May 12
Middle School Theater will perform Betweenity by Lindsay Price on Friday, May 12 at 7:00pm in the JSA. 
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