In This Issue

Sunday, May 21
Baccalaureate Service - 4:00pm in the WAPAC
Monday, May 22
NO SCHOOL - Elementary, Middle, and High School 

* SPECIAL HOURS for students Tuesday through Friday *
Tuesday, May 23
Elementary Early Release (11:35/11:45am)
Middle and High School finals (Period 1/2) - 8:30am - 12:00pm  

Wednesday, May 24

Elementary Early Release (11:35/11:45am)
Middle and High School finals (Period 3/4) - 8:30am - 12:00pm

Thursday, May 25
Elementary Early Release (11:35/11:45am)
Middle and High School finals (Period 5/6) - 8:30am - 12:00pm
5th grade promotion -  9:30-11:30am in the Student Center and the WAPAC 
*Last Day of School - Preschool   

Friday, May 26
Elementary Early Release (11:35/11:45am) 
Middle and High School finals (Period 7) - 8:30am - 10:00am
Please note later start and early release
Kindergarten promotion - 8:45-9:30am  in the JSA  
Promotion practice for all 8th graders - 10:30-11:30am in the WAPAC  

Saturday, May 27 
Graduation breakfast and practice - 9:00am at the Alameda Fairgrounds
Graduation Service - 2:00pm arrival for Seniors and open seating begins. Service begins at 3:00pm.  
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The re-enrollment season is near ending and we have been accepting  students across all schools to begin their journey at Valley Christian!  If you haven't finalized your re-enrollment decision, please contact Holly Johnson at 925-560-6256 or We'd love to help you by answering any questions you may have for the 2017-18 school year.  First payments for the new tuition year are due June 1.  An email from Accounting has been sent to your email address with information on the new process through Veracross. 

End of year housekeeping!

As we prepare for the last week of school:
  • Remind your students to check the lost and found for clothes and lunch boxes
  • Bring a paper bag during the last week of school for your student to clear out their desks and lockers
  • After Middle and High school students clean out their locker, remind them to bring their lock home so they can reuse it in the fall! 
    TIP:  have them write down their combination and take a photo of it - a good reminder after the lazy days of summer!
Lunch Accounts Paid in full 
If your student has a negative lunch account balance, please send in payment to the school offices by the last day of school - May 26th.   
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GLAD Training: Professional Development

Congratulations to Mrs. Ramos, Ms. Hibbs, Mrs. Grapes, and Mrs. Flot, for successfully completing 42 hours of training in Second Language Acquisition, Brain Research, Integrated Instruction, Strategies for Literacy, ELA/ELD, and Content Standards, Flexible Groups, Front Loading, Cross Cultural Sensitivity, and Respect.

Open House review from Tuesday, May 16  

Tuesday night there was a buzz about the evening as enthusiastic and excited students became escorts who walked their parents through the experiments of their science lab, the nutrition lessons in physical education, and reviewing the academic projects and presentations in the classroom. 
Families were able to learn more about our biblical coursework, world literature, and algebraic equations! Our two  new PTF co-presidents Kelly and Amy were introduced, along with the revealing of our new Tommy Hilfiger uniforms. Look for more information in June on uniform ordering!
TK-4th Grade Field Day review from Wednesday, May 17   
Our kids couldn't really pinpoint the best part since there were so many exciting games and activities.  A few favorites included:  jumpy houses, petting zoo, face painting, cookie walk, dunk tank (our own teachers and 3rd/4th graders), zoo animals to find on the play yard, and games to play to win prizes.   Students also enjoyed cotton candy, popcorn and ice cream at the end of the day. Thanks to the many parents who volunteered their time decorating, setting up, and running many of our booths, it was a very successful day!!  
5th Grade Trip to Little Hills Ranch review from Wednesday, May 17     
The fifth graders had their end-of-the-year celebration at The Ranch at Little Hills in San Ramon - this marks a milestone in their life as they end their Elementary School years!  Middle School years, here we come!
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ATTENTION - all 2017-2018 Students entering High School:
Coming this September . . . every student will engage in a journey to develop as an interdisciplinary thinker, build community, and grow academically via a challenging excursion. Your family can look forward to hearing more about the Journey Trips throughout May.
  • (9) "Bond" Adventure: Yosemite National Park - character and community building 
  • (10) "Blend" Big Cities: Oakland and San Francisco - cultural exploration
  • (11) "Build" Innovations: Google/ Facebook/ Apple and Monterey Bay - cultivating creativity
  • (12) "Beyond" the Shore: Senior Camping Trip with added Beyond event - launching into life well
An email was sent on Monday, May 15 and a flyer was given to your student with all the information you'll need, along with a request for a trip deposit by May 31.

Art Wars 
Although officially over, our community raised $575 for the Freedom House in Burlingame. A special congratulations to  Mrs.Weber for winning the faculty art war and Marissa Burns for the student winner!   

CHOPPED! review from May 17
Marine Biology class competed in the 3rd annual Chopped Mystery Seafood Competition!  This concludes our studies of marine ecosystems, marine life, and the sustainable use of seafood and other marine resources.  Seven teams raced against the clock to prepare delicious meals once the mystery seafood resource was revealed.  This year it was 1.5 lbs. of shrimp per team! They served up beautiful dishes inspired from many places of the world.
Superintendent Dr. Chen, Dean of Academics Mrs. Bruggeman, and Alumnus Easton Charles Schwaegerle served as our esteemed judges!

The winning team members were Ari de Vries, Skyler Gallarzan, and Jon Kim.  These students impressed the judges with their presentation of shrimp tacos and spicy mango salsa.  The winning team members were honored for their cooking prowess and each received a gift card to Amakara Sushi Restaurant of Dublin.    It was truly awesome to see your teamwork, determination, creativity, and culinary skills!
Cook On!
Mr. Iseke
Marine Biology 2017
Middle School Picnic | May 19
Our annual all day MS picnic today was a success!  The fun included bowling, games, and food!  

Senior Athletes, we appreciate you!
They participated in their final Spring season at Valley Christian High School. Thank you for your dedication and commitment to Athletics at Valley Christian High School:
Softball: Sabina Allen, Ari DeVries, Hannah Friesen, and Hannah Waddel.
Baseball: Jordan Esling, Nick Fragus, Brett Johnson, Mitch MacKenzie, Saiki Roy, and Sean Whitehead.
Men's Volleyball: Conrad Borneman, Cameron Dickson, Alex Rigl, Haolin Sun, and Kyle Wibbing      

Enrollment in AP Courses for 2017-2018
Rising juniors and seniors who have requested placement in AP courses will be notified by email between May 23 - June 2 if their requests are approved.  Each AP course requires completion of a summer assignment and costs an additional fee of $140.  Students should look in their school email account for the required summer assignment in early June.  Payment is due to the Accounting office by the end of August.

High School Service Hours | Due June 2    
All existing 9-11th grader service learning/community service hours for the second semester must be turned into the High School Office by Friday, June 2.  Please use the attached Service Learning Hours form. Questions?  Contact Sara Heise at  
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Fall Play has been cast! 
Valley Christian's Performing Arts department will be presenting
Snow White - a comedy, for our Fall play. Students will be working over the summer memorizing their lines and practicing for the Fall Performances .  Look for information on the Fall Play's dates when the Event Calendar is finalized over the summer!     
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Varsity Swim member Mason Thompson goes to CIF State Championship!
Mason Thompson qualified for the 100 yard Butterfly for CIF State Swim Championship! Mason swam a 50.17 to earn a spot representing Valley Christian in the California State Meet. Mason is the first swimmer in Valley Christian High School history to make it to a State Championship meet! Way to go Mason! We are all proud of you!

NCS League Sportsmanship Award
Congratulations to our teams, coaches, fans, and Valley Christian for receiving the North Coast Section League Sportsmanship Award for the 2016-17 athletic seasons. We were chosen by our league schools to receive this award based on our display of sportsmanship throughout the year. Congratulations to everyone for your display of excellent sportsmanship as we competed this year in athletics!

Varsity Men's Volleyball All-League Recipients
Congratulations to our men's varsity volleyball team on completing a great season.  Three of our players were celebrated for their efforts on the court this season.  Receiving All-League Awards were:
Conrad Borneman (1st Team All-League), Ryan Reimer (2nd Team All-League), and Kyle Wibbing (Honorable Mention). 

Uniform Returns!
If your athlete participated in a Spring sport, please return their uniform to the Athletic Department as soon as their season concludes.  If you know that your student lost their uniform, contact the Athletic Department at 925-560-6257 regarding the cost for a replacement uniform.

Fireworks Booth | June 28-July 4 
The athletes, coaches, and athletic department will once again sell fireworks June 28-July 4th.  Our booth will be located at 7884 Dublin Boulevard directly in front of Ross and Marshall's.  Our booth will have a Valley Christian banner on the back and will be easy to find for your fireworks purchases. 
You may be asking yourself, "How can I help?"  It's simple.  We need volunteers June 28-July 4.  You can sign up on our Sign-Up Genius!  
Another way you can help is to get the word out to your friends and family about the location of our booth.  If you want fireworks, come and see us at the fireworks booth for you purchases and help support Valley Christian athletes.


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