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Office Hours
The main office is open daily  7:30 am to 5:00 pm
408-559-4400
Summer hours:
8:00am - 4:00pm
Links In This Issue
End of Year Party
Art Show
25th Annual Golf Classic
3rd grade Grandparents Day
Festival of the Arts
1st Day School Supplies
Summer Camp Registration
Dates to Remember
Graduation Information
Dismissal Information
Slingerland
Applications for 2019-2020
Extended Care
Athletes of the Month
Spring Scholastic 
Book Fair 
Spring Book Fair will be o pen weekdays through Monday, May 6th!
Label Clothing and Lunch Boxes
Please make sure you label ALL of your children's jackets, lunch boxes and water bottles with their first and last name so it is easier to locate if lost.
Medication
Parents if you need to have medication available for your child at school, please fill out a 
medication consent form  and return it to the office.  If the medication is prescription, the form will need to be signed by your doctor. 
Online Elementary Calendar
If you need the date of a field trip, concert, or other event, please see the Elementary Event Calendar. Or if you prefer, you can also subscribe to the Elementary calendar to add events to your smartphone or computer.
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May/June 2019 Issue
Congratulation Graduates
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Class of 2019
Congratulations to our 
Kindergartners & 5th grade Graduates!
End of the Year Party
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The End of the School Year is near!
The students are looking forward to our 
"Surf's Up" End of Year Party, 
Friday, May 17th  
Join us for a totally gnarly celebration! 

Parent Volunteers are needed to make this event successful!
Click here to volunteer for this fun year end event!
Elementary Art Show
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Art Show
April 29th - May 10th
Mrs. Alderette is proud to present the art works of the
Kindergarten-5th grade classes at Valley Christian Elementary.
Come after school and check out the outstanding talent that will be on display in the hallways of the school for all to enjoy!
Art work will be on displayed starting April 29th thru May 10th. 
If you would like to help with the take down,
please email Kristina Alderette at kalderette@vcs.net .
25th Annual Golf Classic
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Get your foursome together and register for the 25th Annual VCS Golf Classic at the Silver Creek Valley Country Club!
We are approaching one of our longest standing traditions at Valley Christian
and have always been blessed to have
alumni, parents, and friends join us. 
Registration and Sponsorship available at  www.vcs.net/golfclassic .
3rd grade Grandparents Day- Friday, May 10th 
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On Friday, May 10th the 3rd grade students will be hosting Grandparents Day for the grandparents of the 3rd grade students. There will be regular drop-off and pick-up of students, but there will be NO parking available in the parking lot all day. Faculty and staff will be parking off site. We need all spaces for visiting grandparents. 
In honor of our grandparents, please have all students (K-5) dress nicely on May 10th. Thank you for your cooperation!
Festival of the Arts
Festival of the Arts 
"Together" 
Saturday, May 18th 
in the Skyway Gym
Call time: 9:40am 
Dress: Solid color shirts- green, blue or brown
with blue jeans. 
All music groups will perform during the day.
Festival fun includes: Inflatables, Chalk Walk, Game Zone and Face Painting.
Fun for the whole family! Join the celebration! 
Click here for the flyer of the scheduled events.
Pre-Order 1st day School Supplies
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Pre-Order your next years school supplies today at www.1stDaySchoolSupplies.com
Grades 1st-5th are available for 
pre-order now. The online ordering is available until  June 15th, 2019
and kits will be delivered to your child's classroom at Back-to-School Night!
Just click on the link above and enter our zip code 95125 to select our school. All pre-ordered school supplies will be available for pickup at Back-to-School Night on Monday, August 12th
Summer Camp Registration

Summer Camp 2019 opened 
March 1st for general registration.
Click here  to visit our website for more information. 
Dates to Remember
May 6- 25th Annual Golf Classic
May 7- Muffins with Mom
May 8- 4th grade Roaring Camp field trip
May 10- 3rd grade Grandparents Day 
May 10- 5th grade Knight of Passage 
May 17- EL End of Year Party "Surf's Up"
May 18- Festival of the Arts "Together"
May 20- 5th grade field trip to City Team
May 21- 5th grade field trip to Golfland
May 22- 1st grade field trip to Happy Hollow 
May 23- Kindergarten & 5th grade Graduations
May 23- Early Dismissal @ 2:00pm, Extended Care Open
May 24- Last Day of School, Minimum Day @ 11:45am, 
Extended Care Open until 5:00pm
June 15- Last day to order 1st Day School Supply boxes 
K and 5th Graduation Ceremonies & Information 

Kindergarten Graduation will be held on Thursday, May 23rd at Calvary Church of Los Gatos located at 16330 Los Gatos Blvd.
9:00am - Mrs. Mayfield's class
10:00am - Mrs. Riley's class
11:00am - Ms. Johnston's class
Kindergarten does not come to school, please go directly to the church for graduation.
5th grade Graduation will be held on Thursday, May 23rd at 3:00pm at the Calvary Church of Los Gatos located at 16330 Los Gatos Blvd. 5th grade does not come to school, please go directly to the church for graduation. 
Click here for more information for the 5th grade graduation.
Important Dismissal Information
Wednesday, May 22ndRegular Dismissal at 3:00pm.
 (Last day of school for Kindergarten & 5th grade)
Thursday, May 23rd- 
All School (1st-4th grade) Early Dismissal at 2:00pm. 
No school for Kindergarten and 5th grade.
Bus service will be leaving Leigh campus at 3:00pm (regular time).
Extended Care is available after school.
No Snack Service - All students need to bring one from home! 
Extended Care is available after school - No Lunch Service - All students staying for Extended Care will need to bring a lunch from home!
Slingerland Summer School
VCES will once again be offering the Slingerland Summer School Program for students who have completed grades 3,4, or 5. All students must be recommended for the class. This program runs from June 10th-July 3rd and is a multi sensory approach to the Language Arts and is beneficial to students who need strengthening in the areas of reading, writing, spelling and oral language. 
Click here for more information and registration form. 
Applications For 2019-2020
Applications for the 2019-20 school year are available online. 
If you have a Kindergartner starting next school year or a friend who is looking to apply, it would be a great time to get the process started.  For application information, please contact Michelle Furr at mfurr@vcs.net .
Extended Care
Extended Care bills for the month of April were mailed out, payments are due by May 15th. If you have an outstanding bill please reconcile as soon as possible. You can use our extended care white mailbox outside our office to drop off your payments. If you have any billing questions, please contact Kim Artman at  kartman@vcs.net
On No School days when Extended Care is open please make sure to send a lunch with your child as our lunch service is not provided on minimum or days when school is closed. 
April Athletes of the Month 
Grade-
Girl-
Boy -
Kindergarten: Chelsey Park Steve Ha
1st Grade: Catherine Yu Carson Hsu
2nd Grade: Jordin Stubblefield William Delke
3rd Grade: Cailey Hsu Jacob Zhang
4th Grade: Ella Haghnazari Beau Staats
5th Grade: Madison Cymrot Jack Carlson
Sincerely,  

VCES Chimes Staff
Valley Christian Elementary School