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3/13 - PTSA Meeting 7:00pm Library
3/18 - Site Council Meeting 2:30pm Library
3/18 - 8th Grade Promotion Meeting 6:30pm Library
3/20 - CPHS 8th Grade Parent Night
3/21 - School Dance 6pm - 8pm Liberty Square
3/28 - End of Third Quarter
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Valley View Calendar at a Glance 2013-2014
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Paper, Pencils, Books, Headphones?
As Valley View students continue to implement technology to support their learning, more and more classes are using the computer lab and the technology carts. One item students need to have is headphones. Headphones can include earbuds or other types of headphones. We strongly encourage students to have them in their backpacks for any time headphones might be needed in any of their classes. Please don't send students to school with expensive or high-end headphones. The regular mini-plug, as used in an iPod or other mp3 player, works just fine. USB headphones will also work just fine. All eighth grade students and all of Mrs. Hawes' computer students should have headphones with them every day at this point in the year, and other classes are implementing them more and more.
Congratulations to Mr. Salmon!
Mr. Salmon, 8th grade PE teacher, has been nominated as a Life Changer of the Year. Read his nomination and congratulate him using the link below.
The 2014 Jaguar Art Contest
8th Grade Promotion Fundraiser
The 8th Grade class has set up a new Spring Candy Fundraiser, selling See’s Candy online starting Friday, March 7.
The money raised will go towards their 8th Grade Promotion Graduation Celebration.
The celebration is held every year to acknowledge the accomplishments for our 8th graders.
Easter is right around the corner! Please CLICK HERE to shop and place a candy order!
Send the link to friends, family, co-workers and neighbors and they can easily participate.
Shop online until 3/28, and pick up your candy at school on Thursday, April 10th from 4 pm to 7 pm.
Please contact Karrie Nelsen at email@example.com with any questions.
PTSA Donation Drive Information
PTSA has started a donation drive to raise money to support programs. Learn more here.
Valley View Students Win the DAR Essay Contest!
The 8th grade Autonomous Learner students, taught by Ms. LaTorre, participated in an essay writing competition focusing on the lives of children during the American Revolution. The contest was sponsored by the Daughters of American Revolution local chapter in Martinez. Three Valley View students won!
1st Place winner: Abhinav Singh
2nd Place winner: Kayla Kelly
3rd Place winner: Chase Alexander
On Saturday, Feb. 8th, Abhinav, Chase and their families were honored at a luncheon for their award winning essays at the Daughters of the American Revolution local chapter meeting. Unfortunately, Kayla was not able to attend. Each student was presented with a certificate, a monetary award, a medal, and a copy of the Constitution.
12th Annual Valley View Dinner Auction
Save the Date:
April 4, 2014 7pm Pleasant Hill Senior Center
As we prepare for the auction, we are seeking out donations of sports tickets, restaurant certificates, gift cards, business services, and new products to create auction baskets. If you're able to help with donations or want to be a part of organizing this event, please contact the Leadership teacher, Ms. Manasewitsch. at firstname.lastname@example.org . Tickets will go on sale at end of February.
What has your Mouse Squad done lately?
The Valley View Mouse Squad is a team of twenty 7th and 8th graders who participate in student technology leadership and customer support. They work with teachers who are integrating technology, and provide troubleshooting and support for both hardware and software issues. They meet at lunchtime once a week and have technology lessons with Mrs. Hawes. When a teacher has an issue, he/she writes a ticket on the online Mouse Squad help desk, and students are dispatched to solve the problem. They don't just work during school time, however. Before school even started, Mouse Squad students from last year came to school and helped teachers get their computers set up and running in time for the first day of school. Over Thanksgiving break, they came in to work on the new computers in Mrs. Hawes' classroom, rearranging desks, running network cables and power cables, and learning a bit about how the networking process works. They tested everything to make sure everything was powered and online before they left.
In January, they hosted board members and volunteers from the Lamorinda Village, a group of mostly retired adults working to provide support for senior citizens. The students helped Mrs. Hawes to teach the guests how to use Google Docs. It was quite a sight to see all the hands raised, pointing at icons and words on the screen. Each guest had at least one and sometimes two Mouse Squad students to support him/her, and it was fabulous. The students stayed after school, many until 5 pm, to make sure that the guests all had mastered their lessons.
On February 7, some of Valley View's Mouse Squad students helped at the Contra Costa County STEaM (Science, Technology, Engineering, arts, and Math) Colloquium held in San Ramon. Mouse Squad students gave directions, assisted presenters in making sure their technology worked or rooms were set up correctly, and did anything else that was needed. The students also spoke during the presentation about Mouse Squad. They described their experiences in Mouse Squad to interested teachers and administrators from other schools and school districts throughout Contra Costa County. This trip was made possible by our parent volunteer drivers/chaperones. Thank you to Mrs. Wilhelm, Mrs. Pike, and Mr. Olson for their positive and enthusiastic support for the program!
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