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DAILY BULLETIN                                                                                                                                                                  Valley View Middle School

Friday, March 13, 2020



                                                                                                                                  Gold Week (Periods 7-1)


Early Lunch Dismissal:  All classes in the “D” wing


Lunchtime This Week:  The grass area is closed during lunch for the rest of the week.  The reasons include: students taking food out and leaving their mess, phone usage, and not following directions of the adults who are there.  As a reminder, phones are to be off during the school day, no food allowed on the blacktop or grass and every adult on campus is to be respected as if they were Mrs. Sullivan talking to you.


Attention 8th Grade Athletes: Are you planning on joining a Sports Team in High School? If so, you must get at least a 2.0 ("C") average during your Spring Semester in 8th grade to try out for any Fall Teams in High School. Your 3rd Quarter percentages will make up half of your Semester grade. So turn in your assignments, take AR quizzes, go to Home Work Club, work hard, and do everything else you can to improve your percentages before the end of third quarter on March 20. Your future plans may depend on it.


6th and 7th Graders - Choosing Electives for Next year:  Very soon in your science class, you will take time to choose your electives for next school year.  In order to choose your electives, you must have access to your student Homelink account!  If you cannot access your student Homelink account, you need to get this figured out as soon as possible and Mrs. Porter is happy to help you.   You can go to her room for Homelink help at the beginning of lunch on the following days:

                        Tuesday 3/17/2020                              Thursday 3/19/2020


8th graders: College Park Course Cards are due by March 20th.  Please turn them in to your COUNSELOR


See’s Fundraiser:  TODAY is the deadline.   Pick up will be on Monday, March 30. 


MDUSD STEM Camps:  Marathon is sponsoring one week of Girl’s Camp and one week of Boy’s Camp this coming June here at VVMS.  Girls will meet June 8-12 and boys will meet June 15-19.  This is a free camp, with hours between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.  This is a great opportunity to learn all about programming, robotics, and STEM thinking.   You will be able to work in groups to design and develop research projects and create videos to support the projects.  All girls and boys who are currently in 6th or 7th grades are encouraged to apply.  Fliers are available in the office.  Camp will also include a tour of DVC.


8th Grade Promotion Party:  This will be held Friday, May 15th, from 6:30-9:00 PM at the Pleasant Hill Senior Center.  There will be music, food, and photos.  Tickets must be purchased by May 1.  Participating students must have a GPA of 2.0 or better, have fewer than 7 tardies and must have no more than 2 support calls.  Fliers/permission slips are in the office.


Year Book:  Attention all 8th graders –Yearbook is now collecting your baby photos for the “When We Were Young” pages in this year’s book.  You can send in the original photo and we can scan and return it to you as soon as possible (make sure you put your name on the back!)  If you bring an original copy, drop it off to Mr. Nunan in room S-3.  You can email a digital photo to  The deadline to submit baby photos has been extended to Friday, March 20, 2019.  We strongly encourage everyone to participate and hope to see many of your baby faces featured in this year’s yearbook.


Flag Football:  Practice times will be from 2:30-4:00 as follows:

A Team                                                                                   B Team


                                                                                                Tuesday, March 17

Monday, March 23                                                               Tuesday, March 24

Wednesday, March 25                                                         Thursday, March 26

You must attend all practices in order to be selected for the team.  In the past, the “A” team has consisted of mostly  8th graders and the B team has been typically mixed with 7th and 6th graders. There are usually 14 to 16 players per team.   Our first game will be Monday, March 30. 


Basketball:  All Basketball players, please return your CLEAN uniforms to your coaches-Mr. Garcia or Miss Dana.


Young Writers Contest:  This is a contest open to all students in Contra Costa County.  Write an original work and submit it to one of 4 categories: Poetry, Short Story, Personal Narrative, and Humor.  Students can enter a maximum of 3 entries (each to a different category).  Submission period opened January 15 and closes March 25.  There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each category.  First prize will be $100, second place will be $50, and third place will be $25.  Winners will be notified by mail.  See your core teacher for more info.



Spirit Week:  We are celebrating spirit week this week.  Remember-dress code will apply.  House points will be awarded.

TODAY is Screen Time Day.  You can wear clothing promoting TV shows, memes, or anything on a screen. 


Human Tic-Tac-Toe:  TODAY, during lunch, in the gym, Leadership will be hosting a human tic-tac-toe game, a cross between tic-tac-toe, and steal the bacon, but with people.  The playing field will be nine chairs arranged in a box formation.  Each participant will be labeled with a number sticker along with an “X” or an “O”.  Participants will line up on the perimeter of the playing field.  When their number is called, they need to race to sit down in a free chair before their opponent, who will be wearing the same number.  The first team to have 3 “X” or “O” participants in a row will be the winner.  The winning side will be awarded hours points.


How Much Gold in the Leprechaun Pot?  Leadership is sponsoring a contest to guess how much gold is in the Leprechaun’s pot.  This will take place in front of the Jaguar Den during lunch on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17.  House points will be earned for participation.


Panera Fundraiser: This will take place at the Panera in the Willows Shopping Center on Friday, March 20.  The hours will be from 4:00-8:00 PM.  Please show a flyer when you place your order, so we receive credit.