Valley Creek Cougargram
September 8, 2023
A Note from Dr. King and Mrs. Ross
We loved seeing all of the Grandparents and Grandfriends today at Valley Creek. I am always in awe of the turnout and support you all provide. Seeing the smiles and hearing the laughter fills my heart with joy and confirms that we are truly THE BEST school around.
Make sure you read the this week’s Cougar Gram as we have so much in store. Remember to sign up for Coffee with the Principal as we will discuss volunteer opportunities available. Also, get ready for our upcoming APEX fundraiser! You won’t want to miss a thing.
I hope you all have a safe and relaxing weekend!
Dr. Ebonee King and Mrs. Ross
VOLUNTEER AND VISITOR INFORMATION
A valid state or government issued photo ID must be presented each time you visit, volunteer, or pick up a student. Please be prepared to present your physical ID upon arrival. Copies of ID's and phone images of an ID will not be accepted.
A background check is required each school year for people wanting to volunteer in McKinney ISD. This includes making copies, lunch duty coverage, mystery readers, classroom parties, field trips, and other volunteering that takes place inside and outside our building. We encourage you to complete your volunteer application as soon as possible to avoid any delay in the processing.
ALL PARENTS AND GUARDIANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO FILL THIS OUT NOW SO THAT THEY ARE ABLE TO VOLUNTEER!
Monday September 11th - Patriot Day - Wear Red, White, and Blue
RSVP for Coffee with the Principal due
Thursday September 14th - 9:00am - 10:00am - Coffee with the Principal - in the Library - Please see info below! Coffee with the Principal RSVP
Friday September 15th - Choir money due! & DOT DAY! - Wear dots for International Dot Day! See the note from Art below.
Monday September 18th - Friday September 22 - College Week - more info to come!
Monday September 18th - Friday September 29th - APEX! - more info to come!
Friday September 29th - APEX Obstacle course day! Visitors only RSVP
Volunteer position sign up through PTA below.
Saturday September 30th - Last day to get early pricing for yearbooks! Order now!
APEX VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - PLEASE CLICK IMAGE BELOW
NEWS FROM THE COUNSELOR
Hello VC Families!
Each month our students will be learning about a new character trait through the Character Strong curriculum. For each grade level there is a newsletter that will tell you a little bit about what your child will be learning about the character trait for that month. Check out the Cougargram for your child’s newsletter.
Valley Creek Elementary
Character Strong Grade Level Newsletters
NEWS FROM THE LIBRARY
Library Media Specialist
NEWS FROM CHOIR
4th & 5th Grade Parents,
Choir results were posted outside the music room on Tuesday, September 5th. Students who said they’d like to be in choir should look for their name on the Cougar Choir list or the Honor Choir list and then get the correct registration packet, which will be located directly below the list.
T-shirt forms & money are due to the music basket in the front office no later than Friday, September 15th. Google form sign-ups (this is how you officially sign your child up for choir) are due online no later than Friday, September 15th at 6:00pm. The registration packet will explain how to sign up and gives you all the information you need for the year!
I’m so excited to get choir started for the 2023-2024 school year!
Valley Creek Music Teacher
NEWS FROM ART
International Dot day is around the corner, September 15th.
Everyone is invited to dress in polka dots on 15th, Friday to celebrate the beauty of creativity, courage, and collaboration.
If you haven’t already, please check out our new Valley Creek Art Instagram page to find out what we do in art.
Any VC art related news and information about upcoming events will be posted on the page throughout the school year!
When a student is absent a parent must provide to our campus registrar written documentation for the reason for the student's absence. Per the MISD Student Handbook pg. 33 of 104:
Documentation after an Absence: (All Grade Levels) within three (3) school days of the student’s arrival or return to school, a note signed by the parent that describes the reason for the absence must be delivered to the appropriate campus office for attendance documentation.
Please include in the note:
Student’s Legal Name
Date(s) of Absence
Reason for Absence
Attach Doctor’s Note, if applicable
Please communicate any absence information to our Campus Registrar, Mrs. Dharamraj at: email@example.com
AFTERNOON DISMISSAL CHANGES (FOR EXAMPLE: WALKER CHANGED TO CARPOOL ON A RAINY DAY)
The form will open at 8:00AM each morning for dismissal changes and will close at 2:30PM each day. Please let us know before 2:30PM if you need to change the way your child will go home for that day.
- Teachers are actively teaching during the day and will be notified by the front office of changes in dismissals for their students.
- Change requests after this time cannot reliably be met and can cause a delay in your student's dismissal or require you to visit the front office to receive them.
YEARBOOK ORDERING & PICTURE SUBMISSION DIRECTIONS
STUDENT BREAKFAST/LUNCH ACCOUNTS
Families may fund their child's breakfast/lunch account online, or using the new app, with My School Bucks. More info on their site here: MY SCHOOL BUCKS.
Our cafeteria can only accept cash or checks for in person payments.
MISD meal costs and nutritional information may be found HERE.
FREE AND REDUCED MEALS PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS
Follow this link for information about MISD Meal Programs.