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May 17, 2022

Dear Valhalla Community,

Can you believe we only have 12 more days together this year? We are working so hard to make it count! We appreciate all of the proactive communication and continuous support!

We had so much fun last week at our extra special events incuding the volunteer tea, our last VPFA meeting of the year, the concert, Pastries with Pappas, and Multicultural Night! Thank you for your support, hours of volunteering and community building! Please check out our pictures of how much fun we had !

We are very excited for all of our upcoming events including: Open House with Kona Ice, 5th grade celebration, & the last day of school with Mr. Softee! Can't wait to see you there!


Miss Pappas 😎

Watercress - Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month:

Thank you Mrs. Neyes for ordering our new book of the month!

Andrea Wang tells a moving autobiographical story of a child of immigrants discovering and connecting with her heritage, illustrated by award winning author and artist Jason Chin, working in an entirely new style, inspired by Chinese painting techniques. An author's note in the back shares Andrea's childhood experience with her parents.

Thank a teacher!

Do you want to give your favorite teacher some well-deserved recognition? During the month of May the Pleasant Hill Education Commission will be highlighting the contributions of Pleasant Hill teachers on social media. Fill out the following survey to have your teacher recognized!

Summer Activities:

DVC college for kids program: click here for info!

PH Rec and Parks Summer Camps: click here for more info!

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OPEN HOUSE: Wednesday, May 18, 6:30- 7:30pm: please visit your class & check out the upcoming grade!

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Shave Ice Social: May 18

We will have the amazing Kona Ice Truck parked outside our school from 6 PM to 8 PM for our Shave Ice Social during the Open House on May 18. Come purchase some sweet cold treats and tell your friends and neighbors: 20% of the sales will be donated to our school!!

Oakland Greek Festival, May 20-22 πŸ˜Žβ˜•πŸ΄πŸ’ƒπŸŒž

Dear Valhalla Community,

I wish I could take you all to Greece with me this summer! The next best thing is to meet me at the Oakland Greek Festival, May 20-22 ! There is lots of parking, delicious food and treats, vendors, live music and dancing! It is a great family outing. It's also very reasonably priced and the weather should be perfect! I will be in the Kafeneon (in the Cafe) all weekend! I hope to see you there!

OPA! Click here or more info! Click here to buy tickets!

Miss Pappas

Last Day of School: Thursday, June 2

TK/K : 11:15 am dismissal

1-5: noon dismissal

Mister Softee Send Off into Summer

Mister Softee will be parked at Valhalla from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM on our last day of school, June 2, to send us sweetly into summer.

Purchase soft-serve cones and other ice cream treats on your way out or come back after lunch.

Tell your friends and neighbors: the more we sell, the higher the percentage will be donated to our school!

We need you!

SPECIAL EDUCATION ASSISTANT II/CLASSROOM - start date August 11, 2022, click here for more info

Noon Supervisor @ Valhalla Elementary - start date August 11, 2022 click here for more info

Any ?s please see Miss Pappas!

We apprecaite all of the love and delecious treats all week long! Thank you! πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ™

Volunteer Tea: Thank you Valhalla Community for all that you do all year 'round! β˜•πŸ’πŸ°

Our last VPFA meeting of the year! Thank you! πŸ’™πŸŒŸπŸ‘

Valhalla Spring Concert - Fourth & Fifth Grade Band & Orchestra Students! Bravo! πŸ‘πŸŽΆπŸŽ»πŸŽ·πŸŽΊπŸŽΌπŸŽ΅

Pastries with Pappas: πŸ₯§πŸ‘©β€πŸ«

Thank you to VPFA Equity and DREAM committees for organizing our Multicultural Night! πŸ™πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ πŸ‘πŸΌWe appreciate everyone who attended our creative, fun, informative, delicious and community building event!

You have seen this info below before!

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All-In-One Registration Day... August 9, Tuesday

Location and time TBD

First Day of School... August 11, Thursday

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See's Candies Valhalla Storefront OPEN! πŸ’πŸ«

Our year-round store is open! YEAR ROUND SEE'S, people!!!

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Please check out the menus below! We encourage all students to utilize the cafeteria and it is complimentary for all kids!

Breakfast will be served during first recess and lunch is served during lunchtime!

MDUSD Food Services

May & June 2022 - Breakfast

May & June 2022 - Lunch


If your child, or a child you know of, is eligible for either class please visit MDUSD's online enrollment to enroll that child online.

Click here for additional info including the paperwork needed to complete registration & Items that are not needed for in-person registration, but that will be due at the β€œAll in One” day on Tuesday, August 9th.

When you have all of your documents, please review the available slots HERE to sign up. Sign up should take no longer than 10 minutes per person. If you need a different time/day, please call us at the office to make an appointment to do your in-person registration.

Valhalla Needs YOU!


*Teacher: Substitute Teacher EdJoin Job Posting (Pay is $230)

*Special Education Assistant Substitute (SEA SUB) -

Special Education Assistant Substitute (SEA SUB) click here to apply and for further information.

*Substitute Secretarial/Clerical: Click here to apply for secretary substitute and for further info!

*Noon Supervisor Substitute: Click here to apply for noon supervisor substitute and for further info!

Please reach out to Miss Pappas for more info or any questions! Thank you!

Be a volunteer:

MDUSD has approved parent volunteers inside and outside the classroom. Volunteers must have a valid TB test, fingerprints on file, & proof of vaccination. Please reach out to Mrs. Rebecca Gibbs, our secretary, to show proof of vaccination. Please reach out to your teacher for further information regarding helping in the classroom or sign up on Konstella to volunteer at lunch. Click here to sign up for lunch duty supervision!

Click here to apply to be a volunteer on campus including lunch duty, PE, classroom parents, the library, reading lab, the garden or to help at future field trips.

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