Venetia Valley Voice

School / Family Newsletter - December 2021

Principal's Message

Families of Venetia Valley,

Our first semester of the 2021-22 SY is almost coming to an end and our staff and teachers are working hard to ensure your children are having a great educational experience! As we enter the holiday season, I would like to wish everyone a safe and joyous time. On behalf of everyone at Venetia Valley, we thank you for your continued and committed support.


Principal Quesada

Como Puedo Ver Este Boletin En Otro Idioma? How Can I See This Newsletter In A Different Language?

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December At A Glance

Week of December 6th - 10th:

  • Parent Services Project's technology workshop for parents on 12/6 from 4:30 - 6:30 PM
  • Food Pantry on Tuesday, Dec. 7th from 3:45 - 4:45 PM in front of the school
  • Bilingual Citizenship Class on Wednesday, 12/8 from 5 to 7 PM in the MPR
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on Thursday, 12/9 from 10 AM - 3 PM

Week of December 13th - 17th:

  • Parent Services Project's technology workshop for parents on 12/13 from 4:30 - 6:30 PM
  • Food Pantry on Tuesday, Dec. 14th from 3:45 - 4:45 PM in front of the school
  • Bilingual Citizenship Class on Wednesday, 12/15 from 5 to 7 PM in the MPR

December 20th - 31st: Winter Holiday Break
  • No School - Winter Holiday Break
  • Food Pantry on Tuesday, Dec. 21st AND Tuesday, Dec. 28th from 3:30 - 4:30 PM in front of the school

Family Center Update

Dear Venetia Valley Families,

Since this is the last newsletter before the holidays, the Family Center wants to wish you all a Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New Year. Thank you very much to all of our families for all of the support that they have given us and for all of their participation in our events. Remember that the Family Center is here to help you.

With gratitude,

Maria Gramajo

Leslie Garcia

Sheila Ramirez

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What is happening in the Family Center/Community:

  • PTA Hot Chocolate Sale- Dec 6th and 10th

Every Monday in December from 7:30 am to 8:55 am in front of the Family Center the PTA will be selling hot chocolate and sweet bread. Hot chocolate at $2.00 and Sweet Bread at $1.00.

  • PSP- Parent Service Project- Mondays 4:30 pm- 6:30pm

Families if you need support with Parents Square, Aeries, or other technology. Join us on Mondays to receive support.

  • Food Bank distribution happens every Tuesday from 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Families, remember that bags of food are handed out every Tuesday in front of the school. Feel free to stop by if you need this service.

  • Safe Routes Monthly Challenge- Wednesday 12/1/21

On Wednesday the Safe Routes table will be on the blacktop before school. Please encourage your child to participate by bringing their participation card for November, and grabbing the one for December. Students who participate can enter a raffle for scooters. December participation cards are due on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2021. Have your student turn them in at the Family Center.

  • PTA Association Meeting- Wednesday 12/1/21 - 6 pm to 7 pm

Join Zoom Meeting:

Join us to know what events the PTA is planning for this year and how you can help.

  • Citizenship Classes- Wednesdays from 5pm to 7pm

If you need help with the application or study the 100 questions, do not hesitate to attend the classes. For more information call the Family Center

  • School Site Council- Thursday 12/2/21 - 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm


What is the SSC?

The School Site Council (SSC) is composed of the school principal and a group of people, selected by their peers, representing all segments of the school community: teachers, support staff, parents, and student members at the secondary level. The common goal and focus of this elected body is to support student success. The SSC does this by developing and monitoring the implementation of the school’s plan for the school year known as the Single Plan for Student Achievement.

  • Charla with Mr. Q- Tuesday 12/2/21- 6 pm to 7pm


Charla with Mr. Q is an opportunity for families to ask questions or share concerns about what is happening in Venetia Valley. Get information about services or events that happen in our community. And it's also a great place to meet the VV staff and their roles. We hope you can attend.

  • Book Fair Week of Dec. 6 - 10 in the Library

We’re excited to invite you to our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair.

When: Dec. 6 to Dec. 10.

Where: Library

Public Time:

Mornings: 7:30 am to 8:40 am

Afternoons: Monday and Friday- 3:45 to 5 pm

Tuesday and Thursday- 3:45 pm to 5 pm

Wednesday 2:30 pm to 5 pm

  • Community Hikes- Dec 11, 2021

Join us this month for our VV Community monthly hike. This time we will be walking the Mill Valley - Sausalito Path and we are meeting at the Manzanita Parking Lot: 40 Shoreline Hwy Mill Valley, CA 94941 at 8am. We hope to see you there.

  • ELAC Meeting- Thursday12/14/21

Are you a parent of an English Learner student? Join us through Zoom from 6 pm to 7 pm. To learn more about this committee and how it can benefit your students. Join Zoom Meeting

What is ELAC?

The School Advisory Committee for English Language Learners or ELAC (English Language Advisory Committee), serves as an advisory group to the principal and school personnel on programs and services for English Language Learners, in those schools that have 21 or more students in that category.

In partnership,

Maria Gramajo- Family Advocate-

Leslie Garcia- Family Advocate-

Sheila Ramirez- Family Center Coordinator

Family Center Hours

Monday to Friday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Direct Line: 415-496-0226

Cell: 415-424-3778

Follow us on social media: Facebook and Instagram @ventiavalleyTK8 and follow Mr. Quesada on Twitter @PrincipalPaulQ.

Venetia Valley TK-8 School

Our Mission Statement

Venetia Valley is a community school where students, families and staff are celebrated for who they already are and are supported in every way to become all that they aspire to be.

Nuestra Declaración de Misión

Venetia Valley es una escuela comunitaria donde los estudiantes, las familias y el personal son reconocidos por quienes ya son y son apoyados en todos los sentidos para convertirse en todo lo que aspiran a ser.