Val Vista Lakes Newsletter

DECEMBER 2021

DECEMBER CHARACTER TRAIT - CARING


  • Treat people with kindness and generosity.
  • Help people in need.
  • Be sensitive to people's feelings.
  • Never be mean or hurtful.
  • Think about how your actions will affect others.
  • Always remember - we become caring people by doing caring things.

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GIVING TREE - DECEMBER 6TH - 10TH

As we enter the holiday season, we will be continuing with a VVL tradition. We are hosting a Giving Tree to collect gift cards for those in need in our community. If you are able to, please consider donating gift cards to help our Val Vista Lakes families this holiday season! We will be collecting gift cards of any amount. Some great options are: Walmart, Target, Amazon, Visa, Frys and other grocery stores and gas stations. To include our kids in the fun, have them visit our Christmas tree in the main lobby. Happy holidays!

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WHAT'S HAPPENING AT VVL

ICE SKATING PARTY - DECEMBER 4TH

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NEWS FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE

An IMPORTANT message from Nurse Brittany in the Health Office


As we are approaching the holidays, I wanted to write a quick note regarding attendance and health policies. We are STILL following ALL of the COVID-19 guidelines that have been in place since last school year when we came back to in-person learning.


Symptoms of COVID-19 can be the SAME or very similar to common cold symptoms. That has been the case since the beginning of COVID-19. It is difficult to distinguish the difference between the two. Getting tested is the only way to know if "It's just a cold." Home tests are currently available at the drugstore, so a doctor's visit is not always a necessity.


KEEP YOUR STUDENT HOME AND TEST FOR COVID-19 BEFORE RETURNING, OR KEEP OUT 10 DAYS FROM SYMPTOM START DATE IF THEY EXPERIENCE ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING:



  • Runny nose
  • Sore Throat
  • Congestion
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Lethargy/Excessive tiredness
  • Persistent Headache



**A loss of taste and smell are usually late signs of COVID, and does not happen in every case.

If you aren't sure, it's better to test to BE sure.


If your student is out sick and you receive an email from the Health Office with an Illness Exclusion Letter. it means your student met criteria to be tested for COVID-19 and is excluded from school pending results OR the 10-day exclusion.

Please contact the Health Office at (480) 926-6301 x1324 or via email at

Brittany.Velotta@gilbertschools.net


I am happy to answer any questions you may have.


Nurse Brittany

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VIKING FUND GOALS

Congratulations to the following teachers for reaching 25% of the class goal, the reward earned is "Popcorn with Extra Recess".

Carroll/Peelen/Mak/Beus/Walker/Beeman/Hines/Zazick/Mohr/ Humpherys/Young/Shoemaker/Allen/Munson/Fuller/Briggs/Short/

Hardy/Hill/Richeson/ McCord/Shipley.


Congratulations to the following teachers for reaching 50% of the class goal, the reward earned is "Water Day with Popsicles & Music".

Peelen/Beus/Zazick/Young/Briggs/Fuller/Munson/Hardy/Richeson.


Congratulations to Miss Richeson for reaching 75% of the class goal, the reward earned is "Pizza & a Movie Party in the gym".


373 families have donated a total of $8,822. You can still help your child's classrom reach their goal.



Thank you all for your donations and support, if you would like to make a donation to the Viking Fund go to the VVL-PTSO Website.

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HOLIDAY SHOP AT VVL 12/13 - 12/17

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Happy Holiday Season! We will be holding the student Holiday Store at the school the week of December 13-17. We will need lots of volunteers to help run it and to help the students shop. There will be information coming home this week with details, but if you want to watch it in action, come volunteer for a couple hours or more! It's very fun and a great way to interact with the students. Feel free to sign up for a couple of hours or all week!

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DECEMBER LUNCH MENU

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DECEMBER CALENDAR

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