Dear Valley View Community,
During the week before Thanksgiving Break, our school community engaged in many community events. VVMS participated in United Against Hate Week with two walking events: the Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day and Pleasant Hill Unity Walk. In addition, our SAVE Promise Club set up a table where students could create paintings and haikus in the name of peace. Outdoor learning was also in high gear with most of our seventh graders going on an all-day field trip to the Marine Mammal Center! On the parent front, our PTSA held their first in-person association meeting, and many parents volunteered on our campus to help with library, staff appreciation lunch, and rewards activities. Our teachers also completed grading and sent out progress reports last Friday. It really was an action-packed week, and I am incredibly proud of our wonderful community.
Our school thrives because of the foundation of mutual support and caring that we have built. Because of our amazing Jaguar students, supportive parents, and dedicated staff, we have created a space where students can receive a well-rounded education in academics, social skills, and citizenship. As we wrap up this week of Thanksgiving, I want to express my gratitude for being a member of this community where we pull together in support of each other. Where we celebrate each of the unique characteristics we bring to our school, and where we actively engage in acts of kindness and seek to understand diverse viewpoints. Together, we can create an environment where each one of us is seen, heard, and valued.
This week, I am looking forward to reconnecting with our Jaguar family! I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful week with your families and are ready for another great week at Valley View!
Aurelia Buscemi, VVMS Principal
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Quick Links and Resources
Student Drop Off/Pick Up & Schedule Info
Student Drop Off/Pick Up(click HERE to view traffic map)
Our front gates will be open at 7:30 am (Students can arrive on campus no earlier than 7:30 am). Students dismiss at 2:15 pm and need to leave campus by 2:45 pm, unless they are under direct supervision by a teacher. Please follow signs for drop off/pick up.
Reminder: Parents who come on campus to pick up students must report directly to the front office. All visitors to our campus must sign in at the front office.
It's GOLD Week
This week is GOLD week! Students will start with 7th period and then go to each class in reverse order (6th, 5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd, 1st).
All our clubs are up and running!
- TUPE (Tobacco Use Prevention Education) Club will be meeting on Tuesday during second lunch.
- Rainbow Club meets on Tuesdays during second lunch.
- S.A.V.E. Promise Club (Students Against Violence Everywhere) is a student-led organization that encourages young people to take charge of keeping their friends, schools, and communities safe. This club meets weekly on Thursdays during second lunch.
- Game Club is open for students who want to play indoor games during lunch on a variety of days!
- Robotics Club, a club for coding, collaboration, and problem solving, meets weekly after school on Wednesdays.
- Homework Club provides a quiet space for any student to complete their homework. Homework club is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:15 - 3:15.
CALSCHLS Survey - SURVEY CLOSES 11/30
During the month of November, our school will be participating in the CalSCHLS Climate, Health, and Learning Surveys (click HERE for additional info). The information gathered helps us understand the factors that affect successful school outcomes for California youth. There are three versions of the survey which will be administered separately to parents, staff, and 7th grade students. Students will take the survey during school hours.
Parent involvement is a priority for our state, district, and school. The parent version of the survey addresses parent perceptions about the school's learning environment, school climate, student supports, and parent outreach and involvement efforts (e.g., how welcoming, communicative).
Please take a few minutes to complete the attached anonymous survey. This link is designated for Valley View parents/guardians only: https://wested.ugam-apps.com/wested/ts/tf2m .
VVMS Staff Appreciation Luncheon - from our PTSA
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Fall Teacher & Staff Appreciation Luncheon! It was our chance to show those who guide and care for our kids every school day that we recognize their meaningful work. With that shift from one teacher to many, it can be trickier to find ways to show that gratitude, but let me tell you, they felt the love as they lined up for an incredible buffet spread.
Thanks to your efforts and the AMAZING volunteers who came to set up, run, and clean up. Everyone who donated and pitched in made it what some are saying was the best appreciation luncheon yet!
PTSA Scholastic Book Fair - Save the Date!
The Winter Book Fair will take place from Tues. Dec. 5 through Fri. Dec. 8 in the Library. Click HERE to view the flyer. It will be open to students during both lunches. Parent volunteers are needed to help out. If you can help, please sign up via the link below. Thank you from the PTSA! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904094FA9AC2EA57-vvms
Panera Fundraiser - Save the Date!
Leadership is sponsoring a Panera bread fundraiser on December 11th. Panera Bread will be giving our school 25% of the sales, but only if we earn more than $150. Any money earned will be used to support student rewards and activities. Mark your calendars for this fundraising event. The flyer will be shared soon!
Other Upcoming VVMS Events
- PTSA Scholastic Book Fair 12/5-12/8
- Principal Parent Coffee 12/6
- Minimum Day (End of Q2) 12/20
- Winter Break 12/21-1/8
- School Resumes 1/9
MDUSD and Community Information
MDUSD Hope Annual Food Drive
To help provide support and holiday gifts to the District's 540 homeless students and 61 foster youth students, MDUSD's Homeless Outreach Program for Education (HOPE) is seeking holiday donations of gift cards in the amount of $25 or $50 with the amounts clearly marked, or monetary contributions, through Friday, Dec. 15th. Click to view the flyer:
Community Conversation on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
The Pleasant Hill community is invited to join in on a Community Conversation on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from 7- 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28. Click HERE to view the flyer.
Mount Diablo Music Education Foundation
The Mount Diablo Music Education Foundation is participating in Giving Tuesday on November 28th. All donations received will go towards the Grants programs. For more information, visit the foundation website at www.mdmef.org.