Weekly Update Volume #23 1/23/23
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Parking Lot Reminder
Just a friendly reminder to please continue to drive slowly in the parking lot and remember to practice patience and caution. The curb is for drop off and pick up only. We ask that you pull all the way forward before stopping. This helps to alleviate the flow of traffic on Tapo Street. Please remind your child(ren) to wait for you to pull all the way forward and up next to the curb as they should not be walking between cars in the parking lot. The schools back gates are open before and after school for additional drop-off and pick-up on Walnut & Township.
Yearbook guarantees to get every Viking in the yearbook at least 3x. Yearbooks are on sale for $70 until 4/30/23. The deadline to buy a yearbook with your name engraved on the cover is February 28, 2023. After that date, the option to personalize goes away. Plus, what a great way to commemorate your 8th grader's promotion from middle school than to get their name engraved on the cover for only $7 but this option is only available online at Jostens.com through February. Just go to www.jostens.com.
Contact Mrs. Stasie Page if you have any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
School of Choice (SOC) - Tours - Showcase/Parent Info Night
Please share with your friends and neighbors that are interested in attending Valley View Middle School for the 2023-2024 school year.
SOC applications must be submitted online and are due on or before 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, 2023. Applications submitted before this deadline will not have an advantage over applications submitted up to the deadline. Please take your time to make your final decisions before submitting. Once your SOC application is submitted, you will not be able to change your selections. If you submit a SOC application after the Tuesday, February 28, 2023 deadline, your application will still be considered, but priority will be given to those who have already met the deadline. Please complete all the information on the SOC application. Once again, all SOC applications are due before 4:00 PM on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, in order to be considered for openings. Late SOC applications will be placed on the school's waiting list.
NOTE: All middle school transfers into 6th grade are considered School of Choice transfers. Therefore, if your family has chosen to send your 6th grader to middle school for the next school year, you will need to complete the school of choice application even if the middle school you are interested in is your neighborhood school.
Valley View will be hosting tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 AM for new families interested in attending Valley View next year for the 2023-2024 school year. Link to sign-up for a tour: Valley View Middle School Tour Request
Showcase/Parent Information Night
Wednesday, February 15th @ 5:30 PM
Viking Events - Mark Your Calendar
1/24 through 1/26 - Girls Volleyball Tryouts (2:50 - 4:00 PM)
1/24 & 1/25 - Auditions for School Musical (3:00 - 5:00 PM)
1/26 - Call Backs for School Musical (3:00 - 5:00 PM)
1/31 - 7th Grade History Event & 6-8 Grade Spelling Bee
2/15 - VVMS Showcase
2/17 - Early Dismissal @ 12:50 PM
2/20 - No School: Presidents Day Observed
2/24 - School Dance (More Info To Come)
Note: More detailed information will be provided in upcoming newsletters as events get closer. See below 2md Semester Viking Pride, Spirit Days and Fun Fridays.
2nd Semester Viking Pride, Spirit Days & Fun Fridays
Every THURSDAY is Viking Pride Day. Please remind your child to wear their Viking shirt or school colors every Thursday. The expectation for Spirit Days and Fun Fridays is that all clothing worn will be school appropriate and follow the school dress code policy.
Viking Pride: Every THURSDAY
2/3 - Flannel & Plaid
2/17 - Neon
3/3 - 60's & 70's
3/10 - Gold & Glitter
3/24 - Monochrome (solid color)
4/21 - High School Spirit
5/4 - May the 4th Be With You (Star Wars)
5/5 - Viking Pride Day
5/19 - Hawaiian
5/26 - Anything But A Backpack
Fun Fridays: Fun Fridays are for those students participating in the theme dress up for that day.
1/27 - Pajama
2/10 - Western
2/24 - College
3/17 - Green
4/14 - Pirate & Pixie
4/28 - Twin Day
5/12 - 40's & 50's
Note: More detailed information will be provided in upcoming newsletters as events get closer.
TRYOUTS: 2:50 - 4:00 PM
BOYS: Completed Last Week
GIRLS: Tuesday (1/24), Wednesday (1/25) & Thursday (1/26)
PRACTICES: 2:50 - 4:00 PM
BOYS: Tuesday (1/31), Thursday (2/2), Tuesday (2/7), Thursday (2/9), Thursday (2/16) & Thursday (2/23)
GIRLS: Wednesday (2/1), Thursday (2/2), Wednesday (2/8), Thursday (2/9), Thursday (2/16) &
GAMES Schedule 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Team Play Order: 6th Grade, A Team, & B Team
BOYS: Tuesday Game @ Sinaloa (2/14)
Wednesday Game @ Hillside (2/22)
Tuesday Game @ VVMS vs. Sinaloa (2/28)
Thursday Game @ VVMS vs. Hillside (3/2)
GIRLS: Monday Game @ Sinaloa (2/13)
Tuesday Game @ Hillside (2/21)
Monday Game @ VVMS vs.Sinaloa (2/27)
Wednesday Game @ VVMS vs.Hillside (3/1)
If you have specific questions, please feel free to email or have your child see Coach LaRock in E-10 during Homeroom or the girl’s PE office (email@example.com).
ATTENDANCE is IMPORTANT
Good attendance equals improved school performance. Please call the office if your child is absent to avoid a truancy. (Absences that are not cleared within 5 days automatically turn to a truant.) Valley Views 24 Hour Attendance Line is 805-520-6820 option 2 or ext. 1320. Please avoid tardies for your child. It is very important to be at school on time as it enables classroom learning to be more effective.