March 10, 2022
Thank you to VPFA Equity Committee for our creative and informative board!
Dear Valhalla Community,
Thank you for checking out all of our updates below including: welcoming our two new Vikings, VPFA upcoming events, second trimester report cards, book fair update, Sees Candy FUNdraiser, Women's History Month Resources, St. Patrick's Day, mask update, new menus for March & HR needs. Also, please check out our pictures of how we spend our days! We appreciate all of the proactive communication and continuous support!
We are very excited for all of our upcoming VPFA events including Movie Night, Art Fair & the 80's Auction Dinner Dance. I hope to see you all there!
Stay tuned for the Books of the Month celebrating Women's History Month and Persian New Year & 1:1 Chromebook technology update!
Miss Pappas 😎
Hello Miss Katie!
Thank you for helping us during lunch!
Our newest Vikings!
Hello Mrs. Jennifer!
Thank you for helping us in Kinder and with the Reading Lab!
A restaurant FUNdraiser by one of our Valhalla families! TODAY! 🍗
Family Movie night @ Valhalla! Friday, March 11 @ 5:30! 🍿🎥🌟
Valhalla Art Fair is coming up NEXT WEEK!!💙 🎨💛🖼
Wednesday, March 16th 6:30 - 8:00 pm in Thor Hall
We need your help to make it a success!!
Please sign up today for setup, craft table, and clean up!
Link for art fair volunteers
Thank you so much for your support. We look forward to seeing you and celebrating your students' amazing art!!
Please email for any questions/concerns: email@example.com
Tickets are on sale now for Valhalla’s Auction & Fundraiser! 🎫 💃🏻🕺🏻🎶💙8️⃣0️⃣🎵🎧
HELP NEEDED to make the auction a success!
Desserts: Please donate a dessert to the Dessert Dash. Cakes, pies, cupcakes, etc. are auctioned off at the event. Homemade or store-bought. Reach out to Shari Gonzalez - Shari.Gonzo@gmail.com to sign up.
We could use a few more bottles of wine or liquor for the auction itself. Please drop these off to the office at your convenience.
Our friends at Strandwood Elementary are volunteering at our auction and we need to return the favor. Please sign up here to reciprocate the love! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040E4DAFAE2AA4FD0-strandwood1
- Teacher tickets are still needed. Please support our staff by sponsoring the auction tickets for our amazing staff! www.biddingforgood.com/vpfa
Don't miss out on the fun - ticket sales end Friday 3/11. www.biddingforgood.com/vpfa
For any other inquiries or to volunteer to help, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be an Auction Sponsor! What a great way to advertise and support our school too!
Full page add $1,000
Half page add $500
Quarter page add $250
Each option also includes signage at the event, your logo (or image of your choice) listed on the auction website and a shout out on our facebook page.
The $500 and $1000 sponsorships also include 2 admission tickets to the live auction event.
Report Cards, second trimester: Available Friday March 11:
How to access your report card, step by step directions click here.
How to access your report card, overview click here.
Sample report card click here.
Congratulations Valhalla! We read over 92,000 minutes and raised over $14,500! WOW! 💙📚
Our top school fundraiser: Alaine McDivitt in Mrs. Kaput's 3rd grade class
Our top school reader, Alysa Anfimov in Mrs. Hanko's 4th grade class
Our top class fundraiser: Mrs. Snitselaar's 3rd grade class
Our top minutes read class: Mrs. Richards's 2nd grade class
Top readers in each grade:
Logan Nagle in Mrs. Fairbanks' K class
Jane Munkacsy in Mrs. Rosner's 1st grade class
Jazlynn Lorenz in Mrs. Richards' 2nd grade class
Chase Hagen in Mrs. Snitselaar's 3rd grade class
Alysa Anfimov in Mrs. Hanko's 4th grade class
Jayden Lorenz in Mrs. Shearer's 5th grade class
Winners received certificates of achievement, event posters, and gift cards donated by our sponsor, the Friends of the Pleasant Hill Library, to the Friends Bookstore in Crescent Plaza. All participants will receive a Read-a-thon notebook made with love. Winners can pick up their prize packages at the office. Notebooks will be distributed by your teachers.
Until next year, Valhalla families! And please, KEEP READING!!
See's Candies Valhalla Storefront OPEN! 💝🍫🐰
Hop on over to our See's Candies Spring Sweet Treats storefront, open MARCH 4 to MARCH 28: https://bit.ly/ValhallaSpringSeesSweets
Our year-round See's Candies store can be found here: https://bit.ly/ValhallaYearRoundSweets
Our year-round store is open! YEAR ROUND SEE'S, people!!!
Women's History Month Resources:
March is Women's History Month! The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.
*Thank you Principal Aurelia Buschemi from PHE for sharing!
Update to Mask Mandate: 😷
Dr. Adam Clark Superintendent
Click here for Contra Costa Health Services's Mask Guidlines.
Sunny Days 🌞😎💙💛
Please check out our second grade dance party, fun in the sun, getting ready for our 80's auction, the third grade bottle buddy project & presentations! 🌻🌸🌹🌺🌷🧚🏻♀️🧚🏻♂️
Please participate in a special spirit day and wear green on Thursday, March 17 for St. Patrick's Day!
With Saint Patrick’s Day coming up, check out some fun lore and tradition that surrounds this holiday celebrated on March 17th every year. Not only is Saint Patrick’s Day the national holiday of Ireland, but it is also widely celebrated in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Australia, and New Zealand. Yet many people don’t know the truth about Saint Patrick, including the fact that he wasn’t even born in Ireland! For more information including: Who Was Saint Patrick? What do Shamrocks have to do with St. Patrick’s Day? How We Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? and a Saint Patrick's Day Quiz! Click here!
11 - VPFA Family Movie Night 5:30pm, Sing 2
13 - Daylight Savings (Spring FORWARD an hour aka lose 1 hour of sleep)
15 - 5th Grade Promo Pictures
16 - VPFA Art Fair from 6-8pm
17- St. Patrick's Day - wear green!
22 - SSC Meeting via zoom
23- VPFA Meeting @ 6pm in the library annex or via zoom
25 - Pastries with Pappas @9:15am
25 - VPFA Back to the 80s Auction & Dinner Dance!
31 - Cesar Chavez Day (observed for MDUSD on 4/1/22)
2022-2023 KINDERGARTEN & TK REGISTRATION:
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 “All 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) -
*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!
*Noon Duty Volunteer: 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.
Click here to sign up for noon duty volunteer.
Site time at Valhalla is 8 am - 3:00 pm and we are flexible with those times!
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, and masks. 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.