Viking Pride

March 10, 2022

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Thank you to VPFA Equity Committee for our creative and informative board!

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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 😎

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A restaurant FUNdraiser by one of our Valhalla families! TODAY! πŸ—

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Family Movie night @ Valhalla! Friday, March 11 @ 5:30! 🍿πŸŽ₯🌟

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Valhalla Art Fair is coming up NEXT WEEK!!πŸ’™ πŸŽ¨πŸ’›πŸ–Ό

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:

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Tickets are on sale now for Valhalla’s Auction & Fundraiser! 🎫 πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ•ΊπŸ»πŸŽΆπŸ’™8️⃣0οΈβƒ£πŸŽ΅πŸŽ§

HELP NEEDED to make the auction a success!

  1. 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 - to sign up.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. Teacher tickets are still needed. Please support our staff by sponsoring the auction tickets for our amazing staff!

  5. Don't miss out on the fun - ticket sales end Friday 3/11.

For any other inquiries or to volunteer to help, please contact:

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.

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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.

How to set up MDUSD Homelink Parent Portal if you have not done so before.

Congratulations Valhalla! We read over 92,000 minutes and raised over $14,500! WOW! πŸ’™πŸ“š

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!!

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See's Candies Valhalla Storefront OPEN! πŸ’πŸ«πŸ°

Hop on over to our See's Candies Spring Sweet Treats storefront, open MARCH 4 to MARCH 28:

Our year-round See's Candies store can be found here:

Hoppy shopping!

Our year-round store is open! YEAR ROUND SEE'S, people!!!

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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.

Women’s National History Museum

Women’s History Month 2022 (

Women’s History Month (National Geographic Kids)

*Thank you Principal Aurelia Buschemi from PHE for sharing!

Covid Update Valhalla -

We STILL have not had any active cases at Valhalla since Tuesday, 2-8! WOW! This is great news!

Update to Mask Mandate: 😷

Mt. Diablo Unified School District will follow the Guidance from the California Department of Public Health and Contra Costa Health Services. Although we still strongly recommend students and staff continue to wear masks indoors, the mask mandate expires on March 11, 2022 at 11:59PM. MDUSD will no longer require the wearing of masks after March 11, 2022.

Dr. Adam Clark Superintendent

Click here for Contra Costa Health Services's Mask Guidlines.

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Please check out the menus below! We encourage all students to utilize the cafeteria and it is complimentary for all kids!

Breakfast will be served during first recess and lunch is served during lunchtime!

MDUSD Food Services

March 2022 - Breakfast

March 2022 - Lunch

Sunny Days πŸŒžπŸ˜ŽπŸ’™πŸ’›

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! πŸŒ»πŸŒΈπŸŒΉπŸŒΊπŸŒ·πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ§šπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

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!

Daylight savings time begins Sunday! Remember to reset your clocks!

March Calendar

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)

You have seen this info below before!

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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 β€œAll 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) -

Special Education Assistant Substitute (SEA SUB) click here to apply and for further information.

*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.

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