March 1st, 2019 Newsletter

Valley Oaks School

Please Note:

Important dates are at the end of this newsletter.

State Mandated Testing is Coming April 23rd

All VOS juniors like Madison Cathcart, pictured here, will be taking the new California Assessment of Student Performance & Progress (CAASPP) tests Tuesday through Thursday or Friday, April 23 - 26. Freshmen and Sophomores will not be tested. One or two seniors will be tested. Tests will be held some time between 9:30 and 3:30, and be in Building #2. Because appointments cannot happen in building #2 during testing and because teachers will be proctoring tests, all regular appointments during the days of the tests are canceled. Students will be given 2-week assignments during the week of the 15th. Here is a link to the district website's letter about state testing.

Madison Cathcart was at Casa and came here in January. She was in student government, played on the Casa volleyball team and also was a hurdle runner on the track team. She earned 5 PE credits with the PE Wavier Form for being on a sports team. She has lived in Petaluma her whole life. Right now her favorite subject is history. In the future she wishes to fulfill the dream she has had (since age 6!) of owning her own restaurant. Her restaurant will serve Chai tea and serve small plates of every type of food - patrons could have a meal of a mini burger, a taco, & some orange chicken all on one plate!

Find & read past newsletters posted on our website under School Pride

IMPORTANT dates for March

3/4/19 - 3/15/19: All 7th and 9th graders take the California Physical Fitness tests.

Mrs. Parker will be contacting you.

3/5/19, Tuesday, 10am - 11am: VOS Garden Party - weeding, trimming, raking the small garden

areas around campus (an opportunity to earn community

service hours - you can stay and keep working after 11am)

3/8/19, Friday: Group #1's P.E. Group Work Out, 2:30 - 4pm (rain or shine)

3/18/19 through 3/22/19, Monday - Friday: Spring Break; School is closed.

3/25/19, Monday: WASC visit (see text near top of newsletter)

3/29/19, Friday: Group #2's P.E. Group Work Out, 2:30 - 4pm (rain or shine)

Our Valley Oaks School website has the important dates for the entire school year.