Valley Oaks Update
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Welcome to the Spring Semester!
Greetings to our Valley Oaks Families and Friends,
We are already well into the 2nd semester of the school year and things are indeed moving quickly. We have already enjoyed watching five of our seniors ‘Ring the Valley Oaks Graduation Bell’ and that is just the beginning. It is incredibly rewarding for us to acknowledge our graduates in the lovely, intimate ceremony that our amazing teachers have established. As we move through the end of Winter and into Spring, we will be quite busy here at Valley Oaks. Upcoming events and activities include California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), our Spring Garden Work Party, Open House and of course our end of the year senior graduation at Lucchesi Community Center on Wednesday, May 31. As always, it is a pleasure to work with your students, watch them grow and mature and then, sadly, say goodbye as they move on to conquer their next chapter. Stay dry and looking forward to seeing you at our Spring Garden Work Party!
Important News from our Secretary, Mrs. Shew
Monday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
More Important News from our Counselor, Mr. Jamerson
Are you interested in a summer internship? See the list below and click on the link if the program sounds interesting to you.
Pepperwood Preserve TeenNat Internship Program
Deadline: April 7
Sonoma State High School Summer Internship Programs
Metropolitan Transportation Commission Internship Program
NASA Internships for HS Students
Girls Who Code
Buck Institute for Research on Aging Summer Scholars Biology Research Immersion Program
Science & Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP)
Science Internship Program @ UCSC
SMASH-Summer Math & Science Honors Academy
Upward Bound Math & Science Program, UC Berkeley
Berkeley Foundation for Opportunities in Information Technology (BFOIT)
Digital Learning TechTeens @ California Academy of Sciences
Deadline: April 2
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy Leadership Programs
Microsoft's DigiGirlz High Tech Camp
Summer Marine Lab Experience for HS Students @ USC
Summer Engineering Seminars @ Santa Clara University
You will find lists of other opportunities focused on science & engineering for HS students here:
Internships (Paid & Unpaid) You will find Stanford-sponsored internship programs for HS students here:
Petaluma Health Center News
Imagine - Invent - Inspire!
Mrs. Parker is proud to announce that we are having our first time ever Virtual Science Fair. Students can now enter their projects in the fair. Evangeline Foote's entry, "Taking Naps", is shown here. Judging will be done in May, after all entries have been submitted. For more information, or if you have a science background and would like to consider judging, please email Mrs. Parker.
CGHS & PHS Prom 2017
For those students interested in going to prom this year, you must fill out a form available at PHS and CGHS then have it approved by Ms. Lofton. More information and the forms will be available at a later date. We will share that information with you as we receive it.
A Barrel of Fun!
Please join Ms. Halsey and the rest of the Valley Oaks staff for a morning of fun on Tuesday, April 11th for our community Garden Work Party. We'll be doing gardening work on campus and enjoy some delicious treats too. See Mrs. Shew in building 1 before attending this event.
Imagine - Invent - Inspire!
CGHS & PHS Prom 2017
Honor Roll Students
Congratulations to the following students who made the Honor Roll for Fall 2016. They include: Deborah Arango-Carreno, Preston Ashton, Ariana Barajas, Stefani Barajas, Marissa Barredo, Adeline Bender, Jacob Buol, Marisa Buol, Elias Clough, Raquel De La Cruz, Halie Dodane (Smiley), Erin Doherty, Alexis Dundas, Evangeline Foote, Brandon Hill, CeCe Illingworth, Leila Jacobs, Felipe Jimenez, Devin Jones, Kira Kimberly, Tommy Koreen, Stephanie Ladd, Nicholas Matteri, Michelle Mendoza Munoz, Lillie Montplaisir, Althea Patchett, David Phillips, Shayla Reposa, Gina Salvato, Ethan Schwebel, Julia Sherman, Alex Slater, Giselle Soto, Delaney Teague, and Reina Villarreal.
Mark your Calendars
Informational Meeting - Monday, April 10th - Please contact Trisha Shew before attending.
Garden Work Party - Tuesday, April 11th - The VOS community will be enjoying food and doing gardening work on campus. Please contact Trisha Shew before attending.
CAASPP State Testing - Monday, April 10th through Friday, April 14th - No appointments this week.
Informational Meeting - Monday, May 8th - Please contact Trisha Shew before attending.
Open House - Tuesday, May 11th - Please join us at 6:00 pm.
Student Appointments - Monday, May 22nd through Friday, May 26th - Last student appointments of the year.
8th Grade Promotion - Tuesday, May 30th, 2 p.m. - 8th Grade Promotion
High School Graduation - Wednesday, May 31st -Breakfast at SAHS, Multipurpose room, 8 a.m.; High school graduation practice at Lucchesi Park, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Graduation ceremony, Lucchesi Park - Graduates arrive by 6 p.m. and ceremony begins at 7:00 p.m.
Important News for Seniors
Valley Oaks School
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION INFORMATION
Cap & Gown Order
Graduation: May 31, 2017
Cap & Gown: Order your cap/gown/tassel through Jostens.com between Aug. 22, 2016 and Jan. 3, 2017. Orders will be delivered to VOS in May for graduation.
Graduation Announcements Order your graduation announcements through Jostens.com between Aug. 22, 2016 and Jan. 3, 2017. There are 59 choices that range in price.
Catered Senior Breakfast
Where: San Antonio High School
When: May 31, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m.
ALL STUDENTS are required to attend GRADUATION REHEARSAL in order to walk:
Where: Lucchesi Community Center
320 McDowell Blvd. North
When: Wednesday, May 31
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Graduation Date & Time:
May 31 at 7:00 p.m.
(Graduates must arrive by 6:00 p.m.)
Graduation Ceremony Location: Petaluma Community Center
320 N. McDowell Boulevard
Note: Due to limited space at Center, tickets are limited to 6 per family;
NO EXCEPTIONS. YOU MUST HAVE A TICKET FOR EVERYONE ATTENDING. THERE WILL BE NO SAVING SEATS. Please see Trisha for tickets after May 1, 2017.
Please print your graduate’s name exactly how you want it printed on the diploma and return this portion to the school secretary today.
First Name __________________________________________
Middle Name (optional) ________________________________
Last Name(s) _________________________________________