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Welcome

I would like to extend a warm welcome to our entire learning community of Valhalla Elementary School. We provide a caring and professional staff, excellent curricular programs and a safe, healthy, positive learning environment. As we are current (and always progressing) with standards based instruction and practices, it is our aspiration to continue our mission. 

Sincerely,
Marji Calbeck, Principal
 
Link to The Valhalla Chronicles -January 2017
(Principal's Newsletter).             

Registration for 2017-2018 Kindergarten and TK

Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten registrations will be on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 

To register for Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year, your child must be 5 years of age by September  1, 2017.   If your child was born between September 2, 2012 and December 2, 2012, he/she will register for transitional kindergarten. 

 

We strongly recommend you register online at this website: https://air.mdusd.org/air/ .   Please pick up packet with additional forms in the school office that are not on the air registration website.

 

Registration packets are available in the school office as of Jan. 9th, 2017.    Registration is not complete until you physically come to registration day on February 7th with all the documentation listed below including those who have registered online.

 

In addition to the registration packet, please bring the following:

  • Original birth certificate
  • Original shot/immunization records
  • Proof of address:  Please refer to the Residency Verification Form.  Picture I.D. and two original documents w/parent/guardian’s name and address (car registration, property taxes, payroll stub, federal/state taxes).

PLEASE NOTE: NO PACKETS WILL BE ACCEPTED BEFORE FEBRUARY 7, 2017.

 

If you are interested in an Intra-District Transfer to another school for your kinder or TK student, the Intra District Transfer form must be turned in to the District Office by Feb. 28, 2017.

After School Activities

Register now for the Winter After School Activities Session!

To sign up for:

One-on-One Basketball

Berkeley Chess

PlayWell Legos

Young Rembrandt's Art

Mad Science

Funkmode Hip-Hop

 

Click here.

fire and ice gala tickets on sale now!

The Fire & Ice Gala will be held on April 22, 2017 from 6:00 - 11:30 PM at the Contra Costa Country Club.  Enjoy a great evening together all in the name of supporting the students.  We will have dinner, dancing, games, and a live auction all in one amazing night! The VPFA invites all parents, faculty, family and friends ages eighteen and older of Valhalla Elementary School to attend. 

 

Tickets to our annual live auction gala can now be purchased at:  https://valhalla.ejoinme.org/2017

MDUSD Food Services


 

Cafeteria Menus:  Link

Online lunch payments can be made here:  Link

General Food Services Website: Link 

Miss Dee Brockett, Cafeteria Manager
Contact me at (925) 682-8000, ext. 86409.

Student Information and Records Disclosure

TO: MDUSD Community

FROM: Dr. Nellie Meyer, Superintendent

RE: RECENT CA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION COURT ORDER

Dear Parent or Guardian:

I am emailing today, to make you aware of a recent court case in ...more

Open VPFA Positions

volunteers_needed.jpegThank you to those of you who have taken the Valhalloween Chair and Fundraising Chair positions, great job!!! We have a few more open slots, and once we fill those we will be ready to roll for the VPFA 2016/2017 year!!

The VPFA is still looking to fill the following positions:  

 

* Community Big Wheels Day:  Coordinate volunteers for Mrs.Calbeck. Purchase otter pops, lemonade and supplies for this great after school event.

Useful Links

Kindergarten Registration information for the 2017-2018 school year. Mt. Diablo Unified School District Do you need to view School Lunch Menus? see Valhalla's attendance area? see our Test Scores? The District Web Site has this information and more. Visit the Parent Portal to find out the latest topics of interest to you.

 
Visit the MDUSD Superintendent's webpage for messages contains information about what's happening in our school district.  There's also a link to sign up for the Mailing List and have Messages e-mailed to you.
 
Link to MDUSD's Common Core State Standards (Recently adapted standards) Web page
 
California Department of Education Web Site to view information about standards and test scores.

2016-2017 Academic Calendar

Monday, August 22, 2016
First Day of School

Monday, September 5
Labor Day, no school

Monday, October 10
Teacher In-Service Day, no school

Friday, November 11
Veterans Day, no school

November 21 - 25
Thanksgiving Holiday and Recess, no school

December 19 - January 2, 2017
Winter Recess, no school

Tuesday, January 3
School Resumes

Monday, January 16
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, no school

Monday, February 13
Teacher In-Service Day, no school

Monday, February 20
Presidents' Day, no school

Monday, March 6
Teacher In-Service Day, no school

March 31
Cesar Chavez Day, no school

April 3 - 7
Spring Recess, no school

Monday, May 29
Memorial Day, no school

Friday, June 9, 2017
Last Day of School

 

Events for the week of January 16

 Monday

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MLK Day

No School

 

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Deadline for Intra-district Transfers

 Wednesday

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 VPFA Board Meeting

 6:30 Library Annex

 Thursday

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 Friday

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 Saturday

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Upcoming Events

Fri. 1/27 Lunar Parade

Sat. 1/28 Family Bowling Night

Diablo Valley Bowl

School Schedule

Regular Day Schedule

Kindergarten
Early Slip: 8:10 a.m. - 12 noon 
Late Slip: 9:55 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Grades 1-5
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays: 8:08 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Wednesdays: 8:08 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Reporting Absences

You may report your child's absences as follows: 

*By calling 687-1700, between 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
*By writing a note 
*By e-mail 
 
Please report your child's name, grade and teacher, date of absence, the reason for the absence and your name and relationship to the child. 
 
District policy states that absences must be cleared within 72 hours after student returns to school. If no notification is received, the absence will be considered a truancy. 

LET'S GO BOWLING!

Valhalla's annual 

FAMILY BOWLING NIGHT

Saturday, January 28, 2016

6:30-9pm

Diablo Valley Bowl

1500 Monument Blvd

Bowling-Raffles-Pizza

-New this year-

BOWLING FOR TEACHERS HIGH SCORE RAFFLE CONTEST

Can you guess which teacher will be the highest scoring bowler?

Cheer on you favorite teacher as they bowl, you bowl, we all bowl the night away!

Prizes awarded to the highest scoring teacher and the winning raffle ticket!

 

Raffle tickets are good for raffle prizes and chances to guess the high scoring teacher

 

Payment must be turned into the office no later than January 20th

click here for registration form

Skyhigh Fundraiser!

Sky High will donate between $3-$5/jumper. The more people who come, the more they will donate per jumper.

Each jumper needs to have this flyer.

Sky High

1631 Challenge Dr. Concord

Jan. 10, 3 PM - 8 PM

Contact Jen Tennant at jten421@gmail.com for more information.

Please remember that all visitors must check in at the school office between the hours of 8:20 a.m.-2:35 p.m. A "visitor" badge must be worn at all times. 

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