Dates at a Glance

Friday, 10/29—Last day for picture orders!!!
Friday, November 5 th —Día de los Muertos
Thursday, 11/11—Veteran’s Day NO SCHOOL—Yes, we do have school on Friday 11/12


PA Meeting Update

Next meeting is December 2nd
Next week’s PA meeting is cancelled. We will meet again on December 2. 
The PA co-chairs want to thank all of you who signed up to volunteer to help with setting up the VCS Día
de Muertos Festival.  We also want to thank all the families who have already contributed with
donations.

We hope to see you all next Friday, November 5th to remember friends and family members who have
passed away. 


Día de los Muertos

Friday, November 5th at 6:00 PM
Come join the community and the magic of the Día de los Muertos event. This special all-school event
promises to be a warm, colorful, heartfelt celebration! All of our students have been working hard
learning poems and music, making commemorative artwork and building beautiful altars in
remembrance of their loved ones and ancestors.  To make this happen and be a success for our kids, we
need the support of the VCS community.

Donations needed
🌼 Marigolds, sunflowers (real, paper, silk…any and all are appreciated)
💡 White twinkle lights 
🕯 Battery LED Candles, and LED tea light candles for the luminaries


For the next three weeks you morning greeters will be collecting your donations at the drop off.

Volunteers needed for:

1. Setting up the day before and the day of the event (all volunteers should provide verification
of vaccination or a negative test result to the office prior to come in). 
2. More details in the sign up sheet or contact Crisarlin Vázquez crisarlin@gmail.com


Clothing: Please make sure that your child is dressed and ready when you arrive. Students and their
families are encouraged to dress in traditional (but not scary) skeleton attire with painted facesTake
care to read emails and notes sent home from the teachers regarding costuming for this
festival. Skeleton stencil example.


Skull face painting. Students just need to paint their entire face white, being careful not to get any in
the eyes. Using face paint, black eyeliner or black eye shadow, paint the sockets of your eyes black,
creating a circle around each eye.  Note: All kids and family members are required to wear face masks
during the event.


Food: No potluck this year. Please, feed your kids before the event. (See special donations at the signup sheet)


Appreciations

⭐️ Thank you to all the children and families that helped make Miss Barnum’s B-Day extra special!
⭐️ To the PA, parents, teachers and staff working to put together our first in-person festival since
2019—THANK YOU!!!


COVID Symptoms and Testing

If your child has any COVID or Flu-like symptoms: 1) Keep your child home 2) Call the school and tell us
what symptoms your child is experiencing 3) Have your child PCR tested—we must have proof of a
negative PCR test before your child can return to school.
Please see the website for more information. Free testing at https://curative.com/


The 2021-2022 VCS Yearbook

1. Go to www.treering.com/validate
2. Enter our passcode: 1014724174042747