Dates at a Glance

Thursday, 11/11—Veteran’s Day NO SCHOOL—Yes, we do have school on Friday 11/12
Wednesday, 11/17—Board Meeting 6:00 PM
Wednesday, 11/24 thru Friday 11/26—Thanksgiving Break

PLEASE remember to contact the office whenever your child is absent. Thank you.

Día de los Muertos

“This is the power of gathering: it inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful: in a word, more alive”
~Alice Waters

Thanks to all the families who contributed with donations. We could not have done this without you!

Thank you to those who helped set up:
Amy Palmer
Carolina Herrera
Anna Much
Irma Garcia
Liliana Lopez
Carrie Landis
Teachers, staff, students and alumni
Pan de muerto: Claudia
Heart Project: Lauren and VCS Community 
Mini skulls: Liliana Lopez, Amy Palmer, Josh & Carrie Landis, David & Erika Kerwin, Mia Bean, and
Crisarlin Vazquez

PA Meeting Update

Next meeting is December 2nd. More detail to come.


Thank you, Tom Boss! You heard the call (of a waterfall of water!) and cleaned the gutters above Miss
Malika’s classroom. We all thank you for your initiative and willingness to get wet so the children could
stay dry!

❤️ To Lauren Kushins and all the community members that helped create the beautiful art piece in love
and remembrance of Cade. It made me cry. And now it hangs on our entryway wall.

It was wonderful to see so many of our alumni at Día de los Muertos. Thank you for celebrating with us.

From Our Local Fire Department

Season’s Greetings!

Your local charities have decided to join together in order to provide for those in need during the
holiday season! Together we will collect funds, toys, and food to be handed out to registered recipients
on December 11th and 12th. Registration can be completed online

All Santa Rosa Fire and Sonoma County Fire District Stations will be receiving drop off donations starting
Nov. 26th  following Thanksgiving.
Please share this information with students and local families so that we can make this Holiday Season
the best ever!
If you have any questions, please email me and I will get back to you ASAP.
Thank you, 
Bennett Leda 
Cell (707) 535-6123 |

COVID Vaccine Update and Testing Reminder

All children ages five and up are now eligible for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, and the California
Department of Education (CDE) is encouraging schools to promote that these safe, effective, and free
vaccines help ensure children and families stay as safe and healthy as possible. Children are still
susceptible to serious COVID-19 complications, and vaccines are the best tool to protect everyone from
getting sick. Please encourage families to reach out to their family doctor, visit the MyTurn website, or
call 833-422-4255 to schedule an appointment or find a walk-in clinic. For more information visit

Reminder that 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