Monday 1/23-Friday 2/3—VCS Open Enrollment for 2023-24
Friday 1/27—No School
Friday 2/10—No School
Friday 1/17— Letter of Intent forms due.

Dollars4Denim BOOX Donation Update

Thank you to everyone that contributed to the Dollars4Denim clothing collection. Our collection window closed as of the new year, and we just received our check–$2,358.75!!!Dollars4Denim has an incredible mission to promote slow fashion, reduce waste, and support other nonprofit organizations. Keep your eye out for BOOX boxes around the county and donate when you can. Thank you, Amy, for bringing this program to our attention.

2023-24 Intent for Current Students and Siblings

Current VCS Students and Sibling Letter of Intent forms are due to the office by February 17, 2023 (see attached form or pick one up in the office).

The Teachers, Administration and Board will soon be working on classroom configuration for the 2023-2024 school year.  Each year we put a tremendous amount of reflection, discussion, and love toward determining what is best for each child’s social, emotional, and academic growth. 

Your clarity of commitment to keep your child at the Village Charter School helps us to make the best configuration decision for all our students. Please support us in this process by returning this form no later than Friday, February 17, 2023. 

If we do not receive this form by February 17, 2023, your child’s space will not be held.

2023-34 VCS Open Enrollment for New Families

VCS is accepting applications for the 2023-24 School years in grades UPK-8th grade beginning January 23rd through February 3rd. You can find new student applications on the enrollment page of our website or pick one up at the office. VCS will reach out to applying families for tours in mid-February.

For All Volunteer Drivers

In addition to our current fingerprinting requirement, VCS is now requiring all volunteer drivers to submit a DMVDriver’s Record. These are now easily obtained by creating a DMV account and requesting the document ($2.00 fee). If you are planning to drive on a field trip, please make sure you provide VCS this report.

PA Update and Requests

Hello families! We are very excited about our upcoming community service creek clean up! We are seeking a few hands to help make this a successful event. Please see if there is anything you can assist with. 

We are so grateful for the help and support; it truly takes a village.

Upcoming Dates

3/17 Be green, live green: coin collection and kick off of our month of service!
4/6 Cesar Chavez festival
4/22 Creek Clean-a-Thon 
5/6 Village Fest 

We are STILL searching for a few morning greeters starting in January until the end of the school year. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings, 8:25-8:45 am. Please let us know if this is something you can commit to by contacting Naomi –

The Garden Club 

will meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 3:30-4:30pm. 

If you want to join but can’t make this time, please contact Amber(707) 583-6330.

Fundraising Opportunities

·  Parent Pledge Program 
·  AmazonSmile – Only thru February 20, 2023. Thank you to everyone that listed us as their charitable donation!
·  Yearbooks
·  School Store
·  eScrip Oliver’s, Fircrest, Petaluma Market

Wait Until 8th – Smartphone Alternatives

“We understand that kids younger than 8th grade may need to be able to communicate with family and friends. Thankfully, there are a lot of alternatives to smartphones that don’t carry the same risks. When you are considering what communication device is best for your child, it is important first to ask what is the purpose of the device? In other words, why does my child need a phone? If calling and texting is all that is needed, we encourage parents to consider a basic phone or a smartwatch before a smartphone. The majority of problems associated with smartphones are because of the access to an internet browser and to the app store. In some cases, it may be easier and even cheaper to give your child your old iPhone instead of buying a basic phone. The cost and time are well worth the investment. Please consider these basic communication devices before getting your child a smartphone.”