- School Holiday – February 19th
- Oak Canyon Hike – February 22nd
- LA Zoo Field Trip – February 26th
- Box Tops Turn In Deadline – February 26th
- Townhall Meeting – February 28th
- Auditions for Elegant Evening of the Arts – March 5th
- Dewar’s Field Trip – March 6th
- Elegant Evening of the Arts – April 27th
Updated February 15th – Be sure to scroll down for Upcoming Field Trips
New! 2018 LEGO Robotics Spring Workshop
Are you interested in participating in Lego Robotics next year? Any students who want to join the VOCS FLL teams (Tehachapi Turbines, etc.) next fall will be required to first take our new 2018 LEGO Robotics Spring Workshop. Students in grades 4 through 8 who want to participate in the First LEGO League (FLL) in Fall, 2018 will be given first priority. However, the workshop is also open to students who want to learn about robotics and computer programming but do not intend to participate in FLL, if space is available. This workshop is suitable for beginners new to robotics and LEGO Mindstorms as well as returning robotics students. Adults who want to coach or mentor an FLL team are welcome to participate in the workshop as students. Space is limited.
When: Tuesday nights from 6 to 8 pm – April 3 through May 8 (six meetings)
Where: Classroom B/C
Sign up: Please follow this link to register: https://goo.gl/forms/TPk63elMpbsQFiWv2
All interested students must demonstrate research skills by completing the attached essay question. Submit this application AND your essay by Tuesday, March 13, 2018.
For more information contact Mrs. Stauffer or Coach Woolf at email@example.com
New! Writing Instruction for Parents!
Would you like some guidance on helping your 3rd-5th grade student transition from writing a single paragraph to a 3-5 paragraph essay? Beginning Wednesday, February 21st, Mrs. Rosander and Mrs. Hayes will be showing parents tips and strategies to move young writers from a well-written paragraph to a well-written essay.
When: Wednesday, February 21st – Wednesday, March 21st. (5 weeks)
Where: Classroom E
Topics: Writing Process & the Well-Written Paragraph, Types of Essays & Organization, Opening Paragraph Starters, Transitions & Descriptive Words, Effective Closing Paragraphs.
New! Spring Friday Classes
Spring Friday Class Dates: 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9
Order Pizza for Spring Friday Lunches!
Snack Basket- Jr. ASB is selling school snacks and water during Friday Classes
Jr. ASB members will visit each 2nd-8th grade class during lunch on Fridays with a baskets of yummy snacks to sell. Snacks are always available in the office for purchase. Please see attached price list. Proceeds benefit 6-8th Grade Socials and Community Services.
Important Information – PLEASE READ BEFORE FRIDAY CLASSES BEGIN
- A copy of the student’s schedule emailed after online sign-up.
- Pencil, paper, and thin three holed binder (or folder with pockets)
- “Water and snack!!!!!! Bring a lunch if your student is staying all day or purchase pizza for them. The description and form is available below on the Newsflash.
- Friday Classes for 2nd-8th – 1st period starts at 9:00 sharp and 5th period ends promptly at 2:25.
- Friday Classes for TK-1, period 1 starts at 8:50 sharp and 4th period ends promptly at 2:40.
- For safety reasons, be sure to drop-off and pick-up your students on time.
- Please call the front office to report an absence and contact the teaching resource teacher. Students are expected to attend all Fall Friday Classes.
The 7th-12th grade drama club is in desperate need of two actors to fill in for the current play! Please check out the Drama Website for more info!
Please “Save the date” for the next Townhall/PEP meeting on Wednesday, February 28th at 1:30 pm.
Thank you to all of our parents that came out to vote on the new proposed VOPTAC bylaws.
After collecting all votes from all five sites, 60% were in favor of the VOPTAC bylaws and 40% were not. Since there was not a 2/3 vote in favor of the new proposed VOPTAC bylaws, the VOPTAC committee will be meeting to discuss the next steps.
Battle of the Books
There is a website you can go to that has questions to help you study for the Battle.
3rd grade – https://quizlet.com/55273608/battle-of-the-books-authortitle-matching-3rd-grade-flash-cards/
4th-6th grade – https://quizlet.com/210937870/2017-2018-battle-of-the-books-authortitle-match-grade-45-set-1-flash-cards/
6th-8th grade – https://quizlet.com/114103728/2017-2018-battle-books-practice-questions-flash-cards/
Final turn in date for Box Tops is Monday, February 26th! Please remember to come in with your box tops!
Winter Wednesday Classes
Note: If there is a gap in your student’s schedule where they do not have an assigned class, your student must be picked up and cannot just wait at the school. Sign ups closed.
The Winter Wednesday Class Schedule has several open classrooms available for parents looking for warm place to wait while their students are in class.
Please notice on the schedule that any classroom labeled “Table Meetings” is available for you to work with your children or just come in and wait. We do ask that you do not leave your students in a classroom without a teacher or parent to supervise.
Save the date! Elegant Evening of the Arts is coming on Friday, April 27th!
Auditions for Elegant Evening of the Arts will be held on Monday, March 5th, from 1-3:00 pm in Classroom BC.
Photos on Shutterfly VOCS Photo Site
Upcoming Field Trips
Click on our Tehachapi Field Trip webpage for more 2017-18 field trips. All money for field trips are due in CASH only.
New! Dewar’s Field Trip (50 person max)
Join us Tuesday March 6, 2018 as we visit Dewar’s Candy Shop and see the daily production of their World Famous Taffy Chews and Ice Cream!
FEES: $5.50 per person (Tour include a $1.00 gift certificate. Good on next visit) Also includes a scoop of ice cream (Your choice: Strawberry, Chocolate or Vanilla) and you get to enjoy one of the Taffy Chews right off the line!
MEET: 10:30 am –
DEWAR’S PRODUCTION CENTER
1120 Eye Street
Bakersfield, CA 93304
CONTACT: Elizabeth Small with any questions – firstname.lastname@example.org, (661)808-1265
SOGN UP: Sign up and pay your program fee with Darla in the front office.