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21 Day Kindness Challenge letter

21 Day Kindness Challenge letter Dear Teachers, Parents, Students, The 6th grade student leadership and Valencia School Student Council is excited to announce our 21 Day Kindness Challenge coming up right after Spring Break, on Tuesday, April 22nd.  We will have a kick off assembly at 1:40 on Tuesday in front of the whale mural. …

Calling all Lego Builders!

Calling all Lego builders! A new enrichment class is being offered after school for kids interested in building with legos. Students become Mini-Engineers, challenged to design new vehicles utilizing pieces from supplied cars. Over the course of the class students participate in experiments designed to demonstrate science and engineering concepts and laws such as gravity, potential…

The Mini Mermaid Running Club

The Mini Mermaid Running Club is here! Mini Mermaid Running Club is an after school running club open to all girls in 2nd through 6th grade.  Our mission is to teach every girl to lead a healthy life by listening to her inner voice, valuing her uniqueness, learning to love movement and discovering the finish line is…

Read Across America Day

   Valencia will celebrate Dr. Suess’ birthday on Friday, March 7 with our own Curl Up and Read Day. Students are invited to wear their pajamas, bring a pillow/sleeping bag,  and their favorite books and spend the day reading with their classes. There will be an assembly at the end of the day to celebrate students who…

Common Core Math Information Night, Aptos Jr. High, 6:30pm

There is an important invitation for 5th,  6th and 7th grade parents. You are invited to a math information night at Aptos Junior High School on March 6th starting at 6:30 in the gym. Come and hear about the Common Core State Standards and the math courses that will be offered at Aptos Junior High School for next year. This is an…

Lights, Camera, Action!

It’s Yearbook time! Please send in pictures you have taken of Valencia class activities and field trips to valenciayearbook@aol.com. If possible please include the teacher’s name if it is for a class activity.   Dig out your first day of school, harvest festival, art project, class party and field trip pictures and send them in by February…

Science Fair Open House

A group of UCSC science students met last night, Feb 6th, to choose the 5th and 6th Grade Science fair projects that will go on to our Santa Cruz County Science Fair.  Congratulations to these young science scholars!  Following is a list of the  students and their projects: 6th Grade Winners: Connor D. : Expanding Sabermetrics Jaden…

Valencia Receives California Distinguished School Invitation

Last week some very exciting news came to Valencia that really affirms the work we have been doing in reading. We are the only school in Santa Cruz county to be invited to apply for the California Distinguished School award this year; Valencia first earned this distinction in 2006. Every five years schools have the…

Valencia’s 10th Annual Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival this Saturday, 10/26  from 2:00-5:00 PM Tickets will be on sale after school outside the office starting on Wednesday. Please see attached document for complete list of activities and ticket options. Harvest Festival Activities and Price List