President Angie Vickroy
1st V.P. Michele Winter
2nd V.P. Nicole Peters
Treasurer Jessica English
Secretary Amy Johnson
Social Media Celeste Altus
Financial Secretary Melyssa Greenberg
Sergeant at Arms Lonnie Wickham
Non-Traditional Fundraising Kayo Alencastre
Volunteer Coordinator Janelle Navrat
Social Events Coordinator Dolores Escorcio
Co-Chair Kristina Ruiz
All In One Day 2016 Shashanna Kratz
Directory Leann Kovar
Scholastic Book Fair Amanda Bentley Moses
Red Ribbon Week Amanda Betti Co-Chair Melyssa Greenberg
Spell-a-thon Jessica Peckham
After School Programs Michelle Lotman
Family Events Tracey Rentner
Spirit Wear Kate Howes
See’s Candy Amanda Bentley Moses w/Dolores Escorcio
Missoula Michelle Arnold
Holiday Faire Amanda Quatacker and Kim Williams
Halloween Party Heather Santos
Campus Beautification Sakura Barrientos



The last day of school will be Friday, June 10th. Dismissal will be at 12:00 for grades 1-5.  A bag lunch will be available for those students who have already turned in a form.

Kindergartners will be dismissed at 11:15, and will not have lunch at school that day.


Thank you to everyone who participated in Dining for Dollars this school year.  Our winner for this month’s Dining for Dollars at Zachary’s Pizza is Alyssa Scallin.  Congrats for winning a $10 gift card to Jamba Juice.
The end of the year drawing was done for those that turned in the most receipts and our winner is Cole Usedom. Congratulations Cole for winning four movie tickets to Cinemark Theaters.  Thank you for Dining out and helping support Hidden Valley.
Thank you to those that participated this year and collected Box Tops. This year the school earned $1,800 and has earned approximately $700 that will go toward next year.  That’s approximately 25,000 Box Tops!  Great job.


Message from the school office:

For parents of incoming 2nd graders: The Martinez Masons provides backpacks for all incoming 2nd graders. If your child is starting 2nd grade in August, he or she will get a new backpack with supplies at the beginning of the school year.

If you are moving or your child is not returning to Hidden Valley next year, please contact the office manager, Kathy, to let me know where your child’s records should be sent for the next year? My email is and phone number is 925-682-8000 extension 84301.

Thank you and best of luck!

Kathy Kearins

Hidden Valley Office Manager




Dear Hidden Valley Learning Community,

And just like that it’s June. How quickly the time passes! The last day of school will be Friday, June 10th. Dismissal will be at 12:00 for grades 1-5. A bag lunch will be available for those students who have already turned in a form. Kindergartners will be dismissed at 11:15, and will not have lunch at school that day.

The final nine days of school promise lots of fun and excitement as we wrap up the year. Be sure to pay close attention to the activities listed in the PFC’s Monday Memos, as well as any information your child’s teacher sends home.

On May 27th we completed CAASPP testing. A huge thank you goes out to everyone in our school community who helped us complete testing in a smooth and successful manner. We are especially grateful to Michele Beach, our Intervention Specialist, who served as CAASPP Coordinator. Dina Oakes, our Technology Specialist (who is funded by our PFC) was instrumental in making sure that all the technology needs were met. Much appreciation also goes out to our teachers, instructional assistants, parents (who made sure children were well fed and rested), and the 3rd-5th grade students who gave it their very best effort. We look forward to seeing CAASPP results in August.

While summer is a great time to relax and have fun, it’s also important for children to maintain the academic skills they’ve worked so hard to build over the course of the school year. Any type of educational experience will benefit your child, and free choice reading is always a great option. You will still have access to the educational software that is available throughout the year (iReady, IXL, etc.), so please be sure to take advantage of these programs.

I encourage you to check out the reading program at your local public library. Hidden Valley librarian, Ryann Kuiper, has shared information with your child’s class about the program that is offered by the Contra Costa County Library.  Here is the link:

To obtain a library card please visit:

Thank you so much for all you’ve done to help your child(ren) have a successful school year. On behalf of all the teachers and staff at Hidden Valley, I wish you and your family a safe and enjoyable summer break.



Rich Gorton



“We have to have the mentality that we have to work for everything we’re going to get.”

-Stephen Curry


Ten more days of school left?! Where did the last month go? I’ll tell you where! Our Spring Book Fair started the month of May. Open house occurred during the week the Book Fair was open. Our second Magic Show was well attended. Fourth grade has continued their efforts to raise funds for their 5th grade camp trip. Lots of behind the scenes volunteer time, that’s for sure!

At our May PFC meeting, we scheduled June’s meeting to begin at 6:30 to accommodate the second (of 3) budget meeting. Allison Johnson formed the election committee. Jessica English and Rhea Karahalios reported an approximate profit of $9,800 from the Online Auction. The Spring Book Fair was officially scheduled. Movie night will happen on June 3rd and Peanuts will be shown. All-In-One Day volunteers will be needed on August 18th between the times of 8am and 8pm. The link will be available over the summer. Two funding requests were voted on and granted for: 1. Monica Brombacher for a listening center and 2. Donation Support for 5th grade. The first budget meeting followed our general meeting, and we got through 18 or our 42 line items. Thank you to those who attended, voted, and voiced opinions.

The Spring Book Fair had nearly $12,000 in sales! That’s slightly more than our Fall Book Fair. Great work Amanda Bentley Moses! Thanks for managing this fundraiser and thank you to all the volunteers and supporters who have helped raise funds for Hidden Valley’s reading incentive program.

Open house was an eventful night. The Book Fair was open and members of our 4th grade class sold treats to benefit their 5th grade camp trip while families visited classrooms. During this night we also voted on Site Council Members and PFC Board Members. Congratulations to all elected volunteers! Official results for your PFC Board will be announced at our PFC meeting on Tuesday, July 7th. Thank you to the chair of the election committee, Allison Johnson, and to the members of the election committee. Your time is greatly appreciated.

Last year a magic show was added to our Family Nights. This year, Dawn Kosmakos hosted our second magic show. I hear it was a great show with laughs, raffles, and entertainment. Thank you, Dawn! Thank you to all who attended, volunteered, and performed.

In our short (school) month of June, attend movie night in the MUR on June 3rd from 7-9 pm. June 7th at 6:30 pm in the Library we have our last PFC meeting of school year and our 2nd budget meeting. We have Contra Costa Cinemas summer movie tickets available for sale in which 100% of the proceeds go to your PFC. Fill out an order form available in the office.

With that, I sign off for the summer. Thank you for your continued support and congratulations to all graduates, parents, and teachers on a successful school year!




Angie Vickroy