A packet of information regarding All-in-One Day went home on Friday. Only one packet per family was sent home. Information in this packet will need to be brought back to All-one-One day which will be on Friday, August 21. If for some reason you did not receive a packet, please contact Kayo at Below, you will find two of the flyers included in the packet.  All forms and flyers will be posted on for your reference on our EVENTS page. 


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Innisbrook continues to support Hidden Valley!

Did you know you can still shop for your favorite Innisbrook products and raise money for our school?  It’s true!  All you do is log on to, enter our school code 102531, click in the tab “friends and supporters shop now”, and you’re all set.  When you or family/friends buy items, a portion of the proceeds comes back to the HVPFC!



Dear Hidden Valley Learning Community,

It’s hard to believe it is June already. How quickly the time passes! The last day of school will be Thursday, June 11th. Dismissal will be at 12:30 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.

This Thursday, June 4th, Hidden Valley’s English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) will host its 2nd annual Multicultural Potluck Celebration in the Multi-Use Room from 6:00-9:00 pm. It will be a great evening with delicious food, talented performers, and other fun activities. You’re encouraged to bring a dish to share and dress in traditional folkloric clothing. To RSVP, please contact Yazmin Llamas-Morales at (925) 330-1145, or

Summer is a great time to check out the reading programs at the local public library. Hidden Valley librarian, Ryann Kuiper, has shared information with your child’s class about the programs, so I would encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity.  Below is the link for the Summer Reading program at all Contra Costa County Libraries.
To obtain a library card please vist:

In the fall our district will be introducing a newer, enhanced version of HomeLink Parent Portal. Some of the newer features will include better support for mobile devices, language translation options, as well as visuals of student progress for classes using the grade books. MDUSD will be switching over to the new version of HomeLink Parent Portal this summer (2015). More information will be available on the website during the summer, and at All-in-One day, which will be held on Friday, August 21, 2015.

Thank you for entrusting us with your child(ren). Our goal is to help all students reach their full potential. We appreciate all you have done this school year to support your child’s success at Hidden Valley.

Have a safe and enjoyable summer break!


Rich Gorton

Meet Mrs. Moras

Meet Mrs. Moras
Thanks to fourth grader Erin Hurley, who interviewed office staffer, Mrs. Moras for this month’s newsletter.
Where did you grow up, Mrs. Moras?
 • I grew up in Seattle, Washington and then moved to Concord when I was 8.
Where did you graduate from college?
• I graduated from Cal State East Bay with a degree in criminal justice.
Who is your favorite superhero?
• Iron Man.
What activities do you like to do in your spare time?
• I like to go shopping and read.
What are the goals you have achieved?
+My college degree.
Do you gave any kids?
• I have 2 kids who are twins.


Congratulations to all of the new PFC Executive Board Members for the 2015-20156 school year. We really appreciate your willingness to step up and help make Hidden Valley Elementary the fantastic place it is. The new board members are:
President: Angela Vickroy
1st Vice President: Rhea Kaharalios
2nd Vice President: Kathleen Barsetti
Treasurer: Roxanne Blake and Kim Van Den Baard
Meeting Secretary: Allison Johnson

Media Secretary: Celeste Altus
Financial Secretary: Rania Shuheiber
Non-traditional Fundraising: Kayo Alencastre
Sergeant-at-Arms: Lonnie Wickham
Volunteer Coordinator: Laura Kelty

Social Events Coordinator: Erin Martin

PFC President’s June Letter

“Summer is coming…”
—said no one ever on Game of Thrones
Dear Hidden Valley Families,
It’s hard to believe that the end of the year is right around the corner and that this is the final message that we’ll be writing to you as Co-Presidents. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our hard-working volunteers who made a huge difference at Hidden Valley this year. Whether you signed up to work for an hour at an event, or whether you took on a PFC Board or committee position, please know that your commitment is appreciated. Without our community of volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to provide our students with many of the necessities and ‘extras’ that have disappeared, in recent years, due to budget cuts; as well as the fun events that the kids (and parents) enjoy. Thank you all so very much!
Thank you to all who voted for the 2015-2016 PFC Board at Open House. We’d like to extend a warm welcome to the 2015-2016 PFC Board, and we wish them a successful and fun year!
There is one more PFC meeting this school year, and it’s an important one; we will be discussing and planning the PFC Budget for next year, so please join us on Tuesday, June 2nd, at 6:30 pm, in the school library. We will also be selecting committee-position chairs, so we can begin planning another fun and eventful year at Hidden Valley. If you are interested in learning more, please attend the meeting or contact us.
Again, thanks for all you do. It has been our pleasure serving as PFC Co-Presidents this year!
Thank you,
Sandra Muller and Angie Vickroy


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JUNE 4, 2015,

International food, dances, clothing, art and music

Please RSVP for a table if you’d like to share food, traditions, clothing etc from your respective country. Display boards will be provided, so RSVP soon in order to get your board ahead of time.

Contact Yazmin Llamas, coordinator – or 925-330-1145




HELP US BY SORTING YOUR TRIMMED, UN-EXPIRED BOX TOPS INTO SANDWICH BAGS OF 50. (Each Box Top is worth 10 Cents!) You can also tape them on to this collection form – BTFE_collection_sheet_50_color

(Please do not send expired tops as BoxTops will not accept them)