The next Box Tops collection will be Friday 12/16.

Also you can now download the new Box Tops Bonus App to discover brands and retailers offering bonus Box Tops.  It’s simple, just download the app from your app store, login with your Box Tops login and password (or sign up if you don’t have one, make sure you choose Hidden Valley Elementary as your school to send the Bonus Box Tops to).   The offers will be listed, select the offer and then scan your receipt.  Your receipt will be processed and your Bonus Box Tops will be added to our earnings! Questions?  Email Kayo at



Thank you to those that participated in the last Dining for Dollars event at The Habit.  Congratulations to Ashley Ruvalcava for winning a $10 Ian’s Gift Card.  Thank you Ashley and family for participating in the last Dining for Dollars.

The next Dining for Dollars will be on Friday 12/16 through Sunday 12/18 at Kinder’s Meats located at 536 Center Ave in Martinez..  Please download the flier here and bring it with you when purchasing your meal, so that Hidden Valley will receive credit for your purchase.  Don’t have access to a flier?  Extras will be located in the office, or look for fliers to be passed out on Friday morning before and after school at various locations on campus.

Also bring your receipt into the school office and put into the Dining for Dollars box with your name, your child’s name, your child’s teacher and a phone number to be entered into a drawing to win a $10 gift card.

A drawing will be done at the end of the year with all the receipts turned in this school year for a four pack of movie passes.  The more receipts you turn in, the more chances you will have to win.  Questions?  Email Kayo at



Missoula Children’s Theater is coming to Hidden Valley Elementary January 30th-February 4th!  Missoula is a traveling theater group that works with our students. Missoula directors audition the children on Monday after school, rehearse with them after school through the week and perform to an audience on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon!  It’s a busy, action packed week and so much fun!  More details coming soon!

HELP NEEDED! We are currently seeking a host family or families for our directors.  Our two directors are in need of a clean, private room with phone access or good cell coverage for the dates of 1/29/17-2/5/17.  If you are interested in hosting a director or have connections to get a free or discounted hotel room for the dates listed, please contact Michelle Arnold at or by phone 415-999-1763.



See’s Candies will be available for pick up in A-Pod starting Monday, the 12th, after school gets out! Pick up times for the rest of the week are:
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday


Those of you who use daycare, please email me your child’s name and the daycare provider. By doing this, you are giving your daycare permission to accept your order.

Thank you all for helping support Hidden Valley!



Though many directories have been distributed, unfortunately, we under-ordered directories and some who paid have not yet received one. A new order has been placed, and we’ll get these to you as soon as we can.

Apologies for this inconvenience!  There will be extras available, so if you would like to buy one, bring $4 cash (in an envelope marked “directory”) to Gisele in the office.


Mt. Diablo Unified’s Homeless Outreach Program is working to promote happier holidays for homeless families

Annual donation drive directly benefits MDUSD homeless students and families


WHAT:  MDUSD Homeless Outreach Program for Education (HOPE) Holiday campaign


WHEN:  Now through December 9, 2016 for gifts and wish list items to allow for wrapping, packaging and delivery; and through December 16, 2016 for financial and gift card donations.



  • Mt. Diablo Unified School District Office, 1936 Carlotta Drive, Concord
  • Willow Creek Education Center, 1026 Mohr Lane, Concord
  • Mt. Diablo HOPE, 2730 Salvio St., Concord


BACKGROUND:  MDUSD is committed to addressing barriers to educational success for homeless students and ensuring the educational success of all students in the district. MDUSD’s Homeless Outreach Program for Education (HOPE) staff work with homeless families to reduce stressors and connect families with needed resources, including housing resources, employment assistance, health care and health insurance, mental health care services, and other supports.  Currently, there are close to 400 students identified as homeless within MDUSD.


The HOPE for the Holidays campaign connects sponsors with homeless families to help grant ‘wish list’ requests. Gift cards and tax-deductible donations are also welcome in supporting families during the upcoming holiday season.  Donors can help in the following ways:

  • Sponsor children in a family. Personal wish lists of students are posted at or by contacting Elsa Dalpiaz at or (925) 682-8000, extension 3054.
  • Buy gift cards that enable caregivers and youth to select their own items. Department store and grocery store gift cards can be mailed to or dropped off at Mt. Diablo HOPE, 2730 Salvio St., Concord, 94519.
  • Make a tax-deductible donation by sending a check to Mt. Diablo HOPE, 2730 Salvio St., Concord, 94519.
  • Donate new hoodies or sweatshirts for students. Please drop off or send to:
    • Mt. Diablo Unified School District Office, 1936 Carlotta Drive, Concord
    • Willow Creek Education Center, 1026 Mohr Lane, Concord
    • For online shopping, please send orders to Mt. Diablo HOPE, 2730 Salvio St., Concord


Each donation directly benefits homeless students and their families; donations of any amount are welcome and considered generous. For additional information, please contact James Wogan, Administrator, School Linked Services, Mt. Diablo Unified, at (925) 682-8000, ext. 3054, or


In accordance with the McKinney Vento Homeless Education Act (2002), HOPE staff assist schools, homeless shelters, and families and students to enroll students in school immediately; to remain in the school of origin for the duration of a school year; to obtain transportation to/from school, to obtain needed nutrition & free meals at school, and to have access to the same programs and opportunities available to all students, and to ensure that education is provided in the least restrictive environment.


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The Mt. Diablo Unified School District is one of the largest school districts in the state of California, with over 56 school sites and programs serving 150 square miles, including the cities of Concord, Pleasant Hill, Clayton; portions of Walnut Creek, Martinez and Pittsburg; and unincorporated areas including Lafayette, Pacheco and Bay Point. The district is among one of the more ethnically-diverse in California, with students and their families representing more than 50 languages and dialects.  Learn more at