SPEE / Field Trips

SPEE stands for Student/Parent Enrichment Excursion.

VVCP Outings for 2018-2019

General rules for signups:

SIGN-UPS: The Student Field Trip Permission Slip must be completed for every family, per field trip.  The parent must fill in all info, sign it, scan it, and email it to Lorraine (lurfer@valleyviewcharter.org) by the stated deadline. You may give it directly to your teacher, but emailing to Lorraine is faster.  Note that Leave and Return times refer to the start and approx end of the SPEE.  “Supervising teacher” means your IST.

DEADLINE: We must have the names of all participants (including parents) several weeks before a paid event. Failure to meet the stated deadline will result in no reservation for the student(s).

REMEMBER: if the slots are all filled before the signup deadline, you will be relegated to a waiting list, with no guarantee of attending, so early registration is advised. And some of these fill up fast!

FUNDS: All Student costs will be deducted from student budgets on the deadline date, with no refund if unable to attend.
When there are fees for non-students, such costs are the responsibility of attending families, to be paid at the door by the parent.

NAMES: Please indicate the names of all persons who will be coming, in addition to the student (for accurate tallies).  Students and one attending parent are listed on the form, but if other family members plan to come along, you will need to let Lorraine know in an email when you scan your form over to her.

DON’T BE LATE: Arrive at least 30 minutes early, to report in. (Be sure to account for possible traffic.)

–PARENT RESPONSIBILITY: All students attending a SPEE must be accompanied by his/her own parent.


–Questions? Contact Lorraine Urfer at  lurfer@valleyviewcharter.org

January:
#13   Friday, Jan 11:
Blackhawk Musem, 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville
TIME:
10:00am (till 12:15)
LIMIT: 25 students
GR:
grades K-12
COST:
Free
DEADLINE: FULL
https://blackhawkmuseum.org/
SPEE DESCRIPTION:
One hour tour of the “Spirit of the Old West” museum, and after a break, an hour tour of the Automobile collection.

#14   Wed, Jan 16:  Exploratorium, Pier 15 (Embarcadero & Green) San Francisco
TIME: 10:30am
COST: Free
DEADLINE: FULL

#15   Wednesday, Jan 30: Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St, San Francisco
TIME: 10:30am
LIMIT: 20 students
GR:
Gr K-6.
COST:
Free
DEADLINE:
Wed, January 16, 2019
http://education.asianart.org/school-programs/guided-gallery-tours
SPEE DESCRIPTION: 1 hour class on “Stories from China”. Families may roam the museum afterward, as well. Prepare for your visit by checking out this video with your students: http://education.asianart.org/school-programs/preparing-for-your-visit. For additional activities, visit http://education.asianart.org/explore-resources Search by keyword and filter by type of activity.

March:

#16   Thursday, March 7: Eugene O’Neill Natl Historic Site,
205 Railroad Ave, Danville
TIME:
10:00am
LIMIT: 25 persons
GR: grades 1-5
COST: Free
DEADLINE:
Filling up fast!
https://www.nps.gov/euon/
SPEE DESCRIPTION: This will be a Junior Ranger Program designed to engage younger students. The shuttle bus to the Oneill site includes guided tour of Tao House. 2 hours.

#17   Friday, March 8: Eugene O’Neill Natl Historic Site,
205 Railroad Ave, Danville
TIME: 10:00am
LIMIT:
25 persons
GR: grades 6-12
COST:
Free
DEADLINE: Mon, February 4, 2019
https://www.nps.gov/euon/
SPEE DESCRIPTION: The shuttle bus to the Oneill site includes guided tour of Tao House. 2 hours.

#18 Tuesday, March 26: School Train Ride: Cal RR Museum,
Old Town on  First St in Sacramento.
TIME:
11:00am
LIMIT: 30 students (45 persons)
GR: grades K-12
COST:
$150.00 = cost is divided by # of participants. May be some cost for extra adults.
DEADLINE:
Wed, January 23, 2019
https://www.californiarailroad.museum/education/school-resources
SPEE DESCRIPTION: 50 minute round trip ride. After 1:00, we will be meeting up at the Museum to enter as a school group. You will enter, taking your self-guided tour of the museum, till closing at 5.

April:

#19 Wednesday, April 10: Point Bonita Lighthouse & Nat’l Rec Area, Marine Headlands, Sausalito.
TIME: 10:30am
LIMIT:
30 students
GR:
Gr K-12.
COST: Free
DEADLINE:
Wed, February 27, 2019
https://www.nps.gov/goga/pobo.htm
SPEE DESCRIPTION:
Meet at the trail head to Point Bonita Lighthouse. The program includes a history walk of 2 miles round trip taking about 2-2 1/2 hours. Included is a history of the Golden Gate, its importance in history both economically and militarily. Also, a tour of the lighthouse and learn some of the fascinating history of the area.

May:

#20 Thursday, May 16: The Crucible, 1260 Seventh Street, Oakland
TIME:
11:00am-12:30pm
LIMIT:
30 students
GR: grades 4-12
COST: $9/student
DEADLINE:
Wed, January 30, 2019
https://thecrucible.org/
The Crucible is a nonprofit arts education center that fosters a collaboration of arts, industry, and community. The Demo Event
starts with a 10-minute welcome & safety talk, followed by a self-guided tour of the studio and its classrooms.
Demonstrations will be in areas such as glass flame working, blacksmithing and bicycles, and more!

 

COMPLETED SPEE outings:

#1 & 2: Friday, Sept 7, and Mon, Sept 10: Kimberly V Art, Concord
#3 Friday, Sept 14:
One Tribe Martial Arts, Concord
#4 Friday, Sept 21:
Rosie the Riveter, Richmond
#5 Friday, Oct 12: Presidio Archeological Dig, San Francisco
#6 Monday, Oct 15: Kids and Clay, 809A Allston Way, Berkeley
#7 Wednesday, Oct 17: Kids and Clay, 809A Allston Way, Berkeley
#8 Friday, Oct 26: Mission San Francisco Solano, 114 E Spain St, Sonoma and
#8a General Vallejo Home, 363 Third St W., Sonoma
#9 Friday, Nov 16: Lindsay Wildlife Experience, 1931 1st Ave, Walnut Creek
#10 Friday, Nov 30: Guide Dogs for the Blind, 350 Los Ranchitos Rd, San Rafael
#11 Wed, Dec 12, WALNUT CREEK ON ICE
#12 Dec 18 & 20, Exploratorium, Pier 15, SF

 

 

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