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


#20 Thursday, May 16: The Crucible, 1260 Seventh Street, Oakland
30 students — LMK if you want to be on a waitlist for this final field trip.
GR: grades 4-12
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!



#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
the 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
#13 Friday, Jan 11: Blackhawk Musem, Danville
#14 Wed, Jan 16:  Exploratorium, Pier 15, San Francisco
#15 Wed, Jan 30: Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St, San Francisco
#16 Thu, Mar 7: Eugene O’Neill Natl Historic Site, Danville
#17 Tu, Mar 26: School Train Ride: Cal RR Museum, Sacramento.
#18 Wednesday, Apr 10: Point Bonita / Marin Nat’l Rec Area, Sausalito.
#19 Fri, Apr 19: SF Film Fest @ Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Avenue, Oakland