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Events and Updates for December from VCHC, your friendly, neighborhood co-op.

Lunchtime Christmas Co-Op Party, December 11

This is the party of the year at VCHC! Everyone looks forward to our annual Lunchtime Christmas Social and Gift Exchange, as it is always filled with good food, gifts, and tons of laughter. This year will be no exception to the fun. Here are some important announcements about this day:

  • Buffet (covered-dish) lunch will be served.

  • Participating students will enjoy a "secret-student" gift exchange at the end of lunch. This is optional, so please let Bethany Pinkard know if your child will not be participating by email at:, as soon as possible.

  • Participating Tutors/Volunteers/Assistants/Parents will also have their own gift exchange during this time! We had a blast last year!

  • Lunch will take place from 12 p.m.-1 p.m. (1 full hour).

  • Please look out for the food sign-up list, in your email in-box, coming out soon.

  • Name drawing for gift exchange will take place next week (12/4) so everyone has time to purchase a gift. Email to follow, from Event Committee, with details.

Silly Sweater Day, December 11 - All Day

Students and adult members are welcome to wear their silliest Christmas/Holiday sweater to co-op on 12/11. The student wearing the silliest sweater will receive a prize at lunch and get their picture in the yearbook!

Medieval History Movie Day, December 11:

Students registered for 3rd-4th and 5th-6th grade Medieval History, 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. will enjoy the movie "Cathedrals" in Room 9 on December 11 during their regular class period. The movie will begin promptly at 9 am (unless all students are present prior, then we will begin early). This movie is expected to run the full 60 minutes. Students will arrive for their 10 a.m. class period about 5 minutes late. Please contact Holly Benavidez or Mary Vazquez for questions or concerns.

Christmas Concert and Art Show, December 18th

VCHC will hold its 2nd Annual Christmas Concert and Art show on December 18th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This event includes a concert, student art show, and a reception with light refreshments served. All are welcome, so please feel free to invite family and friends to this event. Attire is semi-formal, and formal for performing students (choir and piano students). Performing students should arrive to the sanctuary no later than 5:30, quietly find a seat up front, and wait for tutor instructions. The sanctuary will be open to members and guests at 5:55 p.m. Program will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.

Parents, please check your email in the coming days/week for the rsvp and food sign-up sheet concerning this event.

Art 9/12 students: please arrive to the social hall no later than 10 a.m. on this day (12/18) for art show set-up. You will be working, so wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle with you. This is a requirement for all registered Art 9/12 students, so please arrive on time as we will need a full two hours to complete the display. Please notify Holly Benavidez if you have any questions or concerns. Scheduled work time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

VCHC - Christmas Break

Our last day of regular co-op will be on December 11th. We will return for our spring semester beginning January 8th, 2019.


If you would like to include something in the VCHC newsletter, please email Holly Benavidez at, with your completed announcement, and it will be included in the next update for VCHC. ;) Thank you!

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