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Teal and white now official Vallecitos colors

Joe Naiman

Village News Reporter

Teal and white are now the official colors of Vallecitos Elementary School.

The Oct. 10 meeting of the Vallecitos School District board included a 3-0 vote, with Terese Kristensen absent and one vacant seat, to adopt a resolution which recognizes teal and white as the official colors of Vallecitos Elementary School.

“It’s formally establishing the school colors as teal and white,” said Vallecitos School District Superintendent and Chief Business Officer Meliton Sanchez.

“We are excited about that,” Sanchez said. “There was some confusion about what the school colors were.”

School and district administration members sought input from students, school staff and members of the Rainbow community. The choice of teal and white, which represents the sea and the Viking spirit (Vallecitos’ nickname is the Vikings), was the most popular choice by a significant margin.

Shirts with the teal and white colors will be given to all Vallecitos Elementary School students. The school district will also be ordering teal and white uniforms for the Vallecitos athletic program, although those will not be ready when Vallecitos hosts a soccer tournament for small middle schools and K-8 elementary schools on (if weather permits) Oct. 26.


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