GVES Weekly Update
November 9, 2018
11/14: School Store
11/14: 3rd Grade American Education Visits 9:30-10:30
11/14: World Diabetes Day--Wear Blue
11/15: 4th Grade American Education Visits 9:30-10:30
11/15: Turkey Trot During Recess
11/16: Display My Art Ends
11/16: GV Spirit Day
11/16: 5th Grade American Education Visits--See Below for Teacher Times
Home & School News
Annual Auction – Tickets Available at the Door - $45pp!
“Passport to Paradise”
TONIGHT! November 9th, 2018 7pm to 11pm
Please join us for a night of dinner, dancing and bidding! Fantastic auction items will be offered including unique school opportunities and valuable community items.
To purchase tickets visit - http://bit.ly/GVEauctiontickets
More information visit - http://bit.ly/GVEAuctionInfo
Want to make a donation? http://bit.ly/GVEauctionDonation
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Classroom Baskets will be finalized this week! If you haven’t had a chance yet and would like to donate to your child’s classroom basket, contact your Homeroom Parents! These are offered for bidding at the Auction!
We would like to thank our auction sponsors! Please support these local businesses that have supported GVE!
· John Williams, Remax Excellence
· Sun East Charitable Foundation
· Adams Investor Group
· Garnet Valley Sports & Spine
· Heaven’s Law Office
· KAO Jewelers
· Real Property Management Tri State Area - the leader in HOA and property management
· My Buddy Maintenance Team - help with your ‘honey-do’ list
· Josh Twersky, CPA
School Store - Our next school store is Wednesday, November 14! Students can shop at recess for items ranging from 50 cents to $3.00.
David’s Cookie Dough Fundraiser- has been extended! Taking orders through 11/14 for delivery on 11/16. Get your orders in now for these delicious bake-at-home treats!
Display My Art Fundraiser – Get your child’s art imprinted on shirts, mugs, water bottles, coasters, ornaments and just about anything! They make great holiday gifts for grandparents, aunts & uncles, and even for your child! Information will come home with your child. Fundraiser ends November 16th and products will be delivered in time for the holidays!
If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering please contact Erin Villone at email@example.com. Have a great week!
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences are on November 19, 20, and 21.
The first trimester ends on December 7 and progress reports will be available on December 14.
Please contact your child's teacher if you still need to schedule a conference.
Car Line Safety & Morning Drop Off
A reminder that students who are dropped off after 8:55 MUST be walked into the building and signed in by a parent as they will be late.
Emergency Cards Update
World Diabetes Day
Display My Art
Families have until midnight (EST) on 11/16/2018 to place orders and qualify for FREE shipping anywhere in the Continental US. They can place multiple orders and ship gifts to family and friends while still taking advantage of FREE shipping.
Late orders placed after 11/16/2018 are always accepted online and over the phone with home delivery and an additional shipping charge.
Helping Hands Club
GVES Helping Hands will be collecting non-perishable food and grocery store gift cards from November 12-30. All donations will go to The Loaves of Love Food Pantry, which serves a number of families in the Garnet valley School District. Students can bring items into their homerooms and Helping Hands will come around and collect them. For more information, please contact Andrea Michaels at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Empty paper towel rolls (please no toilet paper rolls)
-- Empty wrapping paper rolls
-- Scraps of material
Donations can be dropped off in the main office.
American Education Week Visits
GVES celebrates American Education Week with visits to our school!
Parents/Guardians may visit according to the schedule below. Please do not bring siblings or other young children. There is no need to RSVP and clearances are not needed to visit. We hope to see you here soon!
Wed. - Nov. 14 - 3rd Grade - 9:30 to 10:30
Thurs. - Nov. 15 - 4th Grade - 9:30 to 10:30 (starts in math class, be sure to know the math teacher)
Fri. - Nov. 16 - 5th Grade - See teams below:
Team A - Chiodo, Gamler, Magrann, Slavin - 11:00
Team B - Conley, Cywinski, Jarema, Travers - 9:00 to 10:00
Team C - Carey, Meehan, Ong, Shank - 10:00 to 11:00
School News Episode Six
GVHS Performing Arts
Tickets are available at https://www.gvhsperformingarts.com/.
And they are selling quickly. We may not have any at the door this time. So buy them while you can!
Red Cross Blood Drive
The American Red Cross has a need for blood donors.
We need you to help the American Red Cross and local hospital patients by donating blood at the
Garnet Valley Elementary School blood drive on November 19.
WE STILL NEED 30 DONORS TO SIGN UP!
Please roll up your sleeve to help local hospital patients.
Sign up today and learn more about the Rapid Pass program to make your donation quicker.
If you have already signed up for the blood drive, thank you!
Please pass this email along to friends and family.
Garnet Valley Elementary School Blood Drive
Monday November 19
To sign-up go to www.redcrossblood.org
And enter sponsor code: gves
Garnet Valley CTC Quick Tip #12
The results are back from the 2017 Pennsylvania Youth Survey for Garnet Valley’s 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th graders. We also have results from 2013 and 2015.
The results of this anonymous survey are self-reported and represent 83.9% of our students.
Did you know? We got some good news from our PAYS results for 2017. The statistic for Binge drinking in the past two weeks for 12th graders has decreased from 30% in 2013 to 19% in 2015 to 16% in 2017. Binge drinking means having 5 or more alcoholic drinks in a row. We are now 2 percentage points lower than the state. Our 10th grade statistics for Binge drinking are even more positive. We went from 10% in 2013 to 12% in 2015 to 3% in 2017.
Call to action… Keep talking to your children about the dangers of underage alcohol use. Binge drinking is a big deal. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) reports that:
· Binge drinkers are 14 times more likely to report alcohol-impaired driving than non-binge drinkers.5
· About 90% of the alcohol consumed by youth under the age of 21 in the United States is in the form of binge drinks.6
Please see below for more information from the CDC.
Parent Right to Know Information
VEFLS - Foreign Language Contact Person, email@example.com or 610-717-2755
Cafeteria Information - Menus and Payments
GVES Yearly Calendar - Important Dates
Safe Arrival - Attendance Reporting App
GVSD App - Download app here
MySchoolBucks - Online Payments
District Text Messaging Opt-In - Registration Info