GVES Weekly Update

November 9, 2018

Upcoming Events

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!

HSA Auction

“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 jennifertront@gmail.com

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

· B-Tan

· 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 erin.villone@gmail.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

Car Line drop off begins at 8:25am. Please do not allow students to exit your vehicle before there is an adult present. This helps to ensure the safety and supervision of your child. Thank you for your cooperation and assistance.

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

The online option to complete the emergency cards is now closed. A hard copy emergency card has been sent home for anyone who has not completed the online option. If you did not receive a hard copy emergency card please let us know. For any parent who still has not turned in an emergency card for each child, please do so immediately.
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World Diabetes Day

On Wednesday, November 14th, GVES is recognizing World Diabetes Day and wearing BLUE to bring awareness to Juvenile Diabetes and helping to turn "Type 1" into "Type None" by supporting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
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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.

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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 michaea@garnetvalley.org.

Donations Needed

Our Collaboration and Innovation lab is looking for donations of the following items:

-- Empty paper towel rolls (please no toilet paper rolls)

-- Empty wrapping paper rolls

-- Buttons

-- 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

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GVHS Performing Arts

The Garnet Valley High School Performing Arts Association will present High School Musical on November 15-17 at GVHS. HSM promises fun for all ages so bring the entire family to a show to support our amazingly talented and hardworking students! For tickets and information, visit www.gvhspaa.com.

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!

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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.


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

Parent Right to Know Information as Required by The Elementary and Secondary Education Assistance (ESEA) [Section 1112(e)(1)(A)] and the Every Student Succeeds Act [Section 1112(e)(1)(A)] is located here.
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Important Links

Harlem Wizards - Buy tickets here

VEFLS - Foreign Language Contact Person, kgardler@yahoo.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

Connect with GVES! Now Podcasting!

Please connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! If you would like to receive text alerts, please sign up here or text @jaguarmax to 81010. Also, check out our Jaguarmax Radio Podcast on iTunes!

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Est. 1997

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