Concord Elementary

October 14, 2016

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Dates to Remember

October 31st - Halloween

November 2nd - Picture Re-takes

November 4th - Family Fun Night

November 8th - No School for Students

November 12th - 2:00 and 7:00 - GVHS Gym - Harlem Wizards Games

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100 Book Challenge

For 1st and 2nd graders, as of October 14, you should be on line 20 of your 100 Book Challenge log. Keep reading!

Reading Tip for Parents and Kids

What should you do when your child gets stuck on a word? Use these helpful word attack strategies to assist your child with reading unknown words.
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Activities and Events

Harlem Wizards

The Garnet Valley School District will be hosting their 2nd Annual Fundraiser featuring the Harlem Wizards. Due to the overwhelming success last year, there will be two games on Saturday, November 12th in the GVHS gymnasium. Game times are 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm. All proceeds from this event will go towards the GVSD Libraries, Labs, and Makerspaces.

Purchase tickets online at

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A voluntary foreign language program is offered at GVE in the morning before school starts. The registration information is here and also on our website.

Parenting Your Anxious Child or Teen to Be Less Worried, Happier and Calmer

Dr. Jeffrey Bernstein, back by popular demand, will lead a workshop for parents and caregivers of children and teens who suffer from anxiety, fears, nervousness, worry and shyness. Anxiety disorders can cause children to feel trapped in worries and avoid going places and participating in activities. These children are at a higher risk of performing poorly in school, missing out on important social experiences and engaging in substance abuse. However, those who get support and treatment can learn to manage their symptoms and live happier, more productive lives.

Dr. Bernstein will present parenting strategies from his upcoming book, Mindfulness for Teen Worry: Quick and Easy Strategies to Let Go of Anxiety, Worry and Stress (early fall 2017).

You will learn tips to help your child gain the skills needed to immediately stop worries from growing and taking over his or her life, including how to manage the four most common “worry struggles”:

  • School pressure
  • Coping with friendship and relationship problems
  • Improving body image
  • Handling family conflicts

Click link below for more information:

From the Office

Parking and Pick-Up/Drop-Off Procedures

Student safety is always our number one priority here at Concord. Please help us keep our parking lots safe by driving cautiously and not using a cell phone while driving. Thanks for your help!

The parking circle in the front of the school is used for buses to pick up and drop off students. Buses will be in the front circle at the following times:

  • Morning - 8:30-8:50
  • Mid-day - 11:20-11:40, 12:20-12:40
  • Afternoon - 3:00-3:20
Please do not park on the front traffic circle during these times!

Click here to review the student pick-up/drop-off procedures.

Insight - Substitute Teacher Program

The Garnet Valley School District is excited to partner with Insight to manage and provide our Substitute Teacher Program. For more info, please visit or call (856) 406-6015.

Photo/Videotape Release and Google Apps for Education Information

Please visit this page to review the school, student, and parent responsibilities for technology use.

Volunteer Clearances

Volunteers in schools are now required by law to have several clearances in order to ensure the safety and security of our students. Click here for information regarding these clearances and how they can be obtained.

Garnet Valley CTC

CTC Quick Tip

Garnet Valley CTC Quick Tip #6

Did you know? The Delaware County PAYS Summit will be held at the Drexel Brook Conference Center on Monday, 10/17/16 with registration beginning at 8am.

  • Dr. Kerry King will speak about the risks and protective factors impacting Delaware County’s youth from a teenage brain perspective.
  • Garnet Valley School District has been chosen to receive an award for our work with PAYS and CTC.
  • Garnet Valley high school students will be participating in panels, which address school and community issues and mental health concerns.

They will share the activities they are doing to make our school welcoming and affirming for all students.

Call to action… Attend the PAYS Summit on Monday, 10/17/16 or listen to the Podcast which will be posted on the GV CTC website. More information below.

Home and School Association

Check out our FACEBOOK page

Like Concord Elementary Home & School Association on Facebook to learn about all the upcoming fun events!


Thank you to everyone who has submitted their boxtop sheets for our current Drive. The class competition is VERY close. If you haven't had a chance to submit, there is still time!!! Please return your Box Top for Education sheets to your homeroom teachers by October 21st.

If you are interested in bonus opportunities to earn more for Concord, please consider checking out the new BOXTOP for Education Bonus App for your smartphone. Check out our Facebook Page for more details.

Yankee Candle Sale

Get your favorite fall and winter scent and support Concord Elementary School!! Sale starts Sept 30 and ends October 14. Purchase through catalog or online using code 99190630. Pick up will be at CES on stage during conferences. No items can be sent home with children. Questions? Contact Carrie Douglas

Family Fun Night

Bring the kids for some bingo fun!!


Flyer will be coming home soon with more info.