GVES Weekly Update
February 1, 2019
2/18: President's Day--Schools and Offices Closed
2/19-2/22: Safe Touch Program for 3rd & 4th Grades
2/22: Lunch Buddies - For those who are registered
2/23: DCIU Spelling Bee - Good luck to our contestants
Jaguar Jog Time Again
Get ready, Get Set, REGISTER!
Registration for the 5th Annual Jaguar Jog is now open.The afternoon of Family Fun will be held on April 28, 2019 from 1-4 pm. We will have the 5K and 1 mile races, along with entertainment by Charismatic Entertainment, field day games, Kona Ice and new this year - John Williams of RE/MAX Excellence will be raffling off a laptop computer! All who register and are in attendance are eligible to WIN the laptop! Other prizes include: a chance to win an iFLY gift card for all GVES students who run the 5K and water ice parties for the classes with the most participation!
If you are interested in sponsoring the event, please contact Jennifer Connolly. We are thrilled to have John Williams as our presenting sponsor and Charismatic Entertainment as our entertainment for the day! But we have plenty of room for more businesses to get involved.
Home and School Update
Jaguar Jog - Registration is now open at www.gvejaguarjog.com. Check out the website for race information along with volunteer and sponsorship opportunities. Sign up now for a guaranteed race shirt!
Book Fair - Mark your calendars for the Book Fair from February 27th to March 1st. The Book Fair will be open from 5PM-7PM on February 28th for Family Night!
Safe Touch Program
Delaware County Women Against Rape is pleased to return to GVES to offer their Touching Safety, Internet Safety, and risk reduction program to students. They will be presenting to 3rd and 4th grades from Feb. 19-22. Safety information is taught through a variety of formats including rhythm chants, role plays, and videos. They do not teach human sexuality and programming is not graphic or sexually explicit. Reinforcement material will also be distributed and is intended to be shared at home. If you have questions or concerns, you may contact Delaware County Women Against Rape at 610-566-4342.
Delaware County Poetry Contest
GVPAA Presents Annie
Leapin’ Lizards! The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage at Garnet Valley Performing Arts Association March 7-9. Based on Harold Gray’s popular comic strip, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of 7 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts with a can-do attitude, providing hope that tomorrow is only a day away with her tenacious spirit and infectious optimism. Through one small child persevering to find her family, she experiences the magic of New York City, makes friends with a President, and finds somewhere she can finally call home.
Come support the 200 students in grades K-12 on stage and the 50 plus students and staff in the crew and pit.
Our Annies are middle schooler Neala Carroll and GVE student Lauren Cusick and your GVHS seniors Annie Tunstall, Megan and Kelly McGarrey, Janice Argo, Jared Lynch, Tori Travetti, Abbey DiGravio, Jack Cervino, Mike Noone, Camille Bautista, Kiera Adams, Julia Kinnee, Kate Santangelo, Ryan Armani, Emma Rolecki, Corey Manzano, Sara Cripps, Daniel Avicolli, Sara Gigl, and Joey Rice will be starring and crewing their final show. Come out and support the performing arts!
As an added bonus there will be a Mamma Mia preview featuring the middle school chorus and some of your favorite staff and community actors. Join in the fun.
Tickets available at www.gvpaa.com
Make a Difference Awards
Garnet Valley CTC Quick Tip #26
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? Alcohol is the most widely used substance among America’s teens and young adults, posing substantial health and safety risks. Believe it or not, the average age for a first drink is 14 (Partnership for Drug Free Kids, find website address below).
· Teen brains are more vulnerable to alcohol. Research shows that the teen brain doesn’t fully develop until 25. Alcohol can alter this development, potentially affecting brain structure and function (Partnership for Drug Free Kids, find website address below).
· Underage drinking increases the risk of alcohol problems later in life. Research shows that people who start drinking before the age of 15 are four times more likely to meet the criteria for alcohol dependence at some point in their lives (Centers for Disease Control, www.cdc.gov)
Call to action… Take time to talk to your child about the expectations and strategies you have to keep them safe from underage alcohol use. Parties at home or at other people’s homes can present challenges if alcohol is present. Have a planned scenario or texted code word that allows you to intervene in your home or pick them up if they are at someone else’s house. Find more tips and information below.
Included for the girls will be a GV softball t-shirt, soft pretzel, and a gatorade.
Please spread the word and send out to any softball lovers in the area! Can't wait to see you there.
After School Activity Dismissal Procedures - Dismissal Locations
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