GVES Weekly Update

February 1, 2019

Upcoming Events

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!

Go to the website for more information and to register.

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

Bingo Night - Thank you to all of our participants and volunteers. It was a fun night had by all!

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

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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

Parent Workshop

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Make a Difference Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for those who do exceptional work with students who have special needs. Please see the flyer below for more information. All nominations must be entered online.
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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.


Girls Softball

Spring is right around the corner, GV Softball will be hosting our annual clinic, Sunday, March 3rd from 10am-12pm for girls ages 6-14. As a team, our goal is to help increase players knowledge, skill, and passion for softball.

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.

Go Jags,

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Jaguarmax Radio Podcast

Want a chance to be on the podcast? Students can submit a book review here and you might get to read it and be on iTunes!

New episodes have been released! Check us out on iTunes.

Jaguarmax Radio Podcast on iTunes

Jaguarmax Radio Podcast Website

Important Links

After School Activity Dismissal Procedures - Dismissal Locations

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

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.

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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