Tahoe Valley Times

Keeping Up with the Thunderbirds - April 17, 2022

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Dates and Details

This Week

April 18-22 Book Fair & Read-a-thon

April 22 Earth Day! Let's celebrate Earth Day! Hats off to Mother Earth... wear a hat and/or green!

In the Distance

May 3rd STMS Family Middle School Info Night

5:30-6:00 Informational Session for incoming 6th graders and parents

6:00-8:00 STMS Open House- Parents and students can visit 6th grade classrooms and visit with teachers & se the amazing projects completed by students this year

May 28-30 Memorial Weekend (No School May 30th)

June 2 Minimum Day - Elementary Open House

June 3rd Author Visit & Assemblies

June 22nd Last day of school

Spring Read-a-Thon & Book Far This Week!

We are excited to announce that it is time for the annual Tahoe Valley Elementary Read-a-Thon and Book Fair!

The Read-a-Thon has two goals:

#1- Encourage students to read and discover the joys and excitement that can be found within books. Each student will keep a Reading Log for the week and record the books/minutes they have read. There are prizes and incentives for their reading!

TK-2nd Grade– If a child reads:

  • 10 books = They will receive a special READING RECOGNITION Badge

  • 25 books or more = a READING MEDAL to keep for always showing their reading prowess!

3rd-5th Grade– If a child reads:

  • 15 minutes a day (75 minutes total) = They will receive a special READING RECOGNITION Badge

  • 30 minutes a day (2 ½ hours total) = a READING MEDAL to keep for always showing their reading prowess!

#2- Raise funds to support Tahoe Valley programs for ALL students. 100% of the money fundraised goes back to the school for field trips, assemblies, class activities, and other school sponsored events. There are prizes and incentives for students’ fundraising efforts too!

SCHOOLWIDE GOALS– If the students raise:

  • $2500 schoolwide = EVERY student will earn a FREE BOOK from the Book Fair.

  • $4000 schoolwide = Dance Party at school with Glow Sticks and an Ice Cream Party

We hope you will support and encourage your child to continue fundraising until Monday, April 25th. We do not recommend fundraising door-to-door, but rather encourage your child to contact family members, friends, co-workers, etc. Students should never fundraise without an adult present. The most important thing is student safety!

Thank you for your support, and happy READING and fundraising!

Sincerely, Tahoe Valley PTA

Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour

Mark your calendars! You’re invited to attend the Sierra Nevada Alliance’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour - Friday, April 2022. Join us at Lake Tahoe Community College for this family-friendly event. Can’t make it to the live screening? The show is also virtual. Visit sierranevadaallia.org/wsff for details and get your tickets today!

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Volunteer Update

We are excited to invite volunteers back into our classrooms! This assumes that our school COVID numbers remain at an acceptable level. All volunteers must complete the following volunteer registration tasks prior to starting:

  • Volunteer Registration Form

  • Code of Conduct/Confidentiality Form

  • Sex Offender Check Authorization Form (to be checked via Megan’s Law)

  • Copy of Current ID

  • TB Questionnaire (Can be completed with an appointment with our school nurse)

  • Copy of valid COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card

This packet is available at the school or you can access the packet here. Volunteer Packet

Please note that this entire packet must be completed and cleared prior to any volunteering (turn in to your school secretary at least a week before your first volunteer day).

You must arrange a designated time for volunteering with your child’s teacher.

Updated LTUSD 2021-22 Calendar


Come check out our Tahoe Valley Facebook page! This is where you can find information and we celebrate our students and school community! You can find us at: facebook.com/TVThunderbirds

Communication is very important in any successful organization, and my goal is that families always feel well -informed about everything Tahoe Valley.

Also, as your principal, my door is always open. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. I appreciate your feedback and look forward to connecting this year!

Community Announcements

LTCC Youth & Teen Summer Camps accepting registration now. Welcome to CONNECT Summer Camps! The attached listing includes many of your favorites and also a fresh look at others. Be sure to check out the new design format for our middle school STEM Camp Medley, acting, art, outdoors, and much more!

Youth & Team Summer Camps Brochure

For all staff or students who have been exposed to a positive Covid case or are symptomatic, COVID TESTING is now being provided by CDPH at Al Tahoe school in the Elevated Portable - P1 every Tuesday through Friday from 7:30am - 2:00 pm. (Closed for lunch 11-11:30)

Individuals are required to register only once for all testing for the duration that it is available during this school year.
Note that a consent form will be required for minors and is part of the registration.
Here are the registration links for Lake Tahoe Unified - Al Tahoe:
Staff testing link
Student testing link

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LTUSD Vision: Discover & foster the unique talents and potential of all students