GVES Weekly Announcements
May 22, 2020
Happy Memorial Day weekend families!
We are excited to update the plans and add an additional ‘bright spot’ for our student belonging pick up on June 8th and 9th! Families will follow the detailed map located below for material pick up but then also have an option to route through the middle school parking lot for a ‘Teacher Wave’! GVES faculty, if available, is invited to the grassy dividers in the middle school parking lot to give ‘socially distanced’ waves, virtual hugs, and smiles to families as they exit the school grounds in their cars. We respectfully ask that families remain in their cars and continue with the flow of traffic. We hope that this opportunity adds a few moments of closure and compassion to the 19’-20’ school year. Additionally, the Garnet Valley Elementary community pays tribute on this Memorial Day to the memories of the men and women who served in the U.S. military and have passed. We honor them throughout our extended holiday weekend. Thank you as always for continuing to grow and learn with us!
Mrs. Jones & Mrs. Conley
Teacher Wave Map
GVES Student Belonging Pick Up
Over the next couple of weeks, our staff will organize all of your child’s belongings and place them in bags for pick up. The items will be ready to be picked up on Monday, June 8th or Tuesday, June 9th. In order to keep everyone safe and have our pickup process run as smoothly as possible, we ask that you please follow the processes and schedule outlined below.
Prior to arriving at GVES, please write your child’s name and his/her homeroom teacher’s name on a piece of paper. Place your district-issued iPad, any borrowed books/textbooks/items from classrooms or the library in your trunk.
Enter GVES via Station Rd. and stay to your right like you are proceeding into carline.
As you approach our cafeteria doors display the paper with your child’s name.
When you pull up, pop your trunk and a GVES staff member will retrieve any returned items and place your child’s belongings in your trunk.
Additionally, we ask that you follow the schedule below and choose the day that works best for your schedule. If you have more than one student in our building we will happily provide both students’ materials at the same time.
9-11 3rd Grade
11-1 4th Grade
1-3 5th Grade
9-11 3rd Grade
11-1 4th Grade
1-3 5th Grade
Nurse's Office Update
I hope this note finds you and your family doing well--staying healthy and safe.
As you know, staff were in this week doing room clean-out and gathering of students' items. In the Nurse's Office--we are doing the same thing.
If your child has an epipen or inhaler for allergy or asthma conditions--these will be included in their homeroom bag for pick-up in June. I've also included any OTC medications for this distribution method. Parents of students who have specific medications will be contacted individually.
Dental Exam: If you received a letter stating that we do not have a dental exam on file for your student--please take time to fulfill this requirement when DR's offices are up to normal operations. For those of you that submitted permission for the school Dentist to examine your child--this will NOT occur under the current circumstances--so please plan to have your child seen by your family dentist. If needed--these forms can be found on the GV website.
Physical Exam: ALL 5th grade students will need a current physician's exam for entering 6th grade. If you have already submitted this form to me--it has been recorded in your child's health file.
If you received a letter stating that we need a physical exam on file--please have this done at your earliest convenience and send it via the SNAP portal or mail.
As always--if you should have any questions or concerns, please contact me at:
Lastly, THANK YOU to the many students who wrote in to wish me a Happy School Nurse's day on Wed. It brought much joy to my heart!
Take care and thanks for your attention to these health concerns..
GVES School Nurse
3rd grade - band & orchestra information
Another great performance by our music department!
Elementary iPad Program for 2020-2021 School Year
All K-5 students will receive an iPad this summer to use at school and at home. In order for your child to receive his/her iPad, a parent/guardian must sign off on Garnet Valley’s Acceptable Use Policy, iPad Care, and decide if they would like to purchase insurance for the device. All parents must complete this process for their child to receive an iPad.
There is NO charge for this iPad. However, if parents would like to purchase insurance for accidental damages, they can now do so. So that we can offer families the lowest possible rate, Garnet Valley has partnered with Edvative, an educational non-profit, to assist with this program.
This program is optional and offered to Garnet Valley families who want the peace of mind of having their child’s iPad insured for accidental damages for the 2020-2021 school year.
END OF YEAR RESIDENCY CHANGES AND STUDENT WITHDRAWS
Please contact Kim Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org if any of the circumstances below apply to your family so that you can be sent the appropriate paperwork and instructions.
1. You have moved/are planning to move within the District before the start of the 20/21 school year. Note: ALL change of address paperwork requires 2 proofs of residence.
2.You are planning to withdraw your student from GVES at the end of the 19/20 school year.
5th grade promotion
Dear 5th Grade Families,
Save the date! We would like to invite all 5th grade families to attend the 5th Grade Promotion Assembly via webinar on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. as we recognize students for their accomplishments and wish them well as they officially become the class of 2027.
A link to access the assembly will be shared through alma a day prior to the event. All certificates will be emailed home after the assembly.
We look forward to sharing this event with our students, families, and staff.
YEARBOOK ORDERING has reopened. The new deadline is Sunday, May 24. Simply visit www.barksdalephoto.com. Use order code 08050YB. Since school grounds are closed all yearbooks must be shipped to home. See attached flyer for more information.
Just a reminder that our school still collects Box Tops to earn cash for our school! Going forward, there is a new state of the art way to submit your Box Tops. Simply download the Box Tops for Education App on your smart phone, select Garnet Valley Elementary School, and scan your receipts! The GVE HSA thanks you for your support!
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS:
The HSA is getting ready for an exciting 2020-2021 school year and we need your help. Please fill out the attached google form to indicate your volunteer preferences for next year.
This email brings you the final episode of School News for the 2019-2020 school year. Thanks for watching and sharing.
Your SN Crew wishes you an awesome summer!
ELEMENTARY GRADES - MOVING FORWARD
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Garnet Valley CTC Quick Tip #37 Mental Health Help
Did you know? Delaware County has a free mobile mental health emergency service. It is called the Delaware County Crisis Connections Team aka the Mobile Crisis Team. They are a 24/7 service in Delaware County that can be reached at 1-855-889-7827 for all ages. In the event of a mental health crisis or if you have a question about what would constitute a mental health crisis – make the call. A trained mental health clinician will answer your call and guide you through a process of assessing your situation, intervening as necessary, and helping you access services which could include coming to you if needed.
Call to action… So often in Garnet Valley our students alert their parents when they are concerned about a friend’s mental health. Garnet Valley is a caring community. During the Covid -19 pandemic counselors, teachers, administrators, the Social Worker and SAP Coordinator are available during school hours to guide you. But a dilemma can occur when school is closed. Rather than wait, call the Mobile Crisis Team at 1-855-889-7827 with your concerns. They will guide you through the appropriate steps. You do not have to hold concerning information about the safety of our students and families.
Learn more about this service and other crisis prevention and intervention resources in Delaware County by clicking below.