An e-newsletter from Valentine Hills Elementary School
January 29, 2024
Upcoming events at Valentine Hills
Mon, Jan 29
7:00 West Side Band Festival @ Irondale High School
Tue, Jan 30
7:30 Large Group Orchestra-5th Gr @ HVMS
Wed, Jan 31
7:30 Large Group Orchestra-4th Gr Summer @ HVMS
7:35 Large Group Band @ HVMS
Thu, Feb 1
7:30 Large Group Orchestra-4th Gr Fall @ HVMS
Fri, Feb 2
8:00 Bucket Drumming
- Feb 19: No School/Teacher Work Day
- Feb 22: 2nd gr Music Concert
- Mar 11-15: Spring Break/No School
Coming to the Building
If you are coming to VH to volunteer, pick up your child, have lunch with your child, or to have a meeting with a staff member, please be sure to always have your driver's license with you. We must have it scanned in to our security system. If you are picking up your child early and we don't know you, we will ask for your ID, too.
Communication Night Change
Our 2nd round of Communication Nights are coming up. Teachers will send out an email with links to sign up for a time. The first night will be Feb 29. The 2nd night was originally scheduled for Mar 5. Unfortunately, we have a scheduling conflict and have to move it to Mar 7. The district was just informed the MN Primary is scheduled for Mar 5 and by law, we can not have school events from 6-8 pm. that evening. Sorry for any confusion or confilcts this may present.
5th Grade Parent Night
Please save the date for the upcoming Middle School Transition Information Night at Highview Middle School. The event will be held on Feb 8 from 6-7 p.m.. On this evening you will have a chance to meet the 6th grade teachers, tour the building, and get a feel for what is to come for the middle school experience. Mark your calendars, we are excited to see you then!
If you have any questions, please call 651-621-6700.
PTO Winter Fun Day
The PTO would love to sponsor a Winter Fun Day - an evening or weekend day where we get together to celebrate Minnesota winter outdoors. We are looking for a committee interested in helping with the vision and execution. Please reach out to Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are willing to help out.
January 31: Step Right Up and Help Plan This Year's Carnival!
Join us in the VH lower flex space (outside room 115) on Wed, Jan 31 at 6:30 p.m. to help plan this year's carnival! We are looking for committee members and a co-chair to help plan the event on May 17. We need help with brainstorming, marketing, organizing, recruiting volunteers and more! Can't make it but still want to help? Reach out to Kara: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Carnival Raffle Prizes Needed
If you or someone you know has a connection to a business or organization who can donate an awesome prize to our carnival raffle, please contact Emelia: email@example.com.
Or, if you are able to contact businesses on our behalf, we would love some help! Please contact Emelia as well, if you're able to lend a hand.
Seeking Future Board and Committee Members
Are you looking to get more involved in making FUN things happen for students at Valentine Hills? If so, we are looking for some board and committee members to help fill roles for the 2024/25 school year. If you have an interest in learning more, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Know the Facts
According to the American Psychiatric Association, close to 40% of us are stressed about our own mental health, with 3 in 10 hoping to make changes in the new year by making a resolution. For some tips, ideas and suggestions on how to navigate this, please see the January blog from the mental health and chemical health team, “Let’s Talk About It-Happy New Year!”