Uthoff Valley Viking Voice

November 9, 2021

Important Information and Updates

Upcoming Events - November

11/11 - Veterans Day Parade

11/15 - 11/19 - Book Swap

11/15 - PTO Meeting - 6:00PM

11/18 - 3rd Grade Musical - 6:30pm - more to come soon

11/24 - 11/26 - No School - Thanksgiving Holiday

11/30 - UV Night at Sugarfire - 44&141

Catching Good Character - November - Perseverence

At Uthoff Valley it is our goal that students carryover and apply the Viking Virtues taught at school in their everyday life. We would like to provide the parents the opportunity to share examples of when their child is demonstrating our Viking Virtues at home or in our community.

Simply take a picture of your child displaying the character trait of the month (November is Perseverence) and email it to your child’s teacher with a short caption describing their actions (similar to Instagram). Pictures with captions will be displayed in the rotunda for everyone to see!

UV Annual Book Swap - Next Week!

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Food Collection - Rockwood's "Got Your Backpack Program"

Next week, November 8 - 12, students from Ms. Chamberlin's 5th grade class will be collecting items for Rockwood's Got You Backpack Program. They have set a school-wide of of 500 items. Thank you in advance for your generous donations!
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Virtual "Ever-Giving " Tree

Tis the season for giving! Not knowing what 2020 would hold, we transitioned the physical Evergiving Tree usually set up near the rotunda to Sign Up Genius in 2019. Crazy, huh??!! It's definitely proved to be more convenient for parents, as you don't have to visit school to choose tags off the tree.

Please join us in helping a couple of our fellow UV families during the holidays. We are requesting all gifts to be dropped off at UV (to the office) by Friday, December 10th. Please note: all gifts should be left unwrapped and marked/noted somewhere with the corresponding item number.


Thank you for your holiday spirit & generosity!

uPDATE - 8th Annual Veterans Day Celebration


Uthoff Valley students are encouraged to invite veteran guests to participate in our 8th Annual Veterans Day Celebration. This is our opportunity to honor and celebrate all who have served. In lieu of our traditional celebration, we will be hosting a Patriotic Parade.

The parade will take place on Thursday, November 11, 2021. Veterans will line up down Uthoff Drive (similar to arrival & dismissal) @ beginning at 9:45am; the parade will begin at 10:00am. You are encouraged to decorate your veterans' car with red, white & blue. The students will line the sidewalk around the bus lane to cheer on our veterans as they drive by.

Order Spirit Wear from the RSHS Entrepreneurship Class

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Free Viewing of "Don't Wait"

Rockwood Parents,

You can view the film DON'T WAIT for free now through November 28.

Addiction is Real's award-winning substance use prevention film, DON’T WAIT, was created to provide you with the knowledge and empowerment you need to immediately start implementing drug prevention in your home. Parents can’t afford to ignore the pressures their children face to try drugs and alcohol. From school hallways to social media to pop culture, your child lives in a world that encourages substance use.

Through interviews with parents, drug prevention experts, and one brave mother sharing her son’s story, DON’T WAIT offers you insights on:

  • Why it’s essential to talk to your kids early and often about the dangers of drugs and alcohol
  • How to best approach these conversations based on your child’s age
  • How and why 90% of addiction develops during the teenage years
  • Proactive measures you can take to prepare and protect your children from addiction
  • What to do if you spot signs of drug and alcohol use in your child
We appreciate that there are many important things you could do with your time. We promise that our 52-minute film will be worth your time and attention. Now, more than ever, it is critical that parents/caregivers understand how to care for their children’s mental health, as well as recognize signs of risky behavior.

To view the film:

1.) Go to https://vimeo.com/ondemand/dontwaitpromo
2.) Click on “Rent $10.00”
3.) You will be asked to log in or to create a Vimeo account by entering your name, email and password.
4.) Enter the Promo Code: ROCK2021
You can now watch the film at your convenience. Don’t forget to download the discussion guide to accompany the film at addictionisreal.org/dont-wait-discussion-guide.

Lili Schliesser

Pronouns she/her

Missouri Prevention Specialist & Certified Peer Specialist

Project Coordinator - Community Partners in Prevention


The winter months and holidays can be a difficult time for individuals and families.

The Rockwood School District Community is invited to attend a FREE virtual

workshop presented by Alive and Well Communities to learn more about Trauma

Awareness and Suicide Prevention.

This workshop explores the prevalence of trauma, the impact of trauma on health

outcomes; and how we can shift our perspective through the lens of trauma. This

workshop will also explore the links between trauma and suicide and how we can

understand, prevent, and respond to suicide through a trauma-aware lens.

This workshop is intended for Rockwood parents/caregivers, Rockwood School

District staff, and Rockwood School District partners.

Three times are offered on Nov. 16, 2021. View the flyer below for more details on how to register.

UV PTO: News and Updates

Spring Fundraiser Planning Meeting

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Book Swap - Volunteers Needed - Nov. 15 - 19

Volunteers are needed to help receive and sort books before the swap, set-up books, and work during the Book Swap to help students select perfect fit books! We will also need help packing up the remaining books! Thanks for helping UV students become strong readers!

UV 21 - 22 Buzz Book

Hello UV Viking families!

The 2021-2022 UV BUZZ BOOK is linked below! If at any time you need your information updated, removed, etc... Please contact us at uvrocks.viking.supp@gmail.com.

If you have any questions please reach out to us!

Volunteer Opportunities - We need your help!

Volunteers are a crucial part of the UV community! Here are a few areas where you can help:

Events Committee: Volunteers will help plan Fall Festival and Winter Wonderfest. Sign up here!

Spring Fundraiser Committee: Volunteers will help plan, organize, and publicize the spring fundraiser for Uthoff parents and friends. Sign up here!

Art Room Assistant: Volunteers help in the art room as needed on a monthly basis, mounting pictures, hanging art of walls, cutting and laminating paper, posters, etc. Sign up here!

Watch D.O.G.S: UV dads, granddads, uncles or any significant male in a UV student's life plan events especially for them and their kids. Sign up here!

Stay Connected at UV!