Uthoff Valley Viking Voice
November 16, 2021
Important Information and Updates
Upcoming Events - November & December
11/18 - 3rd Grade Musical - 6:30pm - *Masks are required inside all Rockwood buildings.
11/23 - CrAzY HaIR DaY - for reaching our schoolwide goal of collecting 500 food items!
11/24 - 11/26 - No School - Thanksgiving Holiday
11/30 - UV Night at Sugarfire - 44 &141
12/2 - All Pro Dads meeting
12/10 - PTO Winter Wonderfest, 6-7:30pm - Details to come soon!
12/15 - UV Night at 3 Margarita's
12/22-12/31 - No School, Winter Break
1/3 - School Resumes
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!
Mrs. Schenck's Students showed perseverence composing and decomposing shapes. It was hard and they didn’t give up!
Anti-Bully Week at UV - November 15 - 19
It's so important to have an ongoing anti bullying program that reaches everyone in our school and helps create a culture of kindness. Educating children about anti-bullying and how to deal with it is essential and should start at a young age in order to prevent this negative behavior.
At Uthoff Valley we have a strong social emotional learning curriculum that focused on kindness, peaceful problem solving, relationship skills, and self & social awareness. In addition, Ms. Plunkett, our school counselor teaches specific lessons focused on anti-bullying.
During the week of November 15 - 19 the focus at UV will be spreading kindness and believing in yourself.
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!
Seasonal Mood Changes: SAD
UV PTO: News and Updates
THE GREAT VIKING HOLIDAY LIGHTS FIGHT!
Show us the lights! We will have our very own holiday lights display competition presented at the homes of UV families showcasing their holiday decorating talents! The winning home will receive the title of “Champion of the Lights” and a small prize.
Contestants = Any member of the UV community who register their
home to showcase their lights and decorations.
Judges = All interested members of the UV community, including contestants.
Contestants = Register, decorate the outside of your home, then take and
submit a picture of your completed display.
Judges = Everyone will receive a list of the addresses of the participating
homes to view. Once you have seen all the entries you will electronically vote
for your favorite one.
Contestants = Registration = From now until Tuesday, November 23rd
Entry = All decorations need to be up by Thursday, December 9th.
You will need to submit a picture of your display to a google form by
midnight Thursday, December 9th (for voting purposes).
Judges = Everyone will have from Sunday, December 12th until Sunday,
December 19thto view the lights. You will be provided with a list/route of
the participating addresses before the evening of the 11th. Once you have
seen all the entries you will submit your vote for your favorite one. There will be a
picture reminder next to the addresses to help you remember if you need.
HOW = All judges’ votes must be submitted by 8pm December 19th The
winner will be announced on December 21st before everyone leaves for Winter break.
ALL PRO DADS - December 2nd
Calling ALL UV Dads and Children! Join us for All-Pro Dad's Day Thursday, December 2nd in the UV gym from 8:15 - 8:55 a.m. During this 40 minute program, dads (or other positive male role models) and their children will interact with one another in fun activities and conversations to strengthen the father-child relationship. Donuts, juice, and coffee will be served. It's FUN and it's FREE so come join us! Please complete ONE RSVP per family.
***Masks are required inside all Rockwood buildings***
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: