Valentine View

An e-newsletter from Valentine Hills Elementary School

May 24, 2019

Upcoming events at Valentine Hills

For up-to-date information on events happening at Valentine Hills, visit

Fri, May 24

NO School

Mon, May 27

NO School

Tue, May 28

Playworks Here

7:40 Large Group Orchestra @ HVMS

11:30 Field Trip-4th gr MN History Center

4:15 Track Meet Here (against Turtle Lake)

Wed, May 29

Playworks Here

10:15 Highview Choir Concert-gr 3,4,5

10:15 Field Trip-1st gr Oliver Kelley Farm (Domin, McCann, WIllson)

12:00 Field Trip-3rd gr Westwood Hills Nature Center (Hummel, Starzinski, Zalewski)

4:00 Track, Jr Coaches Meeting

Thu, May 30

Playworks Here

Orchestra Tour Day

7:40 Large Group Orchestra @ HVMS

10:15 Orchestra Concert-gr 3,4,5

10:15 Field Trip-1st gr Oliver Kelley Farm (Kratz, Krohn, Peterson, Seifert)

12:00 Field Trip-3rd gr Westwood Hills Nature Center (Ajdar/Grace, Swanson)

2:00 Wax Museum-Zalewski

4:00 Track

6:30 Orchestra Concert @ Bethel

Fri, May 31

Playworks Here

9:30-11:30 Field Day-gr 3,4,5

1-3 Field Day-gr 1,2

Future Dates:

June 5-5th gr Clapout @ 3:50 p.m.

June 5-Last Day of School

June 6-Lost & Found Packed Up and Donated

Teaching Staff for 2019-20

1st Grade: Kaarin Kratz, Michelle Krohn, Patrick McCann, Jacquie

Parsons, Jen Peterson, Krista Seifert

2nd Grade: Brittany Ashmore, Alicia Campos, Sarah Domin, Christine Hays, Lindsay Thompson, Liz Willson

3rd Grade: Staci Ajdari, Siri Brown, Missy Byers, Karina Olivar, Gretchen Zalewski

4th Grade: Bri Erickson, Jen McConn, Rachel Meyer, Greta Schramm, Gao Yang

5th Grade: Shawn Howard-McDaniel, Matt Riesgraf, Ariel Starzinski, Hannah Yokom, Eric Western

Specialists: Art-Alissa McCourt, Design Gr 1 & 2-Beth Bentley, Music- Jamey Vavra, PE-Dana Kappes, Science-Lia RIeke, Technology-Joan Wolf

Special Ed: Lynn Doerrer, Cara Kyle, Cindy Rolfs, April Slipy, Roberta Weems, Lindsey Yang

5th Grade Celebration

Some of our 5th grade parents and our awesome PTO are planning a fabulous end of the year party for our 5th graders. It will be on the last day of school (Wed, June 5) from 1-3 p.m. However, they could use your help. Click on this link for more information! Thank you in advance for your help.

Parents are invited to help/volunteer at this event. We will be wrapping up our 5th grade celebration with a building-wide clap out for our 5th graders at 3:50 p.m. Parents are invited to attend the clap out too!

Summer Band Program & Registration

Summer Band Dates: July 8- August 1 (Mondays through Thursdays)

Current band students may participate in the INTRODUCTION TO MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND. Click here to view the different times and locations and complete the online registration.

Current 4th graders have the opportunity to learn a band instrument in the SUMMER BEGINNING BAND PROGRAM. Small-group lessons for each instrument are offered at various schools and times during the morning and evening. Click here to view your options and complete the online registration. Click here for information on instrument rentals.

Click here for more information about Summer Band. The current registration will increase after May 31, so register today!

Questions? Contact Mrs. Sorem at or 651-621-7763.

Youth activities offered by Community Ed

Before- and after-school activities are offered by the District's Community Education department. Valentine Hills opportunities include:

  • Lots of Summer and Fall Programs now available!

For a complete list of offerings, including e-flyers from outside organizations, visit

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