GVES Weekly Update
February 1, 2019
2/4-2/8: Kids Heart Challenge
2/4-2/8: National School Counseling Week
2/7: Sneaker Thursday
2/8: GVES Spirit Day
2/8: HSA Bingo Night
Morning Drop Off Procedures
GVMS Message to 5th Grade Parents
But first, we want to share with you that it will be important to know how to access your child’s Garnet Valley school email account. By understanding this system it will enable both you and your child to experience a smooth and enjoyable transition to the Garnet Valley Middle School.
Most 5th-grade students regularly use their Google email accounts at the elementary level. We would like to share with you the account protocols. Students can sign into Gmail (or Google) using email@example.com, followed by their password, which in most cases is first three letters of the last name, all caps, followed by student ID (Lunch number) - LAF12345 as an example. If you have questions or need assistance with this process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GVSD is a leader in technology and committed to its integration in the classroom. It is important that students establish the routine of checking their email on a regular basis. In order to start preparing students for the transition to middle school, we kindly ask that you and your child view and begin to manage your child’s school email account this spring. Garnet Valley Middle School will be communicated with 5th graders via the student email. For example, the summer work information and expectations for 6th grade ELA and math will be communicated in this manner.
Thank you for your continued support. The topic of the next communication will be your use of our student information management system called ALMA. We look forward to meeting you soon.
Lisa Stenz, Principal
Dawn Papa, Assistant Principal
Gerry Weinhardt, Assistant Principal
Home and School Update
HSA Committee Work Group Meeting – Friday, Feb 9th
Always wanted to help out with HSA events but don’t know how to get involved? Join us for our Committee Work Group Meeting and get to know us/get looped in!
Friday, February 9th – 9 am in the GVE LGI Room
GVE Family Bingo Night - Friday Feb, 9th – 6-8pm – GVE Cafeteria
Open to all GVE students and families. Please join us with your family for a lively night of pizza, snacks and drinks while playing exciting BINGO games for fun and prizes! Tickets are $6 and must be purchased in advance. Space is limited. Flyers went home in student’s collection folders last week. Any questions please contact Patrick Farley: email@example.com.
There are only a few spots available for the Bingo night please return your slips and payment as soon as possible....
We are also collecting donations of boxed breakfast items for Hearts to Home.
Our next school store is Wednesday, February 13! Students can shop at recess for items ranging from 50 cents to $3.00.
Valentines Day Parties – Thursday, February 14th
Valentines Day parties will be held in the classrooms on Thursday, 2/14. Homeroom parents will be reaching out and sending out sign-ups for this within the next couple of weeks.
Lunch Buddies – Friday, February 22nd
Our next GVE Lunch Buddies day will be February 22nd. If you have signed up for that day, we’ll look forward to having you here to have lunch with your child. If you haven’t signed up for future dates, there are a few, limited spots still available. Contact Renee Kabakoff (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Stacy Schneeweis (email@example.com.)
Kids Heart Challenge
Garnet Valley Elementary School will be participating in the American Heart Association's Kids Heart Challenge event during the week of February 4th -February 8th, 2019. Students will be given fundraising information and hear all about Kids Heart Challenge starting in January! Please join us at GVES in our fight against heart disease!
To see instructions for online fundraising, please use the following link:
To come see your child participate in KIDS HEART Challenge, click on the following link for class Physical Education times:
GVPAA Presents Annie
The Garnet Valley Performing Arts Association will present Annie from March 7-9 at GVHS. Annie is fun for all ages so bring the entire family to a performance to show your support for our amazingly talented and hardworking students! For tickets and information, visit www.gvpaa.com.
Make a Difference Awards
Prom Showcase at GVHS
Prom Showcase is coming to the high school on Monday, February 4th. For those new to post prom, prom showcase is a fundraiser put on by the senior class to raise funds needed for our post prom. The showcase is a fashion show starring members of the senior class modeling the latest in prom dresses and tuxedos. We have special guest appearances by several GV groups: the dance team, the drum line, the Jazz band, the mens and women's chorus along with our special guests, the BYC Spirit Cheerleaders!!
Along with the show, we have local vendors coming including many of the areas top caterers: Lias, Renzi's, Marcos and the Meathouse, all with samples of their delicious foods.
We will have raffle baskets and some excellent silent auction items. One of the highlights of the evening will be raffle of our car, donated by Team Toyota to raffle off for post prom.
The doors open at 5:30 and the show starts at 7:00. We invite all GV families to come see our excellent production and a chance to win some excellent prizes!!
Thank you and we hope to see you at the show.
Garnet Valley CTC Quick Tip #24
Did you know?
Why do young people use marijuana? Young people start using marijuana for many reasons. Curiosity, peer pressure, and the desire to fit in with friends are common ones. Those who have already begun to smoke cigarettes or use alcohol—or both—are at increased risk for marijuana use as well. And people who have untreated mental health disorders (such as depression, anxiety, conduct disorder, or ADHD) or who have experienced trauma are at increased risk of using marijuana and other drugs at an early age (NIMH 6/16).
Call to action…
Learn more about the potential mental health and marijuana connection, click below.
DIVA Dance Party 2019
After School Activity Dismissal Procedures - Dismissal Locations
VEFLS - Foreign Language Contact Person, firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-717-2755
Cafeteria Information - Menus and Payments
GVES Yearly Calendar - Important Dates
Safe Arrival - Attendance Reporting App
GVSD App - Download app here
MySchoolBucks - Online Payments
District Text Messaging Opt-In - Registration Info