GVES Weekly Update
May 24, 2019
5/30: BSES/GVES 4th & 5th Grade Chorus Concert 7pm
5/31: GVES Spirit Day
HSA Volunteer Sign Up
Garnet Valley Elementary Home & School Association is grateful for the volunteers who plan & prepare the many programs and events each school year to help provide the best school experience possible for our children. The HSA relies on volunteers to run smoothly, so if you can help just a little, it will make a BIG difference! Many of our volunteers find that they receive something in return for their time and talents:
• Spending quality time with your child and friends
• Investing your time in bettering our school community
• Making a difference in your child’s life by sharing your knowledge, experience and skills
• Developing leadership, communication and organizational skills
• Having FUN and making new friends!
At GVES we have a Committee for each program/event we do. The committee works as a team to plan and execute their event with the help of additional volunteers. One individual will be designated as the committee lead . The committee lead will be responsible for coordinating meetings, ensuring the committee is on schedule and communicating directly with the HSA Board. Each committee will also have volunteers to assist with the event as needed (i.e. volunteer during book fair, help assemble flyers, monitor mileage club). To sign up as a volunteer be sure to select "General Help" at the end of the survey.
Please sign up for as many committee opportunities as you are interested in. After you complete the committee portion you will be asked about being a committee lead. If you have students in multiple schools please note the time frame of events when signing up. Opportunities include Board positions, committee chairs, committee members, and event volunteers. We will contact you prior to the beginning of next school year. Please reply by June 7, 2019. Thank you.
Band & Orchestra for the 2019-2020 School Year
Band and Orchestra sign ups for the 2019-2020 school year have begun! 3rd graders are completing the instrument interview process and will come home with a form reflecting their instrument recommendations. To sign up for band or orchestra for next year, please click this link:
HSA Weekly Update
Volunteer Appreciation Night - This year's volunteers are invited are invited to Not Your Average Joe's on Tuesday, June 4, at 7PM. HSA will provide appetizers. Please RSVP here.
Many Volunteer Needed - Our HSA is looking for your help next year! We have open Board position along with committee chairs, committee helpers, and general volunteers. Please sign up here.
Coming Soon - School Supply orders for next year!
6th Grade Transition Camp
School Bus Safety Poster Contest
It’s time for the 2019 National School Bus Safety Week Poster Contest and PennDOT needs your help to spread the word.
This is a great opportunity for students to learn about school bus safety while promoting it to others.
Please direct this email to your Principal’s Office so they may distribute the information to the appropriate department.
Details for entering this fun and educational contest are found at the following link:
We look forward to your participation – and thank you!
Garnet Valley CTC Quick Tip #39 Safe Driving Habits
Did you know? This week the Mock Crash was presented to high school Seniors at GVHS. They also heard from a speaker from Cruisin’ Smart from Bryn Mawr Rehab. These programs have a strong impact on our students but they are not the game changer in how our teens will drive. You are!
84 % of the parents surveyed by Allstate admitted to speeding.
88 % of parents acknowledge they use cell phones while driving.
(Allstate Foundation Driving Change 2015,see full text of survey below)
According to a national survey by the National Safety Council (NSC), 91% of parents who drive distracted, do so in front of their teens [and younger kids]. A major culprit in bad driving behavior is the use of cell phones while driving, namely texting. https://www.nsc.org/road-safety/safety-topics/teen-driving
Call to action…You can make a difference every day you drive with your children and teens. Two of the major contributors to teen car accidents are speeding and distraction. Make those changes today and build the safe driving habits you would like your children and teens to have. Find teen driving statistics and tips to help from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia below.
If your child's parent or guardian is an active duty member of a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, please access the link below to submit your information. The district appreciates your cooperation, and for those of you who are active or retired military, thank you for your service!!
After School Activity Dismissal Procedures - Dismissal Locations
VEFLS - Foreign Language Contact Person, email@example.com 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