Valentine View

An e-newsletter from Valentine Hills Elementary School

May 3, 2019

Upcoming events at Valentine Hills

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

Fri, May 10

7:00 MN TWINS Game

Mon, May 13

STAR LAB should be starting

7:40 Large Group Orchestra @ HVMS

4:00 Track

5:00 Summer Orchestra Registration @ Edgewood Middle School

6:00 PTO Meeting

Tue, May 14

7:40 Large Group Orchestra @ HVMS

9:30 Bus Patrol Picnic @ Aldrich Arena

1:30 Track Leaves for Meet at Turtle Lake

Wed, May 15

7:40 Large Group Band @ HVMS

4:00 Track

Thu, May 16

7:40 Large Group Orchestra @ HVMS

4:00 Track

Fri, May 17

Last day to check out library books

Future Dates:

May 31-Field Day

June 5-Last Day of School

June 6-Lost & Found Packed Up and Donated

The Student Experience: Feedback & Findings

Dear Valentine Hills families,

Last month, every elementary school and kindergarten center in our district gathered information and perceptions about the student experience. I invite you now to review the findings of the Valentine Hills parent survey.

I want to thank everyone who shared their important perspectives with us. As you’ll see, we have much to be proud of at Valentine Hills, yet there’s always room for improvement. In response to what we are learning, Valentine Hills will analyze these findings and will work with school and District staff to guide future continuous improvement plans.

As always, please contact me with any questions, concerns or ideas. I thank you for your ongoing support of our school and our students.


Lindsey Samec

Test History Now in ParentVUE

Families can now view students' standardized assessment results through ParentVUE. When logging into the ParentVUE portal, parents can view historical test results including the spring 2019 testing results. This includes Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) and NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (MAP). Look for the new Viewpoint Test History option in the left-side navigation bar, or use this Accessing Test History Guide.

If you need access to ParentVue or need help accessing your account, please contact the main office at or

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.

Parent Help for Field Day

Our building wide Field Day will be Fri, May 31. We need a handful of parents to help out with water that day. You would be supervising the water station (for students who need a drink of water), helping them fill a cup or water bottle and keeping the water jugs full.

If you are interested, please email

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

Mounds View HS Orchestra Concerts

  • May 14 at 7 p.m. - Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Orchestra Concert at St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi

  • May 21 at 7 p.m. - Varsity, Philharmonic, and Concert Orchestras Concert at Mounds View High School Auditorium

  • May 28 at 7 p.m. - Rock Orchestra Concert at Mounds View High School Auditorium

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