Viking News

October 2019

Principal's Message

Dear Valley View Middle School Families:


Valley View Middle School is a place where we work together to create safe, inclusive communities for all. Our school and district are committed to creating and sustaining a community of mutual respect and value of each other. This requires intentional learning in the areas of empathy, compassion, relationships and situations. We want you to know we are planning to work with students regarding inclusivity, kindness and how to support each other.


At Valley View, we continually work to build a strong, positive learning environment for all students. Middle school is a unique experience for students who may be learning how to interact with different personalities and cultures. It will take a strong partnership between the staff, students and parents to help our students build healthy relationships. To be successful, we need to communicate with each other, and collectively look for ways to ensure student success.


One way that you can help, is to have a conversation with your student. Talk to him/her about choice words. Talk about how comments may be harmful. Often children at this age only think about things from their perspective. As always, we encourage all students to come forward if they are personally or indirectly impacted by any form of harassment, intimidation or bullying. Teachers, counselors, principals and staff are available to support our students in both developing positive relationships and reporting situations that compromise their sense of safety. Information is also available on our school and district websites at www.sno.wednet.edu/positiveschoolclimate.


As always, please feel free to reach out to me, Assistant Principal Brian Burdon and Assistant Principal Brenda Weyhrauch with your questions or concerns. We also welcome your suggestions on ways we can continue to work together to build strong, positive and inclusive learning environments for all.


Sincerely,

Monica Bauer
Principal, Valley View Middle School

Fall Conferences


Fall Conferences will be held on Wednesday, October 23 from 4:00-7:00 pm and Thursday October 24 from 7:15-11:30 am and 2:00-5:30 pm in the Valley View Commons. Students will not attend school on Thursday, October 24 or Friday, October 25. There is no sign-up for conferences, you simply show up at your convenience during the above mentioned conference times. You will be able to meet with each of your child’s teachers for about five to ten minutes.

Most teachers will be passing out progress reports at conferences. Please call Brian Johnson at 563-4242 if we need to have a duplicate set of progress reports available for each parent.

There are a few teachers here at Valley View that are splitting their schedules between schools, or may not be available for all shifts.

Ms. Atkinson and Mrs. May will be available for all shifts but only 2:00-4:00 pm on Thursday, October 24.

Valley View is...

Calendar and Events

Back to School Dance

Thursday, October 10th

2:20 - 3:30 PM

Permission Form Required-see below

*Spirit Day-wear your flannel


Final Picture Make-up/Re-take Day

Thursday, October 17th


Spirit Day

Friday, October 18th

Crazy Teal and Black Day


Spirit Day

Wednesday, October 23rd

Pink Out-Breast Cancer Awareness Day


Parent-Teacher Conferences-no appt. necessary open forum

October 23rd (4-7 pm) and 24th (7:15-11:30 am & 2:00-5:30 pm)


Non-Student Days-No School

October 24th and 25th


Choir Soup and Song Fundraiser

November 12th @ 6:30 pm in commons


Fall Band Concert

November 14th @ 7:00 pm in gym

Athletics

Season Two Begins November 4

Boys Basketball and Girls Volleyball


Students planning on turning out for sports need to do the following:

  • Complete a sports physical

    • Turn it to Mrs. Walker in the main office

    • Please make sure the physician completes their portion and signs it

    • Physicals are good for 24 months

  • Complete online packet through RankOne Sports - See link below

  • Be Sure to indicate in RankOne which sport(s) your child will participate in for the season-this is how they sign up and get on roster*

  • Purchase an ASB card

  • Pay the $50 per sport participation fee per sport after tryouts and before the first game

    • There is a maximum $100 per year, per student

    • Athletic fees can be waived for students on free and reduced lunch – please provide a copy of the free/reduced lunch letter to Mrs. Dalrymple

    • Refunds will not be provided after the first contest

Updates and Things to Note

Skyward/Family Access - Skyward/Family Access will be open for viewing transportation schedules, teacher assignments, student schedules, food service information and other important information beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 29. Please note that individual teacher assignments and student schedules may be subject to change up to the first day of school.


No bags, including cinch sacks, in classrooms: Students will be required to put all bags in lockers. While students can bring cinch sacks to school, just as they can backpacks, they will be required to put all bags in their locker for the day.


Agendas: Students will not be required to purchase agendas. Thank you to the Parent Club for providing all students with an agenda and school handbook. Students will receive their agenda the second week of school


PE Uniforms will be required when your student takes Life Fitness. PE uniforms may be purchased during Viking Days or before 2nd semester as needed. Uniforms will be handed out in class.


Lockers: Students are responsible for providing a quality lock for their student locker and PE Locker. PE locks must be combination only locks. Lockers will be assigned the second week of school.


Medication at school: If your child needs to take a prescription medication at school, you must have a SSD form signed by your doctor. See link below.


Photo Opt-Out

There are times during the year when photos or recordings of students may be taken for school or district use. If you would prefer that photos and/or recordings of your student not be taken by or on behalf of Snohomish School District, see link below. Please note this is a form that must be renewed at the beginning of each school year. So if you filled one out last school year, you must fill out another form for this school year. Return this form to Mrs. Galusha, Registrar in the Main Office.

Valley View Parent Club

The Valley View Direct Give $20 fundraiser is underway! Our fall fundraiser runs through October 18th. You can contribute via PayPal https://www.paypal.com/us/home using our email address info@vvmspc.org or students can bring cash or checks made out to the VVPC to their first period teacher. If each family donated $20, we would meet our goal to provide agendas, student scholarships, health and classroom supplies, teacher grants, field trips, athletic trips, and more. When we reach our goal of $10,000, we will host a Free Cookie Day during lunches on October 24th.


All are welcome to our VV Parent Club Meetings. Morning meetings are held at the "Looking Glass" coffee shop in Snohomish. Our evening meeting are held at VV in the B extended learning area on the second floor.


Mon., Sept. 23 @ 9am

Mon., Oct. 28 @ 6:30 pm

Mon., Nov. 25 @ 9am

Mon., Dec. 16 @ 6:30 pm

Tues., Jan. 28 @ 9am

Mon., Feb. 24 @ 6:30 pm

Mon., Mar. 23 @ 9 am

Mon., Apr. 27 @ 6:30 pm

Mon., May 18 @ 9 am



WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students)

  • Come volunteer and keep our school safe
  • All are welcome, dads, moms, uncles, grandfathers, etc.
  • Information provided in Main Office and Curriculum Night

Principal

Monica Bauer

monica.bauer@sno.wednet.edu


Assistant Principal

Brenda Weyhrauch

Student Last Names A-K

brenda.weyhrauch@sno.wednet.edu


Assistant Principal

Brian Burdon

Student Last Names L-Z

brian.burdon@sno.wednet.edu


Main Office Secretary/Athletics

Michelle Walker

360-563-4225

michelle.walker@sno.wednet.edu


Attendance Secretary

Denise Dow

360-563-4227

denise.dow@sno.wednet.edu


Registrar

Adrienne Galusha

360-563-4239

adrienne.galusha@sno.wednet.edu


Bookkeeper

Jackie Dalrymple

360-563-4240

jackie.dalrymple@sno.wednet.edu


Health Room

Cathy Waldron

360-563-4237

cathy.Waldron@sno.wednet.edu


Counselor

Julie Ray

Last Names A-K

julie.ray@sno.wednet.edu


Counselor

Brian Johnson

Last Names L-Z

brian.johnson@sno.wednet.edu


Fax-360-563-4236

Notice of Non Discrimination

The Snohomish School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator, Title IX Coordinator and ADA – Darryl Pernat, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7285, darryl.pernat@sno.wednet.edu; Section 504 Coordinator and Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying – Shawn Stevenson, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7314, shawn.stevenson@sno.wednet.edu.




Parents have the right to request information on the professional qualifications of their student’s classroom teachers.

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