Valentine View

An e-newsletter from Valentine Hills Elementary School

March 15, 2019

Upcoming events at Valentine Hills

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Thu, Mar 14-Sun, Mar 24

NO School-Spring Break

Lost & Found Bagged Up & Donated

Mon, Mar 25

7:40 Large Group Orchestra @ HVMS

Tue, Mar 26

7:40 Large Group Orchestra @ HVMS

11:00 Reading Buddies

4:00 Choir

6:00 Math Night for Ms. Meyer's gr 4 families

Wed, Mar 27

7:40 Large Group Band @ HVMS

11:00 Reading Buddies

4:00 ETS-Book Arts gr 1 & 2

Thu, Mar 28

7:40 Large Group Orchestra @ HVMS

Fri, Mar 29

8:25 Science Olympiad Club

3:15 CARES Council Meeting

Future Dates:

Apr 3-6-Chalkboard Capers

Apr 5-No School

Apr 8-PTO Meeting

Apr 11-Family Math Night

Apr 19-No School

Principal Points

Dear Families,

Time is truly flying by. I can hardly believe that spring break is already upon us, although the winter weather might still persist. I hope that you have had a chance to connect with your child’s teacher in our most recent communication nights to see what great growth is happening at school.

Here are a few things of note that have been happening around here:

  • February was both “I Love to Read Month” and “Black History Month”. Classrooms explored and celebrated literature at a new level and also celebrated many of the historical and current contributions made by famous black Americans.

  • Mrs. Rieke tapped into the creative, scientific genius of our scholars during the Science Fair. All fifth graders must participate in this presentation, and many of our first through fourth graders also participated. It was a great celebration of innovation, research, and design!

  • 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders have been participating in learning a new instrument, the Gamelan. The gamelan is an Indonesian instrument which has been traveling through the district along with an expert instructor, Joko. Our fourth graders performed their new songs in a concert this week.

  • Our building instructional team of teachers shared out some of the exciting stories of student growth with the superintendent and district office team. Our team was complimented for the Equity practice of digging in to provide supports and extensions for each child.

Thank you for the ways you continue to partner with us in your child’s education. Enjoy your spring break!

Lindsey Samec, Principal

The Book Fair is Coming!!

The Spring book fair, hosted by the PTO, will be on Tue, Apr 9-Thu, Apr 11. Our theme for the book fair is Stomp. Chomp. and Read! We will be having a poster contest and a Lava Lollipop pull. More information will be sent home over the coming weeks. Click here to access our website. website

We are looking for volunteers for this event, including setting up and taking down the book fair. If you are interested in helping out, you can sign up at our sign up genius site.

Youth activities offered by Community Ed

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

  • Non-School Day Field Trips
  • Family Activities
  • Wizard School
  • Sparkle Spectacular
  • Mystery Under the Big Top
  • Parent & Child Paint Night
  • MIndcraft Creative
  • Canvas & Clay
  • ...and much more!

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

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