The Little Viking Newsletter

September and October 2015


Thank you for sharing your lovely children with us. We have had a fabulous first couple of weeks together. Even though we are not currently at the elementary, you would never know it. The students have adjusted beautifully to their new surroundings. Many of the kids have even told me that they would like to stay...Ummm...NO! :)

I encourage you to get involved with our school and participate in your child's education as much as possible. We invite you to sign up to volunteer in your child's classroom or join us for lunch whenever possible. The children love having you visit our school.

We also have a few new faces at Tri-Valley Elementary this year, please welcome these new staff members to the TVES family: Lauren Burger (kindergarten), Leesa Sanidas (special education from MS), Jodi Hospelhorn (special education from MS), Chelsea Stark (Little Viking Care lead teacher), Jodi Vedra (Little Viking Care aide), and Mandy Bane (Little Viking Care aide). I am very excited to have these educators join our family! We have a terrific group of professionals teaching our students. I commend them for their commitment to providing the best learning environment for our students.

I am looking forward to a great year at Tri-Valley Elementary. Together we can make this a wonderful year for the children!


Sara Burnett

Student Spotlight!

The first day of the school year is extra special for kindergarten students. it is always rewarding to see the growth and development of our young students over the course of a school year. Welcome and best wishes to our Class of 2028!

Updates and Reminders

Lunch prices: hot lunch is $2.46 for students and $3.25 for adults. Please contact the office by 9:00 if you are planning to join eat a school lunch with us!

Please be sure your child is dresses appropriately for school. This includes no spaghetti straps or halter-tops. If you child is in violation of the dress code, we will try and contact a parent or guardian to bring a change of clothes. If we cannot reach you, we will supply your child with a shirt for the day.

If your child arrives to school after 8:10, a parent or guardian will need to come into school and sign the child into school.

When sending in lunch money by check, please be sure your child's first and last name is on the check.

Any parent or legal guardian picking up students before regular dismissal must stop by the office and "SIGN OUT" the student.

After school arrangements for students/bus changes: If there is a change in regular dismissal routine, please send a written note to school for all after school departure changes. This will help your child avoid confusion at dismissal time. If we do not have a note, your child will go home in the usual manner.

We are in need of clothing donations for both boys and girls in sizes 5-8. We especially need t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants (no jeans), and socks. We have numerous kids who have accidents either in the cafeteria or on the playground.

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Calendar of Events

September 1: PTO Meeting at 6:30 in the MS Library
September 7: No School-Labor Day
September 21-25: Book Fair

September 22: Little Viking School Screening

September 24: Homecoming parade
September 25: Walk-a-thon, Open House, Picnic in the Park, Homecoming football game

September 28: School pictures for all Kindergarten and 1st grade students

September 29: School pictures for all 2nd, 3rd and all Little Viking School students

October 6: PTO Meeting at 6:30

October 9: Early dismissal at 11:30-School Improvement Day

October 12: No School-Columbus Day

October 16: End of 1st Quarter

October 22: Early dismissal at 11:30, Parent/Teacher Conferences 1:00-8:00

October 23: No School-Parent/Teacher Conferences 8:00-12:00

October 30: Halloween Party at 1:30

Little Viking School

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Upcoming Events

November 3: PTO Meeting at 6:30

November 25-27: Thanksgiving Break

December 1: PTO Meeting at 6:30

December 3-4: Santa Shop (during the school day)

December 16: Kindergarten and 2nd grade Christmas program at 7:00 at the MS gym

December 17: Christmas party at 1:30

December 18: Early dismissal at 1:40