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October 2019

A Note from Mrs. Johnson

Hello, Valley Mills Families,

We are so excited about our Fall Festival coming up this Thursday! The students are voting for the best pumpkin by bringing in their change. The winning pumpkin will be dropped from the top of the fire truck ladder at 6:30. Our second graders will be performing at 7. Please come out and enjoy our Fall Festival with your family. Remember to bring cash, as cards will not be accepted.

Fall break begins October 11, at the end of the day. I hope you are able to enjoy this time with your family. Please make sure your child reads 20 minutes every day and practice their math facts! We don’t want their academics to slip while we’re out of school.

Halloween is fast approaching. Students will be permitted to wear their costumes on October 31st, as long as they are not scary (no blood) and do not have a mask or face paint. We are excited to see the creativity of all the costumes. If you are having trouble obtaining a costume for your child, please call the school and we will make sure your child can participate! We don’t want anyone to feel left out.

I hope all of you have a safe break and we will see you when we return!

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Valley Mills Elementary

Principal: Rebecca Johnson

Assistant Principal: Stephanie Werner

Lead Teacher: Jennifer Keller

Treasurer: Sheena Turner

Secretary: Toni Leedy

CIS Coordinator: Kirsti Binette

Nurse: Hailey Music

Dates to Remember:

10/8-2nd Grade Fire Safety

10/10-Fall Festival

10/14-10/18 No School Fall Break

10/21-10/25 Red Ribbon Week

~Monday- Jersey Day

~Tuesday-Hat Day

~Wednesday-Neon Day

~Thursday-PJ Day

~Friday-Red Day

10/24-Fall Picture retakes

10/25-Cool Smiles

10/30-Safe Halloween @ DCHS

10/31-Vision Screening

10/31-Safe Halloween

Fall Festival 10/10 5:30-7:00PM

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Pumpkin Painting Contest

Vote on your favorite Pumpkin

Our pumpkin contest is going on now! Bring in your coins to vote for your favorite pumpkin. The winning pumpkins will be dropped at our Fall Fest on Thursday evening by our Decatur Township Fire truck.
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In Our Community

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4-H Genealogy Project

Julie Ferguson, Decatur Township 4-H Director, is offering a unique opportunity to all Decatur Township students (although this is a 4-H project, you do not have to be a 4-H member to participate). On October 18th, from 10:00am to noon, students are invited to the Decatur Township Library Branch to learn about researching their genealogy. A person with several years of experience in genealogy will teach the students how to use and will donate paperwork, notebooks, and materials to help the students begin research on their genealogy. Students are asked to bring their own tablet, but four laptop computers will be available to use/share for those without a tablet. Students below grade 3 should have a parent/guardian to help navigate the websites. Questions may be directed to Julie Ferguson at

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Decatur Junior Basketball Association

Sign up @

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Upward Sports

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DC Youth Wrestling Camp

DC Youth Wrestling Camp

Date: Oct 28th-30th

Location: Decatur Central HS Wrestling Room (Enter Door 16)

Time: 6:15pm-7:45pm

Cost: $35

Sign Up:

Lunch with some of our township Heros

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Our MSD Decatur Township Firefighters will come to Valley Mills the first Friday of every month, on rotation visiting with our 1st-4th graders.

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We will be selling popcorn on Fridays during lunch/recess. All proceeds in October will go to our VM staff fund.

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Bus Drivers Needed

Bus Drivers Needed

Flexible Hours:

6 am to 9 am and 2 pm to 5 pm

You only work when students are in school

Pay: $16.00 per hour for sub drivers


Free and completed in 6 weeks

Please call 317-856-8060 ext 204

Mark Anderson

Lunch Information

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2019-2020 Calendar

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From the Board of Education:

It is the Board’s commitment to provide a safe, positive, productive and nurturing educational environment for all of its students. Any individual who believes a student has been or is the victim of discrimination, bullying, or harassment should report the situation to the building principal or designee or complete the School District’s Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying report form, which is available online at