Viking Pride - August 23, 2021

Welcome Back! #FallForAll

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See you at B2S Night!

Hello Valhalla Community!


We are all so excited to get to know you better at Back to School Night, tomorrow, Tuesday, August 24th. The platform is virtual and I will present at 5:30 with some special guests incuding Mrs. Marni Hutchins, our VPFA Preseident and then from grades TK-2 - 6-6:30 & grades 3-5 6:30-7:00pm.


Here is the information for my zoom meeting:

Join Zoom Meeting click here!

Meeting ID: 898 9900 6827

Passcode: 713109


Your students' teachers will send you their individual zoom link information.


Here are some topics that I will cover:

  • Drop off and pick up procedures

  • Late arrival / Early pick up procedures

  • Absences - what is excused, what isn't

  • Brunch/Lunch Program

  • Encourage involvement in VPFA

  • How we communicate - Parentsquare, Viking Pride, Pastries with Pappas

  • How to volunteer on campus

  • Spirit Wear Fridays


See you soon!


Miss Pappas

Great job on spirt wear Fridays!

Great job on spirit wear Fridays!


Valhalla Vikings! Please wear any of your spirit wear on Friday! YAY! If you don't have official Valhalla gear, just wear royal blue and/or gold!


Fire Drill:

Great job on the fire drill last Friday! We evacuated safely to the playground in under 4 minutes!

What to bring to school vs. what to leave at home:

What to bring to school:

Water bottle

healthy food and snacks

school supplies

backpack

sweater/sweatshirt

What to leave at home:

Any trading cards including: Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh! magic, etc

Toys and dolls

COVID-19 Testing Information:

Please click here for ONGOING COVID-19 TESTING SCHEDULE:

The following testing schedule is available for staff, students, and immediate family.

Pre-registration is required (See 'Register Online' section on this page).

Please bring completed forms with you, if possible. (See 'Forms" section on this page)

Additional testing may be added as needed.

COVID RESPONSE AND REPORTING GUIDELINES :

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Yes, you have seen the information below before!

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Please check out the menus below! We encourage all students to utlize the cafeteria and it is complemntary for all kids!

Breakfast will be served during recess and lunch is served during lunchtime!

*September menus coming soon!

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A Note From Our Librarian, Jennifer Neys

Did you know you can browse the Valhalla Library’s book collection from your computer at home? That’s right! Take time to browse with your child a day or two before they visit the library. This way, they will already know what to check out, saving time and reducing stress. Simply go to: destiny.mdusd.org, scroll down and then click on "Valhalla Elementary". Then, click the “Catalog” tab at the top of the page and begin your search. For a more fun, visual experience, click the “Destiny Discover” tab on the left side. You can see the recently added books, or search by topic!

Drop off & pick up safety guidelines:

Dear Parents,


Thank you for following all of our safety procedures at Valhalla. There are two options to . drop-off and pick up your students. You can park in the neighborhood and walk together up to the blacktop or stay in your vehicle and utlize the traffic circle where Mr. Ken and Miss Pappas will be there to help. Here are some reminders to review:


Please do not turn left from Kiki Dr. into Valhalla's parking lot. Only school busses are allowed to turn left into the parking lot, due to safety issues such as children crossing the street. You're also cutting in front of families who have been patiently waiting in the car line to pick up their students.


Please do not turn left out of our parking lot. Again, we have children and families using our crosswalk and it can be very dangerous. Our top priority is the safety of our students and families. Please turn right ONLY out of our parking lot.


Please do not park in our staff parking lot (it is for staff only). We were a little lax over distance learning, but you'll have to now go back to parking on the street if you need drop off or pick up your child. Every single staff space is assigned to a staff member and used during the school year.


Please do not walk through the parking lot. We have staff cars and busses moving through the parking lot and it is a big safety concern to be walking through our parking lot. Please instead use our walkways.


You can walk your student to their spot on the blacktop in the morning. You are welcome to stay through the pledge of allegiance on the blacktop in the back. Once the pledge is over, we ask that you quickly leave campus so we can get our students focused and ready for the day.


You can come and pick up your child from their classroom after school, however, please do not come onto campus until 2:40pm (M/T/Th/F) and 12:55pm (Wednesday) as to not distract from learning.


We thank you for your cooperation - our students' safety is our top priority!

How to help at Valhalla: 💙💛

Sign up to volunteer: while we are currently only allowing volunteers help outside, we are asking parents to get cleared now to be ready! Click here to apply to be a volunteer on campus including lunch duty or to help at future field trips.