Great Valley School District
Parent Survey Now Open!
Great Valley School District has partnered with the national nonprofit, YouthTruth, to help us hear feedback from parents, staff and students about what we are doing well, and how we can improve. The YouthTruth Family survey will be open from February 3 through February 14. Parents are asked to check email for the survey link. Didn’t receive the email? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author visits - Near and Far
Malvern resident, author and KDM parent Mrs. Katie Do Guthrie visited Mrs. Moore's classroom to share one of her books - Evie and Andrew's Asian Adventures. The students learned about Chinese New Year and the process of writing and publishing a book.
"Yoga for Health, Health for Humanity"
Each year Hindus worldwide celebrate January 14th as Makar Sankranti – a day that marks the change of season as the sun enters the sign of Capricorn or Makar. To mark the occasion, Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh USA (HSS) organized the "Yoga for Health, Health for Humanity". The 16-day event aims to create awareness about Yoga and its advantages in achieving a healthy body, mind and spirit. Surya Namaskar integrates simple Yoga postures in 10 steps that, along with easy breathing techniques, can provide health benefits to both the body and the mind.
Thanks to the generosity of KDM parents (Mr. and Mrs. Mittal) and several other volunteers all fourth and fifth grade students were given an opportunity to experience the benefits of yoga during their physical education classes.
World War I - Presentation
In social studies classes, fifth graders are currently studying World War I. The students were treated to a presentation by Mr. Russ Jones (KDM's school psychologist). Mr. Jones is a collector of all early military memorabilia. He and his family often participate in various living history events throughout the tri-county area.
Coyote Choir to Perform the National Anthem
Order your tickets now! The KDM Coyote Choir will be singing the National Anthem at the Reading Fightin Phillies baseball game on Thursday, May 7 at 6:45 PM and you are all invited! Here is the link to purchase tickets in the KDM Choir block: https://groupmatics.events/s/other/Kdmarkley.
A Writing Extravaganza
Chester County Spelling Bee
Eleven 5th graders battled through 21 rounds to represent KDM at the annual Chester County Spelling Bee in February. KDM winner, Tenzin Dorji (#5) and alternate, Rohan Mangam (#6) were victorious. Congratulations to all of our amazing spellers who dazzled us with their love of spelling and sportsmanship.
Phoenixville Rotary Spelling Bee
Ed-Ventures - It's Back!
SAVE THE DATE! The GV Teaching and Learning Department is excited to announce an upcoming learning Ed-Venture for K-5 families on Monday March 23rd from 5:30-7:30 PM at Great Valley Middle School. The evening of Ed-Ventures is an opportunity for families to come together to be curious, engaging in explorations and challenges in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM). More information about activities and registration will be coming soon.