GVES Weekly Update
March 29, 2019
4/2: Light it Up Blue for Autism - Wear blue!
4/2: Reading Olympics Competition at Northley Middle School
4/5: GVES Spirit Day
4/5: 5th Grade Play at GVMS 7pm
Order your GV Spiritwear!
Spring After School Activities
PSSA Testing Dates - Attendance is Important
- ELA - Grades 3, 4, 5 - April 24, 25, & 26
- Math - Grades, 3, 4, 5 - April 29 & 30
- Science - Grade 4 only - May 1 & 2
We understand that Take Your Child to Work Day falls within the State's testing window. However, there was not flexibility within this year's window to not test on that day. Some absences may be approved on this day. Students going to Take Your Child to Work events that only occur on this day will be approved. If a student is going to work with a parent and the date is flexible, we would prefer to approve a date outside of the testing window when possible. Please contact Dr. Kotch or Mrs. Jones with questions.
Fun Time Flyer - 4th Grade
Final School Store
GVE HSA Weekly Announcements – 3/29/19
School Store – Wednesday, April 10th
Our next school store is Wednesday, April 10th! Students can shop at recess for items ranging from 50 cents to $3.00. Special coupons available above for this month’s school store!
HSA Committee Work Group Meeting – Friday, April 5th
Always wanted to help out with HSA events but don’t know how to get involved? Join us for our Committee Work Group Meeting and get to know us/get looped in! Friday, April 5th – 9 am in the GVE LGI Room
4th Grade Fun Night - Thursday, April 11th
We are excited to announce our 4th Grade Fun Night event to be held April 11th, from 6-8pm at Maple Zone Sports Complex. There will be lots of fun activities for the students to participate in, and pizza, drinks and snacks will be served.
Please use this link to register: http://bit.ly/4thGradeFuntime2019. The cost will be $13 per student. Payment will be accepted via MySchoolBucks.com or cash/check sent to school with your student. This is a drop-off event and limited to 4th grade students only. No siblings.
We are also looking for parent volunteers for the night of the event, so if you are interested please indicate that on your registration form or contact Kathy Vaughn (email@example.com)
Student Placement Process
As we wrap up spring conferences, we naturally start to think about next school year. We have an extensive placement process that uses student assessment and observation data to help us place each student into next year’s classes. Our teachers collect this information, and it goes to our placement team. The team creates mixed-ability homerooms that are well-balanced by student gender, background, personality, and development. As part of this process, we do not accept requests for specific teachers. Such requests are not sent to the team that makes the classes.
On some occasions, there may be information specific to your child beyond what will be shared at spring conferences. If you believe there are circumstances that may not be addressed within the comprehensive placement process, please complete this form by May 1, 2019 for students who will be attending GVES in the fall. Teacher requests should not be included in these letters. The information you provide will go directly to the GVES principals in lieu of letters or emails regarding student placement.
Thank you for your understanding and confidence in our process to place all of our students.
Jaguar Jog Time Again
Get ready, Get Set, REGISTER!
Registration for the 5th Annual Jaguar Jog is now open.The afternoon of Family Fun will be held on April 28, 2019 from 1-4 pm. We will have the 5K and 1 mile races, along with entertainment by Charismatic Entertainment, field day games, Kona Ice and new this year - John Williams of RE/MAX Excellence will be raffling off a laptop computer! All who register and are in attendance are eligible to WIN the laptop! Other prizes include: a chance to win an iFLY gift card for all GVES students who run the 5K and water ice parties for the classes with the most participation!
To volunteer please use this link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044aacaf28a20-fifth
If you are interested in sponsoring the event, please contact Jennifer Connolly. We are thrilled to have John Williams as our presenting sponsor and Charismatic Entertainment as our entertainment for the day! But we have plenty of room for more businesses to get involved.
UPCOMING PARENT WORKSHOPS
Garnet Valley CTC Quick Tip #31 Prevention = Persuasion
The results are back from the 2017 Pennsylvania Youth Survey for Garnet Valley’s 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th graders. We also have results from 2013 and 2015. The results of this anonymous survey are self-reported and represent 83.9% of our students.
Did you know? For another approach to prevention read the words of Theodore Caputi, student in the Wharton School of Business, sharing what his parents did that was effective in preventing he and his brother from drug and alcohol use/abuse.
“My parents did not spend much time lecturing me or my brother on the health effects of drugs. Instead, my mother spoke to us in terms of our goals. “When you’re young,” she said, “all the doors of opportunity are wide open, and you can do anything you want or become anyone you want.” But she warned, “Mistakes along the way, like drug and alcohol use, close some of those doors, and you’ll miss the opportunities you once had.” Every time I was offered a drink in high school, I could hear the thud of a door slamming shut and refused.” Theodore Caputi, 6/15
Call to action… Family Attachment was one of GV’s strongest protective factors with a 74% level of protection. Let’s take Mr. Caputi’s suggestions, “We should have teens develop their own, personal short- and long-term goals. Teens will begin thinking about what they want to do and accomplish, and discuss how drugs and alcohol can interfere with their specific grand plans.” Theodore Caputi, 6/15 To learn more about Mr. Caputi’s thoughts and other practical approaches, click below and explore the Partnership for a Drug-Free Kids website.
After School Activity Dismissal Procedures - Dismissal Locations
VEFLS - Foreign Language Contact Person, firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-717-2755
Cafeteria Information - Menus and Payments
GVES Yearly Calendar - Important Dates
Safe Arrival - Attendance Reporting App
GVSD App - Download app here
MySchoolBucks - Online Payments
District Text Messaging Opt-In - Registration Info