Spring Valley Family News

February, 2023

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Greetings from Ms. Misner

Dear Spring Valley Families,

Happy Black History Month!

All year long, we strive to teach Black History but this month we will highlight and celebrate the contributions African Americans have made in our collective American History. This year's theme, "Black Resistance", recognizes African Americans' resistance to historic oppression in pursuit of self-determination and equality. I have linked some resources for you and your family below.

We have many events coming up in March including Literacy Night, Kindergarten Orientation, Conferences and Spring Break. Dates are included in this Newsletter.

I hope you all are staying safe and healthy as we finish out the winter months!

Take Care,

Heather L. Misner

Principal, Spring Valley Center for Exploration

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Cookies for Camp!

Every Friday in February our 5th Graders will be selling cookies for $1 to help fund their trip to Sherman Lake Camp. Students can bring $1 (or more) to purchase cookies on Fridays this month.

Thak you in advance for helping to support our 5th Graders!

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Attendance Challenge

For the rest of the School Year we will be recognizing Positive Attendance. We know that attendance makes a HUGE difference in academic achievement and want to encourage students and families to make sure that being at school (on time) is a priority.

At the end of each month, students who have had perfect attendance (excused absences don't count against students) will be recognized with donuts with the principal. In addition, the classroom with the best overall attendance will receive a class pizza party!

Congratulations to Mr. Young's 2nd grade classroom who won for the month of January and to the 71 students (a few are pictured below) who had perfect attendance for the month.

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Upcoming Events

  • Gilmore Piano Lab Recital- Tuesday 2/7 6:00PM
  • SOAR Flight- Valentine's BINGO- Friday, 2/16 & 2/17
  • 4th and 5th Grade Orchestra Concert- Thursday 2/23 2:30PM
  • Literacy Night- Wednesday 3/1
  • Kindergarten/PEEP Orientation-Wednesday 3/8
  • March PTO Meeting- Thursday 3/16 5:30 PM
  • Spring Conferences- Week of March 20th
  • Spring Break- March 24th-March 31st
  • School Resumes- April 3rd

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A Few Reminders

  • Student drop off and pick up is in the side parking lot. Please do not park or stop in the bus lane in front of the school.

  • As winter continues, please make sure students are prepared to be outside in the mornings and for recess: Coats, hats, gloves, and boots. We will go outside for recess everyday unless the "real feel" temperature drops below 10 degrees.

  • If your child has a change in Dismissal plans, please let them main office know before 3:00. This was we have time to make sure to notify teachers and make sure students are in the right place at the end of the day,
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Spring Valley's Schoolwide Expectations

At Spring Valley Center for Exploration We SOAR