GVMS Weekly Update

December 16th, 2019

Garnet Valley Middle School

Achieving our best through creativity, compassion, and community.

Spiritwear Sale

Due to high demand, we have decided to take orders for the new spiritwear that we had for sale at last weekend's GVMS Craft Fair. Please click on the link below to order your spiritwear.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc0nVvmMyWHgfrkyJDKmY9WipwEqG7VeinLsy9AeDh1RgDo2Q/viewform


The link above will only be open for one week and then it will be closed for the holidays. The orders will be filled after the holidays and we will contact everyone who places an order with us. Thank you in advance for supporting the GVMS HSA! We hope that you love your new spiritwear!!


Please feel free to contact Missy Rosenthal at mmrosenthal@comcast.net with any questions!

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2020 Snowflake Dance!

The banner is up in the cafeteria!

Click here to register your 8th grader for the Snowflake Dance, coming up on Jan 10th!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScokxOdnwjRrezbp624Q6286g1yjphiTBuxpmVRw63E0Bo4ow/viewform

7th & 8th Grade Snowflake Dance

Friday, January 10, 2020 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

7th & 8th Grade Snowflake Dance

Garnet Valley Middle School

Pencil the date into your calendars! Dress to impress! DJ! Food! Photo Booth! Such a fun night that is not to be missed!! More details to come!


Interested in volunteering for this great event? Click the link below!

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/60b0c4da4ae2aa13-7th8th1

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Early Dismissal Notes

While School Messenger provides users with the option to submit early dismissals, our office staff is asking for a physical note to be dropped off in the main office.
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GVMS HSA Information

GVMS Box Tops for Education

GVMS is finally registered with Box Tops for Education!! It’s a super simple way to raise money for our school! And we no longer have to cut out the Box Tops & bring them into school! The new system makes everything so easy!!


Here is a link to the website!


https://www.boxtops4education.com/en/How%20To%20Earn


Find Garnet Valley Middle School as one of the listed schools. Register online to raise money for GVMS. Download the app. Then start scanning the box tops! It’s that simple!!

HSA Updates and Announcements


HSA Meeting

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2019 GVMS HSA Annual Donation Drive!

With your support, we were able to raise over $2850.00 for our GVMS HSA! Each donation goes directly to GVMS HSA and allows 100% of the money to benefit GVMS students, which in turn means enrichment programs for your child through additional resources, opportunities, and special events. We are asking each family to donate $10 per student that attends GVMS. If anyone is still interested in participating in the 2019 HSA Donation Drive, please visit My School Bucks for more information. GVMS HSA is a registered 501(c)(3). All donations are tax deductible. Our Tax ID is 23-3075301. We appreciate your support!


If you have not been to our GVMS library recently, then you probably have not seen the new amazing library tables The rumor is that the students & staff LOVE them! Make sure you ask your child about the new tables or check them out yourself the next time you are at GVMS! This is just one way that our HSA dollars help our students to have the best educational experience possible!! The new tables help to make the library a more welcoming and supportive environment in which to learn and study! Thank you again for your support of the GVMS HSA so that we can make changes like these library tables possible for our school!


AMAZON SMILE

GVMS HSA is registered as a nonprofit educational charity with Amazon Smile. Raising money for our school has never been easier. The next time you are shopping on Amazon, please considering registering to participate in Amazon Smile. When you select Garnet Valley Middle School HSA as your charity of choice, Amazon will make a donation to our school whenever you shop through Amazon Smile. Here is a link to the GVMS HSA Amazon Smile page for more information & to register: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-3075301


Box Tops for Education

GVMS is finally registered with Box Tops for Education!! It’s a super simple way to raise money for our school! And we no longer have to cut out the Box Tops & bring them into school! The new system makes everything so easy!!

Here is a link to the website!

https://www.boxtops4education.com/en/How%20To%20Earn

Find Garnet Valley Middle School as one of the listed schools. Register online to raise money for GVMS. Download the app. Then start scanning the box tops! It’s that simple!!


Interested In Volunteering?

If anyone is interested in volunteering for any of our upcoming HSA events, there are endless ways to get involved! Please contact Missy Rosenthal at mmrosenthal@comcast.net or Andrea Romaniello at andrear.ed@hotmail.com for more information on volunteering this year at GVMS with our HSA! Or check out our HSA website at https://sites.google.com/garnetvalley.org/gvmshsa/home for more details! We love our volunteers!!

Garnet Valley Communities That Care

Garnet Valley CTC Quick Tip #14 DUI & Cannabis

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? After alcohol, marijuana/cannabis is the drug most often linked to drugged driving. Marijuana can slow reaction time, impair judgment of time and distance, and decrease coordination (NIDA). The PAYS data reflects the inaccurate perception that marijuana/cannabis doesn’t impair driving as much as alcohol (Center for Disease Control, CDC). PAYS asked if students have, “Driven a motor vehicle while or shortly after using marijuana (pot, hash, cannabis, weed)?” The answers are concerning, 12th grade use has increased from 7.2% in 2013 to 9% in 2015 to 10.3% in 2017.

Call to action… Keep talking to your children about the dangers of driving under the influence of cannabis/marijuana and/or alcohol. Mothers Against Drugged Driving can help, see below.

https://www.madd.org/the-solution/teen-drinking-prevention/


Please see below for more information from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/drugged-driving


https://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/news-releases/2015/06/effects-marijuana-without-alcohol-drivin

Garnet Valley Middle School

Achieving our best through creativity, compassion, and community.