Valentine View

An e-newsletter from Valentine Hills Elementary School

January 4, 2019

Upcoming events at Valentine Hills

For up-to-date information on events happening at Valentine Hills, visit

Fri, Jan 4

Nothing on the Calendar

Mon, Jan 7

7:40 Large Group Orchestra @ HVMS

Tue, Jan 8

7:40 Large Group Orchestra @ HVMS

11:00 Reading Buddies

4:00 Choir

Wed, Jan 9

7:40 Large Group Band @ HVMS

11:00 Reading Buddies

4:00 ETS-Science Club

Thu, Jan 10

7:40 Large Group Orchestra @ HVMS

11:00 Reading Buddies

1:00 Field Trip-Choir to Irondale High School

5:45 Laurentian Chaperone Meeting

7:00 Westside Choir Festival @ Irondale High School

Fri, Jan 11

Nothing on the Calendar

Future Dates:

Jan 17-21: No School

Jan 22: Internet Safety Night

Jan 31: Math Night

Feb 8: PTO Carnival/Dance

Feb 11: PTO Meeting

Feb 18: No School

PTO Carnival

Carnival Lite/Valentine's Dance is coming up on Fri, Feb 8. We need many volunteers to help make this a great event for our kids and families. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Kristin Bury at for more information. More details will be coming soon. We hope to see you there!

Softball Clinics

Join the Mounds View High School Softball coaches and players for the 2nd Annual Youth Softball Clinic for grades 3 through 8. This comprehensive clinic will teach players the skills and drills that the high school coaches are looking for and help prepare players for Spring tryouts!

The clinic will be four Saturdays in January, February and March 2019. All players will work on offensive and defensive skills from 1-3 pm each Saturday. Pitchers and catchers will have a dedicated time from 3-4 pm (additional cost). Find details AND register online:

Questions? Email Booster President, Alyson Whalen:

Chess Club Registration

Valentine Hills Chess Club Registration is now open for the 2nd half of the year. We meet Wednesday mornings before school 8:30-9:15 a.m. in Ms Rieke's room (room 125). Learn how to play, or work on improving your game playing the other students at Valentine Hills!

We will have a club tournament in March and April. The online registration window will be open until 1/21 through MV Community Education. Click on this link to check it out:

Youth activities offered by Community Ed

Before- and after-school activities are offered by the District's Community Education department. Valentine Hills opportunities include:

January non-school-day field trip

Have you booked your student's spot for the January 17 non-school-day field trip? Non-school day field trips are available to all students in grades K-8. All-day field trips are from 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Drop-off and pick-up is at the Mounds View High School gymnasium. Space is limited. Register today for one of the trips listed:

Minnesota Children's Museum | Grades K-3

We will begin the day with gym games and then board the bus to the Minnesota Children's Museum in Saint Paul which features 10 new permanent exhibits and great visitor amenities. The experiences cultivate essential skills, including critical thinking, communication, creative thinking and more. The museum creates an educational environment infused with excitement and hands-on interactions, making the museum one of the top destinations in Minnesota for student visits.

Snowtubing at Wild Mountain | Grades 4-8

Get your friends together and hit the tubing hill at Wild Mountain. Then, return to Mounds View High School for your favorite gym games until pick-up time. Students must bring their own winter coat, snow pants, hat and gloves/mittens. A completed release form is required to board the bus.

Click here to register now!

Questions? Call 651-621-6020.

For a complete list of offerings, including e-flyers from outside organizations, visit

Home & School Connection

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