Valentine View

An e-newsletter from Valentine Hills Elementary School

March 8, 2019

Upcoming events at Valentine Hills

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

Fri, Mar 8

Gamelan Residency

8:25 Science Olympiad

Mon, Mar 11

Gamelan Residency

7:40 Large Group Orchestra @ HVMS

6:00 PTO Meeting, room 125

Tue, Mar 12

7:40 Large Group Orchestra @ HVMS

11:00 Reading Buddies

2:30 Gamelan Concert for grades 1 & 2

4:00 Choir-CANCELLED for today

6:00 Gamelan Concert-4th grade, gym

Wed, Mar 13

7:40 Large Group Band @ HVMS

9:45 1st gr Field Trip-Children's Museum

11:00 Reading Buddies

4:00 ETS-Science Club, Book Arts

Thu, Mar 14-Sun, Mar 24

NO School-Spring Break

Lost & Found Bagged Up & Donated

Future Dates:

Apr 3-6-Chalkboard Capers

Apr 5-No School

Apr 8-PTO Meeting

Apr 11-Family Math Night

Apr 19-No School

Showing Our CARES Near & Far Coin Drive

Last week, we finished up our fundraiser “Showing Our Cares Near and Far” and it was a huge success! As a school, we raised over $2,000 with 75% of the donations going to Healing Haiti and 25% going to the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf. This fundraiser was extra special because it was an idea presented and planned by two of our 5th grade students. As a reward, the class that brought in the most money will have the opportunity to video call one of the classrooms in Haiti. Thank you for coming together as a community to support others!

SEPPAC Meeting

Mounds View Public Schools and the Special Education Parent & Professional Advisory Council presents present, “Breaking the Trance” (a practical guide for parenting the screen-dependent child).

  • Presented by: Special Education Teacher Alice Hanson
  • Tue, Mar 26 from 6:45-8:15 p.m.
  • Where: Mounds View Public Schools District Center, 4570 Victoria Street N. Shoreview

Summer Band & Orchestra News

Summer Band:

Students going in to 5th grade next year can participate in Band. The summer beginning band program consists of a 45-minute small-group lesson, Monday through Thursday from July 8 til August 1. The summer session concludes with a concert for parents the evening of the last day. We cover about a year’s worth of material in four weeks. For more information, please click here.

You can sign up for Summer Band at any of the four evening Band Sign-Up Nights in April. Reputable music instrument dealers will also be present to provide instrument rentals for you. You only need to attend one of the Band Sign-Up Nights anytime between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. Band Sign-Up dates and locations are:

  • Tue, April 23 at Turtle Lake Elementary School
  • Thu, April 25 at Edgewood Middle School
  • Tue, April 30 at Highview Middle School
  • Thu, May 2 at Island Lake Elementary School

Summer Orchestra:

Summer Orchestra for Violin, Viola & Cello!

Mark your calendars! Students who are currently enrolled in grades 3-5 have the opportunity to participate in the District 621 Summer Orchestra program. The dates are July 8-August 1, Mon-Thu. Classes are 50 minutes and are scheduled at various locations across the district, starting as early as 7 a.m. or as late as 7p.m.

Click here to access more details on the District 621 Summer Orchestra website. Registration materials will be shared with families soon. If you have any questions, contact Connie Aiken, orchestra teacher, at or 651-621-7861.

See you this summer!

Yearbook Orders-Still Time for On-Line!

You still have time to place a Yearbook Order. Orders can be made on-line here thru March 13. There will be a limited amount of extra yearbooks ordered for purchase in June.

Youth activities offered by Community Ed

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

  • Non-School Day Field Trips
  • Family Activities
  • Wizard School
  • Sparkle Spectacular
  • Mystery Under the Big Top
  • Parent & Child Paint Night
  • MIndcraft Creative
  • Canvas & Clay
  • ...and much more!

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

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