Valentine View

An e-newsletter from Valentine Hills Elementary School

May 3, 2019

Upcoming events at Valentine Hills

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

Fri, May 3

Last Day of Food Drive

Mon, May 6

Teacher Appreciation Week

7:40 Large Group Orchestra @ HVMS

4:00 Track

Tue, May 7

7:40 Large Group Orchestra @ HVMS

4:00 Track

5:00 Summer Orchestra Registration (til 6:30) @ Turtle Lake

Wed, May 8

7:40 Large Group Band @ HVMS

8:30 Volunteer Breakfast

4:00 Track, Book Arts

5:00 Summer Orchestra Registration (til 6:30) @ Island Lake

Thu, May 9

7:40 Large Group Orchestra @ HVMS

4:00 Track

Fri, May 10

7:00 MN TWINS Game

Future Dates:

May 13-approximate start date for Star Lab

May 13-PTO Meeting

May 31-Field Day

June 5-Last Day of School

June 6-Lost & Found Packed Up and Donated

Summer Band Program & Registration

Summer Band Dates: July 8- August 1 (Mondays through Thursdays)

Current band students may participate in the INTRODUCTION TO MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND. Click here to view the different times and locations and complete the online registration.

Current 4th graders have the opportunity to learn a band instrument in the SUMMER BEGINNING BAND PROGRAM. Small-group lessons for each instrument are offered at various schools and times during the morning and evening. Click here to view your options and complete the online registration. Click here for information on instrument rentals.

Click here for more information about Summer Band. The current registration will increase after May 31, so register today!

Questions? Contact Mrs. Sorem at or 651-621-7763.

Roadrunner Fun Run Update

The Valentine Hills Roadrunner Fun Run will be taking the year off in 2019. We love this event and it will be planned for the 2019-2020 school year! Keep moving those bodies and spending time outdoors!

Walk for Water-Supporting H2O for Life


Around the world, millions of people lack access to clean water. In fact, every 2 minutes, a child dies from water related diseases. As a community, we want to help change this! Join the H20 for Life club at Mounds View High School in our Walk for Water on May 11 from 12-3 p.m. at the Mounds View High School Stadium! Bond with the community, win prizes, enjoy refreshments and music, and support a great cause. Our walk will increase awareness about the Global Water Crisis, and raise money to build a water well for 763 young school children in Uganda who currently have no access to clean water. To learn more, donate, or register for the walk, visit Let’s come together, have fun, and make a difference! See you there!

Looking for more information? Please come to an informational movie night about the Global Water Crisis in the Mounds View High School Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. on May 7.

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast & Honoring Dr Bob!

Have you volunteered at VH this year? Yes? Then we want to honor you at our Volunteer Breakfast on Wed, May 8 from 8:30-9 a.m. We will have juice, coffee and baked goods in the library. Please join us! (No need to RSVP.)

Dr. Bob has graciously volunteered his time on a daily basis for many years across a variety of classrooms at Valentine Hills. He has worked with students to support them in math; he has retaught skills as needed, practiced basic facts in ways that "stick", and provided feedback on their classroom work. If he has made an impact on the children in your family and you would like to acknowledge him with a card or small donation, Mrs. Erickson (4th grade) will be putting together a gift basket to give Dr. Bob at our volunteer appreciation breakfast.

Parent Help for Field Day

Our building wide Field Day will be Fri, May 31. We need a handful of parents to help out with water that day. You would be supervising the water station (for students who need a drink of water), helping them fill a cup or water bottle and keeping the water jugs full.

If you are interested, please email

Are You an LPN or RN Looking for Part-Time Work?

Are you an LPN or RN looking for part-time employment with hours to match the Mounds View District schedule? Mounds View Schools Health Service has an opportunity available.

We are in need of substitute Licensed Health Care Specialists. This position works under the direction of the Licensed School Nurse to provide first aid for ill or injured students, administer prescribed medication to students, communicate health-related issues to parents and perform clerical functions related to record keeping and other general office functions. This position requires current Minnesota LPN/RN licensure.

Please contact Sarah Osterman, Licensed School Nurse ( if interested or for more information

Youth activities offered by Community Ed

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

  • Lots of Summer and Fall Programs now available!

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

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