GVES Weekly Update

October 19, 2018

Upcoming Events

10/22-10/26: Red Ribbon Week--see notes below

10/22: Display My Art Begins

10/26: GV Spirit Day

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Red Ribbon Week

GVES will be participating in Red Ribbon Week from October 22-October 26th. Red Ribbon Week is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness campaign. Millions of people across the United States celebrate each year. We will participate in Red Ribbon Week by having the following theme days to promote a drug free lifestyle:

Monday: Students will receive a Red Ribbon Week pencil in homeroom classes.

Tuesday: “Put a cap on drugs!” Students can wear their favorite hat to school.

Wednesday: “Being drug free is no sweat!” Students should wear their sweats to school.

Thursday: “We are too bright for drugs!” Students should wear neon colors to school.

Friday: “Team up against drugs!” Students should wear their favorite team jersey!


EMERGENCY CARDS ~~ Many families still have NOT completed the Emergency card information for their students--either on FamilyID or on an emergency info card. These cards were sent home on Friday Sept. 28th and should be returned as soon as possible.

Updated medical info and contact info is crucial to safe nursing practice. PLEASE take a few moments to complete this necessary information so that we can better serve your student.

If you have any questions/concerns please contact the Nurse's office at (610)579-4146. Thank you for your attention to this issue.

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Spelling Bee

Mrs. Valerio and Dr. Shultz are buzzing with excitement to announce our first informational meetings for this years Spelling Bee. We will meet with 3rd grade students on Friday, October 26th, 4th grade students on Wednesday, October, 24th, and 5th grade students on Thursday, October 25th in the cafeteria after busses arrive. We will review what the spelling be is, some important dates, and review how to access the spelling word list (see below for the shareable link). We can't wait to welcome you to our hive.


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Weather Reminders

The transition from AC to heat takes several days so please make sure your student is dressed in layers especially in the coming week. In addition, we go outside to recess in all but inclement weather. So please make sure your student brings appropriate outerwear for changing daytime temperatures.

Home & School News

Annual Auction

HSA Auction

“Passport to Paradise”

November 9th, 2018 7pm to 11pm

Please join us for a night of dinner, dancing and bidding! Fantastic auction items will be offered including unique school opportunities and valuable community items.

To purchase tickets visit - http://bit.ly/GVEauctiontickets

More information visit - http://bit.ly/GVEAuctionInfo

Want to make a donation? http://bit.ly/GVEauctionDonation

Questions? Email jennifertront@gmail.com

We would like to thank our auction sponsors! Please support these local businesses that have supported GVE!

John Williams, Remax Excellence

Sun East Charitable Foundation

Adams Investor Group

Garnet Valley Sports & Spine


Heaven’s Law Office

KAO Jewelers

Real Property Management Tri State Area - the leader in HOA and property management

My Buddy Maintenance Team - help with your ‘honey-do’ list

School Store - Our first school store is Wednesday, November 14! Students can shop at recess for items ranging from 50 cents to $3.00.

Halloween Parties - Will be held on Oct 31. Homeroom parents will be contacting families requesting donations about two weeks prior. Thank you!

If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering please contact Erin Villone at erin.villone@gmail.com. Have a great week!


On Monday, October 29th from 7:00 to 8:00 PM at Bethel Springs Elementary there will be a combined Home and School Association meeting for all three GV elementary schools. The purpose of the meeting is to provide parents with an opportunity to receive information on important school-related topics. Topics will be varied and parents can choose two 30-minute sessions (7-7:30;7:30-8). Registration closes on Thursday, October 25th. Use the Google form link below to register for your chosen sessions:


American Education Week Visits

GVES celebrates American Education Week with visits to our school!

Parents/Guardians may visit according to the schedule below. Please do not bring siblings or other young children. There is no need to RSVP and clearances are not needed to visit. We hope to see you here soon!

Wed. - Nov. 14 - 3rd Grade - 9:30 to 10:30

Thurs. - Nov. 15 - 4th Grade - 9:30 to 10:30 (starts in math class, be sure to know the math teacher)

Fri. - Nov. 16 - 5th Grade - See teams below:

Team A - Chiodo, Gamler, Magrann, Slavin - 11:00

Team B - Conley, Cywinski, Jarema, Travers - 9:00 to 10:00

Team C - Carey, Meehan, Ong, Shank - 10:00 to 11:00

Display My Art

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School News Episode Three


Open House Survey

The Garnet Valley elementary schools (BSES, CES, and GVES) hosted an Open House at the end of August. We are asking parents & guardians to complete this survey to help us evaluate and enhance the event for future years.

Click here to view the survey. Thank you for your participation!

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GVHS Performing Arts

The Garnet Valley High School Performing Arts Association will present High School Musical on November 15-17 at GVHS. HSM promises fun for all ages so bring the entire family to a show to support our amazingly talented and hardworking students! For tickets and information, visit www.gvhspaa.com.
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Harlem Wizards Basketball is Back

Join the fun at this year's Harlem Wizards vs. Garnet Valley Jaguars Basketball Game

Saturday, November 10, 2018

2:00 pm Garnet Valley High School

All proceeds from this event will go towards the GVSD Libraries, Labs, and Makerspaces

Due to the overwhelming success of the last 3 years, this event will no doubt be a sellout. Please purchase your tickets early for this event. Also, in honor of Veterans Day, all veterans in attendance will be recognized before the game.

Purchase Tickets Here

If the direct link doesn't allow access, please visit https://www.harlemwizards.com/

Garnet Valley CTC Quick Tip #9

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? While statistics for students reporting “Inappropriate sexual contact through technology” is decreasing from an average of 16% to 14% in 2017, this is still a concern for families. Let’s help our students realize that their schools are safe because the doors are locked and outsiders are not permitted to enter and that their homes are safe because parent/caregivers keep doors and windows locked. But there are no locks on the internet unless families and the students themselves protect their personal information and access from intruders online.

Call to action… Garnet Valley is actively teaching students about protecting their digital footprint on line. Parent/caregivers are an essential part of the team that protects our students. See the list below for tips to make your children safer and the websites below for more information.

1. Do you set times in the day your child can use their phone?

2. Do you require your children’s phones to charge in a designated place?

3. Do you specify the apps that your child can use?

4. Do you know all of your child’s passwords?

5. Does your child know what to do if they receive “inappropriate sexual contact through technology”? The answer to that question is to alert you and an administrator at school.

· Common Sense Media https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

o click on parent resources for many topics

· AT&T Smart Limits https://www.att.com/shop/wireless/smartlimits.html

· Verizon Family Base https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/verizon-smart-family-faqs/

· Sprint Parent Controls https://shop2.sprint.com/en/services/safety_security/parental_control.shtml

· Screen time contracts https://www.screenagersmovie.com/contracts/

· Apple Screen Time Usage https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208982

· Cyber Bullying www.cyberbullying.org


There is still space available in all before-school language classes and new students will be accepted until the end of October. (Classes begin the week of October 15.) Contact Kelly Gardler at kgardler@yahoo.com or 610-717-2755 for information or to register.

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