GVES Weekly Update
October 19, 2018
10/22-10/26: Red Ribbon Week--see notes below
10/22: Display My Art Begins
10/26: GV Spirit Day
Red Ribbon Week
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!
FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE
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.
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.
Home & School News
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 email@example.com. Have a great week!
JOIN US ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 29TH FOR A COMBINED BSES/CES/GVES HOME AND SCHOOL ASSOCIATION MEETING!
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
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!
GVHS Performing Arts
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.
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