Valentine View

An e-newsletter from Valentine Hills Elementary School

May 31, 2019

Upcoming events at Valentine Hills

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

Fri, May 31

9:30 Field Day-gr 3,4,5

1:00 Field Day-gr 1,2

Mon, June 3

9:30 5th gr Field Trip-Biztown

1:15 3rd gr Field Trip-walking to Perry Park

4:00 Track

6:00 PTO Meeting

Tue, June 4

1:15-5th gr Track Meet @ Mounds View High School

Wed, June 5

9:45 Awards Ceremony for Students

12:30 4th gr Field Trip-walking to Perry Park

1:00 5th gr Celebration

3:50 Clapout for 5th graders-ALL INVITED!

Future Dates:

June 6-Lost & Found Packed Up and Donated

July 8-Summer School Begins

August 1-Last Day of Summer School

August 28-Meet Your Teacher

September 3-First Day of School

Library Books!!!

Just a reminder to make sure your child has returned all of their school library books. There are currently over 100 books still checked out to students. We want to make sure that everyone has access to them next year. Thank you!

Crayola ColorCycle-Turn Markers into Energy

Valentine Hills is partnering with Crayola to recycle used markers. Crayola ColorCycle is an amazing program devised to repurpose used markers rather than sending them to landfills!

The ColorCycle program has repurposed more than 70 tons of expended markers in the United States and Canada since 2013, and uses the most advanced plastic conversion technologies to make wax compounds for asphalt and roofing shingles as well as to generate electricity that can be used to heat homes, cook food, and power vehicles.

Please support our efforts by bringing in any used markers you may have around the house—even non-Crayola brands! Highlighters and dry erase markers can also be included. A drop-off box is located in the front lobby.

Thank you in advance for participating! With the help of parents like YOU, the Crayola ColorCycle program will continue to keep tons of plastic out of landfills each year. All used markers that are collected will be packaged and sent in for recycling on Friday, June 7.

Remember, don’t throw out your used marker—ColorCycle it!

Learn more at

5th Grade Celebration

Some of our 5th grade parents and our awesome PTO are planning a fabulous end of the year party for our 5th graders. It will be on the last day of school (Wed, June 5) from 1-3 p.m. However, they could use your help. Click on this link for more information! Thank you in advance for your help.

Parents are invited to help/volunteer at this event. We will be wrapping up our 5th grade celebration with a building-wide clap out for our 5th graders at 3:50 p.m. Parents are invited to attend the clap out too!

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.

Youth activities offered by Community Ed

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

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

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