GVES Weekly Update
December 14, 2018
12/17: MistleTOE Monday--Wear your favorite holiday socks
12/17: BSES/GVES 4th & 5th Grade Chorus Concert 7pm GVHS
12/18: Holiday Hair Flair--Hats, Bows, Antlers, etc
12/18: BSES/GVES 5th Grade Orchestra Concert 7pm GVHS
12/19: Pajama Day
12/19: Lunch Buddies
12/20: Holiday Week is no Sweat--Wear your Sweats and Sneakers
12/21: Festive Friday--Festive Flair
12/21: Winter Parties
Many parents/guardians have asked that the district again creates a directory for Garnet Valley elementary families. The directory will be made available to Garnet Valley families later this school year. If you do not want your information (phone number and email address) listed in the directory please click below. The deadline to opt out is 1/11/19. Otherwise it will be included. Thank you.
Today we are releasing our first trimester progress report.
Our GVSD elementary school progress report is anchored in a standards based reporting principle where students’ progress towards standards is indicated along with reporting on the Qualities of a Learner. You can read more about the progress report here. http://bit.ly/GVProgressReport
Student progress on each Quality of a Learner and Academic Indicator is reported using a 4-point rubric. This rubric is a departure from previously used state reporting language and intended to be more student-centered. The rubric was designed so that grades do not indicate the end of the learning progress. The student score on the rubric informs the student and parent/guardian of where the student currently is on a learning continuum. When a student achieves a 3, he or she has met the grade level expectation at this time. Furthermore, your child’s Fountas and Pinnell text level will be indicated on the progress report. You can see the text level continuum here. http://bit.ly/FPTextLadder
If you have questions about your child's progress, please contact the teacher. Thank you.
Elementary Winter After School Activities
By using the website parent portal link by clicking here or simply by using this direct link, you can access the Elementary After School Activities Brochure for the winter session. From Robotics to Trailblazing, we are excited to offer a number of engaging developmentally appropriate activities for your children created and facilitated by our teachers and located in our schools. The majority of the activities are fee based, and parents may pay online by following the directions within the brochure. For those parents who prefer to pay by check or who are registering for a free activity, please use the attached Enrollment Form.
New Realities of Parenting - January 2, 2019
GVES Social Media Update
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Week 1: Introductions, counselor role, referral sheet, get to know you game
Week 2: Its Okay to be Different-Read and discuss, “Its okay” worksheet
Week 4: Whole Body listening book and SB pages
Week 5: Expected and Unexpected Explain (SD story) and sort in classroom
Week 6: Read Bully Blockers Club and Explain problem solving steps
Week 7: Second problem solving lesson
Week 8: Size of Problem-explain with SB and videos
Week 9 and 10: Social City Books-SOP and activities, Size of Reaction and Activity
Week 11: Kimochi’s Intro characters and favorites worksheet
Week 12: Kimochi’s hide and seek and feelings sheet
Week 1: Introductions, counselor role, referral sheet, get to know you game
Week 2: School expectations, expected vs. unexpected scenarios
Week 3: Social definition, behavior definition, watch videos of Mr. Bean and Harvey the Dog to determine the thoughts/feelings of others, possible consequences, how they feel about themselves, intro Social Behavior Map
Week 4: Groups work to create SBM to determine what behaviors are expected or unexpected in various school locations
Week 5: Size of Problem (SOP) review, watch videos, discuss size of problem vs. size of reaction, did it match? Did it solve the problem?
Week 6: SOP group thermometer activity
Week 7: Coping skills lesson generate ideas
Week 8 and 9: Read bullying book; rate the size of the problem, solutions used, coping skills that could have been used or were, how does this relate to social thinking?
Week 10: Career Interest Inventory and Graph
Week 11: Complete Career Interest Inventory & Finish graphing (Seesaw, paper/pencil)
Week 12: Career Cluster game
Home and School Update
Yearbook Photographers – Upload your photos!
All yearbook photographers are asked to please make sure you have uploaded your Halloween, orchestra, band and chorus pictures as soon as possible as holiday parties are coming up soon!
Lunch Buddies – December 19th
Our next GVE Lunch Buddies day will be next Wednesday, December 19th. If you have signed up for that day, we’ll look forward to having you here to have lunch with your child. If you haven’t signed up for future dates, there are a few, limited spots still available. Contact Renee Kabakoff (email@example.com) or Stacy Schneeweis (firstname.lastname@example.org. )
An April 12th Lunch Buddies date is being opened up as a reschedule for the November date that was cancelled due to snow. This is the Friday before Spring Break. Anyone originally scheduled for November that was unable to get a new date due to slots being filled, must contact Rene Kabakoff (email@example.com) by end of day today, 12/14. After that time, this date will be opened up to anyone else who would still like to schedule a Lunch Buddies date.
Classroom Winter Holiday Parties
Classroom parties will be held on Friday, December 21st. If you have signed up to send in a donation for the party, you may send non-perishable items in any day next week. Perishable items should be sent in the morning of the party, labelled with your child’s teacher’s name. Thank you!
HSA Committee WorkGroup Meeting – Jan 4th – 9am
The next HSA Committee WorkGroup Meeting will be held on January 4th at 9am.
If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering please contact Erin Villone at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a great week!
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Garnet Valley CTC Quick Tip #17 2018-2019
Did you know? The words holiday and stress do not need to go together.
· We know that many of us will be busy and feel overwhelmed.
· We may assume that we need to give up some of our healthy habits.
· In our rush to the perfect holiday we can forget to savor time with loved ones, the surprising beauty of winter, and the quiet moments that vacation and holidays can provide.
Call to action…
· Stick to at least one healthy habit and give yourself kudos for sticking to more than one.
· Ask for help when you need it, most people and our children are happy to help.
· Take a moment or two to savor whatever you love most about this time of year.
Using your browser to copy and past the links below will provide more information and ideas.
Technology Night for Parents
The Future of Teaching and Learning in Garnet Valley
Informational and Interactive workshop for all parents with children in grades 3-12
Garnet Valley remains a destination school district for families throughout the country due in part to the push for personalized learning and cutting-edge instructional technologies. Join us at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, for an interactive presentation and discussion led by Mr. Samuel Mormando, Director of Technology, Innovation, and Online Learning. Topics will include Garnet Valley’s work to personalize learning for all students, new classroom technologies such as AI (artificial intelligence), AR (augmented reality) & VR (virtual reality), and new educational programs including eSchool@GarnetValley and blended learning options now offered at the high school.
Garnet Valley Solo Fest - Sat Feb 23, 2019
After School Activity Dismissal Procedures - Dismissal Locations
VEFLS - Foreign Language Contact Person, email@example.com or 610-717-2755
Cafeteria Information - Menus and Payments
GVES Yearly Calendar - Important Dates
Safe Arrival - Attendance Reporting App
GVSD App - Download app here
MySchoolBucks - Online Payments
District Text Messaging Opt-In - Registration Info