GVES Weekly Update

June 7, 2019

Upcoming Events

6/13: 5th Grade Promotion Assembly 12:30pm GVMS Gym

6/14: End of 3rd Trimester/Report Cards Released

6/14: Last Student Day--12pm Dismissal

Student Obligations

Progress reports will be held for students who have financial obligations for lost text or library books or negative balances in the cafeteria. Some parents also need to update residency paperwork. Parents are being notified and Alma/Report Card access will be restricted if you or your child have an obligation. Please take care of these obligations by Wednesday, June 12.

Nurse's Information

Please remember to pick up all medications, inhalers, and Epi Pens from the nurse’s office by June 14th. All medications that are not picked up at that time will be discarded. A new supply of medication must be provided in the fall, along with a new parent medication consent form and doctor’s order.

End of Year Residency Changes

In order to ensure that you receive your 19/20 school year information, please update the main office with any changes in residency status or address. Contact the office or Administration if you need a Change of Address Form and/or if you have questions regarding what is accepted as proof of new address. Note: ALL change of address paperwork requires 2 proofs of residence.

School Supplies for 2019/2020 School Year

It's time to order your school supply kits for next year! Please follow the directions below if you'd like to order a kit. Kits will be delivered to classrooms for the Open House in August. The deadline to order is June 21, 2019.

1. Go to www.shopttkits.com
2. Enter Account #26454
3. Select the kits, backpacks, & other items you would like to order
4. Complete your payment

Kit components can be viewed online. All sales are final. No returns or refunds. Additional supplies may be requested at the start of the year by each teacher.

School Supply kits are provided through our HSA to make your fall shopping a little easier. Please call the school with any questions at 610.579.4150. Thank you.

Is Your Child Missing a Shoe?

A Carter's gray shoe, size 8 (toddler size) fell out of a car in our carline last week. A picture is shown here. If it is yours you may claim it in the main office!

Best Wishes

We send best wishes to some of our staff members who are moving on to new opportunities next year and will not be at GVE. Please join me in thanking these individuals for the contributions they have made to our school. Mrs. Ferry, Dr. Shultz, Mrs. Briestansky, Ms. McGarry, and Mrs. Antonelli have contributed so many things to our school and will be missed. Also, Mrs. Valerio will be on a sabbatical. We will miss her while she is out as well.

Interested in Readiing Olympics?

Thinking about joining Reading Olympics next year? Well you're in luck here's an advance copy of next year's Reading Olympic books. Read on! See you in September. :)

HSA Volunteer Sign Up

Garnet Valley Elementary Home & School Association is grateful for the volunteers who plan & prepare the many programs and events each school year to help provide the best school experience possible for our children. The HSA relies on volunteers to run smoothly, so if you can help just a little, it will make a BIG difference! Many of our volunteers find that they receive something in return for their time and talents:

• Spending quality time with your child and friends

• Investing your time in bettering our school community

• Making a difference in your child’s life by sharing your knowledge, experience and skills

• Developing leadership, communication and organizational skills

• Having FUN and making new friends!

At GVES we have a Committee for each program/event we do. The committee works as a team to plan and execute their event with the help of additional volunteers. One individual will be designated as the committee lead . The committee lead will be responsible for coordinating meetings, ensuring the committee is on schedule and communicating directly with the HSA Board. Each committee will also have volunteers to assist with the event as needed (i.e. volunteer during book fair, help assemble flyers, monitor mileage club). To sign up as a volunteer be sure to select "General Help" at the end of the survey.

Please sign up for as many committee opportunities as you are interested in. After you complete the committee portion you will be asked about being a committee lead. If you have students in multiple schools please note the time frame of events when signing up. Opportunities include Board positions, committee chairs, committee members, and event volunteers. We will contact you prior to the beginning of next school year. Please reply by June 7, 2019. Thank you.

Link to Sign Up Form

Band & Orchestra for the 2019-2020 School Year

Band and Orchestra sign ups for the 2019-2020 school year have begun! 3rd graders are completing the instrument interview process and will come home with a form reflecting their instrument recommendations. To sign up for band or orchestra for next year, please click this link:


6th Grade Transition Camp

See flyer below for details on 6th Grade Transition Camp being held on August 21, 2019 at GVMS.
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Elementary Open House - Wednesday, August 28, 12:30-2:30PM (one session open to all families)

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Military Families

As a result of state and federal mandates, the district must collect & report a multitude of data points.

If your child's parent or guardian is an active duty member of a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, please access the link below to submit your information. The district appreciates your cooperation, and for those of you who are active or retired military, thank you for your service!!


Jaguarmax Radio Podcast

Want a chance to be on the podcast? Students can submit a book review here and you might get to read it and be on iTunes!

New episodes have been released! Check us out on iTunes.

Jaguarmax Radio Podcast on iTunes

Jaguarmax Radio Podcast Website

Important Links

After School Activity Dismissal Procedures - Dismissal Locations

VEFLS - Foreign Language Contact Person, kgardler@yahoo.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

Parent Right to Know Information

Parent Right to Know Information as Required by The Elementary and Secondary Education Assistance (ESEA) [Section 1112(e)(1)(A)] and the Every Student Succeeds Act [Section 1112(e)(1)(A)] is located here.

Connect with GVES! Now Podcasting!

Please connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! If you would like to receive text alerts, please sign up here or text @jaguarmax to 81010. Also, check out our Jaguarmax Radio Podcast on iTunes!

Garnet Valley Elementary School

"A Caring Community of Learners"

Est. 1997

The mission of our learning community is to maximize the potential of all students by empowering them to do their personal best.