GVES Weekly Update
March 22, 2019
3/29: GVES Spirit Day
3/29: Progress Reports Released
Spring After School Activities
PSSA Testing Dates - Attendance is Important
- ELA - Grades 3, 4, 5 - April 24, 25, & 26
- Math - Grades, 3, 4, 5 - April 29 & 30
- Science - Grade 4 only - May 1 & 2
Pre-approved absences will not be accepted during the testing window. Students are expected to be at school unless they are sick. We understand that Take Your Child to Work Day falls within the State's testing window. However, there is not flexibility within this year's window to not test on that day. Please contact Dr. Kotch or Mrs. Jones with questions.
Miss Travers & Miss Slavin's homerooms
2nd Trimester Guidance Curriculum
GVE HSA Weekly Announcements – 3/22/19
HSA Committee Work Group Meeting – Friday, April 5th
Always wanted to help out with HSA events but don’t know how to get involved? Join us for our Committee Work Group Meeting and get to know us/get looped in! Friday, April 5th – 9 am in the GVE LGI Room
School Store – Wednesday, April 10th
Our next school store is Wednesday, April 10th! Students can shop at recess for items ranging from 50 cents to $3.00.
4th Grade Fun Night - Thursday, April 11th
We are excited to announce our 4th Grade Fun Night event to be held April 11th, from 6-8pm at Maple Zone Sports Complex. There will be lots of fun activities for the students to participate in, and pizza, drinks and snacks will be served.
The cost will be $13 per student. A link to register will be coming next week, and payment will be accepted via MySchoolBucks.com or cash/check sent to school with your student. This is a drop-off event and limited to 4th grade students only. No siblings.
We are also looking for parent volunteers for the night of the event, so if you are interested please indicate that on your registration form or contact Kathy Vaughn (email@example.com)
Student Placement Process
As we wrap up spring conferences, we naturally start to think about next school year. We have an extensive placement process that uses student assessment and observation data to help us place each student into next year’s classes. Our teachers collect this information, and it goes to our placement team. The team creates mixed-ability homerooms that are well-balanced by student gender, background, personality, and development. As part of this process, we do not accept requests for specific teachers. Such requests are not sent to the team that makes the classes.
On some occasions, there may be information specific to your child beyond what will be shared at spring conferences. If you believe there are circumstances that may not be addressed within the comprehensive placement process, please complete this form by May 1, 2019 for students who will be attending GVES in the fall. Teacher requests should not be included in these letters. The information you provide will go directly to the GVES principals in lieu of letters or emails regarding student placement.
Thank you for your understanding and confidence in our process to place all of our students.
Jaguar Jog Time Again
Get ready, Get Set, REGISTER!
Registration for the 5th Annual Jaguar Jog is now open.The afternoon of Family Fun will be held on April 28, 2019 from 1-4 pm. We will have the 5K and 1 mile races, along with entertainment by Charismatic Entertainment, field day games, Kona Ice and new this year - John Williams of RE/MAX Excellence will be raffling off a laptop computer! All who register and are in attendance are eligible to WIN the laptop! Other prizes include: a chance to win an iFLY gift card for all GVES students who run the 5K and water ice parties for the classes with the most participation!
To volunteer please use this link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044aacaf28a20-fifth
If you are interested in sponsoring the event, please contact Jennifer Connolly. We are thrilled to have John Williams as our presenting sponsor and Charismatic Entertainment as our entertainment for the day! But we have plenty of room for more businesses to get involved.
Garnet Valley Music Gala Concert & Fundraiser:
Garnet Valley CTC Quick Tip #30 March is Inhalant Prevention Month
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?
Garnet Valley Students in the 6th, 8th, 10th and 12th grades reported whether they had ever tried inhalants in their life times on the 2015 and 2017 PAYS survey. The PAYS questionnaire describes inhalants as any gases or fumes that can be inhaled for the purpose of being high. While there is typically a low incidence of use, inhalants are highly toxic, easily accessible, and carry long term and seriously damaging effects. GV students reporting lifetime use of inhalants has dropped in most grades as follows: 6th grade – 4.9 % to 3.4%, 8th grade – 2.0% to 4.4%, 10th grade – 7.3 % to 2.4%, and 12th grade – 3.7% to 3.3%.
Call to action…
Potentially dangerous household products that can be used as inhalants include
“paint thinners and removers, dry-cleaning fluids, degreasers, gasoline, glues, correction fluids, and felt-tip markers, spray paints, deodorant and hair sprays, vegetable oil sprays for cooking, and fabric protector sprays. Nitrous oxide is the most abused of the gases and can be found in whipped cream dispensers and products that boost octane levels in racing cars. Other household or commercial products containing gases include butane lighters, propane tanks, and refrigerants.” (NIDA 7/12) Click on the link below for more information.
After School Activity Dismissal Procedures - Dismissal Locations
VEFLS - Foreign Language Contact Person, firstname.lastname@example.org 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