Valentine View

An e-newsletter from Valentine Hills Elementary School

March 1, 2019

Upcoming events at Valentine Hills

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

Fri, Mar 1

Last Day for Coin Drive

8:25 Science Olympiad Club

Mon, Mar 4

Gamelan Residency-all week

Paraeducator Week

7:40 Large Group Orchestra @ HVMS

Tue, Mar 5

7:40 Large Group Orchestra @ HVMS

11:00 Reading Buddies

4:00 Choir

Wed, Mar 6

7:40 Large Group Band @ HVMS

10:30 Highview 7th grade Band Performance-3,4,5 grades

11:00 Reading Buddies

4:00 ETS-Book Arts, Science Club

Thu, Mar 7

7:40 Large Group Orchestra @ HVMS

11:00 Reading Buddies

4:30 Communication Night-Last Names N-Z

Fri, Mar 8

8:25 Science Olympiad

Future Dates:

Mar 14-24-Spring Break *Lost & Found Bagged Up

Apr 3-6-Chalkboard Capers

Apr 5-No School

Summer Band & Orchestra News

Summer Band:

Students going in to 5th grade next year can participate in Band. The summer beginning band program consists of a 45-minute small-group lesson, Monday through Thursday from July 8 til August 1. The summer session concludes with a concert for parents the evening of the last day. We cover about a year’s worth of material in four weeks. For more information, please click here.

You can sign up for Summer Band at any of the four evening Band Sign-Up Nights in April. Reputable music instrument dealers will also be present to provide instrument rentals for you. You only need to attend one of the Band Sign-Up Nights anytime between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. Band Sign-Up dates and locations are:

  • Tue, April 23 at Turtle Lake Elementary School
  • Thu, April 25 at Edgewood Middle School
  • Tue, April 30 at Highview Middle School
  • Thu, May 2 at Island Lake Elementary School

Summer Orchestra:

Summer Orchestra for Violin, Viola & Cello!

Mark your calendars! Students who are currently enrolled in grades 3-5 have the opportunity to participate in the District 621 Summer Orchestra program. The dates are July 8-August 1, Mon-Thu. Classes are 50 minutes and are scheduled at various locations across the district, starting as early as 7 a.m. or as late as 7p.m.

Click here to access more details on the District 621 Summer Orchestra website. Registration materials will be shared with families soon. If you have any questions, contact Connie Aiken, orchestra teacher, at or 651-621-7861.

See you this summer!

Yearbook Orders-Still Time for On-Line!

You still have time to place a Yearbook Order. Orders can be made on-line here thru March 13. There will be a limited amount of extra yearbooks ordered for purchase in June.

Musical at Highview Middle School

Join the Highview Middle School cast and crew as they present “Guys and Dolls, Jr. “ on Thu and Fri, Feb 28 and Mar 1 at 7 p.m. and again on Sat, Mar 2 at 2 p.m.

Tickets ($6.00 each) will be sold in the office and will also be available at the door.

Youth activities offered by Community Ed

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

  • Non-School Day Field Trips
  • Family Activities
  • Wizard School
  • Sparkle Spectacular
  • Mystery Under the Big Top
  • Parent & Child Paint Night
  • ...and much more!

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

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