Hope Valley School Weekly Update

Friday, November 15, 2019

Calendar of Events

November 2019

4-22 - Harvest Food Drive (see flyer below)

15 - Movie Night

18 - PTO Meeting (6:30 PM in the HV Library)

21 - School Store

26- Wear Green for Miles (information sent home yesterday)

27-29 - Thanksgiving Recess - No School

December 2019

2 - Grade 4 Field Trip to Tomaquag Museum

6 - Grades Close > End of Trimester 1

9 - PTO Meeting (3:45 PM in the HV Library) - Note the time change

13 - Report Cards Distributed

20 - Last day before Winter Break

Dec 23-Jan 2 - Winter Break

PTO Meeting

Monday, Nov. 18th, 6:30pm

15 Thelma Drive

Hopkinton, RI

Please join us at our next PTO meeting. I will be going over our state data and our 5-star accountability rating.
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"Super Miles" Information

Did you know that we have our very own superhero in Hope Valley School? “Super Miles” as he is known to family and friends has bravely fought liver cancer for three years. Miles received a liver transplant in 2017 and has since undergone chemotherapy and other surgeries to battle his cancer. After exhausting all conventional treatments, Miles was recently granted a new clinical trial drug. He is the first child in the world to trial this. He, and his amazing family, could really use the love and support of our Chariho community as he ventures into the unknown. Throughout all of his treatments and hospital stays Miles remains a silly, beautiful boy! His smile melts the hearts of everyone he meets. He teaches us every day about positivity and seeing the good in every moment. Every time Miles has a procedure or is awaiting results, he and his loved ones wear green to show support.

As a district, let’s go the extra mile for Miles and dress in green on Tuesday, November 26!

Use #gogreen4Miles so he can see your pictures!

Miles parents asked that any donations from the day go to The Hasbro Tomorrow Fund, an organization that supports pediatric cancer patients and their families. Envelopes will be at each building if you would like to donate.

Containers will be set up in the hallway across from the main office for your child to drop off any spare change. https://www.tomorrowfund.org/
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Calendar Raffle Top Sellers

The top sellers this year were:

1. Austin + Alexis Champlin

2. Evelyn Radock

3. Dylan Sousa

Great Job to these kiddos and thank you to all the students who sold calendar raffle tickets. (left to right: Evelyn, Lexi, Austin, Dylan)

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Breast Cancer Donations

Way to go Hope Valley School. Final count for the breast cancer donations:

Pre K - $ 50.55

Kinder - $60.15

1st- $73.87

2nd - $95.43

3rd - $48.80

4th - $64.25

Staff - $37.34

Total : $430.39

Schoolwide Project

On Thursday this week, the students met with Mrs. Ward, Mrs. Pastore, Mrs. DiFranco, Mrs. Larned, and Mrs. Karney for Happy Dreamer Day. It was a great team effort. The students all listened to a book titled Happy Dreamer by Peter Reynolds. The message to kids in this book is that kids will be successful because of their wonderful, unique brain. Dreamers have a gift and their minds are very special. After watching a screencast of the book, the students received little journals and they collaged the cover of it. Check out some great pictures by visiting this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1DLRWbAQj-FzgC2ZaeRUCDUNso20kQ4b5?usp=sharing

Gingerbread Express

To help brighten the holidays, Chariho schools will once again offer assistance to families whose children attend school in our district. If your family could use assistance this holiday season, please contact Lynn Larned at Hope Valley by November 26th at 401-315-2826.

Toys and Trading Cards

Trading cards (I.e., Pokeman) and toys from home are not allowed at school. It is in the handbook as well. These things only cause issues because items may break, items me get lost or stolen, items get traded, etc. Please remind your child that they should not be bringing in cards or toys or games to school. Thank you for your attention.

Harvest Food Drive

It is time once again for our Harvest Food Drive. We will be collecting cans from 11/4-11/22 this year. Please send in non-perishable food items to school. It is greatly appreciated.
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Early Drop Off issues

For those parents that drop off students for the early morning program, please understand that technically the program starts at 7:35 but we allow students to enter at 7:30. Please do not drop off before 7:30. Staff are assigned to be here for 7:30.

For those parents that drop off students for an 8:00 program/activity, please be sure you are drop your child off at 8:00 (7:55 the earliest). Those teachers are assigned to be here for 8:00. Any child that is dropped off earlier than that will need to pay $3.50 per day for the early morning care program.

Cold Weather

Please be sure to dress your children for the cold weather which will be upon us very quickly. We do go outside in the cold weather for recess.
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School dental screening

School dental screening will be held on January 7, 2020

Dear parents/guardians,

State law requires that children in grades K to 4 be screened by a dentist yearly. Please fill out and send back the dental form that will be coming home with your child to verify that your child sees a dentist. Any child who does not have documentation of a dental visit will be screened by the school dentist.

Thank you, Lynn Larned, CSNT

Lost and Found Items

Just a reminder that our "Lost and Found" bins are always overflowing. Staff will check lost clothing for name tags and actively seek to return items to their owners, but all unclaimed lost and found items will be held for two months and then bagged and donated to charity.

If students are missing items, they should check the bins (which are located in the cafeteria).

Pasta Dinner Fundraiser

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PTO Information

  • Our first Movie Night is Nov 15.

  • Have you joined our new PTO facebook group?? Stay up to date with all PTO related events and activities, shop for Hope Valley Hawk merchandise, as well as pictures of videos of cool things going on at school. Search “Hope Valley School PTO”.

Social Media Outlets

Sensory Friendly Shows at the PPAC

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The PTO Corner

PTO Board Members:

PTO meetings are typically the second working Monday each month. If you’re not able to make the meeting but still want to be involved please send an email to our PTO to make sure you receive a copy of the meeting minutes hopepto15@gmail.com.

Meeting dates for the year are as follows:

  • Sept 16, 2019 @ 6:30
  • Oct 21, 2019 @ 6:30
  • Nov 18, 2019 @ 6:30
  • Dec 9, 2019 @ 3:45 (after school)
  • Jan 13, 2019 @ 6:30
  • Feb 10, 2019 @ 6:30
  • March 9, 2019 @ 6:30
  • April 13, 2019 @ 6:30
  • May 11, 2019 @ 6:30

About Hope Valley Elementary School

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Hope Valley Elementary School is to work in partnership with our colleagues, students and families. We are committed to creating a learning environment where children are expected to achieve their full potential.