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This page was last updated: 3/24/2023
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Weekly Events and Spirit Days
Mondays: No Excuses University Day
Thursdays: College Day – Wear a college shirt
Fridays: Tiger Trackers (weather permitting) - Wear running shoes 
Fridays: Valley Elementary Spirit Day – Wear a Valley shirt or school colors, blue and orange

Valley Spirit Wear
New and affordable t-shirt and sweatshirt designs for the entire family to show their Valley Tiger spirit are available at https://valleyspirit.itemorder.com/sale. While all sales will be handled online, the Big Frog storefront is located in Rancho Peñasquitos - not too far from Valley. You can pick up your order directly to avoid shipping charges.

Digital Box Tops 
All you need is your phone! Download the Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then use the app to scan your store receipt within 14 days of purchase. The app will identify Box Tops products on your receipt and automatically credit our school's earnings online. Twice a year, our school will receive a check and can use that cash to buy whatever we need! Get more info at https://www.boxtops4education.com

PTA Membership Drive
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Hello, Valley Elementary parents!

Welcome to the 2022-23 school year! My name is Monica Valdez, and this will be my second year as your Valley PTA president. After a couple of years of constant challenges and changes, it appears that we are now settling into our new normal. At Valley, we are fortunate to have amazing teachers, staff, and parents. Together, I know we will continue to find new and creative ways to make this a successful – and memorable! – year for our kids. As a community we have many strengths. This year we have chosen a western theme for the PTA. I hope you join our wagon party and help us lasso a good time for all.

The mission of the Valley PTA is threefold: To provide cherished memories of Elementary school for our kids, to support teachers and staff so they can maximize teaching time, and to build a feeling of community for parents. But we can only accomplish our mission with our community’s support. There are several ways to get involved. First, join us by becoming a member of the PTA. A strong PTA membership is a sign of a committed and engaged community. Please click on the “Join PTA” link on the left side of this page to join. Second, contact us at valleypta@yahoo.com and let us know if you have ideas on how to meet our goals of connecting and supporting our school community this year and can volunteer your time to help put those ideas into action. Third, you can support the PTA by participating in our fundraising efforts throughout the year (like Charleston Wrap, Friends of Valley, and the Jog-A-Thon). The funds raised allow us to bring great programs and events to life. They also help us support our teachers and provide Gifts to Valley, such as art projects, Field Trips and PE Equipment to name a few.

One thing that remains constant from every other year we have been a PTA at Valley… by working together, we can accomplish great things for our children.
5th Grade Yearbook - Cover Art Contest - Due to teacher Friday, March 24
It's a Valley tradition to have the cover and back cover of the yearbook designed and created by one of our own Valley 5th grade Tigers! Here is their chance to show their artistic side!! Your 5th grader will need to create an original piece of art representing a tiger, tigers, or their version of what Valley spirit is and submit it to their teacher no later than Friday, March 24th. Rules for the artwork are included in this flyer. Please contact the Yearbook Committee with any questions at valley.yearbook2023 at gmail.com.

Kona Ice on Friday, March, 24th 
Save the date: Kona Ice is coming Friday, March 24th. The Kona Ice truck will be located by the ESS building right after school. 20% of sales go back to Valley.

Poway OnStage Family Theater Days: Sewam American Indian Dance March 26th
Don't miss the Sewam American Indian Dance performance on Sunday, March 26th at 2pm including a plaza party with arts, crafts, music and food after the show. Through this performance, Sewam strives to: build awareness and appreciation for Native American culture both past and present; leave students with a deep and positive impression of the rich dance traditions of the Native American Plains Indians; and encourage students to reflect and take pride in their own culture and traditions. 10% of ticket sales go back to Valley. Enter code VES into the box when asked "How did you hear about us?" To purchase tickets visit www.PowayOnStage.org

Volunteers needed to help with Eat Lunch with your Student Day!
We are in need of volunteers to help with Eat with your Student Day on Friday March 31st. Please click here to see the schedule to check when you can contribute (before, in-between or after lunch with your student). If you can help, please sign up here. On the day of the event, meet us at the parent sign-in table for your assignment. Thank you!

Chamoy Restaurant Fundraiser on Eat with your Student Day March 31st
Looking to pick up a special lunch on your way to eat with your student day? Treat yourself and your student to a delicious lunch from Chamoy Tacos and Fruit (located next to the Dollar Tree shopping center) on Friday, March 31st. Chamoy has a convenient drive thru with a full menu of Mexican food favorites plus fruit salads and smoothies. Mention Valley and 15% of sales will go back to Valley! Fundraiser lasts all day. 

Free Summer Spanish Tutoring Opportunity
Seamos amigos! is a group of (mostly) former Valley students that are offering a free tutoring service that helps keep our Valley Tigers speaking Spanish throughout the summer. The tutoring service will be available June 28 through July 26, 30 minute sessions via zoom. If you would like your student to participate, please complete this interest form.

Contact us!
Have questions, comments, or want to get involved? Send an email to valleypta@yahoo.com.

Find us on Facebook
Stay up to date with the Valley PTA Facebook Group (private): 
fb.com/groups/valleypta To protect the privacy of our school community, please answer all three membership questions and agree to group rules, or your request to join may be declined.

VEEF Kona Ice Fundraiser: Friday, March 24, 2:05 - 3:00 p.m., lunch gate
Valley's Got Talent: Friday, March 24, evening, MPR
VEEF Fundraiser - Family Theater Days: Sunday, March 26, 2 p.m., Poway OnStage
Eat with Your Student Day: Friday, March 31, check email or flyer for class times
Chamoy Restaurant Fundraiser: Friday, March 31
No School - Spring Break: Monday, April 3 - Friday, April 14