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  • Tuesdays and Fridays: Workroom support (volunteers come help copy and cut!)
  • Wednesdays: College Pride Day – Wear College Shirts
  • Fridays: Valley Pride Day – Wear Valley Shirts
  • Fridays: Tiger Trackers (Weather permitting)

Eat Lunch with your Student Day
We hope you can join us for Eat lunch with your Student Day Tuesday, Sept 24th. A FAQ will be going out in email through your Room Parent. Below is the list of lunch block times. Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in at the front gate (do not go through the office!).

10:40-11:20 a.m.Kim, Ozakcay, Perucho-Green
11:00-11:40 a.m.Lucey, Sanchez, Pinon, Rivera
11:20-12:00 p.m. Levy, Logan, O'Donnell
11:40-12:20 p.m.Cortes, Flores, Plascencia-Contreras, Ruvalcaba
12:00-12:40 p.m. Asher, Briggs, DeLeon, Maranto, Romero, Smith
12:20-1:00 p.m. Aparis, Chavez, Garcia, Wright
12:30-1:10 p.m.Jones, Kitts, Molina, Salehi

Costume Drive Poster Making
Calling all artists and/or students who want to be ambassadors for good! We need students to make posters for our upcoming Costume Drive to be hung in the classrooms. Please sign up here to join us on Sept 25th from 12:00 -1:00. All grades welcome. Parent attendance required for students not in ESS. (Still checking on rules for ASES). Please email shawnavalleypta@gmail.com with questions.

Join the PTA!
​Our annual PTA Membership Drive is still in full force and we need you! Your paid membership of only $10 for the year helps us to host fun and memorable events at Valley like the two listed at the top of this email! This year we have gone online with TOTEM, making registering super easy and convenient. Classroom competition ends Friday, Oct 4th. If you registered before school began, please login and update your student(s) teacher information so they can be counted for the competition. Help your child win a cool prize and join now!!! Click on the "Join Now" link to the left and help us make memories!!!

2019-2020 GATE Testing Information
Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) involves services for students whose cognitive needs may require modified classroom curriculum and instruction to accommodate their learning differences and ensure their achievement. Parents may request GATE testing for students in grades 2-7. To request GATE testing for your child, complete a GATE Parent Questionnaire/Test Consent form online through the PUSD GATE webpage https://onlinereg.powayusd.com/GateSurvey/ The submission window for 2019-2020 Gate Testing Requests is September 9 thru November 22, 2019. Testing will take place on January 15-16, 2020, depending on school site. Please contact the school office with any questions.

PTA is kicking off this year’s Reflections art program this week. Children, of all abilities, PreK – 5 are encouraged to submit their creations in dance choreography, music composition, film production, photography, literature, and visual arts. If you have a budding artist now is the time to showcase their talent. This year’s theme is “Look Within.” Deadline is October 4th. Rules and entry forms are available in the school office. Local artists will judge each entry on interpretation of theme, creativity and technique with the top scoring entries being sent to compete at the district level and beyond. We look forward to seeing our students’ creativity! For more information, please visit http://capta.org/programs-events/reflections.

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Stay up to date with the Valley PTA Facebook Group (private): fb.com/groups/valleypta 
Hello, and welcome to the 2019/2020 school year at Valley Elementary! My name is Heather Schmalbach and I am honored to be your new PTA president. Our very talented and dedicated team of Officers and Committee Chairs has already been working hard to make this a fantastic year.

One of the primary missions of the Valley PTA is to build our school community by facilitating volunteer opportunities for our parents, supporting our Valley teachers and staff, and planning fun family events that lead to positive, lasting memories for our Valley Tigers.

A strong PTA is formed with high parent involvement. It speaks of a great school community committed to a great education and experiences for our children. We are parents who work full-time, part-time, or are available to volunteer during the day. Some of us have little ones and take on projects that can be completed at home (hopefully during naptime!). Some love to plan big events, while others would rather help in the classroom. One of us enjoys auditing the PTA’s finances! Whatever your passion, skill set, or availability, we welcome you to join the PTA and support your school. Together, we can do great things for our children!  

Student Council Spirit Day - Sports Day: Tuesday, September 24
Eat Lunch with your Student Day: Tuesday, September 24
Poster Making at Valley: Wednesday, September 25, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
No School - Professional Growth Day: Monday, September 30
Read-a-thon: Monday, September 30 - Friday, October 11
Reflections Entry Deadline: Friday, October 4
No School - Fall Intersession: Monday, October 7 - Friday, October 11