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Community Art Project - Rock Garden: Ongoing
Submit 5th grade yearbook photos: Ongoing
GET READY! The PTA annual Be-Strong-A-Thon Fundraiser Starts Monday, March 1!
Our PTA's most important and largest fundraiser of the year kicks off on Monday, March 1! Tell your students to be on the lookout for a morning message from Principal Ceceña and for flyers coming from room parents and/or in your child's backpack. As in years past, there are time-sensitive actions that can earn your child FREE PRIZES just for participating! With the help of our Valley community, we look forward to another amazing and successful fundraiser!

Cinco de Mayo VIRTUAL Trail Run
Registration for the Cinco de Mayo Virtual Trail Run is open. All proceeds benefit the Valley Elementary Foundation. Register at http://www.RunningGuru.com/E/CDM2021

Get involved with PTA
There are a number of open PTA Board and committee positions for the 2021-2022 school year that require various levels of time commitment. If you are interested in volunteering, or would just like more information (no pressure!), please email valleypta@yahoo.com.

Valley Spirit Wear 2021! 
Please check out our brand new spiritwear link: https://valleyspirit.itemorder.com/sale
You will find new and affordable t-shirt and sweatshirt designs for the entire family to show their Valley Tiger spirit. We decided to work with a local vendor and 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.

Rock Garden Update
If your child is in a fully virtual classroom and has painted a rock for our Rock Garden, please bring your painted rock to any materials distribution and your teacher can collect them. On campus students can submit their rocks directly to their teacher when they return to campus. In case your child hasn't yet painted a rock and supplies are needed, reach out to Nila Boquin at nilaruben@gmail.com. We will begin top-coating the rocks in February so please keep them coming!

The 2020-2021 5th grade yearbook is happening!
We are excited to announce Cathy Barger and Selena Pankretz will be putting together a yearbook for this year's 5th graders. Please take pictures of your 5th grader and send them to Valleyyearbook2021@gmail.com. First day of school, Halloween, and pictures of 5th graders with their instruments are just some of the ones we would love to have from you! We look forward to hearing from you and seeing all the pictures of your 5th graders

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

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Stay up to date with the Valley PTA Facebook Group (private): fb.com/groups/valleypta 
Hello, Valley Elementary parents! Welcome to the 2020-21 school year! My name is Heather Schmalbach and this will be my second year as your Valley PTA president. At Valley, we are fortunate to have amazing teachers, staff, and parents. Together, I know we will find new and creative ways to make this a successful – and memorable! – year for our kids. The challenges are real, but as a community we have many strengths. We have chosen the theme “Adventure Awaits” for the PTA this year. I hope you will agree it is a perfect fit! An adventure involves the exploration of unknown territory, which is exactly what we face this school year. It can be intimidating, but thankfully we are not alone on this particular adventure.  

The primary goals of the PTA this year will be to keep our Valley community connected and strong, and to support our students, staff, and parents. Although current health guidance restrict volunteers on campus, there are still 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 (Charleston Wrap, Friends of Valley, and the Jog-A-Thon). While our in-person family events are on hold thru December, funds raised will still go toward supporting teachers, providing resources for students, maintaining the running of the PTA, and funding events once circumstances allow. 

One thing about this year remains unchanged from every other year we have been a PTA at Valley… by working together, we can accomplish great things for our children. 


Picture Day (on campus students): Wednesday, March 24
Picture Day (virtual students): Thursday. March 25