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This page was last updated: 5/21/2021
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Weekly Spirit Days
Monday: No Excuses University Day
Wednesdays: College Day – Wear a college shirt
Fridays: Valley Elementary Spirit Day – Wear a Valley shirt or school colors, blue and orange

Valley Spirit Wear
Please check out our brand new spiritwear link: https://valleyspirit.itemorder.com/sale
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.

PTA Membership Drive
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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

Get Involved with PTA
The PTA has some open Chair positions for next year. Please view the positions here and email valleytigerspta@gmail.com for more information. Getting involved is a great way to connect with other Valley families while contributing to a successful 2021-2022 Tiger experience!

The Foundation needs your voice!
At the Valley Elementary Educational Foundation we are hoping to continue to engage more Valley parent voices and looking for a few specific roles to be filled next year.

Mini-grant Coordinator — receives applications from teachers for funds and reports them to the board for voting
IT Manager — manages our simple IT needs (gmail account creation and wix website updates)
Grant Support— helps us look for and write grants for outside funding for Valley
Communication Support —coordinates and communicates with PTA; disseminates information regarding the Foundation and Foundation events to Valley families.

We are also looking for support on a number of our committees. We would love more input on our Marketing, Fundraising, Grants, and Trail Run committees. Please email info@valleyeef.org if you are interested in volunteering or learning more.

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 
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. 

Memorial Day (No School): Monday, May 31
Fifth Grade Promotion (tentative): Wednesday, June 9
Last Day of School: Thursday, June 10