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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)

Girls on the Run after-school program starts soon!
Registration for our popular Girls on the Run program opens up January 1st. Only 20 spots available for girls in grades 3, 4 and 5. Program runs from February until May, 2x per week, and is full of curriculum designed to empower, strengthen, inspire and celebrate young girls. Read more at www.gotrsd.org or contact jennifer.berk@gmail.com for more info. We are also in need of a few more volunteer coaches to help lead the lessons 1x per week. $50.00 off your daughters registration if you are interested.

Join us for the PTA General Association Meeting on Wednesday, January 15
Everyone is invited to join us Wednesday, January 15 at 8:00 a.m. in the MPR for a short PTA meeting, followed by Coffee with the Principal. We need to have at least 19 PTA members at the meeting in order to approve changes to our bylaws* and vote in our nominating committee. No nominations will happen at the meeting (so you don’t have worry about showing up and leaving as a new nominee). If you joined PTA, you are a voting member and we need you! Come enjoy some coffee and pastries while hearing about what’s happening at Valley. 
*Updated lowest grade from kindergarten to TK; Auditor will no longer be an elected officer and will be appointed by the President at the August meeting; Association meetings will be held the first instead of fourth Thursday and election meeting will be in April instead of March (meetings dates are subject to change); Association quorum changed from 19 to 16; Check signer changed from First VP to Executive VP

Parent Information Meeting on District Bond Measure
The Valley PTA invites you to a parent informational meeting with PUSD Superintendent, Dr. Marian Kim Phelps, and School Board President, Dr. Darshana Patel, on Wednesday, January 15th, in the Valley MPR from 6:30-8:00pm. Dr. Phelps and Dr. Patel will be discussing the new school bond measure (Measure P) that will be on the March 3, 2020 ballot. If passed, this bond measure would generate $448 million dollars to repair and upgrade the aging schools in our district by raising property taxes. Join us to learn more about what this bond measure means for our school.

Family Dances
Calling all Padawans and their favorite adults: join us for the family dances! Both dances will take place in the Valley MPR from 7:00-8:30 pm. The mother/son dance is Friday, January 24 and the father/daughter dance is Saturday, January 25. We have a new DJ this year and TWO photo booths. The cost is $10 per ADULT and includes a photo booth session and a dessert. Come with a Star Wars costume or just dress to impress. Tickets can be purchased in advance here: https://mother-son-or-father-daughter-dance-2020.cheddarup.com

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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!  

PTA General Assoc. Mtg./Coffee with the Principal: Wednesday, January 15, 8:00 a.m.
Parent Info Meeting on District Bond Measure: Wednesday, January 15, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 20
Mother/Son Dance: Friday, January 24, 7:00-8:30 p.m
Father/Daughter Dance: Saturday, January 25, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
No School - Professional Growth Day: Friday, January 31