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Heather Schmalbach, PTA President
This page was last updated: 10/17/2020
PTA Membership Drive - Click the smiley face in the column on the left to join!
VEEF Dime a Day Campaign - Visit link under Weekly Paw Prints above
Reserved Parking Space Auction
Imagine pulling into the parking lot at school and parking only a few spots from Mr. Ceceña himself… twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, for the remainder of the school year. Your family’s private parking spot at Valley can become a reality! The Valley Elementary Educational Foundation and Valley Elementary PTA have joined forces to auction off three reserved parking spots in front of the school. All auction proceeds benefit Valley Elementary students. If your student is in the morning session, maybe consider splitting a spot with a family in the afternoon session. Bidding will open on Saturday, October 17, and close on Saturday, October 24 online at this link: https://www.32auctions.com/ParkValley20-21. Winners can start using their parking spot on Monday, October 26! Thank you for your support!
Chipotle Fundraiser October 17th
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Valley Elementary PTA. Come in to the Chipotle at 13495 Poway Rd in Poway on Saturday, October 17th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Bring in the attached flyer, show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Valley Elementary PTA. If you are ordering online for pickup, use code T8LZYXB before checkout in ‘promo’ field. Orders placed on Chipotle.com or through the Chipotle app for pickup using this unique code will be counted towards the fundraiser. Be sure to wear a mask and follow current safety guidelines. We hope to see you there!
Reflections Art Contest
The PTA’s annual Reflections Art Contest is going on now. Students are invited to create an original work of art that reflects this year’s theme: “I Matter Because”. Choreograph a dance, produce a film, write a poem or story, compose a song, take a picture or create a piece of visual art, and show us what the theme means to you. Reflections is open to all students, of all abilities, in pre-K through 5th grade. Entry forms and rules are available online. Entries are due by October 26th and will be collected by this Google form link. For more information, please visit http://capta.org/programs-events/reflections or the Valley PTA Facebook page. Questions? Please email email@example.com.
Does your child need tutoring? If so, please fill out this form so that we can gauge interest. Our goal is to match Valley students with high school volunteers, by grade and subject. Please note that this is not a guarantee of services, but will help us understand if this need exists so we can work towards a solution.
VEEF Dime a Day Campaign Continues!
We are in the final stretch of our Dime a Day campaign. There is still time to donate and help us ensure all students at Valley have access to additional resources needed to succeed. Please donate at https://givebutter.com/valleydimeaday. Thank you for your continued support!
Tiger Mask Donation to Valley!
Your student should be coming home soon with a Tiger Paw Mask to show their Valley Spirit! These masks are provided by five Valley Alumni boys, class of 2015, who started a fundraiser to give Valley students a mask to show our sense of community while also promoting health and safety at school. To see the initial newspaper article, click the here. Welcome back, Valley Tigers!
PTA Membership Drive
Calling all Valley families! The time is now to join the Valley PTA because Adventure Awaits! Even though this school year is not like most, we still promise to bring as much fun as possible. We are also still supporting our wonderful teachers and staff, so every little bit helps. Follow the link below to join, Adventure Awaits! https://jointotem.com/ca/poway/valley-elementary-pta
Box Tops for Education (BTFE)
Recently, BTFE has moved from clipping box tops to a digital program which requires you to scan your grocery receipts onto the BTFE app. The app will scan your receipt for participating products and then award the money to Valley PTA. It is a very simple way to raise money for our school all year long. If you haven't already downloaded the app, please do so and start scanning your receipts. You can also email receipts from online purchases to get credit. See the BTFE website for more information: www.boxtops4education.com
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Reflections entries due (virtual submission): Monday, October 26
Red Ribbon Week: Monday, October 26 - Friday, October 30
No School - Veterans Day: Wednesday, November 11