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WELCOME TO THE VALENTINE PTA!
Being an active  member of the Valentine Elementary PTA is a memorable and  effective way to  provide our children an extraordinary academic and social experience.  Our  Valentine family of students, parents, teachers, staff  and community members combine many talents and invaluable time to help continue the time-honored  traditions of excellence here at Valentine  Elementary.  
 
The Valentine PTA is a volunteer-run organization.  We not only welcome everyone’s involvement - we truly rely on it! Please consider becoming a member by getting involved and attending an upcoming meeting or event. The success of our school and students depends on the support of our PTA  team; by working TOGETHER, we can provide our children the most nurturing environment possible, while maintaining the strongest academic opportunities. 
 
PTA AT WORK
 
Valentine PTA is hard at work providing your children with numerous  programs and projects that enrich their lives. Because of our generous parents  who give their time and resources, the PTA is
able to provide the following  important programs and events: 
 
 ART – Each child’s class has regularly scheduled art lessons with a specialist paid for by the PTA. In addition to providing all the supplies and volunteers for this program, the Valentine PTA sponsors the National PTA’s “Reflections” art recognition program. An Art Festival is held to showcase the children’s work done throughout the year.    
 
MUSIC – Children have varied opportunities for musical experiences including regularly scheduled music enrichment workshops with a music specialist paid for by PTA. PTA-sponsored programs include the Family Fair talent show, Holiday Program, May Day Program, Spring Musical and 3rd, 4th and 5th grade choir. PTA also fully funds cultural arts program/assemblies which provides enrichment through performances linked to specific curriculum requirements.
 
SCIENCE – Each child's class has regularly scheduled Science Lab once every other week with a Science Coordinator paid for by the PTA.  In addition to providing all supplies for this program, the Valentine PTA sponsors an annual Science Fair.
 
TECHNOLOGY – Volunteers are actively involved as assistants in the computer lab during classroom time. The Valentine PTA also provides funds for many technology programs, applications and classroom devices.
 
LIBRARY – PTA supports the library aide position, buys subscriptions, new books and magazines. A Book Fair helps raise funds for programs while giving families the opportunity to add new books to the library and classrooms. PTA Volunteers also help in the library.
 
CLASSROOM SUPPORT – There is a “Wish List” where monies are collected by way of the First Day online information. These monies are divided among each of the classrooms for educational supplies. Other areas of classroom support funded by the PTA include classroom subscriptions, Curriculum Lab Coordinator fees, 5th grade “reminder binders” and reading trophies, computer and P.E. equipment. Room parents also help the teachers with many activities throughout the year.
 
OTHER AREAS OF PTA INVOLVEMENT - There are numerous other programs that are administered by Valentine PTA. Our grounds are kept looking beautiful with the help of Gardening Angels and external projects underwritten by the PTA. BULLETIN BOARDS showcase activities and children’s work. The health and safety of the children are addressed through multiple endeavors such as Red Ribbon Week, Bike Safety, and Walking Wednesdays.
 
It takes thousands of volunteers hours to provide the above-mentioned programs. Thank you to all who collectively gave thousands of volunteer hours last year. The PTA is able to provide these programs from the contributions given to PTA through the following fundraisers: First Day Packets, Family Fair, Book Fair, E-Scrip, Box Tops for Education, Pumpkin Patch, Jog-a-thon, Math-a-thon and Parent Party.
 
It is PTA’s goal to aid our teachers and administrators as they cultivate an environment which provides our children the education, resources and opportunities necessary to succeed long after they leave Valentine. We will continue to do so with our parent's ongoing support and commitment to education.

Thursday, January 26th - Friday, January 27th

Lunar New Year is coming up soon... Let's celebrate the arrival of Spring! This year, students may sign up to perform the Peacock Dance or KongFu during Valentine's Lunar New Year Celebration. All practices will be directly after school on the Valentine campus. This is an excellent experience for our students to learn about Lunar New Year traditions and to perform in front of students, faculty, families and distinguished
guests at the Lunar New Year Celebration on Friday, January 27th, 2017. Sign up soon as space is limited!!

Peacock Dance Performance - Tuesdays, 3PM - 4PM, Nov 1st - Jan 24th
KongFu Performance - Wednesdays, 3PM to 4PM, Nov 2nd - Jan 25th

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