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Important Information August 2018




AUGUST, 2018


TO:          All Valentine Parents


From:       Colleen Shields, Principal

     Zarana Patel,  PTA President


Here are plans to begin the 2018-2019 school year!  We look forward to a great year together and to your participation in Valentine’s many activities and programs.  We want to inform you of some of the activities that will take place in August so you can get these important dates on your calendars.




8:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. Grades TK, K -5

Cafeteria lunch will be available for Grades 2-5


©TEACHER ASSIGNMENTS for grades TK, K -5 will be posted on the windows of the Little Theatre at 6:00 P.M. on Friday, August 10.


©The FIRST DAY PACKET contains VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION.  All forms will be posted on the District and Valentine Websites.  Please follow instructions, read all items carefully, complete on-line and submit.


©NEW PARENT ORIENTATIONfor 1st-5thgrade new parents will be held on Monday August 13, in the Little Theatre from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  All new parents are invited to attend and become aquainted with people and programs at Valentine.


©TRANSITIONALKINDERGARTEN & KINDERGARTEN "WELCOME WAGON" for parents of TK & Kindergarten students and their students will be held on the first day of school, Monday, August 13, 2018, beginning at 8:15 A.M. Parents and students will go directly to the classroom to meet your teacher and learn about your exciting kindergarten year.  Parents will leave the classroom at 9:00 A.M. for an informational session and class coffee for TK & Kindergarten parents in the Little Theatre until 10:00 A.M.


©VOLUNTEER FAIR Please attend the Volunteer Fair on Monday, August 13, 2018, at 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on the Valentine Playground to learn about and sign up for PTA programs and volunteer opportunities at Valentine.  Your involvement makes a difference.


©ALL SCHOOLICE CREAM SOCIAL on Monday, August 13, 2018, from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.on the Valentine Playground. 


©WEEKLY UPDATE:  To sign up for the Valentine Weekly Update please go to the little orange box at the bottom of the home page of the Valentine Website.  Click on it and follow the instructions to sign up. This is your most vital link - and in some cases the only link - to school events, emergency information, and calendar notices.  You will receive the Update every Wednesday morning during the school year.  You may sign up for more than one e-mail address – home, office, grandparents.  If any of your addresses  have filters that would block e-mail containing graphics, please request that it be sent to that address in text only.


©SUMMER UPDATE  The Summer Update will go out shortly before school begins.If you do not currently receive the Weekly Update, please sign up so that you will receive the Summer Update (see instructions above). The Summer Update is especially important as it contains information on school packets, school supplies, Grade Level coffees, Ice Cream Social, etc.


©SCHOOL SUPPLIES:  All supplies needed by students will be provided by our school. A suggested list of additional supplies that could be donated to your child’s classroom will be located on the Valentine website under News and Announcements on the Home page and in the PTA section.










©Friday, AUGUST 10

Posting of Class Lists

6:00 PM on the windows of the Valentine Little Theatre



Minimum day for TK, K -5     8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

            TK & Kindergarten Welcome Wagon

            8:15 AM- 9:00 AM Kindergarten Classrooms

         9:00 AM-10:00 AM TK/Kindergarten Class Coffee & Informational Session- Little Theatre

New Parent Orientation for 1st– 5thGrade new parents

            11:00 AM- 12:00 PM  in the Valentine Little Theatre

         Volunteer Fair

         5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on the Valentine Playground

         All School Ice Cream Social

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on the Valentine Playground


Minimum day for TK, K -5     8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

All Grades Class Coffeefor 1st-5thgrades
8:45 AM to 10:00 AM for Grades 1st- 5th- Little Theatre


         Minimum day for TK, K & 1st     8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

         Chinese Language Coffee- Little Theatre

            8:45 AM- 10:30 AM



         Minimum day for Grades TK, K & 1  8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Back to School Night

5:30 PM -6:00 PM Classroom Presentations for Special Academic Instruction (SAI) Rooms 8&9

6:00 PM- 6:40 PM Classroom Presentations for TK, Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade

6:45 PM- 7:30 PM Classroom Presentations for Third Grade, Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade


          Minimum day for TK, K -5    8:30 AM to 12:30 PM


©LUNCH:   Students may bring their lunch to eat in the lunch court, or they may buy their lunch through their accounts in Food Services.   Please leave any late lunches on the blue table by the office clearly marked with the student’s name.  Students should be instructed to look there if they forgot their lunch.  Parents should not be in the Lunch Court area.


©CAFETERIA LUNCHES: District Food Services maintains electronic accounts for each child in the Huntington Cafeteria.  A student uses a PIN to access the account at lunch time. Please check on the District Website under Food Services - Lunch Accounts on the right side of the page under Links.

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