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PTA President's Message

Welcome Back to School, Vikings!


On behalf of the Valentine Elementary PTA, we are excited to welcome back our students and families to the 2021-2022 school year! It is my honor to serve as your PTA President this year as our students return back to campus full-time with excitement and safety.


Our San Marino School District is unlike any other, and the passing of Measure E speaks volumes about how much our community cares about the well being of our students and their precious education. It gives me great pride that Valentine is set up for success with our fabulous programs and technological support headed by our incredible teachers and staff.


Valentine has been such a special place for my three littlest ones. Not only are the teachers and staff here simply exceptional, my childrens’ experiences, as well as mine, have been second to none. My twins will be entering 4th grade, and my youngest son will be in the 3rd grade this fall. As a former SMHS Titan, I am thrilled that three of my four children can thrive in the San Marino schools, like I did.


The Valentine PTA is a very important element of our school. Valentine PTA raises vital funds in support of the school’s enrichment programs to balance out our well-rounded students. In addition, the PTA sponsors and coordinates all of the fun and exciting events the school hosts throughout the year, which are only able to happen due to the many dedicated volunteers. Thus we welcome new and returning parents to join our PTA! It is a great way to get involved and stay connected to our special Valentine community.


Our important weekly communications regarding Valentine PTA news and events are sent to all subscribers via e-newsletter, “The Valentine Voice.” Please visit our school website to subscribe: This first edition contains information about our first week of school activities, including The Kindergarten Welcome Wagon, new Parent Meetings, the Popsicle Social, PTA meetings, and our upcoming fall events.


Thank you for your continued support. I look forward to a very exciting and memorable year ahead!


Go Vikings!

Erin Clougherty

Valentine PTA President, 2021-2022