Valley View Newsletter: Fall Festival Planning, Book Fair and More

What is going on at the local elementary school.

Come one, come all!

Valley View's 10th annual Scholastic Book Fair started on Friday night with a Bang!

Your purchases at this book fair help to expand our library's book selection. Remember this is not a cash-raising event. It's also an opportunity to inspire our children's love of books and giving.  

This year's "One for the Books" charity will be Children's Hospital. And don't forget to buy a book for your child's classroom! Teachers' wish lists are in the library.

We also have an online fair, through Wednesday 10/10. So even if you can't be here in person, you can still shop!  http://www.scholastic.com/schoolbookfairs/2907650 

Book Fair hours are before school, lunch time and after school on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 


THE ANNUAL FUND DRIVE IS DRAWING TO A CLOSE this weekend and we are proud to say we have raised almost $18,000! With only just over $2,000 to go, can you help us reach our goal? Any amount helps. If you can't give all at once, consider a recurring online gift by visiting http://www.valleyviewelementary.org/parent-resources/giving/

You can also download the gift form and turn it in on Monday or donate a one-time gift online here.

Thank you to everyone who has donated already - that money is already hard at work.

PTA FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE MEETING - this Wednesday October 3 at 8:05am, we will forgo our regular PTA meeting and focus on FUNDRAISING! Specifically, we will be focusing on the Calendar of the Arts - our next major project. Hear about this wonderful annual project, share ideas on how to get local businesses involved, and start to work on generating sponsorships. See you Wednesday in the PTA room. 

FALL FESTIVAL FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19th from 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Everyone Welcome!  From all family members to your friends & neighbors!

Come join us at Valley View!


ALL proceeds go to pay for field trips, library aide, teaching assistants, yard supervision, supplies & MORE!  


Raffle Baskets:  Thank you to the families that have already been donating items to their classroom raffle basket!  Keep the donations coming! Make your classroom's basket or baskets - the BEST!  Any questions, please contact your Room Parent(s) or classroom teacher!  All items are due by the end of the school day on Tuesday, October 16th!

See list of requested items by classroom. 



If you or someone you know are interested in performing at the Fall Festival please contact Jessi Targum at jessitargum@gmail.com. There are 15 or 30 minute time slots available. Help bring some music and fun to the kids & families!


Pop-Up Tents:

 We already have 9 but we are looking for 6 more 10x10 pop-up tents to use at the festival.  If you can lend us your tent to go over the game booths, please contact Alex Posner atalexposner@earthlink.net



 If you would like to volunteer- THANK YOU!  The booth sign-ups will be posted TOMORROW MORNING -  Monday, October 1st on the red wall outside of Room 12 where the children line up in the mornings. If you can help with an hour or more, it would be GREATLY appreciated by everyone - especially the children!  Ask aunts, uncles & grandparents if they would like to help out and support our school at this fun event!  



If Parents want to help out, please do! 

The After-School Music Program kicked off last week, and there's some shifting and settling that needs to go on still until we get the classes going in this 10-week program. With more than 75% of the student population participating, this is the largest endeavor of this kind that we've tried to do.
Some of the classes have benefited with having at least one parent helping out during the class time, and if you want to do so, please contact the Music Coordinator, Robin Randall. 
If you have any questions or concerns about the music program at all, we ask that you first go to Robin. Issues should not go to your student's teacher, nor the PTA, nor Mrs. Caine, nor the Arts Council, but to Robin first.
ROBIN RANDALL: robinrandallsongs@yahoo.com or call 323-893-6240.
We also want to remind parents that it is YOUR responsibility to remind your child to work on their music homework and to take the classes seriously. We ask that you not miss more than 3 classes over the course of this term. If you drop out you can take a different class next term.
Please address suggestions, topics, ideas to Robin and Mrs. Caine as we decide how we will continue the music program in the future.
You will soon be seeing what beautiful music they will come up with. (See this, for example!  http://patch.com/A-vxl0)


PAJAMA-RAMA! ...Was Such Fun! 

Thank you for coming out to our family fun evening celebrating reading and our community!  (See more photos onStudioCity.Patch.com here, and you can add your own.)

Big huge thank-you's go out to everyone who helped to organize and work on Pajama-rama this year making it such a success!

Thank you to our venerable Food Chair Marcia Tillman and her entire crew including Miss Adela, Rasheedah Scott, Lisa Brunson-Perkins, Miss Rosey, Shelley Burbo, and the food and water donations of MANY Valley View parents.

The fantastic entertainment crew including the MC stylings of Caroline Pinkey, Video and Audio talents of James George, creative MacGuyver-style Lighting of Ariane Price, Readings by Maria Dzuibla,Terry Maloy, Nick Maloy, Catherine Glandon, Queenelizabeth Perkins, Robert Petersavage, Tara George, Gisele Hoffer, Kelly Cole, and Cas Hyman.

The tireless set-up and clean-up crew including Amber Craine, Catherine Mead, Donald Zappala, and Milton Giron.

Thank you thank you thank you, ALL! We love our school! 

 Lost Lovey!

If you find a small pink frog holding a heartwith a label that says "Lovey", please turn it in to the office! This favorite keepsake got shuffled and mislaid at Pajama-rama; please help find its way home! Thanks! VALLEY VIEW DEALS!
Support VV Supporters!  

Valley View is being offered a special offer from our localPanda Express at 3728 Cahuenga Blvd in Studio City. 

EVERY TUESDAY between 1:30pm and 9pm, go to the local Panda Express and show your Valley View PTA card (or just say you're a Valley View family), and Panda Express will donate 20% of all your purchases to Valley View! At any other time, show your Valley View PTA card and receive a 10% discount on your purchase.


Valley View is also being offered a special deal from parent-owned business,  

Joe's Falafel at 3535 Cahuenga Blvd West just down the street in Studio City.

EVERY THURSDAY between 3pm and 10pm, come enjoy some healthy Mediterranean food and say you're from Valley View, and Joe's Falafel will donate 20% of all your purchases to Valley View! 


Support our supporters!


Now you can earn money for Valley View every time you shop online. Goodsearch is like Ebates, only instead of a percentage of your purchase total going to you personally, it will go to Valley View. Below is just a few of the HUNDREDS of retailers you can shop with through Goodsearch.


You don't even have to register. Here's how:

  • Go to www.goodsearch.com , enter Valley View Elementary and click on GET STARTED.
  • Select Valley View Elementary (Los Angeles, CA) and click on SELECT THIS CHARITY.
  • From GoodShop, select the retailer of your choice.
  • You will be directed to that retailer's site, where you can shop as usual. You can still use whatever discount codes you have. A percentage of your purchase total (most are 1%-6%) will go to Valley View!

It's that easy. Just remember to use www.goodsearch.comevery time you shop online!


SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL Welcome New School Site Council 

The new School Site Council was voted in, and there are some new faces and some familiar faces on the board that must have an equal amount of parents and teachers. (See a funny picture of just the parents on Patch CLICK HERE)

The new council is comprised of president Kelly Cole, vice president Terry Maloy, secretary Caroline Pinkey, and parliamentarian Gretchen Garrett, who is the fifth grade teacher. Other teacher members include Susie Reisman, Mary Alvy, Jessica Hoeschen, staff member Rita Grigoryan and principal Kim. Other parent members include PTA president Bonnie George, Harriett O'Kelley and Marcia Tillman.




Hello, I am 33 years old and a stay at home mother.  

I was in casting for television for many years but am currently taking a much needed break.  (I am booking entertainment for the upcoming Fall Festival. If you or someone you know would like to entertain, contact me at:jessitargum@gmail.com.) 

My daughter, Sara, is in Ms. Hoeschen's class.My focus is most importantly Sara and her new adventure in elementary school!


Q1: Where were you born?JT: I was born in Jupiter, Florida.
Q2: What was your first car?JT: A black and gold Saturn. Q3: What is the quality you most admire in people?JT: Loyalty.
Q4: What is your idea of perfect happiness?JT: Lying in bed with my family and playing I Spy.Q5: What is your favorite color?JM: Purple .

Upcoming important dates:                                                                  
Mon Oct 1        Book Fair 7:30a-8a, 12p-1p, 2:30p-3:30p in the LibraryTues Oct 2       Book Fair 7:30a-8a, 12p-1p, 2:30p-3:30p in the Library                          CHESS CLUB, Tuesdays 1:30-2:30Wed Oct 3       Fundraising PTA Meeting, 8:05am in PTA Room                     Book Fair 7:30a-8a, 12p-1p, 2:30p-3:30p                     ANIMAL INVASION, Wednesdays 2:30-3:30Fri Oct 5          MUSIC CLASSES continue, Fridays 2:30pm to 4pmWed Oct 17      PTA Voting Meeting, 8:05 in LibraryThurs Oct 18    School Picture DayFri Oct 19        FALL FESTIVAL and Pumpkin SaleWed Oct 24      FAMILY READER DAY - No PTA meeting


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