Introducing... Drumroll please... our NEW PANTHER LOGO!
Created by Valley View parent,Shaunt Nigoghossian. Take a bow!
In the coming weeks, you'll see requests for volunteers and work beginning on the wall mural. The kids have been working hard creating artful animals which will be incorporated into the wall mural.
Hopefully we'll see the NEW PANTHER LOGO featured prominently on campus some time after the mural is completed.
Please come to the Fundraising meeting this Wednesday 5/23 at 8am (in lieu of the PTA meeting). If you've ever had an idea or a suggestion about how we raise money to fund critical services at Valley View through the PTA, now is the time to give those ideas a chance to shine. We will brainstorm new ideas for next year, discuss what has worked and what could be improved, and ask for renewed commitment to your fundraising energies.
Please note the new DONATE link on the newsletter and website which points to a PayPal donation page for Valley View. We still prefer checks to avoid the convenience fee, so we can use more of the money you donate, but it does allow another way to accept donations, particularly for our neighbors and community members who aren't on campus to drop off a check. And hopefully if it's more convenient, we'll get MORE DONATIONS!The Lost & Found pile is growing bigger by the day! Especially with the warmer weather, the kids are shedding their outerwear regularly! Please take a few minutes to look through and find these poor items, who are patiently waiting for their owners to bring them home.
Did you hear? Our LA's Best Drill Team won FIRST PLACE for the Props&Novelty Division in a Dance Competition against 12 other schools last weekend! Congratulations to our talented girls and their coaches!
YEARBOOKS The Yearbooks are coming, the Yearbooks are coming!
If you have pre-ordered your yearbook, expect to see it coming home with your child any day now. If you did not pre-order, it's not too late. Yearbooks will be sold each day after school or you can drop by the office to fill out an order form.
Hurry... limited availability, only while supplies last!FUNDRAISING CORNER Your School Needs You!
Can you imagine our school without a library? It almost happened! Check out the yearbook tribute, and you'll see how truly close we were!
Our PTA voted unanimously to fund the library, and to begin finding solutions to fund teaching assistants who are also due to be cut next year by the district. But that's where the work begins. Please help save our library and our TAs with a donation to the Victory Drive fundraising campaign. You should have received an envelope in your child's backpack, additional copies are in the office, and you can click here to download a donation form.
TALENT SHOW Valley View's Got Talent!
The rehearsals are going great and the kids are blowing us away! We will continue rehearsing Mondays and Wednesdays after school in the library.
Rehearsal is mandatory unless there is a valid excuse. If your child has an appointment, needs to catch a bus or has a time constraint, please let us know, and we will have them go at the beginning. We value this opportunity to watch the children participate in the process. We are proud of their hard work and support their bravery! Thank you so much!
Caroline Pinkey, Carole Cain and Kelly Cole
PARENT'S NIGHT OUT! POSTPONED!!! Sponsored By Valley View Parents
Our Parents Night Out fundraising event has been POSTPONED until the Fall when we will once again aim to put the FUN in fundraising!SUMMER CAMP Ideas?
Know of a terrific summer camp you'd like to share with your Valley View friends? Please send details firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll post them each week in the newsletter.
North Weddington Park CAMP COOL KIDS!
10844 Acama Dr, Studio City 91602
June 25 to August 10
For ages 6-12. Activity hours: 9am-4pm, with extended care hours 7:30am-6pm
4-5 Days per week: $140/week or $150/week extended or
3 Days per week (M/W/F only): $115/week
Registration fee: $25, plus camp t-shirts $10 each (required for field trips)
Weekly field trips such as Universal Studios, Magic Mountain, Knott's Berry Farm, Mountasia, and many more! Weekly cool themes, Daily nutritious snacks and Plenty of FUN!
Cool Camp Kids is based on fun, fitness, and friendship and is designed to offer age-appropriate activities through traditional and non-traditional sports, old and new games, in an environment that encourages participation but also keeps children active and provides opportunities to learn important social skills and values.
For more information, drop by the park office or call 818-506-1467.
Yucca Park Day Camp
6671 Yucca St., Hollywood 90028
June 25th - August 10th
Ages 5-12 (5 year olds must have graduated kindergarten)
Registration fee: $50.00 (for camp shirt, field trip buses, administrative fees)
Monday-Friday, 9pm-4pm: $60/week or 7am-6pm: $80/week
Activities: Sports, arts & crafts, computers, reading corner, team-building activities, weekly field trips, pool trips to Hollywood Rec. Center/water play. Field trips are an additional cost.
Registration for returning campers begins on 5/21 and registration for new campers begins on 5/29. The park office opens at 10am but arriving early is recommended. They have 65 spots open per week on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information call the park office at323-957-6339 from 10am-6pm.
Performing Arts Workshops
100 CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
Camps in: Pasadena, Chatsworth, Studio City, West LA, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, and El Segundo.
Performing Arts Workshops, VOTED 2010's BEST SUMMER CAMP in LA PARENT MAGAZINE, is pleased to announce that through a generous donation, twenty scholarships at each of our Summer Camp locations are now available.
These special scholarships have been made available for us to give as a matching fund. Our donor, whose wish is to help local children experience the arts this summer, will sponsor half the tuition for up to 20 children at each camp. Each matching scholarship provides $245 dollars of the tuition for MUSICAL THEATER CAMP when the parent matches the remaining $245.It is our donor's request that the scholarships have no conditions or prerequisites. We are issuing these scholarships immediately. To receive one of these scholarships please call us at (310) 827-8827 and mention the "matching fund scholarships." For more information about PAW visit www.PerformingArtsWorkshops.com.
This camp is unique in that it is a small, homegrown start up with lots of heart, and the only Spanish language immersion program in the area for five to ten year olds.
Summer is a terrific time to quench the thirst that parents have for their child to experience something new and different while gaining skills that will last a lifetime. We offer Spanish language instruction as a course of engaging in the activities that all kids love (please see pdf attached and website.)
Better yet we will have options for continuing the progress during the school year as afterschool programs. Add to this the option (lowest tutoring rates in the area) for group or individual tutoring in English Lang Art and Math in the relaxed comfortable environment of our camp and you have got the perfect mix for the summer doldrums. So the price is right (only $250 for M-F , 9-4pm) and the time is now. We are offering free trial classes this month!
DK Dance Factory
5505 Laurel Canyon Blvd, North Hollywood 91607
Daiana Koren 818-980-4635
Sign up your children for our "BROADWAY STAR DANCE CAMP" July 9th-August 3rd.
Space is Limited so sign up today! Great for Girls & Boys ages 5-10yrs! $65/day or $285/WeekDance classes include Jazz, Musical Theatre, Tap, end of camp SHOWCASE and a field trip!
FIVE QUESTIONS Tricia Rocks!
I'm from Indianapolis, Indiana and have a twin brother and 3 sisters! I always wanted to move to LA when I was young after I saw the movie "Princess Bride" because I knew I wanted to be a part of the magic of the entertainment business . That started my beautiful journey in LA over 12 years now. I've been living my dream ever since.
The love of my life is my son Christian. He is truly the most genuine, loving, thoughtful and most beautiful lil man that I could of ever dreamed of having for a child. He is in Miss Alvy's awesome Kindergarten class this year! We have just loved this year and the family vibe we feel at Valley View. We're looking forward to making many more wonderful memories here!Q1: What is your favorite occupation?TD: Being a MOMMY!!! I can't believe I'm so blessed to have such an AMAZING son!! Christian rocks my world!!! There is nothing I would rather do then be his mommy! Q2: What is your favorite color?TD: Purple (Christian likes to point out everything he sees that's purple because he knows I love it! )
Q3: What do you do with your free time?TD: Movies, read books, try new adventures with my son. Our favorite time is our walks we have before bed. We fill each other in on our high and lows of the day.
Q4: What is your favorite word?TD: LOVE - just cant get better than that!Q5: What is your most treasured possession?TD: Letters my father wrote me when I was younger