Save the date for -Rama on Friday September 28th! This fun evening will be the first event of the school year and the kick-off to the, which runs until Wednesday October 3.
Our children, parents, faculty and staff all come to the auditorium in their jammies, with blankets and stuffed animals, and sit on the floor to listen to children's books read from the stage. Not at fundraiser, just a community-building Fun-Raiser! So simple and perfect that we've even been recognized in a nation-wide PTO Today magazine contest for our Outstanding Family Event (see here link:http://www.ptotoday.com/pgy/winners).
It's the first time we work together as a community, have a little fun, donate items, make some money, and volunteer our time. Once you try it, you'll be hooked!
We will need cookie donations, help to sell pizza, make cocoa and serve cookies. And we'll need lots of volunteers to run the book fair, and we'll need everyone to open their checkbooks to buy books. Let's pull together and show our dedication to literacy and fun in reading!
Friday September 28. Pizza and water sold for a buck each from 5-6pm, doors open at 5. Fun readings 6-7pm. Free hot cocoa and cookies at 7pm. Save the date!
Last week's PTA IDEA meeting was very exciting to be a part of, and I want to thank everyone who shared their thoughts!
Thanks also to everyone who came to Back-to-School Night last week. The enormous turn-out proves once again that parental involvement is critical to our community!
Valley View's Filmfest/Food Fundraiser! An afternoon of fun for the whole family Sunday, September 9th at 1pm
Valley View Families and Friends are invited to attend the LA International Short Film Festival's FAMILY ANIMATION PROGRAM at the Laemmle NoHo, 5240 Lankershim Blvd, on Sunday, 9/9. This program, created by VVE Dad Bob Arentz is designed for kids of all ages. Tix are $12 for adults; kids under 12 are free. Mention Valley View at the box office and 50% of ticket sales will be donated to our school.
After the show, save your ticket stub and head 1/3 mile down the street to Otis Jackson's Soul Dog, 5166 Lankershim Blvd, where you can enjoy Chicken and Waffles, premium hot dogs, and southern fixins. Restaurant owner and VVE mom, Rasheedah Young, has offered to donate 50% of VVE sales that afternoon to the school - just show your ticket stub.
If you own or manage a local business that would like to support our school contact Lucie at email@example.comENRICHMENT CLASSES Provided by CICA Grant
Did you know...
Our 5th and 6th graders have begun their 10 week coursework of Ballroom Dancing, funded by a generous grant from CICA.
Dancing Classrooms Los Angeles' mission is to help build social awareness, confidence, self-esteem, and other essential life skills in young people through the practice of social dance, while at the same time, eliminating bias and promoting positive human relations by teaching them how to respect themselves and others who are different from them. Dancing Classrooms is not just about teaching dance, it is about teaching pride, confidence and respect.
Starting next week...
You'll be seeing the Side Street Projects bus on campus. The Woodworking Bus & Trailer program teaches children that art is about ideas and creative problem solving, rather than merely representing the naturalistic world in 2 dimensions. These are mobile wood shops aboard renovated transit buses and mobile studio trailers, where kids learn about art, design, and engineering using only hand tools, raw materials, and their imagination. Each station is equipped with saws, hand drills, screwdrivers, supplies and materials.Thank you to CICA for their generous funding of Arts in Education at Valley View! AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT CLASSES Enroll Now!
TUESDAYS: 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6 1:30-2:30pm for K-6th
We introduce chess to students in a fun and exciting way! For all students and all levels, we teach students to play chess and help them succeed in school by stimulating their problem solving, analytical, and critical thinking skills. Includes exclusive booklets and worksheets. Win certificates, medals and trophies!
WEDNESDAY: 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7 2:30-3:30pm for K-6th
Animal invasion is a class for all animal lovers. Your child will see and learn about all kinds of amazing live animals. Our hands-on class includes Reptiles, Amphibians, Mammals, Birds, Insects and much more. Don't miss out on all the fun, games and most importantly the animals!To enroll, visit www.parker-anderson.org, online enrollment only. Deadline to enroll is Thursday, September 20th. Maximum 24 students per class, first come, first served.
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