CALENDAR EVENTS ANNOUNCEMENTS
June 1 Book Fair Begins in SRC (June 1 - 5)
June 2 PreK Family Day; Spring Show; 10:30 Gym / 2:00 LGI
June 2 PSSA Carnival Day - Student Celebration
June 5 1st Grade Field Trip to Erie Zoo
June 6 PTO End of Year Meeting/Banquet (Westway Lanes)
June 8 2nd Grade "BUGZ" Performance for 2nd Grade Parents; 9:30 am
June 9 EVES Pride End of Year Celebration
June 9 3rd Grade Field Trip to Tinseltown, 9:15 - 12:00
June 10 Mud Run "Survive the Hive Mud Run" at EVES
June 13 Last Student Day
Report Cards Go Home with Students
End of 3rd Trimester - End of 4th Quarter
May 1 - 5 PSSA Testing, Science (Grade 4 Only)
May 4 Resume Back to Normal School Schedule
May 8 - 12 Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week
May 12 Summer Birthday Lunches
May 12 Carnation Flower Delivery
May 17 EVES Enrichment to Behrend
May 19 Summer Birthday Lunches
May 19 PTO Movie Night at Rice Ave Middle School, 6:30 pm (AT RAMS)
May 19 Waldameer Ticket Sales at Movie Night (AT RAMS)
May 24 3rd Grade Seawolves Game Field Trip, 9:15 - 2:00
May 25 4th Grade Civil War Day
May 26 PreK Parent Conferences, All Day by Appointment
May 29 No School - Happy Memorial Day
April 3 - 7 PSSA Testing, Reading/ELA, Grades 3 & 4
April 3 Begin changed schedule for ALL grades
April 4 PTO Meeting, 7:00 PM, SRC
April 6 PTO Fundraiser (Stefanelli's) Pick Up; 3:30 - 6:00, Cafe
April 7 PTO Fundraiser (Stefanelli's) Pick Up; 3:30 - 6:00, Cafe
April 13 No School
April 14 No School
April 17 No School
April 21 Edinboro Reading Day at EVES; 10:00 - 2:00
April 24 - 28 PSSA Testing, Math, Grades 3 & 4
April 24 Volunteer Week
April 26 Mrs. Gornic's Class to Lakettes Gymnastics
April 28 4th Grade Field Trip; Tinseltown for Movie and Lunch
April 28 Deficiency/Progress Reports Go Home with Students
April 29 EVESTOPIA STEM Family Event; 10:00-1:30; Imagination
April 29 Waldameer Ticket Sales at STEM Family Event
March 2 Family Math Night, 1st Grade, 6-8 pm
March 3 PTO BOXTOP "Silly Hat Day"
March 4 Reflex Math; 10:00-12:00
March 6 PTO Spring Fundraiser Ends (Stefanelli's)
March 6-10 Jump Rope for Heart Week
March 7 Reflex Math Night; 5:00 - 7:00
March 7 PTO Meeting, 7pm, SRC
March 9 Family Literacy Night, 2nd Grade, 6-8 pm
March 11 Reflex Math; 10:00-12:00
March 15 Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018, 5:00-7:00, SRC
March 15 End of 2nd Trimester
March 16 Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018, 5:00 - 7:00, SRC
March 17 Happy St. Patrick's Day
March 22 Report Cards Go Home with EVES Students
March 23 Mrs. Gornic's Class Trip to Westway Lanes
March 24 PreK Family Day - Traveling Zoo, 10:30 and 1:00
March 25 EVESTOPIA STEM Family Event, 10:00-1:30, Towers and Winches
February 1 No School for Students - Teacher In Service Day
February 3 Deficiency/Progress Reports Go Home with grades 3 and 4
February 7 PTO Meeting, 7:00, SRC
February 9 Family Math Night, 2nd Grade, 6-8 pm
February 14 Valentine's Day Room Parties Hosted by Room Parents and PTO; 2pm
February 16 Family Literacy Night, 1st Grade, 6-8 pm
February 17 Mrs. Gornic's Class Trip to Blasco Library
February 18 EVESTOPIA Family Event, 10:00 - 2:00, Hills & Tunnels - Inclined Planes
February 20 No School for Students - Act 80 - Teacher In Service Day
February 23 PreK Registration for Next Year, 9:00-11:30 & 3:30 - 6:30, SRC
February 23 Family Science Night, 4th Grade, 6-8 pm, Cafe
January 2 No School
January 3 Back to School - Special Class Day 1 for All Students
January 10 PTO Meeting at 7:00 p.m.
January 12 Family Literacy Night, 3rd Grade, 6-8 pm
January 16 No School for Students; Act 80 Day for Teachers
January 21 Title I Library Literacy Day; Rice Ave Community Library, 10 - 12:00
January 23 Reading for Education Booklet Fundraiser Begins
January 26 2nd Grade Field Trip to Erie Playhouse - Lion King, 9:15 - 12:00
January 26 Family Science Night, 3rd Grade, 6-8 pm
January 26 Mrs. Gornic's Class Westway Lanes
January 28 EVESTOPIA Family Event, Catapults -Levers, 10:00 - 2:00; EVES
December 3 Santa's Secret Workshop; Community Event, 10:00-2:00 (Saturday) EVES
No December PTO Meeting; Next PTO Meeting is January 10th
December 8 Mrs. Gornic's Class Trip to Mill Creek Mall
December 13 School Physicals with Dr Beaver/Mrs. Kuric
December 12 End of 1st Trimester (EVES)
December 16 PreK Family Day - Gingerbread Houses; 10:30 and 2:00 in Classrooms
December 17 Race to Remember Event; GHS; Registration at 8:30 am
December 20 Report Cards Go Home with EVES Students
December 21 Kindergarten Winter Program for Kindergarten Parents; Gym at 9:30 a.m.
December 21 3rd Grade Caroling at Pleasant Ridge Manor, 9:30 - 11:30
December 22 Afternoon PreK Winter Celebration Room Party, 2pm (PREK PM Only)
December 23 Winter Celebration; Room Parties with PTO and Room Party Parents
at 12:00 Noon
December 23 2-Hour Early Dismissal; EVES Dismissal Begins at 1:15 p.m. (Friday)
December 26 No School
December 27 No School
December 28 No School
December 29 No School
December 30 No School
January 2 No School
November 1 PTO Meeting, 7pm, SRC
November 3 Family Math Night, 3rd Grade, 6-8 pm
November 6 Daylight Savings Time Ends
November 8 Election Day
November 11 Veterans Day Assembly, 9:15am (Registration at 8:30 am)
November 17 Parent/Teacher Conferences by Appointment, 5:00-8:30 p.m.
November 18 NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS - Act 80 Day
November 18 Parent/Teacher Conferences by Appointment
November 18 PTO Movie Night; Doors Open at 6:30pm, Movie at 7:00
November 17 - 22 Scholastic Book Fair in SRC/Library
November 21 Kindergarten FEAST and ACTIVITIES at EVES
November 22 Kindergarten FEAST and ACTIVITIES at EVES
November 23 NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS - Teacher In Service
November 24 NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS - Happy Thanksgiving
November 25 NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
November 28 NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
October 4 PTO Meeting, 7pm, SRC
October 6 Family Math Night, 4th Grade, 6-8 pm
October 7 Mrs. Gornic's Class Field Trip / Sission Farm or Tom Ridge Center
October 10 NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS - Teacher In Service
October 11 PTO Fall Fundraiser Ends - Stanganelli's Italian Foods
October 11-14 FIRE SAFETY WEEK - Thank you local Firefighters!!
October 13 PreK Field Trip Godfrey Run Farms
October 14 Kindergarten to Mason Farms (field trip)
October 20 Hearing Screenings with Mrs. Kuric, Grades K, 1, 2, 3
October 20 Family Literacy Night, 4th Grade, 6 - 8 pm
October 21 Hearing Screenings with Mrs. Kuric, Grades K, 1, 2, 3
October 21 Julia Cook, Author, Teacher, Counselor; Visiting EVES
October 24 Fall Title I Parent Meeting, 6pm
October 25 Vision Screenings with Mrs. Kuric, Grades PreK and Kindergarten
October 27 Picture RETAKE Day, 9 - 1 pm with Lifetouch Photography
October 27 Family Science Night, 2nd Grade, 6 - 8 pm
October 28 Edinboro Literacy Day, Gym, 9:30 - 1:45 (with Edinboro Students)
October 28 2nd Grade Pet Parade, 2 pm
October 28 PTO Fall Fundraiser Pick Up, 3:45 - 6:00 p.. CAFE
October 31 Fall Celebration, Parade at 2pm, Classroom Parties to Follow - Hosted by PTO and Room Party Parents.
September 2016 :
September 8 Student Orientation for PreK, Kindergarten and New Students 6 - 8 pm
September 8 PTO Movie Night, 8:00 pm
September 13 Student's First Day of School (Doors open at 8:35 am)
September 16 Summer Reading Club Lists Due
September 20 EVES Independence Day (students walk to class alone)
September 22 OPEN HOUSE (District-wide) 6:00-8:30 pm
September 26 PTO Fundraiser Begins - Stanganelli's Italian Foods
September 28 School Picture Day with Lifetouch
September 29 Family Science Night, 1st Grade, 6 - 8 pm
Girard School District
Approved the 2017-2018 School Calendar
August 24: Meet the Teacher; 5:00 - 8:30pm
August 29: Students' First Day of School
EVES PTO Movie Night at RAMS!
Friday, May 19, 2017
The Elk Valley PTO is organizing an
EVES Movie Night
at Rice Ave Middle School!
Watch for details on the weekly email blast!
*Waldameer Tickets will be sold at
Mark Your Calendar!
The final EVESTOPIA STEM Family Day
Saturday, April 29, 2017
10:30 - 1:30
screws, wheel and axle & wedge
More information to come!
*Waldameer Tickets will be sold at
this STEM Event*
No School - Spring Break
April 13, 14 and 17
EVESTOPIA STEM Family Day #3
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Are you ready for our next Family STEM Day? If so, it is Saturday, March 25, from 10:00 - 1:30 pm
Main activity: walk around the school and use pulleys to get codes. When you have all the codes, program a Bee Bot to move him
through a castle.
Other activities include:
Edinboro University students will be at EVES to help build smaller things that use a pulley.
Bricks 4 Kidz will be back with many Lego kits.
EVESTOPIA will be set up so our younger students can sit in a
reading nook with a college student and
have a book read to them.
PreK and Kindergarten Enrollment
If you know a family member, friend or neighbor that has a child age 5
by June 1 or a child age 4 by June 1, please let them know we are
enrolling students now for next year.
Registration packets are available in the school office.
go home with Elk Valley students on
Wednesday, March 22
PTO Fundraiser Pick Up Dates
Thank you for participating in the Stefanelli's
PTO Spring Fundraiser.
Pick up dates as follows:
April 6 3:30 - 6:00 pm
April 7 3:30 - 6:00 pm
March 15 and 16
5:00- 7:00 PM
Read Across America
February 27th - March 3rd, 2017
Please join us in celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday by participating in the following
Monday: Classroom Activity.
Tuesday: Bring your favorite children's book to school.
Wednesday: Read Across the School! Bring a stuffed animal and a
towel to school.
Thursday: Dress like your favorite book character!
Friday: Guest readers are visiting EVES!
STEM Family Day Number 2
Saturday, February 18, 2017
10:00 - 2:00
This event will focus on learning about inclined planes (ramps). We are fortunate to have many Edinboro University students coming to help with the activities.
Our main activity will allow you to choose from one of the following:
1. Follow step-by-step instructions provided to build a ramp to help Humpty Dumpty down from a wall. This will be an easy task for younger students or for parents that want to help their child without using drills, saws and other resources.
2. Challenge yourself and try to build something that will get the school's
Humpty down safely. Come and see the challenge.
Other activities include:
Hope to see you on February 18th!
Where: Rice Avenue Community Public Library
Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Come join Reading Specialists from Elk Valley Elementary School for a morning full of fun activities:
We hope to see you there!
2017-2018 Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration Dates
STEM LAB - EVESTOPIA
Elk Valley Elementary School will be opening up EVESTOPIA for some fun-filled family events to enhance this year's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) theme of Simple Machines.
These events will be geared in a way that ties the fun of learning STEM to those wonderful stories we've all heard about when we were children.
Below are four different family events that will take place at Elk Valley.
Each event will focus on one Simple Machine:
Saturday, January 28, 10:00 - 2:00
Saturday, February 18, 10:00 - 2:00
Hills and Tunnels (inclined planes)
Saturday, March 25, 10:00 - 2:00
Towers and Winches (pulleys)
Saturday, April 29, 10:00 - 2:00
Imagination (screws, wheel and axle, wedge)
Check out the new Girard School District
Elk Valley is posting new items weekly!
EVES January PTO Meeting
Changed from January 3 to January 10
7:00pm in SRC
*December Important Information*
Santa's Secret Workshop
Saturday, December 3, 2016
10:00 - 2:00
Elk Valley Elementary School's PTO will help youngsters protect that magic element of surprise with Santa's Secret Workshop on Saturday, December 3, 2016.
Children of all ages can shop in secret for their families and visit with Santa Claus.
This is a community event; all welcome to attend.
In addition to children shopping and visits with Santa, you'll enjoy the very popular Chinese Auction and Cake Walk game, and much, much more!
More information will be sent home with Elk Valley students soon!
Girard School District Announces 2-Hour Early Dismissal
on Friday, December 23, 2016
The Girard School Board approved a calendar change on the 2016-2017 GSD school calendar.
Elk Valley Elementary School will be dismissed two hours early on Friday, December 23, 2016. This is the Friday before we start our winter break, a perfect day to spend extended time with your family and friends.
Elk Valley will begin dismissal at 1:15 p.m. on Friday, December 23rd. Car riders and walkers will be dismissed at 1:15, followed by bus riders.
Breakfast and lunch will be served, however the student’s lunch times are changed to accommodate the early release.
It will be a fun day at Elk Valley as the EVES PTO and room parent helpers are planning the winter celebration room parties. The room party time changed from 2:00 to 12:00 noon on Friday, December 23rd. If you are a room parent and this time change causes a problem with your schedule, please contact your child’s teacher as soon as possible. Note: The Pre-K afternoon students will enjoy their room party the day before.
Veteran's Day Information
Veteran's Day Assembly
Parent / Teacher Conferences
Elk Valley is holding Parent - Teacher Conferences
(BY APPOINTMENT) on Thursday, November 17th, from 5:00 - 8:30 p.m. and Friday, November 18th from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Students have a full day of school on Thursday, November 17th, however there is no school for students on Friday, November 18th.
Homeroom teachers are scheduling conferences by appointment.
If you would like to conference with your child's teacher,
please return the conference request form or contact the
teacher as soon as possible
Elk Valley Veterans Day Assembly
Elk Valley is having an assembly to honor Veterans on Friday, November 11, 2016. If you are a military veteran or currently serving in the military, we invite you to come and be a part of
Registration and refreshments begin at 8:30 am in the SRC/Library. The Assembly begins at 9:10 am in the gym.
We hope you will join us for this very meaningful event!
Picture Retake Day
Thursday, October 27, 2016
9:00 - 1:00
Lifetouch Photography will be at EVES on October 27th
for picture retakes.
Thank you local
for spending Fire Safety Week with us!
You teach us life-long safety lessons.
October 11, 12, 13, 14th
Elk Valley Fall Parade
Monday, October 31, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
The parade is open to all family and community members (including siblings) and will be held outside around the front bus circle. In the event of rain, the parade will be moved inside
to the gym.
Classroom parties, hosted by PTO and room parent helpers will be held after the parade. Room parent helpers will assist in the classrooms before and after the parade.
No School for Students
Monday, October 10, 2016
Teacher In-Service Day
School Picture Day
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Lifetouch Photography is taking pictures on Sept 28th.
All students will be photographed for school records and the yearbook. Order forms went home with students on the
first day of school.
If you have any questions, please call Lifetouch at 825-1800
Picture Retake Day is October 27, 2016 from 9:00 - 1:00!
Thursday, September 22, 2016
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
We invite all parents and students to attend EVES Open House on Sept 22nd from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. The teachers are excited to meet the parents and the students are very excited to showcase their new classroom. Hope to see you at Open House!
EVES Independence Day
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Wear red, white and blue to celebrate student independence. This is the day that all students walk to their classroom without the assistance of their parents. No worries, many adult helpers will be in the halls to help with arrival.
PTO Movie Night!!
Thursday, September 8, 2016
All Elk Valley Students and Families are invited to a PTO family movie night 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. in the school lawn!
***Movie to be selected soon***
Elk Valley Elementary School
Student Orientation for
PreK, Kindergarten and New Students Only
Thursday, September 8, 2016
6:00 - 7:00 PreK Students and Parents
7:00 - 8:00 Kindergarten Students and Parents
7:00 - 8:00 New Students and Parents
To meet the needs of our youngest and newest students, we will be conducting orientation sessions in the SRC/Library at the times listed above.
Girard School District
Thursday, September 22, 2016
6:00 - 8:30 pm
First Day of School for Students
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Summer Office Hours
The school office will be open in June and August, closed the month of July.
If you have an emergency in July, please contact the
Girard School District business office at 774-5666.
Have a happy and safe summer!
Elk Valley Yearbooks
Go Home with Students on
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Announcing First Day of School
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Open House at EVES on Thursday, September 22
from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Spring Into Action
Saturday, May 14, 2016
9:00 - 12:00
Consider joining this year's Spring Into Action campaign led by AmeriCorps volunteers to work with members of the community to beautify and
clean up various local locations!
To Register Online:
Go to www.girardsd.org
Click on Spring Into Action on the left hand side.
On the next page scroll down, and click Register.
PTO Movie Night at Elk Valley Elementary School
Friday, April 29, 2016
Showing: RIO 2
Doors open at 6:30 pm *Show time is 7:00 pm
Waldameer tickets for sale at PTO Movie Night!
EVES Spring Pictures
Spring pictures went home with students on
Thursday, March 17.
No school for students on the
March 24, 25 and 28, 2016
Early Childhood Family Event
Join us for a FREE family friendly learning and play event presented by Elk Valley Elementary and Erie Together. Enjoy light refreshments, interactive learning stations and pre-kindergarten information.
When: Saturday, March 5, 2016
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Elk Valley Elementary School
Who: Parents and children ages birth to 5 years of age
Pre-registration is a appreciated, but all are welcome.
Contact Mrs. Durst at 774-5602 x6244
Spring Pictures at EVES
Spring pictures are coming to Elk Valley Elementary School
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
All students will be photographed
by Lifetouch Photography. Parents can select the pose and background choice by completing the side section of the
Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration Dates for 2016 – 2017 School Year
Thursday, February 18th @ 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 15th @ 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 16th @ 5:00-7:00 p.m.
No School for Students
December 24 - January 1, 2016
School resumes on Monday, January 4, 2016
Thank you EVES PTO for all the wonderful things you do for our school and the students! We are very lucky
to have you!
Santa's Secret Workshop!
Saturday, December 5, 2015
10:00 - 2:00
Santa's Secret Workshop is an exciting day when Santa makes his annual visit to EVES! Plan to attend this community event
from 10 am to 2 pm for pictures with Santa, kids' secret shopping and wrapping, food, games, Chinese auction and much more.
Again, this is a community event for all to come and enjoy!
There is no December PTO meeting.
The next PTO meeting is January 5, 2016 at 7pm.
Scholastic Book Fair at EVES
Elk Valley Elementary School is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair, November 18 - 25th.
Students can shop during their SRC/library class and parents are invited to stop in during parent conferences on November 18th.
Please remember to include 6% sales tax.
Report cards will be distributed at Parent Teacher Conferences on
Wednesday, November 18th. If you are unable to come to a conference, the report card will go home with your child on November 19th.
Elk Valley Elementary School is holding parent/teacher conferences on
Wednesday, November 18th, from 12:30 - 4:30 and 5:30 - 8:00 pm.
If you would like to have a conference with your child's homeroom teacher, please return the "request for parent conference form" or call the teacher as soon as possible to schedule a conference time for November 18th.
If you are unable to come for a conference on November 18th, please remember that all Elk Valley teachers are available to meet with parents from 8:05- 8:35 am every day by appointment. It is not necessary to wait until the designated parent-teacher conferences to meet or talk with your child's teacher. We encourage continued communication throughout the school year.
There is no school for students on Wednesday, November 18th, to accommodate the conferences.
Honoring Veterans at EVES
Elk Valley Elementary School is having an assembly to honor Veterans on Wednesday, November 11, 2015. If you are a military Veteran or currently serving in the military, we invite you to come and be a part of our program.
Registration and refreshments begin at 8:30 am in the Elk Valley SRC/Library.
The assembly will begin promptly at 9:15 am in the gym.
Pre-registration is not necessary.
We are asking all students and staff to wear red, white and blue to school on Wednesday, November 11th.
End of 1st Quarter is November 10, 2015
Fall Parade at EVES
On Friday, October 30th at 2:00 pm, we will be holding our annual "Fall Parade." The parade is open to all family and community members (including siblings) and will be held outside around the front bus circle. In the event of rain, our parade will be moved inside to the gym.
Just a reminder, please do not send candy or snacks to school, as the students will not be permitted to hand them out.
PTO Fall Fundraiser
The Elk Valley PTO Fall Fundraiser begins on Tuesday, October 6th and runs until Wednesday, October 21st. We encourage all families to participate in the fundraiser by sharing the catalogs with friends, relatives, neighbors and co-workers. A major portion of the money raised from the fundraiser will be used to pay for school field trips and many of the exciting activities we enjoy at EVES. Please collect payment as you get orders. Make checks payable to Elk Valley Elementary PTO. Again, money and order forms are due back at school by Wednesday, October 21st.
Fundraiser Pick Up is Tuesday, November 24th
3:45 - 5:45 pm
As always, thank you for supporting the EVES PTO!
Thank You Firefighters for spending the week of October 5th at EVES! The lessons you've shared will always keep us safe!
School Pictures & Retake Day
School pictures went home with Elk Valley students on
Wednesday, October 7th.
EVES Picture Retake Day is
Thursday, October 29th from 9:00-1:00 for absent students, new students or those who need a retake.
Extra order forms are available in the school office.
EVES School Picture Day
Thursday, September 17, 2015
All Elk Valley students will be photographed for school records, lunch ID cards and the EVES yearbook. Order forms went home with students on the first day of school. If you wish to order pictures or a yearbook, please return the order form to your child's homeroom teacher by Sept. 16th. Extra order forms are available in the school office or you can visit mylifetouch.com.
First Day of School
Student's 1st Day of School is
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Meet the Teacher Night
Parents and students are invited to come to Elk Valley Elementary School on Thursday, September 3, 2015 between 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. to meet
their new teacher and visit the classroom! Hope to see you on Sept 3rd!
Student Placements for 2015-2016
To find out your child's teacher for next year, watch for a letter to be mailed
to your home address in mid-August.
Have you moved or is your child's transportation changing?
If so, notify the Elk Valley school office as soon as possible.
Please do not wait until the first day of school to make these changes.
Supply Lists for 2015-2016
Looking for the supply lists for next school year?
You can find them on our website!
Click on the EVES tab
Go to Student Supply Lists-EVES