CALENDAR EVENTS                                                             ANNOUNCEMENTS                     
June 2018

June 5    Early Dismissal 
June 5    Last Student Day- End of 4th Quarter 

May 2018

May 1    PTO Meeting/ Banquet, 6:00 pm, Location ?? 
May 28    No School- Happy Memorial Day 

April 2018

April 2    No School- Spring Break   
April 3    No School- Spring Break
April 9-27    PSSA 
April 10    PTO Meeting, 7:00 pm, SRC

March 2018

March 6    PTO Meeting, 7:00 pm, SRC
March 8    Spring Picture Day with Lifetouch 
March 26    End of 3rd Quarter
Match 28    No School- Spring Break
March 29    No School- Spring Break
March 30    No School- Spring Break

February 2018

February 6    PTO Meeting, 7:00 pm, SRC
February 14    Valentines Day room Parties at 2:00 pm, Hosted by Approved Room                                                 Party Parents and  PTO
February 16    No School- Act 80 Day 
February 19    No School 

January 2018

January 1    No School
January 2    No School 
January 9    PTO Meeting, 7:00 pm, SRC
January 15    No School- Act 80 Day 
January 18    End of 2nd Quarter
January 19    Teacher in Service 
January 19    No School

December 2017

December 5    ** There is no PTO Meeting this Month** 
December 22    Early Dismissal 
December 22    Winter Holiday Party Hosted by PTO and Approved Room Parents 
December 25    No School- Happy Holidays!    
December 26    No School 
December 27    No School 
December 28    No School 
December 29    No School 

November 2017

November 1   End of 1st Quarter 
November 7    PTO Meeting, 7:00 pm, SRC
November 8    Picture Retake Day with Lifetouch 
November 10    Veterans Day Assembly, 9:15 am in Gym, Registration 8:30-9:00 am in SRC
November 20    District Wide Parent/ Teacher Conferences 5:00-8:30 pm
November 21    No School 
November 21    Parent / Teacher Conferences: By Appointment, 8:00 am- 3:30 pm
November 22    No School- Teacher in Service Day 
November 23    No School- Happy Thanksgiving 
November 24    No School 
November 27    No School 

October 2017

October 3    PTO Meeting, 7:00 pm, SRC
October 4    2nd Grade to Tom Ridge Center (Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Turner)
October 5    2nd Grade to Tom Ridge Center (Miss Antolik, Mrs. Koma, Mrs. Evans) 
October 9    No School
October 10-13    Fire Safety Week 
October 31    Fall Celebration, Parade at 2:00 pm, Classroom Parties following Parade, Hosted                            by PTO and Approved Room Party Parents 

September 2017

September 4    No School- Happy Labor Day 
September 5    PTO Meeting, 7:00 pm, SRC
September 6    EVES Independence Day (Students walk to class without parent/guardians help)
September 27    School Pictures with Lifetouch 
September 29    2nd Grade Pet Parade 

August 2017

August 21     Pre-K Open House- Parents Only 6:00-7:00 pm
August 24    Meet the Teacher 5:00-8:30 pm
August 29    First Day of School 
August 29    PTO Membership Drive Begins 

June 2017

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 - Student Celebration
June 9            4th Grade Wax Museum Presentations (am)
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 2017

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 24           Mrs. Konieczki's Class to Seawolves Game Field Trip
May 25           4th Grade Civil War Day
May 26           PreK Parent Conferences, All Day by Appointment
May 26           Yearbooks Go Home with Students
May 29           No School - Happy Memorial Day

April 2017

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 2017:
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 2017:
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 2017:
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 2016:
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 2016:
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

October 2016:

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 

Elk Valley Summer Reminders/Information:

School Supply Lists
You can find the School Supply Lists for each grade level on our website.  Go to the EVES tab and scroll down to Student Supply Lists - EVES. 

Summer Reading Club
Elk Valley students received a summer reading packet/list the last week of school.  Reading is the best way to avoid summer regression, but more importantly it is one of the most positive experiences your child can have, independently, or with you.  Please encourage your child to read and record (on the reading list) a minimum of ten books over the summer months.  Return the reading list to school by September 6th to join the club! 

Homeroom Assignments for Next Year

To find out your child's teacher for next year, watch for a letter mailed to your home address in mid-August.

Transportation/Dismissal Schedules:
Student Transportation of America (busing company) will mail a letter to your home address in August.  The dismissal plan your child had at the end of this school year (bus rider, car rider, walker, babysitter) will be the plan we follow for next year.  If you need to make a change, you MUST come to the Elk Valley school office before August 11th and complete a Transportation Change Request Form.  Thank you.

Address, Phone Number and/or Email Address Change:
If you have an address, phone number or email address change over the summer break, please contact the school office at 774-5602 as soon as possible.

School Office Open:
The Elk Valley school office will be open in June and August, closed the month of July.

PreK Only - Open House:
The PreK Open House is Monday, August 21, 6:00 - 7:00 pm.  This Open House is for the new incoming PreK parents.  Students are not to attend this informational meeting.

Meet the Teacher Night:
The Girard School District is holding a Meet the Teacher Night on Thursday, August 24th, 5:00 - 8:30 pm.  This is a wonderful opportunity for students and parents to visit the school, meet the teachers and see their new classroom. 

First Day of School:
The first day of school for students is Tuesday, August 29th.  

School Picture Day:
Elk Valley's fall picture day is set for Wednesday, September 27th.

Last Day of School is

Tuesday, June 13th

Report Cards Go Home with Students on

June 13th

Yearbooks Go Home with Students on

Friday, May 26, 2017

Elk Valley PTO Meeting

Tuesday, May 2 at 7:00 pm

Second Grade Spring Performance

The second grade students are working hard in preparation of their upcoming spring musical production of "BUGZ" coming to us
in June.

The second grade parent performance is
Thursday, June 8th at 9:30 am
in the Elk Valley Large Group Instruction Room
near the stage.

Belated/summer birthday lunches

If you missed the chance to have lunch with your child for their birthday, or your child will celebrate his/her birthday during the summer, you may join them for lunch at Elk Valley on
May 12 OR May 19. 

RSVP is required before May 10.

You may RSVP via email to Mrs. Robie at

  • Only the parents/legal guardians are invited to have lunch with their child.
  • No siblings are permitted
  • Adult lunch may be purchased for $3.85

Carnation Sales

Elk Valley Elementary School is holding a Carnation Flower Sale
just in time for Mother's Day!

Carnations for $1.00

Carnations will be delivered to EVES students at school on
Friday, May 12th.

Order forms went home with all students!

All proceeds will benefit the Girard School District Foundation which enhances educational opportunities within our community.

Thank you!

Survive the Hive Mud Run

Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Elk Valley

to Benefit Girard High School Wresting


To receive a registration form
email Mr. Johnson at


Waldameer Ticket Sales

Sat., April 29th from 10:00 - 1:30 at STEM Family Event

Fri., May 19th from 6:00 - 9:00 at EVES PTO Movie Night at RAMS

Tickets honored any one day park is open during:  May, June &
August 21 thru Labor Day, 2017

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

RSVP is required

Watch for details on the weekly email blast!

*Waldameer Tickets will be sold at
Movie Night*

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

Saturday, March 25, 2017

"The Pulley"

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.

Report Cards

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 

Kindergarten Registration

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
school-wide activities:

    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
Inclined Planes
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:

  • Lego building sponsored by Bricks 4 Kidz
  • Build a balloon car
  • Fastest egg down a ramp
  • Humpty's road crew
  • Coloring contest
  • and much more....

Hope to see you on February 18th!

Library Day

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:

  • explore technology that you can sign out from the library
  • listen to a story teller between 10:15 and 11:00 followed by a craft 
  • pick up free reading resources for parents
  • sign up for a special drawing if you bring your library card or sign up for one
  • help your child find books that are "just right" - teachers will be available to help with selections.

We hope to see you there!

2017-2018 Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration Dates

“Pre-K Registration”
Thursday, February 23rd @ 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
1/2 Day FREE Program for Girard School District Residents
AM: Girard Township 8:50 – 11:30 a.m.
PM: Girard and Lake City Borough 12:45 – 3:15 p.m.
Must be 4 years old by June 1, 2017 to enroll

“Kindergarten Registration”
Wednesday, March 15th @ 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 16th @ 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Must be 5 years old by June 1, 2017 to enroll

If you have a child eligible for Pre-K or Kindergarten classes, please come to registration at Elk Valley on the dates listed above. 
For more information call the school office at 774-5602.


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
Catapults  (levers)

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
our program. 

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
Community Event
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
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
EVES Cafeteria

Waldameer tickets for sale at PTO Movie Night!

EVES Spring Pictures

Spring pictures went home with students on
Thursday, March 17.

March 2016

No school for students on the

following days:

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
picture day flyer and returning it to school by March 2nd.

Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration Dates for 2016 – 2017 School Year 

Pre-K Registration
Thursday, February 18th @ 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Kindergarten Registration
Tuesday, March 15th @ 5:00-7:00 p.m. 
Wednesday, March 16th @ 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Happy Holidays
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

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.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

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.
Thank you.

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

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.

Transportation Changes
Have you moved or is your child's transportation changing?
If so, notify the Elk Valley school office as soon as possible.
Phone:  774-5602
Please do not wait until the first day of school to make these changes.
Thank you!

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