CALENDAR EVENTS                                                             ANNOUNCEMENTS                     
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 

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 27    Title 1 Family Night, 5-7 pm
September 28    Pre-K Field Trip to Godfrey Runs
September 28    Family Science Night (1st Grade), 6-8 pm
September 29    2nd Grade Pet Parade 

October 2017

October 3    PTO Meeting, 7:00 pm, SRC
October 4    2nd Grade to Tom Ridge Center (Mrs. Evans, Mrs. Turner)
October 5    2nd Grade to Tom Ridge Center (Miss Antolik, Mrs. Koma, Mrs. Miller) 
October 5    Family Math Night (4th Grade), 6-8 pm
October 9    No School
October 10-13    Fire Safety Week 
October 11-12     OLSATS Testing- Grade 2 Only 
October 16    Kindergarten Field Trip to Mason Farms 
October 19-20   Hearing Screenings
October 23-27      Red Ribbon Week 
October 26   Family Science Night (2nd Grade), 6-8 pm
October 31    Fall Celebration, Parade at 2:00 pm, Classroom Parties following Parade, Hosted                            by PTO and Approved Room Party Parents 

November 2017
November 2   Family Math Night (2nd Grade), 6-8 pm
November 7    PTO Meeting, 7:00 pm, SRC
November 8    Picture Retake Day with Lifetouch 
November 10    Veterans Day Assembly, 9:15 am , 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 
November 29    End of 1st Trimester
December 2017

December 2     Santa's Secret Workshop, 10 am- 2 pm
December 5    ** There is no PTO Meeting this Month** 
December 7     Report Cards Sent Home
December 15    Pre-K Family Day (AM-10:30 & PM-2:00)
December 20   Kindergarten Winter Program (9:30 AM in the gym)
December 21    Winter Holiday Party Hosted by PTO and Approved Room Parents
December 22    Early Dismissal @ 1:15 PM
December 25    No School- Happy Holidays!    
December 26    No School 
December 27    No School 
December 28    No School 
December 29    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
January 23   Deficiency Reports Sent Home (only for grades 2, 3, 4)
January 25   Family Science Night (3rd Grade), 6-8 pm

February 2018

February 6    PTO Meeting, 7:00 pm, SRC
February 8    Family Math Night (2nd Grade), 6-8 pm
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 
February 20   Pre-K Registration for 18-19 school year (9:00 -11:30 am & 3:30-6:30 pm)
February 22   Family Science Night (4th Grade), 6-8 pm 

March 2018

March 1   Family Math Night (1st Grade), 6-8 pm 
March 6    PTO Meeting, 7:00 pm, SRC
March 8    Spring Picture Day with Lifetouch 
March 8    End of 2nd Trimester 
March 13    Kindergarten Registration (5-7 pm)
March 14    Kindergarten Registration (5-7 pm)
March 23    Pre-K Family Day- Traveling Zoo 10:30-1:00 pm 
Match 28    No School- Spring Break
March 29    No School- Spring Break
March 30    No School- Spring Break

April 2018

April 2    No School- Spring Break   
April 3    No School- Spring Break
April 9-27    PSSA 
April 27    Deficiency Report Sent Home (Only Grades 2, 3, 4)
April 10    PTO Meeting, 7:00 pm, SRC

May 2018

May 1    PTO Meeting/ Banquet, 6:00 pm, Location ?? 
May 4    Pre-K Parent Conferences (All Day)
May 17    2nd Grade Field Trip- Erie Playhouse, 10:00 am
May 25    Pre-K Family Day (Spring Show) 
May 28    No School- Happy Memorial Day 

June 2018

June 5    Early Dismissal 
June 5    Last Student Day- End of 3rd Trimester

Elk Valley Reminders/Information:

January PTO Meeting
The PTO meeting for the month of January will be on Tuesday, January 9 at 7:00 PM. 

Winter Break 
The students last day of school before winter break will be Friday, December 22. It will also be an early dismissal day, with dismissal beginning at 1:15 PM. There will be no school from Monday, December 25, through Tuesday, January, 2. School will resume on Wednesday, January 3. 

Winter Holiday Party
The winter holiday party, hosted by PTO, will be on Thursday, December 21, at 2:00 PM. The doors will open for approved room party parents at 1:30.

Kindergarten Winter Program
Wednesday, December 20, Kindergarten students will be performing their Winter Program. Doors will be open for Parents and families of the Kindergarten students at 9:30 AM. If you are attending the program, you may enter the building through the back doors, as the program will take place in the gym. 

Pre-K Family Day
On Friday, December 15, EVES Pre-K classes will be having their Family Day. AM Classes will begin their Family Day at 10:30 AM and the PM classes will begin Family Day at 2:00 PM. 

PTO Meeting
There will not be a PTO meeting for the month of December. 

National Computer Science Week
The week of December 8, is National Computer and Science Week. For the first time, EVES students will be participating with schools all over the world in an Hour of Code! This is a great way to introduce students to Computer Science and help them realize that anyone is capable of learning how to code our increasingly technological world. Our Hour of Code will be on Friday, December 8. 

No School
There will be no school on Tuesday, November 21 through Monday, November 27. School will resume on Tuesday, November 28. Enjoy your Thanksgiving break! 

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.