MONDAY
MEMO
from the principals
18 November 2019 | Chartiers Valley Primary School
This Week At a Glance

Monday - Day 2
Tuesday - Day 3 - Wear your blue anti-bullying shirt!
Wednesday - Day 4 
Thursday - Day 5 - Wear BACKWARDS BLUE for National Grief Awareness for the Caring Place.
Friday - Day 1

Looking Ahead

November 28 - December 2 - No School - Thanksgiving Recess
December 10 and 11 - 1st Grade Holiday Concerts & Art Shows
December 13 - PTG Family Movie Night
December 20 - Classroom Holiday Parties - 2:00 - 3:30pm
Jackets, Hats and Gloves
The cooler weather has arrived! Please send your child to school with jackets, gloves and hats, too. We plan to have outdoor recess as often as possible. As long as the temperature is above 32 degrees, it is likely that we will have outdoor recess so please be sure that your child is appropriately dressed.

Children’s Grief Awareness Day: November 21, 2019
The CVPS is A Caring Team School!
To celebrate the day, the students will participate in Backwards Blue Day on Thursday, November 21! Students are encouraged to WEAR LOTS OF BLUE and WEAR CLOTHES BACKWARDS.

We will have a Fun Photo Booth Session that day where students can have their pictures taken in groups with silly props!

Later this year, we will hold our annual “Shoot to Score Students vs Staff Hockey Challenge” during recess to help raise funds for The Caring Place. Highmark will match CVPS dollar for dollar raised to help support The Caring Place. (NOTE: There is no need to send donations in just yet!)

Thank you for your support!
Email questions to: tbriggs@cvsd.net or mmouas@cvsd.net
 
NP4H8
Please follow the link the our first No Place For Hate (NP4H8) newsletter containing information about the program at the PS and a suggested reading list.  https://tinyurl.com/CVPS-NP4H8

Stuff-a-Bus
We’re helping Chartiers Valley High School Interact Stuff-A-Bus in the annual 96.1 KISS Stuff-A-Bus event!
Bring a new and unwrapped toy to the high school office and help us stuff buses to support the Marines Toys for Tots program. Collecting now through Dec 2. 

From the PTG
Square One Art   
These are the final days of the CVPS PTG’s Square One Art Fundraiser. It ends this Friday, November 22! The fundraiser takes your child’s unique artwork, and turns it into high quality keepsakes and gifts. Place an order today to show your child how proud you are of their original art! This is also the perfect time of year to think about holiday gifts. There is no better way to support your child and your school at the same time. Ordering is easy: simply use the code from your child’s catalog and go online to shop at Square1Art.com/shop, call 888.332.3294, or send back the paper form! Any questions please contact Corrie ( c.durisko@pitt.edu ) or Lindsey ( lindseymcallender@gmail.com )
 
 
Texas Roadhouse Rolls/Butter/Gift Card Fundraiser
Chartiers Valley Primary School PTG has teamed up with Texas Roadhouse to raise a little “dough”!  
-Students will take orders on paper forms that will be sent home from November 18 - December 4.
-Items available are Frozen Rolls, Cinnamon Butter and Gift Cards.
-Order forms and money must be returned by December 4 with all student information completed.
-Checks should be made out to CVPS PTG with student name and HR# in memo line.
-A copy of your order form will be returned to you with order vouchers for distribution.
-You will distribute vouchers to everyone who ordered from you.
-Vouches may be presented at Bridgeville Texas Roadhouse for pickup between December 18 - December 20 during normal business hours.
Please contact PSPTG@cvsd.net with any questions. Thank you for your support! 
Grade 1 Concerts & Art Shows
The holiday concerts & art shows for grade 1 will be from 1:30-3:00 pm on the dates listed above.

Mind Yeti
Mind Yeti is a mindfulness app/website for kids! It is used in the classroom and is available at home to build self-awareness and coping skills. Visit mindyeti.com or download the Mind Yeti app for free mindfulness sessions on the go!  
 
Study Buddy Volunteer Opportunity
The Study Buddy Program connects community members looking for a meaningful volunteer experience with students at the Primary school in need of extra one on one attention. The adult buddy helps the student with their academics twice a week for 45 minutes in our school's library. The resulting relationship has a great positive impact on both the child and the mentor. Training will be provided. Clearances are required but the cost can be covered if needed. Please call school counselor, Megan Mouas, if you are interested or if you have questions about the program, (412)429-7016. Megan Mouas will walk you through the process.

Distinguished Alumni Nominations
The District is seeking nominations for the Distinguished Alumni program. The CV Distinguished Alumni program recognizes alumni who have made outstanding contributions to society at the local, state, national and global levels. If you wish to nominate an exceptional graduate, please click here to review the requirements and complete the nomination form.

CVSD is Hiring
The Chartiers Valley School District is actively seeking day-to-day and long-term substitute teachers.Individuals with any teaching certification or those eligible for emergency certification are encouraged to apply. The District contracts with Precision Education for all substitute needs. If you are interested in becoming a substitute, please contact Kelly Mannering who will guide you through the Precision Education application process.

The District is also seeking applicants for instructional paraprofessional (aide) opportunities. Contact Kelly Mannering to apply .

The District is also seeking food service staff to work in our cafeterias. Contact Jeff VanBibber for more information.

From the Nurse’s Office
Thank you to all of the parents who send in a full set of extra clothing for their child to keep in their locker for accidents/spills. We would also like to ask for the following clothing donations for the health office: girls/boys socks, girls/boys underwear sizes 6, 8,10, boys/girls pants sizes 6, 7, 8, 10. No shirts please...we have plenty! 

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