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December Newsletter 2017

We are approaching the halfway point in the school year and it is a very busy time.  The year has gone well so far and students and staff are working hard. There is mid-year assessments, assemblies, and parties and of course, we need to keep our focus on learning.

PVES will again be celebrating Christmas dinner with the community.  This year’s Christmas dinner is on Wednesday, December 13th. We would love families and community members to come and have lunch with us. Due to the volume of people we are serving, we run at least 10-15 minutes later than the regular lunch schedule. Kindergarten is the only grade that runs on time. The cost is $3.75 for an adult and $2.50 per child. We look forward to seeing you and enjoying a fine lunch together.

With the holidays and breaks approaching quickly, please ensure you read with your children as much as possible. We always see regression after breaks and by simply reading for enjoyment and discussing the books, students are better able to maintain reading skills. In addition, we have programs online for math and other subjects that can be accessed through our school website. We know kids need a break, but 10-15 minutes a day, 4-5 days a week can make a big difference.

Please help us. We are having some problems with students being dropped off in the parking lot rather than using the drop off lanes. We know it can take more time to go through the lane, but numerous students have almost been hit in the parking lot. Please always use the lane unless you need to park and enter one of the buildings. Another option is to drop off on the west side of the playground. Thank you for your cooperation.

It took a bit longer for the weather to get cold, but it has now arrived. Kids need jackets, gloves and something to cover their heads during inclement weather. We continue to go outside for recess if the weather is above 20 degrees and we are seeing a great deal of kids without coats or warm clothes.

The lost and found is piling up (maybe a big reason we are seeing so many kids without coats). Parents and students are welcome to check it at any time. We make a couple of trips to Goodwill each year and probably keep them in business.

Below is a list of events for December/January.  Have a wonderful holiday season!

12/13            Christmas dinner is served between 11:00-12:45 (depending on grade level of student)

12/20            Last day of school before the holiday break

12/21-1/5    Christmas Break

1/4                 District Professional Development-Parents and community invited (see below)

1/8                 School resumes for students

1/8                 PTC meeting in the elementary library

1/15               MLK day- no school

1/25               3rd Grade Choir Performance 6:30

Parents!  Please Join Us!


Social, emotional and physical wellness is important for the development of all children.  Platte Valley Schools believe when partnered with our families and communities we can have a positive impact on the overall development of our students.  We would like to invite you to join us for these two engaging guest speakers on Jan. 4th



Impact on Marijuana on Children

Facilitator:  Susana Ruvalcaba – Turning Point

Time: 9:55 – 11:25 OR 12:15 – 1:45

Room: HS 203

This presentation addresses the marijuana culture that has grown rapidly in Colorado and its impact on our youth. We discuss what marijuana is, its drastic increase in potency over time, the effects of marijuana on the developing brain, the unintended consequences of legalizing marijuana, and most importantly, what we can do as professionals to help our youth make healthy choices.


From Social Norms to Social Media: Identifying and Understanding the Issues Facing today’s Youth

Facilitator:  Susan Payne – Director of Safe2Tell

Time:  12:15 – 1:45

Room:  HS 204

Suicide, sexting, cyberbullying, self-harm, depression: today’s student has a myriad of concerns and issues that affect them on a daily basis.  How can we, as adults, parents, law enforcement and educators, work to identify what students are facing and provide them the support and resources to handle these tough topics.  In this breakout session, Susan Payne, Founding Executive Director of Safe2Tell Colorado, will present insight and strategies for helping youth identify and report concerns to their safety or the safety of others. Susan will also present information how to engage youth, parents and educators to recognize concerning behaviors and how through early interventions, we can prevent tragedies and connect youth to hope and help.


If you are interested, please register at the link below: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7MJQJC6


If you have questions, please call D’Lane Joens at 336-8504.




Padres! ¡Por favor únete a nosotros!

El bienestar social, emocional y físico es importante para el desarrollo de todos los niños. Las escuelas de Platte Valley creen que cuando nos asociamos con nuestras familias y comunidades podemos tener un impacto positivo en el desarrollo general de nuestros estudiantes. Nos gustaría invitarlo a unirse a nosotros para estos dos oradores invitados el 4 de enero.

Impacto En La Marihuana En Los Niños
Facilitador: Susana Ruvalcaba - Turning Point
Hora: 9:55 - 11:25 O 12:15 - 1:45
Sala: HS 203 en la preparatoria
Esta presentación aborda la cultura de la marihuana que ha crecido rápidamente en Colorado y su impacto en nuestra juventud. Hablamos sobre lo que es la marihuana, su aumento drástico en potencia con el tiempo, los efectos de la marihuana en el cerebro en desarrollo, las consecuencias involuntarias de legalizar la marihuana y, lo más importante, lo que podemos hacer como profesionales para ayudar a nuestros jóvenes a tomar decisiones saludables.

De Las Normas Sociales A Las Redes Sociales: Identificar Y Comprender Los Problemas Que Enfrenta La Juventud De Hoy
Facilitador: Susan Payne - Directora de Safe2Tell
Hora: 12:15 - 1:45
Habitación: HS 204 en la preparatoria
Suicidio, sexting, acoso cibernético, autolesiones, depresión: el alumno de hoy tiene una gran cantidad de preocupaciones y problemas que los afectan a diario. ¿Cómo podemos, como adultos, padres, agentes del orden público y educadores, trabajar para identificar a qué se enfrentan los estudiantes y brindarles el apoyo y los recursos para manejar estos temas difíciles? En esta sesión preliminar, Susan Payne, directora ejecutiva fundadora de Safe2Tell Colorado, presentará ideas y estrategias para ayudar a los jóvenes a identificar e informar inquietudes sobre su seguridad o la de los demás. Susan también presentará información sobre cómo involucrar a los jóvenes, padres y educadores para reconocer comportamientos preocupantes y cómo a través de intervenciones tempranas, podemos prevenir tragedias y conectar a los jóvenes con la esperanza y la ayuda.

Si está interesado, regístrese en el siguiente enlace: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7MJQJC6

Si tiene alguna pregunta, llame a D'Lane Joens al 336-8504.

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