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posted Sep 27, 2015, 1:45 PM by Valdese Elementary School   [ updated Oct 15, 2017, 11:50 AM ]

October Happenings for the Week of October 16th-20th, 2017

Our United Way Spirit Week begins this week. Students may donate $1.00 each day or pay $5.00 on Monday to participate in our Spirit Week. Information about this came home on Tuesday in Take Home Tuesday folders.

  • Monday, October 16th- Hat Day- wear your hat to school!
  • Tuesday, October 17th- College Spirit Day- show us your favorite college team shirts/jerseys!
  • Wednesday, October 18th- Disney Day- show us your favorite Disney character!
  • Thursday, October 19th- Wacky Tacky Day- show us how wacky and tacky you can be!
  • Friday, October 20th- School Spirit Day- Deck out in Tiger colors/shirts/jerseys!


Monday, October 16th- 
Hat Day- United Way
Board of Education meeting from 6:00-7:00pm in the Olive Hill Resource Center in Morganton.


Tuesday, October 17th-
College Spirit Day- United Way
Robotics Team will meet from 2:45-4:30.


Wednesday, October 18th-
Disney Day- United Way
Valdese Fire Department visitors


Thursday, October 19th-
Wacky Tacky Day- United Way
GEMS Club- 2:35-4:00- Please pick students up at the front entrance of the school.
Student Council- 2:35-3:10 in Mrs. Hartman’s room- Please pick up students at the picnic shelter where car riders are dropped off/picked up.


Friday, October 20th-
VES Spirit Day- United Way
Western Piedmont Symphony performs for 4th grade at 9:00 at the First Baptist Church in Morganton.
Kindergarten goes to the Pumpkin Patch.
3rd grade goes to the Trail of Faith.
2nd grade Valdese walking field trip


Next week at a glance…
Benchmark assessments/NC Check Ins begin on Monday, Oct. 23rd- Friday, October 26th.
Children’s Opera on Tuesday, October, 24th from 1:00-2:00 at the Old Rock School.
McTeacher Night at McDonalds in Valdese on Tuesday, Oct. 24th from 4:00-7:00pm.
Fall pictures- Wednesday, October 25th
AIG STEAM Trip- Thursday, October 26th from 8:15-12:30 at the STEAM Academy
Unity Day- Friday, October 27th will be Unity Day. We ask that students wear orange in support of no bullying.

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Arrival and Dismissal Procedures for 2017-2018

***Important Information about Drop-off times for Students:
Student drop-off will begin at 7:30am. If your student is dropped off before 7:30am, you will be charged a fee by our Valdese Before and After School Daycare.

***Information about Morning drop-offs Areas for Students:
Car Riders- Enter drop-off line on Church Street
Students may be dropped off beginning at 7:30am in the car rider line that goes by our picnic shelter.  When you pull in to our school on the Church Street side, the car rider line will need to loop to the right (in the parking lot for the Tiger Gym).  This keeps our traffic from backing up into the road.
Car Riders- Parents Need to Walk in- Enter Parking lot entrance from Church Street
If you park in the parking lot, please use the upper portion of the lot.  Please leave the lower parking spaces for our teachers and staff.  If you park in this lot, you CANNOT let your child walk into the school alone.  You MUST walk your student(s) into the school.  

Please do not use the traffic circle around the playground.  There should be no traffic in the circle during drop off unless you need to use the handicap parking spaces by the gym.  

Under NO circumstances can you drop your child off in our parking lot on Praley Street.  Please help us keep your student safe during morning drop-off times.
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Supplemental Insurance Information
Did you know that you can take out supplemental insurance on your students through a partnership between Burke County Public Schools and QBE, Inc.? 
Accident plans and options include 24-hour coverage, at-school coverage, extended dental coverage, and football coverage. 
To enroll, visitwww.k12studentinsurance.com or get the link and more information from our website at www.burke.k12.nc.us
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posted Aug 13, 2015, 9:26 AM by Lisa Nichols   [ updated Oct 8, 2017, 1:19 PM by Valdese Elementary School ]


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