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     Valentine View School Newsletter

    Friday, September 7


    Fri, Sep 7

    Playworks Here
    Mon, Sep 10
    6:00 PTO Meeting
    Tue, Sep 11
    1:40 APEX Assembly-gr 3,4,5
    2:45 APEX Assembly-gr 1,2
    Wed, Sep 12
    Nothing on the Calendar
    Thu, Sep 13
    4:30 Goal Setting Meetings
    5:00 Orchestra Registration
    Fri, Sep 14
    Playworks Here
    Links to Common Requested Information: 



    Valentine Hills New RoadReader Library!

    Our Valentine Hills Roadrunners now have a little library to become Roadreaders.  A huge thanks to the Donahue family for their donation of the library to the school and to our fourth graders for painting it last year!  Please participate in our lending and borrowing community this year.



    Lead Testing in our Schools

    Elevated levels of lead in water can be harmful if consumed. That’s why Mounds View Public Schools works with IEA (Institute for Environmental Assessment) to conduct tests every five years as IEA recommends.

    As part of our 2016 testing at Valentine Hills, all of our building’s drinking fountains were found to be at EPA-acceptable levels for drinking.

    In 2016, some of our classroom sinks were found to have elevated levels of lead. As a result, the school has been taking several steps to ensure that students are drinking safe water, including the installation of “NO DRINKING” signs at classroom sinks and guiding and monitoring students to drink and fill water bottles from fountains only. Even in cases where lead levels were found to be below EPA-acceptable levels, Valentine Hills has installed lead-reduction filters on all of the drinking fountains, the staff lounge sink and the health office sink.

    To view a copy of the school’s most-recent lead report from summer 2017, please visit here.


    Meet Our Specialists

    Click here for more information about our awesome specialist team!

     PE-Mrs. Dana Kappes

    Art-Mx. Alissa McCourt

    Science-Mrs. Lia Rieke

    Music-Mr. Jamey Vavra

    Technology-Ms. Joan Wolf

    Grade 1 Design-Mrs. Beth Bentley

    Grade 1 Teamwork-Mrs. Amanda Rick


    MVPS Curriculum Advisory Committee Needs You! 

    The Mounds View Public Schools Curriculum Advisory Committee is seeking representatives to serve on the committee for the 2018-2019 school year.  Committee members work in partnership with the district and community to gain knowledge and provide feedback about about curriculum and other instructional issues.

     If you are interested, please answer the questions found in this link Mounds View Curriculum Committee Application. If you have questions, please contact Gretchen Zahn at 651.621.6040 or by e-mail at gretchen.zahn@moundsviewschools.org.


    phone Is Your Student Going to be Late, Absent or Need to Leave Early?
    We have a 24 hour attendance line, 651-621-7801, you can call to leave a message if your student will be late or absent.  If your student will be late, we ask that you walk them in to the office and sign them in.  If you need to pick your student up early, please come to the office with your driver's license and sign your student out.  We will contact their classroom when you arrive to pick them up. 
    car Need to Change the End of the Day Transportation Plans?
    Please send a note with your student in their Road Runner Folder.  If you need to make a change after your student has left for school, please contact the main office, 651-621-7800, by 3 p.m.  We will contact the teacher to let them know.  Request coming in after 3 p.m. can be difficult to communicate but we will do our best to accommodate these requests.
    camera Picture Day
    Picture Day will be Fri, Sep 28.  Forms should be coming home during the 2nd week of school.  Retakes will be Fri, Oct 26.  For more information, please contact lori.carlson@moundsviewschools.org. 
    Looking for a Job?

    The Nutrition Service department is hiring for permanent and substitute Nutrition Assistants! Click here to apply.

    Community Activities & Events
    Click here for more information on the following:
    • Spanish Class
    • Mad About the Master Art Class
    • Chess Club
    • Junior Engineering & Building
    • Glitter & Glo Art Class
    • Game Coding-Mario Frogger
    • Irondale Youth Volleyball Clinic
    • Girl Scouts 2018-19 Troop Formation Night
    • Cub Scout Recruiment Night
    • VH Fall Wrestling 
    • New Brighton Fire Dept Open House
    • Music of the Knight-Irondale Marching Knights
    • Arden Hills Halloween Boo Bash
    • St Paul Fall Ice Skating Classes
    • Arden Hills Creative Evening Classes
    • Just for Kix Dance Classes
    • Music at Mounds View Concert Series
    • Home & School Connection (English & Spanish)
    • Kids' Garage Sale
    • Touch A Truck-Free!
    • New Brighton & Shoreview Parks & Rec
    • YMCA Programs
    • Need School Supplies
    • Want to Donate School Supplies
    • Flag Football-2018 Fall Season
    • Proviolin



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