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Don’t forget to log in to your i-Ready account and work on the math and reading lessons. Your child’s username and password are taped inside their Friday Folder.

Starfall: Great places to practice reading and math skills.  

Friday Spirit Day

Don’t forget to wear blue and yellow each Friday to show your Valhalla Spirit!

Library Books

To make library go smoother and to allow them more time to explore the library or hear a good story, we are asking that library books return to school on Wednesdays.  This will allow us to get a head start for Thursday Library Mornings.

Tamara Robinett Locker

2017-2018 Academic Calendar

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
First Day of School

Monday, September 4
Labor Day, no school

Friday, November 10
Veterans Day, no school

November 20 - 24
Thanksgiving Holiday and Recess, no school

December 25 - January 5, 2018
Winter Recess, no school

Monday, January 8
School Resumes

Monday, January 15
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, no school

Monday, February 12
Teacher In-Service Day, no school

Monday, February 19
Presidents' Day, no school

Monday, March 19
Teacher In-Service Day, no school

Friday, March 30
Cesar Chavez Day, no school

April 2 - 6
Spring Recess, no school

Monday, May 28
Memorial Day, no school

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Last Day of School

Tamara Robinett

Weekly Newsletter





   May 20, 2016

Calling All Volunteers

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Thank you for everything that you have done for our class this year.  Please come to the Volunteer Tea in Thor Hall on Wednesday, May 25th, from 1-2:30 pm.

Open House

Thank you so much for coming out to see all your child’s hard work this year.  They love showing off their projects!  I will be putting all the work together into their class books and will send them home in June.

May Field Trip


We are heading out soon on our next field trip adventure!  Don’t forget to pack a lunch for your child and have them wear comfortable shoes.  Our chaperones for this trip are from the families of Bryson, Chase, Ivy, Kohana, Luci, Madelynn, Olivia, and Xavier.  We can still bring 2 more chaperones if any parent is interested and has been fingerprinted.

***Chaperones- please see the chaperone agreement form sent home that you need to sign and return.

***Parents meeting us there- We are leaving Valhalla about 9:00 am if you would like to follow the bus or you can meet us in the top parking lot of the zoo.

Stars of the Week - Me by the Numbers

gold_star.jpg Madelynn has lost 6 teeth, her lucky number is 17, and she has been on 5 plane flights.

gold_star.jpg Mailena has lost 3 teeth, her lucky number is 18, and she has been on 8 plane flights.

gold_star.jpg Nina has lost 8 teeth, her lucky number is 7, and she has been on 10 plane flights.

gold_star.jpg Ryan has lost 4 teeth, his lucky number is 1,000, and he has been on 16 plane flights.

Be Safe, Be Responsible
and Be Respectful

Upcoming Important Dates

August 15
All-in-One Walkthrough

August 22
First day of school!

End of the Year Pirate Party

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Swashbuckling adventure awaits at E3’s 1st Grade Buccaneer Bash
Chart yer course for our Treasure Island: 
Thy Classroom on Thursday, June 9th, From 12:10-2:45 pm

*See ye note sent home to sign up or to see what you have signed up for!

Please send in all items by Tuesday, June 7th . . . except the water balloons!  Thanks again!

Summer Birthdays

If your child has a summer birthday and they would like to celebrate it during school … please choose any day you would like to send in a birthday treat!  Happy early birthday Stella, Travis, Gabriel, Linda, Bella, and Andrew!


From the Library

reading_bookworm.jpgMrs. Neys showed the students how to access Book Flix; a fun, new reading program that the students can access from home!  Scholastic BookFlix is an online literary resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a lone of reading and learning.  Go to, then click on “Valhalla Elementary” link.  On the school library home page, click on “BookFlix” under the Read Online heading. For home access, enter the username valhalla and the password is bookflix.


i-ready_logo.pngOur school has implemented an online program called i-Ready® Diagnostic & Instruction that will provide our students with an innovative diagnostic assessment and engaging instruction. The focus of this online program is reading and math. i-Ready Instruction provides individualized instruction based on each student’s unique needs.  The online instruction is designed to be both challenging and engaging. i-Ready delivers instruction using engaging, contemporary animation; the lessons are also interactive. The result is an experience that attracts and holds your child’s interest while also teaching important skills and concepts. These lessons are proven to help students grow academically.  Login information was/will be sent home with your child.

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