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SUN VALLEY SCHOOL PTO is an active group of parents, teachers and staff dedicated to enriching children's education and building community. PTO fundraising enables Sun Valley to offer ART, MUSIC, P.E., SCIENCE, POETRY and MORE. We sponsor field trips, class supplies, book fairs, author visits, career assemblies, garden club and family events. If you have a kid at SV, you're a member!


Dear Sun Valley Families,

Thank you to the Dad’s Club for their work on Saturday, March 13 to get the campus ready for the Modified School Days! We have some interesting, upcoming events! Read below for details:

Virtual Parent Ed. Night with Ms. Disser - Reading Strategies at Home
Tuesday, March 23rd 2021 - 5:30-6:30 pm

Ms. Disser will offer motivational strategies, tips on creating a system for success at home, as well as tips on how to support your child with certain reading skills.  Come join us for a night of questions and answers. We’ll work together to help ignite and grow your child’s joy of reading!

Sun Valley Podcast Club, Alternating Mondays at 5:30PM

A podcast club is like a book club - but simplified! Listen at your own convenience and then jump on the meet to join other Sun Valley parents for discussion. Up this Spring, we will be listening to the podcast "Nice White Parents." This series explores the relationship between race, social class, and quality education. We will use the New York Times Discussion Guide, in case you want to take a sneak peak at the types of discussion questions we will be exploring. Bring your own snack, beverages, and curious mind!

April 12, 5:30PM Episode One: The Book of Statuses

Heads Up Enrichment

HeadsUp is excited to launch the second half of the virtual enrichment program with updates and a few surprises.  WATCH THE VIDEO HERE!

Art Work for the Yearbook Cover
Student have until Wednesday, March 24 to submit their art work to the front office.

Zero Waste Challenge - Hello Zero Waste Schools Community! 

We are excited to launch our spring eARTh Challenge (Earth Art Challenge)! Over the course of four weeks from March 22nd - April 17th students will get creative and compete in up to three art challenges that explore different waste issues. 

Please visit the Zero Waste School Program Website for additional details and to access the projects on March 22nd. 

Free Vaccinations!
Free COVID Testing!


Kim Evans

Queridas Familias,


Gracias al Club de Papas por su trabajo preparando la escuela para el dia modificado el  Sábado pasado.  


Noche  Virtual de Educación para Padres- Estrategias para Leer en Casa
Martes, Marzo 23 2021 5:30-6:30pm 

¿Se siente agobiado cuando trata de apoyar a su hijo/a con la lectura? ¿Necesita nuevas ideas sobre cómo ayudar a su hijo/a a amar la lectura? ¿Necesita ayuda para saber qué hacer para afrontar los desafíos de lectura? La Maestra Disser ofrecerá estrategias de motivación, consejos sobre cómo crear un sistema para el éxito en el hogar, consejos sobre cómo apoyar a su hijo/a con ciertas habilidades de lectura.
Únase a nosotros para una noche de preguntas y respuestas. ¡Trabajaremos juntos para ayudar a encender y crecer la alegría de la lectura de su hijo/a!


Sun Valley Podcast Club, lunes alternos a las 5:30 p.m. (ver más abajo para más detalles)

Un club de podcasts es como un club de lectura, ¡Pero simplificado! Escuche a su conveniencia y luego participe en la reunión con otros padres de Sun Valley para conversar. Esta primavera, escucharemos el podcast "Nice White Parents". Esta serie explora la relación entre raza, clase social y educación de calidad. Usaremos la Guía de discusión del New York Times, en caso de que guste ver los tipos de preguntas de discusión que exploramos. ¡Traiga su propia botana, bebidas y una mente curiosa!

Abril 12, 5:30 PM Episodio uno: El libro de estatus

Arte Para la Portada del Annuario
Los estudiantes tienen hasta el miercoles, marzo 24, 2021 para entregar arte para el annuario.  

Desafío de Cero Desperdicio 
¡Hola, comunidad de escuelas Zero Waste!
¡Estamos emocionados de lanzar nuestro Desafío de primavera eARTh (Desafío de Arte de la Tierra)! En el transcurso de cuatro semanas, del 22 de marzo al 17 de abril, los estudiantes se volverán creativos y competirán en hasta tres desafíos de arte que exploran diferentes problemas de desechos.

 Visite el sitio web del programa escolar Zero Waste para obtener más detalles y acceder a los proyectos el 22 de marzo.

¡Vacunas gratis!

¡Prueba COVID gratis!



Kim Evans, Directora


Tuesday, March 23 - Reading Strategies for Success Parent Night 5:30 to 6:30 pm (Spanish translation will be available)
21-'22 Kindergarten Orientation Parent Night 5 to 6 pm (Spanish translation will be available) - New date coming
Monday through Friday, April 5-9 - Spring Break (No school)
April 3-4 Sun Valley Scavenger Hunt


Martes, 23 de Marzo - Noche de Padres Sobre Estrategias de Lectura para el Éxito de 5:30 a 6:30 pm (habrá traducción al Español)
Lunes, Marzo 29 - Último Día Para Entregar Formas de Electivos de DMS
'21 -'22 Noche de orientación para padres de kindergarten de 5 a 6 pm (habrá traducción al español disponible) - fecha nueva muy pronto
Lunas - Viernes, 2-5 Abril - Vacaciones de Primavera  (no escuela) 
Abril 3-4 Búsqueda de Tesoros de Sun Valley 

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​1.  Students will be guided to develop to their fullest academic potential.

2.  Students will be recognized in their classrooms, school, and community for demonstrating academic achievement, cooperative behavior, and responsibility.  

3.  Students will be valued for individual contributions to the class, school and community.


4.  Students will engage in active learning where new concepts are introduced and/or reinforced with hands-on experiences.  

5.  Students will experience a variety of instructional strategies including whole group directed instruction, cooperative learning, individual and small group instruction.  

6.  Students will be encouraged to develop divergent and critical thinking skills and problem solving strategies.  

7.  Students will be stimulated to develop a love of learning based on their home, school and community experiences.

8.  Students will develop respect for cultural and individual differences in our community.

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As of November 17th, Sun Valley is back on campus!  Below are the entrance and exit times and locations for each grade.  We are so excited to see you! 

Kindergarten & 1st Grade

Front of School

AM - 8:30 - 11:00

PM - 12:30 - 3:00

2nd & 3rd Grades

Garden Gate

AM - 8:40 - 11:10

PM - 12:40 - 3:10

4th & 5th Grades

River Oaks Gate

AM - 8:45 - 11:15

PM - 12:45 - 3:15



By joining our team of dedicated volunteers!  Sun Valley parents and community members log over 2,500 hours a year to help our students.  That's no small potatoes.  And we could use your help!  


Contact volunteer co-coordinators Ariel Gutierrez and Bethany Womack with any questions, ideas, offerings of your time...





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