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NEWS FROM THE WVPTO - May 17, 2020

We hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. We will continue to keep you up to date with school/PTO news through our newsletters.

WVPTO Direct Donation Drive - Two weeks left to donate! We have extended our annual Direct Donation Drive to May 31st! Our goal this year is to raise $135,000 to fund support staff and special programs at West Valley not funded by the district. So far we have raised about $75,000 to date (about 55% of our goal). If you have already donated, thank you so much! If you have not donated and are still able to, please consider doing so. We have extended this fundraising campaign until May 31st in hopes that we can still meet our $135,000 goal over the next two weeks! We do realize the timing of this campaign is not ideal; however with expected district funding cuts, we may need to increase our spending to offer the same support staff and enrichment programs for the next school year. Please see our DDD FAQ Page for more specifics on what the WVPTO funds. Donations can be made online via Konstella or by filling out the DDD Contribution Form and mailing it with a check to the WVPTO P.O. Box (see form for more info). Thanks in advance for your support! 

Virtual Scholastic Book Fair - Even though school is closed, we still want to bring the joy of our book fair week to our entire school community.  We have scheduled a Virtual Book Fair with Scholastic from May 11 to September 4. A Virtual Book Fair features the same great books, series and characters kids love and have come to expect at their Scholastic Book Fair; now families can browse and discover books online together and have them delivered safely to their front doorstep. All purchases benefit our school and earn rewards. Shop Book Fair exclusives, best-sellers, skill-builders and more! Orders ship direct to home, and book-only orders over $25* receive FREE shipping. There are over 6,000 items to choose from through the Scholastic Store Online. Click to watch the Awesome Book Trailer! Visit our Book Fair Homepage and click “Shop Now” to get started: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/westvalley. Happy reading!

Join us for our next (virtual) WVPTO meeting this Thursday, May 21st at 6:30pm - All West Valley parents/guardians are welcome to attend (dial in info will be published via Konstella). We will be discussing the budget for next year as well as the need for additional Board Members and key volunteers to help with events and fundraisers for the next school year. More info about the WVPTO (including fundraisers, committees, volunteer opportunities, and upcoming events) can be found on Konstella and www.wvpto.org. You can also e-mail the WVPTO directly at info@wvpto.org.

Multicultural Festival Update - Unfortunately we were unable to host our annual WV Multicultural Festival last month as planned. However, our committee chairs are hard at work creating an online experience for you and your families to enjoy. Stay tuned for more info!

Reimbursement Requests Due by May 31st - Don’t forget to turn in your Reimbursement Requests! Our WVPTO Treasurers have requested all reimbursement requests (and receipts) be turned in no later than May 31st. To submit a reimbursement request, simply complete the following Google Form. Questions? Contact Treasurer Chuck Fraleigh at treasurer@wvpto.org.

2019-2020 WVPTO Executive Board: Loreena Lee - President; Ruel Parent - Vice President; Lauren Mensch - Secretary; Chuck Fraleigh - Treasurer; Marissa Levy - Director of Communications; Libby Shen - Board Member; Behrooz Mahasseni - Board Member; Bridget Mercik - Teacher Representative; Allie Bouchard - Teacher Representative; Kathleen Erikson - Teacher Representative; Jeff Bernstein - WV Principal