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Grass Valley Elementary School is a member of the District’s Energy Star family. Grass Valley earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.

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Another math win for Grass Valley

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Left to right: Maddie McArthur, Baden Currie, Vivian Barnard, Joy Young, Tara Hansen, Mia Holman, Claire McOmie, Taylor Redmond, and Andrew deLeon.

Fourth-Grade Math Team Takes Second Place

On April 20, the Math is Cool team from Grass Valley notched an awesome second-place finish at the annual regional competition. Joy Young placed fourth individually overall. Started this year by parent Roger Young, who admired the Evergreen School District’s rendition, the extracurricular Math is Cool program brings together Grass Valley fourth-grade students for a unique months-long learning opportunity that culminates in a team competition as well as individual assessment. Several dedicated parents took part in working with the students each week in preparation for the big event. Next week the team will find out if it has qualified to attend the state-level masters competition. Great job, kids & parents! To get involved, contact Roger Young at rybyoung@gmail.com.

Big Learning for Little Learners

Big-Learning-postPlease join us for an evening of family-focused learning activities to support early learning and school readiness skills. This program is open to young learners, ages 3-6 in the Camas School District, and their parents. We will focus on early literacy and math skills and provide free materials for you to take home and use to continue the learning at home. Emphasis on kindergarten readiness skills.

Space is limited to the first 40 families to register!

Click here for more information and to register!

Picture retake day

 

Picture retake day is Thursday, November 7!

If you’d like your child to have a second chance at getting their photo taken, please return the photos from the first picture day in the envelope they came in without the class photo (if offered).

 

 

The Caps Have Been Counted!

Our year-long bottle cap collecting resulted in an unbelievable grand total of 112,238 plastic threaded bottle caps saved from the landfill!

Last year’s total over just a few weeks was 5,586. What an amazing accomplishment to  have amassed so many caps for recycling, Grass Valley! Thank you to EVERYONE  who saved, counted and bagged caps of all colors and sizes! Did you know that plastic  caps are typically made of polypropylene (#5 plastic) while bottles are usually polyethylene (#1 plastic, for instance). Some recyclers do not accept lids with bottles and the caps get sent to the landfill. Even though Columbia Valley in Evergreen won the competition with 132,000 bottle caps, we were the only two schools to compete. Together we  saved almost a quarter of a million bottle caps from the landfill!

Sorelle Spa Salon is rewarding BOTH schools with a popsicle for each student and a  $20 certificate for each staff member to apply towards a service of his or her choice.

Keep saving your bottle caps! This is the last year Sorelle is sponsoring the competition but with a little help, we might hold a grade-level competition in the next school year. Any caps turned in to school between now and the end of the school year will be recycled OR you can bring caps to your nearest Aveda salon including Sorelle on 192nd Avenue in the QFC shopping center. We will advise families near the end of the year of any over-the-summer school competition.

~ Mrs. Della Valle, 1st Grade Teacher