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April 13, 2017

Michael Thompson

Green Valley Elementary School

270 Green Valley Rd

Reading, PA 19608

Dear Michael Thompson:

On behalf of the American Heart Association and the millions of Americans we serve, thank you very much for your school's donation of *$5,502.49. Families and schools are critical links in providing the foundation for cardiovascular wellness in our country. By holding this event at your school each year, you raise awareness about heart-healthy living. And you help us fund more lifesaving scientific research and critically needed education efforts. Thank you.

Almost every family in America is touched by heart disease or stroke, and your school's contribution will significantly impact our fight against these devastating illnesses.

We hope that you, your faculty and your students found this lifesaving effort rewarding and enjoyable. You are touching so many lives — and life is why we exist as an organization. Your help and support are greatly appreciated, and we look forward to partnering again with you next year!

Please take a minute to complete our survey and give us your input.

Warm regards,

Nancy Brown

Chief Executive Officer, American Heart Association

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  • April  
Math - Grades 3-5 - April 24 - April 28 
Science - Grade 4 - May 1 - May 5  
We will have modified Specials Schedules and Lunch Schedules during testing periods.  
Watch our GV MAGIC Video 
Created by Mrs. Ward. Featuring Mr. Thompson and our Green Valley Students and Teachers. 


The PSSA, or the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment, is administered in all Pennsylvania public schools in grade 3, 4, and 5. It measures student achievement in Math, Reading, and Science (grade 4 only). We use this data as one of many factors to drive classroom instruction, interventions, and curricular reviews. We will continue to design extraordinary learning experiences for our students, empower them with test taking strategies and reinforce that this is an opportunity to show what they know and encourage them to try their best. 

You can help by:

√ Talking to your child about the importance of doing well and expressing your confidence in his/her ability.

√ Encouraging your child to do well, since the test will become part of his/her permanent record.

√ Making sure your child arrives at school on time. Avoid scheduling appointments during testing period dates. 

√ Trying to keep things at home as calm and pleasant as possible in order to avoid creating anxiety.

√ Making sure your child has a good night's sleep and a healthy breakfast on testing days.

√ Having your child wear comfortable clothing - in layers - in case the room is too hot or too cold. 


Click Here: Important Information for Parents and Guardians



Fitness For Fun 3:30pm - 4:15pm - ends 4/27/2017 
Girls On The Run continues - 3:30pm - 4:50pm 

  •  21 - Our nurse Mrs. Chmielewski and her husband Dr. Chmielewski participate in the Dancing with the Reading         Stars charity event. 

Join The Yocum Institute for Arts Education for this very special fundraising event!

Vote for and support your favorite local dancing couple. Just click on "Vote for Us" below their image and make a contribution.  Each vote is $5. Vote early and often!

Then come to DoubleTree by Hilton Reading on April 21 to see each couple’s live performance, vote again and hear the final voting results.

EMCEE - Jonathan Decker

JUDGES - The Audience

  • 22 - Earth Day! earth day
  • 25-27 - Math PSSA testing for Grades 3-5
  • 27 - Take Your Child To Work -  
  • Absence requires a Wilson non-school sponsored trip form and will not be approved during PSSA testing. 
  • 27 - Fitness For Fun - last session. 
  • 28 - GV's 2017 Reading Challenge begins! Students will be bringing Reading Logs home. Please log the             time spent reading and sign.
  • 28 - Arbor Day - tree


 Green Valley Kindergarten Registration

 Friday, May 12, 2017
Wilson School District's Kindergarten is open to students that will be age five (5) or older on September 1, 2017.  To pre-register your child, please complete the Online Form. Questions may be directed to Dr. Kate Long, Director of Pupil Services.  
Registration times are building specific and are noted on the pre-registration form.  ALL FORMS we send you should be completed at home and brought with you to registration.  In addition, you will need the following items:


1.) Record of immunizations:

     Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis (DPT or DtaP or DT or Td) - (4) doses with one dose on or after fourth birthday;

     Polio (IPV or OPV) - (3) or more doses;

     Measles (Rubeola, preferable MMR) - (2) doses, both doses must be on or after the first birthday;

     Mumps - 2 doses on or after the first birthday;
     German Measles (Rubella) - 1 dose on or after the first birthday;

     Hepatitis B -  (3) doses properly spaced, #3 dose must be on/or after six (6) months of age;

     Varicella (Chicken Pox) - immunity either from history, lab test or vaccination - 2 doses, both must be on or

             after the first birthday.

     All need to be verified by the doctor along with the dates they were given.  Medical exemptions require a doctor’s signed explanation.  Religious exceptions require a parental signature.


2.) Child’s birth certificate


3.) Proof of residency – (2) Current proofs of residency items (i.e. driver's license, utility bill, vehicle registration, bank statement) and a rental/lease/ mortgage agreement or property deed required.
Before and after-school Child Care will be offered at each of our 5 elementary schools.  Information is available at  Wilson also offers a comprehensive pre-school program for your younger children which aligns with the Kindergarten curriculum. Information can be found at the Child Care link above.
Reading Challenge Timeline:
April 28 - GV's 2017 Reading Challenge begins.
Read and log time and/or pages completed.
May 23 - Reading Challenge logs are due.
May 25 - GV Reading Challenge totals revealed during a Celebration of Reading! 
         (Raindate - May 31)

           Student Showcase Night:        
       Highlighting the Arts and Sciences at Green Valley!  
Thursday, May 11 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm 
Join us for our night that combines our
         Science Fair and Art Show    
                      sciencef                             artscience                      artshow
and Additional Highlights!  
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Girls On The Run continues Monday and Wednesday to  May 22 

  •  1-5 - Science PSSA testing for Grade 4 
  •  1 - Girl Scouts Meet - 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm - GV Flex Room
  •  1 - School Board Meeting 7:00pm
  •  2 - Science Explorers Super Duper Product Sleuthers 3:30-4:40pm
  •  2 - GVHSA Meeting - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - GV Library (Budget Meeting)
  •  9 - Science Explorers Super Duper Product Sleuthers 3:30-4:40pm
  •  8-12 - PSSA Make-Up testing 
  •  11 -  Student Showcase Night:
  •        Highlighting the Arts and Sciences at Green Valley!  6:00pm - 8:00pm 
  • 12 -  Green Valley Kindergarten Registration - 
  • The morning session begins at 9:30am and the afternoon session begins at 1:30pm
  • 14 - Mother's Day
  • 15 - Spring Concert Rehearsal 
  • 15 - Girl Scouts Meet - 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm - GV Flex Room
  • 15 - School Board Meeting 7:00pm
  • 16 - Science Explorers Super Duper Product Sleuthers 3:30-4:40pm
  • 17 - WILSON ELEMENTARY READING OLYMPICS - Held at Southern Middle School 
  • 18 - GV - Spring Concert (Chorus, Band, Orchestra) - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Wilson High School Auditorium
  • 19 - GVHSA Philly Pretzel Fundraiser - 1:00 pm
  • 20 - **Girls On The Run 5K at Penn State Berks Campus**
  • 22 - Grade 3 Field Trip - Miss Bambrick and Miss Bauer's classes
  • 22 - Girls On The Run ends today 
  • 23 - Reading Challenge logs due
  • 23 -Science Explorers Super Duper Product Sleuthers 3:30-4:40pm
  • 25 - Reading Challenge Celebration!
  • 26 - Early Dismissal 11:45 am - No Lunch Service 
  • 29 - No School - Memorial Day Holiday
  • 29 - GV Child Care Closed 
  • 30 - Grade 3 Field Trip - Mrs. Gibney and Mrs. Dusko's classes
  • 30 - Science Explorers Super Duper Product Sleuthers 3:30-4:40pm
  • 31 - Reading Challenge Celebration Raindate. 

  •  1 -  Red and White Day 
  •  5 - 5th Grade Moving-Up Ceremony. 4:00pm 
  •  6 - 5th Grade Pool Party 
  •  7 - 5th Grade Pool Party rain date. 
  •  9 - Last Day for Students - Early Dismissal 11:45 am - No Lunch Service



Artist in Residence, Jeffrey Stumhofer was brought to us by our GVHSA, Mrs. Saar, and Box Tops!  
Jeff Stumhofer is a visual artist who graduated from Wilson High School in 1994. He attended the Temple's Tyler School of Art, and eventually studied abroad in Rome, Italy. Jeff has created artwork for movies, TV, and set design. His resume includes working on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Kitchen Nightmares, Bar Rescue, Animal Planet, Food Network and ABC.
This is what Jeffrey had to say about his experience: "Had an amazing week at Green Valley Elementary! Each student left their mark on the mural (540). So honored to be able to create for Wilson School District, Go Bulldogs!"
Mrs. Goehler, our GV librarian said: " What an exciting day! Creative work began today with our Artist in Residence and Wilson Grad Jeff Stumhofer. It's​ fascinating to watch this mural take shape as each class visits to lend a hand.

We've got lots of great books about art and artists ready for curious readers who visit the library. Check out our online resources, too.

Many thanks to GVHSA and to you, our families, for clipping Box Tops all year long."


Thank you Jeff for an amazing experience!!

Our School

  • Report Cards and Skyward Family Access
    3rd Quarter Report Cards will be visible through Skyward Family Access “Portfolio” tab beginning on the evening of Tuesday April 4th for elementary and secondary students. Please note that there is a mobile app for Family Access, which provides a convenient  way for parents and guardians, as well as students, to access gradebooks, report cards, cafeteria accounts and more.Access please contact Green Valley's secretary, Mrs. Musseman (2810).  
    Please click on the following link to view a brief tutorial on viewing the elementary report card.

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  • Emergency Contact and Health Information via Skyward Access 


    Log onto Skyward Student Access and update all of your child's emergency contact and health information today!  


    Please follow the link below to watch the tutorial on how to enter your student's emergency contact and health information through your Skyward Student Access. 

    Emergency Contact and Health Information



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