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Stay up-to-date with what's happening at Valley View Early Learning Center! Check for updates here and on Bloomz. Please contact us if you need the FFO Bloomz access code.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Under the Stars 2022

April 1, 2022

Art Under the Stars is our signature annual event and biggest fundraiser. Art Under the Stars showcases original classroom art pieces, special interest room baskets, community silent auction items, and raffle prizes. All could be yours with the winning bid! Take a look at our auction catalog, register as a bidder, and place your bids before 11:59 PM on Sunday, April 10. All winners will be contacted to arrange local pickup on/after April 11, 2022 at Valley View.

 

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Dine-out at Chipotle

March 28, 2022

Join us on March 29 from 4pm to 8pm at Chipotle for our March fundraising dine-out! Show our event flyer when you order in person or use code HHJ29VD when you order online for pickup. Valley View will receive 33% of event sales! This fundraiser is for the Chipotle located at 235 W Wetmore Rd, Ste. 101. 

 

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One week until our Spring Book Fair

March 7, 2022

We're just ONE WEEK AWAY from the start of our Spring Scholastic Book Fair: Reading is Magic! The Valley View Library is being transformed into a place full of magic and wonder. Encourage your children's curiosity by finding new and exciting books, stories that will transport them to enchanted places. The Book Fair will run from March 14 through March 18. 

 

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Spring Community Service Project

March 3, 2022

As part of our week of literacy, the FFO is running a book and pajama drive benefiting the Angel Heart Pajama Project. 

Please consider supporting kids in need by donating books or pajamas during the week of March 14. Pajamas must be new and flame retardant, sizes 0 months to youth XXL. Donations can be dropped off in the designated boxes by the front desk from March 14 through March 18.

 

Questions? Please contact Betsy Baker directly or reach out to the FFO at vvpffo@gmail.com Thank you so much for your donation! 

Personalized bricks now available

February 14, 2022

Celebrate your lifelong connection to Valley View and support your school by purchasing a personalized engraved brick. This can include the names of your children, child's teacher, staff, or family name. Take a walk along the front pathway for inspiration!

 

The brick order form is available here or can be found on the FFO table by the front office. Each brick is $130 and installation will be completed in the spring. Last day to order is Friday, March 4. 

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Join the FFO Board!

January 27, 2022

We have open positions on the FFO Board for the 2022-2023 school year! You can support our school community by helping raise funds and plan events to benefit our students, teachers, and families. New officers will be voted in at our April meeting. If you are interested or have questions about being on the Board, please email the FFO (VVPFFO@gmail.com) or directly contact one of our board members or Principal Dooley. 

 

Available positions for 2022-2023 include:

-President

-Vice President

-Treasurer

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Dine out at Beyond Bread!

January 20, 2022

Join us for our first dine-out fundraiser on Wednesday, January 26 at Beyond Bread! Valley View will receive 20% back on orders made between 4pm and 7pm. Beyond Bread is located at 421 N Ina Rd. 

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Using the Library

December 16, 2021

Friends are encouraged to use the library before or after class! Please help us keep the library organized by returning books to the correct shelf. If you're not sure where a book goes, check the label on the back of the book and find the shelf with the same label. It's a great opportunity to help kids practice their alphabet and letter recognition! 

 

We are also looking for parent volunteers to look through the shelves once a week and reorganize as needed. If you are interested, please sign up for a week on Bloomz. 

Dine out at Oregano's

December 7, 2021

Our last dine-out of 2021 is on December 8 at Oregano's! Bring in the flyer for dine in or take out and Oregano's will give 20% back to Valley View! Oregano's is located at 4900 E Speedway Blvd. 

**The flyer must be presented to the server!**

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Dine out at Raising Cane's

November 13, 2021

Join us at Raising Cane's to raise funds for Valley View on Thursday, November 18! The dine-out runs from 4pm to 10pm. Mention the fundraiser at the register and Cane's will donate 15% of sales to Valley View. Raising Cane's is located at 4219 N Oracle. 

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Teacher of the Year Nominations

November 1, 2021

Nominate a VVELC teacher for the annual CFSD Teacher of the Year Award. This program recognizes and honors exceptionally skilled and dedicated Arizona Certified Teachers. Nominations open on November 1st and will be accepted through the end of November. For more information about the Teacher of the Year and to access the nomination form, please visit CFSD Foundation website.

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School spirit days

October 25, 2021

Valley View Spirit Days are every Tuesday and Wednesday. Wear a Valley View shirt on one (or both!) days to celebrate our school community!

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Community Service: Busy Bags

October 22, 2021

Valley View's fall community service project is collecting small arts and craft items and toys to make "Busy Bags" for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona. These bags are given to the children who are staying with their families at the House. 

Items need to be new and small enough to fit in a small paper lunch bag with other items. Toys cannot be plush and no candy or items with chocolate. Please sign up for items.

Donations can be dropped off at the FFO table the week of November 15. 

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Trunk or Treat on October 21

October 7, 2021

Mark your calendars for Valley View's annual Trunk or Treat! The whole family is invited to join us on Thursday, October 21 from 6pm to 7pm in Valley View's front parking lot for a fun evening of trick or treating. 

At Trunk or Treat your family can:

  • Dress up in your Halloween costumes

  • Trick or Treat for goodies

  • Take a photo in our Halloween-themed photobooth  

 

Learn more about Trunk or Treat in our FAQ document. We hope to see you there!

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Order youth and adult shirts by Oct.8

October 6, 2021

The FFO will be placing a new order for both youth shirts and adult shirts. If you would like to purchase a shirt, please complete the online order form (below) and submit payment no later than the end of the day on Friday, October 8. All shirts are $25 each.

Please note that we will only order the number of shirts requested via the order form and will not have additional shirts to sell. If you have questions, please contact the FFO at VVPFFO@gmail.com

Youth Shirt Order Form

Adult Shirt Order Form

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Thank you for your donations!

October 3, 2021

**UPDATE!** Thank you to all of our families who donated to our Direct Giving Campaign! We surpassed our goal of $5,000 last month, raising more than $5,800. Your contribution will support our teachers, our classrooms, and our families! 

 

We accept direct donations all year long! If you want to provide financial support to our FFO programs, which include classroom grants, family events, teacher PD, and more, you can donate online here 

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Sign up to decorate your trunk!

September 30, 2021

The Valley View Trunk or Treat is returning on Thursday, October 21. The whole family is invited to join us from 6pm to 7pm in Valley View's front parking lot for a special trick or treating event. 

Families interested in decorating their cars can sign up on the Trunk or Treat form located at the FFO table. Space is limited to 35 cars. Treats do not need to just be candy--kids love stickers, erasers, and other small goodies. Please plan to have enough for 200 kids. Cars can be parked and decorated starting at 5:30pm.

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Dine-out at MOD Pizza

September 29, 2021

Join us at MOD Pizza on October 19 between 10:30am and 10:00pm for our October dine-out fundraiser. 

Mention Valley View Early Learning Center at checkout for 20% back to our school. When ordering online, you must type GR198212V in the coupon code box. 

MOD Pizza is located at 4386 N Oracle Rd., Ste. 150.

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School shirts on sale Oct. 4 & 5

September 26, 2021

Stop by the FFO table between 8am and 9:15am on October 4 or 5 to purchase a Valley View shirt. Sizes available are youth XS and youth S. They are $25 each. 

Plus, purchase shirts from previous years for only $5! 

Our Valley View spirit days will be every Wednesday starting on Oct. 6. Kids are encouraged to wear their Valley View shirt on these days! 

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Dine-Out at Fini's Landing

September 11, 2021

Join us at Fini's Landing for our dine-out fundraiser on Wednesday, September 22 from 11am to 9pm. Mention Valley View Dine-Out when you order in-person, over the phone, or online.  

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Direct Giving Campaign

September 7, 2021

The Valley View FFO has set the goal of raising $5,000 during our Direct Giving Campaign. The more money we raise, the more leaves our Valley View tree will grow--and ultimately the more we'll be able to support our school community. 

 

Make a tax deductible donation here or drop off cash or check (payable to Valley View Preschool FFO) to the FFO mailbox by the front office. Please include your child's name and room number.

 

Families who donate $100 or more will receive a youth Valley View shirt as our thank you! Please include a note on your preferred shirt size (youth XS or youth S).  

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Watch the FFO's Direct Giving Campaign video that aired during Curriculum Night. 

Fall Book Fair

September 3, 2021

Our Fall Scholastic Book Fair is officially underway! Follow the paw prints to the library with your child to find their next favorite book. Plus you can find your teacher's wish list of books they'd love to have in their classroom. 

 

The book fair will be open from Sept. 3 through Sept. 10 during regular pick-up and drop-off times.  

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