217 East 7800 S., Midvale, UT 84047
801-826-8800

Jr. Husky Happenings 1.13.23

     
 

Jr. Husky Happenings 1.13.23

Dear Midvalley Families –

Thank you for another wonderful week of learning at Midvalley!  Jr. Huskies did an excellent job during our fire drill.  They were safe and respectful.  To learn more drills and school safety, visit https://www.canyonsdistrict.org/safe-schools/.  Thank you for joining us for Moms Matter on Tuesday.  It was a great event where we learned about self-care.  The Humane Society visited our 4th graders.  They got to learn about fostering rabbits.

This is the place to be!

Go Jr. Huskies!

Jr. Husky Success…Nothing Less!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Parking Lot – Thank you for using the designated parking stalls only.  This helps with families not being blocked in when they are ready to leave our campus.  Please note the blue outline on the map above as that is where our Jr. Huskies should be picked up.  Drivers remain in their cars, and students enter cars on the passenger side only.  It significantly helps the flow of the traffic when drivers drive to the end of the pick up zone.

Scooters and Bikes – Please use the designated rack for scooters and bikes.  It is located north of our parking lot.  Thanks for your help with this.

Smith’s

Click HERE to view a How To Flyer on to set up your Smith’s account.
Please take a moment to update your Smith’s account to select Midvalley to receive .5% of your eligible purchases.

  1. Go to https://www.smithsfoodanddrug.com/topic/community/#/school-programs
  2. Click on the highlighted blue link about halfway down the page that says, “Enroll in Smith’s Inspiring Donations.”
  3. Follow the directions to create an account or log-into sign up for the “Inspired Donations” program.  It is helpful to have your 10 digit Smith’s rewards number.
  4. The easiest way to find Midvalley is by typing ONLY “RL740.”
  5. Once Midvalley pops up under “Search Results,” click Enroll.

That’s it!  You’re done.  Every time you shop at Smith’s, Midvalley will automatically get the donation.  Nothing more to do, ever!  We currently have 57 households.  Last quarter, we received $308.83  The money is spent on student rewards and incentives.

Teacher of Year – It has been said the influence of a great teacher can never be erased. Even as old fashioned chalkboards are eschewed in favor of hand-held digital devices, the mark of a stellar teacher, like the memory of a A-plus grade written in red grease pencil atop a turned-in assignment, lasts for decades, if not a lifetime.

The commitment and contributions of Canyons teachers, regardless of the classes or grades they teach,  are celebrated every spring when CSD schools honors educators at all District schools and programs. This year is no different — and parents, students, patrons, and employees are invited to submit nominations for CSD’s 2023 Teacher of the Year, an honor that will be announced in April.

Nominations will be accepted via the online nomination tool until 5 p.m. on Feb. 6. Here’s how you can help CSD select the 2023 Teacher of the Year:

  • Access the nomination form
  • Complete the form on why you think your nominee should be recognized.  The online nomination form will be sent to the principal where the nominated teacher works. The forms will then be reviewed by the School Community Council chair, the PTA/PTSA President, and an Education Support Professional representative. This group will select the school’s winner.
  • Watch for social media posts featuring the March 29-31 Teacher of the Year surprise announcement at the schools and programs.
  • Attend or watch the live-stream of the Tuesday, April 25 ceremony to hear which CSD teacher was selected for her or his commitment to student achievement, innovation, and leadership. The time and location of the announcement ceremony will be made public in the coming weeks.

An evaluation process helps narrow the list to a group of semifinalists. From that field, three finalists are selected — one from the elementary level, another from the middle schools, and one from the high school ranks of educators.

One of the three finalists is then selected to represent Canyons in the state Teacher of the Year contest. The winning educator also will receive the 2023 Apex Award for Teacher of the Year, the highest honor given to teachers by the Canyons Board of Education and Administration.

Every school-based Teacher of the Year will receive gifts, prizes, and a $250 gift card and a cooler backpack from the Canyons Education Foundation. The Canyons District Teacher of the Year program is generously supported by local businesses and the Canyons Education Foundation, which also provides $500 cash prizes for each finalist. The overall Teacher of the Year receives an additional $500 from the Foundation and its partners.

Kindergarten 2023 – 2024

  • If you have a child turning 5 years old by September 1st, 2023, they are eligible to enroll for Kindergarten next school year.
  • Please stop by our office to fill out registration paperwork or complete it online.
  • Please be prepared to provide copies of the following forms:
  • Should you have a neighbor who has a child who will be 5 by September 1st, please ask them to come visit us.
  • Mark your calendar for Kindergarten Orientation on April 14th at 2:00 pm.  Both parents/guardians and future Kindergartners are invited.  This will be an opportunity to meet the teachers, administration, and learn about Midvalley!
  • We offer full day Kindergarten sessions.

Preschool 2023 – 2024

  • This is a district program housed at Midvalley Elementary.
  • Our program is designed for families living within the boundaries of Midvalley.
  • Registration for 2023 – 2024 school year starts on March 1, 2023!  
  • Learn more by clicking HERE or reach out earlychildhood@canyonsdistrict.orgshould you have questions.
  • Families can apply online or visit our office to complete an application.

English Classes For Parents of Midvalley Students
Sandy Elementary’s Family Learning Center is currently accepting Midvalley parents into their English classes. The attached flyer includes more information on dates, times, and locations. Please reach out with any additional questions!
Luis Velasco – 801-826-8854 or luis.velascogimeno@canyonsdistrict.org
Wendy Heath – 801-826-8835 or wendy.heath@canyonsdistrict.org

Food Resources

Midvalley has several regular food resources available to our families. With the economy being what it is, we wanted to send a reminder of the opportunities in the community, and at Midvalley, that may be helpful in the coming months. Please find specific information below:

  • Monthly Mobile Food Pantry @ Midvalley
  • Weekend Food Bags for Students
  • Access to other resources upon request/availability call/text Wendy 801-750-5927
  • St James Episcopal Church – 7486 S. Union Park Ave – 2nd and 4th Sunday 1:00-3:00
  • UCA Food & Resource Center 8446 Harrison BLVD Midvale, UT
  • Utah Food for Families – 460 W. 4350 S. – Thursdays 6:00-8:00

Stay in the know about Midvalley!

  • SOCIAL MEDIA and WEBSITE: Many questions you have can be answered with information found on our website. Midvalley is also active on Facebook and Instagram
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
INTERESTED IN WORKING AT MIDVALLEY?

Substitutes – There are lots of opportunities to be an emergency sub @ $120 per day at Midvalley, regular substitute @ $140 per day, and licensed substitute at $165 per day.  We would love to have you join our team!  Reach out to Ms. Wendy Court, our head secretary, if you need further information.

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UPCOMING DATES

JANUARY
16 Martin Luther King Jr Day Recess

23 5th Grade Field Trip
31 5th Grade Middle School Orientation

FEBUARY
1 PAWS Day – Wear Jr. Husky gear or school colors (red, white, and blue)
3 PTA Board Meeting at 2:30 pm
6 – 10 Kindness Week
6 5th Grade Field Trip
7 SCC at 3:30 pm
10 PTA Board Meeting at 2:30 pm
14 All Pro Dad at 7:45 am
14 Valentine’s Day Parties
16 Utah Food Bank at 3:00 pm
17 Midvalley PTA Spelling Bee
20 President’s Day Recess
22 5th Grade Field Trip
27 – 2 Read Across America – Book Exchange

MARCH
1 Midvalley Preschool Registration Opens – access the application HERE
1 – 2 Parent Teacher Conferences
1 Grown-Ups and Goodies
1 – 2 Book Fair
2 Early Out Day
3 No Student Day
8 5th Grade Field Trip
10 PTA Board Meeting at 2:30 pm
13 2nd Grade Field Trip
14 Moms Matter at 7:45 am
14 SCC at 3:30 pm
16 Utah Food Bank at 3:00 pm
27 – 31 College Week

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