Greetings to our Junior Husky Community! Thank you to everyone who has made the beginning of our year a big success. Our faculty, staff, parents, and students are happy to be back in school. All students were greeted on the red carpet the first day by fifth grade leaders, REAL Soccer players, visiting District Administrators, the Principal and staff. It was a "high five" day!
Coming up this week, our kindergarten friends will start on Monday, August 28. This will be our first year to provide Supplemental Full-Day Kindergarten. We also offer three half-day sessions. We can't wait to see them!
A reminder for ALL PARENTS: We will be holding our Back to School Night, this coming Thursday, August 31, from 7:00-8:00 pm. Please go to your child's class at 7:00 pm. We will be holding our general meeting in the classrooms this year. Teachers will present what your child will be learning this year from 7:10-7:30. There will be a five minute break. If you have more than one child, you can visit the other classroom from 7:35-8:00 pm to receive the information for the additional classroom. We will end promptly at 8:00 pm, so our custodians can get the school ready for Friday. This is a night to learn what your student(s) will be studying this year in school, and how you can help them. We are a no homework school, so how can you help them every night? Read, read, read!
We have a wonderful, supportive community. As always, please feel free to call us at the school, if you need any assistance. Spanish translators are available.
Cheers to a great new year of learning!
It is with great pleasure that I will begin my first school year at Midvalley, but not my first year as an educational leader. For the last 8 ½ years, I have served as senior staff in the Canyons District Office, supervising elementary and middle schools and working to build student support services. Before my work in the District Office, I was a Principal for three schools in Jordan School District, as well as an elementary and middle school teacher. I look forward to working together to provide the best learning environment and education for your child, and I am very happy to be in an elementary school, which is my first love in education.
This summer, our staff has been busy getting ready for a new year. During online registration, you will receive a family handbook. In it, you will receive the information you need to help your child be successful. Please take the time to read the information thoroughly. You will also see your child's classroom assignment. Your teachers can't wait to meet your child and your family.
Please come for a Meet, Greet, and Treat at Midvalley! We will open our school on Tuesday, Aug. 22, from 3-4 p.m. for an opportunity for our families and students to meet their teachers for the coming year. We will have a cool treat outside in front of the building. Please join me after you have a chance to meet your teacher. I look forward to meeting you all. The first day of school for first-through-fifth graders is Aug. 23. Kindergarteners will have assessments that week and begin classwork on Monday, Aug. 28. Our Parent Back-to-School Night is scheduled for Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. We will have a very brief general meeting and then we will offer two, 20-minute sessions for you to meet with the teachers and learn about their expectations for the year.
Finally, I ask for you to spend time familiarizing yourself with the school website http://midvalley.canyonsdistrict.org/ and the information you can find there. Our website will be a place for what is happening at the school, so join our community and check back often!
With Warmest Regards,
Tamra S. Baker, Principal
Summer Office Hours
The students are at the pool, reading books, riding bikes, and enjoying some family time. Here at Midvalley, our custodial crews are cleaning the school and getting ready for a new school year in August. Please be aware that our office staff is also on vacation this summer and will return the first part of August. Please check back for summer hours and times for school registration.
Please let your neighbors with five-year-old children know that we will continue registration for kindergarteners at the beginning of August. We welcome our newest Husky pups!
Breakfast and Lunch Summer Program
We are a breakfast and lunch site for the summer. If you have or know of a school-aged student in need of breakfast and lunch this summer, simply text FOOD to 877877 and receive a message back to the closest place where they can get FREE summer meals. Families can also call the Hunger Hotline at 1.866.348.6479 for immediate assistance. It may not be your child in need, but as school comes to an end, unfortunately, many children go hungry. We can help.
Congratulations to Mr. Sheely!
Our very own Mr. Sheely is the Canyons School District custodian of the month for November. We really appreciate all he does to keep our school safe and clean.
School Community Council
Thanks to our 2016-17 school community council members Mike Divrician, Karen Henriquez, Kane Ventura-Smith, Zach Zabriskie Becca Staker, Vickie Houmand & Laurie Moray. Check out our school web page for more information about what they do and how you can get involved. HERE
School Safety - Back Parking Lot
Because safety is our number one concern, the school safety committee is taking steps to secure our back parking lot on the west side of the school. As many of you have noticed, a sign at the gate proclaims, “Authorized Vehicles Only.” Authorized vehicles are limited to district employees and delivery drivers. Parents and others are not authorized to drive or park beyond the red gates.
We are concerned that students and property are at risk. Employees have witnessed automobiles speeding through this bottlenecked area while other drop off children all along the west side of the school. Recently, a hit-and-run driver damaged a teacher’s car. Delivery drivers have alerted us on several occasions that they are unable to drop off deliveries due to numerous cars parking along both sides of the driveway.
For these reasons, we are taking measures to enforce this long-standing policy. Beginning shortly, you will see cones blocking off the area beyond the red gate. We ask that all parents and patrons honor this policy and park in other designated areas. Thank you for your cooperation!