WVMS PTSA Weekly Update
September 4, 2018
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Please remember to pay school fees! You may send in cash or check ($35) to your child’s home room teacher or pay online at https://osp.osmsinc.com/KnoxT
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Programming/Coding Club
Begins September 5th from 3:45-4:15pm
This club will be held weekly on Wednesdays in the STEM classroom
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COUPON BOOK DRIVE!!!!

Coupon books will go on sale Thursday, September 6th. Our goal this year is to sell 4,400! Please watch for information which will be sent home with your student.
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 Mark your calendars for our Fall General Meeting to be held in the library on Tuesday, September 11th at 6pm.

Navigating the Digital World, Internet and Social Media Safety for Adults

This internet safety training will be presented by Devin Payne and Jamie Fromberger with Street Hope Tennessee. This program was created specifically for adults only – parents, teachers, pastors, or anyone that works with children and youth. Adults will learn how to monitor their teens’ electronic devices, apps and games to watch out for, “teen online lingo” and common online risky behaviors teens participate in. Participants will also discuss general internet safety guidelines, how to identify signs of online exploitation (i.e. understanding grooming, and who predators and victims are), and gain understanding of the forms of online exploitation (sextortion, trafficking, extortion, radicalization, etc.).

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WVMS Boys/Girls Golf Team Interest Meeting

Thursday, September 27th 6pm

Gettysvue Country Club – Main Clubhouse

For more information, you may contact Rusty.Harmon@icloud.com

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Save the date for West Valley’s 7th annual Holiday Market on Saturday, October 27th.  Stay on the lookout for more information soon.

Interested in serving on the Holiday Market committee?  Please email Erin Roth at erinroth@gmail.com

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BOX TOPS

The PTSA will be collecting box tops throughout the school year. Please bring them in a ziplock 50/bag to the school office or to your students home room teacher. Please remember to check expiration dates before sending them in. Please submit before October 5th for the first box top drive of the year.

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Bus Transportation

Students who ride a different bus home than normal will need a parent note. These notes are to be brought to the main office for confirmation by the student upon arrival at school. Notes are then given back to the student with approval marked by the office staff. Bus drivers that do not have an approval note from the office will not allow a student to ride the bus.

For more information about bus transportation, please refer to the link and phone number below

http://96.4.96.151/liveweb/webquery/

Transportation # – 865-594-1550

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Volunteers Needed

The School Clinic is in need of volunteers. If interested, please contact Kelsey Mitchell, kelsey@graymitchell.com

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WVMS  Teacher
Voicemail Extensions

Parents can look at the “Quick Link” section on the right hand side of the school webpage and click on Teacher Voicemail Extensions to see a list of teachers and their extensions. Then when calling West Valley can press 9 and follow the instructions to leave a voicemail for their student’s teacher.

Link to

Teacher Voicemail Extensions

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Upcoming Important

September/October Dates:

September 3rd – Labor Day – No School

September 6th-26th – Coupon Book Drive

September 7th – Tailgate teachers luncheon

September 11th – PTSA General Membership Mtg. 6pm

September 14th – PTSA sponsored Glow dance 6-8pm

October 27th – Holiday Boutique

Check out our Website and Facebook page for ongoing information!

WVMS PTSA Website

WVMS PTSA Facebook Group

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WVMS PTSA Weekly Update
August 20th, 2018
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Open House Dates
Please join us for the opportunity to hear from the principals, walk through your students schedule and meet the teachers!

6th grade – August 27th 6-8pm
7th grade – August 28th 6-8pm
8th grade – August 30th 6-8pm

*Spirit Wear will be available for sale each night*
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PTSA Membership Drive
The PTSA membership drive is August 20th- August 31st
Parents should receive information home with their child this week. Included will be a membership envelope, information about how to join and why families should consider joining and a permission slip for the Glow-in-the-Dark Membership Bash (entrance to the bash require a PTSA membership).
Glow-in-the-Dark Membership Bash will be Friday, 9/14 6-8pm
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Bearden Baseball Boot Camp

Bearden Baseball Boot Camp starts Monday, August 20th through Thursday, August 23rd from 5-7:30pm. Cost is $100 (checks made out to BBDC). The camp is not required in order to tryout for West Valley Baseball but is encouraged as the coaches will have more opportunities to see the players. Tryout date for WV baseball will be Saturday, August 25th. Time TBD.https://www.facebook.com/wvmsbaseball
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BOX TOPS
The PTSA will be collecting box tops throughout the school year. Please bring them in a ziplock 50/bag to the school office or to your students home room teacher. Please remember to check expiration dates before sending them in. Please submit before October 5th for the first box top drive of the year.
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Volunteers Needed
The School Clinic is in need of volunteers. If interested, please contact Kelsey Mitchell, kelsey@graymitchell.com
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Bus Transportation

Students who need to ride a different bus home than normal will need a parent note. These notes are to be brought to the main office for confirmation by the student upon arrival at school. Notes are then given back to the student with approval marked by the office staff. Bus drivers not receiving an approval note from the office will not allow a student to ride the bus.
For more information about bus transportation, please refer to the link and phone number below

http://96.4.96.151/liveweb/webquery/
Transportation # – 865-594-9400
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IMPORTANT REMINDERS
*Please pay general school fee ($35.00) ! You can send in cash or check in to your child’s home room teacher or pay online. If sending in a check, please note that fees for band, orchestra, chorus, Advanced Art, Honors Spanish I should be paid with a separate check and please be sure to include your student’s name on the memo line – thanks! .https://osp.osmsinc.com/KnoxTN

*Cafeteria: Outside food (i.e. Chick-Fil-A, McDonald’s, etc.) will not be allowed in the cafeteria. If a parent brings in outside food, the student will eat in the counseling center/Guidance office across from the cafeteria. Parents cannot bring in food for other students/friends.

*Early Check-out: To protect instructional time, please avoid checking your child out after 3:00pm
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Upcoming Important 
September/October Dates:

September 3rd – Labor Day – No School
September 6th-26th – Coupon Book Drive
September 7th – Tailgate teachers luncheon
September 11th – PTSA General Membership Mtg. 6pm
September 14th – PTSA sponsored Glow dance 6-8pm
October 27th – Holiday Boutique