February 5th – March 4th is Reading Olympics time at Cougar Valley Elementary. The CV PTA sponsors Reading Olympics as a way to encourage children to choose reading as a leisure activity at home. Each day students will record the number of minutes read outside of school for a chance to receive a Bronze, Silver or Gold medal or a Certificate of Excellence for participation.
You can help your child by setting aside a time each evening for reading. We would encourage you to read a book yourself or have your child read aloud to you or the whole family. This will encourage your child’s participation. If you or another family member reads aloud to multiple children, each child may record those minutes.
Every MONDAY, please send in your weekly progress slip with your student.
Awards for grades 1st - 5th are presented in March and kindergarten awards will be mailed home. Please help your child be recognized for their work by participating in Reading Olympics. ALL student participation is recognized no matter the size.
Thank you for your part in helping your child become a successful reader!
Yearbook Cover Contest!
We are inviting all CV students to enter their drawings in our PTA Yearbook Cover Contest! One winner will be selected to be displayed on the front cover and will also receive a FREE Yearbook! Entries must be submitted by Thursday, January 25th. Click here to download the submission form and rules.
5th grade reminder for Yearbook!
Please turn in your 5th grade "baby" picture by January 19th. For a $5.00 fee you can also add a 20 word personalized message about your child. The $5.00 and the message is due no later than January 19th.
Yearbook pictures needed!
Fall candid "school life" pictures are now being compiled for the school yearbook. Please email your photos to our yearbook chairperson.
Kids Holiday Shop Opening Soon!
December 13th-December 15th Cougar Valley PTA will be hosting a Holiday Shop. The Holiday Shop gives the students a chance to buy inexpensive gifts for parents, grandparents, siblings and other loved ones while experiencing the joy of giving.
Classes will visit the Holiday Shop on Wednesday to view the gift items being sold. The PTA is asking for your help to work the Holiday Shop. If you can volunteer, please sign up on our Signup Genius link. Volunteers must be a PTA member to handle money and work the cash register.
Our next staff appreciation luncheon is next Wednesday, December 13th. We'll be showing our staff a little love with a Hot Cocoa Bar! If you'd like to help, or contribute items, please follow this link to sign up. Thank you!
The Hot Chocolate Bar will be held on Wednesday, December 13th from 10:00 to 1:30 in the staff lounge. We will need parents to send in food items. Also, we need volunteers to help set up, serve, and clean up at this event. The food items need to be brought into the school on the day before this event - Tuesday, December 12th. (Non-refrigerated items may be dropped off earlier.) Your child may bring the items in or you may drop them off. Please sign up no later than Sunday, December 10th.
During the week of December 4-8 all classes will get to participate in an Hour of Code. We'd like to welcome anyone who works in the computer science industry to come in and volunteer during a time that works best for them. You could share a little about your job and just help the kids with the Hour of Code lesson. If you have questions, please email our librarian Jennifer Roger.
Please consider visiting the giving tree in the CV office.
Families are invited to take a tag with a requested gift that will support a family in need this holiday season.
Tags are available now for pickup. Please see Sandy or any of the office staff when selecting a tag.
Wrapped gifts need to be returned to the office by Tuesday December 12th.
The CV PTA thanks you for your support this holiday season!
Need a cheesecake for the holidays? You can pre-order a Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake from the Café (see below order form) and 20% of your order will go to the library. Pre-orders need to be turned in to the Cougar Valley Library or at the Barnes and Noble Cafe by December 4th. Then you can pick up your cheesecake order between December 8th – 13th.