•  Cattaraugus-Little Valley Elementary School

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    Elementary School News 


    Greetings Elementary Families,

    You and your family are invited to our Holiday Fun Night. This event will take place on Wednesday, December 20th from 5:30-6:30. There will be crafts in the elementary cafeteria and reindeer games in the elementaray gymnasium. Holiday picture books will be read and warm cocoa will be served. I have also heard whispers that the Big Guy will be making a special appearance to take pictures and listen to special requests. Please set this date and time aside for a fun evening out with your family. All are welcome!

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    This week I wanted to capture on of the great things that happens in our building daily. Pictured above are fourth graders during our guided reading block. CLV has fully implemented guided reading PK-4 for the past 2 years. During this block of time students read independently. Students get to choose their book and where they feel most comfortable reading it. Looking at both of these pictures we see students reading together on the floor, working with the teacher, and reading independently. The best part is that this picture could have been taken in any classroom during reading time!

    Winter finally arrived this week. Please make sure to bundle your children before sending them out the door. Those little fingers and ears get cold quick. Have a great weekend!

    Warmest regards,

    Mr. Micah Oldham, Elementary Principal



    "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." ~Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!



    This week our school was visited by the the Sweethearts and Heroes team. Students learned about empathy and were given tools to jump into action when something isn't right. Ask your child if they can tell you about the super powers they were given. They were as easy as ABC (ie: What was the super power for A?). Many thanks to Amos, Rick Yarosh, and Tom Murphy for visiting. We were inspired by their stories and will continue having conversations surrounding empathy and bystander empowerment moving forward. The Salamanca Press was present and will have an article in their December 6th newspaper about the program/visit.

    Sweethearts and Heroes

    The 4th grade classes are sponsering a Dress-Up Day on Friday, December 15th. All students who would like to participate, may wear their favorite "ugly" sweater, in conjunction with National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. Those students who choose to participate are asked to bring in new gloves, hats, or scarves that will be donated to the Trading Post to help local families during this winter season. There will be boxes located in the elementary front foyer for students/parents/staff to place donations in. Thank you for your continued support.

    Warmest regards,

    Mr. Oldham


     Micah J. Oldham

    Elementary Principal