Cattaraugus-Little Valley Elementary SchoolAt CLV, students will become life-long learners through meaningful, engaging, and student-centered learning.CLV strong, Power in the Pack!
2019-20 Opening Day Letter to FamiliesPosted by Jennifer Conklin-Frank on 8/1/2019
Dear Cattaraugus-Little Valley Students and Families,
We want to officially welcome all of you to the 2019-20 school year! Summer is at the halfway point, and we are already so excited to begin the new year. It has been incredibly busy this summer with faculty and staff preparing for the opening of school. The first day of school is Tuesday, September 3, 2019 for grades K-4. Prekindergarten students will begin school on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. A friendly reminder to PreK families, an adult needs to be at the bus stop for pick up and drop off for additional support getting into and out of seat belts.
In thinking about this upcoming year, we acknowledge that the elementary years are critical times of development for our students and families. We are incredibly fortunate and honored to work with a highly qualified and dedicated staff. Along with our wonderful students, parents, and community, we are creating a school that is focused on supporting and growing learners who will be thoughtful, passionate, and kind! Our school theme this year is “Know You Belong,” and our goal is to communicate to every student, every family, every faculty and staff member that they are a valued member of our CLV community! Here are a few highlights of our continued CLV rituals and new areas of focus around community building:
CLV Strong! Power in the PACK! Over the last two years, we have defined our school community through our Identity Statement - CLV Strong! Power in the PACK! We believe that together, through teamwork, we are stronger and can achieve great success and happiness. These beliefs are communicated in our P.A.C.K. Expectations, our CLV Honor Code, and our school-wide celebrations.
Family & Community Engagement Events This year we will look for more opportunities to strengthen our community during and after the school day through our family and community engagement events. Together, we will continue to make CLV a special place where everyone who steps through our doors - students, teachers, parents, community - are excited to be here!
#KnowYouBelong Theme We are dedicated to creating a safe environment where EVERYONE can learn and grow. We continue to foster opportunities for voice and choice, and establish a sense of ownership. A place where everyone feels respected, accepted, and supported.
We look forward to seeing all of our students and families at our Open House Event on August 29th, 2019 from 5:30-7:00pm.
Mrs. Frank & the CLV Team
Cattaraugus-Little Valley Elementary School
My First Day!Posted by Mrs. Frank on 7/1/2018
Dear Cattaraugus-Little Valley Families, Faculty and Staff,
My name is Jenny Conklin-Frank, and I am excited to introduce myself as the new principal of Cattaraugus-Little Valley Elementary School. I have been dedicated to the field of education for the past 16 years, where I have worked as a teacher, staff developer and administrator. My most recent administrative experience, and the one I am most proud of, has been here at Cattaraugus-Little Valley as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction. As a member of the CLV community, I am thrilled and eager to transition into this new role of principal and work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success.
We are so fortunate at Cattaraugus-Little Valley to have an incredible faculty and staff who are experts in creating student-centered classrooms focused on catering to the social, emotional, and educational needs of our students. We have a robust curricular program that emphasizes the importance of developing strong readers and writers, as well as critical thinkers prepared for any challenge placed in their path. Working alongside the staff at CLV, I will continue to support these outstanding educational opportunities for all our students.
Cattaraugus-Little Valley is a strong community built on meaningful relationships between families, students, and faculty. I’m very eager to get to know all of you and your wonderful children! In addition to building strong relationships, it will be particularly important for me to make sure that you and your child feel safe and respected at our school. My door is always open, so please feel free to contact me any time to discuss your child’s education, ways that you can support learning and to further engage in the school community. I believe open communication is very important in a school and for this reason, I encourage you to reach out to your child’s teacher, to a member of the office staff or to me with any questions you may have.
At Cattaraugus-Little Valley Elementary, we have many things to be proud of and I look forward to joining this amazing team. Please be on the lookout for information about our Open House event on August 29th, 2018, from 5:30 - 7:00pm and a special Meet & Greet starting at 5:00pm. Thank you in advance for welcoming me into this incredible learning community! CLV Strong – Power in the Pack!
Mrs. Jenny Conklin-Frank
Principal, Cattaraugus-Little Valley Elementary School