• Fall Updates

    Posted by Mrs. Frank on 10/1/2021

    It is hard to believe that we are already in the winter months at CLV Elementary. We have had a great start to the school year! This year we are focusing on the theme of ‘pursue your happiness’ to ensure that every student, staff, parent, and community member recognizes the importance of positivity in our success here at CLV. Here are some highlights from our year so far: 

    September:

    • Open House - we have a fantastic open house event on September 1, 2021! Over 300 students and families were in attendance, meeting their new teachers, bringing in supplies, and enjoying our cereal bar! A special thank you to all of our faculty and staff for creating such a welcoming environment for our new learners and family. 
    • 1st Days of School - The first day of school is always filled with so much excitement, and a little anxiety, for students and teachers alike. This year, we had an incredible first day, which could be seen by all of the smiling faces. We are also excited for our new PreKindergarten students, graduates of 2035! They settled in quickly and are making such positive contributions to our school community already.
    • Monopoly Reading & Math Challenge - To promote at-home reading and math fact practice for 10-20 minutes each night, we have developed a fabulous incentive program where students, families, and teachers can win fun prizes and gain recognition. 

     October: 

    • Fire Prevention Week - This year’s focus for fire prevention was learning the sounds of fire safety. Our local fire and emergency crews were on hand teaching our learners about fire safety and giving them an up close look at the equipment. 
    • Red Ribbon Week - This is a week dedicated to learning about living a healthy lifestyle. Students dressed up each day according to a healthy ideal. 
    • Halloween Parade - Each year, CLV Elementary participates in a school-wide costume parade through the school. 

    Sincerely, 

    Mrs. Frank & the CLV Team

    Cattaraugus-Little Valley Elementary School

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  • Welcome Letter to Families 2021-22

    Posted by Mrs. Frank on 9/1/2021

    Dear Cattaraugus-Little Valley Elementary Students and Families, 

    We are SO excited to begin a new school year here at CLV Elementary! 2021-22 is going to be the BEST year yet because we have the most incredible faculty, staff, students, families, and community who continue to support and engage with us along the way! It has already been a very busy summer with faculty and staff preparing for the first days of school. The first day of school is Tuesday, September 7, 2021 for grades K-4. Prekindergarten students will have an orientation day on September 7th for families to transition their child smoothly into a full day of school starting on Wednesday, September 8th, 2021. 

    Over the last year, our CLV community has come together in so many significant ways to support our most important people - our students! We know that the elementary years are critical times of development for our learners who are building the foundation that will define the rest of their academic careers. Thank you to all of our faculty and staff, as well as our families for your continued support and commitment to our educational program here at CLV Elementary. 

    Our school theme this year is “Pursue YOUR Happiness” because we have SO much to be thankful for.  CLV Elementary is a RIDICULOUSLY AMAZING SCHOOL and here are just a few ways that we are going to spread that happiness throughout our community: 

    7 Mindsets: What do the world’s happiest and most successful people have in common? They all possess game-changing similarities rooted in the way they think and perceive the world. They have positive mental habits. This year, we will be exploring 7Mindsets, a blueprint for happiness that will teach us success strategies to live our best lives and dream big. We hope you join us in our learning journey at home too!

    #CLVhappy: We have so many ridiculously amazing things happening each and every day at CLV Elementary and we want everyone to know about it! Follow us on our webpage, Facebook & Twitter pages (@clvelementary), and Instagram (@clv_elementary) to connect, engage and share your ‘happy moments’ with us too. 

    Family & Community Engagement Events: This year, we have a packed events calendar with monthly opportunities to strengthen our home-school connections during and after the school day. 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 because this is a family!

    Enjoy the rest of your summer! We look forward to seeing all of our students and families at our Open House on Sep. 1st, 2021 from 5:30-7:00pm. 


    Sincerely, 

    Mrs. Frank & the CLV Team

    Cattaraugus-Little Valley Elementary School

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