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Principal's Message

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