Cardinal Weekly 

November 2



 Dear Parents,


As the Eanes Education Foundation comes to a close in their fundraising efforts for the Teacher Fund Campaign, it is important to note the significance of EEF in our district.  The following quote from Mr. Lane Grigg, the PreAP Social Studies & Golf Coach at Westlake High School, clearly explains the fundamental importance that EEF provides for the success of our students, school, and district.  


"We can't survive without EEF. The academic and extracurricular programs deemed superfluous by the State of Texas are what makes Eanes unique.  Those programs are why people move out here.  Because of the funding from EEF, our students have the opportunities that most districts only dream about."


The fundraising climate has been abnormally quiet and 

WE NEED YOUR HELP!  Donation Day is THIS Friday, November 3rd. Please donate online at OR send your donation in with your child using the envelope provided in this Thursday's folder. 


The current grade level standings for the 'Duct Tape Mrs. Dusek Challenge' are as follows:

      K - 36%

     1st - 21%

     2nd - 30%
     3rd - 26%

     4th - 40%

     5th - 19%


As a school, Valley View is slowly crawling to the finish line at 24.5% participation.  That means that over 75% of parents have NOT YET DONATED!!!


Thank you to those who have already made their contributions.  If you have not yet donated, PLEASE DO YOUR PART SO THAT ALL OF OUR WONDERFUL TEACHERS AND STAFF CAN REMAIN AT OUR SCHOOL NEXT YEAR!  


The ONLY donation too small is NO gift at all!  


Questions?  Please ask one of Valley View's EEF Chairs:

Lauren Praytor (

Sarah Miller (

Courtney Schumacher (





Mrs. Dusek



Click the image below to see the latest Booster Club News.


Click the image below to see the latest EEF News.








Thanks to all the contributions from our Cardinal families, Valley View should soon receive a check for $251.50 from the Box Tops for Education program!

Keep 'em coming so we can meet our goal of $500 by the end of the school year.


A monumental THANK YOU to all of our Cardinal Fund donors! We are at a whopping 69% participation rate and every dollar counts. A special thanks goes out to our GOLD SPONSORS:

~Realty Austin - Holly McCormick & Doug Byron

~Wes Yonge & Roxanne Glass

~Sashidhar & Nalini Ganta

~The Chelstrom Family



Veterans Day at Valley View

November 10, 2017


We are eager to recognize and celebrate those who have contributed and sacrificed so much for our country during a special Veterans Day assembly on Friday, November 10, from 7:45-8:45am in the cafeteria.
We encourage you to invite ANY current or retired member of the armed services to attend. In addition, our special military guests are welcome to wear or bring uniforms, medals of honor and military memorabilia.
As we do each year, we are starting from "scratch" as we update our slide show to represent current families. To maintain student engagement and provide a memorable experience during this special assembly, we will be designating only 1 slide per family (maximum of 5 photos per slide).
We welcome photographs of your beloved family members currently serving or retired. Send photos in jpeg/PDF/picture format to Jackie Smart at by Nov. 3.
Photographs received after the deadline will be included if and only if, Jackie, our amazing parent volunteer has extra time to commit to this huge project.
Email to  photos and include:
      -Name of the person/people in each photo
      -Relation to student or VVE staff member
      -Branch of the military, rank, or theater of service
Mrs. Dusek
Proud VVE Principal and Air Force & Navy Military Brat



Thursday - November 2, 2017
All day
Friday - November 3, 2017
All day
All day
Monday - November 6, 2017
All day
Tuesday - November 7, 2017
All day
All day
Wednesday - November 8, 2017
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursday - November 9, 2017
All day
All day
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Friday - November 10, 2017
All day
All day


Let your voice be counted. More info on the Penny Swap & Drop:

Parents requesting to have their kindergarten child assessed for Gifted & Talented Services are encouraged to attend a district-wide parent information meeting on Monday, November 6th, at 6pm at the Valley View Elementary Cafeteria.


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