“Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life.”




Well, the end of this school year sure is flying by. Our last fundraiser of the year has come to an end. Very preliminary numbers point to the Online Auction meeting our goal of $10,000! A more accurate number will be reported at our PFC meeting on Tuesday, May 3rd. Jessica English has done a spectacular job managing this fundraiser! Thank you, Jessica! There were many behind the scenes duties that were done to ensure the success of it. Rhea Karahalios took on many of them. Thank you, Rhea! All of our teachers and staff, room parents, volunteers, donors, and bidders dedicated time to support our PFC, who, in turn supports our students. We are forever grateful! Thank you to our amazing Hidden Valley community!

Our PFC meeting in April was well attended. It was great to have a large voting population. The PFC voted and granted a funding request for P.E./Classroom Boom boxes for the Kindergarten classes. A representative from The College Funding Coach attended the meeting and invited us to their workshop on our campus which occurred on April 19th. (Mutual consensus of that workshop was that it was hugely informative.) We discussed our Spring Book Fair dates which are: May 16-20. We heard from our Spirt Wear nominee who is securing a new Spirt Wear company and new process for purchasing Spirit Wear next school year. We planned an end of year family movie night for Friday, June 3rd. At the time we needed additional nominees for our PFC Board and Committees but today I am happy to report, all positions have a nominee!

Teacher appreciation week is May 2nd-6th. Let’s be sure to show them how much we appreciate them. Open house is on May 19th. Please, come by the patio and vote for your 2016-2017 PFC Board and Committee Chairs. Visit our Spring Book Fair from May 16-20th. Proceeds go to our Reading Incentive Program. The PFC meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 3rd in the Library at 6:30pm. It is starting slightly earlier to allow time for our first budget meeting to follow. We will discuss results of our online auction, form our election committee, plans for All-In-One Day, and begin our budgeting. I look forward to seeing you all the meeting. You can reach us on our webpage: Or on our Facebook page: Parent Faculty Club at Hidden Valley Elementary.


Thank you,

Angie Vickroy