Dear Hidden Valley Parents & Guardians,


It’s hard to believe we’re already into December. In just two weeks we will be ready to turn our school calendars to 2017 to start the New Year. December always includes fun events. The Book Fair will be in the A Pod until Friday, 12/9, and the White Elephant Bingo Night will take place in the multipurpose room on Friday, 12/9 starting at 7:00 pm.


Of course December also means it is time for parent/teacher conferences, which will be held from 12/5-12/16. If you have not signed up for a conference, please contact your child’s teacher as soon as possible to set one up. This is a critical opportunity for you to meet with your child’s teacher one-on-one to learn more about how your child is progressing, and what you can do at home to support your child in school.


We will be on a shortened day during conferences, so please be sure to plan for the early dismissal times. I’ve included a link to the Hidden Valley Website if you need to see when dismissal times will be during conferences.


We are fortunate to have some great computer programs that we use at school, and are available to use at home. Children can use both iReady and IXL to help retain and advance their knowledge and skills in language arts and math. Winter break will be an ideal time for your child to sharpen his/her academic skills. You can access both programs on our school website, at, (see the Homepage Locker in the lower right hand corner of the screen) or by using the links below:


Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions about the programs, or need any assistance logging in.


As a reminder, please be aware that the two parking lots in front of the school are for staff parking only. It causes stress, and creates potential safety issues when a staff member is unable to find parking in one of the parking lots. We ask that all parents/guardians please park on the street or at the park behind the school.

I would like to thank you for entrusting us with your child(ren). It is our pleasure and privilege to teach and spend time with them each day.



Rich Gorton