•  Cattaraugus-Little Valley Elementary School

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    Elementary School News 





    On Tuesday our primary grades celebrated the 100th Day of School. Students had a great time bringing in one hundred things to share, reading hundreds of words, and writing hundreds of letters. Great job!

    Dancing  Dancing

    Many thanks to all of the parents that brought their kids back for the Parent/Child Sweetheart Dance. Everyone had a great time dancing the evening away! A big thank you goes out to DJ Jazzy Jeff Russell for donating his talents. I was sad when the dance ended but then I was able to turn myself around. That’s what it’s all about!


    February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. On Thursday CLV was visited by Tracey Fest from the University Pediatric Dentistry Group in East Aurora NY. Tracey shared some great tips for keeping our teeth clean and healthy. Students received a gift bag at the end of the assembly containing tools to keep their mouths clean. A big thank you goes out to Mrs. Fest for visiting and sharing her passion for with us!


    It’s time to start saving and sending in those Box-Tops again. The classroom that collects the most box-tops by March 23rd, will earn a pizza party. Many thanks to Mrs. Stoll and her students for collecting and counting all of the box-tops once they arrive at school. Each box-top translates into roughly 15 cents worth of educational supplies.


    Our midwinter break couldn’t have come at a better time. The school will be going through a deep clean while the students are away. Hopefully this break allows folks to catch up on sleep and come back rested and ready to learn!


    Have a great mid-winter’s break!


    Mr. Micah Oldham


     If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours!




    I would like to extend a big thank you to our entire CLV community for their generosity! Last Friday’s “Wear Red Day” was a huge success! The elementary, middle, and high schools were a sea of red. A big kudos goes out to Mrs. Hoag for coordinating with the high school to make this event such a success. Great job!


    Next Wednesday is our three-day Time for Kids Address Drive. Last year was the first time that we tried this program and we were able to provide free magazines to every student at two grade levels. The more addresses we get, translates into more magazines. I am hoping that we can blow last year’s address total out of the water and provide even more free magazines for kids. The names and addresses of family and friends are not added to any mailing list or given to any other source. Your friends will be given the opportunity to order or renew magazine subscriptions with no obligation. The forms that you send back to school will be forwarded on to your friend/family member. I fully participated in this event last year and my family/friends only received the post card that I had filled out with their address. This is a quick 3-day event. Keep an eye out for the paperwork next Wednesday. Thank you for your continued support!


    Don’t forget, there will be a Parent/Child Dance next Wednesday, February 14th, from 5:30-7:00. Many thanks to DJ Jeff Russell for coming out of retirement for this event. Light refreshments will be provided. We look forward to seeing you at this Family Friendly Dance Party! All students are welcome to attend with a parent.


    Best regards,

    Mr. Oldham


    Mistakes are proof that you are trying!  




    The students had an awesome trip to the YMCA this week! Our kids had access to a combination of inflatables, team building activities, a climbing wall, and swimming. Our goal for the third marking period is for the students to read 4,500 books. If we achieve this goal, there will be another surprise at the end of the 3rd marking period. Keep up that nightly reading!

    Pool  Bounce

    We have entered the heart of flu season and there has been an uptick in the amount of absences at the elementary. If your child has a fever, please keep them home until they are fever free for 24 hours. My own children are dealing with their second bought with whatever is going around and it hangs on for multiple days. The nurse has included “A Guide for Parents” with some helpful tips on common questions surrounding the flu.


    Attendance letters are being mailed out this week to students that have missed more than 10 days of school during the first two quarters. The next mailing will be at the end of the third marking period to students that have missed more than 15 days. I understand that missing 10 days due to sickness is very attainable with our current flu season. That is why it is so important that we have students here when they are healthy.


    In two weeks you’ll need to polish your dancing shoes and dust off your Sunday’s best. The PTA is sponsoring a Parent/Child Dance on February 14th from 5:30-7:00. Many thanks to DJ Jeff Russell for coming out of retirement for this event. Light refreshments will be provided. We look forward to seeing you at this Family Friendly Dance Party!


    “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”

    Henry Ford





     Micah J. Oldham

    Elementary Principal