Sept. 30, 2021

 

SMOKETOWN STUDENT WANTS YOUR SUPPORT!

Hudson, a Smoketown first grader, witnessed homelessness firsthand this summer on a trip to Chicago. Hudson expressed a desire to help the homeless and now's your chance to help his cause! Hudson and his family are hosting Hudson's Toy Sale on Saturday, Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

All proceeds will be donated to Conestoga Valley Christian Community Services (CVCCS) to benefit local families.

Toys, books, and games will be available for sale, in addition to coffee from Latte Luv Coffee and doughnuts from Strasburg Marketplace Doughnuts. In addition, raffle tickets are available to purchase for a chance to win a Hudson's Botanical Cafe or Cherry Crest Adventure Farm gift card!

 

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

It was all smiles on Friday afternoon at Smoketown Elementary! Students got to enjoy one of the first fall-like days of the school year.

COVID-19 UPDATE CENTER

We were optimistic the COVID News Update Center would be a thing of the past by the time this school year started. Unfortunately, there is still a need to maintain and update the News Update Center for the foreseeable future.

The Update Center was created in the spring of 2020 when the virus first affected our area. Our COVID dashboard will again be updated each school day in the late afternoon or evening.

In addition, the Update Center has a plethora of resources and information, including letters from Dr. Zuilkoski, learning resources, and more.

 

GET READY!

The annual Craft Show is also back this year! The Craft Show will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in Rill Gymnasium at CVHS. All questions can be directed here.

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Conestoga Valley's online bulletin board is designed to assist community nonprofit groups in the CV area to communicate important information in an environmentally-friendly and cost-effective way. Throughout the school year, we'll highlight new announcements in the Buckskin Blast.

 

TONIGHT (VIRTUALLY!)

CVHS's Parents Night is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 30! It has, however, been moved to a virtual format (via Zoom). A Zoom schedule and more information is available on the CVHS homepage.

GET READY FOR THE ANNUAL BONFIRE!

For the first time since the fall of 2019, the annual Homecoming Bonfire is back! This year's bonfire will take place on Wednesday, October 13 from 6-9:30 p.m. at the JV baseball field at CVHS (Rain date is Thursday, Nov. 4).

The entire CV community is invited to a night of food, music, games, fireworks, and more!

Any group or organization interested in setting up a table that evening should contact Rachel Metzinger.

 

FINAL CHANCE!

Attention Class of 2022! If you did not have your senior portrait taken yet, the FINAL Prestige Photography session is scheduled for October 8, 2021.

Head here to confirm or reschedule.

KEY OCTOBER DATES

Listed below are several key dates in October to mark on your calendars:

  • Oct. 7: Early dismissal
  • Oct. 8: No school
  • Oct. 11: No School/Columbus Day
  • 29 Last day of 1st quarter

CVCCS HELP AVAILABLE

If you are an individual or family living in the Conestoga Valley School District and are struggling with food security, the food bank at Conestoga Valley Christian Community Services (CVCCS) may be able to help. CVCCS also provides the following services to those who qualify: Clothing bank for residents of Lancaster County and financial debt coaching. Please call CVCCS at 717-208-3711 to inquire about any of these services to see if you qualify. You can also click the button below for more information!

 

CVSD'S PROPOSED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

At the Monday, Sept. 13 board meeting, Conestoga Valley School District's proposed Comprehensive Plan was presented. The public may view the plan from Sept. 14 - Oct. 12; feedback may be submitted via a Google form through Oct. 12.

The plan will be submitted to the PDE no later than Nov. 30, 2021.

In addition to being available online, the plan is also available for review in the office of each school building as well as the district office. If you would like to review the plan at your school building or district office (during building hours), please contact the building in advance.

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