Sept. 8, 2022

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Sept. 8, 2022

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Mark Your Calendars

The annual CV Community Bonfire is scheduled for Wednesday, October 26 at 6 p.m.

Get ready for an evening of food, music, games and fun for the whole family!

More details to follow as we get closer to the date.


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It wasn't the original plan, but the Gerald G. Huesken staff and students are making the best of their situation and are happy to have in-person learning! And a big shoutout to the IU13 staff for helping facilitate this opportunity. Our community truly is the greatest.


PSAT Reminder

The PSAT will be held Saturday, October 15th at 7:30 a.m. at CVHS for students who wish to take this practice test. To register, please bring a check payable to CVSD for $25 to the counseling office by October 7th.

The PSAT is NOT required to take the SAT test in the spring. See your counselor if you have further questions

(This test is mostly for juniors or those sophomores advanced in math - currently in Alg 2).

School Meal Information

A reminder to our families - the Universal Free Meal Waiver expired on June 30, 2022. The Conestoga Valley School District will be following the National School Lunch Program for the 2022-23 school year. All parents/guardians are encouraged to complete the Meal Benefit Free and Reduced Application on the CV Food Service website under Free and Reduced Lunch.

More information was included in the Back-to-School packet.


CVHS Yearbook Information

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The first yearbook sales deadline of the year is Friday, Sept. 16. 

Yearbooks are now on sale for the LOWEST price of the year. All personalized books are also currently eligible for four free icons. Click Here to purchase your yearbook for $70 by September 16. 

Thank you!

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A BIG thank you to everyone who brought non-perishable food items to last Friday's home football game vs. Daniel Boone. Your donations totaled 871 POUNDS!

And, CV got the "W!"


CV's Annual Vendor & Craft Show is Back!

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Make sure you free up your schedule on Saturday, Nov. 12 for the annual CV Vendor & Craft Fair which benefits CV student activities!

Have a question? Please email



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, registration information, and more in this newsletter.

Middle School Update

Last week, it was announced that the opening of the new middle school would be pushed back to ensure our students and staff are able to safely get into their learning areas.

Please visit the District homepage for any additional updates.


Pre-K Opportunity!

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A pre-kindergarten program funded by the PA Department of Education Office of Child Development and Early Learning is now being offered to qualifying CV elementary families in partnership with the Owl Hill Learning Centers based in Lititz. The classes are staffed by PA State certified early childhood teachers and qualified early childhood teaching assistants. Students attend the program for five and a half hours each day (8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.) for 180 days of instruction, following the Conestoga Valley School District calendar. Materials and lunch are provided at no cost to families. Transportation is the responsibility of the family; no busing is offered for this program.


Miss a Week?

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Did you miss a week (or several) of the Buckskin Blast? Don't worry! Archives of this school year's newsletters can be found by clicking the button below!


CVCCS Help Available

Cape Cod at its Finest

The Conestoga Valley School District has a close partnership with CVCCS which offers a variety of assistance to the community. Below is a brief overview of CVCCS's service; for more information, click the icon below!

Food & Nutrition:

Client choice food bank with a variety of non-perishables, meat, dairy, produce, & bakery to those in need who live or attend church in the CV School District and meet financial guidelines.

Clothing, Shoes, & Coats:

Client choice clothing bank serving residents of Lancaster County via referral from a church, school, or agency.

Rooted Afterschool Mentoring:

1-on-1 Christian mentoring for at-risk 4th-6th graders at Smoketown Elementary, via referral by the school and parental permission.

Weekend Blessings:

Provides students in the CV School District referred by the school with bundles of food to take home for the weekends.

Summer Lunch:

Serves three lunches a week at three locations in the CV School District from June through August. The meals are free and open to all children 18 and younger.

Back on Track Financial Coaching:

Assists those living “paycheck to paycheck” and the underemployed who don’t qualify for social services but are struggling to avoid homelessness caused by an unavoidable financial hardship.

*NEW! Connect Client Discipleship:

Pairing adult clients with local churches to conquer the epidemic of loneliness.