Oct. 27, 2022

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Oct. 27, 2022

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Looking Ahead to November

We're just a few days away from November! Take a look at the calendar and some important dates coming up next month. There is no school for students from Nov. 21 - 25; grades K-8 will hold parent conferences on Nov. 21 and 22 while our high school staff takes part in professional development those days.

As always, the district calendar on our homepage has the most up-to-date event information!


Photo of the Week

Smoketown Elementary students were invited to decorate pumpkins and bring them to school to be put on display. The catch? They had to be modeled after a book character. The creativity on display in the Smoketown library was truly impressive! Students and staff are voting on their favorite pumpkins throughout the week with the top three vote getters to be announced on Halloween! Be sure to check out the full photo gallery on our Facebook page.


Community Bonfire Date Moved

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Due to field conditions, the CV Community Bonfire - originally scheduled for last night - has been moved to Wednesday, Nov. 2. It will still be held from 6:30 - 9 p.m. at CVHS and trick-or-treating will still take place on the stadium track so don't put away those Halloween costumes after Monday night!


Get Ready for the Senior Citizen Holiday Breakfast!

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Mark this date down in pen! CV's annual Senior Citizen Holiday Breakfast is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 6 at CVHS (2110 Horseshoe Rd.). The breakfast begins at 8:15 a.m. To avoid congestion at the main entrance at the start of the school day, we ask that guests begin arriving no earlier than 7:50 AM. Handicap access is available near the main entrance.

The snow makeup date is Dec. 8. In the event of a postponement or cancellation, the announcement will be posted on our district website.

You must RSVP to attend the breakfast. Please call Sarah Yohe at the district office (717-397-2421 x0004) no later than Monday, November 21st to RSVP.



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CVCCS is holding its annual Pet Photoshoot Fundraiser on Dec. 3! All proceeds go to CVCCS to help meet the various needs of our neighbors struggling with poverty via food, clothing, financial assistance, financial coaching, mentorship, & ministry.

Click the button below for more information, including how to register.

2022 College Night

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Get ready for CVHS's annual College Night! This year's event is scheduled for Nov. 7 from 6 - 8 p.m. at CVHS.

All high school students, parents, and adults interested in pursuing higher education are invited to attend. Over 200 colleges, universities, business and technical schools will be in attendance. There will also be two seminars: "How to Choose a College" and "Financial Aid."

Questions? Call the CVHS Guidance Office at 717-397-5231 x1030.


ExtraGive is Around the Corner!

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This year's ExtraGive event is scheduled for Nov. 18. ExtraGive is a community celebration of giving inspiring thousands of individual donations and shining a light on the work of our community benefit sector.

The Conestoga Valley Education Foundation (CVEF) is again one of the participating organization in this year's event.

More information can be found here, and on donation day, be sure to use this same link to donate to CVEF!

Reminder from Food Services

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This is a reminder that the grace period for students who were approved for free or reduced lunches for the 2021-22 school year has ended. If you haven't already submitted an application for the 2022-23 school year, more information about free/reduced lunches and the application process can be found by clicking here.

Calling CVHS Students & Parents

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Next month, CVHS is hosting TWO opportunities for CV families to help navigate the financial aid process.

  • Monday November 7 – Financial Aid Presentation and PHEAA representative (6-8 pm.)
  • Wednesday November 9 – FAFSA Completion Lab (12 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.; in-person and virtual options)

All the details can be found on the CVHS homepage.


Winter Cheerleading Tryouts

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Heads-up! Winter cheerleading tryouts are coming up quickly; they are scheduled for Nov. 1-2 in Uyeda Gym at the high school.

CVHS Yearbook Information

Yearbooks are currently on sale for $75 until November 11! After that time, yearbooks will increase to $80, so be sure to order soon at JostensYearbooks.com (taxes and fees may apply).

Yearbook Spring Supplements (aka Extended Editions) contain events that happen in the spring after the yearbook has been sent to the printer and include Prom, MiniTHON, spring sports, spring musical, and graduation photos. They are self-adhesive and can be placed directly in the back of your yearbook. Spring supplements are an add-on that should be selected when you purchase your yearbook.

Freshman & senior sibling photos for the yearbook should be emailed to connie_martin@conestogavalley.org by November 18. Please include the name of the siblings in the email.

Calling All Youth Wrestlers!

Attention all future varsity wrestlers! Registration for Youth and Junior High wrestling is now open! Students in grades 1-6 are eligible to participate in youth wrestling. Students in grades 7-9 are eligible to participate in Jr. High wrestling. 

Click the links below to register!

Youth Registration

Junior High Registration



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.

This week, information about CV Youth Basketball was added to the bulletin board!

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 cvcraftandvendorfair@gmail.com.


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

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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.