Dec. 1, 2022

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Dec. 1, 2022

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It's December!

Today marks the first day of December!

The calendar to the left includes several important dates to remember this month. As always, a full district calendar can be found on the District homepage.


Photo of the Week

CVHS students Kenny Loiseau (pictured here), Jolaine Ngarama, and Nick Rivera have had the opportunity to participate in vocational instruction at Smokehouse BBQ every Thursday. Students prepare coleslaw, chow-chow, and bacon. Smokehouse BBQ is a new partnership this school year - we are extremely appreciative of all our local business partnerships who provide these excellent opportunities to our students!


This Weekend!

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CVCCS is holding its annual Pet Photoshoot Fundraiser on Saturday, 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.

Get Ready for the Senior Citizen Breakfast!

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Mark this date down in pen! CV's annual Senior Citizen Gold Card 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.

* Reservations are closed*

Superintendent Search Update

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On October 10, Conestoga Valley School District Superintendent Dr. Dave Zuilkoski announced his retirement effective June 30, 2023. 

The Conestoga Valley Board of School Directors is utilizing the services of Mr. Tom Templeton, Founder and Creative Director of TEMPLETON Advantage, LLC, to guide the district through this critically important process. 

All information and updates regarding the search process can be found by clicking the button below.



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  • The first PTO is meeting on Thursday, Dec. 1 (that's tonight!), at 6 pm in the school library. Please come join us as we plan events and programs for our new parent group!
  • The first family event is coming up next Tuesday, Dec. 6 - Bingo Night in the school cafeteria! Doors open at 6 pm, bingo starts at 6:30 with lots of great prizes. Your first bingo card is free, and extra bingo cards and concessions can be purchased. Bring a new toy donation for Toys for Tots and get an extra bingo card for free! Toys for Tots and get an extra bingo card for free! Register here.
  • The fundraising campaign will wrap up on Monday, Dec 5. Your donation will make a big difference! Help us reach our goal of $5,000 to earn a popcorn & movie afternoon for our students. Please make checks payable to Conestoga Valley PTO. More information can be found here.


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The CV Girls Soccer Booster Club is again holding its annual Designer Purse Bingo!

This year's event will be held on Friday, Jan. 27 in the CVHS cafeteria. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and Bingo will start at 6:30 p.m. There will be door prizes, raffles, 50/50, concessions available for purchase, and 24 different opportunities to win!

To order tickets, email!

CV CARES is Back!

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CV Cares is a decades-old program designed to recognize CV employees who have gone above and beyond to make our students, parents and guardians, and community members feel welcome and supported. The recognition could be for a single extraordinary event or an ongoing pattern of positive interaction and support.

If you have had the opportunity to be on the receiving end of this type of engagement, take a moment to fill out the online form to recognize that special educator. Remember, an educator is anyone who has the opportunity to positively impact the life of a child. As such, an educator can be a bus driver, secretary, custodian, teacher, cafeteria worker, school counselor, administrator, or any other support or professional staff associated with CV.

Community Partnership

Conestoga Valley and several local fire departments have teamed up to establish an internship program for CVHS students interested in learning about this very important public service. The Witmer, Lafayette, Bird-in-Hand, and Ronks fire departments have all come together to offer this opportunity to interested students. 

Students will be educated on fundamentals of what it takes to become a firefighter. In addition, seniors and juniors will have the ability to train and run emergency service calls alongside local firefighters. There will be opportunities to intern both during and after the school day. 



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.

Earlier this month, information about CV Youth Basketball was added to the bulletin board!

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.

Connect Client Discipleship:

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