At Valley, we know that true education is a cooperative effort. Together we can accomplish so much more! We would like to welcome your involvement at our schools. You can get involved several different ways: through volunteering, supporting our fundraising efforts, and letting your voice be heard at our board meetings or through EPAT.
Someone once said, “Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.” From simple high fives and smiles to reading with students, our volunteers truly change the atmosphere at school. And we thank them for it!
If you are interested in joining our pool of Valley volunteers, please contact a school administrator. To ensure our students’ safety, all volunteers must be district approved to work within our classrooms. This is a simple process of filing your contact information with the district and having a background check completed. We look forward to hearing from you!
Our Elementary Parents and Teachers organization is always on the lookout for more support. EPAT raises money throughout the year to supplement our elementary children’s education with field trips and student activities. We also encourage school spirit by providing our kids with Viking spirit shirts.
These are some of the events made possible by EPAT last year:
- Kindergarten field trips to the Pumpkin Patch, the Gymnastics Center, and Engler Park
- First grade field trip to Grant's Farm with a "Fun Pass" for each child
- Second grade field trip to the Magic House
- Third grade field trip to the St. Louis Science Center
- Fourth grade field trip to the St. Louis Arch
- Fifth grade field trip to the City Museum
- Sixth grade field trip to the Cahokia Mounds and the St. Louis Symphony
We meet the first Tuesday of every month in the elementary library. An activity is planned for all of the children who attend with a parent or guardian. We'd love to have your input at our monthly meetings for fundraisers, activities, and ways we can better serve our elementary students. Please join us!