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Curriculum Corner: BRAIN LAB

Valley School 4th Graders Dissect Sheep Brains
Stinky. Awesome. Scientist. Wow. Fun. Maybe. Smelly. Slimy. Smooth. Weird. Surprising.
These are some of the words our fourth graders used to describe their hands-on science lab this week after they dissected sheep brains in the lab with Katie-Rose and Erica.
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The Valley School 3-2-1 FUND In Action!

The summer may be winding down, but the enthusiasm for the new school year is just pumping up! Thanks to the generosity of The Valley School community and your support of our 3-2-1 Fund, our faculty and staff participated in some amazing summer professional development that has everyone at Valley excited! As of the end of June 2018, this fund raised just over $60,000! Thank you! The largest portion of these funds went to support our Financial Aid budget and increased financial support to help more families afford the cost of tuition. 3-2-1 Funds also paid for professional development and classroom materials to enhance and deepen student learning.
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Wrapping Up the 3-2-1 Fund!

In our Strategic Plan, we set a goal of creating a “culture of generosity” in our community. I see generosity and kindness each day in the interactions between children, between students and teachers, and among parents. Acts of generosity take many forms, and the gifts of time, energy, and talents make our community stronger and our school a richer place of learning. And fundraising is part of the generosity we seek to cultivate at Valley.
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By early October, I know each of the children at my school. As Head of The Valley School in Madison Valley, I get to greet our students by name each morning at the gate and ask questions that let them know I care about them.
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“Happy soul; begin and end your day with music.” 
― Lailah Gifty Akita

Music Matters. It ignites all areas of child development.
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Have you witnessed the smiles on the faces of Valley students as they wander, play, and imagine on the lower school playground? Money raised through the November 2016 Fund-A-Need at our FUNdraiser allowed us to make some exciting improvements to the playground, and we are not done yet!
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