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    Research shows that summer can set kids on the right or wrong course.  The research is clear that children who don't read during the summer can lose up to three months of reading progress and that loss has a cumulative, long-term effect (Reading Rockets).  Peoria Public Schools wants to encourage all our students to stay on the right course this summer.  So Dr. Kherat and her team have developed the Remarkable Readers Raffle, an initiative to get all students reading this summer.
    How Does It Work?
    It’s simple.  Every Peoria Public Schools incoming K-8 student reads.  He or she then tracks his or her reading during the summer weeks.  Each student who successfully reads a minimum of thirty minutes, four times each week will have the opportunity to be submitted to the Remarkable Readers Raffle.  Students must record the title of the book and a brief note of the reading.  Students must read all eleven weeks and successfully complete the tracking document to be submitted into the raffle.  Students then turn the tracking document their teacher by the first week of the 2017-2018 school year.  Winners will be drawn at the district office and awarded their prizes at a September Board of Education Meeting.  Students who successfully complete all eleven weeks will read a minimum of 1,320 minutes or 22 hours.  A winner will be drawn from each grade level.


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  • 2017 Fine Art Show

    Fine Art Show

    When: Wednesday, May 17th 

    Time: 5:30 - 7:00 PM 

    Where: The Peoria Zoo, Zambezi River Lodge

    Theme: The Peoria Zoo's Africa Exhibit

    Activities will include: Live music, sack supper, viewing of the animals after zoo hours, and of course the great artwork our children have made. 


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  • Valeska Hinton will be hosting an Orientation Meeting for parents of incoming children to Valeska Hinton.  The meeting is at 5 pm on June 1st at Valeska.  We look forward to sharing information and answering your questions.
    Welcome to Valeska



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  • A Special Treat for You!    On June 6th, the Family Advisory Board will be holding an ice cream social event. 
                  Stay tuned for more details!


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    Bring your supplies to school!

    Parents and children can visit Valeska Hinton on July 17th from 11am to noon.  Bring your school supplies and see your classroom!
    This is a great opportunity to help your child become familiar with their classroom and to bring materials to school.  We hope to see you there!


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  • Success by 6 success by 6


    Please take the time to look at the language activities handout to go with the Success by 6 books your child brings home.  On the website for Valeska Hinton, look under the Resources tab for past and current handouts.


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  • Rainbow Rules 
    Be Respectful
    Be Responsible
    Be Safe 
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