Saturday, May 4, 2013
Camp Invention starts June 17, and registration for the program through Chartiers Valley School District is open now.
Chartiers Valley School District, in conjunction with Invent Now, will offer the Camp Invention program this summer to children entering grades one through six. The weeklong program will immerse students in play activities intended to reinforce and supplement the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) classes the students take throughout the school year. Children will work together to seek innovative solutions to real-world challenges and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills such as teamwork and creative problem solving as they rotate through four modules each day that disguise learning as fun. Camp Invention begins June 17, when Kim Saks and Ann Kern will direct a Geo-Quest program at Chartiers Valley Primary School. …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Chartiers Valley Primary School students raised more than $1,200 for charity with their annual “Shoot to Score” fundraiser last week.
Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter Chartiers Valley Primary School students raised more than $1,200 for charity with their annual “Shoot to Score” fundraiser last week. Students donated a $1 to have a chance to take two shots against their favorite teachers, principals and school administrators playing goalie in the hockey net. The money donated from the events on Feb. 19 and 20 will be sent to the “Highmark Caring Place” that offers grief counseling for children and teens. Highmark will also match each donation from the primary school’s fundraiser. Click here to view all of the photos from the fundraiser on Chartiers Valley’s Flickr page! Do you have photos of your child taking a …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Don’t be alarmed if you see police cars outside Chartiers Valley Primary School on Monday. Click to find out why police are training at the school.
Don’t be alarmed if you see police cars outside Chartiers Valley Primary School on Monday. Numerous police departments plan to use the school for an ALERT training exercise on how to stop an active shooter in an emergency situation. The school is closed to students during the day due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. The drill is similar to training that police departments from across the area participated in at Chartiers Valley High School last January and at South Fayette High School last month. Collier, Bridgeville and numerous other police departments are participating in the drill. Sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter or Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page
Friday, October 12, 2012
Presto volunteer firefighters spent Thursday teaching Chartiers Valley Primary School students about fire safety.
Laughter filled the air when Sparky, a 7-foot-tall Dalmatian mascot dressed up in a firefighter coat, rolled around the ground to demonstrate how to “Stop, Drop and Roll.” He and a couple other Presto volunteer firefighters spent Thursday afternoon teaching students at Chartiers Valley Primary School fire safety and what to do in an emergency. “These guys are absolutely awesome,” second grade teacher Gretchen Wentz said about the firefighters. “They go out of their way to come up here to help us (teach).” Several classes came out to the school’s parking lot to gawk at Presto’s ladder truck, play with Sparky and ask questions to Smokey The Bear while he rode around in a miniature fire truck. The kids had learned a little bit about fire …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
We want you to share your child’s Back To School photos as he or she heads off to the school bus stop to start another year!
- BACK TO SCHOOL
- Mike Jones
Thursday, August 23, 2012
It’s the first day back to school for Chartiers Valley students! We all remember that dreadful day when we throw on our brand new clothes, tie up (or Velcro) our styling new shoes and throw on that backpack that is amazingly light without any books inside. Then we walk to the bus stop with Mom not far behind. In my case, I trudged out the front door and walked to the neighborhood elementary school in Mt. Lebanon. Then things would settle down a little bit when you'd take a seat at your new desk and meet your new teachers for the year. So we want you to share your child’s Back To School photos as he or she heads off to the school bus stop waiting to start another year. You can easily upload the photos or videos by clicking on the large “…
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Helen Lucatorto is retiring after spending 24 years at Chartiers Valley Primary School. The parents of four children who had Mrs. Lucatorto in kindergarten share their memories of the popular teacher.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
By Chris and Rebecca Scalise Guest Columnists Chris Scalise graduated from CV in 1992. The couple's four children, James, Elizabeth, Sarah and Anna have had Mrs. Lucatorto in kindergarten. “Mrs. Lucatorto is retiring this year.” Try saying it in public. There is almost always someone nearby who will reply, “Oh wow! I had her when I was in school,” or, “My kids had her for kindergarten.” That is always followed by adjectives such as “awesome,” “wonderful,” and “the best!” The conversation is then always concluded with “I loved Mrs. Lucatorto so much!” Helen Lucatorto grew up in the Chartiers Valley School District and she says that her earliest memory of school was watching her big sister go to school. Helen couldn’t wait for it to be …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Mackenzie Maga and her first grade classmates received a special Valentines lunch from the Pittsburgh Penguins' mascot.
Like our Facebook page or sign up for the Daily E-mail Newsletter Ice Burgh, the mascot of the Pittsburgh Penguins, made a special appearance at Chartiers Valley Primary School this week to be one lucky first-grader’s Valentine. Mackenzie Maga was chosen out of more than 8,000 members of the Penguins Kids Club to spend lunch with Ice Burgh. She and her classmates in Sara Beerhalter’s first grade class were treated to a lunch Thursday afternoon from TGI Friday’s. Each classmate received a bag from Ice Burgh filled with special Penguins gear and merchandise. The Pittsburgh Penguins organization selects one Valentine for Ice Burgh each February and sends him to the student’s school for the afternoon.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
But school administrators and local doctors are not alarmed by the treatable illness.
Parents of Chartiers Valley Primary School students received letters Monday about “walking pneumonia” cases inside the building, but neither school administrators nor local doctors are alarmed. School officials said “a few” walking pneumonia cases have been reported at the school, but added that the letter to parents was considered only precautionary to inform parents of the issue. “I don’t think it’s a problem,” district spokeswoman Kara Droney said. “We’re just trying to promote healthy habits like hand washing this winter. I think this is more preventative. We’re just trying to increase our relationship with parents to work together to keep our students as healthy as possible.” The letter, which is signed by building principal Ron …