Parent Resources

We welcome parent involvement at Tesoro del Valle Elementary School. Research shows that students whose parents are involved in their education generally are more successful in school and in life. Please visit the school office any time and stay in touch with your child’s teacher – see the Staff Directory for phone numbers and e-mail addresses.
We also welcome community participation!
 
To help you know what’s going on at school, check out these services for parents and community members:
 
Parent Newsletter
This weekly newsletter will keep you informed about all the important dates, news, activities and services provided at our school. The Tesoro Tiger Times is sent through Constant Contact weekly and it is also available on this website.  
Student Handbook and Curriculum Guide
Check out the student handbook for details of school programs, courses, rules and services.

Adopt-a-School

Adopt-A-School is a community partnership that links business and community organizations with schools to share expertise and resources in an effort to support our youth and schools. It is a national and statewide program that has been adapted to meet the educational needs of local children.

Adopting a school is a way for you and your employees to give back to the community by sharing your time, energy, expertise and financial resources with our schools. Participating business people serve as positive role and career models for students.

  • Businesses contribute in a variety of ways:
  • Field trips to tour your business
  • Sponsorship of field trips to cultural and other events
  • Classroom or assembly speakers and presentations
  • Career exploration, activities, and presentations
  • Incentives, awards, or scholarships that recognize outstanding student achievement
  • Sponsorship of school contests: art, writing, photography, spelling, etc.
  • Student performances at adopter events
  • Donations of equipment, resources, or funds to help students and schools
  • Assistance for students with specialized technology and other needs

To adopt our school, please contact the principal.

Computers for Families Program

Families who have no computer at home may be eligible for reduced-price computers and Internet services. See the Computers for Families webpage.

Anyone may earn a free computer by volunteering 50 hours at Computers for Classrooms, the volunteer computer refurbishing and recycling program that has supplied many computers to local schools. 

Fundraising

eScrip
You can raise money for our school at no cost to you. When you shop at participating eScrip business partners, a percentage of your purchase (up to 8%) is contributed to our school every time you use your credit, debit or club card.
To sign up for e-Scrip, go to www.escrip.com or call 800-254-5404.
Our eScrip group ID# is 500016673. Enter this number to ensure that we get proper credit.
 
 
Shoparoo app
Download the Shoparoo app and upload your grocery store receipts. You get points that translate in dollars for Tesoro. Use the cod vesk8892 and earn a bonus 100 points when you submit your first receipt.
 
Target Red Card
Apply for a Target Red Card and designate Tesoro under Target's "Take Charge of Education" program, and a percentage of everything you spend at Target will go back to our school. Tesoro's ID number is 122726. 
 
Saving Items
Help our school with fundraising by contributing items you might otherwise throw away:

  • Box Tops for Education (General Mills)
  • Campbell’s Labels for Education
  • Copier cartridges
  • Empty inkjet and laser printer cartridges
  • Old cellphones

Kindergarten Registration

To enter kindergarten in any school year, a child must be five years old on or before September 1st of that year. Proof of residence is required. A child is eligible for transitional kindergarten if his or her birthday is between September 2nd and December 2nd. Transitional Kindergarten is the first year of a two year kindergarten program. If you do not live within our school’s boundary area, you may still choose to have your child attend this school through our School of Choice program.
 
Kindergarten registration is normally held the preceding February. If you are unable to register your child at that time, you may register anytime at the School District Office, even during the summer when elementary school offices are closed.
To register a child, please present proof of date of birth (birth certificate, baptismal certificate or other legal proof) and the child's social security number. Parents must also present the child's written immunization record from a physician, nurse or health department. Prior to school entry, children must be immunized for the following:
  • Rubella (German measles)
  • Measles
  • Polio
  • Diphtheria
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Tetanus
  • Mumps
  • Hepatitis B
  • Chicken pox

A waiver of the immunization requirement may be obtained for religious or health reasons.

PTA

Officers

President: Cat Bigham
Executive Vice-President: Melissa Strader
1st VP of Fundraising: Fundraising Committee
2nd VP of Membership: Liz Martin
3rd VP of Programs: Leslie Babikan
4th VP Volunteer Coordinator: Jeanne Yago
Treasurer: Tricia Mueller
Recording Secretary:  Kerrie VanGerpen
Financial Secretary: Stephanie Hay
Auditor: Tina Rider
Historian: Amy Rice
Parliamentarian: Deanna Small
Hospitality: Dawn Poirier
Corresponding Secretary: Sharon Sushinsky
Legislative Chair: Theodore Regino
General PTA Meetings
All parents are welcome at the General PTA Meetings, held in the school's cafeteria once a month on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 am. Exact dates can be found in our newsletter and on our PTA website.
 
Membership
If you haven’t already joined, please contact the PTA President or inquire at the school office. Your $10 membership fee goes a long way for us.
 
Volunteers
PTA can use parent volunteers for assistance with computers, the school festival, the book fair, Popcorn Day, providing refreshments for events, and other activities. Please call if you are interested in helping in any of these areas.

Useful Links

Volunteer Opportunities

Parent involvement is always welcome. Here are a few ways you can participate in your child’s school, but be creative in offering your time and talents to assist in the learning of our students.
  • Classroom volunteer –
  • Library volunteer – contact the librarian
  • PTA volunteer – contact the PTA President
  • Drive on field trips
  • Help with special classroom projects
  • Do a talk on your travels, job, hobby, etc.
  • Decorate for events
  • Help with reading, writing, math, science, computers, PE, fine arts, history projects
  • Organize a party
  • Help with the Talent Show
  • Post student art in the halls
  • Help on Clean-up Day
  • Do things outside school hours: make copies, shop for supplies, assemble party favors, make costumes
Who to Contact