Warrior Newsletter

                                    Spring Valley Elementary School

                                 46655 Road 200, O’Neals, CA 93645

                            Phone (559) 868-3343     Fax (559) 868-3407

                School Website: http://svs.chawanakee.k12.ca.us/   

School Calendar

Friday, Jan. 19th

Sports @ Ahwahnee Hills 9AM

Monday, Jan. 22nd

Minimum Day  1:40 release

Sports Practice 1:45-2:45

Wednesday, Jan. 24th

Sports Practice 2:45-3:45

Friday, Jan. 26th

Sports  @ MHS 9am

Photo/Yearbook Club at 2:45

Monday,Jan. 29th

Minimum Day  1:40 release

Wednesday, Jan. 31st

Art Club at 2:45 for K-8

Good News Club Club at 2:45

MASS at China Peak

Parent Teacher Club:

Facebook Page Click Here

Next Meeting:

Feb. 13th @ 5:45

Cross Country

Meets start at 9 AM:

1/19- Ahwahnee Hills

1/26- Minarets High School

Principal’s Corner

We are settling into the 3rd quarter beautifully.  The transition to the new classes went seamlessly and all students and teachers are doing amazing.  

This quarter the Warrior Award character trait is Honesty.  Honesty refers to a facet of moral character and connotes positive and virtuous attributes such as integrity, truthfulness, straightforwardness, including straightforwardness of conduct, along with the absence of lying, cheating, theft, etc. Honesty also involves being trustworthy, loyal, fair, and sincere.

This quarter Spring Valley will start to enforce the district’s 95% student attendance policy.  Students who have 10 or more absences will be given the option to make up an absence at Monday Night Class.  This will be held from 2-5 p.m. on a specific Monday.  Students who also accumulate 3 or more tardies will be given 1 make-up class, as well.  Students will need to maintain the 95% attendance rate to participate in extracurricular activities, such as clubs, sports, graduation, and the end of the year swim parties to name a few.  The school and district are committed to having your child in school as much as possible, but we understand that kids get sick and life happens.  If your child has less than 9 absences for the year and less than 3 tardies you have nothing to worry about.  There will be letters sent home in the next few days so be on the lookout.  If you get a letter and have questions feel free to contact me anytime.

There are many different opportunities for students that are happening in the community.  Here is a short list and we have attached the flyers for all.  

1/19- 6th-8th grade dance hosted by Wasuma school from 6-8

1/20- 6th-8th grade dance hosted by Minarets High School

1/28- K-8 Cheer clinic hosted by Minarets Cheer

2/10- Valentine’s Fun Run at Coarsegold School

I have had a request to see if there are girls from 8-10 years old (as of Jan.1) to play softball with the Yosemite Girls Softball League.  To have a Spring Valley Team there needs to be at least 9 girls and there would need to be a coach.  The nice thing about having a team from Spring Valley is practice could be on site instead of practicing at another school site in the mountains.  If you are interested please call the school office.  I will keep a list and if there is enough interest I can turn it over to the league.

Boys’ Basketball/Girls’ Soccer

Soccer will practice Mondays from 1:45-2:45 & Wednesdays from 2:45-3:45

Practice for soccer will start on Wednesday Jan. 31

We are currently looking for a coach for Boys’ Basketball.  Please call the office if you are interested in coaching.  




Cheer with the Mustangs

Winter Youth Clinic



When: Sunday January 28th 3pm-6pm

Registration start at 2:30

Where: Minarets High School Gym

Cost: $25 per Participant

Attire: T-Shirt, Shorts, Tennis Shoes

QUESTIONS? Contact Coach Ashley Redman 559-676-6880


Open to students in grades K thru 8th

Participants will receive instruction from the MHS Cheerleaders and Coaches on Chants, a short dance, basic stunting and tumbling skills.

Instruction will be split by age groups

(This is a great opportunity for girls interested in High School Cheer)

Participants will be invited to perform what they learned during the halftime of the Varsity Basketball game on Tuesday February 6th at 8pm

January Newsletter-Spring Valley Elementary, O’Neals, CA