We are going to have our VS. 4 Jamestown test NEXT Tuesday, December 4th. It is posted under “Virginia Studies” in the weekly updates section, but I want to make sure everyone sees it 🙂


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Scholastic Book Order – December

November 25th:

I will be sending a Scholastic Book order form home on Tuesday. Due to the upcoming break and the time it takes to get the order, I will be putting the order in on Friday. I hope this will allow it to come in time for break. If you send in an order before Friday, I will input as soon as I receive it.

I will still accept orders through the break. However, I will not be able to input the order until after we leave, so that it does not arrive to school while it is closed. Any orders after December 10th will arrive after break.

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Turkey Trot – From Coach LeClair

Good morning families!

On Tuesday, November 20th we will be hosting our Turkey Trot. The Turkey Trot is a time for students to get outside, get some fresh air and exercise a bit! I will be setting up a course around the school that is a little less than a mile long for the students to walk/jog/run on for a half hour. The course will be marked with flags, cones and signs. During that time we invite parents to come walk/jog/run as well. This will be a great community builder for us at Colonial Trail and we look forward to it every year! (it has been called the Jingle Bell Run) Below you’ll find the schedule. If you would like to volunteer to come walk/jog/run the course with the students that would be incredibly helpful! We just ask that you be an extra pair of eyes and make sure students are being safe and staying on the course. You are encouraged to get your exercise in as well!

The K-2 students will be outside running from 10:00-10:30AM

The 3-5 students will be outside running from 10:45-11:15AM

If you are volunteering please use the link below to sign up. You will just come to the school a few minutes before your student’s run time. Sign in and wait in the front hallway. (please do not go up to the classroom) Then you can make your way out to the course. Kindergarten and 3rd grade students will start their run in the back of the school by the playground equipment. 1st and 4th grade students will start their run by the bus loop. 2nd and 5th grade students will start their run in the front of the school.


If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail me. If you are volunteering I very much look forward to seeing you next Tuesday! Please encourage your student to dress appropriately for the weather and wear their PE (running) shoes next Tuesday, November 20th.

Younger siblings are not allowed to take part in the Turkey Trot due to Liability – only students enrolled at Colonial Trail can partake.  Thanks for your understanding.

If you sign up to volunteer, we must have a volunteer application on file.  Please submit it at least 2 days advance.  Need one to complete??  Go to: http://colonialtrail.henricoschools.us/parent-resources/ to download the application.

Thank You!

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Jamestown Field Trip and Cubs Night In

Just to give you all a heads up, we will be sending home Jamestown Field Trip permission/payment forms this week (November 5th). I have slots open for chaperones and will do a selection drawing. We tend to have a lot of interest for this field trip, so this is the best way to choose. I will contact you AS SOON AS I CAN, so that you can make accommodations. I would love to have chaperones choosen by Wednesday of this week (November 7th), and will email you.

Please do NOT send in your chaperone payment until you have been told you have been selected.

Also – PTA’s Cubs Night In will be on December 7th. More details will be coming, but mark your calendars!

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Fall 2018 Conferences

Here is the link for the signup genius to sign up for conferences. I have provided dates/times before November 5th and 6th, if those would be preferred.



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Changes in Schedule

Here are a few changes in our schedule as of October 17th:

Monday, October 22nd: Picture Day

Friday, October 26th: Decimal Test!

Friday, November 2nd: Donuts for Dad

Reflections applications due Friday!

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Young Scientists/Tshirts

Just a reminder that payments and permission slips for our Young Scientists sessions and Tshirts are due THIS Friday, October 5th.

Also – please send in the Clay Project materials (show box and modeling clay) by this Friday. We’d like to begin this project on Monday!

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The 2018-2019 school year has arrived!

Welcome to Ms. Dalla Valle’s 4th grade class for the 2018-2019 school year! I am SO excited to be working with you all and cannot wait to meet my new group of students! It’s going to be a very exciting, challenging year and I know everyone is going to be very successful! Even though summer is behind us and we are starting a new school year, I hope you’re as excited as I am! 4th grade is going to be so much fun!

I hope to see everyone at the open house Thursday (TOMORROW), August 30th from 1-3pm. You will have the opportunity to drop off your school supplies and see the classroom! I think I am most proud of this year’s classroom theme: “Keep Calm and Climb On”! It is tying into the school’s theme of “Climbing to New Heights”. We will be focusing this year on independence and personal growth, building our confidence in our learning and teamwork! We have to work hard and support each other in order to achieve success. I always hope to foster a safe learning environment where students are comfortable being challenged and working through tasks calmly.

Back to School Night will be on Thursday, September 20th. I will explain classroom expectations, procedures and share what we’ve been up to in the first few weeks of school. Hope to see everyone there!

If you need to contact me, please email me at any time (medallavalle@henrico.k12.va.us). I will email you back as soon as possible! I would also love for all parents to sign up for the Remind app this year, to use as an additional (and quicker) tool of communcation. Please see the “Remind” tab at the top of the blog. This will guide you on how to sign up. It will be a quick and easy tool to remind everyone about quizzes, tests and important upcoming events.

Happy Labor Day and see you all on Tuesday!

Ms. Dalla Valle

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5th grade Wax Museum

Dear CTES Students, Parents & Faculty,
Our Annual
th Grade Change for
Charities Wax Museum
 event will be held at
CTES on Monday, June 11
th from 8:40-10:10am. We will be located in the library and cafeteria.   Student will be visiting the museum with their class and the CTES students, faculty and parents are encouraged to bring change for our chosen charity the American Red Cross.  Thank you so much for helping the 5th Grade support such a great charity.  We look forward to your visit to the museum! 
The 5th Grade Class
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Update on SOLs

Due to missing today, our testing schedule will be adjusted as followings:

Mon., May 21 – 4th grade – Math part 2

Tues., May 22 – 3rd grade – Math part 1

Wed., May 23 – 3rd grade – Math part 2

Thurs., May 24 – 5th Science

Fri., May 25 – 4th VS

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