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      We are Green Valley

    Kinder Yard

    It is with excitement, gratitude, and joy that I share with you the magic our TK and Kindergarten children will come back to and have for years to come.  Many thanks to Katie Alworth, Erin Hirst, the Green Valley PTA, and the community at large that worked to make this magical playground come to life.  Please enjoy!

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    Welcome to Green Valley Elementary. I hope you find the information on these pages useful and that it inspires you to become an active member of our Community.


    Donna Grim, Principal

    Donna Grim

    Office Hours
    Monday thru Friday

    7:30am to 4:00pm

    (except Holidays)
    Main Line: 925-855-5400
    Fax Line: 925-837-3807


    Colts Connecting Our Community:  The PTA is starting a new community building program that connects new families with returning families at Green Valley!  Colts Connecting Our Community is a brand new program we are starting at GV and our main focus is YOU, our collective Green Valley families.  Welcome!

    Are you a new family to Green Valley, Danville/Alamo or to California in the 2020-2021 school year?  The flood of pert

    inent information in a new school can be hard to digest, so we want to pair you up with a family who knows the ropes and can help you navigate the new and unfamiliar territory. Please fill out our informational form and we will match you up with a Green Valley Colts Greeter to offer you guidance and help welcome you to our wonderful community!

    Just keep reading

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    Picked Blooms

    Sweet Street


    Be Kind

    Upcoming Dates :

    January 25 : Kindergarten Registration, Online 

    January 25 : Pre-order from Picked Blooms and Halo's Bakery 

    January 26 : Minimum Day / Monday Bell Schedule

    January 26 : SRVUSD Board of Education meeting at 7:00 p.m.

    January 27 : Melos Fundraiser

    January 27 : Last day to order Los Cerros Spirit gear

    January 28 : PTA Board Meeting at 3:30 p.m. 

    January 30 : SRV Council of PTA's presentation at 10:30 a.m. 

    February 1-5 : Words Matter Week - Wishing Tree

    February 1-9 : Order Valentine Treat Bags from Sweet Street 

    February 12 : Teacher Workday, No School

    February 15 : Presidents' Day Holiday, No School

    February 17 : Minimum Day / Monday Bell Schedule

    March 2 : Read Across America Day

    Kindergarten Registration

    Although Kindergarten will not start until August 2021, the time to register is quickly approaching! Kindergarten registration in the San Ramon Valley Unified School district will open on


                                Los Cerros Spirit Wear

    Current 5th Grade parents of (soon-to-be) Los Cerros 6th Graders...Need a gift idea for your 5th Graders promotion? Check out the Los Cerros Middle School spirit wear. All items will be shipped directly to you. The store closes on Wednesday, January 27th, so get your orders in now - and welcome to los Cerros!

    words matter Week

    Words Matter Week 2021 - please contribute to our Wishing Tree with some words or phrases that LIFT PEOPLE UP! 

    Wishing Tree

    WORDS MATTER -The Wishing Tree (we began this project back in October) is requesting that every person in the GV community write down words or phrases that LIFT PEOPLE UP! We have all had moments of feeling down this past year and we could all use some positive reinforcement. 

    What is your word of 2021 that will lift you up?

    Believe, hope, unity, trust, integrity, fairness, acceptance, patience, perseverance, compassion, empathy, love...pick your own word for the new year.

    Brightly colored Wishing Tree Tags will be distributed in your packets. Please write down your words or phrases that LIFT PEOPLE UP and return the tags back to school at the next supply pick up and we will hang them from the Wishing Tree for all to see! 

    Other kind ideas - Write a compliment to a teacher, coach, mentor, friend, parent, sibling, new student, or to yourself!

    GV Learning fund

    Order Melo's for Dinner -- THIS WEEK!        Melos Pizza      

    Wednesday, January 27th 4 - 8 p.m. Just make sure to mention the Green Valley Fundraiser when you order and 20% of Melo's sales will be donated to the Green Valley Learning Fund! 


    Hello Green Valley artists! Below are some guidelines and instructions for you to follow.  Your theme this year will be Rainbow Art!  You can copy this link in your computer browser and watch the instructional video. Feel free to let your creativity loose...Kids artwork

    Easy Rainbow Art Project for Kids (Video)

    You can use whatever you have at home:  markers, paint, oil pastels and paper collages all work great!  Once you complete your Art work make sure you write on the back of the paper your First and Last name, Teacher’s name and your grade.  Place your completed artwork back in the protective sleeve and return it to the Green Valley Office or during a designated school supply pick up. 

    Below I have listed out the criteria for the project:

    • Artwork can be either horizontal or vertical.
    • You can practice on a plain piece of paper first before you draw on your final copy of card stock
    • Completely cover the paper with color minimizing white space to produce the most stunning results.

    Some suggestions that make a big difference.

    • Paint, markers, oil pastels, and paper collages are all very effective.
    • Avoid light pencil, light crayon and fluorescent or reflective/metallic materials.
    • Artwork must be flat, NO 3-DIMENSIONAL ITEMS!
    • KEEP IMPORTANT ELEMENTS AT LEAST 1/2’’ FROM THE EDGE OF THE PAPER.  Slight cropping occurs on some products.
    • VERY IMPORTANT: make sure you write on the back of the paper your FIRST & LAST NAME, TEACHER’S NAME and GRADE.                                       

    gv teacher spotlight

    Lori Ransdell

    Green Valley Teacher/Staffer Spotlight: Another wonderful teacher from the 4th Grade Team is up this week -- Meet Lori Ransdell! 


    Mrs. Ransdell has been teaching for almost 30 years! She's taught at Green Valley for 13 years, and taught 3rd grade at GV before moving to the 4th Grade Team. She began her teaching career in Orange County, where she grew up, and moved to the Bay Area in 1999. Mrs. Ransdell has a daughter, Ellie, at Cal State Fullerton, and a daughter, Mia, who is a sophomore at Monte Vista High School, and a wonderful husband, Jeff, who gets to live with all these crazy gals! And she cannot forget her yellow lab, Chrissy, who is definitely the queen of the Ransdell home. 

    When asked about her favorite part of her job, truly, this sentiment is best answered in Mrs. R's own words: "OMG! I LOVE my job. I often say that I am one of the lucky ones who gets to go to a job I thoroughly enjoy. There is so much I enjoy about teaching, but some of my favorites are: getting my students excited about reading - having them enter the world of WILD READERS! I love reading to my students and talking about a book. I love making my students laugh and I love special classroom traditions."

    One of Mrs. Ransdell's favorite memories or traditions at GV is the 4th Grade Gold Rush Day at the end of the school year. The fourth grade class spends a day at Oak Hill Park putting on and enacting the Gold Rush! They mine for "gold" (in the volleyball pits) and take their haul to the market to trade for lunch and other fun items. This is such a wonderful day for the fourth graders! Mrs. Ransdell always brings her special water gun to squirt at unsuspecting fourth grader gold miners and prospectors. 

    Since the pandemic started, Mrs. Ransdell has enjoyed taking long walks with her dog, and spending more time honoring her craft of baking artistic bread. If she could choose one person to be quarantined with, she would choose Iron Man! Mrs. Ransdell's students know how she has a big crush on him. The spot for her quarantine with Iron Man would be her happy place: San Clemente Beach. Something Mrs. Ransdell has enjoyed about remote teaching is realizing how much she has learned in such a short amount of time -- she and technology are really close buddied right now!

    When this pandemic is over (Mrs. R says we are getting close!), Mrs. Ransdell cannot wait to het together with her friends. She misses get-togethers very much! She is also looking forward to flying down to Orange County to see her sister when it is safe to do so. And...she is really excited to eat out at a restaurant again. 

    Mrs. Ransdell says to the kids at GV: "I am impressed. i am so impressed with waht you have done since March, 2020. You are doing what you need to do every day to move through this pandemic. I have seen so many students do this with grace, and you have amazed me. i have we can celebrate together some time soon."

    Check out these examples of Mrs. Ransdell's amazing artistic bread!

    Artistic bread


    Heart hands

    Please consider grabbing a few extra toiletry items on your next shopping order/trip and donating to the PTA Toiletry Drive benefitting the families of our sister school, Heights Elementary. Such a small effort can go a long way in providing these basic comfort items during stressful times. Thank you! Collecting through January 29th.

    Farm fresh to you

    Farm Fresh

    10% Giveback - We are excited to partner with Farm Fresh To You, a family farm growing organically since 1976. 

    Farm Fresh to You offers organic produce, meat, dairy, eggs and so much more (over 800 grocery items). No Commitment, No Contract, Payment is made after delivery so goods can be inspected, No Delivery fees or Service fees. You Pick it or Skip it and you always pick what you want. They pick and pack with gloves and delivery to your door at night (contactless delivery). 

    Receive fresh, organic produce conveniently delivered right to your home or office while earning 10% for Green Valley Learning Fund. 



    Student Work and Materials Pick Up Dates:


    • 1/14 & 1/15
    • 1/28 & 1/29


    • 2/11 & 2/12
    • 2/25 & 2/26


    • 3/11 & 3/12
    • 3/25 & 3/26


    • 4/15 & 4/16
    • 4/29 & 4/30
    Pick up days are Thursdays and Fridays between 11:00 am - 3:30 pm. Please make sure you come to the front parking lot of Green Valley on the dates listed above to collect important materials and work your student needs for remote learning -- or send a friend to grab it for you!  It's not just pens and crayons, but worksheets and other specific items your student's teacher has prepared for your child to work on at home in conjunction with the virtual teaching.  To save resources, please keep the green plastic bag you received at the last pick up and keep the personalized canvas bag that is to come, as they will be reused and swapped out for each other during each pick up date.  This will help teachers and staff to continue to prepare materials for your child!  


    Library Books

    Read Across AmericaStudents/Parents,

    Are you looking for something good to read?  Our school library is still available to you--even though we are doing this very differently than we have in previous years.  So, why not learn how you can get access to actual books from your school library?  We have a Library bookswonderful selection of great books!  All you have to do is request library book holds (go to the Green Valley library webpage) and watch the video to learn how to request a hold or multiple holds for library books.  I'll process these holds and they will be ready at the grade level library curbside pickup (if the library books are available and holds were received by the deadline).  

    Library curbside pickup schedule for TK-2nd grades and 3rd-5th grades.  You may want to post this someplace visible so you have these important dates for the deadlines!  

    TK-2 holds/requests for library book(s) are due by Thursday, 1/21/21 by 1PM for curbside/MPR library pickup on Thursday, 1/28/21 and Friday, 1/29/21. 

    TK-5 holds/requests for library book(s) are due by Thursday, 2/4//21 by 1PM for curbside/MPR library pickup on Thursday, 2/11/21 and Friday, 2/12/21.

    TK-2 holds/requests for library book(s) are due by Thursday, 2/18/21 by 1PM for curbside/MPR library pickup on Thursday, 2/25/21 and Friday, 2/26/21.

    TK-5 holds/requests for library book(s) are due by Thursday, 3/4/21 by 1PM for curbside/MPR library pickup on Thursday, 3/11/21 and Friday, 3/12/21.

    TK-2 holds/requests for library book(s) are due by Thursday, 3/18/21 by 1PM for curbside/MPR library pickup on Thursday, 3/25/21 and Friday, 3/26/21.

    TK-5 holds/requests for library book(s) are due by Thursday, 4/8/21 by 1PM for curbside/MPR library pickup on Thursday, 4/15/21 and Friday, 4/16/21.

    TK-2 holds/requests for library book(s) are due by Thursday, 4/22/21 by 1PM for curbside/MPR library pickup on Thursday, 4/29/21 and Friday, 4/30/21.  

    Get Caught Reading,

    Brenda Dvorak, LMC
    Green Valley Library

    Notes from school Nurse



    Onsite Child Care


    Kiva Ho – SiteDirector 



    About Our School

    About Us

    gold ribbon schoolOur Mission: The Green Valley Community believes in teaching the whole child through balanced, relevant curriculum in a collaborative and respectful environment.

    Grade levels: TK-5
    Established: 1952
    Enrollment: 502

    Green Valley Elementary School was built in 1952, and serves students living in the northeast section of Danville. The neighborhood consists of a variety of residential areas that include single family homes and a few condominiums. Attendance is determined and established by school district boundaries.