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Student Day: 9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Half-Day Early Dismissals: 12:15 p.m.
Wednesday Late Start: 10:35 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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blue star bullet May 27 - School Board Meeting

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blue star bullet June 17 - Last Day of School, Half-Day, Early Dismissal


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Principal: Chris Sullivan

1509 Valley Avenue
Sumner, WA 98390
(253) 891-4600
Fax (253) 891-4622


new Roach Nigh Cancelled
Due to a low level of participation the DVE PTA has had to cancel the Family Fun night "Fun"draiser at ROACH Gymnastics & Cheer on Friday, May 15, 2015.  If you turned in your release/registration form with payment, please be watching for this all to be returned to you via your child in the next couple of days.  The DVE PTA would like to thank you all for your support this year and hope you continue to enjoy and support the upcoming activities of next year.

new Fun Run 2015
 Please come and join us for a great family friendly fitness adventure on June 6! The Sumner School District Fun Run held at Allan Yorke Park will be sponsored by Fred Meyer and registration fees will go to supply your Daffodil child(ren) with learning materials and equipment for Physical Education.  We want to have a huge Daffodil Valley presence at the event in order to show our support for lifetime fitness pursuits for ourselves and our children.  Come be a part of the community, support local schools, and get your cardiorespiratory exercise all in one event!

pdf Fun Run Registration Form

(Principal Update sent May 3, 2015, via school messages)

Dear Dolphin Families,

Physical Education News
April was a busy month! Our skill theme was controlling a ball with the feet.  We worked on developing foot dribbling, foot passing and receiving a ball and the instep kick in all grades.  Kindergarten-Second graders also worked on moving in new pathways like chains and lazy eights.  Our fitness focus for primary grades was Muscular Endurance.  Students practiced saying the whole body definition of muscular endurance and learned a variety of ways to train muscular endurance through exercises like planks, wonder woman/superman, and curl-ups.  Third-Fifth graders practiced the Penny Workout as a tool to work toward their personal fitness goals.  Personal fitness challenges for grades 3-5 have already begun.  We are focusing on becoming our physical best by using data from fitness testing to help us know how to better take care of our bodies and our own personal fitness. 

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Register NOW for Kindergarten
All children enrolling for kindergarten for the coming school year must be five years old by August 31, prior to the start of the school year.  The District offers free full-time kindergarten programs at all elementary schools. Information on kindergarten programs and registration is linked below or visit your neighborhood school.  To find your neighborhood school and bus information, link to the online bus tool and enter in current address information.  Note:  Bus times will change as bus routes are finalized for the upcoming year.  Check bus schedules before school begins in the fall to confirm exact pick up and drop off times.

Kindergarten Information and Registration
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Teacher Request 2015-2016
Teacher requests for the 2015- 2016 school year must be submitted in writing to Janet Josten in The Daffodil Valley Elementary School office by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26. Only written requests received by Tuesday, May 26 will be considered.  Late requests, emails or verbal messages will not be considered.

Campus Safety
The Daffodil Valley Elementary School campus is NOT under staff supervision before 9:00 a.m. Monday through Friday (10:30 a.m. Wednesday) and after 3:45 p.m. each school day.

Students may choose to enter the cafeteria at 8:25 a.m. (10:05 a.m. Wednesday) for our breakfast program. Otherwise, it is expected that students are supervised by a parent or guardian until classroom doors open at 8:55 a.m. (10:25 a.m. Wednesday). Bus-riders and walkers arriving just before 8:55 a.m. are expected to line-up outside of their classroom door.

At 3:45 p.m. each school day, it is expected that all students immediately leave campus, unless participating in an event or activity pre-approved by both parents and school personnel. (Dolphin Club, tutoring, etc.)

To keep students safe, playground equipment and all other unsupervised areas of the campus are explicitly off-limits both before and after school hours. 

Parking for Student Pick-Up and Drop-Off
The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses Church (1607 Valley Ave. E) and St. Andrew Catholic Church (1401 Valley Ave) will allow Daffodil Valley Elementary families to use their parking lots for student pick-up and drop-off. (St. Andrew’s has requested we park in only the paved parking closest to Valley Ave.) The parking lots are open to DVE families ONLY at the following times:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:40 - 9:00 a.m., 3:35 - 3:55 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:20 - 10:40 a.m.

Please consider parking for both drop-off and pick-up of your child at their classroom door. This is the safest dismissal and arrival process, providing you an excellent opportunity to connect daily with your child’s teacher. 

Teacher Tuesday!
Teacher Tuesday is a weekly opportunity for the district to highlight highly effective educators in our schools making a difference. Every Tuesday a teacher is recognized for their continuous excellence in teaching.  To nominate a teacher for Teacher Tuesday, email



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