We are starting a brand new Buddy Family Program at Valley View this year and would love for you to be involved!
What is a Buddy Family?
A Valley View Buddy Family is a current family with a child in the same or similar grades as the new family and can act as a resource as they get settled in at our school. We all know that our first days at a new school can be stressful and scary for a child and their families and with so many unknowns and new learning environments this year, it can be even more so! With distance learning, families will also have a more difficult time meeting each other within our community. By being a Buddy Family, you can be a huge help in building a strong school community for all.
What should a Buddy Family do?
Each Buddy Family is asked to make personal contact with their new family at the beginning of the school year. Keep your new families informed on things happening at our school and share any PTC communications that they would find pertinent. Buddy Families will be asked to check in occasionally to see how their new families are adjusting, answer any questions they may have, and plan small meetups as able. Basically try to make them feel welcome and help however you can. Any additional contact you wish to make with your new families is completely up to you. We will hopefully plan some school events for our Buddy and New families to attend once we are able.
How do I sign up to be a Buddy Family?
Fill out the form below and we’ll be in contact with some new families for you get in touch with. Again, this is a new program and we appreciate the support as we navigate how to make it work the best we can.
How do I get a Buddy Family if we are new to Valley View?
The easiest way to sign up to get a Buddy Family would be to fill out form below and we’ll have someone contact you soon! However, we will try to include all new families through sign ups and communication from Mrs. Anderson and your teachers. Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to get more information. Welcome to Valley View!!