Welcome to another edition of the Patriot Press.

Inside Scoop

Here's what's inside this week:

  • May late start Wednesday the 31st
  • June Wednesdays will all be regular 8:10 am starts, NO LATE STARTS IN JUNE
  • May 29th NO SCHOOL in honor of Memorial Day
  • June 1st & 2nd early release at 11:40 am
  • Field Day volunteers needed - June 16th
  • Year end band concert - June 6th 7 pm (band students arrive at 6:30 pm) volunteers needed for snack area
  • 8th grade celebration details - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
  • Student attire expectations reminder
  • Yearbook - less than 60 remaining!
  • Notes from the Nurse - 6th grade upcoming required vaccinations, medication pick up
  • Counselor's Corner
  • Prairie Got 'Em football youth camp June 9-11
  • 3 v 3 Ridgefield Hoopfest June 4th
  • New teaching and learning materials coming to your child's class in fall 2023
  • Clark County Youth Commission - youth advisory board applications, due by June 1st
  • Enrollment is open for district’s alternative learning experience programs
  • Calling next year's kindergartners!
  • BGPS Crossing Guard and other Employment opportunities
  • Family Resource Center information
  • Menu, info. links, contact info - hours, calendars, handbooks
  • Reporting absences - contact information

Upcoming events

* Hawaiian style BBQ during student lunch times May 30th, see information with menu below

* 6th grade outdoor school May 31st - June 2nd

* Final band concert - June 6th, 7 pm (band students arrive at 6:30 pm)

* Field Day, Friday June 16th

NO SCHOOL Monday, May 29th in honor of Memorial Day

Field day volunteers needed - June 16th

The last day of school is coming up fast. We will be having field day on Friday, June 16th. There will be fun activities for our students to celebrate the end of another wonderful year of school. We would love to get some parent volunteers to help run some of the games. Please contact Amy Pace for details about volunteering. Thank you to those who generously give their time and talents to make these special opportunities happen for our students!

Amy Pace:

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Year end band concert - Tuesday, June 6th, 7 pm

Come join us in the PVM big gym on Tuesday, June 6th for our final band concert of the year. It is always wonderful to hear how much our band students have improved over the course of the year. They will have some fun and popular selections to play for us. We will also be treated to the music they played in the Hazel Dell Parade of Bands on May 20th.

Band students should arrive at 6:30 pm. The concert will begin at 7 pm.

The PVM Band Boosters will be offering snacks for sale in support of our band program. Be sure to come prepared if you want to buy some tasty snacks to support the PVM band program!

Volunteers wanted for snack area, click link below to navigate to the Signup Genius page:

Click here to see volunteer opportunities and sign up

8th grade celebration details - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED (all grade level staff and families welcome to volunteer so our 8th grade families can celebrate their students)!

Hello 8th Grade Families!!

8th grade celebration committee has finalized the plans for this year’s festivities!

The 8th grade celebration “Drive-In” will be held on Wednesday June 14 th from 4:30pm – 6:30pm. Families are encouraged to bring their student at any time. The event will take place as follows:

  • Students arrive with parents/family in a vehicle and drive through the school bus loop in the Pleasant Valley parking lot first.
  • The bus loop will be decorated with balloons and have staff/volunteers there to cheer and congratulate students as they drive past. There will be areas designated for photo opportunities, and families will be encouraged to park in one of the parking spaces before allowing their student to get out to take photos.
  • The parent pick-up loop will have designated areas for students to pick up a Prairie High School t-shirt, a bag of goodies and their certificate of completion.
  • There will be music playing to create a festive atmosphere. We will have a root beer float / ice cream sundae station for families to enjoy! We are also hoping to have the Prairie High School Falcon mascot and the Pleasant Valley Middle Patriot mascot in attendance for photo ops.

Please take a look at the sign-up page linked HERE. We are looking for some donations for the event as well as some volunteers to help on the day of the event. And congratulations to all the 8th graders! Time to level up!

Thank you,

8th Grade Celebration Committee

Click the Sign-Up Genius link: HERE to navigate to the volunteer sign up page.

It would be great to get some of our lower grade level families/staff to volunteer so families of our 8th grade students are able to enjoy the celebration themselves.

Student attire expectations reminder

Hello Pleasant Valley families.

With the weather starting to give us some warmer, sunny days, we would like to remind everyone of the Battle Ground School District's student attire expectations while at school and on the bus. Full attire expectations may be found in the district and PVM family/student handbooks (handbooks are linked at the bottom of this newsletter).

Highlights are:

  • All areas shaded in on the Appropriate Wear Zone diagram should be fully covered, with no rips/tears/holes in clothing in those areas.
  • Undergarments and cleavage should be covered/not showing
  • Shorts/skirts/dresses should be mid-thigh or longer, no short-shorts
  • Clothing must cover the Appropriate Wear Zone areas when sitting, standing, reaching, bending etc. at all times.
  • Footwear should be appropriate to the activity and must be worn at all times, to avoid injury
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Yearbook: Get your orders in soon, less than 60 still available!

As of May 12th we are down to around sixty yearbooks remaining available for purchase. If you want to be sure you get a yearbook the last week of school for friends to sign, be sure to bring your payment in to the office to reserve your copy soon! When they are all sold, we will not be getting more.

Yearbooks are $20. You may pay by cash (exact change is appreciated, we do not have a change box), or check - made out to PVM. Payment must be made at the time you place your order.

We will receive a limited number of yearbooks, so order early to ensure you get one!

Notes from the Nurse - end of year medication pick up

Hello PVM families!

We have sent home with our 6th grade students a letter reminding families of upcoming required vaccinations. Please check your student's backpack for this letter if it was not given to you. Please bring proof of vaccination or exemption to our school nurse once they have been received.

With the end of the year approaching we want to remind parents that all medications in school must be picked up by the last day of school, June 16th. Any medication left at the school will have to be disposed of after the last day. Medication can be picked up between the hours of 7:30 AM-3:15 PM M-F. Please keep an eye out for students bringing letters home regarding medication pick-up and medications in school next year.

If you need to email our nurses:

School office 360-885-5500

Additional information:

Health & Attendance flyer

BGPS Corona Virus guidelines/requirements page

Counselor's Corner

Social-Emotional Supports

There are great resources available for social-emotional support via the Battle Ground Public Schools website. On the district page there are links that lead you to more information for different topics. Here is the link to our school district's page: Social Emotional Supports

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is also a great resource: NAMI

Amanda McCann

School Counselor

New teaching and learning materials coming to your child's class in fall 2023

Starting fall 2023, teachers will use new books and lessons to teach social studies and help students develop their social and emotional skills. For more information (in English, Russian and Spanish) click here to navigate to the district newsletter.

Prairie Got 'Em youth camp June 9th-11th

Prairie Got ‘Em youth camp.  Improvement, learning and fun.  Join us June ninth, tenth and eleventh at Prairie high school.  Cost is seventy five dollars.  Hone your skills, learn from coaches and players, deepen your understanding, unlock football secrets.  Scan QR code to register.  Day one Friday June ninth four to six pm.  Combines and position training.  Day two Saturday June tenth ten am to one pm, tackling, position training, obstacle challenge.  Day three Sunday June eleventh, ten am to one pm.  College day practice, seven v seven, linemen challenge, Prairie bowl.  This event is not sponsored or endorsed by Battle Ground Public School District.

3 v 3 Ridgefield Hoopfest - June 4th

Three v three Ridgefield Hoopfest.  Sponsored by Ridgefield Youth Ball.  Three game guarantee, grades four through six.  Sixty dollar entry.  Boys and girls divisions.  View Ridge middle school, Ridgefield.  Sunday, June fourth.  Questions, email  .  Register at  This event is not sponsored or endorsed by Battle Ground Public Schools.

Clark County Youth Commission - youth advisory board applications, due by June 1st

The Clark County Youth Commission, an official youth advisory board to the Clark County Council, is seeking youth from all walks of life to join its group for the next school year. Please visit the Clark County Youth commission webpage to view information about this wonderful opportunity, click here to navigate to the webpage.

The Youth Commission wants to be even more intentional about reaching out to youth who are currently underrepresented or unrepresented in the group and extend an invitation for those youth to apply to join the board.

It is our hope you will look closely at the extraordinary young people you know, whether they’re in your class or somewhere else around Pleasant Valley Middle School, or in other parts of your community, and ask: Who hasn’t yet had an opportunity to have a leadership role in their community? Who has experienced things their peers haven’t and/or has a unique point of view? Who needs to know their voice is valued? Who are the deep thinkers? Who has a lot to offer? Please considering sharing this opportunity with these young people. The group continuously strives to be more representative of the diversity of youth living in Clark County.

Between now and June 1, we are actively recruiting for Youth Commission members to fill 13 vacancies throughout Clark County:

· All open positions are available for youth who live in Clark County.

· New Leader positions are available for youth with no previous leadership experience.

· We have some positions open to students living in the geographical boundaries of specific school districts as the Youth Commission uses school district boundaries to ensure broad representation of youth from all areas of the county.

More information about the Youth Commission and applications to apply can be found at: Click here to navigate to the Clark County Youth Commission webpage. The application is available in Word, PDF, and Google Forms.

PV PTA news

Enrollment is open for district’s alternative learning experience programs

Battle Ground Public Schools’ specialized and alternative learning experience programs are accepting enrollment applications for the 2023-24 school year. The district offers specialized and alternative programs for students in kindergarten through high school. Learn more about each program and how to enroll on the district website.

Calling next year's kindergartners!

Online enrollment is open for 2023-24 kindergartners. Any child who will be 5 years old by Aug. 31, 2023, is eligible to enter kindergarten in the fall. To enroll, parents will need proof of their child's birth date (such as a birth certificate) and a signed and completed Washington state certificate of immunization status form or a completed certificate of exemption form. Please note that the state of Washington requires that immunization records be medically verified.

Have your documents ready and enroll online now so that you and your child can attend kindergarten orientation in the spring.

Transitional Kindergarten

Battle Ground Public Schools now offers Transitional Kindergarten for children who will turn 4 years old by Aug. 31 and meet certain eligibility requirements. The program is offered at Daybreak, Glenwood Heights, Tukes Valley and Yacolt primary schools. Visit our Transitional Kindergarten website to learn more about the program and fill out an online eligibility form by June 16. Families who qualify will be notified after June 23.

BGPS Crossing Guard and other employment opportunities

Battle Ground Public Schools.  Apply now!  School crossing guards.  Pay is $18.95 to $25.39 hourly, part time.  Benefits* Medical, dental, vision, paid holidays, sick leave, state retirement benefits.  Benefits vary based on number of hours worked.  Questions?  Call 360-885-6577.  .  This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Battle Ground Public Schools.  We’re hiring!  Benefits* Medical, dental, vision, paid holidays, sick time, state retirement benefits.  Benefits vary based on number of hours worked.  Questions?  Call 360-885-6577.  .  This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Family and Community Resource Center

Battle Ground Public Schools’ Family and Community Resource Center (FCRC) helps meet the needs of families faced with housing instability and similar economic challenges.

While a main goal of the FCRC is to assist families experiencing housing instability, it can also help connect families with many other types of resources and is intended to respond to the changing needs of the community.

The FCRC is a continuation of the district’s joint efforts with the Battle Ground Education Foundation, an all-volunteer, nonprofit community organization whose purpose is to leverage community resources to help maintain quality education for all students in Battle Ground schools.

The Family Resource Guide is full of contacts to aid families in connecting with agencies who are able to help with a great variety of needs. Please click the link below to view this helpful guide.

Family Resource Guide

(click below to be redirected to the FCRC page)

Family and Community Resource Center (FCRC)
Phone: (360) 885-5434

School lunch information

There will be a charge for all school meals beginning on the first day of school, Aug. 31, 2022. The USDA waiver that allowed school districts to provide free breakfast and lunch expired at the end of last school year. For the 2022-23 school year, families will be charged regular prices for school meals. Free / reduced meal applications for the 2022-23 school year are available on Skyward (Family Access).

NOTE: Those who qualify for free/reduced lunch may also be eligible for decreased school fees. To learn more and to apply, visit

Meal information and prices

June Menu

You can always find the most current menu and other nutritional information on the Sodexo webpage HERE.

Lunch Prices

Elementary School: $2.85
Middle School: $3.20
High School: $3.60
ALE: $3.20
Adult: $4.75

Free & Reduced: $0

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BGPS information links

Here are some helpful links to the Battle Ground Public Schools website for back to school information.


Bus routes (to be updated the week before school)


Free/reduced lunch application


Medication at school and other health information

Nutrition services (menus, meal prices)

School supplies

Reporting Absences - Russian/Ukrainian attendance line information

Please be sure to contact the school office to excuse absences for your student. Absences may be excused up to three school days after a student returns from the absence. Read below for more important attendance information and contact information for reporting absences.

Our Russian/Ukrainian Support team would like to announce the new attendance line for Russian and Ukrainian families.

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Download Russian/Ukrainian attendance line flyer:
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Every student at Pleasant Valley Middle School is known by name, strength, and need.
We believe ALL students can experience academic and personal growth.
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School hours

Regular days: 8:10 - 2:40

Late start Wed.: 9:10 - 2:40

Early Release: 8:10 - 11:40

2-hr late start: 10:10 - 2:40

2023-24 school year district calendar available now

View this year's school calendar as well as the newly-approved calendar for the 2023-24 school year on the BGPS website HERE.

Just select the link for the year you wish to view and the language in which you wish to view it.

***Updated 4/12/23*** BGSD Calendars 2022-2023

Battle Ground Student and Family Handbook 2022-2023

Pleasant Valley Middle Handbook 2022-2023

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The Battle Ground Public Schools provides equal opportunity in programs and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin/language, creed/religion, sex, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a service animal by a person with a disability, age, marital status, honorably discharged veteran or military status, HIV/Hepatitis C status. The district provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other

designated youth groups. Contact the following regarding questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Tom Adams, Director of Student Services,, Title IX Compliance Officer, 360.885.5415; Michelle Reinhardt, Executive Director of Human Resources,, Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator/Section 504/ADA Coordinator, 360.885.5481; or a letter may be submitted to the designated coordinator at the Battle Ground Public Schools, PO Box 200, Battle Ground, WA 98604

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May 28, 2023

Issue #19-23