Evergreen Express


A Message from Mrs. Franciosa...

Hello Evergreen Families,

The Popsicle Social was a wonderful event! So many of our families came out to enjoy each other's company, terrific weather, and a sweet treat. Thank you to our Home & School for organizing the event and to all the staff who volunteered to hand out the popsicles.

We had many new faces at our Home & School meeting on Wednesday evening. We hope many more can join us for our next meeting on October 20th.

On Friday, October 14th Home & School will be hosting our Little Viking Fun Run. Please look for more information later in this email. The company 99 Pledges is utilized to organize the pledges for the Fun Run. If you do not want your email shared with the company, please email Mrs. Harp at dharp@pvsd.org by Wednesday, September 21st.

"Autumn is the season that teaches us that change can be beautiful."-Unknown

Enjoy the first day of fall this week.

Have a terrific weekend!

Sharon Franciosa

Principal, Evergreen Elementary School

Week of September 19, 2022

  • Monday, September 19th: B Day
  • Tuesday, September 20th: C Day
  • Wednesday, September 21st: D Day
  • Thursday, September 22nd: E Day (Meet The Teacher Night)
  • Friday, September 23rd: F Day

*Monday, September 26th: School Closed (Rosh Hashanah)

Evergreen Picture Day: Thursday, October 6th

Order Your Pictures Before Picture Day: Click Here

There is no paperwork or picture form to hand in to be photographed. All ordering is done online prior to picture day and all students will be photographed.

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Dismissal Change

If you need to make an unexpected dismissal change during the day, please contact the main office via telephone (610-409-9751) by 2:30pm, if possible.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • September 22nd: Grades 1-5 Meet the Teacher Night
  • September 26th: Holiday--Schools Closed (Rosh Hashanah)
  • October 5th: Holiday--Schools Closed (Yom Kippur)
  • October 6th: Evergreen Picture Day
  • October 10th: Inservice Day--No School for Students
  • October 14th: Evergreen's Home & School Little Viking Fun Run
  • October 19th: Early Dismissal for Students
  • October 20th: Home & School Meeting at 7pm via Zoom
  • October 28th: Trunk or Treat (5pm-7pm) [rain date: Saturday, 10/29]

Grades 1-5 Meet The Teacher Night

All parents and guardians of students in grades 1-5 are invited to our Meet The Teacher Night.

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2022

Location: Onsite at Evergreen Elementary School


  • Session 1: 7pm-7:25pm (5th Grade Only: Math Session)
  • Session 2: 7:30pm-7:55pm
  • Session 3: 8:00pm-8:25pm

Parking: Side parking lot and back playground

Grades 3-5 Band & Orchestra Reminder

Forms to enroll your child in the in the Instrumental Music Program for 2022-2023 are due by Sunday, September 18th.

Instrumental Music Sign Up Information Flyer (Google) (JPEG) (PDF)

Our Fabulous 5th Graders

September 2022

It’s a new year and there are already so many exciting things happening in 5th grade! Students kicked off their first weeks of school by receiving their brand new chromebooks, complete with touchscreen and stylus! These new devices will definitely be put to good use throughout the school year and we are so excited to finally have them in the hands of our fifth graders!

Students kicked off science this year by completing a fun challenge “Saving Fred” where the kids worked together in small groups to practice their problem solving skills. Their goal was to get Fred, the gummy worm, back into his capsized boat while wearing his life vest. Everyone had a blast participating and a few groups were successful in their rescue mission. This was an awesome introduction activity that hopefully has your child excited about their science lessons and looking forward to their upcoming unit on Engineering.

Our fifth graders have also been practicing their email etiquette skills in Language Arts! They have learned the do’s and don’ts of writing emails to their teachers, reviewed examples and crafted their own emails to show what they know!

In the upcoming weeks our fifth grade students will be completing some beginning of the year testing--F&P and DIBELS assessments. These initial assessments will help teachers better understand where students are academically as well as determine their reading levels and areas where additional support is needed. These will take place during the W.I.N period (What I Need!)

We are looking forward to a great school year together!

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Evergreen Library Birthday Book Program

The Evergreen Library would like to introduce everyone to a wonderful program running in the Library – our Birthday Book Program. Through this program families can donate a book to our school library in honor of your child’s birthday. This allows you to do something special for your child and our school at the same time.

When you purchase a book with this program, we will do the following:

  • Put a special bookplate in the front of the book with your child’s name.

  • Present the book to your child during the closest scheduled library session to his/her birthday.

  • Check out the brand new book for your child to take home first and share with you.

  • In short, we will do our best to make your child feel special!

If you are interested in participating in this program, please fill out the form that came home or click here and return the form to school. We will start presenting books in October. If your child’s birthday is in June, July, August, or September we will celebrate on his/her “half-year” birthday.

The cost of an average library book including special binding, processing, and shipping, is $20.00. We ask for this monetary donation from you, rather than a book donation. You may help us select the interest and grade level of the birthday book. We would prefer to select the books, as we know what we already have and can usually get a sturdier binding for hardback books that withstands multiple circulations.

If you participate in the program, we will contact you several weeks before your child’s birthday to let you know which book we have chosen for your child’s birthday donation. We would prefer to have payment included when you sign up. This will greatly simplify the process for us, and allow us better advantages for ordering. However, if you choose to participate in the program and would like to send payment later, that will be fine, too!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email. Thank you for your consideration of this program.

Thank you!

Lisa Lane (Library Media Specialist; llane@pvsd.org)

Bridget Komara (Library Assistant; bkomara@pvsd.org)

Popsicle Social: 9-16-22

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Safety Information

Ensuring the safety for our students, staff, and visitors is a top priority.

It is important that students learn how to be safe. During our Safety Weeks, which will conclude this week, we will practice the different Standard Response Protocols including the Hold, Secure, Shelter, Lockdown, and Evacuate safety drills. Student friendly and age-appropriate language is used.

For more information about our emergency preparedness, please visit https://iloveuguys.org/The-Standard-Response-Protocol.html

Volunteer Clearances

Click on this button to learn about clearances for volunteering.

PV Food Service Webpage

Click on this button to find menus, free/reduced information, School Cafe accounts, etc.

Community Bulletin Board Page

Want to find out what's going on in the PV Community? Click on this button for flyers about upcoming events in and around our area! To submit an event for posting, please send a PDF version of your flyer to webmaster@pvsd.org for review.

22-23 District & Instructional Calendars

Please click on this button to find the monthly district event calendars and the 22-23 district instructional calendar

PV Power Packs

PV Power Packs is a weekend food program for students experiencing food insecurity. Bags of food, including 2 breakfast items, 2 lunch items, 2 snacks, and 2 fruits, are sent home with students prior to every weekend. There is no financial information required to participate in this program and students pick up their bags from their counselor or designated person every week.

For more information regarding how to receive a Power Pack for your child or to make donations to the Power Packs program, click here: https://www.pvsd.org/families/pv-power-packs/

Powerpacks Application (Spanish)

Flexible Instructional Days (FID) in 22-23

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) approved the use of Flexible Instructional Days (FID) as an alternate form of instruction in response to inclement weather or other emergencies. On a FID day, instruction will be virtual. FID assist schools in meeting the required 180 student days. PA Schools may use up to five (5) FID per school year - in PVSD, we will utilize FID when all 3 inclement weather days built into the district calendar are used.

For more information and and the elementary FID schedule, CLICK HERE.

Having Tech Issues?

Here are a few friendly reminders from the Technology Department about where to go if you are having issues with any of the following:

Evergreen Attendance Line

If your child is going to be absent please be sure to call or email the Evergreen attendance line. It may be helpful to save the phone number and email address in your cell phone.

Call: 610-409-9751 and press #1

Email: EVAttendance@pvsd.org

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