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Park Village Elementary - A 2018 CA Distinguished School

September 11, 2020

Upcoming Events

09/17 -- Back to School Night -- More Info Coming!!

09/30 -- Last day to order yearbooks with 10% discount

Go to https://app.peachjar.com/flyers/all/schools/52513 for PVES digital flyers

Back to School Night / Thursday, September 17th

Back To School Night is scheduled for this coming Thursday (9/17) and will be held via Zoom meetings (schedule below). This will be an opportunity for you to learn more about classroom activities as well as important information and school updates. Schedules are for both “on-campus” option and “VLA” option classes.

To join your classroom meeting, you will need to use your child’s PUSD Zoom account. Each teacher will be providing their families with Zoom login information prior to Thursday.

Grade level schedules are as follows:

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Grades: 3rd/4th combo, Grade 4, 4th/5th combo, Grade 5

6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Grades: TK/ Kindergarten, K/1 combo, Grade 1,

1st/2nd combo, Grade 2, 2/3 combo, Grade 3

Suspension of Elementary Time-Banking Days

Beginning this week, all PUSD elementary schools will be suspending the use of time-banking days for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. This is necessary due to an adjustment in the way ADA (average daily attendance) is being calculated during the pandemic. All schools have been directed to adjust their schedules accordingly. This will result in a 5-day per week consistent daily schedule with no Tuesday time-banking day. Our instructional day will still end at roughly the same time with minimal changes. Teachers will be sharing their adjusted grade-level schedules this week.

Golden Envelope Pledge Drive

The Park Village Foundation is excited for the new school year and supporting our wonderful students, Principal, teachers, and staff. The Golden Envelope Pledge Drive in full swing!

Thank you so much to the families that have already placed their donation. We truly appreciate the generosity of our Park Village Families. We've reached 3% of our goal so far. Let's keep going!

Can we reach 25% by next week?

Did you know that most elementary schools in PUSD do not receive the supplemental science, art, music, PE, and technology offerings that are provided here at Park Village?

Our goal this school year is to raise 160,000 to continue providing the enriched curriculum that is no longer funded by the State.


We are encouraging all families to donate online.

Please visit our website: www.parkvillagefoundation.com to place your donation. If you are unable to donate online, please email parkvillagefoundation@gmail.com for help.

PTA Meeting - Reschedule

Due to a scheduling conflict with Westview high school’s Back to School Night our September PTA meeting is TBD. As soon as the new date is scheduled we will post it on the PTA Facebook page and Park Village calendar! Hope to you can join us!

Park Village PTA

Searching for Friends of the Foundation

Many of you might know of, or have a personal relationship with a business that might like to partner with Park Village Elementary as a Friend of the Foundation. Our organization depends on tax-deductible donations from community members for support. Friends of the Foundation help ensure our ability to continue the programs currently in place, and help us reach our additional goals for this year, and beyond. Every dollar donated goes directly to our students’ education! Our Friends of the Foundation Program offers two monetary donation levels, each with increasing benefits. Of course, donations of any amount are accepted and appreciated! Please send an email to Jim Buchmiller, jcbuchmiller@san.rr.com with your ideas. Thank You!


PTA Reflections Program 2020

by Jennifer Myers, Reflections Chair

Calling All Creative Kids! This year’s Reflections theme—“I matter because...”— has many possibilities. Ask your child to think about the theme and talk about what it means to them. The thought process behind the entries is as important as the how well the creative works are executed.

Brainstorming Starting Points:

I matter to someone/something? I matter to a family member, pet, friend, an organization...

I matter to my grandma because we play checkers every Sunday, or I matter to my dog because I take him on walks and feed him

I matter because I make my school/city/world a better place? How?

I matter because my girl scout troop helps clean up beaches.

I matter because I will grow up to do great things...

I matter because I read books about science and I want to cure diseases.

I matter because I am part of a generation that will...

I matter because my generation and I will take the steps to slow global warming.

I matter because of my actions...

I matter because I wear a mask to help slow the spread of COVID19 and other diseases.

I matter because I care about...

I matter because I care about why people are protesting in our streets.

Let your child get creative and have fun! They can create a piece of artwork or short film, take a photo, choreograph a dance, and/or write a song or story that captures the theme in their own unique way!

This year is a different in that entries will be digital to limit contact.

There will be a fillable pdf entry form in a future issue.

Artwork will need to be carefully photographed or scanned.

Entries will be sent to info@artskiddoo.com I can provide a dropbox for large files.

Entries will be due by 9pm, October 16th.

Entries will be displayed in a digital gallery. As dance choreography and film pieces are likely to have images of students, there is the option to opt out of the digital gallery.

Rules by Category and Student packets can be downloaded at:


Please note the student packets on this site will include an entry form. Please do NOT use this form, but the specific entry form for Park Village that will be available in the near future.

If you have any questions, please contact Reflections Chair, Jennifer Myers at info@artskiddoo.com.

Box Tops for Education

BOX TOPS has transitioned to digital submission! It's now easier than ever to earn money for our school. Download the app, scan your receipt, and your earnings will instantly show up in the PVE account.


  • The new method of submitting Box Tops is to scan your receipt via a downloadable app. The new style Box Tops will say "SCAN" and may only be submitted this way.
  • You have 14 days to scan your receipt otherwise, it becomes invalid.
  • Please watch the "how to" video below for more information & instructions.
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh94b2BvFK4

We will be having competitions as the year goes on. Here's how to start:

1. Download the app.

2. Scan your receipt every time you go to a grocery store. You don't even have to check to see if you bought anything that is Box Tops. Just get in the habit of scanning after every grocery trip. The app will tell you if you earned box tops for your school.

3. At the bottom of the app, find the "star" and enter your teacher's name for credit for your class.

Contact Box Tops Chair, Cheryl Sifferlen, at sifferlens@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Shop at Amazon and Earn Money for PV

Did you know you can support PV all year long with as little as a mouse click? Use our link to Amazon every time you make a purchase so our school can receive a cash-back percentage of your total order. Better yet, bookmark our Amazon link and use it as you buy those needed last minute back-to-school items, holiday gifts, and more. It’s a win-win! Plus, if you designate “Park Village Elementary Education Foundation” as the charity for AmazonSmile, you earn an additional 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases for PV Foundation. https://smile.amazon.com/?ie=UTF8&tag=wwwpveefcom-20

Park Village is on Social Media!

Visit our social media pages to view video messages from our teachers! We love seeing photos of our kiddos distance learning and having fun at home. Don’t forget to tag us!

Follow us on Facebook:

Park Village Foundation: https://www.facebook.com/parkvillagefoundation/

D.A.D.S. Group: https://www.facebook.com/ParkVillageDADS/

Park Village PTA: https://www.facebook.com/PVpenguinsPTA

Follow us on Instagram:

Park Village Elementary: https://www.instagram.com/parkvillageelem/

D.A.D.S. Group: https://www.instagram.com/parkvillagedads/

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