Park Village Weekly Newsletter

August 28, 2022

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Upcoming Events

9/5 - Labor Day (No School)

9/9 - Ice Cream Social

9/19 - Professional Growth Day (No School)

9/23 - Paper Picnic with Penguins

9/28 - Picture Day


The new school year has begun, and this means a new year of learning and growth awaits our students at Park Village!

Please help give them the tools they need to succeed by making a donation to Park Village Foundation’s Annual Golden Envelope Pledge Drive. Our goal is to keep ALL of the same academic and community programs that make Park Village a top-rated elementary school in Poway Unified - and a CA Distinguished School. Since 2004, the Park Village Foundation has collected donations from generous parents like you to fill the gaps in our school’s budget and provide an enriched educational experience benefiting every child in school. Last year, we spent over $100,000 providing Art, Music, Physical Education, Science, and Technology programs for our students. We cannot achieve these goals without you, our PV families!

Join us today in continuing the tradition of excellence at Park Village by making your 100% tax-deductible donation to the PV Foundation. ( The suggested contribution is $350 per student, but donations of every size are welcomed and appreciated, and payment options are available.

STUDENTS grades 3-5: How to Keep Your Child's Chromebook Running Smoothly

Now that we're back in school, teachers are noticing that many student Chromebooks are not up to date. System updates fix 95% of Chromebook issues and it's not difficult to do.

PUSD Chromebook Tips - Device Updates (
This short video will describe how you and your child can keep the Chromebook up-to-date. If the Chromebook hasn't been updated in a while, you may need to check for updates multiple times.

Remind your child to completely shut down their Chromebook at least once per week, as shown in the video above. This allows the device to receive updates automatically.

More tips and Chromebook information can be found on the PVES website at

Become a room Parent Volunteer

Welcome back to what’s sure to be another great year! Looking for ways to volunteer this year? Each class will need a room parent (or room parent team) to help relay important information to the class, coordinate events throughout the year, and provide support to the teacher. Typical room parent duties include forwarding important information to your classes, planning class parties and coordinating other events such as teacher/staff week, collecting information, and working closely with your teacher to ensure a smooth and fun year for the students.

There will be a room parent meeting with details to come. If you are interested in being a room parent please notify your teacher. It is extremely helpful for our teachers to have room parents, and makes it much easier for our parents to receive important communications from the school as well as planning all the fun things our kids love to do!

Please direct any questions to Thank you for your consideration!

Paper Picnic with Penguins

SAVE THE DATE: Friday, September 23rd (Time schedule TBD)

We're bring Picnic with Penguins back and our first one to kick off the new year will be a paper fundraiser, "Paper Picnic with Penguins". Please help our school by donating a ream of copy paper as your ticket to enter and have lunch with your child during their lunchtime.

“Picnic with Penguins” is sponsored by D.A.D.S (more on the D.A.D.S. Group below) and is an opportunity for all parents to come enjoy lunch with their student on campus. Some parents bring lunches from nearby restaurants and some bring in lunches made at home. If you're running late you can always get a school lunch for free! Feel free to hang out with your child while they eat lunch and use it as a great opportunity to take a break from your day to spend quality time with your children, and meet other parents.


1. There will be many adults visiting campus. All Adults are required to sign in at the front gate. Do not go through the front office and there is no need to sign out to leave campus

2. Please comply with all traffic and parking regulations on and adjacent to campus. Absolutely NO PARKING allowed in the school parking lot as this is for staff only.

3. Please do not take food onto the playground areas, and please dispose of all trash properly.

D.A.D.S. Group, the acronym stands for Dedicated And Determined Support is a group of (mostly, but not exclusively) fathers who want to make a positive impact on our children's school and school experience. In addition to organizing Picnic with Penguins, the D.A.D.S. Group sponsors and supports several school events throughout the year and engaged in many campus maintenance and improvement projects over the years.

Volunteer Opportunities

In order to volunteer on-campus, please make sure you refer to the Poway Unifed School District's list of qualifications by clicking here.

Off-Campus Volunteer Opportunities

  • Yearbook Editor - Do you like digital scrapbooking? We're looking to build a team of editors to help work on our annual PVES yearbook! Editing is done through, so if you've enjoyed making those custom layouts for your child's yearbook, then you already know what to do! Please contact Rachel,, if interested.

On-Campus Volunteer Opportunities

  • Yearbook Photographer - For school wide events, we are looking for a few photographers to come and capture some memories. No professional photography skills or equipment needed. In fact, a lot of the photos from last year's yearbook were taken on an iPhone. Please contact Rachel,, if interested.

If you are interested in being added to a volunteer-only mailing list, please send your email address to

Parking Lot Reminder

Please do not park in the school parking lot. All spots are reserved for staff members only. Handicapped spots are open to those who have handicapped permits. We are already short on parking spots for all of our staff members. Thank you very much for your help.

Pick Up And Drop Off Reminders

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Yearbooks are on sale now!

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Purchase your yearbook through this link:

Visit the shop here:

Purchased items can be delivered to your child's classroom, no shipping fees. Items delivered to directly to a home address will be charged a shipping fee. Any questions? Please email

Friends Of The Foundation

Thank you to all the 2022-2023 Friends of the Foundation for supporting our students.

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