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Park Village Elementary - A 2018 CA Distinguished School

October 11, 2019

Upcoming Events

10/14 - 10/18 MTM Lessons: Paul Klee

10/16 - Reflections Entries DUE | 8:40 am @ Lunch Area

10/17 - Make-Up Picture Day

10/17 - Parent Info Night, Hosted by Principal Mosgrove | 6:00 pm @ MPR

10/18 - Spirit Day: Sports Day

10/18 - PTA Association Meeting | 8 am @ MPR

10/18 - Scholastic Book Fair Opens | 8:40 am @ H102

10/18 - Friday Flag | 9:00 am @ Lunch Area

10/18 - Reflections Artist Showcase | 5:00 pm @ In front of K building

10/18 - D.A.D.S. Movie Night | 5:00 - 9:00 pm @ Blacktop

10/21 - 10/25 Scholastic Book Fair

10/24 - 4th Grade Science Night | 6:45 pm @ MPR

10/25 - Picnic with Penguins

10/25 - Ice Cream Social | 3:20 pm @ Lunch Area

10/26 - D.A.D.S. Sponsored Canyon Bike Ride

Go to https://parkvillagefoundation.com/pages/calendar for additional calendar events

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

D.A.D.S. Group Meeting tonight (Oct 11) 7PM at Geoff's Place

D.A.D.S. = Dedicated and Determined Support. Come and find out what you can do to help our school. Food, beverages, and a good time will be had. Meet new Dads. Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084ea9ae2da5f85-friday3 to find out the address, or email Victor at pvesdads1@gmail.com.

Parking Lot Reminder

Please remember that the parking lot is for teachers and staff only, with the exception of the clearly marked visitor spots. We have many support staff members whose hours begin after class is in session. When they have to spend their time searching for parking off campus, it negatively impacts our student services. Thank you for your help!

Parent Info Night: PV Update

Join Principal Mosgrove on Thursday, October 17 at 6 pm in the MPR to find out what's happening at PV. He will discuss district initiatives and work being done at school, followed by a Q&A session.

Spirit Day on October 18: Sports Day

By Alex Kun, Student Council Communications Officer

Are you proud of the Padres? Are you cheerful for the Chargers? Get pumped for the October Spirit Day, Sports Day! It will be on Friday, October 18 (also a Friday Flag day). Represent your favorite team (professional or college) by wearing a team jersey, uniform or cap. Batter Up!

Note: Please no mouth guards, helmets, cleats, or any accessory that will affect your speech or movement.

PTA Association Meeting

Please join us at the next PTA Association Meeting on Friday, October 18 at 8 am in the Lunch Area. We would love for all our members attend, in order to approve the 2019-2020 budget and conduct other PTA business.

D.A.D.S. Movie Night ~ October 18, 5-9 PM

Family Movie Night Hosted by the D.A.D.S. Group. Come enjoy this FREE event (but keep a look out for the tip jars)! Dads will be grilling hot dogs with all the fixings, and serving nachos, popcorn, cotton candy, chili, hot chocolate, and punch. Vegetarian and gluten-free options too, upon request! Bring chairs, blankets, and jackets. The students voted on the movie to show, results are coming. We'll also need a lot of Dads to come help. Sign up sheet is at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084ea9ae2da5f85-movie3. Keep the date open! Contact Victor at pvesdads1@gmail.com for questions.

Reflections Entries Due Wednesday, Oct 16

by Jennifer Myers, Reflections Chair

Last call for Artists ! Completed Reflections entries are due October 16, 8:40-9:00 am in the lunch area before school begins. If you are not able to drop off an artwork at this time, you may drop off at 12222 Dormouse Rd. prior to Oct. 16 at 4 pm. Judging needs to take place prior to movie night, so Wednesday is a firm deadline.

The Reflections artist's showcase is next Friday evening, October 18, in conjunction with Movie Night, located in the covered area of the K Building.

If your child wants to submit an entry, click here for the rules and entry form. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Myers at info@artskiddoo.com.

Annual Fall Scholastic Book Fair

Our annual Fall Scholastic Book Fair will be arriving at Park Village October 18-25. Please mark your calendars for this fun and exciting event. The Book Fair will be open before school, during recess & lunch, after school, and during Friday Flag. The students will also be visiting with their classroom. Feel free to visit the Book Fair anytime with or without your student. The teachers will also have a "wish list" so you can add to their classroom library.

We also need VOLUNTEERS! Volunteering at the Book Fair is the perfect way to stay connected to your child at school and help students find the books they can't wait to read. Sign up now & get ready for a fun & rewarding volunteer experience.


Learning Garden Update

Thanks to the hard work of our wonderful D.A.D.S. Group, PV's Learning Garden is operational! 5th grade planted a variety of seeds in two of the planter boxes on Monday. The goal is to grow a salad - that they will get to eat! The Learning Garden is made possible by generous community donations, community volunteers, the D.A.D.S. Group, and funding from the PV Foundation.

Grade-level Science Nights

The PV Foundation funds grade-level science nights, put on by our Science Coordinator, Mrs. Nellies. Students enjoy an evening of discovery, where they rotate through 6 stations, exploring physical science, earth science, and chemical science. The 5th graders had a blast at their science night a few weeks ago. The 4th Grade Science Night is coming up on Thursday, October 24 at 6:45 pm in the MPR.

Penguin Page Turners Book Club ~ Recommendation of the Week

The book recommended by Gianni P. of Mrs. Kirkland's class is The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani.

Best friends Sophie and Agatha are about to discover where the lost children in their kingdom go: the School for Good & Evil, where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be fairy tale heroes and villains. Follow their adventures in this exciting fantasy series. Recommended for grades 3 - 7. Check it out from the library today!

YEARBOOK - 10% off in October

Missed the September discount? No problem! Order your Yearbook by October 31 to receive 10% off the regular price! Don't wait - this is the next best discount of the 2019-2020 year! Each yearbook comes with two free, custom pages. Plus, earn $5 for PV Foundation AND a tree is planted with every purchase. https://tr5.treering.com/createAccount/101471725840797

FAQs: https://app.peachjar.com/flyers/811954/schools/52513
Questions? Contact parkvillageyearbook@gmail.com

Harvest Festival

Park Village Elementary is excited to introduce our first annual Harvest Festival! Happening Saturday, November 2 from 10 am - 1 pm, in the school parking lot. Get an early start on your holiday shopping by supporting our neighborhood arts & crafts home-based businesses and community partners. All proceeds from the event and raffles (generously donated by our local vendors) will go toward Park Village programs*. We invite PV teachers, staff, families, and members of our PV community to attend. Vendor booths are $25, admission is free. Go to http://bit.ly/2lN24Ac to register today! Questions? Contact parkvillagefoundation@gmail.com.

*Proceeds support the 4th Grade Giving Service Project, 5th Grade Promotion, PUSD Adopt-a-Family, and more.

Cross Country Fun Run on November 8

It has been an annual tradition for PV students to participate in the Invitational Cross Country Meet sponsored by the San Diego North Rotary Club. This 1 mile Fun Run is held at Mt Carmel HS for students in Grades 3 through 8. Awards are given to Winning Teams and Individuals finishing 1st through 10th in each race (by gender and grade). Oranges and water are provided to all runners. There is NO COST to participate. The run takes place on Friday, November 8 and some students may need to be checked out early from school (heats begin at 3 pm). Please contact Allison at amcclay@gmail.com if your student is interested in participating.

Volunteer Opportunities for 2019 - 2020

Park Village prides itself on our programs and events. However, they are all run by parent volunteers, and we need your help! We have opportunities of all types and sizes. Even one hour once a month can make a difference!

  • Library - Help reshelve books. This task is constant and can happen any time of day. Perhaps you can help after morning drop-off or while waiting to pick up your child in the afternoon? You can make a difference in as little as 15-20 minutes. I just need folks to stop by regularly. Many hands make light work! No experience is required. If you’re interested, please email me at sfleming@powayusd.com, or stop by the library to chat.
  • Recycling - Help sort and crush recycling. Second Wednesday of every month, 8-9 am, ESS Parking Lot. Even 15-30 minutes before school is a big help!. Contact Victor at pvesdads1@gmail.com.
  • Science Night Volunteers - You will oversee a station while our little ones sharpen their science skills with their parents. Please sign up for a night when your own child is not attending - PV Science Night Volunteers. Contact Shannon Nellies at s.nellies72@gmail.com.
  • Marquee Editor in Chief(s) - Update the marquee in the front of the school with our PVE news, and help keep our families informed! Contact Gigi in the office.


2019-2020 GATE Testing Information

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) involves services for students whose cognitive needs may require modified classroom curriculum and instruction to accommodate their learning differences and ensure their achievement. Parents may request GATE testing for students in grades 2-7.

To request GATE testing for your child, complete a GATE Parent Questionnaire/Test Consent form online through the PUSD GATE webpage - https://onlinereg.powayusd.com/GateSurvey

NOTE: Requests for GATE Testing will only be taken during the request submission window dates (now through November 22, 2019).

Test Date (only 1 test opportunity) at PARK VILLAGE ELEMENTARY: January 16, 2020

**Testing will be on site during regular school hours.

If you have questions, please contact the PVES Admin. Office at 858-484-5621.

Box Tops for Education

Do you have the All-New Box Tops App? It's the new way to earn! Use the app to scan your receipts & earn cash for Park Village. Visit https://www.boxtops4education.com for more information.

Park Village is on Social Media!

Follow us on Facebook:

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

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

Follow us on Instagram:

Park Village Foundation: https://www.instagram.com/parkvillagef/

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

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