Principal's Report

A Weekly Update from Perkiomen Valley Middle School East

A Word From Dr. Clune

Dear PV East Parents,


We had a great Outdoor Movie Night last Wednesday. Many thanks to our East Home & School Association for sponsoring this event. It was so much fun! We will definitely need to do it again.


I hope everyone is looking forward to a long weekend. Please remember that there is No School on Monday. To all of our families celebrating Rosh Hashanah, we wish you a good and sweet new year.


Last Wednesday was picture day. If you did not order a photo package for your child in advance, you will still be able to order online later. Picture retake day will be November 11.


Your feedback from Meet The Teacher Night is greatly appreciated. Please use this form.


https://forms.gle/SsBeyYZg9eN8nZ256



Please consider registering for the Fall Colors 5K on Saturday, October 15th. The race will take place behind PV East and directly supports PV Woods. In particular, this race helps support our initiatives to add more gardens, chairs, walking trails, trees, etc. right behind our school! There are many more upgrades that we want to add outside. If you register by Monday you will be guaranteed a t-shirt in your size. We will also be introducing the newest PVSD mascot on October 15th along with some other great updates. We are expecting some Lenape people to be joining us as well. This will be a great family event.


There are several clubs that are sharing information. These include Cooking Club, Art Club, PVTV, Ursinus Project, and Spring Musical. Please check out our Activities page on our website. You can email the advisor of any club listed.


https://www.pvsd.org/east/activities/



Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. We maintain a very active social media presence.



Sincerely,

Seamus Clune, Ph.D.


#EastROCKs

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Fall Colors 5K

The First Annual Fall Colors 5K will be hosted by Lenape Arboretum and PV Woods in partnership with Perkiomen Valley School District Foundation. Join us on Saturday, October 15th, for this 3.1-mile race starting at 9:00am at Perkiomen Valley Middle School East's campus, located at 100 Kagey Road, Collegeville.

Traverse PVMS East's beautiful campus as the Fall Colors 5K leads you through their cross-country course through Lenape Arboretum and over the athletic fields. Enjoy the beautiful fall scenery and a challenge as you run! In addition to the race, there will be fun activities for kids held by the Take Action club!

There are a few ways you can participate in the Fall Colors 5K:

  1. Individual 5K - do the 5K as an individual and receive a time. Includes a race t-shirt* and access to the Fun Zone.
  2. 5K Relay - a team of 5 participants will take on the 5K. Each teammate does a 1K. Create your team name, create and bring your baton, and make a uniform (optional!), but above all, have fun with your friends! Includes a race t-shirt for each participant* and access to the Fun Zone. You must register all five members at the time of registration. If you need to change team members, contact foundation@pvsd.org.
  3. Virtual 5K - if you cannot make the event or live far away, you can still participate! This option includes an event t-shirt mailed to you*.

Register before Friday, September 25th, to be guaranteed a 100% Recycled race t-shirt! For more race information, click here.

Proceeds of this event will go towards revitalization efforts at PV Woods and funding projects within the Perkiomen Valley School District. Learn more about PVSD Foundation here. Learn more about PV Woods here.

If you have any questions about the event, please get in touch with foundation@pvsd.org.

Perkiomen Valley School District Foundation
3 Iron Bridge Drive
Collegeville, PA 19426

www.PVSDFoundation.org
Facebook/Instagram/Twitter: @PVSDFoundation

*T-shirt guaranteed if registered before 9/25. If you register after that, shirts will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Special Education Spotlight

Are you looking for a GREAT event? Spring-Ford SD is hosting a Special Education Resource Fair & Family Fun Day on Saturday, October 15th from 10 am - 1 pm. The event will include family-friendly activities, raffles, and a resource fair that highlights local special needs service providers. In addition to this link: https://www.spring-ford.net/about-spring-ford/resourcefair, attached is the flyer for the Resource Fair.

Home & School Association Updates

Save the Date:

Activity Night will be held Friday October 21st. More details to come. This is a student only event.



Stay Connected

For the latest news and information, follow our Facebook page at Perkiomen Valley Middle School East Home and School Association.

Ursinus Project

All students were sent an invitation to apply for the Ursinus Project. This is an award winning mentoring program with Ursinus College. You child needs their PVSD account to register.

Ursinus Program Student Registration 9/22 (East)




A unique opportunity for East students to meet twice a week for an hour with Ursinus students. You will engage in a variety of activities to build a relationship with each other. This program will assist you with making connections and setting goals. There is no cost to the program but you must apply as there is limited space.

The information you give us below will help us match you with a small group of PV students and an Ursinus mentor.



FILL OUT FORM

6th Grade Outdoor School Dates

We have rescheduled our dates at the Outdoor School to accommodate all three 6th Grade teams. The NEW dates are as follows.


  • Odyssey Team - October 25th
  • Voyager Team - October 26th
  • Explorer Team - October 27th

Message from the Counseling Center

The Counseling Center offers a few different counseling groups throughout the school year. One of those groups is called the Anxiety Group. For the first trimester it is open to 6th grade students only. This group is an educational group for students to learn about anxiety and ways of coping. It is held during advisory on Thursdays. If you are interested in your child participating or if you have questions, please contact Kristin Hildreth khildreth@pvsd.org

PV Athletics Update

At our recent home football games, administration has observed the need for greater oversight of our elementary and middle school students. For the remainder of the football season, Middle School Students MUST be accompanied by an adult to gain entry into the game. Student safety is our highest priority and we appreciate your support.

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.


Sign up for your child(ren) to receive a Power Packs bag by filling out this form: 2022-23 Power Packs or by emailing PowerPacks@pvsd.org.


If you would like to make a donation to Power Packs, please do so by sending a check to the District Office at 3 Iron Bridge Dr. Collegeville made out to PVSD and note Power Packs in the memo line or donate through PayPal. For PayPal the email to send a donation is donations@pvsd.org. Thank you for your support!

Nurse's Notes

HEALTH EXAMS: Please remember that 6th grade students require a physical examination and 7th grade students require a dental examination. If your child has had these examinations, please be sure to send a copy to the Nurse's office. Forms are available on the PV website. Your cooperation with this is most appreciated!


SCOLIOSIS SCREENING: School law requires that a screening for scoliosis be performed on all children in grade 7. The Perkiomen Valley School District will conduct a scoliosis screening program beginning September 6, 2022. The purpose of the screening program is to detect possible curvature of the spine in children. If the condition is detected early and appropriately treated, progressive spinal deformity may be prevented. All grade 7 students are scheduled to be screened.

The screening test is very simple and can be performed in less than a minute. The school nurse will check your child’s back by observing it while your child is standing and bending forward. You will be contacted if there is any reason to have your child examined by your pediatrician, family physician, or orthopedist.

Your cooperation is essential to help us make the program run smoothly. If you have any objections to having your child participate in the screening program, please inform the school nurse in writing by September 2, 2022.

MEDICATIONS: If your child has been diagnosed with a life-threatening allergy, seizures or asthma AND requires emergency medication, please be sure to bring the medication to school with the appropriate forms completed by the physician. Forms can be found on the PV website.


Please don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child. I can be reached at 610-409-8580 or emailed at tespersen@pvsd.org

Safe2Say

Our students can submit an anonymous tip through the Safe2Say Program. Tips are typically related to a variety of challenges our students experience or witness, such as bullying, harassment, disrespectful language, safety concerns, etc. When a tip is received, the State (who runs Safe2Say) immediately follows up with building administrators.

Important Dates

Sept 26 No School

Oct 5 No School

Oct 10 No School

Oct 15 Fall Colors 5K

Oct 19 1/2 day inservice day, dismissal at 11:30