Pleasant Valley Post

February, 2019

A Message from the Principal

Dear PVES Families,


Hello and Happy February! January was a full month for us here at school and February looks to be the same! I know the months fly by this time of year and spring will be here before we know it!


I want to thank all of our Dads, Grandpas, and Male Guardians who have been coming in and volunteering in our classrooms. We're so excited to have kicked off our Big Paws program and appreciate the response we've had to it. If you would like to volunteer in your child's classroom or in our school for a day or part of a day, please contact the school and we'll get in you touch with! Coach Carcamo who is facilitating this great program for us!


Our PTO has purchased a large load of specialty mulch for our playground! We are beyond grateful as the playground needed some new mulch added and this is a significant purchase for our school. The delivery came last week and we have had help from parents in the start of the spreading process and will finish getting it spread on the 4th! Mulch is critical to the safety of our playground. If you are available on Monday, the 4th starting at 12:30 and want to come by the school at 12:30 to help finish spreading mulch - parents and guardians are welcome to join us.


Parent Conference Night is February 7th from 1:30-7:30pm. If you have not already set up a time to come to school to talk with your child's teacher, please do so! This is a great time to touch base, ask questions and build on our school to home partnership. We hope all our families can make it!


Sincerely,

Sara Hammill

Principal

IMPORTANT CALENDAR ITEMS

Please mark your calendar:

Thursday, February 7 - Students dismissed at 1:00, Parent/Teacher confernces 1:30 - 7:30

Friday, February 8 - No school for students


Por favor marque su calendario:

jueves, 7 de enero - clases terminan temprano a la 1:00

jueves, 7 de enero - conferencias d Padres y Maestras 1:30- 7:30

viernes, 8 de enero - NO HAY CLASES

Looking for Part-time Work on a School Schedule?

PVES currently has a cafeteria monitor position open. Hours are approximately 11:00-1:30 each school day. It is a great opportunity to work and still be able to put you children on and off the bus each day! Follow the link below to apply or find out more information. Follow the link below and scroll through the jobs to look for Cafeteria Monitor - PVES position and click on it to apply.

IMORTANT INFORMATION FOR 5th GRADE PARENTS

It's the time of year that we begin working with Wilbur S. Pence Middle School to prepare our 5th Graders for their 6th Grade Year. This involves a visit to WSPMS, Pence Counselors coming to PVES to meet with 5th graders about their schedules for next year and also a Parent Night held at WSPMS to provide information for parents of rising 6th graders. Please see below for dates and details!


February 20th: 5th Grade Students Visit WSPMS, 8:30-1pm

***5th graders will spend the morning participating in an student orientation

event, tour, and eat lunch at Pence Middle School.


Lunch Menu at Pence for 2/20:

Line 1: Breaded Mozzarella. Cheese Sticks

Line 2: Chicken Taquito

Self Serve Line: Rocktown Cheese Pizza

Sides: Corn, Green Beans, Strawberries, Milk


February 20th: 7pm - Informational Meeting for Parents of 5th Graders/Rising 6th Graders

at Wilbur S. Pence Middle School

***We ask all parents of our current 5th Graders/rising 6th Graders to

attend as the Pence Middle School Administration and Staff will provide

important information and answer any questions you may have about your

student's transition to middle school.


February 25th: 1:15 - WSPMS Counselors will be at PVES to meet with 5th Graders to work

on scheduling for next school year.

Absence Notification

If your child is going to be absent from school, please remember to call the school office at 434-4557 by 9:00. Also keep in mind the RCPS attendance policy states a written note is required within three days as a follow up. New this year, we have an attendance email that you may use to send absentee notifications. Sending an email is sufficient documentation as your written note. That email address is: pvesattendance@rockingham.k12.va.us . You may send photos of doctors notes or other documentation you may have to this email as well!

Scholastic Book Fair Coming to PVES!

February 1st - 11th

8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.

Open Thursday , February 7th (Parent Conference Night) until 7:30

Location: PVES Library

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Notes from Nurse Laurie

Keeping in mind the amount of illness during this time of year, here are a few reminders to help decrease the spread of germs:

· Use tissues to cover the mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing.

· Dispose of the tissue immediately in a trash can.

· If you don’t have a tissue, cough/ sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.

· Remember to wash your hands after coughing or sneezing.

· Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

· When hands are not visibly dirty, alcohol-based hand sanitizers that contain at least 60% alcohol may be used.

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Hoops for Heart

Our basketball fundraiser event will run February 11-15 for The American Heart Association.

Look for more information to be coming home soon!

Text Message Notifications

Parents please note that in order to receive text message notifications you must opt in by texting the word "yes" to 67587. Also please remember to let the office know of any phone number changes. Inclement weather season is here!!!

SCA News

Our next SCA Spirit Day is Sports Day on Friday, February 22. We look forward to seeing our students showing off their favorite team or sport!

What's Happening at PVES?


Mrs. Rhodes’ first grade class survived place value boot camp! Students marched and learned a place value chant, lined up least to greatest by their dog tag numbers,excercised outside by hearing numbers with certain place values, used chalk on our black top, raced around the track and completed a place value scavenger hunt! Turning learning into an experience makes all the difference - great job 1st grade!

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Mrs. Howard's 4th Grade Class has been working on Passion Projects! Each student gets to explore a topic they are curious or passionate about and present their findings in various formats. Students are learning how to do something new, researching something they want to know more about, or creating something (website, books, posters, etc.) to show off their hard work! Student choice has sparked the love for learning and they continue to grow as learners each day!

PVES Items for Sale!

We have a limited number of yearbooks left from last year (2017-2018). They are available on a first come, first served basis and are $15 each. Contact the school office for yours.


We also have PVES t-shirts with Rocky's face on the front. We only have sizes youth medium and youth large available. They are $3 each, also on a first come, first served basis.


We have a PVES Paw print magnet now available for sale. They are $7 each.


All items can be purchased in the office.



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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/NON-DISCRIMINATION

It is the policy of the Rockingham County School Board to comply with all applicable state and federal laws regarding don-discrimination in employment and educational programs and services. It is an equal opportunity employer and educational agency. The Rockingham County School Board will not discriminate in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment or in educational programs and services on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender, marital or economic status, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status and prohibits retaliation against anyone who files a complaint of discrimination, participates in such a proceeding, or otherwise opposes discrimination.