Schwenksville Family Newsletter
November 10, 2023
Dear SW Families,
Thank you Veterans
As we approach Veterans Day, I want to take a moment to express our deepest gratitude to all the brave individuals who have served in the military. This day is a special opportunity for us to honor and appreciate the sacrifices made by our veterans.
American Education Week Visitation Day - November 15th.
- If you have previously signed in through the Raptor System this school year and complete the RSVP form for the event by 12:00 PM on 11/13, your badge will be pre-printed. If you have more than one child, one RSVP form should be completed for each child. Please have your ID ready and enter through the Carline Doors (closest to the parking lot).
- If you have NOT signed in through the Raptor System this school year and/or have not completed the RSVP form by 12:00 PM on 11/13 you will need to enter the building through the main office doors. Please have your ID ready so you may scan in through the Raptor System. Please know that only one person is permitted into the vestibule at a time to scan in through the Raptor System.
Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Venza, Principal
Translation of Newsletter
Please note that this newsletter may be translated into any language by choosing the language you need in the box to the right.
Tenga en cuenta que este boletín se puede traducir a cualquier idioma eligiendo el idioma que necesita en el cuadro a la derecha.
يرجى ملاحظة أنه يمكن ترجمة هذه النشرة الإخبارية إلى أي لغة عن طريق اختيار اللغة التي تريدها في المربع الموجود على اليمين.
Veuillez noter que cette newsletter peut être traduite dans n'importe quelle langue en choisissant la langue dont vous avez besoin dans la case à droite.
Обратите внимание, что этот информационный бюллетень можно перевести на любой язык, выбрав нужный вам язык в поле справа.
Будь ласка, зверніть увагу, що цей інформаційний бюлетень можна перекласти на будь-яку мову, вибравши потрібну мову в полі праворуч.
Jọwọ ṣe akiyesi pe iwe iroyin yii le tumọ si ede eyikeyi nipa yiyan ede ti o nilo ninu apoti si apa ọtun.
لطفاً توجه داشته باشید که این خبرنامه ممکن است با انتخاب زبان مورد نیاز خود در کادر سمت راست به هر زبانی ترجمه شود.
Λάβετε υπόψη ότι αυτό το ενημερωτικό δελτίο μπορεί να μεταφραστεί σε οποιαδήποτε γλώσσα επιλέγοντας τη γλώσσα που χρειάζεστε στο πλαίσιο στα δεξιά.
Kindly RSVP for American Education Week Visitation November 15th.
American Education Week Visitation Day 11/15/23 RSVP Form. If you have more than one child, please complete the form for each child.
Thank you very much!
Visitation Day Q&A
A: Please complete the RSVP form by 12:00 PM on 11/13. We will have your ID sticker preprinted for you when you arrive on November 15th.
Q: What do I have to do if I have NOT scanned in with the Raptor System this year and I want to come to American Education Week Visitation Day on November 15th?
A: Please complete the RSVP form by 12:00 PM on 11/13 AND visit school on 11/6, 11/8, or 11/9 during the designated times (listed above) to scan in the Raptor System OR plan to scan in before entering the building on November 15 on the visitation day. Please note you may need to wait in line to do so on the 15th. If you come in on 11/6, 11/8, or 11/9 to scan your ID in the Raptor System and you complete the RSVP form by 12:00 PM on 11/13 we will have your ID sticker preprinted for you when you arrive on November 15th.
PLEASE NOTE: Regardless of if you have registered through the Raptor System previously or not you must show your ID when you arrive to school. Thank you!
SCHEDULING CONFERENCES THROUGH PARENTVUE
Scheduling of conferences in ParentVUE opened November 7th for all parents/guardians.
For some people who attempted to schedule through the phone app a glitch was identified where they could only schedule conferences with our special area teachers and Dr. Tara Parr. Our student information system is helping us to make the corrections. In the meantime, please see below for important information on how to schedule your conference:
- If you click on the class with Dr. Parr's name listed, you should then see the name of your child’s teacher and can schedule your conference.
- The conferences for the special area teachers have been removed. If you would like to meet with one or more of the special area teachers on conference days, please email them directly to schedule a time.
- We have also learned that there may be issues when using the ParentVUE app to schedule. Please use a computer/laptop if possible.
We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.
Parent/teacher conferences will be held Monday, November 20th, and Tuesday, November 21st.
Parents/guardians will schedule using the conference module in the ParentVUE portal beginning on Tuesday, November 7th. View Instructions for how to schedule a conference are located here for assistance.
If you do not have a ParentVUE account, you will need to create one in order to access the conference scheduling module. To set up your account, please contact the email@example.com
If possible, please sign-up for conferences using a computer rather than a cell phone.
Mini Autumn Book Fair for Parents/Guardians Only
The book fair will be held in the library during the following times on conference days:
Monday, November 20th - 7:30 AM - 7 PM
Tuesday, November 21st - 7:30 AM - 1 PM
Thank you for being so supportive of this mini-book fair. We hope that offering it now gives you a great chance to shop for holiday gifts for the whole family.
Students are NOT scheduled to visit this book fair during school days. Students WILL be scheduled to visit our huge in-school Spring book fair.
Autumn Book Fair Information
Special Area Spotlight
We will spotlight a special area class to share the amazing things that are happening in Art, Explorations, Library, Music, P.E., and Wellness classes.
What are students exploring in Music class with Mrs. Joy?
Kindergarten is exploring speed by singing and moving.
First grade learned a new racing game, A Tisket a Tasket, as well as exploring notation techniques using pictures.
Second grade learned a lullaby and can accompany themselves on classroom instruments.
Third grade students made their own rhythm flash cards, partnered up, and made rhythm sentences.
Fourth grade is using boomwhackers, colorful tube instruments, to learn about the major scale.
Finally, fifth grade is working hard to get ready for their winter concert.
K-2 STAR Early Literacy Assessments by Renaissance
The STAR Early Literacy Assessments by Renaissance, STAR Reading and STAR Math, are comprehensive literacy and math universal screeners that are computer adaptive. These assessments will provide teachers with current, reliable and valid data quickly so they can target instruction, monitor progress, provide students with instructional materials, and intervene and enrich where needed. Assessments will occur 2-3 times during the school year for students in grades K-2 in both reading and math. The first assessment will be completed for the K-2 students by November 15, 2023. Student reports will be provided to families at a later date.
Follow this link to access the email sent by Dr. Amy Sacks, Data Quality & Assessment Administrator, regarding the STAR Early Literacy Assessment.
School Safety Drills
Ensuring the safety for our students, staff, and visitors is a top priority.
It is important that students learn how to be safe. During November we continue to review and practice our drills. This month we will have a fire drill as well as practice a lockdown drill and visit our rally points. Student friendly and age-appropriate language is used when reviewing our drills and reflecting upon them when they conclude.
For more information about our emergency preparedness, please visit https://iloveuguys.org/The-Standard-Response-Protocol.html
PV Thanksgiving Family Meal Box
A community member is organizing family meal boxes for Thanksgiving. That box would likely include: turkey, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, stuffing, gravy and desert to feed a family of 6 (contents are estimates and not guaranteed). Please use the form below to sign up to receive a FREE meal box. They will be available for pick up at the Perkiomen Valley High School on Monday, November 20th from 11AM - 1PM.
PV Foundation Information
Get ready for a fantastic shopping opportunity that will satisfy your retail therapy needs and support a great cause! Perkiomen Valley School District Foundation’s Boon Supply Sale is here, and it's chance to shop for unique products while contributing to the Perkiomen Valley School District Foundation.
- Sale Dates: Starting now until Sunday, November 5th.
- Shop online at https://bit.ly/PVBoonSupply23
Shop online and explore a wide range of high-quality, eco-friendly products. From home goods to stylish accessories and more, Boon Supply offers something for everyone. With the holiday season just around the corner, this is the perfect opportunity to find thoughtful gifts for your loved ones while giving back to innovative projects and programs within the district.
So, register, shop, and share! Together, we can build a stronger community while enjoying some retail therapy! Happy shopping!
Harlem Wizards take on PV Dream Team
Get ready to witness the most electrifying basketball show in town, presented by Perkiomen Valley School District Foundation! The Harlem Wizards are coming to Perkiomen Valley High School for an unforgettable night of hoops, tricks, and entertainment. Witness the excitement as they take on the PV Dream Team, made up of your favorite teachers around the district!
- Date: November 11th, 2023
- Time: 6:30 PM (Doors Open at 5:30 PM)
- Location: Perkiomen Valley High School
Don't miss the opportunity to witness this incredible event and support your local community. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors for a night of laughter, entertainment, and basketball excitement. Event highlights include spectacular basketball tricks, dazzling dunks, an autograph session, a half-time show, fan interaction, and more! Get your tickets now and be part of the magic! Tickets: https://bit.ly/PVWizards23. Let's make this night one for the books. See you on November 11th at Perkiomen Valley High School!
Sponsorship Opportunities are available. Contact FoundationED@pvsd.org for more information.
PV Woods Information
Arbor Day Foundation
Congratulations! Perkiomen Valley School District landed on the cover of Arbor Day magazine for embracing history and celebrating trees !! Inside there is a centerfold article about PV Woods.
PV Woods - Roots for a Greener Future!!!