Principal's Report

A Weekly Update from Perkiomen Valley Middle School East

A Word From Dr. Clune

Today we sent all students to eat outside today for lunch. It was a beautiful day. We played music and all of the students had a great time. We will continue to get students outside as often as possible. Many teachers were taking their students outside throughout the day.


Tonight, is the big football game between Spring Ford and PV High School. We are strongly encouraging middle school students to attend with an adult and to stay in the stands during the football game. Please remind your child if they are attending the game that it is a school sponsored event and students are expected to behave appropriately.


Next Friday is our first Activity Night. Cost is $5 and there will be food and beverages to purchase. You need to have your clearances in if you want to chaperone. We are looking forward to a fun-filled evening. Please read Home & School update below.


Intramurals will begin soon during 10th period. We also have many clubs and activities starting up. Please check out the PVMS East website for the latest information regarding clubs/activities including advisor contact information. https://www.pvsd.org/east/activities/


We are also pleased to announce that a 4PM Academic Bus will start on October 5th and run every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. In addition a 5:30PM Sports Bus is running five days a week. Students were sent a link to use in order to sign up by 10AM on the day that they need transportation home. The same link can be used for both the Academic & Sports Busses. Both bus runs may be used by students who need to stay after school for clubs, activities, academic work or sports.


Sincerely,

Seamus Clune, Ph.D.


#EastROCKs

Spring Musical Director Position

We are still looking for a director and staff for the spring musical. If you have theater experience and are interested in being involved in the musical please contact the main office or send an email to Allison Roberto aroberto@pvsd.org. Thank you for your consideration.

First Lego League

There is a First Lego League Informational Meeting this Thursday, September 30th at 6:30PM in the MS East Library. Please read the flyer below.

Home & School Association Update

Clash of the Classes: Activities are back at MSE and we need your help! Our 1st annual “Clash of the Classes” donation drive is being extended through October 1st! Which grade will win the prize for the most participation? Please help support our students by donating today! Use the below link to donate through PayPal, or alternatively, checks may be sent in with your child(ren) and given to their homeroom teacher. Checks can be made out to "PV Middle School East Home and School”. If each family donated $20.00, we would be able to meet our goal of $10,000. Don’t forget to add the cents to show what grade you are donating from. 6th-grade would add $0.28 to their donation; 7th-grade $0.27 and 8th-grade, $0.26.

Pay PVMS EAST Home and School Association using PayPal.Me



Pay PVMS EAST Home and School Association using PayPal.Me

Go to paypal.me/pvmsehs and type in the amount. Since it’s PayPal, its easy and secure. Don’t have a PayPal account? No worries.



Activity Night: Our 1st Activity Night is scheduled for Friday October 1st! Please have your child(ren) join us for a night of dancing, games, and lots and lots of fun! There will be a DJ, Blow Up Games, Basketball and much more! An Ice Cream food truck will be available for purchase. Additionally, we will be selling water and candy as well. This event is open to all students and is a drop off event. Doors open at 6:30 and pick up will be at 8pm (for security purposes, you will not be allowed to pick your child(ren) up early without prior approval). The event will be held outdoors; however, children will need to bring masks in case they would like to go into the gym and/or to use the bathroom. Admission is $5.00 per student and should be paid at the door. Volunteers are needed to help make this a successful night. Please use the below link if you are interested in helping (please remember your clearances must be up to date).

https://bit.ly/msehs-activitynight-oct21


Spirit Wear Sale: Order your PVMS East spirit wear now at https://pvmseast.itemorder.com from now through Sunday, Oct 3. This is a great time to grab some new gear for the fall and a portion of your purchase goes back to our Home & School. There are eight logos to choose from! Orders will be delivered in mid-October.

Power Packs


If you are a family in need, PV Power Packs may be a program you wish to explore. 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. You can sign up for your student to receive a Power Packs bag by filling out this form: 2021 Power Packs or by emailing PowerPacks@pvsd.org.

Green Team

The Green Team is a group of students who possess a willingness to be environmental stewards at school and in their community. Green Team activities focus on conservation and sustainability. Some of our initiatives this year include setting up composting, working towards a zero-waste cafeteria, maintaining the rain garden and plant wall, and fundraising for environmental charities and projects such as 'The Lenape Arboretum and Muhlenberg Woods'. Please contact Mrs. Kate Czapla at kczapla@pvsd.org for more information.

Art Club

Is Art Class not enough for you? Do you not have art until Vector 5? Why wait if it’s something you LOVE to do? Art Club is back and IN PERSON, Thursdays starting September 30th from 2:30-3:45 pm. Art Club is open to anyone in grades 6-8th. Past members need to re-apply this year as well.


Art Club will be working on individual portfolios by choosing a goal they would like to achieve by the end of the school year. Students will ponder this question: What Are You In Pursuit Of? Your goal could be to learn how to draw more accurately. You may want your art to fight for equality or the environment. Maybe your goal is to see your culture represented more. Whatever it is you are in pursuit of, we will work towards that goal in the Art Club with each student pursuing their passions.


Since space is limited to 30 students, Mr. Bernholdt doesn't just want Art Club to be a place where you doodle with friends, he wants the art that you create after school to mean something to the world and more importantly, you.


If you are interested, please fill out this Google Form while on your school Chromebook.https://forms.gle/HgxsBgnhGS86TKvN8 Mr. Bernholdt will let you know via your school email if you have been added to the club on Google Classroom by September 26th. Check your email that Sunday and make sure you have a ride home promptly at 3:45 by the bus loading area. You may contact Mr. Bernholdt with any questions cbernholdt@pvsd.org

Attendance

If your child is going to be absent, late, or leave early please send an email to mseattendance@pvsd.org

ID Badges

All students are expected to wear their ID Badge during the day.


Incoming 6th Graders and New Students will receive a temporary ID card, plastic sleeve and lanyard on their first day of school. The temporary ID cards will be replaced with a permanent ID card after picture day.


Returning 7th & 8th Graders need to have their ID card, lanyard and plastic sleeve that was issued last year. Students will receive an updated ID card after picture day. There is a $2 charge to replace the lanyard and plastic sleeve. Students are welcome to have their own lanyard if they wish.

Water Bottles

Students are encouraged to bring a water bottle to school every day. We recommend clear plastic water bottles. We have added additional water bottle filling stations around the building. We will not be providing plastic water bottles to students. However, students will be able to purchase a water bottle during lunch and the main office will always provide a student with a cup. This is the only beverage that students are permitted to drink outside the cafeteria. Students may not drink coffee, soda, sports drinks etc. in class.

Middle Level Athletic Update

Middle School East Girls' Soccer

8th Grade Schedule for this year: https://pvvikings.bigteams.com/main/teamschedule/id/3745299/seasonid/4635289


7th Grade Schedule for this year: https://pvvikings.bigteams.com/main/teamschedule/id/3745300/seasonid/4635290



Middle School Football

8th Grade events for this week: Tuesday, September 14 scrimmage at Pottsgrove 3:45pm. Bus 2:35pm.


7th Grade events for this week: Friday, September 17 scrimmage home versus Spring-Ford 3:45pm.


8th Grade Schedule: https://pvvikings.bigteams.com/main/teamschedule/id/3697196/seasonid/4635616


7th Grade Schedule: https://pvvikings.bigteams.com/main/teamschedule/id/3697195/seasonid/4658701



Middle School East Boys' Soccer

8th Grade Schedule for this year: https://pvvikings.bigteams.com/main/teamschedule/id/3745198/seasonid/4635144


7th Grade Schedule for this year: https://pvvikings.bigteams.com/main/teamschedule/id/3745200/seasonid/4635145



Middle School East Field Hockey

8th Grade Schedule for this year: https://pvvikings.bigteams.com/main/teamschedule/id/3745188/seasonid/4635261


7th Grade Schedule for this year: https://pvvikings.bigteams.com/main/teamschedule/id/3745189/seasonid/4635262



Middle School East Cross Country

Boys Schedule for this year: https://pvvikings.bigteams.com/main/teamschedule/id/3783375/seasonid/4635726


Girls Schedule for this year: https://pvvikings.bigteams.com/main/teamschedule/id/3783376/seasonid/4635727



Middle School East Volleyball

Schedule for this year: https://pvvikings.bigteams.com/main/teamschedule/id/3782155/seasonid/4657869

Important Dates

September

27 Outdoor School - Explorer


October

1 Activity Night - 7:00 - 9:00

11 No school for students