A message from the Superintendent
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Greetings PV Families,
Conversations about school safety are ongoing and we continue to consider the steps we can take as a district to make safety as strong as possible for our students, staff, and community. A major step taken recently is the expansion of our security team to consist of PVSD employees in addition to contracted individuals. Beginning next week, each of our elementary schools will have its own dedicated security staff member, while the middle schools will host one security person during the day and another one after school hours. The high school will continue to have several security staff members during the school day as well as after due to their student enrollment and the number of activities that take place in the facility.
Our secondary students are used to seeing security personnel in and around their buildings on a daily basis, however, the elementary students are not. I wanted you to be aware of this new presence and to be able to provide your child with additional information if needed. Our principals and teachers will also share information to facilitate positive relationships between our students and these new staff members.
Enjoy the beautiful colors of Fall!
Dr. Barbara A. Russell
PV Unity Day Support
October is bullying prevention month. As part of that, October 19 is designated as Unity Day - designed to promote anti-bullying and UNITY. In honor of UNITY DAY, students & staff wore ORANGE to show support.
Do you have thoughts on a school-related topic or two? Would you like to engage with the superintendent about your child's school experience? If so, please feel free to attend any one or more of this year's Superintendent Roundtables held at the PV High School Library. These meetings are open to the public and will focus on certain topics while also affording attendees open time to share their questions and comments about any topic. Beverages and lite desserts will be provided.
- Roundtable #1 - October 20 from 6:30-8:00pm - Cell Phones/Devices/Social Media
- Roundtable #2 - January 11 from 6:30-8:00pm - Transitions: Elementary to Middle and Middle to High
- Roundtable #3 - March 15 from 6:30-8:00pm - Transition Services for Special Education Students
- Roundtable #4 - May 9 from 6:30-8:00pm - Open Topic
As a note, topics are tentative and may be adjusted.
Planning to attend on October 20, please RSVP here.
Educational Equity Task Force
The District strives to provide all students with a rigorous educational experience and extra-curricular opportunities that serve to secure a commitment to school, showcase talents, and promote academic success. PV is also working diligently to nurture inclusive school communities and ensure students feel a sense of belonging.
In an effort to strengthen these areas, administration is creating a task force to develop an action plan based on the language in Policy 832. This policy, entitled Educational Equity, serves to guide the District's work in the area of providing equitable academic experiences, opportunities and student success. The action plan that results from the work will be presented to the Board of School Directors prior to June 2023.
We welcome your voice! Our desire is to create a diverse task force that consists of a variety of stakeholder representatives, teachers, administrators, support staff, students, parents, community, and business representatives. If you are interested in being a part of this work, please use this form to indicate your interest. The task force will meet several times over the course of this school year, in-person, during evening hours, beginning in November. Stay tuned for details!
Free Breakfast Program for ALL Students
As a reminder, Governor Tom Wolf announced free school breakfast for all students across the commonwealth. The Universal Free Breakfast Program will run through the end of the 2022-23 school year.
We are aware that some families may prefer that their students not participate in the free breakfast at school (in some instances last year, students were eating two breakfasts - one at home prior to school and one after arriving at school). Families may choose to “opt their child(ren) out” from obtaining breakfast using this form. If a family opts out, the student’s account will be flagged and breakfast will not be available to them. You may change this preference at any time by contacting our FS department.
Holiday Shop & Power Packs!
We are excited to announce we will be running the Holiday Shop again this year for families in need of assistance for the winter holidays. Last year we provided gifts to over 100 PV students and hope to do even more this year! Check out our Amazon wish list for ideas: https://tinyurl.com/powerpackshs. Items can be shipped directly to our shop at Evergreen Elementary School, c/o PV Power Packs, 98 Kagey Rd, Collegeville, PA 19426 or monetary donations can be made by check sent to PV Power Packs, 3 Iron Bridge Dr. Collegeville, 19426 or by PayPal at email@example.com with Power Packs in the memo line.
Make sure to follow us on Facebook @pvpowerpacks or email us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Montgomery County Resource Expo
The Montgomery County Resource Expo provides students, families, educators, and community stakeholders with an opportunity to interact with Local, State, and Federal Organizations and Service providers from the tri-county area who provide services to individuals and their families with disabilities. The fair will be held November 9, 2022 from 6-8PM in the Upper Dublin High School Cafeteria. Learn more.
Community Bulletin Board
Wondering about family and community events in the area? Curious to learn about local sports clubs and other opportunities? Visit our online Community Bulletin Board!
To submit an event for posting, please send a PDF version of your flyer to email@example.com for review.
Please note that Community Bulletin Board items may contain links to websites of organizations outside Perkiomen Valley School District. Items are posted to this bulletin board as a free service to the community, and should not be interpreted as being sponsored or endorsed by the district.
Upcoming District Dates
- Wednesday, October 19 - Half Day Inservice: Early Dismissal for Students
- Thursday, October 20 - Superintendent Roundtable @ 6:30pm
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