Patriot Periodical

Volume 10 ~ 1.7.16

Subway ~ Mmmmmm

We will be ordering subway for lunch on Friday, January 15th (early dismissal day). There is an order sheet on the fridge in the lounge!

Maker Mondays Webinar Series through MSDE

Learn more about the Maker Movement and how Makerspaces can be used in the school setting. Webinar topics include the following:

  • An introduction to the Maker movement
  • Implementation in elementary school, middle school, and high school
  • Alignment to the standards
  • Implementation based on budget

For more information about each webinar - CLICK HERE!


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CES Professional Development

Click on this link to see the Professional Learning Opportunities offered by WCPS :

Registration for Spring classes closes January 11th. So, if you need to take a class for certification, click above and check out some options.

Professional Days

January 15 – Early Dismissal – Half day for teacher grading

January 19 – Professional Day - Half day for teacher planning and half day for principal-led PD

March 21 – Professional Day – Half day for teacher grading and half day for principal-led PD

March 22 – Professional Day – Full day for Supervisor-led PD


The early dismissal and late arrival schedules have been updated. They encore schedules are located here. The lunch schedules are located here. You can also access via the school handbook site, under schedules.

Stride Visit

A representative from Stride will be here next week. If you have any questions, ideas and/or concerns, please send them to me or Dan. If you would like to personally talk to the representative (next Thursday), please let me know and we can stop by your room.


We’re excited to announce the launch of the GreatKids Maryland Test Guide for Parents—a free, online tool organized by grade and subject to help parents use their state test scores to support their kids at home.

The Guide fills a critical need: specific, actionable information for parents and teachers, customized to the grade level of their students and described relative to the sections of the tests. It is available in English and Spanish for grades 3-8. To learn more, and use the guide, visit

For links to all PARCC resources, please go to the Maryland Public Schools link below.


The Maryland State Department of Education is excited to announce our first online EdCamp. Virtual edcamp MD will be hosted on January 9th from 9:00-11:30 AM.

Register Now: Click Here

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Pleasant Valley Elementary School


1707 Rohrersville Road, Knoxville, MD, United States