PLEASANT VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL * * * December 20, 2020
Welcome to another edition of our Patriot Press
We want to wish you all safe and happy holidays. It will be nice for us all to spend time with loved ones during the break. We appreciate being able to serve your kids in every way possible, so continue to reach out to us with questions or concerns. So excited to work again with you all in 2021! Happy holidays everyone.
Mike Maloney, Principal
We wish you a happy holiday and a restful break. We extend our gratitude for the opportunity to serve your students.
The holidays are a joyful and loving time for many but can also be a source of great stress. This year brings many new stressors and we want to share resources with direct links that may help you or someone you know.
Information on prevention, treatment and symptoms of anxiety, depression and related conditions
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Tools and guidance to provide support to those around you during the COVID-19 pandemic
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Help and resources for teens in crisis or needing a place to stay
Provides nonclinical support to people experiencing elevated stress due to COVID-19
Immediate help in a crisis 911 Call or text
Youth Mobile Crisis Unit
Professional mental health services offered directly to youth experiencing a behavioral health crisis. 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 11 p
.m. at (800) 626-8137.
800-273-TALK (8255) for English
888-628-9454 for Spanish or Chat Online
800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22522
800-4AChild (800-422-4453) or
Teen Link By teens, for teens
866-TEENLINK (833-6546) 6:00-9:30 PM
Text SAFE and current location (address, city, state) to 4HELP (44357). Within seconds, you will receive a message with the closest Safe Place site and phone number for the local youth agency.
800-273-TALK (8255) or text 8388255
Please take care of yourselves!
- Winter Break, Schools Closed 12/19/2020 - 1/3/2021
- USDA Food Box Distribution now at 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays
- 5th Grade Materials Distribution, Science Book Return 1/6/21 10a-2p
- ASB Food Drive Results
- Picture Day January 20th
- Vancouver library resources available to students; Opt out option
- COVID 19 testing locations information
- Notes From The Nurse
- Counselor's Corner - SOS training info for parents
- Inclement Weather Information
- Family & Community Resource Center
- Attendance - absence reporting
- 20-21 District Calendars
- 20-21 District and PVM Student/Family Handbooks
We want to send good wishes out to our families as we are celebrating the many December holidays. We hope you enjoy your holiday traditions, and even starting some new ones this season.
USDA Food Box Distribution
USDA Farmers to Families food box program returns
We have partnered with the Battle Ground Education Foundation to distribute USDA Farmers to Families Food Boxes at the Lewisville campus each week through the end of 2020. Food box distribution will occur at 2:30 p.m. each Wednesday through Dec. 30 on the Lewisville campus, and will last until the boxes are gone. One food box per car.
Lewisville campus is located at: 406 NW 5th Ave., Battle Ground, WA 98604
Volunteers needed: If you can volunteer to help distribute the boxes, please sign up online.
5th Grade Math Materials Distribution, Science Book Return
These math materials are NOT consumables. They will be checked out to your child and will need to be returned to school later in the year. Math kits do contain small pieces and should be kept out of reach of younger children and pets.
ASB Food Drive Results
Mrs. Benjamin's 6th grade homeroom had the highest number of items collected in the school at 346 items! Yay!
Highest collecting home rooms from other grades are 8th Mrs. Soohoo, 7th Ms. Trainor, and 5th Mrs. Reed's homerooms.
Middle School Picture Day January 20th
Vancouver library resources available to students; Opt out option
Hello families of Battle Ground Public Schools,
Our school district and the Fort Vancouver Regional Library (FVRL) are partnering to support students’ ongoing education. Beginning in January, students will be able to access the electronic books and resources available from the Fort Vancouver library.
Through this partnership, all students will be able to use a modified Student ID number to access digital public library resources. The initiative is called ConnectFVRL, because it serves as a bridge between your student and the learning resources offered by our regional library.
If you do not want your child to have access to library resources, you can opt out. To opt out your child(ren), log into Skyward (Family Access) and fill out the 2021 ConnectFVRL Opt Out Form (click Online Forms in the menu). Be aware that students who opt out of the partnership will not be able to participate in classroom use of library resources unless they have a Fort Vancouver Regional Library card and know the full card number and PIN.
- ConnectFVRL allows students to access all library e-resources and databases just like any other Fort Vancouver Regional Library cardholder.
- There are no overdue fines for Battle Ground Public School accounts.
- Unless you opt out your child(ren), all students will be automatically enrolled and use their modified school ID number to access all library e-resource services. The default PIN is the last 4 digits of the student ID number.
Battle Ground Public Schools and our regional library share the belief that a love of books and learning is a strong foundation for student success, and it is with these shared goals in mind that we are working together to ensure that BGPS students will have access to eBooks and resources found at the public library.
Battle Ground Public Schools
COVID 19 testing locations
Notes from the Nurse
Hello PVM Families,
I can not believe we are already in the throes of the holiday season! I want to say thank you to everyone who is wearing masks, maintaining social distancing and continuing to frequently hand wash. These things alone do make a difference for others and ourselves.
Soon it will be winter break. Remember, it is so important to not gather in groups, for your health and safety and the safety of others. Make time to socialize in other ways. Here is the link about gathering from Washington State Corona Virus Response:
In anticipation of the soon-to-be-released vaccine for Covid-19, I encourage you to be informed, and strongly encourage you to consider the vaccine for you and your family. There are several reliable resources related to the vaccine. I recommend checking out the National Institutes of Health at: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; here is the link to Covid 19 specific information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/vaccine-benefits/facts.html
Let’s work together to stay safe and healthy and enjoy the holiday season!
Nurse Nancy Boldt, BSN RN
Hello Pleasant Valley Middle School Families,
There are great resources available for social-emotional support via the Battle Ground Public Schools website. On the district page there are links that lead you to more information for different topics. Here is the link to our school district's page: Social Emotional Supports
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is also a great resource: NAMI
Mrs. McCann's Google Classroom.
I will be sharing topics weekly in my Google classroom. Please remind your students to join my Google classroom if they have not done so already. Links were emailed to them at the beginning of the school year to join.
Inclement Weather Information
The Pleasant Valley campus is considered a south school.
Family and Community Resource Center
Battle Ground Public Schools’ Family and Community Resource Center (FCRC) helps meet the needs of families faced with housing instability and similar economic challenges.
While a main goal of the FCRC is to assist families experiencing housing instability, it can also help connect families with many other types of resources and is intended to respond to the changing needs of the community.
The FCRC is a continuation of the district’s joint efforts with the Battle Ground Education Foundation, an all-volunteer, nonprofit community organization whose purpose is to leverage community resources to help maintain quality education for all students in Battle Ground schools.
The Family Resource Guide is full of contacts to aid families in connecting with agencies who are able to help with a great variety of needs. Please click the link below to view this helpful guide.
(click below to be redirected to the FCRC page)
Attendance - Absence Reporting
- State reporting codes require absences be excused by a parent or guardian within three days of the return of the student to school.
- We may not accept student excuses for their own absences.
- We understand that at times an absence may be unavoidable, such as for limited medical appointment times, illness, internet failures, or a family emergency. Consistent participation dramatically increases student success in school. We ask that if at all possible, appointments and vacation time be scheduled to avoid having students miss their direct instruction time in Zoom meetings.
- In addition to a parent/guardian reporting the absence to the office, if students are aware they will be missing several days of school (due to traveling etc) please have them email all of their teachers to arrange for make up work.
Attendance line: 360-885-5512
PVM office: 360-885-5500
PVM email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for helping us keep your child's attendance record current.
PLEASANT VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL MISSION
We believe ALL students can experience academic and personal growth.
PLEASANT VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL
Student helpdesk: 360-885-5465
Student helpdesk email: email@example.com
District office switchboard: 360-885-5300
Battle Ground Student and Family Handbook
PVM Student and Family Handbook
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