Evergreen Express


A Message from Mrs. Franciosa...

Hello Evergreen Families,

It is hard to believe that the second trimester has concluded and we are entering into the last third of the school year. We are definitely looking forward to many new things to learn, special end-of-year activities, and warmer weather.

On March 21st we will "Rock Our Socks" for World Down Syndrome Day. In conjunction with Rock Your Socks Day, our PV Helping Hands Club is sponsoring a new sock drive to donate to local charities from March 13th to March 21st.

Good luck to our Reading Olympics Team led by Mrs. Mumford as they compete at Souderton High School on Tuesday night!

Upcoming Home & School Events:

  • Monthly meeting on 3/15 at 7pm via Zoom (link below)
  • Family Bingo Night on 3/24 from 6pm-8pm (more information below)

In this newsletter you will find information regarding:

  • Grade 2 CogATs--Week of 3/13
  • Home & School Bingo Night
  • Home & School Zoom Meeting Link
  • Rock Your Socks Day & PV Helping Hands Club Sock Drive
  • 3/17 Report Cards & Special Education Progress Reports
  • March 15th Early Dismissal Information
  • Variety Show Program Shout Outs & Advertising
  • Spring Break Meal Boxes
  • Our Terrific Third Graders
  • Kindergarten Registration
  • Substitute Secretaries Needed

"Sometimes you have to create your own sunshine." --unknown

Enjoy the weekend!

Sharon Franciosa

Principal, Evergreen Elementary School

Welcome PV Class of 2036!

We were very excited to meet many of our incoming Kindergarten students this week!
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Week of March 13, 2023

  • Monday, March 13th: A Day
  • Tuesday, March 14th: B Day
  • Wednesday, March 15th: C Day (Early Dismissal & Home & School Meeting)
  • Thursday, March 16th: D Day
  • Friday, March 17th: E Day (ParentVUE opens for Report Cards & Special Education Progress Reports at noon)

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Week of March 13th: CogATs--Second Grade (more information below)
  • March 15th: Early Dismissal
  • March 15th: Home & School Meeting
  • March 17th: ParentVUE opens for Report Cards & Special Education Progress Reports
  • March 24th: Home & School Bingo Night at Evergreen
  • April 5th: Inservice Day--no school for students
  • April 6th thru April 10th: Spring Break--no school for students

Grade 3-5 PSSA Testing Dates:

  • ELA (Grades 3-5): April 25th, 26th, and 28th
  • Math (Grades 3-5): May 2nd and May 3rd
  • Science (Grade 4 only): May 4th and May 5th
  • Make-Up Week: May 8th to May 12th

CogATs--Second Grade

Perkiomen Valley second grade students will participate in the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT). The CogAT is an assessment of cognitive abilities that includes verbal reasoning, sequences, analogies, and quantitative reasoning. The results will help plan effective programs for your child, as well as serve as a screening tool for further testing to determine eligibility for special programs. Last week a district email was sent to all second grade parents/guardians outlining this information.

The CogATs will be administered to Evergreen 2nd grade students during the week of March 13th except for those possessing an IEP, GIEP, or those who have participated in a multi-disciplinary evaluation in 2022/2023. These students have already participated in similar testing. If you have any questions about the CogAT assessment, please contact your child's counselor or Mrs. Franciosa.

H&S Bingo Night: March 24th at Evergreen

Evergreen's Home & School, with the help of Mr. McGill, is excited to host a family Bingo Night on Friday, March 24th from 6pm-8pm at Evergreen.

There will be 10 rounds of Bingo with prizes awarded to winners every round. The cost is $5 per person or $20 per family (4 or more people). After registering, you may pay via Venmo or cash/check to the main office. If sending in cash or a check, please clearly write your child/children's name and registration name on the envelope.

Please click HERE to register.

Home & School Meeting: March 15th @ 7pm

Home & School Zoom Meeting Link (March 15th at 7pm)

Please click on this button to join the meeting.

Rock Your Socks for World Down Syndrome Day: 3/21/23

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Rock Your Socks: "PV Helping Hands Club" Sock Drive--March 13th to March 21st

The PV Helping Hands Club is at it again! Their newest service project is to help celebrate World Down syndrome day which is on March 21st. We hope to “Rock Your Socks” by collecting BRAND NEW socks for local charities. The collection will take place from March 13-21, 2023.

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) on March 21st is a global day of celebration and awareness that has been observed by the United Nations since 2012. Its purpose is to educate the world on what Down syndrome is and how individuals with Down syndrome need to be valued in their communities.

Why do people wear colorful and cool socks on World Down Syndrome Day?

In 2013, the theme of wearing colorful socks was initiated to raise awareness. Over time it has also been promoted as “Rock Your Socks” day. The idea was created because chromosomes are shaped “like little socks” and people with Down syndrome have a third twenty-first chromosome (hence the date, 3/21).

So let’s help others by donating a pair of new socks (any size) for those in need. Look for donation bins in the lobby beginning next Monday, March 13.

March 17th: Report Cards & Special Education Progress Reports

The second trimester ended on March 9th. Parents and Guardians will be able to access report cards and special education progress reports on Friday, March 17th at noon in ParentVUE.

The screenshot below depicts how special education progress reports can be viewed through ParentVUE.

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March 15th Early Dismissal Information

1st Grade to 5th Grade
  • AM Arrival: 8:30 (no change)
  • PM Dismissal: 12:15pm

AM Kindergarten:

  • Arrival: 8:30 (no change)
  • Dismissal: 10:30am

PM Kindergarten:

  • Arrival: 10:30am
  • Dismissal: 12:15pm

K+ Program:

  • Arrival: 8:30am (at South or Evergreen)
  • Dismissal: 12:15pm (from South or Evergreen)

Variety Show Program Shout Outs & Ads

CALLING ALL small business owners, club sports teams, and proud parents. Variety show is a great way to shout your message out!

  • Shout Outs are a bargain at $1.00 each and will be printed in the program.
  • Program ads are $50.00 for a half page and $100 for a full page. Click the link to complete yours today:


Spring Break Meal Boxes

A community member is organizing family meal boxes for a spring break meal box. The box would include a complete meal box to feed a family of 6. Please click below to sign up to pick up or receive a meal box.

Spring Meal Box Sign Up

our terrific third graders

Reading: We have become actors and actresses with our drama/play unit. We are learning the difference between the different genres. We are continuing to learn story elements to help us understand each story, and what the authors of these stories are telling us. We are pulling out the setting, theme, the initiating conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution to these stories. We are becoming quite the storytellers of third grade!

Writing: Third grade has been using more and more figurative language within our writing pieces. Currently we are working on narratives. In it, the students will be using paragraphs, a variety of sentence structures, and of course, proper punctuation and grammar. We certainly have come a long way from September!

Math: Our students just finished working on angles (right, acute, and obtuse) and perpendicular, intersecting, and parallel lines. We are mastering the art of using rulers to extend our lines while working on identifying aspects of different shapes. We are becoming quite the mathematicians!!

Science/Social Studies: Third grade became electricians with creating circuit boards and understanding series and parallel circuits. They explored conductors and insulators by testing objects. We had an electrifying time!!

Mrs. Nyce’s class has been learning about the diversity of cultures in the United States. We have been learning about how food, language, holidays, traditions, and arts help show the many cultures that we see in the United States.

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Dismissal Change

If you need to make an unexpected dismissal change during the day, please contact the main office via telephone (610-409-9751) by 2:30pm, if possible.
Education Trip Form for Elementary & Middle School

An Educational Trip Request form must be submitted prior to student’s departure. Approval for such trips is limited to five (5) school days per year.

Volunteer Clearances

Click on this button to learn about clearances for volunteering.

PV Food Service Webpage

Click on this button to find menus, free/reduced information, School Cafe accounts, etc.

Community Bulletin Board Page

Want to find out what's going on in the PV Community? Click on this button for flyers about upcoming events in and around our area! To submit an event for posting, please send a PDF version of your flyer to webmaster@pvsd.org for review.

22-23 District & Instructional Calendars

Please click on this button to find the monthly district event calendars and the 22-23 district instructional calendar

PV Power Packs

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.

For more information regarding how to receive a Power Pack for your child or to make donations to the Power Packs program, click here: https://www.pvsd.org/families/pv-power-packs/

Powerpacks Application (Spanish)

Flexible Instructional Days (FID) in 22-23

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) approved the use of Flexible Instructional Days (FID) as an alternate form of instruction in response to inclement weather or other emergencies. On a FID day, instruction will be virtual. FID assist schools in meeting the required 180 student days. PA Schools may use up to five (5) FID per school year - in PVSD, we will utilize FID when all 3 inclement weather days built into the district calendar are used.

For more information and and the elementary FID schedule, CLICK HERE.

Having Tech Issues?

Here are a few friendly reminders from the Technology Department about where to go if you are having issues with any of the following:

Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has instituted a new government benefit, the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). This benefit provides eligible households with a discount on internet services. For details, visit: www.GetMyInternet.org.

Evergreen Attendance Line

If your child is going to be absent please be sure to call or email the Evergreen attendance line. It may be helpful to save the phone number and email address in your cell phone.

Call: 610-409-9751 and press #1

Email: EVAttendance@pvsd.org

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