Pleasant Valley Primary News
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Announcements & Upcoming Events For March 18th - March 27th
- Schools are CLOSED through April 24th, 2020
- We will see you back on April 27th, 2020
- Please see below for some fun activities to keep children learning! (Note that these are merely suggestions, not assignments. No work will be turned in at school.)
- Free Meals drive thru for kids 0-18 - Weekdays from 11 am to noon, through March 27th (Students must be in car with family to receive a meal.)
School and district hours: Schools are closed to the public. If you need assistance from someone in the district office, please make an appointment by calling 360-885-5300.
Lunch UPDATE - Drive Through
Families are strongly encouraged to pick up meals in front of PVP. WE are set up to distribute sack lunches/breakfasts. However, families that are absolutely unable to get to schools to pick up meals in person can request meal delivery to your child’s bus stop. For those who need it, meal delivery is set to begin on Monday, April 6. To request delivery of meals, please complete the online request form to get started. If you are unable to complete the form online, you may call the Meal Delivery Request Line at (360) 885-6614. However, please note that completing the online request form is the most efficient method of requesting meal delivery. From March 19th - 27th, please contact Mr. Pearson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360.885.5559.
Grab and go lunch and breakfast is available to children ages 0–18
Students need to be present to pick up their meals.
When: 11 a.m. to noon weekdays, March 17–27 and April 6–24
(meals will NOT be served spring break, March 29-April 3)
A Sample Day with Ideas to Help Fill the Time
*disclaimer: what follows is a pretty packed day with a lot of transitions. The purpose here is not to impose a structure but to offer ideas for how to break up the time. Think of it as a menu of options; pick and choose what works for your children and your family.
8:00 Make breakfast together
10:00 DIY Science project
11:00 Exercise! Here are some Indoor suggestions
12:00 Creative lunch-making
1:00 Second session of schoolwork
2:00 Round 2 of physical activity - we all need it...
3:00 Healthy snack & DIY Crafts project
4:00 Take Mrs. Holterman's advice and use some of the art ideas on this padlet.
5:00 Movie or TV break
6:00 Prepare, eat, and clean up dinner; everyone helps.
8:00 Board Games/showers/read aloud before bed
Free and discounted Internet
TDS Telecommunications LLC is offering free broadband Internet access to low-income individuals and/or families with K-12 children and college students for 60 days (in response to the COVID-19 pandemic). This offer is for new customers in communities where TDS provides service. To verify eligibility for this offer, residents will be asked to provide documentation from qualifying programs. For more information, please call 1-888-287-8156. New customers must mention the 60-day free offer when calling. To check to see if TDS Internet is available in your area, you can enter your address here to see what services are available.
Comcast is taking immediate steps to help connect low-income families to the Internet at home as the country continues to manage the COVID-19 emergency. New Internet Essentials customers can receive two free months of Internet service, which is available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month plus tax. Apply by April 30, 2020. Additionally, for all new and existing Internet Essentials customers, the speed of the program's Internet service has increased to 25 Mbps downstream and 3 Mbps upstream. That increase will go into effect automatically for no additional fee and it will become the new base speed for the program going forward. More info about Comcast's Internet Essentials service offer is available here.
Battle Ground Public Schools wants to assure families that it is closely monitoring this evolving health situation and working directly with Clark County Public Health and the Washington State Department of Health, as it does for all matters concerning public health.
From the nurse
With all the information out there regarding Covid-19 (Novel Corona Virus) there are certain things we need to remember.
- Covid-19 is transmitted by people to other people
- Anyone, regardless if they are YOUNG (children) or OLDER, can get Covid-19
- Covid-19 illness is more severe in the elderly and people who have underlying health conditions (based upon what is known now)
- Children likely will not have as severe a case of Covid-19 as older people, but remember, the virus is transmitted from person to person
- All of us should use the precautions as outlined by CDC to protect ourselves and others
Nancy Boldt,BSN, RN
Baking = great STEM Learning!
After you've done all the measuring, then you can think about the chemistry of cooking. At what temperature does butter melt? Or water boil? You and your child can generate hundreds of questions and answers about math and science by the simple act of making cookies.
Then, once those cookies are made, there are all kinds of story problems! If everyone in the family gets an equal number of cookies, how many cookies does each person get? What about the ethical dimensions of cookie-making? Who should get the most? The person who cooks? Who cleans? Who buys the groceries? Or should everyone get an equal amount?
The Problem Solving Wheel works at home!
Mrs. Roggenkamp, our school counselor, was very busy reviewing the PVP Problem Solving Wheel to each class during their library time. She will continue reviewing with classes throughout the month of March! She also provided a mini lesson to instruct students on how to utilize this problem solving wheel.
The PBIS Team worked hard last year to create the problem solving wheel as a way for all of our students to learn problem solving skills and have a resource to support this skill. The team created a Kindergarten through 2nd Grade version and a 3rd and 4th Grade version while keeping the problem solving wheels consistent so this important school wide resource is available for all staff and students to use around our school.
You could try using the problem solving wheel with your child at home.
Second Step Learning at Home
Families can use these Second Step Home Links to help students continue to develop skills to solve problems, make friends, have empathy, and manage their emotions.