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Park Village Elementary - A 2018 CA Distinguished School

September 20, 2019

Upcoming Events

09/20 - D.A.D.S. Group Meeting | 7:00 pm

09/23 - Math Olympiads Info Meeting | 6:30 pm @ MPR

09/23 - 09/27 Parking Spot Raffle Sales

09/25 - X-Ploration

09/26 - Jr FIRST Lego League Applications DUE

09/26 - Volunteer Workroom Training | 9:30 am @ Workroom

09/26 - 5th Grade Science Night | 6:45 pm @ MPR

09/27 - Ice Cream Social | 3:20 pm @ Lunch Area

09/30 - Professional Growth Day | NO SCHOOL

09/30 - Last day to order yearbook for 15% off

09/30 - Math Olympiads Registration DUE

10/01 - Last chance to purchase Park Spot Raffle ticket

10/01 - Kindergarten full days BEGINS

10/02 - Picture Day

10/02 - Student Council Meeting | 8:00 am @ Library

10/04 - Ice Cream Social | 3:20 pm @ Lunch Area


Go to https://parkvillagefoundation.com/pages/calendar for additional calendar events

Go to https://app.peachjar.com/flyers/all/schools/52513 for PVES digital flyers

Congratulations to our newly elected Student Council Officers!

(As pictured) Vice President - Lucas S, President - Daniel H, Secretary - Adam F, Communications Officer - Alex K.

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Parking Spot Raffle

Hello, Park Village Families! Tired of the drop-off and pick-up battle with finding a close parking spot? Well, it’s that time of year again for you to WIN a dedicated PARKING SPOT for the rest of the school year! The Park Village Foundation will be selling raffle tickets for our Annual Parking Spot Raffle beginning September 23 through September 27, before and after school at the front gate. Special, last minute raffle ticket sales will occur before school on Tuesday, October. Be on the lookout!

Foundation Funded Programs Have Begun

Thank you for your generous donations that fund the Science, Technology, Art, Music, and PE programs at Park Village!

Friday Ice Cream Social

What are Friday Ice Cream Socials? Swing by the Lunch Area after school on Fridays (ongoing) for a cool treat and hang out with friends. All items are $1 each. Our inventory and selection may vary week to week, but we normally carry vanilla ice cream sandwiches, cookie crumble cones, strawberry shortcake bars, rainbow push pops, and fruit popsicles (dairy-free). Nutrition and allergy information can be found here: https://www.richicecream.com/ All proceeds support Park Village Elementary.

Volunteer Workroom Training

By Joy Turnage, Campus Supervisor

In order to use the copiers in the Workroom, classroom volunteers MUST be trained to use these machines.

We will have a Workroom Training Session on:

September 26th – 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Classroom volunteers, please plan to attend this training session as you will not be able to use the copiers in the Workroom without training. Thank you so much for your cooperation.

Tips for Library Success

By Mrs. Fleming, Library Media Technician


The library opened recently. I’m so excited to see the students again! Here are some tips to make the most of your child’s weekly visits.

  • All books are checked out for one week and are due no later than your child’s library day. Ask your child which day they visit.
  • Encourage your child to put their book in their backpack the night before so it doesn’t get forgotten during the morning rush.
  • If your child needs more time to finish a book, they should bring it back to school and ask their teacher to renew it. The teachers and I will show them how.
  • Encourage your child to return their books as soon as they’re done with them, even if it’s not library day.
  • Help your child find a safe place at your house so books don’t get lost or damaged by siblings and pets.
  • Keep school library books separate from public library books so you can return everything to the right place. Our books have a “Park Village Elementary” barcode on the back cover and a property stamp inside.
  • Remind your child not to put water bottles or lunch boxes inside their backpack if they have library books in there too. Books absorb liquids like a sponge and wet books grow mold overnight!
  • Use homework helpers and research databases from home 24/7. All of these (and more) are available from the library’s web page at https://www.powayusd.com/en-US/Schools/ES/PVES/Academics/Library/Library-Home

Remember, parents are responsible for paying fines for loss or damage. If you follow the tips listed here, that’s less likely to happen to your family. If you ever have questions, email me at sfleming@powayusd.com. Happy reading!

Volunteer Opportunities for 2019 - 2020

Park Village prides itself on our programs and events. However, they are all run by parent volunteers, and we need your help! We have opportunities of all types and sizes. Even one hour once a month can make a difference!


  • Library - Help reshelve books. This task is constant and can happen any time of day. Perhaps you can help after morning drop-off or while waiting to pick up your child in the afternoon? You can make a difference in as little as 15-20 minutes. I just need folks to stop by regularly. Many hands make light work! No experience is required. If you’re interested, please email me at sfleming@powayusd.com, or stop by the library to chat.
  • Recycling - Help sort and crush recycling. Second Wednesday of every month, 8-9 am, ESS Parking Lot. Even 15-30 minutes before school is a big help!. Contact Victor at pvesdads1@gmail.com.
  • Science Night Volunteers - You will oversee a station while our little ones sharpen their science skills with their parents. Please sign up for a night when your own child is not attending - PV Science Night Volunteers. Contact Shannon Nellies at s.nellies72@gmail.com.
  • Marquee Editor in Chief(s) - Update the marquee in the front of the school with our PVE news, and help keep our families informed! Contact Gigi in the office.

**REMINDERS**

D.A.D.S. Group Meeting, Friday Sept. 20 at 7PM, Victor's Back Yard

The first meeting of the year will be hosted by the D.A.D.S. Group president. Come on out and discuss the events for the year, enjoy food and beverages, and have some laughs. If you have any ideas about possible events we'd love to hear from you. Get involved with your student's school experience and make a positive impact on the Park Village Family. Come hungry! Click the link to sign up so that I can prepare enough food (address is in the sign up) https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E084EA9AE2DA5F85-friday2 Thank you for your support, and hope to see you at the meeting! Any questions? Email me at pvesdads1@gmail.com

Math Olympiads

What is the Math Olympiads contest? A opportunity for children to participate in creative problem solving which develop a child's ability to reason, to be logical, to be resourceful, and occasionally to be ingenious. Students in grades 3 through 5 are eligible to participate in PV's Math Olympiads program. There is an informational meeting for students and parents on Monday, September 23 at 6:30pm in MP room. No RSVP needed. If you have any questions email Shiv Keyal at shivkeyal@gmail.com. For more information please visit here: https://app.peachjar.com/flyers/806891/schools/52513

Jr FIRST Lego League

The application period for the Jr FIRST Lego League (JFLL) program at Park Village is now open. Students in grades 1 through 3 are eligible to participate. Click here for more information and the link to apply. Deadline is Thursday, September 26.

PTA Reflections Program 2019

by Jennifer Myers, Reflections Chair


Become a Famous Artist at PV! The Reflections artist's showcase will be Friday evening, October 18th in conjunction with Movie Night in Room H102. This year’s Reflections theme—“Look Within”— has may possibilities. Ask your child to think about the theme and talk about what it means to them.


Brainstorming Starting Points:
Look within them selves? Who are they, what are their dreams, aspirations and goals?
Look within others? What is someone else feeling? What does a dog think about? Or a famous sports figure? A child separated from their parents? A friend after an argument?
Look within an object? What is inside a tree, under the ocean, within a house?
Look within a business or organization? What goes on inside a library, courthouse or classroom?

Let your child get creative and have fun! They can create a piece of artwork or short film, take a photo, choreograph a dance, and/or write a song or story that captures the theme in their own unique way!


If your child wants to submit an entry, click here for the rules and entry form. Completed Reflections entries will be due October 16th in the lunch area before school begins (8:40-9:00 am). If you are not able to drop off an artwork at this time, please email to make alternate arrangements.

If you have any questions, please contact Reflections Chair, Jennifer Myers at info@artskiddoo.com.

2019-2020 GATE Testing Information

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) involves services for students whose cognitive needs may require modified classroom curriculum and instruction to accommodate their learning differences and ensure their achievement. Parents may request GATE testing for students in grades 2-7.


To request GATE testing for your child, complete a GATE Parent Questionnaire/Test Consent form online through the PUSD GATE webpage - https://onlinereg.powayusd.com/GateSurvey

NOTE: Requests for GATE Testing will only be taken during the request submission window dates (now through November 22, 2019).


Test Date (only 1 test opportunity) at PARK VILLAGE ELEMENTARY: January 16, 2020

**Testing will be on site during regular school hours.


If you have questions, please contact the PVES Admin. Office at 858-484-5621.

PV Yearbooks On Sale Now

Order your Yearbook by September 30 to receive 15% off the regular price! Don't wait - this is the biggest discount (and lowest price) of the 2019-2020 year! Each yearbook comes with two free, custom pages. Plus, earn $5 for PV Foundation AND a tree is planted with every purchase. https://tr5.treering.com/createAccount/101471725840797

FAQs: https://app.peachjar.com/flyers/811954/schools/52513

Questions? Contact parkvillageyearbook@gmail.com.

Harvest Festival

Park Village Elementary is excited to introduce our first annual Harvest Festival! Happening Saturday, November 2 from 10 am - 1 pm, in the school parking lot. Get an early start on your holiday shopping by supporting our neighborhood arts & crafts home-based businesses. All proceeds from the event and raffles (generously donated by our local vendors) will go toward Park Village programs*. We invite PV teachers, staff, families, and members of our PV community to attend. Vendor booths are $25, admission is free. Go to http://bit.ly/2lN24Ac to register today! Questions? Contact parkvillagefoundation@gmail.com.


*Proceeds support the 4th Grade Giving Service Project, 5th Grade Promotion, PUSD Adopt-a-Family, and more.

The Next Generation of Box Tops is Here!

Big changes are coming to Box Tops! Earning cash for your school just got easier and all you need is your smartphone. When you download the NEW & improved Box Tops app you'll be able to scan your receipt, instantly identify Box Tops products & automatically add cash to your school's earning s online. Please click HERE to learn more. Contact Box Tops Chair, Sandi Kerkhove, at sdkerkhove@hotmail.com if you have any questions

Park Village is on Social Media!

Follow us on Facebook:

Park Village Foundation: https://www.facebook.com/parkvillagefoundation/

DADS Group: https://www.facebook.com/ParkVillageDADS/


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Park Village Foundation: https://www.instagram.com/parkvillagef/

DADS Group: https://www.instagram.com/parkvillagedads/

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