A Message from Mrs. Franciosa...
This week we will celebrate Read Across America with various classroom activities and a school-wide Spirit Week. Please read further for the details for each day of Spirit Week. This is a great time for a family trip to the library or book store. Children love to explore all different kinds of reading materials--fiction and non-fiction books, comic books, cookbooks, poetry, etc. Enjoy reading together!
We are hoping to see everyone at Evergreen this Friday from 5pm-8pm for the Art Show and Book Fair. The students' artwork is already lining the halls. Our students are unbelievably talented artists. We can't wait for all of you to see the artwork and visit the book fair! Below you will find information from Home & School about preordering pizzas for the night of the Art Show and Book Fair and how to purchase a raffle for a Yeti Cooler.
In this newsletter you will find information regarding:
- 2/27 Spirit Week for Read Across America
- Home & School Art Show/Book Fair Pizza Order
- Home & School Art Show/Book Fair Yeti Cooler Raffle
- Book Fair Coin Challenge
- Book Fair Volunteers Needed
- K-8 Red Carpet Family Night
- What's Happening in 5th Grade
- Art Contest Winners
- PV Transportation Audit/Walker Survey
- Substitute Secretaries Needed
- Kindergarten Registration (Fall 2023)
"A book is a gift you can open again and again."--Garrison Keillor
Enjoy the weekend!
Principal, Evergreen Elementary School
Important Upcoming Dates
- March 3rd: Evening Art Show & Book Fair
- March 9th: K-8 Red Carpet Family Night
- March 15th: Early Dismissal
Grade 3-5 PSSA Testing Dates:
- ELA (Grades 3-5): During the week of April 24th
- Math (Grades 3-5): During the week of May 1st
- Science (Grade 4 only): During the week of May 1st
- Make-Up Week: During the week of May 8th
- **Specific testing dates will be shared soon
Week of 2/27 Read Across America Spirit Week
Monday, 2/27: Let’s celebrate that reading is for everyone.
Spirit Wear: Wear a shirt that others can read.
Bring in pennies for Coin Challenge
Tuesday, 2/28: Let’s celebrate our favorite books.
Spirit Wear: Dress up as a character from your favorite book or wear your favorite color.
Bring in nickels for Coin Challenge
Wednesday, 3/1: Let’s celebrate that reading is fun to do as a team.
Spirit Wear: Dress up to show off your favorite team or sport.
Bring in dimes for Coin Challenge
Thursday, 3/2: Let's celebrate that reading is relaxing.
Spirit Wear: Wear your school appropriate pajamas to get cozy when you read today.
Bring in quarters for Coin Challenge
Friday, 3/3: Let's celebrate being a community of readers.
Spirit Day: Dress up in Evergreen or PV’s school colors and read a book with a friend.
Bring in any coin or bill for Coin Challenge
home and school pizza order for art show/book fair
This year's Art Show will be held Friday, March 3rd from 5:00-8:00.
To make dinnertime a little easier that night Home & School is offering cheese pizzas available for preorder.
All pizzas will be delivered at 6:30 and orders and payment due by Monday 2/27. $16/pie.
Can't wait to see everyone at the Art Show! Place your pizza order here…
home and school art show/book fair yeti cooler raffle
This cooler retails for $300, but your chance to win it will only cost $10/ticket. We will be drawing the winner at the end of the art show, but you can purchase your chances now!
This form is for pre-orders by March 2nd.
We will also be selling chances in person at the Art Show on March 3rd.
book fair coin challenge
In coordination with our Spring Book Fair (which starts March 3rd at our Family Night Event) the library is going to be running our All For Books Coin Challenge again this year. Any monies raised during the challenge can be spent on library books for our library and for classroom libraries AND Scholastic will donate a matching amount of free books to different literacy charities, such as the Kids in Need Foundation.
The Coin Challenge will run from Monday, February 27 - Friday, March 3. Please note the different coins that are being collected that day.
All For Books Coin Challenge Flyer
The themes for the week are as follows:
- February 27 - Manatee MONDAY! Bring in PENNIES!
- February 28 - Sea Turtle TUESDAY! Bring in NICKELS!
- March 1 - Waves WEDNESDAY! Bring in DIMES!
- March 2 - Tide Pool THURSDAY! Bring in QUARTERS!
- March 3 - Fishy FRIDAY! Bring in ANY COIN OR BILL!
Thank you for all of your help with this fundraising effort!
Also, if you have not signed up to help our students shop at the book fair yet and can do so please see the information below.
Book Fair Volunteers Needed
Dear Evergreen Parents and Guardians,
Friday, March 3, 2023 is the Evergreen Book Fair and Art Show from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Everyone is invited to come shop at the book fair and see all of the wonderful student artwork!
All students will also visit the Book Fair from Monday, March 6 to Monday, March 13, 2023 on their scheduled library day. We are in need of volunteers to assist our students during their daytime shopping visits, especially the younger students in Kindergarten and 1st grade.
If you are available and interested in volunteering to help students shop at the Spring Book Fair March 6 - 13th during their scheduled library visit, please follow the 3 quick steps below:
We're using SignUp.com to organize our upcoming Evergreen Spring Book Fair.
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp: https://signup.com/go/rTKbPCT
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.
Parent Book Fair Volunteer Sign Up Link
Thank you for considering. We are very appreciative of any time you can offer to help make the Book Fair terrific!
K-8 Red Carpet Family Night
Thursday, March 9, 2023
Perkiomen Valley Middle School East
5 Tammanund Circle, Collegeville, PA
Note: All students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
Tickets not required. All are welcome!
To assist us in planning for this event, we ask that you indicate
your interest using the RSVP Google Form below. This will help
us ensure appropriate staffing and materials!
our fantastic 5th graders
February is always a busy time for 5th grade! We met with our first grade buddies and set time aside for some special learning projects.
In ELA, students are learning about Natural Disasters and how our knowledge of them can keep us safe. They are researching famous natural disasters and will present their findings to the class.
Science has been a blast as we’ve been learning about the biomes of our world and how organisms can change the ecosystems. Students are learning how our own actions affect the environment and what we can do to preserve and protect the community we live in.
On February 8, while other grades celebrated the 100th day of school, fifth graders celebrated their 1,000th day of school. Congratulations fifth graders--another 1,000 days and you will be seniors!
annual women's community club of collegeville festival of the arts contest evergreen winners
Mrs. Hockman is very excited to announce our winners for the Annual Women’s Community Club of Collegeville Festival of the Arts Contest! We had three winners this year! Woohoo!
Division 1- Grades K-2
First Place- Leah Garcia Lapaix
Division 2- Grades 3-5
First Place- Anya Czahor
Second Place- Violette Arthur
Our two first place winners will be moving onto the County level now, with a possibility of moving through to the State Level Contest.
Congratulations to all 3 of our awesome artists and good luck to our first place winners as they move forward!
pv transportation audit/walker survey
Attention ~ Parents/Guardians of Walkers!
Parents/Guardians of Walkers received this email from Dr. Russell :
Dear PV Families,
The District is conducting a transportation audit and as part of this project, we would like to learn your views on transportation. You are receiving this survey because your child is an assigned walker to their school. As part of the audit, walker assignments are being evaluated. There is a consideration to shift all assigned walkers in kindergarten through grade 2 to be bus riders. There is also the possibility that assigned walkers in grades 3-5 could become bus riders if the identified distance for walkers is decreased. In other words, at this time, students are assigned to be walkers if they live within a 1 mile radius of their school (provided there are safe walking routes, i.e. available sidewalks). There is a consideration to change this distance to possibly 0.5 miles or to bus students in grades 3-5. Data continue to be considered as part of the transportation audit. Your views regarding walking/bus riding are important to the school district.
*Please submit one survey response per walker child. Please complete by Wednesday, March 1st.
Kindergarten Registration Information
After submitting the Online Registration, please contact Evergreen (or the child's home school if not Evergreen) to schedule an appointment.
- Evergreen Kindergarten Appointment Dates: March 6th to 9th
- Please call 610-409-9751 and ask to speak with Mrs. Harp or Mrs. Tarquinio to schedule the appointment at Evergreen
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