Evergreen Express


A Message from Mrs. Franciosa...

Hello Evergreen Families,

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!

Sharon Franciosa

Principal, Evergreen Elementary School

Week of February 27, 2023

  • Monday, February 27th: C Day
  • Tuesday, February 28th: D Day
  • Wednesday, March 1st: E Day
  • Thursday, March 2nd: F Day
  • Friday, March 3rd: A Day: Art Show & Book Fair at Evergreen from 5pm to 8pm

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

Here's your chance to win this year's art show raffle prize - a YETI Hopper Flip 18 Cooler! This popular YETI cooler is built durable, leakproof and versatile. Best part - its soft-sided construction makes it super comfortable to take anywhere!

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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

Transportation Survey

*Please submit one survey response per walker child. Please complete by Wednesday, March 1st.

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Kindergarten Registration

If you have a child at home or know a PV family whose child will turn 5 years old before September 1, 2023, please click on the link below or see the Kindergarten Registration information below.

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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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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