Pleasant Valley Post

January 2019

A Message from the Principal

Dear PVES Families,

Hello and Happy New Year! I hope you and your family are as excited about the possibilities of 2019 as I am! My hope is that it will be out best year yet as a school and community! We have amazing students, amazing families, and of course, AMAZING teachers and staff...anything is possible!

You may be aware that our school and division are exploring innovation and constantly pushing to further engage our students and enhance the educational experiences we can provide for children. While technology certainly has a part to play in this is, we view it as one tool, not the only tool through which we can accomplish our goal of creating a more student centered and dynamic learning experience each day. Students creating, experimenting, collaborating, building, learning by trouble-shooting mistakes and generally being active participants in their own learning are all part of what we are practices that we are emphasizing. This was not necessarily my school experience and perhaps not yours. School is certainly starting to look differently than it has and my hope is that you are as excited about this as I am. If at any time you have questions about what you see or hear about in your child's classroom, please don't hesitate to ask his/her teacher! It's an exciting time to be both a student and an educator and our partnership has never been more important!

We have had a wonderful first half of our school year and are looking forward to continuing that momentum on through the rest of the year! Thank you for your support, communication and partnership!


Sara Hammill


IMPORTANT CALENDAR ITEMS - Changes are Notes with a Star*

Please mark your calendar:

Wednesday, January 16 - Now a Full School Day*

Thursday, January 17 - Now a Full School Day*

Friday, January 18 - Students dismissed at 1:00

Monday, January 21 - No school for students

Por favor marque su calendario:

miércoles, 16 de enero= hay clases todo el día*

jueves, 17 de enero= hay clases todo el día*

viernes, 18 de enero= clases terminan temprano a la 1:00

lunes, 21 de enero= NO HAY CLASES

Scholastic Book Fair Coming to PVES Feb. 1st-11th, 2019

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Text Message Notifications

Parents please note that in order to receive text message notifications you must opt in by texting the letter "Y" to 67587. Also please remember to let the office know of any phone number changes. Inclement weather season is here!!!

SCA News

Our next SCA Spirit Day is Career Day on Friday, January 25th! We look forward to seeing our students dress for success as they wear clothing that shows off a career they might like to pursue!!!

Kids Get in Free - Bridgewater Men's Basketball Junior Eagles Day - Saturday, January 5th!

The Bridgewater College Men's Basketball Team Partner's with PVES in many ways! These athletes volunteer at our school multiple times throughout the year supporting events, reading to and with our students, helping with academics and generally being positive role models. Their coach has set this event up so that students can get in free to their 2pm game on Saturday the 5th! I hope to see many of families there supporting them if you are able!
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Lost and Found

Please have students check the lost and found for coats or other items they may be missing. It is conveniently located on a rack in the cafeteria. Writing names or initials in personal belongings is also helpful for us to get things back to the correct owners.

Lots of fun things happening in the library!

STEM & Makerspace Fun During Library Time!

1st grade "Travels"

On Tuesday, 1st grade “traveled” to Mexico for our Holidays around the World Unit! Ms. Long came and read The Legend of the Pointsettia. We heard the story in English and in Spanish! Afterwards, students got to make their our own pointsettia out of tissue paper.
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2nd Grade Field Trip

Second Graders went on a field trip to the Shenandoah Valley Children's Museum in Winchester on Thursday, December 20th. They explored the museum and the many exciting exhibits as well as participated in a program entitled "Moccasin Trail," where the life and culture of Eastern Woodland Native Americans was revealed through discussion and hands-on experience with shelter, clothing, tools, toys, and music. It was a great trip!
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You're never too old for a soft, cuddle buddy!!

Mrs. Fox surprised her students with a treat - you can see here how they felt about it!
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Box Tops for Education

Don't forget to send us your box tops. Every box top sent in helps earn valuable money for our school! We use this money to buy toner for our computer labs! Every little bit helps!
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PVES Items for Sale!

We have a limited number of yearbooks left from last year (2017-2018). They are available on a first come, first served basis and are $15 each. Contact the school office for yours.

We also have PVES t-shirts with Rocky's face on the front. We only have sizes youth medium and youth large available. They are $3 each, also on a first come, first served basis.

We have a PVES Paw print magnet now available for sale. They are $7 each.

All items can be purchased in the office.

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It is the policy of the Rockingham County School Board to comply with all applicable state and federal laws regarding don-discrimination in employment and educational programs and services. It is an equal opportunity employer and educational agency. The Rockingham County School Board will not discriminate in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment or in educational programs and services on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender, marital or economic status, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status and prohibits retaliation against anyone who files a complaint of discrimination, participates in such a proceeding, or otherwise opposes discrimination.