Pleasant Valley Family Newsletter

September 3, 2021

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Dear Pleasant Valley Families,

Your children have done an amazing job starting this school year!

This week we have started the beginning of the year district-wide assessments. We call this “Fall Benchmarking”. Benchmarking is completed three times a year- at the beginning, middle, and at the end of the school year. This gives our teachers valuable standards-based information regarding our learners’ current levels of performance in relation to previous and current grade-level expectations so that we can best meet their needs by differentiating instruction and having a gauge to measure their growth throughout the year.

The Ohio Department of Education tracks students that are deemed "not on track" in reading in grades Kindergarten through grade 3 using benchmark assessments. Any parents or guardians of students in the grades of Kindergarten through thrid that score below the expected "benchmark" will be receiving a Reading Improvement Monitoring Plan (RIMP) letter later this fall.

Please click here to read PCSD's COVID Protocols for 2021-22. Parents should check their children for symptoms before they leave for school each day and kept them home if they are sick or exhibit any of the symptoms listed in the SYMPTOM CHECK area of the document. Masks are mandatory on buses and strongly recommended inside the school. We will distance to the extent possible in the school.

As always, I want to thank you for your partnership with Pleasant Valley! We are very appreciative of all of you! Should you ever have any questions, concerns, or just a great idea you would like to share, please send me an email at or call the main office at 440.885.2380 any weekday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Very Sincerely Yours,

Mrs. Stephanie Boka

Please see the section near the bottom of the newsletter for translation information.

Russian: Пожалуйста, смотрите раздел в нижней части информационного бюллетеня для информации о переводе..

Spanish: Consulte la sección cerca del final del boletín para obtener información sobre la traducción y Google Link.

Ukranian: Будь ласка, перегляньте розділ у нижній частині інформаційного бюлетеня для перекладу інформації.

Pashto: مهرباني وکړئ د ژباړې معلوماتو او ګوګل لینک لپاره د خبر پا ofې ته نږدې برخې وګورئ

Picture Day

Wednesday, September 15th is Picture Day for our in-person learners. Order forms will be sent home on Tuesday, September 7th.

Wednesday, October 27th is Picture Day for our PVLA students (and will be a makeup day for our in-person learners).

The preferred way to place orders is online and this will be the option for our PVLA families: Lifetouch Link and our school code is EVTMSPK2N

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Fourth Grade Families

Your child's 2020-21 Ohio State Test family reports for English Language Arts (ELA- reading and writing) and Math were sent home today. Please ask your child to for it this weekend. If your child was absent today, reports will be sent home when they return.


Please have your child keep all toys and fidgets (pop-its and spinners) at home.


It is very important that every one of our learners is at school EVERY DAY and ON TIME. Missing too much school has long-term, negative effects on students, such as lower achievement and a higher likelihood of not graduating.

House Bill 410 Information- Attendance Law

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Birthday "Treats" and Invites

Until further notice, we will not be having "treats" in the classroom. If a generous family would like to pass out a treat, please recommend a non-edible treat or one that is prepackaged that can be passed out and sent home at the end of the day.

In addition, birthday invitations may only be passed out at school if there is one for each child otherwise, they will be sent back home with the child.

Registration is open for Fall Children’s programs at Parma Branch of CCPL / 6996 Powers Blvd / 440-885-5362.

In-Person School-Age Programs
Safe social distancing will be observed throughout programs. Groups are small and registration is required. In-person programs may be held over Zoom if required by CDC and CCPL guidelines.

Homework Center Open House / Grades K – 8 and parents / Tuesday, September 14 / 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Homework Center / Grades K – 8 / Mon – Thurs, Sept 15th – Dec 9th / 4:00 p.m. or 5:15 p.m.

Artful Impact / Grades K – 8 / Fridays, September 24 - December 10 / 4:00 p.m.

Virtual School-Age Programs

Register to receive the Zoom link and participate from home.

Ready Set Create! Building Challenges for Kids / Grades 2 – 5 / Saturdays, Sept 4, Oct 9, Nov 6 & Dec 4 / 2:00 p.m.

Drop-In & Pick-Up Activities

Stop in any time during library hours.
Mon – Thurs, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. / Fri – Sat, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. / Sun 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Take-and-Makes / Grades K – 4 / New crafts pack every month

Grandparents Festival / Families with kids in Preschool - Grade 5 / September 4 – 18

Pleasant Valley's Twitter Page

Looking for updates and information that celebrate our amazing Pleasant Valley Elementary School Community. Check out and follow the Pleasant Valley Twitter Page.

PCSD 2021-22 School Calendar

PCSD Health and Safety Plan

Here is the link to the district's COVID protocols. We want ALL parents to be aware of its content and that we will be calling parents to pick up a child if they exhibit any of the symptoms listed below.

Translation Service Request

Russian: Если вам нужен переводчик для встречи, обратитесь к секретарю здания.

Spanish: Si necesita un intérprete para una reunión, comuníquese con la secretaria del edificio

Ukrainian: Якщо вам потрібен перекладач для зустрічі, зв’яжіться з секретарем будівлі.

Pashto: که تاسو د غونډې لپاره ترجمان ته اړتیا لرئ ، مهرباني وکړئ د ودانۍ سکرتر سره اړیکه ونیسئ.

Community Resources

The Parma Area Family Collaborative located at 5210 Loya Parkway Parma, Ohio- Will also have community supports during this- more information can be located on their Facebook Page

Additional Community Resources can be located by calling United Way's 2-1-1. 2-1-1 is the gateway that connects people with community resources. By simply dialing three digits, you can make one call to find or give help. No more wasted time trying to find the right resource. It’s efficient, fast, and easy to use. And the call is free and confidential.

State & County Links

United Way 211:

2-1-1 is the gateway that connects people with community resources. By simply dialing three digits, you can make one call to find or give help. No more wasted time trying to find the right resource. It’s efficient, fast, and easy to use. And the call is free and confidential.

Cuyahoga County Board of Health:

Ohio Department of Health:

Ohio Department of Education:

Stay Connected

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