Evergreen Express


A Message from Mrs. Franciosa...

Hello Evergreen Families,

It's been another busy week at Evergreen with Read Across America activities and the annual Art Show and Book Fair. Special thank you to Mrs. Hockman, Mrs. Lane, and Mrs. Komara and all of the staff and parent volunteers for working so hard to put together the Art Show & Spring Book Fair!

Please note that Wednesday, March 15th will be an early dismissal day. Additional information can be found later in the newsletter.

In this newsletter you will find information regarding:

  • K-8 Red Carpet Family Night
  • March 15th Early Dismissal Information
  • Variety Show Program Shout Outs & Advertising
  • Spring Break Meal Boxes
  • Our Magnificent Musicians
  • Read Across America STEM projects in Explorations
  • Substitute Secretaries Needed
  • Kindergarten Registration (Fall 2023)

"Music can change the world because it can change people."--Bono

Enjoy the weekend!

Sharon Franciosa

Principal, Evergreen Elementary School

Week of March 6, 2023

  • Monday, March 6th: B Day
  • Tuesday, March 7th: C Day
  • Wednesday, March 8th: D Day
  • Thursday, March 9th: E Day (K-8 Red Carpet Family Night)
  • Friday, March 10th: F Day

Important Upcoming Dates

  • March 9th: K-8 Red Carpet Family Night
  • March 15th: Early Dismissal
  • April 5th: Inservice Day--no school for students
  • April 6th thru April 10th: Spring Break--no school for students

Grade 3-5 PSSA Testing Dates:

  • ELA (Grades 3-5): April 25th, 26th, and 28th
  • Math (Grades 3-5): May 2nd and May 3rd
  • Science (Grade 4 only): May 4th and May 5th
  • Make-Up Week: May 8th to May 12th

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!

March 15th Early Dismissal Information

1st Grade to 5th Grade
  • AM Arrival: 8:30 (no change)
  • PM Dismissal: 12:15pm

AM Kindergarten:

  • Arrival: 8:30 (no change)
  • Dismissal: 10:30am

PM Kindergarten:

  • Arrival: 10:30am
  • Dismissal: 12:15pm

K+ Program:

  • Arrival: 8:30am (at South or Evergreen)
  • Dismissal: 12:15pm (from South or Evergreen)

Variety Show Program Shout Outs & Ads

CALLING ALL small business owners, club sports teams, and proud parents. Variety show is a great way to shout your message out!

  • Shout Outs are a bargain at $1.00 each and will be printed in the program.
  • Program ads are $50.00 for a half page and $100 for a full page. Click the link to complete yours today:


Spring Break Meal Boxes

A community member is organizing family meal boxes for a spring break meal box. The box would include a complete meal box to feed a family of 6. Please click below to sign up to pick up or receive a meal box.

Spring Meal Box Sign Up

March 3rd: National Maintenance Worker Day

Please join me in thanking Evergreen's incredible Maintenance Team--Bill Jones, Diane Sullivan, and Mark Grisdale--along with all of the PV Maintenance Department. Mr. Jones, Mrs. Sullivan, and Mr. Grisdale are incredibly dedicated to the success of the students and staff at Evergreen and we are unbelievably fortunate to work with them each day. Thank you for all you do!

Our Magnificent Musicians

Students in Mr. Gliatto's General Music classes are continuing to learn and try new things!

Kindergarten is learning to move around in complicated ways and make music alone and as a team.

1st Grade can read and play beats, notes, and rests and are exploring instruments and sounds around them.

2nd Grade can name all the orchestra families and they love to make up dance moves and charades when we sing.

3rd Grade is learning how to play the recorder, which will teach correct instrument technique to get them ready for band lessons next year as well as reading sheet music. So far we've learned how to make the instrument sound soft and clean, instead of "ugly" and loud and where to put our fingers to change the pitch.

4th Grade has been exploring genres that come from Black history, such as gospel music, reggae, and blues, and songs that include elements from multiple styles. We also recently explored digital music creation on our Chromebooks.

5th Grade has started our Ukulele unit and can play at least two chords that switch back and forth. We have also begun learning our songs for the 5th Grade Chorus concert in April and our special trip to sing the National Anthem for a lacrosse game at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

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Read Across America STEM Projects in explorations

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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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