Weekly Penguin News

Park Village Elementary - A 2020 National Blue Ribbon School

November 20, 2020

Upcoming Events

11/17-12/8 - Gift Card Collection for PUSD Adopt-a-Family

11/18 - Lunch Ordering Window for Week of 11/30 opens

11/23 - 11/27 -- Thanksgiving Break -- NO SCHOOL

11/29 - Lunch Ordering Window for Week of 11/30 closes

11/30 - First Day to drop off Yearbook Cover Art Contest Submissions

12/2 - Picture Day

12/2 - Lunch Ordering Window for Week of 12/7 opens

12/7 - Last Day to drop off Yearbook Cover Art Contest Submissions

12/8 - Knotty Barrel Fundraiser

Go to https://app.peachjar.com/flyers/all/schools/52513 for PVES digital flyers


California is currently under a travel advisory. A reminder from our Guidebook for Reopening: If your family is considering travel at this time or planning a trip, please review this important information from the CDC. We appreciate your support in reducing exposure to students and staff.


Trimester 1 ends on Friday, November 20th. All students will receive Progress Notices prior to Monday, December 7th.

For the 2020-21 school year, parent/teacher Zoom conferences will be held at the elementary school level on Monday, December 7th. Please note this will be a non-student day and the only day available for conferences this year. The constraints of SB 98 have resulted in significantly less time for elementary teachers to prepare for and conduct conferences. Therefore, teachers shall offer and hold parent/teacher conferences for those students most in need, based upon student work, classroom observation, and assessments such as iReady, Lexia, Running Records, and MASI-R Oral Fluency. Identified students, approximately 7 to 9 per class, will be candidates for a parent/teacher conference.

Your child’s teacher will reach out by December 1st to schedule if a conference is warranted. If a student does not require a conference, their teacher will provide brief written comments on the progress report.

After reviewing your child’s progress notice, if you have special concerns, please reach out via email directly to their teacher.

Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

Park Village PTA

Hello Penguin Families and Happy Thanksgiving from the PV PTA! We have some quick notes for you before you head out on your week of Thanksgiving break.

We have added to our YouTube channel! Check out the channel for some new harvest themed books including one on Diwali!


Adopt-a-family is back 2020 style! Please help the PTA as we collect gift cards for anywhere of any amount. The gift cards will be delivered to the PUSD Adopt-a-Family program. Gift cards can be dropped off at the front office. We are collecting now-December 8th.

Thank you Penguin families for your donations!

Enjoy the Thanksgiving break Penguins!

-Park Village PTA

Picture Day

Picture Day is Wednesday, December 2nd for On-Campus and VLA students. Dress your best and bring your smile!

For your planning, VLA students will have their photos taken from 3:30-5:00pm. More details to come.

For any questions regarding pictures, please contact Sumner Photography at: www.sumnerphotography.net.

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DECEMBER 2, 2020

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Last Name


Group #1

A - C

3:30 - 3:45

Group #2

D - J

3:45 - 4:00

Group #3

K - L

4:00 - 4:15

Group #4

M - Q

4:15 - 4:30

Group #5

R - S

4:30 - 4:45

Group # 6

T - Z

4:45 - 5:00

We will send instructions prior to picture day regarding safety protocols and social distancing. Picture Makeup Day will be on December 17th.

Knotty Barrel Restaurant Fundraiser

December 8, 2020 11:30am – 8:30pm, Lunch or Dinner!

Enjoy Some Great Food and Support Park Village Elementary

Present this flyer or mention during your take-out order and a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to our school, Don’t Forget!

Take-Out (Encouraged) and Dine-In Orders Apply

(Fine Print)

Take-Out Orders: PVE tends to overwhelm businesses, which is great, but please think about ordering your meal at non-peak times so the kitchen can execute the orders in a timely manner. Contactless delivery in the parking lot is available, request when you call in your order. Third party (DoorDash or GrubHub) delivery orders do not apply.

Dine-in: Outdoor seating is the only option and it is limited. Again, PVE tends to overwhelm businesses, which is great, but please think about arriving at non-peak times or order take-out so the kitchen can execute the orders in a timely manner. Masks must be worn upon entry and when ever you leave your table. Due to San Diego COVID regulations guests are not allowed to leave their table to mingle with other guests, including children. Last year a lot of families were intermingling, which is fun, but these are different times. Please help keep the guests and staff safe.

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9th Annual Yearbook Cover Contest

Are you creative? Do you love to draw? Are you looking for something to keep you busy during Thanksgiving Break? This contest is for YOU! Your art may be chosen to appear on the 2020-2021 Park Village Elementary Yearbook Cover! DON’T DELAY – START DRAWING TODAY!

THEME: “Character Counts”


  • Must contain the 6 Character Pillars: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, citizenship
  • Must contain Park Village Elementary and 2020-2021
  • Must be on 8.5x11” paper (no larger or it will be cropped)
  • Please leave a ¼” blank border on all sides (so nothing gets cut off when printed)
  • Design must be in portrait, or vertical format
  • Please double-check all spelling! Artwork with misspelled words will NOT be allowed on the cover, even if it gets the most votes.
  • Write your name and teacher lightly in pencil on the back.

DUE DATE: Monday, December 7 at 3:00 pm to the office

Weekly Lunch Orders for On-Campus Students

If you wish to order (optional and currently free) school lunch for your child, please submit your child's selections for the week using the applicable form. Orders must be received by 8:00 a.m. on Monday of the week for which you wish to order, but no earlier than the prior Wednesday. Students who DO NOT attend ESS may order a “Heat & Eat” lunch (entrée requires heating). Students who attend ESS can still order a “Ready-to-Eat” on campus lunch.

My child does not attend ESS. = “Heat & Eat” Lunch Orders: https://forms.gle/Hakd7nvzqSTtW4Xr7. Lunches will be delivered to classrooms for students to take home at the end of their session.

My child attends ESS. = ESS "Ready-to-Eat" On Campus Lunch Orders: https://forms.gle/vSbUpMAnLxZVfdEt7. Students will receive their lunches at ESS.

Visit PUSD’s website for the most current elementary lunch menu, nutritional information, and heating instructions (if needed): https://powayusdnutrition.com/index.php?sid=0502141943502717&page=menus (MENU ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE DUE TO AVAILABILITY.)

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Park Village Foundation - Annual Fund Update

Thank you to everyone that had donated during our Golden Envelope Pledge Drive. Your generosity and support is greatly appreciated!

Thanks to our recent restaurant night at Rubios, our book fair, spirit wear sales, and corporate matching of the pledge drive donations from our families' employers.... We have currently raised $66,428, which is approximately 36% of our goal of $183,000.

The amount raised directly affects programs, such as science, art, music and technology, that we can provide for our school.

Donations are always accepted online and the opportunity to earn a penguin mask will return some time during the school year!

Please visit us online, www.parkvillagefoundation.com/pledge-drive to make your donation.


Celebrate with a “Birthday Book” Donation to the Library

The school library’s Birthday Book donation program is an opportunity to celebrate your child’s birthday (or another milestone occasion) by choosing a book for the library's collection. Your gift will benefit PVES students for years to come!

After the donated book arrives at the library, a special bookplate with your child's name and birthday age will be placed inside the front cover. I will also reserve the book so your child can be the first student to check it out from the library (unless they choose not to).

This program is completely optional, but new books are greatly appreciated by the students, teachers, and me! Thank you very much! -- Mrs. Fleming, Librarian

How the Birthday Book Club works:

1) Choose a book from the Park Village ES Library Wish List on Amazon any time. There are a wide variety of preselected books to choose from. You can ship the books directly to the library.

2) Complete the Birthday Book Donation form online so I know what to expect.

3) When the book is ready for check-out, your child can be the first one to borrow it.

After the book is returned, it becomes part of the library collection for other students to enjoy.

Thank you for supporting reading and learning at Park Village!


The Yearbook Committee is ready to begin wok on this year's yearbook - and we need your help! We would love for you to submit any photos that you have taken of your student so far this year: First Day of School, VLA Learning, learning pods, homeschooling adventures, Science Lab with Mrs. Nellies, class VLA Halloween parties, Halloween costumes, and more! Go to https://parkvillageyearbook20202021.shutterfly.com/ to both request access to our yearbook photo site and upload your photos. Or, you may submit your photos to parkvillageyearbook@gmail.com. Thank you!

No Place For Hate

We are excited to share with you that Park Village was officially designated as a No Place For Hate school again this year! This past week teachers kicked off this valuable program with students. As a reminder, The “No Place For Hate” program was created by the national Anti Defamation League (ADL) organization and was developed to organize schools to work together and develop projects that enhance the appreciation of diversity and foster harmony amongst diverse groups. The campaign empowers schools to promote respect for individual and group differences while challenging prejudice and bigotry. Each year we will start by having all staff and students take the No Place For Hate Pledge seen here.

I PROMISE to do my best to treat everyone fairly.

I PROMISE to do my best to be kind to everyone -even if they are not like me.

IF I SEE someone being hurt or bullied, I will tell a teacher

EVERYONE should be able to feel safe and happy in school.

I WANT OUR SCHOOL to be No Place For Hate.

I PROMISE to abide by and uphold the No Place For Hate Pledge.

We will also be implementing three school wide activities throughout the year. The goal of these activities are to continue to find ways of building a more inclusive and respectful campus and to empower students to take a stand against hate and bullying. In addition to school wide activities, we have created a “Virtual Inclusion Lounge” for parents and students to access throughout the year. We hope students and parents will explore these resources together to have discussions around the topics of diversity, tolerance, and acceptance. Click here to access the “Virtual Inclusion Lounge” If you want to learn more about the No Place for Hate program in San Diego visit. https://sandiego.adl.org/no-place-for-hate. Thank you for your support.


Your “No Place For Hate” Team Members

Shop at Amazon and Earn Money for PV

Did you know you can support PV all year long with as little as a mouse click? Use our link to Amazon every time you make a purchase so our school can receive a cash-back percentage of your total order. Better yet, bookmark our Amazon link and use it as you buy those needed last minute back-to-school items, holiday gifts, and more. It’s a win-win! Plus, if you designate “Park Village Elementary Education Foundation” as the charity for AmazonSmile, you earn an additional 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases for PV Foundation. https://smile.amazon.com/?ie=UTF8&tag=wwwpveefcom-20


BOX TOPS has transitioned to digital submission! It's now easier than ever to earn money for our school. Download the app, scan your receipt, and your earnings will instantly show up in the PVE account.


  • The new method of submitting Box Tops is to scan your receipt via a downloadable app. The new style Box Tops will say "SCAN" and may only be submitted this way.
  • You have 14 days to scan your receipt otherwise, it becomes invalid.
  • Please watch the "how to" video below for more information & instructions.
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh94b2BvFK4

We will be having competitions as the year goes on. Here's how to start:

1. Download the app.

2. Scan your receipt every time you go to a grocery store. You don't even have to check to see if you bought anything that is Box Tops. Just get in the habit of scanning after every grocery trip. The app will tell you if you earned box tops for your school.

3. At the bottom of the app, find the "star" and enter your teacher's name for credit for your class.

Contact Box Tops Chair, Cheryl Sifferlen, at sifferlens@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Park Village is on Social Media!

Visit our social media pages to view video messages from our teachers! We love seeing photos of our kiddos distance learning and having fun at home. Don’t forget to tag us!

Follow us on Facebook:

Park Village Foundation: https://www.facebook.com/parkvillagefoundation/

D.A.D.S. Group: https://www.facebook.com/ParkVillageDADS/

Park Village PTA: https://www.facebook.com/PVpenguinsPTA

Follow us on Instagram:

Park Village Elementary: https://www.instagram.com/parkvillageelem/

D.A.D.S. Group: https://www.instagram.com/parkvillagedads/

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