Weekly Penguin News

Park Village Elementary - A 2018 CA Distinguished School

June 7, 2019

Upcoming Events

06/08 to 06/09 - E-Waste Recycling

06/12 - 5th Grade Promotion | Lunch Area @ 9:30 am

06/13 - Last Day of School | Dismissal @ 12:30pm

06/13 - Ice Cream Social | Lunch Area @ 12:30 pm


Go to http://parkvillagefoundation.com/pves-calendar/ for additional calendar events

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

Principal for the Day

Congratulations to Sabrina, who won "Principal for the Day" at the Foundation's Spring Online Auction. She helped with morning announcements, presented awards, and was tasked with other important duties with Principal Mosgrove.

Thank You for Your Library Donations!

I want to send a huge thank you to the families and students who have participated in the library’s Birthday Book Club donation program this year! Your support means a lot to me personally, and the students have really enjoyed checking out the new books. Thank you! If you’d like more information about the Birthday Book Club, go to https://tinyurl.com/y8h7vbwt

-Mrs. Fleming, Librarian

PV is a TreeRing Green Yearbook School!

Since we've sold 382 yearbooks, Treering will be working with their partner, Trees for the Future, to plant that many trees in our school's name. Congratulations and thank you for purchasing a PV yearbook!


5th Graders received their yearbooks today. If you purchased a yearbook before May 25, they will be delivered to classrooms on Monday morning. Distribution is at your teacher's discretion. Forget to purchase a yearbook? To order, go to https://tr5.treering.com/createAccount/101471725840797.

Please contact parkvillageyearbook@gmail.com if you have any questions.

E-Waste Recycling THIS WEEKEND, June 8-9

Clean up, declutter, and bring your e-waste and paper for shredding to the Park Village Elementary's ESS parking lot (7930 Park Village Rd.) Saturday and Sunday June 8 and 9, from 9AM to 3:30PM. (They will be setting up before 9:00, so you can probably drop off earlier if needed). If you have large projection TV's to recycle but need a way to move them, email Victor at pvesdads1@gmail.com and we can arrange to pick it up. All proceeds go directly to the school. More details from the recycling company:


Items Accepted WITH Recycling FEE

  • Paper Shredding $5/banker's box
  • Microwaves ($5)
  • Vacuums ($5)
  • Small Fridges ($20)
  • Printers ($2)


Items Accepted at No Charge

  • TVs (CRT/LCD)
  • Computer Monitors (CRT/LCD)
  • PCs
  • Laptops
  • Tablets
  • Servers
  • Cell Phones & Accessories
  • Cables
  • Chargers
  • Network Equipment
  • Medical Test Equipment
  • Video Game Systems & Accessories


Items NOT Accepted

  • Large Appliances
  • Non-Hard Drive Media (Optical Disks, VHS Tapes, Floppies, Etc…)
  • Wooden Speakers
  • Workout Equipment
  • Alkaline Batteries*
  • Lightbulbs
  • Medical Waste
  • Auto Fluids, Paint, Toxic/Hazardous Chemicals


*Note that household batteries will be collected even though their sign says they do not. Victor personally takes them to recycle.

Last Ice Cream Social

We will be selling ice cream after school on the last day of school! Limited quantities of vanilla ice cream sandwiches, strawberry shortcake bars, and otter pops - while supplies last! $1 each.

Box Tops Contest Results

Congratulations to Mrs. LaFever's class who brought in the most Box Tops for the spring contest - 617! They will enjoy a pizza and ice cream party next week. PV raised a total of $1,286.90 in Box Tops this year, wow! Keep clipping Box Tops this summer and save them for our fall contest.

D.A.D.S. Group School Improvements

Last Saturday, the D.A.D.S. Group replaced the preschool/kindergarten umbrella and fixed the second grade classroom shades. Thank you to Principal Mosgrove, D.A.D.S. President Victor Chan, Ryan, Bill, Geoff, Jeremy, and Steve for coming out. You too can be a part of the D.A.D.S. Group School Improvement Team! Contact Victor at pvesdads1@gmail.com for more info.

Penguin Rock - A Huge Hit!

Thank you to the Park Village students, families, and volunteers that came out to Penguin Rock! There were carnival games with prizes, rock climbing wall, two balloon artists, craft station, library sale, and more! The DADS Group provided all you-can-eat hot dogs, nachos, popcorn and their signature cotton candy. So much fun!


Don't let this year be the last year! We are looking for someone to coordinate Penguin Rock next year. This has been an annual event for many years, so you won't have to start from scratch - plus you will have the full support of the Foundation (this is not a fundraising event).

Please contact pv-volunteers@rhusoft.com for more info.

Thank You from PTA

Dear Park Village Families,


On behalf of the Park Village Parent Teacher Association (PTA), we wanted to take the time to congratulate everyone on a successful 2018-2019 school year! Thanks to the support of our PTA Membership in addition to Student, Teacher, and Family Participation, we were able to accomplish the following:


  • Going Gold Campaign for Childhood Cancer Awareness - 3 year total of $8,698 raised for Rady Children’s Hospital
  • Reflections Art Award Recipients: Award of Excellence- Sengupta Suryanshu Grade 1/Literature, Award of Merit- Mia Shaphir Grade 1/Choreography, Award of Merit- Sophia Kim Grade5/Visual Arts
  • Adopt-A-Family Holiday Gift Drive - 10 Families received generous donations
  • Family Engagement Gatherings: Family Music Night, St. Patrick's Day Potluck
  • Multicultural Fair and Variety Show: 10 Countries Represented, Over 30 talented performances
  • PTA Honorary Service Awards: Clara Garrison- Very Important Person- Reflections Art Program, Marianne Sy (and the Sy Family)- Honorary Service Award, D.A.D.S. Group- Golden Oak Award (The highest PTA Distinction Award)


Thank you to all the families who helped us live out the National PTA's mission to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. Collaboration, commitment, diversity, respect and accountability are core values of the Parent Teacher Association and we appreciate everyone’s contribution! Have a safe and restful summer!


Warmest Regards,

Rosabel Agbayani- PTA President
Mike Mosgrove- Principal

Claudia Asencio- PTA Treasurer

Angie Hoar- PTA Secretary


JOIN PTA: https://jointotem.com/ca/san-diego/park-village-elementary-pta/join

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Thank You from PV Foundation

The PV Foundation thanks you for your support this year! The Foundation's purpose is to:

  • Increase every student’s ability to achieve a superior, college-ready education
  • Raise funds to build and maintain our academic-based programs and community-building events
  • Provide our PUSD teaching staff with the tools they need to teach our children
  • Sustain our program coordinators in Art, Music, Science, and Physical Education
  • Inspire excellence and encourage camaraderie throughout our school
  • Support our school events and programs to foster relationships with our families and community


Specifically, we provide funding for:

  • Science (Mrs Nellies' salary, lab materials)

  • Art (Mrs. Hirst's salary, art materials)

  • Music (Miss LaDow's salary)

  • Physical Education (Mrs. Mills' salary, PE equipment)

  • Technology (iPads, Chromebooks, mall printers, printer cartridges, etc)

  • Library (Follet & Guild subscriptions, new books, etc)

  • Curriculum (ALEKS Math program, LEXIA Reading program, Penguin PALS, teacher training, assemblies, field trip transportation, homework folders, etc)

  • Outdoor classroom/learning garden (fencing, planter boxes, composters, irrigation, etc)

  • Family Events (Meet, Greet, & Eat, DADS Movie Night, DADS Canyon Bike Ride, DADS Astronomy Night, Canyon Quest, DADS Pancake Breakfast & Car Show, Penguin Rock, etc)

  • And more! We pay for staff CPR training, back-to-school and appreciation lunches for staff/teachers, supplies for school improvements done by the DADS Group, and many other things that help to keep our school running smoothly.


This year’s operating budget was $162,484 for all of these programs. We achieve this goal by the following avenues:

  • Annual Fall Pledge Drive & Corporate Matching

  • Friends of the Foundation Sponsors

  • Jog-a-thon

  • Family Game Night & Spring Online Auction

  • Disneyland, parking space, and spring basket raffles

  • Restaurant Nights, Spirit Wear, Yearbook, Book Fair, BoxTops, amazon.com


The PV Foundation is composed of Principal Mosgrove, two teacher advisors, and parent volunteers serving on the board. Our non-program, or administrative, expenses are only a small fraction our total operating budget. We do everything in-house, thus maximizing the reach of your dollars. With your participation, we are able to meet our fundraising goals. Any monies raised over our budget are used to enhance the education of our Penguins (ie, additional gifts to the library to update the collection, and additional weeks of music instruction with Miss LaDow). You make the difference in providing this enriched curriculum and experience at Park Village. THANK YOU!

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Your Foundation donations fund our fabulous program coordinators and supplies!
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2019-2020 PV Foundation and PTA Board Officers

We are pleased to announce the following new Board Officers:

Park Village Foundation Board 2019-2020
President - Allison McClay
Executive VP - Rachel Quinto
Secretary - Carol Ochoa
Treasurer - Kari Marshall
VP Fundraising & Events - Jim Buchmiller
VP Character Development & Recognition - Loralee Daines
Directors - Jenny Senior, Victor Chan, Jose Reyes, Monique Uyeda, Holly Rhubottom, Nikki Blackburn, Geraldine Lapid, Cami Hansen, Ashley Zahalan, Cheryl Sifferlan, Sandi Kerkhove, Melena Sands
Advisor - Darshana Patel
Teacher Advisors - Ally Ives, Ron Parks
Principal Advisor - Mike Mosgrove

Park Village PTA Executive Board Officers 2019-2020
President - Rachel Quinto
Treasurer - Jenny Senior
Secretary - Carol Ochoa
Historian - Sandi Kerkohove

Rattlesnake Safety

As summer approaches and the weather warms, snakes may be spotted around homes and yards. Most native snakes are harmless, but take precautions, especially if you come across a rattlesnake. Please click on this link for more information from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife about being rattlesnake safe.

Shop at Amazon and Earn Money for PV

Even though school is coming to end, our fundraising programs continue all summer long! Don’t forget to click 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 items for family vacations, camp, or summer fun here at home. 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

***REMINDERS***

Last chance to claim Lost & Found items

Please claim lost & found items! We typically donate 200-300 unclaimed clothing items each school year! Anything left on the garment rack or lost & found table at 12:45 pm on Thursday, June 13, will be donated to charity.

School Supply Kits for 2019-2020

From now through June 15, you can order your student's school supplies online, and they will be delivered free of charge to your student's classroom during the first week of school (*day is dependent upon the teacher's request). Enjoy your summer and don't stress about back to school shopping! All supply lists have been selected and approved by the PV teachers, and are grade-specific. Orders placed between June 16 - Aug 1 incur a nominal shipping fee, and will be delivered to your home. This optional program by Edukit is offered as a convenience, and is NOT a fundraiser. If you ordered last year, you might notice that prices have increased this year to accommodate teachers' complete supply lists. To order, go to https://www.edukitinc.com/schools/12039/Park%20Village%20Elementary

Contact Allison at amcclay@gmail.com with any questions.

Volunteer Opportunities for 2019 - 2020

Park Village prides itself on our programs and events. However, they are all run by parent volunteers, and we need your help! We have opportunities of all types and sizes. Even one hour can make a difference!


  • D.A.D.S. Group - Dedicated and Determined Support. We’re dads of Park Village Elementary students who volunteer our time and resources. We complete projects around the school for the benefit of the students who attend here. We also host fun events like Movie Night, Canyon Bike Ride, Canyon Quest, and Pancake Breakfast & Car Show. We help out at Foundation Events like Family Game Night and Penguin Rock. Please contact us at pvesdads1@gmail.com for more info.
  • Penguin Weekly News Editor(s) - Help create (layout) the weekly newsletter in the Smore website, using articles that are submitted by various school chairs/coordinators. The website is super easy to use, simply cut & paste, drag & drop - no experience necessary! Multiple editors welcome. Contact parkvillagenews@outlook.com.
  • Marquee Editor in Chief(s) - Update the marquee in the front of the school with our PVE news, and help keep our families informed! Contact Gigi in the office.


Ongoing opportunities

  • Library - Help reshelve books. This task is constant and can happen any time of day. Perhaps you can help after morning drop-off or while waiting to pick up your child in the afternoon? You can make a difference in as little as 15-20 minutes. I just need folks to stop by regularly. Many hands make light work! No experience is required. If you’re interested, please email me at sfleming@powayusd.com, or stop by the library to chat.
  • Recycling - Help sort and crush recycling. Second Wednesday of every month, 8-9 am, ESS Parking Lot. Even 15-30 minutes before school is a big help!. Contact Victor at pvesdads1@gmail.com.
  • Book Fair - Help students find books, keep displays neat, and work cash registers. Occurs in October and April. Keep an eye on the Penguin Weekly News for the signup.
  • Vision & Hearing Screening - Distribute and collect Information Cards to students, assist students in lining up for vision/hearing screening, managing student flow/calling classrooms to notify teachers to come to location. Keep an eye on the Penguin Weekly News for the signup in the spring.
  • Various fundraising events throughout the year - Keep an eye on the Weekly News and Room Parent emails for signups and more info.

Contact the Penguin News Editors: