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Park Village Elementary - A 2018 CA Distinguished School

November 15, 2019

Upcoming Events

11/16 - D.A.D.S Work Party | 9:00-11:00 am @ Learning Garden

11/18 to 11/22 - Parent/Teacher Conferences | 12:30 pm Dismissal

11/22 - Ice Cream Social | 12:30 pm @ Lunch Area

11/25 to 11/29 - Thanksgiving Break

11/30 - Deadline to order yearbook for 5% off

Go to https://parkvillagefoundation.com/pages/calendar for additional calendar events

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

D.A.D.S. Work Party - This Weekend!

Saturday the 16th 9-11AM and Sunday the 17th 3-5PM, if needed.

Come on out to help finish off laying out the landscape rock in the outdoor classroom and near the existing planters at the west side of campus. Kids are welcome too, but should be supervised. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Go to the ESS parking lot and enter through the gates. BYO shovel, rake, hoe, gloves, and if you have one, a wheelbarrow. Some extra tools will be there if you don't have any, just come anyway! Questions - contact Victor at pvesedads1@gmail.com


Hello Park Village Families,

In the spirit of the holiday season, Park Village Elementary is continuing its annual tradition in supporting the PUSD Adopt-a-Family program. PV has ”adopted” six families from our community. This wonderful program helps over 500 families that are in need within our school district. We have an incredible opportunity to touch the lives of those in our area who may be having a difficult time. Below are the links to the Signup Genius for each grade level along with the teachers’ names.

Please bring in all unwrapped gifts to the Adopt-a-Family donation boxes located in each grade level mall and give all gift cards to your child’s teacher by Thursday, December 5th, 2019

The Park Village community has a long history of blessing families through this charitable program, but we cannot do it without the amazing generosity and support of our PV families!

Please help us bring joy and the spirit of giving this holiday season.

Thank you again for your generosity!

Contact Sonya Nelson at loya_sonya@hotmail.com with any questions.

TK/Kindergarten: Berg, Bruner, Harshman, Stanley and Doud


1st Grade: Santos, Cope, Ives, Valdez and Strahan (1/2)


2nd Grade: DeCremer-Norton, Alfonso, Roff and Scott (2/3)


3rd Grade: LaFever, Girod B, Mueller and Lin (3/4/5)


4th Grade: Hall, Girod K, Bartlett and Kirkland


5th Grade: Lasho, Marker and Burgstaller


Penguin Page Turners Book Club ~ Recommendation of the Week

The book recommended by Athena P. from Mrs. Marker's class is One For the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt.

Twelve year old Carley is sent to live with a foster family, the Murphys, after a violent episode with her stepfather. Carley doesn't believe she is worthy of love or a true family, but the Murphys show her otherwise. This book reminds us that as much bad as there is in the world, there is equal good. Recommended for Grades 5 and 6. Available at our library.

Heritage Fair Volunteers Wanted

The Park Village Annual Heritage Fair is on March 21, 2020.

We are looking volunteers to help with the planning and running of this fun and festive event.

For more information, please contact Nita Jha: drnitajha@gmail.com

Thank you to our veterans, for your service and sacrifice.

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Parking Lot Reminder

Please remember that the parking lot is for teachers and staff only, with the exception of the clearly marked visitor spots. We have many support staff members whose hours begin after class is in session. When they have to spend their time searching for parking off campus, it negatively impacts our student services. Thank you for your help!

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 once a month can make a difference!

  • 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.
  • Science Night Volunteers - You will oversee a station while our little ones sharpen their science skills with their parents. Please sign up for a night when your own child is not attending - PV Science Night Volunteers. Contact Shannon Nellies at s.nellies72@gmail.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.

Yearbook Photos Needed!

The Yearbook Committee is ready to work on the October pages for the yearbook - and we are need of your Meet the Masters, Spirit Day, D.A.D.S. Movie Night, Costume Parade, 1st Grade Carnival, and 5th Grade Pumpkin Carving photos! Go to https://parkvillageyearbook20192020.shutterfly.com/ to request access and upload your photos. Or, you may submit your photos to parkvillageyearbook@gmail.com. Thank you!

Yearbook: Final Discount of the Year!

Don't delay, order your yearbook today! November 30 is the last day to receive 5℅ off your yearbook order. This is the last discount of the school year. Each yearbook comes with 2 free, optional, personalized pages. All yearbooks orders are made online at Treering.com.
To order, go to https://tr5.treering.com/createAccount/101471725840797
FAQs: https://app.peachjar.com/flyers/811954/schools/52513
Questions? Contact parkvillageyearbook@gmail.com.

Science Field Day is Back!

Our PV Science Field Day team did an amazing job again last year and we are excited to have another group of kids enjoy a day all about science challenges and fun events this year!

The Science Field Day competition will be held in Lakeside on Saturday, May 16th, and involves 50+ teams of 4th and 5th graders from all over the county. Details can be found at http://www.sdcoe.net/lls/ccr/Pages/elementary-science-field-day.aspx. Interested students/parents should review both this link and the PV Science Field Day Application. Most participants will be placed in two events. All PV team members must be able to meet and work outside of school for 2-4 hours per week from February through May and their parents will be required to coach one of the events in which their child is participating. We have many resources and supplies to support the coaches, so don’t let that requirement deter you from participating! While student preference is considered, event assignments must first maximize overall participation and minimize scheduling conflicts. If there are more applications than space available, alternates will be designated and a wait-list formed.

Questions? Please contact Erin Zamora (erin.zamora@gmail.com)

Applications and permission slips for the PV Science Field Day team are due by Wednesday, December 11th at 3:20 PM (both forms need to be printed, filled out and turned into office by 12/11 at 3:20 pm). Late forms will not be accepted! Application and permission slip are provided below.

2019-2020 GATE Testing Information

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) involves services for students whose cognitive needs may require modified classroom curriculum and instruction to accommodate their learning differences and ensure their achievement. Parents may request GATE testing for students in grades 2-7.

To request GATE testing for your child, complete a GATE Parent Questionnaire/Test Consent form online through the PUSD GATE webpage - https://onlinereg.powayusd.com/GateSurvey

NOTE: Requests for GATE Testing will only be taken during the request submission window dates (now through November 22, 2019).

Test Date (only 1 test opportunity) at PARK VILLAGE ELEMENTARY: January 16, 2020

**Testing will be on site during regular school hours.

If you have questions, please contact the PVES Admin. Office at 858-484-5621.

Lost and Found

Our Lost & Found is filling up very quickly! Please make sure you or your child reclaims their items. The clothes rack and table are located in the lunch area.

Helpful hint: labeling your student's items makes it easier for students to identify which item(s) is theirs, and also allows us to assist in reuniting lost items with their owners.

Box Tops for Education

Don't miss out on earnings for our school - make sure you've got the new Box Tops mobile app on your phone. The app scans your store receipt, automatically finds participating products & instantly adds Box Tops to your school's earnings online. NO CLIPPING REQUIRED! Download today! Visit https://www.boxtops4education.com for more information.

We are still accepting unexpired clipped box tops. Please send them in to your child's teacher for a chance to win a pizza & ice cream party in June.

Park Village is on Social Media!

Follow us on Facebook:

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

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

Follow us on Instagram:

Park Village Foundation: https://www.instagram.com/parkvillagef/

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

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