Pleasant Valley Family Newsletter

November 5, 2021

Our mission is to empower and inspire a community of lifelong learners and leaders!

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Dear Pleasant Valley Families,


Our Student Council is partnering with our Parma Educators Association to collect for our November Food Drive. The grade level that brings in the most donations will win donuts for all students in the winning grade.


On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, please help by sending in nonperishable food items such as:

  • Canned vegetables (especially beans)
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned fish, poultry, or meat
  • Canned soup
  • Pasta and pasta sauce
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Cereals and rice
  • Soap, shampoo, and toothpaste


The PV Student Council raised $326 from our Boo Sucker sale! Thank you to everyone that purchased a sucker! We will be using the money raised to donate to the Food drive that goes directly to PCSD families.



Click here to read PCSD's COVID Protocols for 2021-22. Parents need to check their children for symptoms before they leave for school each day and keep 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 inside the school. We will distance to the extent possible in the school.


Thank you for helping to make Pleasant Valley the wonderful school that it is! 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 email me at bokas@parmacityschools.org or call the main office at 440.885.2380 weekdays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.


Very Sincerely,

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

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Reading Improvement Plans (RIMPS) & Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Score Reports sent home today

RIMPs are interventions designed to help your child meet the "on track" criteria for the Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Students must obtain at least a score on the Spring Third Grade ELA Ohio State Test in the spring. Students who are "not on track" or close to being "not on track" in Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, and Third Grade receive a RIMP. If your child was deemed "not on track" through assessments given in the Fall (September) Benchmarking period, a RIMP was sent home with your child today. Please read the RIMP and develop or continue to have routines at home for reading for 10-20 minutes a day to practice the skills and concepts they are taught in school.


If your child is in KDG-Grade 3 and did not receive a RIMP, your child's performance on the Fall Benchmark tests met the criteria to "be on track" to meet the requirements of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee (TGRG).


Third Grade Reading Guarantee Family Resources Ohio Department of Education Page


Ohio Department of Education's Third Grade Reading Guarantee Video


Students in Grades 2-4 take the MAP test three times a year. All students in Grades 2-4 MAP Score Reports from September were sent home today.

PTA News

IT’S PIZZA TIME WITH PV PTA!

Starting November 1st and ending November 30th, we’re selling Pizza Kits!

To reach our goal and be successful, we need everyone’s help. It’s super easy to join the fun!


To get started, follow this link:

https://fundraising.littlecaesars.com/login/join-fundraiser/9a4779f3-a21a-46d6-9c5f-3b8adffaae5a


Create your very own seller page. You can customize your page, upload a video, create an avatar, and watch how many pizza kits you’ve sold. You’ll get your special link to send to your friends and family so they can buy delicious pizza kits and support our fundraiser. Pizza Kits will be delivered directly to their home by FedEx, so send the link to your out-of-state family and friends, too. You can even post your Seller link on your social media pages.

Every kit we sell earns a $6 profit and makes an impact.

Don’t forget to buy some for yourself!

Embrace All Club Update

At our last Embrace All meeting, We 'traveled' to Nepal. Please check out our Welcome to Nepal slideshow!

School Store Fundraiser

Once again we are partnering with SchoolStore.com to raise funds for Pleasant Valley's Resilient Learner / PBIS program. We are partnering with a company that specializes in safe, no-contact fundraising.


This safe and easy fundraiser is 100% online so there is no face-to-face selling, collecting money, or delivering products. This fundraiser will begin on Friday, October 29th, and go through until May 2022. Please encourage your family and friends to participate.


  1. Go to SchoolStore.com.
  2. Search for PV by school name or by city/state. (Pleasant Valley Elementary School & STEM)
  3. Click on Choose School
  4. Start Shopping with over 400 nationally-known merchants. (Walmart, Kohls, Home Depot, Hertz, Office Depot, Macy's, Old Navy are just a few participating merchants) Great for online shopping for the holidays.
  5. PV will receive a percentage from your purchases.


Thank you in advance for your participation.

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.


https://twitter.com/PCSDpleasantval

September, October & November Parent University

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.

Directions to our Home Access Center (HAC)

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

https://www.facebook.com/Family-Collaborative-408375042558677/


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:

https://www.unitedwaycleveland.org/

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:

https://www.ccbh.net/


Ohio Department of Health:

https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/home


Ohio Department of Education:

https://education.ohio.gov/

Stay Connected

Stay connected by following Pleasant Valley on Twitter and PCSD on Twitter.