Pleasant Valley Post

February 2018

Dear PVES Families,


Happy February! Thanks to all families who came out and joined us recently for Parent Conference Night, our Scholastic Book Fair, Art Show and Interactive Game Night for Families! We hope you found your time here to be worthwhile and want you to know that we greatly appreciate your partnership!


We want to extend a big thank you to our PTO and all families who contributed in any way to our staff meal on Parent Conference night. The soups and salads and desserts were amazing! We so appreciate the homemade touch and care that went into it all for us. It's little things like this that make being part of our school community so special. Thank you!


I'm hopeful that our school routine will be a bit less choppy this month as January was filled with delays and broken up weekly schedules. While we've all managed and certainly shown resiliency as we pushed through it, I'm not sure we've fully hit our stride since returning from winter break and hope to do so this month!


Sincerely,

Mrs. Hammill

Principal

PTO NEWS!

Our PTO has a spirit night at Chic fil A on Wednesday, February 28th! PTO gets a portion of the sales from 5:00-7:00 and we get all the money made at the game table! PLEASE NOTE - There was an accidental misprint in the PVES Calendar that was sent home- FEBRUARY 8th is NOT a Chic fil A Spirit Night.


We are in need of volunteers to work the game table and help supervise in the play room from 4:45-7pm that evening. If you are able to work all or part of that evening we would greatly appreciate it. Please contact Pete Laver at Pete@funkhousergroup.com or Sara Hammill at shammill@rockingham.k12.va.us if you can help us out!

SCA News

SCA SPIRIT DAY:

February 16 - Construction Worker Appreciation Day. Dress like a construction worker.


CANDY GRAM SALES:

The SCA will be selling Candy Grams during lunches during the week of February 8th-11th. Heart Lollipop Grams are 50 cents and Sour Heart Lollipop Grams are $1.00 each. Candy grams will be delivered to classrooms on Tuesday, February 12th.

5th Grade Parent Meeting at Wilbur Pence Middle School

Wednesday, Feb. 21st, 6:30pm

375 Bowman Road

Dayton, VA

On February 21st, 5th Graders will spend part of their day at WSPMS as part of their orientation program; permission slips will be sent home for this. Parents of 5th Graders/Soon to be 6th graders are asked to attend an informational meeting that evening at Wilbur Pence at 6:30pm. This meeting will help parents understand what to expect as their student transitions to middle school! We hope those of you with students in Mrs. Komara's homeroom can plan to attend!

VA Wildlife Center Came to PVES on 1/26 for a Whole School Assembly!

IN CASE YOU HAVEN'T HEARD....

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Kindergarten & Pre-K Registration for 2018-2019 School Year!

Monday, March 12th, 9am to Friday, March 16th, 3pm

215 Pleasant Valley Road

Harrisonburg, VA

Kindergarten and Pre-K Registration for the 2018-2019 School Year will be the week of March 12th - March 16th! Please share this information with friends and neighbors who live in our attendance area but may not receive our newsletter!


To be eligible for Kindergarten: Child must be age 5 by September 30, 2018.

Virginia VPI Pre-K Eligibility: Child must be 4 years old by September 30, 2018. Any child who is eligible for Kindergarten shall not be placed in a Pre-K program.


For both Kindergarten and Pre-K Registration: please bring birth certificate for child being registered as well as proof of residency within our attendance area. Physical and immunization record are also required before the first day of school.


Additional details will be shared via the local newspaper as well as Mrs. Hammill's weekly emails and also through our social media accounts as the dates get closer. We look forward to meeting new students and families! Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

RCPS INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

When conditions require “short notice” changes in the school schedule, announcements will be made over local radio and TV stations. Messages will also be sent out to families via our school messaging system. Please be sure we have up to date phone numbers and email addresses for adults in your family whom you wish to receive these important messages.


We also encourage you to sign up to receive text or email notifications of closings and delays. You can do that here: http://www.rockingham.k12.va.us/subscribe-to-notifications.html . If you have already done so, you should not have to sign up again.


Parents and students should not call schools, school officials, or radio stations to find out if schools are being closed. Telephone lines must be kept open to enable schools and radio stations to receive notifications of school closings.

BUS LANE TRAFFIC

Please remember that cars are not permitted to drive in the bus lane at any time that buses are in it. This is an important safety reminder.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/NON-DISCRIMINATION

It is the policy of the Rockingham County School Board to comply with all applicable state and federal laws regarding don-discrimination in employment and educational programs and services. It is an equal opportunity employer and educational agency. The Rockingham County School Board will not discriminate in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment or in educational programs and services on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender, marital or economic status, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status and prohibits retaliation against anyone who files a complaint of discrimination, participates in such a proceeding, or otherwise opposes discrimination.

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