Pleasant Valley Family Newsletter

December 3, 2021

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

Dear Pleasant Valley Families,


Let’s spread kindness this holiday season! 1st grade STEM students will be selling Kindness Snowmen in the lobby on December 7th, 8th and 9th in the morning before school. Students can send a Kindness Snowman chocolate treat and note to a friend for $1 and we will deliver it for you! All proceeds go to Toys for Tots.


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 during any clinic visits.


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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Thank you for your Support with the PV Fundraiser!

Thank you to all of our PV families, friends, and staff members who supported our Fall Fundraiser. It was a great success with over 200 orders.


If you are missing any items or still need to pick up your order please call the school office at 440.885.2380.


We wanted you to be aware due to supply-chain issues, we A have a few items on backorder. Click here to review. They will be delivered to the school and forwarded to you as soon as they become available. Sorry for any inconvenience.


THE DEADLINE TO PICK UP ORDERS IS DECEMBER 8TH!

Valley Forge Theatre Art Club Opportunity for our 3rd and 4th grade studnets!

The Valley Forge Art Club be doing our spring musical "The Wizard of Oz," and would love to invite our third and fourth graders to participate as munchkins in our high school performance.


The performance dates will be April 8, 9, and 10th. There will be an in-person informational meeting on Saturday, December 11th at Valley Forge Auditorium at 10:00 am, where Katie Fox, the VF Theatre Art Club Advisor, Katie Fox can give out more information such as rehearsal dates. Rehearsals for munchkins will be limited so as not to take up family time.


Read The Valley Forge High School Theatre Arts Club Flyer here for more information and for the google sign-up form for parents if they are interested in participating. That information will be forthcoming.

Congratulations to our NOVEMBER rockSTARS of the Month!!

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CogAT Student Score Reports for 2nd Grade Students

Please check your child's backpack for their Grade 2 CogAT score reports from October. As a resource, click here to read the Parents CogAT Test Explanations for Parents.

Monday 12.6 Menu Change

Monday 12.6

Hot Lunch: Chicken Patty with Potatoes

Bistro Box: Yogurt, Cheese, Banana Bread)

PB&J: Fresh Fruit, Fresh Vegetables, Milk


Wednesday 12.8 The Corn Dogs will be PORK


Thursday 12.9

Hot Lunch: Grilled Cheese

Bistro Box

PB & J Veggies, Fruit, Milk


Thank you for your understanding of the ongoing "menu changes" as there have been many disruptions with supply chains! Your children have been very understanding and flexible too!

Countdown to 2022 Spirit Weeks

We are excited to celebrate a countdown to the Near Year with two full weeks of spirit days. Many of these creative ideas were submitted by our students and classrooms.
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Embrace All Committee Update

Attention Embrace All Club members: The focus of the meeting on December 14th will be family traditions or holidays. In small groups, students will discuss family traditions and/or holidays they experience in their homes. Students will learn about what they have in common with one another, while learning unique ways others celebrate.

Help PV Teachers with Supplies When Doing Your Holiday Online Shopping

When doing online shopping this holiday season, please consider using our partner, SchoolStore.com. They use stores like Macy's, Kohl's, Wal-Mart and more.


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

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.