Principal's Report

A Weekly Update from Perkiomen Valley Middle School East

A Word From Dr. Clune

Dear PV East Parents and Guardians,

The Art Show is TONIGHT (5/19/23) 5:00 - 8:00PM. Mrs. LePera has been a wonderful addition to our staff this year. Please come out to see some of the incredible projects that our students worked on this year. You will be amazed! This show should not be missed! Trust me.

We also had a phenomenal Orchestra Concert last night directed by Ms. Valerie Smith-Gonzalez. Please come out to our Choral Concert next Thursday night. You don't want to miss it.

There will be 8th Grade Field Day on Wednesday, June 7th. On Friday, June 9th will be the 8th Grade Awards Ceremony and 6th & 7th Grade Field Day. 8th Grade Parents are invited to attend the Awards Ceremony that begins at 8:15AM in the auditorum.

Also be sure to review the Summer Lift Enrichment opportunities. These are incredible learning experiences.


Seamus Clune, Ph.D.


Sunscreen Lotion Policy

In accordance with Perkiomen Valley School Board Policy 210.2 students may only possess and self-apply non-aerosol topical sunscreen under the conditions outlined below. This policy was updated in 2018 when the PA School Code was amended to include sun protection measures for students.

Students are permitted to possess and self-apply a non-aerosol topical sunscreen without a physician's note or prescription under the following conditions:

  1. Non-aerosol topical sunscreen product is approved by the FDA for over-the-counter use for the purpose of limiting ultraviolet light-induced skin damage.
  2. The parent/guardian submits the parent permission form to the school nurse.
  3. Permission to possess may be revoked if the student fails to comply with school rules concerning the possession, application, and use of the non-aerosol topical sunscreen product.
  4. A parent permission form will need to be completed each school year.

We strongly encourage students to apply sunscreen prior to coming to school for any outdoor events. If your child does need to reapply sunscreen during Field Day and/or any other outdoor school event, the form linked further down must be completed and returned to the school nurse.

If your child does have permission to use sunscreen please remind them that they cannot share this with other students.

If you would like for your child to use sunscreen during the school day, please print, complete, and return this form to our school nurse With this signed form, your child may carry sunscreen into school and self-apply it.

Procedure for Self Administration of FDA Approved Non-Aerosol Topical Sunscreen

Home & School News

8th grade celebration "Bring on Summer".

Registration is OPEN for both the Celebration and the Cornhole Tournament. Please note if you are planning on participating in the Cornhole Tournament, you will need to register for the both the celebration and cornhole separately.

Calling all 8th graders!! Come join us on June 2nd, 7pm-9pm, outside at Middle School East for our "bring on summer" celebration!. There will be a DJ, dancing, games, selfie station, lots of sweet treats and our 3rd Annual 8th Grade Cornhole Tournament!

Please use the below link to register your 8th grader for our end of the year celebration. Please note this event is only open to PVMSE 8th graders

8th grade Cornhole Tournament will be held during our 8th Grade Celebration Party, June 2nd 7pm-9pm. This will be a round robin style tournament, with prizes awarded to the first 2 teams! If your child is interested in participating, please have one parent register their team (consisting of 2 players) using link below. You will need to provide both teammates' names, their chosen Team Name, and an email address associated with signup so we can share tournament rules/details closer to the event. Sign up closes May 26th! Any questions, please email

Dress Attire for 8th grade celebration : Casual. Girls are welcome to wear sundresses and sandals. However this is an outdoor event. There will be cornhole, volleyball, lawn games, included with the DJ and dancing.

We are hoping to have parents donate food for the event and volunteer to help at the celebration.!/showSignUp/10c0d44aaae2da1f94-2023

Home and School Officers! We are in need of some new faces! If you are interested in being on our board for next year, please let us know! We are losing 2 members this year so we'd like to fill spots before the year ends. Please email with any questions or interest!

Summer Lift Enrichment

We are excited to announce we have launched of our 2023 MIDDLE-LEVEL LIFT Summer Camps. We have several exciting offerings this summer (see below)! In order to register your child, visit our LIFT website. Clicking on “LIFT catalog” will take you to our webstore where you can create an account and register for the camps you are interested in. A few notes for this summer…

  1. All middle level camps will be held at Middle School East.
  2. Middle-level offerings are available to students currently in grades 5 through 8.
  3. Transportation must be provided by the family.

MIDDLE LEVEL SUMMER LIFT offerings include:

  • Gr 5-8 All the Universe is a Stage
  • Gr 5-8 Inventioneering
  • Gr 5-8 The Forces of Flight
  • Gr 5-8 Viking Genius Bar
  • Gr 6-8 Bake it Up
  • Gr 6-8 Sew Much Fun
  • Gr 6-8 It's Just Rocket Science
  • Middle School Jumpstart

Message from the School Nurse

End of Year Medication Pick Up:

Please remember to obtain your child’s medication from the nurse’s office no later than student dismissal time on June 9, 2023. As per the PVSD Medication Procedure, students are not permitted to carry their own medication. Any unclaimed medication will be destroyed after dismissal. Please contact the nurse if you have any questions.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline), and is now active across the United States.

When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary. Please see below for more information.

The previous Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) will always remain available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis.


Our students can submit an anonymous tip through the Safe2Say Program. Tips are typically related to a variety of challenges our students experience or witness, such as bullying, harassment, disrespectful language, safety concerns, etc. When a tip is received, the State (who runs Safe2Say) immediately follows up with building administrators.

Community Bulletin Board

Want to find out what’s going on in the PV Community? Visit here for flyers about upcoming events in and around our area!

To submit an event for posting, please send a PDF version of your flyer to for review.

Please note that Community Bulletin Board items may contain links to websites of organizations outside Perkiomen Valley School District. Items are posted to this bulletin board as a free service to the community, and should not be interpreted as being sponsored or endorsed by the district.

Important Dates

May 19 Art Show

May 29 No school, Memorial Day

June 2 8th Grade Celebration, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

June 7 - 9 Dismissal at 11:30

June 9 Last day of school

June 9 8th Grade Awards Ceremony 8:00 AM

Upcoming field trips

May 26 Music in the Park - Music Dept

May 30 NJ Aquarium - 7th grade

Spring Concerts

May 25 Chorus - 7:30 PM