Principal's Report

A Weekly Update from Perkiomen Valley Middle School East

A Word From Dr. Clune

We had some AMAZING ROCK Rallies with each grade-level this week. It was a lot of fun. We followed an Olympic theme and had every homeroom bring a flag. We also competed in some games, gave out prizes and reviewed our expectations. We expect all of our students to ROCK. They are Respectful, Own it, Careful, and KInd. We also had lessons on appropriate behavior during the previous week. Starting next week, students will be able to earn virtual ROCK Star tickets through PBIS Rewards. These points will earn students prizes, class events and access to our student lounge (Backstage) and ROCK Cafe as well as other great rewards.


Please watch our introductory video for the Rock Rally. At the end of the video our custodian, Mrs. Meyers, walks into the auditorium with a box and we then pass the torch among the PBIS members and finally light a virtual Olympic flame.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QNxj-iOiWPLtrV3rJrB6u8zf-h-G4C2B/view?usp=sharing



On a safety note, please wait to enter the school building until 7:15AM. Although faculty and staff are arriving before that time, we are not prepared to supervise students until 7:15AM. We greatly appreciate your support.



Sincerely,

Seamus Clune, Ph.D.


#EastROCKs

Spring Musical Director Position

We are still looking for a director and staff for the spring musical. If you have theater experience and are interested in being involved in the musical please contact the main office or send an email to Allison Roberto aroberto@pvsd.org. Thank you for your consideration.

Home & School Association Update

Spirit Night!! Everyone needs an excuse not to cook! Come join us for our 1st spirit night at Capriotti's in Royersford on Thursday November 4th. Mention PVMSE when ordering and you'll receive 10% off! H&S will receive 10% off as well.



Home & School Meeting - Tuesday November 9th at 7pm in the school library. All are welcome.

Speech & Debate Club

The first meeting for the club will take place after school on October 19. Students need a signed permission slip to attend the meeting. Forms can be found outside of room 103.

Math Club

Do you love math and a little competition? Student sign up for the AMC 8 Math Challenge is due by October 12. Email Dr. Rodriguez at nrodriguez@pvsd.org or join her google classroom with class code: loq4dzu to join MSE Math Club and sign up for the challenge!

Activity Busses

After-school activity transportation is available at each of our secondary buildings as per the schedule below. Transportation is available to any student participating in an after-school activity such as athletics, music practice, or student clubs.


  • 4:00pm Departure - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (MSE, MSW) begins Oct 5
  • 5:30pm Departure - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (PVHS, MSE, and MSW)


For each day students intend to take either the 4:00pm or 5:00pm activity bus, they are asked to inform the school district and bus company for routing purposes using the electronic form provided. The form links are below and also available to students via the PV LaunchPad - Classlink. Students must submit their information each morning by 10:00 am if they intend to ride the afternoon activity bus that day.


Power Packs


If you are a family in need, PV Power Packs may be a program you wish to explore. PV Power Packs is a weekend food program for students experiencing food insecurity. Bags of food, including 2 breakfast items, 2 lunch items, 2 snacks, and 2 fruits, are sent home with students prior to every weekend. There is no financial information required to participate in this program and students pick up their bags from their counselor or designated person every week. You can sign up for your student to receive a Power Packs bag by filling out this form: 2021 Power Packs or by emailing PowerPacks@pvsd.org.

Nurse's Notes

HEALTH EXAMS: Please remember that 6th grade students require a physical examination and 7th grade students require a dental examination. If your child has had these examinations, please be sure to send a copy to the Nurse's office. Forms are available on the PV website. Your cooperation with this is most appreciated!


MEDICATIONS: If your child has been diagnosed with a life-threatening allergy, seizures or asthma AND requires emergency medication, please be sure to bring the medication to school with the appropriate forms completed by the physician. Forms can be found on the PV website.


Please don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child. I can be reached at 610-409-8580 or emailed at tespersen@pvsd.org


Green Team Recycling Competition

Green Team is proud to sponsor the NexTrex Plastic Film recycling competition. East will be competing with middle schools around the country to see who can recycle the highest number of pounds of plastic film. The winner will receive a Trex bench for their school made out of the recycled plastic. Any package labeled as a number 2 or number 4 plastic can be recycled. Students will bring home a magnet to keep on the fridge with reminders of what can be sent in. Please help East win and keep plastic film out of landfills at the same time. We appreciate your support.


Video showing NexTrex Process

Yearbooks

Jostens is taking pre-orders at this time at a discount price of $28. Visit their website for information.https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1136638/Perkiomen-Valley-Middle-School-East/2022-Yearbook/2021091004181893069/CATALOG_SHOP/

They are $28 now through November.

Sports Update

Winter sports registration must occur by NOVEMBER 8.

First day of Middle School Wrestling is NOVEMBER 19.

First day of Middle School Basketball is NOVEMBER 29.

Registration for winter sports must occur by November 8. This can be done at http://www.planeths.com. In addition to registering, student-athletes must have a PIAA physical examination done by a doctor and the proper paperwork completed by the doctor. In order to count for the 2021-2022 school year, the physical must occur June 1 or later. The form is found on www.planeths.com when you register.

Important Dates


Upcoming Dates

October 20 Half day schedule

26 End of vector 1

29 Bookfair starts


November 2 No School

5 Picture retakes

8 End of marking period 1