Park Village Weekly Newsletter

October 2, 2022

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Upcoming Events


10/11-14: Book Fair

10/14: DADS Movie Night

10/18: Knotty Barrel Restaurant Night

10/23-31: Red Ribbon Week

10/31: Halloween

Pledge Drive Extended until October 7th!

Congratulations on helping us make it to 89% of our pledge drive goal. We hope the students are excited about voting on Ms. Buhr’s Halloween costume, as promised for making it to 75%! We know the students REALLY want to meet the 90% goal so they can duct tape the principal to the wall ball, and we are almost there! Ms.Buhr has graciously allowed us to extend the pledge drive incentive by one week to help make the 90% mark.

A huge thank you to the 270 students and families that have generously donated to the Foundation. Your donations help ensure we can continue to offer so many wonderful programs and support at Park Village!

For any people who still wish to contribute, there is still time! Every little bit helps, and no amount is too small. As you contemplate if a donation will fit in your budget, please consider the value you see in weekly physical education, five sessions of Meet the Master which covers both art history and hands-on art projects, and engaging science labs which occur quarterly increasing to weekly throughout the student’s time at PV.



Your employer may MATCH your donation!! Please check the following PUSD Foundation's corporate matching search engine link: Identify whether your workplace participates. If they are listed, please follow up with your HR regarding the next steps of how to process the match.

Start With Hello

Start with Hello is a program that empowers students to recognize loneliness and social isolation in their peers. It offers strategies to reach out and help, and ways they can grow an empathetic and inclusive community.

Thank you to our 5th graders for taking the time this past week to start our days with a cheerful "hello!" It made our days a whole lot brighter!

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Fall Book Fair is almost here

The Scholastic Fall book Fair will be at Park Village from October 11th-14th. Students will have the opportunity to shop during class and we will also be open for parents and families before and after school. (Students will only be allowed with parents during this time.) We will also be open before movie night on Friday, October 14th for your shopping convenience.

We offer a cash free option called ewallet. Please visit our homepage for more details. We’re excited to celebrate our love of books together at the book fair and we cant wait to see you there! Remember every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly.

New this year is ewallet for teachers. Click on their name below and donate to their ewallet so teachers can buy books of their choice to grow their classroom library.

2nd Grade

Cindy Alfonso

3rd Grade

Michelle La Fever

5th Grade

Natalie Kirkland

We ALSO need YOUR HELP! Volunteer and help make our book fair a success. Slots are available throughout the day and no experience is necessary. We need baggers, cashiers (linked in the signup genius is a tutorial on how to operate cash register) and to help students and families find books. Check when your students class is visiting and volunteer during their time slot. Sign up here:

Have any questions, please contact

DADS Movie Night

DADS Movie Night is Friday, October 14. We'll be showing Rio under the stars on the back playground. Families are invited to begin seating at 6 PM with the movie starting around 7 PM when it's dark. Please watch the weather forecast and dress accordingly and bring jackets or blankets to stay warm. We will be on the blacktop so chairs are recommended. Movie snacks including popcorn, nachos, and cotton candy will be served. You are welcome to bring your own food and drink. Movie Night, including snacks, is free to all Park Village Elementary students and their families. All students should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

If you're interested in volunteering to help to make this an awesome event, whether it's purchasing food prior, set up, or serving snacks, see the sign-up link below or contact the DADS at Dads, moms, older siblings, or high school students needing volunteer hours are all welcome.

Movie Night Sign-up:

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A message from our school health tech, Ms. Stephanie

Hello Park Village Families,

I hope everyone is enjoying their school year so far. The Health Office needs your help. We are in need of some items that help keep our Penguins healthy, safe and supported. If you are able to help provide these items for our Health Office, we would truly appreciate:

Extra Large Size Bandaids (We have plenty of the other sizes, we just need the large ones for our penguins that get big scrapes)

LARGE size Cotton balls

Tissue Boxes

SNACK size ziplock bags

Gallon size ziplock bags (For those that go home with wet/soiled clothing)

We appreciate your consideration, and if you have any questions regarding items, please feel free to email me:

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Penguin Pride - Spirit Wear Friday’s

This year every Friday we will be showing our Penguin Pride school-wide! If your child would like to participate please have them wear either their Penguin Pride gear or our school colors. Get your gear today!

Go Penguins!

Visit the shop here:

Purchased items can be delivered to your child's classroom, no shipping fees. Items delivered to directly to a home address will be charged a shipping fee. Any questions? Please email

Parking Lot Reminder

Please do not park in the school parking lot. All spots are reserved for staff members only. Handicapped spots are open to those who have handicapped permits. We are already short on parking spots for all of our staff members. Thank you very much for your help.

Pick Up And Drop Off Reminders

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Yearbooks are on sale now!

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Purchase your yearbooks using this link:

Friends Of The Foundation

Thank you to all the 2022-2023 Friends of the Foundation for supporting our students.

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