Pleasant Valley Family Newsletter

May 14, 2021

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

Hello Pleasant Valley Families,


All of our fourth-grade students had their introductory Middle School meetings with our counselors from Greenbriar, Hillside, and Shiloh! Please return their music selection sheets so we can have this information for scheduling!


Our Lost & Found area has a small collection of misplaced or forgotten items and articles of clothing. If your child is missing something, please remind them to check the Lost & Found area during their lunchtime, as these items will be washed and donated by the end of next week.


Please remember that if COVID-19 has impacted your child by either testing positive or being a primary contact to someone who has, you must keep them home and notify our nursing staff of the next steps. It goes without saying that any students exhibiting symptoms should remain home for at least 24 hours until symptom-free. Towards the end of this newsletter is a link to our Health and Safety Plan. Families can reach out to our nursing staff at 440-843-1531.


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 send me an email at bokas@parmacityschools.org or call the main office at 440.885.2380.


Very Sincerely,

Mrs. Stephanie Boka


Please see the section near the bottom of the newsletter for translation information.

Russian: Razdel v nizhney chasti informatsionnogo byulletenya dlya polucheniya informatsii o perevode i ssylki Google.

Spanish: Consulte la sección cerca del final del boletín para obtener información sobre la traducción y Google Link.

Ukranian: Informatsiyu pro pereklad ta posylannya na Google dyv. U nyzhniy chastyni byuletenya

Pashto: مهرباني وکړئ د ژباړې معلوماتو او ګوګل لینک لپاره د خبر پا ofې ته نږدې برخې وګورئ

Returning PCSD Student Devices

All students' devices will be collected and remain at school starting next Friday on May 21st. Please be sure that their device, the case, and charger are all brought to school next Friday. The only exception is our learners in fourth grade who will be able to take their Chromebooks over the summer and to their new middle school for the 2021-22 school year! Returning PVLA and

ALL Grade 4 Students


For students that ARE NOT returning to PVLA for the 2021-22 school year, your child's device, case, and charger will be collected here at Pleasant Valley from June 7-11th from 8-4 pm.


PVLA Kindergarten students who are returning to PVLA for the 21-22 school year should exchange iPad for a Chromebook: June 7-11, 7:00-2:30

PVLA 1st grade students who are returning to PVLA for the 21-22 school year should exchange their iPad for a Chromebook: June 7-11, 7:00-2:30

PVLA Kindergarten and 1st grade students will go to PSH Door #50 to exchange their iPad for a Chromebook.


All other PVLA students that are continuing in PVLA next year will keep their Chromebook.

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Pleasant Valley Spirit Wear Shop

As requested by our families we are going to hold one last Spirit Wear Sale this year. Please use the link below to order your Star a PV Shirt. Shirts will be delivered to the school by June 2nd - PV Stars will have the opportunity to wear their PV Shirt to the end of the year party. PVLA Students will receive their shirts on June 3rd. We also have adult sizes so moms, dads and grandparents also have an opportunity to show their PV Pride!


Click here to order: https://order.uteescorporatesales.com/bird_banks/88288/signups/new


Order Deadline is Thursday, May 20th at 11:00am - So order today!

Summer Reading Program Cuyahoga County Library 2021 Summer Reading Program: Tales & Tails!

Please consider siging your child up for this game-based summer reading program!

  • Saturday, June 5 - Sunday, August 15, 2021
  • Program Overview and Registration link to share: HERE

*Interested parents/families will need to register on their own due to the Beanstack app/account option.

END OF THE YEAR ACTIVITIES

As we begin winding down this school year, we’d like to share some information about our End of the Year Activities that will be scheduled for the last week of school.


Tuesday, June 1st

Field Day! With the craziness of this last year, we still want our students to make those fun, end of the year memories with their classmates. This year our PV teachers and staff will be organizing and running numerous fun events for students to participate in with their individual classes. Due to Covid, we will not be asking for outside volunteers. Field Day will be broken up into an AM and PM session and last approximately 2 hours. Please make sure to send your child with a water bottle that day.


Wednesday, June 2nd

Field Day Rain Date!


Thursday, June 3rd

PVLA Parties for classes wishing to hold one (afternoon) – Information to be communicated by individual teachers who are planning to hold a class party.



Friday, June 4th

Class Parties – Information to be communicated by individual teachers who are planning to hold a class party.

4th Grade Clap Out – As in the past, we want to celebrate our 4th graders who will be finishing up their elementary careers at PV and moving to Middle School! Parents will be permitted to participate in the clap out but must remain outside of the building and maintain social distancing. Parents who wish to participate will be asked to park their cars and line the walkway and front loop at 2:45 pm. 4th Graders will walk out, follow a designated route and walk back into the building to gather their belongings before being dismissed their normal route at 3:30.

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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

Pleasant Valley PTA News

.Congratulations to the new PV PTA Officers for the 2021-22 School Year

President- Jackie Finlayson

1st Vice President-Nicole Elchlinger

2nd Vice President- OPEN

3rd Vice President- Antionette Goins

Treasurer- Erin Fisher

Secretary- Monica Abbott

Council Delegate- OPEN

Alternate Council Delegate- OPEN


If you are interested in any of the OPEN positions, please email me or the above PTA email!


Next PTA Meeting

We will be having our next General Membership meeting on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at 7:00 pm via Zoom. If you are interested in joining us, please email 9906pleasantvalleypta@gmail.com for the meeting link information.

PCSD Health and Safety Plan

Here is the link to the PCSD Health and Safety Plan. 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.

Camp Invention Summer 2021

PV will be hosting Camp Invention this summer both virtually and in person. Please use this Information Link for more details.


At Pleasant Valley Elementary the week of 6.14.2021 campers in grades K-6 will collaborate in activities exploring STEM concepts at Camp Invention! Visit invent.org/mylocalcamp to secure your spot!

Device Repairs and Tech Help for Families

If your child's Chromebook or iPad is not working or damaged parents are responsible for getting a new Chromebook iPad. Parents will need to bring the device the Department of Information Systems (Tech Department) at PSH door #50 to exchange it. DIS is there daily from 7:00 am - 2:00 pm, no appointment is necessary. If parents have any questions they can also call the tech help desk at 440.843.3865 or email at techhelp@parmaticityschools.org.Please refer to the documents below for guidance.


Family/Student Support Flowchart

Family Instructional-Technology Dashboard

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.