Pleasant Valley Post

October, 2017

Dear PVES Families,

It's hard to believe a month has past since our last newsletter and that October is here already! I want to thank all our students and families who supported our PTO Fun Run! We had a wonderful time as a school community and raised over $4000.00! We so appreciate all the parents, family members and other volunteers that joined us for the event. Our students especially enjoyed having the Bridgewater College Men's Basketball Team here leading warm-ups and cheering them on!

Thanks as well to all those parents and family members who joined us for breakfast on Friday the 29th! Our students loved having you here and that event was successful as well!

We are ever thankful for your support and partnership!


Mrs. Hammill


Changes to Elementary School Report Cards

You may be aware that RCPS has been reviewing the elementary school report cards for possible edits or revisions. A committee began this process last year and continued through part of the summer. The first phase of the revisions will be in effect this school year. As such, you'll notice some differences on your child's report card when they come home at the end of this marking period. If you have any questions about what you see please contact us here at school. We're more than happy to discuss these with you. We hope you find the updates to be family-friendly and meaningful! In that teachers will be adjusting to the new format, Mrs. Hammill will not be collecting report cards from them far enough in advance to allow time for her to write a note to each child. Thanks in advance for your understanding.

Mexico’s Independence Day Celebration

On Friday, September 15th, the Mexican students at PVES in grades K-5 were invited to a special program coordinated by Ms. Long. Roughly 35 students attended. Jacinto and Sandy Hernández spoke about the importance of Mexico’s Independence Day and how in 1821 Mexico became free from Spain after 11 years. Jacinto and Sandy played their guitars and sang a famous Spanish song with the children, called “Cielito Lindo”. Students also saw a movie about the Battle of 1810 when Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla began the fight for independence from the Spanish. All the students enjoyed delicious corn on the cob served with mayonnaise, cheese and chili powder made by Sandy Hernández. Students waved Mexican flags and shouted, “Viva Mexico!” A good time was had by all who attended.

El viernes, 15 de septiembre, los estudiantes mexicanos de PVES en los grados de kinder hasta quinto grado fueron a un programa especial. Jacinto y Sandy Hernández hablaron sobre la importancia del Día de la Independencia de México y como México se hizo libre de España después de 11 años de pelea en 1821. Jacinto y Sandy tocaron la guitarra y cantaron una canción muy famosa con los niños, que se llamaba “Cielito Lindo”. También vimos una película sobre la batalla de 1810 cuando Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla empezó la lucha contra los españoles. Todos los niños disfrutaron de los hilotes cubierto con mayonesa, queso y chile que Sandy Hernández preparó. Nosotros ondeamos las banderas Mexicanas y gritamos, "¡Viva México!” Pasamos un buen momento. ¡ Viva México!

PTO Spirit Night - Bojangles

Monday, Oct. 2nd, 5-7pm

1880 Port Republic Road

Harrisonburg, VA

JMU Head Football Coach, Mike Houston will be there for a Meet and Greet! Join us!

PTO Chick-Fil-A Calendar Orders

All Chick-fil-a calendar orders and money are due by Tuesday, November 21st.

Food & Nutrition Services

The Food & Nutrition Services of RCPS has an updated homepage and have interactive menus with nutrient content on the web page. There is also an app for your phone! You can search for the app by name in your app store if you choose - it's called, School Nutriction & Fitness. or you can access it via this website: This can also be accessed from the RCPS FNS home page on the right-hand side. It provides clear instructions on how to download the app to any smart phone. If you have any questions, please contact the school.

Early Dismissal & Dates Students Don't have School in October!

Friday, Oct. 13 – students dismissed at 1:00

Friday, Oct. 27 No school for students

viernes, 13 de octubre – 1:00 p.m. salen temprano de la escuela

viernes 27 de octubre – No hay clases

Important Safety Reminders

  • Please do your best to make after-school plans for your child the evening before and send a note in with your student. This prevents confusion and ensures proper communication and safety! We ask that when late arrangements have to be made they are made before 1pm.
  • Please be sure you child wears or brings appropriate shoes so he/she can participate safely in PE and recess.
  • Remember to send sweatshirts/jackets as the weather can be unpredictable this time of year and we do go outside daily unless it's raining.

SCA Spirit Days

October 5th - Dress like a farmer day

Help celebrate our Farm to School Day - Yummy Farm to School Lunch will be served! See menue below!

October 31st - Costume Day

You must have your costume on when you come to school and you will not be allowed to change your clothes during the school day. Masks are NOT ALLOWED ~ please do not bring them to school.

Farm to School Days

October 3rd - Farm to School Breakfast will be Served. Farm Fresh Free Range Eggs will be served for breakfast!!

Fruit and Juice


Farm Fresh Egg


OR Mr. J’s Pumpkin

Bagel w/Cream Cheese

October 5th is Farm to School Lunch. Menu is as follows:

Shenandoah Pork Brat Sandwich OR

Chicken Fillet on Bun

Virginia Sweet Potato

Dayton Cole Slaw

Turkey Knob Apple


Here's a link to the menus for the rest of the month:

Salvation Army 2017 Christmas Assistance / El Ejercito de Salvacion va a aceptar aplicaciones.

The Salvation Army will be accepting applications for Christmas assistance soon. If your family is in need click on the download below for more information.

El Ejercito de Salvacion va a aceptar aplicaciones para ayuda de la Navidad muy pronto. Haga clic en el boton de descarga de abajo para obtener mas informacion.


It is the policy of the Rockingham County School Board to comply with all applicable state and federal laws regarding don-discrimination in employment and educational programs and services. It is an equal opportunity employer and educational agency. The Rockingham County School Board will not discriminate in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment or in educational programs and services on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender, marital or economic status, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status and prohibits retaliation against anyone who files a complaint of discrimination, participates in such a proceeding, or otherwise opposes discrimination.

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