A Weekly Update from Perkiomen Valley Middle School East
A Word From Dr. Clune
Dear PV East Parents and Guardians,
We are so excited! Award winning, young adult author Jordan Sonnenblick, will be visiting PV East next Friday (3/17/23). Mr. Sonnenblick will explain the stories behind his humorous novels, discuss life goals and how to achieve them, and teach students why they should pay attention in class! For more information check out www.jordansonnenblick.com.
Don't Forget! Wednesday, March 15 is a half day for students. Dismissal is at 11:30.
Also, the First Day of Middle School Sports is this Monday, March 13th.
Seamus Clune, Ph.D.
We are grateful to the parents who attended our Middle School Principal Roundtable last Wednesday Night. After you review the presentation as well as the research reports; please provide us with your feedback through this survey.
Middle level administration is considering the following changes.
Wearing ID Badges throughout the day.
Blocking all Chromebook apps and extensions unless pre-approved by the District Office to prevent students from getting around our filter with a 3rd party extension.
All backpacks are placed in student lockers to limit what students carry throughout the day.
All cell phones to be placed in lockers throughout the day.
Green Team News
Spring is just around the corner and it's time to think about getting your garden ready. The East Green Team is holding their annual spring plant sale at Floral and Hardy in Skippack on Thursday, May 18. Please use this link to place an online order and pay through Paypal or Venmo.
If you prefer to pay by cash or check you may use this link to print out the order form and send payment in with your child. Thank you for partnering with East's Green Team!
FREE MEAL BOXES DURING SPRING BREAK
Zenon Janicki (PV graduate) is working with our community to create meal boxes (which will feed a family of 6) for Spring Break. This is a FREE meal box for our families to ease the burden over the long break .Pick up will be on Wednesday, April 5 from 11AM-1PM at the High School near the cafeteria/bus loop. (There is a place on the sign up form for individuals to indicate if they need to have their box delivered.) Registration will close on Friday 3/31.
Here is the Spring Meal Box Sign Up form.
8th Grade News
Students are no longer able to make changes in StudentVue for high school course requests. Please email your child's counselor with any changes by 3/14
8th Grade Washington DC Field Trip
Message from the School Nurse
Please remind your children that there is to be no sharing of food in the cafeteria. This is a safety concern as other children have food allergies and other dietary restrictions.
How Sick is Too Sick for School?
The student must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of medications (i.e. Tylenol or Advil), and 24 hours without vomiting or diarrhea before returning to school.
For specific identified infectious diseases, students will be excluded from school according to the Office of Public Health guidelines.
Students are not permitted to carry any medications in school. All medication, including over the counter medications, must have a physician order and be brought to the nurse’s office by a parent or guardian.
If your student becomes ill at school they must report to the nurse. Safety dictates that students not go to the bathroom to deal with an illness on their own.
A parent/guardian or emergency contact will be called by the nurse if the nurse determines the student is too ill to remain in school, has a temperature of 100.0 degrees or more, has vomited or has diarrhea.
It is recommended that a parent or designee pick up a sick or ill student within an hour of being notified by the nurse.
Covering coughs/sneezes and proper handwashing will help prevent the spread of illnesses.
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.
Community Bulletin Board
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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.
Mar 13 Spring sports begin
Mar 15 1/2 day schedule
Mar 17 Jordan Sonnenblick visit
Mar 21 World Down Syndrome Day
Apr 5 - 10 Spring Break
Apr 25, 26, 28 ELA PSSA testing
Apr 28 Arbor Day
May 2 - 3 Math PSSA testing
May 4 - 5 Science PSSA testing
May 18 - 19 Algebra Keystones