PRV Academy Notes
October 9, 2020
What a fun, busy week!! From our spirit days to material pickups, there was a lot going on. It was great to see all the creative mismatched clothes and crazy hats. If I had to guess, I would say that PJ Day was a favorite! Thank you to everyone who made the trek to Pupil Services to pickup new materials for your child. You made the process seamless! We will plan on having another in mid/late November.
I apologize in advance for the length of this newsletter. There is so much information to share this week - so please be sure to keep scrolling down and check it out!
I am going to leave you with a quote that I think greatly sums up PRV Academy:
Children are the priority.
Change is the reality.
Collaboration is the strategy.
(Judith Billings - Washington State Superintendent)
THANK YOU for the collaboration and feedback. We couldn't do this without you.
PRV Academy Principal
Winner, winner chicken dinner!
For those of you who are wondering how they were entered - I put a line in the Twitter section of the newsletter that said to email me if they read that far. It pays to read it all! :)
K-3 Specials Update
Teacher Appreciation Committee
If you are interested in helping out, please email Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Encourage your child to direct all questions to the teacher instead of you
- For younger students, start building up their stamina for independence. Walk away from the student for a short period of time and gradually increase this time.
- Help your child organize needed materials the night before so they are prepared in the morning
Our goal is to mimic what happens in the school buildings. Students really excel at advocating for themselves in that setting. It is important to help them do this in the virtual setting as well.
If you have a question for the teacher regarding technology or the curriculum, please email the teacher rather than asking on the Google Meets. This will allow the teacher to dedicate time to your question and minimize disruptions in the class.
On Thursday, October 29 - students are encouraged to wear their costumes to school. No masks are allowed as they can be distracting to the students. Also, please make sure the costumes are school appropriate and do not include any weapons. Side note: who would have thought in the time of Covid I would be telling you that no masks are allowed?
We are taking our festivities and making them virtual.
All K-3 buildings, plus PRV Academy K-3 students, are going to be hosting a virtual parade. This will allow all students to participate (virtual and hybrid). Your homeroom parents will be reaching out to you with details, but get your cameras ready.
Halloween parties will also be virtual and the teachers/homeroom parents will be working to make sure these are fun for all students.
More details to come in the near future.
Materials Pick-Up Days
It is that time again... We want to refresh the books/materials that the students have at home. All materials should be picked up according to the following schedule. Please note: All pickups will occur at Pupil Services which is attached to Richland Elementary School (looking at the font of Richland, Pupil Services is located on the far right - it has it's own parking lot and door). The address is 3811 Bakerstown Road. If you are unable to make it during your pickup time, please email me to make alternate arrangements. We can't wait to see you!
October 21 - 1:00-3:00
October 16 - 1:00-3:00
Cognitive Abilities Testing
RES - October 14 - 4:15-6:00 (gym)
WES - October 21 and 22 - 8:00-9:00 or 2:00-3:00 (cafeteria)
HES - October 27 and 28 - 7:30-9:00 and 4:30-6:00 (cafeteria)
EHUE - October 27 and 28 - 3:45-6:00 (LGA)
If you are not interested in getting a school picture, but would like your child to be in the yearbook, you will be able to submit a headshot to the PTO. We will have more details regarding this process later in the year.
Each school's Friday Flash will have more information pertaining to the logistics of entering each building.
Weather permitting, Wednesdays anytime between 11:45-12:45, Pine Park, the Pearce Mill Road playground, come for as little or as long as you want. Bring your lunch and run around outside with kids doing all virtual in 6th grade. Parents must stay with their students.
If any other grade level is interested in starting something like this, please let me know and I would be happy to post specifics in our weekly newsletter.
Click here to watch our daily announcements! Be sure to check out Friday's announcements - two of our 6th grade students are featured!
We STILL need your jokes and thanks!
We are still in need of Thankful Videos. This is a great time to record your child stating who they are thankful for (maybe a peer or teacher) or parents can do the same. The video should be no longer than 30 seconds. Feel free to email these to me at email@example.com.