Pleasant Valley Family Newsletter

April 9, 2021

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

Hello Pleasant Valley Families,


As promised, I am including a short multiple-choice survey for families to fill out about our Title I Services. Many of our learners receive reading intervention through this federally funded program. Please watch this short video to become familiar with our Title I services and fill out the Survey ASAP!

PV Title I Info Video Link

Parent/Family Survey Google Form Link


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. Our nursing staff can be reached at 440-843-1531.


As always, I want to thank you for your partnership with Pleasant Valley! We appreciate all of our Pleasant Valley families. Should you ever have any questions, concerns, or just a terrific idea you would like to share, please send me an email at bokas@parmacityschools.org or call the main office at 440.885.2480.


Very Sincerely Yours,

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

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Reading is important because it's fun, it develops powers of empathy, and enables us to widen our perspectives.

Looking Ahead...

Ohio State Testing (OSTs) has been scheduled for ALL of our in-person and PVLA learners in Grades 3 and 4. These tests will take place in the mornings after arrival and morning procedures at 9:45 am. Parents and guardians will receive more information after we return from Spring Break.
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Kindergarten Registration for the 2021-22 School Year

If you have a child or know of a child that will be entering Kindergarten next year, please note that Kindergarten registration will begin on April 1, 2021, and is an online process this year. Please use this link to access the PCSD's Registration and Enrollment Page. If you are interested in STEM for your child for the next school year, there is an application process for Kindergarten students. Also, there may be available spaces in grades 1 through 7. Please visit the district's STEM Education page that can also be accessed through the page from the link above. Here you can learn more about the PCSDs STEM program and view the application process that also begins online on April 1, 2021.
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Arrival and Dismissal Information

We are taking every measure possible for safety and social distancing.


Arrival @ 9:15am


  • The arrival time is 9:15 am. We do our best to keep our car rider lines moving and our learners who arrive by car will not receive a tardy if their parent or guardian a STILL IN THE CAR LINE WAITING to drop their child off from 9:15-9:25. With our new routines for 5 days a week in-person learning, there were no car riders waiting in the STEM or Traditional lines after 9:25 am. When the last car in the line has unloaded their learner and it is past 9:25, students will have to be signed in at the main office.
  • We will continue with the drop-off and pick-up locations that we have been using this year. All STEM students will be dropped off by the Garden. All TRADITIONAL kids will be dropped off at the doors on the right-hand side of the building. Signs will continue to be posted out front.
  • Please have students exit the car on the sidewalk/building side. Children should NOT be exiting the car on the parking lot side as it poses a safety concern.


Dismissal @ 3:30pm

  • We ask that you put your child's first and last name, as well as grade number on the paper, large enough so that our staff members can see the names at dismissal. This will help to speed up the process and ensure a smooth dismissal.
  • Please follow the dismissal routes for car riders. Parents and guardians must have their child’s first and last name written clearly and displayed on the dashboard for our staff to be able to read it quickly. Also, parents MUST remain in their cars and use the traffic patterns outlined during car rider pick up. We appreciate everyone who continues to follow these procedures as you are being safe and a role model for our kids! Please let the office know before 3:00 pm if your child has a change in the usual way home so we have time to notify their teacher.


Extra Reminders

  • Please send students with a water bottle as water fountains are not being used, just water bottle refilling stations.
  • All students must have a mask when entering and inside the building. Students have been doing an awesome job remembering their masks and have been pretty good about wearing them all day. Please remind your child(ren) that masks need to cover both the mouth and nose at all times (unless eating/drinking).
  • Click here to see our Red, White, & Blue In-Person Special Calendar

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

Check out this week's PV Embrace All Kindness Shoutouts!

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Pleasant Valley PTA News

Next PTA Meeting

We will be having our next General Membership meeting on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at 8:00 pm via Zoom. If you are interested in joining us, please email 9906pleasantvalleypta@gmail.com for the meeting link information.


PCPTA Geranium Sale

The Parma Council of PTAs 69th Annual Geranium Sale is here!
The sale will run through April 16, 2021, this year. All are welcome to place an order. Orders and payments can be submitted online, dropped off, or by mail. Please make checks payable to Parma Council Scholarship Fund.

All profits will benefit the PCPTAs Scholarship Fund, which will give scholarships to high school seniors!
The entire Dean's greenhouse, including a variety of flowers, vegetables, and hanging baskets, are available for purchase!

Pick-up will be on May 1, 2021 at the Parma Senior High School back parking lot!

To order online: https://pcpta-69th-geranium-sale.cheddarup.com
To order by mail or drop off: visit www.parmacityschools.org/geraniums for access to the order form and instructions to mail or drop off your order


Please email PCPTA President Heather Eketchi with any questions at parmacouncilpta@gmail.com.


Thank you for your support of the PCPTA!

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.


ONE WEEK LEFT AT SPECIAL DISCOUNT! 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! Use promo code RECHARGE40 BY 3.31.2021 to save $40!

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.