A message from the Superintendent
December 22, 2022
Greetings PV Families,
Yesterday marked the first day of winter! The brisk and frosty conditions today confirm that the colder season is upon us. December not only marks the start of the cold weather but also a time of celebration and tradition. Our students have been busy as they continue their learning and participate in various holiday-related activities. Our secondary music ensembles performed their winter concerts this month. All were wonderful and showcased outstanding talent among our students in grades 6-12. If you happen to be a parent of a musician in our schools, we thank you for supporting your child. Preparing for the winter concerts is no easy feat and the results of all those rehearsals were impressive. Check out the PVHS's recorded concert (link below).
Also in celebration of the holiday season, students attending North MontCo Technical Career Center (NMTCC) hosted a breakfast for the superintendents of the five sending schools, including PVSD, Methacton, North Penn, Souderton and Wissahickon. Delicious! I appreciate the service of Bryce B., one of our high school students attending the Culinary program at NMTCC, who served all courses to the individuals in attendance. In addition, NMTCC hosted a dinner for School Board members from the five sending schools. Two of our students participated in preparing the meal and serving, Kane T. and Yali J-C. Again, delicious!
There have been many holiday related activities and celebrations in our schools and throughout the community! Winter break for staff & students begins tomorrow; I hope you are looking forward to celebrations with family and friends (and maybe even a bit of respite). Wishing you a wonderful season filled with happiness, joy, and peace.
Happy New Year!
Dr. Barbara A. Russell
Language Mentoring Program
Our District continues to grow and become more diverse. Currently, there are 17 different primary languages spoken by our students/families. Students new to our schools struggle to communicate and can find it very challenging when they do not speak fluent English - or know very little English at all. In an effort to support them, we are launching a mentoring program. To support students whose primary language is one other than English, we are hoping to enlist PV high school students, fluent in communicating in another language, as mentors. The high school mentors would be asked to travel to other PV schools on a schedule to be determined. We are attempting to pilot the idea and learn from any connections we are able to establish.
We are asking interested high school students to complete this brief survey: Language Mentoring Program. Administration will follow up in January. We are very excited to offer this opportunity to our students, both mentors and mentees!
2023-2024 School Calendar
Planning for the 2023-2024 instructional school calendar has begun - and we need your input! There are many factors to consider when developing a school calendar such as the beginning and ending dates of the school year, scheduling of conferences, holidays and inservice days. Your feedback will help guide us as we prepare a recommendation for the Board of School Directors.
We ask that you complete the survey by Friday, January 6, 2023.
MLK Day of Service
Save The Date: January 16th, 2023
Location: Perkiomen Valley High School Cafeteria
Time: 8:30am -10:00am and 10:30am -12:00pm
We are returning to our in-person* event this year and look forward to providing activities for both elementary and middle school students. We will also be providing an opportunity for high school students to volunteer in the community.
* If you are unable to join us in-person, a limited number of do-at-home activities will be available. Sign-ups for these activities will take place in early January.
Any questions please contact Mr. Steve Willis (email@example.com)
FIDs (Flexible Instructional Days) - Traditional and Virtual “Snow” Days
As the weather begins to turn, I thought it best to remind everyone about the possibility of FIDs (Flexible Instructional Days) in response to inclement weather. After utilizing all three (3) built-in inclement weather days, the District may implement a FID to provide virtual instruction to students. FIDs assist schools in meeting the required 180 student days while avoiding the need to extend the instructional calendar year. PA Schools may use up to five (5) FIDs per school year.
Learn more on our website.
Community Bulletin Board
Wondering about family and community events in the area? Curious to learn about local sports clubs and other opportunities? Visit our online Community Bulletin Board!
- Revolution Tutors
- Basketball Clinics over winter break
- Indoor Sports Leagues
- and More!
To submit an event for posting, please send a PDF version of your flyer to firstname.lastname@example.org for review.
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.
Upcoming District Dates
- Friday, December 23 - Monday, January 2: Winter Holiday
- Monday, January 9: Board Business Meeting @ 7pm
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