Pleasant Valley Post

March 2018

Dear PVES Families,

Happy March! This will be a fast month for us as we only have three weeks until spring break. In that time we have a lot going on and hope you'll take the time to talk with your student(s) and engage with them about the good stuff happening at school. I'll highlight some of this month's activities below and of course continue to do so in my weekly emails as well.

Tournament of Funny Books - our Literacy Team has put together a funniest book tournament and our whole school is participating! It kicked off in the final week of February! Sixteen books were chosen and matched up. Classes are reading the match ups and voting on favorites. We will be using the bracket on our main bulletin board to show the winners. Naturally, we will eventually get down two finalists! On the final day of school before spring break - March 23rd - we will have a Funniest Book Rally to reveal which book PVES has voted as the absolute funniest. We're only a week in and it's been fun to talk with students about the books. They love to share what book their class chose and whether their vote matched the class majority, etc. If you have a chance to talk with your student about this we'd love for you to join in on the fun!

March is Fine Arts Month and we are excited to be hosting an Artist in Residence, Ms. Torie Topor! She is a local artist who specializes in printmaking and she will be coming to PVES March 12th & 13th to share her craft with our students. Ms. Guido will host her in art classes so all students will get a chance to see her and work with her. Students will even have a chance to take home a tee shirt with our very own Rocky the PVES Panther's face printed on it!

SCA Talent Show - we are revisiting our talent show after not having enough interest earlier this year. Rehearsals start March 12th and the show is scheduled for March 21st. Ms. Mix has decided to get her students involved and incorporate songs for her Pre-K - 2nd graders into the show so we're excited to have that addition. We hope you can join us to see all talent PVES students will showcase that evening.

We look forward to a great month with our students and hope to see you at some of our events! Thank you for all you do to support your student and our school.


Mrs. Hammill


Dismissals and Days Off

Friday, March 9 is a 1:00 dismissal for students.

el viernes, 9 de marzo

los despidos tempranos 1:00 p.m.

Friday, March 23: 1:00 dismissal for students.

el viernes, 23 de marzo: los despidos tempranos 1:00 p.m.

Spring Break is March 26 – April 2

* Students return to school on Tuesday, April 3

Vacaciones de primavera es 26 de marzo – 2 de abril

* Los ninos regrason a la esquela el martes, 3 de abril

Kindergarten & Pre- K Registration Information for 2018-2019

REGISTRATION DATES & TIMES: March 12-16th 9am - 3pm & March 15th 9am - 6pm

Please share this information with friends and neighbors who live in our attendance area but may not receive our newsletter!

To be eligible for Kindergarten: Child must be age 5 by September 30, 2018.

Virginia VPI Pre-K Eligibility: Child must be 4 years old by September 30, 2018.

* Any child who is eligible for Kindergarten shall not be placed in a Pre-K program.

For both Kindergarten and Pre-K Registration: please bring birth certificate for child being registered as well as proof of residency within our attendance area. Physical and immunization record are also required before the first day of school.

We look forward to meeting new students and families! Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Spring Pictures

Individual Spring Pictures will be on Tuesday, March 13th. These will be full length photos of several different poses. No money is due in advance for these photos. These will be preview packages and purchases can be made after receiving picture package to review. This is a fundraiser for the school, it is expected that you return any pictures you do not purchase.

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Talent show practices after school - March, 12,14 & 19 until 4:15.

Talent show and Pre-K through 2nd grade song performance: Wednesday, March 21 at 7pm.

PVES Awarded Exxon Mobil Grant

Thanks to the efforts of South Main 7-11 at 3275 South Main St., Harrisonburg, Pleasant Valley Elementary School has been awarded a $500 ExxonMobil Educational Alliance.

The money will be used to purchase items that will promote math and science instruction for our students. The ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program is designed to provide ExxonMobil) retailers like South Main 7-11 with an opportunity to invest in the future of their communities through educational grants to neighborhood schools.

We are grateful for their partnership and recognition!

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Please remember that cars are not permitted to drive in the bus lane at any time that buses are in it. This is an important safety reminder.


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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