Evergreen Express


A Message from Mrs. Franciosa...

Hello Evergreen Families,

The Evergreen students have been showing their 3R --Ready, Responsible, and Respectful--behaviors each day. They've earned many 3R tickets for these great choices. Last week we had our first Bingo winners and are already filling up our Bingo board with the names of our new 3R ticket recipients!

Looking forward to our Trunk-or-Treat event next Friday. Hope to see everyone there! Please note the the Trunk-or-Treat time is from 6pm-8pm. There was a mistake in last week's newsletter about the times. I apologize for any confusion.

In this newsletter you can find more information about:

  • Candy Donations for Trunk-or-Treat
  • 5th Grade Pretzel Sale
  • What's Happening in Kindergarten
  • News from Health & Wellness
  • Pictures from this week
  • Trunk-or-Treat Information
  • School Spirit Wear Donation
  • 10/31 to 11/4 Evergreen Spirit Week
  • Power Packs Holiday Shop
  • Flu/COVID Vaccine Clinic at Skippack Elementary School

"The future depends on what we do in the present."--Mahatma Gandhi

Have a terrific weekend!

Sharon Franciosa

Principal, Evergreen Elementary School

Week of October 24, 2022

  • Monday, October 24th: F Day
  • Tuesday, October 25th: A Day
  • Wednesday, October 26th: B Day
  • Thursday, October 27th: C Day
  • Friday, October 28th: D Day (Trunk-or-Treat from 6pm-8pm at Evergreen)

Important Upcoming Dates

  • October 25th: Pretzel orders due for 10/28 pretzel day delivery
  • October 28th: Trunk or Treat (6pm-8pm) [rain date: Saturday, 10/29]
  • October 28th: Pretzel Order Delivery Day
  • October 31st to November 4th: Evergreen Spirit Week (see information below)
  • November 8th: Election Day/In-Service Day--No School for Students
  • November 10th: Evergreen Picture Retake Day
  • November 21st & 22nd: Conferences

Candy Donations Needed for Trunk-or-Treat

If you would like to donate a bag of candy for our upcoming Trunk-or-Treat event, please have your child bring it into school. There are bins in the main lobby for your child to drop off the candy on the way into school.

Thank you for your support!

Pretzel Sale--Orders due by Tuesday, 10/25

Our pretzel sales support our 5th grade end-of-year activities.

Pretzels will be distributed on Friday October 28th, for students to take home at the end of the day. THIS WILL NOT SERVE AS SNACK AND MUST GO HOME WITH THE STUDENT.

Please click HERE for the order form.

  • To reduce confusion, we are asking families to designate one student to bring home the family order.
  • Pretzels are $1.00 each and payment can be accepted through the Home and School Venmo (@evghsa) or cash (sent to the main office, in an envelope).
  • Payment is due the Tuesday before pretzel delivery.
  • **Please place students name in the notes section of Venmo or on the envelope so we can track payment.**

"k" is for kindergarten

Our Kindergarten superstars have been working hard and doing a great job! We have had a busy, fun-filled month. We continue to learn our rules and routines at school. The students are practicing their pencil grip, letter formation and writing their names. Please have your child practice writing their name at home with the first letter uppercase and the rest lowercase.

The students have also been working hard on their letter identification and letter sounds. We

enjoy singing and dancing to our letter songs and using our hand motions to help us remember our letters and sounds. We have also been listening for the beginning sounds of words, practicing rhyming words and counting syllables.

Fire House Visit

Last week the students had fun learning about fire safety. We completed many fire safety

activities such as fire truck color word practice, firehouse number formation, a fire safety sight word mini-book, labeling a firefighter's gear and fire truck dice roll. On Thursday, the firefighters visited our school. The students heard a presentation from the firefighters. They brought us special hats and coloring books. The students loved receiving their fire hats and their special fire safety coloring books. It was a super fun day!!

It’s Pumpkin Time

The students have had fun learning about fall and pumpkins. We have been working on fall

vocabulary and fall-themed comprehension and writing. We have learned about the life-cycle of a pumpkin and the parts of a pumpkin using our labeling skills. We have had so much fun working on our skills with activities that have a pumpkin theme. We have practiced our color words, shapes, patterns, sequencing, sight words and number skills.

The students read the book Spookley the Square Pumpkin. This book's themes are about being kind to others and being a good friend. It teaches us that we are all unique and special just the way we are. The students did an amazing job making their own Spookley pumpkins.

On Monday, October 31st the students will enjoy fall-themed activities at school such as roll a

pumpkin and making a beaded pumpkin. We will enjoy a special snack and fall treat bag. Students will also get a chance to take home a mini pumpkin from our “Evergreen Pumpkin Patch.” Kindergarten wants to thank Home and School for purchasing the pumpkins for this event. It will be a day of fall pumpkin fun!!

Health & Wellness

Can you believe it’s the end of October already? We are settling in nicely here at Evergreen, and the students are working hard to be successful both academically, socially, and emotionally.

Our “trait of the month" for September was Friendship and October’s theme is Respect. As we explore various personal traits throughout the year, our Health and Wellness lessons are designed to support and expand upon those ideas.

Our first Health and Wellness unit was “Skills for Learning”. At each level, students learned about and practiced these skills. They include: Focusing Attention, Listening with Attention, Using Self-Talk, and Being Assertive.

From there, we moved into “Learning About Feelings”. As students become more aware of their feelings and can recognize strong feelings in their bodies, they are better able to self-regulate and calm down if necessary to avoid saying or doing something they might regret. Moving forward, our lessons will continue to focus on emotion management and coping skills followed by a unit on nutrition and healthy habits.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy fall season!

Compliment Circle In Mrs. Lyon's Class on Unity Day

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Congratulations to our first 3R Bingo Winners of the School year

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Trunk-or-Treat: October 28th

Trunk or Treat RSVP Google Form

Click on the link above to RSVP for the event by October 24th.

Please join us for Trunk or Treat. The Home and School will provide one bag of candy to all trunks that are decorated and giving out candy. We will also provide a headcount the week of the event so you know how many treaters to expect. Participating trunks may arrive at 5:00pm to start setting up.

Donations of candy will be accepted at the school starting October 12.

If you are decorating a trunk, you are not required to pay for your children.

RSVP is required by October 24.

DATE - October 28, 2022

RAIN DATE - October 29, 2022

TIME - 6:00pm-8:00pm

COST - $5 per treater

Payment can be made by VENMO @EVGHSA, Cash (delivered in an envelope to school) or check made payable to Evergreen Home and School Evergreen Home and School

School Spirit Wear Donation Drive

We are collecting gently used PV or Evergreen school spirit wear.

If you have any items you would like to donate, parents/guardians can bring them to our Trunk-or-Treat event or drop them off at school before November 15th.

Evergreen Spirit Week: Monday, 10/31 to Friday 11/4

We will have our first Spirit Week starting on Monday, October 31st.

  • Monday, October 31st: Wear your favorite fall shirt or fall colors
  • Tuesday, November 1st: Pajama Day (school appropriate)
  • Wednesday, November 2nd: Wear your favorite sports team shirt or colors
  • Thursday, November 3rd: Superhero Day
  • Friday, November 4th: Wear orange, brown, green, or white to show your PV or Evergreen School Spirit

Holiday Shop & Power Packs

We are excited to announce we will be running the Holiday Shop again this year for families in need of assistance for the winter holidays. Last year we provided gifts to over 100 PV students and hope to do even more this year!

Check out our Amazon wish list for ideas: https://tinyurl.com/powerpackshs. Items can be shipped directly to our shop at Evergreen Elementary School, c/o PV Power Packs, 98 Kagey Rd, Collegeville, PA 19426 or monetary donations can be made by check sent to PV Power Packs, 3 Iron Bridge Dr. Collegeville, 19426 or by PayPal at donations@pvsd.org with Power Packs in the memo line.

Make sure to follow us on Facebook @pvpowerpacks or email us with any questions at powerpacks@pvsd.org.

Vaccine Clinic at Skippack Elementary School

Skippack Pharmacy invites you to

Get Boo-Sted & Flu-Sted!

The Skippack Pharmacy will hold a Flu/COVID vaccine clinic for families at Skippack Elementary School on Tuesday, November 1 from 5:00pm-8:00pm.

For more information and to sign up for an appointment, view the attached flyer and visit Skippack Pharmacy Vax Tour.

Dismissal Change

If you need to make an unexpected dismissal change during the day, please contact the main office via telephone (610-409-9751) by 2:30pm, if possible.
Volunteer Clearances

Click on this button to learn about clearances for volunteering.

PV Food Service Webpage

Click on this button to find menus, free/reduced information, School Cafe accounts, etc.

Community Bulletin Board Page

Want to find out what's going on in the PV Community? Click on this button for flyers about upcoming events in and around our area! To submit an event for posting, please send a PDF version of your flyer to webmaster@pvsd.org for review.

22-23 District & Instructional Calendars

Please click on this button to find the monthly district event calendars and the 22-23 district instructional calendar

PV Power Packs

PV Power Packs is a weekend food program for students experiencing food insecurity. Bags of food, including 2 breakfast items, 2 lunch items, 2 snacks, and 2 fruits, are sent home with students prior to every weekend. There is no financial information required to participate in this program and students pick up their bags from their counselor or designated person every week.

For more information regarding how to receive a Power Pack for your child or to make donations to the Power Packs program, click here: https://www.pvsd.org/families/pv-power-packs/

Powerpacks Application (Spanish)

Flexible Instructional Days (FID) in 22-23

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) approved the use of Flexible Instructional Days (FID) as an alternate form of instruction in response to inclement weather or other emergencies. On a FID day, instruction will be virtual. FID assist schools in meeting the required 180 student days. PA Schools may use up to five (5) FID per school year - in PVSD, we will utilize FID when all 3 inclement weather days built into the district calendar are used.

For more information and and the elementary FID schedule, CLICK HERE.

Having Tech Issues?

Here are a few friendly reminders from the Technology Department about where to go if you are having issues with any of the following:

Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has instituted a new government benefit, the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). This benefit provides eligible households with a discount on internet services. For details, visit: www.GetMyInternet.org.

Evergreen Attendance Line

If your child is going to be absent please be sure to call or email the Evergreen attendance line. It may be helpful to save the phone number and email address in your cell phone.

Call: 610-409-9751 and press #1

Email: EVAttendance@pvsd.org

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