PIONEER PAGES

December 2015

Principal's Corner

Dear Parents:

We are getting into a busy part of our school year. The craziness of the holiday season is upon us. No matter how each family recognizes the December holidays, the hustle and bustle that defines this time of year can impact all of us. As we start to experience more winter-like weather, excitement grows. Please set aside each evening some quality family time, and a great activity would be to read with your child. The best gift you can give your child is “your time”. We hope that each of our families has an opportunity for quality time with their families and friends during our winter break.

On behalf of the Peak View Elementary School faculty and staff, we wish all of our students and families a happy holiday season. We hope that 2016 brings continued good health and much happiness to everyone.

Thank you for your continued support of PKVES.

Marcy Williams

Principal

PTA President's Corner

Hello Everyone!
I hope everyone had a great break! We're gearing up for a busy and fun month!
The box top contest was a huge success, please continue to collect as there will be more contests to come.
Please come out to support the Untied Way and have a lot of fun doing it! On December 17th some of our staff will be competing against some of the WATCH D.O.G.S. in a basketball game at MMS! We are asking for a $1.00 donation at the door to enjoy an evening of laughs that won't disappoint.
I Just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for your continued dedication to PKVES! We have such a wonderful school community and have so many wonderful opportunities here at this school thanks in a large part to you, and your willingness to donate time and energy!
Thank you all!
Kendria Sigmon
PTA President 2015-2016

REFI #Giving Tuesday

The Rockingham Educational Foundation (REFI) has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. For more information on how you can give please click here.

Food Drive for our Weekend Backpack Program

Our Weekend Backpack Program for our Students is up and running again this year. We are sending home 37 backpacks each weekend thanks to the help of parents, business partners, Nurse Barb, Jill Langridge and RISE Church.
We will be holding a food drive beginning December 1st through December 18th.
If you are able to contribute, we are looking for the following in individual portions (instead of large quantities):
PK and K - PopTarts and granola bars
1st - Gummies and applesauce cups (not jars)
2nd - Ramen noodles and raisin boxes
3rd - Breakfast or cereal bars and oatmeal packets
4th - Cheese crackers and macaroni and cheese cups (ie Easy Mac)
5th - Fruit cups and cans of soup or spaghettios
Any excess food will be donated to an area food bank. Thank you for your assistance to families in need!

A Note of Thanks to you

The PTA teacher appreciation committee would like to express our gratitude to the teachers and staff of Peak View by writing notes of thanks. Let's remember ALL teachers, past or present, cafeteria workers, custodians, clerical staff, school nurse, bus drivers, classroom assistants, administrators and everyone else who works hard everyday to make Peak View a great school. One drop box will be placed in the foyer at the showcase and another one on the cafeteria stage for you to place your notes of thanks to all special PKVES staff members. We will deliver all notes on Friday, December 18th so put your notes in the box by December 17th . Parents are encouraged to send in notes as well. A note of appreciation is a wonderful gift to receive.

Inclement Weather Updates

If you have registered for text message updates, via School Messenger,and you have not been receiving text from us, please text the letter “Y” to the short code 684-53. This is a quick and an easy way to stay in the loop. If you prefer not to receive texts, please stay tuned to local radio and TV stations or check out the RCPS website regarding possible delays or closings as winter approaches.

Cookies and Hot Chocolate with Watch D.O.G.S.

Please join us on December 9th as we welcome all Watch D.O.G.S and their children to attend a cookie/hot chocolate reception in the library. You are welcome to come anytime between 8:00-9:00 am. An invitation with an RSVP will be sent out later.

Benefit Basketball Game for the United Way

Mark your calendars, Thursday, December 17th to join us for a basketball game between the Peak View teachers and the Watch D.O.G. dads to benefit the United Way. The game will be at Montevideo Middle School starting at 6:30 pm. We ask that everyone planning to attend the game please bring a $1.00 donation to give to the United Way. We will also have games and activities for the students to participate in, a special performance from the Peak View cheer squad, and a fun dance opportunity for anyone wishing to participate. It promises to be a night filled with fun, excitement, laughter, and lasting memories.

Inspire Award for RCPS Teachers

You can say thank you to an RCPS teacher who has impacted you or your child by nominating him or her for the Inspire Award. We look forward to hearing how county teachers are inspiring students, parents, pre-service teachers and classroom volunteers. Up to three teachers may be recognized at each school board meeting. Those nominating a teacher will have the opportunity to present the Inspire Award at a school board meeting. Click on the following link to access the nomination form: [ http://bit.ly/1NAo7gS.

The First Tee of Harrisonburg

Recently our 4th and 5th grade students participated in The First Tee National School Golf Program. This is the program that introduces the game of golf and the core character values (integrity, responsibility, respect, etc.) to the elementary school students during physical education classes. This program creates an environment where young people are introduced to the lifelong sport while learning the basic motor skills of golf and inherent values of the game. Currently there is a First Tee golf facility in Harrisonburg located at Heritage Oaks golf course. They offer numerous classes and opportunities for children of all ages. For more information contact Jeff Simmons, at thefirstteeharrisonburgva@gmail.com.
Click here to go to the website.

641 Lawyer Rd. Penn Laird, VA 22846 (540) 289-7510

Marcy Williams, Principal mwilliams@rockingham.k12.va.us

Barbara Palmer, Assistant Principal bpalmer@rockingham.k12.va.us

Kendria Sigmon, PTA President kendria.sigmon@gmail.com

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