Evergreen Express


A Message from Mrs. Franciosa...

Hello Evergreen Families,

The week started off with many students and staff awash in their Phillies red, white, and blue and ended with an exciting Friday night with our Trunk-or-Treat event!

Thank you to Home & School for another wonderful Trunk-or-Treat event. We are appreciative to all of the volunteers who organized the night and those who decorated trunks and donated candy. Everyone looked amazing in their costumes!

Next week we will have our first Spirit Week of the school year. You can find more detailed information in the newsletter.

We are currently collecting gently used PV and/or Evergreen Spirit Wear. Students and parents/guardians are welcome to drop off donations to the Evergreen main office at any time.

As a reminder, the students will not have school on Tuesday, November 8th.

In this newsletter you can find more information about:

  • Spirit Week Information
  • Spirit Wear Sale
  • What's Happening in 5th Grade
  • Special Area Spotlight Winners
  • Having Fun at Trunk-or-Treat
  • School Spirit Wear Donation
  • Power Packs Holiday Shop Information & Donations
  • Flu/COVID Vaccine Clinic at Skippack Elementary School

"You are never too old to play in the leaves."--unknown

Have a terrific weekend!

Sharon Franciosa

Principal, Evergreen Elementary School

1st Grade Philly Fans!

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Another great friday morning at Evergreen!

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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

Week of October 31, 2022

  • Monday, October 31st: E Day
  • Tuesday, November 1st: F Day
  • Wednesday, November 2nd: A Day
  • Thursday, November 3rd: B Day
  • Friday, November 4th: C Day

Important Upcoming Dates

  • 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

PV/Evergreen Spirit Wear Sale

If you are interested in purchasing any PV and/or Evergreen Spirit Wear, please visit evergreen.itemorder.com. The store will be open through Sunday, November 6th.
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5th Grade

October has been a busy month! Inspired by the Inventors described in the Into Reading texts, fifth graders are researching an inventor and through the writing process are developing an expository essay. As we progress into our next Module, students will be delving into narrative writing.

Math had the students focusing on numbers operations (we love PEMDAS!) and now they are currently learning to solve some pretty complex word problems. We will be moving on the fraction unit next - remember to study those math facts!

Science has us venturing into the world of engineering. Students are actively involved in the design process through hands-on STEM experiments. While thinking through the criteria and constraints of each challenge, they are building index card towers that must sustain weight, making rings solely out of Pringles, and have tried to avoid falling in “lava” as they make their way from one location to another using the Design Process.

Students have spent time in Social Studies learning about many famous explorers and will begin to look at the European settlement of the New World.

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Special Area September Spotlight Winners

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Having Fun at Trunk-or-Treat

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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 drop them off at school before November 15th.

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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