Weekly Penguin News

Park Village Elementary - A 2020 National Blue Ribbon School

August 20, 2021

Upcoming Events

8/18/21 - 9/24/21 -- Kindergarten Early Release at 12:50pm

8/26/21 -- Back to School Night via Zoom

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade @ 5:30pm

3rd - 5th Grade @ 6:30pm

9/04/21 -- DADS Recycling Event in the ESS Parking Lot

9/06/21 -- Labor Day -- NO SCHOOL

9/23/21 -- PTA Meeting @ 7pm

Go to https://app.peachjar.com/flyers/all/schools/52513 for PVES digital flyers

*Please see below for chromebook and iPad return info

** Please see below for lunch ordering links

Message From the Principal

Good Evening Park Village Families,

This is your principal, Mrs. Buhr, with your Friday message. What a wonderful first week of school. I loved seeing all the students and their smiling faces. As the principal of this school, I am so very proud of the work that we do with our students each day. It is our goal to create a positive school climate that maximize instructional time for student learning. I am looking forward to a wonderful 2021 - 2022 school year. Please read the Weekly Penguin News for all important information and happenings at Park Village.

Social Media

This year I will be posting on Twitter and Instagram. This will allow families to stay connected with information regarding school activities, special announcements, classroom instruction, and an emergency correspondence when necessary. NO NAMES WILL BE USED AND STUDENTS WILL NOT BE "TAGGED" IN POSTS.

Please fill out the attachment ONLY if you DO NOT wish your child to be featured on the Twitter & Instagram. If you are okay with your child being featured on these social media platforms, no action is required. Click here for form.

Follow PVES on Social Media:

  • Twitter: @BuhrPVES #PVESPenguins

  • Instagram: ParkVillagePenguins


Parents, please help us ensure a safe and efficient drop off by having your student ready, with their backpacks, to hop out of the car when you pull up to the drop off area . When you have to stop and get things out of the trunk, it holds up the line and causes delays for everyone. Please have your student exit the right hand side of the car. You may not park in the drop off area or get out of your car. This will create a safe and quick drop off for everyone. Click here for an aerial view of arrival and dismissal procedures.


If your child needs help getting to the gate, please do not go through the drop off line. Instead, park and walk them to the gate. Click here to see where you can park. Staff will be inside the gate to help students to the playground.

Health and Safety Protocols

For information on protocols click here. Close contact tracing will continue, following the COVID-19 decision tree.

Message from Team PV

Hello Park Village Families!

We are so happy to see all the new and returning faces back on our campus. We hope you had a very fun summer vacation.

This school year we wanted to introduce ourselves as the Foundation, PTA and DADs group organization leaders. Collectively, we are TEAM PV and we are here to serve the school.

Our three volunteer-based organizations are working together to make sure that your students have a great elementary school experience. More information will follow in the coming weeks and we will make sure to answer as many questions as possible.

Enjoy the new year and we look forward to making this school year really fun!

Rachel Quinto, PV Foundation President

Ashley Zahalan, PV PTA President

Steve Ball, DADs Group President

Quick Reminders

Park Village Penguins we are so happy to be back on campus learning together. On behalf of our entire team at Park Village, thank you for entrusting your children to us. We look forward to a wonderful school year.

Here are a few reminders:

  • We apologize, but at this time parents are not allowed on campus.
  • Pick up & drop-off is at the front of the school.
  • No parking in the school or ESS lots.
  • Arrival & Dismissal Procedures click here.
  • For the SAFETY of all, please follow all traffic laws.
  • Gates open at 8:40 and students go to the playground.
School hours:

  • Grades 1-5 M/W/TH/F 9:00-3:20pm
  • Tuesday is our time banking day 9:00-1:40pm
  • Transitional Kindergarten 9:00-12:50pm
  • Kindergarten M/T/W/TH/F for the first 6 weeks (until 9/24) 9:00-1:00pm

Can't Find a Parking Spot?

Hello, Park Village Families! Tired of the drop-off and pick-up battle with finding a close parking spot? Well, it’s that time of year again for you to WIN a dedicated PARKING SPOT for the entire school year!

This year this spot will be highly valuable. With the influx of new teachers, the parking lot will be full every day, and closed to parents trying to sneak a spot.

The Park Village Foundation is selling tickets NOW for our Annual Parking Spot Raffle every day before and after school at the front gate until August 27th.

Raffle tickets are $5 each, or 5 tickets for $20. Cash, check, or credit card accepted.

GOOD LUCK and THANK YOU for supporting our Penguins!

Room Parent's Wanted!!

Hello Park Village Parents,

Welcome back to what’s sure to be another great year! Looking for ways to volunteer this year? Each class will need a room parent (or room parent team) to help relay important information to the class, coordinate events throughout the year, and provide support to the teacher. Typical room parent duties include forwarding important info to your classes, planning class parties and coordinating other events such as teachers/staff week, collecting information, and working closely with your teacher to ensure a smooth and fun year for the students. There will be a room parent meeting for which details will be sent out soon. If you are interested in being a room parent please notify your student's teacher. It is extremely helpful for our teachers to have room parents, and makes it much easier for our parents to receive important communications from the school as well as planning all the fun things our kids love to do! Please direct any questions to PVE.roomparents@gmail.com. Thank you for your consideration!

Yearbook Photos WANTED!!

The yearbook editing team has begun collecting photos for the 2021-2022 school year.

We are currently looking for FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL photos.

To submit through Shutterfly:

Request membership by clicking the link: https://parkvillageyearbook20212022.shutterfly.com/

When requesting access, please provide us with the student's name, grade and/or teacher's name.

You can also email high resolutions photos to parkvillageyearbook@gmail.com

If you are interested in becoming a yearbook editor, please email Rachel at parkvillageyearbook@gmail.com

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Become a "Friend of the Foundation!"

Do you own or know of a business that would like to become a Friend of the Foundation for the 2021-2022 school year? See how your business can make a tax-deductible donation to enhance education at Park Village Elementary School!

As a business owner, name recognition is vital to increasing your customer base. Several parents have said that businesses who partner with the Foundation become some of the first businesses they turn to when they need particular services.

Please join with us in enhancing education for our Park Village Penguins.

Every dollar donated goes directly to our students’ education! If you are interested in making a difference at Park Village Elementary and becoming a “Friend of the Foundation” for the 2021-22 school year, please contact Jim Buchmiller at jcbuchmiller@san.rr.com for more details and information on how to sign up for this program.

Our organization depends on donations from community members like you to support our programs. We are very thankful for companies like yours that want to make a difference in the education of our students.

Park Village PTA Reading Challenge

Print out the Reading Challenge bingo card HERE (or click the link below). Have readers mark off each square once completed. Students can work on their own or with help of an experienced reader. Turn in the bingo card to the PTA on Fridays after school in August for a prize! You will also be entered into a raffle for a chance to have a smoothie with Ms. Buhr!
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Penguin Pride Gear is for Sale!

The Park Village Foundation is proud to announce that our Penguin Pride Gear (spirit wear) is now for sale. Shop anytime. Choose from a number of styles and gifts! New styles and items will be added into the shop, so please visit often to see what is being offered.

Shipping is free when delivered to the school. You can also pay for shipping if you would like it directly sent to your home. Please allow a 1-2 weeks processing time prior to your items being shipped.

You can find the shop and more information at our website: www.parkvillagefoundation.com

Shop at Amazon and Earn Money for PV

Did you know you can support PV all year long with as little as a mouse click? Use our link to Amazon every time you make a purchase so our school can receive a cash-back percentage of your total order. Better yet, bookmark our Amazon link and use it as you buy those needed last minute back-to-school items, holiday gifts, and more. It’s a win-win! Plus, if you designate “Park Village Elementary Education Foundation” as the charity for AmazonSmile, you earn an additional 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases for PV Foundation. https://smile.amazon.com/?ie=UTF8&tag=wwwpveefcom-20


BOX TOPS has transitioned to digital submission! It's now easier than ever to earn money for our school. Download the app, scan your receipt, and your earnings will instantly show up in the PVE account.


  • The new method of submitting Box Tops is to scan your receipt via a downloadable app. The new style Box Tops will say "SCAN" and may only be submitted this way.
  • You have 14 days to scan your receipt otherwise, it becomes invalid.
  • Please watch the "how to" video below for more information & instructions.
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh94b2BvFK4

Here's how to start:

1. Download the app.

2. Scan your receipt every time you go to a grocery store. You don't even have to check to see if you bought anything that is Box Tops. Just get in the habit of scanning after every grocery trip. The app will tell you if you earned box tops for your school.

3. At the bottom of the app, find the "star" and enter your teacher's name for credit for your class.

Contact Box Tops Chair, Cheryl Sifferlen, at sifferlens@gmail.com if you have any questions.


Park Village is on Social Media!

Visit our social media pages to view video messages from our teachers! We love seeing photos of our kiddos distance learning and having fun at home. Don’t forget to tag us!

Follow us on Facebook:

Park Village Foundation: https://www.facebook.com/parkvillagefoundation/

D.A.D.S. Group: https://www.facebook.com/ParkVillageDADS/

Park Village PTA: https://www.facebook.com/PVpenguinsPTA

Follow us on Instagram:

Park Village Elementary: https://www.instagram.com/parkvillageelem/

D.A.D.S. Group: https://www.instagram.com/parkvillagedads/

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