PLEASANT VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL * * * September 19, 2022
Welcome to another edition of the Patriot Press.
- 1- hour late start Wednesdays September 21 and 28
- Welcoming Jennifer Marrott to PVM's administrative team
- Dress Code
- Picture Day September 29th
- Please complete the 22-23 Annual Update in Skyward!
- Reporting absences
- Lost and Found being donated Fri. Sept 23rd
- BGPS information links
- Notes From the Nurse
- "The Dangers of Fentanyl in our Community" presentation 10/19
- PTA volunteers needed
- Job openings
- Family Resource Center information
- Menu, contact info - hours, calendars, handbooks
- Picture day, September 29th
- Book fair the week of October 24th-28th
Please Welcome Jennifer Marrott to PVM's administrative team
Picture Day September 29th
Picture packets will be sent home with students Friday Sept. 23rd. You may order photos using the order envelope, or order and pay online. Information to order online is shown on the picture envelope. All students will have their photo taken for school purposes (student ID cards and Skyward records), but only those who order photos will receive their student's portraits.
Cross Country and Girls Basketball
*** Please complete the 22-23 Annual Update in Skyward ***
In addition to updating emergency contacts, family contact info, and health information, it is very important this year to update the Race and Ethnicity selections in your student's record (instructions available online). The State required all districts to resurvey all families, as they have expanded the choices for race and ethnicity. If these records are not updated, your student's record will not sync correctly with the State database, which can affect several aspects of their student record.
If you are having difficulty logging in to Skyward, or updating the race/ethnicity codes (or other information) on your student's account, please contact the registrar, Timilee Pederson, for assistance. 360-885-5500, email@example.com . If you have students at other schools, you may contact their registrar to update those records.
Lost and Found leaving the building Sept 23rd
BGPS information links
Bus routes (to be updated the week before school)
Medication at school and other health information
Nutrition services (menus, meal prices)
Welcoming campus security officers to middle school campuses
The district has provided this information to keep our families updated on changes we have made to improve safety and positive school culture at our middle schools.
DATE: August 23, 2022
TO: Middle School Principals
FROM: Mike Kesler, Security Supervisor
Tom Adams, Director of Student Services
Luke LeCount, Director of Instructional Leadership | MS
RE: Campus Security - Middle Schools
For the 2022-23 school year, Battle Ground Public Schools will add security officers to each middle school campus. This additional resource will help maintain student and staff safety as our highest priority.
Campus Security Officers (CSO) will contribute to improving the school environment by reinforcing behavior expectations. The CSO will support teachers and administration by addressing student behavior concerns, providing necessary supervision and advocating for student needs at each building. We anticipate each CSO remaining visible throughout the school day and helping build a positive culture on campus. Being a resource to assist students, staff and visitors while ensuring a safe and secure environment is the primary responsibility of the CSO.
In addition to supporting supervision at each middle school, our CSOs will be available to assist primary schools as needs arise. We look forward to providing even more safe and supportive school environments with the addition of on-campus security officers.
Notes from the Nurse
Hello Pleasant Valley Middle School Families.
I am happy to tell you that Vera Dudik, LPN will be returning as our school nurse this year. We will also have Janel Salisbury, RN joining our nursing team. Janel will be overseeing the LPNs at Pleasant Valley Middle, Primary and Amboy Middle. We will miss having Nancy Boldt, RN at our building; Prairie High School is lucky to be having her working with them this year.
On or before the first day of attendance, the school must receive medically verified proof of the child’s:
- full immunizations,
- initiation of schedule of immunizations, or
- certificate of exemption, current with the state requirements.
Please be sure to bring any new vaccination records in to school so they may be uploaded. For students entering 7th grade, please check to be sure they have a current Tdap booster vaccination recorded.
Students who are out of compliance on required vaccinations will receive letters from the school with information on exclusion dates for those who are not in compliance.
Free and low-cost immunization clinics are available. Please see flyer below or download a copy. Translated copies may be available soon, check with the school office.
Intervention counselor information
PTA volunteers needed
Our PTA motto is “Academics, Activity, and Advocacy.” These are three things we feel are important to our students and their families. This year we hope to host several family activities, fundraisers, and programs. All events are 100% run by volunteers, and we need members to step up to bring these fun activities to our school community. We are very excited to welcome back the Fall Fun Run, Holiday Bazaar, Birthday Book Club & Staff Appreciation, however there are several beloved events that are in danger of being left off the schedule for the 2022-2023 school year.
We are so excited to bring back in-person events however we need volunteers! The following programs are not currently chaired and need some dedicated individuals to bring them to our school:
Scholastic Book Fair – One in October & One in May this event raises funds for the libraries at Pleasant Valley
Sweetheart Dance – Typically held the first Friday evening in February this event is a family dance held for K-6th grade students and their families.
Bingo Night – This fun event has been very well attended in past years.
Spring Carnival – Usually takes place on a Saturday in May and is open to the community.
Stuff the Bus – Raises food for the SHARE House in Vancouver.
Payback Books – Fundraiser selling coupon books to the public.
Family Movie Night – Usually held in the large gym, this requires obtaining a license to show a movie at the school.
If you are interested in any of the programs or events, or if you have any ideas for a program or event that the PTA should look into, please contact the PTA president at firstname.lastname@example.org or PTA secretary at email@example.com.
Pleasant Valley PTA Communications
OPEN DOCUMENT BELOW TO SEE VOLUNTEER POSITIONS THAT NEED FILLED.
Job openings: Join the BGPS team!
BGPS' transportation provider, First Student, is in need of part-time bus drivers. For more details on First Student driving careers, including sign-on bonuses starting at $2,500, visit https://bit.ly/3ObVZ8Y.
Sodexo, the district's food service provider, is looking for employees in a number of specialties. Most positions provide on-the-job training and start at $14.70 per hour or more. More information: https://bit.ly/3Fzd8VM
Right At School
The district's new before/after school care provider, Right At School, is looking for Program Managers and Educators. Learn more at https://www.rightatschool.com/careers or email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family and Community Resource Center
Battle Ground Public Schools’ Family and Community Resource Center (FCRC) helps meet the needs of families faced with housing instability and similar economic challenges.
While a main goal of the FCRC is to assist families experiencing housing instability, it can also help connect families with many other types of resources and is intended to respond to the changing needs of the community.
The FCRC is a continuation of the district’s joint efforts with the Battle Ground Education Foundation, an all-volunteer, nonprofit community organization whose purpose is to leverage community resources to help maintain quality education for all students in Battle Ground schools.
The Family Resource Guide is full of contacts to aid families in connecting with agencies who are able to help with a great variety of needs. Please click the link below to view this helpful guide.
(click below to be redirected to the FCRC page)
School lunch information
There will be a charge for all school meals beginning on the first day of school, Aug. 31, 2022. The USDA waiver that allowed school districts to provide free breakfast and lunch expired at the end of last school year. For the 2022-23 school year, families will be charged regular prices for school meals. Free / reduced meal applications for the 2022-23 school year are available on Skyward (Family Access).
NOTE: Those who qualify for free/reduced lunch may also be eligible for decreased school fees. To learn more and to apply, visit https://www.battlegroundps.org/free-and-reduced/.
PLEASANT VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL MISSION
We believe ALL students can experience academic and personal growth.
PLEASANT VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL
Absence reporting: 360-885-5512
District office switchboard: 360-885-5300
Late start Wed.: 9:10 - 2:40
Early Release: 8:10 - 11:40
2-hr late start: 10:10 - 2:40
Battle Ground Student and Family Handbook 2022-2023
Pleasant Valley Middle Handbook 2022-2023
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September 19, 2022