Park Village Weekly Newsletter

September 4, 2022

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Upcoming Events

9/5 - Labor Day (No School)

9/12 - Room Parent Meeting -- Details Sent to Room Parent Volunteers

9/19 - Professional Growth Day (No School)

9/23 - Paper Picnic with Penguins & Ice Cream Social

9/28 - Picture Day

Ice Cream Social is BACK!!

We’re excited to bring back Ice Cream Social! We have changed things up a bit and Ice Cream Social will now take place during scheduled Picnic with Penguins at lunch time. Our first one will be during your child’s lunch time on Friday September 23rd. Students will have the opportunity to purchase an ice cream for $1 and there will be two choices plus a non-dairy option. We are thrilled to bring these events back coordinated by the D.A.D.S group and Park Village Foundation.

Camino Del Sur Opening!

Park Village Families,

The long awaited Camino Del Sur opened Thursday. Staff and I have been out supervising & monitoring arrival and dismissal to ensure student safety. Yesterday, dismissal went smoothly. This morning, I noticed we are still becoming familiar with navigating the roundabouts, particularly while pedestrians are getting ready to cross.

I wanted to share some tips for navigating roundabouts per Caltrans:

When you approach a roundabout:

  • Slow down as you approach the intersection.
  • Yield to pedestrians and bicyclists crossing the roadway.
  • Watch for signs and pavement markings that guide you or prohibit certain movements.
  • Enter the roundabout when there is a big enough gap in traffic.
  • Drive in a counterclockwise direction.
  • Use your turn signals when you exit the roundabout.
  • If you miss your exit, continue around until you return to your exit.

We also have new crosswalks, please be sure to push the button. This indicates to cars that they should reduce speed and be prepared to stop for a pedestrian in the crosswalk. Pressing the button will also activate the blinking lights, signaling to drivers that pedestrians are wanting to cross.

As we continue to gain familiarity with this new traffic pattern, myself or staff will be monitoring traffic flow. I’m looking forward to working with our community to ensure student safety.

Penguin Pride - Spirit Wear Friday’s

This year every Friday we will be showing our Penguin Pride school-wide! If your child would like to participate please have them wear either their Penguin Pride gear or our school colors. Get your gear today!

Go Penguins!

Visit the shop here:

Purchased items can be delivered to your child's classroom, no shipping fees. Items delivered to directly to a home address will be charged a shipping fee. Any questions? Please email

Interested in Being a Room Parent?!

Hello Park Village Parents,

Welcome back to what's sure to be another great year! Are you looking for ways to volunteer this year? Each class will need a room parent (or room parent team) to help relay important information to your class, coordinate events throughout the year, and provide support to your student's teacher. Typical room parent duties include forwarding important info to your classes, planning class parties, coordinating events such as teacher/staff appreciation week, collecting information, and working closely with your teacher to ensure a smooth and fun year for students. There will be a room parent meeting on Monday, September 12th (details will be sent out to room parents soon). If you are interested, please notify your teacher. It is extremely helpful for your teachers to have room parents and makes it easier for our families 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 Thank you for your consideration!

Yearbook Photo Submission Requests - First Day Of School

Hello Parents,

The yearbook team is requesting photos of the first day of school to add to the annual yearbook. Photos will be accepted until September 30th.


1. Request access to the yearbook's Shutterfly Share Site. When submitting your request, please add your student's name and teacher in the notes.

2. Email your photo to Please note "first day of school" in the subject line.

Questions? Please email Rachel at

Golden Envelope Pledge Drive

The new school year has begun, and this means a new year of learning and growth awaits our students at Park Village!

Please help give them the tools they need to succeed by making a donation to Park Village Foundation’s Annual Golden Envelope Pledge Drive. Our goal is to keep ALL of the same academic and community programs that make Park Village a top-rated elementary school in Poway Unified - and a CA Distinguished School. Since 2004, the Park Village Foundation has collected donations from generous parents like you to fill the gaps in our school’s budget and provide an enriched educational experience benefiting every child in school. Last year, we spent over $100,000 providing Art, Music, Physical Education, Science, and Technology programs for our students. We cannot achieve these goals without you, our PV families!

Join us today in continuing the tradition of excellence at Park Village by making your 100% tax-deductible donation to the PV Foundation. ( The suggested contribution is $350 per student, but donations of every size are welcomed and appreciated, and payment options are available.

Paper Picnic with Penguins

SAVE THE DATE: Friday, September 23rd (Time schedule TBD)

We're bring Picnic with Penguins back and our first one to kick off the new year will be a paper fundraiser, "Paper Picnic with Penguins". Please help our school by donating a ream of copy paper as your ticket to enter and have lunch with your child during their lunchtime.

“Picnic with Penguins” is sponsored by D.A.D.S (more on the D.A.D.S. Group below) and is an opportunity for all parents to come enjoy lunch with their student on campus. Some parents bring lunches from nearby restaurants and some bring in lunches made at home. If you're running late you can always get a school lunch for free! Feel free to hang out with your child while they eat lunch and use it as a great opportunity to take a break from your day to spend quality time with your children, and meet other parents.


1. There will be many adults visiting campus. All Adults are required to sign in at the front gate. Do not go through the front office and there is no need to sign out to leave campus

2. Please comply with all traffic and parking regulations on and adjacent to campus. Absolutely NO PARKING allowed in the school parking lot as this is for staff only.

3. Please do not take food onto the playground areas, and please dispose of all trash properly.

D.A.D.S. Group, the acronym stands for Dedicated And Determined Support is a group of (mostly, but not exclusively) fathers who want to make a positive impact on our children's school and school experience. In addition to organizing Picnic with Penguins, the D.A.D.S. Group sponsors and supports several school events throughout the year and engaged in many campus maintenance and improvement projects over the years.

STUDENTS grades 3-5: How to Keep Your Child's Chromebook Running Smoothly

Now that we're back in school, teachers are noticing that many student Chromebooks are not up to date. System updates fix 95% of Chromebook issues and it's not difficult to do.

PUSD Chromebook Tips - Device Updates (
This short video will describe how you and your child can keep the Chromebook up-to-date. If the Chromebook hasn't been updated in a while, you may need to check for updates multiple times.

Remind your child to completely shut down their Chromebook at least once per week, as shown in the video above. This allows the device to receive updates automatically.

More tips and Chromebook information can be found on the PVES website at

2022-2023 School Hours

The Daily school schedule is 8:45am-2:45pm Monday through Friday, everyday.

Reminder, there will be no time banking days (i.e. no early release on Tuesday).

Breakfast will be served at 8:20 am, please enter through the MPR gate. You must be eating in order to enter through this gate.

***Please note***

Do not leave your child unattended at the front gates before 8:30am.

There is no adult supervision for your children at the front until the gates open at 8:30am.

Parking Lot Reminder

Please do not park in the school parking lot. All spots are reserved for staff members only. Handicapped spots are open to those who have handicapped permits. We are already short on parking spots for all of our staff members. Thank you very much for your help.

Pick Up And Drop Off Reminders

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Yearbooks are on sale now!

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Purchase your yearbook through this link:

Volunteer Opportunities

In order to volunteer on-campus, please make sure you refer to the Poway Unifed School District's list of qualifications by clicking here.

Off-Campus Volunteer Opportunities

  • Weekly News Editor - The weekly news editing team is looking for a few more editors to add to their weekly rotation. No writing skills necessary. There is no content creation. If you like to simply "copy and paste," this opportunity is for you! Please contact Rachel,, if interested.

On-Campus Volunteer Opportunities

  • Yearbook Photographer - For school wide events, we are looking for a few photographers to come and capture some memories. No professional photography skills or equipment needed. In fact, a lot of the photos from last year's yearbook were taken on an iPhone. Please contact Rachel,, if interested.

If you are interested in being added to a volunteer-only mailing list, please send your email address to

Friends Of The Foundation

Thank you to all the 2022-2023 Friends of the Foundation for supporting our students.

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