Pleasant Valley Family Newsletter

August 27, 2021

Our mission is to empower and inspire a community of lifelong learners and leaders!

Dear Pleasant Valley Families,

I want to extend a warm welcome back! We all have been so excited to welcome your children and have them back into our classrooms. Our mission is to empower and inspire a community of lifelong learners and leaders. I’m thrilled to see how many new families we have this year! We’ve truly enjoyed seeing you all at Open House and at Kindergarten Orientation! We now look forward to jumping into an amazing 2021-22 school year!

Our days have been packed with getting-to-know-you activities, modeling, teaching, practicing, and reviewing PV expectations, sharing great stories from the summer, and building relationships. Getting back into a routine can be difficult after such a long break, however, the students have made this a terrific transition- even with the two heat days! We have already had our first Expectations assemblies and students are busy learning the importance of Being Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to learn! Ask your child about it!

Communication with the classroom teacher is vital to your child’s success. Be sure to contact your child’s teacher immediately if you have any questions or concerns regarding their progress. While all of our teachers can be reached via email, most use the Remind app and have shared their classroom codes with you.

Please keep in mind... If you hear something from your child that just doesn’t seem right, check with your child’s teacher immediately. Should safety ever be compromised in any way, I will promptly notify all families. Creating a safe, orderly, and welcoming learning environment is critical to educating and preparing our students to achieve their highest potential. The safety of your children will always be at the forefront. We have a very dedicated staff who work hard to ensure that your child is welcomed and dismissed safely each and every day, whether via car, bus, or walking.

Please be patient and mindful when picking up your child from school. The parking lot was not designed for so many car riders, though this is our reality. Please follow the procedures- wait inside your car and put the color paper in your windshield so that we can quickly identify who you are picking up.

We couldn’t be happier to have all the children back in the building. We enthusiastically look forward to a successful school year! It is very evident to us that this is only possible with the support of our terrific Pleasant Valley families. We look forward to partnering with you as we know that you are your child’s first and most important teacher. Your children are our most valuable resource and the reason for doing what we do and we thank you for sharing them with us.

Please click here to read PCSD's COVID Protocols for 2021-22. Parents should check their children for symptoms before they leave for school each day and kept them home if they are sick or exhibit any of the symptoms listed in the SYMPTOM CHECK area of the document. Masks are mandatory on buses and strongly recommended but not mandatory in all inside areas of the school. We will distance to the extent possible in the school.

As always, I want to thank you for your partnership with Pleasant Valley! We are very appreciative of all of you! Should you ever have any questions, concerns, or just a great idea you would like to share, please send me an email at or call the main office at 440.885.2380 any weekday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Very Sincerely Yours,

Mrs. Stephanie Boka

Please see the section near the bottom of the newsletter for translation information.

Russian: Razdel v nizhney chasti informatsionnogo byulletenya dlya polucheniya informatsii o perevode i ssylki Google.

Spanish: Consulte la sección cerca del final del boletín para obtener información sobre la traducción y Google Link.

Ukranian: Informatsiyu pro pereklad ta posylannya na Google dyv. U nyzhniy chastyni byuletenya

Pashto: مهرباني وکړئ د ژباړې معلوماتو او ګوګل لینک لپاره د خبر پا ofې ته نږدې برخې وګورئ

Parents of Car Riders ***IMPORTANT ***

Please write your child/children’s full names AND ADD in their grade levels!

Please be sure that your child’s name tag is displayed in your front window with a marker.

Please watch for directions from teachers on how to pull up, the more cars we can load at once the faster we can keep the line moving.

Please help us by reminding your children to be listening for their names to be called so that we can keep the lines moving!

And lastly, please move all child car seats on the side where your child loads so they can load safely without crossing in front of behind cars!

From the District...

Hello PCSD Families,

As we return to school, we would like to remind all drivers to be mindful of students walking and biking to school as the safety of our students remains our top priority. Please do your part to keep our kids safe by driving carefully and obeying the 20 miles per hour school zone speed limit. Posted school zone speeds will be enforced in all school zones.

The City of Parma has operated a school zone photo enforcement program since 2009. Photo enforcement will take place in the following 6 school zones only when schools are in session and school zone lights are flashing.

  • Constellation School in the 3400 block of Snow Road

  • Thoreau Park Elementary School in the 5400 block of West 54th Street

  • Bethany Lutheran School and Renwood Elementary School in the 6000 block of Ridge Road

  • Normandy High School and Green Valley Elementary School in the 2500 block of West Pleasant Valley Road

  • Padua High School and St. Anthony School in the 6700 block of State Road

  • Holy Family School in the 7400 block of York Road

Registration is open for Fall Children’s programs at Parma Branch of CCPL / 6996 Powers Blvd / 440-885-5362.

In-Person School-Age Programs
Safe social distancing will be observed throughout programs. Groups are small and registration is required. In-person programs may be held over Zoom if required by CDC and CCPL guidelines.

Homework Center Open House / Grades K – 8 and parents / Tuesday, September 14 / 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Homework Center / Grades K – 8 / Mon – Thurs, Sept 15th – Dec 9th / 4:00 p.m. or 5:15 p.m.

Artful Impact / Grades K – 8 / Fridays, September 24 - December 10 / 4:00 p.m.

Virtual School-Age Programs

Register to receive the Zoom link and participate from home.

Ready Set Create! Building Challenges for Kids / Grades 2 – 5 / Saturdays, Sept 4, Oct 9, Nov 6 & Dec 4 / 2:00 p.m.

Drop-In & Pick-Up Activities

Stop in any time during library hours.
Mon – Thurs, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. / Fri – Sat, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. / Sun 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Take-and-Makes / Grades K – 4 / New crafts pack every month

Grandparents Festival / Families with kids in Preschool - Grade 5 / September 4 – 18

PV PTA's 2021-22 Board

Jackie Finlayson, President

Nicole Elchlinger, 1st Vice President

Antionette Goins, 3rd Vice President

Erin Fisher, Treasurer

Monica Abbott, Secretary

Colleen Sporar, Council Delegate

PTAs email:

Pleasant Valley's Twitter Page

Looking for updates and information that celebrate our amazing Pleasant Valley Elementary School Community. Check out and follow the Pleasant Valley Twitter Page.

PCSD 2021-22 School Calendar

PCSD Health and Safety Plan

Here is the link to the district's COVID protocols. We want ALL parents to be aware of its content and that we will be calling parents to pick up a child if they exhibit any of the symptoms listed below.

Translation Service Request

Russian: Если вам нужен переводчик для встречи, обратитесь к секретарю здания.

Spanish: Si necesita un intérprete para una reunión, comuníquese con la secretaria del edificio

Ukrainian: Якщо вам потрібен перекладач для зустрічі, зв’яжіться з секретарем будівлі.

Pashto: که تاسو د غونډې لپاره ترجمان ته اړتیا لرئ ، مهرباني وکړئ د ودانۍ سکرتر سره اړیکه ونیسئ.

Community Resources

The Parma Area Family Collaborative located at 5210 Loya Parkway Parma, Ohio- Will also have community supports during this- more information can be located on their Facebook Page

Additional Community Resources can be located by calling United Way's 2-1-1. 2-1-1 is the gateway that connects people with community resources. By simply dialing three digits, you can make one call to find or give help. No more wasted time trying to find the right resource. It’s efficient, fast, and easy to use. And the call is free and confidential.

State & County Links

United Way 211:

2-1-1 is the gateway that connects people with community resources. By simply dialing three digits, you can make one call to find or give help. No more wasted time trying to find the right resource. It’s efficient, fast, and easy to use. And the call is free and confidential.

Cuyahoga County Board of Health:

Ohio Department of Health:

Ohio Department of Education:

Stay Connected

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