Evergreen Express


A Message from Mrs. Franciosa...

Hello Evergreen Families,

Last year I had the opportunity to see the students rehearsing for Variety Show at night during the winter as well as attend the final production in April. I so enjoyed watching all the students dancing to terrific song medleys and creating memories and friendships that will last them for years to come. Our Variety Show coordinators have been hard at work already this year and are now inviting students to sign up for the event. Further down in the newsletter you will find an informational flyer and a link to sign-up.

Our next Home and School meeting will be held on this Tuesday (11/15/22) at 7pm via Zoom. The link is below. We hope you can join us!

In this newsletter you can find more information about:

  • Conference Information
  • American Education Week: 11/16 Parent/Guardian School Visit
  • Variety Show Information & Registration Link
  • New Winter Coats Available
  • What's Happening in 3rd Grade
  • Autumn Book Fair Information
  • School Spirit Wear Donation
  • Power Packs Holiday Shop Information & Donations

Thank you to all of our Veterans for your service, sacrifice, and valor. We thank you not just today, but every day. "We don't know them all, but we owe them all."--unknown

Have a terrific weekend!

Sharon Franciosa

Principal, Evergreen Elementary School

Week of November 14, 2022

  • Monday, November 14th: B Day
  • Tuesday, November 15th: C Day (Home & School Meeting via Zoom at 7pm)
  • Wednesday, November 16th: D Day (PVSD welcomes you to visit our classrooms; more info below)
  • Thursday, November 17th: E Day
  • Friday, November 18th: F Day

**Due to conferences and the Thanksgiving holiday there is no school for students during the week of November 21st.

Home & School Meeting via Zoom at 7pm on 11/15

Please click here to join the meeting!

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Important Upcoming Dates

  • November 15th: Home & School Meeting at 7pm via Zoom
  • November 16th: PVSD welcomes you to visit our classrooms (more info below)
  • November 21st & 22nd: Conferences
  • December 7th: Home & School Meeting at 7pm via Zoom
  • December 9th: Home & School invites you to come to "Winterfest"
  • December 23rd-January 2nd: Winter Break

Parent/Teacher Conferences: November 21st and 22nd

Parent/teacher conferences will be held Monday, November 21, and Tuesday, November 22. Parents/guardians will schedule using the conference module in the ParentVUE portal beginning at 12pm on Monday, November 7. View Instructions for how to schedule a conference are located here for assistance. Please note the conference module referenced will not be viewable until 12 pm on November 7.

If you do not have a ParentVUE account, you will need to create one in order to access the conference scheduling module. To set up your account, please contact the helpdesk@pvsd.org.

American Education Week

Parents/Guardians are invited to visit our classrooms on Wednesday, November 16th in honor of American Education Week.

The schedule is:

  • AM Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades: 9:00-10:00am
  • 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades: 10:00-11:00am
  • PM Kindergarten: 1:00-2:00pm

American Education Week Parent/Guardian Participation Form

  • Please complete the form above by Monday, November 14th to let us know that you will be joining us.
  • We ask that you complete one form for each child.
  • All visitors must have ID with them.
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Variety Show Registration Information

We are excited to announce that it's once again time to register your child/children for the annual Evergreen Variety Show! Students have the opportunity work alongside grade level peers and adult volunteers to learn a fun and easy dance routine during evening rehearsals from January to April.

Want to learn more? Please see the flyer below.

Want to register? Please click HERE.

New Winter Coats Available

Winter is on its way! If you are in need of a new coat for your child, please reach out to our school counselors, Mrs. Turner (last names A-K) or Mrs. Shearer (last names L-Z). They would be happy to get you connected with one, no questions asked.

Mrs. Turner: mturner@pvsd.org

Mrs. Shearer: lshearer@pvsd.org

Our Terrific Third Graders!


Third grade is merging into multiplication! We will be learning how to multiply facts from 0 up to 10. They will see that there are silly and fun ways to memorize certain numbers,along with songs to help them remember these basic facts. Please have your child go onto abcya, xtramath, or use flashcards to help them memorize these basic math facts. The more they practice, the easier it will be!


In science, we are wrapping up our Engineering Unit. We did lots of fun and engaging activities. One activity we did was build a tower with popsicle sticks, toothpicks, and playdoh. Our culminating activity will also be very exciting. For our culminating activity (Upcycling Project), each student is being asked to think like an engineer to turn trash into something new. They have to take 3 pieces of trash and turn them into a new, helpful product. We have a school full of engineers at Evergreen!

Social Studies

Third Grade is just beginning to learn about our Government and its three branches; Legislative, Judicial, and Executive. We will also learn about candidates and elections. We will even learn about the Electoral College. Students will also learn about the need for laws and how an idea becomes a bill and possibly a law.


In Reading, we are all thinking about “how do people use words to express themselves?” We are reading a variety of texts including letters, poems, and even a story told in text messages! Third graders are continuing to practice annotating as we read and mark up our text. We are focusing on how an author uses figurative language, text features, and graphic features to enhance their message and their writing.


Some of our students are currently writing a friendly letter to a teacher they previously had. In the letter they have to ask 2 to 3 questions, as well as share a favorite memory. Also, they have to write something that they are learning this year. Once the letters are written, they will be sent to that teacher. Another class is writing PenPal letters to a school in Barrie, Ontario. Our students, along with our penpal friends, are listening to the book, Stuntboy. We are writing to each other questions about the story. Another class is writing and learning about Fractured Fairy Tales. Third graders are very excited and busy with our writing!
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Autumn Book Fair: November 21st & 22nd

Don't miss the upcoming Book Fair, held IN PERSON only during the November conference days!

The book fair will be in the library Monday, November 21, 8:00 am-7:00 pm, and Tuesday, November 22, 8:00 am-2:00 pm.

Read all the details here or visit the book fair home page here.

Reward your children for a great start to the school year, pick up presents for family near and far, buy a thank you or holiday gift for a teacher, and support our library at the same time!

If you can't make it in person, you can shop online (online shopping is available Nov. 18-23, 2022). Every purchase supports our library.

  • If you stop by in person, you can even win free books for the classroom just for stopping by! No purchase necessary!
  • One more fun opportunity! You can donate a book to the library in your child's name and help the library TWICE! Read all the details here
  • We are taking pre-orders for the newest Cat Kid book, Cat Kid: Collaborations, that will be published on November 29. If you order using the form attached here, the sales will count for our Book Fair and help us buy new library materials. Please send your money and order forms to the library by November 18th. Once the books arrive on or around November 29th we will deliver them to the students.

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 students and parents/guardians can drop them off in the main office. During conferences we will have collection bin in the lobby.

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.

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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