PRV Academy Notes
October 2, 2020
When I was a teacher, changing the calendar from September to October was a memorable event. School had been in session for over a month, I was really getting to know my students, and a routine was well underway. True education could begin. I feel like this echoes how we are feeling now. While we still have some technology glitches, we now understand the best way to tackle them. The children are used to the routines and switching classes online is second-nature. We are starting to really see how much we can engage students and teach them in a way that mimics what occurs in the brick and mortar setting.
Each week we progress, we show continuous improvement. Without parent and student feedback, we would not be able to do this. I encourage each of you to send me feedback on how things are going. I enjoy having these conversations with you and finding ways to make PRV Academy even more successful.
While this newsletter is brief, please read it fully because there is important information in it (and a way for you to win a prize for your child!)
Enjoy your weekend!
PRV Academy Principal
Materials Pick-Up Days
It is that time again... We want to refresh the books/materials that the students have at home. All materials should be picked up according to the following schedule. Please note: All pickups will occur at Pupil Services which is attached to Richland Elementary School (looking at the font of Richland, Pupil Services is located on the far right - it has it's own parking lot and door). The address is 3811 Bakerstown Road. If you are unable to make it during your pickup time, please email me to make alternate arrangements. We can't wait to see you!
October 6 - 10:00-12:00
October 6 - 1:00-3:00
October 8 - 1:15-3:15
October 7 - 1:15-3:15
October 21 - 1:00-3:00
Cognitive Abilities Testing
RES - October 14 - 4:15-6:00 (gym)
WES - October 21 and 22 - 8:00-9:00 or 2:00-3:00 (cafeteria)
HES - October 27 and 28 - 7:30-9:00 and 4:30-6:00 (cafeteria)
EHUE - October 27 and 28 - 3:45-6:00 (LGA)
If you are not interested in getting a school picture, but would like your child to be in the yearbook, you will be able to submit a headshot to the PTO. We will have more details regarding this process later in the year.
Each school's Friday Flash will have more information pertaining to the logistics of entering each building.
Workspace Decorating Contest
Remember: be creative and have fun, but it should still be an appropriate workspace for school that limits distractions for you and others. Feel free to have your family help!
Weather permitting, Wednesdays anytime between 11:45-12:45, Pine Park, the Pearce Mill Road playground, come for as little or as long as you want. Bring your lunch and run around outside with kids doing all virtual in 6th grade. Parents must stay with their students.
If any other grade level is interested in starting something like this, please let me know and I would be happy to post specifics in our weekly newsletter.
Click here to watch our daily announcements! Be sure to check out Friday's announcements - two of our 6th grade students are featured!
We STILL need your jokes and thanks!
We are still in need of Thankful Videos. This is a great time to record your child stating who they are thankful for (maybe a peer or teacher) or parents can do the same. The video should be no longer than 30 seconds. Feel free to email these to me at email@example.com.
Virtual Hallways for 4-6 students
This has been going great! Each day we get more and more students joining. We have answered Would You Rather questions, completed MadLibs together, and played Hangman (the students beat me!). It is so nice to see the students chat with each other and it gives me time to continue building our connections. I love hearing about new pets, vacations, bike rides, and anything else the students share.
As a reminder, here are the details to join:
From 8:10-8:20 each morning, students will be able to enter our virtual meet by going to Google Meet and entering the room nickname "hallway" to enter. Upon arrival, I will be able to greet them, allow for some social interaction, and play a few quick games. The students will then be able to leave at 8:20 to report to their homerooms.
K-3 - students need to be logged in by 9:35
EHUE - students need to be logged in by 8:30
If students are not logged in by the times above they are marked "absent."
If a student comes in late, it will be the parent's responsibility to email the homeroom teacher and the home school secretary so their absence can be changed from an "absent" to "tardy."
If you are ever having technical difficulties, please let the teacher know.
If your child is able to login after the above times, but is late due to technical issues, please email the home school secretary once the child is logged in.
For tardies: If your child has an appointment or comes in late, please remember to email the building secretary so the absence can be adjusted to a tardy.