an Update from Dr. Barbara A. Russell 2/23/22
Greetings PV Families,
As we prepare to wind down the last full week in February, there are a few events and celebrations to note. On Monday, our students, staff and community partnered in a continuation of MLK Day activities that involved collecting used cell phones and eye glasses for Laurel House and Lions Club, gently used clothing and shoes for Post Prom, footwear for In Ian's Boots, and non-perishable foods and personal care items for the Daily Bread Food Pantry, Powers Packs and the Ronald McDonald House. There were 40 high school volunteers, with the majority of them at the middle school drive thru for drop offs while some also went out into the community to perform their service.
The MLK Day of Service experiences are rewarding for those that participate. I learned that community members expressed gratitude for the opportunity to clean out closets and know that their items were finding new homes with individuals in need. And all donations are certainly much appreciated by those on the receiving end.
This week we also celebrated Twosday on 2/22/22, a numerical palindrome. A palindrome is a word, number, or phrase which reads the same right to left or left to right. In celebration of Twosday, our students and staff had some fun dressing up in tutus, tube socks, or ties in the case of our Pre-K Counts class at Middle School West. I hope you find the pictures as fun as I did.
On Friday of this week, we recognize Stand Up to Bullying Day. Focused efforts such as these are directly aligned to our mission which is to cultivate inclusive schools where students feel welcome and included and are empowered to grow intellectually, socially, and emotionally. District staff and students are encouraged to wear pink to take a visible public stance against bullying and disrespectful behaviors towards others. I appreciate your partnership in advancing our mission.
Dr. Barbara A. Russell
Kindergarten Registration 22-23 School Year
Will your child turn 5 years old before September 1, 2022? If so, he/she is eligible to attend school in the Perkiomen Valley School District next fall. Below are kindergarten registration dates for the 22-23 school year:
- Skippack Elementary – February 28, March 1,2,3, 2022
- Evergreen Elementary– March 7, 8, 10, 11, 2022
- Schwenksville Elementary– March 14, 15, 16, 17, 2022
- South Elementary– March 21, 22, 23, 24, 2022
Visit Registration for more information including the registration packet.
Let Us Entertain You!
Middle School East presents Seussical! Friday, March 4 @ 7:30pm, Saturday, March 5 @ 6:00pm, and Sunday, March 6 @ 1:00pm Matinee in the Spahr Auditorium at Middle School East. Information & Tickets - Tickets on Sale NOW!
Middle School West presents High School Musical Jr. Friday, March 18 @ 7:00pm, Saturday, March 19 @ 6:00pm, and Sunday, March 20th @ 2:00pm in the Middle School West Auditorium. Information & Tickets - Tickets on Sale March 1st!
PV High School presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Thursday, March 31 @ 7:30pm, Friday, April 1 @ 7:30pm, and Saturday, April 2 @ 7:30pm in the Spahr Auditorium at Middle School East. Information & Tickets - Tickets on Sale NOW!
To assist us in collecting data, report your child's confirmed positive COVID case using this form. Refrain from calling the nursing office if possible. For medical advice, including COVID-19 guidance, contact your medical provider.
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As a note, in addition to always encouraging our students to share questionable or concerning information with a trusted adult, they can submit an anonymous tip through the Safe2Say Program. Tips are typically related to a variety of challenges our students experience or witness, such as bullying, harassment, disrespectful language, safety concerns, etc. When a tip is received, the State (who runs Safe2Say) immediately follows up with the respective building administrator and the information is investigated.
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