Pleasant Valley Family Newsletter

September 10, 2021

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

Dear Pleasant Valley Families,

Friday is Hat Day sponsored by our PTA! To participate, our learners should bring in a $1.00 donation. The money raised is to support PTA Scholarships for PCSD graduates in the spring!

Being a parent can be challenging for us all! PCSD is offering Parent University sessions to help! Click here for the Parent University flyer and sign up link for individual sessions in September, October, and November.

Just a reminder, that if you plan to pick up your child from school outside of their normal routine to leave for the day, you will be required to present your identification so that we can verify who we are sending our children home with. Safety first!

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 keep 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 inside 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 email me 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: Пожалуйста, смотрите раздел в нижней части информационного бюллетеня для информации о переводе..

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

Ukranian: Будь ласка, перегляньте розділ у нижній частині інформаційного бюлетеня для перекладу інформації.

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

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School Compacts- Please Read, Sign & Return

Our School Compact will be sent home with each of our learners on Monday, September 13th. The compacts outline the commitments of our children, parents/guardians, and educators to do their part in supporting our learners' education. WE NEED All Compacts sent home to be read, signed, and returned by September 30th. Thank you!

Menu Change 9.16.2021

Take note!

Bosco Sticks with Marina Sauce

Picture Day

Wednesday, September 15th is Picture Day for our in-person learners. Order forms will be sent home on Tuesday, September 7th.

Wednesday, October 27th is Picture Day for our PVLA students (and will be a makeup day for our in-person learners).

The preferred way to place orders is online and this will be the option for our PVLA families: Lifetouch Link and our school code is EVTMSPK2N

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National Chemistry Week!

October 17 – 23rd is National Chemistry Week and is sponsored by the American Chemical Society's Cleveland Section. This year's theme is "Fast or Slow ... Chemistry Makes It Go." Kids in grades 2 – 6 are invited to join the American Chemical Society (ACS) for an online challenge. Be prepared to get in and get messy. Cash prizes for the top three in each grade!

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

Wrestling Introduction Camp for learners in grades K-4 @ Normandy

There will be a three-day introduction camp, October 12-14, held at Normandy High School for all kids grades K-4. The camp will be run by Head Coach Jacob Welch and other members of the coaching staff. Athletes will learn the basics of wrestling in a fun and supportive environment. Please see the flyer that is attached to the newsletter email for more information and how to register.

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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