Schwenksville Family Newsletter
June 12, 2022
Dear Schwenksville Elementary School Families,
We had a wonderful school year and this is because we all strive to work together as a team! On behalf of the Schwenksville staff, I would like to thank you for your partnership and support to help make Schwenksville a terrific place for our students to learn and grow.
I hope everyone has an amazing summer that is filled with joyful experiences with family and friends. I look forward to all of the things we will do together during the 2022-2023 school year!
Take care and be well,
You will find the following topics in this Newsletter:
- Early Dismissal Information
- 22-23 School Calendar|Save the Date
- Not Returning to Schwenksville for the 22-23 School Year?
- Yearbook - Late Order Information
- Volunteers for 22-23
- End of Year Medication Pick-Up
- Summer Power Packs
- Community Bulletin Board
- Feature Teacher - Mrs. Overholser
- PV Hall Of Fame
- PV Summer Employment Opportunities
- Kindergarten Registration
- Dr. Russell's Weekly Message
- Mark Your Calendar
Early Dismissal Days: June 13th & June 14th
Grades 1-5: 8:30-12:10
PM Kindergarten: 10:30-12:10
22-23 School Calendar
- Kindergarten Orientation - August 23rd (9-11) - Information will be sent to incoming Kindergarten families regarding the exact time for their orientation.
- New Student Orientation - August 23rd (3-3:30)
- Student|Family Pop-In - August 25 (9-10)
- First Student Day - August 29
Not Returning to Schwenksville for 22/23 School Year?
Please complete the form below if your child is NOT returning to Schwenksville Elementary for the 2022-2023 school year due to moving within the district to another elementary school (Evergreen, Skippack, or South) or out of the district.
In addition, you MUST contact the main office, 484-961-7064 to complete the withdraw/transfer process. Thank you for sharing this information.
Didn't Order A Yearbook?
2. Enter Code: 1015962083574588
3. Login or Create Account
4. Be sure to add 2021-2022 School Year to your profile by clicking on the profile & Add New School/Year.
5. Click on the H&S Page, My Yearbook... You should now see a yearbook for 2021-2022.
6. Customize pages if you wish!
Volunteers for 2022-2023
Would you like to be a volunteer in our school next year? There are many opportunities to volunteer and we would love to have you! Please see below for information on how to obtain your clearances.
Once you have completed the necessary documents, please submit your paperwork to our Volunteer Coordinator, Mrs. Wendy Ledford, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please make sure when submitting your clearances that you submit all 5 clearances. Your clearances are not complete until all 5 are completed.
- Child Abuse
- Criminal History
- FBI Fingerprints or if you lived in PA for 10 years you can fill out the Affirmation (signed and have witnessed by anyone)
- Volunteer questionnaire (volunteer handbook)
- Tuberculosis questionnaire (volunteer handbook)
End of Year Medication Pick-Up
If your child has medication at school, please pick-up your child’s medication from the nurse’s office no later than student dismissal time on June 14th. As per the PVSD Medication Procedure, students are not permitted to carry their own medication. Any unclaimed medication will be destroyed after dismissal. Please contact Mrs. Saks at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Summer Power Packs
This summer, Power Packs will be providing bags of food for students facing food insecurity. Bags will include a week's worth of breakfast and lunch and can be picked up every Wednesday at Middle School East between 5-7 beginning June 15th. If you are unable to pick up your bag at that time, please indicate that on the form and we will be in touch with you to make other arrangements. Complete this form for each student in need of a summer Power Packs bag: Power Pack Form.
To learn more, visit: www.pvsd.org/families/pv-power-packs/.
Community Bulletin Board
Want to find out what’s going on in the PV Community? Visit here 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for review.
Please note that Community Bulletin Board items may contain links to websites of organizations outside Perkiomen Valley School District. Items are posted to this bulletin board as a free service to the community, and should not be interpreted as being sponsored or endorsed by the district.
Our Feature Teacher is Mrs. Overholser! She is our librarian! Thank you for all that you do, Mrs. Overholser!
How long have you taught at Schwenksville/PV?
This is my second year at Schwenksville. Previously I've been at Middle School West and Skippack.
What is your favorite thing to do outside of school?
I love to read and go glamping with my family, which includes my two kids, husband and two crazy coonhounds. I've been to 44 states and look forward to getting to more over the next few years.
What are you most proud of/your greatest accomplishment?
Going back to school at 44 years old to get my Master's Degree. It's allowed me to try something new which led me to Schwenksville.
What advice would you like to pass on to our students?
Read what makes you happy, don't focus on the size of the book. As an adult some of my favorite books to read are picture books. They make me smile and often help to change my mood.
What else would you like to share with our students and families?
Dream big, but make it your own dream. Your path is yours to try new things.
PV Hall of Fame
Nominations for the PV Hall of Fame Class of 2022 are now open - and will be accepted through July 31st, 2022. PV Hall of Fame Nomination Form
We are excited to return to this newly formed tradition here in Perkiomen Valley after a brief hiatus. Please use the criteria on the PV Hall of Fame website (also in the form) to guide your nominations. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be a part of Homecoming weekend and will take place on Friday, October 14th, 2022.
PV Summer Employment Opportunities
22-23 Kindergarten Registration OPEN
Do you have a child that will turn 5 years old prior to September 1st, 2022? If so, your child is eligible to attend school in the Perkiomen Valley School District next fall.
For more information, click here: https://www.pvsd.org/families/new-student-registration/. At the bottom of this page, you will find details about Kindergarten registration in the district, and you will also find the K registration packet you need to complete and bring with you to your registration appointment.
*Please feel free to share this information with family, friends, or neighbors who have their 1st child planning to start Kindergarten next year.
Mark Your Calendars
Monday, June 13 - 1/2 Day for Students
Tuesday, June 14 - 1/2 Day for Students - Last Student Day