PATRIOT PRESS

PLEASANT VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL, * * * June 15, 2020

PRINCIPALS' CORNER

Greetings PVM Families and Students,


It is hard to believe that we have come to the end of this school year. This will be a year that we will never forget. Thank you all for hanging in there with us and this new learning. Currently we are waiting on direction to what next year's school situation will look like. Our community will be informed when we get that direction.


Thank you all for your assistance with the pick up and drop off times. Things went really smoothly and people remained safe while doing it as well. Our 8th grade recognition drive around was a big hit on Friday, and it was so nice to see our 8th grade students one last time before they move on to high school.


Thank you families for your continued support. Have a wonderful summer everyone!


Mike Maloney, Principal, Pleasant Valley Middle School

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"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard."

~ Winnie the Pooh


It is with a heavy heart that I write this message to you, our PVM family, to let you know how much you will be missed. Come August, I will be embarking on my next adventure as the Associate Principal of Amboy Middle School. I have greatly enjoyed my three years at Pleasant Valley Middle School getting to know our students, staff, and families. You welcomed me with open arms, have taught me a great many things, and I will forever be grateful. I want to thank each and every one of you for your continued support and your willingness to find workable solutions to move this wonderful school forward. Pleasant Valley will always have a special place in my heart. I wish you all the very best and hope you enjoy your summer.


Take care of each other,

Mrs. Smith, Krishna

Inside Scoop

Here's what's inside this week:


  • PVM Online
  • Clark County Youth Commission Positions - Apply by June 17th
  • Prairie Dance Team
  • 8th Grade Celebration Parade
  • Aliens
  • Lunch Program for June and Summer Months
  • Book Fair
  • Family & Community Resource Center
  • Online Payments

June 16th, Students' Last Day of School

PVM ONLINE - LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES HERE!!!

Please be sure to go to PVM Online to find the learning opportunities posted by your teachers. There are many resources on this page, so be sure to look around the site and see all there is to see. Learning opportunities are updated each Monday afternoon.


You can also access this link on the menu bar on the PVM website, which can also be found on the Battle Ground Public Schools website.

Clark County Youth Commission Positions - Apply by June 17th

The Clark County Youth Commission, an official youth advisory board to the Clark County Council, is seeking youth from all walks of life to join its group for the next school year.

We are contacting you because the Youth Commission wants to be even more intentional about reaching out to youth who are currently underrepresented or unrepresented in the group and extend an invitation for those youth to apply to join the board. Next year, the Youth Commission could greatly benefit from having more middle school students from Battle Ground as a part of the group.


It is our hope you will look closely at the extraordinary young people you know, whether they’re in your class or in your school, and ask yourself: Who wouldn’t normally get an opportunity to have a leadership role in their community? Who has experienced things their peers haven’t? Who needs to know their voice is valued? It’s people like these the Youth Commission is looking for. The group continuously strives to be more representative of the diversity of youth living in Clark County.


Between now and June 17, we are actively recruiting for Youth Commission members to fill some vacancies throughout Clark County:


· All open positions are available for youth who live in Clark County.

· New Leader positions are available for youth with no previous leadership experience.

· We have some positions open to specific school districts.


More information about the Youth Commission and applications to apply can be found at https://www.clark.wa.gov/community-services/youth-commission. The application is available in Word, PDF, and Google Survey.


We appreciate your interest and want to let you know we are here to help. Please contact Elizabeth Houston-Hill at 564.397.5133 or Elizabeth.Hill@clark.wa.gov if you have any questions.


Thank you for your help and time,


Clark County Youth Commission

Prairie Dance Team Tryouts for 8th Grade Students

Attention 8th graders (now 9th graders!!!) the Prairie High School dance team is having tryouts for the upcoming year. If you are interested in trying out for the team, check out the flyer below.
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Click below to download dance tryout flyer

8th Grade Celebration Parade

Here are a few scenes from the fun 8th Grade Celebration Parade last Friday. We congratulate all our 8th grade students and wish them well as they move up to high school.

This truck made a very festive float in our parking lot.

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Mrs. Saylor, bustin' a move and welcoming students to the Prairie zone!

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Some folks really festivized the family ride.

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PVM staff greeting students and handing out their t-shirts.

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More PVM staff making some noise and tossing in some dance moves to cheer our students on.

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Some were pretty excited to celebrate.

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A change to PHS colors on the final leg to get their certificates.

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Mrs. Pace handed out everyone's new Prairie wardrobe. Thank you PTA for making this possible.

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Our 8th grade parents, making sure everyone got a goodie bag.

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A creative display.

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Goodbye Mr. President. Congratulations!

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Aliens Celebrating Our 8th Graders in Mr. Costanza's Room.

The aliens will really miss seeing our 8th graders around the school, but will keep an eye out for them from space. They send their congratulations to all the 8th graders, in SO many different languages.
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Lunch Program for June and Summer Months

Meal pickup continues through end of June
Grab and go lunch and breakfast is available to children ages 0–18. Children can pick up a free and nutritious sack lunch and breakfast items for the following morning each weekday between 11 a.m. and noon from now until June 30. Please note that meal delivery via bus routes ends on June 16.

Where:

  • Amboy Middle School
  • Battle Ground High School
  • Captain Strong Primary
  • Daybreak Primary
  • Glenwood Heights Primary
  • Maple Grove Primary
  • Pleasant Valley Primary
  • Prairie High School
  • Tukes Valley Primary
  • Yacolt Primary

After June 30, the meal pickup program will shift to the Summer Meal Program, so times and locations of meal pickup could change. The district will email all families prior to the implementation of the Summer Meals Program with more detailed information.

PV Virtual Book Fair!

Let’s make this a summer of reading to remember! You’re invited to shop our Read-a-Palooza Virtual Book Fair now through September 4, 2020 to support our school and help students discover favorite characters, series, and collections all summer long. Stocking up for summer reading has never been easier:


· Find the same exclusive titles as our in-school Book Fair

· Orders ship direct to home

· FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*

· All purchases benefit our school and earn 25% in rewards

Visit our Book Fair Homepage, PVM or PVP, and click “Shop Now” to get started!


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There are also some online programs offered by Scholastic that support at home learning; Links to those are below. Both should be free, but Home Base is an app, so there may be in-app purchases available.


The Virtual Resource Center


Home Base


Thank you all for supporting our students through this bizarre time. We are so fortunate to have such a dedicated school community!

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Family and Community Resource Center

Battle Ground Public Schools’ Family and Community Resource Center (FCRC) helps meet the needs of families faced with housing instability and similar economic challenges.


While a main goal of the FCRC is to assist families experiencing housing instability, it can also help connect families with many other types of resources and is intended to respond to the changing needs of the community.


The FCRC is a continuation of the district’s joint efforts with the Battle Ground Education Foundation, an all-volunteer, nonprofit community organization whose purpose is to leverage community resources to help maintain quality education for all students in Battle Ground schools.


The Family Resource Guide is full of contacts to aid families in connecting with agencies who are able to help with a great variety of needs. Please click the link below to view this helpful guide.


Family Resource Guide


(click below to be redirected to the FCRC page)

Family and Community Resource Center (FCRC)
Phone: (360) 885-5434
Email: fcrc@battlegroundps.org

Online Payment for Purchases, Fees and Fines

Dear Parents,


We are excited to announce that the Battle Ground School District is opening online payments for parents as a convenience when paying for items such as yearbooks, field trips, dances, tests, student fees, donations etc. You can access this site at https://wa-battleground.intouchreceipting.com/ We have also included a "Pay Fees and Fines icon" under the quick links section on our website that will take you directly to the payment website.


Please note there is a convenience fee that will be assessed if you choose to use this as a payment option. You will still be able to mail payments (marked with student first and last name and what the payment is for) to Pleasant Valley Middle School, P.O.Box 200, Battle Ground, WA 98604. When we are back to learning in the school buildings you may still come into the office, or send money with your student to pay for items, like we have always done. All permission slips for any activity or field trip will still need to be filled out and turned in to teachers. If the field trip you are paying for is offering chaperone spots, you will need to come in and pay for that at the school office. You cannot pay for chaperone fees online, only students.


The login username and password are as follows:

Username is your student's "Other ID" number. This information is located in Skyward under the Student Info tab on the left pane. It is also the number on the student's ASB card.

Password is your student's last name as it appears in Skyward. Make sure the first letter is capitalized.

PLEASANT VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL MISSION

Every student at Pleasant Valley Middle School is known by name, strength, and need.
We believe ALL students can experience academic and personal growth.
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PLEASANT VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL

Office: 360-885-5500

Fax: 360-885-5510

Student helpdesk: 360-885-5465

Student helpdesk email: studenthelp@battlegroundps.org

PVM Online: https://sites.google.com/battlegroundps.org/pvm-online/home

District office switchboard: 360-885-5300

PV PTA

Battle Ground School District Calendars 2019-2020 School Year **UPDATED**

Battle Ground Student and Family Handbook

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The Battle Ground Public Schools provides equal opportunity in programs and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin/language, creed/religion, sex, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a service animal by a person with a disability, age, marital status, honorably discharged veteran or military status, HIV/Hepatitis C status. The district provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Contact the following regarding questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Tom Adams, Director of Student Services, adams.tom@battlegroundps.org , Title IX Compliance Officer, 360.885.5415; Shelly Whitten, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, whitten.shelly@battlegroundps.org , Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator/Section 504/ADA Coordinator, 360.885.5360; or a letter may be submitted to the designated coordinator at the Battle Ground Public Schools, PO Box 200, Battle Ground, WA 98604

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June 15, 2020

Issue #23