Pleasant Valley Family Newsletter

September 24, 2021

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

Dear Pleasant Valley Families,


Thank you to all of the Father's and Mentor's that participated and sent in pictures for our Virtual Father's Walk on September 23rd! Here is a link to view them! PV 2021 Father's & Mentor's Walk Pictures.


Yesterday we had a chilly recess! Please be aware of the weather and make sure your child is sent with a light coat or jacket for recess if needed!


As a result of the ongoing pandemic challenges, we are experiencing supply chain disruption on many products that are on our menus. Please expect numerous last-second menu changes for the foreseeable future. Due to the many product shortages, our online menus will not always be updated to reflect the day's menu. Our nutrition services staff will continue to serve fresh and local foods throughout the school year.


On another cafeteria note, we will not be offering snacks or treats to be purchased after lunches are served until further notice. There is no need to send in extra money for snacks going forward.


Parents of car riders, please follow the dismissal procedures for car riders. Parents and guardians must have their child’s first and last name written clearly on the sheet provided to you so that someone outside can read it and display it on the dashboard for our staff to read it quickly. If their name has been written in pencil or pen, please go over it with a dark marker and add your child's grade level. Also, parents MUST remain in their cars and use the traffic patterns outlined during car rider pick up. We appreciate everyone who continues to follow these procedures as you are safe and a role model for our kids!


We will hold our first Parent-Teacher Conference Night on October 21st. Conferences will be scheduled by your child's teacher and held virtually.


Click here to read PCSD's COVID Protocols for 2021-22. Parents need to 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 now mandatory inside the school. We will distance to the extent possible in the school.


Thank you for helping to make Pleasant Valley the wonderful school that it is! 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 bokas@parmacityschools.org or call the main office at 440.885.2380 weekdays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.


Very Sincerely,

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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Car Rider Line Reminders

-Please make sure that you have the sign with your child's first and last name as well as grade level displayed in your window at pick up.


-Parents should not park their cars and walk up to get their children from the pick up lines.


-As fall and cold weather approach, please keep in mind that unless it is inclement weather students will be outside for pick up.

Pleasant Valley Fall Fundraiser.

Once again, Pleasant Valley Elementary will be hosting our annual fundraiser from October 5th to October 18th. We will be taking orders for cookie dough, pretzels, soup mixes, candy, and other delicious snacks. Catalogs, order forms, and Prize Flyers will be sent home with students on October 5th. Students will have an opportunity to earn great prizes. All proceeds to benefit the many projects and activities we have planned for our students. Stay tuned for a video presentation next week that you can view at home!


We need everyone's help to make this fundraiser a success.

Thank you in advance for your support!

Save the date for our PTA's Dine to Donate at Chipotle on September 27th!

PTA News

We are looking for several PTA members to volunteer for our Pumpkin Fun Run on October 19th, 20th & 21st! Please email PTA @ Pleasantvalleyelementarypta@gmail.com if you are interested!


A Win-Win! Save yourself from cooking dinner and at the same time "Dine to Donate" at Chipotle on September 27th!
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Walls of Books at the Shoppes of Parma

Walls of Books at the Shoppes of Parma is offering a free membership to all PCSD students.

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 / Grades K – 8 / Mon – Thurs, Sept 15th – Dec 9th / 4:00 p.m. or 5:15 p.m.
https://www.cuyahogalibrary.org/Services/Homework-Help.aspx

Artful Impact / Grades K – 8 / Fridays, September 24 - December 10 / 4:00 p.m.
https://attend.cuyahogalibrary.org/event/5195212

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.
https://attend.cuyahogalibrary.org/event/5134551

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
https://attend.cuyahogalibrary.org/event/5536783

Grandparents Festival / Families with kids in Preschool-Grade 5 / September 4 – 18
https://attend.cuyahogalibrary.org/event/5246385

Cavs Youth Academy Clinic

The Cleveland Cavaliers Youth Academy will be hosting a clinic for students ages 7-16 at Parma Senior High on October 9th. Please visit the link for more registration information!


https://www.cavsyouth.com/youth-basketball/cavs-academy/clinics-3/

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Picture Day for PVLA and Make-ups!

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

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.


https://twitter.com/PCSDpleasantval

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

https://www.facebook.com/Family-Collaborative-408375042558677/


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:

https://www.unitedwaycleveland.org/

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:

https://www.ccbh.net/


Ohio Department of Health:

https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/home


Ohio Department of Education:

https://education.ohio.gov/

Stay Connected

Stay connected by following Pleasant Valley on Twitter and PCSD on Twitter.