an Update from Dr. Barbara A. Russell 5/25/22
Greetings PV Families,
As a district, we continue to focus our efforts on the security and safety of our students and staff. Earlier today you received a district message in response to the horrific tragedy in Texas. To view the message, click here. The message outlines the many procedures and protocols we have in place to address security and safety.
In addition, we remain focused on strengthening the mental health and overall well-being of our students and staff. Last week, we held a virtual resource fair to culminate our Path to Health & Wellness sessions. We hope you found the resources, as well as the virtual presentations, helpful. Recordings and information remain available on our website. In addition, I'd like to share another resource with you. In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, PBS shared the following to raise awareness and educate: PBS Mental Health Awareness Programs & Resources.
This Monday, May 30th, is Memorial Day, a national holiday to honor those who have sacrificed their lives in American wars. All schools and offices will be closed. I'd like to wish each of you a safe and restful holiday weekend with loved ones.
Dr. Barbara A. Russell
Reflective Conversations with Students
As the school year winds down, Dr. Russell continues the annual tradition of meeting with students at every level to reflect upon their experiences. Students are asked to share their thoughts on what went well and what could be improved upon. Students at all levels expressed their overwhelming appreciation for learning onsite. The students truly value in-person interactions with teachers, peers, and school staff.
We believe it is critical for students to foster positive reading habits in order to develop as lifelong learners. The district's Summer Reading Program encourages students to read high-interest, self-selected texts. After all, summer reading is a great opportunity for each student to explore personal interests, various genres, topics he/she wants to know more about while discovering his/her own "just right" books. Visit our website to learn more: Summer Reading Program.
In addition, we are excited to share that our libraries will again be open to our families this summer! Students are welcome to visit and check out books. Mark the dates below to visit our school libraries.
LIFT Enrichment Camp - Registration Open!
Are you making your summer plans? Looking for engaging fun opportunities for your child(ren)? Look no further! PVSD is proud to announce LIFT, Learning is Fun Together, our summer program. LIFT programs, available to PVSD students at minimal to no cost to families, are designed to engage students in various learning activities through enrichment opportunities. Camps are available onsite in our school buildings and transportation is available.
Visit LIFT Summer Programs for details and registration.
NEWLY ADDED: The Great Rollercoaster Challenge (middle school), Viking Genius Bar Next Gen Technology (middle school) and Making Music Fun (elementary) Camps
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.
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.
Art & Food Truck Festival
Art is for everyone! The 2022 Art and Food Truck Festival will host a wide range of artists and vendors from within and outside of the Perkiomen Valley community. Our event is open to professional and student painters, woodworkers, ceramists, jewelry designers, photographers, fiber artists, etc.
We believe the arts in our community fosters social connection that bonds people.
Community Bulletin Board
Piano Recital to benefit the family of Branden Sisca
1st Annual Disc Golf Outing (Boy Scout Troop 178)
- Summer Sports Camps
- Summer of Justice Camps
- and more!
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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.
As a reminder, we have made changes to our district COVID-19 dashboard. In alignment with reporting to the Montgomery County Office of Public Health (MCOPH), PVSD data will now be shared weekly, on Mondays, to reflect onsite positive COVID cases for the previous week (Saturday through Friday). The information, broken down by level, includes onsite positive cases for students and staff. To view, visit District COVID-19 Dashboard.
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.
Upcoming District Dates
- Thursday, May 26: Finance Committee @ 7pm
- Monday, May 30: PVSD Holiday/Memorial Day (Schools & Offices Closed)
Having Tech Issues? See Below for Details
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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