PATRIOT PRESS

PLEASANT VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL * * * October 18, 2020

Welcome to another addition of our Patriot Press

Hello PVM community,


It's hard to believe that we are almost 2 months into this very different school year. We very much appreciate your understanding and assistance with navigating remote learning together. Teachers are sharing that they are seeing that students are gaining momentum and getting more prepared and organized for their class time. We miss having our students in person, but it is nice to at least hear and see them online. Conferences will be taking place the week of the 26th-30th of this month. Times are blocked out in the afternoons each day to connect parents and teachers. In addition, we will be using Wednesday as an extended day to provide some early evening conferences to take place. Please connect with your child's homeroom teachers if you have questions regarding your conference. Thank you all and stay healthy.


Once again here are some helpful hints:


1) Wake up at a consistent time each day

2) A quiet space set up for learning

3) Please be present for the live Zooms

4) If you have questions then reach out to the teacher right away

5) Go to https://sites.google.com/battlegroundps.org/pvm-online/home for important updates

6) For student tech support please call 1-360-885-5465

7) Take breaks between classes and during non direct teaching class times



Mike Maloney, Principal

Hello Patriots,


I want to celebrate our students who are working so hard during this time. With your support, many of our students are learning and growing in these very difficult times.

If you and your family need support or assistance please call the school, we will work to connect you with resources to support your student's needs. Our teachers are working hard to deliver instruction and support students.


Thank you for your partnership. We could not do this without each of you!


Mrs. Leeper, Assistant Principal

Inside Scoop

Here's what's inside this week


Fall Conferences, 10/26 - 10/30

The last week of October we will be conducting our fall parent/teacher conferences. You should be expecting an invitation from your child's teacher(s), so please keep an eye out for emails. Fall conferences are a good time to check in to see how your student is doing, what successes or struggles they are having, go over iReady assessment results, find how we can support you and your student, and discuss any concerns you may have.


If you don't see a conference invitation by Wednesday, 10/21 please contact your student's home room teacher to find out how to schedule a conference time.


Middle school students will attend their regular class Zoom meetings as usual. Conferences will take place during asynchronous times.

iReady Completion

Please check with your student and make sure they have completed both iReady assessments. These assessments are not graded, but do help guide student instruction. It is critical that we have this information to provide the best possible instruction to your students. Please call the school if you need assistance with this.
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HOMEWORK HELP RESOURCE AVAILABLE NOW! CHECK PVM ONLINE FOR LINKS.

Pleasant Valley Middle will now be offering after school homework help for 5th-8th grade students. If your child has questions about how to do some of their assigned work, and would benefit from support completing it, please consider having them attend our after school homework help Zoom group. Please look for the Homework Help menu option at the top of the PVM Online webpage for the correct Zoom links. Homework Help will begin this week, 10/20/20.


5th and 6th grades will meet Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m.- 7 p.m.

7th and 8th grades will meet Thursday evenings from 6 p.m.- 7 p.m.

PVM ONLINE - Learning Resources and Information Here!

Click to visit PVM Online.



Students have classwork in Google Classroom for all six periods every day M-F. Students have Zoom online meetings for three periods in the morning on M, T, Th, F. Zoom meetings for the three periods in the morning start at 8, 9 and 10 a.m. See the schedule below to view which three periods meet on Zoom each day.


Wednesday does not have regular Zoom meetings scheduled. Teachers may arrange Zoom meetings with individuals or small groups. Students should be working on their own on assignments in Google Classroom for all six periods on Wednesdays.

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Library Checkout Begins October 21st

Pleasant Valley Middle will begin library book check out on October 21st. Please click the link below to view all the information on how to check out and pick up library books.


Library Check Out Begins The 21st.

ASB Halloween Costume Contest

ASB will continue its tradition of the Halloween costume contest. Dress in your costume (school appropriate, following appropriate wear guidelines) and log into your grade level's Zoom. We will be judging costumes, just like previous years. We will announce finalists and then those finalists will email a picture of them in their costumes. The winner will be announced for each grade level and a prize will be delivered or mailed!


Friday, October 30th


5th grade 12:00 pm: Contest Zoom link


6th grade 12:30 pm: Contest Zoom link


7th grade 1:00 pm: Contest Zoom link


8th grade 1:30 pm: Contest Zoom link

FREE FLU SHOT DRIVE-THRU EVENT SATURDAY 10/24! (Adults)

The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington is hosting a free drive through flu shot clinic for underinsured and uninsured adults this coming weekend. If you are in need of a free flu shot, you are encouraged to take advantage of this resource. Check out this flyer for details (also available in Spanish and Russian).

USDA Food Box Distribution, Wednesdays in October

Pick up a USDA food box on Wednesdays in October
We have partnered with the Battle Ground Education Foundation to distribute 1,200 USDA Farmers to Families Food Boxes each Wednesday in October at the Lewisville campus next to Battle Ground High School. Distribution will start at 1:30 p.m. and will last until the boxes are gone. Each food box contains (contents may vary) a Dairy Box with liquid eggs, 3 lbs. assorted shredded cheese, and 1 lb. of butter; a meat box with 2.5 lbs. pre-cooked taco meat and 2.5 lbs. of pre-cooked chicken breast pieces; a Produce Box, and 1 gallon of milk. One food box per car.


Farmers to Families Food Box Distribution: 1:30 p.m. each Wednesday in October


  • For pick up at the Lewisville campus (406 NW 5th Avenue, Battle Ground, next to Battle Ground High School) enter NW 5th Avenue (between the Post Office and Dick's Point S) off of West Main Street.

Voter Registration Deadline

Ballots for the Nov. 3 General Election are due to be mailed out starting Friday, Oct. 16. The deadline to register or update your existing registration online is Monday, Oct. 26, and you have up until Tuesday, Nov. 3 to register or update your registration in person. Visit https://clark.wa.gov/elections for more information.

Aspire Highly Capable/Gifted Student Referrals

December 4th is the due date for Battle Ground Public Schools highly capable/gifted student referrals for grades K-12

The highly capable/gifted education program in Battle Ground Public Schools is called, Aspire. Aspire is designed for students in grades K-12 who perform or show potential for performing at significantly advanced academic levels as demonstrated by one or more of the multiple criteria specified by the state (WAC 392-127-035).

Referrals for students to be tested are accepted October - December 4, 2020. Any student can be referred, but only students that receive parental consent are sent an invitation to test.

Testing takes place in January and February for grades K-11. Identified students will receive services beginning next school year, 2021-2022. Parents who submit the student referral packet by December 4, 2020 will be notified by mail of the time and dates testing will occur at their school. Referral packets are available now on the school district’s Web site (http://www.battlegroundps.org/aspireadvanced-placement). For more information about the Aspire program, please contact (360) 885-5426.


Программа обучения способных/одаренных детей в государственных школах округа Баттл Граунд называется "Aspire". Программа "Aspire" предназначена для учащихся K-12-х классов, которые показывают хорошие результаты или демонстрируют потенциал для успеваемости на значительно продвинутом академическом уровне, что подтверждается одним или несколькими критериями, установленными штатом (WAC 392-127-035).
Рекомендации для учеников, которые будут проходить тестирование, принимаются с октября по 4 декабря 2020 года. Любой ученик может быть рекомендован в программу, но только учащимся, получившим согласие родителей, отправляют приглашения на тестирование.
Тестирование K-11-х классов проводится в январе и феврале. Прошедшие отбор учащиеся начнут получать услуги со следующего, 2021-2022, учебного года. Родители, отправившие пакеты с рекомендациями своих учеников до 4 декабря 2020 года, будут уведомлены о времени и датах проведения тестирования в их школе по почте. Пакеты для рекомендаций теперь доступны на веб-сайте школьного округа (http://www.battlegroundps.org/aspireadvanced-placement).
За дополнительной информацией о программе Aspire обращайтесь по телефону (360) 885-5426


El 4 de diciembre es la fecha de límite para aceptar las referencias de los estudiantes altamente capacitados de las Escuelas Públicas de Battle Ground para los grados de K-12

El programa de educación para estudiantes altamente capacitados en las escuelas públicas de Battle Ground se llama, Aspire. El programa de Aspire está diseñado para estudiantes en los grados de K-12 que se desempeñan y muestran potencial para desempeñarse en niveles académicos significativamente avanzados como lo demuestra uno o más de los criterios múltiples especificados por el estado (WAC 392-127-035).

Se aceptan referencias para que los estudiantes tomen el examen comenzando en octubre hasta el 4 de diciembre, 2020. Cualquier estudiante puede ser recomendado, pero únicamente los estudiantes que reciben consentimiento de sus padres reciben una invitación para tomar el examen.

Las pruebas toman lugar en enero y febrero para los grados de K-11. Los estudiantes identificados recibirán servicios a partir del próximo año escolar, 2021-2022. Los padres que envíen el paquete de referencia del estudiante antes del 4 de diciembre del 2020, serán notificados por correo regular con las fechas y las horas en que se realizarán las pruebas en su escuela. Los paquetes de recomendación están disponibles ahora en el siguiente sitio web del distrito escolar: (http://www.battlegroundps.org/aspireadvanced-placement) Para mas informacion sobre el programa de Aspire, por favor comuniquese al (360) 885-5426.

Notes From The Nurse

Hello Parents and Families,


Just a couple of reminders from PV campus school nurse, Nancy Boldt:

Flu shots are becoming more readily available, and it is recommended that everyone get theirs. During a pandemic, like we are currently experiencing with Covid 19, it is important that every measure is taken to avoid other illnesses, such as flu and illnesses that can be prevented. It is also important to reduce the risk of getting other illnesses, by making sure our immunizations are up to date. This effort is to maintain and/or improve our personal health and decrease the risk of overloading health care facilities, such as hospitals.


Please continue OR start social distancing, wearing a mask, washing hands frequently and other measures that help us protect ourselves and others.


Returning to school, even in a hybrid model, is dependent upon our county’s number of positive cases of Covid being less than 76 per 100,000 people for a specified amount of time. You can find more information regarding this on the Battle Ground Public School website.


Stay Safe, Stay Healthy


Nancy Boldt, BSN RN

Counselor's Corner

Social-Emotional Supports


There are great resources available for social-emotional support via the Battle Ground Public Schools website. On the district page there are links that lead you to more information for different topics. Here is the link to our school district's page: Social Emotional Supports


NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is also a great resource: NAMI


October is National Anti Bullying Month.



Mrs. McCann's Google Classroom.


I will be sharing topics weekly in my Google classroom. Please remind your students to join my Google classroom if they have not done so already. Links were emailed to them to join.

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

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

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Battle Ground School District Calendars 2020-2021

Battle Ground Student and Family Handbook

PVM 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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October 18, 2020

Issue #4