The South Spotlight

News and Updates from South Elementary - 11/15/21

Parent-Teacher Conferences - Reminders

Parent/teacher conferences will be held Monday, November 22, and Tuesday, November 23. The conference module in the ParentVUE portal opened for parents/guardians at 12pm on Monday, November 8. View Instructions for how to schedule a conference are located here for assistance. Please note that you will need to contact your child's teacher directly via email if you need to make any changes after Friday, Nov. 19th.


Parent/teacher conferences are onsite and in-person unless otherwise requested. Please reach out to your teacher directly to specify the desire to have a virtual conference after scheduling your time.


If you do not yet have a ParentVUE account, you will need to create one in order to access the conference scheduling module. To set up your account, please contact the helpdesk@pvsd.org.--

South Kids Care, 2021

Thank you to the South community for once again being extremely generous and supporting South Kids Care. We are thrilled to have collected over $3000 (some donations are still coming in)!


All of the money collected will go directly to South families in need of assistance for the upcoming holidays. Your generous donations will brighten the holidays for many families. We are also very impressed with all the beautifully decorated feathers. This is our most colorful and creative turkey yet.


Our students should be proud to be part of this amazing South tradition. South Kids Care! We wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Picture Day Retakes - Friday, Nov. 19th

It's not too late to order school pictures! Click the link below to submit orders - there are no paper order forms, all orders must be submitted online:


21-22 South Elementary Picture Day Order Form / Flyer


If your child missed picture day on Oct. 14th, or if you are not pleased with initial pictures, retake day is scheduled from Friday, Nov. 19th at South. Parents will be notified when pictures are available to view.

PVSD Powerpacks Program

PV Power Packs is a weekend food program for students experiencing food insecurity. Bags of food, including 2 breakfast items, 2 lunch items, 2 snacks, and 2 fruits, are sent home with students prior to every weekend. There is no financial information required to participate in this program and students pick up their bags from their counselor or designated person every week.


For more information regarding how to receive a Power Pack for your child or to make donations to the Power Packs program, click here: https://www.pvsd.org/families/pv-power-packs/

South Home and School Association

Click here for any questions you might have about upcoming Home and School events - if you can't find the answer to your question after reviewing the website, email pvsohs@pvsd.org.

South Spirit Night, Nov. 16th - California Tortilla

We know everyone is busy getting ready for the holidays - take a break and grab something good to eat at the Royersford California Tortilla on November 16th from 4-8pm.


Be sure to say "SOUTH" when you place your order, and 20% of your check will be donated to South Elementary!


Event Flyer

21-22 Yearbook Committee Update: 11/15/21

The yearbook committee thanks all of the parents and guardians for the positive response to the early yearbook sale! As of November 3rd, 121 copies have been sold! A portion of the yearbook sales benefit Home and School events. If you would like to purchase a yearbook, the link is included below. Prices are currently $18 for soft cover and $23 for hard cover; prices will increase to $21 soft cover and $26 hard cover as of December 1st. Please reach out to your child's school counselor if you would like a yearbook but you are experiencing financial difficulties. In addition, If anyone would like to donate a yearbook to somebody in need, please send an email to the yearbook staff.


The yearbook is on track to be bigger than ever and we are always looking for a helping hand. If you would like to assist by taking pictures at South events, in your child's classroom (at the discretion of the teacher), or during recess, please let us know via email. The time commitment can be as little (20 minutes) or as much as you can support. We even have opportunities to assist outside of school hours! Don't forget that your best photos from school sponsored events, bus stops can be emailed to us for yearbook consideration too.


Our email address is PVsouthYearbook@gmail.com or contact Yearbook lead Amanda Zikas at 480-329-3939.


To purchase a yearbook, use this link: http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A0988188


If you have questions or you have pictures to submit, please email PVsouthYearbook@gmail.com.

Home & School Volunteer Opportunities

If you do NOT want your information available in the South Directory but DO want your child's designated Homeroom Parent to be able to contact you, please complete the directory form and indicate your preference: 21-22 South Directory


Interested in helping but not sure where to start? Click here to indicate your areas of interest and a Home and School rep will reach out to you with volunteer opportunities aligned with your interests.


If you have any questions, email pvsohs@pvsd.org or click here for a full overview of updates from South's Home & School team.


*CLEARANCES - contact Kim Jones (kajones@pvsd.org) to make sure your clearances are on file and updated OR to learn more about clearances required to volunteer at South if you are a new volunteer.

21-22 PVSD Health & Safety Plan (V.9)

For more information regarding the updated PVSD Health and Safety plan, please visit the PVSD website, or click the link below to read the latest update, approved at the 10/12/21 board meeting:


PVSD Covid-19 Information / 21-22 PVSD Health & Safety Plan (V.9)

Symptom Monitoring & School Attendance

Keeping your children healthy and in school is our top priority. We follow the guidance of the Montgomery County Office of Public Health. Symptom monitoring should be conducted at home every day before your child comes to school. (see attached form below). If a child comes to the nurse with one of the symptoms in Group A or two or more symptoms in Group B, your child will be sent home and will not be permitted to return to onsite learning until a differential diagnosis is presented or a negative Covid test is received. Please reach out with with any questions or concerns.
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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 webmaster@pvsd.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.

School Lunch Overview

All school lunches will remain FREE for the duration of the 21-22 school year. You can review weekly menu options here - https://www.pvsd.org/departments/food-service/lunch-breakfast-menus/. Just a reminder that students will order lunch each morning in the classroom if ordering (there is no online order form this year).


Students will be seated at individual desks in the cafeteria again this year with a distance of 6 feet between all desks.

Important Dates - November, 2021

Harlem Wizards Game - Saturday, Nov. 13th (PVHS Gymnasium)

South Spirit Night - Tuesday, Nov. 16th, California Tortilla

Parent-Teacher Conferences - Nov. 22nd and 23rd (NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS)

NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS - Nov. 24th, 25th, & 26th (Thanksgiving Break)

School Resumes - Monday, Nov. 29th

November / December South Calendar

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General Updates

  • Education Trip Forms - please remember to submit education trip forms for any extended travel plans, regardless of your child's instructional model. You can find educational trip forms here.
  • Attendance Notes - please submit absence notes to the South attendance email (soattendance@pvsd.org) for any unplanned or unexpected absence due to illness or well visits.

For more information, visit the sites below: