Pleasant Valley Family Newsletter

May 21, 2021

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Hello Pleasant Valley Families,


Thank you for all of your support with PV's Student Council "fun" Penny Wars fundraiser. We will announce the total of the PV community's contribution and present the gift to our local First Responders right next door on Pleasant Valley Elementary!


In the fall of 2020, we asked PV families to take this National PTA Spring Survey. In concert with PTA, we continue to welcome our parents to engage to the full extent that we were able to do so and we also put several things into place, such as translation for our families of English Language Learners, a more inviting welcoming display in the lobby (hopefully you can all see it in person next year!) as well as providing an inclusive middle school spring orientation with all three of our district's middle schools. Please take the survey again so we can compare the two surveys and begin planning for future action steps to make Pleasant Valley the very best school it can be! Click on the blue text to take this quick survey: National PTA Spring Survey


Please remember that if COVID-19 has impacted your child by either testing positive or being a primary contact to someone who has, you must keep them home and notify our nursing staff of the next steps. It goes without saying that any students exhibiting symptoms should remain home for at least 24 hours until symptom-free. Towards the end of this newsletter is a link to our Health and Safety Plan. Families can reach out to our nursing staff at 440-843-1531.


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 send me an email at bokas@parmacityschools.org or call the main office at 440.885.2380.


Very Sincerely,

Mrs. Stephanie Boka


Please see the section near the bottom of the newsletter for translation information.

Russian: Razdel v nizhney chasti informatsionnogo byulletenya dlya polucheniya informatsii o perevode i ssylki Google.

Spanish: Consulte la sección cerca del final del boletín para obtener información sobre la traducción y Google Link.

Ukranian: Informatsiyu pro pereklad ta posylannya na Google dyv. U nyzhniy chastyni byuletenya

Pashto: مهرباني وکړئ د ژباړې معلوماتو او ګوګل لینک لپاره د خبر پا ofې ته نږدې برخې وګورئ

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PCSD Student Devices & Hot Spots

All students that are learning in person should have brought their device, case and charger to school today and will remain at school. If your child has their device, a case, charger, or a borrowed Hot Spot, please be sure to drop it off our send it in with them on Monday, May 24th. As, I stated in the phone call, I sent out on Tuesday, the only exception is our learners in fourth grade who will be able to take their Chromebooks over the summer and to their new middle school for the 2021-22 school year!


For students that ARE NOT returning to PVLA for the 2021-22 school year, your child's device, case, and charger will be collected here at Pleasant Valley from June 7-11th from 8-4 pm.


PVLA Kindergarten students who are returning to PVLA for the 21-22 school year should exchange iPad for a Chromebook: June 7-11, 7:00-2:30


PVLA 1st grade students who are returning to PVLA for the 21-22 school year should exchange their iPad for a Chromebook: June 7-11, 7:00-2:30


PVLA Kindergarten and 1st-grade students will go to PSH Door #50 to exchange their iPad for a Chromebook.


All other PVLA students that are continuing in PVLA next year will keep their Chromebooks.

Student Dress Code

Please refer to our Dress Code in the Student/Parent Handbook link for Dress Code on page 24 (items are listed alphabetically). We are seeing too many injuries at recess from students not wearing shoes that cover their feet by a shoe or sandal. Flip flops are to recommended for safety reasons.

PCSD Virtual Art Show

Please click here to visit the site that hosts our PCSD Virtual Art Show- PV has its own tab on the top!

Popcorn

Thank you to the students who participated in our PBIS Popcorn Fundraiser. We received a part of our orders and will begin to send the popcorn home Friday. All students will receive their popcorn by Thursday. For students who have large orders the office will contact you to arrange pick up.


Congratulations to our Top Selling Classes:


Room 125- Donato/ Moss

Room 100 - Woodworth

Room 113- Kokely

Room 213- Feeney

Room 206 - Chismar


They had fun today during their Popcorn Party today!


Thank you to our Top Sellers:

Student Name Grade Room Bags

Nathan Collins K

Paiton Long K

Aiden Doucet 2ND

Liam Holland 3RD

Lilli Fain 4TH

Layla Quinones 3RD

Alonzo Streichert. 2nd

Lydia Rodriguez 2nd

Adrian King K

Asher Randau K

Mya Ely 2nd

Logan Sorozak 2nd

Olivia Marmol K

Daveon Woods 2nd

Mason Howard 3rd

Jayden Neal 1st

Jaylah Davis-Starks 4th

Alyssa Rodgers 2nd

Elena Clark K

Gavin Sedlacek 2nd

END OF THE YEAR ACTIVITIES

As we begin winding down this school year, we’d like to share some information about our End of the Year Activities that will be scheduled for the last week of school.


Tuesday, June 1st

Field Day! With the craziness of this last year, we still want our students to make those fun, end of the year memories with their classmates. This year our PV teachers and staff will be organizing and running numerous fun events for students to participate in with their individual classes. Due to Covid, we will not be asking for outside volunteers. Field Day will be broken up into an AM and PM session and last approximately 2 hours. Please make sure to send your child with a water bottle that day.


Wednesday, June 2nd

Field Day Rain Date!


Thursday, June 3rd

PVLA Parties for classes wishing to hold one (afternoon) – Information to be communicated by individual teachers who are planning to hold a class party.



Friday, June 4th

Class Parties – Information to be communicated by individual teachers who are planning to hold a class party.

4th Grade Clap Out – As in the past, we want to celebrate our 4th graders who will be finishing up their elementary careers at PV and moving to Middle School! Parents will be permitted to participate in the clap out but must remain outside of the building and maintain social distancing. Parents who wish to participate will be asked to park their cars and line the walkway and front loop at 2:45 pm. 4th Graders will walk out, follow a designated route and walk back into the building to gather their belongings before being dismissed their normal route at 3:30.

Title I Support Survey

Please take this short survey if you have not done so yet!

Parent/Family Survey Google Form Link


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Summer Reading Program Cuyahoga County Library 2021 Summer Reading Program: Tales & Tails!

From our local public librarian, Susan Hamm:


I would like to invite Pleasant Valley Elementary students to participate in Cuyahoga County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program 2021. Our “Tales and Tails” theme is all about animals. Students can use a game board or play online to earn books and prizes. There will also be eight STEAM video challenges and 40 fun Summer Learning programs.

We have a short video about the program that can be shared with your classes: https://tinyurl.com/SummerTalesVideo.

Our goal is to foster a love of reading and learning in your students. Parma Branch summer programs will include:

  • In-person, one-on-one tutoring by appointment for Kindergarten to Grade 8
  • Free Summer Lunch
  • Take-home creative activity packs
  • Participative online storytimes

The library is open regular hours and Parma Branch has a drive-up window for customers who do not feel comfortable coming inside. See this link for our COVID-19 Response Plan.

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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

Pleasant Valley PTA News

.Congratulations to the new PV PTA Officers for the 2021-22 School Year

President- Jackie Finlayson

1st Vice President-Nicole Elchlinger

2nd Vice President- OPEN

3rd Vice President- Antionette Goins

Treasurer- Erin Fisher

Secretary- Monica Abbott

Council Delegate- OPEN

Alternate Council Delegate- OPEN


If you are interested in any of the OPEN positions, please email me or the above PTA email!


Next PTA Meeting

We will be having our next General Membership meeting on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at 7:00 pm via Zoom. If you are interested in joining us, please email 9906pleasantvalleypta@gmail.com for the meeting link information.

PCSD Health and Safety Plan

Here is the link to the PCSD Health and Safety Plan. 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.

Camp Invention Summer 2021

PV will be hosting Camp Invention this summer both virtually and in person. Please use this Information Link for more details.


At Pleasant Valley Elementary the week of 6.14.2021 campers in grades K-6 will collaborate in activities exploring STEM concepts at Camp Invention! Visit invent.org/mylocalcamp to secure your spot!

Device Repairs and Tech Help for Families

If your child's Chromebook or iPad is not working or damaged parents are responsible for getting a new Chromebook iPad. Parents will need to bring the device the Department of Information Systems (Tech Department) at PSH door #50 to exchange it. DIS is there daily from 7:00 am - 2:00 pm, no appointment is necessary. If parents have any questions they can also call the tech help desk at 440.843.3865 or email at techhelp@parmaticityschools.org.Please refer to the documents below for guidance.


Family/Student Support Flowchart

Family Instructional-Technology Dashboard

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.