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Park Village Elementary - A 2018 CA Distinguished School

September 27, 2019

Upcoming Events

09/30 - Professional Growth Day | NO SCHOOL

09/30 - Last day to order yearbook for 15% off

09/30 - Math Olympiads Registration DUE

10/01 - Last chance to purchase Park Spot Raffle ticket

10/01 - Kindergarten full days BEGINS

10/02 - Picture Day

10/02 - Student Council Meeting | 8:00 am @ Library

10/03 - Growth Mindset Night for the Parents of Gifted Students | 6:00-7:00 pm @ MPR

10/04 - Deadline to apply for School Site Council

10/04 - Ice Cream Social | 3:20 pm @ Lunch Area


Go to https://parkvillagefoundation.com/pages/calendar for additional calendar events

Go to https://app.peachjar.com/flyers/all/schools/52513 for PVES digital flyers

School Site Council Elections

The Park Village School Site Council currently has a parent representative vacancy to serve through the 2020-2021 school year (two year term). If you are interested in serving on the SSC, please submit your name to Gigi Marquez via email at amarquez@powayusd.com. The deadline for submission is next Friday, October 4, 2019.


The Park Village School Site Council consists of elected members representing parents, teachers, principal, and classified school employees. The council meets approximately four times per year with meetings typically scheduled before school at 8:00 am.


We appreciate your willingness to participate and look forward to hearing from those interested. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Mosgrove, PVES Principal at 858-484-5621 or via email at mmosgrove@powayusd.com.

Parking Lot Reminder

Please remember that the parking lot is for teachers and staff only, with the exception of the clearly marked visitor spots. We have many support staff members whose hours begin after class is in session. When they have to spend their time searching for parking off campus, it negatively impacts our student services. Thank you for your help!

Pledge Drive Update & Raffle Winners

Thank you Park Village Families! As of Friday, September 20, your generous donations brought in $78, 264.62 from 302 students! Wow! These donations go directly to the academic and community programs here at Park Village.


Congratulations to Siya, who won the 4-pack of Disneyland tickets!


Congratulations to our Roundtable Pizza, CPK, and Souplantation winners:

Kaelyn S, Alan S, Alan T, Dorothy Y, Lucas F, Vincent D, Yijun C, Cameron K, Jeremy W, Jeremy K, Lanting J, Glenn K, Parise M, Chloe C, and Apollo D

Parking Spot Raffle - Last Chance

Tuesday, October 1 before school at the front gates is your last chance to purchase raffle tickets from the PV Foundation for a chance to WIN a dedicated PARKING SPOT for the rest of the school year! The winner will be drawn after morning announcements. Good luck!

Growth Mindset Night for Parents of Gifted Students

By Jackie Cardinale & Molly Engblom, School Counselors at Park Village


Students (and adults) live more successful and happier lives when we have a Growth Mindset. Why Growth Mindset for Gifted Students? Gifted students often are perfectionists, they don’t want to make mistakes because others won’t think they are gifted, don’t take risks, do not believe they should have to work hard because, after all, they are gifted and do not believe they should have to overcome obstacles.


In this you will learn the concepts of Growth Mindset and how kids can shift their self-talk to believe in themselves. Other strengths of Growth Mindset include: the power of YET, working hard and taking a risk (which involves being willing to make mistakes), perseverance and knowing that we can grow your brain. You’ll also learn what kind of praise is most effective.


Join us in the MPR at Park Village on Thursday October 3, 2019 at 6:00 PM. You’ll be glad you did! There will be child care for school aged children, ages 5-10 years ($5 donation per child recommended). If you like what you hear at the meeting, you will be able to sign you child/children up for Growth Mindset lessons at Park Village.

Penguin Page Turners Book Club ~ Recommendation of the Week

The book recommended by Maya J. of Mrs. Kirkland's class is Wishtree by Newbery Award winning (for The One and Only Ivan) author, Katherine Applegate. Maya recommends this book because it's a good heart-felt tale about a kindness and to stay strong no matter what others think. It's the story narrated by Red, an oak tree that people leave wishes written on strips of cloth, and Red's animal friends and the people who live in Red's community. It's about friendships and acceptance. Recommended for grades 4 - 8, but even younger readers would enjoy this story.

What is X-ploration?

"X-ploration is an innovative model of instruction that provides over 16,000 students in grades TK-5 with standards-based learning experiences in P.E., STEM, and VAPA. PUSD’s team of 20 teachers visits two of 26 elementary schools per day, providing engaging, standards-aligned lessons to every classroom of students. While students are experiencing X-Ploration, the classroom teachers are released for job-embedded professional collaboration time to work with colleagues. Teachers utilize this time to plan units of study, engage in professional learning in specific content area, and plan high quality lessons. This invaluable time allows classroom teachers to improve their teaching practice and design learning experiences that will have the greatest impact on student success." - Poway Unified School District

Playground Partners

Did you know? Every Monday and Wednesday, two coaches from Rancho Family YMCA come to Park Village during lunch to lead organized activities and ensure that all students have an opportunity to play fairly. The coaches are working to prevent bullying, build teamwork, and lead a fun brain break! Ask your student if they participated in Playground Partners this week.

Yearbook - Best Discount Ends September 30

Order your Yearbook by September 30 to receive 15% off the regular price! Don't wait - this is the biggest discount (and lowest price) of the 2019-2020 year! Each yearbook comes with two free, custom pages. Plus, earn $5 for PV Foundation AND a tree is planted with every purchase. https://tr5.treering.com/createAccount/101471725840797

FAQs: https://app.peachjar.com/flyers/811954/schools/52513

Questions? Contact parkvillageyearbook@gmail.com.

Volunteer Opportunities for 2019 - 2020

Park Village prides itself on our programs and events. However, they are all run by parent volunteers, and we need your help! We have opportunities of all types and sizes. Even one hour once a month can make a difference!


  • Library - Help reshelve books. This task is constant and can happen any time of day. Perhaps you can help after morning drop-off or while waiting to pick up your child in the afternoon? You can make a difference in as little as 15-20 minutes. I just need folks to stop by regularly. Many hands make light work! No experience is required. If you’re interested, please email me at sfleming@powayusd.com, or stop by the library to chat.
  • Recycling - Help sort and crush recycling. Second Wednesday of every month, 8-9 am, ESS Parking Lot. Even 15-30 minutes before school is a big help!. Contact Victor at pvesdads1@gmail.com.
  • Science Night Volunteers - You will oversee a station while our little ones sharpen their science skills with their parents. Please sign up for a night when your own child is not attending - PV Science Night Volunteers. Contact Shannon Nellies at s.nellies72@gmail.com.
  • Marquee Editor in Chief(s) - Update the marquee in the front of the school with our PVE news, and help keep our families informed! Contact Gigi in the office.

**REMINDERS**

Tips for Library Success

By Mrs. Fleming, Library Media Technician


The library opened recently. I’m so excited to see the students again! Here are some tips to make the most of your child’s weekly visits.

  • All books are checked out for one week and are due no later than your child’s library day. Ask your child which day they visit.
  • Encourage your child to put their book in their backpack the night before so it doesn’t get forgotten during the morning rush.
  • If your child needs more time to finish a book, they should bring it back to school and ask their teacher to renew it. The teachers and I will show them how.
  • Encourage your child to return their books as soon as they’re done with them, even if it’s not library day.
  • Help your child find a safe place at your house so books don’t get lost or damaged by siblings and pets.
  • Keep school library books separate from public library books so you can return everything to the right place. Our books have a “Park Village Elementary” barcode on the back cover and a property stamp inside.
  • Remind your child not to put water bottles or lunch boxes inside their backpack if they have library books in there too. Books absorb liquids like a sponge and wet books grow mold overnight!
  • Use homework helpers and research databases from home 24/7. All of these (and more) are available from the library’s web page at https://www.powayusd.com/en-US/Schools/ES/PVES/Academics/Library/Library-Home

Remember, parents are responsible for paying fines for loss or damage. If you follow the tips listed here, that’s less likely to happen to your family. If you ever have questions, email me at sfleming@powayusd.com. Happy reading!

PTA Reflections Program 2019

by Jennifer Myers, Reflections Chair


Become a Famous Artist at PV! The Reflections artist's showcase is Friday evening, October 18th, in conjunction with Movie Night. This year’s Reflections theme—“Look Within”— has may possibilities. Ask your child to think about the theme and talk about what it means to them.


Brainstorming Starting Points:

  • Look within them selves? Who are they, what are their dreams, aspirations and goals?
  • Look within others? What is someone else feeling? What does a dog think about? Or a famous sports figure? A child separated from their parents? A friend after an argument?
  • Look within an object? What is inside a tree, under the ocean, within a house?
  • Look within a business or organization? What goes on inside a library, courthouse or classroom?
  • Let your child get creative and have fun! They can create a piece of artwork or short film, take a photo, choreograph a dance, and/or write a song or story that captures the theme in their own unique way!


If your child wants to submit an entry, click here for the rules and entry form. Completed Reflections entries will be due October 16th in the lunch area before school begins (8:40-9:00 am). If you are not able to drop off an artwork at this time, please email to make alternate arrangements. If you have any questions, please contact Reflections Chair, Jennifer Myers at info@artskiddoo.com.

Harvest Festival

Park Village Elementary is excited to introduce our first annual Harvest Festival! Happening Saturday, November 2 from 10 am - 1 pm, in the school parking lot. Get an early start on your holiday shopping by supporting our neighborhood arts & crafts home-based businesses and community partners. All proceeds from the event and raffles (generously donated by our local vendors) will go toward Park Village programs*. We invite PV teachers, staff, families, and members of our PV community to attend. Vendor booths are $25, admission is free. Go to http://bit.ly/2lN24Ac to register today! Questions? Contact parkvillagefoundation@gmail.com.


*Proceeds support the 4th Grade Giving Service Project, 5th Grade Promotion, PUSD Adopt-a-Family, and more.

2019-2020 GATE Testing Information

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) involves services for students whose cognitive needs may require modified classroom curriculum and instruction to accommodate their learning differences and ensure their achievement. Parents may request GATE testing for students in grades 2-7.


To request GATE testing for your child, complete a GATE Parent Questionnaire/Test Consent form online through the PUSD GATE webpage - https://onlinereg.powayusd.com/GateSurvey

NOTE: Requests for GATE Testing will only be taken during the request submission window dates (now through November 22, 2019).


Test Date (only 1 test opportunity) at PARK VILLAGE ELEMENTARY: January 16, 2020

**Testing will be on site during regular school hours.


If you have questions, please contact the PVES Admin. Office at 858-484-5621.

The Next Generation of Box Tops is Here!

Big changes are coming to Box Tops! Earning cash for your school just got easier and all you need is your smartphone. When you download the NEW & improved Box Tops app you'll be able to scan your receipt, instantly identify Box Tops products & automatically add cash to your school's earning s online. Please click HERE to learn more. Contact Box Tops Chair, Sandi Kerkhove, at sdkerkhove@hotmail.com if you have any questions

Park Village is on Social Media!

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