Evergreen Express


A Message from Mrs. Franciosa...

Hello Evergreen Families,

It was wonderful to see so many families on Thursday evening for our Meet The Teacher Night! We value partnering with our families and the teachers are excited to share the amazing learning and activities that occur in their classrooms daily.

Evergreen's Picture Day is coming up on Thursday, October 6th. Please be sure to use the information in the newsletter to order your child's pictures. All ordering and payments are completed online.

Save the Date: Evergreen's Little Viking Fun Run will be held during the school day on Friday, October 14th. Parents/guardians are encouraged to join us as volunteers and spectators.

In this newsletter you can also find more information about:

  • Home & School Pretzel Sale
  • What's happening in 4th Grade and Explorations
  • Little Viking Fun Run
  • Food Services Information
  • PVSD Hiring Event
  • Special Education Resource Fair & Family Fun Day
  • 1st Annual Fall Colors 5K
  • Safe Choices for Buckling Up Children
  • Affordable Connectivity Program

"Do not think of today's failures, but of the successes that may come tomorrow." --Helen Keller

Have a terrific weekend!

Sharon Franciosa

Principal, Evergreen Elementary School

Week of September 26, 2022

  • Monday, September 26th: Schools Closed (Rosh Hashanah)
  • Tuesday, September 27th: A Day (last day to order pretzels for Friday)
  • Wednesday, September 28th: B Day
  • Thursday, September 29th: C Day
  • Friday, September 30th: D Day (Pretzel Delivery Day)

Evergreen Picture Day: Thursday, October 6th

Order Your Pictures Before Picture Day: Click Here

There is no paperwork or picture form to hand in to be photographed. All ordering is done online prior to picture day and all students will be photographed.

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1st Pretzel Day: Friday, September 30th

Home & School is sponsoring a pretzel sale to support our 5th Grade activities. Please click on the button below to learn more information and to order by Tuesday, 9/27.

Continue to look for additional pretzel sales throughout the year in the newsletter.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • October 5th: Holiday--Schools Closed (Yom Kippur)
  • October 6th: Evergreen Picture Day
  • October 10th: Inservice Day--No School for Students
  • October 14th: Evergreen's Home & School Little Viking Fun Run
  • October 19th: Early Dismissal for Students
  • October 20th: Home & School Meeting at 7pm via Zoom
  • October 28th: Trunk or Treat (5pm-7pm) [rain date: Saturday, 10/29]

Our Fabulous 4th Graders

Fourth Grade is off to a great start of the school year! We spent the first week acclimating ourselves to the “back to school” routines and getting to know each other. Students worked hard on creative projects showcasing individual goals and sharing interests. Classes collaborated to develop classroom guidelines and procedures that are representative of Evergreen’s 3Rs: Respectful, Responsible, and Ready!

Here is what we are working on in each of our SUBJECT AREAS:

MATH - Chapter 2: Estimation and Number Theory

*Factors and Multiples

SCIENCE - Chapter 1: Engineering and Design: Engineering,Technology, and the Scientific Method

* Examine how engineers define problems and solutions.

* Investigate the use and importance of prototypes.

* Use models to review how prototypes are tested and enhanced.

SOCIAL STUDIES - Chapter 1: What are the Social Sciences?

Students explore the different social scientists as a way to prepare for deeper understandings in both social studies and science later onthis year.

The 4 types of social scientists are:

  • Historians
  • Geographers
  • Economists
  • Political Scientists

READING - HMH Into Reading Module 1: What Makes Us Who We are?

As students get accustomed to the Into Reading series, they begin by reading “Flora and Ulysses.” The skills and strategies that students are exploring include central idea, “aha moment,” asking and answering questions, author’s purpose, academic and generative vocabulary, text and graphic features, and figurative language.

GRAMMAR - Currently, we are focusing on the following skills independently during grammar AND within the context of our writing:

  • subjects & predicates
  • sentences & fragments
  • run-on sentences
  • types of sentences
  • proper nouns
  • negatives
  • quotations

WRITING - Personal Narratives

Students are working through the writing process to address the following writing prompt:

All of our experiences help us grow and learn. THINK about a time you learned a lesson from something that happened to you. WRITE a personal narrative about that time. Use descriptive language.


Mr. Moore - Wish - By: Barbara O’Connor

Mrs. Stankus - Wish - By: Barbara O’Connor

Mr. Tomlinson - Flying Solo - By: Ralph Fletch

Mrs.Tor - Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing - By: Judy Blume

Explorations with Mrs. Sabatino

In Explorations class, we have spent time discussing the different Digital Citizenship skills to help us make smart choices online and in our life. One of the main resources we use is Common Sense Media (www.commonsensemedia.org). This online platform supports families in building healthy relationships with media and technology. Click on the title links below for more information on how families can support this important topic at home!

Kindergarten, First and Second:

Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade

Evergreen Little Viking Fun Run: October 14th

Evergreen's Home & School will be organizing the Little Viking Fun Run fundraiser during the school day on Friday, October 14th.

  • Coming soon: links for donations and grade level times
  • Parents and guardians are welcome to join as spectators and volunteers.
  • Please look for more information in upcoming newsletters.

Food Services Information: Breakfast & Free/Reduced Lunch Program

Free Breakfast Program - Opt Out

The free breakfast program will be available at each school. Students interested in obtaining breakfast will be expected to report to the cafeteria upon arrival at school. They will need to input their 6-digit ID when picking up their meal. They will eat their breakfast in the cafeteria prior to reporting to class.

We are aware that some families may prefer that their students not participate in the free breakfast at school (in some instances last year, students were eating two breakfasts - one at home prior to school and one after arriving at school). Families may choose to “opt their child(ren) out” from obtaining breakfast using this form. If a family opts out, the student’s account will be flagged and breakfast will not be available to them. You may change this preference at any time by contacting our FS department.

Free & Reduced Lunch Program

The federal funding to provide free meals expires with the start of 2022-23 school year. This means families will need to apply for the free or reduced school meals program if needed. Visit our food service webpage for information and to access the application. In the event you need assistance, do not hesitate to reach out to a representative of the Food Services department, see email contact information above.

PVSD Hiring Event

Thursday, Oct. 6th, 4-7pm

PV High School Cafeteria (509 Gravel Pike, Collegeville, PA)

Perkiomen Valley School District is hosting a hiring event on October 6, 2022 for various positions with the district. Please download the flyer below for more information.

Special Education Spotlight

Are you looking for a GREAT event? Spring-Ford School District is hosting a Special Education Resource Fair & Family Fun Day on Saturday, October 15th from 10 am - 1 pm. The event will include family-friendly activities, raffles, and a resource fair that highlights local special needs service providers. Please see this link for information: https://www.spring-ford.net/about-spring-ford/resourcefair

First Annual Fall Colors 5K: October 15th

The First Annual Fall Colors 5K will be hosted by Lenape Arboretum and PV Woods in partnership with Perkiomen Valley School District Foundation. Join us on Saturday, October 15th, for this 3.1-mile race starting at 9:00am at Perkiomen Valley Middle School East's campus, located at 100 Kagey Road, Collegeville.

Traverse PVMS East's beautiful campus as the Fall Colors 5K leads you through their cross-country course through Lenape Arboretum and over the athletic fields. Enjoy the beautiful fall scenery and a challenge as you run! In addition to the race, there will be fun activities for kids held by the Take Action club!

There are a few ways you can participate in the Fall Colors 5K:

  1. Individual 5K - do the 5K as an individual and receive a time. Includes a race t-shirt* and access to the Fun Zone.
  2. 5K Relay - a team of 5 participants will take on the 5K. Each teammate does a 1K. Create your team name, create and bring your baton, and make a uniform (optional!), but above all, have fun with your friends! Includes a race t-shirt for each participant* and access to the Fun Zone. You must register all five members at the time of registration. If you need to change team members, contact foundation@pvsd.org.
  3. Virtual 5K - if you cannot make the event or live far away, you can still participate! This option includes an event t-shirt mailed to you*.

Register before Friday, September 25th, to be guaranteed a 100% Recycled race t-shirt! For more race information, click here.

Proceeds of this event will go towards revitalization efforts at PV Woods and funding projects within the Perkiomen Valley School District. Learn more about PVSD Foundation here. Learn more about PV Woods here.

If you have any questions about the event, please get in touch with foundation@pvsd.org.

Perkiomen Valley School District Foundation
3 Iron Bridge Drive
Collegeville, PA 19426

Facebook/Instagram/Twitter: @PVSDFoundation

*T-shirt guaranteed if registered before 9/25. If you register after that, shirts will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Safety First

Make Safe Choices When Buckling Up Children

Children who are correctly buckled in a car seat, booster seat, or seat belt benefit from the single most effective way to protect vehicle occupants and reduce fatalities in a crash. Securing children in age and size appropriate car seats is the best way to keep children safe. It is also important to increase booster seat/ seat belt use among children age 8 through 13 and spread the message that they are safer in the back seat of a vehicle. By educating children and families on the importance of occupant protection, they will make buckling up a habit for life.

To learn more click HERE.

Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has instituted a new government benefit, the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). This benefit provides eligible households with a discount on internet services. For details, visit: www.GetMyInternet.org.

Dismissal Change

If you need to make an unexpected dismissal change during the day, please contact the main office via telephone (610-409-9751) by 2:30pm, if possible.
Volunteer Clearances

Click on this button to learn about clearances for volunteering.

PV Food Service Webpage

Click on this button to find menus, free/reduced information, School Cafe accounts, etc.

Community Bulletin Board Page

Want to find out what's going on in the PV Community? Click on this button 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.

22-23 District & Instructional Calendars

Please click on this button to find the monthly district event calendars and the 22-23 district instructional calendar

PV Power Packs

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/

Powerpacks Application (Spanish)

Flexible Instructional Days (FID) in 22-23

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) approved the use of Flexible Instructional Days (FID) as an alternate form of instruction in response to inclement weather or other emergencies. On a FID day, instruction will be virtual. FID assist schools in meeting the required 180 student days. PA Schools may use up to five (5) FID per school year - in PVSD, we will utilize FID when all 3 inclement weather days built into the district calendar are used.

For more information and and the elementary FID schedule, CLICK HERE.

Having Tech Issues?

Here are a few friendly reminders from the Technology Department about where to go if you are having issues with any of the following:

Evergreen Attendance Line

If your child is going to be absent please be sure to call or email the Evergreen attendance line. It may be helpful to save the phone number and email address in your cell phone.

Call: 610-409-9751 and press #1

Email: EVAttendance@pvsd.org

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