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A Message from Mrs. Franciosa...

Hello Evergreen Families,

We've had another wonderful week at Evergreen. I hope you enjoy the pictures in this newsletter showing all of the hard work and terrific learning activities happening at our school this week.

Evergreen's Picture Day will be this 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.

Just a reminder that schools will be closed on Wednesday, October 5th for the Yom Kippur holiday.

In this newsletter you can also find more information about:

  • Picture Day ordering link
  • What's happening in 3rd grade
  • Tail Waggin' Tutors
  • Pictures from this week at Evergreen
  • Little Viking Fun Run
  • PVSD Hiring Event
  • Special Education Spotlight
  • Fall Colors 5K

"No one is perfect--that's why pencils have erasers."--unknown

Have a terrific weekend!

Sharon Franciosa

Principal, Evergreen Elementary School

Week of October 3, 2022

  • Monday, October 3rd: E Day
  • Tuesday, October 4th: F Day
  • Wednesday, October 5th: Holiday; No School
  • Thursday, October 6th: A Day (Evergreen Picture Day)
  • Friday, October 7th: B 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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Important Upcoming Dates

  • October 5th: Holiday--No School for Staff & Students
  • 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]

Amazing Things are happening in 3rd grade at Evergreen!

Reading: Third grade is learning how to annotate or “talk to the text” with our stories in our Reading series. We are discussing characters, setting, plots and genre within our stories. We are finding figurative language and trying this within our own writing pieces. We are sailing along as we read!

Writing: We are learning to write paragraphs. The students are realizing that they do need to revise their writing pieces and that a writing piece is never done without proofreading! The students are proud of their work that they are in the midst of writing, as they should be!

Social Studies: We are finishing up exploring communities and landforms. They have learned what makes up a community and that we live in the suburban community. Next, we will be jumping into the Engineering Unit within our Science books.

Math: Our third grade Math Wizards have been reviewing place value, addition, and two-step word problems. Next up will be a review of subtraction. They are getting ready to explore third grade math concepts.

"Tail Waggin' Tutors"...Dog therapy is returning to evergreen

Dear Evergreen Families,

The Evergreen Library is excited to announce that we will be again offering a special opportunity for students to participate in... “Tail Waggin’ Tutors” certified through Therapy Dog International (TDI). This program is designed to help students reduce stress and celebrate reading while improving reading skills by interacting with trained registered therapy dogs while at school.

Handlers and their dogs will work with small groups of students whose parents or legal guardians have given their written authorization for their participation in the program, during school hours for approximately 15 minutes. There is no charge for this program. The therapy dogs and their handlers are fully insured and have undergone extensive training to participate in animal-assisted therapy through Therapy Dog International.

Your permission will allow your child to have the opportunity to read with the dogs. Students who have parental permission will be notified ahead of time of when they will be participating. Please be mindful of your child’s pet allergies and/or fears when giving permission. Depending on the number of those who sign up we are hoping to get everyone at least one visit this year, hopefully more.

Click below to complete the signed digital Parental Permission Slip. Please do a permission slip for each child if more than one at Evergreen is interested. A completed form is required to participate in this program. Participation is optional.

Click Here - Therapy Dog Permission Slip

Mrs. Lane & Mrs. Komara

This week at evergreen!

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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.

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.

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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Twitter: @Evergreen_ES

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