Pleasant Valley Family Newsletter

October 1, 2021

Our mission is to empower and inspire a community of lifelong learners and leaders!

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Dear Pleasant Valley Families,

We welcome you to watch the Title I Annual Meeting for the current school year. Please click the link below:

Title I Annual Meeting Video

Once you are finished watching the Annual Meeting, there is a short survey that we would like for you to complete:

Title I Annual Meeting Survey

If you have not already done so please return your child's Title I School Family Compact to their classroom teacher. Should you need another copy we have more in the office or you can click the link below to fill it out electronically:

Digital Title I School-Family Compact

Click here to read PCSD's COVID Protocols for 2021-22. Parents need to check their children for symptoms before they leave for school each day and keep them home if they are sick or exhibit any of the symptoms listed in the SYMPTOM CHECK area of the document. Masks are mandatory on buses and now mandatory inside the school. We will distance to the extent possible in the school.

Thank you for helping to make Pleasant Valley the wonderful school that it is! 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 email me at or call the main office at 440.885.2380 weekdays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Very Sincerely,

Mrs. Stephanie Boka

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

Russian: Пожалуйста, смотрите раздел в нижней части информационного бюллетеня для информации о переводе..

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

Ukranian: Будь ласка, перегляньте розділ у нижній частині інформаційного бюлетеня для перекладу інформації.

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

Pleasant Valley Fall Fundraiser

Once again, Pleasant Valley Elementary will be hosting our annual fundraiser from October 5th to October 18th. We will be taking orders for cookie dough, pretzels, soup mixes, candy, and other delicious snacks. Catalogs, order forms, and Prize Flyers will be sent home with students on October 5th. Students will have an opportunity to earn great prizes. All proceeds to benefit the many projects and activities we have planned for our students. Stay tuned for a video presentation next week that you can view at home!

We need everyone's help to make this fundraiser a success.

Thank you in advance for your support!

Fidgets, Pop-its and Toys

These items are not allowed in school as they become a distraction as some students "play" with them, attempt to trade, sell, or buy these items. This has been communicated in the newsletter last month. If these items are brought to school, out of bookbags, and causing distractions to the school environment, they will be collected and stored in the office for parents to pick up.

Grade 3 English Language Arts (ELA) Ohio State Test (OST)

Our third-grade learners will be taking the ELA OST on Monday and Tuesday, October 25th and 26th at 9:30 am. All third-grade students need to be in school on time especially on these two days.

Birthday "Treats"

Until further notice, we will not be having "treats" in the classroom. If a generous family would like their child to share a treat, we recommend a non-edible treat or one that has been manufacturer packaged that can be passed out and sent home at the end of the day. For example, snack-size bags of chips, Little Debbie, or Hostess made treats.

PTA News

We are looking for several PTA members to volunteer for our Pumpkin Fun Run on October 19th, 20th & 21st! A survey will come out next week if you are interested in volunteering for this fun event!

Registration is open for Fall Children’s programs at Parma Branch of CCPL / 6996 Powers Blvd / 440-885-5362.

In-Person School-Age Programs
Safe social distancing will be observed throughout programs. Groups are small and registration is required. In-person programs may be held over Zoom if required by CDC and CCPL guidelines.

Homework Center / Grades K – 8 / Mon – Thurs, Sept 15th – Dec 9th / 4:00 p.m. or 5:15 p.m.

Artful Impact / Grades K – 8 / Fridays, September 24 - December 10 / 4:00 p.m.

Virtual School-Age Programs

Register to receive the Zoom link and participate from home.

Ready Set Create! Building Challenges for Kids / Grades 2 – 5 / Saturdays, Sept 4, Oct 9, Nov 6 & Dec 4 / 2:00 p.m.

Drop-In & Pick-Up Activities

Stop in any time during library hours.
Mon – Thurs, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. / Fri – Sat, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. / Sun 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Take-and-Makes / Grades K – 4 / New crafts pack every month

Grandparents Festival / Families with kids in Preschool-Grade 5 / September 4 – 18

Cavs Youth Academy Clinic

The Cleveland Cavaliers Youth Academy will be hosting a clinic for students ages 7-16 at Parma Senior High on October 9th. Please visit the link for more registration information!

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Picture Day for PVLA and Make-ups!

Wednesday, October 27th is Picture Day for our PVLA students and will be a makeup day for our in-person learners

The preferred way to place orders is online and this will be the option for our PVLA families: Lifetouch Link and our school code is EVTMSPK2N

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.

PCSD 2021-22 School Calendar

PCSD Health and Safety Plan

Here is the link to the district's COVID protocols. 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.

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

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:

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:

Ohio Department of Health:

Ohio Department of Education:

Stay Connected

Stay connected by following Pleasant Valley on Twitter and PCSD on Twitter.