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Builder's Club Annual Food Drive 5/17 - 6/4

posted May 14, 2021, 8:05 AM by Chris Hughes

: MONDAY, May 17th, kicks off  PVMS - East Builders Club Annual Food Drive to benefit the Daily Bread Food Pantry 
Who: This is a Student-Lead Fundraiser that NEEDS your help and participation.  
What can I do: Please send in with your child any non-perishable items to their Homeroom or drop off at the Main Office (marked "Food Drive" and with your child's name and homeroom listed.)  Baby items, personal toiletries and household cleaning supplies are also needed.
Gift Cards, Cash and Checks (made payable to: The Daily Bread Food Pantry) are also acceptable and desired!  :)  
When: Items will be collected from Monday, May 17th through Friday, June 4th.  
Let's compete to benefit many.
TOP 3 WINNING HOMEROOMS will receive bragging rights as well as an ICE CREAM/POPSICLE Treat.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! - PVMS - East Builders Club  Questions?  Contact leskin@pvsd.org.

Join the VIP Club and be a Part of the Student Leadership Team

posted May 7, 2021, 12:05 PM by Chris Hughes   [ updated May 7, 2021, 12:06 PM ]

The Student VIP club is looking for dedicated 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who want to get more involved in making our school a better place. If you would like to join our team, look for the link on the East Webpage to sign up by May 10th.

Principal's Message May 1st, 2021

posted Mar 3, 2021, 5:36 AM by Chris Hughes   [ updated May 5, 2021, 5:58 AM ]

Builder's Club - Writing Thank You Cards to Healthcare Workers

posted Dec 22, 2020, 7:58 AM by Chris Hughes   [ updated Dec 22, 2020, 8:09 AM ]

The Builder's Club NEEDs your help! We are asking families to create at least ONE thank you card for a Nurse or Healthcare worker currently working in one of our local hospitals. ALL cards will be collected and distributed to them during the Week of January 19th. Please follow the THANK YOU CARD directions which does ask that you include a small gift card in the Thank You. All cards need to be sent or dropped off at PVMS - East by January 18, 2021. THANK YOU!
  Please check out Directions for the Cards.  
Thank you for your consideration.  

Questions?  Email - leskin@pvsd.org Advisor to Builders Club.  

Technology Help

posted Sep 30, 2020, 10:39 AM by Chris Hughes   [ updated Sep 30, 2020, 10:42 AM ]

The Zoom room can also be found on the right hand side of the district webpage at www.pvsd.org

Virtual Learning Expectations

posted Sep 18, 2020, 2:46 PM by Chris Hughes   [ updated Sep 21, 2020, 12:34 PM ]

Follow us on Instagram @east_student_vision

posted Sep 5, 2020, 8:24 PM by Chris Hughes   [ updated Sep 18, 2020, 3:02 PM ]

The students of East now have their own Instagram.  Follow us @ 
east_student_vision to get the students' perspective of all things East!

Summer Reading Guidelines Available for Students K-12

posted Jun 8, 2020, 10:42 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Jun 8, 2020, 10:42 AM ]

girl with book
Students and families can access information about summer reading assignments by going directly to this link, where you can view PVSD's Purpose for Summer Reading; guidelines for summer reading for elementary, middle, and high school students, and information regarding how to access ebooks/ where to find books.

Parents and guardians are an integral part of a child’s reading process and success, so please encourage your child(ren) to practice active, meaningful reading and talk with them about the texts they select. Elementary students work towards reading a certain number of minutes per week. Secondary students (grades 6-12) are to read two books that they self-select.

Statement from the Board of School Directors

posted Jun 2, 2020, 7:22 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Jun 2, 2020, 7:22 AM ]

school board pic
As elected school board directors who have the privilege of serving the Perkiomen Valley School District (PVSD) community, we feel it is our responsibility to issue a statement condemning ongoing acts of harassment and violence against black men and women.

Recent events, including a pandemic that has shone a spotlight on the socioeconomic and health care disparities that affect persons of color and horrific acts of violence, have focused the world’s attention on the racial inequities in this country. As elected representatives of our community, we condemn these inequities that continue to exist in our society. As individuals, we are outraged and deeply saddened and concerned for those members of our community who are deeply affected by these incidents. We want our families of color, and especially our black male students, to know that we love them, we value them, and we stand with them. Although we are separated by social distancing, please know that counseling resources remain available through the district and students are invited to reach out for support.

As individuals who are not black, we recognize that we must work to understand the experience of individuals in our community who are. We will continue to engage with our community as we learn from each other and will also seek to hear from those who feel their voices are unheard. We invite community members to reach out to us to share your input regarding issues that are of importance to you.

Words are not enough, and this statement cannot be the end of the conversation. We stand with black families and like-minded community members in demanding swift, system-wide change. To that end, we call upon our administration to strictly uphold district policies on nondiscrimination (#103) and on diversity (#151). Additionally, we direct administration to ensure that the curriculum presented in our schools fully represents the diversity in our schools, including ensuring that students are presented with a diverse array of course offerings and classroom resources. Initiatives that seek to address equity and inclusion must be broadly integrated throughout all levels of district programming rather than one-off events attended by like-minded individuals.

Finally, the safety of our schools and our community is rooted in a foundation of mutual respect and trust for all. We will continue to work to create a safe environment for all PVSD students in our schools, in our community, and beyond. We reaffirm our commitment to providing a safe and secure learning environment for all students that is governed by principles of equality, justice, and humanity, and a respect for the inherent dignity and worth of all people.

PVSD Board of School Directors
Judy Lofton, President
Matt Dorr, Vice President
Sarah Evans-Brockett
Gene Halus
Reena Kolar
Kim Mares
Beth Roberts
Wayde Weston
Laura White

Support & Referral Helpline - Department of Human Services

posted Apr 14, 2020, 6:38 PM by Chris Hughes   [ updated Sep 5, 2020, 8:15 PM ]


Your Mental Health is a Priority



Support & Referral Helpline 

The Department of Human Services (DHS) has launched the statewide Support & Referral Helpline staffed by skilled and compassionate caseworkers who will be available 24/7 to counsel Pennsylvanians struggling with anxiety and other challenging emotions due to the COVID-19 emergency and refer them to community-based resources that can further help to meet individual needs.

“Pennsylvanians will overcome this crisis together by following the guidance of public health professionals who advise social distancing to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, but physical isolation does not mean social isolation,” said DHS Secretary Teresa Miller. “We must support people where they are during this time of crisis.”



The toll-free, round-the-clock support line is available at
1-855-284-2494. For TTY, dial 724-631-5600.



To create and staff the support line, DHS has partnered with the Center for Community Resources (CCR), an experienced regional crisis and call center provider based in Butler County, licensed to provide crisis services. 

CCR staff are trained to be accessible, culturally competent and skilled at assisting individuals with mental illness, intellectual disabilities, co-occurring disorders and other special needs. Staff use the principles of trauma-informed care to listen, assess needs, triage calls, and provide appropriate referral to community resources to children, teens, adults and special populations.

CCR will collaborate with individuals, families, police, emergency medical teams, hospitals, schools, and human service providers on the local level to provide quality care to their community members.

“We recognize the significant strain this crisis is putting on families across Pennsylvania, and we want you to know that you do not have to struggle alone. If you need help, reach out,” said Secretary Miller. “The compassionate caseworkers staffing the Support & Referral Helpline will be there to answer your call and be a line of support during this difficult time.”


Many other resources also remain available to Pennsylvanians in need of support, including:


  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454
  • Crisis Text Line: Text “PA” to 741-741
  • Veteran Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
  • Get Help Now Hotline (for substance use disorders): 1-800-662-4357
  • United Way of Pennsylvania: Text your zip code to 898-211 for resources and information in your community.



For the latest information on COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website.

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