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Giant Yard Sale Fundraiser Sponsored by Builder's Club - Saturday May 19th

posted by Chris Hughes   [ updated ]


Click on the "Yard Sale Flyer" below

Daily 24 Contest

posted by Chris Hughes

Through May 1st, Math Club is running a daily 24 game contest. One student from each grade will win a voucher for a free snack in the cafeteria. 

How does it work? During morning announcements, a set of 4 numbers will be read and posted in the library, MSE Instagram and on the MSE 24 Google Classroom Page. Throughout the day, figure out how to make the number 24 from the four numbers. You can add, subtract, multiply and divide. Use all four numbers on the card, but use each number only once. You do not have to use all four operations.

Submit your answer in the MSE library, on the MSE Google 24 Classroom page (code xrfi8g), or by clicking the link to the link below. Be sure to enter by 9 PM!

Today's numbers (April 20) are: 24, 8, 6, 2

Superintendent's Roundtable on April 30 to Focus on Digital Transformation

posted Apr 16, 2018, 10:08 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Apr 16, 2018, 10:08 AM ]

roundtable
The next Superintendent's Roundtable will be held on Monday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school library. The topic will be "Teaching and Learning: Digital Transformation." If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to jlester@pvsd.org

Navigating the Maze of Addiction and Mental Health, April 25

posted Apr 10, 2018, 6:16 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Apr 10, 2018, 6:16 AM ]

bpoc logo
Perkiomen Valley School District is partnering once again with Be a Part of the Conversation to present the third workshop in this year's series titled "Navigating the Maze of Addiction and Mental Health". This presentation will be held on Wednesday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the library at Perkiomen Valley High School.

Please join us for an informative conversation about the correlation between substance use disorders and mental health challenges. People addicted to drugs are roughly twice as likely to suffer mood and anxiety disorders, with the reverse also true. Together, we'll explore paths to recover from co-occurring disorders, which can be difficult to diagnose due to the complexity of symptoms, as both may vary in severity.

Register to attend here: https://navigatingthemaze2018.eventbrite.com

Join Us for the Student Showcase on May 2

posted Apr 9, 2018, 11:42 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Apr 10, 2018, 8:07 AM ]

student showcase logo
Mark your calendars and plan to join us this year for the Student Showcase on Wednesday, May 2, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Perkiomen Valley High School. This event is open to all families and celebrates the innovative and creative ways in which our students are learning, in keeping with this year's theme of "doing school differently". Student projects from various grade levels will be on display, and opportunities to try out educational games (like an escape room!) are being planned. We hope to see you there!

Principal's Report 3/16/18

posted Mar 19, 2018, 5:33 AM by Chris Hughes

A message from MIDDLE SCHOOL EAST


Dear PVMS East Parents,

We had a wonderful surprise this morning with Irish dancers performing in the auditorium as well as a bagpiper playing the hallway. Please like us on Facebook and Twitter. 

 

Please make note that the third marking period is April 6th and the end of the fourth vector is April 19th.

Vaping: Our Olweus discussion with students today was about the health dangers associated with vaping. We shared the following resources with students. Please ask your child about their discussion today.

Videos:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/vaping-health-effects-rising-use-among-teens/

https://www.10news.com/news/national/e-cigarettes-linked-to-incurable-popcorn-lung-disease

Articles:

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/teen-inhale-cancer-causing-chemicals-e-cigarettes-n853611?cid=sm_npd_nn_fb_ma

https://www.inquisitr.com/4781813/your-e-cigarette-might-be-killing-you-study-says-flavoring-liquids-in-e-cigarettes-could-cause-lung-damage/

https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/concerns-explode-over-new-health-risks-vaping

 

Safety Week: March 19 – 23 will be Safety Week. Each day we will practice another drill. The safety drills are as follows: Lockout! Secure the Perimeter; Lockdown! Locks, Lights, Out of Sight; Evacuate!; and Shelter!. Fire and Police officials may be present to monitor some of these drills.

Spring Sports: Weather/Field conditions permitting, middle school spring sports will begin Monday, March 19th for seventh- and eighth-grade baseball, girls’ lacrosse, softball, and track and field.  On the first day of practice, students will submit required pre-participation forms to their coaches. Students should report to the gym.  For additional information please visit:  http://www.pvsd.org/departments/athletics

 

Spirit Wear: Spirit Wear is currently on sale. Just visit pvmseast.itemorder.com to place your order and pay with your credit card. Sale ends March 27th at midnight.

Yearbooks: Yearbooks are on sale now! You can purchase yearbook in advance on jostens.com.  Order today! Please contact Shannon Mullowney smullowney@pvsd.org  if you have any questions.

Breakfast with Bunny: Tomorrow March 17th at North Montco Technical Center. Please see attached flyer for more details.

Thank America’s Teacher’s Grant: We are very excited to have the 4 teachers in the running each for a $2500 grant to improve their classrooms.

• Gina Kratz - to replace old tables with new flexible tables & chairs.

• Jennifer Cronin - e-readers for reading in Spainish.

• Shannon Mullowney - flexible seating, book nook, florescent light covers.

• Anne Dolan - white board tables for math class.

 

PV EAST has the potential to win $10,000! Winners are based on the most votes.

Everyone's help is needed to get the word out and vote!

You can vote every day through the month of March. To vote please go to

https://www.farmers.com/thank-americas-teachers/

and click on 'Vote for a Teacher'.

 

Once there you can search by name or town (Collegeville) for our teachers. You can and should vote for EACH teacher EVERYDAY.

Once you have voted a confirmation email is sent.

In order for the vote to be officially counted, the voter has to confirm their vote through opening their email and giving their confirmation. If it is not confirmed through email, the vote will not count.

Voting runs the whole month of March and the winners will be announced in April.

 

PSSA/Keystone:, These high stakes assessments are very important as they are used to evaluate your individual child’s progress as well as our school performance as a whole. Please help your child get a good night’s sleep and eat a healthy breakfast on the days of testing. Thank you for your support.

 

We will be conducting the PSSAs and Keystone Exams on the following dates:

PSSA ELA – April 9-11 (3 sessions) – Grades 6-8

PSSA Math – April 16-17 (3 sessions) – Grades 6-8

PSSA Science – April 23 & 24 (2 sessions) – Grade 8

Keystone – May 16 & 17  (2 sessions) – Algebra Students

 

Montgomery County Intermediate Unit Resource Expo – The MCIU is pleased to present an evening (March 22, 2018, 6:00-8:00 p.m., PVHS Cafeteria) of resources for families, educators, and students.  As many as fifty vendors, service providers from throughout the tri-county area, will be on hand to discuss supports, estate planners, summer camp groups, community and advocacy groups, for students with disabilities, their families, and educators.  In addition, attendees will be afforded the opportunity to meet and speak with representatives from colleges, technical programs, employment supports, community resources, financial planners, coordination providers, recreation and leisure groups, etc.

Music In Our Schools: March begins our National Music In Our Schools Month celebration. This year’s theme is “How Music Connects Us All”. East will be celebrating several ways throughout the month. Students will have the opportunity to post thoughts on how music connects all people and why they are thankful to have music in our schools. The week of March 19th will be a music spirit week. Each day will have a different theme.

  • Monday March 19th - Country Music Day - Wear something in support of country music like a flannel shirt and jeans!

 

  • Tuesday March 20th - Jazzy Dress Up Day- Wear your jazziest snazziest outfit.

 

  • Wednesday March 21st- Bach’s Birthday! We are crazy for music!!! - wear your craziest music outfits! Mismatch, crazy hair etc.

 

  • Thursday March 22nd- Blues music day- Wear something blue

 

  • Friday March 23rd- Music Spirit Day- Wear your music shirts (favorite group or band) or plain black (as in the notes on the page) in support of music.

 

Class of 2022 Mixer – The high school’s Link Crew has invited MS East and MS West eighth-grade students to the high school on May 4, 2018 from 6:30-9:30 p.m.  There is a $5.00 charge.  Events will include:  a clubs and fall sports expo, guided tours of the high school, and a Hawaiian-themed dance.

Parent Workshops:

March 19 & March 21:  Montgomery County Parent Engagement Series: Helping Your Child Cope With Anxiety.  Join your school community for a free information session on helping your child cope with anxiety. During the session, parents and caregivers will learn how anxiety affects a student's personal, social, and academic functioning. Participants will learn how to talk with children about their worries and how to utilize strategies to help children cope with anxiety. Local community resources will be provided. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss their concerns. Please register to attend one of the two training sessions by following the links below:

 

 

 

Immunizations: Will your child be entering 7th grade in 2018-2019?

The PA Department of Health immunization requirements for this age group include: 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) (if 5 years have lapsed since last tetanus immunization) and 1 dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV).

Please be sure to provide the school nurse with documentation of these vaccines to avoid exclusion at the start of the next school year. See the attached flyer for more information.

 

Comprehensive Planning/Special Education Plan Update:

It’s time to begin Comprehensive Planning here at PV. Every three years, school districts are required to create a plan that helps "set the course" for the district over the next three years.  A Steering Committee made up of stakeholders (employees, parents, students, Board members and community members) has been formed to lead this effort and is already working toward developing a mission, vision, and goals for our district.  

 

We hope to provide helpful information throughout this process through website updates and emails. Part of this process will also involve us asking you for feedback about our district through surveys. Keep an eye out for future requests. In the meantime, you can keep up to date on Comprehensive Plan by visiting the district website for information. Check the “News from around the district” for updates or click on the “About” tab and select “Comprehensive Planning” from the drop down menu.

  

 

Important Dates:

3/19-3/23 – Safety Week

3/28 – Inservice – No School

3/29, 3/30 and 4/ 2 – Holiday, No School

 

Have a wonderful weekend.

Sincerely,

Dr. Seamus Clune

Principal

 


File attachments:
Breakfast with Bunny.pdf
Parent Engagement Series MCIU Helping Your Child Cope with Anxiety.pdf
Childhood & Adolescent Anxiety Flyer.pdf

Principal's Report 3/9/18

posted Mar 13, 2018, 1:22 PM by Chris Hughes   [ updated Mar 13, 2018, 1:24 PM ]

A message from MIDDLE SCHOOL EAST


Dear PVMS East Parents,

We are looking forward to having many students attend our Activity Night Tonight (3/9/18) from 7-9PM. The cost is $10. Please drop off and pick up your child at the bus loading platform. For safety reasons, we do not want students to be dropped off or picked up in any other locations.

Dues to the snow day, the second trimester will now end on March 10th, the end of the third marking period is April 6th.

Vaping: We continue to identify more middle school students who are vaping. This is a serious health concern for teens. Middle school students typically keep these devices hidden from their parents. Please have a conversation with your child about this topic.  Feel free to reach out to our school counselors or administration if you have any questions or concerns. We will be discussing the health risks associated with vaping during Olweus next week.  This recent CBS article summarized this dangerous trend among teens.

 

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/vaping-health-effects-rising-use-among-teens/

 

Building Apps Workshop: There is a Free workshop sponsored by Techgirlz for middle school students on Saturday, March 10th.  Space is still available but you need to sign up tonight! Please sign up using link.

https://docs.google.com/a/pvsd.org/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=cHZzZC5vcmd8ZGlzdHJpY3R8Z3g6NjJjZmI4Nzk3M2YyZTgwNg

Home & School Association Updates:

•           Next H&S meeting is this coming Tuesday, March 13th at 7 PM. (Agenda Attached)

•           Treasurer Vacancy on H&S BOD-interested partied should send their name to the H&S email

•           Congrats to Miss Arcangeli's 8th grade homeroom-they are the Box Top Contest Winners

•           Bus Driver Appreciation Day this coming week-we need donations of baked goods. Please use this link.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B0A4AACAE22A02-busdriver

•           Activity Night tonight!!!!!!!

 

Safety WeekMarch 19 – 23 will be Safety Week. Each day we will practice another drill. The safety drills are as follows: Lockout! Secure the Perimeter; Lockdown! Locks, Lights, Out of Sight; Evacuate!; and Shelter!. Fire and Police officials may be present to monitor some of these drills.

 

Thank America’s Teacher’s Grant: We are very excited to have the 4 teachers in the running each for a $2500 grant to improve their classrooms.

• Gina Kratz - to replace old tables with new flexible tables & chairs.

• Jennifer Cronin - e-readers for reading in Spainish.

• Shannon Mullowney - flexible seating, book nook, florescent light covers.

• Anne Dolan - white board tables for math class.

 

PV EAST has the potential to win $10,000! Winners are based on the most votes.

Everyone's help is needed to get the word out and vote!

You can vote every day through the month of March. To vote please go to

https://www.farmers.com/thank-americas-teachers/

and click on 'Vote for a Teacher'.

 

Once there you can search by name or town (Collegeville) for our teachers. You can and should vote for EACH teacher EVERYDAY.

Once you have voted a confirmation email is sent.

In order for the vote to be officially counted, the voter has to confirm their vote through opening their email and giving their confirmation. If it is not confirmed through email, the vote will not count.

Voting runs the whole month of March and the winners will be announced in April.

 

PSSA/Keystone:, These high stakes assessments are very important as they are used to evaluate your individual child’s progress as well as our school performance as a whole. Please help your child get a good night’s sleep and eat a healthy breakfast on the days of testing. Thank you for your support.

 

We will be conducting the PSSAs and Keystone Exams on the following dates:

PSSA ELA – April 9-11 (3 sessions) – Grades 6-8

PSSA Math – April 16-17 (3 sessions) – Grades 6-8

PSSA Science – April 23 & 24 (2 sessions) – Grade 8

Keystone – May 16 & 17  (2 sessions) – Algebra Students

 

Montgomery County Intermediate Unit Resource Expo – The MCIU is pleased to present an evening (March 22, 2018, 6:00-8:00 p.m., PVHS Cafeteria) of resources for families, educators, and students.  As many as fifty vendors, service providers from throughout the tri-county area, will be on hand to discuss supports, estate planners, summer camp groups, community and advocacy groups, for students with disabilities, their families, and educators.  In addition, attendees will be afforded the opportunity to meet and speak with representatives from colleges, technical programs, employment supports, community resources, financial planners, coordination providers, recreation and leisure groups, etc.

Music In Our Schools: March begins our National Music In Our Schools Month celebration. This year’s theme is “How Music Connects Us All”. East will be celebrating several ways throughout the month. Students will have the opportunity to post thoughts on how music connects all people and why they are thankful to have music in our schools. The week of March 19th will be a music spirit week. Each day will have a different theme. Stay tuned for more information.

 

Class of 2022 Mixer – The high school’s Link Crew has invited MS East and MS West eighth-grade students to the high school on May 4, 2018 from 6:30-9:30 p.m.  There is a $5.00 charge.  Events will include:  a clubs and fall sports expo, guided tours of the high school, and a Hawaiian-themed dance.

Parent Workshops:

March 15 Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety, Evergreen, 6:30 p.m.  This hour-long workshop, which will be facilitated by a therapist from Temple University's Child and Adolescent Anxiety Clinic, focuses on how anxiety presents in children and adolescents, how to identify children/teens who may be in need of additional support, strategies for parents, and an overview of how anxiety is typically treated. See attached flyer.

 

March 19 & March 21:  Montgomery County Parent Engagement Series: Helping Your Child Cope With Anxiety.  Join your school community for a free information session on helping your child cope with anxiety. During the session, parents and caregivers will learn how anxiety affects a student's personal, social, and academic functioning. Participants will learn how to talk with children about their worries and how to utilize strategies to help children cope with anxiety. Local community resources will be provided. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss their concerns. Please register to attend one of the two training sessions by following the links below:

 

 

 

Immunizations: Will your child be entering 7th grade in 2018-2019?

The PA Department of Health immunization requirements for this age group include: 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) (if 5 years have lapsed since last tetanus immunization) and 1 dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV).

Please be sure to provide the school nurse with documentation of these vaccines to avoid exclusion at the start of the next school year. See the attached flyer for more information.

 

Parent Volunteers: If you are interested in volunteering during lunch times and have your clearances, please use the links below. Thank you for your support!

Lunch Room Volunteers -

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4aacab2aa3fc1-pveast4

 

Lunch Virtual Reality Volunteers –

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4aacab2aa3fc1-virtual

 

Lunch Makerspace Volunteers -

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4aacab2aa3fc1-pveast5

Yearbooks: Yearbooks are on sale now! You can purchase yearbook in advance on jostens.com.  Order today!

Comprehensive Planning/Special Education Plan Update:

It’s time to begin Comprehensive Planning here at PV. Every three years, school districts are required to create a plan that helps "set the course" for the district over the next three years.  A Steering Committee made up of stakeholders (employees, parents, students, Board members and community members) has been formed to lead this effort and is already working toward developing a mission, vision, and goals for our district.  

 

We hope to provide helpful information throughout this process through website updates and emails. Part of this process will also involve us asking you for feedback about our district through surveys. Keep an eye out for future requests. In the meantime, you can keep up to date on Comprehensive Plan by visiting the district website for information. Check the “News from around the district” for updates or click on the “About” tab and select “Comprehensive Planning” from the drop down menu.

  

 

Important Dates:

3/9 - Activity Night from 7-9PM

3/13 – Half Day for Students

3/13 – H&S Meeting at 7pm in library

3/19-3/23 – Safety Week

3/28 – Inservice – No School

3/29, 3/30 and 4/ 2 – Holiday, No School

 

Have a wonderful weekend.

Sincerely,

Dr. Seamus Clune

Principal


File attachments:
March 2018 Agenda.docx
Childhood & Adolescent Anxiety Flyer.pdf
Parent Engagement Series MCIU Helping Your Child Cope with Anxiety.pdf

Spring Spirit Wear is now on sale!

posted Mar 13, 2018, 9:03 AM by Chris Hughes   [ updated Mar 13, 2018, 1:26 PM ]

PVMS EAST

Time for some Spring shopping!

                               

                                            SALE START DATE:  Monday, March 12, 2018

SALE END DATE:  Tuesday, March 27, 2018

(Sale will close at midnight on March 27th)


Just visit pvmseast.itemorder.com to place your order and pay with your credit card.


Orders will be delivered 2-3 weeks following end of sale.


Questions...contact Casey Pierce (clpiercex2@yahoo.com)


Spring/Summer Community Ed Brochure Now Available

posted Mar 7, 2018, 7:56 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Mar 7, 2018, 7:56 AM ]

spring summer ce promo
We are excited to open registration for the Spring/Summer 2018 session of Community Education! Please take a look at our brochure for exciting ways to stay active this spring and summer. We're offering a variety of new classes - a multimedia art class for children, Learn the Philly Bop (dance), Strategies for Re-Entering the Workforce, and lots of summer options for children (Young Engineers Program, Scratch/Robotics, Lego camps, Suzuki POP! and Musical Theatre Camp, to name a few). In addition, we have swimming, tennis, yoga and a variety of educational workshops for adults. You can register online through our webstore - a 2.49% service fee is applied. Please also be sure to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to receive updates about upcoming courses. 

Parent Volunteers Needed for Upcoming Activity Night - March 9th

posted Feb 28, 2018, 5:01 PM by Chris Hughes

Dear PVMS East Parents,

We still need more parent volunteers for our upcoming activity night on Friday, March 9th from 7pm – 9pm.  Without enough parent volunteers we run the risk of having to cancel this event.  Please sign up by this Friday, March 2nd.

 

Use this sign up genius link.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0a4aacae22a02-activity

Also, our next East Home & School Meeting is on Tuesday, March 13th at 7pm in the library.

 

Thank you for your support.

 

East Home & School Association

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