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Get Ready to Rock Those First Day Photos

posted Aug 16, 2019, 7:15 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Aug 16, 2019, 7:15 AM ]

We hope you have your cameras ready - we’re going to be asking our parents to submit their “first day” photos to us again this year. We hope to capture the emotion and excitement of the first day back to school by creating a photo gallery on our website and on Facebook. Feel free to download and print the "first day" signs we've created for this year. 

Photo requests: Submit a maximum of two images from your day. Please make sure the images are in JPG format and are no bigger than 2 MB in size and at least 300 DPI in resolution. In sending us your photos, you will agree to allow your child’s image to appear online or be used in PVSD publications.

You may send photos to jlester@pvsd.org. We look forward to seeing what you send!

first day signs 2019

Fall Community Ed Registration Now Open

posted Aug 12, 2019, 8:31 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Aug 12, 2019, 8:31 AM ]

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A new school year is beginning but you don't have to be a child to get in on the learning - PVSD's Community Education program is proud to offer a full roster of continuing education classes this fall for people of all ages! A brochure is being mailed to area homes the week of Aug. 12, but you can also access our brochure online and register through our webstore beginning Aug. 12.

Some of the new classes we are offering this session include: Mat Pilates, Genealogy, Tips for Selling Your Home, How to Cook Healthy Meals, Self-Care Workshop, and Generation Pound Classes for Kids.

Of course, we are also offering swim classes (registration is coming up on Aug. 24, Aug. 27 and Aug. 28 - see webpage for information), Behind-the-Wheel instruction, Bricks 4 Kidz after-school Lego clubs, exercise classes and many other workshops meant to provide meaningful instruction and advice.

Home Access Center to Open Aug. 13 for Student Schedules

posted Aug 9, 2019, 7:24 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Aug 9, 2019, 8:49 AM ]

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Home Access Center will open at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 13, for secondary students to view schedules. Please read on for other important information:

Parents/guardians of secondary students will be able to pay activity fees online through HAC this year. The student activity fee is $100 per student in grades 7-12 with a maximum fee of $300 per family. Activities that will be assessed include all sports programs (interscholastic and intramural) and non-graded activities such as band, chorus, school plays and musicals, and clubs. To see a list of extra-curricular activities and athletic programs, visit our website.

Once all team and activity rosters have been finalized, you can pay the associated fees online. Sports teams and music ensembles anticipate having final rosters by the beginning of September. Other activity and club rosters will be finalized as the groups form and prepare to meet. To access the payment portal, choose the “Fees” tab. In order to be directed to the Frontstream payment portal, you need to disable pop-up blockers on your web browser. There are fees associated with online payment processing: 25 cents for electronic payments, 2.10% for debit card payments, 2.39% for credit card payments, and 2.89% for credit rewards cards.

Bus information -- such as your child’s stop, arrival times and bus number -- will be available on the “Demographic” tab for all students. Please be sure to check this section regularly before school begins as updates may occur while our bus company modifies routes to make sure they are the most efficient.

We look forward to seeing you when the new school year begins on Aug. 26!

Sixth-Grade Orientation/Meet-the-Teacher Night Planned for Aug. 22

posted Aug 9, 2019, 6:24 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Aug 9, 2019, 6:24 AM ]

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Parents and rising sixth-graders are invited to attend the Sixth-Grade Orientation/Meet-the-Teacher Night event on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 6:30 p.m. beginning in the auditorium. We look forward to greeting our new students and introducing them to their new school!

Chromebook Distribution Information for Students/Parents

posted Aug 7, 2019, 12:32 PM by Jessica Lester

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We are excited to announce that students in grades 6-12 will be receiving Chromebooks this August as part of our Digital Transformation/1:1 Initiative. We invite parents/guardians to learn more about this initiative at a Family Orientation Night being held on Aug. 21 from 6 to 7:30 pm. in the auditorium at Middle School East.

In the meantime, we are encouraging students and parents to prepare for Chromebook distribution in August. In order to receive a Chromebook, visit our 1:1 Initiative page, review the information on the page, and then click on the Chromebook Acceptance Form button on this page to submit the form digitally. Upon completion of this process, your child will receive a barcode that he/she can bring with him/her on distribution day (see schedule below). Please note that the student username and password is needed to submit the form. If your child does not remember this information, please visit https://accounts.pvsd.org and complete the process to reset. If you are having trouble completing any of the steps, please contact our Technology Department at (610) 489-8506, ext. 2061.


Aug. 23: PVHS Grade 9

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - after Freshman Orientation in the auditorium
5 to 7 p.m. during the Open House in the auditorium

If your student is not able to attend the orientation or open house on Aug. 23, he/she will be issued a Chromebook on Aug. 27 when the devices are issued to grades 11 and 12.

Aug. 27 (during the school day): PVHS Grades 11-12

Aug. 28 (during the school day): PVMS East - Grades 6-8

Aug. 29 (during the school day): PVMS West - Grades 6-8

School Supplies 2019-2020

posted Aug 7, 2019, 10:11 AM by Chris Hughes   [ updated Aug 7, 2019, 10:18 AM ]

Middle School Supply Lists

There are no suggested middle school supply lists at this time for the 2019-20 school year due to the 1:1 initiative being implemented and possible changes to the school backpack policy. Our hope is that the 1:1 initiative (which provides every student with a Chromebook) will reduce the need for many typical supplies as more and more student work is saved online rather than on paper. 

Please feel free to use your judgement in purchasing typical school supply items that your child might need at home or in school, such as pens, pencils, erasers, dry erase markers, earbuds, sticky notes, and calculators. The TI-34 calculator is recommended for 6th and 7th grade; the TI-84 calculator is recommended for 8th grade or for any grade level student engaged in algebra coursework and beyond.

We advise waiting to purchase items such as notebooks and binders until the school year is underway to avoid unnecessary expenses. 

5th Grade Presentation

posted Jun 6, 2019, 5:38 AM by Chris Hughes   [ updated Jun 6, 2019, 12:12 PM ]

This is your opportunity to become familiar with our middle school, our grade six academic program, and the philosophical underpinnings that contribute to shaping our school community. Click below for full presentation.

5th Grade Presenation

Summer Reading 2019 - Program Details

posted May 29, 2019, 6:58 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Jun 13, 2019, 7:29 AM ]

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Students and families can access information about summer reading assignments through this link, where you can view PV's goals; assignments and lists for elementary, middle, and high school students; the research examining why summer reading is so important; and a video about PV's summer reading experience. Parents and guardians are an integral part of a child’s reading process and success, so please encourage your student(s) to practice active, meaningful reading and talk with them about the texts they select.


We are proud to introduce PV's first Online Book Club for this summer! High school students, alumni, parents/guardians, and faculty/staff have voted and selected We Were Liars by E. Lockhart as the first selection. If you still want to join the book club, sign up here. You can get the book at your local library or purchase through any of these means:

Buy it at Amazon
Buy it at Barnes & Noble
Buy it at Towne Book Center

Summer Meal Options for Families

posted May 24, 2019, 5:57 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated May 24, 2019, 5:57 AM ]

Perkiomen Valley School District is offering nutritious meals and snacks, free of charge, to children in need. Bags of food will be available throughout the summer and can be picked up at the District Office or Schwenksville Elementary School. There is no requirement to provide personal financial information to qualify for this program.

The bags will include:
1 breakfast item for each day
1 lunch item for each day
1 snack item for each day
1 fruit or vegetable for each day

If your child would benefit from this program, you are encouraged to enroll him/her by completing this form and returning it to your school counselor by Friday, May 31. Once your child is enrolled in the Power Packs Program, he/she will receive bags of food each week throughout summer or until you no longer need to participate. All bags can be picked up on Mondays, beginning on June 10, in the front office at Schwenksville Elementary School or District Office. If you have questions, please email powerpacks@pvsd.org.

You may also find resources for summer meals through this link: https://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks

Bring in those Box Tops to help support EAST!

posted Jan 23, 2019, 11:35 AM by Chris Hughes

Dear Parents/Guardians:

A message from Middle School East's Home and School -

  • Box Top Drive starts Tuesday, Jan 22 and runs through Feb 15. Students can drop their box tops off in the designated collection box in the auditorium (see Mr. Molnar), to their homeroom teachers, or to the main office.  Please help support East with this easy way to earn money for Home & School.  
  • We are working on securing a date at the end of March to host a Family Game Night at East. Details to follow.


Questions?  Email us at:   easthomeandschool@gmail.com


Thank you.

Middle School East Home and School

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