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Student Artwork Sought for Holiday E-Card

posted Nov 17, 2017, 5:52 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Nov 17, 2017, 5:52 AM ]

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Attention PV students: We are looking for your most creative works of art for our annual electronic holiday greeting card, which will be distributed by email and shared on social media in December. This year, we hope you will draw or create something related to this year’s theme of "Winter Wonderland."

We invite students in grades K-12 to submit artwork for consideration by Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. Artwork may be sent via mail or email. To mail original works, send to the attention of Jessica Lester, Perkiomen Valley School District, 3 Iron Bridge Drive, Collegeville, PA 19426. Affix the label and permission form to your entry.

To email a photo or scanned copy of artwork, please send to jlester@pvsd.org. File sizes of 6 MB or less, please. Include information from the label and permission form in the body of your email.

Here are the rules:
  • The artwork selected will be the pieces that best reflect the theme and are appropriate to disseminate to our community, which celebrates a variety of holidays. 
  • The student’s name and grade should not be in the design.
  • Only one original artwork per student may be submitted.
  • All properly labeled entries will be returned to the student artist. All entries must include the Holiday Greeting Card Art Label and Parent Permission Form. If submissions are emailed, include this info in the body of your email.

No School for Students Thanksgiving Week

posted Nov 17, 2017, 5:21 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Nov 17, 2017, 5:22 AM ]

Reminder: No school for students Nov. 20-24. Parent/teacher conferences are Nov. 20 & 21. Schools are closed Nov. 22. Schools and offices are closed Nov. 23 & 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

School Board Applicants Sought

posted Nov 14, 2017, 12:44 PM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Nov 17, 2017, 5:56 AM ]

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Perkiomen Valley School District is seeking applicants who would like to serve on the Board of School Directors. The position to be filled has a term that expires on Dec. 2, 2019. If interested, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and signed affidavit by 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 20, to the attention of Ms. Laurie Weidner at 3 Iron Bridge Drive, Collegeville, PA, 19426, or via email at lweidner@pvsd.org. The affidavit outlines the eligibility requirements for a Director on the School Board. Please be aware that candidate interviews will occur during a special Board meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school library for the purpose of filling a vacancy on the School Board due to a resignation. Candidates should also note that the selected candidate will be sworn in and seated at the meeting during which the Board makes its formal appointment.

Principle's Message 11/3

posted Nov 6, 2017, 5:42 PM by Chris Hughes

Dear PVMS East Parents,

There are many things that are happening at MS East. Please read our announcements that are posted every day on our school website to keep up with everything. Also, we do not have school for students this Tuesday, November 7th.

Fall Activity Night – On November 10, 2017, students from MS East and MS West will be invited to Home & School’s fall Activity Night hosted by MS West in Zieglerville.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.; the event will run until 9:00 p.m.  Important Note – Just like last year, our high school football team is in the play-offs.  When our high school hosts a home play-off game, we move our activity night from Friday evening to Saturday evening.  Mrs. Milligan and I will send an update on Monday about whether or not we will be moving the Activity Night date from the 10th to the 11th.  

The Harlem Wizards return to PV - The Harlem Wizards will return to the PVHS gym for a night of entertainment on Friday, Nov. 17, at 6:30 p.m.  Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.  Tickets are $10 in advance and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Download a ticket order form off the PVSD Foundation website and return it to school no later than Nov. 13.  Please make checks payable to the PVSD Foundation. Tickets will be sent home by Nov. 15.  Tickets sold on the night of the event will be $12. The concession stand will be open selling pretzels, hot dogs, and water. Harlem Wizards merchandise will also be available for sale during the game.  Money raised through this event supports the PVSD Foundation, which provides funding for educational programs that would not otherwise be available through tax dollars or other traditional sources. We look forward to seeing you at the game and watching the Wizards compete against our own PV teachers and staff. It's sure to be a fun evening for all!

American Education Week  –  All of our schools will be welcoming parents to visit on Tuesday, November 14th; Middle School East will welcome parents between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  Please see the accompanying flyer.

Parent/Teacher Conferences - Parent/teacher conferences will be offered on Monday, November 20th, and Tuesday, November 21st.  Middle school conferences offer parents/guardians the opportunity to meet with their child's instructional team.  Please know that conferences are not mandated, but our staff will be available on these two days to engage in conversations about a child's progress.  Likewise, if a team feels the need to meet with parents, a conference may also be initiated by the team of teachers.  We will be using SignUp Genius to schedule conferences this year, and all of the team links to schedule conferences will be sent Wednesday, November 8th.

Library Dedication: We will be dedicating the newly re-designed library on Monday, November 20th. The library will be open all day for parents and students to visit. There will be a formal dedication ceremony to thank all of our donors and supporters from 6:30 - 7:00PM. All are invited to attend. Come out and celebrate our new space. 

Parent Volunteers: We are looking for parent volunteers to assist with monitoring the cafeteria. If you are interested, please use the sign up genius link below. Mrs. Allison Roberto in the Main Office is our contact person for this volunteer opportunity.

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

 

Student Portraits: Students were sent home with their portraits last Wednesday. Photo retakes are on Thursday, November 9th.

Holiday Spirit Wear Sale: Please read the attached flyer if you are interested in purchasing Spirit Wear for the Holidays.

Upcoming Dates

Nov  7  Act 80 Day (No School)

Nov  8  Faculty meeting 2:40

        9   Picture retake day

             Musical auditions (dance only) 2:30 in the auditorium

      10   Activity Night (East and West at West) -7:00

      14   Parent Visitation Day

             AMC8 Math contest 8:00 AM contest in the cafeteria

             Musical auditions (speaking and singing only) 2:30 in the auditorium

       15  Musical auditions (speaking and singing only) 2:30 in the auditorium

       16  Musical auditions (speaking and singing only) 2:30 in the auditorium

       17  Harlem Wizards 6:30 at the HS

       20  ​Parent/Teacher Conferences

       21  Parent/Teacher Conferences

  22-24  No School

 

Dec 7    Winter Concert

 

On behalf of the PVMS East staff, we wish you an enjoyable weekend!

Sincerely,

Dr. Seamus Clune

Principal

East/West Activity Night has been changed to Saturday, November 11th

posted Nov 6, 2017, 5:33 AM by Chris Hughes   [ updated Nov 6, 2017, 5:37 AM ]

This change is due to the football team playing on Friday night.

Fall Activity Night
 – On Saturday November 11, 2017, students from MS East and MS West will be invited to Home & School’s fall Activity Night hosted by MS West in Zieglerville.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.; the event will run until 9:00 p.m.  Important Note – Just like last year, our high school football team is in the play-offs.  When our high school hosts a home play-off game, we move our activity night from Friday evening to Saturday evening.  

Principal's Report 10/27

posted Oct 29, 2017, 5:54 PM by Chris Hughes

A message from MIDDLE SCHOOL EAST


Dear PVMS East Parents,

Many middle school students are planning to attend the PVHS vs. Pottsgrove HS football game tonight. They are expecting a large crowd. Please attend the game with your middle school student. We want everyone to have a safe and exciting evening cheering our PV Vikings on to victory. Go Vikings!!

End of Marking Period: Please note that the first marking period will be ending on Thursday, November 2nd. Your child should make sure that all assignments have been submitted to their teachers. If you have any concerns please contact your child’s teacher.

Attendance/AbsencesIf you know your child will be absent from school, please be sure to contact Mrs. Nicole DePalma, our counseling secretary, at ndepalma@pvsd.org or by calling our office at 610-409-8580.  For detailed information about our attendance procedures, please refer to the Student Handbook  Please remember to send in excuse notes, detailing the date of the absence, reason for the absence, and a parent signature, within three days of the absence(s).

Home & School Envelope Campaign Our Home & School Association sent envelopes home on the first day of school for their annual fundraising campaign. The funds raised will be used to complete the final phase of the library re-design. Please consider supporting our Home & School Association.

Mix It Up Lunch: On Tuesday, October 31st we will be participating in Mix It Up at Lunch Day! During Mix It Up at Lunch Day, students are all given tickets and must sit at the table with the number that corresponds to the number on their ticket. The idea is to get students sitting with others they may not already know. In between bites of lunch, students will take part in ice-breaker activities designed to get them to learn a little bit about the people at their table.

 

Halloween: If your child is ‘trick or treating” this Halloween, please encourage your child to travel in a group and bring a flashlight. We ask students to have their parents check all candy before eating any of it. We also request that students do not wear costumes in school. Anything that a child does wear should always comply with our dress code policy.

 

Candy: Gum chewing is not permitted in school. Also, please encourage your child to keep their candy at home. We traditionally notice a dramatic increase in candy consumption after October 31st. Thank you for your support in promoting healthy food choices.

 

Spring Musical: Our Spring Musical, The Lion King, Jr. , will be under the direction of Mrs. Kristen Schooley. I have attached a flyer with information regarding mandatory parent meetings and audition dates. The performance dates are March 2nd, 3rd  & 4th , 2018.

 

On behalf of the PVMS East staff, we wish you an enjoyable weekend!

Sincerely,

Dr. Seamus Clune

Principal


File attachments:
Musical Flyer.pdf
Lion King Audition Agreement.doc.pdf

Substitute Aides Needed

posted Oct 23, 2017, 10:10 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Oct 23, 2017, 10:11 AM ]

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Looking to take your involvement with the district to the next level? Work at PVSD as a Substitute Aide! Submit your application as a Substitute Teacher Aide and spend your days providing meaningful service to students and staff in our schools. Although regular availability is preferred, this job provides significant scheduling flexibility from week to week. Apply now online or contact Susan Angel (sangel@pvsd.org) with questions.

Spirit Week (10/16 - 10/20)

posted Oct 15, 2017, 5:40 PM by Chris Hughes

Spirit Week: Get in the Spirit at East next week!  Join your friends and teachers as we dress up to help celebrate East’s School Spirit.

  • Monday - USA Day.  Wear your Red, White, and Blue proudly!
  • Tuesday - SuperHero Day.  Who’s your favorite SuperHero? 
  • Wednesday- Sport Day.  Wear your favorite professional or non-professional Sports Team shirt or jersey.
  • Thursday - Tie-Dye.  You must have a tie-dye shirt in a drawer somewhere. Pull it out and put it on!
  • Friday - PV Day.  Show off your PV Pride with anything Orange, Brown, and White. Go Vikings!

Principal's Report 10/13/17

posted Oct 15, 2017, 5:35 PM by Chris Hughes

A message from MIDDLE SCHOOL EAST


Dear PVMS East Parents,

We had a very successful Safety Week. The Perkiomen Township Fire Department came to monitor our fire drill yesterday. Student safety is our highest priority.

Activity Night: Our first Activity Night is TONIGHT, October 13th from 7-9pm. The theme is Football Friday so wear your football attire! The cost is $10 and that includes a pretzel and drink from the snack bar. Students will get dropped off at the Auditorium Entrance and picked up by the Bus Loading Platform. There will be Virtual Reality, Selfie Station, Wii, X Box, dance, snack bar, games, an inflatable, volleyball, movie and so much more! Please read the attached flyer.

Virtual Reality: During Activity Night students may use Virtual Reality headsets with their cellphones in the library. (If they do not have a cellphone we will have iPads for students to use.) Please have your child download the following apps on their phone. Depending on your brand of phone it will be a different link.

  • VR Roller Coaster
  • VR Discovery
  • Google Expeditions

We also have an immersive virtual reality system (HTC Vive) in the library. Students will have access to this system for educational experiences starting on October 23rd through the library. If you have concerns about your child using this technology please contact the main office.

Spirit Week: Get in the Spirit at East next week!  Join your friends and teachers as we dress up to help celebrate East’s School Spirit.

  • Monday - USA Day.  Wear your Red, White, and Blue proudly!
  • Tuesday - SuperHero Day.  Who’s your favorite SuperHero? 
  • Wednesday- Sport Day.  Wear your favorite professional or non-professional Sports Team shirt or jersey.
  • Thursday - Tie-Dye.  You must have a tie-dye shirt in a drawer somewhere. Pull it out and put it on!
  • Friday - PV Day.  Show off your PV Pride with anything Orange, Brown, and White. Go Vikings!

Home & School Envelope Campaign Our Home & School Association sent envelopes home on the first day of school for their annual fundraising campaign. The funds raised will be used to complete the final phase of the library re-design. Please consider supporting our Home & School Association.

Mix It Up Lunch: On Tuesday, October 31st we will be participating in Mix It Up at Lunch Day! During Mix It Up at Lunch Day, students are all given tickets and must sit at the table with the number that corresponds to the number on their ticket. The idea is to get students sitting with others they may not already know. In between bites of lunch, students will take part in ice-breaker activities designed to get them to learn a little bit about the people at their table.

We need Parent Volunteers! Please use the sign up below if you want to join the fun.

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

2018 Spring Musical: We announced today that the 2018 Spring Musical will be the Lion King! There will be more information next week for students who want to partipate in the musical. 

On behalf of the PVMS East staff, we wish you an enjoyable weekend!

Sincerely,

Dr. Seamus Clune

Principal

Activity Night October 13th

posted Oct 12, 2017, 6:01 PM by Chris Hughes   [ updated Oct 12, 2017, 6:06 PM ]

Activity Night: Our first Activity Night is Friday, October 13th from 7-9pm. The theme is Football Friday! The cost is $10 and that includes a pretzel and drink from the snack bar. Students will get dropped off at the Auditorium Entrance and picked up by the Bus Loading Platform. There will be Virtual Reality, Selfie Station, Wii, X Box, dance, snack bar, games, an inflatable, volleyball, movie and so much more! Please read the attached flyer.

We really need parent volunteers for this event. Please sign up with the Home & School Association on the link below. All parent volunteers must have their clearances.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d44aaae2da1f94-activity2

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