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Principal's Message - 4/20/18

posted Apr 23, 2018, 6:21 AM by Chris Hughes

Dear PVMS East Parents,

PV East students now have their own Instagram. Follow us on east_student_vision to get the latest on all things East. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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. ELA PSSA is all done and we will be taking the Math PSSA on Monday.

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

  • PSSA Science – April 23 & 24 (2 sessions) – Grade 8
  • Keystone – May 16 & 17  (2 sessions) – Algebra Students

Math-A-Thon: Doing Math. SAVING LIVES.  During the week of April 3rd, the St. Jude MATH-A-THON will kick-off at Middle School East. Students will receive a MATH-A-THON booklet and fundraising materials from their math teachers. During the following three weeks math teachers may ask students to complete math activities as homework or to just “do math” for fun! Please encourage your child to participate…every penny PVMSE students collect helps save lives!

Since 1962, St. Jude has treated children who are battling cancer and other deadly diseases and no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude. For more information visit: mathathon.stjude.org.  Once at the site, search for schools located in "Collegeville"


PVMSE site: http://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR/Math/Math?pg=entry&fr_id=83685 

Fundraising materials will be due on: Wednesday, April 25th

Daily 24 Contest: 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. Students may submit an answer daily in the MSE library, on the MSE Google 24 Classroom page (code xrfi8g), or on the link located on the MSE website. Be sure to enter by 9 PM!

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

Please read the attachment regarding the  the Daily 24 Competition.

Animal Rescue Charity: The PVMS-E Builders Club is excited to present our 3rd Annual Animal Rescue Charity Yard Sale and Awareness Festival to support local animal rescues.  Rescue groups are invited (free of charge) to set up and bring animals for Meet and Greets and help their organization get the word out.  Spaces are still available for individuals to rent for selling YARD SALE items; $10 for a small space and $25 for a large space (MUST reserve in advance).  FOOD TRUCK vendors pay a small % of their proceeds.   DONATIONS are needed for Builders Club to sell - %100 of proceeds is divided between participating organizations.  ITEMS we are accepting should be new, unused or in excellent condition:  Toys, Books, Jewelry, Kitchen and Housewares, Home Decor, Accessories, Sports Equipment and Memorabilia, Small Furniture, Knick Knacks, Collectibles, Office Supplies, Gardening Equipment and Plants, Arts and Crafts, Etc.  Please NO Clothing.  Donations can be dropped off at PVMS-E, 100 Kagey Road, Collegeville, PA   19426 by May 18th or dropped off at the event (South Elementary School) on Saturday, May 19th before 8:00 AM.  Please contact leskin@pvsd.org or 610-409-8580, ext. 3203 for more information. This is a rain or shine event.  We HOPE to see you there!  

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.


Dr. Leigh Serra Presents - Raising Resilient Kids:  How to Foster a Growth Mindset in Young Children – April 30th, Middle School East Library, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Please read attachment.


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.  Free of charge.  Events will include:  a clubs and fall sports expo, guided tours of the high school, and a Hawaiian-themed dance.

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:


  • 23        7th grade to Keswick Theater
  • 23 - 24 Science PSSA testing (8th grade only)
  • 30        Raising Resilient Children 6:00 - 8:00 in library


Have a wonderful weekend.


Dr. Seamus Clune


File attachments:
24 Math Competition Principal's report (1).pdf
Raising Resilient Kids.pdf