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Winter Conference Scheduling for Pleasant View

Posted February 3rd, 2017

From Pleasant View Principal, Steven Cotton:

I received many positive comments from parents and teachers about the PTCFast online conference scheduling program that was used in the fall.  Therefore, the winter conferences will be scheduled in the same manner.  We will hold a set conference night on Tuesday, February 28th from 3:30-5:30 and Thursday, March 2nd from 3:30-8:00.  In addition, teachers will provide a range of additional conference times between February 24th and March 9th. The PTCFast process allows families to choose from a variety of dates and times to meet with the classroom teacher.

To sign up for a conference, please visit https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Pleasant_View_Elementary  and follow the on screen instructions. If you would like to review the process prior to visiting the site, a pdf of the process can be viewed here.

As you complete the scheduling process you will receive a confirmation email of your date(s) scheduled. The information in that email contains the “Access Link” that when selected will send you back to the online scheduler allowing you to make changes to your conference time. It is important not to delete the email from PTCFast.com.

Some Conferences Have Been Scheduled Already

Parents of students who are a part of the programming listed below do not need to sign up for a conference, as we have manually scheduled their conferences because of the multiple teachers being involved in the conference. 

  • K-6 Special Education
  • K-6 Reading Specialist
  • 4-6 Formally Identified Extended Learning Program (ELP)

Parents who have children in these programs will receive an email from PTCfast.com about their scheduled conference time.  If this time does not work, please contact your child’s teacher.

The window for scheduling conferences is from today through the end of the day on Monday, February 20th.  Should you need to change a conference that you scheduled or were unable to schedule a conference during the window of time, please contact your child’s teacher.

In the case that you are experiencing difficulty with this program, please contact your classroom teacher or me. We would be glad to help.   Thank you!

Sincerely,

Steven Cotton

Principal

cottonsteven@pleasval.k12.ia.us

563-332-5575

Kindergarten Registration

Posted January 31st, 2017

Pleasant Valley Community School District Kindergarten Registration is Friday, February 24, 2017 (times are listed below).

Students who will be five years old on or before September 15, 2017 should plan on attending Kindergarten Registration.

Registration for kindergarten students for the 2017-2018 school year is now available online.  Please complete the registration process before attending Kindergarten Registration on February 24, 2017.

If new to the Pleasant Valley District, please click here to begin your registration with an email address, or click here if you do not have an email address.

If you currently have students at Pleasant Valley, you can register your new 2017-2018 kindergarten student by logging into your Parent Portal Account here and clicking on “Online Registration” on the left side of the screen.  If you are a current PV parent and do not have a Parent Portal Account or have forgotten your username or password, please call Susan Parks at 563-332-5550.

 

Bridgeview Elementary School Cody Elementary School Hopewell Elementary School
February 24, 2017 at 9:30am February 24, 2017 at 9:30am February 24, 2017 at 9:30am
Mary Noack Jeni Kipper Michele Even
316 S 12th St 2100 Territorial Rd 3900 Hopewell Ave
LeClaire, IA 52753 LeClaire, IA 52753 Bettendorf, IA 52722
Phone: 563-332-0215 Phone: 563-332-0210 Phone: 563-332-0250
noackmary@pleasval.k12.ia.us kipperjennifer@pleasval.k12.ia.us evenmichele@pleasval.k12.ia.us
Pleasant View Elementary School     Riverdale Heights Elementary School  
February 24, 2017 at 9:00am February 24, 2017 at 1:00pm
Jeanne Hodgin Lori Ellerbach
6333 Crow Creek Rd 2125 Devils Glen Rd
Bettendorf, IA 52722 Bettendorf, IA 52722
Phone: 563-332-5575 Phone: 563-332-0525
hodginjeanne@pleasval.k12.ia.us ellerbachl@pleasval.k12.ia.us

On February 24, 2017, incoming Kindergarten students will visit with teachers and staff, share a snack with new friends and ride on a school bus!  Parents will receive information about school routines, meet the school nurse and get any questions answered. See you then!

2017-18 Calendar

Posted January 25th, 2017

The Pleasant Valley School Board has approved the 2017-18 Calendar.

2017-18 Calendar At a Glance

Learning about the Main Idea at Pleasant View

Posted January 12th, 2017

First Grade students at Pleasant View got a special treat as they kicked off a new English Language Arts unit.  Students were invited to the newest restaurant in the Quad Cities: The Main Dish.  Inside the Pleasant View Cafeteria, The Main Dish serves up the best fare – and lessons, too.  Each first grade teacher ordered a meal from waitress, Mrs. Anderson.  But, there was something wrong – Mrs. Radosevich only ordered vegetables, Mrs. Foley only ordered drinks, and Mrs. Welling only ordered main dishes. The teachers turned to the students for help on how to order a complete meal – you need a main dish, a side, and a drink.  Teachers are hoping this idea will help the little ones learn about the main idea of a story and figure out the “sides” or supporting details in a story that help define that main idea.  What a fun way to kick off a series of important lessons!

Hour of Code Inspires Third Graders

Posted January 5th, 2017

Pleasant Valley Third Graders learned a little about computer coding in the first ever District-wide Hour of Code.  Students spent the afternoon after December’s early release learning basic computer science.  PVHS and PVJH students coached the third graders through lessons on code.org, either moving Moana’s boat to find fish or helping a Minecraft chicken roam.  The students learn a simple process of thinking – choose a direction on a computer screen and make an animation move on another.  The process gets more complex as students learn, in hopes of sparking a love of computer science in each child.

Thank you to Chris Cournoyer and Theresa Barber for organizing this first of what we hope is many Hours of Code for PV students.  And a big thanks to the many volunteers who helped make this afternoon a success!

Code.org is a free website.  Have your student try it out here –>  https://code.org/learn

Fiction or Non-Fiction? You Decide.

Posted November 22nd, 2016

Americans across the country used their power to vote for President and at Pleasant View, 2nd graders learned about the process in their own way.  Students held an election:  which type of book should we read next, fiction or non-fiction?  Students campaigned, giving speeches early in the day and then started voting in their very own polling place.  Mrs. Nedved created a voting booth with an curtain, and on the inside a ballot and ballot box. T

hroughout the day, the kids would find time to cast their vote for which genre they felt was best. At the end of the day, with everyone’s vote counted, it turns out that non-fiction won by a landslide.

Creating Castles at Pleasant View

Posted November 22nd, 2016

 

If you were a king or queen, what would you want your castle to look like? Would it have tall towers with crazy, patterned structures, or would it have a combination of colors that brought the castle to life? In second grade art class at Pleasant View, the kids customized their own castle, but there was a catch, they had to incorporate different styles and textures. Between brainstorming and examples, the students had to decide what they wanted their castle to look like, and how they were going to create it. With the help of glitter glue and every shade of every color, the kids were able to call their castle home. Each castle was fit for them, and there wasn’t a single cry in the kingdom.

Winter Program Sneak Peek!

Posted October 26th, 2016

The Winter Programs are just around the corner, and students across the District are working on pieces to share with family and friends.  We caught up with Ms. Cibula’s 6th graders as they started learning a song for the winter program.  It’s going to be a treat, as the students are playing a beautiful song on their recorders.  We’ve included a small video so you can see how much growth they’ll have by the time they perform on December 1.

PVHS Sparkles Featured in People Magazine

Posted October 21st, 2016

Friday is probably the favorite day of the week for high school students everywhere. It’s more than just a day, Friday is an opportunity. Pleasant Valley High School is the home of the Sparkle Effect, where special needs girls from around the district get their chance to shine. Before kickoff, the girls take their place right along-side their cheerleader. This is the time when they get to help cheer on the Spartans! But October 7th was different; the Sparkles had a special guest on this Friday night.

People Magazine came into town to feature the team, and it wasn’t their first time. Back in 2008 when the Sparkle Effect first started at PVHS, People featured the girls, helping get the word out and to build a nationwide effort to start Sparkle Effect teams.  People came back to report on the success of this program, which started right here at PVHS.

The girls couldn’t have been happier. Thanks to Capri College, the Sparkles had their hair and makeup done by a local, professional team of stylists. It didn’t stop there, once the girls were ready, they all headed down onto the football field. Lights, camera, smile! The ladies were in their pose waiting for People to take their shot. And that’s what it’s all about, taking a shot. Sarah Cronk, a former PV student, founded the team when she was still in high school. The Sparkle Effect has branched out all across the nation bringing the communities closer with each new team. New friendships blossom and old friendships grow stronger, the Sparkle Effect gives the girls a sense of pride not only in themselves, but as a team.

A team is a family, and families are impacted as well. The parents, the siblings, and the students are all involved. Whether they could be on the team or whether they already are on the team, the heart of the family and community is touched. That includes the girls that help teach the Sparkles a new routine.  The great thing is, the girls teach each other new things everyday, and then they proceed to teach people around them.  Everyone shines and everyone is a Sparkle.

Click here to see the story in PEOPLE.

HOMECOMING Parade, Assembly and More! Check out the pictures!

Posted September 15th, 2016

Homecoming is always special at Pleasant Valley!  Join us at the game tonight!  It’s a white out — so grab your WHITE Spartan gear and help our team win!

Check out pictures from the week’s events below:

Homecoming Parade:

 

Homecoming Assembly at PVHS:

Pleasant Valley Junior High Pep Rally:

First Day of School Pictures

Posted August 23rd, 2016

Is there anything like the first day of school?  We are so excited to have everyone back in the classroom.  Check out some of the pictures from the first day of school around the district!

Bridgeview

Cody

Hopewell

Pleasant View

Riverdale Heights

Pleasant Valley Junior High

PVHS 10-12 graders get out early and the freshmen stick around to learn about the High School.  Freshmen students go on a scavenger hunt to learn the building, learn study and organizational habits and get to check out all the clubs at the at the activities fair.

 

New Food Service Accounts

Posted August 1st, 2016

Pleasant Valley has transitioned to the Infinite Campus Food Service system for the coming school year.  With this updated system, you will now be able to view your student’s lunch balance and see an itemized list of food service purchases right through your Parent Portal login!

Parent Portal View (available now!)

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You are also once again able to add money via credit card to your student’s food service account through our online webstore, RevTrak.  The option to make food service deposits will now show under the “Infinite Campus Payments” section along with your assigned and optional school fees.  A separate login for food service payments is no longer required! (See updated instructions on using the RevTrak webstore here.)

Communications for low food service balances will be sent to the parent/guardian email address(es) that the school has on file.

If you have questions about the new system, please contact Food Service Director, Andrea Mahler, at 563-332-5550 or mahlerandrea@pleasval.k12.ia.us.

 

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