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#SPARTANNATION JANUARY 12, 2018

Posted January 12th, 2018

Bridgeview

Announcements

No School Reminder: There will be no school on Monday, January 15th, 2018.

The Pulse: Read Bridgeview PTA’s January 5th issue of The Pulse here.

Upcoming Events

1/16       PTA Skate Party @ 6:00 p.m. @ Eldridge Skate Park

1/18       PTA Reflections Ceremony @ 6:30 p.m. @ PVHS

Athletics and Activities

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale: Stock up on your Spartan gear at the Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale on Saturday, January 13th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  To find the sale, enter the high school through the pool lobby doo N9 in the front of the high school.  Contact Kris with questions at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

Support PV Athletics & Save the Date: The PV Athletic Boosters Annual Cake Auction will be held on Tuesday February 6, 2018 during the boys/girls basketball double-header vs. Bettendorf. The proceeds from this event support ALL sports and athletes. Please plan to attend and watch for more details regarding donations in the coming weeks!

 

 

Cody

Announcements

No School Reminder: There will be no school on Monday, January 15th, 2018.

Cody Calypso:  The Cody Calypso is January 26th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Cody Gym!  This year’s theme for the school dance is Join The Circus – What Makes You Unique. There will be a DJ, photo booth, and crown our hula-hoop champions.  Like all PTA events, there is also a need for volunteers to make this a success. Click here to sign up! And remember, this is a FREE family activity, not a drop off event. See you the 26th!

PTA Minutes and Discussion TopicsMinutes from the Jan. 8 PTA meeting are now available online by clicking here. Key discussion included:

  • Cody School Report Card: Mrs. Brasche shared a presentation showing how Cody is an exceptional school with an acceptable rating. Learn more here and address any questions/concerns to Mrs. Brasche.
  • Variety Show: The PTA members present opted to cancel this year’s Variety Show and make it an every other year event. The thought process behind this goes along with the amount of work and volunteers needed to put this event on. The PTA is looking at moving this event to the High School to alleviate some of the volunteer needs from parents, while still making it a night to remember for students.
  • PTA Spending: There is a district hold on purchasing electronics, which means we can’t buy the iPads we planned with the Fall Frolic profits. The PTA is taking suggestions for what to purchase in its place. We will vote in our February meeting. See the minutes for items already suggested.

Athletics and Activities

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale: Stock up on your Spartan gear at the Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale on Saturday, January 13th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  To find the sale, enter the high school through the pool lobby doo N9 in the front of the high school.  Contact Kris with questions at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

Support PV Athletics & Save the Date: The PV Athletic Boosters Annual Cake Auction will be held on Tuesday February 6, 2018 during the boys/girls basketball double-header vs. Bettendorf. The proceeds from this event support ALL sports and athletes. Please plan to attend and watch for more details regarding donations in the coming weeks!

 

 

Hopewell

Announcements

No School Reminder: There will be no school on Monday, January 15th, 2018.

Mornings with Mom: Come enjoy a delicious breakfast and support the 6th grade’s gifts to school (New welcome sign and 9 Square in the Air structure) on Friday, January 19th, 7:30-8:20 a.m.  Click here for the breakfast order form.  Pre-order forms are due by Wednesday, January 17th.  Hope you can make it!

Hopewell Variety Show Rehearsal Change: Rehearsal has been changed to Monday, January 22nd (previously Thursday, January 18th) at Hopewell, with time slots between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m.  Hopewell’s annual Variety Show is scheduled for Friday, January 26th, at 6:30 p.m. at Pleasant Valley High School.

Athletics and Activities

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale: Stock up on your Spartan gear at the Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale on Saturday, January 13th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  To find the sale, enter the high school through the pool lobby doo N9 in the front of the high school.  Contact Kris with questions at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

Support PV Athletics & Save the Date: The PV Athletic Boosters Annual Cake Auction will be held on Tuesday February 6, 2018 during the boys/girls basketball double-header vs. Bettendorf. The proceeds from this event support ALL sports and athletes. Please plan to attend and watch for more details regarding donations in the coming weeks!

 

 

Pleasant View

Announcements

No School Reminder: There will be no school on Monday, January 15th, 2018.

Spartan Singers at Mallards Game: Come to the Mallards game on Friday, January 19th and see the Pleasant View Spartan Singers!  The group will be singing the National Anthem at the game, which starts at 7:05 p.m. The singers look forward to seeing some extra PV fans at the game!

Athletics and Activities

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale: Stock up on your Spartan gear at the Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale on Saturday, January 13th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  To find the sale, enter the high school through the pool lobby doo N9 in the front of the high school.  Contact Kris with questions at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

Support PV Athletics & Save the Date: The PV Athletic Boosters Annual Cake Auction will be held on Tuesday February 6, 2018 during the boys/girls basketball double-header vs. Bettendorf. The proceeds from this event support ALL sports and athletes. Please plan to attend and watch for more details regarding donations in the coming weeks!

 

 

Riverdale Heights

Announcements

No School Reminder: There will be no school on Monday, January 15th, 2018.

PTA Meeting: The next PTA meeting will be Tuesday, January 16th, 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.

PTA Reflections: Pleasant Valley Schools PTA Reflections Open House & Award Ceremony on Thursday, January 18, 2017, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley High School Cafeteria and Auditorium. Students entries will be on display and everyone will find out which award they received and if they are advancing to the state level.

Family Movie Night: Join Riverdale Heights for Family Movie Night next Friday for a big screen viewing of “Despicable Me 3” in the gym.  Snacks, drinks, and popcorn will be available for purchase beginning at 6:00 p.m.   Movie will start promptly at 6:30pm with free admission!  Put on your pajamas or comfy clothes, bring your blankets & pillows, and kick off your weekend with fun with your Riverdale Heights family!

Mix and Mingle: Save the date for the first ever Riverdale Heights Parents Mix & Mingle. No meeting, no agendas, just a chance to get to know other parents! The Mix and Mingle will take place on Thursday, January 25th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Caddy’s Sports Bar and Grill, Bettendorf.

Athletics and Activities

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale: Stock up on your Spartan gear at the Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale on Saturday, January 13th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  To find the sale, enter the high school through the pool lobby doo N9 in the front of the high school.  Contact Kris with questions at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

Support PV Athletics & Save the Date: The PV Athletic Boosters Annual Cake Auction will be held on Tuesday February 6, 2018 during the boys/girls basketball double-header vs. Bettendorf. The proceeds from this event support ALL sports and athletes. Please plan to attend and watch for more details regarding donations in the coming weeks!

 

 

PVJH

Announcements

No School Reminder: There will be no school on Monday, January 15th, 2018.

PV Trap Team Registration:  Registration for the 2018 trap shooting season will take place Wednesday, January 17th, in the PVHS library at 6:00 p.m.  All new members should bring a copy of your Hunter Safety card to be turned in with the registration paperwork.  Please contact Kris with questions at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or call/text at 563-949-7122.

Athletics and Activities

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale: Stock up on your Spartan gear at the Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale on Saturday, January 13th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  To find the sale, enter the high school through the pool lobby doo N9 in the front of the high school.  Contact Kris with questions at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

Support PV Athletics & Save the Date: The PV Athletic Boosters Annual Cake Auction will be held on Tuesday February 6, 2018 during the boys/girls basketball double-header vs. Bettendorf. The proceeds from this event support ALL sports and athletes. Please plan to attend and watch for more details regarding donations in the coming weeks!

 

 

PVHS

Announcements

No School Reminder: There will be no school on Monday, January 15th, 2018.

Sparbucks Grand Opening: Sparbucks will be having its grand opening on Tuesday, January 16th at 7:30 a.m. in the new commons area. Come enjoy drinks from our new menu and receive a punch card for free drinks! Sparbucks will be open daily from 7:30-8:00 a.m. and all proceeds benefit Spartan Assembly.

PV Trap Team Registration:  Registration for the 2018 trap shooting season will take place Wednesday, January 17th, in the PVHS library at 6:00 p.m.  All new members should bring a copy of your Hunter Safety card to be turned in with the registration paperwork.  Please contact Kris with questions at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or call/text at 563-949-7122.

Teacher Appreciation Snack Day: The PVHS PTA needs your help to show PV teachers and staff how much they are appreciated! The PTA is sponsoring Teacher Appreciation Snack Day on Thursday, January 25th, featuring soups and healthy snack choices. Please help by sending in a snack by 8:30 a.m. on January 25th.  Sign up for a specific snack and find details here.   Contact Jenny Halupnik at 563-349-7582 or jhalupnik@hotmail.com with questions.

Athletics and Activities

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale: Stock up on your Spartan gear at the Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale on Saturday, January 13th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  To find the sale, enter the high school through the pool lobby doo N9 in the front of the high school.  Contact Kris with questions at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

Support PV Athletics & Save the Date: The PV Athletic Boosters Annual Cake Auction will be held on Tuesday February 6, 2018 during the boys/girls basketball double-header vs. Bettendorf. The proceeds from this event support ALL sports and athletes. Please plan to attend and watch for more details regarding donations in the coming weeks!

#SPARTANNATION JANUARY 5, 2018

Posted January 5th, 2018

Bridgeview

Announcements

The Pulse: Read Bridgeview PTA’s January 5th issue of The Pulse here.

Teal Out T-Shirts from Spartan Assembly:  Spartan Assembly is selling t-shirts for a TEAL OUT at the January 26th boy’s home basketball game. Only a limited supply of T-shirts will be available for purchase at the game, so it is recommended to order online by clicking here! Proceeds from the shirt sales will be donated to Colleen’s Dream Foundation – an organization that supports awareness and research regarding ovarian cancer. The webstore closes Tuesday, January 9th, so order soon! There will also be a half-court shot game during halftime with proceeds benefiting the same organization.  See you in teal on January 26th!

Upcoming Events

1/8         No Glissandos

1/9         PTA Meeting – 6:00 p.m.

1/10       Spelling Bee – 3:00 p.m.

1/12       ELP-6th Grade field trip to Hoover Library

Athletics and Activities

Pleasant Valley Choral Boosters Trivia Night:  The Pleasant Valley Choral Boosters is hosting Trivia Night on January 19th at the Golden Leaf Banquet Center next to Big River Bowling! Doors for the fundraiser open at 5:45 p.m. and the event will begin at 6:00 p.m.  Participation costs $80 per table of eight and $10 as an individual.  There will be a cash bar and warm food available for purchase, and bagged snacks are welcome.  Silent Auction items will also be available for bidding.  Must be 21 to attend.  If unable to attend, please consider a donation to Choral Boosters.  Registration for Trivia Night is due by 11:59 p.m. on January 12thPlease send donations or event fees to choir with your child or mail to Pleasant Valley Choral Booster,  PO Box244, Bettendorf, IA 52722. See you on the 19th!

Support PV Athletics & Save the Date: The PV Athletic Boosters Annual Cake Auction will be held on Tuesday February 6, 2018 during the boys/girls basketball double-header vs. Bettendorf. The proceeds from this event support ALL sports and athletes. Please plan to attend and watch for more details regarding donations in the coming weeks!

Community Opportunities

River Valley Optimist Club Basketball Clinic:  Is your student interested in learning more about the game of basketball?  The River Valley Optimist Club is hosting a FREE 5 week basketball clinic for girls and boys, grades 3 through 6 starting on February 3rdClick here for more details on the clinic and to fill out the registration form.

January Opportunities at Bettendorf Public Library: A new month means new opportunities at the Bettendorf Public Library!  Check out what’s going on!

  • The Bettendorf Public Library is starting a new book club for young adults (4th-12th grade) who love manga! Click here for more information about the new book group.
  • The Winter Reading Program is right around the corner, with a theme of Mission Possible: Spy a Good Book. Click here to learn more.
  • Click here to view the full January calendar of events at the library!

 

 

Cody

Announcements

Cody Spelling Bee: The Cody Spelling Bee will be held on Tuesday, January 16 at 3:15 p.m. in the library!  Students in 3rd-6th grade are allowed to participate and the winner will represent Cody in the regional spelling bee at Augustana College on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018.  Stop in the office for a permission form and a list of words to study.

For Safety and Accountability: Please remember to contact the main office if your child plans a different after school event other than their normal after school routine.  Cody takes the responsibility of its students very seriously.  Please write a note in their student planner, call (563)332-0210, email Mrs. Kipper, kipperjennifer@pleasval.k12.ia.us, or Mrs. Spinsby, spinsbyc@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Winter Weather Recess: Students will have outdoor recess when the temperature is 0 degrees or above.   If the temperature (wind-chill included) is less than 0 degrees, students stay inside for recess.  During this season, please make sure that your student(s) are dressed appropriately (coats, gloves or mittens, hats, and boots if necessary).  Your help in this matter is greatly appreciated!

Teal Out T-Shirts from Spartan Assembly:  Spartan Assembly is selling t-shirts for a TEAL OUT at the January 26th boy’s home basketball game. Only a limited supply of T-shirts will be available for purchase at the game, so it is recommended to order online by clicking here! Proceeds from the shirt sales will be donated to Colleen’s Dream Foundation – an organization that supports awareness and research regarding ovarian cancer. The webstore closes Tuesday, January 9th, so order soon! There will also be a half-court shot game during halftime with proceeds benefiting the same organization.  See you in teal on January 26th!

Upcoming Events

1/8                   PTA Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.

1/15                 NO SCHOOL

1/16                 Spelling Bee @ 3:15 p.m.

1/18                 PTA Reflections Ceremony @ PVHS @ 6:30 p.m.

1/25                 4th & 5th Grade Orchestra & Choir Concert @ PVHS @ 6:00 p.m.

1/26                 Cody Calypso

Athletics and Activities

Pleasant Valley Choral Boosters Trivia Night:  The Pleasant Valley Choral Boosters is hosting Trivia Night on January 19th at the Golden Leaf Banquet Center next to Big River Bowling! Doors for the fundraiser open at 5:45 p.m. and the event will begin at 6:00 p.m.  Participation costs $80 per table of eight and $10 as an individual.  There will be a cash bar and warm food available for purchase, and bagged snacks are welcome.  Silent Auction items will also be available for bidding.  Must be 21 to attend.  If unable to attend, please consider a donation to Choral Boosters.  Registration for Trivia Night is due by 11:59 p.m. on January 12thPlease send donations or event fees to choir with your child or mail to Pleasant Valley Choral Booster,  PO Box244, Bettendorf, IA 52722. See you on the 19th!

Support PV Athletics & Save the Date: The PV Athletic Boosters Annual Cake Auction will be held on Tuesday February 6, 2018 during the boys/girls basketball double-header vs. Bettendorf. The proceeds from this event support ALL sports and athletes. Please plan to attend and watch for more details regarding donations in the coming weeks!

Community Opportunities

River Valley Optimist Club Basketball Clinic:  Is your student interested in learning more about the game of basketball?  The River Valley Optimist Club is hosting a FREE 5 week basketball clinic for girls and boys, grades 3 through 6 starting on February 3rdClick here for more details on the clinic and to fill out the registration form.

January Opportunities at Bettendorf Public Library: A new month means new opportunities at the Bettendorf Public Library!  Check out what’s going on!

  • The Bettendorf Public Library is starting a new book club for young adults (4th-12th grade) who love manga! Click here for more information about the new book group.
  • The Winter Reading Program is right around the corner, with a theme of Mission Possible: Spy a Good Book. Click here to learn more.
  • Click here to view the full January calendar of events at the library!

 

 

Hopewell

Announcements

Coffee with the Principal: Please join Mr. Welch and other Hopewell parents for Dunn Brothers coffee, casual conversations, and questions on Friday, January 5th, 8:30-9:00 a.m. in the cafeteria.  See you there!

Hopewell Basic Robotics:  If your 5th or 6th grade student loves robotics, this is the program for them! Basic Robotics teaches students how to construct and program Lego EV3 robots.  The cost is $10 per student and only 15 students will be accepted into the program based on a lottery drawing and completed essay.  All applications are due to the office by 3:00 p.m. on January 11th.  For more information and to fill out the application form, click here.

Hopewell Spelling Bee: The Hopewell Spelling Bee will be held on January 18th in the Library at 3:15 p.m. Interested participants should complete this permission form and return it to school by January 12, 2018. Practice lists are available in the office, and a list of practice words by grade is attached here. The winner will represent Hopewell in the regional spelling bee at Augustana College on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018. Good Luck, Spellers!

Gift Card PurchasingPurchase gift cards and raise money for Hopewell!  To help out, purchase a gift card at face value and Hopewell earns a percent from each retailer.  Please direct questions to the Gift Card Committee Chair: Shubhangi Agrawal via email – shubhangi1012@gmail.com. All proceeds from gift card sales will go to the PTA to be used for the school, students, and teachers.  For more information, visit the Hopewell PTA Website.

World Culture NightHopewell needs help making its first World Culture Night a success!  World Culture Night will celebrate the diverse cultures found in countries throughout the world as well as in Hopewell. It will be a fun-filled event emphasizing understanding, acceptance, empathy and unity. This event is scheduled for Friday, February 23rd from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.  Hopewell needs your help and enthusiasm to showcase a country of which you’re familiar. Click here for how you can help with presentations, dances, games and food, or email Maria Baig at mariaomer@yahoo.com.

Hopewell Variety Show: Are you a musician, dancer, or actor?  Want to tell jokes, juggle, or show off some athletic skills? Now’s your chance to be in the spotlight! Hopewell’s annual Variety Show is scheduled for Friday, January 26th at 6:30 p.m. at Pleasant Valley High School.  Rehearsal will take place at Hopewell on Thursday, January 18 with time slots between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Click here to register. Registrations are due no later than Friday, January 12th.

Teal Out T-Shirts from Spartan Assembly:  Spartan Assembly is selling t-shirts for a TEAL OUT at the January 26th boy’s home basketball game. Only a limited supply of T-shirts will be available for purchase at the game, so it is recommended to order online by clicking here! Proceeds from the shirt sales will be donated to Colleen’s Dream Foundation – an organization that supports awareness and research regarding ovarian cancer. The webstore closes Tuesday, January 9th, so order soon! There will also be a half-court shot game during halftime with proceeds benefiting the same organization.  See you in teal on January 26th!

Athletics and Activities

Pleasant Valley Choral Boosters Trivia Night:  The Pleasant Valley Choral Boosters is hosting Trivia Night on January 19th at the Golden Leaf Banquet Center next to Big River Bowling! Doors for the fundraiser open at 5:45 p.m. and the event will begin at 6:00 p.m.  Participation costs $80 per table of eight and $10 as an individual.  There will be a cash bar and warm food available for purchase, and bagged snacks are welcome.  Silent Auction items will also be available for bidding.  Must be 21 to attend.  If unable to attend, please consider a donation to Choral Boosters.  Registration for Trivia Night is due by 11:59 p.m. on January 12thPlease send donations or event fees to choir with your child or mail to Pleasant Valley Choral Booster,  PO Box244, Bettendorf, IA 52722. See you on the 19th!

Support PV Athletics & Save the Date: The PV Athletic Boosters Annual Cake Auction will be held on Tuesday February 6, 2018 during the boys/girls basketball double-header vs. Bettendorf. The proceeds from this event support ALL sports and athletes. Please plan to attend and watch for more details regarding donations in the coming weeks!

Community Opportunities

River Valley Optimist Club Basketball Clinic:  Is your student interested in learning more about the game of basketball?  The River Valley Optimist Club is hosting a FREE 5 week basketball clinic for girls and boys, grades 3 through 6 starting on February 3rdClick here for more details on the clinic and to fill out the registration form.

January Opportunities at Bettendorf Public Library: A new month means new opportunities at the Bettendorf Public Library!  Check out what’s going on!

  • The Bettendorf Public Library is starting a new book club for young adults (4th-12th grade) who love manga! Click here for more information about the new book group.
  • The Winter Reading Program is right around the corner, with a theme of Mission Possible: Spy a Good Book. Click here to learn more.
  • Click here to view the full January calendar of events at the library!

 

 

Pleasant View

Announcements

Pajama Drive Success:  The Pleasant View students donated 299 pairs of pajamas this year, making this the biggest collection year yet! The pajamas were given to Humility of Mary, Family Resources, and Winnie’s Place. The organizations were extremely thankful for this clothing!  THANK YOU!

January PTA Meeting: The next Pleasant View PTA Meeting is Monday, January 8th at 6:30 p.m. in the library.  Click here for the agenda.  The PTA minutes from the December meeting are also available on their website.

SaveAround Coupon Book:  Earlier this week your child brought home a SaveAround coupon book order form envelope, which is a fundraiser sponsored by the PTA each year.  Click here to access the informational flyer provided in the envelope with your student.  As a reminder, the completed order form, or the blank envelope with the unsold sample coupon book, needs to be returned to Pleasant View on or before January 26th.  Please also note one of the bulleted points in the flyer about student safety:  Remember, this is NOT meant as a door-to-door sale to strangers.  The safety of your student is our first concern.  Parents, try to sell to relatives, neighbors, and co-workers.  Thank you for your continuing to support Pleasant View Elementary and the PTA!

Pleasant View Variety Show:  Start planning and practicing your act for the Pleasant View Variety Show!  The show will take place on February 9th at 6:15 p.m. at the PVHS Theater.  The registration form with additional information may be found on the PTA website and are due January 19th.

Teal Out T-Shirts from Spartan Assembly:  Spartan Assembly is selling t-shirts for a TEAL OUT at the January 26th boy’s home basketball game. Only a limited supply of T-shirts will be available for purchase at the game, so it is recommended to order online by clicking here! Proceeds from the shirt sales will be donated to Colleen’s Dream Foundation – an organization that supports awareness and research regarding ovarian cancer. The webstore closes Tuesday, January 9th, so order soon! There will also be a half-court shot game during halftime with proceeds benefiting the same organization.  See you in teal on January 26th!

Athletics and Activities

Pleasant Valley Choral Boosters Trivia Night:  The Pleasant Valley Choral Boosters is hosting Trivia Night on January 19th at the Golden Leaf Banquet Center next to Big River Bowling! Doors for the fundraiser open at 5:45 p.m. and the event will begin at 6:00 p.m.  Participation costs $80 per table of eight and $10 as an individual.  There will be a cash bar and warm food available for purchase, and bagged snacks are welcome.  Silent Auction items will also be available for bidding.  Must be 21 to attend.  If unable to attend, please consider a donation to Choral Boosters.  Registration for Trivia Night is due by 11:59 p.m. on January 12thPlease send donations or event fees to choir with your child or mail to Pleasant Valley Choral Booster,  PO Box244, Bettendorf, IA 52722. See you on the 19th!

Support PV Athletics & Save the Date: The PV Athletic Boosters Annual Cake Auction will be held on Tuesday February 6, 2018 during the boys/girls basketball double-header vs. Bettendorf. The proceeds from this event support ALL sports and athletes. Please plan to attend and watch for more details regarding donations in the coming weeks!

Community Opportunities

River Valley Optimist Club Basketball Clinic:  Is your student interested in learning more about the game of basketball?  The River Valley Optimist Club is hosting a FREE 5 week basketball clinic for girls and boys, grades 3 through 6 starting on February 3rdClick here for more details on the clinic and to fill out the registration form.

January Opportunities at Bettendorf Public Library: A new month means new opportunities at the Bettendorf Public Library!  Check out what’s going on!

  • The Bettendorf Public Library is starting a new book club for young adults (4th-12th grade) who love manga! Click here for more information about the new book group.
  • The Winter Reading Program is right around the corner, with a theme of Mission Possible: Spy a Good Book. Click here to learn more.
  • Click here to view the full January calendar of events at the library!

 

 

Riverdale Heights

Announcements

Riverdale Heights Variety Show:  Registration for the Riverdale Heights Variety Show is now open! The Variety Show will be held on Friday, February 2nd, 6:30 p.m. at Pleasant Valley High School. Please note the number of acts this year is limited to 35, and will be on a first come, first serve basis. Come out and show your talent! Please go the Riverdale Heights PTA page for more information. Registration will close today, Friday January 5th. Click here to register!

January PTA Meeting: The next Riverdale Heights PTA Meeting is Tuesday, January 16th, at 6:30 p.m. in the library. Pizza and child care provided!

Chess Club: Registration for Chess club is still open for grades 3-6 and can be found by clicking here.

Teal Out T-Shirts from Spartan Assembly:  Spartan Assembly is selling t-shirts for a TEAL OUT at the January 26th boy’s home basketball game. Only a limited supply of T-shirts will be available for purchase at the game, so it is recommended to order online by clicking here! Proceeds from the shirt sales will be donated to Colleen’s Dream Foundation – an organization that supports awareness and research regarding ovarian cancer. The webstore closes Tuesday, January 9th, so order soon! There will also be a half-court shot game during halftime with proceeds benefiting the same organization.  See you in teal on January 26th!

Upcoming Events

1/16       PTA Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.

1/18       PTA Reflections Ceremony at PVHS @ 6:30 p.m.

1/19       PTA Movie Night @ 5:30 p.m.

Athletics and Activities

Pleasant Valley Choral Boosters Trivia Night:  The Pleasant Valley Choral Boosters is hosting Trivia Night on January 19th at the Golden Leaf Banquet Center next to Big River Bowling! Doors for the fundraiser open at 5:45 p.m. and the event will begin at 6:00 p.m.  Participation costs $80 per table of eight and $10 as an individual.  There will be a cash bar and warm food available for purchase, and bagged snacks are welcome.  Silent Auction items will also be available for bidding.  Must be 21 to attend.  If unable to attend, please consider a donation to Choral Boosters.  Registration for Trivia Night is due by 11:59 p.m. on January 12thPlease send donations or event fees to choir with your child or mail to Pleasant Valley Choral Booster,  PO Box244, Bettendorf, IA 52722. See you on the 19th!

Support PV Athletics & Save the Date: The PV Athletic Boosters Annual Cake Auction will be held on Tuesday February 6, 2018 during the boys/girls basketball double-header vs. Bettendorf. The proceeds from this event support ALL sports and athletes. Please plan to attend and watch for more details regarding donations in the coming weeks!

Community Opportunities

River Valley Optimist Club Basketball Clinic:  Is your student interested in learning more about the game of basketball?  The River Valley Optimist Club is hosting a FREE 5 week basketball clinic for girls and boys, grades 3 through 6 starting on February 3rdClick here for more details on the clinic and to fill out the registration form.

January Opportunities at Bettendorf Public Library: A new month means new opportunities at the Bettendorf Public Library!  Check out what’s going on!

  • The Bettendorf Public Library is starting a new book club for young adults (4th-12th grade) who love manga! Click here for more information about the new book group.
  • The Winter Reading Program is right around the corner, with a theme of Mission Possible: Spy a Good Book. Click here to learn more.
  • Click here to view the full January calendar of events at the library!

 

 

PVJH

Announcements

Staff Appreciation Lunch: Junior High Staff appreciation lunch is January 9th and your help is needed!  Click here to see what you can provide to show the JH teachers and staff how much they are loved!

Help Fill the Concession Stand: The PTA needs your help to fill the concession stand with items. Click here to see what you can help with!

Teal Out T-Shirts from Spartan Assembly:  Spartan Assembly is selling t-shirts for a TEAL OUT at the January 26th boy’s home basketball game. Only a limited supply of T-shirts will be available for purchase at the game, so it is recommended to order online by clicking here! Proceeds from the shirt sales will be donated to Colleen’s Dream Foundation – an organization that supports awareness and research regarding ovarian cancer. The webstore closes Tuesday, January 9th, so order soon! There will also be a half-court shot game during halftime with proceeds benefiting the same organization.  See you in teal on January 26th!

Athletics and Activities

Pleasant Valley Choral Boosters Trivia Night:  The Pleasant Valley Choral Boosters is hosting Trivia Night on January 19th at the Golden Leaf Banquet Center next to Big River Bowling! Doors for the fundraiser open at 5:45 p.m. and the event will begin at 6:00 p.m.  Participation costs $80 per table of eight and $10 as an individual.  There will be a cash bar and warm food available for purchase, and bagged snacks are welcome.  Silent Auction items will also be available for bidding.  Must be 21 to attend.  If unable to attend, please consider a donation to Choral Boosters.  Registration for Trivia Night is due by 11:59 p.m. on January 12thPlease send donations or event fees to choir with your child or mail to Pleasant Valley Choral Booster,  PO Box244, Bettendorf, IA 52722. See you on the 19th!

Support PV Athletics & Save the Date: The PV Athletic Boosters Annual Cake Auction will be held on Tuesday February 6, 2018 during the boys/girls basketball double-header vs. Bettendorf. The proceeds from this event support ALL sports and athletes. Please plan to attend and watch for more details regarding donations in the coming weeks!

Community Opportunities

January Opportunities at Bettendorf Public Library: A new month means new opportunities at the Bettendorf Public Library!  Check out what’s going on!

  • The Bettendorf Public Library is starting a new book club for young adults (4th-12th grade) who love manga! Click here for more information about the new book group.
  • The Winter Reading Program is right around the corner, with a theme of Mission Possible: Spy a Good Book. Click here to learn more.
  • Click here to view the full January calendar of events at the library!

 

 

PVHS

Announcements

Finals Schedules:  Click here to view the finals schedules for January 10th, 11th, and 12th.  Please note different start times on Friday.

Second Semester SchedulesSecond semester schedules are posted on the portal and students should print their own schedule for the 1st day of the new semester.  Just a reminder that the students’ schedules are based on staffing needs.  Scheduling changes CANNOT be made at this time to accommodate students’ requests for a different teacher, to change electives, or to accommodate late arrival/early release preferences.  Due to the fact that most classes are at or over capacity, PVHS asks that students and parents be respectful of these guidelines.  Lunch schedules will be posted throughout the school on the first day of second semester.

Teal Out T-Shirts from Spartan Assembly:  Spartan Assembly is selling t-shirts for a TEAL OUT at the January 26th boy’s home basketball game. Only a limited supply of T-shirts will be available for purchase at the game, so it is recommended to order online by clicking here! Proceeds from the shirt sales will be donated to Colleen’s Dream Foundation – an organization that supports awareness and research regarding ovarian cancer. The webstore closes Tuesday, January 9th, so order soon! There will also be a half-court shot game during halftime with proceeds benefiting the same organization.  See you in teal on January 26th!

Incoming 11th Grade MeetingJoin the High School Administration for a parent and student meeting on January 24th at 7:00 p.m. in the theater.  Click here to learn more about what will be discussed at the meeting.

Upcoming Events

1/15       NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King Day

1/16       2nd semester begins

1/18       PTA Reflections

1/25       ASVAB Testing

1/30       Spartan Showcase

1/31       Lunch & Learn – Medical

Athletics and Activities

Pleasant Valley Choral Boosters Trivia Night:  The Pleasant Valley Choral Boosters is hosting Trivia Night on January 19th at the Golden Leaf Banquet Center next to Big River Bowling! Doors for the fundraiser open at 5:45 p.m. and the event will begin at 6:00 p.m.  Participation costs $80 per table of eight and $10 as an individual.  There will be a cash bar and warm food available for purchase, and bagged snacks are welcome.  Silent Auction items will also be available for bidding.  Must be 21 to attend.  If unable to attend, please consider a donation to Choral Boosters.  Registration for Trivia Night is due by 11:59 p.m. on January 12thPlease send donations or event fees to choir with your child or mail to Pleasant Valley Choral Booster,  PO Box244, Bettendorf, IA 52722. See you on the 19th!

Support PV Athletics & Save the Date: The PV Athletic Boosters Annual Cake Auction will be held on Tuesday February 6, 2018 during the boys/girls basketball double-header vs. Bettendorf. The proceeds from this event support ALL sports and athletes. Please plan to attend and watch for more details regarding donations in the coming weeks!

Community Opportunities

January Opportunities at Bettendorf Public Library: A new month means new opportunities at the Bettendorf Public Library!  Check out what’s going on!

  • The Bettendorf Public Library is starting a new book club for young adults (4th-12th grade) who love manga! Click here for more information about the new book group.
  • The Winter Reading Program is right around the corner, with a theme of Mission Possible: Spy a Good Book. Click here to learn more.
  • Click here to view the full January calendar of events at the library!
#SPARTANNATION December 15, 2017

Posted December 15th, 2017

Bridgeview

Announcements

Winter Break Reminder:  The last day of classes before Winter Break is Friday, December 22nd. Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 3rd. Enjoy your time off, and please remember to stay safe!

The Pulse: Read Bridgeview PTA’s December 15th issue of The Pulse here.

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale: Get your newest Spartan apparel at the Athletic Boosters Winter Clothing Sale!  Take 20% off purchases of $75.00 or more now through Christmas Day.  The store will be open for the home basketball game on December 15th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. (enter through Activity Entrance). Contact Kris with questions at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

Winter Volleyball Clinics:  The High School Volleyball Program is holding winter volleyball clinics for students currently in K-3rd grade.  Click here for a paper registration or register online at https://pleasval.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=athletics.

Upcoming Events

Winter Parties: Friday, December 22nd:  Classroom Winter Parties @ 2:30 p.m.

Whiffle Ball TournamentAttention: students in grades 3-12 and adults, on Saturday, December 30th, there will be a whiffle ball tournament at Pleasant Valley Junior High. All proceeds will go to PV Baseball. The deadline to sign up is December 19th. Don’t miss your chance to play! Click here for more information, and contact Erick Graham at pvwiffleball2017@gmail.com to sign up.

Athletics and Activities

Children’s Theatre WorkshopsOn Saturday, January 6th, your child has the chance to attend theatre workshops taught by PVHS students and staff. Come learn about the different aspects of theatre, including acting, musical theatre, dance, stage combat, improvisation, makeup, hair, costumes, lighting, and more! There will be a showcase displaying your child’s work before the performance of Little Red Robin Hood, which children and their families are invited to attend.

The $25 fee includes workshop registration, a performance opportunity, a t-shirt, and admission to the 1:00 p.m. performance of Little Red Robin Hood. Please click here to read more about this event and to register.

Community Opportunities

Film ScreeningThe Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (MBAEA), located at 729 21st St, Bettendorf, IA 52722, is hosting a free screening of the award-winning documentary, Swim Team, on Thursday, January 25th, 2018. The MBAEA’s adThe filmmaker, Lara Stolman, will be in attendance to present the film, which revolves around young men with autism and the competitive swim team they create. This is a free event sponsored by the Family & Educator Partnership. Registration is required. Click here for more information and to register.

 

Cody

Announcements

Winter Break Reminder:  The last day of classes before Winter Break is Friday, December 22nd. Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 3rd. Enjoy your time off, and please remember to stay safe!

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale: Get your newest Spartan apparel at the Athletic Boosters Winter Clothing Sale!  Take 20% off purchases of $75.00 or more now through Christmas Day.  The store will be open for the home basketball game on December 15th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. (enter through Activity Entrance). Contact Kris with questions at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

Winter Volleyball Clinics:  The High School Volleyball Program is holding winter volleyball clinics for students currently in K-3rd grade.  Click here for a paper registration or register online at https://pleasval.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=athletics.

 

Upcoming Events

Winter Parties: Friday, December 22nd:  Classroom Winter Parties @ 2:30 p.m.

Whiffle Ball TournamentAttention: students in grades 3-12 and adults, on Saturday, December 30th, there will be a whiffle ball tournament at Pleasant Valley Junior High. All proceeds will go to PV Baseball. The deadline to sign up is December 19th. Don’t miss your chance to play! Click here for more information, and contact Erick Graham at pvwiffleball2017@gmail.com to sign up.

Athletics and Activities

Children’s Theatre WorkshopsOn Saturday, January 6th, your child has the chance to attend theatre workshops taught by PVHS students and staff. Come learn about the different aspects of theatre, including acting, musical theatre, dance, stage combat, improvisation, makeup, hair, costumes, lighting, and more! There will be a showcase displaying your child’s work before the performance of Little Red Robin Hood, which children and their families are invited to attend.

The $25 fee includes workshop registration, a performance opportunity, a t-shirt, and admission to the 1:00 p.m. performance of Little Red Robin Hood. Please click here to read more about this event and to register.

Cody Spelling Bee: The Cody Spelling Bee will be held on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 3:15 p.m. in the library.  Students in 3rd-6th grade are allowed to participate, and the winner will represent Cody in the regional spelling bee at Augustana College on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018. Stop in the office for a permission form and a list of words to study.

Community Opportunities

Film ScreeningThe Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (MBAEA), located at 729 21st St, Bettendorf, IA 52722, is hosting a free screening of the award-winning documentary, Swim Team, on Thursday, January 25th, 2018. The MBAEA’s adThe filmmaker, Lara Stolman, will be in attendance to present the film, which revolves around young men with autism and the competitive swim team they create. This is a free event sponsored by the Family & Educator Partnership. Registration is required. Click here for more information and to register.

 

Hopewell

Announcements

Winter Break Reminder: The last day of classes before Winter Break is Friday, December 22nd. Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 3rd. Enjoy your time off, and please remember to stay safe!

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale: Get your newest Spartan apparel at the Athletic Boosters Winter Clothing Sale!  Take 20% off purchases of $75.00 or more now through Christmas Day.  The store will be open for the home basketball game on December 15th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. (enter through Activity Entrance). Contact Kris with questions at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

Winter Volleyball Clinics:  The High School Volleyball Program is holding winter volleyball clinics for students currently in K-3rd grade.  Click here for a paper registration or register online at https://pleasval.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=athletics.

Gift Cards: Purchase gift cards and raise money for Hopewell PTA!  Here is how it works: you purchase the gift card at face value and our school earns a percent from each retailer. These gift cards never expire. Please direct questions to the Gift Card Committee Chair: Shubhangi Agrawal via email – shubhangi1012@gmail.com.

Cursive Club: A new weekly before school club is starting at Hopewell!  Beginning on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018, the Cursive Club will meet in the library from 7:45-8:15 a.m. each week to learn the art of cursive.  If your 3rd-6th grader is interested, please click here for registration details.

Upcoming Events

Winter Parties: Friday, December 22nd:  Classroom Winter Parties @ 2:30 p.m.

Whiffle Ball TournamentAttention: students in grades 3-12 and adults, on Saturday, December 30th, there will be a whiffle ball tournament at Pleasant Valley Junior High. All proceeds will go to PV Baseball. The deadline to sign up is December 19th. Don’t miss your chance to play! Click here for more information, and contact Erick Graham at pvwiffleball2017@gmail.com to sign up.

Hopewell Variety Show:  Are you a musician, dancer, or actor?  Want to tell jokes, juggle, or show off some athletic skills? Now’s your chance to be in the spotlight! Hopewell’s annual Variety Show is scheduled for Friday, January 26th at 6:30 p.m. at Pleasant Valley High School. Rehearsal will take place at Hopewell on Thursday, January 18 with time slots between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Click here for the registration form. Registrations are due no later than Friday, January 12th.

World Culture Night:  Hopewell needs you to help make our 1st World Culture Night on February 23rd a success! We’re hoping you would like to showcase a country of which you’re familiar. Click here to learn how you can help with presentations, dances, games and food, or email Maria Baig at mariaomer@yahoo.com.

Athletics and Activities

Children’s Theatre WorkshopsOn Saturday, January 6th, your child has the chance to attend theatre workshops taught by PVHS students and staff. Come learn about the different aspects of theatre, including acting, musical theatre, dance, stage combat, improvisation, makeup, hair, costumes, lighting, and more! There will be a showcase displaying your child’s work before the performance of Little Red Robin Hood, which children and their families are invited to attend.

The $25 fee includes workshop registration, a performance opportunity, a t-shirt, and admission to the 1:00 p.m. performance of Little Red Robin Hood. Please click here to read more about this event and to register.

Iowa Children’s Choice Award Battle of the Books:  Hopewell students in 4th-6th grade are invited to participate in the Battle of the Books competition. Using the Iowa Children’s Choice Award list (see attached list), teams of students will have the opportunity to compete in a local, district, and regional event. Here’s how:

  • Students form teams of three. Team members may be any combination of 4th, 5th, or 6th grade Hopewell students. (Student may begin signing up on Monday, December 18th).
  • Local Competition: Registered teams will compete in a Hopewell battle. This round will be 25 written questions and take place on February 15, 2018 during the school day in the library
  • District Competition: The top two scoring teams from our Hopewell competition will then compete with the top two teams from Riverdale Heights, Pleasant View and Cody.  This trivia style round of competition will be held at Bettendorf Public Library on Monday, March 5 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Regional Competition:  The district competition winner will compete with teams from North Scott, Davenport, Durant, Walcott, Bettendorf, West Liberty, and Calamus-Wheatland schools. The Eastern Iowa Battle of the Books Final is scheduled for Saturday, April 7 at 10 a.m. at the Davenport Eastern Library.

By signing the contract, students agree they will:

  • Be available for the above 3 dates.
  • Not switch team members after submitting the team form.
  • Work together as a team.
  • Speak highly of each other.
  • Communicate with each other as they set goals and work together to meet team goals.
  • Be positive and strive to do their very best.
  • Seek answers as a team from Mrs. Bachtel.

Hopewell Spelling Bee: The Hopewell Spelling Bee will be held on January 18th in the Library at 3:15 p.m. Interested participants should complete this permission form and return it to school by January 12, 2018. Practice lists are available in the office, and a list of practice words by grade is attached here. The winner will represent Hopewell in the regional spelling bee at Augustana College on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018. Good Luck, Spellers!

Community Opportunities

Film ScreeningThe Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (MBAEA), located at 729 21st St, Bettendorf, IA 52722, is hosting a free screening of the award-winning documentary, Swim Team, on Thursday, January 25th, 2018. The MBAEA’s adThe filmmaker, Lara Stolman, will be in attendance to present the film, which revolves around young men with autism and the competitive swim team they create. This is a free event sponsored by the Family & Educator Partnership. Registration is required. Click here for more information and to register.

 

Pleasant View

Announcements

Winter Break Reminder: The last day of classes before Winter Break is Friday, December 22nd. Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 3rd. Enjoy your time off, and please remember to stay safe!

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale: Get your newest Spartan apparel with the Athletic Boosters Winter Clothing Sale!  Take 20% off purchases of $75.00 or more now through Christmas Day.  The store will be open for the home basketball game on December 15th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. (enter through Activity Entrance). Contact Kris with questions at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

Amazon Smile (smile.amazon.com):   Do you shop on Amazon?  Please consider selecting “Pleasant View School PTA” as your charity.  It’s a simple and automatic way to support the PTA.

Winter Volleyball Clinics:  The High School Volleyball Program is holding winter volleyball clinics for students currently in K-3rd grade.  Click here for a paper registration or register online at https://pleasval.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=athletics.

Give Kids a Smile Dental Program: The Bethany Give Kids A Smile Dental Program  is offering its free dental care to students that qualify at Pleasant View on January 24th, 2018.  Please click here to view the attachments that explain the qualifications.  This service may be used to complete the kindergarten dental screening requirement. Please contact Nurse Jennifer Hanson at hansonjennifer@pleasval.k12.ia.us if you have questions about this program.  Forms should be turned in no later than January 5th.

Upcoming Events

Winter Parties: Friday, December 22nd:  Classroom Winter Parties @ 2:30 p.m.

Family Movie Night:  Friday, January 5th at 7:00 p.m.:  Join your PLV friends for movie night in the gym!  The students voted this week on what movie will be shown and the landslide winner is LEGO BATMAN!

Whiffle Ball TournamentAttention: students in grades 3-12 and adults, on Saturday, December 30th, there will be a whiffle ball tournament at Pleasant Valley Junior High. All proceeds will go to PV Baseball. The deadline to sign up is December 19th. Don’t miss your chance to play! Click here for more information, and contact Erick Graham at pvwiffleball2017@gmail.com to sign up.

Athletics and Activities

Children’s Theatre WorkshopsOn Saturday, January 6th, your child has the chance to attend theatre workshops taught by PVHS students and staff. Come learn about the different aspects of theatre, including acting, musical theatre, dance, stage combat, improvisation, makeup, hair, costumes, lighting, and more! There will be a showcase displaying your child’s work before the performance of Little Red Robin Hood, which children and their families are invited to attend.

The $25 fee includes workshop registration, a performance opportunity, a t-shirt, and admission to the 1:00 p.m. performance of Little Red Robin Hood. Please click here to read more about this event and to register.

Community Opportunities

Film ScreeningThe Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (MBAEA), located at 729 21st St, Bettendorf, IA 52722, is hosting a free screening of the award-winning documentary, Swim Team, on Thursday, January 25th, 2018. The MBAEA’s adThe filmmaker, Lara Stolman, will be in attendance to present the film, which revolves around young men with autism and the competitive swim team they create. This is a free event sponsored by the Family & Educator Partnership. Registration is required. Click here for more information and to register.

 

Riverdale Heights

Announcements

Winter Break Reminder:  The last day of classes before Winter Break is Friday, December 22nd. Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 3rd. Enjoy your time off, and please remember to stay safe!

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale: Get your newest Spartan apparel with the Athletic Boosters Winter Clothing Sale!  Take 20% off purchases of $75.00 or more now through Christmas Day.  The store will be open for the home basketball game on December 15th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. (enter through Activity Entrance). Contact Kris with questions at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

Variety ShowRegistration for the Riverdale Heights Variety Show is now open! The Variety Show will be held on Friday, February 2nd, 6:30 p.m. at Pleasant Valley High School. Please note we are limiting the number of acts this year to 35, and will be on first come, first serve basis. Come out and show us your talent! Please go the Riverdale Heights PTA page (www.riverdaleheightspta.com) for more information. Registration will close on Friday 1/5. Click here to register!

Give Kids a Smile Dental Program:  The Bethany Give Kids a Smile Dental Program is offering its free dental care to students that qualify at Riverdale Heights on January 24th, 2018.  Please click here to view the attachments that explain the qualifications. This service may be used to fulfill the kindergarten dental screening requirement if you meet the qualifications. Please contact school nurse Stacy Schick at schickstacy@pleasval.k12.ia.us if you have questions about this program.  Forms should be turned in no later than January 5th.

Winter Volleyball Clinics:  The High School Volleyball Program is holding winter volleyball clinics for students currently in K-3rd grade.  Click here for a paper registration or register online at https://pleasval.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=athletics.

Gifts for Teachers:  A tree has been placed in the atrium of Riverdale Heights with paper ornaments containing requests from classroom and special area teachers for items they can use in their rooms or programs. If you were thinking of giving a gift to your child’s teacher, please consider taking an ornament off the tree. If you have any questions or are not able to make it to school to pick up an ornament, please feel free to contact Tracie Necker at tlnecker2@msn.com. Thank you for supporting Riverdale Heights teachers and students!

Support your PTA: If you are planning on giving a gift card this holiday season, please consider purchasing one through the Riverdale Heights PTA’s Scrip program. Click here to purchase gift cards.

Upcoming Events

Winter Parties: Friday, December 22nd:  Classroom Winter Parties @ 2:30 p.m.

Whiffle Ball TournamentAttention: students in grades 3-12 and adults, on Saturday, December 30th, there will be a whiffle ball tournament at Pleasant Valley Junior High. All proceeds will go to PV Baseball. The deadline to sign up is December 19th. Don’t miss your chance to play! Click here for more information, and contact Erick Graham at pvwiffleball2017@gmail.com to sign up.

Athletics and Activities

Children’s Theatre WorkshopsOn Saturday, January 6th, your child has the chance to attend theatre workshops taught by PVHS students and staff. Come learn about the different aspects of theatre, including acting, musical theatre, dance, stage combat, improvisation, makeup, hair, costumes, lighting, and more! There will be a showcase displaying your child’s work before the performance of Little Red Robin Hood, which children and their families are invited to attend.

The $25 fee includes workshop registration, a performance opportunity, a t-shirt, and admission to the 1:00 p.m. performance of Little Red Robin Hood. Please click here to read more about this event and to register.

Community Opportunities

Film ScreeningThe Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (MBAEA), located at 729 21st St, Bettendorf, IA 52722, is hosting a free screening of the award-winning documentary, Swim Team, on Thursday, January 25th, 2018. The MBAEA’s adThe filmmaker, Lara Stolman, will be in attendance to present the film, which revolves around young men with autism and the competitive swim team they create. This is a free event sponsored by the Family & Educator Partnership. Registration is required. Click here for more information and to register.

 

PVJH

Announcements

Winter Break Reminder: The last day of classes before Winter Break is Friday, December 22nd. Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 3rd. Enjoy your time off, and please remember to stay safe!

Reminders

  • If your student needs to be dismissed early from class for any reason, please send a written note to the attendance secretary on the morning of the appointment. Please include date, time and reason for the dismissal so that your child will have a pass to be excused from class. Texting your child does not count as a note for the office. This is designed to limit the number of phone calls to classrooms, as well as for the accountability of your student. Thank you for your cooperation.
  • When dropping students off in the morning, please pull to the end of the drop off area so the line does not get backed up.  Class starts at 7:34 a.m., so if the student is not in the classroom they are counted tardy.
  • As the weather begins to get colder, keep in mind that the building does not open until 7:00 a.m. Please make sure your students are dressed for the cold if they will be waiting outside in the mornings.

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale: Get your Spartan apparel with the Athletic Boosters Winter Clothing Sale!  Take 20% off purchases of $75.00 or more now through Christmas Day.  The store will be open for the home basketball game on December 15th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. (enter through Activity Entrance).  Contact Kris with questions at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

Upcoming Events

Whiffle Ball TournamentAttention: students in grades 3-12 and adults, on Saturday, December 30th, there will be a whiffle ball tournament at Pleasant Valley Junior High. All proceeds will go to PV Baseball. The deadline to sign up is December 19th. Don’t miss your chance to play! Click here for more information, and contact Erick Graham at pvwiffleball2017@gmail.com to sign up.

Community Opportunities

Film ScreeningThe Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (MBAEA), located at 729 21st St, Bettendorf, IA 52722, is hosting a free screening of the award-winning documentary, Swim Team, on Thursday, January 25th, 2018. The MBAEA’s adThe filmmaker, Lara Stolman, will be in attendance to present the film, which revolves around young men with autism and the competitive swim team they create. This is a free event sponsored by the Family & Educator Partnership. Registration is required. Click here for more information and to register.

 

PVHS

Announcements

Winter Break Reminder: The last day of classes before Winter Break is Friday, December 22nd. Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 3rd. Enjoy your time off, and please remember to stay safe!

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale: Get your newest Spartan apparel with the Athletic Boosters Winter Clothing Sale!  Take 20% off purchases of $75.00 or more now through Christmas Day.  The store will be open for the home basketball game on December 15th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. (enter through Activity Entrance). Contact Kris with questions at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

Upcoming Events

Whiffle Ball TournamentAttention: students in grades 3-12 and adults, on Saturday, December 30th, there will be a whiffle ball tournament at Pleasant Valley Junior High. All proceeds will go to PV Baseball. The deadline to sign up is December 19th. Don’t miss your chance to play! Click here for more information, and contact Erick Graham at pvwiffleball2017@gmail.com to sign up.

Athletics and Activities

Activity Parking at PVHS: The one-way drive in front of PVHS is for student drop off and pick up only.  Unoccupied cars parked along the drive will be ticketed.  The one-way drive will close at 6:30 p.m. on activity nights.  Please consider using the new east parking lot (Lot D) when attending events.  This lot is located through the entrance to Scott Community College off of Belmont Road.  Signs in the lot will direct you to enter PVHS through Door S7 (Music Entrance). There will be handicap parking spots in the West lot and Door W1 will be open for entry.  Click here to view a map of the PVHS campus and parking lots.  Thank you for your flexibility and understanding as construction continues at PVHS.

Community Opportunities

Film ScreeningThe Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (MBAEA), located at 729 21st St, Bettendorf, IA 52722, is hosting a free screening of the award-winning documentary, Swim Team, on Thursday, January 25th, 2018. The MBAEA’s adThe filmmaker, Lara Stolman, will be in attendance to present the film, which revolves around young men with autism and the competitive swim team they create. This is a free event sponsored by the Family & Educator Partnership. Registration is required. Click here for more information and to register.

#SPARTANNATION DECEMBER 8, 2017

Posted December 8th, 2017

Bridgeview

Announcements

Hat, Scarf, and Mitten Tree: It’s the last week to donate to the Hat, Scarf, and Mitten Tree!  All items donated will be given to needy families in the community.  Items will need to be placed on the tree by December 13th and will be picked up on December 14th.  Thank you!

The Pulse: Read Bridgeview PTA’s December 8th issue of The Pulse here.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 12th:

  • PTA Meeting – 6:00 p.m.

Athletics and Activities

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale: Get your newest Spartan apparel at the Athletic Boosters Christmas Clothing Sale!  Take 20% off purchases of $75.00 or more now through Christmas Day.  The store will be open for the home basketball games on December 8th and December 15th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. (enter through Activity Entrance) and on Saturday, December 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (enter through pool lobby Door N9).  Contact Kris with questions at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

Activity Parking at PVHS: The one-way drive in front of PVHS is for student drop off and pick up only.  Unoccupied cars parked along the drive will be ticketed.  The one-way drive will close at 6:30 p.m. on activity nights.  Please consider using the new east parking lot (Lot D) when attending events.  This lot is located through the entrance to Scott Community College off of Belmont Road.  Signs in the lot will direct you to enter PVHS through Door S7 (Music Entrance). There will be handicap parking spots in the West lot and Door W1 will be open for entry.  Click here to view a map of the PVHS campus and parking lots.  Thank you for your flexibility and understanding as construction continues at PVHS.

 

Cody

Announcements

PTA Meeting Date Change:  The next Cody PTA meeting is now on Monday, December 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cody Library.  Please note – this is a date change from the district calendar.  Dr. Spelhaug will be at the meeting to discuss the proposal for the Forest Grove Elementary school.  The PTA urges you to attend and get questions answered.  As always, free childcare is provided.

Dress-up Days: Cody will have school dress up days next week (12/11-12/15) to celebrate all the toys, books, and money the students have donated so far for the fundraisers, Alive in Me & Project Jack!

  • Monday: Christmas hat/reindeer antlers/holiday related hats
  • Tuesday: Twin Day (doesn’t have to be holiday related)
  • Wednesday: Ugly Sweater
  • Thursday: Winter Program
  • Friday: Star Wars (opening night for new movie is Thursday, Dec. 14!)

Cody Winter Programs: The Cody Winter Programs will be hosted on December 14th at two different times to accommodate the large crowds.  The 9:00 a.m. performance will be for students with last names starting A-K, and the 1:00 p.m. performance will be for students with last names starting with L-Z.  Click here for more information on parking and arrival on December 14th.  See you there!

Cody Spelling Bee: The Cody Spelling Bee will be held on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 3:15 p.m. in the library.  Students in 3rd-6th grade are allowed to participate, and the winner will represent Cody in the regional spelling bee at Augustana College on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018. Stop in the office for a permission form and a list of words to study.

Upcoming Events

Friday, December 22nd:

  • Classroom Holiday Parties @ 2:30 p.m.

Monday, December 25th – Tuesday, January 2nd:

  • Winter Break

Wednesday, January 3rd:

  • School Resumes

Athletics and Activities

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale: Get your newest Spartan apparel at the Athletic Boosters Christmas Clothing Sale!  Take 20% off purchases of $75.00 or more now through Christmas Day.  The store will be open for the home basketball games on December 8th and December 15th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. (enter through Activity Entrance) and on Saturday, December 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (enter through pool lobby Door N9).  Contact Kris with questions at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

Activity Parking at PVHS: The one-way drive in front of PVHS is for student drop off and pick up only.  Unoccupied cars parked along the drive will be ticketed.  The one-way drive will close at 6:30 p.m. on activity nights.  Please consider using the new east parking lot (Lot D) when attending events.  This lot is located through the entrance to Scott Community College off of Belmont Road.  Signs in the lot will direct you to enter PVHS through Door S7 (Music Entrance). There will be handicap parking spots in the West lot and Door W1 will be open for entry.  Click here to view a map of the PVHS campus and parking lots.  Thank you for your flexibility and understanding as construction continues at PVHS.

 

Hopewell

Announcements

First Lego League, JR. Expo: The 4 JrFLL teams will be showing their creation this Saturday, December 9th, at the Putnam Museum.  Come see your classmates and what they built!  Kickoff will be at 12:40 p.m. and clean-up starts around 2:15 p.m.

PTA Meeting Change: The PTA meeting on December 14th is changing from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 a.m.  Mrs. Zupancic will be there to discuss the Spartan Safe Snack list.  Hope to see you in the morning on Thursday, December 14th!

Hopewell Variety Show: Are you a musician, dancer, or actor?  Want to tell jokes, juggle, or show off some athletic skills? Now’s your chance to be in the spotlight! Hopewell’s annual Variety Show is scheduled for Friday, January 26th at 6:30 p.m. at Pleasant Valley High School. Rehearsal will take place at Hopewell on Thursday, January 18 with time slots between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Click here to register. Registrations are due no later than Friday, January 12th.

Cursive Club: A new weekly before school club is starting at Hopewell!  Beginning on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018, the Cursive Club will meet in the library at 7:45-8:15 a.m. each week to learn the art of cursive.  If your 3rd-6th grader is interested, please click here for registration details.

Visiting Author: Hopewell will be visited by author Sarah Weeks on April 19th, 2018!  If you would like her to autograph a copy of one of her wonderful books, you will need to provide the book.  Start watching book orders or checking bookstores!  Her books make great stocking stuffers!

Athletics and Activities

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale: Get your newest Spartan apparel at the Athletic Boosters Christmas Clothing Sale!  Take 20% off purchases of $75.00 or more now through Christmas Day.  The store will be open for the home basketball games on December 8th and December 15th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. (enter through Activity Entrance) and on Saturday, December 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (enter through pool lobby Door N9).  Contact Kris with questions at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

Activity Parking at PVHS: The one-way drive in front of PVHS is for student drop off and pick up only.  Unoccupied cars parked along the drive will be ticketed.  The one-way drive will close at 6:30 p.m. on activity nights.  Please consider using the new east parking lot (Lot D) when attending events.  This lot is located through the entrance to Scott Community College off of Belmont Road.  Signs in the lot will direct you to enter PVHS through Door S7 (Music Entrance). There will be handicap parking spots in the West lot and Door W1 will be open for entry.  Click here to view a map of the PVHS campus and parking lots.  Thank you for your flexibility and understanding as construction continues at PVHS.

 

Pleasant View

Announcements

December PTA Meeting: Please join Pleasant View at the next PTA meeting on Monday, December 11th at 9: 00 a.m. in the cafeteria.  The agenda for the meeting can be found on the PTA website, along with the November minutes for review.

Give Kids a Smile Dental Program: The Bethany Give Kids A Smile Dental Program  is offering its free dental care to students that qualify at Pleasant View on January 24th, 2018.  Please click here to view the attachments that explain the qualifications.  This service may be used to complete the kindergarten dental screening requirement. Please contact Nurse Jennifer Hanson at hansonjennifer@pleasval.k12.ia.us if you have questions about this program.  Forms should be turned in no later than January 5th.

Athletics and Activities

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale: Get your Spartan apparel with the Athletic Boosters Christmas Clothing Sale!  Take 20% off purchases of $75.00 or more now through Christmas Day.  The store will be open for the home basketball games on December 8th and December 15th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. (enter through Activity Entrance) and on Saturday, December 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (enter through pool lobby Door N9).  Contact Kris with questions at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

Activity Parking at PVHS: The one-way drive in front of PVHS is for student drop off and pick up only.  Unoccupied cars parked along the drive will be ticketed.  The one-way drive will close at 6:30 p.m. on activity nights.  Please consider using the new east parking lot (Lot D) when attending events.  This lot is located through the entrance to Scott Community College off of Belmont Road.  Signs in the lot will direct you to enter PVHS through Door S7 (Music Entrance). There will be handicap parking spots in the West lot and Door W1 will be open for entry.  Click here to view a map of the PVHS campus and parking lots.  Thank you for your flexibility and understanding as construction continues at PVHS.

 

Riverdale Heights

Announcements

Winter Program: The Riverdale Heights Winter Program is next week!  There are two performance times on December 15th, one at 9:00 a.m. for families of students with last names starting with A-J, and one at 1:00 p.m. for families of students with last names starting with K-Z.  Click here for information on the Crow Creek Park Shuttle Service being offered this year.

Variety ShowRegistration for the Riverdale Heights Variety Show is now open! The Variety Show will be held on Friday, February 2nd, 6:30 p.m. at Pleasant Valley High School. Please note we are limiting the number of acts this year to 35, and will be on first come, first serve basis. Come out and show us your talent! Please go the Riverdale Heights PTA page (www.riverdaleheightspta.com) for more information. Registration will be opens 12/8 and will close on Friday 1/5. Click here to register!

Upcoming Events

Friday, December 22nd:

  • Classroom Winter Parties @ 2:30 p.m.

Athletics and Activities

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale: Get your Spartan apparel with the Athletic Boosters Christmas Clothing Sale!  Take 20% off purchases of $75.00 or more now through Christmas Day.  The store will be open for the home basketball games on December 8th and December 15th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. (enter through Activity Entrance) and on Saturday, December 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (enter through pool lobby Door N9).  Contact Kris with questions at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

Activity Parking at PVHS: The one-way drive in front of PVHS is for student drop off and pick up only.  Unoccupied cars parked along the drive will be ticketed.  The one-way drive will close at 6:30 p.m. on activity nights.  Please consider using the new east parking lot (Lot D) when attending events.  This lot is located through the entrance to Scott Community College off of Belmont Road.  Signs in the lot will direct you to enter PVHS through Door S7 (Music Entrance). There will be handicap parking spots in the West lot and Door W1 will be open for entry.  Click here to view a map of the PVHS campus and parking lots.  Thank you for your flexibility and understanding as construction continues at PVHS.

 

PVJH

Announcements

Staff Appreciation Treat Day: PVJH needs your help with the staff appreciation treat day next week. Click here to see what you can provide to show PVJH staff how much they are appreciated!  Thank you!

Athletics and Activities

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale: Get your Spartan apparel with the Athletic Boosters Christmas Clothing Sale!  Take 20% off purchases of $75.00 or more now through Christmas Day.  The store will be open for the home basketball games on December 8th and December 15th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. (enter through Activity Entrance) and on Saturday, December 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (enter through pool lobby Door N9).  Contact Kris with questions at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

Activity Parking at PVHS: The one-way drive in front of PVHS is for student drop off and pick up only.  Unoccupied cars parked along the drive will be ticketed.  The one-way drive will close at 6:30 p.m. on activity nights.  Please consider using the new east parking lot (Lot D) when attending events.  This lot is located through the entrance to Scott Community College off of Belmont Road.  Signs in the lot will direct you to enter PVHS through Door S7 (Music Entrance). There will be handicap parking spots in the West lot and Door W1 will be open for entry.  Click here to view a map of the PVHS campus and parking lots.  Thank you for your flexibility and understanding as construction continues at PVHS.

 

PVHS

Announcements

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale: Get your Spartan apparel with the Athletic Boosters Christmas Clothing Sale!  Take 20% off purchases of $75.00 or more now through Christmas Day.  The store will be open for the home basketball games on December 8th and December 15th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. (enter through Activity Entrance) and on Saturday, December 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (enter through pool lobby Door N9).  Contact Kris with questions at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

Upcoming Events

Monday, December 11th:

  • PTA Meeting @ 5:30 p.m.
  • Choir Concert @ 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 12th

  • Drama Booster Meeting @ 6:00 p.m.

Athletics and Activities

Activity Parking at PVHS: The one-way drive in front of PVHS is for student drop off and pick up only.  Unoccupied cars parked along the drive will be ticketed.  The one-way drive will close at 6:30 p.m. on activity nights.  Please consider using the new east parking lot (Lot D) when attending events.  This lot is located through the entrance to Scott Community College off of Belmont Road.  Signs in the lot will direct you to enter PVHS through Door S7 (Music Entrance). There will be handicap parking spots in the West lot and Door W1 will be open for entry.  Click here to view a map of the PVHS campus and parking lots.  Thank you for your flexibility and understanding as construction continues at PVHS.

#SPARTANNATION DECEMBER 1, 2017

Posted December 1st, 2017

Bridgeview

Announcements

Early Dismissal: There will be an Early Dismissal on Wednesday, December 6th. Please plan accordingly!

Winter Program Reminder:  The December 7th Winter Program is approaching quickly and Bridgeview wants all guests to be prepared!  This year, there will be two performances in an effort to accommodate the large audience more comfortably.  Guests of students with a last name that begins with A-K are encouraged to attend our 9:00 a.m. performance, while guests of students with last names L-Z are encouraged to attend the 1:00 p.m. performance. Thank you in advance and see you on the 7th!

Hat, Scarf, and Mitten Tree: This winter, Bridgeview will have a hat, scarf and mitten tree that families can donate to!  All items will be given to needy families in the community.  Items will need to be placed on the tree by December 13th and will be picked up on December 14th.  Thank you!

The Pulse: Read Bridgeview PTA’s December 1st issue of The Pulse here.

Activity Parking at PVHS: The one way drive in front of PVHS is for student drop off and pick up only.  Unoccupied cars parked along the drive will be ticketed.  As winter sporting events and activities begin at PVHS, it’s important all lanes on the drive remain open.  Only team busses are allowed to park along the North side of the one way drive.  There will be handicap parking spots in the West lot and door W1 will be open for entry.  Thank you for your flexibility and understanding as construction continues at PVHS.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, December 6th:

  • Hour of Code: 1:30 p.m. for grades 3rd-6th

Thursday, December 7th:

  • Winter Program
    • 9:00 a.m. Last names beginning A-K
    • 1:00 p.m. Last names beginning L-Z
  • Orchestra /Choir Concert
    • 6:00 p.m. 6th Grade orchestra/choir concert @ HS

Friday, December 8th:

  • PTA Holiday Creations @6:30 p.m.

Athletics and Activities

Drama Club Fundraiser: Support the PV Drama Club by having dinner at Texas Roadhouse on Tuesday, December 5th from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  10% of your total food purchases will be donated to the fundraiser!  Bring this flyer with you to participate in the fundraiser.  See you there!

Community Opportunities

Bettendorf Public Library December Calendar: The Bettendorf Public Library has a month full of fun family activities! Click here to view the calendar.

Cody

Announcements

Early Dismissal: There will be an Early Dismissal on Wednesday, December 6th. Please plan accordingly!

Box Top Collection: Don’t forget to clip box tops over the next month!  When you turn in your box tops, include your name and there will be a drawing to give away three free movie tickets on the last day before Winter break.  Keep collecting!

Cody Winter Programs: The Cody Winter Programs will be hosted on December 14th at two different times to accommodate the large crowds.  The 9:00 a.m. performance will be for students with last names starting A-K, and the 1:00 p.m. performance will be for students with last names starting with L-Z.  Click here for more information on parking and arrival on December 14th.  See you there!

Activity Parking at PVHS: The one way drive in front of PVHS is for student drop off and pick up only.  Unoccupied cars parked along the drive will be ticketed.  As winter sporting events and activities begin at PVHS, it’s important all lanes on the drive remain open.  Only team busses are allowed to park along the North side of the one way drive.  There will be handicap parking spots in the West lot and door W1 will be open for entry.  Thank you for your flexibility and understanding as construction continues at PVHS.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, December 7th:

  • 6:00 p.m. 6th Grade Orchestra & Choir Concert @ PVHS

Friday, December 8th:

  • 2nd Grade trip to Bettendorf City Hall

Athletics and Activities

Drama Club Fundraiser: Support the PV Drama Club by having dinner at Texas Roadhouse on Tuesday, December 5th from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  10% of your total food purchases will be donated to the fundraiser!  Bring this flyer with you to participate in the fundraiser.  See you there!

Community Opportunities

Bettendorf Public Library December Calendar: The Bettendorf Public Library has a month full of fun family activities! Click here to view the calendar.

 

Hopewell

Announcements

Early Dismissal: There will be an Early Dismissal on Wednesday, December 6th. Please plan accordingly!

The Cursive Club: A new weekly, before school club is starting at Hopewell!  Beginning on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018, the Cursive Club will meet in the library from 7:45-8:15 a.m.  each week to learn the art of cursive.  If your 3rd-6th grader is interested, please click here for registration details.

Coffee with the Principal: Please join Mr. Welch and other Hopewell parents for Dunn Brothers coffee, casual conversations, and questions on Friday, December 8th, 8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. in the Hopewell cafeteria. Hope you can make it!

PTA Meeting Change: The PTA meeting on December 14th is changing from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 a.m.  Mrs. Zupancic will be there to discuss the Spartan Safe Snack list.  Hope to see you in the morning on Thursday, December 14th!

Activity Parking at PVHS: The one way drive in front of PVHS is for student drop off and pick up only.  Unoccupied cars parked along the drive will be ticketed.  As winter sporting events and activities begin at PVHS, it’s important all lanes on the drive remain open.  Only team busses are allowed to park along the North side of the one way drive.  There will be handicap parking spots in the West lot and door W1 will be open for entry.  Thank you for your flexibility and understanding as construction continues at PVHS.

Athletics and Activities

Drama Club Fundraiser: Support the PV Drama Club by having dinner at Texas Roadhouse on Tuesday, December 5th from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  10% of your total food purchases will be donated to the fundraiser!  Bring this flyer with you to participate in the fundraiser.  See you there!

Community Opportunities

Bettendorf Public Library December Calendar: The Bettendorf Public Library has a month full of fun family activities! Click here to view the calendar.

 

Pleasant View

Announcements

Early Dismissal: There will be an Early Dismissal on Wednesday, December 6th. Please plan accordingly!

Box Top Collection: Pleasant View will be collecting box tops on Friday, December 8th for the Box Tops for Education Program.  Please be sure to have the box tops you have collected sent in to your classroom by December 8th.    Each box top is worth 10 cents and goes towards funding key school programs and classroom needs.

Winter Program Shuttle:  Avoid worrying about parking at Pleasant View on the day of the Winter Program!  Invitations for the December 8th Winter Program Shuttle were sent home earlier this week with students, and are due to the Pleasant View office Monday, December 4th. Click here to access a copy of the invitation if needed.  Please call the office at 332-5575 with questions about riding the shuttle.

6th Grade Fundraising:  During the December 8th Winter Program, in both the morning and afternoon performances, water bottles will be sold by 6th grade students.  Each bottle is $1.00 and the profits made from the sales will go toward the 6th grade end of the year celebration, as well as gift to Pleasant View.

PTA Pajama Drive: The PTA Pajama Drive continues through December 8th.  All new pajamas are needed, but larger sizes (sizes 12-20) are encouraged. The pajamas are donated to several organizations throughout the Quad Cities. Pajamas may be placed in the gift boxes in each classroom.  Please contact Shannon Korczak at under_His_grace@hotmail.com with any questions.

PTA Minutes: Minutes from the November 13th PTA Meeting can be found and reviewed on the PTA Website.

Battle of the Books:  Pleasant View students in 4th-6th grade are invited to participate in a Battle of the Books style competition. Using the Iowa Children’s Choice Award list, teams of students will have the opportunity to compete in a local, district, and regional event. Team registration time has begun! Registration is encouraged prior to winter break. If your child is interested in participating, click here for more information or contact Mrs. Anderson, Teacher Librarian andersonbeverly@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Activity Parking at PVHS: The one way drive in front of PVHS is for student drop off and pick up only.  Unoccupied cars parked along the drive will be ticketed.  As winter sporting events and activities begin at PVHS, it’s important all lanes on the drive remain open.  Only team busses are allowed to park along the North side of the one way drive.  There will be handicap parking spots in the West lot and door W1 will be open for entry.  Thank you for your flexibility and understanding as construction continues at PVHS.

Athletics and Activities

Drama Club Fundraiser: Support the PV Drama Club by having dinner at Texas Roadhouse on Tuesday, December 5th from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  10% of your total food purchases will be donated to the fundraiser!  Bring this flyer with you to participate in the fundraiser.  See you there!

Community Opportunities

Bettendorf Public Library December Calendar: The Bettendorf Public Library has a month full of fun family activities! Click here to view the calendar.

 

Riverdale Heights

Announcements

Early Dismissal: There will be an Early Dismissal on Wednesday, December 6th. Please plan accordingly!

Holiday Program Seats and Parking:  Don’t get stuck parking a mile away and sitting in the back of the gym for this year’s Holiday Program on December 15th.  The PTA is selling packages that include 2 front row seats and 1 parking spot. We have 10 packages available – 5 for the morning program and 5 for the afternoon program. Cost is $100 per package.   All proceeds will be used to help fund future activities of Riverdale Heights students.  To reserve a package, please go to the PTA website, where you can fill out our easy reservation form.  Attach form and turn it in with your payment to the Riverdale Heights Office.  The only way to reserve a package is to submit this form with your payment.  These packages will go fast, so be sure to turn in your form and payment quickly! Deadline is Friday, December 8th.  Contact Paula Cockrell with questions at pmc@salzmanintl.com.

Activity Parking at PVHS: The one way drive in front of PVHS is for student drop off and pick up only.  Unoccupied cars parked along the drive will be ticketed.  As winter sporting events and activities begin at PVHS, it’s important all lanes on the drive remain open.  Only team busses are allowed to park along the North side of the one way drive.  There will be handicap parking spots in the West lot and door W1 will be open for entry.  Thank you for your flexibility and understanding as construction continues at PVHS.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 5th:

  • Spelling Bee @ 3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. for Grades 3rd – 6th

Friday, December 15th:

  • Winter Program – click here for Crow Creek Park Shuttle information
    • 9:00 a.m. for last names A-J
    • 1:00 p.m. for last names K-Z

Athletics and Activities

Drama Club Fundraiser: Support the PV Drama Club by having dinner at Texas Roadhouse on Tuesday, December 5th from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  10% of your total food purchases will be donated to the fundraiser!  Bring this flyer with you to participate in the fundraiser.  See you there!

Community Opportunities

Bettendorf Public Library December Calendar: The Bettendorf Public Library has a month full of fun family activities! Click here to view the calendar.

 

PVJH

Announcements

Early Dismissal: There will be an Early Dismissal on Wednesday, December 6th. Please plan accordingly!

December Advisor Challenge: The next advisor challenge will be a room decorating competition- similar to a door decorating competition, but with the whole classroom!  Students will start by helping their advisor class pick a theme to create a “Winter Wonderland” and bring in supplies from home. The advisor schedule on December 6th will be work time to decorate and put it all together.  Judges will be around on December 20th, and the winner will receive a classroom supply of hot cocoa and chocolate chip cookies!

Activity Parking at PVHS: The one way drive in front of PVHS is for student drop off and pick up only.  Unoccupied cars parked along the drive will be ticketed.  As winter sporting events and activities begin at PVHS, it’s important all lanes on the drive remain open.  Only team busses are allowed to park along the North side of the one way drive.  There will be handicap parking spots in the West lot and door W1 will be open for entry.  Thank you for your flexibility and understanding as construction continues at PVHS.

Athletics and Activities

Drama Club Fundraiser: Support the PV Drama Club by having dinner at Texas Roadhouse on Tuesday, December 5th from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  10% of your total food purchases will be donated to the fundraiser!  Bring this flyer with you to participate in the fundraiser.  See you there!

Community Opportunities

Bettendorf Public Library Teen Advisory Party: Have a hand in planning what happens for teens at the Bettendorf Public Library at the Teen Advisory Party on December 2nd!  Click here for full details.

PVHS

Announcements

Early Dismissal: There will be an Early Dismissal on Wednesday, December 6th. Please plan accordingly!

Activity Parking at PVHS: The one way drive in front of PVHS is for student drop off and pick up only.  Unoccupied cars parked along the drive will be ticketed.  As winter sporting events and activities begin at PVHS, it’s important all lanes on the drive remain open.  Only team busses are allowed to park along the North side of the one way drive.  There will be handicap parking spots in the West lot and door W1 will be open for entry.  Thank you for your flexibility and understanding as construction continues at PVHS.

Food for Thought from the Counseling Office:

Thoughts become words

Words become actions

Actions become habits

Habits become character

Character is everything

Upcoming Events

Friday, December 1st

  • 2Q Mid Term – Grades due by 4:00 p.m.

Monday, December 4th

  • Cider Pretzel Band Concert @ 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 5th

  • JH/HS Orchestra Concert @ 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 6th

  • High School Blood Drive@ 11:30 a.m.

Athletics and Activities

Drama Club Fundraiser: Support the PV Drama Club by having dinner at Texas Roadhouse on Tuesday, December 5th from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  10% of your total food purchases will be donated to the fundraiser!  Bring this flyer with you to participate in the fundraiser.  See you there!

#SPARTANNATION NOVEMBER 17, 2017

Posted November 17th, 2017

Bridgeview

Announcements

Thanksgiving Break: Don’t forget there will be no school starting Wednesday, November 22nd through Friday, November 24th for Thanksgiving Break!

The Pulse: Read Bridgeview PTA’s November 10th issue of The Pulse here.

Upcoming Events

Dental Bus: For those who signed up, the Dental Bus will be visiting Bridgeview on Monday, November 20th.

Robotics Showcase: The Pleasant Valley Robotics teams will be hosting a Robotics Showcase on November 19th at the Riverdale Heights gym from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.   This is an opportunity for the Jr. FLL and FLL teams (elementary and junior high teams) to display their projects.  Afterwards, there will be a robotics-inspired carnival for the students and all attendees.  All students are encouraged to attend to learn about robotics and different STEM classes and opportunities!

Athletics and Activities

PV X-plosion Softball: PV X-plosion 8U softball team is looking to expand and needs a few more girls to join them for the 2018 softball season.  Girls born in 2009 or 2010 are eligible and encouraged to try out.  Space is limited. Tryouts will be held Sunday, December 3rd 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Le Claire Recreation Center 429 North 3rd Street.  Preregistration is available at our website at www.pvxplosionsoftball.org.  For more details please contact Angela Stagg at 563-505-9075 or by email at ggatsangela@gmail.com.

Drama Club Fundraiser: Support the PV Drama Club by having dinner at Texas Roadhouse on Tuesday, December 5th from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  10% of your total food purchases will be donated to the fundraiser!  Bring this flyer with you to participate in the fundraiser.  See you there!

 

Cody

Announcements

Thanksgiving Break: Don’t forget there will be no school starting Wednesday, November 22nd through Friday, November 24th for Thanksgiving Break!

Safety and Accountability:  Please remember to contact the main office if your child has different after school plans other than their normal after school routine.  Cody takes this responsibility very seriously.  Please write a note in their student planner, call (563)332-0210, or email Mrs. Kipper, kipperjennifer@pleasval.k12.ia.us, or Mrs. Spinsby, spinsbyc@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Cody Winter Clothing:  There are only 5 days left to order your Cody Winter Clothing! Click here to check out the awesome merchandise you can order!  Store closes November 21st with an estimated ship date of December 7th.

Winter Weather Recess: Students will have outdoor recess when the temperature is 0-degrees or above.   If the temperature (wind-chill included) is less than 0 degrees, our students stay inside for recess.  When they do go outside, please make sure that your student(s) are dressed appropriately (coats, gloves or mittens, hats, and boots if necessary).  Your help in this matter is greatly appreciated!

Winter Program:  Cody will be having two performances for the Winter Program on December 14th.  Due to the number of family and friends who attended last year, two performance times will be offered.  The following system will be used to reduce the number of audience members in a given performance and therefore reduce the wait time and increase the seating availability.  Thank you!

  • Friends and family members of students whose last name begins with letters A – K will attend the morning performance at 9:00 a.m.
  • Friends and family members of students whose last name begins with letters L – Z will attend the afternoon performance at 1:00 p.m.

Upcoming Events

Bingo Family Night is TONIGHT Head to the Cody cafeteria for a FREE family bingo night tonight, November 17th!  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and games start at 6:15 p.m. Bring the whole family to play 10 games of bingo and win fun prizes!  Baked goods, treats, and drinks will be available for purchase.  Volunteers are needed to donate prizes and baked goods, as well as help run the event. Sign-up to volunteer at the event here.

Robotics Showcase: The Pleasant Valley Robotics teams will be hosting a Robotics Showcase on November 19th at the Riverdale Heights gym from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.   This is an opportunity for the Jr. FLL and FLL teams (elementary and junior high teams) to display their projects.  Afterwards, there will be a robotics-inspired carnival for the students and all attendees.  All students are encouraged to attend to learn about robotics and different STEM classes and opportunities!

Donuts with Dad:  Mark your calendars for Donuts with Dad on Friday, December 1st!  Doors open at 7:45 a.m.  See you there for sweet treats and fun times!

Athletics and Activities

PV X-plosion Softball: PV X-plosion 8U softball team is looking to expand and needs a few more girls to join them for the 2018 softball season.  Girls born in 2009 or 2010 are eligible and encouraged to try out.  Space is limited. Tryouts will be held Sunday, December 3rd 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Le Claire Recreation Center 429 North 3rd Street.  Preregistration is available at our website at www.pvxplosionsoftball.org.  For more details please contact Angela Stagg at 563-505-9075 or by email at ggatsangela@gmail.com.

Drama Club Fundraiser: Support the PV Drama Club by having dinner at Texas Roadhouse on Tuesday, December 5th from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  10% of your total food purchases will be donated to the fundraiser!  Bring this flyer with you to participate in the fundraiser.  See you there!

 

Hopewell

Announcements

Thanksgiving Break: Don’t forget there will be no school starting Wednesday, November 22nd through Friday, November 24th for Thanksgiving Break!

Request for Volunteers: Mississippi Bend AEA will be coming to Hopewell on November 30th to check hearing on students in grades K, 1, 2, 5 and all students new to the district.  Hopewell is in search of a volunteer to help throughout the day with coordinating and supervising student appointments. The hours of assistance would be from 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Please contact the school nurse at, Kim Zupanic at zupancickim@pleasval.k12.ia.us or 332-0250 if you are able to help during this time!

Hopewell Winter Program:  Friday, December 1st will be the Hopewell Winter Programs!  Hopewell will have two all school performances this year. The first performance will begin at 9:00 a.m. for families of students with last names that begin A-L.  The second performance will begin at 1:00 for students with last names that begin M-Z.  If possible, please have your student wear nice dress clothes to school that day.  The gym doors will open ½ hour before the performance allowing audience members to find seats. Parking will be available in the east side parking lot.  There will be additional parking on the cement on the playground.  Parking is prohibited in bus and fire lanes in front of the school.  The side doors and the playground doors will open for ease of entrance. If possible, please have your student wear nice dress clothes to school that day.  Click here to view the seating charts for the program day!

Upcoming Events

Robotics Showcase: The Pleasant Valley Robotics teams will be hosting a Robotics Showcase on November 19th at the Riverdale Heights gym from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.   This is an opportunity for the Jr. FLL and FLL teams (elementary and junior high teams) to display their projects.  Afterwards, there will be a robotics-inspired carnival for the students and all attendees.  All students are encouraged to attend to learn about robotics and different STEM classes and opportunities!

Athletics and Activities

PV X-plosion Softball: PV X-plosion 8U softball team is looking to expand and needs a few more girls to join them for the 2018 softball season.  Girls born in 2009 or 2010 are eligible and encouraged to try out.  Space is limited. Tryouts will be held Sunday, December 3rd 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Le Claire Recreation Center 429 North 3rd Street.  Preregistration is available at our website at www.pvxplosionsoftball.org.  For more details please contact Angela Stagg at 563-505-9075 or by email at ggatsangela@gmail.com.

Drama Club Fundraiser: Support the PV Drama Club by having dinner at Texas Roadhouse on Tuesday, December 5th from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  10% of your total food purchases will be donated to the fundraiser!  Bring this flyer with you to participate in the fundraiser.  See you there!

 

Pleasant View

Announcements

Thanksgiving Break: Don’t forget there will be no school starting Wednesday, November 22nd through Friday, November 24th for Thanksgiving Break!

PTA Pajama Drive:  It’s that time of year again when Spartans at Pleasant View show their generous spirit by donating new pajamas to our annual pajama drive!  All new pajamas are needed but larger sizes (sizes 12-20) are encouraged. The pajamas are donated to several organizations throughout the Quad Cities. Collection starts November 27th and ends December 8th.  Pajamas may be placed in the gift boxes in each classroom. Please contact Shannon Korczak at under_His_grace@hotmail.com with any questions.

3rd Grade Vision Exams:  Recent Iowa vision laws REQUIRE all 3rd graders to have a vision exam form on file in the health office. Please print this form and have it completed by an ophthalmologist, optometrist, pediatrician, family practice office, ARNP (nurse practitioner), physician assistant or photo vision screening by Iowa KidSight.  Acceptable screenings may also be available at free clinics, your local public health department or child care center. This exam and form must be completed and returned to the health office by December 15th. Thank you for helping create the best learning environment for your child. Please contact your child’s school nurse if you have questions or concerns.

Upcoming Events

Robotics Showcase: The Pleasant Valley Robotics teams will be hosting a Robotics Showcase on November 19th at the Riverdale Heights gym from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.   This is an opportunity for the Jr. FLL and FLL teams (elementary and junior high teams) to display their projects.  Afterwards, there will be a robotics-inspired carnival for the students and all attendees.  All students are encouraged to attend to learn about robotics and different STEM classes and opportunities!

Athletics and Activities

PV X-plosion Softball: PV X-plosion 8U softball team is looking to expand and needs a few more girls to join them for the 2018 softball season.  Girls born in 2009 or 2010 are eligible and encouraged to try out.  Space is limited. Tryouts will be held Sunday, December 3rd 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Le Claire Recreation Center 429 North 3rd Street.  Preregistration is available at our website at www.pvxplosionsoftball.org.  For more details please contact Angela Stagg at 563-505-9075 or by email at ggatsangela@gmail.com.

Drama Club Fundraiser: Support the PV Drama Club by having dinner at Texas Roadhouse on Tuesday, December 5th from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  10% of your total food purchases will be donated to the fundraiser!  Bring this flyer with you to participate in the fundraiser.  See you there!

 

Riverdale Heights

Announcements

Thanksgiving Break: Don’t forget there will be no school starting Wednesday, November 22nd through Friday, November 24th for Thanksgiving Break!

PTA Meeting NEW DATE:  Due to Thanksgiving, the November PTA meeting will be pushed back one week. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 28th, 6:30pm in the Library. Pizza will be provided and Dr. Spelhaug will be our guest speaker addressing zoning of the new Forest Grove Elementary School.

A Message from Principal Gertson: I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday and break with your children!  This marks such an exciting time to appreciate the gifts we have and extend help to others.  This year Riverdale Heights students and families contributed over 10,000 items to the Student Hunger Drive.  Thank you for your support of this event and for your support in the community.  The character of our students and community generosity shows we have much to be proud of at Riverdale Heights!

Weather/Parking Lot Procedures: With changes of weather occurring, it is a good time to revisit parking lot procedures.  Please adhere to the flow of traffic (shown here) and be mindful of others who are also waiting for their children.  Do not double park or block vehicles, and please make use of parking spots if you are coming into the building to meet your child.  Please refrain from cell phone usage, and use cross walks when entering the building.  Riverdale appreciates your efforts to follow these procedures and keep everyone safe.

Attendance: Please remember that attendance is an important factor in making sure students receive the instruction they need to make grade level progress.  Every child is expected to be in their seat, ready to learn at 8:30 a.m. each morning, and that vacations are scheduled around the school calendar whenever possible.  Strive for less than 5!

Upcoming Events

Robotics Showcase: The Pleasant Valley Robotics teams will be hosting a Robotics Showcase on November 19th at the Riverdale Heights gym from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.   This is an opportunity for the Jr. FLL and FLL teams (elementary and junior high teams) to display their projects.  Afterwards, there will be a robotics-inspired carnival for the students and all attendees.  All students are encouraged to attend to learn about robotics and different STEM classes and opportunities!

3rd – 6th Grade Spelling Bee:  Tuesday, December 5th from 3:15 – 4:30 p.m. in the Riverdale Heights Cafeteria will be the Spelling Bee!  Students who would like to participate in the spelling bee must turn in a permission slip to the front office or Mrs. Ahnquist by Friday, December 1st. Study list for the school bee can be picked up in Mrs. Ahnquist’s room.  The bee will be administered in a “spelldown” fashion. For more information and to see the official study resource, visit www.spellingbee.com and www.myspellit.com.  Contact Mrs. Ahnquist with questions at 563-332-0525 or ahnquisterin@pleasval.k12.ia.us.

Athletics and Activities

PV X-plosion Softball: PV X-plosion 8U softball team is looking to expand and needs a few more girls to join them for the 2018 softball season.  Girls born in 2009 or 2010 are eligible and encouraged to try out.  Space is limited. Tryouts will be held Sunday, December 3rd 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Le Claire Recreation Center 429 North 3rd Street.  Preregistration is available at our website at www.pvxplosionsoftball.org.  For more details please contact Angela Stagg at 563-505-9075 or by email at ggatsangela@gmail.com.

Drama Club Fundraiser: Support the PV Drama Club by having dinner at Texas Roadhouse on Tuesday, December 5th from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  10% of your total food purchases will be donated to the fundraiser!  Bring this flyer with you to participate in the fundraiser.  See you there!

 

PVJH

Announcements

Thanksgiving Break: Don’t forget there will be no school starting Wednesday, November 22nd through Friday, November 24th for Thanksgiving Break!

Basketball/Wrestling Concessions:  The JH only has one volunteer signed up to help with concessions the remainder of the basketball/wrestling season. If you have a couple of hours and can lend a hand, please sign up here!  … OR … If you can’t make it up to the JH to volunteer, please consider donating something to the concession stand by clicking here!

Upcoming Events

Robotics Showcase: The Pleasant Valley Robotics teams will be hosting a Robotics Showcase on November 19th at the Riverdale Heights gym from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.   This is an opportunity for the Jr. FLL and FLL teams (elementary and junior high teams) to display their projects.  Afterwards, there will be a robotics-inspired carnival for the students and all attendees.  All students are encouraged to attend to learn about robotics and different STEM classes and opportunities!

Athletics and Activities

Drama Club Fundraiser: Support the PV Drama Club by having dinner at Texas Roadhouse on Tuesday, December 5th from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  10% of your total food purchases will be donated to the fundraiser!  Bring this flyer with you to participate in the fundraiser.  See you there!

 

PVHS

Announcements

Thanksgiving Break: Don’t forget there will be no school starting Wednesday, November 22nd through Friday, November 24th for Thanksgiving Break!

2nd Quarter Mid-Term: The PVHS 2nd Quarter Mid-Term is Friday, December 1st.

Upcoming Events

Robotics Showcase: The Pleasant Valley Robotics teams will be hosting a Robotics Showcase on November 19th at the Riverdale Heights gym from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.   This is an opportunity for the Jr. FLL and FLL teams (elementary and junior high teams) to display their projects.  Afterwards, there will be a robotics-inspired carnival for the students and all attendees.  All students are encouraged to attend to learn about robotics and different STEM classes and opportunities!

Lunch & Learn: The next Lunch & Learn – Business will be hosted Wednesday, November 29th.  Hope to see you there!

Athletics and Activities

Drama Club Fundraiser: Support the PV Drama Club by having dinner at Texas Roadhouse on Tuesday, December 5th from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  10% of your total food purchases will be donated to the fundraiser!  Bring this flyer with you to participate in the fundraiser.  See you there!

Community Opportunities

Bettendorf Library Sexual Harassment Awareness Event:  The Bettendorf Public Library is hosting a program on sexual harassment awareness on Monday, November 27th at 7:00 p.m.  Parents and students are encouraged to attend to learn what sexual harassment is and how to report it.  Click here for more information.

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Bridgeview

Announcements

Bridgeview Winter Program: On December 7th, Bridgeview will be hosting their annual Winter Program!  This year, there will be two performances in an effort to accommodate the large audiences more comfortably. Guests of students with a last name that begins with A-K are encouraged to attend our 9:00 a.m. performance, while guests of students with last names L-Z are encouraged to attend the 1:00 p.m. performance. Thank you in advance for helping to make the program more enjoyable for all!

Bridgeview Holiday Webstore: Get your spirit wear to support the Spartans and the Bridgeview PTA at the Bridgeview Holiday Webstore! There are a variety of items – stocking caps, sweatshirts, PJ pants, drawstring bags, and so much more!  Webstore is open now until November 14th. Orders will arrive by the holidays and no orders will be accepted after the deadline.  Check it out here!

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale: The Athletic Boosters will be having their clothing sale this Saturday, November 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Please enter through the pool lobby door N9 (front of high school) as the store is near the gym.  Be sure to stop by and stock up on Spartan gear!  Questions please contact Kris at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

The Pulse: Read Bridgeview PTA’s November 10th issue of The Pulse here.

PV Official District Social Media: Don’t forget to stay up to date with all the amazing things our district is doing by following us on social media!  Follow our new district Twitter account under PleasantValleyCSD (handle @pleasvalcsd) and find us on Facebook under Pleasant Valley Community School District.

Upcoming Events

High School Robotics Showcase: The Pleasant Valley High School Robotics teams will be hosting a Robotics Showcase on November 19th at the Riverdale Heights gym from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Afterwards the team will host a robotics-inspired carnival for the students and all attendees.  Any and all students are encouraged to attend to learn about robotics and different STEM classes and opportunities!

  • Tuesday, November 14th – PTA meeting @ 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 15th – Final Bridgeview and Beyond
  • Thursday, November 16th – Opus Honor Choir Concert at Iowa State University
  • Saturday, November 18th – PTA Vendor Fair from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Community Opportunities

Figge Family Day: Head to the Figge Art Museum for their Family Day on November 18th! There are scheduled activities from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and admission is free all day.  Click here to learn more about this event!

 

Cody

Announcements

Cody Health Office Donations:  Please consider donating stretchy waist pants/leggings that your child has outgrown to the Cody Health Office. They are in need of boys and girls bottoms to loan our students who have spills, accidents or playground mishaps during the school day. Students could use sizes 5-12. Thank you for keeping this in mind and for your donations!

A.M. Drop-off and Parking:

  • Drop-off: If you are dropping your child off to school and do not intend to park, please form a single file line along the curb of the stacking lane.  As you approach the light pole just past the dumpster corral, you should begin to form two lanes.  Lane 1 drops on the sidewalk immediately adjacent to the building.  Lane one vehicles should begin having their children exit the car (sidewalk side door only!) just past the access drive to the playground.  At no time should you drop past the crosswalk near the median for lane 1. Lane 2 drops on the concrete median (median side door only) and the children walk to the crosswalk adjacent to the entry door.  Please have your children ready to unload as you approach the drop areas.  After you have dropped your child, lane 1 and lane 2 need to work together to allow the car adjacent to you to exit either left or right on to Territorial Rd.
  • Parking:  if you are parking to enter the school please note the one way entry immediately before the start of the stacking lanes.  After parking, please use the crosswalk that is just past the storage shed. Vehicles in the stacking lanes should not block the crossing lane!  In order to leave, please merge into stacking lane 2 and follow the exit instructions from above.

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale: The Athletic Boosters will be having their clothing sale this Saturday, November 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Please enter through the pool lobby door N9 (front of high school) as the store is near the gym.  Be sure to stop by and stock up on Spartan gear!  Questions please contact Kris at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

PV Official District Social Media: Don’t forget to stay up to date with all the amazing things our district is doing by following us on social media!  Follow our new district Twitter account under PleasantValleyCSD (handle @pleasvalcsd) and find us on Facebook under Pleasant Valley Community School District.

Upcoming Events

PTA Meeting: Join us in the Cody library on Monday, November 13th at 6:30 p.m. for the next PTA Meeting! Come to learn more about upcoming events and purchases for the school.

Cody Skate Party: Get ready for the next Cody Skate Party on Tuesday, November 14th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Eldridge Skate Park!  The cost is $3/skater and an additional $1.50 to rent skates. Anyone is welcome to skate, but please remember this is not a drop-off event.  Thank you!

Bingo Family Night:  Head to the Cody cafeteria on Friday, November 17th for a FREE family bingo night!  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and games start at 6:15 p.m. Bring the whole family to play 10 games of bingo and win fun prizes!  Baked goods, treats, and drinks will be available for purchase.  Volunteers are needed to donate prizes and baked goods, as well as help run the event. Sign-up to volunteer at the event here.

High School Robotics Showcase: The Pleasant Valley High School Robotics teams will be hosting a Robotics Showcase on November 19th at the Riverdale Heights gym from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Afterwards the team will host a robotics-inspired carnival for the students and all attendees.  Any and all students are encouraged to attend to learn about robotics and different STEM classes and opportunities!

Community Opportunities

Figge Family Day: Head to the Figge Art Museum for their Family Day on November 18th! There are scheduled activities from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and admission is free all day.  Click here to learn more about this event!

 

Hopewell

Announcements

Hopewell Winter Program:  Friday, December 1st will be the Hopewell Winter Programs!  Hopewell will have two all school performances this year. The first performance will begin at 9:00 a.m. for families of students with last names that begin A-L.  The second performance will begin at 1:00 p.m. for students with last names that begin M-Z.  If possible, please have your student wear nice dress clothes to school that day.  The gym doors will open ½ hour before the performance allowing audience members to find seats. Parking will be available in the east side parking lot.  There will be additional parking on the cement on the playground.  Parking is prohibited in bus and fire lanes in front of the school.  The side doors and the playground doors will be open for ease of entrance.  Have a wonderful holiday season and see you on Friday December 1, 2017!

Hopewell Harvest New Record: The Hopewell Harvest bills have been paid and all deposits have been made. Drum roll please…this year has reached a new record. Hopewell Harvest raised $26,186.75!! This is over $1,000 more than anticipated! Absolutely amazing!  There are a lot of things needed at Hopewell and this money makes it possible.  Click here to read the official message!

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale: The Athletic Boosters will be having their clothing sale this Saturday, November 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Please enter through the pool lobby door N9 (front of high school) as the store is near the gym.  Be sure to stop by and stock up on Spartan gear!  Questions please contact Kris at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

PV Official District Social Media: Don’t forget to stay up to date with all the amazing things our district is doing by following us on social media!  Follow our new district Twitter account under PleasantValleyCSD (handle @pleasvalcsd) and find us on Facebook under Pleasant Valley Community School District.

Upcoming Events

Family Activity Night: Join other Hopewell families for a night of pizza, bracelet making, and other activities tonight, November 10th!  Bring your rubber-band bracelet making kits and join the fun! Activity Night goes from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Book Fair: The Book Fair will be in the cafeteria from 3:30-7:00pm on Tuesday, November 14.  Stop by and shop!

PTA Meeting: Please join us for our November PTA meeting on Thursday, November 16th, at 9:00 a.m.  Many topics will be discussed, including the future Forest Grove Elementary School with Dr. Spelhaug, Superintendent.  Hope you can make it!

Donuts with Dad: Donuts with Dad is coming up on Friday, November 17th, from 7:30-8:20 a.m.  Hope to see you there!

High School Robotics Showcase: The Pleasant Valley High School Robotics teams will be hosting a Robotics Showcase on November 19th at the Riverdale Heights gym from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Afterwards the team will host a robotics-inspired carnival for the students and all attendees.  Any and all students are encouraged to attend to learn about robotics and different STEM classes and opportunities!

Community Opportunities

Figge Family Day: Head to the Figge Art Museum for their Family Day on November 18th! There are scheduled activities from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and admission is free all day.  Click here to learn more about this event!

 

Pleasant View

Announcements

NEW TIME – PTA Meeting: The Pleasant View PTA Meeting on Monday, November 13 will now be at 6:30 p.m. in the library. The minutes from the October meeting and the agenda for November can be found on our website.

Reminder – after analyzing the PTA survey results, some of the PTA meeting times have changed. Please review the new schedule.

  • Monday, November 13, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. Library
  • Monday, December 11, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. Cafeteria
  • Monday January 8, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. Library
  • Monday, February 12, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. Cafeteria
  • Monday, March 5, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. Library
  • Monday, April 9, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. Cafeteria
  • Monday, May 14, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. Library

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale: The Athletic Boosters will be having their clothing sale this Saturday, November 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Please enter through the pool lobby door N9 (front of high school) as the store is near the gym.  Be sure to stop by and stock up on Spartan gear!  Questions please contact Kris at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

PV Official District Social Media: Don’t forget to stay up to date with all the amazing things our district is doing by following us on social media!  Follow our new district Twitter account under PleasantValleyCSD (handle @pleasvalcsd) and find us on Facebook under Pleasant Valley Community School District.

Upcoming Events

High School Robotics Showcase: The Pleasant Valley High School Robotics teams will be hosting a Robotics Showcase on November 19th at the Riverdale Heights gym from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Afterwards the team will host a robotics-inspired carnival for the students and all attendees.  Any and all students are encouraged to attend to learn about robotics and different STEM classes and opportunities!

Community Opportunities

Figge Family Day: Head to the Figge Art Museum for their Family Day on November 18th! There are scheduled activities from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and admission is free all day.  Click here to learn more about this event!

 

Riverdale Heights

Announcements

5th Grade Human Growth and Development: On November 17th, 20th, and 21st, 5th grade students will attend three 45 minute informational sessions about Human Growth and Development.  To learn more about what content will be presented, and how to prepare, click here.

PTA Meeting NEW DATE: Due to Thanksgiving, our November PTA meeting will be pushed back one week. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 28th, 6:30 p.m. in the Library. Pizza will be provided!

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale: The Athletic Boosters will be having their clothing sale this Saturday, November 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Please enter through the pool lobby door N9 (front of high school) as the store is near the gym.  Be sure to stop by and stock up on Spartan gear!  Questions please contact Kris at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

PV Official District Social Media: Don’t forget to stay up to date with all the amazing things our district is doing by following us on social media!  Follow our new district Twitter account under PleasantValleyCSD (handle @pleasvalcsd) and find us on Facebook under Pleasant Valley Community School District.

Upcoming Events

High School Robotics Showcase: The Pleasant Valley High School Robotics teams will be hosting a Robotics Showcase on November 19th at the Riverdale Heights gym from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Afterwards the team will host a robotics-inspired carnival for the students and all attendees.  Any and all students are encouraged to attend to learn about robotics and different STEM classes and opportunities!

  • November 17th: PTA Musical Bingo

Community Opportunities

Figge Family Day: Head to the Figge Art Museum for their Family Day on November 18th! There are scheduled activities from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and admission is free all day.  Click here to learn more about this event!

 

PVJH

Announcements

PV Wrestling Webstore: The PV wrestling webstore is now active through November 15th.  Youth sizes are available in almost every item.  Items should be in your hands prior to the start of the competitive HS and Club seasons.  Thank you for your support!

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale: The Athletic Boosters will be having their clothing sale this Saturday, November 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Please enter through the pool lobby door N9 (front of high school) as the store is near the gym.  Be sure to stop by and stock up on Spartan gear!  Questions please contact Kris at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

PV Official District Social Media: Don’t forget to stay up to date with all the amazing things our district is doing by following us on social media!  Follow our new district Twitter account under PleasantValleyCSD (handle @pleasvalcsd) and find us on Facebook under Pleasant Valley Community School District.

Upcoming Events

High School Robotics Showcase: The Pleasant Valley High School Robotics teams will be hosting a Robotics Showcase on November 19th at the Riverdale Heights gym from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Afterwards the team will host a robotics-inspired carnival for the students and all attendees.  Any and all students are encouraged to attend to learn about robotics and different STEM classes and opportunities!

Community Opportunities

Figge Family Day: Head to the Figge Art Museum for their Family Day on November 18th! There are scheduled activities from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and admission is free all day.  Click here to learn more about this event!

 

PVHS

Announcements

Sophomore Guidance Planning:  In October/November, the counselors will meet with all sophomores for two days in their English classes to encourage use of Career Cruising, a computer information system for career exploration and post-secondary planning.  Sophomores will also be introduced to MYAP (Multi-Year Academic Planner) a feature on Infinite Campus used for academic planning for high school.  Both Career Cruising and MYAP will be discussed during sophomore conferences in November.  Sophomore parents are reminded to contact the high school Counseling Office at 563-332-6250 to schedule a student/parent/counselor meeting during the month of November.  Please refer to the recent E-News you should have received, providing more in-depth information regarding conference dates.

Teacher Appreciation  Snack Day: The PVHS PTA needs your help to show appreciation for our teachers and staff and the incredible job they do! PVHS PTA is sponsoring a series of snack days for the teachers and staff throughout the year with the first one on Thursday, Nov. 16. Please help by sending in a snack that fits our “Game Day” football tailgate theme by 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 16. You can sign up for a snack and find details here: www.signup.com/go/KbkOyis  Questions?  Contact Jenny Halupnik at 563-349-7582 or jhalupnik@hotmail.com.

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale: The Athletic Boosters will be having their clothing sale this Saturday, November 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Please enter through the pool lobby door N9 (front of high school) as the store is near the gym.  Be sure to stop by and stock up on Spartan gear!  Questions please contact Kris at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

PV Wrestling Webstore: The PV wrestling webstore is now active through November 15th.  Youth sizes available in almost every item.  Items should be in your hands prior to the start of the competitive HS and Club seasons.  Thank you for your support!

PV Baseball Webstore: Do you need some holiday shopping ideas?  The Winter Baseball Clothing Store is now open at https://pvhsbaseball17.itemorder.com/sale. The Webstore closes on November 19th to ensure delivery in plenty of time for the holidays.  A portion of the sales goes directly to the baseball program.

PV Trap Team WebstoreHere’s another great place to shop for holiday presents!  The Trap Team apparel web store will open on Friday, November 10th and remain open thru Sunday, November 19th.  Apparel will not be able to be ordered once the webstore closes.  Items estimated to ship by 12/06/17.  Click here for the webstore link.  For questions, please email kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or call/text Kris at 563-949-7122.

Scholarship Opportunities for Seniors:

  • Attention Seniors – Be sure to check out the 86 PVHS scholarship opportunities for the class of 2018 at pleasval.k12.ia.us – click on Pleasant Valley High School – click on Counseling – click on Scholarship Information – click on PV Education Foundation. The deadline to apply for PVHS scholarships is Monday, February 5, 2018.
  • Also, check out the scholarships available through the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend at cfgrb.org .
  • NEW THIS YEAR: Apply for the Jayne Andreesen Memorial Scholarship through the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend at org.  Click on the student scholarship tab.

PV Official District Social Media: Don’t forget to stay up to date with all the amazing things our district is doing by following us on social media!  Follow our new district Twitter account under PleasantValleyCSD (handle @pleasvalcsd) and find us on Facebook under Pleasant Valley Community School District.

Athletics and Activities

Winter Sports Tip-Off Night: You are cordially invited to the Winter Sports Tip-Off Night on Thursday, November 16, 2017. This night is sponsored by the Athletic Booster Club.  The schedule will be as follows:

  • 6:00-6:15 p.m. – Social Time
    • Hy-Vee – Fruit and Cookies(Taking place in the High School Cafeteria)
  • 6:15-6:30 p.m. – Welcome – D’Anne Kroemer
    • Paul DelCorso – Booster Club President
    • Mike Zimmer – Principal
    • Introduction of Coaches and Teams
    • Trainer – Jason Viel
  • 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Break out of Coaches and teams to assigned rooms/areas.

Upcoming Events

PTA Meeting: Join the High School for a PTA Meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday November 13th.

Jazz Band Showcase: Come see the high school Jazz Band perform their Showcase concert on Monday, November 13th at 7:00 p.m.  It’s a concert you don’t want to miss!

High School Robotics Showcase: The Pleasant Valley High School Robotics teams will be hosting a Robotics Showcase on November 19th at the Riverdale Heights gym from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Afterwards the team will host a robotics-inspired carnival for the students and all attendees.  Any and all students are encouraged to attend to learn about robotics and different STEM classes and opportunities!

#SPARTANNATION NOVEMBER 3, 2017

Posted November 3rd, 2017

Bridgeview

Announcements

Iowa Assessment Test: Starting on Thursday, November 2nd and ending on Wednesday, November 8th, students in grades 1-6 will begin taking the Iowa Assessments. It is very important that your child(ren) attend school on these days. Please click here for more information.

Order your Pleasant Valley Band Apparel:  Between now and November 10, we are offering items such as PV Band hoodies, T-shirts, jackets and so much more! All of your Spartan Band apparel ordered through the Charms Web Store can be paid by credit card or by printing your order and sending in your payment by check or cash to Mr. Anderson at PV High School. Checks should be made out to PV Band Parent Association (PVBPA). All proceeds to benefit the PV Band program. This is a limited time offer! Orders will arrive and be available for pick up at the Dec. 4 Cider and Pretzel Concert.  Show your Spartan Band Spirit and/or make someone on your holiday gift list happy by buying some fun PV Band Merchandise!  Sale ends Nov. 10, 2017. To order, visit www.charmsoffice.com/charms/plogin.asp.

The Pulse: Read Bridgeview PTA’s November 3rd issue of The Pulse here.

PV Wrestling Webstore: The PV wrestling webstore is now active through November 15th.  Youth sizes are available in almost every item.  Items should be in your hands prior to the start of the competitive HS and Club seasons.  Thank you for your support!

Athletics and Activities

The Drowsy Chaperone: Come see PVHS Drama Club’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone. A musical theatre fan’s favorite musical comes to life in his New York apartment. This musical within a comedy is sure to keep you laughing all evening. Performances are November 2nd and 4th at 7:00 p.m., and November 5th at 2:00 p.m. Drama Club boosters will be selling desserts at intermission for the Saturday night performance! Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased at https://thelittleboxoffice.com/pleasantvalley

Upcoming Events

Fall Conferences:  Conferences are being held Tuesday, November 7th and Thursday, November 9th from 3:30-8:00 p.m.  We strive for 100% participation in conferences and we appreciate you taking time out of your schedules to meet with your student’s teachers!

Donuts with Dad: Join us on November 10th from 7:45-8:30 a.m. for the PTA Donuts with Dad.  We look forward to sharing sweet treats with you and your child!

Support PV Athletics: The PV Athletic Booster Club’s Booster Bash is scheduled for November 18th at 7:00 p.m. The event will be held at Tanglewood Pavilion. Silent Auction, door prizes and the winning ticket for the $10,000 raffle will be drawn. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Ticket price includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and beer.  Cash bar also available.  Adults only – DJ/Dancing — Casual dress — Alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Auction items include: Governor’s Deck Party, 4 Diamond Box Set passes for 2018 St. Louis Cardinals, PV and Iowa Hawkeye bags sets, Family Health and Wellness Package and much more! https://pvspartannation.myshopify.com/products/booster-bash-tickets

Community Opportunities

Visit the Bettendorf Public Library:  Attached is the Bettendorf Public Library November calendar of Children’s Programs.  Be sure to check it out here!

 

Cody

Announcements

Iowa Assessment Test: Starting on Thursday, November 2nd and ending on Wednesday, November 8th, students in grades 1-6 will begin taking the Iowa Assessments. It is very important that your child(ren) attend school on these days. Please click here for more information.

Order your Pleasant Valley Band Apparel:  Between now and November 10, we are offering items such as PV Band hoodies, T-shirts, jackets and so much more! All of your Spartan Band apparel ordered through the Charms Web Store can be paid by credit card or by printing your order and sending in your payment by check or cash to Mr. Anderson at PV High School. Checks should be made out to PV Band Parent Association (PVBPA). All proceeds to benefit the PV Band program. This is a limited time offer! Orders will arrive and be available for pick up at the Dec. 4 Cider and Pretzel Concert.  Show your Spartan Band Spirit and/or make someone on your holiday gift list happy by buying some fun PV Band Merchandise!  Sale ends Nov. 10, 2017. To order, visit www.charmsoffice.com/charms/plogin.asp.

PV Wrestling Webstore: The PV wrestling webstore is now active through November 15th.  Youth sizes are available in almost every item.  Items should be in your hands prior to the start of the competitive HS and Club seasons.  Thank you for your support!

A.M. Drop-off and Parking:

  • Drop-off: If you are dropping your child off to school and do not intend to park, please  form a single file line along the curb of the stacking lane.  As you approach the light pole just past the dumpster corral, you should begin to form two lanes.  Lane 1 drops on the sidewalk immediately adjacent to the building.  Lane one vehicles should begin having their children exit the car (sidewalk side door only!) just past the access drive to the playground.  At no time should you drop past the crosswalk near the median for lane 1. Lane 2 drops on the concrete median (median side door only) and the children walk to the crosswalk adjacent to the entry door.  Please have your children ready to unload as you approach the drop areas.  After you have dropped your child, lane 1 and lane 2 need to work together to allow the car adjacent to you to exit either left or right on to Territorial Rd.
  • Parking:  If you are parking to enter the school please note the one way entry immediately before the start of the stacking lanes.  After parking, please use the crosswalk that is just past the storage shed. Vehicles in the stacking lanes should not block the crossing lane!  In order to leave, please merge into stacking lane 2 and follow the exit instructions from above.

Important Dates:

  • 11/10 – Kindergarten trip to Hauberg Museum
  • 11/10 — 6th Grade trip to Putnam Museum
  • 11/13 – PTA Meeting @ 6:00 p.m.
  • 11/14 – PTA Skate Party @6:00 p.m.
  • 11/17 – PTA Bingo @ 6:00 p.m.
  • 11/22-11/24 – NO SCHOOL
  • 11/30 – 1st Grade trip to St. Ambrose University Climb Theater

Athletics and Activities

The Drowsy Chaperone: Come see PVHS Drama Club’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone. A musical theatre fan’s favorite musical comes to life in his New York apartment. This musical within a comedy is sure to keep you laughing all evening. Performances are November 2nd and 4th at 7:00 p.m., and November 5th at 2:00 p.m. Drama Club boosters will be selling desserts at intermission for the Saturday night performance! Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased at https://thelittleboxoffice.com/pleasantvalley

Upcoming Events

Fall Conferences:  Conferences are being held Tuesday, November 7th and Thursday, November 9th from 3:30-8:00 p.m.  We strive for 100% participation in conferences and we appreciate you taking time out of your schedules to meet with your student’s teachers!

Book Fair:  Cody’s Fall Book Fair is next week!  The fair will be open November 6th – 10th, 11:30 – 1:00 a.m. (during lunch), and Nov. 7th & 9th, 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. (during conferences). We still have some times that we need volunteers to help.  Please sign up to help out at our fair by going to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c48a5aa23a5fe3-20172.

Can’t make it to the fair? Find us online by going to http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs. All proceeds from our book fair will go towards building our school and classroom libraries and it helps keep our students reading!

If you have any questions, contact Michelle Mahrt at hensingm@yahoo.com.  See you at the fair!

Support PV Athletics: The PV Athletic Booster Club’s Booster Bash is scheduled for November 18th at 7:00 p.m. The event will be held at Tanglewood Pavilion. Silent Auction, door prizes and the winning ticket for the $10,000 raffle will be drawn. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Ticket price includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and beer.  Cash bar also available.  Adults only – DJ/Dancing — Casual dress — Alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Auction items include: Governor’s Deck Party, 4 Diamond Box Set passes for 2018 St. Louis Cardinals, PV and Iowa Hawkeye bags sets, Family Health and Wellness Package and much more! https://pvspartannation.myshopify.com/products/booster-bash-tickets

Community Opportunities

Visit the Bettendorf Public Library:  Attached is the Bettendorf Public Library November calendar of Children’s Programs.  Be sure to check it out here!

 

Hopewell

Announcements

Iowa Assessment Test: Starting on Thursday, November 2nd and ending on Wednesday, November 8th, students in grades 1-6 will begin taking the Iowa Assessments. It is very important that your child(ren) attend school on these days. Please click here for more information.

Order your Pleasant Valley Band Apparel:  Between now and November 10, we are offering items such as PV Band hoodies, T-shirts, jackets and so much more! All of your Spartan Band apparel ordered through the Charms Web Store can be paid by credit card or by printing your order and sending in your payment by check or cash to Mr. Anderson at PV High School. Checks should be made out to PV Band Parent Association (PVBPA). All proceeds to benefit the PV Band program. This is a limited time offer! Orders will arrive and be available for pick up at the Dec. 4 Cider and Pretzel Concert.  Show your Spartan Band Spirit and/or make someone on your holiday gift list happy by buying some fun PV Band Merchandise!  Sale ends Nov. 10, 2017. To order, visit www.charmsoffice.com/charms/plogin.asp.

Fall Conferences Online Scheduling:  Hopewell Elementary will utilize an online conference schedule system for our fall conferences. In addition, we will hold a traditional conference night on Thursday, November 9th, and provide a range of additional conference times between November 6th and November 17th. The process allows families to choose from a variety of dates and times to meet with the classroom teacher. Click here for more information and to schedule conferences with your teacher!

PV Wrestling Webstore: The PV wrestling webstore is now active through November 15th.  Youth sizes are available in almost every item.  Items should be in your hands prior to the start of the competitive HS and Club seasons.  Thank you for your support!

Athletics and Activities

The Drowsy Chaperone: Come see PVHS Drama Club’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone. A musical theatre fan’s favorite musical comes to life in his New York apartment. This musical within a comedy is sure to keep you laughing all evening. Performances are November 2nd and 4th at 7:00 p.m., and November 5th at 2:00 p.m. Drama Club boosters will be selling desserts at intermission for the Saturday night performance! Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased at https://thelittleboxoffice.com/pleasantvalley

Upcoming Events

Roots & Shoots Starts November 6th: Roots and Shoots is a social/curriculum-based service-learning program. Roots & Shoots encourages youth to make positive changes happen for the animal community, for the human community, and for the environment. With tens of thousands of people in more than 120 countries involved, Roots & Shoots members are identifying problems in their communities and taking action to make a difference across the globe!

How does this look at Hopewell? We will meet every Monday from 3-4pm.  Meetings will begin on November 6th, and end April 23rd for those who signed up.  See you there!

Book Fair: The Book Fair will be in the cafeteria from 3:30-8:30pm on Nov 9th and Nov 14.  Stop by and shop!   We need volunteers to help set up from 1:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m. and to help tear down from 8:15-9:00 p.m. Please email Kelly Reiter at kloreiter@yahoo.com or call at 563.343.4968.  Thanks for your help!

Support PV Athletics: The PV Athletic Booster Club’s Booster Bash is scheduled for November 18th at 7:00 p.m. The event will be held at Tanglewood Pavilion. Silent Auction, door prizes and the winning ticket for the $10,000 raffle will be drawn. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Ticket price includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and beer.  Cash bar also available.  Adults only – DJ/Dancing — Casual dress — Alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Auction items include: Governor’s Deck Party, 4 Diamond Box Set passes for 2018 St. Louis Cardinals, PV and Iowa Hawkeye bags sets, Family Health and Wellness Package and much more! https://pvspartannation.myshopify.com/products/booster-bash-tickets

Community Opportunities

Visit the Bettendorf Public Library:  Attached is the Bettendorf Public Library November calendar of Children’s Programs.  Be sure to check it out here!

 

Pleasant View

Announcements

Iowa Assessment Test: Starting on Thursday, November 2nd and ending on Wednesday, November 8th, students in grades 1-6 will begin taking the Iowa Assessments. It is very important that your child(ren) attend school on these days. Please click here for more information.

Guinness World Records Day Stack UP! Update : Due to a change in the printed schedule families received at the beginning of the year, The Guinness World Records Day Stack UP! will be held on November 9th during PE class, instead of the 16th.

Thank you understanding,

Jill Skyles, Pleasant View PE

Order your Pleasant Valley Band Apparel:  Between now and November 10, we are offering items such as PV Band hoodies, T-shirts, jackets and so much more! All of your Spartan Band apparel ordered through the Charms Web Store can be paid by credit card or by printing your order and sending in your payment by check or cash to Mr. Anderson at PV High School. Checks should be made out to PV Band Parent Association (PVBPA). All proceeds to benefit the PV Band program. This is a limited time offer! Orders will arrive and be available for pick up at the Dec. 4 Cider and Pretzel Concert.  Show your Spartan Band Spirit and/or make someone on your holiday gift list happy by buying some fun PV Band Merchandise!  Sale ends Nov. 10, 2017. To order, visit www.charmsoffice.com/charms/plogin.asp.

PV Wrestling Webstore: The PV wrestling webstore is now active through November 15th.  Youth sizes are available in almost every item.  Items should be in your hands prior to the start of the competitive HS and Club seasons.  Thank you for your support!

Athletics and Activities

The Drowsy Chaperone: Come see PVHS Drama Club’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone. A musical theatre fan’s favorite musical comes to life in his New York apartment. This musical within a comedy is sure to keep you laughing all evening. Performances are November 2nd and 4th at 7:00 p.m., and November 5th at 2:00 p.m. Drama Club boosters will be selling desserts at intermission for the Saturday night performance! Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased at https://thelittleboxoffice.com/pleasantvalley

Upcoming Events

Book Fair: The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Pleasant View on Tuesday, November 7th and Thursday, November 9th.  The Fair will be open during parent-teacher conferences from 3:00-8:00 p.m.

We need volunteers in the following areas:

  • Help students compile wish lists
  • Help students purchase books during school hours
  • Setup and run the cash register
  • Help locate books for parents
  • Help clean up after the two book fair nights

Please click the following link to volunteer for any times that you can. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d49afaa2babfd0-2017 

You also have the option to visit our online Book Fair at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/pleasantviewelementary.  Our Online Fair is available from November 1st to November 10th.

We appreciate your support of our Book Fair.

Thank you,

Pleasant View PTA

Support PV Athletics: The PV Athletic Booster Club’s Booster Bash is scheduled for November 18th at 7:00 p.m. The event will be held at Tanglewood Pavilion. Silent Auction, door prizes and the winning ticket for the $10,000 raffle will be drawn. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Ticket price includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and beer.  Cash bar also available.  Adults only – DJ/Dancing — Casual dress — Alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Auction items include: Governor’s Deck Party, 4 Diamond Box Set passes for 2018 St. Louis Cardinals, PV and Iowa Hawkeye bags sets, Family Health and Wellness Package and much more! https://pvspartannation.myshopify.com/products/booster-bash-tickets

Community Opportunities

Visit the Bettendorf Public Library:  Attached is the Bettendorf Public Library November calendar of Children’s Programs.  Be sure to check it out here!

 

Riverdale Heights

Announcements

Iowa Assessment Test: Starting on Thursday, November 2nd and ending on Wednesday, November 8th, students in grades 1-6 will begin taking the Iowa Assessments. It is very important that your child(ren) attend school on these days. Please click here for more information.

PTA Morning Mingle, Thursday, November 9th 8:30-10:00 a.m.The PTA morning mingle location has been moved! Please join us at 5520 Allison Dr., Bettendorf from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.! River Valley Homes has offered up a beautiful home for us to enjoy Coffee, donuts and bagels. Come join us for great conversation, a chance to meet some new parents and enjoy a beautiful morning!

PTA Meeting NEW DATE: Due to Thanksgiving, our November PTA meeting will be pushed back one week. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 28th, 6:30 p.m. in the Library. Pizza will be provided!

Square 1 Art: The Riverdale Heights Staff has partnered with Square 1 Art to provide unique gifts that celebrate students’ artwork.  You have received an order form in your student’s backpack.  The school earns a portion of the profit from every order.  You can order several different ways: online at www.square1art.com/shop, use the paper form sent home, or call 888-332-3294.  This is a final call for orders so that items can be shipped back to us prior to the holidays.  Thank you for your support.

Order your Pleasant Valley Band Apparel:  Between now and November 10, we are offering items such as PV Band hoodies, T-shirts, jackets and so much more! All of your Spartan Band apparel ordered through the Charms Web Store can be paid by credit card or by printing your order and sending in your payment by check or cash to Mr. Anderson at PV High School. Checks should be made out to PV Band Parent Association (PVBPA). All proceeds to benefit the PV Band program. This is a limited time offer! Orders will arrive and be available for pick up at the Dec. 4 Cider and Pretzel Concert.  Show your Spartan Band Spirit and/or make someone on your holiday gift list happy by buying some fun PV Band Merchandise!  Sale ends Nov. 10, 2017. To order, visit www.charmsoffice.com/charms/plogin.asp.

PV Wrestling Webstore: The PV wrestling webstore is now active through November 15th.  Youth sizes are available in almost every item.  Items should be in your hands prior to the start of the competitive HS and Club seasons.  Thank you for your support!

Athletics and Activities

The Drowsy Chaperone: Come see PVHS Drama Club’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone. A musical theatre fan’s favorite musical comes to life in his New York apartment. This musical within a comedy is sure to keep you laughing all evening. Performances are November 2nd and 4th at 7:00 p.m., and November 5th at 2:00 p.m. Drama Club boosters will be selling desserts at intermission for the Saturday night performance! Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased at https://thelittleboxoffice.com/pleasantvalley

Upcoming Events

Fall Conferences:  Conferences are being held Tuesday, November 7th and Thursday, November 9th from 3:30-8:00 p.m.  We strive for 100% participation in conferences and we appreciate you taking time out of your schedules to meet with your student’s teachers!  Click here for more information.

Book Fair: Don’t forget to stop by the book fair during conferences on November 7th and November 9th from 2:30-8:00 p.m. We will have a great selection of books and all the profit goes back to our teachers and the library. You can also get free shipping when you shop our online fair at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/riverdaleheightselemschool1. We hope to see you there!

Veteran’s Day Commemoration Event– November 10th at 1:30 p.m. Riverdale Height’s Veteran’s Day Commemoration invites all veterans and their families to come and share time with us in honoring all veterans on this very special day. Click here for more information!

Support PV Athletics: The PV Athletic Booster Club’s Booster Bash is scheduled for November 18th at 7:00 p.m. The event will be held at Tanglewood Pavilion. Silent Auction, door prizes and the winning ticket for the $10,000 raffle will be drawn. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Ticket price includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and beer.  Cash bar also available.  Adults only – DJ/Dancing – Casual dress – Alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Auction items include: Governor’s Deck Party, 4 Diamond Box Set passes for 2018 St. Louis Cardinals, PV and Iowa Hawkeye bags sets, Family Health and Wellness Package and much more! https://pvspartannation.myshopify.com/products/booster-bash-tickets

Community Opportunities

Visit the Bettendorf Public Library:  Attached is the Bettendorf Public Library November calendar of Children’s Programs.  Be sure to check it out here!

 

PVJH

Announcements

Krispy Kreme’s For Sale! Krispy Kreme’s for sale! The Winter Soldiers (one of the JH/HS FTC Robotics teams) need your help and support tomorrow. They will be at Cumberland Square (old Tropical Sno location) and in front of Papa Murphys (3209 Devils Glen Rd, Bettendorf) selling Krispy Kreme donuts from 8-11 a.m. Hope to see you there!

Student Grades: Junior High 1st quarter report cards are now available on the Student/Parent portal.  Hard copies on the report cards and fall MAP testing results have also been mailed.

Junior High PTA Meeting Reminder:  The Pleasant Valley Junior High PTA Meeting will be this coming Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. in the conference room.  See you there!

PV Wrestling Webstore: The PV wrestling webstore is now active through November 15th.  Youth sizes are available in almost every item.  Items should be in your hands prior to the start of the competitive HS and Club seasons.  Thank you for your support!

Order your Pleasant Valley Band Apparel:  Between now and November 10, we are offering items such as PV Band hoodies, T-shirts, jackets and so much more! All of your Spartan Band apparel ordered through the Charms Web Store can be paid by credit card or by printing your order and sending in your payment by check or cash to Mr. Anderson at PV High School. Checks should be made out to PV Band Parent Association (PVBPA). All proceeds to benefit the PV Band program. This is a limited time offer! Orders will arrive and be available for pick up at the Dec. 4 Cider and Pretzel Concert.  Show your Spartan Band Spirit and/or make someone on your holiday gift list happy by buying some fun PV Band Merchandise!  Sale ends Nov. 10, 2017. To order, visit www.charmsoffice.com/charms/plogin.asp.

Attention Wrestling and Girls Basketball Parents: We are still in need of volunteers to help sell concessions at your student’s athletic games (matches). Each shift is only 2 hours and 15 minutes long. You can split the shift with another parent whose student plays when your student isn’t. Click on this link: http://signup.com/go/uqSTtHu to claim a spot.

If you don’t have the time to volunteer, we can still use your help! Please consider signing up to bring in concession items. Click on this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d48a8af2ba2f85-concessionsocial to see what we need.

Thanks for the help!
PVJH PTA

Athletics and Activities

The Drowsy Chaperone: Come see PVHS Drama Club’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone. A musical theatre fan’s favorite musical comes to life in his New York apartment. This musical within a comedy is sure to keep you laughing all evening. Performances are November 2nd and 4th at 7:00 p.m., and November 5th at 2:00 p.m. Drama Club boosters will be selling desserts at intermission for the Saturday night performance! Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased at https://thelittleboxoffice.com/pleasantvalley

Upcoming Events

Support PV Athletics: The PV Athletic Booster Club’s Booster Bash is scheduled for November 18th at 7:00 p.m. The event will be held at Tanglewood Pavilion. Silent Auction, door prizes and the winning ticket for the $10,000 raffle will be drawn. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Ticket price includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and beer.  Cash bar also available.  Adults only – DJ/Dancing — Casual dress — Alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Auction items include: Governor’s Deck Party, 4 Diamond Box Set passes for 2018 St. Louis Cardinals, PV and Iowa Hawkeye bags sets, Family Health and Wellness Package and much more! https://pvspartannation.myshopify.com/products/booster-bash-tickets

 

PVHS

Announcements

Grades: Quarter One report cards are available on the student/parent portal.

PV Wrestling Webstore: The PV wrestling webstore is now active through November 15th.  Youth sizes available in almost every item.  Items should be in your hands prior to the start of the competitive HS and Club seasons.  Thank you for your support!

Order your Pleasant Valley Band Apparel:  Between now and November 10, we are offering items such as PV Band hoodies, T-shirts, jackets and so much more! All of your Spartan Band apparel ordered through the Charms Web Store can be paid by credit card or by printing your order and sending in your payment by check or cash to Mr. Anderson at PV High School. Checks should be made out to PV Band Parent Association (PVBPA). All proceeds to benefit the PV Band program. This is a limited time offer! Orders will arrive and be available for pick up at the Dec. 4 Cider and Pretzel Concert.  Show your Spartan Band Spirit and/or make someone on your holiday gift list happy by buying some fun PV Band Merchandise!  Sale ends Nov. 10, 2017. To order, visit www.charmsoffice.com/charms/plogin.asp.

Ensure your favorite memories from the school year are included in the yearbook with ReplayIt! Please visit Replayit.com (or download the free Replayit app), create a free login, and select our school. Then, upload as many photos as you wish and we’ll take it from there. This is something your child can do, too!

Yearbook purchasing: Yearbooks are $70 and must be pre-ordered. Please send a check made out to PVHS to the main office with “yearbook” in the memo. If you aren’t sure if you’ve already placed your pre-order, you can easily check by logging onto the parent portal, clicking on “fees,” and looking for a $70 fee from earlier in the year. You can also call the High School at 563-332-5151 for verification.

Attention parents of Seniors:

  • Senior photos for the yearbook will be due Friday, March 16th and must be submitted ONLINE to our yearbook site. Simply go to images.jostens.com  and enter login id 409123612. Then, just follow the instructions for uploading your photo.
  • Consider the gift of a Senior vanity ad in the yearbook for your child! Choose childhood and/or additional senior photos, along with a special message to surprise your student, who will surely treasure the ad for years to come.  The order form for the ad is here.  If you have any questions, please contact Maureen Dyer, yearbook adviser, at 563-332-5151 or dyermaureen@pleasval.k12.ia.us .

Scholarship Opportunities for Seniors:

  • Be sure to check out the 86 PVHS scholarship opportunities for the Class of 2018 at pleasval.k12.ia.us – click on Pleasant Valley High School – click on Counseling – click on Scholarship Information – click on PV Educational Foundation. The deadline to apply for PVHS scholarships is Monday, February 5, 2018.
  • The deadline for the Iowa/Illinois Regional Auto Show Scholarship applications is January 3, 2018, via the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend at cfgrb.org. Click on student scholarship tab.
  • The Community Foundation of the Great River Bend offers more than 20 scholarships that a PV senior may be eligible to receive. CFGRB has also compiled a listing of scholarships for students interested in pursuing education in the skilled trades. Online applications are available at cfgrb.org. (This link can also be found on the PVHS counseling website under the student scholarship) The deadline to apply for these scholarships is February 15, 2018, and you must complete the application process on-line.
  • NEW THIS YEAR: Apply for the Jayne Andreesen Memorial Scholarship through the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend at cfgrb.org.  Click on the student scholarship tab.

Seniors: Don’t miss out on SCHOLARSHIP $$$! Stop by the Counseling Office if you have questions.

North Tennis Courts Closed:  The four north tennis courts will be closed for the remainder of the fall because of the PVHS construction.  The four south courts will remain open for public use.

Athletics and Activities

The Drowsy Chaperone: Come see PVHS Drama Club’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone. A musical theatre fan’s favorite musical comes to life in his New York apartment. This musical within a comedy is sure to keep you laughing all evening. Performances are November 2nd and 4th at 7:00 p.m., and November 5th at 2:00 p.m. Drama Club boosters will be selling desserts at intermission for the Saturday night performance! Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased at https://thelittleboxoffice.com/pleasantvalley

Upcoming Events

Support PV Athletics: The PV Athletic Booster Club’s Booster Bash is scheduled for November 18th at 7:00 p.m.  The event will be held at Tanglewood Pavilion. Silent Auction, door prizes and the winning ticket for the $10,000 raffle will be drawn. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Ticket price includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and beer.  Cash bar also available.  Adults only – DJ/Dancing — Casual dress — Alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Auction items include: Governor’s Deck Party, 4 Diamond Box Set passes for 2018 St. Louis Cardinals, PV and Iowa Hawkeye bags sets, Family Health and Wellness Package and much more! https://pvspartannation.myshopify.com/products/booster-bash-tickets

Community Opportunities

Interview Skills: Click here to learn about this free event at the Bettendorf Library on November 4th!

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Bridgeview

Announcements

Early Out: There is an early out on Wednesday, November 1st. School will dismiss at 1:30 pm, so please plan accordingly.

Iowa Assessment Test: Starting on Thursday, November 2nd and ending on Wednesday, November 8th, students in grades 1-6 will begin taking the Iowa Assessments. It is very important that your child(ren) attend school on these days. Please click here for more information.

Order your Pleasant Valley Band Apparel:  Between now and November 10, we are offering items such as PV Band hoodies, t-shirts, jackets, and so much more!  All of your Spartan Band apparel ordered through the Charms Web Store can be paid by credit card or by printing your order and sending in your payment by check or cash to Mr. Anderson at PV High School. Checks should be made out to PV Band Parent Association (PVBPA).  All proceeds benefit the PV Band program. Orders will be available for pick up at the Dec. 4th Cider and Pretzel Concert. Show your Spartan Band Spirit and/or make someone on your holiday gift list happy by buying some fun PV Band Merchandise! To order, visit www.charmsoffice.com/charms/plogin.asp

The Pulse: Read Bridgeview PTA’s October 27th issue of The Pulse here.

Athletics and Activities

The Drowsy Chaperone: Come see PVHS Drama Club’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone. A musical theatre fan’s favorite musical comes to life in his New York apartment. This musical within a comedy is sure to keep you laughing all evening. Performances are November 2nd and 4th at 7 pm, and November 5th at 2 pm. Drama Club boosters will be selling desserts at intermission for the Saturday night performance! Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased at https://thelittleboxoffice.com/pleasantvalley

Upcoming Events

Support PV Athletics: The PV Athletic Booster Club’s Booster Bash is scheduled for November 18th at 7:00 pm at Tanglewood Pavilion. Silent auction, door prizes, and the winning ticket for the $10,000 raffle will be drawn. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Ticket price includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and beer.  Cash bar also available.  Adults only – DJ/Dancing — Casual dress — Alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Auction items include: Governor’s Deck Party, 4 Diamond Box Set passes for 2018 St. Louis Cardinals, PV and Iowa Hawkeye bags sets, Family Health and Wellness Package and much more! Click here for the flyer! https://pvspartannation.myshopify.com/products/booster-bash-tickets

Halloween Party, October 31: Halloween parties will begin in classrooms on October 31, 2017 at 2:30 pm.  All students will parade, starting with K classrooms going to 1st grade at approximately 2:15 pm and culminating through the grade levels in our building.  Reminder: costumes may not include any kind of toy weapon (knives, swords, etc.).  They should not depict violent acts or the results of violence through the use of fake blood, etc.  Please be mindful that our school community encompasses children of all ages and costumes should not be frightening to others.
***Don’t forget the Spartan Safe Snack List.

 

Cody

Announcements

Early Out: There is an early out on Wednesday, November 1st. School will dismiss at 1:30 pm, so please plan accordingly.

Iowa Assessment Test: Starting on Thursday, November 2nd and ending on Wednesday, November 8th, students in grades 1-6 will begin taking the Iowa Assessments. It is very important that your child(ren) attend school on these days. Please click here for more information.

Fall Conferences: Click here for information about Fall Conferences.

Order your Pleasant Valley Band Apparel:  Between now and November 10, we are offering items such as PV Band hoodies, t-shirts, jackets, and so much more!  All of your Spartan Band apparel ordered through the Charms Web Store can be paid by credit card or by printing your order and sending in your payment by check or cash to Mr. Anderson at PV High School. Checks should be made out to PV Band Parent Association (PVBPA).  All proceeds benefit the PV Band program. Orders will be available for pick up at the Dec. 4th Cider and Pretzel Concert. Show your Spartan Band Spirit and/or make someone on your holiday gift list happy by buying some fun PV Band Merchandise! To order, visit www.charmsoffice.com/charms/plogin.asp

 

Athletics and Activities

The Drowsy Chaperone: Come see PVHS Drama Club’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone. A musical theatre fan’s favorite musical comes to life in his New York apartment. This musical within a comedy is sure to keep you laughing all evening. Performances are November 2nd and 4th at 7 pm, and November 5th at 2 pm. Drama Club boosters will be selling desserts at intermission for the Saturday night performance! Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased at https://thelittleboxoffice.com/pleasantvalley

 

Upcoming Events

Support PV Athletics: The PV Athletic Booster Club’s Booster Bash is scheduled for November 18th at 7:00 pm at Tanglewood Pavilion. Silent auction, door prizes, and the winning ticket for the $10,000 raffle will be drawn. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Ticket price includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and beer.  Cash bar also available.  Adults only – DJ/Dancing — Casual dress — Alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Auction items include: Governor’s Deck Party, 4 Diamond Box Set passes for 2018 St. Louis Cardinals, PV and Iowa Hawkeye bags sets, Family Health and Wellness Package and much more! Click here for the flyer! https://pvspartannation.myshopify.com/products/booster-bash-tickets

Book Fair: Fall has arrived, and it is bringing our book fair with it!  The Cody Fall Book Fair will be open November 6-10 from 11:30 – 1:00 (during lunch), and Nov. 7 & 9 from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. (during conferences). In order for our fair to be open during our advertised hours, we need volunteers to help.  Please sign up to help out at our fair by going to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c48a5aa23a5fe3-20172.

Can’t make it to the fair? Find us online by going to http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs. All proceeds from our book fair will go towards building our school and classroom libraries and it helps keep our students reading!

If you have any questions, contact Michelle Mahrt at hensingm@yahoo.com.  See you at the fair!

Halloween Party, October 31:  Halloween parties will begin in classrooms on October 31, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.  Weather permitting, all students will parade at approximately 2:15 p.m. At approximately 2:10 p.m., intermediate students (grade 4-6) will go to the center of the track on the blacktop as the K-3 students parade around the perimeter.  Parents may watch the parade either from the center of the blacktop or the outside of the track area.  Reminder: costumes may not include any kind of toy weapon (knives, swords, etc.).  They should not depict violent acts or the results of violence through the use of fake blood, etc.  Please be mindful that our school community encompasses children of all ages and costumes should not be frightening to others.
***Don’t forget the Spartan Safe Snack List.

 

Hopewell

Announcements

Early Out: There is an early out on Wednesday, November 1st. School will dismiss at 1:30 p.m., so please plan accordingly.

Iowa Assessment Test: Starting on Thursday, November 2nd and ending on Wednesday, November 8th, students in grades 1-6 will begin taking the Iowa Assessments. It is very important that your child(ren) attend school on these days. Please click here for more information.

Order your Pleasant Valley Band Apparel:  Between now and November 10, we are offering items such as PV Band hoodies, t-shirts, jackets, and so much more!  All of your Spartan Band apparel ordered through the Charms Web Store can be paid by credit card or by printing your order and sending in your payment by check or cash to Mr. Anderson at PV High School. Checks should be made out to PV Band Parent Association (PVBPA).  All proceeds benefit the PV Band program. Orders will be available for pick up at the Dec. 4th Cider and Pretzel Concert. Show your Spartan Band Spirit and/or make someone on your holiday gift list happy by buying some fun PV Band Merchandise! To order, visit www.charmsoffice.com/charms/plogin.asp

Fall Conferences Online Scheduling:  Hopewell Elementary will utilize an online conference schedule system for our fall conferences. In addition, we will hold a traditional conference night on Thursday, November 9th, and provide a range of additional conference times between November 6th and November 17th. The process allows families to choose from a variety of dates and times to meet with the classroom teacher. Click here for more information and to schedule conferences with your teacher!

Coffee & Conversations: Join Mr. Welch and other Hopewell parents/guardians at our monthly morning coffee Friday, November 3, 8:30-9 a.m. in the cafeteria. The topic this month: Children and Their Worries.

 

Athletics and Activities

The Drowsy Chaperone: Come see PVHS Drama Club’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone. A musical theatre fan’s favorite musical comes to life in his New York apartment. This musical within a comedy is sure to keep you laughing all evening. Performances are November 2nd and 4th at 7 p.m., and November 5th at 2 p.m. Drama Club boosters will be selling desserts at intermission for the Saturday night performance! Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased at https://thelittleboxoffice.com/pleasantvalley

 

Upcoming Events

Support PV Athletics: The PV Athletic Booster Club’s Booster Bash is scheduled for November 18th at 7:00 p.m. at Tanglewood Pavilion. Silent auction, door prizes, and the winning ticket for the $10,000 raffle will be drawn. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Ticket price includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and beer.  Cash bar also available.  Adults only – DJ/Dancing — Casual dress — Alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Auction items include: Governor’s Deck Party, 4 Diamond Box Set passes for 2018 St. Louis Cardinals, PV and Iowa Hawkeye bags sets, Family Health and Wellness Package and much more! Click here for the flyer! https://pvspartannation.myshopify.com/products/booster-bash-tickets

Halloween Party, October 31:  Halloween parties will begin in classrooms on October 31, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.  At 2:00 p.m., parents and volunteers may make their way to classrooms.  Weather permitting, all students will parade at approximately 2:15 p.m. Reminder: costumes may not include any kind of toy weapon (knives, swords, etc.).  They should not depict violent acts or the results of violence through the use of fake blood, etc.  Please be mindful that our school community encompasses children of all ages and costumes should not be frightening to others.
***Don’t forget the Spartan Safe Snack List.

Roots & Shoots Starts November 6th: Roots and Shoots is a social/curriculum-based service-learning program. It encourages youth to make positive changes happen for the animal community, for the human community, and for the environment. With tens of thousands of people in more than 120 countries involved, Roots & Shoots members are identifying problems in their communities and taking action to make a difference across the globe!

How does this look at Hopewell? Meetings will be every Monday that school is in session from 3-4 p.m. To be considered, students must be in grades 3-6 and sign up by October 31st. Participation is limited to 30 students. If more than 30 students sign up, a random drawing will take place on November 1st to fill the available spots. Meetings will begin on November 6th, and end April 23rd. Dues are $20.

Interested? Sign up and join the fun! Click here to read more and register.

Book Fair: The Book Fair will be in the cafeteria from 3:30-8:30 p.m. on Nov 9th and Nov 14.  Stop by and shop!  We need VOLUNTEERS to help set up from 1:45-3 p.m. and to help tear down from 8:15-9 p.m. Please email Kelly Reiter at kloreiter@yahoo.com or call at (563) 343-4968.  Thanks for your help!

 

Pleasant View

Announcements

Early Out: There is an early out on Wednesday, November 1st. School will dismiss at 1:30 p.m., so please plan accordingly.

Order your Pleasant Valley Band Apparel:  Between now and November 10, we are offering items such as PV Band hoodies, t-shirts, jackets, and so much more!  All of your Spartan Band apparel ordered through the Charms Web Store can be paid by credit card or by printing your order and sending in your payment by check or cash to Mr. Anderson at PV High School. Checks should be made out to PV Band Parent Association (PVBPA).  All proceeds benefit the PV Band program. Orders will be available for pick up at the Dec. 4th Cider and Pretzel Concert. Show your Spartan Band Spirit and/or make someone on your holiday gift list happy by buying some fun PV Band Merchandise! To order, visit www.charmsoffice.com/charms/plogin.asp

Iowa Assessment Test: Starting on Thursday, November 2nd and ending on Wednesday, November 8th, students in grades 1-6 will begin taking the Iowa Assessments. It is very important that your child(ren) attend school on these days. Please click here for more information.

 

Athletics and Activities

The Drowsy Chaperone: Come see PVHS Drama Club’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone. A musical theatre fan’s favorite musical comes to life in his New York apartment. This musical within a comedy is sure to keep you laughing all evening. Performances are November 2nd and 4th at 7 p.m., and November 5th at 2 p.m. Drama Club boosters will be selling desserts at intermission for the Saturday night performance! Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased at https://thelittleboxoffice.com/pleasantvalley

 

Upcoming Events

Support PV Athletics: The PV Athletic Booster Club’s Booster Bash is scheduled for November 18th at 7:00 pm at Tanglewood Pavilion. Silent auction, door prizes, and the winning ticket for the $10,000 raffle will be drawn. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Ticket price includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and beer.  Cash bar also available.  Adults only – DJ/Dancing — Casual dress — Alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Auction items include: Governor’s Deck Party, 4 Diamond Box Set passes for 2018 St. Louis Cardinals, PV and Iowa Hawkeye bags sets, Family Health and Wellness Package and much more! Click here for the flyer! https://pvspartannation.myshopify.com/products/booster-bash-tickets

Book Fair: The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Pleasant View on Tuesday, November 7th and Thursday, November 9th.  The Fair will be open during parent-teacher conferences from 3:00-8:00 p.m.  Students will preview the books on October 30th and 31st, and will have an opportunity to make purchases from the Book Fair carts on November 2nd and 3rd.

We need volunteers in the following areas:

  • help students compile wish lists
  • help students purchase books during school hours
  • setup and run the cash register
  • help locate books for parents
  • help clean up after the two book fair nights

Please click the following link to volunteer for any times that you can. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d49afaa2babfd0-2017 

We appreciate your support of our Book Fair.

 

Halloween Party, October 31: Halloween parties will begin in Pleasant View classrooms on October 31st at 2:30 p.m.  Weather permitting, K-3 students will parade around the perimeter of the primary playground for the intermediate classes at approximately 2:10 p.m.  Parents who have been contacted by K-3 teachers to assist students with costumes should report to the K-3 classrooms at 1:50 p.m. Reminder: costumes may not include any kind of toy weapon (knives, swords, etc.).  They should not depict violent acts or the results of violence through the use of fake blood, etc.  Please be mindful that our school community encompasses children of all ages and costumes should not be frightening to others.

***Don’t forget the Spartan Safe Snack List.

 

Riverdale Heights

Announcements

Early Out: There is an early out on Wednesday, November 1st. School will dismiss at 1:30 p.m., so please plan accordingly.

Order your Pleasant Valley Band Apparel:  Between now and November 10, we are offering items such as PV Band hoodies, t-shirts, jackets, and so much more!  All of your Spartan Band apparel ordered through the Charms Web Store can be paid by credit card or by printing your order and sending in your payment by check or cash to Mr. Anderson at PV High School. Checks should be made out to PV Band Parent Association (PVBPA).  All proceeds benefit the PV Band program. Orders will be available for pick up at the Dec. 4th Cider and Pretzel Concert. Show your Spartan Band Spirit and/or make someone on your holiday gift list happy by buying some fun PV Band Merchandise! To order, visit www.charmsoffice.com/charms/plogin.asp

Iowa Assessment Test: Starting on Thursday, November 2nd and ending on Wednesday, November 8th, students in grades 1-6 will begin taking the Iowa Assessments. It is very important that your child(ren) attend school on these days. Please click here for more information.

Hunger Drive: Thank you to all the families who have been able to donate to the hunger drive this year. We are about 2,000 items short of reaching our 10,000 item goal. On Monday, October 30, staff will be outside to take any final donations from your car as you drop off your children. Please send the items in a bag. Thank you again!

Fall Conferences Online Scheduling:  Riverdale Heights Elementary School will be using the PTC Fast Online Scheduling program for Parent-Teacher conferences for the 2017-2018 school year.  The online scheduling system will allow parents to select the time to meet with teachers that is easy and convenient for them.  The scheduling window will remain open until Monday, October 30th.  Conferences are being held Tuesday, November 7th and Thursday, November 9th from 3:30-8:00 p.m.  Click here for more information and to schedule conferences with your teacher!

 

Athletics and Activities

The Drowsy Chaperone: Come see PVHS Drama Club’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone. A musical theatre fan’s favorite musical comes to life in his New York apartment. This musical within a comedy is sure to keep you laughing all evening. Performances are November 2nd and 4th at 7 p.m., and November 5th at 2 p.m. Drama Club boosters will be selling desserts at intermission for the Saturday night performance! Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased at https://thelittleboxoffice.com/pleasantvalley

 

Upcoming Events

Support PV Athletics: The PV Athletic Booster Club’s Booster Bash is scheduled for November 18th at 7:00 p.m. at Tanglewood Pavilion. Silent auction, door prizes, and the winning ticket for the $10,000 raffle will be drawn. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Ticket price includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and beer.  Cash bar also available.  Adults only – DJ/Dancing — Casual dress — Alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Auction items include: Governor’s Deck Party, 4 Diamond Box Set passes for 2018 St. Louis Cardinals, PV and Iowa Hawkeye bags sets, Family Health and Wellness Package and much more! Click here for the flyer! https://pvspartannation.myshopify.com/products/booster-bash-tickets

Halloween Party, October 31: Halloween parties will begin in classrooms on October 31, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. Weather permitting, all students will parade at approximately 2:15 p.m. Parents may position themselves outside on the intermediate playground to watch the parade and can head to classrooms at 2:30.  Reminder: costumes may not include any kind of toy weapon (knives, swords, etc.).  They should not depict violent acts or the results of violence through the use of fake blood, etc.  Please be mindful that our school community encompasses children of all ages and costumes should not be frightening to others.
***Don’t forget the Spartan Safe Snack List.

Veteran’s Day Commemoration Event– November 10th at 1:30 p.m., Riverdale Height’s invites all veterans and their families to come and share time with us in honoring all veterans on this special day. Click here for more information!

 

Community Opportunities

Quest for Christ: Quest for Christ is an after-school Christian club that invites all 2nd – 6th graders to join in for fun, friends, Bible teaching and service. Quest for Christ meets at Riverdale Heights on Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. We will begin on Nov. 3. Registration information can be found here, or contact Heather Stocking at 563-505-6729.

 

Pleasant Valley Junior High

Announcements

Early Out: There is an early out on Wednesday, November 1st. School will dismiss at 1:00pm, so please plan accordingly.

Order your Pleasant Valley Band Apparel:  Between now and November 10, we are offering items such as PV Band hoodies, t-shirts, jackets, and so much more!  All of your Spartan Band apparel ordered through the Charms Web Store can be paid by credit card or by printing your order and sending in your payment by check or cash to Mr. Anderson at PV High School. Checks should be made out to PV Band Parent Association (PVBPA).  All proceeds benefit the PV Band program. Orders will be available for pick up at the Dec. 4th Cider and Pretzel Concert. Show your Spartan Band Spirit and/or make someone on your holiday gift list happy by buying some fun PV Band Merchandise! To order, visit www.charmsoffice.com/charms/plogin.asp

Attention Wrestling and Girls Basketball Parents: We are in need of volunteers to help sell concessions at your student’s athletic games (matches). Each shift is only 2 hours and 15 minutes long, and you can split the shift with another parent. The PTA does no fundraising at the JH with the exception of selling concessions.

Click here to claim a spot. If you don’t have the time to volunteer, we can still use your help! Please consider signing up to bring in concession items. Click here to see what we need.

Thanks for the help!
PVJH PTA

PVJH Iowa Assessment Testing – November 1st and 2nd:  Students will test all day on Wednesday, November 1st, which is an Early Out day, in their advisor classrooms.  Students will finish testing on Thursday, November 2nd from 7:34 to 9:34 am in their advisor classrooms, followed by an adjusted schedule for the remainder of the day.  Dismissal on November 2nd is at the regular time. Please make every effort to have your student at school on time each day.  If possible, please do not schedule appointments during the testing time on Wednesday and Thursday.

 

Athletics and Activities

The Drowsy Chaperone: Come see PVHS Drama Club’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone. A musical theatre fan’s favorite musical comes to life in his New York apartment. This musical within a comedy is sure to keep you laughing all evening. Performances are November 2nd and 4th at 7 pm, and November 5th at 2 pm. Drama Club boosters will be selling desserts at intermission for the Saturday night performance! Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased at https://thelittleboxoffice.com/pleasantvalley

Pleasant Valley Trap Team: There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, November 1 at 6:00 p.m. in the Pleasant Valley High School Library.  Registration and clothing order information will be available at this meeting.  PLEASE NOTE:  this meeting is for parents and shooters (includes all new and previous shooters). If there are any questions or you are unable to attend this meeting, please email kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or call/text Kris at 563-949-7122.

 

Upcoming Events

Support PV Athletics: The PV Athletic Booster Club’s Booster Bash is scheduled for November 18th at 7:00 p.m. at Tanglewood Pavilion. Silent auction, door prizes, and the winning ticket for the $10,000 raffle will be drawn. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Ticket price includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and beer.  Cash bar also available.  Adults only – DJ/Dancing — Casual dress — Alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Auction items include: Governor’s Deck Party, 4 Diamond Box Set passes for 2018 St. Louis Cardinals, PV and Iowa Hawkeye bags sets, Family Health and Wellness Package and much more! Click here for the flyer! https://pvspartannation.myshopify.com/products/booster-bash-tickets

 

Pleasant Valley High School

Announcements

Attention parents, Iowa Assessment Tests:  On Wednesday, November 1, 2017, Pleasant Valley High School will administer the Iowa Assessment Test to all 9th, 10th and 11th grade students. We will follow an early out schedule.

  • Students should check the rosters outside of the counseling office Mon/Tue to find their testing room.
  • Students should report to their testing room by 8:10 a.m. on Wednesday.  Testing will begin promptly after the 8:10 bell.
  • Dismissal will be at 12:05 p.m., lunch will be available until 12:30 p.m.
  • Busses will leave at 12:30 p.m.

NOTE: Seniors and Foreign Exchange students do not have to report to school on Wednesday, November 1.  They are, however, encouraged to use this day for college visits.

Order your Pleasant Valley Band Apparel:  Between now and November 10, we are offering items such as PV Band hoodies, t-shirts, jackets, and so much more!  All of your Spartan Band apparel ordered through the Charms Web Store can be paid by credit card or by printing your order and sending in your payment by check or cash to Mr. Anderson at PV High School. Checks should be made out to PV Band Parent Association (PVBPA).  All proceeds benefit the PV Band program. Orders will be available for pick up at the Dec. 4th Cider and Pretzel Concert. Show your Spartan Band Spirit and/or make someone on your holiday gift list happy by buying some fun PV Band Merchandise! To order, visit www.charmsoffice.com/charms/plogin.asp

North Tennis Courts Closed:  The four north tennis courts are closed for the remainder of the fall because of the construction.  The four south courts will remain open for public use.

 

Athletics and Activities

The Drowsy Chaperone: Come see PVHS Drama Club’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone. A musical theatre fan’s favorite musical comes to life in his New York apartment. This musical within a comedy is sure to keep you laughing all evening. Performances are November 2nd and 4th at 7 p.m., and November 5th at 2 p.m. Drama Club boosters will be selling desserts at intermission for the Saturday night performance! Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased at https://thelittleboxoffice.com/pleasantvalley

Playoff Football: Tonight (October 27th), the Spartan football team will be battling Bettendorf (@ Bettendorf) in the first round of playoffs. Kickoff is at 7 p.m., gates open at 5:45 p.m. Tickets are $6.00 for all and will be sold in the PVHS Main Office until 3:00pm on Friday. We were only issued 500 tickets. Get your ticket(s) early so you don’t have to wait in line at Bettendorf. Come out and support your Spartans!

Pleasant Valley Trap Team: There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, November 1 at 6:00 p.m. in the PVHS Library.  Registration and clothing order information will be available at this meeting.  PLEASE NOTE:  this meeting is for parents and shooters (includes all new and previous shooters). If there are any questions or you are unable to attend this meeting, please email kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or call/text Kris at 563-949-7122.

 

Upcoming Events

Support PV Athletics: The PV Athletic Booster Club’s Booster Bash is scheduled for November 18th at 7:00 p.m. at Tanglewood Pavilion. Silent auction, door prizes, and the winning ticket for the $10,000 raffle will be drawn. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Ticket price includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and beer.  Cash bar also available.  Adults only – DJ/Dancing — Casual dress — Alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Auction items include: Governor’s Deck Party, 4 Diamond Box Set passes for 2018 St. Louis Cardinals, PV and Iowa Hawkeye bags sets, Family Health and Wellness Package and much more! Click here for the flyer! https://pvspartannation.myshopify.com/products/booster-bash-tickets

 

Community Opportunities

Interview Skills: Click here to learn about this free event at the Bettendorf Library.

#SpartanNation October 20, 2017

Posted October 20th, 2017

Bridgeview

Announcements

PTA Pulse:  BRIDGEVIEW BONANZA IS TONIGHT!  Learn all about the big event here.

Parent-Teacher Conferences:  Conference letters will be going home Monday with the time and day for your child’s conference.  These need to be returned by Thursday October 26.

PTA Reflections Entries Due October 25 or 26:  Drop your entries off either the morning of Wednesday, October 25 or Thursday, October 26. There will be a representative by the office to pick up the entries. Please have your entries filled out completely and signed by the student and parent. Also, make sure photos and flimsy visual art are mounted on cardboard or something similar. It’s a plus to have literature in a clear sleeve.  We can’t wait to see your work!

Help the PVHS Early Childhood Development Course:  To teach high school students stages of early childhood development, students observe children in a lab setting.  If you would be willing to bring your child to observe, please email Marta Brooks at brooksm@pleasval.k12.ia.us.  Include your name, phone number, name and age of your child and which day you can bring them. The four lab observation will be:

Infants- (birth to 6 months)- Friday, November 3, 2017
Infants (6-12 months),Thursday, November 16, 2017
Toddlers (1-2 years), Thursday, November 30, 2017
Preschool, (3-4 years) Thursday, December 14, 2017
The TWO classes meet from 1:05-1:55 and 2:00-2:45 every day.

Upcoming Events

Halloween Party, October 31: Halloween parties will begin in classrooms on October 31, 2017 at 2:30pm.  All students will parade starting with K classrooms going to 1st grade at approximately 2:15pm and culminating through the grade levels in our building.  Reminder: costumes may not include any kind of toy weapon (knives, swords, etc.).  They should not depict violent acts or the results of violence through the use of fake blood, etc.  Please be mindful that our school community encompasses children of all ages and costumes should not be frightening to others.
***Don’t forget the Spartan Safe Snack List.

Activities and Athletics

4th Grade Hour of Code Registration:  The PVHS Women in STEM club is proud to provide a free after school opportunity for 4th Grade students called “Hour of Code”. The Hour of Code is a brief introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics of computer science. This class is geared toward ALL students and every ability level is welcome – no past experience is necessary.

We will meet at each elementary school on November 1st from 1:30-3:00pm. For more information, please click here or contact Megan Vandersee .  Please use this link to register your student online by midnight Saturday, October 28th. The program is limited to approximately 30 students at each elementary school.

Haunted Theatre, October 27:  Pleasant Valley High School Department of Theatre will be hosting a family friendly Haunted Theatre experience on October 27th from 1:00pm-3:30pm at the PVHS Mainstage Theatre. Come on a journey with Jack and Jennie as they search for Jennie’s little sister, Patty, who is stuck in an evil asylum! Tickets will be $3 for the first time, or $2 with cans for the Student Hunger Drive and then $1 for each consecutive time through after.

The Drowsy Chaperone, November 2, 4 and 5: The Pleasant Valley High School Theatre Department will be putting on a production of The Drowsy Chaperone on November 2nd & 4th at 7pm and 5th at 2pm. A musical theatre fan’s favorite musical comes to life in his New York apartment.  One wedding, or is it no weddings, or is it three weddings or four!? Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens. You can get your tickets now https://thelittleboxoffice.com/pleasantvalley  Drama Club boosters will be selling desserts at intermission for the Saturday night performance!

Community Opportunities

Care for Kids:  Click here to learn about this free service that connects Scott County families with health care providers and resources.

Cody

Announcements

Red Ribbon Week is Next Week:  Accept our invitation to join the fight against drug and alcohol abuse.  Click here for the weekly activities and special dress up days!

PTA Reflections Entries Due October 25 or 26:  Drop your entries off either the morning of Wednesday, October 25 or Thursday, October 26. There will be a representative by the office to pick up the entries. Please have your entries filled out completely and signed by the student and parent. Also, make sure photos and flimsy visual art are mounted on cardboard or something similar. It’s a plus to have literature in a clear sleeve.  We can’t wait to see your work!

Help the PVHS Early Childhood Development Course:  To teach high school students stages of early childhood development, students observe children in a lab setting.  If you would be willing to bring your child to observe, please email Marta Brooks at brooksm@pleasval.k12.ia.us.  Include your name, phone number, name and age of your child and which day you can bring them. The four lab observation will be:

Infants- (birth to 6 months)- Friday, November 3, 2017
Infants (6-12 months),Thursday, November 16, 2017
Toddlers (1-2 years), Thursday, November 30, 2017
Preschool, (3-4 years) Thursday, December 14, 2017
The TWO classes meet from 1:05-1:55 and 2:00-2:45 every day.

Upcoming Events

Halloween Party, October 31:  Halloween parties will begin in classrooms on October 31, 2017 at 2:30pm.  Weather permitting all students will parade at approximately 2:15pm. At approximately 2:10pm, intermediate students, grade 4-6, will go to the center of the track on the blacktop as the K-3 students parade around the perimeter.  Parents may watch the parade either from the center of the blacktop or the outside of the track area.  Reminder: costumes may not include any kind of toy weapon (knives, swords, etc.).  They should not depict violent acts or the results of violence through the use of fake blood, etc.  Please be mindful that our school community encompasses children of all ages and costumes should not be frightening to others.
***Don’t forget the Spartan Safe Snack List.

Activities and Athletics

4th Grade Hour of Code Registration:  The PVHS Women in STEM club is proud to provide a free after school opportunity for 4th Grade students called “Hour of Code”. The Hour of Code is a brief introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics of computer science. This class is geared toward ALL students and every ability level is welcome – no past experience is necessary.

We will meet at each elementary school on November 1st from 1:30-3:00pm. For more information, please click here or contact Megan Vandersee .  Please use this link to register your student online by midnight Saturday, October 28th. The program is limited to approximately 30 students at each elementary school.

Haunted Theatre, October 27:  Pleasant Valley High School Department of Theatre will be hosting a family friendly Haunted Theatre experience on October 27th from 1:00pm-3:30pm at the PVHS Mainstage Theatre. Come on a journey with Jack and Jennie as they search for Jennie’s little sister, Patty, who is stuck in an evil asylum! Tickets will be $3 for the first time, or $2 with cans for the Student Hunger Drive and then $1 for each consecutive time through after.

The Drowsy Chaperone, November 2, 4 and 5: The Pleasant Valley High School Theatre Department will be putting on a production of The Drowsy Chaperone on November 2nd & 4th at 7pm and 5th at 2pm. A musical theatre fan’s favorite musical comes to life in his New York apartment.  One wedding, or is it no weddings, or is it three weddings or four!? Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens. You can get your tickets now https://thelittleboxoffice.com/pleasantvalley  Drama Club boosters will be selling desserts at intermission for the Saturday night performance!

Community Opportunities

Care for Kids:  Click here to learn about this free service that connects Scott County families with health care providers and resources.

Hopewell

Announcements

Fall Conferences Online Scheduling:  Hopewell Elementary will utilize an online conference schedule system for our fall conferences. In addition, we will hold a traditional conference night on Thursday, November 9th, and provide a range of additional conference times between November 6th and November 17th. The process allows families to choose from a variety of dates and times to meet with the classroom teacher. Click here for more information and to schedule conferences with your teacher!

PTA Reflections Entries Due October 25 or 26:  Drop your entries off either the morning of Wednesday, October 25 or Thursday, October 26. There will be a representative by the office to pick up the entries. Please have your entries filled out completely and signed by the student and parent. Also, make sure photos and flimsy visual art are mounted on cardboard or something similar. It’s a plus to have literature in a clear sleeve.  We can’t wait to see your work!

Help the PVHS Early Childhood Development Course:  To teach high school students stages of early childhood development, students observe children in a lab setting.  If you would be willing to bring your child to observe, please email Marta Brooks at brooksm@pleasval.k12.ia.us.  Include your name, phone number, name and age of your child and which day you can bring them. The four lab observation will be:

Infants- (birth to 6 months)- Friday, November 3, 2017
Infants (6-12 months),Thursday, November 16, 2017
Toddlers (1-2 years), Thursday, November 30, 2017
Preschool, (3-4 years) Thursday, December 14, 2017
The TWO classes meet from 1:05-1:55 and 2:00-2:45 every day.

Upcoming Events

Halloween Party, October 31:  Halloween parties will begin in classrooms on October 31, 2017 at 2:30 P.M.  At 2:00 P.M. parents and volunteers may make their way to classrooms.  Weather permitting, all students will parade at approximately 2:15 P.M. Reminder: costumes may not include any kind of toy weapon (knives, swords, etc.).  They should not depict violent acts or the results of violence through the use of fake blood, etc.  Please be mindful that our school community encompasses children of all ages and costumes should not be frightening to others.
***Don’t forget the Spartan Safe Snack List.

Activities and Athletics

4th Grade Hour of Code Registration:  The PVHS Women in STEM club is proud to provide a free after school opportunity for 4th Grade students called “Hour of Code”. The Hour of Code is a brief introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics of computer science. This class is geared toward ALL students and every ability level is welcome – no past experience is necessary.

We will meet at each elementary school on November 1st from 1:30-3:00pm. For more information, please click here or contact Megan Vandersee .  Please use this link to register your student online by midnight Saturday, October 28th. The program is limited to approximately 30 students at each elementary school.

 Roots & Shoots is starting November 6thRoots and Shoots is a social/curriculum-based service-learning program. Roots & Shoots encourages youth to make positive changes happen―for the animal community, for the human community, and for the environment.

  • We will meet once a week after school for one hour, Mondays 3 to 4pm.
  • We will have sign-ups for grades 3 through 6 in October, pulling names on Nov 1st.
  • We will start meetings on November 6th and end April 23rd.
  • We will have a dues fee of $20.

Interested? Click here to read more and register.

Haunted Theatre, October 27:  Pleasant Valley High School Department of Theatre will be hosting a family friendly Haunted Theatre experience on October 27th from 1:00pm-3:30pm at the PVHS Mainstage Theatre. Come on a journey with Jack and Jennie as they search for Jennie’s little sister, Patty, who is stuck in an evil asylum! Tickets will be $3 for the first time, or $2 with cans for the Student Hunger Drive and then $1 for each consecutive time through after.

The Drowsy Chaperone, November 2, 4 and 5: The Pleasant Valley High School Theatre Department will be putting on a production of The Drowsy Chaperone on November 2nd & 4th at 7pm and 5th at 2pm. A musical theatre fan’s favorite musical comes to life in his New York apartment.  One wedding, or is it no weddings, or is it three weddings or four!? Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens. You can get your tickets now https://thelittleboxoffice.com/pleasantvalley  Drama Club boosters will be selling desserts at intermission for the Saturday night performance!

Community Opportunities

Care for Kids:  Click here to learn about this free service that connects Scott County families with health care providers and resources.

Pleasant View

Announcements

Support the Student Hunger Drive at PLV: Click here to see how you can help!

Red Ribbon Week is Next Week:  Accept our invitation to join the fight against drug and alcohol abuse.  Click here for the weekly activities and special dress up days!

PTA Reflections Entries Due October 25 or 26:  Drop your entries off either the morning of Wednesday, October 25 or Thursday, October 26. There will be a representative by the office to pick up the entries. Please have your entries filled out completely and signed by the student and parent. Also, make sure photos and flimsy visual art are mounted on cardboard or something similar. It’s a plus to have literature in a clear sleeve.  We can’t wait to see your work!

 Kindergarteners Meet Mr. Cavanagh:  Mr. Cavanagh is the Counselor at Pleasant View.  Click here to learn more about how he interacts with kindergarten students.

The PTA Meeting Minutes from October 9th are available for review on the PTA website.  Reminder: the next PTA meeting is on Monday, November 13th at 6:30 pm in the school library

Help the PVHS Early Childhood Development Course:  To teach high school students stages of early childhood development, students observe children in a lab setting.  If you would be willing to bring your child to observe, please email Marta Brooks at brooksm@pleasval.k12.ia.us.  Include your name, phone number, name and age of your child and which day you can bring them. The four lab observation will be:

Infants- (birth to 6 months)- Friday, November 3, 2017
Infants (6-12 months),Thursday, November 16, 2017
Toddlers (1-2 years), Thursday, November 30, 2017
Preschool, (3-4 years) Thursday, December 14, 2017
The TWO classes meet from 1:05-1:55 and 2:00-2:45 every day.

Upcoming Events

Fall Fest is TONIGHT from 5 – 8 pm.  Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, October 24th 5:30 – 7:30 pmJumpin’ Joes (formerly Monkey Joe’s) Family Night is for Kindergarten – 3rd grade students.  It’s located at 3885 Elmore Ave. Ste. A, Davenport.  The cost of entry is $6.  Parents must stay with their children.  Remember your socks!  Please contact Amy Wilsted with any questions at awilsted@mac.com

Halloween Party, October 31: Halloween parties will begin in Pleasant View classrooms on October 31st at 2:30pm.  Weather permitting, K-3 students will parade around the perimeter of the primary playground for the intermediate classes at approximately 2:10 P.M.  Parents who have been contacted by K-3 teachers to assist students with costumes should report to the K-3 classrooms at 1:50pm.

Reminder: costumes may not include any kind of toy weapon (knives, swords, etc.).  They should not depict violent acts or the results of violence through the use of fake blood, etc.  Please be mindful that our school community encompasses children of all ages and costumes should not be frightening to others.

Activities and Athletics

4th Grade Hour of Code Registration:  The PVHS Women in STEM club is proud to provide a free after school opportunity for 4th Grade students called “Hour of Code”. The Hour of Code is a brief introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics of computer science. This class is geared toward ALL students and every ability level is welcome – no past experience is necessary.

We will meet at each elementary school on November 1st from 1:30-3:00pm. For more information, please click here or contact Megan Vandersee .  Please use this link to register your student online by midnight Saturday, October 28th. The program is limited to approximately 30 students at each elementary school.

Haunted Theatre, October 27:  Pleasant Valley High School Department of Theatre will be hosting a family friendly Haunted Theatre experience on October 27th from 1:00pm-3:30pm at the PVHS Mainstage Theatre. Come on a journey with Jack and Jennie as they search for Jennie’s little sister, Patty, who is stuck in an evil asylum! Tickets will be $3 for the first time, or $2 with cans for the Student Hunger Drive and then $1 for each consecutive time through after.

The Drowsy Chaperone, November 2, 4 and 5: The Pleasant Valley High School Theatre Department will be putting on a production of The Drowsy Chaperone on November 2nd & 4th at 7pm and 5th at 2pm. A musical theatre fan’s favorite musical comes to life in his New York apartment.  One wedding, or is it no weddings, or is it three weddings or four!? Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens. You can get your tickets now https://thelittleboxoffice.com/pleasantvalley  Drama Club boosters will be selling desserts at intermission for the Saturday night performance!

Community Opportunities

Care for Kids:  Click here to learn about this free service that connects Scott County families with health care providers and resources.

Riverdale Heights

Announcements

Fall Conferences Online SchedulingRiverdale Heights Elementary School will be using the PTC Fast Online Scheduling program for Parent-Teacher conferences for the 2017-2018 school year.  The online scheduling system will allow parents to select the time to meet with teachers that is easy and convenient for them.  The scheduling window will open up on Monday, October 16th and will remain open until Monday, October 30th .  Conferences are being held Tuesday, November 7th  and Thursday, November 9th  from 3:30-8:00.   Click here for more information and to schedule conferences with your teacher!

Red Ribbon Week is Next Week:  The week of October 23-27 is Red Ribbon Week. The purpose of this week is to promote healthy lifestyle choices while remaining drug free. Students can choose to participate in daily dress up days to promote drug free awareness.  Click here for more information.

PTA Reflections Entries Due October 25 or 26:  Drop your entries off either the morning of Wednesday, October 25 or Thursday, October 26. There will be a representative by the office to pick up the entries. Please have your entries filled out completely and signed by the student and parent. Also, make sure photos and flimsy visual art are mounted on cardboard or something similar. It’s a plus to have literature in a clear sleeve.  We can’t wait to see your work!

Help the PVHS Early Childhood Development Course:  To teach high school students stages of early childhood development, students observe children in a lab setting.  If you would be willing to bring your child to observe, please email Marta Brooks at brooksm@pleasval.k12.ia.us.  Include your name, phone number, name and age of your child and which day you can bring them. The four lab observation will be:

Infants- (birth to 6 months)- Friday, November 3, 2017
Infants (6-12 months),Thursday, November 16, 2017
Toddlers (1-2 years), Thursday, November 30, 2017
Preschool, (3-4 years) Thursday, December 14, 2017
The TWO classes meet from 1:05-1:55 and 2:00-2:45 every day.

Upcoming Events

Halloween Party, October 31: Halloween parties will begin in classrooms on October 31, 2017 at 2:30 P.M.  Weather permitting, all students will parade at approximately 2:15 P.M. Parents may position themselves outside on the intermediate playground to watch the parade and can head to classrooms at 2:30.  Reminder: costumes may not include any kind of toy weapon (knives, swords, etc.).  They should not depict violent acts or the results of violence through the use of fake blood, etc.  Please be mindful that our school community encompasses children of all ages and costumes should not be frightening to others.
***Don’t forget the Spartan Safe Snack List.

Activities and Athletics

4th Grade Hour of Code Registration:  The PVHS Women in STEM club is proud to provide a free after school opportunity for 4th Grade students called “Hour of Code”. The Hour of Code is a brief introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics of computer science. This class is geared toward ALL students and every ability level is welcome – no past experience is necessary.

We will meet at each elementary school on November 1st from 1:30-3:00pm. For more information, please click here or contact Megan Vandersee .  Please use this link to register your student online by midnight Saturday, October 28th. The program is limited to approximately 30 students at each elementary school.

Haunted Theatre, October 27:  Pleasant Valley High School Department of Theatre will be hosting a family friendly Haunted Theatre experience on October 27th from 1:00pm-3:30pm at the PVHS Mainstage Theatre. Come on a journey with Jack and Jennie as they search for Jennie’s little sister, Patty, who is stuck in an evil asylum! Tickets will be $3 for the first time, or $2 with cans for the Student Hunger Drive and then $1 for each consecutive time through after.

The Drowsy Chaperone, November 2, 4 and 5: The Pleasant Valley High School Theatre Department will be putting on a production of The Drowsy Chaperone on November 2nd & 4th at 7pm and 5th at 2pm. A musical theatre fan’s favorite musical comes to life in his New York apartment.  One wedding, or is it no weddings, or is it three weddings or four!? Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens. You can get your tickets now https://thelittleboxoffice.com/pleasantvalley  Drama Club boosters will be selling desserts at intermission for the Saturday night performance!

Community Opportunities

Care for Kids:  Click here to learn about this free service that connects Scott County families with health care providers and resources.

PV Junior High

Announcements

Parent Teacher Conference Feedback: As you know, this year, we changed our format for parent teacher conferences.  We want to know what you thought about the new process.  Click here to take a quick survey.

PVJH Iowa Assessment Testing – November 1st and 2nd: Students will test all day on Wednesday, November 1st which is an Early Out day in their Advisor class rooms.  Students will finish testing on Thursday, November 2nd from 7:34 a.m. to 9:34 a.m. in their Advisor classrooms followed by an adjusted schedule for the remainder of November 2nd.  Dismissal on November 2nd is at the regular time. Please make every effort to have your student at school on time each day.  If possible,  please do not schedule appointments during the testing time on Wednesday and Thursday

The Scholastic Book Fair was a great success! We met our book sale goal, and we’re able to purchase over $1,500.00 worth of books and book repair supplies for the library. Thank you PV parents for your steadfast support of reading and our libraries.

PTA Reflections Entries Due October 25 or 26:  Drop your entries off either the morning of Wednesday, October 25 or Thursday, October 26. There will be a representative by the office to pick up the entries. Please have your entries filled out completely and signed by the student and parent. Also, make sure photos and flimsy visual art are mounted on cardboard or something similar. It’s a plus to have literature in a clear sleeve.  We can’t wait to see your work!

Help the PVHS Early Childhood Development Course:  To teach high school students stages of early childhood development, students observe children in a lab setting.  If you would be willing to bring your child to observe, please email Marta Brooks at brooksm@pleasval.k12.ia.us.  Include your name, phone number, name and age of your child and which day you can bring them. The four lab observation will be:

Infants- (birth to 6 months)- Friday, November 3, 2017
Infants (6-12 months),Thursday, November 16, 2017
Toddlers (1-2 years), Thursday, November 30, 2017
Preschool, (3-4 years) Thursday, December 14, 2017
The TWO classes meet from 1:05-1:55 and 2:00-2:45 every day.

Upcoming Events

Student Hunger Drive: Would you like to see your teachers get a big ol’ PIE to the face at the next assembly?!? We have one week left for the Student Hunger Drive at the Junior High. If our goal of 100 boxes of cans is met by the end of next week (Friday, October 27th) you will get to see Mr. McGurk, Mrs. Broders, Ms. Haarhues, Mr. Cavanagh, Mrs. Mente, Ms. Larsen, AND Mrs. Maurer all get pies in the face!! All you have to do is bring in non-perishable food items and turn it in to any of the boxes placed around the school. Good luck!

Activities and Athletics

Haunted Theatre, October 27:  Pleasant Valley High School Department of Theatre will be hosting a family friendly Haunted Theatre experience on October 27th from 1:00pm-3:30pm at the PVHS Mainstage Theatre. Come on a journey with Jack and Jennie as they search for Jennie’s little sister, Patty, who is stuck in an evil asylum! Tickets will be $3 for the first time, or $2 with cans for the Student Hunger Drive and then $1 for each consecutive time through after.

The Drowsy Chaperone, November 2, 4 and 5: The Pleasant Valley High School Theatre Department will be putting on a production of The Drowsy Chaperone on November 2nd & 4th at 7pm and 5th at 2pm. A musical theatre fan’s favorite musical comes to life in his New York apartment.  One wedding, or is it no weddings, or is it three weddings or four!? Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens. You can get your tickets now https://thelittleboxoffice.com/pleasantvalley  Drama Club boosters will be selling desserts at intermission for the Saturday night performance!

Community Opportunities

Care for Kids:  Click here to learn about this free service that connects Scott County families with health care providers and resources.

PVHS

Announcements

ATTENTION PARENTS, Iowa Assessment Tests:  On Wednesday, November 1, 2017, Pleasant Valley High School will administer the Iowa Assessment Test to all 9th, 10th and 11th grade students.  We will follow an early out schedule.

  • Students should check the rosters outside of the counseling office Mon/Tue to find their testing room.
  • Please report to testing room by 8:10am on Wednesday morning.  Testing will begin promptly after the 8:10 bell.
  • Dismiss at 12:05, lunch available until 12:30pm.
  • Busses will leave at 12:30pm.

NOTE: Seniors and Foreign Exchange students do not have to report to school on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.  They are, however, encouraged to use this day for college visits.

North Tennis Courts Closed:  The four north tennis courts will be closed for the remainder of the fall because of the PVHS construction.  The four south courts will remain open for public use.

PTA Reflections Entries Due October 25 or 26:  Drop your entries off either the morning of Wednesday, October 25 or Thursday, October 26. There will be a representative by the office to pick up the entries. Please have your entries filled out completely and signed by the student and parent. Also, make sure photos and flimsy visual art are mounted on cardboard or something similar. It’s a plus to have literature in a clear sleeve.  We can’t wait to see your work!

Help the PVHS Early Childhood Development Course:  To teach high school students stages of early childhood development, students observe children in a lab setting.  If you would be willing to bring your child to observe, please email Marta Brooks at brooksm@pleasval.k12.ia.us.  Include your name, phone number, name and age of your child and which day you can bring them. The four lab observation will be:

Infants- (birth to 6 months)- Friday, November 3, 2017
Infants (6-12 months),Thursday, November 16, 2017
Toddlers (1-2 years), Thursday, November 30, 2017
Preschool, (3-4 years) Thursday, December 14, 2017
The TWO classes meet from 1:05-1:55 and 2:00-2:45 every day.

Upcoming Events

Student Hunger Drive:  Help the Student Hunger drive at the following events

Friday, October 20th from 3:30-5:00pm – LulaRoe Fundraiser in PVHS Library. Email Megan Dixon at dixonmegan@pleasval.k12.ia.us for more information.

Saturday, October 21st from 11:00am – 1:00pm – Powderpuff Football @ Spartan Stadium.
Monday, October 23rd from 7:00 – 9:00pm – Reverse Powderpuff Volleyball in the ABC gym.
Wednesday, October 25th from 3:00 – 9:00pm – Pancheros Restaurant Fundraiser: Enjoy a night out for dinner and support SHD! Show this flyer to the cashier (printed or on your phone) and 15% of your bill will be donated to the cause! Pancheros is located at 4888 Utica Ridge in Davenport.

Activities and Athletics

Haunted Theatre, October 27:  Pleasant Valley High School Department of Theatre will be hosting a family friendly Haunted Theatre experience on October 27th from 1:00pm-3:30pm at the PVHS Mainstage Theatre. Come on a journey with Jack and Jennie as they search for Jennie’s little sister, Patty, who is stuck in an evil asylum! Tickets will be $3 for the first time, or $2 with cans for the Student Hunger Drive and then $1 for each consecutive time through after.

The Drowsy Chaperone, November 2, 4 and 5: The Pleasant Valley High School Theatre Department will be putting on a production of The Drowsy Chaperone on November 2nd & 4th at 7pm and 5th at 2pm. A musical theatre fan’s favorite musical comes to life in his New York apartment.  One wedding, or is it no weddings, or is it three weddings or four!? Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens. You can get your tickets now https://thelittleboxoffice.com/pleasantvalley  Drama Club boosters will be selling desserts at intermission for the Saturday night performance!

Community Opportunities

Care for Kids:  Click here to learn about this free service that connects Scott County families with health care providers and resources.

Interview SkillsClick here to learn about this free event at the Bettendorf Library.

#SpartanNation October 13, 2017

Posted October 13th, 2017

Bridgeview

Announcements

Picture Retakes, Thursday, October 19:  Please note the date change.  It is listed incorrectly in the district calendar.

PTA PulseClick here to learn about next week’s Bridgeview Bonanza on October 20, 2017!

Athletics and Activities

4th Grade Orchestra Starts October 16Please click here to familiarize yourself with the parking procedures at the Junior High.

6th Grade Choir Starts October 16:  You can still sign up!  Click here to register for this exciting group!

Support the Student Hunger Drive:  There are dozens of opportunities to help!  Click here for a schedule of events, including a night at Panera and Pancheros!

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale, Friday October 13:  We’re open from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. during the PVHS football game at the high school stadium. We have youth sizes and adult sizes.   *PLEASE NOTE:  There will not be a Saturday sale in October.  If you’d like to place an order, please contact Kris at 563-949-7122 (text/call) or email kristinhwehrman@gmail.com.

Community Opportunities

Alice in Wonderland, October 14, 15, 21, and 22:  Come and see Davenport Junior Theatre’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND, Sat. Oct. 14 & 21 @ 1pm & 4pm or Sun. Oct. 15 & 22 @ 1pm & 4pm
Tickets are $6.00 kids / $8.00 adults.  Details at www.DavenportJuniorTheatre.org

Pete the Purple Bull’s Awesome Party, October 22Click here to learn about this opportunity.

Cody

Announcements

Fall Conferences:  Cody Elementary fall Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 3:30pm to 8:00pm and Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 3:30pm to 8:00pm. Parent-teacher conferences are an important communication vehicle to discuss students’ academic and social progress. We believe time invested in communicating between home and school regarding your child(ren)’s progress is vital to planning for and supporting student success. In order to clearly communicate and best support your child(ren)’s learning, Pleasant Valley Community School District strongly encourages you to make every effort to schedule a single conference including all parents/guardians and the homeroom teacher of each student.  We appreciate your support and collaboration with us to plan for the best educational experience for your child(ren). Conference scheduling is underway. If you are aware of any conflicts, please contact Jennifer Kipper at kipperjennifer@pleasval.k12.ia.us or 563-332-0210.  We will do our best to accommodate, but requests cannot be guaranteed.

Athletics and Activities

4th Grade Orchestra Starts October 16Please click here to familiarize yourself with the parking procedures at the Junior High.

6th Grade Choir Starts October 16:  You can still sign up!  Click here to register for this exciting group!

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale, Friday October 13:  We’re open from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. during the PVHS football game at the high school stadium. We have youth sizes and adult sizes.   *PLEASE NOTE:  There will not be a Saturday sale in October.  If you’d like to place an order, please contact Kris at 563-949-7122 (text/call) or email kristinhwehrman@gmail.com.

Community Opportunities

Alice in Wonderland, October 14, 15, 21, and 22:  Come and see Davenport Junior Theatre’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND, Sat. Oct. 14 & 21 @ 1pm & 4pm or Sun. Oct. 15 & 22 @ 1pm & 4pm
Tickets are $6.00 kids / $8.00 adults.  Details at www.DavenportJuniorTheatre.org

Pete the Purple Bull’s Awesome Party, October 22Click here to learn about this opportunity.

Hopewell

Upcoming Events

Hopewell Harvest is Tonight: Join in the fun tonight at Hopewell Harvest from 5:00-8:00pm! Didn’t pre-order tickets? No worries. Wristbands and more can be purchased with cash tonight. See you there!

NEW Harvest Schedule:
5:00-7:15 pm: Games (including the cake walk, photo booth, and jail)
7:15 pm: Raffle ticket sales end in the cafeteria
7:20 pm: Dance party and raffle drawing in the gym
7:30 pm: Silent auction bidding ends in cafeteria
 

Picture Retakes, October 17:  If you missed picture day earlier this year, you will need to get your picture taken.  There are forms in the main office.  If you would like pictures retaken, bring in your old picture package.

Athletics and Activities

4th Grade Orchestra Starts October 16Please click here to familiarize yourself with the parking procedures at the Junior High.

6th Grade Choir Starts October 16:  You can still sign up!  Click here to register for this exciting group!

Support the Student Hunger Drive:  There are dozens of opportunities to help!  Click here for a schedule of events, including a night at Panera and Pancheros!

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale, Friday October 13:  We’re open from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. during the PVHS football game at the high school stadium. We have youth sizes and adult sizes.   *PLEASE NOTE:  There will not be a Saturday sale in October.  If you’d like to place an order, please contact Kris at 563-949-7122 (text/call) or email kristinhwehrman@gmail.com.

Community Opportunities

Alice in Wonderland, October 14, 15, 21, and 22:  Come and see Davenport Junior Theatre’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND, Sat. Oct. 14 & 21 @ 1pm & 4pm or Sun. Oct. 15 & 22 @ 1pm & 4pm
Tickets are $6.00 kids / $8.00 adults.  Details at www.DavenportJuniorTheatre.org

Pete the Purple Bull’s Awesome Party, October 22Click here to learn about this opportunity.

Pleasant View

Fall Conferences Online Scheduling:  Pleasant View Elementary will use the PTCFast online scheduling system for our conferences. We will hold set conference nights on Tuesday, November 7th from 3:30-5:30 and Thursday, November 9th from 3:30-8:00.  In addition, teachers will provide a range of additional conference times between November 6th and 17th. We recognize that families have busy schedules, and believe a system of this nature opens up more opportunities for parents. Click here for more information and to schedule conferences with your teacher!

Lunch Visits FAQ:  Each day we have many parents and special visitors joining their child or children at Pleasant View for lunch. This is absolutely an ok thing to do at Pleasant View. All visitors need to check-in with the office staff and receive a visitor’s badge. Anyone who joins their child for lunch needs to be aware of our cafeteria procedures for visitors. Click here for some Frequently Asked Questions that outline our procedures for visitors eating lunch at Pleasant View.

Thank you for taking part in the PTA survey.  The results of the survey and a new Frequently Asked Questions document can be found on the PTA website.

PTA Meetings Rescheduled:  Some of the PTA meeting times have changed.  Please review the new schedule.

Monday, September 11, 2017 9:00 am Cafeteria
Monday, October 9, 2017 9:00 am Cafeteria
Monday, November 13, 2017 6:30 pm Library
Monday, December 11, 2017 9:00 am Cafeteria
Monday, January 8, 2018 6:30 pm Library
Monday, February 12, 2018 9:00 am Cafeteria
Monday, March 5, 2018 6:30 pm Library
Monday, April 9, 2018 9:00 am Cafeteria
Monday, May 14, 2018 6:30 pm Library

Fall Fest is one week away! Friday, October 20th, 5-8 pm.  If you did not get your wristband, raffle ticket and meal deal order in by today, don’t worry, you may still buy all of these on the night of Fall Fest.

Volunteers for Fall Fest are still needed – Please click here to VOLUNTEER for this fun fundraising event.  We also need candy donations.  Please consider donating a bag of peanut-free candy for prizes.  Drop your bag in the large box marked “Fall Fest Candy” in the school lobby.  Please see a list of peanut-free candy below for ideas.

Dum Dum Lollipops Laffy Taffy Milk Duds Skittles Fun Dips
Hershey Kisses-Plain Only Tootsie Pops Blow Pops Starbursts Nerds
York Peppermint Patties Tootsie Rolls Smarties Twizzlers Dots
Dubble Bubble Gum Junior Mints Whoppers Rolos  
Jolly Rancher Hard Candy Sugar Babies Sweettarts Bottle Caps  

Athletics and Activities

4th Grade Orchestra Starts October 16Please click here to familiarize yourself with the parking procedures at the Junior High.

6th Grade Choir Starts October 16:  You can still sign up!  Click here to register for this exciting group!

Support the Student Hunger Drive:  There are dozens of opportunities to help!  Click here for a schedule of events, including a night at Panera and Pancheros!

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale, Friday October 13:  We’re open from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. during the PVHS football game at the high school stadium. We have youth sizes and adult sizes.   *PLEASE NOTE:  There will not be a Saturday sale in October.  If you’d like to place an order, please contact Kris at 563-949-7122 (text/call) or email kristinhwehrman@gmail.com.

Community Opportunities

Alice in Wonderland, October 14, 15, 21, and 22:  Come and see Davenport Junior Theatre’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND, Sat. Oct. 14 & 21 @ 1pm & 4pm or Sun. Oct. 15 & 22 @ 1pm & 4pm
Tickets are $6.00 kids / $8.00 adults.  Details at www.DavenportJuniorTheatre.org

Pete the Purple Bull’s Awesome Party, October 22Click here to learn about this opportunity.

Riverdale Heights

Announcements

Fall Conferences Online SchedulingRiverdale Heights Elementary School will be using the PTC Fast Online Scheduling program for Parent-Teacher conferences for the 2017-2018 school year.  The online scheduling system will allow parents to select the time to meet with teachers that is easy and convenient for them.  The scheduling window will open up on Monday, October 16th and will remain open until Monday, October 30th .  Conferences are being held Tuesday, November 7th  and Thursday, November 9th  from 3:30-8:00.   Click here for more information and to schedule conferences with your teacher!

Gift Card Fundraiser: The Riverdale Heights PTA participates in scrip – a gift card program.  You can easily raise money for our school simply by shopping!  All profits from gift card sales will go to the PTA to be used for our school, students, and teachers.  Here is how it works.  You purchase the gift card at face value and our school earns a percent from each retailer. These gift cards are good and never expire!  You can give them as gifts or use them yourself instead of paying with cash or credit cards.  Please check out the PTA website to see the list of retailers and to print out an order form.  For the first round, order forms and payment are due to the office by noon Monday (Oct 16) and will be available on Thursday (Oct 19).  Check out the PTA website for all future order dates.

Upcoming Events

PTA Meeting:  Our next PTA meeting is Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 6:45pm in the Riverdale Heights Library.

Athletics and Activities

Sign Language Club:  Sign Language Club is open to students in Kindergarten and 1st grades.  It meets after school from 3:00-4:00pm in the library. Students will learn basic Sign Language, including the alphabet, numbers, and other every day signs as an intro to the language.  This is a free club.   Session 1 is November 14, November 28, and December 12.   Please go to the PTA website to register:  http://www.riverdaleheightspta.com/  Please contact Eman (riverdaleheightsclubs@gmail.com) with any questions.

4th Grade Orchestra Starts October 16Please click here to familiarize yourself with the parking procedures at the Junior High.

6th Grade Choir Starts October 16:  You can still sign up!  Click here to register for this exciting group!

FLL Jr. for Grades K-2:   The Riverdale Heights Robotics Program is offering an opportunity for Kindergarten through 2nd graders to join a FIRST LEGO League Jr. (FLL Jr.) team for the 2017-2018 Aqua Adventure season.  Through exploratory research, hands-on construction, teamwork, imagination, and fun with LEGO elements, FIRST LEGO League Jr. (FLL Jr.) challenges teams to explore a real-world scientific concept, use basic engineering concepts to build a motorized model, and develop a Show Me Poster to illustrate their journey of discovery.   Click here to learn more and register.

Support the Student Hunger Drive:  There are dozens of opportunities to help!  Click here for a schedule of events, including a night at Panera and Pancheros!

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale, Friday October 13:  We’re open from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. during the PVHS football game at the high school stadium. We have youth sizes and adult sizes.   *PLEASE NOTE:  There will not be a Saturday sale in October.  If you’d like to place an order, please contact Kris at 563-949-7122 (text/call) or email kristinhwehrman@gmail.com.

Community Opportunities

Alice in Wonderland, October 14, 15, 21, and 22:  Come and see Davenport Junior Theatre’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND, Sat. Oct. 14 & 21 @ 1pm & 4pm or Sun. Oct. 15 & 22 @ 1pm & 4pm
Tickets are $6.00 kids / $8.00 adults.  Details at www.DavenportJuniorTheatre.org

Pete the Purple Bull’s Awesome Party, October 22Click here to learn about this opportunity.

PVJH

Athletics and Activities

Support the Student Hunger Drive:  There are dozens of opportunities to help!  Click here for a schedule of events, including a night at Panera and Pancheros!

PVHS  Baseball Informational Meeting Tuesday, October 17:  Join us at  7pm in the PVHS Cafeteria to discuss program updates and winter workout opportunities. All High School players and 8th graders (and parents) who are interested in HS baseball are invited to attend.

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale, Friday October 13:  We’re open from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. during the PVHS football game at the high school stadium. We have youth sizes and adult sizes.   *PLEASE NOTE:  There will not be a Saturday sale in October.  If you’d like to place an order, please contact Kris at 563-949-7122 (text/call) or email kristinhwehrman@gmail.com.

Community Opportunities

Alice in Wonderland, October 14, 15, 21, and 22:  Come and see Davenport Junior Theatre’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND. Tickets are $6.00 kids and $8.00 adults.  Details at www.DavenportJuniorTheatre.org

PVHS

Announcements

ATTENTION PARENTS, Iowa Assessment Tests:  On Wednesday, November 1, 2017, Pleasant Valley High School will administer the Iowa Assessment Test to all 9th, 10th and 11th grade students.  We will follow an early out schedule.

  • Students should check the rosters outside of the counseling office Mon/Tue to find their testing room.
  • Please report to testing room by 8:10am on Wednesday morning.  Testing will begin promptly after the 8:10 bell.
  • Dismiss at 12:05, lunch available until 12:30pm.
  • Busses will leave at 12:30pm.

NOTE: Seniors and Foreign Exchange students do not have to report to school on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.  They are, however, encouraged to use this day for college visits.

Conferences Survey:  We would like to receive feedback on your experiences from Parent-Teacher Conferences held at Pleasant Valley High School on Thursday, October 5th.  Please take a minute to complete the following survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G6RBSFP

Sophomore Guidance Planning:  In October/November, the counselors will meet with all sophomores for two days in their English classes to encourage use of Career Cruising, a computer information system for career exploration and post-secondary planning.  Sophomores will also be introduced to MYAP (Multi-Year Academic Planner) a feature on Infinite Campus used for academic planning for high school.  Both Career Cruising and MYAP will be discussed during sophomore conferences in November/December.  Parents/guardians of sophomores will receive a post card with more detailed information in November.

North Tennis Courts Closed: The four north tennis courts will be closed for the remainder of the fall because of the PVHS construction.  The four south courts will remain open for public use.

Athletics and Activities

Support the Student Hunger Drive:  There are dozens of opportunities to help!  Click here for a schedule of events, including a night at Panera and Pancheros!

PVHS  Baseball informational meeting Tuesday, October 17:  Join us at  7pm in the PVHS Cafeteria to discuss program updates and winter workout opportunities. All High School players and 8th graders (and parents) who are interested in HS baseball are invited to attend.

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale, Friday October 13:  We’re open from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. during the PVHS football game at the high school stadium. We have youth sizes and adult sizes.   *PLEASE NOTE:  There will not be a Saturday sale in October.  If you’d like to place an order, please contact Kris at 563-949-7122 (text/call) or email kristinhwehrman@gmail.com.

Community Opportunities

Alice in Wonderland, October 14, 15, 21, and 22:  Come and see Davenport Junior Theatre’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND, Sat. Oct. 14 & 21 @ 1pm & 4pm or Sun. Oct. 15 & 22 @ 1pm & 4pm
Tickets are $6.00 kids / $8.00 adults.  Details at www.DavenportJuniorTheatre.org

#SpartanNation October 6, 2017

Posted October 6th, 2017

Bridgeview

Announcements

PTA PulseClick here to learn about Bonanza Raffle tickets and all the prizes you can win!

PTA Reflections:  It is that time of year again, the PTA Reflections Program is kicking off! This year’s theme is “Within Reach.” Flyers are being sent home with students this week. For more information, visit your schools PTA Reflections website or the Iowa PTA Website http://www.iowapta.org/index.php/reflections. Entries are due on Thursday October 26th (correction from the flyer as there is no school on Friday, October 27th) A Reflections Chair representative will be at the school to pick up the projects from 8-8:30 AM.

Athletics & Activities

Girls Basketball Youth Clinics:  The Girls’ High School Basketball Program is holding fall youth clinics for girls currently in K-6th grade.  Click here for a paper registration or register online at https://pleasval.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=athletics.

Spartan Band Fruit and Cheese Fundraiser, October 9 – Nov. 7 – Help support your high school marching band members by buying fresh and flavorful fruit, cheese and meats as well as delicious Koeze candy and nuts.  Items will be available Sat. Dec. 9 just in time for holiday entertaining and gift giving!  If you have any questions, please contact Charlene Ruccolo 563-271-1429 or Paula Cockrell 563-529-4335.

Your Pie Fundraiser for Student Hunger Drive, Wednesday, October 11On Wednesday, October 11th from 3-9pm you can support Student Hunger Drive and eat some delicious pizza at the same time! Stop by Your Pie Davenport Pizza at 4520 E 53rd Street and show them this flyer (either in print or on your phone) so they know you are there to support PV Spartan Assembly and the Student Hunger Drive! 15% of your bill will be donated to the cause!

Pleasant Valley Wrestling Club: Please click on this link to sign up for the Pleasant Valley Wrestling Club.  This season we will be using an electronic registration form.  Please fill out the form prior to registration.  Registration night will be on Wednesday October, 18 from 6:00-8:30PM.

Community Opportunities

Hanguel Presentation and Writing Programs, Saturday, October 7:  Come and learn about the Korean alphabet at the Bettendorf Public Library.  Click here for more information.

QC Pleasant Valley Volleyball Club is a program designed for those PV students in the 4th-8th grade that are interested in club volleyball.   Please join us to learn more about our club, tryouts and coaches at our informational meeting!

Parent Informational Meeting
Monday, October 23rd
6:00-7:00pm
PV Junior High

LeClaire Fire Department Poster ContestClick here to learn more about the contest for first through fourth graders.

Cody

Announcements

THANK YOU to everyone who volunteered, provided donations and/or just supported Fall Frolic. The event was a huge success and fun for everyone. We are so excited about how your generosity will benefit our students and teachers this year.

Join us Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m. for this month’s PTA meeting. We’ll be voting on items to purchase with Fall Frolic proceeds. We’ll also have information about the upcoming book fair, Halloween parties and PTA Reflections program. Childcare is provided. The meeting takes place in the library and won’t last more than one hour.

Picture Retakes, Thursday, October 12:  If your child was absent the day school pictures were taken, their picture will be taken for the yearbook.  If you did not purchase a picture package and would like to now, or if you would like your child’s picture retaken, you may have them photographed on the 12th.  In order to receive a picture package, the student must either bring a money envelope with the picture package listed (picture envelopes are available in the office) or return the picture package that was not satisfactory.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at 332-0210.

PTA REFLECTIONS:  It is that time of year again, the PTA Reflections Program is kicking off! This year’s theme is “Within Reach.” Flyers are being sent home with students this week. For more information, visit your schools PTA Reflections website or the Iowa PTA Website http://www.iowapta.org/index.php/reflections. Entries are due on Thursday October 26th (correction from the flyer as there is no school on Friday, October 27th) A Reflections Chair representative will be at the school to pick up the projects from 8-8:30 AM.

Cody Elementary fall Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 3:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 3:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Parent-teacher conferences are an important communication vehicle to discuss students’ academic and social progress. We believe time invested in communicating between home and school regarding your child(ren)’s progress is vital to planning for and supporting student success. In order to clearly communicate and best support your child(ren)’s learning, Pleasant Valley Community School District strongly encourages you to make every effort to schedule a single conference including all parents/guardians and the homeroom teacher of each student.  We appreciate your support and collaboration with us to plan for the best educational experience for your child(ren).

Conference scheduling is under way, if you are aware of any conflicts, please contact Jennifer Kipper at kipperjennifer@pleasval.k12.ia.us or 563-332-0210.  We will do our best to accommodate, but requests cannot be guaranteed.

Upcoming Events

Grandparents’ or Special Guests’ Day 2017 We are pleased to announce that Grandparents’/Special Guests’ Day will be held in the afternoon on October 13, 2017.

  • Doors will unlock at 12:30
  • Parking is in the West lot, the playground, and if need be the South West field
  • There is to be NO parking on Territorial Road.
  • You may enter the school through N2 (front door) or door S2 (off the playground; all doors are labeled with signs above them)
  • Grandparents/Special Guests will wait in the cafeteria and enjoy a coffee or other beverage until the classrooms open at 1:00.
  • It would be helpful if grandparents know the names of their grandchildren’s teachers so our ambassadors may escort them to their classrooms efficiently.
  • If a student will be going home with a Grandparent/Special Guest, we must have a note from their parents.

For the afternoon, you will visit your grandchild’s or grandchildren’s classrooms and experience school through their eyes.  We will have a schedule of classroom activities for you when you arrive on October 13th.  You may come and go to the different classrooms as needed.  We are looking forward to having such special guests in our school.
FYI – Change for Friday’s lunch will be a sack lunch: Hot dog on a bun – bag of chips – carrots – apple slices – sidekick – milk.  There will be NO alternate this day.

Athletics & Activities

Girls Basketball Youth Clinics:  The Girls’ High School Basketball Program is holding fall youth clinics for girls currently in K-6th grade.  Click here for a paper registration or register online at https://pleasval.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=athletics.

Spartan Band Fruit and Cheese Fundraiser, October 9 – Nov. 7 – Help support your high school marching band members by buying fresh and flavorful fruit, cheese and meats as well as delicious Koeze candy and nuts.  Items will be available Sat. Dec. 9 just in time for holiday entertaining and gift giving!  If you have any questions, please contact Charlene Ruccolo 563-271-1429 or Paula Cockrell 563-529-4335.

Your Pie Fundraiser for Student Hunger Drive, Wednesday, October 11On Wednesday, October 11th from 3-9pm you can support Student Hunger Drive and eat some delicious pizza at the same time! Stop by Your Pie Davenport Pizza at 4520 E 53rd Street and show them this flyer (either in print or on your phone) so they know you are there to support PV Spartan Assembly and the Student Hunger Drive! 15% of your bill will be donated to the cause!

Pleasant Valley Wrestling Club: Please click on this link to sign up for the Pleasant Valley Wrestling Club.  This season we will be using an electronic registration form.  Please fill out the form prior to registration.  Registration night will be on Wednesday October, 18 from 6:00-8:30PM.

Community Opportunities

Hanguel Presentation and Writing Programs, Saturday, October 7:  Come and learn about the Korean alphabet at the Bettendorf Public Library.  Click here for more information.

QC Pleasant Valley Volleyball Club is a program designed for those PV students in the 4th-8th grade that are interested in club volleyball.   Please join us to learn more about our club, tryouts and coaches at our informational meeting!

Parent Informational Meeting
Monday, October 23rd
6:00-7:00pm
PV Junior High

LeClaire Fire Department Poster ContestClick here to learn more about the contest for first through fourth graders.

Hopewell

Hopewell Harvest, Friday, October 13:

  • Ticket pre-orders are due Wednesday, October 11. All pre-ordered tickets will be sent home with your youngest child.  The packet will include important information for the evening.
  • New Schedule

o   5:00-7:15 pm: Games (including the cake walk, photo booth, and jail)
o   7:15 pm: Raffle ticket sales end in the cafeteria
o   7:20 pm: Dance party and raffle drawing in the gym
o   7:30 pm: Silent auction bidding ends in cafeteria

Volunteers and donations are still needed

o   Sign up to run your child’s classroom game for a 45 shift through your room parent ASAP! The game will be shut down if your class doesn’t have volunteers to run it.
o   We need face painters!! Super easy instructs provided. Sign up on the website: http://signup.com/go/yHoiYhJ
o   Volunteer to help serve food, work the funky mart, and set up/tear down! Sign up on the website:http://signup.com/go/yHoiYhJ
o   NEEDED more candy and pop donations for game prizes! Turn them into the office any day next week–the earlier the better.
o   Please bring a baked good for the cake walk! Drop off in office anytime on Friday.

Thank you to all that have already signed up to volunteer and/or donated to Harvest. It takes all of us to make it a success!

PTA REFLECTIONS:  It is that time of year again, the PTA Reflections Program is kicking off! This year’s theme is “Within Reach.” Flyers are being sent home with students this week. For more information, visit your schools PTA Reflections website or the Iowa PTA Website http://www.iowapta.org/index.php/reflections. Entries are due on Thursday October 26th (correction from the flyer as there is no school on Friday, October 27th) A Reflections Chair representative will be at the school to pick up the projects from 8-8:30 AM.

Athletics & Activities

Girls Basketball Youth Clinics:  The Girls’ High School Basketball Program is holding fall youth clinics for girls currently in K-6th grade.  Click here for a paper registration or register online at https://pleasval.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=athletics.

Spartan Band Fruit and Cheese Fundraiser, October 9 – Nov. 7 – Help support your high school marching band members by buying fresh and flavorful fruit, cheese and meats as well as delicious Koeze candy and nuts.  Items will be available Sat. Dec. 9 just in time for holiday entertaining and gift giving!  If you have any questions, please contact Charlene Ruccolo 563-271-1429 or Paula Cockrell 563-529-4335.

Your Pie Fundraiser for Student Hunger Drive, Wednesday, October 11On Wednesday, October 11th from 3-9pm you can support Student Hunger Drive and eat some delicious pizza at the same time! Stop by Your Pie Davenport Pizza at 4520 E 53rd Street and show them this flyer (either in print or on your phone) so they know you are there to support PV Spartan Assembly and the Student Hunger Drive! 15% of your bill will be donated to the cause!

Pleasant Valley Wrestling Club: Please click on this link to sign up for the Pleasant Valley Wrestling Club.  This season we will be using an electronic registration form.  Please fill out the form prior to registration.  Registration night will be on Wednesday October, 18 from 6:00-8:30PM.

Community Opportunities

Hanguel Presentation and Writing Programs, Saturday, October 7:  Come and learn about the Korean alphabet at the Bettendorf Public Library.  Click here for more information.

QC Pleasant Valley Volleyball Club is a program designed for those PV students in the 4th-8th grade that are interested in club volleyball.   Please join us to learn more about our club, tryouts and coaches at our informational meeting!

Parent Informational Meeting
Monday, October 23rd
6:00-7:00pm
PV Junior High

Pleasant View

PTA REFLECTIONS:  It is that time of year again, the PTA Reflections Program is kicking off! This year’s theme is “Within Reach.” Flyers are being sent home with students this week. For more information, visit your schools PTA Reflections website or the Iowa PTA Website http://www.iowapta.org/index.php/reflections. Entries are due on Thursday October 26th (correction from the flyer as there is no school on Friday, October 27th) A Reflections Chair representative will be at the school to pick up the projects from 8-8:30 AM.

PTA Meeting, Monday, October 9 at 9 am in the cafeteria – Please join us for the October PTA meeting.  The minutes from September and the agenda for October may be found on our website.

Upcoming Events

Skating Party, Tuesday, October 10:  The skating party is a fun activity planned for 4th-6th grade students at the Eldridge Community Center. This is not a drop off event, parents must supervise their children.

  • Please note that they do not take credit or debit cards for admission, skate rental, or concessions. Please contact Terri Law with any questions – thelawfamily7@q.com
  • Eldridge Community Center/Skate Park, 400 16thAve., Eldridge, IA 52748

Fall Fest, Friday, Friday, October 20:  Please click here to VOLUNTEER for this fun fundraising event on Friday, October 20. Our family-friendly carnival is the main fundraising event for the Pleasant View PTA. 100% of the money raised goes directly to the teachers. We need YOU to make Fall Fest a success!   We also need candy donations.  Please consider donating a bag of peanut-free candy for prizes.  Drop your bag in the large wrapped gift box marked “Fall Fest Candy” in the school lobby.  Please see a list of peanut-free candy below for ideas.

Dum Dum Lollipops Laffy Taffy Milk Duds Skittles Fun Dips
Hershey Kisses-Plain Only Tootsie Pops Blow Pops Starbursts Nerds
York Peppermint Patties Tootsie Rolls Smarties Twizzlers Dots
Dubble Bubble Gum Junior Mints Whoppers Rolos  
Jolly Rancher Hard Candy Sugar Babies Sweettarts Bottle Caps  

Athletics & Activities

Girls Basketball Youth Clinics:  The Girls’ High School Basketball Program is holding fall youth clinics for girls currently in K-6th grade.  Click here for a paper registration or register online at https://pleasval.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=athletics.

Spartan Band Fruit and Cheese Fundraiser, October 9 – Nov. 7 – Help support your high school marching band members by buying fresh and flavorful fruit, cheese and meats as well as delicious Koeze candy and nuts.  Items will be available Sat. Dec. 9 just in time for holiday entertaining and gift giving!  If you have any questions, please contact Charlene Ruccolo 563-271-1429 or Paula Cockrell 563-529-4335.

Your Pie Fundraiser for Student Hunger Drive, Wednesday, October 11On Wednesday, October 11th from 3-9pm you can support Student Hunger Drive and eat some delicious pizza at the same time! Stop by Your Pie Davenport Pizza at 4520 E 53rd Street and show them this flyer (either in print or on your phone) so they know you are there to support PV Spartan Assembly and the Student Hunger Drive! 15% of your bill will be donated to the cause!

Pleasant Valley Wrestling Club: Please click on this link to sign up for the Pleasant Valley Wrestling Club.  This season we will be using an electronic registration form.  Please fill out the form prior to registration.  Registration night will be on Wednesday October, 18 from 6:00-8:30PM.

Community Opportunities

Hanguel Presentation and Writing Programs, Saturday, October 7:  Come and learn about the Korean alphabet at the Bettendorf Public Library.  Click here for more information.

QC Pleasant Valley Volleyball Club is a program designed for those PV students in the 4th-8th grade that are interested in club volleyball.   Please join us to learn more about our club, tryouts and coaches at our informational meeting!

Parent Informational Meeting
Monday, October 23rd
6:00-7:00pm
PV Junior High

Riverdale Heights

Announcements

Support the Student Hunger Drive: The Student Hunger Drive begins next week. Please donate any food items that you can. Families from around the community benefit the donations collected at our school and others in the Quad City area.

Drive Dates:
October 9th-26th
Spirit Days:
Wednesday, October 11th (Hat Day):  Bring a food item and wear a hat
Wednesday, October 18th (Cans for Fans): Bring a food item and wear your favorite sports team
Wednesday, October 25th (Crazy Day): Bring a food item and wear something crazy

PTA Reflections:  It is that time of year again, the PTA Reflections Program is kicking off! This year’s theme is “Within Reach.” Flyers are being sent home with students this week. For more information, visit your schools PTA Reflections website or the Iowa PTA Website http://www.iowapta.org/index.php/reflections. Entries are due on Thursday October 26th (correction from the flyer as there is no school on Friday, October 27th) A Reflections Chair representative will be at the school to pick up the projects from 8-8:30 AM.

Athletics & Activities

Girls Basketball Youth Clinics:  The Girls’ High School Basketball Program is holding fall youth clinics for girls currently in K-6th grade.  Click here for a paper registration or register online at https://pleasval.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=athletics.

Spartan Band Fruit and Cheese Fundraiser, October 9 – Nov. 7 – Help support your high school marching band members by buying fresh and flavorful fruit, cheese and meats as well as delicious Koeze candy and nuts.  Items will be available Sat. Dec. 9 just in time for holiday entertaining and gift giving!  If you have any questions, please contact Charlene Ruccolo 563-271-1429 or Paula Cockrell 563-529-4335.

Your Pie Fundraiser for Student Hunger Drive, Wednesday, October 11On Wednesday, October 11th from 3-9pm you can support Student Hunger Drive and eat some delicious pizza at the same time! Stop by Your Pie Davenport Pizza at 4520 E 53rd Street and show them this flyer (either in print or on your phone) so they know you are there to support PV Spartan Assembly and the Student Hunger Drive! 15% of your bill will be donated to the cause!

Pleasant Valley Wrestling Club: Please click on this link to sign up for the Pleasant Valley Wrestling Club.  This season we will be using an electronic registration form.  Please fill out the form prior to registration.  Registration night will be on Wednesday October, 18 from 6:00-8:30PM.

Community Opportunities

Hanguel Presentation and Writing Programs, Saturday, October 7:  Come and learn about the Korean alphabet at the Bettendorf Public Library.  Click here for more information.

QC Pleasant Valley Volleyball Club is a program designed for those PV students in the 4th-8th grade that are interested in club volleyball.   Please join us to learn more about our club, tryouts and coaches at our informational meeting!

Parent Informational Meeting
Monday, October 23rd
6:00-7:00pm
PV Junior High

PVJH

Announcements

Conferences, October 12 & 17:  New this year, we will be scheduling conferences online!  The system will open at 7:00pm on Monday, October 2, 2017. You will receive an email notification when the system opens.  Click here for a letter explaining the new process and here for full instructions on how to register for your student’s conferences online.

The Scholastic Book Fair is back Monday, October 9!! Don’t miss out on all the great reading materials and the opportunity to help school libraries affected by the hurricanes. It’s a win-win situation. Our school’s library benefits and school libraries affected by hurricane damage get needed Scholastic Dollars to replace books and materials.

The Scholastic book fair will be open to students starting on Thursday, October 12-Wednesday, October 18 from 7:15-3:15. The fair is also open both nights of Parent Teacher Conferences (Thursday, October 12th & Tuesday, October 17th). Reward your child for a job well done and/or get early Christmas presents! Books are available for all ages. Forms of payment include cash, checks made out to PVJH, and credit/debit cards.

For a preview of books available or to shop online please click here: Pleasant Valley Junior High Scholastic Book Fair . Books purchased on-line will be shipped to the school seven to ten days after the fair ends.

As always, you can pre-order the next Diary of a Wimpy Kid at the book fair.  Please contact Mrs. Roche, Librarian at PVJH with any questions.

PTA Reflections:  It is that time of year again, the PTA Reflections Program is kicking off! This year’s theme is “Within Reach.” Flyers are being sent home with students this week. For more information, visit your schools PTA Reflections website or the Iowa PTA Website http://www.iowapta.org/index.php/reflections. Entries are due on Thursday October 26th (correction from the flyer as there is no school on Friday, October 27th) A Reflections Chair representative will be at the school to pick up the projects from 8-8:30 AM.

Upcoming Events

Teacher Appreciation Day, Tuesday, October 10:  We are showing our appreciation for the teachers on Tuesday, October 10th by serving them a taco bar. Sign up if you are able to help out www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0D48A8AF2BA2F85-october

Fall Social, Friday, October 13:  The PTA has a special guest that will MAGICALLY appear during the Social, will also have a DJ. Admission is $1. Concessions will be available.  There will be no activity bus therefore students will need to have transportation at 4pm when the event ends.

VOLUNTEERS! Please sign up for FALL JRHS Social!

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/login/entry/11470235642927140121
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

CONCESSIONS NEEDED for FALL SOCIAL:  http://signup.com/go/ys53sm

Athletics & Activities

Help the Student Hunger Drive at PVJH:  Next week, the Junior High will begin collecting cans for the Student Hunger Drive! Beginning Monday, Student Council will be raffling off prizes at lunch. Each canned food item you bring in buys one raffle ticket. There will be Starbucks gift cards, candy baskets, passes to eat lunch with a teacher, and more! The winners will be chosen on Friday.

Your Pie Fundraiser for Student Hunger Drive, Wednesday, October 11:  On Wednesday, October 11th from 3-9pm you can support Student Hunger Drive and eat some delicious pizza at the same time! Stop by Your Pie Davenport Pizza at 4520 E 53rd Street and show them this flyer (either in print or on your phone) so they know you are there to support PV Spartan Assembly and the Student Hunger Drive! 15% of your bill will be donated to the cause!

Spartan Band Fruit and Cheese Fundraiser, October 9 – Nov. 7 – Help support your high school marching band members by buying fresh and flavorful fruit, cheese and meats as well as delicious Koeze candy and nuts.  Items will be available Sat. Dec. 9 just in time for holiday entertaining and gift giving!  If you have any questions, please contact Charlene Ruccolo 563-271-1429 or Paula Cockrell 563-529-4335.

Pleasant Valley Wrestling Club: Please click on this link to sign up for the Pleasant Valley Wrestling Club.  This season we will be using an electronic registration form.  Please fill out the form prior to registration.  Registration night will be on Wednesday October, 18 from 6:00-8:30PM.

Community Opportunities

Hanguel Presentation and Writing Programs, Saturday, October 7:  Come and learn about the Korean alphabet at the Bettendorf Public Library.  Click here for more information.

QC Pleasant Valley Volleyball Club is a program designed for those PV students in the 4th-8th grade that are interested in club volleyball.   Please join us to learn more about our club, tryouts and coaches at our informational meeting!

Parent Informational Meeting
Monday, October 23rd
6:00-7:00pm
PV Junior High

PVHS

Tennis Courts Closed: The four north tennis courts will be closed for the remainder of the fall because of the PVHS construction.  The four south courts will remain open for public use.

Iowa Quad City College Fair, Monday, October 9:  The Fair is scheduled for Monday, October 9th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rogalski Center on the campus of St. Ambrose University.  Discover opportunities at over 80 colleges and universities from around the Midwest.  Students in grades 10-12 are invited to attend.  A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a senior from each sponsoring high school.  $500 donation to the Hunger Drive will be awarded to one area high school with the largest percentage of students attending the College Fair.

PTA Reflections:  It is that time of year again, the PTA Reflections Program is kicking off! This year’s theme is “Within Reach.” Flyers are being sent home with students this week. For more information, visit your schools PTA Reflections website or the Iowa PTA Website http://www.iowapta.org/index.php/reflections. Entries are due on Thursday October 26th (correction from the flyer as there is no school on Friday, October 27th) A Reflections Chair representative will be at the school to pick up the projects from 8-8:30 AM.

Athletics & Activities

Spartan Band Fruit and Cheese Fundraiser, October 9 – Nov. 7 – Help support your high school marching band members by buying fresh and flavorful fruit, cheese and meats as well as delicious Koeze candy and nuts.  Items will be available Sat. Dec. 9 just in time for holiday entertaining and gift giving!  If you have any questions, please contact Charlene Ruccolo 563-271-1429 or Paula Cockrell 563-529-4335.

Your Pie Fundraiser for Student Hunger Drive, Wednesday, October 11On Wednesday, October 11th from 3-9pm you can support Student Hunger Drive and eat some delicious pizza at the same time! Stop by Your Pie Davenport Pizza at 4520 E 53rd Street and show them this flyer (either in print or on your phone) so they know you are there to support PV Spartan Assembly and the Student Hunger Drive! 15% of your bill will be donated to the cause!

Pleasant Valley Wrestling Club: Please click on this link to sign up for the Pleasant Valley Wrestling Club.  This season we will be using an electronic registration form.  Please fill out the form prior to registration.  Registration night will be on Wednesday October, 18 from 6:00-8:30PM.

Community Opportunities

Hanguel Presentation and Writing Programs, Saturday, October 7:  Come and learn about the Korean alphabet at the Bettendorf Public Library.  Click here for more information.

Banned Book Week

Posted October 2nd, 2017

Teacher Librarian Anita Roche takes Banned Book Week seriously.  Every year, she talks with Language Arts students about censorship and challenges them to think about why some might want certain books banned.  This year, PVJH featured a museum of banned books.  Students walked through the area and many were surprised to see familiar titles on the shelves.  

Students then talked about why some books might get challenged or even banned from a library.  They read the most popular challenged book in the country, “Tango Makes Three.”  The picture book is about two male penguins who hatch an egg.  Students worked together to determine why some might want the book challenged.

“We have to keep these discussions to keep growing,” Mrs. Roche said. “It’s for you and your family to make a decision on what you can read.”

For more information on banned and challenged books, click here.

New Math Studio Creates Environment for Teacher Learning

Posted October 2nd, 2017

This year, Pleasant Valley is trying something new.  It’s called a Math Studio.  Together, teachers from a grade level plan a lesson and then watch one teacher as he or she executes that lesson.  It gives them an opportunity to watch a lesson live, instead of talking about it afterwards, and it helps the team of teachers explore a new initiative this year:  teaching Habits of Mind and Habits of Interaction.  These two instructional pieces help students know how to behave intelligently when they don’t know the answer. It’s about giving our students tools to think like a problem solver.

Along with the Area Education Agency and Teacher Leadership Coordinators, the 5th Grade teachers at Bridgeview and Cody tried this for the first time on September 28, 2017.  Mrs. Sitrick taught a class about place value — along the way asking students to explain their thinking and write in their Habits of Mind journals about what they learned. After the lesson, the 5th grade team and administrators met to talk about what they learned, too.  A new way of collaborating with the emphasis on our kids.

Global Collaboration Day

Posted October 2nd, 2017

Pleasant Valley students joined students from around the world to share their thoughts during this year’s Global Collaboration Day.  Students from 900 different schools all over the globe posted videos on different topics like rainforests, world peace, math, you name it.  Because PV is emphasizing digital citizenship this year, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students used flipgrid to record and post videos about what they’ve learned and what they’re going to do to become good citizens.  The videos were then shared so others could interact and learn from our students.

Check out the topic 3rd Grade #globaled17 at https://flipgrid.com/755539.

Check out the topic 4th Grade #globaled17 at https://flipgrid.com/256285.

Check out the topic 5th Grade #globaled17 at https://flipgrid.com/47cc61.

#SpartanNation September 29, 201

Posted September 29th, 2017

Bridgeview

Announcements

EARLY DISMISSAL, WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 4:   School dismisses at 1:30pm

OCTOBER IS BULLYING AWARENESS MONTH: Throughout the month of October, we will be teaching and reminding students that harassment and bullying is not an acceptable behavior.  Please read this letter from your principal about PV’s policies concerning bullying and harassment.

CHARACTER COUNTS EDUCATION:  For many years, our district has supported the Character Counts program through education in small groups, classrooms and our whole school.  Click here to learn about the program, character families, and how it all helps your children.

ELECTRONIC/COMMUNICATION DEVICES:  Please note that all personal electronic and/or communication devices students bring to school are to be turned off entirely and placed in the student’s book bag, which is placed in the student’s locker for the entire school day. Electronic and/or communication devices includes the following: cell phones, watch phones, iPads, tablets, radios and any other device that can be used to communicate, take pictures and/or video record. We strive for an optimal learning environment, free of distractions, for all children all day. Also, communication is possible from any student learning space and the main office in our building. Please contact Tony Hiatt, Bridgeview Principal, if you have any questions pertaining to this expectation. Thank you for supporting our efforts to maximize learning.

BONANZA RAFFLE TICKETSDid you know by reaching the $8,500 in raffle ticket sales the PTA is able to eliminate the admission fee at Bonanza this year!  Now, the $20 you would have spent on admissions can be applied towards raffle tickets and a chance to win some amazing prizes!  Click here for the PTA Pulse!

PTA REFLECTIONS:  It is that time of year again, the PTA Reflections Program is kicking off! This year’s theme is “Within Reach.” Flyers are being sent home with students this week. For more information, visit your schools PTA Reflections website or the Iowa PTA Website http://www.iowapta.org/index.php/reflections. Entries are due on Thursday October 26th (correction from the flyer as there is no school on Friday, October 27th) A Reflections Chair representative will be at the school to pick up the projects from 8-8:30 AM.

VOLUNTEER FOR JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT:  JA needs volunteers at Pleasant Valley Junior High. For a small time commitment, you can serve as positive role models to kids by sharing what you know about working with money, your career journey and easy-to-understand information about how a business runs.  JA will provide an orientation, simple-to-understand materials, and support necessary to help you get started.

7th Grade – JA Global Marketplace Fridays starting October 6th       

JA Global Marketplace – Students explore the role of producers and consumers in the interconnected global marketplace.  They also analyze the similarities and differences across countries and the effects of free enterprise. (6 volunteer-led lessons)

 7 JA Global Marketplace Brian McGurk 9:09-9:52
7 JA Global Marketplace Brian McGurk 9:56-10:39
7 JA Global Marketplace Brian McGurk 12:53-1:37

To learn more, contact Kim McMahill at (309) 277-3917 or Kim.McMahill@ja.org

Upcoming Events

WEAR BLUE ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 2:  GO BLUE! Wear a blue shirt for World Day of Bullying Prevention.  Students are encouraged to wear BLUE on October 2nd to show they are willing to create peace at our school and in their community.  Together… we can STOMP OUT BULLYING!

CLIMB THEATRE, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5Once again, CLIMB Theatre will be performing for Pleasant Valley schools.  CLIMB Theatre creates high-quality educational performances that propel audiences towards positive action.

K-2 grade performance, The Godmother’s Gift:   Kids can flip pillows for comfort. They can flip light switches for light and now kids can do the CLIMB F.L.I.P.™ for empathy. K-2ndgraders will be charmed by a cantankerous old fairy godmother and the little boy who learns the four things he needs to do to become an empathetic person.

3-6 grade performance, Abby’s Empathy Project:  Abby has a school assignment to do a project on Empathy with her project partner and friend, Chris. In the beginning, Abby is not necessarily an empathetic person. Will Abby be able to change? Lets hope WALRUS will help.

For more about CLIMB Theatre, click here.

Community Opportunities

QUAD CITY ARTS’ VISITING ARTIST CONCERT, FRIDAY OCTOBER 6:  On Friday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m., Quad City Arts will present a free, full-length concert by string trio Infinitus in the theater at Pleasant Valley High School. This performance wraps up their week in residency with Quad City Arts’ Visiting Artist Series. The trio will visit Riverdale Heights Elementary, Bridgeview Elementary, Cody Elementary, and Hopewell Elementary during their residence.  Infinitus is a critically acclaimed beatboxing string trio known for their unique sound and upbeat performance style. This performance is open to the public; donations will be accepted. For more information, visit www.quadcityarts.com/programs/visiting-artist-series/ or  www.infinitusmusic.com.

NOOGIEFEST, SATURDAY OCTOBER 14:  Family fun for all ages!  Costumes are encouraged.  Click here to learn more about the event at Gilda’s Club.

BETTENDORF LIBRARY

Click here to learn more about Chess Club Exporation on October 21.

Click here to learn about a Korean Ramyun Noodle Tasting on October 9.

Click here to learn about the Teen Reading Challenge October 1 through October 22.

 Cody

Announcements

EARLY DISMISSAL, WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 4:   School dismisses at 1:30pm

OCTOBER IS BULLYING AWARENESS MONTH: Throughout the month of October, we will be teaching and reminding students that harassment and bullying is not an acceptable behavior.  Please read this letter from your principal about PV’s policies concerning bullying and harassment.

PTA REFLECTIONS:  It is that time of year again, the PTA Reflections Program is kicking off! This year’s theme is “Within Reach”. Flyers are being sent home with students this week. For more information, visit your schools PTA Reflections website or the Iowa PTA Website http://www.iowapta.org/index.php/reflections. Entries are due on Thursday October 26th (correction from the flyer as there is no school on Friday, October 27th) A Reflections Chair representative will be at the school to pick up the projects from 8-8:30 AM.

VOLUNTEER FOR JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT:  JA needs volunteers at Pleasant Valley Junior High. For a small time commitment, you can serve as positive role models to kids by sharing what you know about working with money, your career journey and easy-to-understand information about how a business runs.  JA will provide an orientation, simple-to-understand materials, and support necessary to help you get started.

7th Grade – JA Global Marketplace Fridays starting October 6th       

JA Global Marketplace – Students explore the role of producers and consumers in the interconnected global marketplace.  They also analyze the similarities and differences across countries and the effects of free enterprise. (6 volunteer-led lessons)

 7 JA Global Marketplace Brian McGurk 9:09-9:52
7 JA Global Marketplace Brian McGurk 9:56-10:39
7 JA Global Marketplace Brian McGurk 12:53-1:37

To learn more, contact Kim McMahill at (309) 277-3917 or Kim.McMahill@ja.org

Upcoming Events

FALL FROLIC IS TONIGHT! This is our biggest fundraiser of the year. We hope your family and friends will join us in the fun. Money raised from tonight’s event will go toward furniture for our beautiful new library. Check out this document for everything you need to know about tonight’s event.

WEAR BLUE ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 2:  GO BLUE! Wear a blue shirt for World Day of Bullying Prevention.  Students are encouraged to wear BLUE on October 2nd to show they are willing to create peace at our school and in their community.  Together… we can STOMP OUT BULLYING!

CLIMB THEATRE, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5Once again, CLIMB Theatre will be performing for Pleasant Valley schools.  CLIMB Theatre creates high-quality educational performances that propel audiences towards positive action.

K-2 grade performance, The Godmother’s Gift:   Kids can flip pillows for comfort. They can flip light switches for light and now kids can do the CLIMB F.L.I.P.™ for empathy. K-2ndgraders will be charmed by a cantankerous old fairy godmother and the little boy who learns the four things he needs to do to become an empathetic person.

3-6 grade performance, Abby’s Empathy Project:  Abby has a school assignment to do a project on Empathy with her project partner and friend, Chris. In the beginning, Abby is not necessarily an empathetic person. Will Abby be able to change? Lets hope WALRUS will help.

For more about CLIMB Theatre, click here.

GRANDPARENTS/SPECIAL GUESTS DAY, FRIDAY OCTOBER 13: We would like to welcome all of our grandparents and special guests in the afternoon from 1:00 until 2:45.  Because the students eat their lunch in the classroom we will not be able to accommodate any Grandparents/Special Guests at lunch time.  If a student will be going home with Grandparents/Special Guests, we must have a note from the parents.   We look forward to our Special Guests on October 13th.

WINTER PROGRAM, DECEMBER 14:   We are having two performances for our Winter Program at Cody this year.  Due to the amazing number of family and friends who attended last year, we have found it necessary to offer two performance times.  We are able to do this by using the following system to reduce the number of audience members in a given performance and therefore reduce the wait time and increase the seating availability.

Friends and family members of students whose last name begins with letters A – K will attend the morning performance at 9:00 am.
Friends and family members of students whose last name begins with letters L – Z will attend the afternoon performance at 1:00 pm.

Community Opportunities

QUAD CITY ARTS’ VISITING ARTIST CONCERT, FRIDAY OCTOBER 6:  On Friday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m., Quad City Arts will present a free, full-length concert by string trio Infinitus in the theater at Pleasant Valley High School. This performance wraps up their week in residency with Quad City Arts’ Visiting Artist Series. The trio will visit Riverdale Heights Elementary, Bridgeview Elementary, Cody Elementary, and Hopewell Elementary during their residence.  Infinitus is a critically acclaimed beatboxing string trio known for their unique sound and upbeat performance style. This performance is open to the public; donations will be accepted. For more information, visit www.quadcityarts.com/programs/visiting-artist-series/ or  www.infinitusmusic.com.

NOOGIEFEST, SATURDAY OCTOBER 14:  Family fun for all ages!  Costumes are encouraged.  Click here to learn more about the event at Gilda’s Club.

BETTENDORF LIBRARY

Click here to learn more about Chess Club Exporation on October 21.

Click here to learn about a Korean Ramyun Noodle Tasting on October 9.

Click here to learn about the Teen Reading Challenge October 1 through October 22.

Hopewell

Announcements

EARLY DISMISSAL, WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 4:   School dismisses at 1:30pm

OCTOBER IS BULLYING AWARENESS MONTH: Throughout the month of October, we will be teaching and reminding students that harassment and bullying is not an acceptable behavior.  Please read this letter from your principal about PV’s policies concerning bullying and harassment.

HOPEWELL HARVEST VOLUNTEERS AND CAKE WALK DONATIONS STILL NEEDED:  Volunteers are still needed to help make this year’s Hopewell Harvest a success! Please support our schools largest fundraiser of the year and sign-up to work a 45 minute shift. Volunteers are needed to help set-up, serve food, work the Cake Walk and Funky Mart, and clean-up. Sign-up using the following link: http://signup.com/go/yHoiYhJ. High School and Junior High age kids are also encouraged to volunteer. If you know someone who is interested, please contact Lara Dague at daguefamily1998@gmail.com and she will assign them where needed.

Cake Walk Donations Needed! Sign up at http://signup.com/go/yHoiYhJ to make a donation to the Hopewell Harvest Cake Walk!

Does it have to be homemade? Absolutely not! You can bake or purchase your item for donation. Any baked goods – cupcakes, cookies, bars, as well as cakes are acceptable.

How much should I bring? To make donations go further, we recommend using small plates/bags and packaging about 4 pieces/servings together.

What about nut allergies? There will be separate Nut-Free selections. If you would like to provide a nut-free item, it must include an ingredient list and must be a bought (sealed) item.   A Harvest committee member will verify that the item is Nut-Free before allowing the item to be included in the Nut-Free group.

When do I drop off the item? Please label the item as “Cake Walk” and whether it is “Nut-Free.” Drop it off at school on Friday, October 13th between 8am and 3pm.

If you have any other questions, please email Holly Stanic (hastanic@yahoo.com) or Marcy Volkstorf (marcyvolkstorf@gmail.com).

PTA REFLECTIONS:  It is that time of year again, the PTA Reflections Program is kicking off! This year’s theme is “Within Reach”. Flyers are being sent home with students this week. For more information, visit your schools PTA Reflections website or the Iowa PTA Website http://www.iowapta.org/index.php/reflections. Entries are due on Thursday October 26th (correction from the flyer as there is no school on Friday, October 27th) A Reflections Chair representative will be at the school to pick up the projects from 8-8:30 AM.

VOLUNTEER FOR JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT:  JA needs volunteers at Pleasant Valley Junior High. For a small time commitment, you can serve as positive role models to kids by sharing what you know about working with money, your career journey and easy-to-understand information about how a business runs.  JA will provide an orientation, simple-to-understand materials, and support necessary to help you get started.

7th Grade – JA Global Marketplace Fridays starting October 6th       

JA Global Marketplace – Students explore the role of producers and consumers in the interconnected global marketplace.  They also analyze the similarities and differences across countries and the effects of free enterprise. (6 volunteer-led lessons)

 7 JA Global Marketplace Brian McGurk 9:09-9:52
7 JA Global Marketplace Brian McGurk 9:56-10:39
7 JA Global Marketplace Brian McGurk 12:53-1:37

To learn more, contact Kim McMahill at (309) 277-3917 or Kim.McMahill@ja.org

Upcoming Events

WEAR BLUE ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 2:  GO BLUE! Wear a blue shirt for World Day of Bullying Prevention.  Students are encouraged to wear BLUE on October 2nd to show they are willing to create peace at our school and in their community.  Together… we can STOMP OUT BULLYING!

FLU SHOT CLINIC, MONDAY, OCTOBER 2:  You can still turn in your form to Nurse Zupancic!  This is for 6th graders, too!  We also still need a few volunteers to help escort children back and forth and pass out stickers.  Please contact Nurse Zupancic if you can help. zupancickim@pleasval.k12.ia.us

HOPEWELL’S HAPPY JOE’S FUNDRAISER NIGHT, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5:  Join us from 5:00pm to 8:00 pm! 15% of Happy Joe’s sales go directly to Hopewell on Thursday evening!  Delivery and takeout orders benefit our school too!  Just mention Hopewell when you order.

CLIMB THEATRE, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5Once again, CLIMB Theatre will be performing for Pleasant Valley schools.  CLIMB Theatre creates high-quality educational performances that propel audiences towards positive action.

K-2 grade performance, The Godmother’s Gift:   Kids can flip pillows for comfort. They can flip light switches for light and now kids can do the CLIMB F.L.I.P.™ for empathy. K-2ndgraders will be charmed by a cantankerous old fairy godmother and the little boy who learns the four things he needs to do to become an empathetic person.

3-6 grade performance, Abby’s Empathy Project:  Abby has a school assignment to do a project on Empathy with her project partner and friend, Chris. In the beginning, Abby is not necessarily an empathetic person. Will Abby be able to change? Lets hope WALRUS will help.

For more about CLIMB Theatre, click here.

COFFEE AND CONVERSATIONS, OCTOBER 6: Join Mr. Welch and other Hopewell parents/guardians at our October morning coffee next Friday, October 6, 8:30am-9:00am in the cafeteria.

Community Opportunities

Quest for Christ is an after-school Christian club that invites all 3rd – 6th graders to join in for fun, friends, Bible teaching and service. Quest for Christ meets at Hopewell on Fridays from 7:30am to 8:15am. We will begin on October 6, 2017.

QUAD CITY ARTS’ VISITING ARTIST CONCERT, FRIDAY OCTOBER 6:  On Friday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m., Quad City Arts will present a free, full-length concert by string trio Infinitus in the theater at Pleasant Valley High School. This performance wraps up their week in residency with Quad City Arts’ Visiting Artist Series. The trio will visit Riverdale Heights Elementary, Bridgeview Elementary, Cody Elementary, and Hopewell Elementary during their residence.  Infinitus is a critically acclaimed beatboxing string trio known for their unique sound and upbeat performance style. This performance is open to the public; donations will be accepted. For more information, visit www.quadcityarts.com/programs/visiting-artist-series/ or  www.infinitusmusic.com.

NOOGIEFEST, SATURDAY OCTOBER 14:  Family fun for all ages!  Costumes are encouraged.  Click here to learn more about the event at Gilda’s Club.

BETTENDORF LIBRARY

Click here to learn more about Chess Club Exporation on October 21.

Click here to learn about a Korean Ramyun Noodle Tasting on October 9.

Click here to learn about the Teen Reading Challenge October 1 through October 22.

Pleasant View

Announcements

EARLY DISMISSAL, WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 4:   School dismisses at 1:30pm

OCTOBER IS BULLYING AWARENESS MONTH: Throughout the month of October, we will be teaching and reminding students that harassment and bullying is not an acceptable behavior.  Please read this letter from your principal about PV’s policies concerning bullying and harassment.

PTA REFLECTIONS:  It is that time of year again, the PTA Reflections Program is kicking off! This year’s theme is “Within Reach”. Flyers are being sent home with students this week. For more information, visit your schools PTA Reflections website or the Iowa PTA Website http://www.iowapta.org/index.php/reflections. Entries are due on Thursday October 26th (correction from the flyer as there is no school on Friday, October 27th) A Reflections Chair representative will be at the school to pick up the projects from 8-8:30 AM.

VOLUNTEER FOR JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT:  JA needs volunteers at Pleasant Valley Junior High. For a small time commitment, you can serve as positive role models to kids by sharing what you know about working with money, your career journey and easy-to-understand information about how a business runs.  JA will provide an orientation, simple-to-understand materials, and support necessary to help you get started.

7th Grade – JA Global Marketplace Fridays starting October 6th       

JA Global Marketplace – Students explore the role of producers and consumers in the interconnected global marketplace.  They also analyze the similarities and differences across countries and the effects of free enterprise. (6 volunteer-led lessons)

 7 JA Global Marketplace Brian McGurk 9:09-9:52
7 JA Global Marketplace Brian McGurk 9:56-10:39
7 JA Global Marketplace Brian McGurk 12:53-1:37

To learn more, contact Kim McMahill at (309) 277-3917 or Kim.McMahill@ja.org

Upcoming Events

FLU SHOT CLINIC, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5:  Pleasant View is offering flu shots to students on October 5th.  Ms. Hanson (the nurse) could use some parent helpers during this event, visit Sign Up Genius to sign up.  Thank you!

CLIMB THEATRE, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6Once again, CLIMB Theatre will be performing for Pleasant Valley schools.  CLIMB Theatre creates high-quality educational performances that propel audiences towards positive action.

K-2 grade performance, The Godmother’s Gift:   Kids can flip pillows for comfort. They can flip light switches for light and now kids can do the CLIMB F.L.I.P.™ for empathy. K-2ndgraders will be charmed by a cantankerous old fairy godmother and the little boy who learns the four things he needs to do to become an empathetic person.

3-6 grade performance, Abby’s Empathy Project:  Abby has a school assignment to do a project on Empathy with her project partner and friend, Chris. In the beginning, Abby is not necessarily an empathetic person. Will Abby be able to change? Lets hope WALRUS will help.

For more about CLIMB Theatre, click here.

FALL FEST, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20:  Please click here to VOLUNTEER for this fun fundraising event on Friday, October 20. Our family-friendly carnival is the main fundraising event for the Pleasant View PTA. 100% of the money raised goes directly to the teachers. We need YOU to make Fall Fest a success!   We also need candy donations.  Please consider donating a bag of peanut-free candy for prizes.  Drop your bag in the large wrapped gi gift box marked “Fall Fest Candy” in the school lobby.  Please see a list of peanut-free candy below for ideas.

Dum Dum Lollipops Laffy Taffy Milk Duds Skittles Fun Dips
Hershey Kisses-Plain Only Tootsie Pops Blow Pops Starbursts Nerds
York Peppermint Patties Tootsie Rolls Smarties Twizzlers Dots
Dubble Bubble Gum Junior Mints Whoppers Rolos  
Jolly Rancher Hard Candy Sugar Babies Sweettarts Bottle Caps  

Community Opportunities

QUAD CITY ARTS’ VISITING ARTIST CONCERT, FRIDAY OCTOBER 6:  On Friday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m., Quad City Arts will present a free, full-length concert by string trio Infinitus in the theater at Pleasant Valley High School. This performance wraps up their week in residency with Quad City Arts’ Visiting Artist Series. The trio will visit Riverdale Heights Elementary, Bridgeview Elementary, Cody Elementary, and Hopewell Elementary during their residence.  Infinitus is a critically acclaimed beatboxing string trio known for their unique sound and upbeat performance style. This performance is open to the public; donations will be accepted. For more information, visit www.quadcityarts.com/programs/visiting-artist-series/ or  www.infinitusmusic.com.

NOOGIEFEST, SATURDAY OCTOBER 14:  Family fun for all ages!  Costumes are encouraged.  Click here to learn more about the event at Gilda’s Club.

BETTENDORF LIBRARY

Click here to learn more about Chess Club Exporation on October 21.

Click here to learn about a Korean Ramyun Noodle Tasting on October 9.

Click here to learn about the Teen Reading Challenge October 1 through October 22.

Riverdale Heights

Announcements

EARLY DISMISSAL, WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 4:   School dismisses at 1:30pm

OCTOBER IS BULLYING AWARENESS MONTH: Throughout the month of October, we will be teaching and reminding students that harassment and bullying is not an acceptable behavior.  Please read this letter from your principal about PV’s policies concerning bullying and harassment.

WALK-A-THON:  We had a great day for our walk-a-thon. The kids did a fantastic job walking and running!  As you know, this is Riverdale Heights PTA only fundraiser of the year and we appreciate all your generous donations.  Please be sure to turn in envelopes as soon as possible – they are due Friday, October 6th.  There are fabulous prizes for students who turn in donations (please see the attached sheet on the envelopes for a list of prizes). If you need a replacement envelope, you can pick one up in the main office at school.  Online donations can be made here: http://www.riverdaleheightspta.com/  Please sign and return your envelope, even if your donations were made online.

PTA REFLECTIONS:  It is that time of year again, the PTA Reflections Program is kicking off! This year’s theme is “Within Reach”. Flyers are being sent home with students this week. For more information, visit your schools PTA Reflections website or the Iowa PTA Website http://www.iowapta.org/index.php/reflections. Entries are due on Thursday October 26th (correction from the flyer as there is no school on Friday, October 27th) A Reflections Chair representative will be at the school to pick up the projects from 8-8:30 AM.

VOLUNTEER FOR JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT:  JA needs volunteers at Pleasant Valley Junior High. For a small time commitment, you can serve as positive role models to kids by sharing what you know about working with money, your career journey and easy-to-understand information about how a business runs.  JA will provide an orientation, simple-to-understand materials, and support necessary to help you get started.

7th Grade – JA Global Marketplace Fridays starting October 6th       

JA Global Marketplace – Students explore the role of producers and consumers in the interconnected global marketplace.  They also analyze the similarities and differences across countries and the effects of free enterprise. (6 volunteer-led lessons)

 7

JA Global Marketplace

Brian McGurk

9:09-9:52

7

JA Global Marketplace

Brian McGurk

9:56-10:39

7

JA Global Marketplace

Brian McGurk

12:53-1:37

To learn more, contact Kim McMahill at (309) 277-3917 or Kim.McMahill@ja.org

Upcoming Events

WEAR BLUE ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 2:  GO BLUE! Wear a blue shirt for World Day of Bullying Prevention.  Students are encouraged to wear BLUE on October 2nd to show they are willing to create peace at our school and in their community.  Together… we can STOMP OUT BULLYING!

GRANDPARENTS/VIP DAY, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6:  Join us on Friday!  Remember you can take a shuttle right up to the front door of Riverdale Heights.  Click here for the schedule and avoid parking problems!

CLIMB THEATRE, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6Once again, CLIMB Theatre will be performing for Pleasant Valley schools.  CLIMB Theatre creates high-quality educational performances that propel audiences towards positive action.

K-2 grade performance, The Godmother’s Gift:   Kids can flip pillows for comfort. They can flip light switches for light and now kids can do the CLIMB F.L.I.P.™ for empathy. K-2ndgraders will be charmed by a cantankerous old fairy godmother and the little boy who learns the four things he needs to do to become an empathetic person.

3-6 grade performance, Abby’s Empathy Project:  Abby has a school assignment to do a project on Empathy with her project partner and friend, Chris. In the beginning, Abby is not necessarily an empathetic person. Will Abby be able to change? Lets hope WALRUS will help.

For more about CLIMB Theatre, click here.

Community Opportunities

QUAD CITY ARTS’ VISITING ARTIST CONCERT, FRIDAY OCTOBER 6:  On Friday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m., Quad City Arts will present a free, full-length concert by string trio Infinitus in the theater at Pleasant Valley High School. This performance wraps up their week in residency with Quad City Arts’ Visiting Artist Series. The trio will visit Riverdale Heights Elementary, Bridgeview Elementary, Cody Elementary, and Hopewell Elementary during their residence.  Infinitus is a critically acclaimed beatboxing string trio known for their unique sound and upbeat performance style. This performance is open to the public; donations will be accepted. For more information, visit www.quadcityarts.com/programs/visiting-artist-series/ or  www.infinitusmusic.com.

NOOGIEFEST, SATURDAY OCTOBER 14:  Family fun for all ages!  Costumes are encouraged.  Click here to learn more about the event at Gilda’s Club.

BETTENDORF LIBRARY

Click here to learn more about Chess Club Exporation on October 21.

Click here to learn about a Korean Ramyun Noodle Tasting on October 9.

Click here to learn about the Teen Reading Challenge October 1 through October 22.

Pleasant Valley Junior High

Announcements

EARLY DISMISSAL, WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 4:   School dismisses at 12:55pm

PICTURE RETAKES, OCTOBER 4:  Your child’s fall picture portrait packages went home on Monday, September 25th.  On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, during your child’s lunch (10:30 am to 1:00 pm), HR Imaging Partners will be at the Junior High to take or re-take pictures.  Please bring this form on the 4th and give it to HR Imaging Partners.   If you have, any questions feel free to call 563-332-0200.

CONFERENCES, OCTOBER 12 & 17:  New this year, we will be scheduling conferences online!  The system will open at 7:00 pm on Monday, October 2, 2017. You will receive an email notification when the system opens.  Also, note that conferences will be held in individual teachers’ rooms this year.

OCTOBER IS BULLYING AWARENESS MONTH: Throughout the month of October, we will be teaching and reminding students that harassment and bullying is not an acceptable behavior.  Please read this letter from your principal about PV’s policies concerning bullying and harassment.

PTA REFLECTIONS:  It is that time of year again, the PTA Reflections Program is kicking off! This year’s theme is “Within Reach”. Flyers are being sent home with students this week. For more information, visit your schools PTA Reflections website or the Iowa PTA Website http://www.iowapta.org/index.php/reflections. Entries are due on Thursday October 26th (correction from the flyer as there is no school on Friday, October 27th) A Reflections Chair representative will be at the school to pick up the projects from 8-8:30 AM.

VOLUNTEER FOR JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT:  JA needs volunteers at Pleasant Valley Junior High. For a small time commitment, you can serve as positive role models to kids by sharing what you know about working with money, your career journey and easy-to-understand information about how a business runs.  JA will provide an orientation, simple-to-understand materials, and support necessary to help you get started.

7th Grade – JA Global Marketplace Fridays starting October 6th       

JA Global Marketplace – Students explore the role of producers and consumers in the interconnected global marketplace.  They also analyze the similarities and differences across countries and the effects of free enterprise. (6 volunteer-led lessons)

 7

JA Global Marketplace

Brian McGurk

9:09-9:52

7

JA Global Marketplace

Brian McGurk

9:56-10:39

7

JA Global Marketplace

Brian McGurk

12:53-1:37

To learn more, contact Kim McMahill at (309) 277-3917 or Kim.McMahill@ja.org

Upcoming Events

ORCHESTRA CONCERT, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3:  Join us at 6:30pm  in the PVHS theatre for our concert.

Activities and Athletics

PV MEN’S SOCCER WINTER SOCCER SESSION:  7th and 8th grade Pleasant Valley School District boy students are eligible to register for this competition-based format over the winter. T-shirt included. Notification of exact schedule, structure, and organization of activities will be sent out via email no later than December 30th.  Click here for more information.

Community Opportunities

QUAD CITY ARTS’ VISITING ARTIST CONCERT, FRIDAY OCTOBER 6:  On Friday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m., Quad City Arts will present a free, full-length concert by string trio Infinitus in the theater at Pleasant Valley High School. This performance wraps up their week in residency with Quad City Arts’ Visiting Artist Series. The trio will visit Riverdale Heights Elementary, Bridgeview Elementary, Cody Elementary, and Hopewell Elementary during their residence.  Infinitus is a critically acclaimed beatboxing string trio known for their unique sound and upbeat performance style. This performance is open to the public; donations will be accepted. For more information, visit www.quadcityarts.com/programs/visiting-artist-series/ or  www.infinitusmusic.com.

NOOGIEFEST, SATURDAY OCTOBER 14:  Family fun for all ages!  Costumes are encouraged.  Click here to learn more about the event at Gilda’s Club.

BETTENDORF LIBRARY

Click here to learn more about Chess Club Exporation on October 21.

Click here to learn about a Korean Ramyun Noodle Tasting on October 9.

Click here to learn about the Teen Reading Challenge October 1 through October 22.

Pleasant Valley High School

Announcements

EARLY DISMISSAL, WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 4:   School dismisses at 12:00pm.  Busses leave at 12:30pm.

Picture Retakes, Wednesday, October 4Click here for the form.

HIGH SCHOOL CONFERENCES, OCTOBER 5:  Pleasant Valley High School will be using the PTC Fast Online Scheduling program for Parent-Teacher conferences for the 2017-2018 school year.  The scheduling window is open and will remain open until conferences on Thursday, October 5th.

If you have access to a computer please enter the following link:  https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Pleasant_Valley_Community_School_District

The conferences will be scheduled for 6 minutes in length, but we ask both instructors and parents to complete the conference within 5 minutes to allow the conferences to remain on schedule.  To further assist with keeping conferences on schedule, please do not schedule back to back conferences.   You will need travel time between conferences.  We appreciate your cooperation!

Please feel free to contact Dawn Taghon at 563-332-5151 with any questions.

·Conferences will be held in individual teacher rooms, unless otherwise noted.

·If a longer conference is required, we ask that you schedule this time through your son’s or daughter’s counselor.

· We ask that you print and bring your son’s/daughter’s schedule with you to conferences or you may stop in the guidance office to receive a copy.

·No 8th period on October 5, 2017.

·Students will be dismissed at 2:45 p.m.

·Busses will run at their regularly scheduled time.

OCTOBER IS BULLYING AWARENESS MONTH: Throughout the month of October, we will be teaching and reminding students that harassment and bullying is not an acceptable behavior.  Please read this letter from the PVHS Administration about PV’s policies concerning bullying and harassment.

PTA REFLECTIONS:  It is that time of year again, the PTA Reflections Program is kicking off! This year’s theme is “Within Reach”. Flyers are being sent home with students this week. For more information, visit your schools PTA Reflections website or the Iowa PTA Website http://www.iowapta.org/index.php/reflections. Entries are due on Thursday October 26th (correction from the flyer as there is no school on Friday, October 27th) A Reflections Chair representative will be at the school to pick up the projects from 8-8:30 AM.

VOLUNTEER FOR JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT:  JA needs volunteers at Pleasant Valley Junior High. For a small time commitment, you can serve as positive role models to kids by sharing what you know about working with money, your career journey and easy-to-understand information about how a business runs.  JA will provide an orientation, simple-to-understand materials, and support necessary to help you get started.

7th Grade – JA Global Marketplace Fridays starting October 6th       

JA Global Marketplace – Students explore the role of producers and consumers in the interconnected global marketplace.  They also analyze the similarities and differences across countries and the effects of free enterprise. (6 volunteer-led lessons)

 7

JA Global Marketplace

Brian McGurk

9:09-9:52

7

JA Global Marketplace

Brian McGurk

9:56-10:39

7

JA Global Marketplace

Brian McGurk

12:53-1:37

To learn more, contact Kim McMahill at (309) 277-3917 or Kim.McMahill@ja.org

Upcoming Events

ORCHESTRA CONCERT, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3:  Join us at 6:30pm  in the PVHS theatre for our concert.

IOWA QUAD CITIES COLLEGE PROGRAM FAIR, MONDAY, OCTOBER 9: All sophomores, juniors, and seniors are invited to a college fair at the St. Ambrose Roglaski Center from 5:30-7:30pm. Check out the list of colleges that will be represented here. (http://www.sau.edu/Undergraduate_Admissions/Visit_SAU/Iowa_Quad_Cities_College_Program_Fair/IQCCP_Fair_Attendees.html) One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a senior from each sponsoring high school. The high school with the greatest percentage of attendees earns $500 toward their Student Hunger Drive goal, so you can learn valuable information about colleges and help your community at the same time!

PSAT/NMSQT for Juniors, October 11:  The PSAT/NMSQT will be administered on Wednesday, October 11th at the Mississippi Bend AEA and the Belmont Administration Center.  Students will be informed of their testing site. This test is for high achieving juniors who wish to take a practice SAT.  Students who score in the top 1% nationally are considered for competition in the National Merit Scholarship Program.  There is no fee this year, but space is limited to 75 students who sign up prior to October 4th.  Students are to register and pick up the PSAT Student Guide in the guidance office.

Activities and Athletics

YOUR PIE FUNDRAISER FOR STUDENT HUNGER DRIVE, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11:   On Wednesday, October 11th from 3-9pm you can support Student Hunger Drive and eat some delicious pizza at the same time! Stop by Your Pie at 4520 E 53rd Street and tell them you are there to support PV Spartan Assembly and Hunger Drive. A portion of your bill will be donated to the cause!

PV MEN’S SOCCER WINTER SOCCER SESSION:  Current 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade Pleasant Valley School District boy students areeligible to register for this competition-based format over the winter. T-shirt included. Notification of exact schedule, structure, and organization of activities will be sent out via email no later than December 30th.  Click here for more information.

Community Opportunities

OLYMPIC STEEL AND IOWA WORKS OPEN HOUSE, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5:   Industrial Technology teachers, administrators, students and parents are invited to this event.  Click here for more information.

QUAD CITY ARTS’ VISITING ARTIST CONCERT, FRIDAY OCTOBER 6:  On Friday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m., Quad City Arts will present a free, full-length concert by string trio Infinitus in the theater at Pleasant Valley High School. This performance wraps up their week in residency with Quad City Arts’ Visiting Artist Series. The trio will visit Riverdale Heights Elementary, Bridgeview Elementary, Cody Elementary, and Hopewell Elementary during their residence.  Infinitus is a critically acclaimed beatboxing string trio known for their unique sound and upbeat performance style. This performance is open to the public; donations will be accepted. For more information, visit www.quadcityarts.com/programs/visiting-artist-series/ or  www.infinitusmusic.com.

NOOGIEFEST, SATURDAY OCTOBER 14:  Family fun for all ages!  Costumes are encouraged.  Click here to learn more about the event at Gilda’s Club.

BETTENDORF LIBRARY

Click here to learn more about Chess Club Exporation on October 21.

Click here to learn about a Korean Ramyun Noodle Tasting on October 9.

Click here to learn about the Teen Reading Challenge October 1 through October 22.

 

 

Thanks to SCRA… One Year Later

Posted September 27th, 2017

The Scott County Regional Authority awards hundreds of thousands of dollars of grants every year.  Pleasant Valley Community School District is lucky enough to receive grants from this organization.  Last year, PV was awarded several grants and now, one year later, we want to thank the SCRA, and update several of the projects.

Manufacturing Lab Machinery

With the use of SCRA grant funds, the Pleasant Valley metals lab added eight new three-in-one Lincoln MP 350 welders.  They are capable of completing Stick welding, MIG welding, and TIG welding.  This allows students access to practice and become proficient in the welding areas.

“Students will have basic skills and knowledge to help them enter a post-secondary educational program or work force if they desire,” Metals teacher Brandon Tolle said.

Students are in the process of using the new welders to create work tables.

 

 

 

Sudden Cardiac Arrest and AEDs

 

Pleasant Valley knows the importance of Automated External Defibrillators or AEDS.  A former student went down while working out on the field. Help was there immediately and an AED was used within minutes. His life was saved because of the quick access to an AED and the medics were able to continue care upon their arrival.

Receiving the SCRA grant allowed PV to install an AED in every building in our district, including the Maintenance and Administration Centers.

“To me, knowing where an AED is located is the most important piece in an emergency situation,” PVHS Nurse Pam Cinadr said.

Having AEDs in each building adds a level of security when it comes to students, staff and visitors and the possibility of a sudden cardiac episode.

Electro-Charging Station for AP Physics 2

 

In Mr. Spangenberg’s Physics courses, students prove the equations in the textbook are real by using models.  In Physics 1, it’s fairly easy.  They can measure velocity and time by having students record how long it takes for a cart to go down a ramp.  But, when it comes to Physics 2, the ideas are more abstract.  It’s hard to show students electric and magnetic fields.  That’s where the SCRA comes in.  Mr. Spangenberg received a grant to purchase electron-charging stations.  The stations allow students to experiment with electricity and actually see the positive and negative charges on a graph.

“Equations represent something real,” Mr. Spangenberg said. “And these stations allow students to see abstract ideas in a real form.”

#SpartanNation September 22, 2017

Posted September 22nd, 2017

Bridgeview

Announcements

Electronic/Communication Devices:  Please note all personal electronic and/or communication devices students bring to school are to be turned off entirely and placed in the student’s book bag, which is placed in the student’s locker for the entire school day. Electronic and/or communication devices includes the following: cell phones, watch phones, iPads, tablets, radios and any other device that can be used to communicate, take pictures and/or video record. We strive for an optimal learning environment, free of distractions, for all children all day. Also, communication is possible from any student learning space and the main office in our building. Please contact Tony Hiatt, Bridgeview Principal, if you have any questions pertaining to this expectation. Thank you for supporting our efforts to maximize learning.

Be a Substitute Teacher:  Pleasant Valley is currently accepting applications for substitute teachers.  In order to substitute in Iowa, you must hold an Iowa teaching license, substitute license or substitute authorization. Click here to learn how to obtain an Iowa Substitute Authorization. Classes are coming up in October and November!  To apply to become a substitute teacher in Pleasant Valley, please visit the HR/Employment link of our website at www.pleasval.org to view and apply to the substitute teacher job posting.

Wall of Honor Nominations:   Every year, a Pleasant Valley alumni is inducted into a special group.  Nominate someone for the Wall of Honor.  Click here for more information.

Parking for Events at PVHS: The new east parking lot is available for all after school event parking (athletic, activities, concerts, etc.) and entrance S7 (behind the visitor concession stand) will be open for you to enter and exit the building.  Please take advantage of new lot and door S7 to help reduce the congestion in the west lot.

Team Rubicon:  Thank you so much for donating to Team Rubicon and Hurricane Relief.  A little can do a lot!  Together, we’ve raised more than $7,600 in spare change!  All funds will go to Team Rubicon, an organization of veterans who help during and after natural disasters.  Learn more about Team Rubicon here.

Upcoming Events

Bonanza, Friday, October 20:  Bridgeivew Bonanza is less than a month a way! The goal is to sell $8,500 worth of raffle tickets!  If we work together, then admission will be free. Click here to see all the cool raffle prizes and get the latest from the PTA!

Free Flu Shot Clinic, Thursday, October 5:  The Genesis Flu-Free Quad Cities program will be coming to Bridgeview on October 5, 2017 in the morning. We are looking for parent volunteers to assist with transporting students from their classrooms and pass out stickers to participants. Please notify your school nurse, Mrs. Strobbe at strobbejoette@pleasval.k12.ia.us, if you are able to help with this important event.

Activities and Athletics

Support the Student Hunger Drive, Friday, September 22:  Spartan Nation has another chance to support the Student Hunger Drive tonight (Friday, September 22nd)! Head over to Moe’s Southwest Grill from 5-8pm and 20% of your bill will be donated back to the Hunger Drive! Just mention that you are there to support PV Spartan Assembly when you check out! We hope to see lots of Spartans there!

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale, Friday, September 22: Come find your Spartan gear!  We have youth sizes and adult sizes!  Join us tonight from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. during the PVHS football game at the high school stadium. If you have any questions, please contact Kris at 563-949-7122 (text/call) or email kristinhwehrman@gmail.com.
*SAVE THE DATE!  The annual Athletic Boosters BOOSTER BASH will be held Saturday, November 18th at 7:00 p.m. at the Tanglewood Pavilion.  Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door!

PVJH Play, September 23 & 24:  Come and see the hilarious one act play put on by PVJH, Oh, What a Tangled Web by John R. Carroll on Saturday, September 23rd at 7:00 PM and Sunday, September 24th at 1:00 PM. Both performances will be at the PVHS Black Box. Be prepared to laugh! 

Cody

Announcements

Be a Substitute Teacher:  Pleasant Valley is currently accepting applications for substitute teachers.  In order to substitute in Iowa, you must hold an Iowa teaching license, substitute license or substitute authorization. Click here to learn how to obtain an Iowa Substitute Authorization. Classes are coming up in October and November!  To apply to become a substitute teacher in Pleasant Valley, please visit the HR/Employment link of our website at www.pleasval.org to view and apply to the substitute teacher job posting.

Wall of Honor Nominations:   Every year, a Pleasant Valley alumni is inducted into a special group.  Nominate someone for the Wall of Honor.  Click here for more information.

Parking for Events at PVHS: The new east parking lot is available for all after school event parking (athletic, activities, concerts, etc.) and entrance S7 (behind the visitor concession stand) will be open for you to enter and exit the building.  Please take advantage of new lot and door S7 to help reduce the congestion in the west lot.

Team Rubicon:  Thank you so much for donating to Team Rubicon and Hurricane Relief.  A little can do a lot!  Together, we’ve raised more than $7,600 in spare change!  All funds will go to Team Rubicon, an organization of veterans who help during and after natural disasters.  Learn more about Team Rubicon here.

Upcoming Events

Skating Party, Tuesday, September 26: Our first of four skating parties is next Tuesday night at the Eldridge Skatepark. The cost is $3/skater and $1.50 if you need to rent skates. Anyone is welcome to skate, but this is not a drop-off event.

Volunteers Needed for Fall Frolic, Friday, September 29. This is our largest fundraiser of the year, but it takes our entire Cody family to pull it off. Please register here for a volunteer shift. High school students seeking community service hours are welcome to help as well.

Free Flu Shot Clinic, Monday, October 2:  The Genesis Flu-Free Quad Cities program will be coming to Cody on October 2, 2017 in the morning. We are looking for parent volunteers to assist with transporting students from their classrooms and pass out stickers to participants. Please notify your school nurse, Mrs. Harris at harrisann@pleasval.k12.ia.us, if you are able to help with this important event.

Activities and Athletics

Support the Student Hunger Drive, Friday, September 22:  Spartan Nation has another chance to support the Student Hunger Drive tonight (Friday, September 22nd)! Head over to Moe’s Southwest Grill from 5-8pm and 20% of your bill will be donated back to the Hunger Drive! Just mention that you are there to support PV Spartan Assembly when you check out! We hope to see lots of Spartans there!

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale, Friday, September 22: Come find your Spartan gear!  We have youth sizes and adult sizes!  Join us tonight from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. during the PVHS football game at the high school stadium. If you have any questions, please contact Kris at 563-949-7122 (text/call) or email kristinhwehrman@gmail.com.
*SAVE THE DATE!  The annual Athletic Boosters BOOSTER BASH will be held Saturday, November 18th at 7:00 p.m. at the Tanglewood Pavilion.  Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door!

PVJH Play, September 23 & 24:  Come and see the hilarious one act play put on by PVJH, Oh, What a Tangled Web by John R. Carroll on Saturday, September 23rd at 7:00 PM and Sunday, September 24th at 1:00 PM. Both performances will be at the PVHS Black Box. Be prepared to laugh!

 

Community Opportunities

Quest for Christ is an after-school Christian club that invites all 3rd – 6th graders to join in for fun, friends, Bible teaching and service. Quest for Christ meets at Cody on Wednesdays from 3-4 p.m. and on on regularly scheduled days and from 1:30-3 p.m. on early out days. We will begin on the Oct. 4th early out.

 

Hopewell

Announcements

Hopewell Harvest Packets Came Home on Wednesday! This is your opportunity to pre-order wristbands, meal tickets, funky bucks and cake walk tickets to avoid standing in long lines the night of the event. Each packet includes 20 raffle tickets per Hopewell student. New this year – if your child sells 20 or more raffle tickets, they’ll receive a collectible Hopewell Harvest locker magnet! Order forms and payment are due back to Hopewell by Wednesday, October 11th. Hopewell Harvest is Friday, October 13th from 5:00pm – 8:00 pm.

PTA MembershipHave you joined the Hopewell PTA?  You should be receiving Hopewell PTA E-Blasts in your inbox if your membership is up to date.  If you aren’t sure, please contact Sara Sierk (sarasierk@hotmail.com).  Thank you!

Be a Substitute Teacher:  Pleasant Valley is currently accepting applications for substitute teachers.  In order to substitute in Iowa, you must hold an Iowa teaching license, substitute license or substitute authorization. Click here to learn how to obtain an Iowa Substitute Authorization. Classes are coming up in October and November!  To apply to become a substitute teacher in Pleasant Valley, please visit the HR/Employment link of our website at www.pleasval.org to view and apply to the substitute teacher job posting.

Wall of Honor Nominations:   Every year, a Pleasant Valley alumni is inducted into a special group.  Nominate someone for the Wall of Honor.  Click here for more information.

Parking for Events at PVHS: The new east parking lot is available for all after school event parking (athletic, activities, concerts, etc.) and entrance S7 (behind the visitor concession stand) will be open for you to enter and exit the building.  Please take advantage of new lot and door S7 to help reduce the congestion in the west lot.

Team Rubicon:  Thank you so much for donating to Team Rubicon and Hurricane Relief.  A little can do a lot!  Together, we’ve raised more than $7,600 in spare change!  All funds will go to Team Rubicon, an organization of veterans who help during and after natural disasters.  Learn more about Team Rubicon here.

Upcoming Events

Free Flu Shot Clinic, Monday, October 2:  The Genesis Flu-Free Quad Cities program will be coming to Hopewell on October 2, 2017 in the afternoon. We are looking for parent volunteers to assist with transporting students from their classrooms and pass out stickers to participants. Please notify your school nurse, Mrs. Zupancic at zupancickim@pleasval.k12.ia.us if you are able to help with this important event.

DATE CHANGEThe Happy Joe’s fundraiser night originally scheduled for Thursday, September 28th, has been moved to Thursday, October 5th, 5-8pm.

Activities and Athletics

Junior FIRST® LEGO® League:  Hopewell is proud to offer an after school opportunity for students in 2nd-4th grade called Junior FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL Jr.®)! FLL Jr. captures young children’s curiosity and directs it toward discovering the wonders of science and technology. This program features a real-world scientific concept to be explored through research, teamwork, construction, and imagination. Click here to learn more and register.

Support the Student Hunger Drive, Friday, September 22:  Spartan Nation has another chance to support the Student Hunger Drive tonight (Friday, September 22nd)! Head over to Moe’s Southwest Grill from 5-8pm and 20% of your bill will be donated back to the Hunger Drive! Just mention that you are there to support PV Spartan Assembly when you check out! We hope to see lots of Spartans there!

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale, Friday, September 22: Come find your Spartan gear!  We have youth sizes and adult sizes!  Join us tonight from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. during the PVHS football game at the high school stadium. If you have any questions, please contact Kris at 563-949-7122 (text/call) or email kristinhwehrman@gmail.com.
*SAVE THE DATE!  The annual Athletic Boosters BOOSTER BASH will be held Saturday, November 18th at 7:00 p.m. at the Tanglewood Pavilion.  Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door!

PVJH Play, September 23 & 24:  Come and see the hilarious one act play put on by PVJH, Oh, What a Tangled Web by John R. Carroll on Saturday, September 23rd at 7:00 PM and Sunday, September 24th at 1:00 PM. Both performances will be at the PVHS Black Box. Be prepared to laugh!

 

Pleasant View

Announcements

PTA Minutes:  The PTA minutes from the 9/11/17 PTA meeting may be read on our website, click here.  Thanks to those who were able to attend the first PTA meeting and help with Fall Fest tickets.

Boxtop Collection, Friday, September 29:  We will be collecting boxtops on Friday, September 29 for the Boxtops for Education program.  Please be sure to have the boxtops you have collected sent in to your classroom by September 29.    The Boxtop for Education program funds key school and classroom needs as each boxtop is worth 10 cents! — Robbie Smith and Betsy Recker, Product Redemption Chairs

 Upcoming Health Screenings:  The following health screenings for elementary students will be done during the month of September during one of their regularly scheduled gym classes.

  1. Height – all students
  2. Weight – all students
  3. Vision- 1st and 5th graders
  4. Blood Pressure- 6th graders.

 The AEA will conduct hearing screens later this fall for K-2, 5th and all new children to the district.  You will be notified of any concerns resulting from these screenings.  These screenings should NOT replace regular checkups with your pediatrician. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Nurse Hanson.

Be a Substitute Teacher:  Pleasant Valley is currently accepting applications for substitute teachers.  In order to substitute in Iowa, you must hold an Iowa teaching license, substitute license or substitute authorization. Click here to learn how to obtain an Iowa Substitute Authorization. Classes are coming up in October and November!  To apply to become a substitute teacher in Pleasant Valley, please visit the HR/Employment link of our website at www.pleasval.org to view and apply to the substitute teacher job posting.

Wall of Honor Nominations:   Every year, a Pleasant Valley alumni is inducted into a special group.  Nominate someone for the Wall of Honor.  Click here for more information.

Parking for Events at PVHS: The new east parking lot is available for all after school event parking (athletic, activities, concerts, etc.) and entrance S7 (behind the visitor concession stand) will be open for you to enter and exit the building.  Please take advantage of new lot and door S7 to help reduce the congestion in the west lot.

Team Rubicon:  Thank you so much for donating to Team Rubicon and Hurricane Relief.  A little can do a lot!  Together, we’ve raised more than $7,600 in spare change!  All funds will go to Team Rubicon, an organization of veterans who help during and after natural disasters.  Learn more about Team Rubicon here.

Upcoming Events

Mornings with Mom, Friday, September 29:  Join us from 7:30am to 8:30am.  This is a sixth grade fundraiser and a great morning with Mom.  You may purchase a ticket for donuts/drinks at the door.  If you are available to volunteer your time, click here and sign up.

Free Flu Shot Clinic, Thursday, October 5:  Genesis will be offering FREE seasonal flu vaccines at Pleasant View this fall.  The Genesis Flu-Free Quad Cities program encourages all school-age children to take advantage of this opportunity. Vaccination is one of the best ways to protect your child against the flu.  Our goal is to keep your children and those they come in contact with healthy this flu season!

Vaccines will be administered at Pleasant View on Thursday, October 5th, 2017 beginning at 8:30am.

  • If you would like your child to receive a free seasonal flu vaccine at school, we need your permission.
  • COMPLETE the consent form.  It is important that you answer ALL of the questions and SIGN and DATE the form.
  • Return the completed consent form to the school by Friday, Sept. 29th, 2017.
  • If you do not wish for your child to have the vaccine, do not fill out or return the consent to the school.

Let’s keep Pleasant View flu-free and have a healthy winter!

 Fall Fest, Friday, October 20:  Please click here to VOLUNTEER for this fun fundraising event on Friday, October 20. Our family-friendly carnival is the main fundraising event for the Pleasant View PTA. 100% of the money raised goes directly to the teachers. We need YOU to make Fall Fest a success!   We also need CANDY donations!  Please place unopened bags of candy in the labeled box in the school lobby.

  • Fall Fest volunteer position: The Fall Fest committee is in need of a committee chair for Fall Fest volunteers. This position is responsible for printing/organizing name tags for our volunteers and checking in volunteers the night of Fall Fest. Please contact Amy Wilsted (awilsted@mac.com) or Samantha Pauwels (spauwels1@yahoo.com) if you or someone you know is interested.

Activities and Athletics

5th & 6th grade Book Club The Pleasant Valley PTA is excited to offer a Book Club.  You will be reading and discussing “So.B.It” by Sarah Weeks (the visiting author for 2017/2018) starting in October. Click here for detailed information and to register.

Support the Student Hunger Drive, Friday, September 22:  Spartan Nation has another chance to support the Student Hunger Drive tonight (Friday, September 22nd)! Head over to Moe’s Southwest Grill from 5-8pm and 20% of your bill will be donated back to the Hunger Drive! Just mention that you are there to support PV Spartan Assembly when you check out! We hope to see lots of Spartans there!

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale, Friday, September 22: Come find your Spartan gear!  We have youth sizes and adult sizes!  Join us tonight from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. during the PVHS football game at the high school stadium. If you have any questions, please contact Kris at 563-949-7122 (text/call) or email kristinhwehrman@gmail.com.
*SAVE THE DATE!  The annual Athletic Boosters BOOSTER BASH will be held Saturday, November 18th at 7:00 p.m. at the Tanglewood Pavilion.  Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door!

PVJH Play, September 23 & 24:  Come and see the hilarious one act play put on by PVJH, Oh, What a Tangled Web by John R. Carroll on Saturday, September 23rd at 7:00 PM and Sunday, September 24th at 1:00 PM. Both performances will be at the PVHS Black Box. Be prepared to laugh!

Community Opportunities

Quest for Christ, a before-school club welcoming students in 2nd – 6th grades, will begin meeting at Pleasant View on Friday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 a.m. in the gym.  New this year: a 6th grade study to help students prepare for Junior High. 

Riverdale Heights

Announcements

Be a Substitute Teacher:  Pleasant Valley is currently accepting applications for substitute teachers.  In order to substitute in Iowa, you must hold an Iowa teaching license, substitute license or substitute authorization. Click here to learn how to obtain an Iowa Substitute Authorization. Classes are coming up in October and November!  To apply to become a substitute teacher in Pleasant Valley, please visit the HR/Employment link of our website at www.pleasval.org to view and apply to the substitute teacher job posting.

Wall of Honor Nominations:   Every year, a Pleasant Valley alumni is inducted into a special group.  Nominate someone for the Wall of Honor.  Click here for more information.

Parking for Events at PVHS: The new east parking lot is available for all after school event parking (athletic, activities, concerts, etc.) and entrance S7 (behind the visitor concession stand) will be open for you to enter and exit the building.  Please take advantage of new lot and door S7 to help reduce the congestion in the west lot.

Team Rubicon:  Thank you so much for donating to Team Rubicon and Hurricane Relief.  A little can do a lot!  Together, we’ve raised more than $7,600 in spare change!  All funds will go to Team Rubicon, an organization of veterans who help during and after natural disasters.  Learn more about Team Rubicon here.

Upcoming Events

Walk-A-Thon, Wednesday, September 27:  The Riverdale Heights Walk-A-Thon will be held on Wednesday, September 27th.  Packets will be sent home with your children today, but additional information is available on the PTA website at  https://sites.google.com/site/pvriverdaleheightspta/commitees/walkathon.  You can also use this link to donate online. This is the ONLY fundraiser of the year and we appreciate all your generous donations. There are lots of fabulous prizes so be sure to turn in your donation envelope by Friday, October 6th.

Free Flu Shot Clinic, Thursday, October 5:  The Genesis Flu-Free Quad Cities program will be coming to Riverdale Heights on October 5, 2017 in the afternoon. Please contact school nurse, Mrs. Schick at schickstacy@pleasval.k12.ia.us with any questions.

Activities and Athletics

Support the Student Hunger Drive, Friday, September 22:  Spartan Nation has another chance to support the Student Hunger Drive tonight (Friday, September 22nd)! Head over to Moe’s Southwest Grill from 5-8pm and 20% of your bill will be donated back to the Hunger Drive! Just mention that you are there to support PV Spartan Assembly when you check out! We hope to see lots of Spartans there!

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale, Friday, September 22: Come find your Spartan gear!  We have youth sizes and adult sizes!  Join us tonight from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. during the PVHS football game at the high school stadium. If you have any questions, please contact Kris at 563-949-7122 (text/call) or email kristinhwehrman@gmail.com.
*SAVE THE DATE!  The annual Athletic Boosters BOOSTER BASH will be held Saturday, November 18th at 7:00 p.m. at the Tanglewood Pavilion.  Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door!

PVJH Play, September 23 & 24:  Come and see the hilarious one act play put on by PVJH, Oh, What a Tangled Web by John R. Carroll on Saturday, September 23rd at 7:00 PM and Sunday, September 24th at 1:00 PM. Both performances will be at the PVHS Black Box. Be prepared to laugh!

Pleasant Valley Junior High

Announcements

You can see the daily announcement at the Junior High at this link.

Be a Substitute Teacher:  Pleasant Valley is currently accepting applications for substitute teachers.  In order to substitute in Iowa, you must hold an Iowa teaching license, substitute license or substitute authorization. Click here to learn how to obtain an Iowa Substitute Authorization. Classes are coming up in October and November!  To apply to become a substitute teacher in Pleasant Valley, please visit the HR/Employment link of our website at www.pleasval.org to view and apply to the substitute teacher job posting.

Wall of Honor Nominations:   Every year, a Pleasant Valley alumni is inducted into a special group.  Nominate someone for the Wall of Honor.  Click here for more information.

Parking for Events at PVHS: The new east parking lot is available for all after school event parking (athletic, activities, concerts, etc.) and entrance S7 (behind the visitor concession stand) will be open for you to enter and exit the building.  Please take advantage of new lot and door S7 to help reduce the congestion in the west lot.

Team Rubicon:  Thank you so much for donating to Team Rubicon and Hurricane Relief.  A little can do a lot!  Together, we’ve raised more than $7,600 in spare change!  All funds will go to Team Rubicon, an organization of veterans who help during and after natural disasters.  Learn more about Team Rubicon here.

Activities and Athletics

PV Trap Team – Here’s your reminder that completion of the Hunter Safety Course is required in order to begin practice for the PV Trap Team (both class/online AND field portion are required to complete the course).  Please see the Deputy Wilkison for dates of upcoming DNR education and field days.  Any questions, please contact Kris at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com OR (563)949-7122.

*SAVE THE DATE – We will be having a parent/student informational night for the 2018 trap season on Wednesday, November 1st at 6:00 p.m. at the high school!  Registration paperwork will be handed out at that time.

Support the Student Hunger Drive, Friday, September 22:  Spartan Nation has another chance to support the Student Hunger Drive tonight (Friday, September 22nd)! Head over to Moe’s Southwest Grill from 5-8pm and 20% of your bill will be donated back to the Hunger Drive! Just mention that you are there to support PV Spartan Assembly when you check out! We hope to see lots of Spartans there!

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale, Friday, September 22: Come find your Spartan gear!  We have youth sizes and adult sizes!  Join us tonight from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. during the PVHS football game at the high school stadium. If you have any questions, please contact Kris at 563-949-7122 (text/call) or email kristinhwehrman@gmail.com.
*SAVE THE DATE!  The annual Athletic Boosters BOOSTER BASH will be held Saturday, November 18th at 7:00 p.m. at the Tanglewood Pavilion.  Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door!

PVJH Play, September 23 & 24:  Come and see the hilarious one act play put on by PVJH, Oh, What a Tangled Web by John R. Carroll on Saturday, September 23rd at 7:00 PM and Sunday, September 24th at 1:00 PM. Both performances will be at the PVHS Black Box. Be prepared to laugh!

 

Pleasant Valley High School

Announcements

ROAD CLOSURES:  The North drive at PVHS will be closed due to crane work on:

Friday, September 22, 2017 from 8:30-2:30pm
Monday, September 25, 2017 from 8:45-2:30pm
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 8:45-2:30pm
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 8:45-2:30pm

Both the entrance and exits will be barricaded during this time. It will NOT impact normal morning drop-off or afternoon pick-up.

Be a Substitute Teacher:  Pleasant Valley is currently accepting applications for substitute teachers.  In order to substitute in Iowa, you must hold an Iowa teaching license, substitute license or substitute authorization. Click here to learn how to obtain an Iowa Substitute Authorization. Classes are coming up in October and November!  To apply to become a substitute teacher in Pleasant Valley, please visit the HR/Employment link of our website at www.pleasval.org to view and apply to the substitute teacher job posting.

Wall of Honor Nominations:   Every year, a Pleasant Valley alumni is inducted into a special group.  Nominate someone for the Wall of Honor.  Click here for more information.

Parking for Events at PVHS: The new east parking lot is available for all after school event parking (athletic, activities, concerts, etc.) and entrance S7 (behind the visitor concession stand) will be open for you to enter and exit the building.  Please take advantage of new lot and door S7 to help reduce the congestion in the west lot.

Team Rubicon:  Thank you so much for donating to Team Rubicon and Hurricane Relief.  A little can do a lot!  Together, we’ve raised more than $7,600 in spare change!  All funds will go to Team Rubicon, an organization of veterans who help during and after natural disasters.  Learn more about Team Rubicon here.

Upcoming Events

Financial Aid/Scholarship Night, Monday, September 25:   Financial Aid and Scholarship information will presented Monday, September 25, 6:30 p.m. in the high school theater.  Jostens will also be there to discuss graduation regalia and accessories. A postcard reminder will be mailed to all senior families.

Picture Retakes, Wednesday, October 4: Click here for the form.

PSAT/NMSQT for Juniors, October 11:  The PSAT/NMSQT will be administered on Wednesday, October 11th at the Mississippi Bend AEA and the Belmont Administration Center.  Students will be informed of their testing site. This test is for high achieving juniors who wish to take a practice SAT.  Students who score in the top 1% nationally are considered for competition in the National Merit Scholarship Program.  There is no fee this year, but space is limited to 75 students who sign up prior to October 4th.  Students are to register and pick up the PSAT Student Guide in the guidance office.

Activities and Athletics

PV Trap Team – Here’s your reminder that completion of the Hunter Safety Course is required in order to begin practice for the PV Trap Team (both class/online AND field portion are required to complete the course).  Please see the Deputy Wilkison for dates of upcoming DNR education and field days.  Any questions, please contact Kris at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com OR (563)949-7122.

*SAVE THE DATE – We will be having a parent/student informational night for the 2018 trap season on Wednesday, November 1st at 6:00 p.m. at the high school!  Registration paperwork will be handed out at that time.

Support the Student Hunger Drive, Friday, September 22:  Spartan Nation has another chance to support the Student Hunger Drive tonight (Friday, September 22nd)! Head over to Moe’s Southwest Grill from 5-8pm and 20% of your bill will be donated back to the Hunger Drive! Just mention that you are there to support PV Spartan Assembly when you check out! We hope to see lots of Spartans there!

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale, Friday, September 22: Come find your Spartan gear!  We have youth sizes and adult sizes!  Join us tonight from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. during the PVHS football game at the high school stadium. If you have any questions, please contact Kris at 563-949-7122 (text/call) or email kristinhwehrman@gmail.com.
*SAVE THE DATE!  The annual Athletic Boosters BOOSTER BASH will be held Saturday, November 18th at 7:00 p.m. at the Tanglewood Pavilion.  Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door!

PVJH Play, September 23 & 24:  Come and see the hilarious one act play put on by PVJH, Oh, What a Tangled Web by John R. Carroll on Saturday, September 23rd at 7:00 PM and Sunday, September 24th at 1:00 PM. Both performances will be at the PVHS Black Box. Be prepared to laugh!

Athletic Booster Club Meeting, Monday, September 25:  At 6:00pm, we will meet in the High School Library, instead of our normal location (Caddy’s).  The best way to get to the library is to use the door next to the teacher parking lot.  We will be discussing volunteers for the Booster Bash (Night on the Town).

 

#SpartanNation September 8, 2017

Posted September 8th, 2017

Bridgeview

Announcements

Hurricane Harvey Relief:  Next Monday, September 11, is Patriots Day. As we participate in this day of remembrance, we can also take action to help our fellow Americans.  Monday students, staff, and families are challenged to help us reach our building goal to raise one dollar for each student attending Bridgeview. Staff may participate in a “Special Jeans Day” by donating $5 to the cause and wearing jeans to school on a Monday. This is part of our district effort to raise $5000. The funds will be donated to Team Rubicon and their efforts to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Checks may be made out to Bridgeivew Elementary and note, “Team Rubicon” in the memo.  All donations are greatly appreciated. Learn more about Team Rubicon by clicking here.

Bridgeview PTA Pulse: Click here to learn about ordering Spirit Gear! You’ll need to order by the 10th.  You’ll also learn about the upcoming skating party and Bridgeview Bonanza!

Wall of Honor Nominations:   Every year, a Pleasant Valley alumnus is inducted into a special group.  Nominate someone for the Wall of Honor.  Click here for more information.

Upcoming Events

Curriculum Night, September 12:  We invite you to visit your child’s/children’s classroom(s) on Curriculum Night on September 12. In two identical sessions, planned for those of you who wish to visit more than one classroom, teachers will share information that will help your child be successful in school. Teacher-prepared Curriculum and Instruction – Overviews by Grade Level, highlighting curriculum and instruction at each grade level are available for you to access now at District Website by clicking here and scrolling down to Overviews by Grade Level.

6:15 – 6:40 P.M.  – Session One – Homeroom teachers present general information and answer parent questions
6:40 – 6:55 P.M.  – Time to meet with special area teachers (PE, Art, Music, and Science)
6:55 – 7:20 P.M.  – Session Two – Homeroom teachers present general information and answer parent questions

Activities and Athletics

Support PV Boys Golf:  The PV Boys Golf Webstore is open until Saturday, September 10.  Please take advantage of the great golf apparel options while supporting PVHS boys Golf. http://www.adcraftwebstore.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=4462

Community Opportunities

LeClaire Library
Storytime in the Park—Join us for a special outdoor storytime in Hollyhock Park! Listen to stories, sing, and dance before enjoying a special treat. Raining? Come to the library instead. Join us Saturday, September 9th at 10:30am.
Slime Science—Explore the science behind slime! Follow two gooey experiments and learn all about the powerful polymers that make slime so much fun. Best for ages 8 and up. Join us Thursday, September 21st at 6:30pm.

QC Pleasant Valley Volleyball Club Registration:  Are you ready for some volleyball? QC Pleasant Valley Volleyball Club is looking for kids in 4th-6th grade who are interested in playing volleyball! Anyone is welcome! Clinics are a great way to experience volleyball for the first time or brush up on skills before club tryouts later this fall! Register by 9/10 Pleasant Valley Volleyball Club 4th-6th Grade Volleyball Clinics registration information

What: 4th-6th grade volleyball clinics hosted by QC Pleasant Valley Volleyball Club Director, Kelly Kelley & club coaches
When: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Where: PVHS
Cost: $50

The Quad Cities Sting Boys Volleyball Club invites boys grades 4th-12th grade to learn more about competitive volleyball in the Quad Cities by attending one of our open fall clinics. Starting the fourth season, the club has exploded from 18 boys in 2014 to over 45 boys across 7 teams last year. The Sting is the largest boys club in the Iowa Region, which includes the Illinois Quad Cities. Come learn more about this expanding sport for boys. Opportunities for beginners through advanced players. Clinics will be held on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30 pm on the following dates: September 13, 27, October 11 and 25. For more information visit our club website or contact Diane Zabel td3zabel@aol.com

Cody

Announcements

Hurricane Harvey Relief: At Cody School, we will be collecting change in an effort to help raise money for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.  Students and adults are encouraged to donate their spare change to our collection bucket in the commons area across from the office. Together, our efforts will help Team Rubicon.  The organization, started by PV Alum Jake Wood, uses the skills of military veterans to help those in need after a natural disaster. Harvey response and recovery operations will continue for months; this will be the largest, most complex operation Team Rubicon says it has ever undertaken. Your support is critical to help our fellow citizens and communities in Texas and the Gulf in their time of greatest need.   Our goal is to raise $5,000, approximately $1 for every student in the Pleasant Valley School District. To learn more about Team Rubicon and its efforts in the Gulf, please visit their website by clicking here.

Turn in your Summer Reading Minutes:  Summer reading minutes are really adding up! If you still have your summer reading log to hand in, please get it to the library by Wednesday, September 13th. Once all the minutes are added up, we’ll present certificates to our Cody Elementary Summer Readers! Thank you, and keep on reading!

Fall Frolic NewsFall Frolic is Friday, Sept. 29 from 5-8pm. Soon your child(ren) will bring home a permission slip to sell raffle tickets. If you don’t want to wait – just download it now, print it, sign it and turn it in. Prizes are awarded to the top three raffle ticket sellers. More information about Frolic will be shared soon in eNews and notes from room parents.

Wall of Honor Nominations:   Every year, a Pleasant Valley alumnus is inducted into a special group.  Nominate someone for the Wall of Honor.  Click here for more information.

Upcoming Events

PTA Meeting Monday, Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m. Please join us to hear about all the great events planned for Cody this year, including our Fall Frolic which is quickly approaching. Find out about all the ways we could use your help this year. And, share your ideas for what you’d love to see! Free childcare is provided. See you Monday in the library.

Curriculum Night, September 12:  We invite you to visit your child’s/children’s classroom(s) on Curriculum Night on September 12. In two identical sessions, planned for those of you who wish to visit more than one classroom, teachers will share information that will help your child be successful in school. Teacher-prepared Curriculum and Instruction – Overviews by Grade Level, highlighting curriculum and instruction at each grade level are available for you to access now at District Website by clicking here and scrolling down to Overviews by Grade Level.

6:15 – 6:40 P.M.  – Session One – Homeroom teachers present general information and answer parent questions
6:40 – 6:55 P.M.  – Time to meet with special area teachers (PE, Art, Music, and Science)
6:55 – 7:20 P.M.  – Session Two – Homeroom teachers present general information and answer parent questions

Picture day is Wednesday, September 13, 2017!  Your students will be bringing home their picture package order forms this week.  All students will have their picture taken for the yearbookIf you want a picture package of your child, students must turn in their picture envelope with the money or online prepayment receipt enclosed to the photographer at the time their picture is taken.  If you are interested in having your preschool child’s picture taken, please bring them into the school at 8:15 a.m.  There will be extra order forms in the office for your use.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call the school’s office at 332-0210.

Activities and Athletics

STEM Activities at Cody:  Click here for a full description of each of the following classes and teams.

Jr. FIRST LEGO League – Robotics for Ages 6-9
***Parent Volunteers meet September 11 from 5:30pm-6:30pm at Riverdale Heights Library
Hour of Code – Computer Science for 3rd & 4th Graders
Basic Robotics – 5th & 6th Graders
***Registration is due September 14

We will need volunteers to help with these programs.  No experience is necessary.  Please contact Chris Cournoyer with any questions and to volunteer chris@ccx.net or 563-505-6703.

Support PV Boys Golf:  The PV Boys Golf Webstore is open until Saturday, September 10.  Please take advantage of the great golf apparel options while supporting PVHS boys Golf. http://www.adcraftwebstore.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=4462

Community Opportunities

LeClaire Library
Storytime in the Park—Join us for a special outdoor storytime in Hollyhock Park! Listen to stories, sing, and dance before enjoying a special treat. Raining? Come to the library instead. Join us Saturday, September 9th at 10:30am.
Slime Science—Explore the science behind slime! Follow two gooey experiments and learn all about the powerful polymers that make slime so much fun. Best for ages 8 and up. Join us Thursday, September 21st at 6:30pm.

QC Pleasant Valley Volleyball Club Registration:  Are you ready for some volleyball? QC Pleasant Valley Volleyball Club is looking for kids in 4th-6th grade who are interested in playing volleyball! Anyone is welcome! Clinics are a great way to experience volleyball for the first time or brush up on skills before club tryouts later this fall! Register by 9/10 Pleasant Valley Volleyball Club 4th-6th Grade Volleyball Clinics registration information

What: 4th-6th grade volleyball clinics hosted by QC Pleasant Valley Volleyball Club Director, Kelly Kelley & club coaches
When: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Where: PVHS
Cost: $50

The Quad Cities Sting Boys Volleyball Club invites boys grades 4th-12th grade to learn more about competitive volleyball in the Quad Cities by attending one of our open fall clinics. Starting the fourth season, the club has exploded from 18 boys in 2014 to over 45 boys across 7 teams last year. The Sting is the largest boys club in the Iowa Region, which includes the Illinois Quad Cities. Come learn more about this expanding sport for boys. Opportunities for beginners through advanced players. Clinics will be held on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30 pm on the following dates: September 13, 27, October 11 and 25. For more information visit our club website or contact Diane Zabel td3zabel@aol.com

Hopewell

Announcements

Hurricane Harvey Drive:  Monday, September 11, is Patriots Day. As we participate in this day of remembrance, we can also take action to help our fellow Americans.  Monday students, staff, and families are challenged to help us reach our building goal to raise one dollar for each student attending Hopewell. This is part of our district effort to raise $5000. The funds will be donated to Team Rubicon and their efforts to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Checks may be made out to Hopewell Elementary and note, “Team Rubicon” in the memo.  All donations are greatly appreciated.

Hopewell Harvest Donations Needed:  The Hopewell Harvest committee is in need of the following donations for this year’s event:

  • Books for kids of all ages (for Cake Walk Prizes)
  • Baked goods (for Cake Walk Prizes)
  • Trinkets such as kid’s meal toys, promotional items from businesses, small bouncy balls, etc. (for Game Prizes)
  • Candy from the Spartan Safe Snack List (for Game Prizes)
  • 16oz sodas, drink boxes and Gatorade (for Game Prizes)

You can sign up to make a donation online at: http://signup.com/go/yHoiYhJ. A donation basket has been placed in the front office so you can easily turn in donation items prior to Hopewell Harvest. Baked goods can be dropped off to Hopewell on October 13th.  Thanks for your support in making this a great event for our children!

Wall of Honor Nominations:   Every year, a Pleasant Valley alumnus is inducted into a special group.  Nominate someone for the Wall of Honor.  Click here for more information.

Upcoming Events

Please join us at our next PTA meeting on Thursday, September 14th at 9am!

 Curriculum Night, September 12:  We invite you to visit your child’s/children’s classroom(s) on Curriculum Night on September 12. In two identical sessions, planned for those of you who wish to visit more than one classroom, teachers will share information that will help your child be successful in school. Teacher-prepared Curriculum and Instruction – Overviews by Grade Level, highlighting curriculum and instruction at each grade level are available for you to access now at District Website by clicking here and scrolling down to Overviews by Grade Level.

6:15 – 6:40 P.M.  – Session One – Homeroom teachers present general information and answer parent questions
6:40 – 6:55 P.M.  – Time to meet with special area teachers (PE, Art, Music, ELP and Science)
6:55 – 7:20 P.M.  – Session Two – Homeroom teachers present general information and answer parent questions

Activities and Athletics

Hopewell Harmony:  Hopewell Elementary is thrilled to offer a 4th and 5th grade choir for the 2017-2018 school year. The ensemble is designed to create another opportunity for our students to express their love of music. The choir will be directed by Ms. Casey and will perform several times throughout the year including Winter Program, Fine Arts Night, and a Quad City Mallards hockey game. The choir will meet every Tuesday after school from 3:00-3:45pm.  All transportation is the responsibility of the parent.  We will begin rehearsals on Tuesday September 19, 2017. Each student will pay $10 to cover the cost of their T-Shirt.   To sign up, please do the following:

  • Fill out the registration form at the following link:  https://goo.gl/forms/i23d6YtA30rq5pHl2
  • Submit a check for $10 payable to Pleasant Valley School District to the Hopewell office with “choir t-shirt” in the memo.

We would appreciate if all registrations and payments were submitted by Friday September 15, thank you!

Support PV Boys Golf:  The PV Boys Golf Webstore is open until Saturday, September 10.  Please take advantage of the great golf apparel options while supporting PVHS boys Golf. http://www.adcraftwebstore.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=4462

Community Opportunities

QC Pleasant Valley Volleyball Club Registration:  Are you ready for some volleyball? QC Pleasant Valley Volleyball Club is looking for kids in 4th-6th grade who are interested in playing volleyball! Anyone is welcome! Clinics are a great way to experience volleyball for the first time or brush up on skills before club tryouts later this fall! Register by 9/10 Pleasant Valley Volleyball Club 4th-6th Grade Volleyball Clinics registration information

What: 4th-6th grade volleyball clinics hosted by QC Pleasant Valley Volleyball Club Director, Kelly Kelley & club coaches
When: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Where: PVHS
Cost: $50

The Quad Cities Sting Boys Volleyball Club invites boys grades 4th-12th grade to learn more about competitive volleyball in the Quad Cities by attending one of our open fall clinics. Starting the fourth season, the club has exploded from 18 boys in 2014 to over 45 boys across 7 teams last year. The Sting is the largest boys club in the Iowa Region, which includes the Illinois Quad Cities. Come learn more about this expanding sport for boys. Opportunities for beginners through advanced players. Clinics will be held on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30 pm on the following dates: September 13, 27, October 11 and 25. For more information visit our club website or contact Diane Zabel td3zabel@aol.com

Pleasant View

Announcements

Hurricane Harvey Drive:  Hurricane Harvey has left many children and adults in Texas and along the gulf shores of the United States in need of many services.  Our students, staff and teachers would like to do their part in helping those in need by collecting loose change and making a monetary donation to Team Rubicon.  Each school in our district will be holding a fundraising event to help support the efforts of Team Rubicon.  More information about Team Rubicon can be found here.  Successful coin drives were held in the past at Pleasant View for relief efforts for earthquake victims in Haiti and Nepal, tsunami victims in Japan, Oklahoma tornados, and Superstorm Sandy, just to name a few.

Our coin drive for Hurricane Harvey relief will begin on Monday, September 11th and conclude on Tuesday, September 12th.  Any donation, even 1 cent, would be appreciated.  Loose change is encouraged for this type of relief effort.  Collection containers will be in each of the classrooms for the donations. Thanks in advance to the Pleasant View PTA who has generously agreed to match all donations up to $1000!

One of the main messages we will be sharing with students is “If everyone does a little, we can help a lot!”  There is no need for your child to empty their piggy bank. Students will be encouraged to donate just a small amount of change.  There is no need for students to ask you as parents/guardians to write a check or ask for cash.  A small amount from the piggy bank or permission to use loose change from around the house is preferred for this relief effort.

Thank you for supporting Team Rubicon as they begin to help those in need in Texas and along the gulf shores, and by helping your child determine what is an comfortable amount to donate towards Hurricane Harvey relief.  Feel free to call the office at 332-5575 with any questions about this relief effort.

Sincerely,

Steven Cotton, Principal

 Wall of Honor Nominations:   Every year, a Pleasant Valley alumnus is inducted into a special group.  Nominate someone for the Wall of Honor.  Click here for more information.

Upcoming Events

PTA Meeting, Monday, September 11:  The school year is off to a great start!  Please join the PTA for the first meeting of the year on Monday, September 11th at 8:45 am in the conference room.  Arrive at 8:45am for a volunteer opportunity to help count fall fest tickets.  The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m.  Please visit the PTA website for the meeting agenda.

 Curriculum Night, September 12:  We invite you to visit your child’s/children’s classroom(s) on Curriculum Night on September 12. In two identical sessions, planned for those of you who wish to visit more than one classroom, teachers will share information that will help your child be successful in school. Teacher-prepared Curriculum and Instruction – Overviews by Grade Level, highlighting curriculum and instruction at each grade level are available for you to access now at District Website by clicking here and scrolling down to Overviews by Grade Level.

6:15 – 6:40 P.M.  – Session One – Homeroom teachers present general information and answer parent questions
6:40 – 6:55 P.M.  – Time to meet with special area teachers (PE, Art, Music, ELP and Science)
6:55 – 7:20 P.M.  – Session Two – Homeroom teachers present general information and answer parent questions

Mornings with Moms, Friday, September 29:  The 6th grade is selling mums & glazed Krispy Kreme doughnuts as a fundraiser!  Donuts will be available for pick-up at 7:00AM on Friday, September 29th during Morning with Moms.  If you order a mum, you will receive a certificate to take to Wallace’s so you can pick out your own mum. Certificates will be placed in your teacher’s inbox in the office by September 29th.

6TH PARENTS, we need your help to run this event!!!  Follow this link to the sign up genius and volunteer your time:   http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c45a5a72baafb6-20171 Please contact Stacey Ryan pskiryan@mediacombb.net if you have questions.

Activities and Athletics

Support PV Boys Golf:  The PV Boys Golf Webstore is open until Saturday, September 10.  Please take advantage of the great golf apparel options while supporting PVHS boys Golf. http://www.adcraftwebstore.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=4462

Community Opportunities

QC Pleasant Valley Volleyball Club Registration:  Are you ready for some volleyball? QC Pleasant Valley Volleyball Club is looking for kids in 4th-6th grade who are interested in playing volleyball! Anyone is welcome! Clinics are a great way to experience volleyball for the first time or brush up on skills before club tryouts later this fall! Register by 9/10 Pleasant Valley Volleyball Club 4th-6th Grade Volleyball Clinics registration information

What: 4th-6th grade volleyball clinics hosted by QC Pleasant Valley Volleyball Club Director, Kelly Kelley & club coaches
When: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Where: PVHS
Cost: $50

The Quad Cities Sting Boys Volleyball Club invites boys grades 4th-12th grade to learn more about competitive volleyball in the Quad Cities by attending one of our open fall clinics. Starting the fourth season, the club has exploded from 18 boys in 2014 to over 45 boys across 7 teams last year. The Sting is the largest boys club in the Iowa Region, which includes the Illinois Quad Cities. Come learn more about this expanding sport for boys. Opportunities for beginners through advanced players. Clinics will be held on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30 pm on the following dates: September 13, 27, October 11 and 25. For more information visit our club website or contact Diane Zabel td3zabel@aol.com

Riverdale Heights

Announcements

Hurricane Harvey Relief: Monday, September 11, is Patriots Day. As we participate in this day of remembrance, we can also take action to help our fellow Americans. Hurricane Harvey has left many children and adults in Texas and along the gulf shores of the United States in need of many services.  Our students, staff and teachers would like to do their part in helping those in need by collecting a monetary donation to Team Rubicon.  Each school in our district will be holding a fundraising event to help support the efforts of Team Rubicon.  More information about Team Rubicon can be found here. At Riverdale Heights we will be encouraging students to wear “Hats for Heroes”  in honor of those that lost their lives on 9/11 and those that work to support the struggles other Americans face in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.    We are hoping each child can bring a $1 donation to contribute to the district effort to raise $5000. All donations are greatly appreciated.

Wall of Honor Nominations:   Every year, a Pleasant Valley alumnus is inducted into a special group.  Nominate someone for the Wall of Honor.  Click here for more information.

Upcoming Events

Curriculum Night, September 12:  We invite you to visit your child’s/children’s classroom(s) on Curriculum Night on September 12. In two identical sessions, planned for those of you who wish to visit more than one classroom, teachers will share information that will help your child be successful in school. Teacher-prepared Curriculum and Instruction – Overviews by Grade Level, highlighting curriculum and instruction at each grade level are available for you to access now at District Website by clicking here and scrolling down to Overviews by Grade Level.

6:15 – 6:40 P.M.  – Session One – Homeroom teachers present general information and answer parent questions
6:40 – 6:55 P.M.  – Time to meet with special area teachers (PE, Art, Music, ELP and Science)
6:55 – 7:20 P.M.  – Session Two – Homeroom teachers present general information and answer parent questions

Activities and Athletics

 PTA Clubs, Science and RoadRunners open Sept. 11:  Riverdale Height’s PTA club registration for SCIENCE and ROADRUNNERS CLUB opens Monday morning – September 11, 2017 at 7am.  Registration is online though the PTA website.

In an attempt to offer more students a spot in the clubs, we will implement a student selection process.  The school year will be divided into semesters – September to December and January to April.  Each club will be offered twice this school  year – one time each semester. Each child will get to participate in 2 clubs per semester including Geography Club, Art Club, Chess Club, Roadrunners Running Club, Robotics Club, Science Club, and Sign Language Club.  Each child can apply for 3 choices for the fall in order of priority and will placed in the club(s) of their choice if available.  If PTA is not able to place them in the club of their choice in the 1st semester, the child will be given the first right of refusal to join the club in the 2nd semester.  New applications in the 2nd semester will be called for based on the number of slots available for each club.  No child will be able to attend the same club both in the 1st and 2nd semesters.  To register, please access the PTA website starting Monday morning. Because most clubs are limited to 15 students, before registering please review meeting dates to be sure your child’s other after-school activities do not conflict.  A description of each club and the meeting dates can be found on the PTA website:  www.riverdaleheightspta.com  After you register your child, you will receive an email notification and instructions for payment later in the week.

Support PV Boys Golf:  The PV Boys Golf Webstore is open until Saturday, September 10.  Please take advantage of the great golf apparel options while supporting PVHS boys Golf. http://www.adcraftwebstore.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=4462

Community Opportunities

QC Pleasant Valley Volleyball Club Registration:  Are you ready for some volleyball? QC Pleasant Valley Volleyball Club is looking for kids in 4th-6th grade who are interested in playing volleyball! Anyone is welcome! Clinics are a great way to experience volleyball for the first time or brush up on skills before club tryouts later this fall! Register by 9/10 Pleasant Valley Volleyball Club 4th-6th Grade Volleyball Clinics registration information

What: 4th-6th grade volleyball clinics hosted by QC Pleasant Valley Volleyball Club Director, Kelly Kelley & club coaches
When: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Where: PVHS
Cost: $50

The Quad Cities Sting Boys Volleyball Club invites boys grades 4th-12th grade to learn more about competitive volleyball in the Quad Cities by attending one of our open fall clinics. Starting the fourth season, the club has exploded from 18 boys in 2014 to over 45 boys across 7 teams last year. The Sting is the largest boys club in the Iowa Region, which includes the Illinois Quad Cities. Come learn more about this expanding sport for boys. Opportunities for beginners through advanced players. Clinics will be held on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30 pm on the following dates: September 13, 27, October 11 and 25. For more information visit our club website or contact Diane Zabel td3zabel@aol.com

Pleasant Valley Junior High

Announcements

Hurricane Harvey Relief:  Junior High StuCo is raising money for Hurricane relief by selling donuts before school & will be having a class wars fundraising competition.  The winning classrooms for this competition will receive a pizza party and other possible rewards will be given out.

Washington, D.C. Trip Meeting, Monday, September 11:  Any students/parents interested in learning more about next summer’s trip to Washington D.C. are invited to attend an informational meeting on Monday, September 11 at 6:30 P.M. in the PVJH library.  We will go over dates, cost, and registration information at that time.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Larsen at larsensarah@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Wall of Honor Nominations:   Every year, a Pleasant Valley alumnus is inducted into a special group.  Nominate someone for the Wall of Honor.  Click here for more information.

Upcoming Events

Staff Appreciation Lunch, Tuesday, September 12:  A few items are still needed for the Staff Appreciation Lunch on Tuesday, September 12: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d48a8af2ba2f85-pvjh1

Activities and Athletics

Volunteer for Sports Concessions:  Volunteers are needed to keep concessions available during the JH Sporting events.

– Each shift is ONLY 2 hours, 15 minutes long.
– You can see your kid on the football field from the concession stand.
– You can split the shift with another parent who’s kid plays after your kid.
– The PTA does no fundraising at the JH with the exception of selling concessions (NO RAFFLE TICKETS TO SELL, TRIVIA NIGHTS or FALL FESTIVALS to attend). We just need  and hour or two of your time while watching your kiddo play.

Click on this link: http://signup.com/go/ekgLQEQ to claim a spot.

Support PV Boys Golf:  The PV Boys Golf Webstore is open until Saturday, September 10.  Please take advantage of the great golf apparel options while supporting PVHS boys Golf. http://www.adcraftwebstore.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=4462

Community Opportunities

LeClaire Library
Teen Advisory Group (TAG)—Help plan cool events, request new library materials, eat snacks, and get the inside scoop on what’s happening at the library! Don’t forget—your attendance earns you service learning hours and looks great on college applications! Best for 7th-12th grade. Join us Thursday, September 21st at 4:30pm.

The Quad Cities Sting Boys Volleyball Club invites boys grades 4th-12th grade to learn more about competitive volleyball in the Quad Cities by attending one of our open fall clinics. Starting the fourth season, the club has exploded from 18 boys in 2014 to over 45 boys across 7 teams last year. The Sting is the largest boys club in the Iowa Region, which includes the Illinois Quad Cities. Come learn more about this expanding sport for boys. Opportunities for beginners through advanced players. Clinics will be held on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30 pm on the following dates: September 13, 27, October 11 and 25. For more information visit our club website or contact Diane Zabel td3zabel@aol.com

Pleasant Valley High School

Announcements

Senior Seminars were presented the last week of August.  Information was presented by the counselors about college applications, transcripts, recommendation guidelines,  scholarships and financial aid.  Over 140 seniors participated in the seminars.  The presentation will be posted on the counseling web page.

Attention all senior parents:  Financial Aid/Scholarship information will presented Monday, September 25, 6:30 p.m. in the high school theater.  A postcard reminder will be mailed to all senior families.

The Freshman Success Program will be presented by the counseling department in both large and small group settings during the month of September.

Wall of Honor Nominations:   Every year, a Pleasant Valley alumnus is inducted into a special group.  Nominate someone for the Wall of Honor.  Click here for more information.

Activities and Athletics

Support PV Boys Golf:  The PV Boys Golf Webstore is open until Saturday, September 10.  Please take advantage of the great golf apparel options while supporting PVHS boys Golf. http://www.adcraftwebstore.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=4462

 Community Opportunities

LeClaire Library

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)—Help plan cool events, request new library materials, eat snacks, and get the inside scoop on what’s happening at the library! Don’t forget—your attendance earns you service learning hours and looks great on college applications! Best for 7th-12th grade. Join us Thursday, September 21st at 4:30pm.

The Quad Cities Sting Boys Volleyball Club invites boys grades 4th-12th grade to learn more about competitive volleyball in the Quad Cities by attending one of our open fall clinics. Starting the fourth season, the club has exploded from 18 boys in 2014 to over 45 boys across 7 teams last year. The Sting is the largest boys club in the Iowa Region, which includes the Illinois Quad Cities. Come learn more about this expanding sport for boys. Opportunities for beginners through advanced players. Clinics will be held on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30 pm on the following dates: September 13, 27, October 11 and 25. For more information visit our club website or contact Diane Zabel td3zabel@aol.com

Expert Teaches PV Students and Parents Importance of Digital Citizenship

Posted September 6th, 2017

Pleasant Valley Community School District believes students should graduate with a great education, and that includes being good citizens on and off line.  To bring that point home, Pleasant Valley asked nationally-known technology safety expert Paul Davis to speak not only to the 6th grade class, but also to parents.

On August 30, 2017, approximately 250 parents came to the PVHS theatre to hear Mr. Davis’ message.

“Our children would not be bullied online if parents didn’t give them the opportunity to be bullied online,” Mr. Davis told the crowd.

He said most trouble online happens when children use the internet alone in their bedrooms.  He urged parents to take all devices, including computers, out of children’s bedrooms.  He also said most students should not have a social media account.  The terms of service on Instagram, snapchat, and facebook say an account holder must be 13. Mr. Davis said often parents let their children have an account they’re not ready for – emotionally or legally.

Mr. Davis also gave tips for parents of older children.  He recommended parents do a check of their social media accounts by asking their children to turn their phones over at a moment’s notice and go through their contacts in each account.  He said if a student can’t tell the parent who the person is in real life, the parent should make them delete the contact.  He said, it’s hard, but a useful tool is taking away devices when students abuse them.

The next morning, August 31, 2017, Mr. Davis spoke to all 6th graders in the district.  Students packed the PVHS theatre, again, to hear his message.  He encouraged students to make their parents give them boundaries on the internet – including removing devices from the bedroom and putting limits on the amount time students can use them.  As for what students do online, Mr. Davis had a strong message – what you type never disappears – ever. He also emphasized getting a “like” or a “follower” doesn’t make a student a better person; connections online should be the same as in real life – real people you really know having real conversations.

But, this event wasn’t just about protecting students.  Mr. Davis also wants students to use the internet to lift others up.  He encouraged students to pay it forward.  For example, for every school he visits he gives the district a case of bananas.  It’s not expensive and it helps a student in need.  He also asked every student to promise to eliminate the word hate from his or her vocabulary — real and online.

PV teachers live-tweeted this event.  You can see the message from Mr. Davis on twitter by searching the hashtag #PVTechSafety.

 

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