Pleasant Valley
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PV Elementary Robotics Teams Excel at Regional Competition

Posted January 16th, 2017

Pleasant Valley’s Robotics teams spend the first part of the year getting ready for the regional FIRST Lego League competition. Below you can see the results from our teams!

Riverdale Rocks Robots Gray
(State Advancer, Project Award, Global Innovation Award Nominee)

Jacob Mumey
Joshua Thomas
Arharv Neema
Tejus Kanathur
Parth Choudhary
Pranav Suresh
Coaches: Rashmi Choudhary, Nandini Joshi, Paul McShane

Riverdale Rocks Robots Blue

Jacob Stevens
Aarya Joshi
Isabella McShane
Sophia Ramaraju
Kalin Mahler
Arshveer Virk
Coaches: Rashmi Choudhary, Nandini Joshi, Paul McShane

PV Core
(Core Values Award)

Caleb Brand, Pleasant View
Max Goodin, Pleasant View
Michael Schmeltzer, Pleasant View
Luke Thompson, Pleasant View
Peyton Mahrt, Cody
Gabe Anderson, Cody
Coaches: Michael Brand, Roselyn Schmeltzer, Julie Thompson

PV 3rd Graders compete in Junior First Lego League. Thank you for all your hard work!

Hopewell Junior FLL

Crazy Creators (8676)
Team Members

Peyton Shields
Tiffany Ku
Zach Bauer
Connor Johnson
Nikhil Saini

Lego Black Panthers (1650)
Team Members

Madhumitha Pundi
Prasanna Senthil Kumar
Shalini Chandupatla
Hannah Highberger
Alexander Smith

Lego Rangers (5688)
Team Members

Muhammad Muddasir
Vivek Patel
Matthew Lemos
Samir Tangirala
Brie Hedgren
Nia McClosky

Pleasant Valley Earns USDA Award for Healthy Schools

Posted January 16th, 2017

The USDA has just announced that Pleasant Valley Community School District has been awarded the Bronze HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchroom award.

Since the beginning of the HealthierUS School Challenge in 2004, awards have been given to schools in 50 States and the District of Columbia.  As of December 14, 2016, there are 4,550 schools certified (3,197 Bronze, 868 Silver, 318 Gold, and 167 Gold Award of Distinction).

Each Pleasant Valley school will be awarded $500 to put towards Physical Education or Nutrition Education.

The certification recognizes schools for their efforts in improving food and beverage offerings, teaching kids about nutritious food choices and being physically active, providing opportunities for physical activity and having supportive wellness policies.

Hopewell Students Explore Virtual Reality

Posted January 16th, 2017

Imagine exploring the world without every leaving school.  Students across the District are using new Virtual Reality glasses to add a new level to their research efforts.  Here, we caught up with 4th graders at Hopewell as they toured Ellis Island as a part of their Immigration projects.  Sixth grade digital leaders helped the 4th graders learn how to use the glasses and then walked them through a program that allowed them to see what Ellis Island was like for people who came to the country in the 1900s.

Click on the pictures below for a larger view.

#SpartanNation January 13, 2017

Posted January 13th, 2017

Bridgeview

Remember!  No School Monday, January 16, 2017.

MAP & FAST Testing Starts January 17

FAST:  Starting on Tuesday our students will begin the FAST assessment. This assessment is a screener of foundational literacy skills. The assessment itself is a series of short one minute assessments in kindergarten and first grade. Second through sixth grade students will read three different passages, each lasting one minute.

MAP:  Tuesday will also mark the start of MAP testing for students in grades three through six. We take two MAP Assessments one Math and one Reading. Our students are scheduled to take only one MAP test a day. You can help our students do their best on these assessments by making sure they get enough sleep (8-10hrs) and have a good breakfast.

Updated Spartan Safe Snack List:  Every six months, we update our Spartan Safe Snack List.  The list includes the items that we allow in our classrooms to make sure all students can enjoy them safely.  Check out the list here!

Speeding Tickets – Bridgeview Style: Please ask your children about speeding tickets being issued in the halls at Bridgeview.  We are working to improve the safe and respectful passage in our hallways, especially during the lunch/recess time frame.  Students are asked to walk in the hallways, use an appropriate voice level while moving down the hall from lunch to be respectful to our peers, and to walk on the appropriate side of the hallway.  Violators are issued a ticket from an adult and expected to sit “reflectively” for 10 minutes during their recess as a consequence.  It is amazing to see the improvement that has already been noticed by adults in the building.

PTA Pulse: Click here to read all things Bridgeview PTA, including information about next week’s Skate Party, Free Movie Night and the minutes from the latest meeting.

Join Us at the Rink –  Parents and students are reminded of the PTA Skate Party scheduled for Tuesday, January 17 from 6-8 PM at the Skate Park in Eldridge.  Plan to come join the fun!

And Another PTA Event – Mark your calendar now for the PTA Movie Night in Bridgeview’s very own gym on Friday, January 27!!  Great family fun for the perfect price ————-FREE!

Drop-Off Reminder – On the days when the wind chill/temperature (below 0) or the rain prevents students from participating in Yak n’ Trak and students are entering through Door C.  Please continue to pull all the way up as far as you can go and have the students walk the short distance back to Door C if need be.  Your assistance allows us to unload more students along the sidewalk more quickly and keeps the traffic moving ensuring more students are able to arrive at school on time.   As always, thank you for your cooperation and help in these matters.

Pleasant Valley has just developed a new website for English as a Second Language Learners! Check it out here –> http://bit.ly/2iplM0w

Athletic Boosters Spartan Store, located in the area between the gym and the pool at the Pleasant Valley High School, will be open January 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  NEW markdowns on select styles!!!   The store will not be open on Saturday, January 14.

Cody

Remember!  No School Monday, January 16, 2017.

MAP & FAST Testing Starts January 17

FAST:  Starting on Tuesday our students will begin the FAST assessment. This assessment is a screener of foundational literacy skills. The assessment itself is a series of short one minute assessments in kindergarten and first grade. Second through sixth grade students will read three different passages, each lasting one minute.

MAP:  Tuesday will also mark the start of MAP testing for students in grades three through six. We take two MAP Assessments one Math and one Reading. Our students are scheduled to take only one MAP test a day. You can help our students do their best on these assessments by making sure they get enough sleep (8-10hrs) and have a good breakfast.

Updated Spartan Safe Snack List:  Every six months, we update our Spartan Safe Snack List.  The list includes the items that we allow in our classrooms to make sure all students can enjoy them safely.  Check out the list here!

Learn about the PTA, over coffee! Friday, January 20:  A clear theme of the PTA survey centered around the notion of  “I don’t know what the PTA does.” So, let’s fix that. Join us, Friday, Jan. 20 from 8:15 to 9:00 a.m. in the Cody cafeteria for coffee and conversation. Ask us anything – what the PTA committees do, our mission, the board members roles, we’ll answer everything. And if you have no questions, just come and meet some new faces.

Pleasant Valley has just developed a new website for English as a Second Language Learners! Check it out here –> http://bit.ly/2iplM0w

Athletic Boosters Spartan Store, located in the area between the gym and the pool at the Pleasant Valley High School, will be open January 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  NEW markdowns on select styles!!!   The store will not be open on Saturday, January 14.

Hopewell

Remember!  No School Monday, January 16, 2017.

MAP & FAST Testing Starts January 17

FAST:  Starting on Tuesday our students will begin the FAST assessment. This assessment is a screener of foundational literacy skills. The assessment itself is a series of short one minute assessments in kindergarten and first grade. Second through sixth grade students will read three different passages, each lasting one minute.

MAP:  Tuesday will also mark the start of MAP testing for students in grades three through six. We take two MAP Assessments one Math and one Reading. Our students are scheduled to take only one MAP test a day. You can help our students do their best on these assessments by making sure they get enough sleep (8-10hrs) and have a good breakfast.

Updated Spartan Safe Snack List:  Every six months, we update our Spartan Safe Snack List.  The list includes the items that we allow in our classrooms to make sure all students can enjoy them safely.  Check out the list here!

Mornings with Mom, Friday, January 20:  Don’t forget– Come and join us FRIDAY, JANUARY 20th from 7:30-8:30am for the annual “Morning with Mom” at Hopewell.  Treat Mom (or another special guest) to a morning with their favorite Hopewell student!  Many people have pre-ordered items to enjoy, but if you have not- don’t worry. All are welcome.  Donuts, milk, OJ and coffee will be available to purchase for $1.50 per item.  This event is provided by the 6th Graders at Hopewell.  All funds raised will go toward their legacy project. They have chosen to purchase a large outdoor shade structure to expand our outdoor classroom capabilities.  See you Friday!

Pleasant Valley has just developed a new website for English as a Second Language Learners! Check it out here –> http://bit.ly/2iplM0w

Athletic Boosters Spartan Store, located in the area between the gym and the pool at the Pleasant Valley High School, will be open January 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  NEW markdowns on select styles!!!   The store will not be open on Saturday, January 14.

Pleasant View       

Remember!  No School Monday, January 16, 2017.

MAP & FAST Testing Starts January 17

FAST:  Starting on Tuesday our students will begin the FAST assessment. This assessment is a screener of foundational literacy skills. The assessment itself is a series of short one minute assessments in kindergarten and first grade. Second through sixth grade students will read three different passages, each lasting one minute.

MAP:  Tuesday will also mark the start of MAP testing for students in grades three through six. We take two MAP Assessments one Math and one Reading. Our students are scheduled to take only one MAP test a day. You can help our students do their best on these assessments by making sure they get enough sleep (8-10hrs) and have a good breakfast.

Updated Spartan Safe Snack List:  Every six months, we update our Spartan Safe Snack List.  The list includes the items that we allow in our classrooms to make sure all students can enjoy them safely.  Check out the list here!

Book Club for 3rd and 4th Graders:  The PTA is excited to offer a 3rd & 4th grade book club starting February 2nd.  The students will be reading and discussing Firefly Hollow by Allison McGhee and illustrated by Christopher Denise.  If your child is interested, sign up by Thursday, January 19th.  Click here for the full details.

World Culture Night:  Pleasant View needs you to help make World Culture Night on February 10th a success!  We’re hoping you would like to showcase a country of which you’re familiar. Click here for how you can help with presentations, dances, games and food or email Alisa Lindquist at alisalindquist@gmail.com

 SaveAround Coupon Book Ordering Info  Earlier this week your child brought home a SaveAround coupon book order form envelope.  Each year the PTA sponsors this fundraiser at Pleasant View.  Your envelope should have had a flyer with additional information. If you did not receive it, click here for a copy.  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 27th. Finally, please note one of the bullet 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.

Pleasant Valley has just developed a new website for English as a Second Language Learners! Check it out here –> http://bit.ly/2iplM0w

Athletic Boosters Spartan Store, located in the area between the gym and the pool at the Pleasant Valley High School, will be open January 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  NEW markdowns on select styles!!!   The store will not be open on Saturday, January 14.

Riverdale Heights

Remember!  No School Monday, January 16, 2017.

MAP & FAST Testing Starts January 17

FAST:  Starting on Tuesday our students will begin the FAST assessment. This assessment is a screener of foundational literacy skills. The assessment itself is a series of short one minute assessments in kindergarten and first grade. Second through sixth grade students will read three different passages, each lasting one minute.

MAP:  Tuesday will also mark the start of MAP testing for students in grades three through six. We take two MAP Assessments one Math and one Reading. Our students are scheduled to take only one MAP test a day. You can help our students do their best on these assessments by making sure they get enough sleep (8-10hrs) and have a good breakfast.

Updated Spartan Safe Snack List:  Every six months, we update our Spartan Safe Snack List.  The list includes the items that we allow in our classrooms to make sure all students can enjoy them safely.  Check out the list here!

Variety Show:  The deadline for registration for the Variety Show is TODAY – Jan 13th.  Electronic sign up is available here .  Details for the Feb 10th show can be found on the PTA website.

Your Child and Cyber Safety, Tuesday, January 17Did your child get new technology over the holidays?  Please join us Tuesday, January 17, 2016 for  our monthly PTA meeting at 6:30pm in the Riverdale Heights Library. This month’s guest speaker, Det. Rachelle Kunde, will speak on “Your child and cyber safety”.   Det. Kunde has been a part of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force since 2011, investigates crimes against children such as child exploitation, child pornography and sexual abuse via technology, and taught DARE for 10 years in PV and NS Districts.  After her presentation Beth Campbell, our elementary technology coach,  is going to give a brief overview of what she does in the district to help teachers teach students digital citizenship.  We believe the message at this meeting is an important one for all parents to hear.

PTA Family Movie Night,Friday,  January 20:  Join us for Family Movie Night next Friday for a big screen viewing of “Secret Life of Pets” in the Riverdale Heights gym.  (Please note the date change from the District Calendar.)  Pizza, drinks, and popcorn will be available for purchase beginning at 6:00pm.   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!

Gift Cards orders due Monday, January 23:  You’re gonna shop anyway – why not help your school while you do so?!  Put your order in by Monday, Jan 23 and they will be delivered on Thursday, Jan 26th.  For details and an order form, please click here.

 Pleasant Valley has just developed a new website for English as a Second Language Learners! Check it out here –> http://bit.ly/2iplM0w

Athletic Boosters Spartan Store, located in the area between the gym and the pool at the Pleasant Valley High School, will be open January 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  NEW markdowns on select styles!!!   The store will not be open on Saturday, January 14.

 Pleasant Valley Junior High

Remember!  No School Monday, January 16, 2017.

 Current 8th Grade/Incoming Freshmen:  Please be aware the Incoming Freshmen Registration Meetings  are February 14 & 16 (Not January 18 & 19 as stated on the District calendar).  For more information on those meetings, please click here.

Pleasant Valley has just developed a new website for English as a Second Language Learners! Check it out here –> http://bit.ly/2iplM0w

Pleasant Valley High School

Remember!  No School Monday, January 16, 2017.

Infinite Campus Parent Portal Reminder:  High school grades will be unavailable on the Portal as teachers finalize the semester grades for their students until Tuesday, January 17, 2017.  For those using the Campus Mobile Portal App on their phone or tablet, push notifications will also be turned off until the 17th.

2017-18 Course Registration  Please click here for a list of parent/student meetings, as well as the course selection booklet for the 2017-18 school year.

Right After Prom (RAP): Learn about the FREE and safe night for students and find out how to volunteer or donate here.

Cake Auction Night:  Join us on January 27 for the Boys/Girls Varsity Double header against Davenport North, starting at 6:00pm.  All proceeds support the PV Athletic Booster Club.  If you’re interested in donating a cake, contact Dottie Park at dotpark@mchsi.com.

From the Career Center:   Did you know PV is one of the only schools in the midwest with a dedicated Career Coordinator?  Check out what Mrs. Johnson can do for your student by clicking here and check out some of the upcoming events below.

There will be an Allied Health Lunch & Learn on January 25th, 11:30-1:05 in the Large Theatre. Highlighted careers will be: Surgical Tech, Radiological Tech, Chiro Tech, Respiratory Therapy and Dental Hygienist/Dental Assistant. Sign-up in the Career Center. College representatives will also be available to talk about their programs.

Students interested in the military or technical careers consider taking the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) test January 27th, 8:10-11:25. It is similar in format to an ACT but also tests the technical aptitude. The ASVAB can also be used to gain an idea of how a student would do on the ACT. Sign-up in the Career Center

Pleasant Valley has just developed a new website for English as a Second Language Learners! Check it out here –> http://bit.ly/2iplM0w

Athletic Boosters Spartan Store, located in the area between the gym and the pool at the Pleasant Valley High School, will be open January 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  NEW markdowns on select styles!!!   The store will not be open on Saturday, January 14.

Community Opportunities

WQPT Writers Contest, Deadline March 2017: Click here to learn about the K-3 writing contest.

QC Science Fair:  This is the second year for this free event.  Click here to learn about how 6-12 students can participate.  Registration is due January 31.

Bettendorf YMCA Adrenaline Night:  Click here to learn about the Family Fun Event on Saturday, January 21, 2017.

River Valley Optimist Club Youth Basketball Clinic Starts January 28: Click here to sign up for the free clinic for grades 3-6.  All abilities are welcome!

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest:  The Knights of Columbus council #13084 at Our Lady of the River Church is sponsoring a Free Throw Contest for Boys and Girls ages 9 – 14 on Saturday, January 28th from 1:00-2:30PM at the LeClaire Rec Center.  For information and/or registration, please contact Steven Fye at 563-289-4900.

Barnstormer Baseball: Click here to learn about the 9U team.

QC Dekhockey: Click here to learn about the program and how to register.

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! For 7th grade & up. Join us at our new time January 19th at 4:30-5:30pm.

Books BeTween Bites—Calling everyone in 4th-6th grade—we are back for the new year! Join us if you like reading, hanging out with cool people, and having fun. Pick up your copy of Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson at the library and join us to discuss the book, drink hot chocolate (with marshmallows, of course!) and hang out on Thursday, January 26th at 4:30pm.

Snoozy Storytime—Welcome back Family Storytime by dressing up in your favorite warm pajamas and bringing in a blanket or pillow! We’ll read stories, sing songs, do a craft, & have a special treat. Activities are designed for ages 3-6, though all are welcome. Join us Tuesday January 31st at 6:30pm.

Help a PV Family: Click here to learn about a fundraiser to help the Tappa Family at the Rogalski Center on January 29, 2017.

 

 

#SpartanNation January 6, 2017

Posted January 6th, 2017

Bridgeview

PTA Reflections Ceremony, January 12:  Join us in the PVHS Cafeteria starting at 6:30pm to celebrate the hundreds of student-artists who submitted work in this year’s PTA Reflections Contest.

PTA Pulse: Click here to learn about the upcoming Free Movie Night, Family Skate Night and for the agenda for January 10th’s PTA Meeting!

Cody

PTA Meeting, Jan. 10 at 6:30 p.m. Topics include Cody Calypso and more discussion around action items from the PTA survey. Childcare is free, so please consider joining us in the conversation.

PTA Reflections Ceremony, January 12:  Join us in the PVHS Cafeteria starting at 6:30pm to celebrate the hundreds of student-artists who submitted work in this year’s PTA Reflections Contest.

Questions, Answers and Coffee!  A clear theme of the PTA survey centered around the notion of  “I don’t know what the PTA does.” So, let’s fix that. Join us, Friday, Jan. 20 from 8:15 to 9:00 a.m. in the Cody cafeteria for coffee and conversation. Ask us anything – what the PTA committees do, our mission, the board members roles, we’ll answer everything. And if you have no questions, just come and meet some new faces.

Cody Calypso, January 27:  A FREE evening of fun and dancing for the WHOLE FAMILY!  The theme this year is “Grooving to the 70’s,” so come decked-out in your 70’s attire.  Cookies, popcorn, lemonade & water will be served.  There will be a hula-hoop and costume contest along with two hours of non-stop music and line dancing.  Parents are encouraged to use their cell phones or cameras to take photos of the kids with the various backdrops we’ll have set up.

We are in need of volunteers and food donations.  Please click here to sign up! or you can contact Stacy Porter (563-529-4551 or porter26779@aol.com). You can drop food/lemonade off in the Cody Office anytime the week of the event (January 23-27, 2017). This event is sponsored by the Cody PTA.  Students must be accompanied by an adult.

Spelling Bee Results: This year 21 students participated in the Spelling Bee held on December 6th in the cafeteria.  First place went to Nathan Musal and the runner up was Alaina Melchert.  Nathan and Alaina are invited to the regional Spelling Bee on February 22nd at Augustana College.  A big thank you to the judges: Cindi VenHorst, Teri Adams and Paul DelCorso and our pronouncer, Laurie Brasche.

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

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.  We take this responsibility 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.

Hopewell

The Hopewell Spelling Bee will be held on January 19th in the Library at 3:15pm. Interested participants should complete this permission form and return it to school by January 13, 2017. Practice lists are available in the office.  Good Luck, Spellers!

PTA Reflections Ceremony, January 12:  Join us in the PVHS Cafeteria starting at 6:30pm to celebrate the hundreds of student-artists who submitted work in this year’s PTA Reflections Contest.

Variety Show, Register by January 13:  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 27th at 6:30 p.m. at Pleasant Valley High School.  There will be a rehearsal at Hopewell on January 23 with time slots between 6 and 9 pm. Click here for an entry form. Registrations are due no later than Friday, January 13th.

Dr. Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Program Starting at Hopewell:  Dr. Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots is a social/curriculum-based service-learning program. Roots & Shoots encourages youth to make positive change 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. Through service projects, youth-led campaigns, Roots & Shoots members are making a difference across the globe!

Mrs. Taylor, Special Education teacher, will lead a Hopewell group meeting after-school on Mondays from the end of January through the beginning of May.  This will be a Multi-ability team that is open to any Hopewell student in grades 3-6, whether with special needs or not. To learn more about Hopewell’s program, click here.  For an application form, click here .

We Need Cardboard!  Have large pieces of extra cardboard from holiday presents or shipments?  Donate them to Hopewell for decorations for next year’s winter program! Art teacher Mrs. Koehler is already planning for next year and needs large pieces of cardboard, even if they are bent.   Bring them to the artroom and she’ll start on her creations!

Junior Achievement Needs Spring Volunteers:  Hopewell needs two volunteers; one for Ms. Brown’s Kindergarten and one for Mrs. Buzzell’s 2nd Grade.  JA empowers young people by teaching work-readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship. No experience is necessary.  You receive training and all the materials you need to be successful in the classroom.  Visit typically last less than an hour, and involve five to seven visits.  To volunteer, email cassandra.druhl@ja.org.  Click here to learn about the programs.

Pleasant View

Personal Safety Curriculum in January:  This month homeroom teachers and Counselor Mr. Cavanagh will be teaching each class the skills to recognize and react to unsafe situations in a manner that protects their personal body. Please click here to read lessons for each grade level.

Family Movie Night TONIGHT: Just a reminder that this Friday, January 6th, we will end the first week of school in the New Year watching, “The Secret Life of Pets” at 7:00PM. This title was selected in a landslide by the Pleasant View students via in-class voting this week. Family Movie Night is Free and Fun! Kids can wear PJ’s and bring sleeping bags or blankets to stretch out on the gym floor to catch a very popular, newly-released movie along with their friends. Popcorn and bottled water will be available for purchase at the event.

PTA Reflections Ceremony, January 12:  Join us in the PVHS Cafeteria starting at 6:30pm to celebrate the hundreds of student-artists who submitted work in this year’s PTA Reflections Contest.

World Culture Night:  Pleasant View needs you to help make World Culture Night on February 10th a success!  We’re hoping you would like to showcase a country of which you’re familiar. Click here for how you can help with presentations, dances, games and food or email Alisa Lindquist at alisalindquist@gmail.com

Riverdale Heights

Student Book Club, Registration Opens January 9: Registration for both spring sessions of the Student Book Club will open Monday, Jan 9th at 7am.  The clubs will be split into three different age groups: 1st-2nd grade, 3rd -4th grade, and 5th-6th grade.  The registration fee is $5 per student to cover the book cost.  The students will have a month to read the book and then will meet as a group to discuss the book after school, 3-4pm on Tuesday, Feb 14 or Tuesday, April 25 (hosted by a Riverdale Heights teacher).  Students can sign up for one or both sessions – different books will be read for each date.  Registration and book listing for both clubs is available on the PTA website, www.riverdaleheightspta.com.  The first 20 students will be accepted into each club.

PTA Reflections Ceremony, January 12:  Join us in the PVHS Cafeteria starting at 6:30pm to celebrate the hundreds of student-artists who submitted work in this year’s PTA Reflections Contest.

Variety Show: The deadline for registration for the Variety Show is January 13th.   Sign up here!  And click here to learn more about the event on February 10th!

Family Movie Night, January 20: The date for the family movie night has been moved up to Friday, January 20th.  Pizza and popcorn will be available for purchase beginning at 6:00pm.   Movie will start promptly at 6:30pm.  Watch PTA’s FB page, eNews, and posters in the school for the movie selection voted for by the kids!

Yearbook help: Do you have some time to help with putting together this year’s Riverdale Heights Yearbook?  No creative talent needed!  Please email Wendy Bock, bockw@bhc.edu and let us know if you have some time to spare and we’ll let you know how you can help.

Pleasant Valley Junior High

PTA Reflections Ceremony, January 12:  Join us in the PVHS Cafeteria starting at 6:30pm to celebrate the hundreds of students artists who submitted work in this year’s PTA Reflections Contest.

Pleasant Valley Trap Team Registration: The registration deadline of January 18, 2017 is quickly approaching.  Please note that there will be NO registrations accepted after the 01/18/17 deadline.  You are welcome to turn paperwork AND payment prior to that date, but nothing will be accepted after that date.  Registrations are not complete without payment/payment agreement.  If there are ANY questions, please contact Kris at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or (563)949-7122 (text/call).

 

Pleasant Valley High School

Second semester schedules are posted on the portal. 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 of our classes are at capacity, we ask that students and parents be respectful of these guidelines.

Right After Prom Committee Meeting, January 9:  There will be a RAP meeting on Monday, January 9, 2017 at 6:30 pm in Room 164 at Pleasant Valley High School to begin planning for this year’s event.  If you are interested in helping with this event, please be sure to join us!  Any questions or if you would like to help, but can’t make the meeting, please contact Kris at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or call/text (563)949-7122.

Teacher and Staff Appreciation, January 12:  The PVHS PTA invites all parents to help us show our appreciation to teachers and staff! We are providing a healthy snack day on Thursday, January 12th. Please click here to sign up to bring something. Thank you!

PTA Reflections Ceremony, January 12:  Join us in the PVHS Cafeteria starting at 6:30pm to celebrate the hundreds of student-artists who submitted work in this year’s PTA Reflections Contest.

Pleasant Valley Trap Team Registration: The registration deadline of January 18, 2017 is quickly approaching.  Please note that there will be NO registrations accepted after the 01/18/17 deadline.  You are welcome to turn paperwork AND payment prior to that date, but nothing will be accepted after that date.  Registrations are not complete without payment/payment agreement.  If there are ANY questions, please contact Kris at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or (563)949-7122 (text/call).

Community Opportunities

Bettendorf Library Winter Reading Program:  Click here to learn about the upcoming programs and events at the Bettendorf Library, including LEGO Club, Magic Shows and Cafts!

LeClaire Library:  Storytime Playgroup—Miss Bailey is taking a storytime break so she can plan extra fun programs for the new year. Kids of all ages are invited to come to the library anyway to play with storytime props, toys, and read books together. Join us on Tuesday, January 10th and 17th at 6:30pm.

City of Bettendorf Winter Carnival, Saturday, January 14:   The City of Bettendorf will host a FREE Winter Carnival on Saturday, January 14 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at several locations across the city.  Activities include cross country skiing, sledding, ice skating and family activities.  Click here for a full list of events and join in the fun!

Science and Engineering Apprentice at Rock Island Arsenal:  Click here to learn about this paid internship in which students work directly with scientists and engineers in the Department of the Army labratories.  For more information contact PVHS Career Counselor, Mary Johnson at johnsonmary@pleasval.k12.ia.us.

Pleasant Valley Preschool Talks Technology     

Posted December 21st, 2016

 

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Our children are growing up in a world much different than what we grew up in.  Students have access to computers, apps, you name it, in and out of the classroom.  PV preschool teachers want to harness this new world and open it up to our youngest students.

In the month of November, PV preschool opened its doors to parents for a first-ever technology day.  The teachers spoke with parents about what technology they use in the classroom and what parents can do at home to make sure students are learning in a safe environment.

Preschool students get up and moving as soon as they enter the room, thanks to wide-ranging educational web-based videos.  The videos encourage students to move, all the while hearing letter sounds or simple math facts.  While this is the start of the day, technology and the thought process to create that technology continues through the day.  Clearly one of the big winners for students is a game called “Robot Turtles.”  The board game (not actually on a device) teaches students the theory behind computer coding.  Each player gets a turtle card with the goal of reaching a gem placed on the board.  With each turn, students move one space deciding to turn right, turn left or move forward.  The process makes students stop and think about each move and what that move means towards reaching the final goal – just like in coding!  Students practice the skills in the game and then get to program an actual robot, a bee!

 

Pleasant Valley Junior High Choirs Pack the House

Posted December 19th, 2016

Getting into the Holiday Spirit is pretty easy when you catch the show at Pleasant Valley Junior High.  On Thursday, December 15, 2016, more than 200 students performed in the PVJH Choir Department’s Winter Concert.

The program started with the 7th Grade Bass Choir.  Hearing a 7th Grade Choir of 50-plus young men is certainly a treat!  The gentlemen showed their versatility starting with “Hanukkah Song” and ending on a light note with “Little Saint Nick.”  The 7th Grade Treble Choir tackled tough literature, as well, including “No Golden Carriage” and an upbeat “Winter Wonderland.”  The Concert Chorale sang its traditional “Under the Winter Moon,” beautifully, considering they’d only rehearsed together five times!  A beautiful rendition of “The Lily and The Rose” showed off the angelic sounds of the 8th Grade Treble Choir.  The 8th Grade Mixed Choir ended the concert with a challenging version of “Sing We Now of Christmas” often heard sung by choirs much older than these musicians.

It’s been an exciting semester for the Choir Department at PVJH.  Both directors, Mr. Grau and Mrs. Thompson, have welcomed new babies to their respective families.  And because of that, they’ve had some extra help getting this concert together.  We not only thank Mr. Grau and Mrs. Thompson, but Mrs. Lyon and Mrs. Lannan who helped while the new parents enjoyed their time with their little ones.  And a particular thank you to Dr. Perry Mears.  Dr. Mears is new to the district this year and his experience and musicality is a true gift to the students of Pleasant Valley.

Check out the pictures and video below!

#SpartanNation December 16, 2016

Posted December 16th, 2016

Bridgeview

Holiday Wishes – May the joy of the season and the warm presence of family and friends be a part of your holiday celebrations.  Thank you for sharing your children with us; we look forward to their return in the New Year!

Winter Weather:  As the temperatures stay cold this winter, please remember that our building does not open until 8:05 AM.  Students will have Yak-n-Trak and other outdoor recesses when the temperature including wind chill is zero degrees or above.   If the temperature (wind-chill included) is less than zero degrees, our students stay inside for recess.  When they do go outside, please make sure that your student(s) is dressed appropriately (coats, gloves or mittens, hats, snowpants and boots if necessary).  Your help in this matter is greatly appreciated!

Bridgeview Pick-Up and Drop Off Procedures: With the onset of cold and snowy weather, more students are being dropped off and picked up rather than walking.  Due to that fact, a couple of reminders:

  1. Please plan for a little additional time in the mornings to allow students to be in the school and their classrooms by 8:30.  Three days of tardiness results in the equivalent of a day’s absence and we are working every day to minimize those absences by arriving on time and practicing healthy habits.
  2. Even with the winter weather, the left lane on Davenport is not a turn lane into Bridgeview.  The right lane is the only turn lane into the school drive.  Once that turn is made, the driveway does allow two lanes of traffic through the parking lot.
  3. Regardless of whether the morning recess is outside (Yak-n-Trak) or inside (Chill-n-Chat), please pull as far forward as you are able, dropping off your students anywhere along the sidewalk once the car in front of you is stopped.  On days the students are in the gym, please do not stop right outside Door C but continue to pull as far forward as you are able.
  4. Continue to cross the parking lot at the crosswalk in front of Door A.  This provides the best safety option for students and parents alike.

We appreciate your efforts to be patient and observe these procedures.  Every child’s safety is worth considerably more than two extra minutes in anyone’s day.

Thank You For Your Generosity!  Thank you one and all for your outpouring of generosity for Caleb’s Alive in Me Foundation.  Late this week with several more boxes to empty, Bridgeview students and families had collected somewhere between 800-900 items to donate to local hospitals for pediatric patients.  The model of “caring” that you have helped your child show is a wonderful life lesson about helping others.  Thank you for your amazing example of kindness!!

Winter Party – Students will celebrate the season with a holiday party on Thursday, December 22 beginning at 2:30.  For those individuals who are bringing/sending treats, remember  to consider non-food items  and if food items are included, to be sure and follow the Spartan Safe Snack list.

PTA Pulse and Minutes from last meeting: Click here to read about important dates and find out your teacher’s favorite things!

Children’s Theatre Workshop with PVHS Theatre Department:  Each year, the Pleasant Valley High School Theatre Department provides an exciting opportunity for the younger students in the district and surrounding community. On Saturday, January 7th, 2017, the PVHS Theatre Department will be teaching four workshops geared to elementary level students and performing What happened after Once Upon a Time? by Alexi Alfieri. There will also be a showcase preceding the 1pm (approx.) performance for parents/family of workshop participants so the kids can show off what they learned during the day in workshops!  (Tickets for observers will be available at the door.) Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity! Register interested students ASAP!  The registration form is available online here or click here for a paper form or log onto www.pleasval.org/theatre.  Payment may be made via credit card online or by mailing a check with your printed registration form.

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale:  Join us at the store Located in the area between the gym and the pool at the Pleasant Valley High School, Friday, December 16th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.!

SALE –
With a $100+ purchase receive $10 off…
With a $150+ purchase receive $15 off…
and with a $200+ purchase receive $25 off!

Quest for Christ is a before-school Christian club that invites all 2nd – 6th graders to join in for fun, friends, Bible teaching and service.  Quest for Christ meets at Bridgeview in Room 58 every Friday from 3-4pm beginning January 6. For more information and to register, please contact Megan Wentland at meganwentland@gmail.com or call her at 563-343-0705.

Cody

Winter Weather:  As the temperatures stay cold this winter, please remember that our building does not open until 8:00am.  Students will have outdoor recess when the temperature is 0-degrees or above.   If the temperature (wind-chill included) is less than zero 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!

Thank-you Cody families for your donations to the Caleb R. Shamrell ALIVE in ME Foundation!  The last day to donate will be Thursday, December 22.

Children’s Theatre Workshop with PVHS Theatre Department:  Each year, the Pleasant Valley High School Theatre Department provides an exciting opportunity for the younger students in the district and surrounding community. On Saturday, January 7th, 2017, the PVHS Theatre Department will be teaching four workshops geared to elementary level students and performing What happened after Once Upon a Time? by Alexi Alfieri. There will also be a showcase preceding the 1pm (approx.) performance for parents/family of workshop participants so the kids can show off what they learned during the day in workshops!  (Tickets for observers will be available at the door.) Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity! Register interested students ASAP!  The registration form is available online here or click here for a paper form or log onto www.pleasval.org/theatre.  Payment may be made via credit card online or by mailing a check with your printed registration form.

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale:  Join us at the store Located in the area between the gym and the pool at the Pleasant Valley High School, Friday, December 16th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.!

SALE –
With a $100+ purchase receive $10 off…
With a $150+ purchase receive $15 off…
and with a $200+ purchase receive $25 off!

Hopewell

Winter Weather:  As the temperatures stay cold this winter, please remember that our building does not open until 8:00am.  Students will have outdoor recess when the temperature is 0-degrees or above.   If the temperature (wind-chill included) is less than zero 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!

Children’s Theatre Workshop with PVHS Theatre Department:  Each year, the Pleasant Valley High School Theatre Department provides an exciting opportunity for the younger students in the district and surrounding community. On Saturday, January 7th, 2017, the PVHS Theatre Department will be teaching four workshops geared to elementary level students and performing What happened after Once Upon a Time? by Alexi Alfieri. There will also be a showcase preceding the 1pm (approx.) performance for parents/family of workshop participants so the kids can show off what they learned during the day in workshops!  (Tickets for observers will be available at the door.) Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity! Register interested students ASAP!  The registration form is available online here or click here for a paper form or log onto www.pleasval.org/theatre.  Payment may be made via credit card online or by mailing a check with your printed registration form.

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale:  Join us at the store Located in the area between the gym and the pool at the Pleasant Valley High School, Friday, December 16th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.!

SALE –
With a $100+ purchase receive $10 off…
With a $150+ purchase receive $15 off…
and with a $200+ purchase receive $25 off!

Pleasant View

Winter Weather:  As the temperatures stay cold this winter, please remember that our building does not open until 8:00am.  Students will have outdoor recess when the temperature is 0-degrees or above.   If the temperature (wind-chill included) is less than zero 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!

CONGRATULATIONS to Mrs. Kies, 1st grade class for collecting the most Boxtops and Labels at Pleasant View this month.  They are recognized with a big PV Ribbon on their classroom door for the next month. We will have another collection in January.  Please be sure to pay attention to the packaging on your products during the Holidays!  Cereal, Kleenex, Pillsbury rolls, etc.!    This collection Pleasant View raised $197.00!!!  That is a lot of TEN CENT BOXTOPS!!.   Be sure to check out the new goal thermometer in the school lobby to show our progress.

Children’s Theatre Workshop with PVHS Theatre Department:  Each year, the Pleasant Valley High School Theatre Department provides an exciting opportunity for the younger students in the district and surrounding community. On Saturday, January 7th, 2017, the PVHS Theatre Department will be teaching four workshops geared to elementary level students and performing What happened after Once Upon a Time? by Alexi Alfieri. There will also be a showcase preceding the 1pm (approx.) performance for parents/family of workshop participants so the kids can show off what they learned during the day in workshops!  (Tickets for observers will be available at the door.) Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity! Register interested students ASAP!  The registration form is available online here or click here for a paper form or log onto www.pleasval.org/theatre.  Payment may be made via credit card online or by mailing a check with your printed registration form.

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale:  Join us at the store Located in the area between the gym and the pool at the Pleasant Valley High School, Friday, December 16th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.!

SALE –
With a $100+ purchase receive $10 off…
With a $150+ purchase receive $15 off…
and with a $200+ purchase receive $25 off!

Riverdale Heights

Winter Weather:  As the temperatures stay cold this winter, please remember that our building does not open until 8:00am.  Students will have outdoor recess when the temperature is 0-degrees or above.   If the temperature (wind-chill included) is less than zero 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!

Children’s Theatre Workshop with PVHS Theatre Department:  Each year, the Pleasant Valley High School Theatre Department provides an exciting opportunity for the younger students in the district and surrounding community. On Saturday, January 7th, 2017, the PVHS Theatre Department will be teaching four workshops geared to elementary level students and performing What happened after Once Upon a Time? by Alexi Alfieri. There will also be a showcase preceding the 1pm (approx.) performance for parents/family of workshop participants so the kids can show off what they learned during the day in workshops!  (Tickets for observers will be available at the door.) Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity! Register interested students ASAP!  The registration form is available online here or click here for a paper form or log onto www.pleasval.org/theatre.  Payment may be made via credit card online or by mailing a check with your printed registration form.

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale:  Join us at the store Located in the area between the gym and the pool at the Pleasant Valley High School, Friday, December 16th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.!

SALE –
With a $100+ purchase receive $10 off…
With a $150+ purchase receive $15 off…
and with a $200+ purchase receive $25 off!

PVJH

Children’s Theatre Workshop with PVHS Theatre Department:  Each year, the Pleasant Valley High School Theatre Department provides an exciting opportunity for the younger students in the district and surrounding community. On Saturday, January 7th, 2017, the PVHS Theatre Department will be teaching four workshops geared to elementary level students and performing What happened after Once Upon a Time? by Alexi Alfieri. There will also be a showcase preceding the 1pm (approx.) performance for parents/family of workshop participants so the kids can show off what they learned during the day in workshops!  (Tickets for observers will be available at the door.) Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity! Register interested students ASAP!  The registration form is available online here or click here for a paper form or log onto www.pleasval.org/theatre.  Payment may be made via credit card online or by mailing a check with your printed registration form.

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale:  Join us at the store Located in the area between the gym and the pool at the Pleasant Valley High School, Friday, December 16th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.!

SALE –
With a $100+ purchase receive $10 off…
With a $150+ purchase receive $15 off…
and with a $200+ purchase receive $25 off!

PVHS

Family and Consumer Science Career Focus:  The Pleasant Valley High School FCS department offers a course to introduce students to the world of Housing and Interior Design.  This course is offered to all students 9-12 with no prerequisite.  Students will learn how to identify housing and architectural styles, the elements and principles of design, produce hand drawn floor plans using proper architectural symbols and furniture placement, use the Chief Architect program to design interiors, design a presentation board with floor plan, architectural features, doors, and windows relating to the needs of a client. Click here to learn about careers, salary, education required,  duties of interior designers and job availability!

Yearbook:  Do you have photos of your student from his/her trips, sporting events, extracurricular activities, dances, or any other school-related activity? The yearbook committee would love the opportunity to include them in this year’s book! To share your photos with us, please visit Replayit.com, create a free login, and select our school. Then, upload as many photos as you wish and we’ll take it from there. Help us reach our goal of including as many Spartans as possible in our 2016-2017 yearbook!

Attention parents of seniors:

Senior photos for the yearbook will be due Friday, March 3rd and should be submitted ONLINE  to our yearbook site. Simply go to images.jostens.com  and enter login id 406113607. Then, just follow the instructions for uploading your photo.  Your photo should be as large of a file size as possible, as that will guarantee that it shows up clearly.  You can submit any photo you wish, though we will zoom in on the student’s head, shoulders and chest area.

We are now accepting senior yearbook ads! If you have a senior, please consider honoring their accomplishments with a personalized vanity ad in a reserved section of this year’s yearbook.  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 these ads is attached.  There is limited space, so reserve your student’s spot today! If you have any questions, please contact Maureen Dyer, yearbook adviser, at 563.332.5151 or dyermaureen@pleasval.k12.ia.us .

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale:  Join us at the store Located in the area between the gym and the pool at the Pleasant Valley High School, Friday, December 16th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.!

SALE –
With a $100+ purchase receive $10 off…
With a $150+ purchase receive $15 off…
and with a $200+ purchase receive $25 off!

PVJH Bands Heat Up a Cold Night

Posted December 15th, 2016

As the temperature dipped to 4 degrees on December 13, 2016, the musicians in the Pleasant Valley Junior High Band made us all forget the weather.  The PVJH has so many members the concert is divided into two sessions to accommodate all students and audience members.

The Gray Bands kicked off the night.  The 7th graders showed of their skills in three pieces, including the peppy “Shepherd’s Hey.”  The 8th graders played four pieces and shined on “A Magnificent Christmas.”  Later in the night, the Blue Bands took to the gym floor.  “Jingle Bells, Samba Bells!” conjured up thoughts of warm weather climates.  The 8th Grade band brought us back to reality with the driving groove of “Winterwinds.”

Thank you to all students involved and a special thank you to Junior High Band Directors, Mr. Davis and Mrs. Lopez!

Enjoy the video and pictures below!

PVHS Choirs Dazzle in Holiday Concert

Posted December 13th, 2016

Nearly 200 singers took to the PVHS stage on December 12, 2016 for this year’s Holiday Concert.  For the first time, the choir has become large enough to split the concert into two events.

First, the Pleasant Valley Singers and Concert Choir sang, starting in the dark with a candlelight processional to “Hanerot Halalu” and “Candlelight Canon.”  The PV Singers sang two songs as a mixed choir and then split up with the girls singing “What Child is This?” and the boys singing “I Saw Three Ships.”  They ended their portion of the concert with a upbeat version of “Jolly Ol’ St. Nick.”  The Concert Choir used lighting along with song to set the scene, starting with a challenging version of “Fum, Fum, Fum!” which featured a four hand piano accompaniment by Mrs. Lyon and Mrs. Seward.  The lights changed as the choir sang “Beside Thy Cradle,” and brightened through “Flowers in Winter” and “Deck the Halls.”  Because this was the first year for the choir department to have two concerts, they needed to find an appropriate ending for the first portion.  “Cum Sancto Spiritu” to the rescue! Listen to it below.

For the second portion of the concert, the Women’s Ensemble started with a beautiful rendition of “Ding Dong Merrily on High.”  They showed versatility as they sang a jazzy version of “Let it Snow.”  Perhaps one of the best moments of the night, PV Voice Instructor, Tom Booth, joined the Women’s Ensemble as a soloist in “Mille Cherubini in Coro.”  What an opportunity for our singers and the audience members!  As the Chamber Choir took the stage, the two groups sang an overture of Christmas songs before Chamber performed some difficult pieces, including “O Magnum Mysterium” and “Chichester Psalms, Movt. II.”  As always, the concert ends with a community sing of the “Hallelujah Chorus.”  Thank you to all who joined our choirs!

Thank you to Mrs. Byrne, Mr. Williams, Mrs. Lyon and Mrs. Seward for working with our students on such a lovely concert!

Please enjoy the video and pictures below!

 

 

Cody Presents “There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays”

Posted December 12th, 2016

Cody students took the stage with pride to entertain friends and family in the annual Winter Program.  This year, Ms. Gray produced a program called “There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays,” which took Dorothy of Wizard of Oz fame through the North Pole, meeting Angel Noel, the Grinch, and the Abominable Snowman on the way to meet the Blizzard and find her way home.  The 6th grade actors weaved a narrative through the performances of each class. Creativity ran through the students’ acting, singing and playing!

The program kicked off with a growing 6th Grade band under the direction of Brian Gartner.  The Glissandos, the 4th and 5th Grade choir, set the scene with “Sing a Rainbow.”  The Kindergarten showed their hip hop skills, and the 5th Grade counted their blessings.  The 4th Grade sang the classic Grinch theme and used sign language while singing “Chirstmas Comes from the Heart.”  Both the 2nd and 3rd Grades rocked out with their performances and the 1st Grade focused on snow.  The 6th Grade brought it home, singing two beautiful songs about family.

As always, the entire school circles the audience to end the concert (always a special and emotional moment.)  Thank you to Ms. Gray for writing this wonderful concert, and Mr. Gartner teaching our students the love of music.

Elementary Orchestra and 6th Grade Choir Combine for Beautiful Concert

Posted December 12th, 2016

Pleasant Valley’s youngest musicians shined on December 8, 2016.  The Elementary Orchestra students and 6th Grade Choir worke together to put on a concert.

This year, the 4th grade Orchestra has more than 150 students!  So, the class performed in two separate groups: Hopewell and Bridgeview under the direction of David Rosales and Riverdale Heights, Pleasant View and Cody under the direction of Robert Swinney.  The 4th Graders have only been playing together for seven weeks and they’ve already come very far, playing five pieces both with their bows and pizzicato.  The 5th Grade Orchestra, under the direction of Sara Tinsman, is now playing full pages of music!  They played four pieces, including “We Will Rock You!”  The 6th Grade Orchestra played beyond their years on songs like “Sleigh Ride Jingles” and “Conquistador.”

The 6th Grade Choir sang the challenging piece, “Bidi Bom,” as well as several holiday tunes.  Thanks to Mrs. Ann Lannan, who came to the rescue after 6th Grade Choir Director Margaret Thompson welcomed a brand new baby boy less than a week before the concert!

Thank you to Robert Swinney, Sara Tinsman, David Rosales, Rebekah Weber, Heater Steffes, Margaret Thompson, Ann Lannan, Elisabeth Josie, Deborah DCamp and Perry Mears for all they do to support our budding musicians.

Enjoy the video and pictures below!

PVHS and PVJH Orchestras Welcome Winter

Posted December 12th, 2016

On a chilly Tuesday, December 6, 2016, Pleasant Valley’s Orchestra students played their hearts out.  Both the Pleasant Valley Junior High Orchestras and PVHS Orchestras play together in one concert, showing the sustainability of this program.

The 7th Grade Orchestra kicked it off playing two pieces, before the 8th Grade orchestra took over performing challenging pieces like “Themes from Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria'”.  The two Orchestras combined to take on “Boreas.”  The PVHS String Orchestra played several holiday songs, including “Fantasia on “Greensleeves'” which featured two flute soloists.  The Full Orchestra, which includes band instruments, also kept up with the holiday theme, playing the classic “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” and welcoming several vocalists to sing in the piece “Christmas Bells are Ringing.”

The Orchestra program continues to grow here in Pleasant Valley and continues to amaze as the students tackle difficult pieces with ease and grace.

Thank you to Mr. Swinney, Ms. Deets and Ms. Rai for leading our students!

Check out the video and pictures below!

Riverdale Heights Delights during Winter Program

Posted December 9th, 2016

What a debut for new Riverdale Heights Music Teacher, Mr. Connell!  Students at Riverdale Heights performed his first winter program for PV on December 8, 2016.

The 6th Grade kicked off the concert with a beautiful rendition of “Snowflake Carol.”  The Kindergarten entertained as they sang “I Want to be an Elf.”  The 5th Grade and 4th Grade both performed on their recorders.  The 2nd Grade kicked up the tempo with “Mittens and Gloves.”  We all know “My Favorite Time of Year,” thanks to the 1st Graders, and the 3rd Grade sang “Silent Night” in Japanese.  Harmonics, the 4th and 5th Grade choir, sang challenging songs, even one without accompaniment!  The 6th Grade Band brought it home with a jazzy version of “Jingle Bells” called “Jingle Jumble.”  The concert ended with an all-school and audience sing of “Deck the Halls.”

Thank you to Mr. Connell, band director Mrs. Isaacson and her student teacher Ms. Thompson!

Enjoy the video and pictures below!

#SpartanNation December 9, 2016

Posted December 9th, 2016

Bridgeview

PTA PULSE:  Join us tonight for Holiday Creations at 6:30pm in the cafeteria and click here for the weekly PTA Newsletter.

PTA Participation: The Bridgeview PTA will host its next meeting on Tuesday, December 13 at 6:00 PM in the Bridgeview library.  Please come and support the wonderful work the Bridgeview PTA is doing to support our students.  It is also a great opportunity to meet new people and get involved in the school!   See you there!

Bridgeview Spelling Bee: Calling all spellers!!  Students in 3rd -6th grade with a signed parent permission and a desire to spell words are invited to participate in the Bridgeview Spelling Bee on Wednesday, December 14 immediately following the school day. The words will be pronounced by Sandee Luster from the Rock Island Argus/Dispatch and will be held in the Bridgeview library.  Parents are welcome to attend and silently will their children to the correct spelling!

Your Presence is Your Present:  The Bridgeview Families will gather for their next Family meeting on Friday, December 16 at 12:55.  In a continuation of the Pillar of Caring discussed during the November Family Assembly, students will reflect on gift-giving and the best gift of all————-one’s presence in the life of another.

Caleb’s Alive in Me Foundation: Speaking of caring, this week (December 12-16) will mark the final week for donating books and toys to pediatric patients during the holiday season.  Those items should be new and unwrapped to contribute to the sanitary conditions necessary in a hospital environment.

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale at the Spartan StoreJoin us at the store, located in the area between the gym and the pool at the Pleasant Valley High School, on

Saturday, December 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 10th SALE –
With a $100+ purchase receive $10 off…
With a $150+ purchase receive $15 off…
and with a $200+ purchase receive $25 off!

Tuesday, December 13th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wrestling Apparel Store is now open through Friday December, 16.   Please follow the link to support the Pleasant Valley wrestling program:  http://store.powergrafxinc.com/PVWrestling

Cody

PTA Meeting, Tuesday, December 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cody Library. These meetings last about one hour and free babysitting is provided. Please consider joining us to hear feedback from the PTA survey and the next steps for this report.

PTA Survey:  Room parents sent this survey link via email earlier this week. If you haven’t completed it, there’s still time. The survey will close on Saturday night. Your opinion matters. Please tell us what you want for Cody.

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale at the Spartan StoreJoin us at the store, located in the area between the gym and the pool at the Pleasant Valley High School, on

Saturday, December 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 10th SALE –
With a $100+ purchase receive $10 off…
With a $150+ purchase receive $15 off…
and with a $200+ purchase receive $25 off!

Tuesday, December 13th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wrestling Apparel Store is now open through Friday December, 16.   Please follow the link to support the Pleasant Valley wrestling program:  http://store.powergrafxinc.com/PVWrestling

 

Hopewell

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale at the Spartan StoreJoin us at the store, located in the area between the gym and the pool at the Pleasant Valley High School, on

Saturday, December 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 10th SALE –
With a $100+ purchase receive $10 off…
With a $150+ purchase receive $15 off…
and with a $200+ purchase receive $25 off!

Tuesday, December 13th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wrestling Apparel Store is now open through Friday December, 16.   Please follow the link to support the Pleasant Valley wrestling program:  http://store.powergrafxinc.com/PVWrestling

Pleasant View

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale at the Spartan StoreJoin us at the store, located in the area between the gym and the pool at the Pleasant Valley High School, on

Saturday, December 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 10th SALE –
With a $100+ purchase receive $10 off…
With a $150+ purchase receive $15 off…
and with a $200+ purchase receive $25 off!

Tuesday, December 13th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wrestling Apparel Store is now open through Friday December, 16.   Please follow the link to support the Pleasant Valley wrestling program:  http://store.powergrafxinc.com/PVWrestling

Riverdale Heights

Riverdale Heights Variety Show:  Registration for the Riverdale Heights Variety Show is now open! Registration will be open from 12/9 and will close on Friday 1/13. You can register electronically by clicking here. The Variety Show will be held on Friday, February 10th, 6:30 pm at PVHS – notice the change in location. Come out and show us your talent! Please go the Riverdale Heights PTA website page  for more information.

Gifts for Teachers: If you are planning to purchase a gift for your teacher this holiday season, the Giving Tree is a great place to begin!  A Christmas tree has been placed in the atrium of Riverdale Heights with paper ornaments containing requests from classroom and specials teachers for items they can use in their rooms or programs. Each child can pick an ornament off the tree or parents/guardians can stop by the atrium and pick one up themselves. If you are planning on giving a gift card please purchase one through PTA’s Scrip program (http://www.riverdaleheightspta.com/gift-cards).  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!

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale at the Spartan StoreJoin us at the store, located in the area between the gym and the pool at the Pleasant Valley High School, on

Saturday, December 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 10th SALE –
With a $100+ purchase receive $10 off…
With a $150+ purchase receive $15 off…
and with a $200+ purchase receive $25 off!

Tuesday, December 13th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wrestling Apparel Store is now open through Friday December, 16.   Please follow the link to support the Pleasant Valley wrestling program:  http://store.powergrafxinc.com/PVWrestling

PVJH

Join us next week for our Band and Choir concerts.  The Band concert is December 13th at 6:30pm and 8:00pm.  The Choir concert is December 15th at 6:30pm

Join us for a TOY AND BOOK DRIVE:  The 2nd Annual “Alive in Me Holiday Give Back” has begun. All toys and books are donated to pediatric patients at local hospitals and the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital so that these young patients (infant to 18 years old) feel special during their stay in the hospital over the holidays. New, unwrapped toys and books will be collected at PVJH through December 16th.  The “Alive in Me” foundation was started by one of our very own Pleasant Valley families following the death of their son. Check out more about their personal story and all the great things they are doing for other families at www.aliveinme.org  Click here for a list of the most needed items.

PTA Meeting, Wednesday, December 14: Join the JRHS PTA for the December meeting, not on District calendar.  Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 1:30pm Conference room JRHS. Click here for the agenda and here to learn about current PTA volunteers needed. Should you be interested please contact Lorie Townsend, 563-210-4670, lljtownsend@gmail.com

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale at the Spartan StoreJoin us at the store, located in the area between the gym and the pool at the Pleasant Valley High School, on

Saturday, December 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 10th SALE –
With a $100+ purchase receive $10 off…Click here for the agenda
With a $150+ purchase receive $15 off…
and with a $200+ purchase receive $25 off!

Tuesday, December 13th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wrestling Apparel Store is now open through Friday December, 16.   Please follow the link to support the Pleasant Valley wrestling program:  http://store.powergrafxinc.com/PVWrestling

 

PVHS

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale at the Spartan StoreJoin us at the store, located in the area between the gym and the pool at the Pleasant Valley High School, on

Saturday, December 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 10th SALE –
With a $100+ purchase receive $10 off…
With a $150+ purchase receive $15 off…
and with a $200+ purchase receive $25 off!

Tuesday, December 13th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wrestling Apparel Store is now open through Friday December, 16.   Please follow the link to support the Pleasant Valley wrestling program:  http://store.powergrafxinc.com/PVWrestling

 

Bridgeview Presents “There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays”

Posted December 8th, 2016

Bridgeview students took the stage with pride to entertain friends and family in the annual Winter Program.  This year, Ms. Gray produced a program called “There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays,” which took Dorothy of Wizard of Oz fame through the North Pole, meeting Angel Noel, the Grinch, and the Abominable Snowman on the way to meet the Blizzard and find her way home.  The 6th grade actors weaved a narrative through the performances of each class. Creativity ran through the students’ acting, singing and playing!

The program kicked off with a growing 6th Grade band, and special guests Grumpy Elves Mr. B and Mr. Seamer.  The Glissandos, the 4th and 5th Grade choir, set the scene with “Sing a Rainbow.”  The Kindergarten showed their hip hop skills, and the 5th Grade counted their blessings.  The 4th Grade sang the classic Grinch theme and used sign language while singing “Chirstmas Comes from the Heart.”  Both the 2nd and 3rd Grades rocked out with their performances and the 1st Grade focused on snow.  The 6th Grade brought it home, singing two beautiful songs about family.

As always, the entire school circles the audience to end the concert (always a special and emotional moment.)  Thank you to Ms. Gray for writing this wonderful concert, and Ms. Bailey for teaching our students the love of music.

Enjoy the video below and all the pictures!

 

Cider & Pretzel Concert Satisfies

Posted December 6th, 2016

The 56th Annual Cider & Pretzel Concert celebrates the tradition of the PVHS band program.  All four bands play pieces they’ve been working on for the last quarter.  The band is one of the fastest growing programs at PVHS.  Enjoy the pictures below and the video of portions of the concert!


Pleasant View Celebrates December Fun

Posted December 2nd, 2016

Pleasant View celebrated December in its Winter Program on December 1, 2016.  Students at all grade levels belted out songs that celebrate the season!

The program started with the Spartan Singers, the 4/5 choir, who sang in several parts and ended their set with a fun piece that hit nearly every traditional holiday song in just three minutes.  Next up, the Kindergarten who celebrated the cold weather December brings with a song about cold weather wear and a dancing snowflake.  First Graders sang about the gifts received this time of year, including a song about wanting a chicken! The 4th Grade focused on food, including singing a song in a British accent about a pesky chestnut that’s too hard to crack!  December is also joyous, which the 5th Grade proved with two beautiful songs.  The 6th Grade played recorders and then had a bit of fun with the traditional song “Deck the Halls.”  The 6th Grade Band gave the audience three great songs, included the favorite “Believe” from the Polar Express.  The concert ended with the 6th grade and kindergarten singing “Jingle Bells.”  A great way to start the holiday season!  See our picture gallery below, as well as some snippets of each grade performing!


#SpartanNation December 2, 2016

Posted December 2nd, 2016

Bridgeview

Winter Program, December 6: The Bridgeview Elementary Holiday Program is scheduled for Tuesday, December 6, at 1:30 PM in the school gymnasium.  The audience waiting line for the program will be formed outside Door C (the gym entrance).  Door C will open at 1:00 PM, which allows time for students to conclude their lunch time in the cafeteria.  In addition to parking in the school lots which have been expanded, there will be a limited number (approximately 30) of new parking spots accessible on the playground blacktop. Those spots will be available beginning at 12:45 PM (as the students conclude their recess time) and will be accessed from the new sidewalk on the east side of the building. Parking attendants will direct you to this new location.  The performance is expected to last approximately one hour.  Parents who wish to take their child(ren) home with them following the program are asked to notify their child’s teacher or the office in writing in advance of the performance.  Our students look forward to sharing their musical talents with you and greatly appreciate your attendance at the program.  (PS—Be sure to look for your children’s lost and found items on the table displayed right inside the cafeteria!)

Caleb’s Alive in Me Giving Opportunity: Students have done an amazing job bringing in unwrapped toys and books to donate to pediatric patients in local hospitals during the holiday season.  As a reminder, these donated items will continue to be collected through Friday, December 16 when they will be shared with the recipients.  Adults attending the winter program are welcome to contribute items if they so desire.  A collection box will be inside Door C for that purpose.

Early Dismissal: Parents are reminded that Wednesday, December 7 is a 1:30 dismissal.

The Time is Now:  With the recent change in the weather, please encourage and help your children wear appropriate winter apparel———–heavier coats/jackets, gloves/mittens, hats, and eventually snow pants and boots.  The sudden change in temperatures have caught students unprepared and knocking on Mrs. Strobbe’s door.  While she is always willing to lend items for “emergency use.” Coming dressed warmer from the start is probably a better plan!

Stuck for Gift Ideas: If your children are looking for the perfect gift or decoration to make during the holiday season, PTA has an awesome opportunity for you.  Please plan to attend the PTA Holiday Creation event next Friday evening, December 9, in the cafeteria beginning at 6:30 PM.  It’s a wonderful family make and take opportunity and the best news of all—————————there is no cost to this family affair!  See you there!

Substitute Teachers and Nurses:  Pleasant Valley is currently accepting applications for substitute teachers and nurses.  In order to substitute in Iowa you must hold and Iowa teaching license, substitute license or substitute authorization. Click here to learn how to obtain an Iowa Substitute Authorization.  If you are an RN and have time in your schedule please consider becoming a nurse substitute for the Pleasant Valley School District. To apply to become a substitute teacher or nurse 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.

PTA Pulse: Click here to learn about the Alive in Me Toy and Book Drive and Holiday Creations Night on the 9th.

PV Volleyball Winter and Spring Clinics:  Click here to register for the clinics on Sundays in January or April. Click here for more information.

PV Choir Apparel:  The webstore is now open to order PV Choir apparel.  Click here and order before December 7, 2016

The Spartan Store will be open

Saturday, December 3rd from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 6th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Attention all PV Fans:  The Varsity Girls Basketball game will begin at 6:00pm tonight (Friday, December 2nd) against Davenport Central and there will not be a preliminary JV game.  We hope to see you tonight at 6:00pm cheering on the Spartans to a victory.

Cody

Substitute Teachers and Nurses:  Pleasant Valley is currently accepting applications for substitute teachers and nurses.  In order to substitute in Iowa you must hold and Iowa teaching license, substitute license or substitute authorization. Click here to learn how to obtain an Iowa Substitute Authorization.  If you are an RN and have time in your schedule please consider becoming a nurse substitute for the Pleasant Valley School District. To apply to become a substitute teacher or nurse 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.

Bingo is TONIGHT. Doors open at 5:30 and we start calling numbers at 6. Bingo is a free, family-friendly event with prizes for winners. We will be selling pizza, walking tacos, ice cream and drinks. Hope to see you there!

Spelling Bee, December 6: On December 6th, Cody will be conducting the Spelling Bee in the cafeteria at 3:15pm.   This is for grades 3th-6th.  Students will need to have a permission slip turned into the school in order to participate.  A spelling bee list and permission slip can be picked up in the front office.

Cody Winter Program, December 9:  The Cody Elementary Holiday Program is scheduled for Friday, December 9th, in the Cody Gym at 1:30 PM.  The audience waiting line for the program will be formed at the Gym Breezeway Entrance (NE doors).  Those who park on the playground may access the waiting line via the SW doors into the school.  Student ambassadors will lead visitors through the building to the waiting line outside the NE doors.  The Gym Breezeway Entrance doors will open at 1:00 PM.  The performance will last about an hour.  We encourage audience members to stay for the entire performance, but if you are not able to stay for the complete concert, please sit in the back to minimize distraction to the students and other audience members.  Thank you in advance for your attendance at our Holiday Program.  Please respect our request to have no lunch visitors this day.

Seeking Your Feedback! You will be receiving an email with a link to a PTA survey this week, if you haven’t already. This survey is instrumental in planning of events and funding requests for next school year. Please take 5-minutes to complete it. Your voice matters.

PV Choir Apparel:  The webstore is now open to order PV Choir apparel.  Click here and order before December 7, 2016

PV Volleyball Winter and Spring Clinics:  Click here to register for the clinics on Sundays in January or April. Click here for more information.

The Spartan Store will be open

Saturday, December 3rd from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 6th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Attention all PV Fans:  The Varsity Girls Basketball game will begin at 6:00pm tonight (Friday, December 2nd) against Davenport Central and there will not be a preliminary JV game.  We hope to see you tonight at 6:00pm cheering on the Spartans to a victory.

Hopewell

Substitute Teachers and Nurses:  Pleasant Valley is currently accepting applications for substitute teachers and nurses.  In order to substitute in Iowa you must hold and Iowa teaching license, substitute license or substitute authorization. Click here to learn how to obtain an Iowa Substitute Authorization.  If you are an RN and have time in your schedule please consider becoming a nurse substitute for the Pleasant Valley School District. To apply to become a substitute teacher or nurse 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.

PV Choir Apparel:  The webstore is now open to order PV Choir apparel.  Click here and order before December 7, 2016

PV Volleyball Winter and Spring Clinics:  Click here to register for the clinics on Sundays in January or April. Click here for more information.

The Spartan Store will be open

Saturday, December 3rd from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 6th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Attention all PV Fans:  The Varsity Girls Basketball game will begin at 6:00pm tonight (Friday, December 2nd) against Davenport Central and there will not be a preliminary JV game.  We hope to see you tonight at 6:00pm cheering on the Spartans to a victory.

Pleasant View

Substitute Teachers and Nurses:  Pleasant Valley is currently accepting applications for substitute teachers and nurses.  In order to substitute in Iowa you must hold and Iowa teaching license, substitute license or substitute authorization. Click here to learn how to obtain an Iowa Substitute Authorization.  If you are an RN and have time in your schedule please consider becoming a nurse substitute for the Pleasant Valley School District. To apply to become a substitute teacher or nurse 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.

Box Tops due December 9:  Please send in your General Mills Boxtops and Campbells Labels as soon as possible.  Pleasant View will be collecting them on Friday, December 9.  Click here for products with those labels.

Do you drink Prairie Farms Milk??  If so, peel off the 75th Anniversary cap sticker for a redemption code and enter it at http://www.prairiefarms.com/our-caps-your-cause.  There is a drop down menu to choose Pleasant View.  You can enter the code up to five times.  Prairie Farms will send Pleasant View a check once we have reached $50.

PV Choir Apparel:  The webstore is now open to order PV Choir apparel.  Click here and order before December 7, 2016

PV Volleyball Winter and Spring Clinics:  Click here to register for the clinics on Sundays in January or April. Click here for more information.

The Spartan Store will be open

Saturday, December 3rd from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 6th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Attention all PV Fans:  The Varsity Girls Basketball game will begin at 6:00pm tonight (Friday, December 2nd) against Davenport Central and there will not be a preliminary JV game.  We hope to see you tonight at 6:00pm cheering on the Spartans to a victory.

Riverdale Heights

Substitute Teachers and Nurses:  Pleasant Valley is currently accepting applications for substitute teachers and nurses.  In order to substitute in Iowa you must hold and Iowa teaching license, substitute license or substitute authorization. Click here to learn how to obtain an Iowa Substitute Authorization.  If you are an RN and have time in your schedule please consider becoming a nurse substitute for the Pleasant Valley School District. To apply to become a substitute teacher or nurse 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.

Riverdale Heights Variety Show:  Registration for the Riverdale Heights Variety Show is now open! Registration will be open from 12/9 and will close on Friday 1/13. You can register electronically by clicking here. The Variety Show will be held on Friday, February 10th, 6:30 pm at Riverdale Heights this year. Come out and show us your talent! Please go the Riverdale Heights PTA website page  for more information.

PV Volleyball Winter and Spring Clinics:  Click here to register for the clinics on Sundays in January or April. Click here for more information.

PV Choir Apparel:  The webstore is now open to order PV Choir apparel.  Click here and order before December 7, 2016

The Spartan Store will be open

Saturday, December 3rd from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 6th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Attention all PV Fans:  The Varsity Girls Basketball game will begin at 6:00pm tonight (Friday, December 2nd) against Davenport Central and there will not be a preliminary JV game.  We hope to see you tonight at 6:00pm cheering on the Spartans to a victory.

PVJH

Substitute Teachers and Nurses:  Pleasant Valley is currently accepting applications for substitute teachers and nurses.  In order to substitute in Iowa you must hold and Iowa teaching license, substitute license or substitute authorization. Click here to learn how to obtain an Iowa Substitute Authorization.  If you are an RN and have time in your schedule please consider becoming a nurse substitute for the Pleasant Valley School District. To apply to become a substitute teacher or nurse 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.

PV Choir Apparel:  The webstore is now open to order PV Choir apparel.  Click here and order before December 7, 2016

PV Volleyball Winter and Spring Clinics:  Click here to register for the clinics on Sundays in January or April. Click here for more information.

The Spartan Store will be open

Saturday, December 3rd from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 6th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Attention all PV Fans:  The Varsity Girls Basketball game will begin at 6:00pm tonight (Friday, December 2nd) against Davenport Central and there will not be a preliminary JV game.  We hope to see you tonight at 6:00pm cheering on the Spartans to a victory.

PVHS

Substitute Teachers and Nurses:  Pleasant Valley is currently accepting applications for substitute teachers and nurses.  In order to substitute in Iowa you must hold and Iowa teaching license, substitute license or substitute authorization. Click here to learn how to obtain an Iowa Substitute Authorization.  If you are an RN and have time in your schedule please consider becoming a nurse substitute for the Pleasant Valley School District. To apply to become a substitute teacher or nurse 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.

PV Choir Apparel:  The webstore is now open to order PV Choir apparel.  Click here and order before December 7, 2016

The Spartan Store will be open

Saturday, December 3rd from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 6th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Attention all PV Fans:  The Varsity Girls Basketball game will begin at 6:00pm tonight (Friday, December 2nd) against Davenport Central and there will not be a preliminary JV game.  We hope to see you tonight at 6:00pm cheering on the Spartans to a victory.

Community Opportunities

Open Volleyball Scrimmage for 7th and 8th graders:  Monday December 5th from 7:30 to 9pm at the LeClaire Rec Center in LeClaire. All skill levels are welcomed. Cost is $2. Please sign up at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A094EAEAB2CAB9-7th8th

Free Family Day at the Figge, December 10: Click here to learn about the free event!

Plant Yourself in STEM, December 10:  Once again, Scott Community College will be holding a PLANT YOURSELF IN STEM event on Saturday, December 10th, 2016 from 9:00am to 12:00pm.  This event will be held at the Kahl Education Center, 326 W 3rd Street, Davenport, IA.  This year’s event will again focus on the national One Hour of Code initiative and provide students with some game development, and some hardware/networking exercises.  Last year around 50 students, in grades 5 – 12, and some adults attended the Plant Yourself in STEM event. Click here to register.

LeClaire Library

Do It YA-self Holiday Workshop-Still looking for the perfect gift or decoration for the holiday season? Make it yourself! Young adults in 6th grade and up are invited to transform everyday items into totally original holiday decorations and gifts at the library. All materials will be provided along with light refreshments. Drop in December 8th from 4:30-6:00pm.

Elf Training Academy- The Elf Training Academy is back! This all-ages event will have crafts, activities, treats, and more to help certify you as one of Santa’s elves. We might even have a surprise visitor at the end of the night! Come get your jingle on at the library on Thursday, December 15th at 6:30pm.

3D Printers Bring History to Life at Hopewell

Posted November 28th, 2016

6th Graders across the district research Ancient Egypt and present a project on a particular part of Egyptian culture.  At Hopewell, Mrs. Hornick’s class is using a 3D printer, thanks to her sister, Lena.  Lena is a graduate student studying Architecture at the University of Illinois and has a 3D printer so she can build models for classes and her internship. Mrs. Hornick asked Lena to bring it in and show the students how it works.  She then worked with each of the groups to design a 3D model for their museum projects, and then have the printer make the model. Groups have printed hieroglyphics and canopic jars already!

Mrs. Hornick says the students were very excited to see how the process works and thankful to have the opportunity to apply their creations to their final projects.

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