Pleasant Valley
Community Schools
Donate to the Student Hunger Drive

Posted October 11th, 2017

Students across the Quad Cities are competing in this year’s Student Hunger Drive.  Pleasant Valley’s Spartan Assembly heads up the district’s efforts.  You can donate in several ways and at several events until November 8, 2017.  Follow @SpartanAssembly on twitter for the latest. Below is a list of events organized by Spartan Assembly that district students, families, and friends of PVCSD are welcome to attend. In addition, we would love support from local businesses. For more information about business donation opportunities, please contact Emma Horsfield at horsfieldemma12@gmail.com.

Why: 1 in 5 children in our area and 1 in 8 adults are missing meals, not by choice, due to not having enough food. The River Bend Foodbank collects and then distributes food to more than 300 charitable organizations in the surrounding area. This amounts to millions of meals each year. The Student Hunger Drive (SHD) helps the River Bend Foodbank to stock their shelves each fall. The foodbank also has other programs – mobile food pantry sites 10 to 15 times a month, backpack programs that provide children with food to take home over the weekend, food pantries in hospitals, and senior programs – that focus on reducing the number of people who are food insecure.

How: Spartan Assembly, the student council group at PVHS, coordinates and carries several different events to support the SHD. Elementary schools in our district and the junior high are also encouraged to plan events geared toward raising both food and funds.

DONATE ONLINE:  Donations can be made on River Bend Foodbank website. On the Donate page https://riverbendfoodbank.org/donate-money/  there is a box titled “In Memorial/In Honor of”. This is where your donors will want to type” Pleasant Valley Student Hunger Drive”, in order to keep track of any donations that are made in the name of PVHS. These will be converted to 1.5 pounds for every dollar donated.

Wednesday, Oct 11th from 3:00-9:00pm – Your Pie Davenport Pizza 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! Your Pie is located at 4520 E 53rd St in Davenport.

Thursday, October 12th @ 7:00pm – Improv Night: Come to the high school and enjoy a night of improvisation! There will be a chance to support Hunger Drive during the show, so bring some extra cash!

Tuesday, October 17th from 4:00-8:00pm – Panera Restaurant Fundraiser: Enjoy a night out for dinner and support SHD! Show a printout of this flyer to the cashier when you order and a portion of your bill will be donated to the cause! Panera is located at 414 West Kimberly Road in Davenport.

Friday, October 20th from 3:30-5:00pm – LulaRoe Fundraiser: Come one, come all to purchase some cute, comfortable clothes and support Student Hunger Drive at the same time. At least one LulaRoe consultant will be set up in the PVHS library for you to shop and a generous portion of each item’s cost will be donated back to support SHD! If you’re not able to attend, there will be an online Facebook party that you can purchase from over the weekend. Emaiil Megan Dixon at dixonmegan@pleasval.k12.ia.us for more information.

Saturday, October 21st from 11:00am – 1:00pm – Powderpuff Football @ Spartan Stadium: Head over to the football field at the high school to witness some amazing flag football skills! Students will form teams and play for the chance to be crowned the queens of Powderpuff! Registration forms are due to Mrs. Dixon by October 16th.

 

Monday, October 23rd from 7:00 – 9:00pm – Reverse Powderpuff Volleyball in the ABC gym: Come out to support your favorite boys’ volleyball team on their quest to be #1! Registration forms are due to Mrs. Dixon by October 16th.

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.

Wednesday, October 25th from 7:00-9:00pm – Trivia Night: dMore details to come!

Friday, October 27th from 1:00 – 3:30pm – PV Drama presents Haunted Theater @ PVHS theater: Enjoy your day off of school and some spooky fun with you friends. Tickets are $3 or get a $1 off if you bring a donation for Hunger Drive!

Saturday, October 28th from 3:00pm @ Bettendorf High School – QC Dodgeball Tournament: Form a team to play dodgeball and compete against students from other area schools. The winning team will earn cash toward their school’s Student Hunger Drive total!

Tuesday, October 31st from 5:00-7:00pm in Bettendorf and 6:00-8:00pm in LeClaire – Trick-or-Treating for Cans: Instead of just trick or treating for cans, support the SHD by also asking your neighbors if they’d like to donate food to the Hunger Drive. Take a wagon to help you haul all that food! The food you collect can be brought to school the next morning.

Wednesday, November 8th – Last day for food and monetary donations: All collected food will be loaded up at the high school on November 9th and transported to the River Bend Foodbank, so final donations must be at PVHS by November 8th. The elementary schools and the junior high may have an earlier final collection date due to the need to transport their donations to the high school.

 

 

 

#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.

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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)

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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.

 

 

#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.

 

#SpartanNation September 1, 2017

Posted September 2nd, 2017

Bridgeview

Announcements

MAP & FAST Testing, September 5:  Starting on September 5th 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.

September 5th 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.

School Board Forum:  Come and meet the candidates for Pleasant Valley School Board Director District #2, Brent Ayers and Deborah Kepple-Mamros.  On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, there will be an informal meet and greet event at 7:00pm in the Bridgeview Library (316 S. 12th Street, LeClaire, IA 52753).  Both candidates are running for the seat vacated by Heather Witters.  The school board election is Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

Lunch MenusPlease click here for the year’s lunch menus.

PTA Pulse: Click here for information about Bridgeview Spirit Wear, the first PTA meeting and how you can help raise money for Bridgeview by shopping online!

Upcoming Events

Run with Carl, Monday, September 4:  You still have time to sign up for Run with Carl.  We have two races for kids, a ½ mile and a 1 mile, as well as a 5k and 5 mile!  Proceeds provide scholarships for PVHS students.  Register at www.runwithcarl.com.  It’s going to be a beautiful Labor Day!

Homecoming is next week!  Click here for everything you need to know.

September 7, 6:00pm ParadeClick here for full instructions if you’re walking with Bridgeview.

Drop off procedures – Please click on the map above and look at the purple markings. Parents should drop off their children in the designated drop-off zone in the southernmost west parking lot.  Parents can park in the designated parking areas to the west of the stadium or at the Belmont Administration Center. Students walking in the parade should check in with teachers and principals in the area south of the west parking lots.  Please plan to arrive by 5:30 p.m. Parents are welcome to walk with their children.

Pick up procedures – Please see the purple markings on the map above: Students who participate in the parade need to be picked up at the west ticket booth, northeast of the drop off area. Do not pick up students prior to the end of the parade route. Students need to be picked up by parents no later than 6:30 p.m.

Stay for the Carnival after the Parade!  We will have food trucks, a dunk tank, caricatures, face painting, henna, games, and much more. Admission is free at the Carnival, but wristbands which include unlimited games, 1 face painting, and 1 henna are $5 or individual tickets for games can be purchased for $0.50. All proceeds will be donated to the Student Hunger Drive. Food Trucks and Caricatures have various prices and will accept cash.

Activities and Athletics

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.

Fall Cheer Clinic:  The High School Cheer Program is holding a fall clinic on October 8th for students currently in K-8th grade. Click here for a paper registration or register online at https://pleasval.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=athletics.

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale Questions please contact Kris at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

Thursday, September 7th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE:  Enter thru pool lobby Door N9 (front of high school)

Friday, September 8th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
At the high school stadium during the football games!

Community Opportunities

LeClaire Library:

  • Storytime Kickoff—Welcome back Family Storytime and check out our beautiful new picture book shelving! Enjoy a craft, face-painting, and balloon animals afterwards. Best for ages 3-6, though all are welcome. Join us Tuesday, September 5th at 6:30pm.
  • Crafternoon—Come get crafty at the library! This drop-in program is fun for all ages. Join us Wednesday, September 6th from 3:00-4:00pm.
  • Mini Makers—Sensory play encourages toddlers to explore and get to know the world around them. Come to the library to make a mess, have fun, and experience new things on the first Thursday of every month. This program is best for ages 10 months to 3 years. Join us Thursday, September 7th at 10:30am.
  • Tinker Lab: Button-Making—Turn any image into something wearable and totally unique when you explore the library’s new button maker. Try some fun button-making challenges to exercise your creativity. Each participant gets 3 free buttons, and then they are $0.10 apiece. Best for ages 10+. Join us Thursday, September 7th at 4:30pm.
  • 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.

Free Smoke Alarms:  The American Red Cross in collaboration with local fire departments and community partners will be installing 700 free smoke alarms in homes throughout the Quad City area on Saturday, October 14. Anyone who needs smoke alarms can sign-up at SoundtheAlarm.org or call 844-319-6560 and press 9.

Cody

Announcements

MAP & FAST Testing, September 5:  Starting on September 5th 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.

September 5th 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.

Lunch MenusPlease click here for the year’s lunch menus.

Upcoming Events

Run with Carl, Monday, September 4:  You still have time to sign up for Run with Carl.  We have two races for kids, a ½ mile and a 1 mile, as well as a 5k and 5 mile!  Proceeds provide scholarships for PVHS students.  Register at www.runwithcarl.com.  It’s going to be a beautiful Labor Day!

Homecoming is next week!  Click here for everything you need to know.

September 7, 6:00pm ParadeClick here for full instructions if you’re walking with Cody.

Drop off procedures – Please click on the map above and look at the purple markings. Parents should drop off their children in the designated drop-off zone in the southernmost west parking lot.  Parents can park in the designated parking areas to the west of the stadium or at the Belmont Administration Center. Students walking in the parade should check in with teachers and principals in the area south of the west parking lots.  Please plan to arrive by 5:30 p.m. Parents are welcome to walk with their children.

Pick up procedures – Please see the purple markings on the map above: Students who participate in the parade need to be picked up at the west ticket booth, northeast of the drop off area. Do not pick up students prior to the end of the parade route. Students need to be picked up by parents no later than 6:30 p.m.

Stay for the Carnival after the Parade!  We will have food trucks, a dunk tank, caricatures, face painting, henna, games, and much more. Admission is free at the Carnival, but wristbands which include unlimited games, 1 face painting, and 1 henna are $5 or individual tickets for games can be purchased for $0.50. All proceeds will be donated to the Student Hunger Drive. Food Trucks and Caricatures have various prices and will accept cash.

Activities and Athletics

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.

Fall Cheer Clinic:  The High School Cheer Program is holding a fall clinic on October 8th for students currently in K-8th grade. Click here for a paper registration or register online at https://pleasval.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=athletics.

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale:   Questions please contact Kris at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

Thursday, September 7th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE:  Enter thru pool lobby Door N9 (front of high school)

Friday, September 8th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
At the high school stadium during the football games!

Community Opportunities

Cub Scouts Pack 88 New Scout Information Night, September 6:  Calling all 1st-5th grade boys and their families.  Do you have a spirit for adventure and learning about the world around us?  Scouts may be just the thing for you.  Join us to learn what Cub Scouts is all about!  This is an opportunity for parents to learn more about the scouting adventure and what it offers your son.

Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Hollyhock Park, LeClaire

If you are interested in learning more about Cub Scouts but unable to attend the information night, please contact Michelle Mahrt, Cubmaster, at 319-521-2046 or hensingm@yahoo.com.

LeClaire Library:

  • Storytime Kickoff—Welcome back Family Storytime and check out our beautiful new picture book shelving! Enjoy a craft, face-painting, and balloon animals afterwards. Best for ages 3-6, though all are welcome. Join us Tuesday, September 5th at 6:30pm.
  • Crafternoon—Come get crafty at the library! This drop-in program is fun for all ages. Join us Wednesday, September 6th from 3:00-4:00pm.
  • Mini Makers—Sensory play encourages toddlers to explore and get to know the world around them. Come to the library to make a mess, have fun, and experience new things on the first Thursday of every month. This program is best for ages 10 months to 3 years. Join us Thursday, September 7th at 10:30am.
  • Tinker Lab: Button-Making—Turn any image into something wearable and totally unique when you explore the library’s new button maker. Try some fun button-making challenges to exercise your creativity. Each participant gets 3 free buttons, and then they are $0.10 apiece. Best for ages 10+. Join us Thursday, September 7th at 4:30pm.
  • 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.

Free Smoke Alarms:  The American Red Cross in collaboration with local fire departments and community partners will be installing 700 free smoke alarms in homes throughout the Quad City area on Saturday, October 14. Anyone who needs smoke alarms can sign-up at SoundtheAlarm.org or call 844-319-6560 and press 9.

Hopewell

Announcements

MAP & FAST Testing, September 5:  Starting on September 5th 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.

September 5th 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.

Lunch MenusPlease click here for the year’s lunch menus.

Hopewell Harvest RAFFLE Donations Needed! The Hopewell Harvest Raffle Committee is looking for the following items for this year’s raffle:

  • iPad or iPad mini
  • iPod Touch
  • Razor Electric Scooter
  • 20 Various Fidget Spinners
  • xBox One or PlayStation 4
  • Ezy Roller Classic

Please contact Heidi Moran for more information: hmoran@mchsi.com. Tax Receipts are available for item or monetary donations. Thank you to those who have already donated the Amazon Echo, Lego Sets, American Girl Doll, Lunch with Mr. Welch, and monetary donations. We are off to a GREAT start!

Hopewell Harvest Volunteers Needed! Help is needed on Friday, October 13th from 5-8 pm for the Hopewell Harvest! Please sign up to work a 45 minute shift (set up, serve food, cake walk, funky mart, clean up) using the following link: http://signup.com/go/yHoiYhJ. We need lots of volunteers to make the night a success. Room parents will be organizing volunteers to run the carnival games that evening. Game sign ups will be out on Curriculum night (September 12th)–be sure to sign up if you didn’t already at Back to School night.

Order Hopewell Apparel: Check out Hopewell apparel online!  The website is open for purchases through September 6thWWW.HTAPPAREL.COM

Upcoming Events

Run with Carl, Monday, September 4:  You still have time to sign up for Run with Carl.  We have two races for kids, a ½ mile and a 1 mile, as well as a 5k and 5 mile!  Proceeds provide scholarships for PVHS students.  Register at www.runwithcarl.com.  It’s going to be a beautiful Labor Day!

Room Parent Meeting:  The room parent meeting scheduled for September 6th at 9:00 am has been to changed to September 19th at 9:00 am.

Homecoming is next week!  Click here for everything you need to know.

Tuesday — Hawaiian Day
Wednesday — Sport a Smile with Silly Socks (Picture Day)
Thursday — PJ Day (Join us Thursday afternoon for the Homecoming Parade)
Friday — Spartan Pride (wear Blue & Gray)

September 7, 6:00pm Parade.  Click here for full instructions if you’re walking with Hopewell.

Drop off procedures – Please click on the map above and look at the purple markings. Parents should drop off their children in the designated drop-off zone in the southernmost west parking lot.  Parents can park in the designated parking areas to the west of the stadium or at the Belmont Administration Center. Students walking in the parade should check in with teachers and principals in the area south of the west parking lots.  Please plan to arrive by 5:30 p.m. Parents are welcome to walk with their children.

Pick up procedures – Please see the purple markings on the map above: Students who participate in the parade need to be picked up at the west ticket booth, northeast of the drop off area. Do not pick up students prior to the end of the parade route. Students need to be picked up by parents no later than 6:30 p.m.

Stay for the Carnival after the Parade!  We will have food trucks, a dunk tank, caricatures, face painting, henna, games, and much more. Admission is free at the Carnival, but wristbands which include unlimited games, 1 face painting, and 1 henna are $5 or individual tickets for games can be purchased for $0.50. All proceeds will be donated to the Student Hunger Drive. Food Trucks and Caricatures have various prices and will accept cash.

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!

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.

Fall Cheer Clinic:  The High School Cheer Program is holding a fall clinic on October 8th for students currently in K-8th grade. Click here for a paper registration or register online at https://pleasval.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=athletics.

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale:   Questions please contact Kris at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

Thursday, September 7th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE:  Enter thru pool lobby Door N9 (front of high school)

Friday, September 8th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
At the high school stadium during the football games!

Community Opportunities

Boy Scouts: Click here to learn about a Join Cub Scouts Event.

Free Smoke Alarms:  The American Red Cross in collaboration with local fire departments and community partners will be installing 700 free smoke alarms in homes throughout the Quad City area on Saturday, October 14. Anyone who needs smoke alarms can sign-up at SoundtheAlarm.org or call 844-319-6560 and press 9.

Pleasant View

Announcements

MAP & FAST Testing, September 5:  Starting on September 5th 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.

September 5th 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.

Lunch MenusPlease click here for the year’s lunch menus.

PTA Survey:  To help the Pleasant View PTA meet the needs of their membership and improve the PTA, please take 1-2 minutes to complete this survey. All results will be anonymous. Please complete the survey by Sunday, September 10. Thank you for your time! Pleasant View PTA

Upcoming Events

Run with Carl, Monday, September 4:  You still have time to sign up for Run with Carl.  We have two races for kids, a ½ mile and a 1 mile, as well as a 5k and 5 mile!  Proceeds provide scholarships for PVHS students.  Register at www.runwithcarl.com.  It’s going to be a beautiful Labor Day!

Homecoming is next week!  Click here for everything you need to know.

September 7, 6:00pm ParadeClick here for full instructions if you’re walking with Pleasant View.

Drop off procedures – Please click on the map above and look at the purple markings. Parents should drop off their children in the designated drop-off zone in the southernmost west parking lot.  Parents can park in the designated parking areas to the west of the stadium or at the Belmont Administration Center. Students walking in the parade should check in with teachers and principals in the area south of the west parking lots.  Please plan to arrive by 5:30 p.m. Parents are welcome to walk with their children.

Pick up procedures – Please see the purple markings on the map above: Students who participate in the parade need to be picked up at the west ticket booth, northeast of the drop off area. Do not pick up students prior to the end of the parade route. Students need to be picked up by parents no later than 6:30 p.m.

Stay for the Carnival after the Parade!  We will have food trucks, a dunk tank, caricatures, face painting, henna, games, and much more. Admission is free at the Carnival, but wristbands which include unlimited games, 1 face painting, and 1 henna are $5 or individual tickets for games can be purchased for $0.50. All proceeds will be donated to the Student Hunger Drive. Food Trucks and Caricatures have various prices and will accept cash.

Activities and Athletics

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.

Fall Cheer Clinic:  The High School Cheer Program is holding a fall clinic on October 8th for students currently in K-8th grade. Click here for a paper registration or register online at https://pleasval.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=athletics.

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale:   Questions please contact Kris at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

Thursday, September 7th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE:  Enter thru pool lobby Door N9 (front of high school)

Friday, September 8th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
At the high school stadium during the football games!

Community Opportunities

 

Boy Scouts: Click here for a Join Cub Scouts Event on September 7!

Free Smoke Alarms:  The American Red Cross in collaboration with local fire departments and community partners will be installing 700 free smoke alarms in homes throughout the Quad City area on Saturday, October 14. Anyone who needs smoke alarms can sign-up at SoundtheAlarm.org or call 844-319-6560 and press 9.

Riverdale Heights

Announcements:

MAP & FAST Testing, September 5:  Starting on September 5th 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.

September 5th 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.

Lunch MenusPlease click here for the year’s lunch menus.

Riverdale Heights Apparel Sale:  The PTA’s 2017 apparel sale begins August 28th. Order online at – www.adcraftwebstores.com/riverdaleheightsfall2017  Orders with payment are due by Tuesday, September 5th. PLEASE NOTE: orders will not be accepted after September 5th.  Estimated shipping date is September 21st with orders shipped directly to your home.

Box Tops:  Riverdale Heights participates in the Box Tops for Education program. Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our school earn extra money. Starting in September there will be a monthly Box Tops Contest. The class with the most box tops returned will win the Riverdale Heights Box Tops Trophy, which can proudly be displayed in their classroom. The winning classroom will also have their picture displayed in the atrium. Box tops can be returned in baggies labeled with student and class name and placed in the blue box in the atrium.

Upcoming Events

Run with Carl, Monday, September 4:  You still have time to sign up for Run with Carl.  We have two races for kids, a ½ mile and a 1 mile, as well as a 5k and 5 mile!  Proceeds provide scholarships for PVHS students.  Register at www.runwithcarl.com.  It’s going to be a beautiful Labor Day!

Homecoming is next week!  Click here for everything you need to know.

Tuesday — Time Travel Day:  You are in a time travel machine.  Where will you land?  Dress like that time in history.
Wednesday — Workout Wednesday:  Wear your favorite workout clothes.
Thursday — Riverdale Heights Rocks & Parade Day:  Wear your favorite Riverdale Heights, PV shirt, or gray and blue! (Join us Thursday afternoon for the Homecoming Parade)
Friday — Team Spirit Day — Wear your favorite team shirt or colors.

September 7, 6:00pm ParadeClick here for full instructions if you’re walking with Riverdale Heights.

Drop off procedures – Please click on the map above and look at the purple markings. Parents should drop off their children in the designated drop-off zone in the southernmost west parking lot.  Parents can park in the designated parking areas to the west of the stadium or at the Belmont Administration Center. Students walking in the parade should check in with teachers and principals in the area south of the west parking lots.  Please plan to arrive by 5:30 p.m. Parents are welcome to walk with their children.

Pick up procedures – Please see the purple markings on the map above: Students who participate in the parade need to be picked up at the west ticket booth, northeast of the drop off area. Do not pick up students prior to the end of the parade route. Students need to be picked up by parents no later than 6:30 p.m.

Stay for the Carnival after the Parade!  We will have food trucks, a dunk tank, caricatures, face painting, henna, games, and much more. Admission is free at the Carnival, but wristbands which include unlimited games, 1 face painting, and 1 henna are $5 or individual tickets for games can be purchased for $0.50. All proceeds will be donated to the Student Hunger Drive. Food Trucks and Caricatures have various prices and will accept cash.

Activities and Athletics

Robotics Registration:  You can start registering for Robotics on September 8th at 9:00am.  Register at http://www.riverdaleheightsrobotics.com/

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.

Fall Cheer Clinic:  The High School Cheer Program is holding a fall clinic on October 8th for students currently in K-8th grade. Click here for a paper registration or register online at https://pleasval.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=athletics.

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale:   Questions please contact Kris at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

Thursday, September 7th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE:  Enter thru pool lobby Door N9 (front of high school)

Friday, September 8th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
At the high school stadium during the football games!

Community Opportunities

Free Smoke Alarms:  The American Red Cross in collaboration with local fire departments and community partners will be installing 700 free smoke alarms in homes throughout the Quad City area on Saturday, October 14. Anyone who needs smoke alarms can sign-up at SoundtheAlarm.org or call 844-319-6560 and press 9.

Pleasant Valley Junior High

Announcements:

MAP & FAST Testing, September 5: September 5th will also mark the start of MAP testing for students in grades three through six. We take three MAP Assessments one Math, one Reading, and one science. 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.

School Board Forum:  Come and meet the candidates for Pleasant Valley School Board Director District #2, Brent Ayers and Deborah Kepple-Mamros.  On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, there will be an informal meet and greet event at 7:00pm in the Bridgeview Library (316 S. 12th Street, LeClaire, IA 52753).  Both candidates are running for the seat vacated by Heather Witters.  The school board election is Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

Lunch MenusPlease click here for the year’s lunch menus.

Mock Trial Advisor at PVJH: We are still looking for an advisor for Mock Trial.  Anyone interested should contact Mr. Jones at jonesjason@pleasval.k12.ia.us or 563-332-0200 ext 2608.

Upcoming Events

Run with Carl, Monday, September 4:  You still have time to sign up for Run with Carl.  We have two races for kids, a ½ mile and a 1 mile, as well as a 5k and 5 mile!  Proceeds provide scholarships for PVHS students.  Register at www.runwithcarl.com.  It’s going to be a beautiful Labor Day!

Homecoming is next week!  Click here for everything you need to know.

At our kickoff assembly, the junior high students chose the theme of “Hollywood” for the year. Join us in dressing up for these Hollywood themed spirit days to celebrate homecoming next week!

Tuesday: Movie in your PJs,
Wednesday: Incognito! Try to hide from the paparazzi by wearing hats, sunglasses, wigs, and anything else as a disguise.
Thursday: Spirit Day- wear your Spartan gear to cheer with the High School marching band and cheerleaders at the pep rally!
Friday: Red Carpet and Gold Oscars (7th wears red, 8th wears gold)

September 7, 6:00pm Parade.  Click the map below for instructions.

Stay for the Carnival after the Parade!  We will have food trucks, a dunk tank, caricatures, face painting, henna, games, and much more. Admission is free at the Carnival, but wristbands which include unlimited games, 1 face painting, and 1 henna are $5 or individual tickets for games can be purchased for $0.50. All proceeds will be donated to the Student Hunger Drive. Food Trucks and Caricatures have various prices and will accept cash.

Activities and Athletics

Please sign up for Season 1 Athletic Concessions! 

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/8266532840120
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!

Pleasant Valley Trap Team Calling all interested new shooters!!!  We will be having a New Shooter Field Day on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m.  Cost is $30.00 (includes box of ammunition, targets and hearing protection).  You are responsible for eye protection.  Location is our home trap field – Clinton County Sportsman Club, 2860 270th Street, Dewitt, Iowa. For any NEW shooter interested in taking part, please email kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or call/text Kris at 563-949-7122 for more information and to let her know you plan to attend.  This will be a great opportunity to practice shooting, learn about firearms, and meet the coaches!  We look forward to seeing you there!!

Fall Cheer Clinic:  The High School Cheer Program is holding a fall clinic on October 8th for students currently in K-8th grade. Click here for a paper registration or register online at https://pleasval.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=athletics.

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale:   Questions? Please contact Kris at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

Thursday, September 7th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE:  Enter thru pool lobby Door N9 (front of high school)

Friday, September 8th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
At the high school stadium during the football games!

Community Opportunities

Free Smoke Alarms:  The American Red Cross in collaboration with local fire departments and community partners will be installing 700 free smoke alarms in homes throughout the Quad City area on Saturday, October 14. Anyone who needs smoke alarms can sign-up at SoundtheAlarm.org or call 844-319-6560 and press 9.

Pleasant Valley High School

Announcements:

School Board Forum:  Come and meet the candidates for Pleasant Valley School Board Director District #2, Brent Ayers and Deborah Kepple-Mamros.  On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, there will be an informal meet and greet event at 7:00pm in the Bridgeview Library (316 S. 12th Street, LeClaire, IA 52753).  Both candidates are running for the seat vacated by Heather Witters.  The school board election is Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

Lunch MenusPlease click here for the year’s lunch menus.

Upcoming Events

Run with Carl, Monday, September 4:  You still have time to sign up for Run with Carl.  Run the 5k and 5 mile!  Proceeds provide scholarships for PVHS students.  Register at www.runwithcarl.com.  It’s going to be a beautiful Labor Day!

Homecoming is next week!  Click here for everything you need to know.

Tuesday – Tie Dye Day
Wednesday – Twin Day
Thursday – Country versus Country Club Day
Friday – Spartan Spirit day!

September 7, 6:00pm Parade. Check out the map below for instructions.

Stay for the Carnival after the Parade!  We will have food trucks, a dunk tank, caricatures, face painting, henna, games, and much more. Admission is free at the Carnival, but wristbands which include unlimited games, 1 face painting, and 1 henna are $5 or individual tickets for games can be purchased for $0.50. All proceeds will be donated to the Student Hunger Drive. Food Trucks and Caricatures have various prices and will accept cash.

Coronation, Friday, September 8: Voting for Homecoming King and Queen will take place on the student portal throughout the week (deadline Thursday at 3:30pm). The coronation of the Homecoming king and queen will take place Friday during the spirit assembly at 10:25 a.m.

Homecoming Dance, Saturday, September 9, 8:30pm: PVHS PTA needs your help.  We are looking for adults to chaperone the Homecoming Dance on Saturday, September 9, 2017.  Please see SignUp (http://signup.com/go/iGEeTSW) for specific needs and let us know how you can help.

PTA Meeting, September 11Mark your calendars and plan to join us for the first PTA meeting of the school year on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the high school library.  Any questions, contact Kris at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or (563)949-7122.

Activities and Athletics

 

Pleasant Valley Trap Team Calling all interested new shooters!!!  We will be having a New Shooter Field Day on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m.  Cost is $30.00 (includes box of ammunition, targets and hearing protection).  You are responsible for eye protection.  Location is our home trap field – Clinton County Sportsman Club, 2860-270th Street, Dewitt, Iowa. For any NEW shooter interested in taking part, please email kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or call/text Kris at 563-949-7122 for more information and to let her know you plan to attend.  This will be a great opportunity to practice shooting, learn about firearms, and meet the coaches!  We look forward to seeing you there!!

Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale:   Question? Please contact Kris at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

Thursday, September 7th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE:  Enter thru pool lobby Door N9 (front of high school)

Friday, September 8th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
At the high school stadium during the football games!

Community Opportunities

Free Smoke Alarms:  The American Red Cross in collaboration with local fire departments and community partners will be installing 700 free smoke alarms in homes throughout the Quad City area on Saturday, October 14. Anyone who needs smoke alarms can sign-up at SoundtheAlarm.org or call 844-319-6560 and press 9.

 

 

#SpartanNation August 25, 2017

Posted August 25th, 2017

Bridgeview

Announcements

New Spelling Program:  Teachers have recently revised the district’s Word Work/Spelling Program for students in grades two through six.  Please click here to learn about the new program.

Upcoming Events

CHALLENGE  5, Wednesday, August 30: Staff will be giving students high fives on Wednesday, August 30th, as they walk the Yak n’ Trek course and arrive via vehicle at school to remind our families that we are encouraging all students to arrive to school on time each day. We will “Strive for 5…or less” absences for every child and staff member this year. Thanks to parents for being a partner in ensuring our kids get to school on time each day!

Digital Citizenship Community Meeting, August 30: Pleasant Valley Community School District is holding an important community wide event on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 6:30pm in the PVHS Theatre.  Paul Davis, a world-known expert on empowering parents and educating children about internet safety, will speak about digital trails, footprints, cyberbullying and responsibility online.  Mr. Davis has been addressing digital citizenship for years, training Canada’s Department of National Defense, Canada’s border service and more than 400,000 parents and students in North America. We encourage all parents K-12 to attend this important event, as we work together to mold our children into 21st century adults.

Run with Carl, September 4:  Still haven’t signed up for Run with Carl?  What are you waiting for?  This race has something for everyone!  Funds support Pleasant Valley students!  Because of funds from this race, 11 additional PV students have received a scholarship to college!  Register for the 5k, 5mile or ½ mile and 1 mile kids run here.   See you on Labor Day!

Activities & Athletics

Homecoming is the first week of September!

  • Remember to order your Homecoming t-shirt. Orders are due by August 27.   https://stores.inksoft.com/pv_homecoming
  • The Homecoming Parade is September 7th at 6 p.m. with set up beginning at 4:30 in the SCC Parking Lot.
  • The Homecoming Carnival is after the parade at 6:30 p.m. in the D parking lot at PVHS. All proceeds will be donated to the Student Hunger Drive. We will have food trucks, a dunk tank, caricatures, face painting, henna, games, and much more. Admission is free at the Carnival, but wristbands for unlimited games are $5 and individual tickets for games are $.50. Food Trucks and Caricatures accept cash.

Platinum Dance Camp, September 16:  Sign up now for the PVHS Platinum Dance Camp.  This camp is from 1:00pm-4:00pm at Hopewell Elementary for K-8 students.  Click here for more information and to sign up.

Community Opportunities

STEAM Opportunities:  Are you looking for some new STEAM opportunities for your child? The Quad Cities has a new space called 212 STEAM Labs where the goal is to provide extended opportunities to explore STEAM beyond the school day. We are now offering classes for preschool and grades 5-8 for September – December. Please go to https://www.212steamlabs.com/ to learn more and register for classes today.

Girl Scouts at Pleasant Valley:  Click here to learn about Girl Scout recruitment night.

Boy Scouts at Bridgeview: Click here to learn about the registration event.

Barnstormer Baseball:  Students interested in 9u baseball should contact Brian Knutson to tryout.  Email him at brianknutson27@gmail.com or call him at 563-210-1116.

Free Smoke Detectors  The American Red Cross in collaboration with local fire departments and community partners will be installing 700 free smoke alarms in homes throughout the Quad City area on Saturday, October 14.  Anyone who needs smoke alarms can sign-up at SoundtheAlarm.org or call 844-319-6560 and press 9. Volunteers will install the smoke alarms and help residents create a home fire escape plan. The smoke alarms and installation are free of charge and available to everyone in the area. Volunteers will install up to three smoke alarms per home. The smoke alarms have 10-year lithium batteries.

Cody

Announcements

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

Coming to School Reminder:  As a reminder, in the morning, all students must come through the building before heading to the playground.  We don’t want any students to walk directly to the playground from the parking lot. Car riders will wait in the cafeteria until the first bus arrives, then all students will use the doors at the end of the kindergarten hallway to enter the playground.

New Spelling Program:  Teachers have recently revised the district’s Word Work/Spelling Program for students in grades two through six.  Please click here to learn about the new program.

Don’t forget your to purchase your Cody Apparel! Shop now through August 27th at this link: http://www.adcraftwebstores.com/CodyElementarySchool2017

Upcoming Events

CHALLENGE  5, Wednesday, August 30: Welcome students to school on Wednesday, August 30th to promote the Challenge 5 Initiative.  We will gather at school entrances at 8:15 to high 5 kids into their school day.  Visit  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Pe7p1FATQ4&t=9s for more information.

Digital Citizenship Community Meeting, August 30: Pleasant Valley Community School District is holding an important community wide event on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 6:30pm in the PVHS Theatre.  Paul Davis, a world-known expert on empowering parents and educating children about internet safety, will speak about digital trails, footprints, cyberbullying and responsibility online.  Mr. Davis has been addressing digital citizenship for years, training Canada’s Department of National Defense, Canada’s border service and more than 400,000 parents and students in North America. We encourage all parents K-12 to attend this important event, as we work together to mold our children into 21st century adults.

Run with Carl, September 4:  Still haven’t signed up for Run with Carl?  What are you waiting for?  This race has something for everyone and funds support Pleasant Valley students!  Because of funds from this race, 11 additional PV students have received a scholarship to college!  Register for the 5k, 5mile or ½ mile and 1 mile kids run here.   See you on Labor Day!

Activities & Athletics

Homecoming is the first week of September!

  • Remember to order your Homecoming t-shirt. Orders are due by August 27.   https://stores.inksoft.com/pv_homecoming
  • The Homecoming Parade is September 7th at 6 p.m. with set up beginning at 4:30 in the SCC Parking Lot.
  • The Homecoming Carnival is after the parade at 6:30 p.m. in the D parking lot at PVHS. All proceeds will be donated to the Student Hunger Drive. We will have food trucks, a dunk tank, caricatures, face painting, henna, games, and much more. Admission is free at the Carnival, but wristbands for unlimited games are $5 and individual tickets for games are $.50. Food Trucks and Caricatures accept cash.

Platinum Dance Camp, September 16:  Sign up now for the PVHS Platinum Dance Camp.  This camp is from 1:00pm-4:00pm at Hopewell Elementary for K-8 students.  Click here for more information and to sign up.

Community Opportunities

STEAM Opportunities:  Are you looking for some new STEAM opportunities for your child? The Quad Cities has a new space called 212 STEAM Labs where the goal is to provide extended opportunities to explore STEAM beyond the school day. We are now offering classes for preschool and grades 5-8 for September – December. Please go to https://www.212steamlabs.com/ to learn more and register for classes today.

Girl Scouts at Pleasant Valley:  Click here to learn about Girl Scout recruitment night.

Barnstormer Baseball:  Students interested in 9u baseball should contact Brian Knutson to tryout.  Email him at brianknutson27@gmail.com or call him at 563-210-1116.

Free Smoke Detectors  The American Red Cross in collaboration with local fire departments and community partners will be installing 700 free smoke alarms in homes throughout the Quad City area on Saturday, October 14.  Anyone who needs smoke alarms can sign-up at SoundtheAlarm.org or call 844-319-6560 and press 9. Volunteers will install the smoke alarms and help residents create a home fire escape plan. The smoke alarms and installation are free of charge and available to everyone in the area. Volunteers will install up to three smoke alarms per home. The smoke alarms have 10-year lithium batteries.

 Hopewell

Announcements

New Spelling Program:  Teachers have recently revised the district’s Word Work/Spelling Program for students in grades two through six.  Please click here to learn about the new program.

Parking Lot Volunteers Needed: We are looking for volunteers to assist with drop-off and pick-up the first two weeks of school.  Please email sarasierk@hotmail.com if you can help!  Thank you!

Purchase Hopewell Apparel: Check out Hopewell apparel online!  The website is open for purchases through September 6thWWW.HTAPPAREL.COM

Upcoming Events

Morning Coffee, Monday, August 28: The PTA’s FIRST Morning Coffee with Mr. Welch will be on Monday, August 28th at 8:30-9:00 in the cafeteria.  Please join us!

CHALLENGE  5, Wednesday, August 30: Welcome students to school on Wednesday, August 30th to promote the Challenge 5 Initiative.  We will gather at school entrances at 8:15 to high 5 kids into their school day.  Visit  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Pe7p1FATQ4&t=9s for more information.  Please email sarasierk@hotmail.com if you can join the fun!

Digital Citizenship Community Meeting, August 30: Pleasant Valley Community School District is holding an important community wide event on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 6:30pm in the PVHS Theatre.  Paul Davis, a world-known expert on empowering parents and educating children about internet safety, will speak about digital trails, footprints, cyberbullying and responsibility online.  Mr. Davis has been addressing digital citizenship for years, training Canada’s Department of National Defense, Canada’s border service and more than 400,000 parents and students in North America. We encourage all parents K-12 to attend this important event, as we work together to mold our children into 21st century adults.

Run with Carl, September 4:  Still haven’t signed up for Run with Carl?  What are you waiting for?  This race has something for everyone and funds support Pleasant Valley students!  Because of funds from this race, 11 additional PV students have received a scholarship to college!  Register for the 5k, 5mile or ½ mile and 1 mile kids run here.   See you on Labor Day!

Room Parent Meeting Date Changed:  The room parent meeting scheduled for September 6th at 9:00 am has been to changed to September 19th at 9:00 am.

Activities & Athletics

Homecoming is the first week of September!

  • Remember to order your Homecoming t-shirt. Orders are due by August 27.   https://stores.inksoft.com/pv_homecoming
  • The Homecoming Parade is September 7th at 6 p.m. with set up beginning at 4:30 in the SCC Parking Lot.
  • The Homecoming Carnival is after the parade at 6:30 p.m. in the D parking lot at PVHS. All proceeds will be donated to the Student Hunger Drive. We will have food trucks, a dunk tank, caricatures, face painting, henna, games, and much more. Admission is free at the Carnival, but wristbands for unlimited games are $5 and individual tickets for games are $.50. Food Trucks and Caricatures accept cash.

Platinum Dance Camp, September 16:  Sign up now for the PVHS Platinum Dance Camp.  This camp is from 1:00pm-4:00pm at Hopewell Elementary for K-8 students.  Click here for more information and to sign up.

Community Opportunities

STEAM Opportunities:  Are you looking for some new STEAM opportunities for your child? The Quad Cities has a new space called 212 STEAM Labs where the goal is to provide extended opportunities to explore STEAM beyond the school day. We are now offering classes for preschool and grades 5-8 for September – December. Please go to https://www.212steamlabs.com/ to learn more and register for classes today.

Girl Scouts at Pleasant Valley:  Click here to learn about Girl Scout recruitment night.

Barnstormer Baseball:  Students interested in 9u baseball should contact Brian Knutson to tryout.  Email him at brianknutson27@gmail.com or call him at 563-210-1116.

Free Smoke Detectors  The American Red Cross in collaboration with local fire departments and community partners will be installing 700 free smoke alarms in homes throughout the Quad City area on Saturday, October 14.  Anyone who needs smoke alarms can sign-up at SoundtheAlarm.org or call 844-319-6560 and press 9. Volunteers will install the smoke alarms and help residents create a home fire escape plan. The smoke alarms and installation are free of charge and available to everyone in the area. Volunteers will install up to three smoke alarms per home. The smoke alarms have 10-year lithium batteries.

Pleasant View

Announcements

Parking and Pick-Up/Drop-Off at Pleasant View:  Now that the school year has started, please consider reviewing Pleasant View’s parking procedures. Two videos for pick-up/drop-off and general parking procedures are linked below.  Additional information can be found at our website: http://pleasval.org/plsv-parking-lot-procedures/.  Feel free to contact Mr. Cotton at 332-5575 or cottonsteven@pleasval.k12.ia.us with questions or ideas to improve safety and efficiency.

New Spelling Program:  Teachers have recently revised the district’s Word Work/Spelling Program for students in grades two through six.  Please click here to learn about the new program.

Upcoming Events

CHALLENGE  5, Wednesday, August 30: Welcome students to school on Wednesday, August 30th to promote the Challenge 5 Initiative.  We will gather at school entrances at 8:15 to high 5 kids into their school day.  Visit  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Pe7p1FATQ4&t=9s for more information.

Digital Citizenship Community Meeting, August 30: Pleasant Valley Community School District is holding an important community wide event on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 6:30pm in the PVHS Theatre.  Paul Davis, a world-known expert on empowering parents and educating children about internet safety, will speak about digital trails, footprints, cyberbullying and responsibility online.  Mr. Davis has been addressing digital citizenship for years, training Canada’s Department of National Defense, Canada’s border service and more than 400,000 parents and students in North America. We encourage all parents K-12 to attend this important event, as we work together to mold our children into 21st century adults.

Run with Carl, September 4:  Still haven’t signed up for Run with Carl?  What are you waiting for?  This race has something for everyone and funds support Pleasant Valley students!  Because of funds from this race, 11 additional PV students have received a scholarship to college!  Register for the 5k, 5mile or ½ mile and 1 mile kids run here.   See you on Labor Day!

Activities & Athletics

Homecoming is the first week of September!

  • Remember to order your Homecoming t-shirt. Orders are due by August 27.   https://stores.inksoft.com/pv_homecoming
  • The Homecoming Parade is September 7th at 6 p.m. with set up beginning at 4:30 in the SCC Parking Lot.
  • The Homecoming Carnival is after the parade at 6:30 p.m. in the D parking lot at PVHS. All proceeds will be donated to the Student Hunger Drive. We will have food trucks, a dunk tank, caricatures, face painting, henna, games, and much more. Admission is free at the Carnival, but wristbands for unlimited games are $5 and individual tickets for games are $.50. Food Trucks and Caricatures accept cash.

Platinum Dance Camp, September 16:  Sign up now for the PVHS Platinum Dance Camp.  This camp is from 1:00pm-4:00pm at Hopewell Elementary for K-8 students.  Click here for more information and to sign up.

Community Opportunities

STEAM Opportunities:  Are you looking for some new STEAM opportunities for your child? The Quad Cities has a new space called 212 STEAM Labs where the goal is to provide extended opportunities to explore STEAM beyond the school day. We are now offering classes for preschool and grades 5-8 for September – December. Please go to https://www.212steamlabs.com/ to learn more and register for classes today.

Girl Scouts at Pleasant Valley:  Click here to learn about Girl Scout recruitment night.

Barnstormer Baseball:  Students interested in 9u baseball should contact Brian Knutson to tryout.  Email him at brianknutson27@gmail.com or call him at 563-210-1116.

Free Smoke Detectors  The American Red Cross in collaboration with local fire departments and community partners will be installing 700 free smoke alarms in homes throughout the Quad City area on Saturday, October 14.  Anyone who needs smoke alarms can sign-up at SoundtheAlarm.org or call 844-319-6560 and press 9. Volunteers will install the smoke alarms and help residents create a home fire escape plan. The smoke alarms and installation are free of charge and available to everyone in the area. Volunteers will install up to three smoke alarms per home. The smoke alarms have 10-year lithium batteries.

Riverdale Heights

Announcements

Riverdale Heights Apparel Sale:  The PTA’s 2017 apparel sale begins August 28th. Order online at www.adcraftwebstores.com/riverdaleheightsfall2017  Orders with payment are due by Tuesday, September 5th. PLEASE NOTE: orders will not be accepted after September 5th.  Estimated shipping date is September 21st with orders shipped directly to your home.

New Spelling Program:  Teachers have recently revised the district’s Word Work/Spelling Program for students in grades two through six.  Please click here to learn about the new program.

Upcoming Events

CHALLENGE  5, Wednesday, August 30: Welcome students to school on Wednesday, August 30th to promote the Challenge 5 Initiative.  We will gather at school entrances at 8:15 to high 5 kids into their school day.  Visit  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Pe7p1FATQ4&t=9s for more information.

Digital Citizenship Community Meeting, August 30: Pleasant Valley Community School District is holding an important community wide event on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 6:30pm in the PVHS Theatre.  Paul Davis, a world-known expert on empowering parents and educating children about internet safety, will speak about digital trails, footprints, cyberbullying and responsibility online.  Mr. Davis has been addressing digital citizenship for years, training Canada’s Department of National Defense, Canada’s border service and more than 400,000 parents and students in North America. We encourage all parents K-12 to attend this important event, as we work together to mold our children into 21st century adults.

Run with Carl, September 4:  Still haven’t signed up for Run with Carl?  What are you waiting for?  This race has something for everyone and funds support Pleasant Valley students!  Because of funds from this race, 11 additional PV students have received a scholarship to college!  Register for the 5k, 5mile or ½ mile and 1 mile kids run here.   See you on Labor Day!

Blood Drive, September 15:  Sign up to donate any time between 2:00pm -5:45pm.  Email Megan Piechowski piechowskim@yahoo.com to schedule your appointment.  The drive helps Riverdale Heights Elementary earn a grant through the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center’s Life$avings program.  We need to fill our schedule to earn our grant!

Activities & Athletics

PTA Clubs, Register August 28:  Riverdale Height’s PTA club registration opens Monday morning – August 28, 2017 at 7am.  Registration is online again this year.  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 each year – one in each semester. Each child will get to participate in 2 clubs per semester including Geography Club (NEW this year!), 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.  Club registration is on a first come, first serve basis.  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.

Club Volunteers:  We couldn’t have clubs without all our great volunteers!  Those volunteers need your help!  They are planning on leading the club but if you can help by assisting the students in the activities it would be greatly appreciated.  Please email Eman Eskander at ginamomy@aol.com or Kelli Hehlke at kelli.hehlke@gmail.com

 Homecoming is the first week of September!

  • Remember to order your Homecoming t-shirt. Orders are due by August 27.   https://stores.inksoft.com/pv_homecoming
  • The Homecoming Parade is September 7th at 6 p.m. with set up beginning at 4:30 in the SCC Parking Lot.
  • The Homecoming Carnival is after the parade at 6:30 p.m. in the D parking lot at PVHS. All proceeds will be donated to the Student Hunger Drive. We will have food trucks, a dunk tank, caricatures, face painting, henna, games, and much more. Admission is free at the Carnival, but wristbands for unlimited games are $5 and individual tickets for games are $.50. Food Trucks and Caricatures accept cash.

 Platinum Dance Camp, September 16:  Sign up now for the PVHS Platinum Dance Camp.  This camp is from 1:00pm-4:00pm at Hopewell Elementary for K-8 students.  Click here for more information and to sign up.

Community Opportunities

STEAM Opportunities:  Are you looking for some new STEAM opportunities for your child? The Quad Cities has a new space called 212 STEAM Labs where the goal is to provide extended opportunities to explore STEAM beyond the school day. We are now offering classes for preschool and grades 5-8 for September – December. Please go to https://www.212steamlabs.com/ to learn more and register for classes today.

Girl Scouts at Pleasant Valley:  Click here to learn about Girl Scout recruitment night.

Barnstormer Baseball:  Students interested in 9u baseball should contact Brian Knutson to tryout.  Email him at brianknutson27@gmail.com or call him at 563-210-1116.

Free Smoke Detectors  The American Red Cross in collaboration with local fire departments and community partners will be installing 700 free smoke alarms in homes throughout the Quad City area on Saturday, October 14.  Anyone who needs smoke alarms can sign-up at SoundtheAlarm.org or call 844-319-6560 and press 9. Volunteers will install the smoke alarms and help residents create a home fire escape plan. The smoke alarms and installation are free of charge and available to everyone in the area. Volunteers will install up to three smoke alarms per home. The smoke alarms have 10-year lithium batteries.

Pleasant Valley Junior High

Announcements

New Traffic Flow for Pick Up and Drop Off:  Please look at the map below for the new traffic pattern.  Buses will go around back and car drivers will use the front of the building.

 

 

Washington, D.C. Trip: 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

For daily announcements from PVJH, click here.

Upcoming Events

CHALLENGE  5, Wednesday, August 30: Welcome students to school on Wednesday, August 30th to promote the Challenge 5 Initiative.  We will gather at school entrances at 7:15 to high 5 kids into their school day.  Visit  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Pe7p1FATQ4&t=9s for more information.

Digital Citizenship Community Meeting, August 30: Pleasant Valley Community School District is holding an important community wide event on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 6:30pm in the PVHS Theatre.  Paul Davis, a world-known expert on empowering parents and educating children about internet safety, will speak about digital trails, footprints, cyberbullying and responsibility online.  Mr. Davis has been addressing digital citizenship for years, training Canada’s Department of National Defense, Canada’s border service and more than 400,000 parents and students in North America. We encourage all parents K-12 to attend this important event, as we work together to mold our children into 21st century adults.

Run with Carl, September 4:  Still haven’t signed up for Run with Carl?  What are you waiting for?  This race has something for everyone and funds support Pleasant Valley students!  Because of funds from this race, 11 additional PV students have received a scholarship to college!  Register for the 5k, 5mile or ½ mile and 1 mile kids run here.   See you on Labor Day!

Activities & Athletics

Homecoming is the first week of September!

  • Remember to order your Homecoming t-shirt. Orders are due by August 27.   https://stores.inksoft.com/pv_homecoming
  • The Homecoming Parade is September 7th at 6 p.m. with set up beginning at 4:30 in the SCC Parking Lot.
  • The Homecoming Carnival is after the parade at 6:30 p.m. in the D parking lot at PVHS. All proceeds will be donated to the Student Hunger Drive. We will have food trucks, a dunk tank, caricatures, face painting, henna, games, and much more. Admission is free at the Carnival, but wristbands for unlimited games are $5 and individual tickets for games are $.50. Food Trucks and Caricatures accept cash.

Platinum Dance Camp, September 16:  Sign up now for the PVHS Platinum Dance Camp.  This camp is from 1:00pm-4:00pm at Hopewell Elementary for K-8 students.  Click here for more information and to sign up.

Community Opportunities

STEAM Opportunities:  Are you looking for some new STEAM opportunities for your child? The Quad Cities has a new space called 212 STEAM Labs where the goal is to provide extended opportunities to explore STEAM beyond the school day. We are now offering classes for preschool and grades 5-8 for September – December. Please go to https://www.212steamlabs.com/ to learn more and register for classes today.

Girl Scouts at Pleasant Valley:  Click here to learn about Girl Scout recruitment night.

Free Smoke Detectors  The American Red Cross in collaboration with local fire departments and community partners will be installing 700 free smoke alarms in homes throughout the Quad City area on Saturday, October 14.  Anyone who needs smoke alarms can sign-up at SoundtheAlarm.org or call 844-319-6560 and press 9. Volunteers will install the smoke alarms and help residents create a home fire escape plan. The smoke alarms and installation are free of charge and available to everyone in the area. Volunteers will install up to three smoke alarms per home. The smoke alarms have 10-year lithium batteries.

Pleasant Valley High School

Announcements

For daily announcement from PVHS, click here.

Upcoming Events

CHALLENGE  5, Wednesday, August 30: Welcome students to school on Wednesday, August 30th to promote the Challenge 5 Initiative.  We will gather at school entrances at 7:45am to high 5 kids into their school day.  Visit  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Pe7p1FATQ4&t=9s for more information.

Digital Citizenship Community Meeting, August 30: Pleasant Valley Community School District is holding an important community wide event on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 6:30pm in the PVHS Theatre.  Paul Davis, a world-known expert on empowering parents and educating children about internet safety, will speak about digital trails, footprints, cyberbullying and responsibility online.  Mr. Davis has been addressing digital citizenship for years, training Canada’s Department of National Defense, Canada’s border service and more than 400,000 parents and students in North America. We encourage all parents K-12 to attend this important event, as we work together to mold our children into 21st century adults.

Run with Carl, September 4:  Still haven’t signed up for Run with Carl?  What are you waiting for?  This race has something for everyone and funds support Pleasant Valley students!  Because of funds from this race, 11 additional PV students have received a scholarship to college!  Register for the 5k, 5mile or ½ mile and 1 mile kids run here.   See you on Labor Day!

Activities & Athletics

Homecoming is the first week of September!

  • Remember to order your Homecoming t-shirt. Orders are due by August 27.   https://stores.inksoft.com/pv_homecoming
  • The Homecoming Parade is September 7th at 6 p.m. with set up beginning at 4:30 in the SCC Parking Lot.
  • The Homecoming Carnival is after the parade at 6:30 p.m. in the D parking lot at PVHS. All proceeds will be donated to the Student Hunger Drive. We will have food trucks, a dunk tank, caricatures, face painting, henna, games, and much more. Admission is free at the Carnival, but wristbands for unlimited games are $5 and individual tickets for games are $.50. Food Trucks and Caricatures accept cash.

Community Opportunities

Girl Scouts at Pleasant Valley:  Click here to learn about Girl Scout recruitment night.

Free Smoke Detectors  The American Red Cross in collaboration with local fire departments and community partners will be installing 700 free smoke alarms in homes throughout the Quad City area on Saturday, October 14.  Anyone who needs smoke alarms can sign-up at SoundtheAlarm.org or call 844-319-6560 and press 9. Volunteers will install the smoke alarms and help residents create a home fire escape plan. The smoke alarms and installation are free of charge and available to everyone in the area. Volunteers will install up to three smoke alarms per home. The smoke alarms have 10-year lithium batteries.

 

New Spelling Program, Grades 2-6

Posted August 25th, 2017

Teachers have recently revised the district’s Word Work/Spelling Program for students in grades two through six. Spelling lists will continue to be individualized for the learner, but new word lists have been derived from content aligned to core instruction at each grade level. Students will practice and apply common language patterns to gain linguistic knowledge and confidence in their reading and writing skills. Instruction follows a developmental continuum and is grounded in research. From 2nd – 6th grade, children will grow in awareness of word sounds (phonological awareness), knowledge of spelling patterns in words (orthographic knowledge), knowledge of word origin (etymological knowledge), and the understanding of relationships among base words and their derivational forms (morphological awareness).  A strong spelling program actually helps a child become a better speller, as well as a more fluent reader and writer… and that is our goal!

Although spelling procedures may vary somewhat from week to week, the following routines will be maintained:

  • Take a pretest on words; Check and rewrite
  • Create an individual list; Take a copy home
  • Daily instruction of word patterns. Student practices at school with formative feedback provided
  • Additional spelling practice at home
  • Take final spelling test at the end of the week; Record missed words

Parental support is an essential part of any school program, and we value a partnership in your child’s learning! Instruction of spelling patterns and ongoing practice of skills will happen in the classroom where teachers can provide formative feedback to students. You can enhance your child’s spelling success by talking about the weekly pattern and by facilitating additional practice at home, however, sentence writing will not be assigned as homework. With these new supports in place, we will expect your child to demonstrate accurate reading and writing across the school day and in other settings, as well. Please contact your teacher with any questions or concerns.

PV Celebrates Staff’s Years of Service

Posted August 22nd, 2017

During the All-District Meeting on August 18, 2017, the Pleasant Valley Community School District honored faculty and staff members for years of service to the district and to our children.  Please thank the following people when you see them at school this week!

20 Years

PV celebrates staff members who've served from 20 years.

Drew Anderson
David Barber
Karen Bemis
Lisa Bradley
James Dennis
Diane Fight
Linda Heiselman
Christopher Kohn
Jennifer Lynn Krier
Rebecca Larson
Lorrie Long
Lynne Lundberg
Jane Morse
Nicole Pitcher
Laurene Smith
Brandon Tolle
Jennifer Umland
Rebecca Yerington

25 Years

PV celebrates staff members who've served from 25 years.
Beverly Anderson
Jamie Homb
David Hult
Eric Royer
Julie Small
LeAnn Sokolik
Theresa Staley
Michael Strobbe

30 Years

30years
Ann Bollmann
Craig Clark
Eric Crawford

35 Years

35-years
Joe Ambrose
Maury Betzel
Beth Campbell
Mike Zimmer

40 Years

40years
Randy Teymer
Ray LaFrentz

Meet PV’s New Faculty and Staff

Posted August 22nd, 2017

We are thrilled to welcome nearly 50 new faculty and staff members to the Pleasant Valley Community School District.  We know their expertise will only make PV stronger.  Please click on the gallery below to see who’s new to your school.

#SpartanNation August 11, 2017

Posted August 11th, 2017

Bridgeview

Announcements

Find everything you need to know about Back to School here.

Free and Reduced Application:  New this year, we are introducing an online free and reduced application process to reduce paper and save you time.  Please see the below instructions to begin your student’s 2017-2018 Free and Reduced Application.

  • To begin your online Free and Reduced Application, please log into your Parent Portal Account here.  (If you do not have an account please call our Administration Center at 563-332-5550.)
  • Please note that the Free and Reduced Application must be accessed from the Portal website link above; it is not available through the Portal Mobile App.
  • Once logged in, click the link for “Applications/Forms” on the left.
  • Select “Click to start meal benefit application”

YMCA Wraparound Programs: If you are looking for childcare before or after school for your elementary student, the YMCA offers assistance beginning at 6:00 am and after school until 6:00 pm.  Please note the program will be offered at each elementary school this year. For additional information and cost, please contact Michelle Mann, Kids Club Coordinator, at 563-345-6508.

Upcoming Events

Meet and Greet, August 21, 5:30pm:  Unpack your backpack and meet new friends and teachers! We invite families new to the school to join us at 5:00pm.

First Day of School, August 23, 8:30am:  We can’t wait to see you!

Strive for 5 Day, August 30:  This year, the Pleasant Valley Community School District is teaming up with school districts across the Quad Cities and the United Way to increase attendance.  We encourage you to watch this one-minute video about the mission and importance of having students at school every day.  We’re hoping you’ll help us break attendance records on Wednesday, August 30.  We’re challenging every student to come to school to get the year started off right!

Activities & Athletics

OPUS Honor Choirs Auditions Workshop, Saturday, August 26:  This workshop will be held at Pleasant Valley Junior High and will get you ready to audition for the statewide OPUS honor choirs. Pleasant Valley teachers Mr. Baxter, Ms. Casey, Mrs. Cibula, Mr. Connell, Mr. Grau, Mrs. Lyon, and Mrs. Thompson will lead the sessions.  Sign up here or go to the PV Choirs website. Please read this document to get your questions answered.

Workshop Times:
5th and 6th Grade: 8:00 am – 8:50 am
7th and 8th Grade: 9:00 am – 9:50 am
9th Grade: 10:00 am – 10:50 am

Century Club: The start to the school year is right around the corner.  Century Club passes and reserved seating for football are still available.  Please complete this form and return it to the PVHS Main Office.  Please contact the High School at 332-5151 with questions.  Go Spartans!

Community Opportunities

Barnstormer Tryouts: Click here for tryouts for the 8U Barnstormer Clutch team.

Cody

Announcements

Find everything you need to know about Back to School here.

Free and Reduced Application:  New this year, we are introducing an online free and reduced application process to reduce paper and save you time.  Please see the below instructions to begin your student’s 2017-2018 Free and Reduced Application.

  • To begin your online Free and Reduced Application, please log into your Parent Portal Account here.  (If you do not have an account please call our Administration Center at 563-332-5550.)
  • Please note that the Free and Reduced Application must be accessed from the Portal website link above; it is not available through the Portal Mobile App.
  • Once logged in, click the link for “Applications/Forms” on the left.
  • Select “Click to start meal benefit application”

YMCA Wraparound Programs: If you are looking for childcare before or after school for your elementary student, the YMCA offers assistance beginning at 6:00 am and after school until 6:00 pm.  Please note the program will be offered at each elementary school this year. For additional information and cost, please contact Michelle Mann, Kids Club Coordinator, at 563-345-6508.

Upcoming Events

Meet and Greet, August 21, 5:30pm:  Unpack your backpack and meet new friends and teachers! We invite families new to the school to join us at 5:00pm.

First Day of School, August 23, 8:30am:  We can’t wait to see you!

Strive for 5 Day, August 30:  This year, the Pleasant Valley Community School District is teaming up with school districts across the Quad Cities and the United Way to increase attendance.  We encourage you to watch this one-minute video about the mission and importance of having students at school every day.  We’re hoping you’ll help us break attendance records on Wednesday, August 30.  We’re challenging every student to come to school to get the year started off right!

Activities & Athletics

OPUS Honor Choirs Auditions Workshop, Saturday, August 26:  This workshop will be held at Pleasant Valley Junior High and will get you ready to audition for the statewide OPUS honor choirs. Pleasant Valley teachers Mr. Baxter, Ms. Casey, Mrs. Cibula, Mr. Connell, Mr. Grau, Mrs. Lyon, and Mrs. Thompson will lead the sessions.  Sign up here or go to the PV Choirs website. Please read this document to get your questions answered.

Workshop Times:
5th and 6th Grade: 8:00 am – 8:50 am
7th and 8th Grade: 9:00 am – 9:50 am
9th Grade: 10:00 am – 10:50 am

Century Club: The start to the school year is right around the corner.  Century Club passes and reserved seating for football are still available.  Please complete this form and return it to the PVHS Main Office.  Please contact the High School at 332-5151 with questions.  Go Spartans!

Community Opportunities

Barnstormer Tryouts: Click here for tryouts for the 8U Barnstormer Clutch team.

Hopewell

Announcements

Find everything you need to know about Back to School here.

Free and Reduced Application:  New this year, we are introducing an online free and reduced application process to reduce paper and save you time.  Please see the below instructions to begin your student’s 2017-2018 Free and Reduced Application.

  • To begin your online Free and Reduced Application, please log into your Parent Portal Account here.  (If you do not have an account please call our Administration Center at 563-332-5550.)
  • Please note that the Free and Reduced Application must be accessed from the Portal website link above; it is not available through the Portal Mobile App.
  • Once logged in, click the link for “Applications/Forms” on the left.
  • Select “Click to start meal benefit application”

YMCA Wraparound Programs: If you are looking for childcare before or after school for your elementary student, the YMCA offers assistance beginning at 6:00 am and after school until 6:00 pm.  Please note the program will be offered at each elementary school this year. For additional information and cost, please contact Michelle Mann, Kids Club Coordinator, at 563-345-6508.

Upcoming Events

Meet and Greet, August 21, 5:30pm:  Unpack your backpack and meet new friends and teachers! We invite families new to the school to join us at 5:00pm.

While you’re at Meet and Greet, the Hopewell PTA will have donation boxes in the cafeteria for Hopewell Harvest,  so you can easily turn in any items you’ve collected over the summer!  Hopewell Harvest is coming up on Friday, October 13th! We need the help and support from our Hopewell families in order to make this event a success!. Below is a list of items requested.

  • Items for the Silent Auction Baskets (gift cards, event tickets, items to go into the baskets)
  • Empty baskets or containers used to assemble the Silent Auction Baskets
  • Exciting Raffle items (items in the past have included electric scooters, gaming systems such as the Xbox, iPads, Kindles, electric guitars, tickets to a local event)
  • Books for kids of all ages for the Cake Walk Trinkets to be used as game prizes (kid’s meal toys, promotional items from businesses, small bouncy balls, etc.)

Thanks for your support in making Hopewell Harvest a success. If you have any questions, please contact one of our Harvest Co-Chairs. See you at Back to School Night!
Lauren Sels and Shawna Shields
lauren.sels@gmail.com
shawnashields@hotmail.com

First Day of School, August 23, 8:30am:  We can’t wait to see you!

Strive for 5 Day, August 30:  This year, the Pleasant Valley Community School District is teaming up with school districts across the Quad Cities and the United Way to increase attendance.  We encourage you to watch this one-minute video about the mission and importance of having students at school every day.  We’re hoping you’ll help us break attendance records on Wednesday, August 30.  We’re challenging every student to come to school to get the year started off right!

Activities & Athletics

OPUS Honor Choirs Auditions Workshop, Saturday, August 26:  This workshop will be held at Pleasant Valley Junior High and will get you ready to audition for the statewide OPUS honor choirs. Pleasant Valley teachers Mr. Baxter, Ms. Casey, Mrs. Cibula, Mr. Connell, Mr. Grau, Mrs. Lyon, and Mrs. Thompson will lead the sessions.  Sign up here or go to the PV Choirs website. Please read this document to get your questions answered.

Workshop Times:
5th and 6th Grade: 8:00 am – 8:50 am
7th and 8th Grade: 9:00 am – 9:50 am
9th Grade: 10:00 am – 10:50 am

Century Club: The start to the school year is right around the corner.  Century Club passes and reserved seating for football are still available.  Please complete this form and return it to the PVHS Main Office.  Please contact the High School at 332-5151 with questions.  Go Spartans!

Community Opportunities

Barnstormer Tryouts: Click here for tryouts for the 8U Barnstormer Clutch team.

Pleasant View

Announcements

Find everything you need to know about Back to School here.

Free and Reduced Application:  New this year, we are introducing an online free and reduced application process to reduce paper and save you time.  Please see the below instructions to begin your student’s 2017-2018 Free and Reduced Application.

  • To begin your online Free and Reduced Application, please log into your Parent Portal Account here.  (If you do not have an account please call our Administration Center at 563-332-5550.)
  • Please note that the Free and Reduced Application must be accessed from the Portal website link above; it is not available through the Portal Mobile App.
  • Once logged in, click the link for “Applications/Forms” on the left.
  • Select “Click to start meal benefit application”

YMCA Wraparound Programs: If you are looking for childcare before or after school for your elementary student, the YMCA offers assistance beginning at 6:00 am and after school until 6:00 pm.  Please note the program will be offered at each elementary school this year. For additional information and cost, please contact Michelle Mann, Kids Club Coordinator, at 563-345-6508.

Upcoming Events

Meet and Greet, August 21, 5:30pm:  Unpack your backpack and meet new friends and teachers! We invite families new to the school to join us at 5:00pm.

First Day of School, August 23, 8:30am:  We can’t wait to see you!

Strive for 5 Day, August 30:  This year, the Pleasant Valley Community School District is teaming up with school districts across the Quad Cities and the United Way to increase attendance.  We encourage you to watch this one-minute video about the mission and importance of having students at school every day.  We’re hoping you’ll help us break attendance records on Wednesday, August 30.  We’re challenging every student to come to school to get the year started off right!

Activities & Athletics

OPUS Honor Choirs Auditions Workshop, Saturday, August 26:  This workshop will be held at Pleasant Valley Junior High and will get you ready to audition for the statewide OPUS honor choirs. Pleasant Valley teachers Mr. Baxter, Ms. Casey, Mrs. Cibula, Mr. Connell, Mr. Grau, Mrs. Lyon, and Mrs. Thompson will lead the sessions.  Sign up here or go to the PV Choirs website. Please read this document to get your questions answered.

Workshop Times:
5th and 6th Grade: 8:00 am – 8:50 am
7th and 8th Grade: 9:00 am – 9:50 am
9th Grade: 10:00 am – 10:50 am

Century Club: The start to the school year is right around the corner.  Century Club passes and reserved seating for football are still available.  Please complete this form and return it to the PVHS Main Office.  Please contact the High School at 332-5151 with questions.  Go Spartans!

Community Opportunities

Barnstormer Tryouts: Click here for tryouts for the 8U Barnstormer Clutch team.

Riverdale Heights

Announcements

Find everything you need to know about Back to School here.

Free and Reduced Application:  New this year, we are introducing an online free and reduced application process to reduce paper and save you time.  Please see the below instructions to begin your student’s 2017-2018 Free and Reduced Application.

  • To begin your online Free and Reduced Application, please log into your Parent Portal Account here.  (If you do not have an account please call our Administration Center at 563-332-5550.)
  • Please note that the Free and Reduced Application must be accessed from the Portal website link above; it is not available through the Portal Mobile App.
  • Once logged in, click the link for “Applications/Forms” on the left.
  • Select “Click to start meal benefit application”

YMCA Wraparound Programs: If you are looking for childcare before or after school for your elementary student, the YMCA offers assistance beginning at 6:00 am and after school until 6:00 pm.  Please note the program will be offered at each elementary school this year. For additional information and cost, please contact Michelle Mann, Kids Club Coordinator, at 563-345-6508.

Upcoming Events

Meet and Greet, August 21, 5:30pm:  Unpack your backpack and meet new friends and teachers! We invite families new to the school to join us at 5:00pm.

First Day of School, August 23, 8:30am:  We can’t wait to see you!

Strive for 5 Day, August 30:  This year, the Pleasant Valley Community School District is teaming up with school districts across the Quad Cities and the United Way to increase attendance.  We encourage you to watch this one-minute video about the mission and importance of having students at school every day.  We’re hoping you’ll help us break attendance records on Wednesday, August 30.  We’re challenging every student to come to school to get the year started off right!

Activities & Athletics

OPUS Honor Choirs Auditions Workshop, Saturday, August 26:  This workshop will be held at Pleasant Valley Junior High and will get you ready to audition for the statewide OPUS honor choirs. Pleasant Valley teachers Mr. Baxter, Ms. Casey, Mrs. Cibula, Mr. Connell, Mr. Grau, Mrs. Lyon, and Mrs. Thompson will lead the sessions.  Sign up here or go to the PV Choirs website. Please read this document to get your questions answered.

Workshop Times:
5th and 6th Grade: 8:00 am – 8:50 am
7th and 8th Grade: 9:00 am – 9:50 am
9th Grade: 10:00 am – 10:50 am

Century Club: The start to the school year is right around the corner.  Century Club passes and reserved seating for football are still available.  Please complete this form and return it to the PVHS Main Office.  Please contact the High School at 332-5151 with questions.  Go Spartans!

Community Opportunities

Barnstormer Tryouts: Click here for tryouts for the 8U Barnstormer Clutch team.

Pleasant Valley Junior High

Find everything you need to know about Back to School here.

Free and Reduced Application:  New this year, we are introducing an online free and reduced application process to reduce paper and save you time.  Please see the below instructions to begin your student’s 2017-2018 Free and Reduced Application.

  • To begin your online Free and Reduced Application, please log into your Parent Portal Account here.  (If you do not have an account please call our Administration Center at 563-332-5550.)
  • Please note that the Free and Reduced Application must be accessed from the Portal website link above; it is not available through the Portal Mobile App.
  • Once logged in, click the link for “Applications/Forms” on the left.
  • Select “Click to start meal benefit application”

Upcoming Events

PTA Social, August 15, 6:00pm: Our first social of the year is TUESDAY!  It’s a great chance for the students to get together and have a fun time before school begins!

Back to School Social
Tuesday, August 15th
6:00pm – 7:30 pm
PV Junior High School
$1 Admission
Concessions and Activities
PARENTS!!! there are 2 ways to help PTA for this event:
Bring Concession Donations (SIGNUP LINK):      http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D48A8AF2BA2F85-concessionsocial
VOLUNTEER! (SIGNUP LINK):     
http://signup.com/login/entry/74703360115335607

Back to School Day, August 16:  Join us from 9:00am to 6:00pm!  Students can do the following:

  1. Log on to student portal to access student schedules that will include locker #’s and combinations.
  2. Walk their schedules.
  3. Find their lockers, practice combinations and put school supplies in lockers.
  4. Sign up for sports and/or activities.
  5. Find bus assignments, pickup and drop off location, pickup and drop off time, as well as find activity bus information.
  6. Pay fees and/or add money to lunch accounts.
  7. Visit with nurse as needed – 7th grade parents need to provide proof that their student has received the required dose of Meningococcal vaccine if have not already done so.
  8.  Pleasant Valley Athletic Boosters will be selling PV gear.

First Day of School, August 23, 7:30am:  We can’t wait to see you!

Open House, August 24, 6:30pmClick here for  a schedule for the night.

Strive for 5 Day, August 30:  This year, the Pleasant Valley Community School District is teaming up with school districts across the Quad Cities and the United Way to increase attendance.  We encourage you to watch this one-minute video about the mission and importance of having students at school every day.  We’re hoping you’ll help us break attendance records on Wednesday, August 30.  We’re challenging every student to come to school to get the year started off right!

Activities & Athletics

OPUS Honor Choirs Auditions Workshop, Saturday, August 26:  This workshop will be held at Pleasant Valley Junior High and will get you ready to audition for the statewide OPUS honor choirs. Pleasant Valley teachers Mr. Baxter, Ms. Casey, Mrs. Cibula, Mr. Connell, Mr. Grau, Mrs. Lyon, and Mrs. Thompson will lead the sessions.  Sign up here or go to the PV Choirs website. Please read this document to get your questions answered.

Workshop Times:
5th and 6th Grade: 8:00 am – 8:50 am
7th and 8th Grade: 9:00 am – 9:50 am
9th Grade: 10:00 am – 10:50 am

7th & 8th Grade Football:  Read this letter and make sure you’re ready for the first practice on August 23, 2017.

Century Club: The start to the school year is right around the corner.  Century Club passes and reserved seating for football are still available.  Please complete this form and return it to the PVHS Main Office.  Please contact the High School at 332-5151 with questions.  Go Spartans!

Pleasant Valley High School

Announcements

Find everything you need to know about Back to School here.

Free and Reduced Application:  New this year, we are introducing an online free and reduced application process to reduce paper and save you time.  Please see the below instructions to begin your student’s 2017-2018 Free and Reduced Application.

  • To begin your online Free and Reduced Application, please log into your Parent Portal Account here.  (If you do not have an account please call our Administration Center at 563-332-5550.)
  • Please note that the Free and Reduced Application must be accessed from the Portal website link above; it is not available through the Portal Mobile App.
  • Once logged in, click the link for “Applications/Forms” on the left.
  • Select “Click to start meal benefit application”

Upcoming Events

August 16-17:    9:00am – 3:00pm Junior Parking Tag Pick-Up

Please note: (if applicable) Scott Community College Course Application/Registration must be complete before your parking tag will be issued.
Please Note:  Parking tags will not be dispersed between August 17th -22nd. You may pick up your parking tag on August 23rd.

August 21:           5:30pm Fall Sports Kickoff Dinner
August 21:           7:00pm PVHS Open House – parents will follow a short 8 minute bell schedule
August 23:           8:10am First Day of School (Early Dismissal 10-12 Grade 12:05pm)
August 24-25:     PVHS ID Pictures during wellness class. Click here for a look at the picture packages.

Strive for 5 Day, August 30:  This year, the Pleasant Valley Community School District is teaming up with school districts across the Quad Cities and the United Way to increase attendance.  We encourage you to watch this one-minute video about the mission and importance of having students at school every day.  We’re hoping you’ll help us break attendance records on Wednesday, August 30.  We’re challenging every student to come to school to get the year started off right!

Activities and Athletics

OPUS Honor Choirs Auditions Workshop, Saturday, August 26:  This workshop will be held at Pleasant Valley Junior High and will get you ready to audition for the statewide OPUS honor choirs. Pleasant Valley teachers Mr. Baxter, Ms. Casey, Mrs. Cibula, Mr. Connell, Mr. Grau, Mrs. Lyon, and Mrs. Thompson will lead the sessions.  Sign up here or go to the PV Choirs website. Please read this document to get your questions answered.

Workshop Times:
5th and 6th Grade: 8:00 am – 8:50 am
7th and 8th Grade: 9:00 am – 9:50 am
9th Grade: 10:00 am – 10:50 am

Century Club: The start to the school year is right around the corner.  Century Club passes and reserved seating for football are still available.  Please complete this form and return it to the PVHS Main Office.  Please contact the High School at 332-5151 with questions.  Go Spartans!

Community Opportunities

Engineering Day for Juniors and Seniors: On September 1st, juniors and seniors interested in engineering are invited to a High School Engineering Career Exploration Day at Western Illinois University. A Sign-up Sheet is on the Career Center Bulletin Board inside the Counseling Office. If you have questions email Mrs. Johnson at johnsonmary@pleasval.k12.ia.us

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Posted August 4th, 2017

Bridgeview

Announcements

Back to School Central:  Click here for all you need to know before you go back to school!

Main Office Opens, August 7: We look forward to kicking off the 2017-2018 school year on a positive note! Contact the main office at 563-332-0215 if you have any questions.

Free and Reduced Application:  New this year, we are introducing an online free and reduced application process to reduce paper and save you time.  Please see the below instructions on beginning your student’s 2017-2018 Free and Reduced Application.

  • To begin your Online free and reduced application, please log into your Parent Portal Account here.  (If you do not have an account please call our Administration Center at 563-332-5550.)
  • Please note that Free and Reduced application must be accessed from the Portal website link above; it is not available through the Portal Mobile App.
  • Once logged in, click the link for “Applications/Forms” on the left
  • Select “Click to start meal benefit application”

After your application has been processed you will receive notification in your parent portal inbox.  If you are unable to complete the online application please click on the link http://pleasval.org/free-and-reduced-meal-information/ If you have questions about our Food Service Program, please contact Food Service Director, Andrea Mahler, at 563-332-5550 or mahlerandrea@pleasval.k12.ia.us

YMCA Wraparound Programs: If you are looking for childcare before or after school for your elementary student, the YMCA offers assistance beginning at 6:00 am and after school until 6:00 pm.  Please note the program will be offered at each elementary school this year..  For additional information and cost, please contact Michelle Man, Kids Club Coordinator, at 563-345-6508.

Upcoming Events

Meet and Greet, August 21, 5:30pm:  Unpack your backpack and meet new friends!

First Day of School, August 23, 8:30am:  We can’t wait to see you!

Strive for 5 Day, August 30:  This year, the Pleasant Valley Community School District is teaming up with school districts across the Quad Cities and the United Way to increase attendance.  We encourage you to watch this one-minute video about the mission and importance of having students at school every day.  We’re hoping you’ll help us break attendance records on Wednesday, August 30.  We’re challenging every student to come to school to get the year started off right!

Athletics & Activities

PVHS State Champion Softball Gear:  Celebrate the State Champion Softball Team by purchasing apparel.  The webstore closes Sunday, August 6, at midnight.  Click here to order your gear.

Community Opportunities

Barnstormer Tryouts: They are looking for a few players for our 10U travel baseball team. Click here to learn about individual tryouts.

PV X-plostion Tryouts, August 6:  The PV X-plosion softball club will be holding tryouts for new teams and to add players to existing ones on August 6 at the Pleasant Valley High School softball fields.  Times for tryouts are as follows:

10U – 4:00~5:30 pm
14U – 5:30~7:00 pm
8U – 6:00~7:30 pm
12U – if interested, please call Justin Paul @ 563-505-5211.

In all cases, please pre-register at www.pvxplosionsoftball.org/tryouts/ so we know you are coming and can avoid filling out information forms on site.  PV X-plosion is proud to support the growth and development of the future Spartan softball players.

Cody

Announcements

Back to School Central:  Click here for all you need to know before you go back to school!

Main Office Opens, August 7: We look forward to kicking off the 2017-2018 school year on a positive note! Contact the main office at 563-332-0210 if you have any questions.

Free and Reduced Application:  New this year, we are introducing an online free and reduced application process to reduce paper and save you time.  Please see the below instructions on beginning your student’s 2017-2018 Free and Reduced Application.

  • To begin your Online free and reduced application, please log into your Parent Portal Account here.  (If you do not have an account please call our Administration Center at 563-332-5550.)
  • Please note that Free and Reduced application must be accessed from the Portal website link above; it is not available through the Portal Mobile App.
  • Once logged in, click the link for “Applications/Forms” on the left
  • Select “Click to start meal benefit application”

After your application has been processed you will receive notification in your parent portal inbox.  If you are unable to complete the online application please click on the link http://pleasval.org/free-and-reduced-meal-information/ If you have questions about our Food Service Program, please contact Food Service Director, Andrea Mahler, at 563-332-5550 or mahlerandrea@pleasval.k12.ia.us

YMCA Wraparound Programs: If you are looking for childcare before or after school for your elementary student, the YMCA offers assistance beginning at 6:00 am and after school until 6:00 pm.  Please note the program will be offered at each elementary school this year..  For additional information and cost, please contact Michelle Mann, Kids Club Coordinator, at 563-345-6508.

Upcoming Events

Meet and Greet, August 21, 5:30pm:  Unpack your backpack and meet new friends!

First Day of School, August 23, 8:30am:  We can’t wait to see you!

Strive for 5 Day, August 30:  This year, the Pleasant Valley Community School District is teaming up with school districts across the Quad Cities and the United Way to increase attendance.  We encourage you to watch this one-minute video about the mission and importance of having students at school every day.  We’re hoping you’ll help us break attendance records on Wednesday, August 30.  We’re challenging every student to come to school to get the year started off right!

Athletics & Activities

PVHS State Champion Softball Gear:  Celebrate the State Champion Softball Team by purchasing apparel.  The webstore closes Sunday, August 6, at midnight.  Click here to order your gear.

Community Opportunities

Barnstormer Tryouts: They are looking for a few players for our 10U travel baseball team. Click here to learn about individual tryouts.

PV X-plosion Tryouts, August 6:  The PV X-plosion softball club will be holding tryouts for new teams and to add players to existing ones on August 6 at the Pleasant Valley High School softball fields.  Times for tryouts are as follows:

10U – 4:00~5:30 pm
14U – 5:30~7:00 pm
8U – 6:00~7:30 pm
12U – if interested, please call Justin Paul @ 563-505-5211.

In all cases, please pre-register at www.pvxplosionsoftball.org/tryouts/ so we know you are coming and can avoid filling out information forms on site.  PV X-plosion is proud to support the growth and development of the future Spartan softball players.

Hopewell

Announcements

Back to School Central:  Click here for all you need to know before you go back to school!

Main Office Opens, August 7: We look forward to kicking off the 2017-2018 school year on a positive note! Contact the main office at 563-332-0250 5 if you have any questions.

Free and Reduced Application:  New this year, we are introducing an online free and reduced application process to reduce paper and save you time.  Please see the below instructions on beginning your student’s 2017-2018 Free and Reduced Application.

  • To begin your Online free and reduced application, please log into your Parent Portal Account here.  (If you do not have an account please call our Administration Center at 563-332-5550.)
  • Please note that Free and Reduced application must be accessed from the Portal website link above; it is not available through the Portal Mobile App.
  • Once logged in, click the link for “Applications/Forms” on the left
  • Select “Click to start meal benefit application”

After your application has been processed you will receive notification in your parent portal inbox.  If you are unable to complete the online application please click on the link http://pleasval.org/free-and-reduced-meal-information/ If you have questions about our Food Service Program, please contact Food Service Director, Andrea Mahler, at 563-332-5550 or mahlerandrea@pleasval.k12.ia.us

YMCA Wraparound Programs: If you are looking for childcare before or after school for your elementary student, the YMCA offers assistance beginning at 6:00 am and after school until 6:00 pm.  Please note the program will be offered at each elementary school this year..  For additional information and cost, please contact Michelle Mann, Kids Club Coordinator, at 563-345-6508.

Upcoming Events

Meet and Greet, August 21, 5:30pm:  Unpack your backpack and meet new friends!

PTA Meeting, August 21, 6:30pm:  Join us for the first PTA meeting of the year!

First Day of School, August 23, 8:30am:  We can’t wait to see you!

Strive for 5 Day, August 30:  This year, the Pleasant Valley Community School District is teaming up with school districts across the Quad Cities and the United Way to increase attendance.  We encourage you to watch this one-minute video about the mission and importance of having students at school every day.  We’re hoping you’ll help us break attendance records on Wednesday, August 30.  We’re challenging every student to come to school to get the year started off right!

Athletics & Activities

First Lego League Volunteers Needed:  We’re looking for parents who are interested and available in being coaches for First Lego League Junior team(s) at Hopewell (targeted grades are students entering 2nd through 4th). Please email Yudith Meade at yudith_opel@yahoo.com  for more details if you are interested by August 11.

PVHS State Champion Softball Gear:  Celebrate the State Champion Softball Team by purchasing apparel.  The webstore closes Sunday, August 6, at midnight.  Click here to order your gear.

Community Opportunities

Barnstormer Tryouts: They are looking for a few players for our 10U travel baseball team. Click here to learn about individual tryouts.

PV X-plosion Tryouts, August 6:  The PV X-plosion softball club will be holding tryouts for new teams and to add players to existing ones on August 6 at the Pleasant Valley High School softball fields.  Times for tryouts are as follows:

10U – 4:00~5:30 pm
14U – 5:30~7:00 pm
8U – 6:00~7:30 pm
12U – if interested, please call Justin Paul @ 563-505-5211.

In all cases, please pre-register at www.pvxplosionsoftball.org/tryouts/ so we know you are coming and can avoid filling out information forms on site.  PV X-plosion is proud to support the growth and development of the future Spartan softball players.

Pleasant View

Announcements

Back to School Central:  Click here for all you need to know before you go back to school!

Main Office Opens, August 7: We look forward to kicking off the 2017-2018 school year on a positive note! Contact the main office at 563-332-5575  if you have any questions.

Free and Reduced Application:  New this year, we are introducing an online free and reduced application process to reduce paper and save you time.  Please see the below instructions on beginning your student’s 2017-2018 Free and Reduced Application.

  • To begin your Online free and reduced application, please log into your Parent Portal Account here.  (If you do not have an account please call our Administration Center at 563-332-5550.)
  • Please note that Free and Reduced application must be accessed from the Portal website link above; it is not available through the Portal Mobile App.
  • Once logged in, click the link for “Applications/Forms” on the left
  • Select “Click to start meal benefit application”

After your application has been processed you will receive notification in your parent portal inbox.  If you are unable to complete the online application please click on the link http://pleasval.org/free-and-reduced-meal-information/ If you have questions about our Food Service Program, please contact Food Service Director, Andrea Mahler, at 563-332-5550 or mahlerandrea@pleasval.k12.ia.us

YMCA Wraparound Programs: If you are looking for childcare before or after school for your elementary student, the YMCA offers assistance beginning at 6:00 am and after school until 6:00 pm.  Please note the program will be offered at each elementary school this year..  For additional information and cost, please contact Michelle Mann, Kids Club Coordinator, at 563-345-6508.

Upcoming Events

Meet and Greet, August 21, 5:30pm:  Unpack your backpack and meet new friends!

First Day of School, August 23, 8:30am:  We can’t wait to see you!

Strive for 5 Day, August 30:  This year, the Pleasant Valley Community School District is teaming up with school districts across the Quad Cities and the United Way to increase attendance.  We encourage you to watch this one-minute video about the mission and importance of having students at school every day.  We’re hoping you’ll help us break attendance records on Wednesday, August 30.  We’re challenging every student to come to school to get the year started off right!

Athletics & Activities

PVHS State Champion Softball Gear:  Celebrate the State Champion Softball Team by purchasing apparel.  The webstore closes Sunday, August 6, at midnight.  Click here to order your gear.

Community Opportunities

Barnstormer Tryouts: They are looking for a few players for our 10U travel baseball team. Click here to learn about individual tryouts.

PV X-plosion Tryouts, August 6:  The PV X-plosion softball club will be holding tryouts for new teams and to add players to existing ones on August 6 at the Pleasant Valley High School softball fields.  Times for tryouts are as follows:

10U – 4:00~5:30 pm
14U – 5:30~7:00 pm
8U – 6:00~7:30 pm
12U – if interested, please call Justin Paul @ 563-505-5211.

In all cases, please pre-register at www.pvxplosionsoftball.org/tryouts/ so we know you are coming and can avoid filling out information forms on site.  PV X-plosion is proud to support the growth and development of the future Spartan softball players.

 

Riverdale Heights

Announcements

Back to School Central:  Click here for all you need to know before you go back to school!

 Free and Reduced Application:  New this year, we are introducing an online free and reduced application process to reduce paper and save you time.  Please see the below instructions on beginning your student’s 2017-2018 Free and Reduced Application.

  • To begin your Online free and reduced application, please log into your Parent Portal Account here.  (If you do not have an account please call our Administration Center at 563-332-5550.)
  • Please note that Free and Reduced application must be accessed from the Portal website link above; it is not available through the Portal Mobile App.
  • Once logged in, click the link for “Applications/Forms” on the left
  • Select “Click to start meal benefit application”

After your application has been processed you will receive notification in your parent portal inbox.  If you are unable to complete the online application please click on the link http://pleasval.org/free-and-reduced-meal-information/ If you have questions about our Food Service Program, please contact Food Service Director, Andrea Mahler, at 563-332-5550 or mahlerandrea@pleasval.k12.ia.us

YMCA Wraparound Programs: If you are looking for childcare before or after school for your elementary student, the YMCA offers assistance beginning at 6:00 am and after school until 6:00 pm.  Please note the program will be offered at each elementary school this year..  For additional information and cost, please contact Michelle Mann, Kids Club Coordinator, at 563-345-6508.

Upcoming Events

Meet and Greet, August 21, 5:30pm:  Unpack your backpack and meet new friends!

First Day of School, August 23, 8:30am:  We can’t wait to see you!

Strive for 5 Day, August 30:  This year, the Pleasant Valley Community School District is teaming up with school districts across the Quad Cities and the United Way to increase attendance.  We encourage you to watch this one-minute video about the mission and importance of having students at school every day.  We’re hoping you’ll help us break attendance records on Wednesday, August 30.  We’re challenging every student to come to school to get the year started off right!

Athletics & Activities

PVHS State Champion Softball Gear:  Celebrate the State Champion Softball Team by purchasing apparel.  The webstore closes Sunday, August 6, at midnight.  Click here to order your gear.

Community Opportunities

Barnstormer Tryouts: They are looking for a few players for our 10U travel baseball team. Click here to learn about individual tryouts.

PV X-plosion Tryouts, August 6:  The PV X-plosion softball club will be holding tryouts for new teams and to add players to existing ones on August 6 at the Pleasant Valley High School softball fields.  Times for tryouts are as follows:

10U – 4:00~5:30 pm
14U – 5:30~7:00 pm
8U – 6:00~7:30 pm
12U – if interested, please call Justin Paul @ 563-505-5211.

In all cases, please pre-register at www.pvxplosionsoftball.org/tryouts/ so we know you are coming and can avoid filling out information forms on site.  PV X-plosion is proud to support the growth and development of the future Spartan softball players.

Pleasant Valley Junior High

Announcements

Back to School Central:  Click here for all you need to know before you go back to school!

New Traffic Flow for Pick Up and Drop Off:  Please click on the map below for the new traffic pattern.  Buses will go around back and car drivers will use the front of the building.

Free and Reduced Application:  New this year, we are introducing an online free and reduced application process to reduce paper and save you time.  Please see the below instructions on beginning your student’s 2017-2018 Free and Reduced Application.

  • To begin your Online free and reduced application, please log into your Parent Portal Account here.  (If you do not have an account please call our Administration Center at 563-332-5550.)
  • Please note that Free and Reduced application must be accessed from the Portal website link above; it is not available through the Portal Mobile App.
  • Once logged in, click the link for “Applications/Forms” on the left
  • Select “Click to start meal benefit application”

After your application has been processed you will receive notification in your parent portal inbox.  If you are unable to complete the online application please click on the link http://pleasval.org/free-and-reduced-meal-information/ If you have questions about our Food Service Program, please contact Food Service Director, Andrea Mahler, at 563-332-5550 or mahlerandrea@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Upcoming Events

PTA Meeting, August 8, 8:45am:  Join us for our first meeting of the year!

PTA Back to School Social, August 15

Registration, August 16, 9:00am – 6:00pm

Building open

August 17, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
August 18, – 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
August 21, 8:00 a.m.,  3:00 p.m.
August 22,  8:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m.

First Day of School, August 23, 7:34 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.

Athletics & Activities

PVHS State Champion Softball Gear:  Celebrate the State Champion Softball Team by purchasing apparel.  The webstore closes Sunday, August 6, at midnight.  Click here to order your gear.

PVJH Football:  We hope that you had a safe summer and enjoyed your time off.  The school year and football season is only a few days away.  We want to remind you about a few important dates:

Wednesday, August 23 –1st day FOOTBALL EQUIPMENT ISSUE & PRACTICE w/ helmets for 8th grade & 7th grade practice

Thursday, August 24 – FOOTBALL EQUIPMENT ISSUE & PRACTICE w/ helmets for 7th grade & 8th grade practice

Friday, Monday & Tuesday – FOOTBALL PRACTICE w/ helmets and shoulder pads

Wednesday, August 30 – FOOTBALL PRACTICE w/ Full Pads

Practice is from 3:15 – 4:50 pm (Monday thru Friday)

ACTIVITY BUS WILL DEPART AT 5:OO

A CURRENT PHYSICAL FORM & A SIGNED CONCUSSION FACT SHEET NEEDS TO BE ON FILE AT THE JUNIOR HIGH IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN AFTERSCHOOL ACTIVITIES Click here for the form.

Questions Concerning the possibility of concussions in football please read this document:

Bring in the following items to practice:

T-Shirt or practice jersey

Shorts

White socks

Shoes (preferably cleats)

Temple’s Sporting Goods (Moline, IL) and Dick’s Sporting Goods usually provide a discount to students


We are looking forward to working with your athletes! GO SPARTANS !!!!!!!

Community Opportunities

PV X-plosion Tryouts, August 6:  The PV X-plosion softball club will be holding tryouts for new teams and to add players to existing ones on August 6 at the Pleasant Valley High School softball fields.  Times for tryouts are as follows:

10U – 4:00~5:30 pm
14U – 5:30~7:00 pm
8U – 6:00~7:30 pm
12U – if interested, please call Justin Paul @ 563-505-5211.

In all cases, please pre-register at www.pvxplosionsoftball.org/tryouts/ so we know you are coming and can avoid filling out information forms on site.  PV X-plosion is proud to support the growth and development of the future Spartan softball players.

 

Pleasant Valley High School

Announcements

Back to School Central:  Click here for all you need to know before you go back to school!

 Free and Reduced Application:  New this year, we are introducing an online free and reduced application process to reduce paper and save you time.  Please see the below instructions on beginning your student’s 2017-2018 Free and Reduced Application.

  • To begin your Online free and reduced application, please log into your Parent Portal Account here.  (If you do not have an account please call our Administration Center at 563-332-5550.)
  • Please note that Free and Reduced application must be accessed from the Portal website link above; it is not available through the Portal Mobile App.
  • Once logged in, click the link for “Applications/Forms” on the left
  • Select “Click to start meal benefit application”

After your application has been processed you will receive notification in your parent portal inbox.  If you are unable to complete the online application please click on the link http://pleasval.org/free-and-reduced-meal-information/ If you have questions about our Food Service Program, please contact Food Service Director, Andrea Mahler, at 563-332-5550 or mahlerandrea@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Upcoming Events

Senior Registration:

August 7, 9:00am-4:00pm, Last Names A-L
August 8, 9:00am-4:00pm, Last Names M-Z

Parking Tag Pick Up:

August 7, 9:00am -3:30pm — Seniors Only
August 8, 9:00am -3:30pm — Seniors Only
August 16, 9:00am – 3:00pm — Juniors Only
August 17, 9:00am – 3:00pm — Juniors Only
***Juniors — Parking tags will not be dispersed between August 17th and August 22nd.  You may pick up your tag on August 23rd.
***If applicable —  Scott Community College Course Application/Registration must be complete before your parking tag will be issued.

Fall Sports Kickoff Dinner, August 21, 5:30pm

PVHS Open House, August 21, 7:00pm  Parents will follow a short 8 minute bell schedule

First Day of School, August 23, 8:10am Early Dismissal 10-12 Grade 12:05pm

Athletics & Activities

PVHS State Champion Softball Gear:  Celebrate the State Champion Softball Team by purchasing apparel.  The webstore closes Sunday, August 6, at midnight.  Click here to order your gear.

Fall Sports Start Monday, August 7:  All fall sports begin on Monday, August 7.  Students must have a valid physical and signed concussion form on file at PVHS to begin practice.  Forms are located here.  Please contact the High School at 332-5151 with questions.

Girls Swimming & Diving: Attention all girls planning on participating on the PVHS Swimming and Diving Team:  Practice will begin on Monday morning at 7:30am-9:30am because of construction at PVHS.

PVHS Volleyball Tryouts:  Attention all 9th-12th grade girls planning on trying out for the 2017 PVHS Volleyball teams, Tryouts have been MOVED to the Junior High on Monday and Tuesday (8/7 and 8/8).  The times are still the same (8:30-10:30am and 4:00-6:00pm both days).  You need to attend all 4 tryouts sessions.  Practice on Wednesday will be held at the Junior High also at the same times.

Century Club: The start to the school year is right around the corner.  Century Club passes and reserved seating for football are still available.  Please complete this form and return it to the PVHS Main Office.  Please contact the High School at 332-5151 with questions.  Go Spartans!

Community Opportunities

United States Service Academy Open House, August 11: Click here to learn about the event which will focus on the application and nomination process from the nation’s five service academies.

 

Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation Awards 79 Scholarships

Posted May 12th, 2017

When the Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation started 25 years ago, just two students received a scholarship – one boy and one girl were each awarded $500.  A lot has changed during the quarter of century.  On May 10, 2017, the PVEF awarded scholarships to 79 Pleasant Valley High School seniors, totaling nearly $85,000.

“This is a celebration of the 79 seniors, but also of the people who elected to invest their resources in the development of our future young leaders,”  PVEF President Dave Borcherding said.  “As with any investment, these generous donors are expecting a return on that investment. Your return to them is dedicating yourself to lifelong learning and using that learning to find the opportunities for which you are destined to provide the solutions.”

During the ceremony, families honored their loved ones, businesses thanked the community and all sent the message that PV supports its students now and will into the future.

“You know we’re proud of you,” Superintendent Dr. Jim Spelhaug said. “We also have expectations for you.  One of the reasons we award these scholarships is to remind you that it isn’t on your own that you’ve gotten to where you are.  Faculty, family and the community have stood beside you.  Our expectation is that you will go out into the world and stand beside someone else who needs it.”

Pleasant Valley Community School District believes in the best educational experience “not for some kids, but for all kids,” and the Foundation’s scholarship program represents that belief.  Scholarship recipients represent the entire 2017 class.  While some scholarships are awarded to top level students, scholarships are also awarded for character and work ethic.  Most awardees are students with a drive to succeed with a wide range interests from medicine to music to mechanics.

One of the presenters, Dr. Radhika Kolla, spoke of her mother-in-law and why her family chose to honor her with a scholarship.  Hashmat Siddiqui grew up during India’s independence from the British Empire.  Millions were uprooted from their homes, including Hashmat.  However, she was determined to get an education even though many girls stayed home from school fearing for their safety.  Hashmat went on to earn a Masters in Geography and Islamic studies and became an educator.  Dr. Kolla said her mother-in-law’s determination is inspiring and emphasized the need for diverse ways of thinking.  (Read the stories behind every scholarship at pleasval.org/foundation/.)

The PVEF raises funds through a golf outing in April, the road race Run with Carl in September, and through dozens of families and businesses who’ve chosen to endow scholarships.  If you are interested in learning more about the PVEF, please contact Secretary Beth Marsoun at marsounbeth@pleasval.k12.ia.us.

The full list of scholarship winners is below our picture gallery.

 

Arconic Science Achievement Scholarship                                                                                   Emily Suen

Ann & Rainsford Brown, Jr. Memorial Scholarship                                                                   Jerry Pendleton

Bettendorf Hy-Vee Citizenship Scholarship                                                                                Kelsey Borbeck

Bettendorf Rotary: Chuck Mooney/William Stradt/Rich & Dee James Scholarship         Lillian Jones

Bettendorf Rotary: Chuck Mooney/William Stradt/Rich & Dee James Scholarship         Elizabeth Zupancic

PV/Bettendorf Baseball Participation Scholarship                                                                    Michael Tappa

Bill & Ellen Stradt Family Scholarship                                                                                         Alexis Cordts

Brett Greenwood “Total Effort” Scholarship                                                                               Addie Swanson

Bridgeview Elementary Achievement Scholarship                                                                    Danielle Henricksen

Carl D. Schillig Memorial Scholarship                                                                                          Kaitlyn Evans

Carolyn & Joseph Martin Family Scholarship                                                                            Reagan Putnam

Christine Harvey True Blue Scholarship                                                                                      Sally Walker

Chuck Murphy Spartan Spirit Scholarship                                                                                  Rachel Tebbe

Cody Elementary Achievement Scholarship                                                                               Dylan Hartford

Coe Noack Memorial Scholarship                                                                                                 Abigail Reese

Crystal Neuhaus Memorial Scholarship                                                                                      Claire Park

Cyndy Behrer Leadership Scholarship                                                                                         Vincent Gnad

Dale Barber “True Grit” Scholarship                                                                                            Michael Showers

David J. Ramnath Memorial Scholarship                                                                                   Emily Nutt

Deborah R. Menke Leadership Scholarship                                                                               Jarrin Flores

Dr. Vijay Rajendran Family Scholarship                                                                                     Emily Bruinsma

English Department Achievement Scholarship                                                                        Julia Said

Evelyn Lehman iHope Scholarship                                                                                              Teleah Thomas

Family & Consumer Sciences Achievement Scholarship                                                         Emma Hartman

Hashmat Siddiqui & Manazir Family Scholarship                                                                    Austin Stickel

Andrew Green Memorial Scholarship                                                                                         Ellie Kurth

Fred & Maxine Green Family Scholarship                                                                                 Andrew Wendel

James D. Morrison Memorial Scholarship                                                                                Patrick McMonagle

Jana S. Witte Memorial Band Scholarship                                                                                Ian Aplington

Jana S. Witte Memorial Orchestra Scholarship                                                                        Harrison Qu

Jana S. Witte Memorial Vocal Music Scholarship                                                                    Megan Maloney

Janet E. Keady Memorial Scholarship                                                                                        Mark Conway

Jeffrey J. Donahue Memorial Scholarship                                                                                 Damandeep Riat

Jeffrey J. Donahue Memorial Scholarship                                                                                 Terry Saul

Jeremy “Red” Scannell Memorial Scholarship                                                                          Austin Kress

Jon Allbee Memorial Scholarship                                                                                                Sarah Meyers

John P. Bowe Memorial Scholarship                                                                                          Millenama Prasai

Joe & Sue Kaesbauer Memorial Scholarship                                                                            Cameron Trentz

Joshua D. Fullmer Memorial Scholarship                                                                                 Zachary Pilger

Kathryn Ludwig Humanitarian Scholarship                                                                             Anna Grace Molinari

LeClaire Lions Club Service Scholarship                                                                                    Rachel Rector

LeClaire Manufacturing Achievement Scholarship                                                                 McClain Acri

Lindsay Suhl Memorial Scholarship                                                                                            Cecily Clark

Marilyn M. & Burton C. Gearhart Family Scholarship                                                            Ryan Thompson

Math Department Achievement Scholarship                                                                            Samuel Lederman

Merrit Parsons Memorial Scholarship                                                                                        Matthew Nelson

Merrit & Dorothy Parsons Family Scholarship                                                                         Ebteehal Ismail

ORA Orthopedics Musculoskeletal Health Scholarship                                                          Jared Allbee

Paul N. Lensmeyer Memorial Scholarship                                                                                 Carrie Peterson

Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company Scholarship                                                                                Rachel Barber

Performing and Visual Arts Achievement Scholarship                                                          Catherine Byrne

Philip A. Czachowski Memorial Scholarship                                                                             Keeli Richards

Pleasant View Elementary Achievement Scholarship                                                             Alexander Wong

PTA Character Counts Scholarship                                                                                             Marie DeLessio

Pleasant Valley Education Association Scholarship                                                                Grace Wilson

Quad City Telugu Sangham Scholarship                                                                                    Aditya Subramaniam

R Hovey Tinsman, Jr. Memorial Scholarship                                                                           Christian Jones

Ralph & Marjorie VenHorst Family Scholarship                                                                      Megan Hackney

Rao Chitneni Memorial Scholarship                                                                                           Laura Butler

Riverdale Heights Elementary Achievement Scholarship                                                      Lauren Carroll

Snow Masonic Lodge #44 Scholarship                                                                                       Isaac Sears

Social Studies Department Achievement Scholarship                                                            Samuel Lundry

Spartan Nation Band Scholarship                                                                                               Mallory Obenauf

Spartan Nation Boys’ Cross Country Scholarship                                                                    Christian Simmons

Spartan Nation Determination Scholarship                                                                              Hannah DePover

Spartan Nation Extra Mile Scholarship                                                                                      Samina Abdullah

Spartan Nation Girls’ Cross Country Scholarship                                                                    Lillie Klauer

Spartan Nation iHope Scholarship                                                                                              Alexander Leonard

Spartan Nation iHope Scholarship                                                                                              Andrew Van Nattan

Spartan Nation iHope Scholarship                                                                                              Andrew Gratton

Spartan Nation Perseverance Scholarship                                                                                 Sarah Yoerger

Spartan STEM Scholarship                                                                                                           Cole Edwards

Steven J. Vander Horn Memorial Scholarship                                                                          Ryan Brohm

Ted & Carole Minnick Family Scholarship                                                                                 Ariel Rivera

Tinsman Family Education Scholarship                                                                                     Olivia Heckel

Tom & Martha Shaff Licea Family Scholarship                                                                         Mackinsey Paulson

Tom St. Clair Memorial Scholarship                                                                                            Hannah Humes

William “Bill” Stickel Memorial Scholarship                                                                              Jonathan Crouse

World Language Department Achievement Scholarship                                                         Abigail Schaller

#SpartanNation April 28, 2017

Posted April 28th, 2017

Bridgeview

Wednesday, May 3, is an early dismissal day!

Bridgeview Says Thank You:  The staff and students at Bridgeview would like to express our thanks to the PTA and the Bridgeview Community for the success of the Walkathon today! Despite the fact that the weather wasn’t our best friend, the money raised during the week will add soft seating and an art wall to our library.  We are very grateful for your support!!

PTA Pulse:  Click here to learn about the next PTA meeting, the Book Fair and Grandparents/VIP Day.

Attention 5th grade parents!  The 2017-2018 6th grade band is about to be formed!  On Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. in the PV High School Band Room, there will be a general information meeting to explain our beginning band program. Click here for more information about beginning band.

Grandparents and Special Guests, Friday, May 5:  Once again, the staff and students are very excited to welcome you to the building on Friday, May 5th from 1:00-3:00.  Due to the lunch schedule, we would ask that you not arrive before the designated time, and when you do, plan to enter through Door C.  We will have student hosts and hostesses to help you find your students’ classrooms.  Parking, on a first-come, first serve basis, will be available in the school parking lots and behind the building as well as along the streets near the building.  (Also, be advised you may get hit up for a new book or two with the book sale in the cafeteria after the event). Parents are asked to notify their child’s teacher in writing if their child(ren) will be leaving with their grandparent or special guest at the end of the afternoon.

Parking Request, Friday, May 12:  The First Presbyterian Church of LeClaire has been a great partner to Bridgeview School this past year (and many years before, I might add).  Many times they have allowed us to informally and unofficially use their parking lot and turn around area as a “pick-up and drop-off zone” for Bridgeview parents.  However, due to a special event at the church on Friday, May 12, they have asked that parents and school personnel please not park in the church parking lot or turn around area during the pick-up time after schoolThank you in advance for your awareness of and compliance with this request.

The Dental Bus is coming to PV! The mobile dental clinic is coming to Bridgeview on May 17, 2017. Sign your student up today for a FREE dental exam and cleaning. Your child may be eligible if:

You do not have a dentist.
You do not have dental insurance.
It has been more than a year since your child’s last dental visit.
Your child qualifies for free or reduced meals.

*This service may be used to complete the kindergarten dental screening requirement*.  Exams will be done on site during the school day. Appointments last about 30 minutes. If further treatment is needed, the following services will be provided free based on the availability of the Give Kids a Smile dentists:

X-rays
Amalgam/Composite fillings
Tooth extractions
Root canals
Orthodontics

Complete this permission form and place in envelope or return form to school health office. Forms must be turned in by May 1st, 2017. Please contact your school nurse, Joette Strobbe, at 563-332-0215 with questions.

Department of Education Survey:  Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) requires states to report the percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with IEPs. The Iowa Department of Education is gathering these data as a census for both students with and without an IEP using a brief three-question survey. Click here to take the three question survey.

PV Foundation Auction Ends Today:  Mother’s and Father’s Day are right around the corner! Get them a great present and help the PV Foundation raise money for student scholarships. Check out our online auction!  Check out the list of items below and bid at http://pleasval.org/foundation-auction/  The auction ends Friday, April 28, at 4pm.

Stay and Play Package at Keller’s Crossing at Stone Creek, 2 nights, 3 rounds of golf for four, valued at $800.  Current Bid — $400
Davenport Country Club, 1 round of golf for four, valued at $700. Current Bid — $325
Crow Valley, 1 round of golf for four, valued at $500.  Current Bid — $350
TPC at Deere Run, 1 round of golf for two, valued at $176.  Current Bid — $225
Happy Joe’s Pizza for a Year, valued at $225.  Current Bid — $250
Isabel Bloom Lucky the Elephant, valued at $36.50.  Current Bid — $35
John Deere Kid’s Tractor, valued at $300.  Current Bid — $250
HON Perch Chair, valued at $400.  Current Bid — $200
Merle Normal Bag containing make up and gift certificate, six bags available, valued at $40.  Current Bid — $28
Artswork Blown Glass Sculpture, valued at $50.  Current Bid — $55
Dwellings $50 Gift Card.  Current Bid $55
Alex and Ani Bracelet from Necker’s Jewelers, valued at $58.  Current Bid — $50
Biolage Basket, valued at $40.  Current Bid — $30
Letty’s Design and Home Decor Fresh Flower Bouquet, valued at $50.  Current Bid — $50
Letty’s Design and Home Decor $100 off a Wedding Package.  Current Bid — $0

Cody

Variety Show is Tonight! The start time has been pushed back to 5:30, allowing more time for volunteers to setup and children to prepare their acts. Join us in the Cody gym to support and celebrate our incredibly talented kids!

Attention 5th grade parents!  The 2017-2018 6th grade band is about to be formed!  On Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. in the PV High School Band Room, there will be a general information meeting to explain our beginning band program. Click here for more information about beginning band.

Wednesday, May 3, is an early dismissal day!

The Dental Bus is coming to PV! The mobile dental clinic is coming to Cody on May 17, 2017. Sign your student up today for a FREE dental exam and cleaning. Your child may be eligible if:

You do not have a dentist.
You do not have dental insurance.
It has been more than a year since your child’s last dental visit.
Your child qualifies for free or reduced meals.

*This service may be used to complete the kindergarten dental screening requirement*.  Exams will be done on site during the school day. Appointments last about 30 minutes. If further treatment is needed, the following services will be provided free based on the availability of the Give Kids a Smile dentists:

X-rays
Amalgam/Composite fillings
Tooth extractions
Root canals
Orthodontics

Complete this permission form and place in envelope or return form to school health office. Forms must be turned in by May 1st, 2017. Please contact your school nurse, Ann Harris, at 563-332-0210 with questions.

Department of Education Survey:  Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) requires states to report the percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with IEPs. The Iowa Department of Education is gathering these data as a census for both students with and without an IEP using a brief three-question survey. Click here to take the three question survey.

PV Foundation Auction Ends Today:  Mother’s and Father’s Day are right around the corner! Get them a great present and help the PV Foundation raise money for student scholarships. Check out our online auction!  Check out the list of items below and bid at http://pleasval.org/foundation-auction/  The auction ends Friday, April 28, at 4pm.

Stay and Play Package at Keller’s Crossing at Stone Creek, 2 nights, 3 rounds of golf for four, valued at $800.  Current Bid — $400
Davenport Country Club, 1 round of golf for four, valued at $700. Current Bid — $325
Crow Valley, 1 round of golf for four, valued at $500.  Current Bid — $350
TPC at Deere Run, 1 round of golf for two, valued at $176.  Current Bid — $225
Happy Joe’s Pizza for a Year, valued at $225.  Current Bid — $250
Isabel Bloom Lucky the Elephant, valued at $36.50.  Current Bid — $35
John Deere Kid’s Tractor, valued at $300.  Current Bid — $250
HON Perch Chair, valued at $400.  Current Bid — $200
Merle Normal Bag containing make up and gift certificate, six bags available, valued at $40.  Current Bid — $28
Artswork Blown Glass Sculpture, valued at $50.  Current Bid — $55
Dwellings $50 Gift Card.  Current Bid $55
Alex and Ani Bracelet from Necker’s Jewelers, valued at $58.  Current Bid — $50
Biolage Basket, valued at $40.  Current Bid — $30
Letty’s Design and Home Decor Fresh Flower Bouquet, valued at $50.  Current Bid — $50
Letty’s Design and Home Decor $100 off a Wedding Package.  Current Bid — $0

Hopewell

2017-18 School Supplies:  Order school supplies through the Hopewell PTA.  No shopping and the supplies are delivered to Meet and Greet. Click here to for information to order online.   If you’re interested in donating a school supply pack to a student who cannot afford school supplies, click here for more information.

Attention 5th grade parents!  The 2017-2018 6th grade band is about to be formed!  On Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. in the PV High School Band Room, there will be a general information meeting to explain our beginning band program. Click here for more information about beginning band.

Wednesday, May 3, is an early dismissal day!

Walk-a-Thon, May 5: 

When& Where:   Show your PV pride on Friday, May 5th at the Hopewell Walk-a-Thon!

What For:  The 6th grade class voted to make this their legacy gift a shade structure for the playground. The students’ hard work at Donuts for Dads and Mornings with Mom has generated $3,332.00. The 6th grade committee has done extensive research on options available and selected the best fit for Hopewell. If we raise $11,000 through Walk-a-thon, we’ll be able to purchase the structure.

Prizes:  An ice cream party will be awarded to the classroom who raises the most funds and a special surprise if Hopewell reaches the target goal.

Donations:  Donation envelopes are due back Friday, May 5th. We are also asking for donations of Rice Krispy Treats & water. These items can be brought to the office prior to May 5th.

Volunteers:  Volunteers are needed to make this event successful. Please contact Holly Stanic @ hastanic@yahoo.com or Marcy Volkstorf @ marcyvolkstorf@gmail.com if you are willing to help. We are asking volunteers to work the day of in 2 hour increments starting at 8:00 AM and the last one starting at 12:00 PM.

The Dental Bus is coming to PV! The mobile dental clinic is coming to Hopewell on May 15, 2017. Sign your student up today for a FREE dental exam and cleaning. Your child may be eligible if:

You do not have a dentist.
You do not have dental insurance.
It has been more than a year since your child’s last dental visit.
Your child qualifies for free or reduced meals.

*This service may be used to complete the kindergarten dental screening requirement*.  Exams will be done on site during the school day. Appointments last about 30 minutes. If further treatment is needed, the following services will be provided free based on the availability of the Give Kids a Smile dentists:

X-rays
Amalgam/Composite fillings
Tooth extractions
Root canals
Orthodontics

Complete this permission form and place in envelope or return form to school health office. Forms must be turned in by May 1st, 2017. Please contact your school nurse, Kim Zupancic, at 563-332-0250 with questions.

Department of Education Survey:  Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) requires states to report the percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with IEPs. The Iowa Department of Education is gathering these data as a census for both students with and without an IEP using a brief three-question survey. Click here to take the three question survey.

PV Foundation Auction Ends Today:  Mother’s and Father’s Day are right around the corner! Get them a great present and help the PV Foundation raise money for student scholarships. Check out our online auction!  Check out the list of items below and bid at http://pleasval.org/foundation-auction/  The auction ends Friday, April 28, at 4pm.

Stay and Play Package at Keller’s Crossing at Stone Creek, 2 nights, 3 rounds of golf for four, valued at $800.  Current Bid — $400
Davenport Country Club, 1 round of golf for four, valued at $700. Current Bid — $325
Crow Valley, 1 round of golf for four, valued at $500.  Current Bid — $350
TPC at Deere Run, 1 round of golf for two, valued at $176.  Current Bid — $225
Happy Joe’s Pizza for a Year, valued at $225.  Current Bid — $250
Isabel Bloom Lucky the Elephant, valued at $36.50.  Current Bid — $35
John Deere Kid’s Tractor, valued at $300.  Current Bid — $250
HON Perch Chair, valued at $400.  Current Bid — $200
Merle Normal Bag containing make up and gift certificate, six bags available, valued at $40.  Current Bid — $28
Artswork Blown Glass Sculpture, valued at $50.  Current Bid — $55
Dwellings $50 Gift Card.  Current Bid $55
Alex and Ani Bracelet from Necker’s Jewelers, valued at $58.  Current Bid — $50
Biolage Basket, valued at $40.  Current Bid — $30
Letty’s Design and Home Decor Fresh Flower Bouquet, valued at $50.  Current Bid — $50
Letty’s Design and Home Decor $100 off a Wedding Package.  Current Bid — $0

Pleasant View

Attention 5th grade parents!  The 2017-2018 6th grade band is about to be formed!  On Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. in the PV High School Band Room, there will be a general information meeting to explain our beginning band program. Click here for more information about beginning band.

Wednesday, May 3, is an early dismissal day!

Pleasant View Walk-a-thon, Friday, May 5 (VOLUNTEERS/DONATIONS STILL NEEDED):Walkathon information was sent home last week along with a family donation envelope. Please return envelopes with or without a donation. This year we are walking to help raise funds to purchase a permanent shade structure for the primary playgroundWE NEED YOUR HELP!  To donate snacks and water, or to volunteer, please visit this link. Contact Amy Featherstone (amyLfeatherstone@yahoo.com) or Michelle LeMoine (thelemoines@mediacombb.net) with questions.

If you wish to come watch and encourage the walkers, the walk-a-thon schedule for Friday, May 5 is as follows:
4th Grade             8:45 – 9:15
6th Grade             9:25 – 9:55
2nd Grade            10:05 – 10:35
3rd Grade             10:45 -11:15
5th Grade             11:25 – 11:55
1st Grade              1:00 – 1:30
Kindergarten         1:40 – 2:
10

The Dental Bus is coming to PV! The mobile dental clinic is coming to Pleasant Valley schools in May 2017. Sign your student up today for a FREE dental exam and cleaning. Your child may be eligible if:

You do not have a dentist.
You do not have dental insurance.
It has been more than a year since your child’s last dental visit.
Your child qualifies for free or reduced meals.

*This service may be used to complete the kindergarten dental screening requirement*.  Exams will be done on site during the school day. Appointments last about 30 minutes. If further treatment is needed, the following services will be provided free based on the availability of the Give Kids a Smile dentists:

X-rays
Amalgam/Composite fillings
Tooth extractions
Root canals
Orthodontics

Complete this permission form and place in envelope or return form to school health office. Forms must be turned in by May 1st, 2017. Please contact your school nurse with questions.

Department of Education Survey:  Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) requires states to report the percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with IEPs. The Iowa Department of Education is gathering these data as a census for both students with and without an IEP using a brief three-question survey. Click here to take the three question survey.

PV Foundation Auction Ends Today:  Mother’s and Father’s Day are right around the corner! Get them a great present and help the PV Foundation raise money for student scholarships. Check out our online auction!  Check out the list of items below and bid at http://pleasval.org/foundation-auction/  The auction ends Friday, April 28, at 4pm.

Stay and Play Package at Keller’s Crossing at Stone Creek, 2 nights, 3 rounds of golf for four, valued at $800.  Current Bid — $400
Davenport Country Club, 1 round of golf for four, valued at $700. Current Bid — $325
Crow Valley, 1 round of golf for four, valued at $500.  Current Bid — $350
TPC at Deere Run, 1 round of golf for two, valued at $176.  Current Bid — $225
Happy Joe’s Pizza for a Year, valued at $225.  Current Bid — $250
Isabel Bloom Lucky the Elephant, valued at $36.50.  Current Bid — $35
John Deere Kid’s Tractor, valued at $300.  Current Bid — $250
HON Perch Chair, valued at $400.  Current Bid — $200
Merle Normal Bag containing make up and gift certificate, six bags available, valued at $40.  Current Bid — $28
Artswork Blown Glass Sculpture, valued at $50.  Current Bid — $55
Dwellings $50 Gift Card.  Current Bid $55
Alex and Ani Bracelet from Necker’s Jewelers, valued at $58.  Current Bid — $50
Biolage Basket, valued at $40.  Current Bid — $30
Letty’s Design and Home Decor Fresh Flower Bouquet, valued at $50.  Current Bid — $50
Letty’s Design and Home Decor $100 off a Wedding Package.  Current Bid — $0

Riverdale Heights

Wednesday, May 3, is an early dismissal day!

Attention 5th grade parents!  The 2017-2018 6th grade band is about to be formed!  On Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. in the PV High School Band Room, there will be a general information meeting to explain our beginning band program. Click here for more information about beginning band.

The Dental Bus is coming to PV! The mobile dental clinic is coming to Riverdale Heights on May 15, 2017. Sign your student up today for a FREE dental exam and cleaning. Your child may be eligible if:

You do not have a dentist.
You do not have dental insurance.
It has been more than a year since your child’s last dental visit.
Your child qualifies for free or reduced meals.

*This service may be used to complete the kindergarten dental screening requirement*.  Exams will be done on site during the school day. Appointments last about 30 minutes. If further treatment is needed, the following services will be provided free based on the availability of the Give Kids a Smile dentists:

X-rays
Amalgam/Composite fillings
Tooth extractions
Root canals
Orthodontics

Complete this permission form and place in envelope or return form to school health office. Forms must be turned in by May 1st, 2017. Please contact your school nurse, Stacy Schick, at 563-332-0525 with questions.

Department of Education Survey:  Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) requires states to report the percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with IEPs. The Iowa Department of Education is gathering these data as a census for both students with and without an IEP using a brief three-question survey. Click here to take the three question survey.

PV Foundation Auction Ends Today:  Mother’s and Father’s Day are right around the corner! Get them a great present and help the PV Foundation raise money for student scholarships. Check out our online auction!  Check out the list of items below and bid at http://pleasval.org/foundation-auction/  The auction ends Friday, April 28, at 4pm.

Stay and Play Package at Keller’s Crossing at Stone Creek, 2 nights, 3 rounds of golf for four, valued at $800.  Current Bid — $400
Davenport Country Club, 1 round of golf for four, valued at $700. Current Bid — $325
Crow Valley, 1 round of golf for four, valued at $500.  Current Bid — $350
TPC at Deere Run, 1 round of golf for two, valued at $176.  Current Bid — $225
Happy Joe’s Pizza for a Year, valued at $225.  Current Bid — $250
Isabel Bloom Lucky the Elephant, valued at $36.50.  Current Bid — $35
John Deere Kid’s Tractor, valued at $300.  Current Bid — $250
HON Perch Chair, valued at $400.  Current Bid — $200
Merle Normal Bag containing make up and gift certificate, six bags available, valued at $40.  Current Bid — $28
Artswork Blown Glass Sculpture, valued at $50.  Current Bid — $55
Dwellings $50 Gift Card.  Current Bid $55
Alex and Ani Bracelet from Necker’s Jewelers, valued at $58.  Current Bid — $50
Biolage Basket, valued at $40.  Current Bid — $30
Letty’s Design and Home Decor Fresh Flower Bouquet, valued at $50.  Current Bid — $50
Letty’s Design and Home Decor $100 off a Wedding Package.  Current Bid — $0

PV Junior High

Starting Monday, May 1, 2017, Pleasant Valley Junior High will be serving a limited menu due to construction to expand our kitchen.  Please check the menu here.

Wednesday, May 3, is an early dismissal day!

Choral Concert, Thursday, May 4:  Join us in the gym at 7:00pm for the last Choral Concert of the year.

Washington , D.C. Trip Meeting Monday, May 8:  The informational meeting for those signed up for this summer’s Washington D.C. trip will be held on Monday, May 8th at 7:00 at the junior high.  Trip materials will be distributed at this time.  We will also go over a preliminary itinerary and packing list.  Parents and students are both encouraged to attend.  If you are unable to attend, please contact Ms. Larsen.

PV Junior High Robotics Team Applications:  We are getting ready for the 2017-18 Robotics season for Pleasant Valley Junior High.  To fill out an application, please go to this website and submit the application by May 15.  Right now, we anticipate having two teams of 10 students per team.  We will be able to have more teams, if we can get a few more parent volunteers.  If you’re interested in volunteering or have any questions, please email Sankari Kandasamy at PVJHRobotics@gmail.com

Scott County Book Mobile:  Come to the JH on Monday, May 15, 2017 from 1:30 PM-3:15 PM. If your child already has a library card they do not need to fill out this form.  On May 15th only students will library cards will be allowed on the book mobile.  Need a library card? Click here and fill an application and return it to the JH library by Thursday, May 4, 2017. Books will need to be returned to your local library or you can find out where the book mobile will be this summer at http://www.scottcountylibrary.org/bookmobile/.

BOGO Scholastic Book Fair, May 4-May 9:   We’ll accept cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted. The fair will also be open before the choir concert from 6:00-7:00 on Thursday, May 4th.

Library books are Due May 19:  All books are due by the end of the day on Friday, May, 19th, and all fines need to be paid before school ends. Fines carry over from year to year. Students can check their accounts by logging into Destiny (the card catalog) at: http://destiny.pleasval.k12.ia.us/common/servlet/logout.do?tm=  The user name is the student’s last name. The password is the student’s ID number. Click on “My Info” to find out when books are due and what, if any, fine money is owed.  Fines cannot be paid from lunch account funds.

Department of Education Survey:  Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) requires states to report the percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with IEPs. The Iowa Department of Education is gathering these data as a census for both students with and without an IEP using a brief three-question survey. Click here to take the three question survey.

PV Foundation Auction Ends Today:  Mother’s and Father’s Day are right around the corner! Get them a great present and help the PV Foundation raise money for student scholarships. Check out our online auction!  Check out the list of items below and bid at http://pleasval.org/foundation-auction/  The auction ends Friday, April 28, at 4pm.

Stay and Play Package at Keller’s Crossing at Stone Creek, 2 nights, 3 rounds of golf for four, valued at $800.  Current Bid — $400
Davenport Country Club, 1 round of golf for four, valued at $700. Current Bid — $325
Crow Valley, 1 round of golf for four, valued at $500.  Current Bid — $350
TPC at Deere Run, 1 round of golf for two, valued at $176.  Current Bid — $225
Happy Joe’s Pizza for a Year, valued at $225.  Current Bid — $250
Isabel Bloom Lucky the Elephant, valued at $36.50.  Current Bid — $35
John Deere Kid’s Tractor, valued at $300.  Current Bid — $250
HON Perch Chair, valued at $400.  Current Bid — $200
Merle Normal Bag containing make up and gift certificate, six bags available, valued at $40.  Current Bid — $28
Artswork Blown Glass Sculpture, valued at $50.  Current Bid — $55
Dwellings $50 Gift Card.  Current Bid $55
Alex and Ani Bracelet from Necker’s Jewelers, valued at $58.  Current Bid — $50
Biolage Basket, valued at $40.  Current Bid — $30
Letty’s Design and Home Decor Fresh Flower Bouquet, valued at $50.  Current Bid — $50
Letty’s Design and Home Decor $100 off a Wedding Package.  Current Bid — $0

Pleasant Valley High School

Wednesday, May 3, is an early dismissal day!

RIGHT AFTER PROM (RAP) NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT!  We currently need more volunteers for Saturday evening, May 6, 2017 during the RAP event. This event will not take place without at least 80-100 volunteers.  Please click the following link to volunteer your time and talent to make this a fun, safe and memorable event for our high school students.  http://signup.com/go/KPLDGp Volunteer questions?  Please contact Kris Hornbuckle Wehrman (kristinhwehrman@gmail.com / (563)949-7122)

Department of Education Survey:  Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) requires states to report the percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with IEPs. The Iowa Department of Education is gathering these data as a census for both students with and without an IEP using a brief three-question survey. Click here to take the three question survey.

PV Foundation Auction Ends Today:  Mother’s and Father’s Day are right around the corner! Get them a great present and help the PV Foundation raise money for student scholarships. Check out our online auction!  Check out the list of items below and bid at http://pleasval.org/foundation-auction/  The auction ends Friday, April 28, at 4pm.

Stay and Play Package at Keller’s Crossing at Stone Creek, 2 nights, 3 rounds of golf for four, valued at $800.  Current Bid — $400
Davenport Country Club, 1 round of golf for four, valued at $700. Current Bid — $325
Crow Valley, 1 round of golf for four, valued at $500.  Current Bid — $350
TPC at Deere Run, 1 round of golf for two, valued at $176.  Current Bid — $225
Happy Joe’s Pizza for a Year, valued at $225.  Current Bid — $250
Isabel Bloom Lucky the Elephant, valued at $36.50.  Current Bid — $35
John Deere Kid’s Tractor, valued at $300.  Current Bid — $250
HON Perch Chair, valued at $400.  Current Bid — $200
Merle Normal Bag containing make up and gift certificate, six bags available, valued at $40.  Current Bid — $28
Artswork Blown Glass Sculpture, valued at $50.  Current Bid — $55
Dwellings $50 Gift Card.  Current Bid $55
Alex and Ani Bracelet from Necker’s Jewelers, valued at $58.  Current Bid — $50
Biolage Basket, valued at $40.  Current Bid — $30
Letty’s Design and Home Decor Fresh Flower Bouquet, valued at $50.  Current Bid — $50
Letty’s Design and Home Decor $100 off a Wedding Package.  Current Bid — $0

Community Opportunities

Junior Theatre Presents Arthur and Merlin:  The newly crowned King Arthur has just pulled the famed sword from the stone, but the varying factions in his kingdom are at war. As his people turn against one another, Arthur struggles desperately to restore order. His most trusted adviser, Merlin, offers to take the young king on a journey through time to meet other great leaders facing similar challenges, including Cleopatra, Abraham Lincoln and Queen Elizabeth II Performances: Saturday, April 29 & May 6 @ 1:00pm & 4:00pm / Sunday, April 30 & May 7 @ 2:00pm  Get all the details at : www.DavenportJuniorTheatre.org

Bettendorf YMCA Cheer ClinicClick here to learn about the June 3rd clinic.

Summer Camps at Eastern Iowa Community Colleges:  Now is a great time to start planning for opportunities to keep kids learning all summer long. Eastern Iowa Community Colleges – Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Community Colleges –has ½ day and full day camps for a range of ages from 3 to 17 that will be hosted in locations across our 4-county district. Here’s just a taste of what’s coming up: Outdoor wilderness, video game development, career exploration, designing for Minecraft, building computer applications, exploring CSI, culinary camp, drone camp and even Zombie camp! For the full schedule and to register, visit eicc.edu/summercamp or call toll-free 1-888-336-3907.

Young Emerging Writers Summer Internship Program Now Accepting Applications:   YEW is a selective 7-week program looking for talented graduating and continuing high school students, ages 15-19, interested in creating and publishing works of nonfiction, fiction, poetry and drama.  Each intern will receive a cash stipend, a full registration to the David R. Collins Writers Conference and a one-year membership to the Midwest Writing Center.  Click here for more information and to apply for an internship.

Eight PVHS Students Named National Merit Finalists

Posted March 6th, 2017

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Pictured Left to Right Front Row: Margarita Rasgado, Emily Suen, Hannah Humes Pictured Left to Right Back Row: Matthew Nelson, Samuel Lederman, Catherine Byrne, Patrick McMonagle, Isaac Sears

Left to Right: Millenama Prasai, Harrison Qu and Emily Nutt have been named Commended Students by the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Left to Right: Millenama Prasai, Harrison Qu and Emily Nutt have been named Commended Students by the National Merit Scholarship Program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Merit Finalists

The faculty and staff of Pleasant Valley Community High School are pleased to announce that the following seniors were recently honored as National Merit Scholarship Finalists in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program:

Catherine Byrne, daughter of Daniel and Margaret Byrne of Bettendorf;

Hannah Humes, daughter of  Timothy and Kerry Humes of Bettendorf;

Samuel Lederman, son of Joshua and Gillian Lederman;

Patrick McMonagle, son of Robert and Denise McMonagle of Davenport;

Mathew Nelson; son of Todd and Mary Ann Nelson of Bettendorf;

Margarita Rasgado Lopez; daughter of  Jesus Rasgado Lopez and Maria Margaita Lopez Fernandez of Bettendorf;

Isaac Sears, son of Stephen and Beatrice Sears of Davenport;

Emily Suen, daughter of Benjamin Suen a
nd Jennifer Chui of Bettendorf.

To become a Finalist, a Semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout the high school years, be endorsed and recommended by the school principal, and earn SAT scores that confirm the student’s earlier qualifying test performance.  The Semifinalist and a school official must submit a detailed scholarship application, which includes the student’s essay and information about the Semifinalist’s participation and leadership in school and community activities.

All National Merit Scholarship winners will be selected from this Finalist group.  Merit Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies, without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious preference.

Merit Scholarship winners of 2017 will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning in April and concluding in July.  These scholarship recipients will join some 283,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title.

Commended Students

The principal, Mike Zimmer, of Pleasant Valley High School announced today that Emily Nutt, daughter of  Andrew and Kari Nutt of Bettendorf, IA,  Millenama Prasai, daughter of Ganga and Bindu Prasai of LeClaire, IA, Harrison Qu,  son of Zhiming Qu and Xin Liu of  Bettendorf, IA,  have been named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.  A letter of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to these scholastically talented seniors.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.  Although they will not continue in the 2017 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2017 competition by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).

“The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC.  “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation.  We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”

 

Pleasant Valley Junior High Presents Dear Edwina: The Musical

Posted March 2nd, 2017

For three months now, more than 70 Pleasant Valley Junior High students have been working after school on this year’s musical.  Dear Edwina follows a young girl who produces a backyard advice show with her friends from the neighborhood.  Along the way, Edwina answers advice letters with songs and dance.

It’s a fun and colorful show that features more than 30 soloists!  Our students have worked hard, so come on out and support them!  The show is Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4 at 7:00pm in the Pleasant Valley Junior High Gym.  Tickets are $5 at the door.

Check out some of the pictures.

Iowa Report Card Released

Posted January 13th, 2017

Thursday, January 12, 2017, the state launched the updated 2016 Iowa School Report Card website that provides a snapshot of how all Iowa public schools and districts are performing in eight measurable areas.  Each school will then be grouped by comparable grade configurations (e.g., elementary schools, middle schools, high schools) into one of the six overall ratings:  Exceptional, High-Performing, Commendable, Acceptable, Needs Improvement, and Priority.

The Iowa School Report Card website, http://reports.educateiowa.gov/schoolreportcard/, was developed by the Iowa Department of Education as a requirement of the 2013 education reform law. This component of the law, requires the Department to evaluate and rate schools based on their performance on the following eight measures:

The Iowa School Report Card rates schools on the following educational measures:

  • Proficiency: The percentage of students scoring proficient or better on reading and mathematics assessments.
  • Closing Achievement Gap (FRL, IEP and ELL): A measure that reflects a statewide goal of narrowing the gap in achievement for students with disabilities, students who are eligible for free and reduced-price meals, and English Language Learners.
  • Closing Achievement Gap (Minority student within school comparison): A measure that reflects a statewide goal of narrowing the gap in achievement for between minority and non-minority students. This measure reports the difference in proficiency levels between student groups within the school.
  • Closing Achievement Gap (Minority student to state average): A measure that reflects a statewide goal of narrowing the gap in achievement for between minority and non-minority students. This measure reports the difference in proficiency levels between minority students in the school to the statewide average.
  • College and Career-Ready Growth: The percentage of students who are making the year-to-year growth necessary to be ready for college and career training by the end of high school.
  • Annual Expected Growth: The percentage of students making a year of academic growth in a year’s time on reading or mathematics assessments.
  • College and Career Readiness: The percentage of students who score at or above a level of performance in reading and mathematics that predicts a higher probability of postsecondary success. (Middle/high schools only.)
  • Graduation Rate: The percentage of ninth-grade students who finished high school within five years. (High schools only.)
  • Attendance: The average daily attendance of students, which is the total number of days students were enrolled and present divided by the total number of possible attendance days.
  • Staff Retention: The percentage of teachers, school administrators and other licensed staff members who remained employed in a school over consecutive school years.
  • Parent Involvement Teacher Survey: A survey of teacher practices and perceptions of parent involvement. This measure is for information purposes only and is not included in the overall rating. This measure along with a parent survey to parents will be included in the ratings in future versions of the report card.

We believe this information can be helpful in our goal of having the finest academic and extra-curricular programs in the state. Not in some things but in everything. Not for some kids but for every kid. However, student performance data only tells part of the story about how our schools are doing. Our belief as a district is that it is critical that we maintain a mindset of continuous improvement for all of our programs, learners and staff. Working with our schools to support high learning expectations for your child(ren) is a critical component to achieving excellent outcomes for each and every student.

PV Sends 68 Students to Statewide Music Festivals

Posted November 23rd, 2016

PV Musicians certainly have a lot to be thankful for!  The weekend before Thanksgiving 68 PV musicians traveled to Ames, Ia. to take part in the All State and OPUS Festivals.  We congratulate our singers and players who’ve earned this honor.

OPUS Honor Choir

6th Grade

Front Row L to R: Bryce Vining, Leah Mendelin (solo finalist) and Rhema Saddler

Back Row L to R: Ava Burmahl, Shobini Iyer (solo finalist), Lexi Pelzer and Matthew Murphy

7/8th Grade

Front Row L to R: Caroline Sierk, Ebby Barber, Erika Holmberg, Beth Mooy, Isa Burkhart (small group), and Ujan Roybandyopadhyay

Middle Row L to R: Ryan Saddler, Logan Paul, Gabe Johnson, Taze Wilson, Ethan Ferry, and Maegan Neil

Back Row L to R:  Ethan Kilcoin, Rachel Lyon, Lukas Ager, Ben Curran, Charlie Crouse and Anna Arms

9th Grade

Front Row L to R:  Morgan McCartney, Grace Almgren, Maddie Murphy, and Molly Bimm

Back Row L to R:  John Mendelin, Dalton Hout, Amy Oberhart and Ciyanna Wilson

All State

Front Row R to L: Roshni Nair, Choir, Samina Abdullah, Choir, Sophia Xiao, Orchestra, Maureen Thomsen, Band, Millenama Prasai, Band, Carrie Peterson, Band, Olivia Heckel, Band, Jonathan Hahm, Band, Daniela Rybarczyk,Orchestra, Madison Wells, Choir, and Megan Maloney, Choir

Middle Row R to L: Michael Guhin, Choir, Nate Lyon, Choir, Brendan Wheeler, Choir, Sean Wallace, Choir, Zachary Myatt, Choir, Joe Clifton, Choir, Ian Applington, Band, Cate Byrne, Choir, Lauren Brewer, Choir,  Keshav Wagle, Band and  Vincent Gnad, Choir

Back Row R to L: Alex Jungers, Choir, Elizabeth Lindmark, Choir, Bailey Connors, Choir, Halle Fish, Choir, Veronica Henderson, Orchestra, Lauren Carroll, Choir, Annie Warner, Orchestra, Claire Thomsen, Band,  Ellie Zupancic, Choir, Ellie Kurth, Choir, Ethan Good, Band

Not pictured Andrew Sandry and Ruth Davidson

PVHS Art Teacher, Devin Hanson, Named Art Teacher of the Year

Posted October 3rd, 2016

web1-devin-hansonMr. Hanson has only been teaching for a few years
at PVHS and is already getting recognized for his work with students.  Art Educators of Iowa are recognizing Mr. Hanson as Outstanding Secondary Art Teacher of the Year.

A college professor nominated Mr. Hanson for the award and a committee of his peers chose him for the honor.  He said it’s something he wasn’t expecting, as he is a younger teacher.

“I’m very grateful to be honored with this award,” he said in his statement to the committee. “You don’t take on a career in education for the recognition or fame. When you become a teacher, you are making a commitment to better the lives of yweb3our students and your community, no matter what it takes.”

Mr. Hanson said what he enjoys most about teaching the time he has to get to understand his students.

“As an art teacher, I have more time to talk to the students and really know them,” he said.

During the day, he sees a wide variety of students:  some are talented artists; some are using their art skills to work in a trade.

“Students who invest themselves in art are a class all their own,” he said.  “These students all have different personalities, but are the most creative people in the world. Over the last three years of my teaching career, my goal has been to reach these students and instill the values of art education, whether they pursue art in the future or not. I once heard an administrator say, ‘we are in the people industry.’  This is very true in the world of education, as we are producing individuals who have the skills to change the world we live in.”

web4Mr. Hanson received his award at the AEI banquet in Burlington, Ia.

on October 1.  He stressed he would not be able to do quality work without the support of the Pleasant Valley Community School District.

“It is rewarding to be in a district that values the arts as much as they do, and they have provided me with more than enough tools to be successful.”

 

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