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Pleasant Valley Earns USDA Award for Healthy Schools

Posted January 16th, 2017

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

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

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

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

#SpartanNation January 13, 2017

Posted January 13th, 2017

Bridgeview

Remember!  No School Monday, January 16, 2017.

MAP & FAST Testing Starts January 17

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cody

Remember!  No School Monday, January 16, 2017.

MAP & FAST Testing Starts January 17

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hopewell

Remember!  No School Monday, January 16, 2017.

MAP & FAST Testing Starts January 17

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pleasant View       

Remember!  No School Monday, January 16, 2017.

MAP & FAST Testing Starts January 17

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

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

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

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

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

 SaveAround Coupon Book Ordering Info  Earlier this week your child brought home a SaveAround coupon book order form envelope.  Each year the PTA sponsors this fundraiser at Pleasant View.  Your envelope should have had a flyer with additional information. If you did not receive it, click here for a copy.  As a reminder, the completed order form or the blank envelope with the unsold sample coupon book needs to be returned to Pleasant View on or before January 27th. Finally, please note one of the bullet points in the flyer about student safety: Remember, this is NOT meant as a door-to-door sale to strangers.  The safety of your student  is our first concern.  Parents, try to sell to relatives, neighbors and co-workers.

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

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

Riverdale Heights

Remember!  No School Monday, January 16, 2017.

MAP & FAST Testing Starts January 17

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

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

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

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

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

PTA Family Movie Night,Friday,  January 20:  Join us for Family Movie Night next Friday for a big screen viewing of “Secret Life of Pets” in the Riverdale Heights gym.  (Please note the date change from the District Calendar.)  Pizza, drinks, and popcorn will be available for purchase beginning at 6:00pm.   Movie will start promptly at 6:30pm with free admission!  Put on your pajamas or comfy clothes, bring your blankets & pillows, and kick off your weekend with fun with your Riverdale Heights family!

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

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

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

 Pleasant Valley Junior High

Remember!  No School Monday, January 16, 2017.

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

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

Pleasant Valley High School

Remember!  No School Monday, January 16, 2017.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Community Opportunities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LeClaire Library

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)—Help plan cool events, request new library materials, eat snacks, and get the inside scoop on what’s happening at the library! Don’t forget—your attendance earns you service learning hours and looks great on college applications! For 7th grade & up. Join us at our new time January 19th at 4:30-5:30pm.

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

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

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

 

 

#SpartanNation January 6, 2017

Posted January 6th, 2017

Bridgeview

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

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

Cody

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FOR SAFETY and ACCOUNTABILITY, please remember to contact the main office if your child plans a different after school event other than their normal after school routine.  We take this responsibility very seriously.  Please write a note in their student planner, call (563)332-0210, email Mrs. Kipper, kipperjennifer@pleasval.k12.ia.us, or Mrs. Spinsby, spinsbyc@pleasval.k12.ia.us.

Hopewell

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

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

Variety Show, Register by January 13:  Are you a musician, dancer, or actor?  Want to tell jokes, juggle, or show off some athletic skills?  Now’s your chance to be in the spotlight! Hopewell’s annual Variety Show is scheduled for Friday, January 27th at 6:30 p.m. at Pleasant Valley High School.  There will be a rehearsal at Hopewell on January 23 with time slots between 6 and 9 pm. Click here for an entry form. Registrations are due no later than Friday, January 13th.

Dr. Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Program Starting at Hopewell:  Dr. Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots is a social/curriculum-based service-learning program. Roots & Shoots encourages youth to make positive change happen―for the animal community, for the human community, and for the environment. With tens of thousands of people in more than 120 countries involved, Roots & Shoots members are identifying problems in their communities and taking action. Through service projects, youth-led campaigns, Roots & Shoots members are making a difference across the globe!

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

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

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

Pleasant View

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

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

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

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

Riverdale Heights

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

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

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

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

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

Pleasant Valley Junior High

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

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

 

Pleasant Valley High School

Second semester schedules are posted on the portal. Just a reminder that the students’ schedules are based on staffing needs. Scheduling changes CANNOT be made at this time to accommodate students’ requests for a different teacher, to change electives, or to accommodate late arrival/early release preferences. Due to the fact that most of our classes are at capacity, we ask that students and parents be respectful of these guidelines.

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

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

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

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

Community Opportunities

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

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

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

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

Pleasant Valley Students Give Back During the Holidays

Posted December 21st, 2016

Across the District, students and staff have been in the giving spirit.  Toy drives.  Book drives. Collecting items for shelters.  The Spartan Nation knows what the season is really about — helping others.  Here’s just some of the ways the PV family is helping make the world a better place.

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    1. Caleb Shamrell’s Alive in Me — Students at Bridgeview, Cody and PVJH have been collecting toys and books to support the Alive in Me Foundation.  The Foundation honors the life a Caleb Shamrell, who passed away just before he would have turned three.  The Shamrell family just moved into the district and asked the schools to collect toys and books to give to families who would have to spend the holiday in the hospital.  Bridgeview collected more than 900 items.  Cody filled its boxes over and over.  The same goes for the Junior High. Click here to learn about the Caleb Shamrell Alive in Me Foundation.untitled-1
    2. Toys for Tots — All it took was one student to make a big difference for Toys for Tots.  After writing and presenting a speech for class on Toys for Tots, PVHS Senior Zach Myatt decided he needed to do more.  He took his 3 foot long Santa hat and asked people to help fill it with funds to support Toys for Tots.  In just a week, Zach raised more than $500.  He took the funds and bought toys for the Toys for Tots program.
    3. Toys for Tots — The 5th Graders at Riverdale Heights did a coin drive for Toys for Tots and raised more than $300!warm-feet-for-winter-001
    4. Warm Feet for Winter — The last few years, Pleasant View has done a pajama drive for the less fortunate.  After learning of a need at King’s Harvest shelter, 6th grade began collecting socks for the homeless as an alternative.  The students and families have been very generous: 227 pairs of socks and 166 handwarmers!  This year, King’s Harvest also suggested hand warmers along with the socks.  These will be taken to King’s Harvest over Christmas break!

5. Christmas for the Kohns —  Will Kohn is a kindergartner and his father, Chris, teaches at the High School. Will is waiting for a heart transplant. While he waits, he needs to have medicine round the clock. To get the medicine, he will have surgery to put in a port, but that means celebrating Christmas in the hospital.  PVHS raised money to purchase presents for Will and his family and had them delivered by Santa and a group of carolers, the Pleasant Valley High School Choir! The choir learned the songs Will’s class sang for their winter concert!

#SpartanNation December 16, 2016

Posted December 16th, 2016

Bridgeview

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cody

Winter Weather:  As the temperatures stay cold this winter, please remember that our building does not open until 8:00am.  Students will have outdoor recess when the temperature is 0-degrees or above.   If the temperature (wind-chill included) is less than zero degrees, our students stay inside for recess.  When they do go outside, please make sure that your student(s) are dressed appropriately (coats, gloves or mittens, hats, and boots if necessary).  Your help in this matter is greatly appreciated!

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

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

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

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

Hopewell

Winter Weather:  As the temperatures stay cold this winter, please remember that our building does not open until 8:00am.  Students will have outdoor recess when the temperature is 0-degrees or above.   If the temperature (wind-chill included) is less than zero degrees, our students stay inside for recess.  When they do go outside, please make sure that your student(s) are dressed appropriately (coats, gloves or mittens, hats, and boots if necessary).  Your help in this matter is greatly appreciated!

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

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

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

Pleasant View

Winter Weather:  As the temperatures stay cold this winter, please remember that our building does not open until 8:00am.  Students will have outdoor recess when the temperature is 0-degrees or above.   If the temperature (wind-chill included) is less than zero degrees, our students stay inside for recess.  When they do go outside, please make sure that your student(s) are dressed appropriately (coats, gloves or mittens, hats, and boots if necessary).  Your help in this matter is greatly appreciated!

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

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

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

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

Riverdale Heights

Winter Weather:  As the temperatures stay cold this winter, please remember that our building does not open until 8:00am.  Students will have outdoor recess when the temperature is 0-degrees or above.   If the temperature (wind-chill included) is less than zero degrees, our students stay inside for recess.  When they do go outside, please make sure that your student(s) are dressed appropriately (coats, gloves or mittens, hats, and boots if necessary).  Your help in this matter is greatly appreciated!

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

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

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

PVJH

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

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

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

PVHS

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

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

Attention parents of seniors:

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

We are now accepting senior yearbook ads! If you have a senior, please consider honoring their accomplishments with a personalized vanity ad in a reserved section of this year’s yearbook.  Choose childhood and/or additional senior photos, along with a special message to surprise your student, who will surely treasure the ad for years to come.  The order form for these ads is attached.  There is limited space, so reserve your student’s spot today! If you have any questions, please contact Maureen Dyer, yearbook adviser, at 563.332.5151 or dyermaureen@pleasval.k12.ia.us .

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

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

Elementary Orchestra and 6th Grade Choir Combine for Beautiful Concert

Posted December 12th, 2016

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

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

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

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

Enjoy the video and pictures below!

#SpartanNation December 9, 2016

Posted December 9th, 2016

Bridgeview

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cody

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Hopewell

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

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

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

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

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

Pleasant View

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

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

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

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

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

Riverdale Heights

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

Gifts for Teachers: If you are planning to purchase a gift for your teacher this holiday season, the Giving Tree is a great place to begin!  A Christmas tree has been placed in the atrium of Riverdale Heights with paper ornaments containing requests from classroom and specials teachers for items they can use in their rooms or programs. Each child can pick an ornament off the tree or parents/guardians can stop by the atrium and pick one up themselves. If you are planning on giving a gift card please purchase one through PTA’s Scrip program (http://www.riverdaleheightspta.com/gift-cards).  If you have any questions or are not able to make it to school to pick up an ornament, please feel free to contact Tracie Necker at tlnecker2@msn.com. Thank you for supporting Riverdale Heights teachers and students!

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

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

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

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

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

PVJH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

PVHS

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

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

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

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

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

 

#SpartanNation December 2, 2016

Posted December 2nd, 2016

Bridgeview

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

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

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

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

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

Substitute Teachers and Nurses:  Pleasant Valley is currently accepting applications for substitute teachers and nurses.  In order to substitute in Iowa you must hold and Iowa teaching license, substitute license or substitute authorization. Click here to learn how to obtain an Iowa Substitute Authorization.  If you are an RN and have time in your schedule please consider becoming a nurse substitute for the Pleasant Valley School District. To apply to become a substitute teacher or nurse in Pleasant Valley, please visit the HR/Employment link of our website at www.pleasval.org to view and apply to the substitute teacher job posting.

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

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

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

The Spartan Store will be open

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

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

Cody

Substitute Teachers and Nurses:  Pleasant Valley is currently accepting applications for substitute teachers and nurses.  In order to substitute in Iowa you must hold and Iowa teaching license, substitute license or substitute authorization. Click here to learn how to obtain an Iowa Substitute Authorization.  If you are an RN and have time in your schedule please consider becoming a nurse substitute for the Pleasant Valley School District. To apply to become a substitute teacher or nurse in Pleasant Valley, please visit the HR/Employment link of our website at www.pleasval.org to view and apply to the substitute teacher job posting.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Spartan Store will be open

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

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

Hopewell

Substitute Teachers and Nurses:  Pleasant Valley is currently accepting applications for substitute teachers and nurses.  In order to substitute in Iowa you must hold and Iowa teaching license, substitute license or substitute authorization. Click here to learn how to obtain an Iowa Substitute Authorization.  If you are an RN and have time in your schedule please consider becoming a nurse substitute for the Pleasant Valley School District. To apply to become a substitute teacher or nurse in Pleasant Valley, please visit the HR/Employment link of our website at www.pleasval.org to view and apply to the substitute teacher job posting.

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

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

The Spartan Store will be open

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

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

Pleasant View

Substitute Teachers and Nurses:  Pleasant Valley is currently accepting applications for substitute teachers and nurses.  In order to substitute in Iowa you must hold and Iowa teaching license, substitute license or substitute authorization. Click here to learn how to obtain an Iowa Substitute Authorization.  If you are an RN and have time in your schedule please consider becoming a nurse substitute for the Pleasant Valley School District. To apply to become a substitute teacher or nurse in Pleasant Valley, please visit the HR/Employment link of our website at www.pleasval.org to view and apply to the substitute teacher job posting.

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

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

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

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

The Spartan Store will be open

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

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

Riverdale Heights

Substitute Teachers and Nurses:  Pleasant Valley is currently accepting applications for substitute teachers and nurses.  In order to substitute in Iowa you must hold and Iowa teaching license, substitute license or substitute authorization. Click here to learn how to obtain an Iowa Substitute Authorization.  If you are an RN and have time in your schedule please consider becoming a nurse substitute for the Pleasant Valley School District. To apply to become a substitute teacher or nurse in Pleasant Valley, please visit the HR/Employment link of our website at www.pleasval.org to view and apply to the substitute teacher job posting.

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

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

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

The Spartan Store will be open

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

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

PVJH

Substitute Teachers and Nurses:  Pleasant Valley is currently accepting applications for substitute teachers and nurses.  In order to substitute in Iowa you must hold and Iowa teaching license, substitute license or substitute authorization. Click here to learn how to obtain an Iowa Substitute Authorization.  If you are an RN and have time in your schedule please consider becoming a nurse substitute for the Pleasant Valley School District. To apply to become a substitute teacher or nurse in Pleasant Valley, please visit the HR/Employment link of our website at www.pleasval.org to view and apply to the substitute teacher job posting.

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

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

The Spartan Store will be open

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

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

PVHS

Substitute Teachers and Nurses:  Pleasant Valley is currently accepting applications for substitute teachers and nurses.  In order to substitute in Iowa you must hold and Iowa teaching license, substitute license or substitute authorization. Click here to learn how to obtain an Iowa Substitute Authorization.  If you are an RN and have time in your schedule please consider becoming a nurse substitute for the Pleasant Valley School District. To apply to become a substitute teacher or nurse in Pleasant Valley, please visit the HR/Employment link of our website at www.pleasval.org to view and apply to the substitute teacher job posting.

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

The Spartan Store will be open

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

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

Community Opportunities

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

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

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

LeClaire Library

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

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

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

#SpartanNation November 18, 2016

Posted November 18th, 2016

Bridgeview

Has your 3rd grader had their vision screen? The Iowa Department of Public Health REQUIRES all 3rd graders to have a vision screening form on file in the health office. A student’s ability to see greatly impacts their ability to learn. Please print this form and have it completed by an ophthalmologist, optometrist, pediatrician, family practice office, ARNP (nurse practitioner), physician assistant or photo vision screening by Iowa KidSight.  Acceptable screenings may also be available at free clinics, your local public health department or child care center. This exam and form must be completed and returned to the health office by December 15th. We appreciate your prompt attention to this matter. Please contact your child’s school nurse if you have questions or concerns.

Bridgeview Families:  On Tuesday, November 22 at 10:40, Bridgeview students will celebrate the pillar of Caring with an assembly where they will learn about the “Alive in Me Foundation”.  (See Below)  Students are encouraged to dress in red in recognition of the pillar color associated with caring.

Caleb’s Holiday Give Back:  In support of the Pillar of Caring, and as part of Bridgeview’s November Family meeting, the school will begin collecting holiday gifts (new toys and books) for “Caleb’s Alive in Me Foundation.” The donations provide holiday gifts for children and their siblings who are hospitalized during the holidays, often for extended periods of time.  The donations will support pediatric patients  from infancy through 18 years old.  Bridgeview’s Caring Campaign for Caleb’s Alive in Me Foundation will begin with an assembly on Tuesday, November 22nd and end on Friday, December 16. Click here for a list of donation possibilities and here to learn about the organization.

PTA Pulse: Click here for all things PTA, including minutes from the last meeting and an opportunity to make crafts at Bridgeview!

Thanksgiving Wishes: On behalf of the staff at Bridgeview, we would like to extend to each of you wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.  In this season of thankfulness, we have much to be thankful for at Bridgeview:  your children with their eagerness and efforts to learn, you for your support of your children and the staff, and the LeClaire community for their efforts to provide a great environment in which to grow and learn.  Thank you all!

 Cody

Has your 3rd grader had their vision screen? The Iowa Department of Public Health REQUIRES all 3rd graders to have a vision screening form on file in the health office. A student’s ability to see greatly impacts their ability to learn. Please print this form and have it completed by an ophthalmologist, optometrist, pediatrician, family practice office, ARNP (nurse practitioner), physician assistant or photo vision screening by Iowa KidSight.  Acceptable screenings may also be available at free clinics, your local public health department or child care center. This exam and form must be completed and returned to the health office by December 15th. We appreciate your prompt attention to this matter. Please contact your child’s school nurse if you have questions or concerns.

Caleb’s Holiday Give Back:  It’s that wonderful holiday season again and we have an exciting way to give back this year.  As a school we are partnering with the Caleb R. Shamrell Alive in Me Foundation’s Holiday Give Back benefiting pediatric hospital patients.  We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys and books for young hospital patients who need all the pick me up they can get as they struggle with illness and injury over the holiday season.  The Shamrell family attends Pleasant Valley and created the Alive In Me Foundation to support local youth through various avenues, provide grief support for families after the death of a child, and raise awareness of organ, eye, and tissue donation. with an assembly and presentation! We will collect items through December 22nd.  Our goal is to fill the Cody Commons area and give back to those in need! Click here for a list of donation possibilities and here to learn about the organization.

Hopewell

No One Fights Alone, Supporting Mrs. Gatton:  Help support Mrs. Gatton, 5th grade teacher at Hopewell, as she battles brain cancer.  Faculty and Staff have organized a fundraiser. Click here to purchase a tshirt and show your supportIf you would like to learn more, please visit Lydia Gatton’s Caring Bridge website.

Has your 3rd grader had their vision screen? The Iowa Department of Public Health REQUIRES all 3rd graders to have a vision screening form on file in the health office. A student’s ability to see greatly impacts their ability to learn. Please print this form and have it completed by an ophthalmologist, optometrist, pediatrician, family practice office, ARNP (nurse practitioner), physician assistant or photo vision screening by Iowa KidSight.  Acceptable screenings may also be available at free clinics, your local public health department or child care center. This exam and form must be completed and returned to the health office by December 15th. We appreciate your prompt attention to this matter. Please contact your child’s school nurse if you have questions or concerns.

Share the Sounds and the Spirit of the Season with Hopewell Harmony:  Our student choir, Hopewell Harmony, is already hard at work on their music for the Winter Program, which is sure to put you in the holiday spirit.  This year, they want everyone to sing along to benefit Toys for Tots! Students/families can cast a vote for a Winter Program Audience sing-along by bringing NEW, unwrapped toys (no stuffed animals or toy weapons, please). Donation boxes labeled with song titles will be placed by the main entrance.  Each item placed in a box will be counted as a ‘vote’ for that song. Donations will be collected thru November 22.  The winning song will be announced at and performed by Hopewell Harmony and YOU at the Winter Program. The students are very excited to use the gift of music to benefit Toys for Tots this holiday season, and thank you in advance for your generosity.

Pleasant View

Has your 3rd grader had their vision screen? The Iowa Department of Public Health REQUIRES all 3rd graders to have a vision screening form on file in the health office. A student’s ability to see greatly impacts their ability to learn. Please print this form and have it completed by an ophthalmologist, optometrist, pediatrician, family practice office, ARNP (nurse practitioner), physician assistant or photo vision screening by Iowa KidSight.  Acceptable screenings may also be available at free clinics, your local public health department or child care center. This exam and form must be completed and returned to the health office by December 15th. We appreciate your prompt attention to this matter. Please contact your child’s school nurse if you have questions or concerns.

Winter Program Shuttle, December 1: Click here to sign up to take the shuttle from Crow Creek Park Baseball Field and be escorted right to Pleasant View’s door.  No need to worry about parking!

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

Pajama Drive Starts Monday, November 28:  It’s that time of year again when Spartans at Pleasant View show their generous spirit by donating new pajamas to our annual pajama collection. All new pajamas are needed but larger sizes (sizes 12-20) are encouraged. The pajamas are donated to several organizations throughout the Quad Cities. The collection starts November 28th and ends December 9th. Please contact Shannon Korczak at under_His_grace@hotmail.com with any questions.

Give Back to Pleasant View While Shopping:  As you start your Holiday shopping there is a way to give back to Pleasant View when shopping on Amazon.  There is a new site called Amazon Smile.  When you shop using this link, if the purchase qualifies, a portion of your purchase will go to Pleasant View! Also if you shop at K & K True Value mention Pleasant View and they give back as well!  Two easy ways to support our school.

Riverdale Heights

Has your 3rd grader had their vision screen? The Iowa Department of Public Health REQUIRES all 3rd graders to have a vision screening form on file in the health office. A student’s ability to see greatly impacts their ability to learn. Please print this form and have it completed by an ophthalmologist, optometrist, pediatrician, family practice office, ARNP (nurse practitioner), physician assistant or photo vision screening by Iowa KidSight.  Acceptable screenings may also be available at free clinics, your local public health department or child care center. This exam and form must be completed and returned to the health office by December 15th. We appreciate your prompt attention to this matter. Please contact your child’s school nurse if you have questions or concerns.

Gently Used Clothes Needed:  Riverdale Heights would love any outgrown sweatpants, undies, and socks, so they can have them on hand for any accidents, spills or a trip into muddy puddles.  Please send the gently used clothes to the main office.  Kindergarten, 1st Grade and 2nd Grade sizes are especially needed.

Square 1 Art:  The Riverdale Heights PTA is partnering with Square 1 Art to provide unique gifts that celebrate students’ artwork.  You have received an order from in your student’s backpack.  The school earns a portion of the profit from every order.  You can order several different ways: online at www.square1art.com/shop, use the paper form sent home, or call 888-332-3294.  All orders are due back November 28, 2016.

PVJH

First Quarter Honor Roll:  The first quarter honor roll is now listed online.  Click here for the list.

Battle of the Books (BOB)  Permission slips and official 2017 rules are available in the library. Students form their own three person teams, read all 15 Iowa Teen Award books, and then answer fact based questions about the books.  Permission slips are due back by November, 30. The first competition will be held at the junior high on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 2:35 in the library. The top two teams will move onto the regional competition at the Bettendorf Public Library on Thursday, April, 14, 2017 at 10 am. Please note, students will miss the majority of their classes on that day.  Accommodations can be made for students that take morning classes at the high school. Contact Mrs. Roche @ rocheanita@pleasval.k12.ia.us with questions.

PV Trap Team Apparel:  The apparel web store will close on Sunday, 11/20/16.  Apparel will not be able to be ordered once the webstore closes.  Items estimated to ship 12/7/16.  Click here for the webstore link. If there are any questions, please email kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or call/text Kris at 563-949-7122.

PVHS

PV Trap Team Apparel:  The apparel web store will close on Sunday, 11/20/16.  Apparel will not be able to be ordered once the webstore closes.  Items estimated to ship 12/7/16.  Click here for the webstore link. If there are any questions, please email kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or call/text Kris at 563-949-7122.

Girls Soccer Parent/Player Meeting, December 1:  There will be a player/parent Girls Soccer meeting on Thursday, December 1st from 6:00-7:30pm in the PVHS Cafeteria. Parents/players not able to attend, please contact Head Coach Wayne Ward at ward_uk@msn.com for important information.

Community Opportunities

Winter Heating Assistance:  You may be able to receive help paying a portion of your winter heating costs.  Qualifying households will receive a benefit paid directly to the utility company.  Benefit size is dependent upon several factors, but averaged over $400 per household last year.  Households must meet income guidelines (household of 1 = $20,790, 2 = $28,035, 3 = $35,280, 4 = $42,525).  Apply at Community Action of Eastern Iowa, 500 East 59th Street, Davenport IA  52807.  Call 563-324-3236 to find out what to bring.

LeClaire Parks and Rec Volleyball:  Join us on Monday nights from 7:30pm to 9:00pm, starting October 17 at the LeClaire Rec Center.  Click here to register.

 

LeClaire Library

Family Storytime-Join us Tuesdays at 6:30pm for stories, songs, a craft, and a snack! Activities are designed for children 3-6 years old, but all are welcome.

Preschool Explorers-Explore a new science theme each month at the library—November’s theme is BUILDING! Come in for a fun storytime and hands-on exploratory stations. This program is best for ages 3-7. Join us Tuesday, November 22nd at 6:30pm.

Mystery Movie Party-Last month you voted for which movie you wanted to watch at the library and now it’s time to watch it! Check the library’s Facebook page to find out which movie won. This all-ages movie party will have tasty treats and a simple craft. Bring a pillow or a blanket with you to get extra cozy on Thursday, December 1st at 4:30pm.

Early Release LEGO Club-School’s out early! Let your imagination soar at LEGO Club! This program is best for children aged 7 and up. Find out what new building challenge is waiting for you on December 7th from 3:00-4:00pm.

#SpartanNation November 11, 2016

Posted November 11th, 2016

Bridgeview

Bridgeview Apparel Store Open Until November 17:  Click here to order Bridgeview Apparel for the holiday season.  Estimated delivery date is December 5.  All proceeds benefit the Bridgeview PTA.

PTA Pulse:  Click here for information about a free Holiday Craft Night.

Thanks Dads! – The staff and students would like to say thank you to the dads and special guests for attending Donuts for Dad this morning.  Nothing like a sugary treat to start the day!  Thanks to the Bridgeview PTA for sponsoring and hosting this great event.

Winter Wear – We have been well and truly spoiled this fall with glorious temperatures and many sunny days on the playground.  However, cooler temperatures are soon to be inevitable.  As the temperatures drop and the wind starts to blow, please help your children dress appropriately————encouraging coats, hats, mittens, etc. as those items become necessary.

Caleb’s Holiday Give Back:  In support of the Pillar of Caring, and as part of Bridgeview’s November Family meeting, the school will begin collecting holiday gifts (new toys and books) for “Caleb’s Alive in Me Foundation.” The donations provide holiday gifts for children and their siblings who are hospitalized during the holidays, often for extended periods of time.  The donations will support pediatric patients  from infancy through 18 years old.  Bridgeview’s Caring Campaign for Caleb’s Alive in Me Foundation will begin with an assembly on Tuesday, November 22nd and end on Friday, December 16. Click here for a list of donation possibilities and here to learn about the organization.

Spartan Valley Open, November 20:  Pleasant Valley Wrestling Club is hosting its annual Spartan Valley Open youth wrestling tournament for ages Pre-K-8th grade on Sunday, November 20. Click here for more information.

Cody

Looking for your copy of the Student Directory?  The student directory is now an electronic document!  The directory has two sections: one with information sorted by classroom and one with all families listed in alphabetical order.  This move saves paper and enabled families to receive the directory several weeks earlier than in the past.   Directories were emailed to all families on October 4 and a link to the directory is in your parent portal account.

Bottle Cap Collection is going on now as Cody works to build A Bench for Caps! Green Tree Plastics and Dohrn Transfer Company are partnering to promote green living. We’re asking you to help by saving your plastic caps and recycling them at Cody. We’ve got a big box setup by the birthday TV screen. When we get enough, the caps will be recycled into a bench for the school. Our goal is 500lbs by April so we can celebrate as part of Earth Day. Read more here about what plastic caps are acceptable.

Cody Skate Party is Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Eldridge Skate Park. This is fun for the entire family.  It is NOT a drop-off event. Admission for skaters is $3 and skate rental is $2 (you can bring your own skates if you have them). The facility is cash only.

Caleb’s Holiday Give Back:  Cody Elementary is collecting holiday gifts for “Caleb’s Alive in Me Foundation.” The donations are for patients in the hospital from infancy through 18 years old. Click here for a list of donation requests.  Click here to learn about the organization.

PTA Meeting Minutes from November are posted now on the PTA Website. Among the information discussed is a PTA survey. Please look for this in an email from your room parent in the next week and take the time to complete it. Your voice is instrumental.

Bingo Night Friday, December 2Join us in the Cody Cafeteria at 5:30pm.  We’ll have walking tacos, pizza, ice cream and pop.  We’ll have bingo from 6pm-8pm. We need lots of volunteers!  Please click here to sign up today  Any questions please email christycox@allstate.com

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

 Spartan Valley Open, November 20:  Pleasant Valley Wrestling Club is hosting its annual Spartan Valley Open youth wrestling tournament for ages Pre-K-8th grade on Sunday, November 20. Click here for more information.

Hopewell

Family Activity Night TONIGHT:  Hopewell will be open from 6-8 pm tonight for our Fall Family Activity Night.  The fun will include:

* Bobsled racing
* Putting and chipping in the golf arena
* Crafts in the cafeteria
* Music to keep up the energy

Donuts with Dad Friday, November 18:  Come and join us FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18th from 7:30a,-8:20am for the Annual “Donuts with Dads” at Hopewell.  Treat Dad (or another special guest) to a morning with their favorite Hopewell student!  Many people have pre-ordered items to enjoy, but if you have not, don’t worry!  All are welcome! Donuts, milk, orange juice and coffee will be available to purchase for $1.50 per item.  There is plenty extra of everything! This event is provided by the Sixth Graders at Hopewell, and all funds raised will go toward their legacy project.  They have chosen a large outdoor shade structure for future students and teachers of Hopewell to enjoy.

Box Tops 4 Education:  Enter NOW – There is a contest at the boxtops4education.com website. You can enter daily and 3 schools will win 10,000 Box Tops ($1,000) and 400 reams of paper. The contest closes 11/21/2016 at midnight! Enter for HOPEWELL!!!

Hopewell Winter Program, Friday December 2:   The Hopewell Winter Program is one of the most popular events of our school year, and we enjoy welcoming the community for this special occasion.  We will have two all school performances this year. The first performance will begin at 9:00 AM for families of students with last names that begin A-L.  The second performance will begin at 1:00 PM for students with last names that begin M-Z.   The gym doors will open ½ hour before the performance, allowing audience members to find seats. Parking will be available in the east side parking lot.  Parking is prohibited in bus and fire lanes in front of the school.  The side doors and the playground doors will open for ease of entrance. Have a wonderful holiday season and we look forward to seeing you on Friday, December 2, 2016!

Spartan Valley Open, November 20:  Pleasant Valley Wrestling Club is hosting its annual Spartan Valley Open youth wrestling tournament for ages Pre-K-8th grade on Sunday, November 20. Click here for more information.

Pleasant View

PTA Meeting:  Join us on Monday, November 14th from 9am -10am for our monthly PTA meeting.  You can find the minutes from the October meeting and this month’s agenda on the PTA website.  We look forward to seeing you!

Spartan Valley Open, November 20:  Pleasant Valley Wrestling Club is hosting its annual Spartan Valley Open youth wrestling tournament for ages Pre-K-8th grade on Sunday, November 20. Click here for more information.

Winter Program Shuttle, December 1: Click here to sign up to take the shuttle from Crow Creek Park Baseball Field and be escorted right to Pleasant View’s door.  No need to worry about parking!

Quest for Christ is doing an outreach project on November 18 at our 7:30 meeting. They will pack shoeboxes that will be delivered to kids around the world in December through an organization called Operation Christmas Child.

Riverdale Heights

Apparel Sale orders are due Monday, November 14:   If you haven’t yet got your order in (online or turned in to the office) for a new Riverdale Heights t-shirt, 3/4 sleeve baseball shirt, hoodies with and without zippers, and sweatpants you have until Monday!  Products will be delivered in time for the Holiday Break.  Order forms and online order link can be found on the PTA website.

Get your gift cards in time for Black Friday shopping!  Support Riverdale Heights by buying gift cards – you buy them at face value and our school gets a percentage of the sale from the retailers.  Check out the list of retailers & get an order form on the PTA website.  Orders are due November 14 for card delivery on November 17.

PTA Meeting Tuesday, November 15th, 6:30pm:  This month’s guest speakers are Riverdale Heights teachers Mrs. Umland, Mrs. Woods, Mrs. Schilling, & Mrs. Kreiner.  They will discuss their experience with flexible classroom seating this year.  Find out about all the upcoming events & happenings around Riverdale Heights.  Join us for the fun, information, and free babysitting!

Musical BINGO Night is Friday, November 18:  Please come to the Riverdale Heights Cafeteria early (seats fill up fast!) and enjoy an evening of fun, music, contests, and BINGO with your friends and family!  We start at 6:00 pm and the event concludes at 8:00 pm. Prizes are awarded for all winners. Pizza and other concessions will be available for purchase. BINGO chips will be for sale for $5. This is not a drop-off event; all children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.  For more information, please visit the PTA website  or contact Deb Whitten at djwhitten77@gmail.com or Debbie Barman Whitten on Facebook.

THANK YOU from PTA!  Our inaugural Read-a-Thon was a lot of fun!  It’s not too late to donate!  To make a donation, to find out more about the process, and to see the winners of various prizes please check out the PTA website or Facebook page.  Thank you for your support of Riverdale Heights and PTA.

 Spartan Valley Open, November 20:  Pleasant Valley Wrestling Club is hosting its annual Spartan Valley Open youth wrestling tournament for ages Pre-K-8th grade on Sunday, November 20. Click here for more information.

PVJH

First Quarter Report Cards Available Now:  Junior High First Quarter reports are now available for viewing on the parent/student portal.   Select Reports and then Q1 Report Card.  You will also receive a copy of the Q1 report card and Fall 16 MAP scores in the mail.

Variety Show, November 18:  The PVJH Variety Show will be held Friday, November 18th in the PVJH gym at 6:30 pm. Come see all of the amazing young talent that our school has to offer!   This is a free event!  Everyone is welcome!

Get your PV Spartan Band Apparel NOW until November 13!  You can now purchase your official PV Spartan Band apparel online in through Charms web store! Visit our band website or go to http://bit.ly/2fovFYK and enter our school code spartanbandsAnyone can shop our store!  Non-PVHS band members can shop as a guest by clicking on the “guest shopping” cart.  Current HS band members or band parents can log into their Charms account and click on “Online Store” to begin your adventure!  All proceeds go to benefit the PV Band program.

PV Trap Team Apparel:  The apparel web store will open TODAY, 11/11/16 at 9:30 a.m. and will close on Sunday, 11/20/16.  Apparel will not be able to be ordered once the webstore closes.  Items estimated to ship 12/7/16.  Click here for the webstore link.  If there are any questions, please email kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or call/text Kris at 563-949-7122.

Spartan Valley Open, November 20:  Pleasant Valley Wrestling Club is hosting its annual Spartan Valley Open youth wrestling tournament for ages Pre-K-8th grade on Sunday, November 20. Click here for more information.

PVHS

Freshman Success:  During first quarter the high school counselors met with all freshmen students during 8th periods.   The counselors provided information about graduation requirements, GPA’s, the RAI (Regents Admission Index), and strategies for academic success. The Freshman Success presentation can be viewed here.

Sophomore Counseling Meetings:  In October the counselors met with all sophomores for two days in their English classes to encourage use of Career Cruising, a computer information system for career exploration and post-secondary planning.  Sophomores were also introduced to MYAP (Multi-Year Academic Planner) a new feature on Infinite Campus used for academic planning for high school.  Both Career Cruising and MYAP will be discussed during sophomore conferences in November.  Parents/guardians of sophomores are encouraged to call the counseling office (332-6250) to schedule a sophomore conference.

Teacher Appreciation:  The PVHS PTA wants to show our gratitude to our teachers and staff through teacher appreciation snack days throughout the year. The first snack day is Thursday, November 17. You can help by donating specific snack items. Sign up here and show your teachers you appreciate them!

Get your PV Spartan Band Apparel NOW until November 13!  You can now purchase your official PV Spartan Band apparel online in through Charms web store! Visit our band website or go to http://bit.ly/2fovFYK and enter our school code spartanbandsAnyone can shop our store!  Non-PVHS band members can shop as a guest by clicking on the “guest shopping” cart.  Current HS band members or band parents can log into their Charms account and click on “Online Store” to begin your adventure!  All proceeds go to benefit the PV Band program.

PV Trap Team Apparel:  The apparel web store will open TODAY, 11/11/16 at 9:30 a.m. and will close on Sunday, 11/20/16.  Apparel will not be able to be ordered once the webstore closes.  Items estimated to ship 12/7/16.  Click here for the webstore link.  If there are any questions, please email kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or call/text Kris at 563-949-7122.

Spartan Valley Open, November 20:  Pleasant Valley Wrestling Club is hosting its annual Spartan Valley Open youth wrestling tournament for ages Pre-K-8th grade on Sunday, November 20.  Click here for more information.

Community Opportunities

Bettendorf Life Fitness Tennis Clinics: Click here to learn about clinics for your student.

LeClaire Library:

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)-Help plan cool events, request new library materials, eat snacks, and get the inside scoop on what’s happening at the library! Don’t forget—your attendance earns you service learning hours and looks great on college applications! For 7th grade & up. Join us November 17th from 4:30-5:30pm.

Family Storytime: Join us Tuesdays at 6:30pm for stories, songs, a craft, and a snack! Activities are designed for children 3-6 years old, but all are welcome.

Harry Potter & the Beastly Bash-Come celebrate the upcoming release of the newest movie from the world of Harry Potter! We will have crafts, activities, snacks, giveaways, and more. Muggles and No-Maj folk of all ages are welcome! See what magical hijinks will take place on Wednesday, November 16th from 4:00-5:30pm.

Preschool Explorers-Explore a new science theme each month at the library—November’s theme is BUILDING! Come in for a fun storytime and hands-on exploratory stations. This program is best for ages 3-7. Join us Tuesday, November 22nd at 6:30pm.

 

#SpartanNation November 4, 2016

Posted November 4th, 2016

 

Bridgeview

Iowa Assessments: Iowa Assessments for students in Grades 1-6 will conclude on Monday, November 7.  Students who were absent on the previous days of testing will have their make-up tests completed during next week as well.  Thank you for your help and encouragement.  The teachers have been pleased with the efforts the students have shown to do their best!

Visiting Artist: Jazz singer and composer, Kavita Shah, will be visiting Bridgeview on Thursday, November 10 at 10:00 to present a concert sponsored by the Quad City Arts and funded by the Bridgeview PTA.  The concert will be performed in the gym and students will have the opportunity to learn and appreciate both jazz music and the talents of Ms. Shah.

Donut Date:  Calling all dads, stepdads, grandpas, neighbors or special friends: Please plan to stop by Bridgeview on Friday, November 11th anytime between 7:45 and 8:20 AM to enjoy a donut with your son/daughter and an opportunity to put a smile on their face and yours!

PTA Thanks – The Bridgeview PTA provides many outstanding services and supports to the staff and students at the school.  With the recently concluded Bonanza and Parent Teacher Conferences, it is the perfect opportunity to express our appreciation as a school community for the PTA’s tireless fundraising efforts, support with conference meals and treats for the faculty, sponsorship of the Visiting Artist and other school events, as well as the operation and management of the Scholastic Book Fair.  It goes without saying that the Bridgeview School Community is so very fortunate to have a PTA organization who consistently keeps the needs of its students at the forefront of its mission.  Thanks PTA!  We don’t know what we would do without you.

PTA Pulse: Click here to learn about the Bridgeview Bonanza, next PTA meeting, Donuts with Dad and new Spirit Wear!

District Robotics Showcase, Sunday, November 20:  Join us at Pleasant Valley Junior High from 3:00pm to 4:30pm, as PV Robotics teams from elementary to high school show off their hard work.

PV X-plosion Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser, Wednesday, November 9: Click here and take this coupon to Buffalo Wild Wings on the 9th and 10% of your total bill will be donated to the PV X-plosion Softball team.

Booster Bash, November 12: Come to Tanglewood Pavillion for a night of food, music and fun, all benefiting the Pleasant Valley Athletic Booster Club.  Tickets are $25 and $30 at the door.  Click here to order your tickets now! There will be a silent auction and the winning ticket for the $10,000 raffle will be drawn. This event was formerly called “Night on the Town.”

Cody

PTA Meeting, Tuesday, November 8:  Our next PTA meeting is Tuesday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cody library. Click here for this month’s agenda. Free babysitting is available. Please join us to help us recognize some special students at Cody.

 PV X-plosion Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser, Wednesday, November 9: Click here and take this coupon to Buffalo Wild Wings on the 9th and 10% of your total bill will be donated to the PV X-plosion Softball team.

Booster Bash, November 12: Come to Tanglewood Pavillion for a night of food, music and fun, all benefiting the Pleasant Valley Athletic Booster Club.  Tickets are $25 and $30 at the door.  Click here to order your tickets now! There will be a silent auction and the winning ticket for the $10,000 raffle will be drawn. This event was formerly called “Night on the Town.”

District Robotics Showcase, Sunday, November 20:  Join us at Pleasant Valley Junior High from 3:00pm to 4:30pm, as PV Robotics teams from elementary to high school show off their hard work.

Hopewell

PTA Gift Cards:  The Gift card committee has cards on hand! Get ready for your Thanksgiving feast with a Hy-Vee Gift Card! Cards can be purchased in $25, $50, or $100 increments, and Hopewell gets 5% of your purchase.  Or choose any of our other local Gift cards to help support the school. Please contact Gift Card Chair: Brandi VanLoo at bvanloo83@gmail.com for your order. Simply list the business, the denomination and number you desire, and then send your payment to school.  The ready-to-use gift cards will be sent home with your child or can be kept in the school office for you to pick up!

Burke Cleaners: $25 or more
Coffee Hound: $10, $20, or other amount
Crust Pizzeria: $10 or more
Granite City: $25/$50
Happy Joes: $25/$50
Hy-Vee:$25/$50/$100
Whiteys: $5 or more

Looking for your copy of the Student Directory?  After a successful pilot at Bridgeview last year, the district decided that all student directories will be distributed electronically this year.  The directory has two sections: one with information sorted by classroom and one with all families listed in alphabetical order.  This move saves paper and enabled families to receive the directory several weeks earlier than in the past.   Directories were emailed to all families on October 4 and a link to the directory is in your parent portal account.

Donuts with Dad, Friday November 18:   Come and join us FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18th 7:30-8:20 for the Annual “Donuts with Dads” at Hopewell.  Treat Dad (or another special guest) to a morning with their favorite Hopewell student!  Many people have pre-ordered items to enjoy, but if you have not.. don’t worry!  All are welcome!  Donuts, milk, orange juice and coffee will be available to purchase for $1.50 per item.  There is plenty extra of everything!  This event is provided by the Sixth Graders at Hopewell, and all funds raised will go toward their legacy project.  They have chosen a large outdoor shade structure for future students and teachers of Hopewell to enjoy.

PV X-plosion Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser, Wednesday, November 9: Click here and take this coupon to Buffalo Wild Wings on the 9th and 10% of your total bill will be donated to the PV X-plosion Softball team.

Booster Bash, November 12: Come to Tanglewood Pavillion for a night of food, music and fun, all benefiting the Pleasant Valley Athletic Booster Club.  Tickets are $25 and $30 at the door.  Click here to order your tickets now! There will be a silent auction and the winning ticket for the $10,000 raffle will be drawn. This event was formerly called “Night on the Town.”

District Robotics Showcase, Sunday, November 20:  Join us at Pleasant Valley Junior High from 3:00pm to 4:30pm, as PV Robotics teams from elementary to high school show off their hard work.

Pleasant View

STAFF APPRECIATION: The PTA staff appreciation committee is looking for people to bring items to school to show the teachers how much we appreciate them. If you would like to contribute, please visit the signup website and scroll through to see the available openings.

PV X-plosion Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser, Wednesday, November 9: Click here and take this coupon to Buffalo Wild Wings on the 9th and 10% of your total bill will be donated to the PV X-plosion Softball team.

Booster Bash, November 12: Come to Tanglewood Pavillion for a night of food, music and fun, all benefiting the Pleasant Valley Athletic Booster Club.  Tickets are $25 and $30 at the door.  Click here to order your tickets now! There will be a silent auction and the winning ticket for the $10,000 raffle will be drawn. This event was formerly called “Night on the Town.”

District Robotics Showcase, Sunday, November 20:  Join us at Pleasant Valley Junior High from 3:00pm to 4:30pm, as PV Robotics teams from elementary to high school show off their hard work.

Riverdale Heights

Read a thon:  The children have had a blast with the read-a-thon activities.  Please remember to return the donation envelope this week.  The grade that raises the most money wins a prize chosen by their teachers.  Thank you for supporting the read-a-thon!  All money raised stays at our school to help meet the needs of the teachers.

Veterans Day Commemoration, Friday, November 11:  Join us from 9:30 – 10:30 am at Riverdale Heights for our annual Veteran’s Day Commemoration.  Our students and staff will assemble to pay tribute to friends and relatives who are military veterans.  We would like to invite all veterans who have relatives or friends here at our school to come and participate in this patriotic event! This might be a dad, a mom, an uncle, aunt, grandparent or a family friend.  In order to plan for seating arrangements, please RSVP to the school office (563-332-0525) with the number of veterans who will be attending by Friday, November 4th.

PV X-plosion Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser, Wednesday, November 9: Click here and take this coupon to Buffalo Wild Wings on the 9th and 10% of your total bill will be donated to the PV X-plosion Softball team.

Booster Bash, November 12: Come to Tanglewood Pavillion for a night of food, music and fun, all benefiting the Pleasant Valley Athletic Booster Club.  Tickets are $25 and $30 at the door.  Click here to order your tickets now! There will be a silent auction and the winning ticket for the $10,000 raffle will be drawn. This event was formerly called “Night on the Town.”

District Robotics Showcase, Sunday, November 20:  Join us at Pleasant Valley Junior High from 3:00pm to 4:30pm, as PV Robotics teams from elementary to high school show off their hard work.

 Spelling Bee, Tuesday, December 13:  It’s that time a year for our Spellers!  On December 13th, Riverdale Heights will be conducting the Spelling Bee in the cafeteria at 3:15pm.   This is for grades 3-6th.  Students will need to have a permission slip turned into the school in order to participate.  A spelling bee list and permission slip can be picked up in the front office or in Mrs. Ahnquist’s room.  Please email any questions to ahnquisterin@pleasval.k12.ia.us

PVJH

PTA Meeting, Wednesday, November 9:  Click here for the agenda!  See you at 1:30pm!

Volunteer for PTA Sports Concessions:  Please consider helping the JH PTA and volunteer to do sports concessions.  The proceeds go back to the JH to support our teachers and the school.  To sign up, click on this link: http://signup.com/go/LU9L1W

PV Trap Team ApparelThe apparel web store will open on Friday, 11/11/16 at 9:30 a.m. and will close on Sunday, 11/20/16.  Apparel will not be able to be ordered once the webstore closes.  Items estimated to ship 12/7/16.  Click here for the webstore link (NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL 11/11/16).

We will be holding an informational meeting on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the Blackbox Theatre at the high school.  Registration materials will be distributed at this meeting.  PLEASE NOTE:  this meeting is for parents and shooters (includes all new and previous shooters).  If there are any questions or you are unable to attend this meeting, please email kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or call/text Kris at 563-949-7122.

PV X-plosion Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser, Wednesday, November 9: Click here and take this coupon to Buffalo Wild Wings on the 9th and 10% of your total bill will be donated to the PV X-plosion Softball team.

Booster Bash, November 12: Come to Tanglewood Pavillion for a night of food, music and fun, all benefiting the Pleasant Valley Athletic Booster Club.  Tickets are $25 and $30 at the door.  Click here to order your tickets now! There will be a silent auction and the winning ticket for the $10,000 raffle will be drawn. This event was formerly called “Night on the Town.”

District Robotics Showcase, Sunday, November 20:  Join us at Pleasant Valley Junior High from 3:00pm to 4:30pm, as PV Robotics teams from elementary to high school show off their hard work.

PVHS

Illness during the School Day:  We are mandated by the state to report various symptoms on a weekly basis to the Scott County Health Department.  Therefore, each student must report to the school nurse before being released from school.  It is one of the jobs of the health office to ensure students are attending class.  Many complaints can be addressed at school. If your student contacts you during the school hours wanting to go home because they are not feeling well, please direct them to the nurse for evaluation.  The nurse will contact you if more action is needed on your part regarding their complaint or if the issue cannot be resolved and the nurse deems it necessary for your student to leave for the day.  Our focus is on the students’ health and academic success.  Please contact the nurse with any concerns regarding your student’s health.

Join The Spartan Shield on Election Night:  The Spartan Shield is making history! Please like our Facebook page (@PVSpartanShield) and watch our LIVE election night broadcast for minute-by-minute updates and explanations made relevant for high school students.  We will have live giveaways and news reports you won’t want to miss. Join us on Facebook live at 7pm on Tuesday!

PV Trap Team ApparelThe apparel web store will open on Friday, 11/11/16 at 9:30 a.m. and will close on Sunday, 11/20/16.  Apparel will not be able to be ordered once the webstore closes.  Items estimated to ship 12/7/16.  Click here for the webstore link (NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL 11/11/16).

We will be holding an informational meeting on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the Blackbox Theatre at the high school.  Registration materials will be distributed at this meeting.  PLEASE NOTE:  this meeting is for parents and shooters (includes all new and previous shooters).  If there are any questions or you are unable to attend this meeting, please email kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or call/text Kris at 563-949-7122.

PV X-plosion Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser, Wednesday, November 9: Click here and take this coupon to Buffalo Wild Wings on the 9th and 10% of your total bill will be donated to the PV X-plosion Softball team.

Booster Bash, November 12: Come to Tanglewood Pavillion for a night of food, music and fun, all benefiting the Pleasant Valley Athletic Booster Club.  Tickets are $25 and $30 at the door.  Click here to order your tickets now! There will be a silent auction and the winning ticket for the $10,000 raffle will be drawn. This event was formerly called “Night on the Town.”

District Robotics Showcase, Sunday, November 20:  Join us at Pleasant Valley Junior High from 3:00pm to 4:30pm, as PV Robotics teams from elementary to high school show off their hard work.

Community Opportunities

Help win a playground for a PV School:  Does the elementary or pre-school on or near your military base or installation need a playground makeover? Enter the “Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes” from @Togethercounts for a chance to win a $30,000 grant and new playground equipment! http://bit.ly/1A3fqXf

NEW PICTURES: The Junior High Renovation Project

Posted November 1st, 2016

Construction is well underway at Pleasant Valley Junior High.  Crews are adding eight new classrooms, a new industrial tech room and a multi-purpose wellness room.  Those new classrooms are scheduled to be in use before Winter Break, as renovations begin on the new Orchestra Room, Guidance Suite and Teacher’s Lounge.  Keep an eye on this article, as we’ll post pictures as the project unfolds.

 

#SpartanNation October 28, 2016

Posted October 27th, 2016

Bridgeview

November 2 is an Early Dismissal!

Iowa AssessmentsThe Iowa Assessments will be administered to students in grades 1-6 beginning on Wednesday, November 2nd and continuing through Monday, November 7th.  These assessments will be administered to all students in the grades noted first thing every morning continuing until approximately 10:30 each day.  Parents are asked to support their children’s best effort by: 1) Encouraging them, 2) Ensuring they arrive at school on time, 3) Scheduling appointments outside the testing window if possible, 4) Providing a good breakfast and 5) Celebrating their hard work.

Parent-Teacher Conferences :  Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Tuesday, November 1 and Thursday, November 3 from 3:30 – 8:00pm, according to the schedule you have received.  If conflicts arise and your scheduled time will not work, please contact the school so scheduling changes and a new conference time can be arranged.

PTA PulseClick here to learn about the book fair, Halloween Parties and conferences!

The Student Hunger Drive is well underway and there are plenty of ways to help with raising funds and food to assist the less fortunate in our community. Click here for ways to get involved!

Pleasant Valley Scholastic Booster Club Meeting, November 3:  Join this new parent group for our next meeting at 6:00pm at the Pleasant Valley Administration Center (525 Belmont Road on the Scott Community College Campus).  This group is working to support our students academic efforts, from funding national level competitions to recognizing high GPAs.  A group of parents has been working through the summer to get this idea off the ground and we need your help!  Click here to learn more.

Booster Bash, November 12: Come to Tanglewood Pavillion for a night of food, music and fun, all benefiting the Pleasant Valley Academic Booster Club.  Tickets are $25 and $30 at the door.  Click here to order your tickets now! There will be a silent auction and the winning ticket for the $10,000 raffle will be drawn. This event was formerly called “Night on the Town.”

 PV Volleyball Winter/Spring Clinics: Click here for information about the clinics and to sign up.

Cody

November 2 is an Early Dismissal!

Iowa Assessments: The Iowa Assessments will be administered to students in grades 1-6 beginning on Wednesday, November 2nd and continuing through Monday, November 7th.  These assessments will be administered to all students in the grades noted first thing every morning continuing until approximately 10:30 each day.  Parents are asked to support their children’s best effort by: 1) Encouraging them, 2) Ensuring they arrive at school on time, 3) Scheduling appointments outside the testing window if possible, 4) Providing a good breakfast and 5) Celebrating their hard work.

Cody Elementary fall Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 3:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 3:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.  Please turn in your green conference notices to reserve your conference time(s).

Halloween is Monday!   The Halloween parade time will be at 2:15 pm.  Fourth –sixth will be on the inside of the “track” and K-3 will parade around the outside of the “track”.  Parents can stand on the outside of the circle and watch. Classroom parties will follow at 2:30 pm.
***Don’t forget the Spartan Safe Snack List.

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

YEARBOOKS  FOR SALE   $9. Checks may be made out to Cody School.  Yearbooks will be delivered in March.

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.

Book Fair:  Cody’s Book Fair is next week.  We plan to be open Monday, Oct. 31 – Nov. 4, 11:30 – 1:00 (during lunch), and Nov. 1 & 3, 3:00 – 8:00 (during conferences).  In order for our fair to be open our advertised hours, we need volunteers to help.  Please click here to sign up to help out at our fair.

Can’t make it to the fair? Click here to shop online. All proceeds from our book fair will go towards building our school and classroom libraries and it helps keep our students reading!  If you have any questions, contact Michelle Mahrt at hensingm@yahoo.com.

The Student Hunger Drive is well underway and there are plenty of ways to help with raising funds and food to assist the less fortunate in our community. Click here for ways to get involved!

Bingo Night is rescheduled for Friday, Dec. 2 from 6 – 8 in the Cody Cafeteria. Click here to sign up to volunteer and donate prizes! 

Pleasant Valley Scholastic Booster Club Meeting, November 3:  Join this new parent group for our next meeting at 6:00pm at the Pleasant Valley Administration Center (525 Belmont Road on the Scott Community College Campus).  This group is working to support our students academic efforts, from funding national level competitions to recognizing high GPAs.  A group of parents has been working through the summer to get this idea off the ground and we need your help!  Click here to learn more.

Booster Bash, November 12: Come to Tanglewood Pavillion for a night of food, music and fun, all benefiting the Pleasant Valley Academic Booster Club.  Tickets are $25 and $30 at the door.  Click here to order your tickets now! There will be a silent auction and the winning ticket for the $10,000 raffle will be drawn. This event was formerly called “Night on the Town.”

PV Volleyball Winter/Spring Clinics: Click here for information about the clinics and to sign up.

Hopewell

November 2 is an Early Dismissal!

Iowa Assessments, November 2-8: Click here to learn about the testing window and what you can do to help your student achieve success!

Share the Sounds and the Spirit of the Season with Hopewell Harmony:  Our student choir, Hopewell Harmony, is already hard at work on their music for the Winter Program, which is sure to put you in the holiday spirit…. and this year, they want everyone to sing along to benefit Toys for Tots! Students/families can cast a vote for a Winter Program Audience sing-along by bringing NEW, unwrapped toys (no stuffed animals or toy weapons, please). Donation boxes labeled with song titles will be placed by the main entrance.  Each item placed in a box will be counted as a ‘vote’ for that song. Donations will be collected November 1st thru November 22 (so parent-teacher conferences are a great time to bring your donation!) The winning song will be announced at and performed by Hopewell Harmony and YOU at the Winter Program. The students are very excited to use the gift of music to benefit Toys for Tots this holiday season, and thank you in advance for your generosity.

The Student Hunger Drive is well underway and there are plenty of ways to help with raising funds and food to assist the less fortunate in our community. Click here for ways to get involved!

Pleasant Valley Scholastic Booster Club Meeting, November 3:  Join this new parent group for our next meeting at 6:00pm at the Pleasant Valley Administration Center (525 Belmont Road on the Scott Community College Campus).  This group is working to support our students academic efforts, from funding national level competitions to recognizing high GPAs.  A group of parents has been working through the summer to get this idea off the ground and we need your help!  Click here to learn more.

Booster Bash, November 12: Come to Tanglewood Pavillion for a night of food, music and fun, all benefiting the Pleasant Valley Academic Booster Club.  Tickets are $25 and $30 at the door.  Click here to order your tickets now! There will be a silent auction and the winning ticket for the $10,000 raffle will be drawn. This event was formerly called “Night on the Town.”

PV Volleyball Winter/Spring Clinics: Click here for information about the clinics and to sign up.

Pleasant View

November 2 is an Early Dismissal!

 Conferences:  This year Pleasant View Elementary is offering a traditional conference night on Tuesday, November 1 from 3:30-5:30pm and Thursday, November 3 from 3:30-8:00pm and will also provide a flexible schedule for conferences from October 31 to November 11.  To do this, we will be scheduling conferences online. Click here to learn how to schedule your conference.

Iowa Assessments: The Iowa Assessments will be administered to students in grades 1-6 beginning on Wednesday, November 2nd and continuing through Monday, November 7th.  These assessments will be administered to all students in the grades noted first thing every morning continuing until approximately 10:30 each day.  Parents are asked to support their children’s best effort by: 1) Encouraging them, 2) Ensuring they arrive at school on time, 3) Scheduling appointments outside the testing window if possible, 4) Providing a good breakfast and 5) Celebrating their hard work.

Book Fair:  The Pleasant View Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.

Book Fair dates:
Tuesday, November 1st
Thursday, November 3rd
Shopping hours: 3:00pm – 8:00pm
If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at:http://www.scholastic.com/bf/pleasantviewelementary.  Our online Fair is available from October 28th to November 11th.  We will also be giving the kids an opportunity to purchase books at school during designated times on November 7th and 8th.  For more information, please see the flyer sent home with your student for details.

The Student Hunger Drive is well underway and there are plenty of ways to help with raising funds and food to assist the less fortunate in our community. Click here for ways to get involved!

Pleasant Valley Scholastic Booster Club Meeting, November 3:  Join this new parent group for our next meeting at 6:00pm at the Pleasant Valley Administration Center (525 Belmont Road on the Scott Community College Campus).  This group is working to support our students academic efforts, from funding national level competitions to recognizing high GPAs.  A group of parents has been working through the summer to get this idea off the ground and we need your help!  Click here to learn more.

Booster Bash, November 12: Come to Tanglewood Pavillion for a night of food, music and fun, all benefiting the Pleasant Valley Academic Booster Club.  Tickets are $25 and $30 at the door.  Click here to order your tickets now! There will be a silent auction and the winning ticket for the $10,000 raffle will be drawn. This event was formerly called “Night on the Town.”

PV Volleyball Winter/Spring Clinics: Click here for information about the clinics and to sign up.

Riverdale Heights

November 2 is an Early Dismissal!

Iowa Assessments: The Iowa Assessments will be administered to students in grades 1-6 beginning on Wednesday, November 2nd and continuing through Monday, November 7th.  These assessments will be administered to all students in the grades noted first thing every morning continuing until approximately 10:30 each day.  Parents are asked to support their children’s best effort by: 1)Encouraging them, 2) Ensuring they arrive at school on time, 3)Scheduling appointments outside the testing window if possible, 4) Providing a good breakfast and 5) Celebrating their hard work.

Veteran’s Day Commemoration, November 11:  Join us from 9:30 – 10:30am as Riverdale Heights holds its annual Veteran’s Day Commemoration.  Our students and staff will assemble to pay tribute to friends and relatives who are military veterans. We would like to invite all veterans who have relatives or friends here at our school to come and participate in this patriotic event!  This might be a dad, a mom, an uncle, aunt, grandparent or a family friend.  In order to plan for seating arrangements,  please RSVP to the school office (563-332-0525) with the number  of veterans who will be attending by Friday, November 4th.

PTA’s Read-A-Thon Update: Click here to see how the PTA is raising money for our school, what events you can participate in and how to win big prizes!

Book Fair:  Don’t forget to stop by the book fair during conferences on November 3rd and November 10th from 2:30-8pm. We will have a great selection of books and all the profit goes back to our teachers and the library. You can also get free shipping when you shop our online fair. Click here to shop, starting on November 3!   We hope to see you there!

Gift Cards:  The Riverdale Heights PTA is now offering a gift card program as another way you can support Riverdale Heights while shopping!  Are you planning on getting gift cards for any future gifts?  Here is how it works:  you purchase the gift card at face value and our school earns a percent from each retailer. These gift cards are good and never expire!  Please check out the PTA website to see the list of retailers and to print out an order form.  For the first round, order forms and payment are due to the office by noon Monday (Oct 31) and will be available on Thursday (Nov 3).  Check out the PTA website for all future order dates.

The Student Hunger Drive is well underway and there are plenty of ways to help with raising funds and food to assist the less fortunate in our community. Click here for ways to get involved!

Pleasant Valley Scholastic Booster Club Meeting, November 3:  Join this new parent group for our next meeting at 6:00pm at the Pleasant Valley Administration Center (525 Belmont Road on the Scott Community College Campus).  This group is working to support our students academic efforts, from funding national level competitions to recognizing high GPAs.  A group of parents has been working through the summer to get this idea off the ground and we need your help!  Click here to learn more.

Booster Bash, November 12: Come to Tanglewood Pavillion for a night of food, music and fun, all benefiting the Pleasant Valley Academic Booster Club.  Tickets are $25 and $30 at the door.  Click here to order your tickets now! There will be a silent auction and the winning ticket for the $10,000 raffle will be drawn. This event was formerly called “Night on the Town.”

PV Volleyball Winter/Spring Clinics: Click here for information about the clinics and to sign up.

PVJH

November 2 is an Early Dismissal!

Iowa Assessments, November 2 & 3:  Mark your calendars! Junior high students will be taking the Iowa Assessment tests all day on Wednesday, November 2nd which is an early out day and for the first 2 hours of the school day on Thursday, November 3rd.  Please make every effort to have your student to school on time and please try not to schedule appointments during the testing time.

Picture Retake Day, Tuesday, November 1:  Photographers will be in the D Gym from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.  Click here for more information.

The Student Hunger Drive is well underway and there are plenty of ways to help with raising funds and food to assist the less fortunate in our community. Click here for ways to get involved!

Pleasant Valley Scholastic Booster Club Meeting, November 3:  Join this new parent group for our next meeting at 6:00pm at the Pleasant Valley Administration Center (525 Belmont Road on the Scott Community College Campus).  This group is working to support our students academic efforts, from funding national level competitions to recognizing high GPAs.  A group of parents has been working through the summer to get this idea off the ground and we need your help!  Click here to learn more.

PV Trap Team, November 9  – We will be holding an informational meeting on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the Blackbox Theatre at PVHS.  Registration and clothing materials will be distributed at this meeting.  PLEASE NOTE:  this meeting is for parents and shooters (includes all new and previous shooters).  If there are any questions or you are unable to attend this meeting, please email kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or call/text Kris at 563-949-7122.

Booster Bash, November 12: Come to Tanglewood Pavillion for a night of food, music and fun, all benefiting the Pleasant Valley Academic Booster Club.  Tickets are $25 and $30 at the door.  Click here to order your tickets now! There will be a silent auction and the winning ticket for the $10,000 raffle will be drawn. This event was formerly called “Night on the Town.”

PV Boys Winter Soccer Clinic: Click here to sign up for the clinic.

PV Volleyball Winter/Spring Clinics: Click here for information about the clinics and to sign up.

PVHS

November 2 is an Early Dismissal!

The Student Hunger Drive is well underway and there are plenty of ways to help with raising funds and food to assist the less fortunate in our community. Click here for ways to get involved!

Pleasant Valley Scholastic Booster Club Meeting, November 3:  Join this new parent group for our next meeting at 6:00pm at the Pleasant Valley Administration Center (525 Belmont Road on the Scott Community College Campus).  This group is working to support our students academic efforts, from funding national level competitions to recognizing high GPAs.  A group of parents has been working through the summer to get this idea off the ground and we need your help!  Click here to learn more.

PV Trap Team November 9  – We will be holding an informational meeting on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the Blackbox Theatre at PVHS.  Registration and clothing materials will be distributed at this meeting.  PLEASE NOTE:  this meeting is for parents and shooters (includes all new and previous shooters).  If there are any questions or you are unable to attend this meeting, please email kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or call/text Kris at 563-949-7122.

Booster Bash, November 12: Come to Tanglewood Pavillion for a night of food, music and fun, all benefiting the Pleasant Valley Academic Booster Club.  Tickets are $25 and $30 at the door.  Click here to order your tickets now! There will be a silent auction and the winning ticket for the $10,000 raffle will be drawn. This event was formerly called “Night on the Town.”

 PV Boys Winter Soccer Clinic: Click here to sign up for the clinic.

Community Opportunities

LeClaire Library

Teen Services:

Biblioteens-Love to talk books? Can’t decide what to read? Hungry for tasty treats? Teens in 7th grade and up are invited to the library for a new kind of book club—you pick your own books to read, then we share our most loved (or hated) of the month! Join us November 3rd at 4:30pm.

Children’s Services:

Family Storytime-Join us Tuesdays at 6:30pm for stories, songs, a craft, and a snack! Activities are designed for children 3-6 years old, but all are welcome.

Early Release Crafternoon-School’s out early? Exercise your creativity at this month’s Crafternoon! This program is best for children aged 7 and up. Find out what fun craft is waiting for you on November 2nd from 3:00-4:00pm.

 

Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation Starts Scholastic Booster Club

Posted October 27th, 2016

For 25 years, the Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation has supported our students through a robust scholarship program.  Since 1991, the PVEF has awarded nearly 700 scholarships totaling nearly $700,000.  To fund our scholarships, we rely on hundreds of generous donors who have either chosen to give small amounts or endow a permanent scholarship.

Because of PV’s continued growth, the Foundation is assisting with a new and exciting effort.  Starting in the 2016-17 school year, the Foundation will help start the PV Scholastic Booster Club.   For years, parents and community members have supported the arts and athletics in Pleasant Valley, and now the Foundation is providing a structure to do the same for the district’s academic mission.

Parents interested in starting the PV Scholastic Booster Club have already had a few preliminary meetings to discuss what they would like to achieve. They would like to invite you to their next meeting, November 3, 2016 at 6:00pm at the Pleasant Valley Administrative Center at 525 Belmont Road, Bettendorf, IA, 52722.  At this meeting, we will discuss ideas to support our students through funding and recognition. If you are interested in attending, please email Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation Secretary, Beth Marsoun, at marsounbeth@pleasval.k12.ia.us.

Can’t make the meeting, but still want to help?  Consider donating to the PV Scholastic Booster Club at the following levels:

Pioneer Level $500.00
Genius Level $250.00
Virtuoso Level $200.00
Brilliance Level $150.00
Imagination Level $100.00
Inspiration Level $50.00

Checks should be made to the Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation with PVSBC in the  memo.  Every contribution will help support our students’ academic achievements. Send your check to:

The Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation
c/o Beth Marsoun
525 Belmont Road
Bettendorf, IA

It’s a Miracle! Celebrating Parker Kress!

Posted October 26th, 2016

For the last month, the Spartan Nation has been going above and beyond for PVHS Freshman Parker Kress.  Parker was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma as a 7th grader.  He’s fought off the cancer, but was facing a tough decision:  in his leg where the cancer was, he had an infection, one he couldn’t get rid of.  So, the brave 15-year-old decided he would have his leg amputated.  Watch the video below to hear his story and how his friends have supported it through it all.

But then something amazing happened.  Parker went to the doctor ahead of his surgery and he was told the infection disappeared.  He would not have to have his leg amputated. Doctors say it is a miracle!  So instead of holding a yellow out at a football game and a send off to surgery ceremony, PVHS held a celebration!  Pat Angerer spoke in front of sea of yellow “Power for Parker” shirts (we’re told more than 850 shirts were sold.) See the pictures below.

Parker still faces a tough couple of months.  Doctors have found spots on his lungs, but couldn’t focus on that until his infection was gone.  Now that it is, the focus is on taking care of those spots.  And with the Spartan Nation behind Parker, there’s no need to worry.  We’ve got your back!

Read the Spartan Shield story here.

Check out the stories from our local media below.

WQAD http://bit.ly/2ekq46B
KWQC TV-6 News http://bit.ly/2eOuvGf
WHBF TV http://bit.ly/2eIaG3D

#SpartanNation October 21, 2016

Posted October 21st, 2016

Bridgeview

Red Ribbon Week is Next Week:  Join the fight against drug and alcohol abuse! Click here for Red Ribbon theme days, Monday, October 24 through Friday, October 28!

Take a Stand and Lend a Hand: Stop Bullying The “Bridgeview Families” will have their second meeting of the year on Wednesday, October 26 at 2:30 PM.  The focus for this meeting will continue to emphasize student to student respect, with a specific look at anti-bullying behaviors and taking an active role in reporting and responding to such incidences.  Messages from the CLIMB Theater performance viewed earlier this month will also be referenced.

Haunted Theater, Friday October 21:  The PV Drama Club is hosting a Haunted Theatre in the PVHS Theatre TODAY, Friday, October 21 from 1-4 PM! This year’s theme is Carnival and is appropriate for all ages. Tickets are $2 for the first time through and $1 after that.

Halloween is a Week Away! Halloween parties will begin in classrooms on October 31, 2016 at 2:30 P.M.  Weather permitting, all students will parade outside on the playground blacktop at approximately 2:15 P.M. In case of inclement weather, the parade route will be modified to include an indoor option.  Reminder: costumes may not include any kind of toy weapon (knives, swords, etc.).  They should not depict violent acts or the results of violence through the use of fake blood, etc.  Please be mindful that our school community encompasses children of all ages and costumes should not be frightening to others.
***Don’t forget the Spartan Safe Snack List

Dental Bus:  The Bethany Give Kids A Smile Dental Program  is offering its free dental care to students that qualify at Bridgeview on November 15th, 2016.  Please view this document that explains qualifications.  This service may be used to complete the kindergarten dental screening requirement. Please contact Joette Strobbe  at strobbejoette@pleasval.k12.ia.usi f you have questions about this program.  Forms should be turned in no later than November 1st .

Power for Parker: Many of you are aware of Parker Kress’ upcoming surgery.  After being diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in October 2014, the cancer is in remission, but he was fighting an infection in his leg.  Doctors recommended an amputation.  The PV community has been supporting Parker through this process, and now we have some amazing news.  He will NOT have to have his leg amputated.  At a doctor’s visit, the family found out the infection has disappeared. So, tonight’s Yellow Out in honor of Parker will now be a real celebration!   See you tonight!

Cody

Cody Elementary fall Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 3:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and Thursday, November 3, 2016 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).

Red Ribbon Week is Next Week:  Join the fight against drug and alcohol abuse! Click here for Red Ribbon theme days, Monday, October 24 through Friday, October 28!

Haunted Theater, Friday October 21:  The PV Drama Club is hosting a Haunted Theatre in the PVHS Theatre TODAY Friday, October 21st from 1-4 PM! This year’s theme is Carnival and is appropriate for all ages. Tickets are $2 for the first time through and $1 after that.

Book Fair starts October 31:  Join us in the Library for our Scholastic Book Fair from October 31 to November 4!  It’s open from 11:30-1:00 during lunch and during conferences on November 1 to November 3 from 3:00-8:00pm across from the cafeteria!

Halloween:  Halloween parties will begin in classrooms on October 31, 2016 at 2:30 P.M.  Weather permitting, all students will parade at approximately 2:15 P.M. Reminder: costumes may not include any kind of toy weapon (knives, swords, etc.).  They should not depict violent acts or the results of violence through the use of fake blood, etc.  Please be mindful that our school community encompasses children of all ages and costumes should not be frightening to others.
***Don’t forget the Spartan Safe Snack List.

Dental Bus:  The Bethany Give Kids A Smile Dental Program  is offering its free dental care to students that qualify at Cody on November 15th, 2016.  Please view this document that explains qualifications.  This service may be used to complete the kindergarten dental screening requirement. Please contact Ann Harris at harrisann@pleasval.k12.ia.us if you have questions about this program.  Forms should be turned in no later than November 1st .

Power for Parker: Many of you are aware of Parker Kress’ upcoming surgery.  After being diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in October 2014, the cancer is in remission, but he was fighting an infection in his leg.  Doctors recommended an amputation.  The PV community has been supporting Parker through this process, and now we have some amazing news.  He will NOT have to have his leg amputated.  At a doctor’s visit, the family found out the infection has disappeared. So, tonight’s Yellow Out in honor of Parker will now be a real celebration!   See you tonight!

Hopewell

Conferences:  This year Hopewell Elementary is offering a traditional conference night on November 3 and will also provide a flexible schedule for conferences from October 31 to November 10.  To do this, we will be scheduling conferences online. Click here to learn how to schedule your conference.

Red Ribbon Week is Next Week:  Join the fight against drug and alcohol abuse! Click here for Red Ribbon theme days, Monday, October 24 through Friday, October 28!

Haunted Theater, Friday October 21:  The PV Drama Club is hosting a Haunted Theatre in the PVHS Theatre TODAY Friday, October 21st from 1-4 PM! This year’s theme is Carnival and is appropriate for all ages. Tickets are $2 for the first time through and $1 after that.

Trick or Treat at the Fountains, Thursday, October 27:  The Assisted Senior Living and Independent Living units at the Fountains invite Hopewell families to Trick-or-Treat on Thursday, October 27, at 3:45 p.m. All are welcome–the more the merrier!  This is by far one of the residents’ favorite events. Click here for more information.

Halloween:  Halloween parties will begin in classrooms on October 31, 2016 at 2:30 P.M.  Weather permitting, all students will parade at approximately 2:15 P.M. Reminder: costumes may not include any kind of toy weapon (knives, swords, etc.).  They should not depict violent acts or the results of violence through the use of fake blood, etc.  Please be mindful that our school community encompasses children of all ages and costumes should not be frightening to others.
***Don’t forget the Spartan Safe Snack List.

Book Fair, Monday, October 31 and Thursday, November 3:  With the change in conferences from two fixed dates to one fixed date and variable other days/times that week, the Book Fair will operate a little differently.  The traditional book fair will be open on Halloween for the people who are at school for the parties and then, as in previous years, on the fixed conference date.  On October 31 the Book Fair will be open 3-4:30 and on Thursday, November 3, it will be open 3-8.

For the first time, we will also have an Online Book Fair, which will run from October 21 to November 10. The link is http://www.scholastic.com/bf/hopewellelementaryschool1.   You can also use this link to volunteer to help with set up, take down, or staffing a shift.

Dental Bus:  The Bethany Give Kids A Smile Dental Program is offering free dental care to students that qualify at Hopewell on November 9, 2016.  Please view this document that explains qualifications.  This service may be used to complete the kindergarten dental screening requirement.  Please contact Kim Zupancic at zupancickim@pleasval.k12.ia.us if you have questions about this program.  Forms should be turned in no later than October 26th.

Power for Parker: Many of you are aware of Parker Kress’ upcoming surgery.  After being diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in October 2014, the cancer is in remission, but he was fighting an infection in his leg.  Doctors recommended an amputation.  The PV community has been supporting Parker through this process, and now we have some amazing news.  He will NOT have to have his leg amputated.  At a doctor’s visit, the family found out the infection has disappeared. So, tonight’s Yellow Out in honor of Parker will now be a real celebration!   See you tonight!

Pleasant View

Conferences:  This year Pleasant View Elementary is offering a traditional conference night on Tuesday, November 1 from 3:30-5:30pm and Thursday, November 3 from 3:30-8:00pm and will also provide a flexible schedule for conferences from October 31 to November 11.  To do this, we will be scheduling conferences online. Click here to learn how to schedule your conference.

Red Ribbon Week is Next Week:  Join the fight against drug and alcohol abuse! Click here for Red Ribbon theme days, Monday, October 24 through Friday, October 28!

Haunted Theater, Friday October 21:  The PV Drama Club is hosting a Haunted Theatre in the PVHS Theatre TODAY Friday, October 21st from 1-4 PM! This year’s theme is Carnival and is appropriate for all ages. Tickets are $2 for the first time through and $1 after that.

Student Hunger Drive October 24-October 28:  We’ll be collecting food for the PVHS Student Hunger Drive. Click here for more information.

Monkey Joe’s Family Night for Kindergarten – 3rd grade, Tuesday, October 25th  Join us from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Monkey Joe’s 3885 Elmore Ave. Ste. A Davenport, IA 52807.  Parents must stay with their children.  The cost of entry is $6. Remember your socks!  Please contact Amy Wilsted with any questions at awilsted@mac.com .   Hope to see you there!

Picture Retake Day, Thursday, October 27:  You’re going to get an extra few days to polish up that smile!  HR Imaging has confirmed that school pictures will be sent home Monday, October 24.  Because of the date, picture retakes are rescheduled for Thursday, October 27.  HR Imaging wishes to apologize for this inconvenience.

Halloween:  Halloween parties will begin in classrooms on October 31, 2016 at 2:30 P.M.  Weather permitting, all students will parade at approximately 2:15 P.M. Reminder: costumes may not include any kind of toy weapon (knives, swords, etc.).  They should not depict violent acts or the results of violence through the use of fake blood, etc.  Please be mindful that our school community encompasses children of all ages and costumes should not be frightening to others.
***Don’t forget the Spartan Safe Snack List.

Boxtops and Labels turn in time! Please send in all of your clipped boxtops and labels by Friday October 28th. Click here for instructions and how you can volunteer to help!

Dental Bus:  The Bethany Give Kids A Smile Dental Program  is offering its free dental care to students that qualify at Pleasant View on November 15th, 2016.  Please view this document that explains qualifications.  This service may be used to complete the kindergarten dental screening requirement. Please contact Jenni Hanson at hansonjennifer@pleasval.k12.ia.us if you have questions about this program.  Forms should be turned in no later than November 1st .

Power for Parker: Many of you are aware of Parker Kress’ upcoming surgery.  After being diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in October 2014, the cancer is in remission, but he was fighting an infection in his leg.  Doctors recommended an amputation.  The PV community has been supporting Parker through this process, and now we have some amazing news.  He will NOT have to have his leg amputated.  At a doctor’s visit, the family found out the infection has disappeared. So, tonight’s Yellow Out in honor of Parker will now be a real celebration!   See you tonight!

Riverdale Heights

Iowa Assessments will be given Wednesday, November 2 through Tuesday, November 8 to all 1st through 6th grade students. The tests will be administered from 8:30-10:30 each morning. Please be mindful as appointments are scheduled in order to avoid these testing times if at all possible.

Parking Procedures:  Please take a moment to re-familiarize yourself with our pick up, drop off and parking procedures.  We can all work together to make sure our students are safe!  Click here!

Haunted Theater, Friday October 21:  The PV Drama Club is hosting a Haunted Theatre in the PVHS Theatre TODAY Friday, October 21st from 1-4 PM! This year’s theme is Carnival and is appropriate for all ages. Tickets are $2 for the first time through and $1 after that.

Read-a-Thon:  The Riverdale Heights is excited to announce this year’s main fundraiser – a Read-a-Thon!  Your child will be coming home with an informational packet about the Read-a-Thon:  a flyer which lists how it works, the rules, the fun activities that are planned, the prizes that can be won, a reading log, and an envelope for money collection.  Details about the Read-a-Thon and the link for online donations can be found on the PTA website.  Our goal is to raise $10,000 with all proceeds going to Riverdale Heights!

Mark your calendars:
Oct. 24-27 Record reading minutes (turn in Oct 28)
Oct 24: Dress in pajamas and bring a stuffed animal for the building wide Stop, Drop, & Read
Oct 26:  Dress as your favorite book character day
Nov 4:  Money packets are due
***You can support your child, the PTA, and Riverdale Heights by encouraging your child to read, helping them prepare for the activities, and by your financial donation.  If you have any questions please contact Paula Cockrell (pmc@salzmanintl.com).

Halloween:  Halloween parties will begin in classrooms on October 31, 2016 at 2:30 P.M.  Weather permitting, all students will parade at approximately 2:15 P.M. Reminder: costumes may not include any kind of toy weapon (knives, swords, etc.).  They should not depict violent acts or the results of violence through the use of fake blood, etc.  Please be mindful that our school community encompasses children of all ages and costumes should not be frightening to others.
***Don’t forget the Spartan Safe Snack List.

Dental Bus:  The Bethany Give Kids A Smile Dental Program  is offering its free dental care to students that qualify at Riverdale Heights on November 9th, 2016.  Please view this document that explains qualifications.  This service may be used to complete the kindergarten dental screening requirement. Please contact Stacy Schick at schickstacy@pleasval.k12.ia.us if you have questions about this program.  Forms should be turned in no later than October 26th .

Power for Parker: Many of you are aware of Parker Kress’ upcoming surgery.  After being diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in October 2014, the cancer is in remission, but he was fighting an infection in his leg.  Doctors recommended an amputation.  The PV community has been supporting Parker through this process, and now we have some amazing news.  He will NOT have to have his leg amputated.  At a doctor’s visit, the family found out the infection has disappeared. So, tonight’s Yellow Out in honor of Parker will now be a real celebration!   See you tonight!

Pleasant Valley Junior High

Iowa Assessments:  Mark your calendars! Junior high students will be taking the Iowa Assessment tests all day on Wednesday, November 2nd which is an early out day and for the first 2 hours of the school day on Thursday, November 3rd.  Please make every effort to have your student to school on time and please try not to schedule appointments during the testing time.

Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program:  Are you interested in flying in an airplane and becoming a pilot?  Learning about aerospace?  Do you want to honor and serve America in search and rescue missions?  If so, speak with Mrs. Thompson (school counselor) about how you could join the Civil Air Patrol Cadet program!  This is a year-round program that meets once a week on Tuesdays, with additional opportunities and experiences over the summer.  You will learn leadership skills, do obstacle courses, model rocketry & robotics, hike, camp, explore aviation careers, aerospace education, learn search and rescue techniques, be able to earn rank and awards (with possible scholarships for college), make friends, and have FUN!

Pleasant Valley Trap Team: Calling all interested new shooters!!!  We will be having a New Shooter Field Day on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m.  Cost is $30.00.  Location is our home trap field – Clinton County Sportsman Club, 2860-270th Street, Dewitt, Iowa.  Please be sure to bring eye and ear protection!!  Cost includes 2 boxes of ammunition, 2 rounds of targets, and a lunch.  Parents must remain at the range while your child is participating in this event. For any NEW shooter interested in taking part, please email kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or call/text Kris at 563-949-7122 with any questions.  This will be a great opportunity to practice shooting, learn about firearms, and meet the coaches!  We look forward to seeing you there!!

Power for Parker: Many of you are aware of Parker Kress’ upcoming surgery.  After being diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in October 2014, the cancer is in remission, but he was fighting an infection in his leg.  Doctors recommended an amputation.  The PV community has been supporting Parker through this process, and now we have some amazing news.  He will NOT have to have his leg amputated.  At a doctor’s visit, the family found out the infection has disappeared. So, tonight’s Yellow Out in honor of Parker will now be a real celebration!   See you tonight!

PVHS

Junior Night, Monday, October 24:  Pleasant Valley High School counselors are hosting a “Junior Night” on Monday, October 24, at 7:00pm in the PVHS Theatre.  All PV juniors and their parents are invited to attend this informational meeting concerning post-graduate plans.  Iowa College Access Network will present information pertinent to college planning.  Materials will also be provided by the presenter.  Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.

Junior Jumpstart:  The Junior Jumpstart program was presented to juniors on Monday, October 17th  and Tuesday, October 18th during economics or government classes.  The counselors provided helpful resources about post-secondary research and planning, ACT/SAT testing information, and dual-enrollment opportunities for senior year. They also encouraged juniors to utilize the Counseling Office and Career Center webpage on the Pleasant Valley High School site. The Junior Jumpstart presentation can be viewed here.

Human Services Careers in DemandClick here to learn about the PV Family and Consumer Science Department and what students learn about Early Childhood Development, Education, Non-Profit and Social Services careers.

Power for Parker: Many of you are aware of Parker Kress’ upcoming surgery.  After being diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in October 2014, the cancer is in remission, but he was fighting an infection in his leg.  Doctors recommended an amputation.  The PV community has been supporting Parker through this process, and now we have some amazing news.  He will NOT have to have his leg amputated.  At a doctor’s visit, the family found out the infection has disappeared. So, tonight’s Yellow Out in honor of Parker will now be a real celebration!   See you tonight!

Pleasant Valley Trap Team– Calling all interested new shooters!!!  We will be having a New Shooter Field Day on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m.  Cost is $30.00.  Location is our home trap field – Clinton County Sportsman Club, 2860-270th Street, Dewitt, Iowa.  Please be sure to bring eye and ear protection!!  Cost includes 2 boxes of ammunition, 2 rounds of targets, and a lunch.  Parents must remain at the range while your child is participating in this event. For any NEW shooter interested in taking part, please email kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or call/text Kris at 563-949-7122 with any questions.  This will be a great opportunity to practice shooting, learn about firearms, and meet the coaches!  We look forward to seeing you there!!

Picture Retake Day, Tuesday, November 1:  Photographers will be in the D Gym from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.  Click here for more information.

Dental Bus, Wednesday, November 9:  If getting your student to the dentist causes a financial hardship we are able to provide excellent dental care absolutely free. Just contact Pam Cinadr the High School nurse at cinadrpam@pleasval.k12.ia.us or 563-332-5151 x5112. There is a simple form to fill out and the dentist will be at the high school on November 9th. Please take advantage of this opportunity!

Community Opportunities

Davenport Junior Theater’s Pegora the Witch: This show kicks off Junior Theatre’s season and is the 300th Mainstage production!  Pegora is a young apprentice witch with a key flaw in her nature – she cannot help but do good things. Oh! And she secretly loves to cook. However, the head witch, Mother Martacloy, gives her one last chance to try to do bad. This mission? Kidnap all seven of the king’s children, one day at a time. Come see if Pegora can be a bad… or good witch after all.  Shows are Saturday, Oct 22 & 29 at 1pm & 4pm and Sunday, Oct 23 & 30 at 2pm.  Tickets $6 (kids) / $8 (adults) Show for all ages!Get all the details at : www.DavenportJuniorTheatre.org

The Autism Society  of the Quad Cities Conference, Saturday, October 29:  Click here for the full information.

LeClaire Parks and Rec Open Volleyball for 7th and 8th Grade Girls.  Join us Monday nights from 7:30 to 9:ppm starting October 17th. Click here for more information.

QC Iowa Select Sting Boys Volleyball:  Click here to learn about the open gyms and tryouts on October 30th.

33 PV Students Selected for OPUS Honor Choir

Posted October 17th, 2016

Congratulations to the 33 students who were selected for the OPUS Honor Choirs.  The students below represent Pleasant Valley at the festival in Ames in November. The OPUS Honor Choir Festival is an annual event that is sponsored by the Iowa Choral Director’s Association.  The festival consists of four choirs; a two-part 5th-6th grade mixed chorus, 7th-8th grade boys choir, 7th-8th grade girls choir, and a 9th grade mixed ensemble.  Each year, thousands of students from across the state of Iowa audition to be apart of these select groups with only 160 students selected for each choir.

5/6th grade Choir : Ava Burmahl, Shobini Iyer (solo finalist), Leah Mendelin (solo finalist), Matthew Murphy, Lexi Pelzer, Rhema Saddler, and Bryce Vining

7/8th Grade Choir: Lukas Ager, Anna Arms, Ebby Barber, Isa Burkhart (small group), Charlie Crouse, Ben Curran, Ethan Ferry, Erika Holmberg, Gabe Johnson, Ethan Kilcoin, Rachel Lyon, Beth Mooy, Megan Neil, Logan Paul, Ujan Roybandyopadhyay, Ryan Saddler, Caroline Sierk, and Taze Wilson

9th Grade Choir:  Grace Almgren, Molly Bimm, Dalton Hout, Morgan McCartney, John Mendelin, Maddie Murphy, Amy Oberhart, Ciyanna Wilson, and to Holyn Doran, alternate.

PV Alumni Inspires PVJH Students

Posted October 17th, 2016

web1There’s been a lot of talk about Peru in PV.  Last spring, several PVHS students traveled to Peru for Spring Break.  Last summer, several students went back, this time to volunteer at “Voices 4 Peru,” a school set up by PV Alumni, Daniel Klopp.

Now, Mr. Klopp is visiting PV.  He stopped at PVHS and PVJH early in October to thank the community for its support and to talk to students about his journey, in hopes of inspiring them to try something new.  Mr. Klopp tells is best — but his story is rather simple.  He went to Peru on a work triweb2p and never left.  He saw a need that he could fulfill and set to work.  Voices for Peru runs a school for small children, in hopes of keeping them from being sold into child slavery.  He runs a soccer and volleyball program to keep older children from gang activity.  He lives a tough and rewarding life, but if not for a business trip to Peru, one he never would have had.

If you are interested in helping Voices 4 Peru, you can purchase a shirt by ordering here or sponsor a child by clicking here.

#SpartanNation October 14, 2016

Posted October 14th, 2016

Bridgeview

JA Volunteers Needed:  Please note the following opportunity to teach Junior Achievement at the Junior High.  Please contact Kim McMahill at kim.mcmahill@ja.org to help our students.

Pleasant Valley Junior High (LeClaire) – 7th Grade
JA Global Marketplace takes students on a spin around the world. Students learn the products they use every day, like their backpacks and sneakers, might use raw material from one country, be assembled in another, and sold from Peking to Chicago. The program helps students understand how goods flow through various economies and the effect globalization has on their lives.  The program will be hosted on Fridays as soon as instructors are found.  The class time is listed below.

Jen Broders              9:57-10:41

Bonanza Tonight:  Bridgeview’s Family Fun Night, Bonanza, is scheduled this evening from 5:00-8:00.  There are games, prizes, food and fun for everyone!  Come and enjoy the evening.  Special thanks to all the parents who made this evening possible with their time, efforts and significant commitment to the students at Bridgeview.  We are lucky to have all of you working on behalf of our kids. Click here to get a sneak peek of the event and read the minutes from the PTA meeting.

Dynamic Duo:   Congratulations to Bridgeview 6th grade students Ava Burmahl and Matthew Murphy on their recent selection to the 6th grade Opus Honor Choir.  That is quite an achievement and we are very proud of these students and their efforts!

PTA Reflection Contest:  Bridgeview students are invited to participate in the PTA Reflections contest according to this year’s theme:  “What is Your Story?”  Students may enter in any one (or more) of several categories:  dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts.   This is a great opportunity for students’ artistic talents to soar.  The reflection entries are due on Tuesday, October 18 or Wednesday, October 19.

Traffic Reminder:  As a reminder, entry into Bridgeview is from the righthand lane of Davenport Street only.  Cars in the left lane may turn left onto 12th Street or continue straight down Davenport.  However, there is no right hand turn into the Bridgeview parking lot from the left lane.  Once cars have entered the Bridgeview parking lot from Davenport Street, the parking lot does become two lanes supporting parents who wish to drop off and parents who wish to park.

Bridgeview Conference Schedule:  Bridgeview’s Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled on Tuesday, November 1st and Thursday, November 3rd from 3:30 until 8:00 PM.  Your child’s specific conference time will be sent home to you on Monday, October 17.  Please note that during the Parent Teacher Conference schedule, the PTA will be hosting the Scholastic Book Fair.  Books for students of all ages will be on sale at that time.

PV Wrestling Club Sign up, Wednesday, October 19:  Sign up for PV wrestling club will be held at the PV high school cafeteria from 6:00PM-9:00PM. Click here for the registration form!

Booster Bash, November 12: Come to Tanglewood Pavillion for a night of food, music and fun, all benefiting the Pleasant Valley Academic Booster Club.  Tickets are $25 and $30 at the door.  Click here to order your tickets now! There will be a silent auction and the winning ticket for the $10,000 raffle will be drawn. This event was formerly called “Night on the Town.”

 Cody

JA Volunteers Needed:  Please note the following opportunity to teach Junior Achievement at the Junior High.  Please contact Kim McMahill at kim.mcmahill@ja.org to help our students.

Pleasant Valley Junior High (LeClaire) – 7th Grade
JA Global Marketplace takes students on a spin around the world. Students learn the products they use every day, like their backpacks and sneakers, might use raw material from one country, be assembled in another, and sold from Peking to Chicago. The program helps students understand how goods flow through various economies and the effect globalization has on their lives.  The program will be hosted on Fridays as soon as instructors are found.  The class time is listed below.

Jen Broders              9:57-10:41

Please note change: “Cody Families” will meet on Tuesday the 18th.  Wear yellow om the 18th to support our Character Pillar of Respect!  We will talk about bullying prevention in our Cody Families on as it relates to respect.  As a reminder about Cody Families:  each month, your child(ren) will meet with the same staff member and group of multi-age kids (K – 6th grade) which we call their school “family” group.  You may hear them talking about this at home.  In our “family” groups each month, we focus on a different character pillar and practice certain skills through an activity.  It’s a great way for students to begin to internalize the pillars and act upon them, “even if no one’s around!”

Reflections:  This is just a reminder that the deadline for Reflections entries is fast approaching!  Your students have the FUN opportunity to enter an original artwork in this year’s PTA Reflections contest.  Students can create an original piece of art around this year’s theme, “What Is Your Story?”, and be recognized at the local, state and national levels.  Entries must be turned in this coming week on either October 18th or October 19th.  There will be a PTA Representative at the front of the school collecting entries both of those days from 8:00-8:30am.  Your student can enter up to four works of art in each of the following categories:

*Dance Choreography
*Film Production
*Literature
*Musical Composition
*Photography
*Visual Arts—either 2D or 3D

Contest guidelines and entry forms can be found at www.pleasval.org/pta-reflections.

Help Other Elementary Students:  Cody is working with Cover to Cover, a Quad City literacy group, to help students in other communities build up their own home libraries.  Bring in your new or gently used books and we’ll donate them to students at Monroe Elementary in Davenport. For more information, click here.

PTA Meeting Minutes: Thank you to those who attended this month’s PTA meeting.

Important items to note:

  1. Bingo is postponed due to a schedule conflict. We will discuss a new date at the next meeting.
  2. Variety Show: We need someone to chair this event or we cannot hold it. Please contact Jenel Nels or Kim Radcliff if you’d like more information.

You can see the full minutes of the meeting on the Cody PTA website.

PV Wrestling Club Sign up, Wednesday, October 19:  Sign up for PV wrestling club will be held at the PV high school cafeteria from 6:00PM-9:00PM. Click here for the registration form! 

Booster Bash, November 12: Come to Tanglewood Pavillion for a night of food, music and fun, all benefiting the Pleasant Valley Academic Booster Club.  Tickets are $25 and $30 at the door.  Click here to order your tickets now! There will be a silent auction and the winning ticket for the $10,000 raffle will be drawn. This event was formerly called “Night on the Town.”

 Hopewell

Conferences:  This year Hopewell Elementary is offering a traditional conference night on November 3 and will also provide a flexible schedule for conferences from October 31 to November 10.  To do this, we will be scheduling conferences online. Click here to learn how to schedule your conference.

JA Volunteers Needed:  Please note the following opportunity to teach Junior Achievement at the Junior High.  Please contact Kim McMahill at kim.mcmahill@ja.org to help our students.

Pleasant Valley Junior High (LeClaire) – 7th Grade
JA Global Marketplace takes students on a spin around the world. Students learn the products they use every day, like their backpacks and sneakers, might use raw material from one country, be assembled in another, and sold from Peking to Chicago. The program helps students understand how goods flow through various economies and the effect globalization has on their lives.  The program will be hosted on Fridays as soon as instructors are found.  The class time is listed below.

Jen Broders              9:57-10:41

Picture Retakes, October 18:  Remember if you’d like to have your student’s picture retaken, you will need to return your original pictures on October 18th!

Student Hunger Drive Hopewell Style:  Next week, we’re fighting hunger!  Items can be brought in every day between October 17th and Friday November 4th.  Monday is “Working against hunger in our workout wear” day!  We encourage students to bring in a non-perishable item of any kind and wear their workout gear.  Each grade level will have 1-2 shopping carts outside of their doors for students to fill each day.  We’ll keep track of the daily grade level winners in the cafeteria!

Reflections:  This is just a reminder that the deadline for Reflections entries is fast approaching!  Your students have the FUN opportunity to enter an original artwork in this year’s PTA Reflections contest.  Students can create an original piece of art around this year’s theme, “What Is Your Story?”, and be recognized at the local, state and national levels.  Entries must be turned in this coming week on either October 18th or October 19th.  There will be a PTA Representative at the front of the school collecting entries both of those days from 8:00-8:30am.  Your student can enter up to four works of art in each of the following categories:

*Dance Choreography
*Film Production
*Literature
*Musical Composition
*Photography
*Visual Arts—either 2D or 3D

Contest guidelines and entry forms can be found at www.pleasval.org/pta-reflections. For more information, contact Sharon Tinsman at tinsman5@q.com.

PV Wrestling Club Sign up, Wednesday, October 19:  Sign up for PV wrestling club will be held at the PV high school cafeteria from 6:00PM-9:00PM. Click here for the registration form!

Booster Bash, November 12: Come to Tanglewood Pavillion for a night of food, music and fun, all benefiting the Pleasant Valley Academic Booster Club.  Tickets are $25 and $30 at the door.  Click here to order your tickets now! There will be a silent auction and the winning ticket for the $10,000 raffle will be drawn. This event was formerly called “Night on the Town.”

Pleasant View

JA Volunteers Needed:  Please note the following opportunity to teach Junior Achievement at the Junior High.  Please contact Kim McMahill at kim.mcmahill@ja.org to help our students.

Pleasant Valley Junior High (LeClaire) – 7th Grade
JA Global Marketplace takes students on a spin around the world. Students learn the products they use every day, like their backpacks and sneakers, might use raw material from one country, be assembled in another, and sold from Peking to Chicago. The program helps students understand how goods flow through various economies and the effect globalization has on their lives.  The program will be hosted on Fridays as soon as instructors are found.  The class time is listed below.

Jen Broders              9:57-10:41

Reflections:  This is just a reminder that the deadline for Reflections entries is fast approaching!  Your students have the FUN opportunity to enter an original artwork in this year’s PTA Reflections contest.  Students can create an original piece of art around this year’s theme, “What Is Your Story?”, and be recognized at the local, state and national levels.  Entries must be turned in this coming week on either October 18th or October 19th.  There will be a PTA Representative at the front of the school collecting entries both of those days from 8:00-8:30am.  Your student can enter up to four works of art in each of the following categories:

*Dance Choreography
*Film Production
*Literature
*Musical Composition
*Photography
*Visual Arts—either 2D or 3D

Contest guidelines and entry forms can be found at www.pleasval.org/pta-reflections.

5th and 6th Grade After School Book Club:  Christine Garrow, from the Bettendorf Library, will be leading an after school book club with 5th and 6th grade Pleasant View students. The group will meet on Thursdays, Oct 20, 27, Nov. 10, 17 from 3:15-4:15 in the library. The selected book is The Map to Everywhere by Carrie Ryan. The group is limited to 20 students and registration is due by Friday, October 14. Please check this document for additional details or contact Kendall Place @ place4osu@gmail.com

PV Wrestling Club Sign up, Wednesday, October 19:  Sign up for PV wrestling club will be held at the PV high school cafeteria from 6:00PM-9:00PM. Click here for the registration form!

Booster Bash, November 12: Come to Tanglewood Pavillion for a night of food, music and fun, all benefiting the Pleasant Valley Academic Booster Club.  Tickets are $25 and $30 at the door.  Click here to order your tickets now! There will be a silent auction and the winning ticket for the $10,000 raffle will be drawn. This event was formerly called “Night on the Town.”

 Riverdale Heights

Conferences:  Parent Teacher conferences will be held from 3:30 – 8:00 pm on November 3rd and November 10th.  Special area teachers will be in the building on Thursday November 3rd for those parents that need to meet with them.  Special area teachers will not be in attendance on Thursday, November 10th.  Specific date and time(s) will be provided for your conference(s) on Monday, October 24th.  Please plan accordingly.  We look forward to communicating your child’s progress with you!

JA Volunteers Needed:  Please note the following opportunity to teach Junior Achievement at the Junior High.  Please contact Kim McMahill at kim.mcmahill@ja.org to help our students.

Pleasant Valley Junior High (LeClaire) – 7th Grade
JA Global Marketplace takes students on a spin around the world. Students learn the products they use every day, like their backpacks and sneakers, might use raw material from one country, be assembled in another, and sold from Peking to Chicago. The program helps students understand how goods flow through various economies and the effect globalization has on their lives.  The program will be hosted on Fridays as soon as instructors are found.  The class time is listed below.

Jen Broders              9:57-10:41

All School Skating Party this Monday, Oct 17th:  PTA is hosting the annual event from 6pm to 8pm at Eldridge Skate Park!  For only $3 admission and $1.50 roller skate rental fee (cash or check only) you can skate the night away.  This is not a drop off event, so parents or guardians, please plan to stay and have fun!

Riverdale Heights Book Club! There are only a few spots available for the new student club! Registration ends tonight – Friday October 14th. Check out the Riverdale Heights PTA website for dates, book listing, and registration link. Happy reading!

October 18th PTA meeting:  Please join us to find out all that is going on in Riverdale Heights and PTA events.  Our guest speaker is Andrea Maher, PV Food Service Director.  She will speak about the Spartan Safe Snack List, school lunch menus, and food guidelines and options through PV.  Hope to see you there!

Reflections:  This is just a reminder that the deadline for Reflections entries is fast approaching!  Your students have the FUN opportunity to enter an original artwork in this year’s PTA Reflections contest.  Students can create an original piece of art around this year’s theme, “What Is Your Story?”, and be recognized at the local, state and national levels.  Entries must be turned in this coming week on either October 18th or October 19th.  There will be a PTA Representative at the front of the school collecting entries both of those days from 8:00-8:30am.  Your student can enter up to four works of art in each of the following categories:

*Dance Choreography
*Film Production
*Literature
*Musical Composition
*Photography
*Visual Arts—either 2D or 3D

Contest guidelines and entry forms can be found at www.pleasval.org/pta-reflections.

PV Wrestling Club Sign up, Wednesday, October 19:  Sign up for PV wrestling club will be held at the PV high school cafeteria from 6:00PM-9:00PM. Click here for the registration form!

Booster Bash, November 12: Come to Tanglewood Pavillion for a night of food, music and fun, all benefiting the Pleasant Valley Academic Booster Club.  Tickets are $25 and $30 at the door.  Click here to order your tickets now! There will be a silent auction and the winning ticket for the $10,000 raffle will be drawn. This event was formerly called “Night on the Town.”

 PVJH

Iowa Assessments:  Mark your calendars! Junior High students will be taking the Iowa Assessment tests all day on Wednesday, November 2nd (which is an early out day) and for the first 2 hours of the school day on Thursday, November 3rd.  Please make every effort to have your student to school on time and please try not to schedule appointments during the testing time.

Conferences: A reminder that the Junior High Parent Teacher Conferences will take place on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 3:30-7:30pm and Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 3:30-7:30pm.  Conferences will be held in the gymnasium and the cafeteria.  There are no scheduled conference times for each teacher. To accommodate as many conferences as possible, conferences are limited to 5 minutes with each teacher.  We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 or Thursday, October 20, 2016.  First quarter report cards will be mailed the week of October 31st and will be available on the Parent/Student portal on Thursday, November 3rd.

JA Volunteers Needed:  Please note the following opportunity to teach Junior Achievement at the Junior High.  Please contact Kim McMahill at kim.mcmahill@ja.org to help our students.

Pleasant Valley Junior High (LeClaire) – 7th Grade
JA Global Marketplace takes students on a spin around the world. Students learn the products they use every day, like their backpacks and sneakers, might use raw material from one country, be assembled in another, and sold from Peking to Chicago. The program helps students understand how goods flow through various economies and the effect globalization has on their lives.  The program will be hosted on Fridays as soon as instructors are found.  The class time is listed below.

Jen Broders              9:57-10:41

Scholastic Book Fair, October 17-21:  The Scholastic Book Fair will be held from 7:15 am- 3:10 pm,  Monday, October 17  through Friday, October 21. Students can bring cash, checks made out to Pleasant Valley Junior High, or credit/debit cards to make purchases. The fair will also be open both nights of Parent-Teacher Conferences which are Tuesday, October 18 and Thursday, October 20 from 3:30 to 7:00pm.  Visit our book fair online @ http://www.scholastic.com/bf/pvjh2010  to preview titles available and shop online where even more titles are available for purchase.  Reward your child(ren) with books for a good Parent Teacher Conference and/or get a jump on your Christmas shopping!

Clothing Sales during Conferences:  The Athletic Boosters is working to bring clothing to the Junior High during conferences next week and could use your help!  Have an hour or two to spare on one of the conference nights (10/18 and 10/20…hours 3:30-7:30 p.m.)?  We will have a trained volunteer working each night and need a couple extra hands to help find sizes, etc.  If you can spare an hour or two, please contact Kris at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or call/text Kris at 563-949-7122.

Reflections:  This is just a reminder that the deadline for Reflections entries is fast approaching!  Your students have the FUN opportunity to enter an original artwork in this year’s PTA Reflections contest.  Students can create an original piece of art around this year’s theme, “What Is Your Story?”, and be recognized at the local, state and national levels.  Entries must be turned in this coming week on either October 18th or October 19th.  There will be a PTA Representative at the front of the school collecting entries both of those days from 8:00-8:30am.  Your student can enter up to four works of art in each of the following categories:

*Dance Choreography
*Film Production
*Literature
*Musical Composition
*Photography
*Visual Arts—either 2D or 3D

Contest guidelines and entry forms can be found at www.pleasval.org/pta-reflections.

PV Wrestling Club Sign up, Wednesday, October 19:  Sign up for PV wrestling club will be held at the PV high school cafeteria from 6:00PM-9:00PM. Click here for the registration form!

Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program:  Are you interested in flying in an airplane and becoming a pilot?  Learning about aerospace?  Do you want to honor and serve America in search and rescue missions?  If so, speak with Mrs. Thompson (school counselor) about how you could join the Civil Air Patrol Cadet program!  This is a year-round program that meets once a week on Tuesdays, with additional opportunities and experiences over the summer.  You will learn leadership skills, do obstacle courses, model rocketry & robotics, hike, camp, explore aviation careers, aerospace education, learn search and rescue techniques, be able to earn rank and awards (with possible scholarships for college), make friends, and have FUN!

Variety Show!  It’s not too late to sign up! The PVJH Variety Show will be held November 18th in the PVJH gym at 6:30 pm.  Students can sign up in the school office until Oct. 28th (the date has been extended!) Once you sign up please come to the choir room November 9th right after school to preview your talent and costume (if needed) so we can get the show lineup prepared and check for appropriateness. The variety show is at 6:30 pm November 18th and performers will need to arrive at 6:00 PM.  We are looking forward to seeing all of our talented kids perform! Get your act together and be sure to put your music (if needed) on a CD or in digital format.  Solo acts, group acts, and costumes encouraged. Start practicing now.  This is your chance to shine!

PV Trap Team is calling all interested new shooters  We will be having a New Shooter Field Day on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m.  Cost is $30.00.  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.  This will be a great opportunity to practice shooting, learn about firearms, and meet the coaches!  We look forward to seeing you there!!

Booster Bash, November 12: Come to Tanglewood Pavillion for a night of food, music and fun, all benefiting the Pleasant Valley Academic Booster Club.  Tickets are $25 and $30 at the door.  Click here to order your tickets now! There will be a silent auction and the winning ticket for the $10,000 raffle will be drawn. This event was formerly called “Night on the Town.”

PVHS

JA Volunteers Needed:  Please note the following opportunity to teach Junior Achievement at the Junior High.  Please contact Kim McMahill at kim.mcmahill@ja.org to help our students.

Pleasant Valley Junior High (LeClaire) – 7th Grade
JA Global Marketplace takes students on a spin around the world. Students learn the products they use every day, like their backpacks and sneakers, might use raw material from one country, be assembled in another, and sold from Peking to Chicago. The program helps students understand how goods flow through various economies and the effect globalization has on their lives.  The program will be hosted on Fridays as soon as instructors are found.  The class time is listed below.

Jen Broders              9:57-10:41

Reflections:  This is just a reminder that the deadline for Reflections entries is fast approaching!  Your students have the FUN opportunity to enter an original artwork in this year’s PTA Reflections contest.  Students can create an original piece of art around this year’s theme, “What Is Your Story?”, and be recognized at the local, state and national levels.  Entries must be turned in this coming week on either October 18th or October 19th.  There will be a PTA Representative at the front of the school collecting entries both of those days from 8:00-8:30am.  Your student can enter up to four works of art in each of the following categories:

*Dance Choreography
*Film Production
*Literature
*Musical Composition
*Photography
*Visual Arts—either 2D or 3D

Contest guidelines and entry forms can be found at www.pleasval.org/pta-reflections.

PV Wrestling Club Sign up, Wednesday, October 19:  Sign up for PV wrestling club will be held at the PV high school cafeteria from 6:00PM-9:00PM. Click here for the registration form!

PV Trap Team is calling all interested new shooters  We will be having a New Shooter Field Day on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m.  Cost is $30.00.  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.  This will be a great opportunity to practice shooting, learn about firearms, and meet the coaches!  We look forward to seeing you there!!

Booster Bash, November 12: Come to Tanglewood Pavillion for a night of food, music and fun, all benefiting the Pleasant Valley Academic Booster Club.  Tickets are $25 and $30 at the door.  Click here to order your tickets now! There will be a silent auction and the winning ticket for the $10,000 raffle will be drawn. This event was formerly called “Night on the Town.”

Community Opportunities

Midwest Mat of Dreams Preseason Duals, October 16:  Come to PVHS from 8:30pm to 4:00pm to cheer on 180 female wrestlers with teams from across the country!  This Iowa’s first tournament for girls and young women.  Click here to learn more.

LeClaire Library

 Preschool Explorers—Explore a new science theme each month at the library—October’s theme is COLORS! Come in for a fun storytime and hands-on exploratory stations. This program will take the place of Family Storytime and is best for children aged 3-7. Join us Tuesday, October 25th at 6:30pm.

 Books BeTween Bites—Calling all tweens in 4th-6th grade! Join us if you like reading, hanging out with cool people, and doing fun activities. Pick up your copy of Coraline by Neil Gaiman at the library! Join us for a special extended Books BeTween Bites to discuss the book, eat Halloween candy, and watch the deliciously spooky movie on Thursday, October 27th at 4:30pm.

November is National Novel Writing Month:  Bettendorf Public Library dares you to write a novel in one month! The goal for the writers who participate is to complete a 50,000 word novel by 11:59 PM on Wednesday, November 30th. Writers will need to aim for 1,667 words a day on average. Are you up for the challenge? Click here to learn more.

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