Pleasant Valley
Community Schools
Grafenberg, Jake

Posted December 1st, 2017

November 30, 2017

Posted November 30th, 2017

Chess Club will meet this Friday, December 1st in Mr. Cavanagh’s room from 3:15 to 4:50 to continue our chess tournament. If you are not in the chess tournament you may come to play friends for fun, but it is too late to join the tournament.

Student Council will meet today from 2:30 – 3:10 in room 96.

Recycling Club will meet today from 3:15 – 4:45 in room 103.

Robotics will meet tonight from 6:00 – 7:30 in room 124.

Please dismiss the 8th grade Basketball White Team at 3:10 for their game in Davenport. Their bus will leave at 3:20.

Please dismiss the 8th grade Basketball Blue Team at 2:15 for their game in Clinton. Their bus will leave at 2:25.

Please dismiss the Wrestling Team at 3:10 for their meet in Davenport. Their bus will leave at 3:30.

Paco will be here on Friday! Stay tuned for more announcements!

There will be a spelling bee meeting on Tuesday, December 5th, from 2:30-3:10 in Mrs. Mulfinger’s room (116). The official spelling bee will be held on Wednesday, December 13th, at 2:45 in the library. See you then!

All staff and students are welcome to attend a spirited Book Munchers discussion of Raquel Palacio’s novels Wonder and Augie and Me THIS THURSDAY from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Mrs. Cline and Ms. Dircks will provide dessert as Book Munchers lounge in front of the fireplace at the LeClaire Library. Read one or both books and join us for a relaxed (and fun!) conversation. Those who have had a chance to see the movie will compare and contrast the movie with the novel. **Please encourage your PVJH friends to join us!

Battle of the Books (BOB) is starting. Get ready to battle by forming teams of three, become experts on the Iowa Teen Award books, and beat out the competition. The first battle is on March 1st during after school advisory time, and the top two teams will move on to compete (during the school day) at the Bettendorf Public Library on April, 12th, 2018. Permission slips, official rules, and the team sign up board are located in the library. Let’s keep the trophy here!

The 3rd 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 15th. Last year, PVJH along with Cody and Bridgeview collected more than 3,000 items and we’d love to meet that goal again! The “Alive in Me” foundation was started by one of our very own Pleasant Valley families following the death of their son. Learn more about their personal story and all the great things they are doing for other families at www.aliveinme.org

Student authors and artists! Please consider submitting your original artwork or literature for display around the building. There is an envelope outside Mrs. Small’s door for you to submit this work. Your piece must be on 8 ½ x 11 paper and on one side only. Your name must be on the front for everyone to see or on the back if you prefer anonymity. You may submit as many pieces as you like as the displays will rotate throughout the year.

Calling all Spartan writers! Make a visit to the CoNtEsTs wall across from the library near the classrooms of Mrs. Small, Mrs. VanLanduyt, and Mrs. Ward. Check the ConTnEsTs wall frequently for information and entry forms. Get your words in print, let your voice be heard, and (possibly) win some great prizes!

This year’s Plant Yourself in Stem event will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 9:00am to 12:00pm at SCC’s Kahl Education Center, 326 W. Third Street Davenport. Students and adults may register at www.eicc.edu/plant

October 31, 2017

Posted October 31st, 2017

Tomorrow, you will begin taking the Iowa Assessment tests. The tests will be taken in your advisor classroom tomorrow and Thursday. You are to go directly to your advisor class both mornings. You will test all day on Wednesday until the early out dismissal at 12:55, and on Thursday from 7:34 until 9:34. At the end of testing on Thursday we will follow the late start schedule for the remainder of the day. Each testing day you will have breaks, and will be assigned a lunch period on Wednesday by advisor. If necessary, your school counselor will let you know of any changes prior to testing. You will need at least two # 2 pencils with erasers and scratch paper. Calculators are optional, however if you choose to use one, you will not be allowed to use your cell phones or other electronic devices as a calculator. Cell phones and other electronic devices are not allowed. You are strongly encouraged to do your best on the tests. Your scores are used to help evaluate what is taught, measure achievement, and to help decide what level of classes you should take. Try to get a good night’s sleep and eat a healthy breakfast each morning.
Please make every effort to be present on testing days. If you are absent, makeup testing will be scheduled by the Counseling Office.

Please dismiss the 7th grade Basketball teams at 2:05 today for their games in Muscatine. Their bus will leave at 2:15.

Mrs. White’s Book Club will meet this Thursday, November 2nd at 2:30 in room 101.. The next Thursday, November 9th, will be our Book Wrap for Queen of Water.

Wonder will be hitting theatres soon! All staff and students are welcome to attend a spirited discussion of Raquel Palacio’s novels Wonder and Augie and Me on November 30th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. We will meet in the comfy chairs in front of the fireplace at the LeClaire Library. Mrs. Cline and Ms. Dircks will provide dessert. Read one or both books and join us for a relaxed conversation. Those who are able to view the movie (it’s in theatres Nov. 17th) will have a chance to compare and contrast the movie with the novel. **Please encourage your PVJH friends to join us!

Art club will be starting a new project on Wednesday November 8, 3:10-4:45. The project this quarter will be mosaic art. If you are interested please sign up outside the art room. If you participated in the first project and want to do this project you must sign up again. If you have any questions please see Mrs. Clark.

Mathcounts will meet on Thursday this week from 3:15-4:45 in Mrs. Hill’s Room (111).

Chess club will be hosting its first semester chess tournament in Mr. Cavanagh’s room, room 112 from 3:15-4:50 on Friday, November 3rd. This is a double elimination tournament, meaning each person is allowed two losses before being out of the tournament. This tournament will take two chess club meetings.”

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

Calling all 7th and 8th graders! Join us Wednesday mornings beginning November 8th at 7am in Mrs. Cline’s room (room 117) for a quick Bible devotional and some prayer time to get the day started. Questions can be sent to Alana Kruse, Camryn Woods or Alyse Zuiderveen

Student authors and artists! Please consider submitting your original artwork or literature for display around the building. There is an envelope outside Mrs. Small’s door for you to submit this work. Your piece must be on 8 ½ x 11 paper and on one side only. Your name must be on the front for everyone to see or on the back if you prefer anonymity. You may submit as many pieces as you like as the displays will rotate throughout the year.

Calling all Spartan writers! Make a visit to the CoNtEsTs wall across from the library near the classrooms of Mrs. Small, Mrs. VanLanduyt, and Mrs. Ward. Check the ConTnEsTs wall frequently for information and entry forms. Get your words in print, let your voice be heard, and (possibly) win some great prizes!

This year’s Plant Yourself in Stem event will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 9:00am to 12:00pm at SCC’s Kahl Education Center, 326 W. Third Street Davenport. Students and adults may register at www.eicc.edu/plant

Do you have a talent? Play an instrument? Sing? Dance? Magic tricks? Sporting tricks? Group Skits? Show us at the Variety Show November 17th in the JH gym at 6:30 pm. Sign-up sheets are in the main office, please return them by November 3rd.

October 6, 2017

Posted October 6th, 2017

The next Art Club will be Monday Oct 16th to finish Pop Art paintings.

Mock Trial will meet today from 2:30 – 3:10 in Room 101.

Chess Club will meet today in room 112 from 2:30 – 3:10.

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

The Scholastic Book Fair is back!! Don’t miss out on all the great reading materials and the opportunity to help school libraries effected by the hurricanes by donating to All for Books in the library starting on Monday, October 9th. It’s a win-win situation. Our school’s library benefits and school libraries affected by hurricane damage get needed Scholastic Dollars to replace books and materials. The Scholastic book fair will be open to students starting on Thursday, October 12-Wednesday, October 18 from 7:15-3:15. The fair is also open both nights of Parent Teacher Conferences (Thursday, October 12th & Tuesday, October 17th). Forms of payment include cash, checks made out of PVJH, and credit/debit cards.

Mark your calendar…
Friday, October 13th. FALL Social. PTA has a special guest that will MAGICALLY appear during the Social, will also have a DJ. Admission is $1, Concessions will be available. There will be no activity bus therefore students will need to have transportation after the event, 4pm.

Our junior high students have the opportunity to visit University of Iowa for two different experiences:

1. Mini Medical School – Students experience what it might be like to be a medical student for a day. Learn about the admission process to medical school, explore human anatomy and engage in medical student simulated experiences. This trip is planned for Tuesday, November 14th from 8:30-1:00.
2. STEM – students will experience hands-on stations while also learning about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) careers/pathways available. Explore STEM careers and healthy living through hands-on activities to foster that early love for science and well-being! From making blood soup to reading x-rays and casting fingers to talking to a researcher, doctor, nurse, or respiratory therapist. Students will explore a variety of STEM careers and activities. This trip is planned for Wednesday, November 8th from 11:30-4:00. Students will need to have a ride home after we return to the JH or plan on staying for the activity buses.

Both of these are open to any student who is interested, you may pick up forms in the cafeteria on the table by the computers. We are limited to the first 15-20 students who return their completed packets to Mrs. Foley in the counseling office. Due to the limited number of students who can attended, you may only attend one trip, not both. We will have a waiting list in case someone is sick or decides not to attend the day of the field trip.

Any student interested in participating in girls’ basketball, wrestling and dance team may sign up on Friday this week during lunch.

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

Are you interested in film? Fresh Films is accepting applications for a 1 day camp at Augustana College. In this 1-day camp, participating teens deconstruct a scene from one of our movies, reconstruct it over the course of a day, and create the production from beginning to end — from casting to props, to working on sound, direction, filming, and editing! Apply at http://fresh-films.com/FEATURE/ or see Mr. Teed for details.

Attention Trap Shooters: Every shooter must pass the Hunter Safety Education course and complete a Field Day prior to the beginning of the Trap Season. For more information, pick up a form in the Main Office.

October 4, 2017

Posted October 4th, 2017

Art club will meet on Thursday this week for completing the Pop Art paintings. If you have completed your painting you do not attend. We will meet from 2:30-4:30.

Any student interested in participating in girls’ basketball, wrestling and cheerleading may sign up on Thursday and Friday this week during lunch.

Robotics Team A will meet today from 1:00 – 2:30 in room 124.

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

PICTURE RETAKES, OCTOBER 4: Your fall picture portrait packages went home on Monday, September 25th. On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, during your child’s lunch (10:30 am to 1:00 pm), HR Imaging Partners will be at the Junior High to take or re-take pictures.

Are you interested in film? Fresh Films is accepting applications for a 1 day camp at Augustana College. In this 1-day camp, participating teens deconstruct a scene from one of our movies, reconstruct it over the course of a day, and create the production from beginning to end — from casting to props, to working on sound, direction, filming, and editing! Apply at http://fresh-films.com/FEATURE/ or see Mr. Teed for details.

Attention Trap Shooters: Every shooter must pass the Hunter Safety Education course and complete a Field Day prior to the beginning of the Trap Season. For more information, pick up a form in the Main Office.

ESL (English As A Second Language) Resources

Posted October 3rd, 2017

#SpartanNation September 15

Posted September 15th, 2017

Bridgeview

Announcements

Bridgeview’s health screenings will take place on September 19th and 20th during scheduled PE classes. If you would like to decline these screenings, please notify the health office in writing. The students will be screened for the following:

  1. Height and weight – all students
  2. Vision – grades 1st, 3rd and 5th (Kindergarten will be screened in January).
  3. Blood Pressure – grade 6th

The AEA will conduct hearing screenings for students in grades K-2, 5th and all new students to the district October 10, 2017. If any health concerns are identified, you will be notified and referred to your doctor. These screenings should not take the place of regular health visits with your physician. Please contact Mrs. Strobbe at strobbejoette@pleasval.k12.ia.us with any concerns.

PTA Pulse: Click here to learn about Bridgeview Bonanza’s raffle tickets, PTA meeting notes, and about the upcoming Skate Party.

Team Will Apparel:  There is a special webstore for clothing to help benefit the KOHN FAMILY.  Many, many, many have asked about how to get TEAM WILL shirts.  Now is your chance!  The theme for this webstore is WILL IS SPARTAN STRONG.  Awesome gear for an awesome family!!!! STORE CLOSES on 9/20http://adcraftwebstores.com/pvteamwill2017/ – Happy Shopping!!  #teamWill

Free Flu Shot Clinic, October 5:  The Genesis Flu-Free Quad Cities program will be coming to Bridgeview on October 5, 2017 in the morning. Consent forms will be coming home soon. We are looking for parent volunteers to assist with transporting students from their classrooms and pass out stickers to participants. Please notify your school nurse, Mrs. Strobbe at strobbejoette@pleasval.k12.ia.us, if you are able to help with this important event.

Upcoming Events

4th Grade Orchestra Information Night, Monday, September 18:  Interested students and parents should make plans to be present at Orchestra Information Night on Monday, September 18th  at 6:30 p.m. in the Junior High School Band Room. 4th Grade Orchestra Class is on Monday and Wednesday at the Jr. High School from 7:30 a.m.– 8:20 a.m. Students may ride the Jr. High bus that pick-ups in their neighborhood. The first day of 4th Grade Orchestra will be Monday, October 16th. Students will need to rent or purchase an instrument, Essential Elements for Strings Book 1 (orange tab at the top) and Suzuki Book 1.

Athletics & Activities

PVJH Play, September 23 & 24:  Come and see the hilarious one act play put on by PVJH, Oh, What a Tangled Web by John R. Carroll on Saturday, September 23rd at 7:00 PM and Sunday, September 24th at 1:00 PM. Both performances will be at the PVHS Black Box. Be prepared to laugh!

Spartan Band Car Wash,  September 23 9:00am-1:00pm:  Help support your PV high school marching band members at the Spartan band car wash.  The car wash will take place in the parking lot of Mel Foster Co. Bettendorf, located at 2300 Spruce Hills Dr, Bettendorf, IA 52722.  Donations accepted for services. All proceeds benefit the band members directly.

Community Opportunities

Girl Scouts Opportunity:  Cadette Troop 5033 from PV High School would like to invite your Brownie or Junior Girl Scout out to Scott County Park for a day visit or to stay overnight. Either option will earn her her Outdoor Adventure badge or her Camper badge. We will cover fire safety, outdoor cooking, hiking, and much more.

Day Camp: Saturday, September 23rd from 2:00pm to 9:00pm
Overnight Camp: Saturday, September 23rd from 2:00pm to Sunday, September 24th at 10:00am
To sign up, please use the site below.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080848aba928a4f85-troop

Cody

Announcements

PTA Meeting Notes: Thank you to everyone who attended our first PTA meeting of the year. We discussed our upcoming Fall Frolic, how we’d like to spend fundraising dollars and open committees. You can view the minutes here. Our next meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the library.

Team Will Apparel:  There is a special webstore for clothing to help benefit the KOHN FAMILY.  Many, many, many have asked about how to get TEAM WILL shirts.  Now is your chance!  The theme for this webstore is WILL IS SPARTAN STRONG.  Awesome gear for an awesome family!!!! STORE CLOSES on 9/20 – http://adcraftwebstores.com/pvteamwill2017/ – Happy Shopping!!  #teamWill

Free Flu Shot Clinic, Monday, October 2:  The Genesis Flu-Free Quad Cities program will be coming to Cody on October 2, 2017 in the morning. Consent forms will be coming home soon. We are looking for parent volunteers to assist with transporting students from their classrooms and pass out stickers to participants. Please notify your school nurse, Mrs. Harris at harrisann@pleasval.k12.ia.us, if you are able to help with this important event.

Upcoming Events

4th Grade Orchestra Information Night, Monday, September 18:  Interested students and parents should make plans to be present at Orchestra Information Night on Monday, September 18th  at 6:30 p.m. in the Junior High School Band Room. 4th Grade Orchestra Class is on Monday and Wednesday at the Jr. High School from 7:30 a.m.– 8:20 a.m. Students may ride the Jr. High bus that pick-ups in their neighborhood. The first day of 4th Grade Orchestra will be Monday, October 16th. Students will need to rent or purchase an instrument, Essential Elements for Strings Book 1 (orange tab at the top) and Suzuki Book 1.

Fall Frolic, September 29: It’s quickly approaching. This is our largest fundraiser of the year, but it takes our entire Cody family to pull it off. Please consider volunteering for a shift on Frolic night. You can sign-up here. For those new to Cody, here’s everything you need to know about Frolic.

Athletics & Activities

PVJH Play, September 23 & 24:  Come and see the hilarious one act play put on by PVJH, Oh, What a Tangled Web by John R. Carroll on Saturday, September 23rd at 7:00 PM and Sunday, September 24th at 1:00 PM. Both performances will be at the PVHS Black Box. Be prepared to laugh!

Spartan Band Car Wash,  September 23 9:00am-1:00pm:  Help support your PV high school marching band members at the Spartan band car wash.  The car wash will take place in the parking lot of Mel Foster Co. Bettendorf, located at 2300 Spruce Hills Dr, Bettendorf, IA 52722.  Donations accepted for services. All proceeds benefit the band members directly.

Community Opportunities

Girl Scouts Opportunity:  Cadette Troop 5033 from PV High School would like to invite your Brownie or Junior Girl Scout out to Scott County Park for a day visit or to stay overnight. Either option will earn her her Outdoor Adventure badge or her Camper badge. We will cover fire safety, outdoor cooking, hiking, and much more.

Day Camp: Saturday, September 23rd from 2:00pm to 9:00pm
Overnight Camp: Saturday, September 23rd from 2:00pm to Sunday, September 24th at 10:00am
To sign up, please use the site below.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080848aba928a4f85-troop

Hopewell

Announcements

Hopewell Harvest Packets going home on September 20Be sure to check your child’s backpack on Wednesday, September 20th because Hopewell Harvest packets will be going home that day! This is your opportunity to pre-order wristbands, meal tickets, funky bucks, and cake walk tickets to avoid standing in long lines the night of the event. Each packet will also include 20 raffle tickets per Hopewell student. New this year – if your child sells 20 or more raffle tickets, they’ll receive a collectible Hopewell Harvest locker magnet! Order forms and payment are due back to Hopewell by Wednesday, October 11th. Hopewell Harvest is Friday, October 13th from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.

Purchase gift cards and raise money for Hopewell!  All profit from gift card sales will go to the PTA to be used for your school, students, and teachers. Here is how it works.  You purchase the gift card at face value and our school earns a percent from each retailer. These gift cards are good and never expire so they can be used for anything from having a pizza ready for the babysitter, daily shopping, and all the fun stuff in between! Please direct questions to the Gift Card Committee Chair: Shubhangi Agrawal via email – shubhangi1012@gmail.com.

Team Will Apparel:  There is a special webstore for clothing to help benefit the KOHN FAMILY.  Many, many, many have asked about how to get TEAM WILL shirts.  Now is your chance!  The theme for this webstore is WILL IS SPARTAN STRONG.  Awesome gear for an awesome family!!!! STORE CLOSES on 9/20 – http://adcraftwebstores.com/pvteamwill2017/ – Happy Shopping!!  #teamWill

Free Flu Shot Clinic, Monday, October 2:  The Genesis Flu-Free Quad Cities program will be coming to Hopewell on October 2, 2017 in the afternoon. Consent forms will be coming home soon. We are looking for parent volunteers to assist with transporting students from their classrooms and pass out stickers to participants. Please notify your school nurse, Mrs. Zupancic at zupancickim@pleasval.k12.ia.us if you are able to help with this important event.

Upcoming Events

4th Grade Orchestra Information Night, Monday, September 18:  Interested students and parents should make plans to be present at Orchestra Information Night on Monday, September 18th  at 6:30 p.m. in the Junior High School Band Room. 4th Grade Orchestra Class is on Monday and Wednesday at the Jr. High School from 7:30 a.m.– 8:20 a.m. Students may ride the Jr. High bus that pick-ups in their neighborhood. The first day of 4th Grade Orchestra will be Monday, October 16th. Students will need to rent or purchase an instrument, Essential Elements for Strings Book 1 (orange tab at the top) and Suzuki Book 1.

Roller Skating Party this Monday, September 18, 6-8 pm!  Remember to wear your skate party tee to school on Monday!  Need a skate party tee?  Order yours at the Skate Park on Monday night!  Spectators are free, $3.00 to skate, $1.50 to rent skates. Come see the new-and-improved Eldridge Skate Park!

Athletics & Activities

PVJH Play, September 23 & 24:  Come and see the hilarious one act play put on by PVJH, Oh, What a Tangled Web by John R. Carroll on Saturday, September 23rd at 7:00 PM and Sunday, September 24th at 1:00 PM. Both performances will be at the PVHS Black Box. Be prepared to laugh!

Spartan Band Car Wash,  September 23 9:00am-1:00pm:  Help support your PV high school marching band members at the Spartan band car wash.  The car wash will take place in the parking lot of Mel Foster Co. Bettendorf, located at 2300 Spruce Hills Dr, Bettendorf, IA 52722.  Donations accepted for services. All proceeds benefit the band members directly.

Community Opportunities

Girl Scouts Opportunity:  Cadette Troop 5033 from PV High School would like to invite your Brownie or Junior Girl Scout out to Scott County Park for a day visit or to stay overnight. Either option will earn her her Outdoor Adventure badge or her Camper badge. We will cover fire safety, outdoor cooking, hiking, and much more.

Day Camp: Saturday September 23rd from 2:00pm to 9:00pm
Overnight Camp: Saturday September 23rd from 2:00pm to Sunday September 24th at 10:00am
To sign up, please use the site below.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080848aba928a4f85-troop

Pleasant View

Announcements

Team Will Apparel:  There is a special webstore for clothing to help benefit the KOHN FAMILY.  Many, many, many have asked about how to get TEAM WILL shirts.  Now is your chance!  The theme for this webstore is WILL IS SPARTAN STRONG.  Awesome gear for an awesome family!!!! STORE CLOSES on 9/20 – http://adcraftwebstores.com/pvteamwill2017/ – Happy Shopping!!  #teamWill

Upcoming Health Screenings:  The following health screenings for elementary students will be done during the month of September during one of their regularly scheduled gym classes.

  1. Height – all students
  2. Weight – all students
  3. Vision- 1st and 5th graders
  4. Blood Pressure- 6th graders.

The AEA will conduct hearing screens later this fall for K-2, 5th and all new children to the district.  You will be notified of any concerns resulting from these screenings.  These screenings should NOT replace regular checkups with your pediatrician. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Nurse Hanson.

Free Flu Shot Clinic, October 5:  Genesis will be offering FREE seasonal flu vaccines at Pleasant View this fall.  The Genesis Flu-Free Quad Cities program encourages all school-age children to take advantage of this opportunity. Vaccination is one of the best ways to protect your child against the flu.  Our goal is to keep your children and those they come in contact with healthy this flu season!

Vaccines will be administered at Pleasant View on Thursday, October 5th, 2017 beginning at 8:30am.

  • If you would like your child to receive a free seasonal flu vaccine at school, we need your permission.
  • COMPLETE the consent form.  It is important that you answer ALL of the questions and SIGN and DATE the form.
  • Return the completed consent form to the school by Friday, September 29, 2017.
  • If you do not wish for your child to have the vaccine, do not fill out or return the consent to the school.

Let’s keep Pleasant View flu-free and have a healthy winter!

 

Upcoming Events

4th Grade Orchestra Information Night, Monday, September 18:  Interested students and parents should make plans to be present at Orchestra Information Night on Monday, September 18th  at 6:30 p.m. in the Junior High School Band Room. 4th Grade Orchestra Class is on Monday and Wednesday at the Jr. High School from 7:30 a.m.– 8:20 a.m. Students may ride the Jr. High bus that pick-ups in their neighborhood. The first day of 4th Grade Orchestra will be Monday, October 16th. Students will need to rent or purchase an instrument, Essential Elements for Strings Book 1 (orange tab at the top) and Suzuki Book 1.

Athletics & Activities

PVJH Play, September 23 & 24:  Come and see the hilarious one act play put on by PVJH, Oh, What a Tangled Web by John R. Carroll on Saturday, September 23rd at 7:00 PM and Sunday, September 24th at 1:00 PM. Both performances will be at the PVHS Black Box. Be prepared to laugh!

Spartan Band Car Wash,  September 23 9:00am-1:00pm:  Help support your PV high school marching band members at the Spartan band car wash.  The car wash will take place in the parking lot of Mel Foster Co. Bettendorf, located at 2300 Spruce Hills Dr, Bettendorf, IA 52722.  Donations accepted for services. All proceeds benefit the band members directly.

Community Opportunities

Girl Scouts Opportunity:  Cadette Troop 5033 from PV High School would like to invite your Brownie or Junior Girl Scout out to Scott County Park for a day visit or to stay overnight. Either option will earn her her Outdoor Adventure badge or her Camper badge. We will cover fire safety, outdoor cooking, hiking, and much more.

Day Camp: Saturday September 23rd from 2:00pm to 9:00pm
Overnight Camp: Saturday September 23rd from 2:00pm to Sunday September 24th at 10:00am
To sign up, please use the site below.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080848aba928a4f85-troop

Riverdale Heights

Announcements

Team Will Apparel:  There is a special webstore for clothing to help benefit the KOHN FAMILY.  Many, many, many have asked about how to get TEAM WILL shirts.  Now is your chance!  The theme for this webstore is WILL IS SPARTAN STRONG.  Awesome gear for an awesome family!!!! STORE CLOSES on 9/20 – http://adcraftwebstores.com/pvteamwill2017/ – Happy Shopping!!  #teamWill

Free Flu Shot Clinic, Thursday, October 5:  The Genesis Flu-Free Quad Cities program will be coming to Riverdale Heights on October 5, 2017 in the afternoon. Consent forms will be coming home soon. Please contact school nurse, Mrs. Schick at schickstacy@pleasval.k12.ia.us with any questions.

Upcoming Events

4th Grade Orchestra Information Night, Monday, September 18:  Interested students and parents should make plans to be present at Orchestra Information Night on Monday, September 18th  at 6:30 p.m. in the Junior High School Band Room. 4th Grade Orchestra Class is on Monday and Wednesday at the Jr. High School from 7:30 a.m.– 8:20 a.m. Students may ride the Jr. High bus that pick-ups in their neighborhood. The first day of 4th Grade Orchestra will be Monday, October 16th. Students will need to rent or purchase an instrument, Essential Elements for Strings Book 1 (orange tab at the top) and Suzuki Book 1.

Athletics & Activities

PVJH Play, September 23 & 24:  Come and see the hilarious one act play put on by PVJH, Oh, What a Tangled Web by John R. Carroll on Saturday, September 23rd at 7:00 PM and Sunday, September 24th at 1:00 PM. Both performances will be at the PVHS Black Box. Be prepared to laugh!

Spartan Band Car Wash,  September 23 9:00am-1:00pm:  Help support your PV high school marching band members at the Spartan band car wash.  The car wash will take place in the parking lot of Mel Foster Co. Bettendorf, located at 2300 Spruce Hills Dr, Bettendorf, IA 52722.  Donations accepted for services. All proceeds benefit the band members directly.

Community Opportunities

Girl Scouts Opportunity:  Cadette Troop 5033 from PV High School would like to invite your Brownie or Junior Girl Scout out to Scott County Park for a day visit or to stay overnight. Either option will earn her her Outdoor Adventure badge or her Camper badge. We will cover fire safety, outdoor cooking, hiking, and much more.

Day Camp: Saturday September 23rd from 2:00pm to 9:00pm
Overnight Camp: Saturday September 23rd from 2:00pm to Sunday September 24th at 10:00am
To sign up, please use the site below.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080848aba928a4f85-troop

Pleasant Valley Junior High

Announcements

Team Will Apparel:  There is a special webstore for clothing to help benefit the KOHN FAMILY.  Many, many, many have asked about how to get TEAM WILL shirts.  Now is your chance!  The theme for this webstore is WILL IS SPARTAN STRONG.  Awesome gear for an awesome family!!!! STORE CLOSES on 9/20 – http://adcraftwebstores.com/pvteamwill2017/ – Happy Shopping!!  #teamWill

Volunteer for Junior Achievement:  7th Grade JA Global Marketplace starts Friday, October 6, 2017

Students explore the role of producers and consumers in the interconnected global marketplace.  They also analyze the similarities and differences across countries and the effects of free enterprise. We need your help to teach six Friday lessons during one of the following times. To learn more and volunteer, contact Kim McMahill at (309) 277-3917 or Kim.McMahill@ja.org

 

Grade Teacher Class time
7 Brian McGurk 9:09-9:52
7 Brian McGurk 9:56-10:39
7 Brian McGurk 12:53-1:37
7 Jen Broders 8:22-9:05
7 Sarah Larsen 8:22-9:05
7 Sarah Larsen 9:56-10:39
7 Sarah Larsen 12:05-12:49
7 Sarah Larsen 12:53-1:37
7 Sarah Larsen 1:41-2:25

 

Sign Up to Help with Sports Concessions:  Parents, we need your help!

We still have a few spots to fill for concessions.  Sign up at the link below.
https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/1968030/false#/invitation
If you don’t have the time to volunteer, please consider sending items for the concession stands. Sign up at the link below.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d48a8af2ba2f85-concessionsocial

Athletics & Activities

PVJH Play, September 23 & 24:  Come and see the hilarious one act play put on by PVJH, Oh, What a Tangled Web by John R. Carroll on Saturday, September 23rd at 7:00 PM and Sunday, September 24th at 1:00 PM. Both performances will be at the PVHS Black Box. Be prepared to laugh!

Spartan Band Car Wash,  September 23 9:00am-1:00pm:  Help support your PV high school marching band members at the Spartan band car wash.  The car wash will take place in the parking lot of Mel Foster Co. Bettendorf, located at 2300 Spruce Hills Dr, Bettendorf, IA 52722.  Donations accepted for services. All proceeds benefit the band members directly.

Community Opportunities

Money Management Class, September 20:  Register for this class at the Bettendorf Library about balancing budgets, how checking/savings accounts work and how to get a good credit rating. Read more about it here.

Girl Scouts Opportunity:  Cadette Troop 5033 from PV High School would like to invite your Brownie or Junior Girl Scout out to Scott County Park for a day visit or to stay overnight. Either option will earn her her Outdoor Adventure badge or her Camper badge. We will cover fire safety, outdoor cooking, hiking, and much more.

Day Camp: Saturday September 23rd from 2:00pm to 9:00pm
Overnight Camp: Saturday September 23rd from 2:00pm to Sunday September 24th at 10:00am
To sign up, please use the site below.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080848aba928a4f85-troop

 

Pleasant Valley High School

Announcements

Team Will Apparel:  There is a special webstore for clothing to help benefit the KOHN FAMILY.  Many, many, many have asked about how to get TEAM WILL shirts.  Now is your chance!  The theme for this webstore is WILL IS SPARTAN STRONG.  Awesome gear for an awesome family!!!! STORE CLOSES on 9/20 – http://adcraftwebstores.com/pvteamwill2017/ – Happy Shopping!!  #teamWill

PSAT/NMSQT for Juniors, October 11:  Juniors – the PSAT/NMSQT will be administered on Wednesday, October 11th at the Mississippi Bend AEA and the Belmont Administration Center.  This test is for high achieving juniors who wish to take a practice SAT.  Students who score in the top 1% nationally are considered for competition in the National Merit Scholarship Program.  There is no fee this year, but space is limited to 75 students who sign up prior to October 4th.  Students are to register and pick up the PSAT Student Guide in the guidance office.

Junior/Senior Students & Parents:  This year the high school will be requiring students to sign-up in advance for visits with college reps in the counseling office. To find the college reps coming to PV check out: http://pvhscareercenter.weebly.com/college–military.html then stop in the Counseling Office to sign-up.

Picture Retakes, Wednesday, October 4: Click here for the form.

PV Roamin’ Spartans: 2018 brings exciting travel opportunities to Spartan Nation!  Spring Break takes us to Ancient Greece!  In June, we’re off on a Language Immersion trip to Spain!  Come hear about these amazing opportunities at one of the following informational meetings at the HS:  Sunday, Sept 17 (Greece @ 2 / Spain @ 3); Monday, Sept 18 (Greece @ 6pm / Spain@7pm); Wed, Sept 20 (Greece @ 6pm / Spain @ 7pm), and Thur, Sept 28 (Greece @ 6pm / Spain @ 7pm). Both trips are open to any PV High School student.  Deadline to enroll is Oct 31, but space is limited, so enroll early!  Contact Miss Risius (risiusstephanie@pleasval.k12.ia.us) for more information or if you cannot attend.

Upcoming Events

Attention all senior parents:  Financial Aid/Scholarship information will presented Monday, September 25, 6:30 p.m. in the high school theater.  A postcard reminder will be mailed to all senior families.

Conferences, October 5:  Pleasant Valley High School will be using the PTC Fast Online Scheduling program for Parent-Teacher conferences for the 2017-2018 school year.  The online scheduling system will allow parents to select the time to meet with teachers that is easy and convenient for them.  The scheduling window will open up on Saturday, September 23rd and will remain open until conferences on Thursday, October 5th.

Please use the following steps located below.

  • If you have access to a computer please enter the following link: https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Pleasant_Valley_Community_School_District
  • At that web address, you will be asked to choose the teachers you would like to meet with. After submitting your choices it will ask for your student’s first and last name, your email address and name.
  • Please note: if you have two students with the same teacher, you will have to schedule appointments for each student.
  • To confirm your identity and email address, PTC Fast will send you a confirmation email.
  • Click on the link in the email to see a screen showing all available times for your parent-teacher conference. Click on whichever time is most convenient for you.

Automatic Reminders

  • The system will send you a confirmation email with the date and time you have reserved. That email will include a link that allows you to change your appointment time later, if you so desire.
  • The system will send you a reminder a few days before your conference.

If you do not have access to a computer, please call the High School on Monday, September 25th to schedule your conference.  Please dial 563-332-5151 and ask for Dawn Taghon.

The conferences will be scheduled for 6 minutes in length, but we ask both instructors and parents to complete the conference within 5 minutes to allow the conferences to remain on schedule.  To further assist with keeping conferences on schedule, please do not schedule back to back conferences.   You will need travel time between conferences.  We appreciate your cooperation!

Please feel free to contact the Main Office at 563-332-5151 with any questions.

Athletics & Activities

Spartan Band Car Wash,  September 23 9:00am-1:00pm:  Help support your PV high school marching band members at the Spartan band car wash.  The car wash will take place in the parking lot of Mel Foster Co. Bettendorf, located at 2300 Spruce Hills Dr, Bettendorf, IA 52722.  Donations accepted for services. All proceeds benefit the band members directly.

PVJH Play, September 23 & 24:  Come and see the hilarious one act play put on by PVJH, Oh, What a Tangled Web by John R. Carroll on Saturday, September 23rd at 7:00 PM and Sunday, September 24th at 1:00 PM. Both performances will be at the PVHS Black Box. Be prepared to laugh!

Community Opportunities

Money Management Class, September 20:  Register for this class at the Bettendorf Library about balancing budgets, how checking/savings accounts work and how to get a good credit rating. Read more about it here.

#SpartanNation September 1, 2017

Posted September 2nd, 2017

Bridgeview

Announcements

MAP & FAST Testing, September 5:  Starting on September 5th our students will begin the FAST assessment. This assessment is a screener of foundational literacy skills. The assessment itself is a series of short one minute assessments in kindergarten and first grade. Second through sixth grade students will read three different passages, each lasting one minute.

September 5th will also mark the start of MAP testing for students in grades three through six. We take two MAP Assessments one Math and one Reading. Our students are scheduled to take only one MAP test a day. You can help our students do their best on these assessments by making sure they get enough sleep (8-10hrs) and have a good breakfast.

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

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

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

Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

Activities and Athletics

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

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

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

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

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

Community Opportunities

LeClaire Library:

  • Storytime Kickoff—Welcome back Family Storytime and check out our beautiful new picture book shelving! Enjoy a craft, face-painting, and balloon animals afterwards. Best for ages 3-6, though all are welcome. Join us Tuesday, September 5th at 6:30pm.
  • Crafternoon—Come get crafty at the library! This drop-in program is fun for all ages. Join us Wednesday, September 6th from 3:00-4:00pm.
  • Mini Makers—Sensory play encourages toddlers to explore and get to know the world around them. Come to the library to make a mess, have fun, and experience new things on the first Thursday of every month. This program is best for ages 10 months to 3 years. Join us Thursday, September 7th at 10:30am.
  • Tinker Lab: Button-Making—Turn any image into something wearable and totally unique when you explore the library’s new button maker. Try some fun button-making challenges to exercise your creativity. Each participant gets 3 free buttons, and then they are $0.10 apiece. Best for ages 10+. Join us Thursday, September 7th at 4:30pm.
  • Storytime in the Park—Join us for a special outdoor storytime in Hollyhock Park! Listen to stories, sing, and dance before enjoying a special treat. Raining? Come to the library instead. Join us Saturday, September 9th at 10:30am.

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

Cody

Announcements

MAP & FAST Testing, September 5:  Starting on September 5th our students will begin the FAST assessment. This assessment is a screener of foundational literacy skills. The assessment itself is a series of short one minute assessments in kindergarten and first grade. Second through sixth grade students will read three different passages, each lasting one minute.

September 5th will also mark the start of MAP testing for students in grades three through six. We take two MAP Assessments one Math and one Reading. Our students are scheduled to take only one MAP test a day. You can help our students do their best on these assessments by making sure they get enough sleep (8-10hrs) and have a good breakfast.

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

Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

Activities and Athletics

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

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

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

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

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

Community Opportunities

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

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

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

LeClaire Library:

  • Storytime Kickoff—Welcome back Family Storytime and check out our beautiful new picture book shelving! Enjoy a craft, face-painting, and balloon animals afterwards. Best for ages 3-6, though all are welcome. Join us Tuesday, September 5th at 6:30pm.
  • Crafternoon—Come get crafty at the library! This drop-in program is fun for all ages. Join us Wednesday, September 6th from 3:00-4:00pm.
  • Mini Makers—Sensory play encourages toddlers to explore and get to know the world around them. Come to the library to make a mess, have fun, and experience new things on the first Thursday of every month. This program is best for ages 10 months to 3 years. Join us Thursday, September 7th at 10:30am.
  • Tinker Lab: Button-Making—Turn any image into something wearable and totally unique when you explore the library’s new button maker. Try some fun button-making challenges to exercise your creativity. Each participant gets 3 free buttons, and then they are $0.10 apiece. Best for ages 10+. Join us Thursday, September 7th at 4:30pm.
  • Storytime in the Park—Join us for a special outdoor storytime in Hollyhock Park! Listen to stories, sing, and dance before enjoying a special treat. Raining? Come to the library instead. Join us Saturday, September 9th at 10:30am.

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

Hopewell

Announcements

MAP & FAST Testing, September 5:  Starting on September 5th our students will begin the FAST assessment. This assessment is a screener of foundational literacy skills. The assessment itself is a series of short one minute assessments in kindergarten and first grade. Second through sixth grade students will read three different passages, each lasting one minute.

September 5th will also mark the start of MAP testing for students in grades three through six. We take two MAP Assessments one Math and one Reading. Our students are scheduled to take only one MAP test a day. You can help our students do their best on these assessments by making sure they get enough sleep (8-10hrs) and have a good breakfast.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Activities and Athletics

Hopewell Harmony:  Hopewell Elementary is thrilled to offer a 4th and 5th grade choir for the 2017-2018 school year. The ensemble is designed to create another opportunity for our students to express their love of music. The choir will be directed by Ms. Casey and will perform several times throughout the year including Winter Program, Fine Arts Night, and a Quad City Mallards hockey game.  The choir will meet every Tuesday after school from 3:00-3:45pm.  All transportation is the responsibility of the parent.   We will begin rehearsals on Tuesday September 19, 2017. Each student will pay $10 to cover the cost of their T-Shirt.   To sign up, please do the following:

  • Fill out the registration form at the following link:  https://goo.gl/forms/i23d6YtA30rq5pHl2
  • Submit a check for $10 payable to Pleasant Valley School District to the Hopewell office with “choir t-shirt” in the memo.
  • We would appreciate if all registrations and payments were submitted by Friday September 15, thank you!

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

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

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

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

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

Community Opportunities

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

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

Pleasant View

Announcements

MAP & FAST Testing, September 5:  Starting on September 5th our students will begin the FAST assessment. This assessment is a screener of foundational literacy skills. The assessment itself is a series of short one minute assessments in kindergarten and first grade. Second through sixth grade students will read three different passages, each lasting one minute.

September 5th will also mark the start of MAP testing for students in grades three through six. We take two MAP Assessments one Math and one Reading. Our students are scheduled to take only one MAP test a day. You can help our students do their best on these assessments by making sure they get enough sleep (8-10hrs) and have a good breakfast.

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

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

Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

Activities and Athletics

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

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

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

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

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

Community Opportunities

 

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

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

Riverdale Heights

Announcements:

MAP & FAST Testing, September 5:  Starting on September 5th our students will begin the FAST assessment. This assessment is a screener of foundational literacy skills. The assessment itself is a series of short one minute assessments in kindergarten and first grade. Second through sixth grade students will read three different passages, each lasting one minute.

September 5th will also mark the start of MAP testing for students in grades three through six. We take two MAP Assessments one Math and one Reading. Our students are scheduled to take only one MAP test a day. You can help our students do their best on these assessments by making sure they get enough sleep (8-10hrs) and have a good breakfast.

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

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

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

Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Activities and Athletics

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

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

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

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

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

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

Community Opportunities

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

Pleasant Valley Junior High

Announcements:

MAP & FAST Testing, September 5: September 5th will also mark the start of MAP testing for students in grades three through six. We take three MAP Assessments one Math, one Reading, and one science. Our students are scheduled to take only one MAP test a day. You can help our students do their best on these assessments by making sure they get enough sleep (8-10hrs) and have a good breakfast.

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

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

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

Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

Activities and Athletics

Please sign up for Season 1 Athletic Concessions! 

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/login/entry/8266532840120
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

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

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

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

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

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

Community Opportunities

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

Pleasant Valley High School

Announcements:

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

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

Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Activities and Athletics

 

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

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

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

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

Community Opportunities

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

 

 

Homecoming Central

Posted August 31st, 2017

Homecoming is the week of September 4, 2017.  The Spartan Nation is gearing up for a great week!  Check below for information about the parade, dress up days, the carnival and the big game!

PARADE, Thursday, September 7

If you want to register your group or organization for the parade, click here.

The annual Homecoming Parade will be held on Thursday, September 7th, at 6:00 p.m. The parade will begin from the Scott Community College driveway, proceed through the entrance/exit onto Belmont Road, and end at the entrance to the west parking lots of the high school. Please CLICK ON THE MAP BELOW carefully note the directions below. 

 

Drop off procedures:

For floats, convertibles, participants, and everything other than students walking with their elementary school:  Belmont Road at the entrance of Scott Community College will close at 5:30pm.  We ask that you enter the Scott Community Campus from the Highway 67 (Great River Road).  In the map above, you will see a yellow line showing the drop off spot and turn around.

For elementary students and parents walking with their elementary school: Parents should drop off their children in the designated drop-off zone in the southernmost west parking lot.  Parents can park in the designated parking areas to the west of the stadium or at the Belmont Administration Center. Students walking in the parade should check in with teachers and principals in the area south of the west parking lots.  Please plan to arrive by 5:30 p.m. Parents are welcome to walk with their children.  Parents walking in the parade should park their vehicles and then walk to the area south of west parking lot to join up with other elementary school children and parents.  Elementary teachers and principals will escort students grouped by school to the beginning of the parade route. All parents and students present will walk to the float staging area located in the Scott Community College parking lots to get in line for the parade. Do not drop students off at the Scott Community College parking lots. We strongly encourage K/1 parents to participate in the parade with their child(ren). Please do not bring candy and other items to hand out during the parade.

Pick up procedures for elementary students walking with their elementary school: Students who participate in the parade need to be picked up at the west ticket booth, northeast of the drop off area. Please see the map on the back of this document. Do not pick up students prior to the end of the parade route. Students need to be picked up by parents no later than 6:30 p.m. Following the parade, students and their parents are invited to visit the Homecoming Carnival festivities in the new parking lot to the east of the tennis courts.  You will be able to walk from the west parking lots around the stadium and tennis courts to the carnival.

Click here for the full information and for the permission slip to walk in the parade. We need this returned to the office by September 6.

**Elementary participants will not join the parade if inclement weather occurs.  If questionable weather is in the forecast, a decision will be announced before dismissal from school the day of the parade.

 

CARNIVAL, Thursday, September 7:

The Homecoming Carnival is after the parade at 6:30 p.m. in the D parking lot (the new parking lot) at PVHS. We will have food trucks, a dunk tank, caricatures, face painting, henna, games, and much more. Admission is free at the Carnival, with donations accepted to benefit the Student Hunger Drive. Food Trucks and Caricatures have various prices and will accept cash.

CORONATION, Friday, September 8:

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

HOMECOMING GAME, Friday, September 8:

Come cheer on the Spartans as they take on the Muscatine Muskies.  Don’t forget to wear your homecoming t-shirt!

HOMECOMING DANCE, Saturday, September 9, 8:30pm:

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

HOPEWELL DRESS-UP DAYS:

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

PLEASANT VIEW DRESS-UP DAYS:

Join us for the parade on Thursday night!
Friday — Wear your PV Spirit Gear!

RIVERDALE HEIGHTS DRESS-UP DAYS:

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

PVJH DRESS-UP DAYS:

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

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

PVHS DRESS-UP DAYS:

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

PV Celebrates Staff’s Years of Service

Posted August 22nd, 2017

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

20 Years

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

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

25 Years

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

30 Years

30years
Ann Bollmann
Craig Clark
Eric Crawford

35 Years

35-years
Joe Ambrose
Maury Betzel
Beth Campbell
Mike Zimmer

40 Years

40years
Randy Teymer
Ray LaFrentz

Bridgeview Back to School Center

Posted August 1st, 2017

We are thrilled to get the 2017-18 school year underway!  This is your one-stop shop for all things back to school.  Enjoy the rest of your summer and we’ll see you soon!

Important Dates

August 18:           Classroom assignments posted on Infinite Campus Portal. ***Don’t have a Portal account?  Contact Susan Parks at 563-332-5550
August 21:           5:00pm New Family Welcome
August 21:           5:30pm Meet and Greet
August 23:           8:30am First Day of School
August 30:           1:30pm Early Dismissal
August 30:           Strive for Less Than Five Challenge Day
September 4:       No School, Labor Day
September 4:       Run with Carl
September 7:       Fall Picture Day

For a full calendar of events, click here.

Meet and Greet Night, Monday, August 21!

5:00-5:25 PM    Welcome for parents of kindergarten students and new families to our district

5:30-6:15 PM    Elementary Meet and Greet (Please feel free to come at a time that works best for you.  This is an open house format.)

  • Meet your child’s homeroom teacher
  • Ask questions about the first day of school and become acclimated to your new classroom
  • Pick up your district calendar (one per family) and fill out any incomplete registration forms
  • Unpack your backpack and pick-up your school supplies purchased through the PTA
  • Sign up for various PTA volunteer opportunities

6:15-7:00 PM    Registration and school fee finalization with school office personnel, if needed.

  • Finish any outstanding registration forms indicated during classroom visit
  • Deposit money into your child’s Food Service account (can be done online)
  • Visit with a Durham School Services bus driver representative
  • Visit with school nurse

From the Principal: 

Welcome to the 2017-18 school year at Bridgeview Elementary! We look forward to our partnership with you to ensure your child(ren) have a successful year.

Enrollment again promises to be strong with approximately 340 students in grades K-6 and an additional 60 students assigned to the PK and T2K classrooms.

We strongly recommend parents support your child(ren) and school by joining the Bridgeview PTA. This is a vibrant group of supporters that help contribute greatly to making Bridgeview a special place to learn and grow!

The first day of the new school year for students in grades 1-6 is scheduled for Wednesday, August 23.  Kindergarten students will begin the year with a staggered start on either August 23, 24, or 25th based upon phone notification from the school office on Monday, August 15.  All kindergarten and T2K students will come to school on Monday, August 28.

Please remember our pick-up and drop off procedures that were revised last year to improve student safety and balance with safety with reasonable traffic flow at busy times in the school day. All vehicles entering the Bridgeview parking lot will do so from Davenport Street at the intersection of 12th and Davenport.  Vehicles leaving Bridgeview will be able to continue straight on 12th Street or turn right onto Davenport.  Students walking to Bridgeview (or riding bikes) toward the front of the building must use the crosswalk at 12th and Davenport or the new sidewalk to the east of the parking lot.

On behalf of our entire staff, thanks in advance for your commitment to excellence for each and every child at our school. We look forward to working together and welcome the opportunity to work with you to maximize each child’s learning potential.

Enjoy the remainder of your summer and see you soon!

Sincerely,

Tony Hiatt, Bridgeview Principal

Parking Lot Procedures:  

Getting back into the school routine can be tough.  Remind yourself of the pick up/drop off procedures at Bridgeview.  Click here for the parking lot procedures.

Bus Rules:  

Many of our students ride a bus to get to school.  Click here for a reminder of the expectations we have for our exceptional bus riders. 

School Supplies:  Click here for a complete list.

Food Service

Want to know what’s for lunch today?  Click here for breakfast and lunch menus!  You can also download an app to keep track of it all on your phone!  Plus, our site lets you look at the nutritional values of every item on our healthy menus!  Pretty cool!

School Meal Prices:
Elementary Breakfast $1.65
Junior High & High School Breakfast $1.80
Elementary Lunch $2.45
Junior High Lunch $2.55
High School Lunch $2.85-$3.10

To add money via credit card to your student’s food service account, use your Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Communications for low food service balances will be sent to the parent/guardian email address(es) that the school has on file. Click here for a reminder about our meal charge policy, including how much students can charge and when you’ll be alerted for having a negative balance.

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

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

After your application has been processed you will receive notification in your parent portal inbox.

If you are unable to complete the online application please click on the link http://pleasval.org/free-and-reduced-meal-information/

Snacks: If you’re bringing in a treat for a classroom, remember the Spartan Safe Snack list.  We only allow items on the list in our classrooms to make sure all treats are safe for all students.  We appreciate your help to keep all our students healthy!

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

 

New Faculty and Staff

Join us in welcoming new faculty and staff to the Bridgeview Family:

Emma Hubner – Art

Strive for Less Than Five

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

 Don’t Miss a Thing!

In an emergency, PV will send you notices via text and phone calls.  Information you give us during registration automatically signs you up for emergency phone calls.  But, if you want texts, too, you need to sign up. Click here to manage your preferences. Sign in and click on the Contacts Tab.  Your name will pop up, then click edit and make sure your information is correct!  (can’t remember your sign in?  Click “forgot password” on the home page.  If you have any questions, contact our Communications Director at marsounbeth@pleasval.k12.ia.us)

Pleasant Valley schools send out an email every week with important dates, events, and community opportunities.  It’s called the #SpartanNation and it’s unique to every school.  Make sure you check your in-boxes every Friday afternoon, so you don’t miss a thing!

To assure that your email provider will not block email communications, please add this email address to your safe senders list: enews@pleasval.k12.ia.us. Pleasant Valley will not give email lists to anyone outside of the district. If you do not have access to email, information is available in the school office.

Follow us on facebook for stories about what’s going on in and out of the classroom!

Run with Carl

Support the Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation and Run with Carl.  The 5k, 5 mile and kids run is Labor Day, September 4, 2017 at the Life Fitness Center.  The races start at 7:30am and every dollar raised from registration fees goes directly to the PVEF and the Bettendorf Community Schools Foundation.  The PVEF provides scholarships for seniors, awarding 80 scholarships in 2017.  Six PVHS seniors received scholarships in 2017 thanks to proceeds from Run with Carl! Register NOW at www.runwithcarl.com.

#SpartanNation June 16, 2017

Posted June 1st, 2017

Order School Supplies through your PTA

Bridgeview:  Order your school supplies through your PTA.  Click here and type in Bridgeview’s Code:   BRI160.  You can order until June 23.

Cody:  Order your school supplies through your PTA.  Click here and type in Cody’s Code:   COD009.  You can order until June 23.

Hopewell:  Order your school supplies through your PTA.  Click here and type in Hopewell’s Code:   HOP064.  You can order until June 23.

Pleasant View:  Order your school supplies through your PTA.  Click here and type in Pleasant View’s Code:   PLE029  You can order until June 16.

Riverdale Heights:  Order your school supplies through your PTA.  Click here and type in Riverdale Heights’ Code:   RIV052  You can order until June 23.

Youth Summer Baseball Camp

The High School Baseball Program is holding a summer camp for students 8-14 years old on June 29th. Space is limited so sign up early. Click here for a paper registration or register online at https://pleasval.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=athletics.

Community Opportunities

Figge Family Day, June 24: Click here to learn about this free family day!

#SpartanNation May 19, 2017

Posted May 19th, 2017

Bridgeview

Library books:  It is that time of year! All library books are due back to the library today, Friday, May 19, 2017. Please help your students locate any books that they still have checked out. They will begin receiving daily overdue reminders starting Monday, May 22. Any books that are still out on the last day of school, Tuesday, May 30, 2017, will be considered lost and a charge for the price of the book plus a $2.00 non-refundable processing fee will be billed to your student’s account. This is a district policy. Thank you for helping us maintain a strong library collection.

Under the Big Top: The culminating event for Bridgeview’s school families is scheduled for Friday, May 26 from 11:30 until the end of the day.  Following a circus theme, students will first eat a sack lunch with their school family members.  Then, each cross grade level family will visit 6 rotations outside with weather permitting (in the building if otherwise) participating in such events as circus relays, strong woman exercise event, a mini petting zoo opportunity and much more.  The event will culminate with the band playing, a magician performing magic tricks and a pie-throwing contest where Bridgeview’s super readers choose their favorite teacher to “white out”.  It promises to be a great way for our students to end a year of working hard and doing their best to be their best!

PTA Pulse:  Click here to learn about end of the year events, summer camps and school supplies for next year.

Summer Elementary Cheer Camp: The High School Cheerleading Program is holding a summer camp for students entering Kindergarten-6th grade for the 2017-18 school year. Click here for a paper registration or register online at https://pleasval.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=athletics.

Athletic Booster Clothing Sale:  Join us on Saturday, May 20 from 10:00am to 1:00pm for the end of year clothing sale!  We’re located between the pool and the gym at PVHS.  Please enter through the pool lobby door.  Contact Kris at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text) with any questions.

Cody

Rocket’s 2017 Summer Reading Challenge: Click here to learn about how Cody Staff and Rocket can help you pick out the best books for summer reading!  It is our goal for Cody students to maintain the literacy skills they have acquired this year and truly develop into lifelong, lovers of books and reading!  In order to avoid summer slide, Rocket would like to invite ALL Cody kids to join “Rocket’s Summer Reading Challenge 2017!”

Mrs. Halverson’s Retirement Celebration, May 23:  Hope to see you at Mrs. Halverson’s retirement celebration!  Tuesday, May 23 from 5:30-7:00 in the new Cody Library.  There will be drop-in reading stations, family read time, and cookies served in the cafeteria.

No Alternative Lunch on May 25:  Due to our Volunteer Luncheon on Thursday, May 25th the following will be served for lunch, no alternate choice this day.

Hot Dog on a bun
Carrots
Apple slices
Chocolate Chip Cookie
Milk
Please make these changes on your lunch menu calendar.

LOST AND FOUND:  Please take a look at our lost and found table in the commons.  Any items left at the end of the school year will be donated to our health office and Good will.

2017-18 Registration:  If your student will not be returning to Cody in the fall, please call the office (563)332-0210.

YEARBOOKS FOR SALE IN OFFICE FOR $9.

Summer Elementary Cheer Camp: The High School Cheerleading Program is holding a summer camp for students entering Kindergarten-6th grade for the 2017-18 school year. Click here for a paper registration or register online at https://pleasval.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=athletics.

Athletic Booster Clothing Sale:  Join us on Saturday, May 20 from 10:00am to 1:00pm for the end of year clothing sale!  We’re located between the pool and the gym at PVHS.  Please enter through the pool lobby door.  Contact Kris at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text) with any questions.

Hopewell

Hopewell Gardeners needed!  Immediately seeking anyone with gardening or conservation experience, who would be willing to help maintain the beds at Hopewell during both the school year and summer, including the 20+ native species in the Butterfly Garden. A brief training on plant identification will be held, at various times of day, the week of May 22nd – 26th (dates and times flexible). Please contact Laurie Rohner for further information: Laurie.Rohner@gmail.com

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Free Skating Party, May 25:  Attendance at the first two parties averaged more than 100 skaters per party, so we earned a free skate party!  It will still cost $1.50 to rent skates.  The free party will be Thursday, May 25th from 6-8pm.

Volunteer for the PTA:  The PTA is looking for chairs or a co-chair for several committees:  After-school Programs, Apparel, Apparel Design, Book Fair Co-chair, Cub Scout Representative, Fundraising Nights (Happy Joe’s), Gift Cards, Photography Co-chair, School Supplies (ordering for 18-19 year), Staff Appreciation Co-chair, Yearbook.  Please contact Sara Sierk, incoming PTA President, at SaraSierk@hotmail.com if you are interested or would like more information.

BIG Cardboard Needed for Winter Program Decorations:  Mrs. Casey has selected the Polar Express for this year’s winter program.  Mrs. Kohler is planning the decorations and needs some BIG pieces of cardboard again.  Check out what she’d like to have student volunteers build at recess.

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Summer Elementary Cheer Camp: The High School Cheerleading Program is holding a summer camp for students entering Kindergarten-6th grade for the 2017-18 school year. Click here for a paper registration or register online at https://pleasval.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=athletics.

Athletic Booster Clothing Sale:  Join us on Saturday, May 20 from 10:00am to 1:00pm for the end of year clothing sale!  We’re located between the pool and the gym at PVHS.  Please enter through the pool lobby door.  Contact Kris at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text) with any questions.

Pleasant View

Flag Ceremony, Friday, May 26, 8:55am:  On Friday, May 26, 2017 all Pleasant View students, teachers and staff will be gathered around our flag pole on the primary playground at 8:55am to pay tribute to our country and to salute the men and women who bravely serve in our military.  This annual ceremony is our last Character Circle meeting of the year. Traditionally, with help from the LeClaire American Legion Post 347, we honor Pleasant View’s 5th grade American Legion Flag Essay winner.  We will also reflect on our work with the Character Counts! Pillars of Character, with special significance given to the pillar of Citizenship.  Students are encouraged to wear red, white and blue to the assembly on Friday, May 26th.

Veterans and active military men and women are invited to come and be honored during our program.  Please feel free to wear your uniform to our assembly.  Veterans and active military personnel are considered our heroes and we would be honored to salute you for your dedication and service.  All veterans and active military will be able to stand on the patio which will serve as the stage for the ceremony.

Visitors who plan to attend on May 26th may park in the spaces in the west parking lot that serve as the student drop-off zone, the spaces along the intermediate playground field and, weather permitting, on the intermediate playground field.

Summer Elementary Cheer Camp: The High School Cheerleading Program is holding a summer camp for students entering Kindergarten-6th grade for the 2017-18 school year. Click here for a paper registration or register online at https://pleasval.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=athletics.

Athletic Booster Clothing Sale:  Join us on Saturday, May 20 from 10:00am to 1:00pm for the end of year clothing sale!  We’re located between the pool and the gym at PVHS.  Please enter through the pool lobby door.  Contact Kris at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text) with any questions.

Riverdale Heights

Fun Fair is TONIGHT!:  Come join your Riverdale Heights family at the Fun Fair tonight (Friday, May 19th) from 5:30-7:30pm on the Riverdale Heights playground (in case of inclement weather we will move the festivities inside).  This is a fun, end-of-the-year celebration presented by the PTA.  There will be games hosted by each classroom, food available for purchase from HyVee, a bouncy house, and an obstacle course. Admission is $5.00 per child, parents get in free.  We won’t be able to run all the games without your help!  If you haven’t been contacted by a Room Parent already and you would be willing to run one the games for a 30 minute shift or if you are willing to help with set up between 3pm-5:30pm or tear down after 7:30pm, please contact Kelly White (white.kellyc@gmail.com).  This is a fun family event!  We hope to see you there!

Summer Elementary Cheer Camp: The High School Cheerleading Program is holding a summer camp for students entering Kindergarten-6th grade for the 2017-18 school year. Click here for a paper registration or register online at https://pleasval.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=athletics.

Athletic Booster Clothing Sale:  Join us on Saturday, May 20 from 10:00am to 1:00pm for the end of year clothing sale!  We’re located between the pool and the gym at PVHS.  Please enter through the pool lobby door.  Contact Kris at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text) with any questions.

Pleasant Valley Junior High

Mobile Portal Notifications:  Starting on May 25, push notifications for those using the Campus Mobile Portal App on their phone or tablet will be turned off as teachers finalize the semester grades for their students.  The notifications will be turned back on when grading is complete on June 1, 2017 at 4:00p.m.  Please note that this affects the notifications only; grades will continue to be accessible through the Portal during this time.

PE Lockers:  On Monday, May 22nd all JH students will turn in their locks for PE. At this time it important for everything to be out of the PE lockers and taken home. Students will have until Thursday May 25th to have everything out of the lockers before all lockers will be emptied and cleared on Friday, May 26th. Once lockers are cleared, all left over clothes and shoes will be placed in lost and found then donated by the end of the school year.

Service Learning Hours:  Summer is a great time to complete service learning hours! Click here for a list of opportunities and contact Mrs. Jepsen if you have any questions.

Athletic Booster Clothing Sale:  Join us on Saturday, May 20 from 10:00am to 1:00pm for the end of year clothing sale!  We’re located between the pool and the gym at PVHS.  Please enter through the pool lobby door.  Contact Kris at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text) with any questions.

Pleasant Valley High School

GRADUATION 2017:  For everything you need to know about rehearsal, the senior picnic and the big day, click here.

Parent Portal Access:  Starting on May 25, grades will be unavailable on the Portal as teachers finalize the semester grades for their students.  For those using the Campus Mobile Portal App on their phone or tablet, push notifications will also be turned off at this time.  Both features will be turned back on when grading is complete on June 1, 2017 at 4:00p.m.

Service Learning Hours:  Summer is a great time to complete service learning hours! Click here for a list of opportunities and contact Mrs. Jepsen if you have any questions.

PVHS Advanced Ceramics Show, Monday, May 22:  Join us in the PVHS Library at 7:00pm for the Advanced Ceramics Show.  Check out some awesome artwork made by our students.  Click here to see a preview.

Athletic Booster Clothing Sale:  Join us on Saturday, May 20 from 10:00am to 1:00pm for the end of year clothing sale!  We’re located between the pool and the gym at PVHS.  Please enter through the pool lobby door.  Contact Kris at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text) with any questions.

Community Opportunities

Tour de LeClaire and Pancake Breakfast:   Tour de LeClaire is a big wheel race for all children 3-6 years old sponsored by the River Valley Optimist Club.  June 17 will be our rain date. Click here for more information and here to register

Augustana College Dance Camps: Click here to learn about the June and July camps.

Run with Carl Day:  Run with Carl is a 5k/5 mile and kids race that celebrates the life of a PV student.  In 1994, Carl Schillig passed away when he was hit by a car. His family started Run with Carl to raise money for scholarships.  Now, the Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation organizes the races.  Proceeds support scholarships for seniors!  We’re asking everyone to wear their Run with Carl shirts on Friday, May 26.  Take a selfie and tag it #RunwithCarl.  You can register for the race now at www.runwithcarl.com.  The run is Labor Day, September 4, 2017.

LeClaire Library:

Movie Night—Beat the stress of finals and last-minute projects with a movie night at the library! Eat snacks, work on a craft, or bring your homework in while we watch Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (PG-13)—a movie all about a high schooler who decides to take a day off of school to live it up with his girlfriend, his best friend, and a Ferrari. If you’re in 7th grade and up, join us Wednesday, May 17th at 4:15pm.

Preschool Explorers—Explore a new science theme each month at the library—May’s theme is Music & Sound! 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, May 30th at 6:30pm.

Books BeTween Bites—Calling everyone in 4th-6th grade! Join us if you like reading, hanging out with cool people, & having fun. Pick up your copy of Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson at the library & join us to discuss the book, eat snacks, and meet some REAL roller derby players on Thursday, May 25th at 4:30pm.

 

Biolage Basket

Posted April 20th, 2017

Marilyn M. & Burt C. Gearhart Family Scholarship

Posted March 15th, 2017

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Marilyn and Burt are pleased to support the Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation. Their intent is to provide a deserving graduating PV senior the opportunity to help further their continuing education. Education has played an important role throughout the couple’s lives, leading to successful careers in their chosen fields.

Marilyn is originally from Brooklyn, Iowa, and holds two degrees in Education (BSEd, 1968, Truman State University and MSEd, 1979, Texas A & M) and taught for 32 years in grades ranging from preschool to 8th grade science. She also coached girls’ basketball for almost 20 years. Marilyn volunteers at the Buffalo Bill Museum and the LeClaire Community Library and enjoys traveling, outdoors, friends, and family.

Burt is originally from Newton, Iowa, and holds two degrees in Industrial Engineering (BSIE, 1966, MSIE, 1968, University of Iowa). He was employed by Electronic Data Systems (EDS) and Harris Corporation in Dallas, Texas, before starting his own software development company, Applied Computer Technology (ACT), specializing in data communications protocol testing. He retired in 2001 to pursue a hobby in nature and sports photography. He is frequently seen photographing bald eagles at Lock & Dam 14 and various musical and athletic events of his grandchildren.

The couple lived in the Dallas, Texas, area for 38 years before returning to Iowa in 2007 to be with family.

Their daughter, Chris Cournoyer, has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas (BSCS, 1992). She currently serves on the Pleasant Valley School Board and is a self-employed website developer. She serves on the Southeast Iowa STEM Advisory Board, is the President of the Quad-City Engineering and Science Council, serves on the Advocacy Committee for the Junior League of the Quad-Cities, and is a Reserve Deputy in the Scott County Sheriff’s Department. Chris’s husband, Kurt, has a Management Information Systems degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and is employed by Deere & Company.

The couple has four grandchildren: Bennett (PV 2016), Sydney (PV 2018), Tanner and Chase Cournoyer (PV 2025).

Criteria to apply:

  • Student will attend 2-4 year college or vocational/trade school the first semester after graduation.
  • Student will attend school in Iowa or Truman State University.
  • Student will have a GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Student will have participated in Pleasant Valley High School extra-curricular activities.
  • Student will have one letter of recommendation from outside school and include a 200 word essay.

Applications will be evaluated on the following:

  • Initiative
  • Established future goals and plans to achieve them
  • Ability to communicate
  • Self-motivation in completing challenging activities
  • Self-confidence and ability to seize opportunities

Scholarship Application

Previous Recipients:

2017     Ryan Thompson

Twelve PV Students Advance to National PTA Reflections Contest

Posted March 5th, 2017

PV students made their mark on this year’s PTA Reflections Contest.  Thirty-one students, with 38 entries, placed at the state level and 12 of those students took first place, which means their artwork is advancing to the National Contest.

Congratulations to the following students for advancing to the National Contest:

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Brady Sexson
Danny Krier
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Congratulations to the following students for placing at the State Competition:

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Amanda Esche
Clare Tinsman
Molly Venner
Mikayla Schultz
Laelagh Allen
Ananya Satya Narayan
Morgan Brady
Eoin Fitzgerald
Maddie Anthony
Danny Krier
Siobhan Morley
Brady Sexson
Leila Assadi
Audrey Jacobs
Camille Wood
Rylan Backes
Mackenzie Clark
Morgan Miller
Brady Sexson
Danny Krier
Clare Tinsman
Emma Nunez
Arissa Khan
Alie Krier
Danny Krier
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Sharing a Love of Reading at Bridgeview

Posted February 24th, 2017

Learning to read and loving to read can bring together students of all ages.  In February, 3rd Grade students read to preschoolers at Bridgeview.  The 3rd graders are working on inflection and fluency and this gives them a chance to practice those skills to students who love stories!  Way to go team!

JH Spring Pictures

Posted February 1st, 2017

JH Pictures

2017-2018 Course Selection for PVJH

Posted January 31st, 2017

Please make yourself familiar with the following list of events and meetings which will help you and your student select courses for the 2017-2018 school year.

Monday, February 13th           8th to 9th grade registration talks in 8th Grade Social Studies classes with high school and junior high counselors
Tuesday, February 14th           Incoming 7th Grade Student/Parent Meeting 6:30 pm PVJH Gym/Cafeteria
Tuesday, February 14th           Incoming 9th Grade Student/Parent Meeting 7 pm PVHS Theater (A-J)
Wednesday, February 15th     7th to 8th grade registration talks in 7th Grade Language Arts classes with junior high counselors
Wednesday, February 15th     Midterm 3rd quarter
Thursday, February 16th         Incoming 9th Grade Student/Parent Meeting 7pm PVHS Theater (K-Z)
Monday, February 27th           Registration Portal for online registration closes at 9:00 p.m.

Parents and students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the on-line Course Registration booklet, prior to making course selections. To access this booklet click here:

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Beginning on Tuesday, February 14th, the Infinite Campus Student Portal will be opened at 7:00 pm for current 7th and 8th grade students to complete their course requests for the coming year. (Current 6th graders will register for classes at a later date). If you have questions about course selections, please contact the high school Counseling office (for incoming 9th graders) at 563-332-6250 or the junior high Counseling Office at 563-332-0202 for incoming 7th or 8th graders.

Current 7th and 8th graders will be given instructions for registering on the Student Portal during their registration talks.

Note: if you have a student who is currently enrolled in another school district, but plan to enroll him/her in the Pleasant Valley Junior High School for the 2017-2018 school year, please contact the Counseling Office at 563-332-0202 to begin the registration and course selection process.

CogAT Testing Reminder

Posted January 31st, 2017

PLEASANT VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

ATTENTION!

PARENTS OF CHILDREN IN THIRD AND FIFTH GRADES

During the week of February 6th, 2017, students in third and fifth grades will take the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT).  These tests measure students’ abilities and provide information used to help assess their academic needs.

Please be sure your child gets adequate sleep and healthy breakfasts during test week.  Tests will be administered during the school day, so it is also best to make sure your child arrives at school on time.

Please direct any questions or concerns regarding this test to your building counselor.

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