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Posted January 18th, 2017

UnitedHeartland, our workers’ compensation insurance carrier, has provided us with these reminders and helpful hints to stay safe during the winter.

Spread some salt

Posted January 18th, 2017

UnitedHeartland, our workers’ compensation insurance carrier, has provided us with these reminders and helpful hints to stay safe during the winter.

Walk like a penguin

Posted January 18th, 2017

UnitedHeartland, our workers’ compensation insurance carrier, has provided us with these reminders and helpful hints to stay safe during the winter.

 

School Messenger

Posted January 17th, 2017

SchoolMessenger Contact Manager – Staff Settings

Finals Schedule

Posted January 6th, 2017

Pleasant Valley High School is holding first semester finals January 11 through the 13.  PVHS will be following Open Campus during Semester Finals.  Students who remain in the building when they are not testing will report to the cafeteria, library or the gym.  Students returning to the building will remain in the cafeteria or library until 5 minutes prior to the start of their scheduled final.

1st Semester Finals Schedule

Wednesday, January 11th Thursday, January 12th Friday, January 13th
Resource 8:10-9:40 Resource 8:10-9:40 Resource 8:10-8:45
5th period 9:50-11:20 1st period 9:50-11:20 3rd  period 8:50-10:20
6th period 12:20-1:50 2nd period 12:20-1:50 4th Period 10:30- 12:00
7th period 2:00-3:30 Resource 2:00-3:30 Busses Leave 12:30
8th period
make-up
 
12:30-3:30
#SpartanNation January 6, 2017

Posted January 6th, 2017

Bridgeview

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

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

Cody

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hopewell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pleasant View

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

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

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

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

Riverdale Heights

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

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

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

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

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

Pleasant Valley Junior High

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

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

 

Pleasant Valley High School

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

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

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

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

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

Community Opportunities

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

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

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

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

Pleasant View Celebrates December Fun

Posted December 2nd, 2016

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

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


#SpartanNation December 2, 2016

Posted December 2nd, 2016

Bridgeview

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Spartan Store will be open

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

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

Cody

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Spartan Store will be open

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

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

Hopewell

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

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

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

The Spartan Store will be open

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

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

Pleasant View

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

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

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

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

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

The Spartan Store will be open

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

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

Riverdale Heights

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

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

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

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

The Spartan Store will be open

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

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

PVJH

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

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

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

The Spartan Store will be open

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

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

PVHS

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

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

The Spartan Store will be open

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

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

Community Opportunities

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

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

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

LeClaire Library

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

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

NONPUBLIC PARENT TRANSPORTATION REIMBURSEMENT REQUEST FORM

Posted November 15th, 2016

#SpartanNation November 4, 2016

Posted November 4th, 2016

 

Bridgeview

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cody

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

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

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

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

Hopewell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pleasant View

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

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

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

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

Riverdale Heights

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

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

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

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

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

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

PVJH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PVHS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Community Opportunities

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

Conferences

Posted October 13th, 2016

Click here to learn about how to schedule a conference for Pleasant View

Click here to learn how to schedule conferences for Hopewell.

#SpartanNation October 7, 2016

Posted October 7th, 2016

Bridgeview

FAST Assessment Information – Fall assessment information for the state’s reading initiative will be mailed on Thursday, October 13.  Please look for this information shortly thereafter describing your child’s reading progress on the universal screener administered to all students K-6.

ALICE Drill – During the month of October, teachers are asked to talk with their students about the emergency procedures for addressing intruders in the building.  The acronym followed is ALICE – Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate.  Teachers provide students guidelines for each portion of the acronym (not followed sequentially) and then students practice the drill associated with this protocol.  Please talk with your student about their understanding of this drill and help allay any fears/concerns that this conversation may spark.  The ALICE drill will be conducted this year during the week of October 17.

PTA Appreciation – Thanks is extended to the Bridgeview PTA for their generosity in providing the financial support necessary to allow the students to attend the CLIMB Theater presentations on Thursday, October 6.  Students of all grades received great reminders of behaviors that support our character pillars!  Now we must turn words into action.

Bonanza Business – With the Bridgeview Bonanza exactly one week away, the excitement is mounting.  Please remind your child(ren) to bring their money for sold raffle tickets beginning on Monday, October 10 with the incentive to receive a free pizza for selling their three books of tickets!  Also, if you have not signed up to help with the games during Bonanza, please consider doing so.  It is a great opportunity to watch the students having fun and meet some of Bridgeview’s supportive parents in the process.

PTA Pulse:  Click here to volunteer for next week’s Bonanza and to see the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting!

Join Sixth Grade Choir:  The Pleasant Valley Community School District offers a 6th Grade Choir to all 6th grade students in the district.  6th Grade Choir provides our students with an opportunity to participate in a large group choral ensemble, explore their voice, and sing a wide variety of music. This experience is designed for students who love to sing and want to improve their singing voice as well as their ability to read music.  No audition is required.  Rehearsals are Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:25 a.m. beginning on Monday, October 17th at PV Junior High. Bus transportation is provided and highly recommended. Following rehearsal, students will be transported to their elementary school. Please contact bus services at 563-332-4949 to find your bus stop.   Register here!  Learn more details here.

Human Growth and Development, October 18:  4th, 5th and 6th Grade parents are invited to the Cody Library at 6:00pm to get answers to your questions about the Human Growth and Development Curriculum.  Please click on your student’s grade below to read the full letters from our nurse and for links to the videos that will be used in the classroom.

4th Grade
5th Grade
6th Grade

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

Power for Parker:  Spartan Nation has a freshman student battling cancer.  Parker Kress was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in October 2014.  He will have an amputation surgery on October 25th.  To show our Spartan Nation support, PV is selling shirts and will hold a yellow out at the October 21st football game in honor of Parker.  If you would like to order a shirt, click here, fill out the form and then email it to PVHS Teacher Stacie Giesecke at gieseckestacie@pleasval.k12.ia.us.  To learn more about Parker and what you can do to help, click here.

Cody

PTA Meeting, October 11:  Join us at our next PTA meeting. We’ll talk about upcoming activities and plans for the money raised at Fall Frolic. We’d love for you to be part of the conversation. See the full agenda here. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Cody library and should conclude in an hour or less. Free babysitting is available.

Box Tops:  Collect box tops off of well-known food packaging like Cheerios, Chex Mix, Kleenex and more. Clip box tops and send them in with your child to school. There is a box located in the common area across from the office. We will soon be announcing a big incentive that the whole school will have fun achieving together. The Labels for Education program is winding down making them harder to find, but our school can still earn points from them until August 2017. Labels can be turned in along with the Box Tops.

Picture Retake Day Thursday, October 13:  If your child was absent the day school pictures were taken, their picture will be taken for the yearbook.  If you did not purchase a picture package and would like to now, or if you would like your child’s picture retaken, you may have them photographed on this day.  In order to receive a picture package, the student must either bring a money envelope with the picture package listed (picture envelopes are available in the office) or return the picture package that was not satisfactory.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at 332-0210.

“Cody Families” will meet on Friday the 14th.  Wear yellow that day to support our Character Pillar of Respect.  We will talk about bullying prevention in our Cody Families on Friday as it relates to respect.  As a reminder about Cody Families:  each month, your child(ren) will meet with the same staff member and group of multi-age kids (K – 6th grade) which we call their school “family” group.  You may hear them talking about this at home.  In our “family” groups each month, we focus on a different character pillar and practice certain skills through an activity.  It’s a great way for students to begin to internalize the pillars and act upon them, “even if no one’s around!”

Join Sixth Grade Choir:  The Pleasant Valley Community School District offers a 6th Grade Choir to all 6th grade students in the district.  6th Grade Choir provides our students with an opportunity to participate in a large group choral ensemble, explore their voice, and sing a wide variety of music. This experience is designed for students who love to sing and want to improve their singing voice as well as their ability to read music.  No audition is required.  Rehearsals are Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:25 a.m. beginning on Monday, October 17th at PV Junior High. Bus transportation is provided and highly recommended. Following rehearsal, students will be transported to their elementary school. Please contact bus services at 563-332-4949 to find your bus stop.   Register here!  Learn more details here.

Human Growth and Development, October 18:  4th, 5th and 6th Grade parents are invited to the Cody Library at 6:00pm to get answers to your questions about the Human Growth and Development Curriculum.  Please click on your student’s grade below to read the full letters from our nurse and for links to the videos that will be used in the classroom.

4th Grade
5th Grade
6th Grade

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

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

Power for Parker:  Spartan Nation has a freshman student battling cancer.  Parker Kress was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in October 2014.  He will have an amputation surgery on October 25th.  To show our Spartan Nation support, PV is selling shirts and will hold a yellow out at the October 21st football game in honor of Parker.  If you would like to order a shirt, click here, fill out the form and then email it to PVHS Teacher Stacie Giesecke at gieseckestacie@pleasval.k12.ia.us.  To learn more about Parker and what you can do to help, click here.

Hopewell

Human Growth and Development, October 18:  4th, 5th and 6th Grade parents are invited to the Hopewell Library at 6:00pm to get answers to your questions about the Human Growth and Development Curriculum.  Please click on your student’s grade below to read the full letters from our nurse and for links to the videos that will be used in the classroom.

4th Grade
5th Grade
6th Grade

Join Sixth Grade Choir:  The Pleasant Valley Community School District offers a 6th Grade Choir to all 6th grade students in the district.  6th Grade Choir provides our students with an opportunity to participate in a large group choral ensemble, explore their voice, and sing a wide variety of music. This experience is designed for students who love to sing and want to improve their singing voice as well as their ability to read music.  No audition is required.  Rehearsals are Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:25 a.m. beginning on Monday, October 17th at PV Junior High. Bus transportation is provided and highly recommended. Following rehearsal, students will be transported to their elementary school. Please contact bus services at 563-332-4949 to find your bus stop.   Register here!  Learn more details here.

Hopewell Harvest is just 1 week away and 5 of the games are fully staffed.  Thanks to the parents in 1-H, 2-So, 3-S, 4-L, and 6-BI!  The other 21 games still need volunteers.  Each classroom is asked to provide volunteers for one game.  There are four shifts: 5:00-5:45, 5:45-6:30, 6:30-7:15, and 7:15-8:00.  Please consider helping out in the cafeteria, funky mart, or cake walk in addition to the classroom games.  We also need donations for the cake walk as well as candy and small bottles of soda/Gatorade for game prizes.

Here’s how to sign up on SignUp.com in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link: http://signup.com/go/hy4Rb4
2) Review the options listed and choose a spot(s)
3) Sign up!
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Lara Dague at daguefamily1998@gmail.com).

PTA Gift Cards:  Support Hopewell Elementary by purchasing local business gift cards for your everyday purchases. We have a selection of gift cards to the businesses below on hand, please contact Gift Card Chair: Brandi VanLoo at bvanloo83@gmail.com for your order. Simply list the business, the denomination and number desire, and then send your payment to school.  The ready-to-use gift cards will be sent home with your child or can be kept in the school office for you to pick up!

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

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

Power for Parker:  Spartan Nation has a freshman student battling cancer.  Parker Kress was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in October 2014.  He will have an amputation surgery on October 25th.  To show our Spartan Nation support, PV is selling shirts and will hold a yellow out at the October 21st football game in honor of Parker.  If you would like to order a shirt, click here, fill out the form and then email it to PVHS Teacher Stacie Giesecke at gieseckestacie@pleasval.k12.ia.us.  To learn more about Parker and what you can do to help, click here.

Pleasant View

Picture RetakesSchool pictures will arrive sometime after October 12. Because of the date, we will not be having picture retakes on Tuesday, October 11, 2016.  Instead, we will retake pictures on Monday, October 24, 2016.  If you received your pictures and would like to have your student’s picture retaken, remember you must return the original set of pictures on October 24th.

FALL FEST IS NEXT WEEK:  Pleasant View’s largest fundraiser is October 14. 100% of the profits purchase educational resources and experiences for our students. HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Click here to volunteer to run a simple carnival game.
Donate peanut-free candy in the labeled box in the school lobby.
Remember to return orders for wristbands, sweepstakes and meal deals by October 7.

Join Sixth Grade Choir:  The Pleasant Valley Community School District offers a 6th Grade Choir to all 6th grade students in the district.  6th Grade Choir provides our students with an opportunity to participate in a large group choral ensemble, explore their voice, and sing a wide variety of music. This experience is designed for students who love to sing and want to improve their singing voice as well as their ability to read music.  No audition is required.  Rehearsals are Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:25 a.m. beginning on Monday, October 17th at PV Junior High. Bus transportation is provided and highly recommended. Following rehearsal, students will be transported to their elementary school. Please contact bus services at 563-332-4949 to find your bus stop.   Register here!  Learn more details here.

Human Growth and Development, October 18:  4th, 5th and 6th Grade parents are invited to the Pleasant view Library at 6:00pm to get answers to your questions about the Human Growth and Development Curriculum.  Please click on your student’s grade below to read the full letters from our nurse and for links to the videos that will be used in the classroom.

4th Grade
5th Grade
6th Grade

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

Power for Parker:  Spartan Nation has a freshman student battling cancer.  Parker Kress was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in October 2014.  He will have an amputation surgery on October 25th.  To show our Spartan Nation support, PV is selling shirts and will hold a yellow out at the October 21st football game in honor of Parker.  If you would like to order a shirt, click here, fill out the form and then email it to PVHS Teacher Stacie Giesecke at gieseckestacie@pleasval.k12.ia.us.  To learn more about Parker and what you can do to help, click here.

Riverdale Heights

Student Hunger Drive October 10 – October 31: Once again, Riverdale Heights will be participating in the annual food drive.  Students are encouraged to bring toilet paper, paper towels, diapers, travel size shampoo, canned ham, canned tuna, jello, pudding, personal hygiene items and macaroni & cheese.  The items can be brought to school beginning Monday, October 10th through Friday, October 31st. Food collected will go to the River Bend Food Bank which services over 90 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, day care centers, and rehabilitation centers in Rock Island, Scott, and Henry Counties.  This is a very worthwhile project that helps fill the food pantries of the Quad Cities area.

Skating Party Date Change:  The Riverdale Heights PTA Roller Skating Party had to be changed to Monday, Oct 17th from 6-8pm.  The district calendar states Thursday, Oct 13th, but we needed to change it.  See you on the 17th!

Picture Retake Day, October 14:  If you are having your student’s picture retaken, please make sure you bring in a new form and the pictures you’ve already received.

Join Sixth Grade Choir:  The Pleasant Valley Community School District offers a 6th Grade Choir to all 6th grade students in the district.  6th Grade Choir provides our students with an opportunity to participate in a large group choral ensemble, explore their voice, and sing a wide variety of music. This experience is designed for students who love to sing and want to improve their singing voice as well as their ability to read music.  No audition is required.  Rehearsals are Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:25 a.m. beginning on Monday, October 17th at PV Junior High. Bus transportation is provided and highly recommended. Following rehearsal, students will be transported to their elementary school. Please contact bus services at 563-332-4949 to find your bus stop.   Register here!  Learn more details here.

Human Growth and Development, October 18:  4th, 5th and 6th Grade parents are invited to the Riverdale Heights Library at 6:00pm to get answers to your questions about the Human Growth and Development Curriculum.  Please click on your student’s grade below to read the full letters from our nurse and for links to the videos that will be used in the classroom.

4th Grade
5th Grade
6th Grade

Riverdale Heights Book Club:  The PTA is offering a new club for readers.  Students will meet in three different age groups: 1st-2nd grade, 3rd -4th grade, and 5th-6th grade.  Books will be distributed at the end of October. The registration fee is $5 per student to cover the book cost.  Registration and book listing is available on the PTA website starting next Wednesday, Oct. 12th at 7am.  The first 15 students per group will be accepted into the Nov 29th club.  We will meet on the 29th from 3 to 4.  We will offer this program again in the winter and in the spring. Watch your eNews & PTA website for announcements.

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

Power for Parker:  Spartan Nation has a freshman student battling cancer.  Parker Kress was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in October 2014.  He will have an amputation surgery on October 25th.  To show our Spartan Nation support, PV is selling shirts and will hold a yellow out at the October 21st football game in honor of Parker.  If you would like to order a shirt, click here, fill out the form and then email it to PVHS Teacher Stacie Giesecke at gieseckestacie@pleasval.k12.ia.us.  To learn more about Parker and what you can do to help, click here.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a mentoring program that works with children who may need extra support in their lives. This may include children in a single parent environment, children with a need for an increase in personalized learning whether it is academically, aspirations, or interests, or children who are coping with distressful events. Please call 563-323-8006 for more information.  Riverdale Heights participates in the School Based + program!

PVJH

Student Hunger Drive:  Start bringing in non-perishable food to your advisory class to participate in our annual Can-Castle Competition. The competition ends on October 28th! The most creative castle wins hot cocoa, candy canes, and the travelling trophy. The advisory with the most canned food will win Whitey’s ice cream! See your student council representatives with any questions. Good luck!

PTA Meeting, Wednesday October 12:  Join us in the PVJH Conference Room at 1:30pm. Click here for the agenda..

PTA Social, October 14:  Please remember the PTA social after school on October 14.  Note the date is the 14th, not the 17th as stated in the monthly newsletter.

PV Trap Team New Shooter Field Day, Saturday, October 22:   Calling all interested new shooters!  We will be having a New Shooter Field Day on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m.  Cost is $30.00.  Location is our home trap field – Clinton County Sportsman Club, 2860-270th Street, Dewitt, Iowa.  For any NEW shooter interested in taking part, please email kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or call/text Kris at 563-949-7122 for more information.  This will be a great opportunity to practice shooting, learn about firearms, and meet the coaches!  We look forward to seeing you there!!

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

Power for Parker:  Spartan Nation has a freshman student battling cancer.  Parker Kress was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in October 2014.  He will have an amputation surgery on October 25th.  To show our Spartan Nation support, PV is selling shirts and will hold a yellow out at the October 21st football game in honor of Parker.  If you would like to order a shirt, click here, fill out the form and then email it to PVHS Teacher Stacie Giesecke at gieseckestacie@pleasval.k12.ia.us.  To learn more about Parker and what you can do to help, click here.

PVHS

Bullying and Harassment: Please click here for a statement from our Associate Principals about PVHS and its bullying and harassment policy.

Conferences:   We hope you enjoyed last night’s conferences with your teachers.  As we used a new process this year, we’d like to get your feedback.  Please click on this link and fill out a quick survey about your experience.  Thank you!

Power for Parker:  Spartan Nation has a freshman student battling cancer.  Parker Kress was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in October 2014.  He will have an amputation surgery on October 25th.  To show our Spartan Nation support, PV is selling shirts and will hold a yellow out at the October 21st football game in honor of Parker.  If you would like to order a shirt, click here, fill out the form and then email it to PVHS Teacher Stacie Giesecke at gieseckestacie@pleasval.k12.ia.us.  To learn more about Parker and what you can do to help, click here.

NHS Coats for Kids:  During the month of October, the National Honor Society will be collecting new or gently used coats, hats, scarves, mittens and other outdoor clothing for the Coat for Kids Program. This program benefits area children including our own students who attend PV schools. Items can be brought to tonight’s football game or to the high school main office throughout the month. Monetary donations will also be collected at tonight’s game. Please contact Sara Russell, NHS advisor, with questions.

Newsmagazine subscriptions: The Spartan Shield student staff is selling annual subscriptions to our newsmagazine. Stay informed of the school’s many happenings while supporting this student publication for just $35 per year. To purchase an annual subscription and have the magazine sent to your home each month, simply send an envelope to the main office (by mail or with your student) containing your payment and your complete shipping address. Thank you for supporting the Spartan Shield.

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

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

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

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

Volunteer at Pleasant View Fall Fest:  Does your high school student need volunteer hours? Have them sign up to run a simple carnival game at Pleasant View Elementary’s Fall Fest on Friday, October 14 from 5-8pm. Please contact Amy Featherstone (amyLfeatherstone@yahoo.com) with questions.

Athletic Booster Club Help:  Help us fold, tag and sell Spartan Gear. Please email kristinhwehrman@gmail.com (or call/text Kris at 563-949-7122) with your contact information and what you are willing to do and she will be in touch!

Upcoming Dates:
Friday, October 7th we will be open for sales at the football stadium during the JV and Varsity games (5:30-8:30 p.m.)
Saturday, October 8th in the pool/ABC gym hallway – 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  (store will also be open for sales)

Community Opportunities

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

Quad City Sting Boys Volleyball Club:  Join us at open gyms every Saturday at Sportstown  (1700 Blackhawk Trail, Eldridge, Iowa) to practice skills.  Tryouts are October 30th from 2-4pm.  Click here for more information or contact team manager, Diane Zabel, at td3zabel@aol.com.

LeClaire Library:

Local Author Storytime—Local author Paula Moyer Savaiano is taking over storytime! Mrs. Savaiano is a former teacher and an up-and-coming children’s author. Listen to her read a couple of her books about a daring Gramma and her wacky adventures! Join us Tuesday, October 11th at 6:30pm.

Halloween Spooktacular (with local author, Fred E. Katz)—Trick or treat! Come to the library for spooky Halloween fun. We’ll have crafts, games, candy, and a presentation from Mr. Katz, who will read a spine-chilling story set right here in the LeClaire Library! Family Storytime will still go on at 6:30pm. Join us October 18th from 5:30-7:30pm.

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)—Help plan cool events, request new library materials, eat snacks, and get the inside scoop on what’s happening at the library! Don’t forget—your attendance earns you service learning hours and looks great on college applications! For 7th grade & up. Join us at our new time October 20th at 4:30-5:30pm.

Teacher Education Open House at St. Ambrose, Saturday October 29:  The St. Ambrose Teacher Education Department invites you to an Open House. The event is open to interested high school students, parents and advisors. Please join us at the Health Sciences Center beginning at 8:30am for arrival and registration with a continental breakfast. The day will be filled with discussion and presenters in the Teacher Education Department who specialize in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education and Secondary Education. Admissions and Financial Aide Advisors will be available as well as a tour of the main campus. Location:  Center for Health Sciences Education, 1320 W. Lombard St., Davenport.  For questions please contact Trish Zinger at ZingerTriciaA@sau.edu or call (563) 333-6116.

Teen Summit 2016 We are What Matters, October 29: Click here to learn about an event for teens that will have panel discussions including domestic violence, mental health, violence and social media.

Family Bulletin

Posted October 7th, 2016

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#SpartanNation September 30

Posted September 30th, 2016

Bridgeview

October 5 is an early dismissal day!

Bullying & Harassment:  Throughout the month of October, Bridgeview will be teaching and reminding students that harassment and bullying is not an acceptable behavior at any time.  Please click here to read a letter from Ms. Behrer about bullying and harassment information for Bridgeview Elementary.

CLIMB Theater Performance:  Bridgeview students will be traveling to Cody Elementary on Thursday, October 6th to see performances by CLIMB Theater (sponsored by your PTA).  The performances, 1:00 for students in K-2 and 1:50 for students in 3-6, focus on an anti-bullying message helping students to identify their role in addressing and responding to this type of behavior.  Students will be bussed to and from Cody returning to Bridgeview in time for dismissal.

Bonanza Fun Begins: Students in K-6 were given three books of 5 tickets each to sell for the Bonanza Raffle items.  These tickets were distributed at school on Thursday, September 29.  Please help your child(ren) sell these tickets safely in a manner that is consistent with your family guidelines/practices.  Students selling their three books will be the recipients of a free pizza compliments of the LeClaire Happy Joe’s.  Thanks to everyone for your efforts to support our school! Click here for  the PTA Pulse and how you can help with Bridgeview Bonanza and what you might win with those raffle tickets!

Conference News: Parents will be receiving a letter on Monday, October 3rd providing information about the Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences and asking for your preference in scheduling those conferences.  Please read the information carefully, complete the requested items and return to school with your child.  Your timely response is appreciated and will help to ensure the schedule works for all involved.

Fishbowl Fame Winners: On Friday, September 30th, Bridgeview will draw for its second round of Fishbowl Fame winners.  Ask your child what a fishbowl winner is and what a student must do to have an opportunity to become recognized in that fashion!  Please note, we have a big fishbowl in our front hallway to fill with winners this year!

Free Seasonal Flu Vaccines, October 4:  Genesis will be offering FREE seasonal flu vaccines at Bridgeview Elementary School Tuesday, October 4.  The Genesis Flu-Free Quad Cities program is sponsored by:  Genesis Health Services Foundation, Clinton County VNA Foundation and gifts from individual and corporate private donors in our communities. 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! Look for consent forms in your child’s backpack or click here and here for Genesis’s Privacy Policy.

Bridgeview and Beyond Begins, Tuesday, October 18: Join in the fun on Tuesdays starting in October:   October 18, October 25, November 8, 15, and 22. There will be no Bridgeview and Beyond on November 4th due to conferences. Bridgeview and Beyond has been a huge hit with students during the past 11 years due to the support of volunteers. Unfortunately, we always have had to turn students away, especially at the younger levels. Please consider helping with or teaching a class. You do not have to have an idea of what to do, we will provide that.  If you are interested in being a part of this wonderful program, please contact Tara Sitrick at 332-0215 after 3:00 or email sitrickt@pleasval.k12.ia.us.

Reflections Entries Due October 18:  Your students have the FUN opportunity to enter an original artwork in this year’s PTA Reflections contest.  Students can create an original piece of art around this year’s theme, “What Is Your Story?”, and be recognized at the local, state and national levels.  Entries must be turned in on October 18th or October 19th.  There will be a PTA Representative at the front of the school collecting entries on both days.  Your student can enter up to four works of art in each of the following categories:  Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Musical Composition, Photography and Visual Arts—either 2D or 3D.  Contest guidelines and entry forms can be found at www.pleasval.org/pta-reflections.  For more information, contact Leta Rose at ptabridgeview@gmail.com.

Pleasant Valley Volleyball Club Tryouts, October 23:  REGISTRATION is now open for Pleasant Valley Volleyball Club Tryouts. Tryouts are for PV students 4th grade to 8th grade. Click here to register and find out tryout times.

Support the Band Program with Fruit and Cheese: Click here to learn about how you can get some delicious goodies, just in time for the holidays, and help the band program pay for future trips!  You can also support the band by eating at Chili’s through October 31. Click here for the coupon!

Cody

October 5 is an early dismissal day!

Free Seasonal Flu Vaccines, October 4:  Genesis will be offering FREE seasonal flu vaccines at Cody Elementary School Tuesday, October 4.  The Genesis Flu-Free Quad Cities program is sponsored by:  Genesis Health Services Foundation, Clinton County VNA Foundation and gifts from individual and corporate private donors in our communities. 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! Look for consent forms in your child’s backpack or click here for the form and here for Genesis’s Privacy Policy.

Grandparents Day, October 7:   We would like to welcome all of our grandparents and special guests in the afternoon from 1:00 until 2:45.  Please ask Grandparents/Special Guests to NOT PARK ON TERRITORIAL ROAD.  There will be ample parking to the rear of the building.  Because the students eat their lunch in the classroom we will not be able to accommodate any Grandparents/Special Guests at lunch time.  If a student will be going home with Grandparents/Special Guests, we must have a note from the parents.   We look forward to our Special Guests on October 7th.

Quest for Christ is an after-school Christian club that invites all 3rd – 6th graders to join in for fun, friends, Bible teaching and service. Quest for Christ meets at Cody on Wednesdays from 3-4 p.m. beginning Oct. 12. For more information and to register, click here.

Reflections Entries Due October 18:  Your students have the FUN opportunity to enter an original artwork in this year’s PTA Reflections contest.  Students can create an original piece of art around this year’s theme, “What Is Your Story?”, and be recognized at the local, state and national levels.  Entries must be turned in on October 18th or October 19th.  There will be a PTA Representative at the front of the school collecting entries on both days.  Your student can enter up to four works of art in each of the following categories:  Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Musical Composition, Photography and Visual Arts—either 2D or 3D.  Contest guidelines and entry forms can be found at www.pleasval.org/pta-reflections.  For more information, contact  Amy Hartz at hartzfam5@gmail.com.

Pleasant Valley Volleyball Club Tryouts, October 23:  REGISTRATION is now open for Pleasant Valley Volleyball Club Tryouts. Tryouts are for PV students 4th grade to 8th grade. Click here to register and find out tryout times.

Support the Band Program with Fruit and Cheese: Click here to learn about how you can get some delicious goodies, just in time for the holidays, and help the band program pay for future trips!  You can also support the band by eating at Chili’s through October 31. Click here for the coupon!

Hopewell

Bullying & Harassment:  Throughout the month of October, Hopewell will be teaching and reminding students that harassment and bullying is not an acceptable behavior at any time.  Please click here to read a letter from Mr. Welch about bullying and harassment information for Hopewell Elementary.

Help with Flu Shot Clinic:  Hopewell’s nurse, Kim Zupancic, is in need of a few parent volunteers to help with the  Genesis flu shot clinic is Wednesday, October 5. Email Kim at zupancickim@pleasval.k12.ia.us  Please let her know if you are able to assist with transporting children to and from their classroom.

Quest for Christ is a before-school Christian club that invites all 3rd – 6th graders to join in for fun, friends, Bible teaching and service.  Quest for Christ meets at Hopewell in the music room every Friday at 7:30 a.m. beginning Oct. 7. For more information and to register, click here.

NEW DATE for Happy Joe’s Fun Night, October 4:  Join us at Happy Joe’s for pizza and Joegurt and invite your family and friends.

When : Tuesday, Oct 4th from 5-8 PM
Where:  Bettendorf Happy Joe’s (2430 Spruce Hills Drive, Bettendorf, IA)
Who:  The Hopewell Staff will be helping out.
What:  Don’t forget to mention Hopewell so that 15% of the sales (dine in, carry out, and Joegurt) and any tips earned by the teachers will be given to the Hopewell PTA.
The PTA will be selling  Happy Joe’s coupon cards for $5 so check it out.  Come and enjoy a fun night out with your family and support Hopewell.

Product Redemption AKA Box Tops, Coke lids or Campbell labels   There is now a Box Top app where you pick one of the items listed, scan your purchase receipt and Hopewell gets credits (in addition to the box top on the package)! Walmart also has a program where some items have 4 box tops on the package! The items are listed online and there is a list in the Redemption display across from the school office.  CHECK IT OUT! Can you help? We are meeting to cut, count and package box tops on Friday, October 7 from 1 – 3 pm in the conference room by the library. COME IF YOU CAN!

Hopewell Harvest Volunteers Needed, October 14:  Hopewell Harvest is just 2 weeks away and we are still in need of many volunteers.  We need everyone to help make this a great success!  Each classroom is asked to provide volunteers for one game.  There are four shifts: 5:00-5:45, 5:45-6:30, 6:30-7:15, and 7:15-8:00.  On the signup website, the shifts are listed by time slot, then by classroom and other, so scroll down to find open slots.  Please consider helping out in the cafeteria, funky mart, or cake walk in addition to the classroom games.  We also need donations for the cake walk as well as candy and small bottles of soda/Gatorade for game prizes.

We’re using SignUp.com to help us organize our volunteer spots for Hopewell Harvest 2016
Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our SignUp –> http://signup.com/go/hy4Rb4
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
You will receive reminders for the spots you signed up for prior to the event.
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually. (Lara Dague:   daguefamily1998@gmail.com)

Reflections Entries Due October 18:  Your students have the FUN opportunity to enter an original artwork in this year’s PTA Reflections contest.  Students can create an original piece of art around this year’s theme, “What Is Your Story?”, and be recognized at the local, state and national levels.  Entries must be turned in on October 18th or October 19th.  There will be a PTA Representative at the front of the school collecting entries on both days.  Your student can enter up to four works of art in each of the following categories:  Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Musical Composition, Photography and Visual Arts—either 2D or 3D.  Contest guidelines and entry forms can be found at www.pleasval.org/pta-reflections.  For more information, contact Sharon Tinsman at tinsman5@q.com.

Pleasant Valley Volleyball Club Tryouts, October 23:  REGISTRATION is now open for Pleasant Valley Volleyball Club Tryouts. Tryouts are for PV students 4th grade to 8th grade. Click here to register and find out tryout times.

Support the Band Program with Fruit and Cheese: Click here to learn about how you can get some delicious goodies, just in time for the holidays, and help the band program pay for future trips!  You can also support the band by eating at Chili’s through October 31. Click here for the coupon!

Pleasant View

October 5 is an early dismissal day!

Bullying & Harassment:  Throughout the month of October, Pleasant View will be teaching and reminding students that harassment and bullying is not an acceptable behavior at any time.  Please click here to read a letter from Mr. Cotton about bullying and harassment information for Pleasant View Elementary.

Fall Fest, October 14:  Please click here to VOLUNTEER for this fun fundraising event on Friday, October 14. Our family-friendly carnival is the main fundraising event for the Pleasant View PTA. 100% of the money raised goes directly to the teachers. We need YOU to make Fall Fest a success!   We also need CANDY donations!  Please place unopened bags of candy in the labeled box in the school lobby.

Quest for Christ is a before-school Christian club that invites all 2nd- 6th graders to participate in weekly club meetings at 7:30 a.m. in the Pleasant View gym beginning Oct. 14. For more information and to register, please click here.

Reflections Entries Due October 18:  Your students have the FUN opportunity to enter an original artwork in this year’s PTA Reflections contest.  Students can create an original piece of art around this year’s theme, “What Is Your Story?”, and be recognized at the local, state and national levels.  Entries must be turned in on October 18th or October 19th.  There will be a PTA Representative at the front of the school collecting entries on both days.  Your student can enter up to four works of art in each of the following categories:  Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Musical Composition, Photography and Visual Arts—either 2D or 3D.  Contest guidelines and entry forms can be found at www.pleasval.org/pta-reflections.  For more information, contact Angie Brand at brandangelak@icloud.com.

Pleasant Valley Volleyball Club Tryouts, October 23:  REGISTRATION is now open for Pleasant Valley Volleyball Club Tryouts. Tryouts are for PV students 4th grade to 8th grade. Click here to register and find out tryout times.

Support the Band Program with Fruit and Cheese: Click here to learn about how you can get some delicious goodies, just in time for the holidays, and help the band program pay for future trips!  You can also support the band by eating at Chili’s through October 31. Click here for the coupon!

Riverdale Heights

October 5 is an early dismissal day!

Bullying & Harassment:  Throughout the month of October, Riverdale Heights will be teaching and reminding students that harassment and bullying is not an acceptable behavior at any time.  Please click here to read a letter from Ms. Gertson about bullying and harassment information for Riverdale Heights Elementary.

Grandparents and Grandfriends Day will be held at Riverdale Heights on Friday, October 7, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Please RSVP via the invitation sent home by Wednesday, September 28. A shuttle will be available between Riverdale Heights and Crow Creek Park (4800 Devils Glen Road) from 8:45a.m.-11:15a.m. If Grandparents are not available, Grandfriends are welcome. This would include family friends, older relatives, or neighbors.  Because of the size of our school, parents and younger siblings should not attend.  We look forward to having our special guests in the building.

Skating Party Date Change:  The Riverdale Heights PTA Roller Skating Party had to be changed to Monday, Oct 17th from 6-8pm.  The district calendar states Thursday, Oct 13th.  See you on the 17th!

Reflections Entries Due October 18:  Your students have the FUN opportunity to enter an original artwork in this year’s PTA Reflections contest.  Students can create an original piece of art around this year’s theme, “What Is Your Story?”, and be recognized at the local, state and national levels.  Entries must be turned in on October 18th or October 19th.  There will be a PTA Representative at the front of the school collecting entries on both days.  Your student can enter up to four works of art in each of the following categories:  Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Musical Composition, Photography and Visual Arts—either 2D or 3D.  Contest guidelines and entry forms can be found at www.pleasval.org/pta-reflections.  For more information, contact Tosha Allen at jtmlallen4@gmail.com.

Pleasant Valley Volleyball Club Tryouts, October 23:  REGISTRATION is now open for Pleasant Valley Volleyball Club Tryouts. Tryouts are for PV students 4th grade to 8th grade. Click here to register and find out tryout times.

Support the Band Program with Fruit and Cheese: Click here to learn about how you can get some delicious goodies, just in time for the holidays, and help the band program pay for future trips!  You can also support the band by eating at Chili’s through October 31. Click here for the coupon!

PV Junior High

Picture Retakes, October 3 Click here for the order form, if your student needs to retake his or her school picture.

October 5 is an early dismissal day!

Junior High and High School Orchestra Concert Tuesday, October 4:  Join the Orchestra on Tuesday to support all their hard work!

JA Classroom Volunteers Needed, October 7:  Help with Junior Achievement and teach students through real-life experiences!  Typically, volunteers commit to teaching 6 classes that are about 45 minutes long.   JA provides you with all the classroom materials at no cost, and includes step-by-step instructions on how to teach each lesson.   First-time volunteers will complete a one-time training session before entering the classroom.  PVJH needs volunteers for 8 classes throughout the day.  To volunteer, contact Kim McMahill, JA Education Manager at  309-277-3917.

PTA Fall Social is Friday, October 14th from 2:30 – 4:00pm  We are in need of a few more volunteers and items for the concession stand.  Just a reminder, we provide concessions but make it affordable for the student.  Below are links for volunteering for a shift AND for providing items for the Social, THANK YOU IN ADVANCE:

Volunteer Link:
http://signup.com/go/QUeZHb
Concessions Link:
https://signup.com/client/invitation/6775657374/1633014/false

Reflections Entries Due October 18:  Your students have the FUN opportunity to enter an original artwork in this year’s PTA Reflections contest.  Students can create an original piece of art around this year’s theme, “What Is Your Story?”, and be recognized at the local, state and national levels.  Entries must be turned in on October 18th or October 19th.  There will be a PTA Representative at the front of the school collecting entries on both days.  Your student can enter up to four works of art in each of the following categories:  Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Musical Composition, Photography and Visual Arts—either 2D or 3D.  Contest guidelines and entry forms can be found at www.pleasval.org/pta-reflections.  For more information, contact Kathleen Fitzgerald at kathfitz93@gmail.com.

Pleasant Valley Volleyball Club Tryouts, October 23:  REGISTRATION is now open for Pleasant Valley Volleyball Club Tryouts. Tryouts are for PV students 4th grade to 8th grade. Click here to register and find out tryout times.

Support the Band Program with Fruit and Cheese: Click here to learn about how you can get some delicious goodies, just in time for the holidays, and help the band program pay for future trips!  You can also support the band by eating at Chili’s through October 31. Click here for the coupon!

Variety Show, November 18:  Kids can sign up in the school office, if interested.  Once they sign up, students need to come to the choir room on November 9th or 10th right after school to get your talent and costume (if needed) approved.  This way we can get the show lineup prepared and check for appropriateness. The variety show is at 6:30 pm November 18th and performers will need to arrive at 6:00 PM.  We are looking forward to seeing all of our talented kids perform! Get your act together and be sure to put your music (if needed) on a CD or in digital format.  Solo acts, group acts, and costumes encouraged. Start practicing now.  This is your chance to shine!

PVHS

Metrofest, Monday, October 3:  Come and hear vocalists from all over the Quad Cities participate in this year’s Metrofest at PVHS.  The concert starts at 7:30pm in the ABC Gym.

Junior High and High School Orchestra Concert Tuesday, October 4:  Join the Orchestra on Tuesday to support all their hard work!

October 5 is an early dismissal day!

Conferences, October 6:  The PVHS faculty invites parents to attend parent/teacher conferences on Thursday, October 6, 2016, from 4-8 p.m.   To help make your conferences an enjoyable, efficient and productive experience we would appreciate keeping the following in mind:

Students will be dismissed at 2:45 p.m.No 8thperiod resource or 8th period Wellness classes (Health, Health Club or Lifting) on October 6, 2016. Busses will run at their regularly scheduled time.

  • Pleasant Valley High School will be using an Online Scheduling program for Parent-Teacher conferences for the 2016-2017 school year. The online scheduling system will allow parents to select the time to meet with teachers that is easy and convenient for them.  If you have not scheduled your conferences please  click here to do so.
  • Conferences are earlier than previous years.  We will be focusing on learning patterns and behaviors that will reinforce students’ educational development.  Please inquire what will help your child succeed.
  • Conferences will occur every six minutes.  If more information is needed, please ask the teacher to set an additional time to speak and allow the next conference to begin.  We have asked teachers to be respectful of others appointment times.  Teachers may put timers on a screen or use phones/other electronic devices to keep conferences on track.  We appreciate your understanding.
  • We ask that you print and bring your son’s/daughter’s schedule with you to conferences or you may stop in the guidance office to receive a copy. We will also have National Honor Society members present to assist in locating teacher rooms.
  • We hope this new format uses both parents’ and teachers’ time more effectively—we will be following up with a survey to hear your thoughts and concerns!
  • If you have questions, please contact my secretary, Dawn Taghon, at 332-5151.

Reflections Entries Due October 18:  Your students have the FUN opportunity to enter an original artwork in this year’s PTA Reflections contest.  Students can create an original piece of art around this year’s theme, “What Is Your Story?”, and be recognized at the local, state and national levels.  Entries must be turned in on October 18th or October 19th.  There will be a PTA Representative at the front of the school collecting entries on both days.  Your student can enter up to four works of art in each of the following categories:  Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Musical Composition, Photography and Visual Arts—either 2D or 3D.  Contest guidelines and entry forms can be found at www.pleasval.org/pta-reflections.  For more information, contact Jennifer Krier at jenkrier@gmail.com.

Support the Band Program with Fruit and Cheese: Click here to learn about how you can get some delicious goodies, just in time for the holidays, and help the band program pay for future trips!  You can also support the band by eating at Chili’s through October 31. Click here for the coupon!

Community Opportunities:

Bettendorf Library Reading Challenge:  Stop by the library and get your log and read in the month of October to win prizes! Click here for the details.

LeClaire Library Upcoming Events

Early Release LEGO Club October 5 3:00pm — School’s out early? Let your imagination soar at LEGO Club! This program is best for children aged 7 and up. Find out what building challenge is waiting for you on October 5th from 3:00-4:00pm.
Storytime in the Park October 8 11:00am—Join us for our last special outdoor Storytime at Holly Hock Park of the year! We will read stories, sing songs, and get moving & grooving in this all-ages program. Raining? Just head to the library instead. October 8th at 11am.
Biblioteens, October 6 4:30pm—Teens in 7th grade and up are invited to the library for a new kind of book club—you pick your own books to read, then we share our most loved (or hated) of the month! This month, we will be giving away a copy of a scary novel! Join us October 6th at 4:30pm.

Solar Car Workshop, October 1The Putnam Museum will be receiving the solar cars from the Iowa State University College of Engineering and will be conducting three workshops for students in grades 3rd-8th from 1:30-4:30pm in 45 minute groups. Students will work in teams to build solar cars from kits and see how far they travel!

Cost: $5
You can pay at the door but please RSVP in advance at: http://bit.ly/2cqzaRU
Sponsored by the Putnam Museum, QCESC and the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center of Eastern Iowa Community Colleges.

Barnstormer Mavericks 9U: Click here to learn about how your 8 or 9 year old can play with the team.

October 17, 2016

Posted September 2nd, 2015

Come one and all to our yearbook meeting on Monday, October 17 from 3:15-4:30. We will meet in the computer lab (across from Ms. Dircks’ room) instead of in the library. We will vote on a theme for our yearbook as well as review the criteria for our custom cover contest. We will also go through the layout and determine our final page count. If you just finished a sport and would like to join us, we’d love to have you! Mrs. Backus and Mrs. Colvin

Girls Basketball, Cheerleading, and Wrestling practices will begin today at 3:10.

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

The Student Hunger Drive has begun at the Junior High! Start bringing in non-perishable food to your advisory class to participate in our annual Can-Castle Competition. The competition ends on October 28th! The most creative castle wins hot coca, candy canes, and the travelling trophy. The advisory with the most canned food will win Whitey’s ice cream! See your student council representatives with any questions. Good luck!

The PV Junior High Spelling Bee will be held on Tuesday, November 15th, beginning at 3:00. It will be held in the library. All are welcome to compete. Please see Mrs. Mulfinger in room 60 for more information!

Got talent? Can you play an instrument, sing, dance or do a magic trick? Do you have a group skit? Well show us at the Variety Show! November 18th, 6:30 pm in the JH gym. Sign-up sheets are in the office. Previews will be November 9 & 10th. Acts must be 3 minutes or less.

Be a part of PTA’s Reflections Program “What Is Your Story?” Submit your Artwork in the following areas: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and Visual Arts. Entries from all grades and all abilities welcome. Deadline for entries is October 18 and 19.

Food + Friends + Literature = FUN! Join the Book Munchers Club at the LeClaire Public Library on Monday, October 24th. We will meet from 5:00-6:00 p.m. to discuss Driver’s Ed by Caroline Cooney. Copies of the book are available in the PVJH library (ask a librarian for a copy…they are stored behind the check-out desk) and at the LeClaire Public Library. Look for additional information on a green poster in your language arts classroom. Questions? See Mrs. Cline or Ms. Dircks.

2012 Scholarship Recipient

Posted April 6th, 2014

Below are the PV Foundation scholarship winners for the 2011 – 2012 school year.

Scholarship Name
Winner
ALCOA Science
Emma Thompson
Bettendorf Hy-Vee Citizenship
Kyle Akker
Bettendorf Rotary Service
Morgan Kennedy
Bettendorf Rotary Service
Robert D’Camp
Brett Greenwood “Total Effort”
Brett Dixon
Bridgeview Elementary Achievement
Sarah Schipper
Cardiovascular Medicine, PC Achievement
Ashley Madison
Carl D Shillig Memorial
Allison Witters
Chuck Murphy Spartan Spirit
Katelynn Bradley
Cody Elementary Achievement
Levi Moser
Coe Noack Memorial
Joshua Ackerman
Coe Noack Memorial
Bianca Palmer
Cyndy Behrer Leadership
Steven Kardell
David J Ramnath Memorial
Hannah Thomsen
Deborah R Menke Leadership
Meghan Olt
English Department Achievement
Kimberlyn Stoddard
Family and Consumer Sciences Achievement
Liza Dollenbacher
Industrial Tech Achievement
Connor Foster
Information Technology Achievement
Annmarie Ulrich
J Andrew Green Memorial
Blake Letney
J Fred & Maxine Green Family
Kathleen Burke
James D Morrison Memorial
Hannah Thomsen
Jana S Witte Memorial Band
Michael Hanson
Jana S Witte Memorial Orchestra
Tanner Thom
Jana S Witte Memorial Vocal Music
Carolyn Shanks
Janet E Keady Memorial
Haley Roethler
Janet E Keady Memorial
Samantha Swanson
Jayne Lee Andreesen Memorial
Jenna Geick
Jeffrey J Donahue Memorial
Kayla Lindstrom
Jeffrey J Donahue Memorial
Erika Baker
John P Bowe Memorial
Allison Pastrnak
Joseph J Kaesbauer Memorial
Sarah Rodriguez
Joshua D Fullmer Memorial
Brayden Zaruba
K.A.T.E.
Katelynn Piotter
LeClaire Lions Club Service
Layne Anderson
Lindsay Suhl Memorial
Samantha Zust
Math Department Achievement
Joe Mueller
Merrit Parsons Memorial
Taylor VenHorst
Olympic Steel Math and Engineering
Emory Traicoff
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company
Joseph Peterson
Performing and Visual Arts Achievement
Benjamin Lewis
Philip A. Czachowski Memorial
Danielle Meyer
PVEA
Rachel Dolehanty
Pleasant View Elementary Achievement
Brandon Kane
PTA Character Counts
Karly Dankert
Pleasant Valley/Bettendorf Baseball
Trenton Kress
R Hovey Tinsman Jr Memorial
Lauren Zust
Ralph & Marjorie VenHorst Family
Grant Lang
Rao Chitneni Memorial
Hannah Zaprusky
Riverdale Heights Elementary Achievement
Zachary Miller
Social Studies Department Achievement
Katie Noble
Spartan Assembly School Involvement
Danya Tazyeen
Steven J Vander Horn Memorial
Katelynn Bell
Tinsman Family Education
Julia Haas
Tom St. Clair Memorial
Samantha Staver
World Language Department Achievement
Ava Lynn
2010 Scholarship Recipient

Posted April 3rd, 2014

Below are the PV Foundation scholarship winners for the 2009 – 2010 school year.

Scholarship Name
Winner
Bettendorf Hy-Vee Scholarship
Sarah Davis
Bettendorf Rotary Service
Claira Hart
Bridgeview Elementary Achievement
Sarah Miller
Cardiovascular Medical Group
Katelyn Benge
Carl D Shillig Memorial
Emily Misak
Chuck Murphy Spartan Spirit
Jacob Ward
Cody Elementary Achievement
Allie Carpenter
Coe Noack Memorial
Brandon Kuehl
Deborah R Menke Leadership
Daniel Witcik
English Department Achievement
Beau Westlund
Family and Consumer Sciences Achievement
Karly Evans
Industrial Tech Achievement
Nicholas Schurr
Information Technology Achievement
Matthew Brown
J Fred & Maxine Green Family
Thomas McGee
Jana S Witte Memorial Band
Toni Hoffmann
Jana S Witte Memorial Orchestra
Ethan Jones
Jana S Witte Memorial Vocal Music
Kari Paul
Janet E Keady Memorial
Kaitlin Pewe
Jayne Lee Andreesen Memorial
Jonelle Addabbo
Jayne Lee Andreesen Memorial
Jennifer Park
Jayne Lee Andreesen Memorial
Allison Shanks
Jeffrey J Donahue Memorial
Michael Kardell
Jeffrey J Donahue Memorial
William McClure
John P Bowe Memorial
Lauren Suhl
Joseph J Kaesbauer Memorial
Abigail Sperry
Joshua D Fullmer Memorial
Emily Prais
LeClaire Lions Club Service
Johnathan Guberud
Lindsay Suhl Memorial
Hannah Cassatt
Science/Math Department Achievement
William Horvat
Merrit Parsons Memorial
Matthew Sy
Olympic Steel Math and Engineering
Peter Joers
Performing and Visual Arts Achievement
Kathleen Walter
Philip A. Czachowski Memorial
Gabrielle McCaughey
PVEA
Emily Garman
Pleasant View Elementary Achievement
Cassondra Batz
PTA Character Counts
Jenna Lensmeyer
Riverdale Heights Elementary Achievement
Ian Smith
Social Studies Department Achievement
Joseph Kluever
Spartan Assembly School Involvement
Caroline Kwan
Steven J Vander Horn Memorial
Andrew Healey
Tinsman Family Education
Mark Sy
Tom St. Clair Memorial
Madison Jensen
World Language Department Achievement
Emily Myers
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