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#SpartanNation February 10, 2017

Posted February 10th, 2017

Bridgeview

6th Grade Parent Meeting, Tuesday, February 14:  Come to the Junior High Gym at 6:30pm and learn about the transition to the Junior High. Click here to learn more.

Valentine’s Day Parties, Tuesday, February 14 2:30pm: Valentine’s Day is a fun event as children enjoy giving and receiving valentines.  As a district we are working to minimize the amount of food items brought into the classrooms, especially the items that do not support a healthy life style. Please consider speaking with your child about not attaching Valentine candy treats to their card. If students are interested in including something additional with their Valentines, they may want to consider pencils, stickers, and other non-food items. If individual Valentines have attached candy or treats, these must follow the Spartan Safe Snack List. Click here for the list. As always, our number one priority is to keep all of our children safe.

Valentine’s Day Parent Volunteers:  Thank you for helping with your child’s holiday party.  Parents will be greeted in the lobby area near Door A, asked to create a name tag for safety/identification procedures and dismissed to the classrooms as a group at 2:25.  Parents attending the T2K festivities will join that classroom for a 2:00 start to their celebration.

Boys Youth Basketball Night/Senior Night, Tuesday, February 14th:  PVJH, Spartan Club, and Youth Teams!  Come out to the PV boys basketball game against Burlington on Tuesday, February 14th.  Wear your jersey and get in free.  Teams will be recognized at halftime of the Varsity game and the Varsity players will be signing posters for the kids immediately after their game.  Players and Coaches need to be at PVHS by 7:30pm.

No School Reminder: School will not be in session on Friday, February 17 (teacher in-service) and Monday, February 20 (President’s Day).

Learn about Coding:  Computer Science skills are important for any 21st Century student.  At Pleasant Valley, we work to offer students opportunities inside the classroom to learn these skills, but you might want to try some ideas at home.  Check out the following websites for some free ideas:

http://code.org/  Play with Minecraft, Star Wars and Frozen characters to learn the basics of coding.

https://www.khanacademy.org/hourofcode ncludes “Hour of Drawing with Coding”, “Hour of Databases” and “Hour of Webpages” modules.

https://findstemiowa.org/ for all things STEM in Iowa.

PTA Pulse: Click here to read minutes from the meeting, order spirit wear (there’s only two days left!), and volunteer opportunities for the 2017-18 school year.

Spartan Nation Store Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale:  Join us Saturday, February 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Spartan Nation store, located in the area between the gym and the pool at the Pleasant Valley High School. Questions please contact Kris at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

Additional Baseball Camp opportunity Saturday, February 18: The High School Baseball Program is having another baseball camp for students 8-14 years old that would like to improve on their skills.  The camp will be held on Saturday, February 18th at Pleasant Valley Junior High. Click here for a paper registration form or register online at  https://pleasval.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=athletics

Help Us Communicate with You!  Please click here and take a quick survey about communications at PV.  We want to make sure we’re communicating with you when and where you need it.

Cody

Conferences: Cody Elementary winter Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 3:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 3:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.  Conferences notices will come home with couriers on Wednesday, February 15.

Parent-teacher conferences are an important communication vehicle to discuss students’ academic and social progress. We believe time invested in communicating between home and school regarding your child(ren)’s progress is vital to planning for and supporting student success. In order to clearly communicate and best support your child(ren)’s learning, Pleasant Valley Community School District strongly encourages you to make every effort to schedule a single conference including all parents/guardians and the homeroom teacher of each student.  We appreciate your support and collaboration with us to plan for the best educational experience for your child(ren).

6th Grade Parent Meeting, Tuesday, February 14:  Come to the Junior High Gym at 6:30pm and learn about the transition to the Junior High. Click here to learn more.

Valentine’s Day Parties, Tuesday, February 14 2:30pm: Valentine’s Day is a fun event as children enjoy giving and receiving valentines.  As a district we are working to minimize the amount of food items brought into the classrooms, especially the items that do not support a healthy life style. Please consider speaking with your child about not attaching Valentine candy treats to their card. If students are interested in including something additional with their Valentines, they may want to consider pencils, stickers, and other non-food items. If individual Valentines have attached candy or treats, these must follow the Spartan Safe Snack List. Click here for the list. As always, our number one priority is to keep all of our children safe.

Boys Youth Basketball Night/Senior Night, Tuesday, February 14th:  PVJH, Spartan Club, and Youth Teams!  Come out to the PV boys basketball game against Burlington on Tuesday, February 14th.  Wear your jersey and get in free.  Teams will be recognized at halftime of the Varsity game and the Varsity players will be signing posters for the kids immediately after their game.  Players and Coaches need to be at PVHS by 7:30pm.

No School Reminder: School will not be in session on Friday, February 17 (teacher in-service) and Monday, February 20 (President’s Day).

Additional Baseball Camp opportunity Saturday, February 18: The High School Baseball Program is having another baseball camp for students 8-14 years old that would like to improve on their skills.  The camp will be held on Saturday, February 18th at Pleasant Valley Junior High. Click here for a paper registration form or register online at  https://pleasval.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=athletics

Next PTA Meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m in the Cody cafeteria. This date is different from what’s listed on the district calendar, as many of you asked us to vary the dates and times so you could attend. Topics on the agenda:
–          Proposal to evolve walk-a-thon
–          Open committee and board positions
–          Playground vote
Please consider joining us on Wednesday for the discussion. Free babysitting is provided.

The book fair is coming!  The Cody PTA Spring Book Fair will be arriving in just a couple weeks.  We plan to be open Mon – Fri, Feb. 27-Mar. 3, 11:30 – 1:00 (during lunch), and Feb. 28 and Mar. 2, 3:00 – 8:00 (during conferences).  In order for our fair to be open our advertised hours, we need volunteers to help.  Please sign up to help out at our fair by going to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C48A5AA23A5FE3-2017  All proceeds from our book fairs go towards building our school and classroom libraries, and it helps keep our students reading!  If you have any questions, contact Michelle Mahrt at hensingm@yahoo.com.  See you at the fair!

Variety Show, Friday April 28, 5:00pm:  Calling ALL CODY KIDS!!!! The search is on for some awesome talented students to perform in this year’s Variety Show. Do you like to sing, dance, tell jokes, or play an instrument?  Maybe you like acting, karate, gymnastics, magic, or being an announcer?  Well this is your BIG moment and time to shine! If you would like to get up on stage and perform your special talent, then we would love to hear from you! Click here for the permission slip.  This is an event for Cody Kids with Cody Kids by Cody Kids to showcase their many fabulous talents and entertain family and friends.

Spartan Nation Store Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale:  Join us Saturday, February 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Spartan Nation store, located in the area between the gym and the pool at the Pleasant Valley High School. Questions please contact Kris at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

Help Us Communicate with You!  Please click here and take a quick survey about communications at PV.  We want to make sure we’re communicating with you when and where you need it.

Hopewell

Register for Conferences:  This year Hopewell Elementary will use an online conference schedule system for our Spring conferences. We will hold a traditional conference night on Thursday, March 2, 2017, and provide a range of additional conference times between February 27th and March 10th. The process allows families to choose from a variety of dates and times to meet with the classroom teacher. Please  click here to learn how to schedule your upcoming conference.

6th Grade Parent Meeting, Tuesday, February 14:  Come to the Junior High Gym at 6:30pm and learn about the transition to the Junior High. Click here to learn more.

Valentine’s Day Parties, Tuesday, February 14 2:30pm: Valentine’s Day is a fun event as children enjoy giving and receiving valentines.  As a district we are working to minimize the amount of food items brought into the classrooms, especially the items that do not support a healthy life style. Please consider speaking with your child about not attaching Valentine candy treats to their card. If students are interested in including something additional with their Valentines, they may want to consider pencils, stickers, and other non-food items. If individual Valentines have attached candy or treats, these must follow the Spartan Safe Snack List. Click here for the list. As always, our number one priority is to keep all of our children safe.

Boys Youth Basketball Night/Senior Night, Tuesday, February 14th:  PVJH, Spartan Club, and Youth Teams!  Come out to the PV boys basketball game against Burlington on Tuesday, February 14th.  Wear your jersey and get in free.  Teams will be recognized at halftime of the Varsity game and the Varsity players will be signing posters for the kids immediately after their game.  Players and Coaches need to be at PVHS by 7:30pm.

PTA Meeting, Thursday, February 16, 9 am: Teachers submitted great grant proposals for the use of Harvest funds and we’ll vote on the proposals next week.  We’ll also vote on the Board’s recommendation to have Sara Sierk, currently PTA Secretary, step into the VP/President-Elect role that is opening up as a result of Carrie Paschke’s move to Kansas City.  Over the next couple months we’ll be accepting nominations for someone to finish Sara’s term as Secretary as well as for people to fill the 17-19 terms for Treasurer and Vice President/President-Elect.

No School Reminder: School will not be in session on Friday, February 17 (teacher in-service) and Monday, February 20 (President’s Day).

Additional Baseball Camp opportunity Saturday, February 18: The High School Baseball Program is having another baseball camp for students 8-14 years old that would like to improve on their skills.  The camp will be held on Saturday, February 18th at Pleasant Valley Junior High. Click here for a paper registration form or register online at  https://pleasval.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=athletics

Donate Blood, Wednesday, February 22nd, 3:00-6:30pm:  Come to the Hopewell cafeteria to donate blood. You can help save lives in only ten minutes! Four million people would die if it weren’t for blood transfusions, so join the cause! Do a good deed and devour cookies as well as receive a festive free shirt.  Sign up online at http://pleasval.org/come-donate-at-our-blood-drive/

Spartan Nation Store Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale:  Join us Saturday, February 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Spartan Nation store, located in the area between the gym and the pool at the Pleasant Valley High School. Questions please contact Kris at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

Help Us Communicate with You!  Please click here and take a quick survey about communications at PV.  We want to make sure we’re communicating with you when and where you need it.

Pleasant View

6th Grade Parent Meeting, Tuesday, February 14:  Come to the Junior High Gym at 6:30pm and learn about the transition to the Junior High. Click here to learn more.

World Culture Night, Friday, February 10, 6-8pm TONIGHT:  Have you ever thought about taking a trip around the world?  Now’s your chance at Pleasant View’s World Culture Night. This event will celebrate the diverse cultures found in countries throughout the world as well as in our school. This is a free event for the family that will showcase over fourteen countries. There will also be a chance to go on a scavenger hunt in the Internet Café.  Kids can pick up their passport on their way into the event. Once it is “stamped”, they can take home a souvenir. Please contact Alisa Lindquist at alisalindquist@gmail.com with any questions. Bon Voyage!

Please join us for a  PTA Meeting on Monday, February 13th at 9am.  Children are welcome.  Follow this LINK for the agenda for this meeting.

PTA Product Redemption:  Thank you to all who handed in General Mills Boxtops for Education and Campbells Labels for Education.  We were able to bump our goal thermometer to over $800!!!!  You can see the goal thermometer in the school lobby.

CONGRATULATIONS to Mr. Gauss’ 6th grade class for collecting the most Product Redemption points in the school.  They collected 763 points!!  Imagine if all classes were able to collect that many. Mr. Gauss’ class is being recognized for the efforts by have the PRODUCT REDEMPTION RIBBON hanging outside his classroom door during February.
Thank you for your support and Keep Clipping!

Valentine’s Day Parties, Tuesday, February 14 2:30pm: Valentine’s Day is a fun event as children enjoy giving and receiving valentines.  As a district we are working to minimize the amount of food items brought into the classrooms, especially the items that do not support a healthy life style. Please consider speaking with your child about not attaching Valentine candy treats to their card. If students are interested in including something additional with their Valentines, they may want to consider pencils, stickers, and other non-food items. If individual Valentines have attached candy or treats, these must follow the Spartan Safe Snack List. Click here for the list. As always, our number one priority is to keep all of our children safe.

Boys Youth Basketball Night/Senior Night, Tuesday, February 14th:  PVJH, Spartan Club, and Youth Teams!  Come out to the PV boys basketball game against Burlington on Tuesday, February 14th.  Wear your jersey and get in free.  Teams will be recognized at halftime of the Varsity game and the Varsity players will be signing posters for the kids immediately after their game.  Players and Coaches need to be at PVHS by 7:30pm.

No School Reminder: School will not be in session on Friday, February 17 (teacher in-service) and Monday, February 20 (President’s Day).

Additional Baseball Camp opportunity Saturday, February 18: The High School Baseball Program is having another baseball camp for students 8-14 years old that would like to improve on their skills.  The camp will be held on Saturday, February 18th at Pleasant Valley Junior High. Click here for a paper registration form or register online at  https://pleasval.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=athletics

Scholastic Book Fair, Tuesday, February 28th and Thursday, March 2nd.  The Fair will be open during/after parent-teacher conferences from 3:00-8:00pm. Students and teachers will preview the books Thursday, February 23rd and Monday, February 27th.  Students will compile wish lists that will be sent home.  To donate a book to your teacher’s classroom, simply purchase a book from their bin during the fair.

Volunteers are needed to help make the Book Fair a success. Volunteer activities will include setup, running the cash register, locating books for parents/students and cleanup.  Please sign up using Sign-up Genius at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F094BAFA629A46-spring or email Joanne or Denise using the email addresses below.

The following shifts are available on both Tuesday, February 28th and Thursday, March 2nd.
1:45 – 3:00pm (Setup)  7 volunteers needed
3:00 – 5:00pm  2 volunteers needed
5:00 – 7:00pm  2 volunteers needed
7:00 – 8:30pm (Cleanup)  4 or more volunteers needed

The Book Fair raises funds for our PTA to provide books and resources for our school and classroom libraries.  Thank you to our PTA, parent volunteers, and book fair customers who make this possible! Please contact Joanne Milleman at joannemilleman@gmail.com or Denise McGregor at dmcg34@icloud.com if you are available to work a shift. We appreciate your support of our Book Fair.

Spartan Nation Store Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale:  Join us Saturday, February 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Spartan Nation store, located in the area between the gym and the pool at the Pleasant Valley High School. Questions please contact Kris at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

Help Us Communicate with You!  Please click here and take a quick survey about communications at PV.  We want to make sure we’re communicating with you when and where you need it.

Riverdale Heights

6th Grade Parent Meeting, Tuesday, February 14:  Come to the Junior High Gym at 6:30pm and learn about the transition to the Junior High. Click here to learn more.

Valentine’s Day Parties, Tuesday, February 14 2:30pm: Valentine’s Day is a fun event as children enjoy giving and receiving valentines.  As a district we are working to minimize the amount of food items brought into the classrooms, especially the items that do not support a healthy life style. Please consider speaking with your child about not attaching Valentine candy treats to their card. If students are interested in including something additional with their Valentines, they may want to consider pencils, stickers, and other non-food items. If individual Valentines have attached candy or treats, these must follow the Spartan Safe Snack List. Click here for the list. As always, our number one priority is to keep all of our children safe.

Boys Youth Basketball Night/Senior Night, Tuesday, February 14th PVJH, Spartan Club, and Youth Teams!  Come out to the PV boys basketball game against Burlington on Tuesday, February 14th.  Wear your jersey and get in free.  Teams will be recognized at halftime of the Varsity game and the Varsity players will be signing posters for the kids immediately after their game.  Players and Coaches need to be at PVHS by 7:30pm.

No School Reminder: School will not be in session on Friday, February 17 (teacher in-service) and Monday, February 20 (President’s Day).

Additional Baseball Camp opportunity Saturday, February 18: The High School Baseball Program is having another baseball camp for students 8-14 years old that would like to improve on their skills.  The camp will be held on Saturday, February 18th at Pleasant Valley Junior High. Click here for a paper registration form or register online at  https://pleasval.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=athletics

Quidditch Tournament, Friday, February 24: Are you a fan of Harry Potter and always wanted to play Quidditch? Here’s your chance! Form a team of 7 or more players and come play Muggle Quidditch on Friday, February 24th at Riverdale Heights Elementary. Game time is at 5:30pm – 8:30pm, with check-in and how to play at 4:45 pm. This is a FREE event and open to 3rd-6th graders.

Muggle Quidditch is an exciting mash-up of dodgeball, flag football, and basketball … on brooms! Registration opens Monday morning (02/13/17).  Check the PTA website for the link!  We need volunteers to help!! You don’t need to know how to play – we’ll teach you! Please contact Kris at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com OR (563)949-7122 to help!

Spartan Nation Store Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale:  Join us Saturday, February 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Spartan Nation store, located in the area between the gym and the pool at the Pleasant Valley High School. Questions please contact Kris at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

Help Us Communicate with You!  Please click here and take a quick survey about communications at PV.  We want to make sure we’re communicating with you when and where you need it.

Pleasant Valley Junior High

2017-18 Registration:

8th Grade:

Monday, February 13th High school counselors will meet with all 8th grade students in Social Studies classes to discuss high school classes and the portal registration. Students should bring home a folder that includes their 9th grade registration form, portal registration instructions, 9th grade Certificate of Dental Screening and an “Important Dates” information sheet.

Tuesday, February 14:   Current 8th Grade parents and students with the last name A-J should attend a meeting in the PVHS Theatre at 7:00pm to learn about the transition to the High School.

Wednesday, February 15:  Registration Portal Opens at 7:00pm.  It closes at 9:00pm on Monday, February 27th.

Thursday, February 16:  Current 8th Grade parents and students with the last name K-Z should attend a meeting in the PVHS Theatre at 7:00pm to learn about the transition to the High School.

7th Grade:

Wednesday, February 15:  Junior high counselors will meet with all 7th grade students in Language Arts classes to discuss 8th grade classes and the portal registration.  Students should bring home their 8th grade registration form and portal registration instructions.  The registration portal will open at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15th and will close at 9:00 p.m. on Monday, February 27th .

Boys Youth Basketball Night/Senior Night, Tuesday, February 14th:  PVJH, Spartan Club, and Youth Teams!  Come out to the PV boys basketball game against Burlington on Tuesday, February 14th.  Wear your jersey and get in free.  Teams will be recognized at halftime of the Varsity game and the Varsity players will be signing posters for the kids immediately after their game.  Players and Coaches need to be at PVHS by 7:30pm.

Spring Pictures, Wednesday, February 15:  Click here for the order form.

Spartan Nation Store Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale:  Join us Saturday, February 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Spartan Nation store, located in the area between the gym and the pool at the Pleasant Valley High School. Questions please contact Kris at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

No School Reminder: School will not be in session on Friday, February 17 (teacher in-service) and Monday, February 20 (President’s Day).

Additional Baseball Camp opportunity Saturday, February 18: The High School Baseball Program is having another baseball camp for students 8-14 years old that would like to improve on their skills.  The camp will be held on Saturday, February 18th at Pleasant Valley Junior High. Click here for a paper registration form or register online at  https://pleasval.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=athletics

Parent Teacher Conferences are Thursday, February 23

Help Us Communicate with You!  Please click here and take a quick survey about communications at PV.  We want to make sure we’re communicating with you when and where you need it.

Pleasant Valley High School

Attention parents of seniors:

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

Spartan Nation Store Athletic Boosters Clothing Sale:  Join us Saturday, February 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Spartan Nation store, located in the area between the gym and the pool at the Pleasant Valley High School. Questions please contact Kris at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com or 563-949-7122 (call/text).

Right After Prom Committee Meeting Monday, February 13 – There will be a RAP meeting on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the library at the 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. To volunteer, click here.

No School Reminder: School will not be in session on Friday, February 17 (teacher in-service) and Monday, February 20 (President’s Day).

Boys Youth Basketball Night/Senior Night, Tuesday, February 14th:  PVJH, Spartan Club, and Youth Teams!  Come out to the PV boys basketball game against Burlington on Tuesday, February 14th.  Wear your jersey and get in free.  Teams will be recognized at halftime of the Varsity game and the Varsity players will be signing posters for the kids immediately after their game.  Players and Coaches need to be at PVHS by 7:30pm.

Help Us Communicate with You!  Please click here and take a quick survey about communications at PV.  We want to make sure we’re communicating with you when and where you need it.

 Community Opportunities

Bettendorf-Pleasant Valley Youth Baseball Association:  Click here to register for the 2017 season, , and here to learn about several exciting changes for the upcoming campaign.

Southeast Little League Registration. Click here to learn how to register.

Bettendorf YMCA: Click here to learn about Adrenaline Night on Saturday, February 18.

Junior Theatre:  Come see one of your favorite book characters come to life!  Visit www.DavenportJuniorTheatre.org to learn how to get tickets to Ramona Quimby.  The shows are February 18, 19, 25 and 26.

LeClaire Library:

Books BeTween Bites—Calling everyone in 4th-6th grade! Join us if you like reading, hanging out with cool people, and having fun. Pick up your copy of One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia at the library and join us to discuss the book, eat snacks, and hang out on Thursday, February 23rd at 4:30pm.

 Preschool Explorers—Explore a new science theme each month at the library—February’s theme is Outer Space! Come in for a fun storytime and hands-on exploratory stations. This program will take the place of Family Storytime and is best for children aged 3-7. Join us Tuesday, February 28th at 6:30pm.

 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 on February 16th at 4:30-5:30pm.

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