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#SpartanNation March 3, 2017

Posted March 3rd, 2017

Bridgeview

Celebrate National Reading Month Next Week: With the birthday celebration of Dr. Seuss to kick off the month, March is widely recognized as National Reading Month. In keeping with that celebratory theme, Bridgeview will be hosting its own reading festivities: Lights, Camera, READ! during the week of March 6-10 with the following days and special events:

  • Movie Star Monday (March 6) – Students will be invited to wear their sunglasses, grab their favorite book, stroll the red carpet and have the paparazzi take their photo.
  • Top Hat Tuesday (March 7) – Donning their favorite hat, and a few top hats to boot,  students will talk to others about the exciting books they are reading and the outstanding awards the book should be given.
  • Write About it on Wacky Wednesday (March 8) – Wearing wacky, mismatched clothing and using a specially chosen writing utensil, students submit the “winning ticket”, writing in response to their reading.
  • Theater Thursday (March 9) – “Dressed to the Nines” students will be invited to wear their Oscar-worthy clothing and participate in a variety of Reader’s Theater performances certain to gain nominations for next year’s Oscars.
  • Spotlight on BV Reading (March 10) – “Shine Like the Reading Star YOU Are” Wear Something bright and bring a flashlight to school to enjoy Flashlight Friday Reading leading into Spring Break!

PTA Pulse: Click here to learn more about the Book Fair, the next PTA meeting (March 7) and how you can help volunteer next year!

Reflections:  Congratulations to Bradley Drenchney!   His film “Lego City Camping Trip” is going to the National PTA Reflections contest! He will be recognized at the state award reception in Newton, IA on April 21.

PV Robotics Summer Camp Registration Open:  Registration for “NXTreme Explorations” Robotics Camp is open now. This camp is a summer opportunity for students to explore robotics through the use of LEGO Mindstorms NXT robots. Pleasant Valley students who are entering 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, or 9th grade for the 2017-2018 school year are invited to register.  Click here to see the schedule and get more details before you register on March 1st!  Visit www.RiverdaleHeightsRobotics.com for more information about our summer camp!

PV Junior High Musical, March 3 & 4:  You are invited to Pleasant Valley Junior High’s musical performance of Dear Edwina Jr. on Friday, March 3rd and Saturday, March 4th at 7 p.m. at the PVJH gym.  Admission is $5/ person; ages 2 and under are free.  Spunky 13 year-old, Edwina Spoonapple, gives out advice about the joys of growing up. She and her neighborhood pals dish about everything from trying new foods to making friends at her weekly “Advice-A-Palooza.”  Come be entertained by how Edwina and friends make sense of the world…with a little song and dance!

Cody

Cell Phone Rules Clarification:  In general, the guidelines for cell phone usage at school have been aligned with our Cody Creed=At Cody School, we choose to be responsible, respectful, and safe.  Recently, the need has arisen to address some additional times and places for cell phone or device usage.

  1. No devices out at end of day on your way to the bus. This comes from some safety issues that have occurred while walking to the bus lines.
  2. No devices at recess (inside or outside, morning or afternoon). The exception to this rule is when we have been inside for several days in a row due to weather AND for special days like Grandparents’ Day when we don’t have access to the gym area.

Students are allowed to use their devices in class at the teachers’ discretion.  We have many great uses for technology in our instruction and want to be sure that is the focus for our students.  Thank you for supporting these two rules at Cody.  Please call Mrs. Brasche with any questions you may have.

Spring Pictures, Thursday, March 23Money will not be collected on that day.  When the pictures are processed, you will receive a proof package along with a price list.  There is no obligation to buy any of the pictures.  If you have preschoolers three years old or older, you may bring them in to have their picture taken. The photographer’s equipment is not designed to take pictures for smaller children.   We ask that you bring in your preschool children at 8:15. If you have any questions regarding picture day, please feel free to contact the school office at 332-0210 .

Variety Show, Friday April 28, 5:00pm:  Calling ALL CODY KIDS!!!! The search is on for some awesome and 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?  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. PS….is being on Stage not your thing… that’s ok, we have also added some OFF-STAGE options to sign up for too. The more CODY KIDS, the more AWESOME the show!!!! Please SAVE THE DATE APRIL 28, 2017 @ 5:00pm

PV Robotics Summer Camp Registration Open:  Registration for “NXTreme Explorations” Robotics Camp is open now. This camp is a summer opportunity for students to explore robotics through the use of LEGO Mindstorms NXT robots. Pleasant Valley students who are entering 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, or 9th grade for the 2017-2018 school year are invited to register.  Click here to see the schedule and get more details before you register on March 1st!  Visit www.RiverdaleHeightsRobotics.com for more information about our summer camp!

PV Junior High Musical, March 3 & 4:  You are invited to Pleasant Valley Junior High’s musical performance of Dear Edwina Jr. on Friday, March 3rd and Saturday, March 4th at 7 p.m. at the PVJH gym.  Admission is $5/ person; ages 2 and under are free.  Spunky 13 year-old, Edwina Spoonapple, gives out advice about the joys of growing up. She and her neighborhood pals dish about everything from trying new foods to making friends at her weekly “Advice-A-Palooza.”  Come be entertained by how Edwina and friends make sense of the world…with a little song and dance!

Hopewell

New! Hopewell Harvest Silent AuctionNo, it’s not fall yet, but plans are already underway for Hopewell Harvest 2017! Heads up…the Silent Auction will be a little different next fall. Room parents and classes will no longer be in charge of creating a basket. Instead, a Silent Auction committee is being formed to create the themes, ask for donations, and assemble the baskets. Heather Hagemann and Tara Bries are leading this committee. If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Heather via email: heatherannehagemann@icloud.com. This committee is a great way to get involved and meet other PTA parents. We hope this new approach will alleviate some of the responsibility on the room parents and let those who love creating the baskets enjoy this fun fundraiser!

Hopewell Students Progress to State in PTA Reflections CompetitionSeveral Hopewell students have placed at the State PTA Reflections Contest!  Cooper Bries had advanced to the National Competition after taking 1st place in Intermediate Literature.  Congratulations to the following students:

 

Clare Tinsman Dance Choreography My Passion for Dance Intermediate 2nd
Clare Tinsman Dance Choreography Just One Voice Intermediate Honorable Mention
Cooper Bries Literature Cooper The Story of a Dog Intermediate 1st
Molly Venner Literature A Poem About Me Intermediate 2nd
Aniruddha Desai Literature My Musical Journey Middle School Tie for 2nd
Audrey Jacobs Photography This is My World Primary 3rd
Amanda Esche Visual Arts The Tree About Me Intermediate 2nd
Camille Wood Visual Arts Leaves of Grace Intermediate 3rd
Leila Assadi Visual Arts My Life in a Bubble Middle School 3rd

PV Robotics Summer Camp Registration Open:  Registration for “NXTreme Explorations” Robotics Camp is open now. This camp is a summer opportunity for students to explore robotics through the use of LEGO Mindstorms NXT robots. Pleasant Valley students who are entering 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, or 9th grade for the 2017-2018 school year are invited to register.  Click here to see the schedule and get more details before you register on March 1st!  Visit www.RiverdaleHeightsRobotics.com for more information about our summer camp!

PV Junior High Musical, March 3 & 4:  You are invited to Pleasant Valley Junior High’s musical performance of Dear Edwina Jr. on Friday, March 3rd and Saturday, March 4th at 7 p.m. at the PVJH gym.  Admission is $5/ person; ages 2 and under are free.  Spunky 13 year-old, Edwina Spoonapple, gives out advice about the joys of growing up. She and her neighborhood pals dish about everything from trying new foods to making friends at her weekly “Advice-A-Palooza.”  Come be entertained by how Edwina and friends make sense of the world…with a little song and dance!

Pleasant View

Monkey Joe’s Family Night for Kindergarten – 3rd grade, Tuesday, March 7th  Join us from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Monkey Joe’s 3885 Elmore Ave. Ste. A Davenport, IA 52807.  Parents must stay with their children.  The cost of entry is $6. Remember your socks!  Please contact Amy Wilsted with any questions at awilsted@mac.com .   Hope to see you there!

Talent Show Forms due Thursday, March 9:  If you have a talent, we want you to show off at the talent show!  Turn in your registration form to the office by March 9.  Forms can be found in the office or printed from this link.

PTA on Social Media:  Do you want to keep up-to-date on important school information? Make sure to follow the Pleasant View PTA on Facebook (@PleasantViewElemPTA) and Twitter (@PleasantViewPTA). And visit our NEW website: pleasantviewpta.com.

PTA Opportunities: The PTA is seeking volunteers for next school year. We have lots of opportunities for everyone throughout the year — big and small! While we welcome volunteers for all of our committees, we are specifically in need of chairs/co-chairs for the following committees.

  • After School programs: Coordinate some of the following program-types; Art, Book Club, Chess, Leadership, Science.
  • Display case: Update the monthly calendar and decor in the glass display showcases in the lobby.
  • 6th grade Activities: Donuts for Dads, Muffins for Moms, Memory Book, 6th Grade Party.
  • Treasurer: Keep up-to-date financial information, write checks, balance books, obtain cash boxes for events, report financial activity each month
  • Walkathon (2 co-chairs): Advertise, organize volunteers and snacks, manage the day of the walkathon.
  • Yearbook (2 co-chairs): Take photos at events you already attend, data entry, create pages with provided templates.

Email pleasantviewpta.elem@gmail.com for information about expectations and hours/month each might require.

Pleasant View Students Progress to State in PTA Reflections CompetitionSeveral Pleasant View students have placed at the State PTA Reflections Contest!  Grace Brand and Celia Brown have advanced to the National Competition after taking 1st place in their catagories!  Congratulations to the following students:

Grace Brand Dance Choreography This is My Story Intermediate 1st
Rylan Backes Literature Dancing is Important to Me Primary Tie for 3rd
Emma Nunez Photography Gooooall! Primary 1st
Emma Nunez Photography Goalie’s View Primary Honorable Mention
Celia Brown Visual Arts My Story (hopefully) Intermediate 1st
Arissa Khan Visual Arts Four Seasons Middle School Honorable Mention
Mikayla Schultz Visual Arts A Snow Day Primary Tie for 2nd

Junior Achievement Volunteer Needed:  JA is a community partner dedicated to giving Pleasant View Elementary students the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future and make smart academic and fiscal choices.   Click here to learn more about JA programs and how you can get involved: http://jaheartland.org/what-you-can-do/volunteer-if-i-can-you-can/. You can also call the JA office at 309-277-3916 or send us an email to cassandra.druhl@ja.org.

Classrooms in need for Spring 2017:
Mary McCarthy’s 5th grade

PV Robotics Summer Camp Registration Open:  Registration for “NXTreme Explorations” Robotics Camp is open now. This camp is a summer opportunity for students to explore robotics through the use of LEGO Mindstorms NXT robots. Pleasant Valley students who are entering 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, or 9th grade for the 2017-2018 school year are invited to register.  Click here to see the schedule and get more details before you register on March 1st!  Visit www.RiverdaleHeightsRobotics.com for more information about our summer camp!

PV Junior High Musical, March 3 & 4:  You are invited to Pleasant Valley Junior High’s musical performance of Dear Edwina Jr. on Friday, March 3rd and Saturday, March 4th at 7 p.m. at the PVJH gym.  Admission is $5/ person; ages 2 and under are free.  Spunky 13 year-old, Edwina Spoonapple, gives out advice about the joys of growing up. She and her neighborhood pals dish about everything from trying new foods to making friends at her weekly “Advice-A-Palooza.”  Come be entertained by how Edwina and friends make sense of the world…with a little song and dance!

Riverdale Heights

Riverdale Heights Students Progress to State in PTA Reflections CompetitionSeveral Riverdale Heights students have placed at the State PTA Reflections Contest!  Grace Brand and Celia Brown have advanced to the National Competition after taking 1st place in their catagories!  Congratulations to the following students:

Mackenzie Clark Dance Choreography Dance Is My Life Intermediate 3rd
Laelagh Allen Film Production Hall of Fame Intermediate 2nd
Ananya Satya Narayan Literature Song For My Mom Primary 2nd

PV Robotics Summer Camp Registration Open:  Registration for “NXTreme Explorations” Robotics Camp is open now. This camp is a summer opportunity for students to explore robotics through the use of LEGO Mindstorms NXT robots. Pleasant Valley students who are entering 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, or 9th grade for the 2017-2018 school year are invited to register.  Click here to see the schedule and get more details before you register on March 1st!  Visit www.RiverdaleHeightsRobotics.com for more information about our summer camp!

PV Junior High Musical, March 3 & 4:  You are invited to Pleasant Valley Junior High’s musical performance of Dear Edwina Jr. on Friday, March 3rd and Saturday, March 4th at 7 p.m. at the PVJH gym.  Admission is $5/ person; ages 2 and under are free.  Spunky 13 year-old, Edwina Spoonapple, gives out advice about the joys of growing up. She and her neighborhood pals dish about everything from trying new foods to making friends at her weekly “Advice-A-Palooza.”  Come be entertained by how Edwina and friends make sense of the world…with a little song and dance!

Pleasant Valley Junior High

PV Junior High Musical, March 3 & 4:  You are invited to Pleasant Valley Junior High’s musical performance of Dear Edwina Jr. on Friday, March 3rd and Saturday, March 4th at 7 p.m. at the PVJH gym.  Admission is $5/ person; ages 2 and under are free.  Spunky 13 year-old, Edwina Spoonapple, gives out advice about the joys of growing up. She and her neighborhood pals dish about everything from trying new foods to making friends at her weekly “Advice-A-Palooza.”  Come be entertained by how Edwina and friends make sense of the world…with a little song and dance!

Library Move:  The PVJH Library is moving and we would LOVE your help!  Moving dates are during normal school hours on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, MARCH 8, 9, & 10.  Contact Mrs. Roche at 563-330-0200 or  rocheanita@pleasval.k12.ia.us to sign up to help!

PV Robotics Summer Camp:  Registration for “NXTreme Explorations” Robotics Camp opens Wednesday, March 1. This camp is a summer opportunity for students to explore robotics through the use of LEGO Mindstorms NXT robots. Pleasant Valley students who are entering 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, or 9th grade for the 2017-2018 school year are invited to register.  Click here to see the schedule and get more details before you register on March 1st!

NEW TO CAMP – TETRIX Tenpin for students entering 8th and 9th grades!  Campers will build and program a robotic bowler using the TETRIX MAX building system and ROBOT-C programming software.  This would be a great introduction to the robots being used in Project Lead the Way courses and FIRST Tech Challenge at the high school.  Space is extremely limited for this session of camp, so register early! Visit www.RiverdaleHeightsRobotics.com for more information about our summer camp!

Did you know?

You can read the Junior High announcements every day.  Don’t miss a thing! Click here.
You can also see the week’s schedule of after school events by clicking here.

Pleasant Valley High School

ATTENTION SENIORS: There are two additional in-house scholarships that you can apply for by picking up an application in the counseling office.

Marilyn & Burt Gearhart Family Scholarship
Ted & Carole Minnick Family Scholarship
The application deadline is March 8th.

Two Lunch & Learn Opportunities for March: NEW – March 22nd, Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy Lunch & Learn students can sign up by March 10th and March 29th, Education Lunch & Learn and sign up is until March 22nd. Sign up sheets are in the Career Center. For questions contact Mary Johnson, Career Coordinator, 563-332-5151 or johnsonmary@pleasval.k12.ia.us.

PV Robotics Summer Camp Volunteers:  We are looking for students entering 9th-12th grades who want to volunteer to be a Peer Coach for any session of camp for fun or service-learning hours.  Register here.

PV Junior High Musical, March 3 & 4:  You are invited to Pleasant Valley Junior High’s musical performance of Dear Edwina Jr. on Friday, March 3rd and Saturday, March 4th at 7 p.m. at the PVJH gym.  Admission is $5/ person; ages 2 and under are free.  Spunky 13 year-old, Edwina Spoonapple, gives out advice about the joys of growing up. She and her neighborhood pals dish about everything from trying new foods to making friends at her weekly “Advice-A-Palooza.”  Come be entertained by how Edwina and friends make sense of the world…with a little song and dance!

Community Opportunities

Quad City Area Writing Project Young Writers’ CampClick here to learn about the camp at St. Ambrose University.

Words and Music:  The Art of Song WritingClick here to learn about the June camp at WIU-QC.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois:  Click here for some helpful tips about Kindergarten from the Girl Scouts.

LeClaire Library

Youtube Premiere Party: Come to the Putnam Museum in Davenport to see everyone’s video creations on the big screen, eat pizza, & vote on your favorite videos! Two teams will walk away with $100, and all participants will have a lot of fun. Join us on March 7th at 6:00pm.

Teen Advisory Group: Help plan cool events, eat snacks, & get the inside scoop on what’s happening at the library. Your attendance earns you service learning hours & looks great on college applications! For 7th grade & up. Join us March 16th at 4:30-5:30pm.

Cupcake Wars: Can you decorate the most delicious/unique/unusual cupcake ever! We’ll provide the cupcakes & the toppings (like frosting, candy, sprinkles, &…bacon bits?). Participants will leave with a tasty treat. Best for ages 10 & up. Join us March 22nd 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 is best for children aged 3-7. Join us Tuesday March 21st at 6:30pm.

 Cupcake Wars: Can you decorate the most delicious/unique/unusual cupcake ever! We’ll provide the cupcakes & the toppings (like frosting, candy, sprinkles, &…bacon bits?). Participants will leave with a tasty treat. Best for ages 10 & up. Join us March 22nd at 4:30pm.

 Family Storytime: Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft every Tuesday evening at 6:30pm! Activities are designed for children ages 3-6, but all are welcome. See you there!

 

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