Pleasant Valley
Community Schools
#SpartanNation September 29, 201

Bridgeview

Announcements

EARLY DISMISSAL, WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 4:   School dismisses at 1:30pm

OCTOBER IS BULLYING AWARENESS MONTH: Throughout the month of October, we will be teaching and reminding students that harassment and bullying is not an acceptable behavior.  Please read this letter from your principal about PV’s policies concerning bullying and harassment.

CHARACTER COUNTS EDUCATION:  For many years, our district has supported the Character Counts program through education in small groups, classrooms and our whole school.  Click here to learn about the program, character families, and how it all helps your children.

ELECTRONIC/COMMUNICATION DEVICES:  Please note that all personal electronic and/or communication devices students bring to school are to be turned off entirely and placed in the student’s book bag, which is placed in the student’s locker for the entire school day. Electronic and/or communication devices includes the following: cell phones, watch phones, iPads, tablets, radios and any other device that can be used to communicate, take pictures and/or video record. We strive for an optimal learning environment, free of distractions, for all children all day. Also, communication is possible from any student learning space and the main office in our building. Please contact Tony Hiatt, Bridgeview Principal, if you have any questions pertaining to this expectation. Thank you for supporting our efforts to maximize learning.

BONANZA RAFFLE TICKETSDid you know by reaching the $8,500 in raffle ticket sales the PTA is able to eliminate the admission fee at Bonanza this year!  Now, the $20 you would have spent on admissions can be applied towards raffle tickets and a chance to win some amazing prizes!  Click here for the PTA Pulse!

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

VOLUNTEER FOR JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT:  JA needs volunteers at Pleasant Valley Junior High. For a small time commitment, you can serve as positive role models to kids by sharing what you know about working with money, your career journey and easy-to-understand information about how a business runs.  JA will provide an orientation, simple-to-understand materials, and support necessary to help you get started.

7th Grade – JA Global Marketplace Fridays starting October 6th       

JA Global Marketplace – Students explore the role of producers and consumers in the interconnected global marketplace.  They also analyze the similarities and differences across countries and the effects of free enterprise. (6 volunteer-led lessons)

 7 JA Global Marketplace Brian McGurk 9:09-9:52
7 JA Global Marketplace Brian McGurk 9:56-10:39
7 JA Global Marketplace Brian McGurk 12:53-1:37

To learn more, contact Kim McMahill at (309) 277-3917 or Kim.McMahill@ja.org

Upcoming Events

WEAR BLUE ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 2:  GO BLUE! Wear a blue shirt for World Day of Bullying Prevention.  Students are encouraged to wear BLUE on October 2nd to show they are willing to create peace at our school and in their community.  Together… we can STOMP OUT BULLYING!

CLIMB THEATRE, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5Once again, CLIMB Theatre will be performing for Pleasant Valley schools.  CLIMB Theatre creates high-quality educational performances that propel audiences towards positive action.

K-2 grade performance, The Godmother’s Gift:   Kids can flip pillows for comfort. They can flip light switches for light and now kids can do the CLIMB F.L.I.P.™ for empathy. K-2ndgraders will be charmed by a cantankerous old fairy godmother and the little boy who learns the four things he needs to do to become an empathetic person.

3-6 grade performance, Abby’s Empathy Project:  Abby has a school assignment to do a project on Empathy with her project partner and friend, Chris. In the beginning, Abby is not necessarily an empathetic person. Will Abby be able to change? Lets hope WALRUS will help.

For more about CLIMB Theatre, click here.

Community Opportunities

QUAD CITY ARTS’ VISITING ARTIST CONCERT, FRIDAY OCTOBER 6:  On Friday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m., Quad City Arts will present a free, full-length concert by string trio Infinitus in the theater at Pleasant Valley High School. This performance wraps up their week in residency with Quad City Arts’ Visiting Artist Series. The trio will visit Riverdale Heights Elementary, Bridgeview Elementary, Cody Elementary, and Hopewell Elementary during their residence.  Infinitus is a critically acclaimed beatboxing string trio known for their unique sound and upbeat performance style. This performance is open to the public; donations will be accepted. For more information, visit www.quadcityarts.com/programs/visiting-artist-series/ or  www.infinitusmusic.com.

NOOGIEFEST, SATURDAY OCTOBER 14:  Family fun for all ages!  Costumes are encouraged.  Click here to learn more about the event at Gilda’s Club.

BETTENDORF LIBRARY

Click here to learn more about Chess Club Exporation on October 21.

Click here to learn about a Korean Ramyun Noodle Tasting on October 9.

Click here to learn about the Teen Reading Challenge October 1 through October 22.

 Cody

Announcements

EARLY DISMISSAL, WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 4:   School dismisses at 1:30pm

OCTOBER IS BULLYING AWARENESS MONTH: Throughout the month of October, we will be teaching and reminding students that harassment and bullying is not an acceptable behavior.  Please read this letter from your principal about PV’s policies concerning bullying and harassment.

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

VOLUNTEER FOR JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT:  JA needs volunteers at Pleasant Valley Junior High. For a small time commitment, you can serve as positive role models to kids by sharing what you know about working with money, your career journey and easy-to-understand information about how a business runs.  JA will provide an orientation, simple-to-understand materials, and support necessary to help you get started.

7th Grade – JA Global Marketplace Fridays starting October 6th       

JA Global Marketplace – Students explore the role of producers and consumers in the interconnected global marketplace.  They also analyze the similarities and differences across countries and the effects of free enterprise. (6 volunteer-led lessons)

 7 JA Global Marketplace Brian McGurk 9:09-9:52
7 JA Global Marketplace Brian McGurk 9:56-10:39
7 JA Global Marketplace Brian McGurk 12:53-1:37

To learn more, contact Kim McMahill at (309) 277-3917 or Kim.McMahill@ja.org

Upcoming Events

FALL FROLIC IS TONIGHT! This is our biggest fundraiser of the year. We hope your family and friends will join us in the fun. Money raised from tonight’s event will go toward furniture for our beautiful new library. Check out this document for everything you need to know about tonight’s event.

WEAR BLUE ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 2:  GO BLUE! Wear a blue shirt for World Day of Bullying Prevention.  Students are encouraged to wear BLUE on October 2nd to show they are willing to create peace at our school and in their community.  Together… we can STOMP OUT BULLYING!

CLIMB THEATRE, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5Once again, CLIMB Theatre will be performing for Pleasant Valley schools.  CLIMB Theatre creates high-quality educational performances that propel audiences towards positive action.

K-2 grade performance, The Godmother’s Gift:   Kids can flip pillows for comfort. They can flip light switches for light and now kids can do the CLIMB F.L.I.P.™ for empathy. K-2ndgraders will be charmed by a cantankerous old fairy godmother and the little boy who learns the four things he needs to do to become an empathetic person.

3-6 grade performance, Abby’s Empathy Project:  Abby has a school assignment to do a project on Empathy with her project partner and friend, Chris. In the beginning, Abby is not necessarily an empathetic person. Will Abby be able to change? Lets hope WALRUS will help.

For more about CLIMB Theatre, click here.

GRANDPARENTS/SPECIAL GUESTS DAY, FRIDAY OCTOBER 13: We would like to welcome all of our grandparents and special guests in the afternoon from 1:00 until 2:45.  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 13th.

WINTER PROGRAM, DECEMBER 14:   We are having two performances for our Winter Program at Cody this year.  Due to the amazing number of family and friends who attended last year, we have found it necessary to offer two performance times.  We are able to do this by using the following system to reduce the number of audience members in a given performance and therefore reduce the wait time and increase the seating availability.

Friends and family members of students whose last name begins with letters A – K will attend the morning performance at 9:00 am.
Friends and family members of students whose last name begins with letters L – Z will attend the afternoon performance at 1:00 pm.

Community Opportunities

QUAD CITY ARTS’ VISITING ARTIST CONCERT, FRIDAY OCTOBER 6:  On Friday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m., Quad City Arts will present a free, full-length concert by string trio Infinitus in the theater at Pleasant Valley High School. This performance wraps up their week in residency with Quad City Arts’ Visiting Artist Series. The trio will visit Riverdale Heights Elementary, Bridgeview Elementary, Cody Elementary, and Hopewell Elementary during their residence.  Infinitus is a critically acclaimed beatboxing string trio known for their unique sound and upbeat performance style. This performance is open to the public; donations will be accepted. For more information, visit www.quadcityarts.com/programs/visiting-artist-series/ or  www.infinitusmusic.com.

NOOGIEFEST, SATURDAY OCTOBER 14:  Family fun for all ages!  Costumes are encouraged.  Click here to learn more about the event at Gilda’s Club.

BETTENDORF LIBRARY

Click here to learn more about Chess Club Exporation on October 21.

Click here to learn about a Korean Ramyun Noodle Tasting on October 9.

Click here to learn about the Teen Reading Challenge October 1 through October 22.

Hopewell

Announcements

EARLY DISMISSAL, WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 4:   School dismisses at 1:30pm

OCTOBER IS BULLYING AWARENESS MONTH: Throughout the month of October, we will be teaching and reminding students that harassment and bullying is not an acceptable behavior.  Please read this letter from your principal about PV’s policies concerning bullying and harassment.

HOPEWELL HARVEST VOLUNTEERS AND CAKE WALK DONATIONS STILL NEEDED:  Volunteers are still needed to help make this year’s Hopewell Harvest a success! Please support our schools largest fundraiser of the year and sign-up to work a 45 minute shift. Volunteers are needed to help set-up, serve food, work the Cake Walk and Funky Mart, and clean-up. Sign-up using the following link: http://signup.com/go/yHoiYhJ. High School and Junior High age kids are also encouraged to volunteer. If you know someone who is interested, please contact Lara Dague at daguefamily1998@gmail.com and she will assign them where needed.

Cake Walk Donations Needed! Sign up at http://signup.com/go/yHoiYhJ to make a donation to the Hopewell Harvest Cake Walk!

Does it have to be homemade? Absolutely not! You can bake or purchase your item for donation. Any baked goods – cupcakes, cookies, bars, as well as cakes are acceptable.

How much should I bring? To make donations go further, we recommend using small plates/bags and packaging about 4 pieces/servings together.

What about nut allergies? There will be separate Nut-Free selections. If you would like to provide a nut-free item, it must include an ingredient list and must be a bought (sealed) item.   A Harvest committee member will verify that the item is Nut-Free before allowing the item to be included in the Nut-Free group.

When do I drop off the item? Please label the item as “Cake Walk” and whether it is “Nut-Free.” Drop it off at school on Friday, October 13th between 8am and 3pm.

If you have any other questions, please email Holly Stanic (hastanic@yahoo.com) or Marcy Volkstorf (marcyvolkstorf@gmail.com).

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

VOLUNTEER FOR JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT:  JA needs volunteers at Pleasant Valley Junior High. For a small time commitment, you can serve as positive role models to kids by sharing what you know about working with money, your career journey and easy-to-understand information about how a business runs.  JA will provide an orientation, simple-to-understand materials, and support necessary to help you get started.

7th Grade – JA Global Marketplace Fridays starting October 6th       

JA Global Marketplace – Students explore the role of producers and consumers in the interconnected global marketplace.  They also analyze the similarities and differences across countries and the effects of free enterprise. (6 volunteer-led lessons)

 7 JA Global Marketplace Brian McGurk 9:09-9:52
7 JA Global Marketplace Brian McGurk 9:56-10:39
7 JA Global Marketplace Brian McGurk 12:53-1:37

To learn more, contact Kim McMahill at (309) 277-3917 or Kim.McMahill@ja.org

Upcoming Events

WEAR BLUE ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 2:  GO BLUE! Wear a blue shirt for World Day of Bullying Prevention.  Students are encouraged to wear BLUE on October 2nd to show they are willing to create peace at our school and in their community.  Together… we can STOMP OUT BULLYING!

FLU SHOT CLINIC, MONDAY, OCTOBER 2:  You can still turn in your form to Nurse Zupancic!  This is for 6th graders, too!  We also still need a few volunteers to help escort children back and forth and pass out stickers.  Please contact Nurse Zupancic if you can help. zupancickim@pleasval.k12.ia.us

HOPEWELL’S HAPPY JOE’S FUNDRAISER NIGHT, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5:  Join us from 5:00pm to 8:00 pm! 15% of Happy Joe’s sales go directly to Hopewell on Thursday evening!  Delivery and takeout orders benefit our school too!  Just mention Hopewell when you order.

CLIMB THEATRE, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5Once again, CLIMB Theatre will be performing for Pleasant Valley schools.  CLIMB Theatre creates high-quality educational performances that propel audiences towards positive action.

K-2 grade performance, The Godmother’s Gift:   Kids can flip pillows for comfort. They can flip light switches for light and now kids can do the CLIMB F.L.I.P.™ for empathy. K-2ndgraders will be charmed by a cantankerous old fairy godmother and the little boy who learns the four things he needs to do to become an empathetic person.

3-6 grade performance, Abby’s Empathy Project:  Abby has a school assignment to do a project on Empathy with her project partner and friend, Chris. In the beginning, Abby is not necessarily an empathetic person. Will Abby be able to change? Lets hope WALRUS will help.

For more about CLIMB Theatre, click here.

COFFEE AND CONVERSATIONS, OCTOBER 6: Join Mr. Welch and other Hopewell parents/guardians at our October morning coffee next Friday, October 6, 8:30am-9:00am in the cafeteria.

Community Opportunities

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 Hopewell on Fridays from 7:30am to 8:15am. We will begin on October 6, 2017.

QUAD CITY ARTS’ VISITING ARTIST CONCERT, FRIDAY OCTOBER 6:  On Friday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m., Quad City Arts will present a free, full-length concert by string trio Infinitus in the theater at Pleasant Valley High School. This performance wraps up their week in residency with Quad City Arts’ Visiting Artist Series. The trio will visit Riverdale Heights Elementary, Bridgeview Elementary, Cody Elementary, and Hopewell Elementary during their residence.  Infinitus is a critically acclaimed beatboxing string trio known for their unique sound and upbeat performance style. This performance is open to the public; donations will be accepted. For more information, visit www.quadcityarts.com/programs/visiting-artist-series/ or  www.infinitusmusic.com.

NOOGIEFEST, SATURDAY OCTOBER 14:  Family fun for all ages!  Costumes are encouraged.  Click here to learn more about the event at Gilda’s Club.

BETTENDORF LIBRARY

Click here to learn more about Chess Club Exporation on October 21.

Click here to learn about a Korean Ramyun Noodle Tasting on October 9.

Click here to learn about the Teen Reading Challenge October 1 through October 22.

Pleasant View

Announcements

EARLY DISMISSAL, WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 4:   School dismisses at 1:30pm

OCTOBER IS BULLYING AWARENESS MONTH: Throughout the month of October, we will be teaching and reminding students that harassment and bullying is not an acceptable behavior.  Please read this letter from your principal about PV’s policies concerning bullying and harassment.

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

VOLUNTEER FOR JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT:  JA needs volunteers at Pleasant Valley Junior High. For a small time commitment, you can serve as positive role models to kids by sharing what you know about working with money, your career journey and easy-to-understand information about how a business runs.  JA will provide an orientation, simple-to-understand materials, and support necessary to help you get started.

7th Grade – JA Global Marketplace Fridays starting October 6th       

JA Global Marketplace – Students explore the role of producers and consumers in the interconnected global marketplace.  They also analyze the similarities and differences across countries and the effects of free enterprise. (6 volunteer-led lessons)

 7 JA Global Marketplace Brian McGurk 9:09-9:52
7 JA Global Marketplace Brian McGurk 9:56-10:39
7 JA Global Marketplace Brian McGurk 12:53-1:37

To learn more, contact Kim McMahill at (309) 277-3917 or Kim.McMahill@ja.org

Upcoming Events

FLU SHOT CLINIC, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5:  Pleasant View is offering flu shots to students on October 5th.  Ms. Hanson (the nurse) could use some parent helpers during this event, visit Sign Up Genius to sign up.  Thank you!

CLIMB THEATRE, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6Once again, CLIMB Theatre will be performing for Pleasant Valley schools.  CLIMB Theatre creates high-quality educational performances that propel audiences towards positive action.

K-2 grade performance, The Godmother’s Gift:   Kids can flip pillows for comfort. They can flip light switches for light and now kids can do the CLIMB F.L.I.P.™ for empathy. K-2ndgraders will be charmed by a cantankerous old fairy godmother and the little boy who learns the four things he needs to do to become an empathetic person.

3-6 grade performance, Abby’s Empathy Project:  Abby has a school assignment to do a project on Empathy with her project partner and friend, Chris. In the beginning, Abby is not necessarily an empathetic person. Will Abby be able to change? Lets hope WALRUS will help.

For more about CLIMB Theatre, click here.

FALL FEST, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20:  Please click here to VOLUNTEER for this fun fundraising event on Friday, October 20. 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 consider donating a bag of peanut-free candy for prizes.  Drop your bag in the large wrapped gi gift box marked “Fall Fest Candy” in the school lobby.  Please see a list of peanut-free candy below for ideas.

Dum Dum Lollipops Laffy Taffy Milk Duds Skittles Fun Dips
Hershey Kisses-Plain Only Tootsie Pops Blow Pops Starbursts Nerds
York Peppermint Patties Tootsie Rolls Smarties Twizzlers Dots
Dubble Bubble Gum Junior Mints Whoppers Rolos  
Jolly Rancher Hard Candy Sugar Babies Sweettarts Bottle Caps  

Community Opportunities

QUAD CITY ARTS’ VISITING ARTIST CONCERT, FRIDAY OCTOBER 6:  On Friday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m., Quad City Arts will present a free, full-length concert by string trio Infinitus in the theater at Pleasant Valley High School. This performance wraps up their week in residency with Quad City Arts’ Visiting Artist Series. The trio will visit Riverdale Heights Elementary, Bridgeview Elementary, Cody Elementary, and Hopewell Elementary during their residence.  Infinitus is a critically acclaimed beatboxing string trio known for their unique sound and upbeat performance style. This performance is open to the public; donations will be accepted. For more information, visit www.quadcityarts.com/programs/visiting-artist-series/ or  www.infinitusmusic.com.

NOOGIEFEST, SATURDAY OCTOBER 14:  Family fun for all ages!  Costumes are encouraged.  Click here to learn more about the event at Gilda’s Club.

BETTENDORF LIBRARY

Click here to learn more about Chess Club Exporation on October 21.

Click here to learn about a Korean Ramyun Noodle Tasting on October 9.

Click here to learn about the Teen Reading Challenge October 1 through October 22.

Riverdale Heights

Announcements

EARLY DISMISSAL, WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 4:   School dismisses at 1:30pm

OCTOBER IS BULLYING AWARENESS MONTH: Throughout the month of October, we will be teaching and reminding students that harassment and bullying is not an acceptable behavior.  Please read this letter from your principal about PV’s policies concerning bullying and harassment.

WALK-A-THON:  We had a great day for our walk-a-thon. The kids did a fantastic job walking and running!  As you know, this is Riverdale Heights PTA only fundraiser of the year and we appreciate all your generous donations.  Please be sure to turn in envelopes as soon as possible – they are due Friday, October 6th.  There are fabulous prizes for students who turn in donations (please see the attached sheet on the envelopes for a list of prizes). If you need a replacement envelope, you can pick one up in the main office at school.  Online donations can be made here: http://www.riverdaleheightspta.com/  Please sign and return your envelope, even if your donations were made online.

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

VOLUNTEER FOR JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT:  JA needs volunteers at Pleasant Valley Junior High. For a small time commitment, you can serve as positive role models to kids by sharing what you know about working with money, your career journey and easy-to-understand information about how a business runs.  JA will provide an orientation, simple-to-understand materials, and support necessary to help you get started.

7th Grade – JA Global Marketplace Fridays starting October 6th       

JA Global Marketplace – Students explore the role of producers and consumers in the interconnected global marketplace.  They also analyze the similarities and differences across countries and the effects of free enterprise. (6 volunteer-led lessons)

 7

JA Global Marketplace

Brian McGurk

9:09-9:52

7

JA Global Marketplace

Brian McGurk

9:56-10:39

7

JA Global Marketplace

Brian McGurk

12:53-1:37

To learn more, contact Kim McMahill at (309) 277-3917 or Kim.McMahill@ja.org

Upcoming Events

WEAR BLUE ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 2:  GO BLUE! Wear a blue shirt for World Day of Bullying Prevention.  Students are encouraged to wear BLUE on October 2nd to show they are willing to create peace at our school and in their community.  Together… we can STOMP OUT BULLYING!

GRANDPARENTS/VIP DAY, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6:  Join us on Friday!  Remember you can take a shuttle right up to the front door of Riverdale Heights.  Click here for the schedule and avoid parking problems!

CLIMB THEATRE, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6Once again, CLIMB Theatre will be performing for Pleasant Valley schools.  CLIMB Theatre creates high-quality educational performances that propel audiences towards positive action.

K-2 grade performance, The Godmother’s Gift:   Kids can flip pillows for comfort. They can flip light switches for light and now kids can do the CLIMB F.L.I.P.™ for empathy. K-2ndgraders will be charmed by a cantankerous old fairy godmother and the little boy who learns the four things he needs to do to become an empathetic person.

3-6 grade performance, Abby’s Empathy Project:  Abby has a school assignment to do a project on Empathy with her project partner and friend, Chris. In the beginning, Abby is not necessarily an empathetic person. Will Abby be able to change? Lets hope WALRUS will help.

For more about CLIMB Theatre, click here.

Community Opportunities

QUAD CITY ARTS’ VISITING ARTIST CONCERT, FRIDAY OCTOBER 6:  On Friday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m., Quad City Arts will present a free, full-length concert by string trio Infinitus in the theater at Pleasant Valley High School. This performance wraps up their week in residency with Quad City Arts’ Visiting Artist Series. The trio will visit Riverdale Heights Elementary, Bridgeview Elementary, Cody Elementary, and Hopewell Elementary during their residence.  Infinitus is a critically acclaimed beatboxing string trio known for their unique sound and upbeat performance style. This performance is open to the public; donations will be accepted. For more information, visit www.quadcityarts.com/programs/visiting-artist-series/ or  www.infinitusmusic.com.

NOOGIEFEST, SATURDAY OCTOBER 14:  Family fun for all ages!  Costumes are encouraged.  Click here to learn more about the event at Gilda’s Club.

BETTENDORF LIBRARY

Click here to learn more about Chess Club Exporation on October 21.

Click here to learn about a Korean Ramyun Noodle Tasting on October 9.

Click here to learn about the Teen Reading Challenge October 1 through October 22.

Pleasant Valley Junior High

Announcements

EARLY DISMISSAL, WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 4:   School dismisses at 12:55pm

PICTURE RETAKES, OCTOBER 4:  Your child’s fall picture portrait packages went home on Monday, September 25th.  On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, during your child’s lunch (10:30 am to 1:00 pm), HR Imaging Partners will be at the Junior High to take or re-take pictures.  Please bring this form on the 4th and give it to HR Imaging Partners.   If you have, any questions feel free to call 563-332-0200.

CONFERENCES, OCTOBER 12 & 17:  New this year, we will be scheduling conferences online!  The system will open at 7:00 pm on Monday, October 2, 2017. You will receive an email notification when the system opens.  Also, note that conferences will be held in individual teachers’ rooms this year.

OCTOBER IS BULLYING AWARENESS MONTH: Throughout the month of October, we will be teaching and reminding students that harassment and bullying is not an acceptable behavior.  Please read this letter from your principal about PV’s policies concerning bullying and harassment.

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

VOLUNTEER FOR JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT:  JA needs volunteers at Pleasant Valley Junior High. For a small time commitment, you can serve as positive role models to kids by sharing what you know about working with money, your career journey and easy-to-understand information about how a business runs.  JA will provide an orientation, simple-to-understand materials, and support necessary to help you get started.

7th Grade – JA Global Marketplace Fridays starting October 6th       

JA Global Marketplace – Students explore the role of producers and consumers in the interconnected global marketplace.  They also analyze the similarities and differences across countries and the effects of free enterprise. (6 volunteer-led lessons)

 7

JA Global Marketplace

Brian McGurk

9:09-9:52

7

JA Global Marketplace

Brian McGurk

9:56-10:39

7

JA Global Marketplace

Brian McGurk

12:53-1:37

To learn more, contact Kim McMahill at (309) 277-3917 or Kim.McMahill@ja.org

Upcoming Events

ORCHESTRA CONCERT, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3:  Join us at 6:30pm  in the PVHS theatre for our concert.

Activities and Athletics

PV MEN’S SOCCER WINTER SOCCER SESSION:  7th and 8th grade Pleasant Valley School District boy students are eligible to register for this competition-based format over the winter. T-shirt included. Notification of exact schedule, structure, and organization of activities will be sent out via email no later than December 30th.  Click here for more information.

Community Opportunities

QUAD CITY ARTS’ VISITING ARTIST CONCERT, FRIDAY OCTOBER 6:  On Friday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m., Quad City Arts will present a free, full-length concert by string trio Infinitus in the theater at Pleasant Valley High School. This performance wraps up their week in residency with Quad City Arts’ Visiting Artist Series. The trio will visit Riverdale Heights Elementary, Bridgeview Elementary, Cody Elementary, and Hopewell Elementary during their residence.  Infinitus is a critically acclaimed beatboxing string trio known for their unique sound and upbeat performance style. This performance is open to the public; donations will be accepted. For more information, visit www.quadcityarts.com/programs/visiting-artist-series/ or  www.infinitusmusic.com.

NOOGIEFEST, SATURDAY OCTOBER 14:  Family fun for all ages!  Costumes are encouraged.  Click here to learn more about the event at Gilda’s Club.

BETTENDORF LIBRARY

Click here to learn more about Chess Club Exporation on October 21.

Click here to learn about a Korean Ramyun Noodle Tasting on October 9.

Click here to learn about the Teen Reading Challenge October 1 through October 22.

Pleasant Valley High School

Announcements

EARLY DISMISSAL, WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 4:   School dismisses at 12:00pm.  Busses leave at 12:30pm.

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

HIGH SCHOOL CONFERENCES, OCTOBER 5:  Pleasant Valley High School will be using the PTC Fast Online Scheduling program for Parent-Teacher conferences for the 2017-2018 school year.  The scheduling window is open and will remain open until conferences on Thursday, October 5th.

If you have access to a computer please enter the following link:  https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Pleasant_Valley_Community_School_District

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

Please feel free to contact Dawn Taghon at 563-332-5151 with any questions.

·Conferences will be held in individual teacher rooms, unless otherwise noted.

·If a longer conference is required, we ask that you schedule this time through your son’s or daughter’s counselor.

· 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.

·No 8th period on October 5, 2017.

·Students will be dismissed at 2:45 p.m.

·Busses will run at their regularly scheduled time.

OCTOBER IS BULLYING AWARENESS MONTH: Throughout the month of October, we will be teaching and reminding students that harassment and bullying is not an acceptable behavior.  Please read this letter from the PVHS Administration about PV’s policies concerning bullying and harassment.

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

VOLUNTEER FOR JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT:  JA needs volunteers at Pleasant Valley Junior High. For a small time commitment, you can serve as positive role models to kids by sharing what you know about working with money, your career journey and easy-to-understand information about how a business runs.  JA will provide an orientation, simple-to-understand materials, and support necessary to help you get started.

7th Grade – JA Global Marketplace Fridays starting October 6th       

JA Global Marketplace – Students explore the role of producers and consumers in the interconnected global marketplace.  They also analyze the similarities and differences across countries and the effects of free enterprise. (6 volunteer-led lessons)

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JA Global Marketplace

Brian McGurk

9:09-9:52

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JA Global Marketplace

Brian McGurk

9:56-10:39

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JA Global Marketplace

Brian McGurk

12:53-1:37

To learn more, contact Kim McMahill at (309) 277-3917 or Kim.McMahill@ja.org

Upcoming Events

ORCHESTRA CONCERT, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3:  Join us at 6:30pm  in the PVHS theatre for our concert.

IOWA QUAD CITIES COLLEGE PROGRAM FAIR, MONDAY, OCTOBER 9: All sophomores, juniors, and seniors are invited to a college fair at the St. Ambrose Roglaski Center from 5:30-7:30pm. Check out the list of colleges that will be represented here. (http://www.sau.edu/Undergraduate_Admissions/Visit_SAU/Iowa_Quad_Cities_College_Program_Fair/IQCCP_Fair_Attendees.html) One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a senior from each sponsoring high school. The high school with the greatest percentage of attendees earns $500 toward their Student Hunger Drive goal, so you can learn valuable information about colleges and help your community at the same time!

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

Activities and Athletics

YOUR PIE FUNDRAISER FOR STUDENT HUNGER DRIVE, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11:   On Wednesday, October 11th from 3-9pm you can support Student Hunger Drive and eat some delicious pizza at the same time! Stop by Your Pie at 4520 E 53rd Street and tell them you are there to support PV Spartan Assembly and Hunger Drive. A portion of your bill will be donated to the cause!

PV MEN’S SOCCER WINTER SOCCER SESSION:  Current 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade Pleasant Valley School District boy students areeligible to register for this competition-based format over the winter. T-shirt included. Notification of exact schedule, structure, and organization of activities will be sent out via email no later than December 30th.  Click here for more information.

Community Opportunities

OLYMPIC STEEL AND IOWA WORKS OPEN HOUSE, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5:   Industrial Technology teachers, administrators, students and parents are invited to this event.  Click here for more information.

QUAD CITY ARTS’ VISITING ARTIST CONCERT, FRIDAY OCTOBER 6:  On Friday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m., Quad City Arts will present a free, full-length concert by string trio Infinitus in the theater at Pleasant Valley High School. This performance wraps up their week in residency with Quad City Arts’ Visiting Artist Series. The trio will visit Riverdale Heights Elementary, Bridgeview Elementary, Cody Elementary, and Hopewell Elementary during their residence.  Infinitus is a critically acclaimed beatboxing string trio known for their unique sound and upbeat performance style. This performance is open to the public; donations will be accepted. For more information, visit www.quadcityarts.com/programs/visiting-artist-series/ or  www.infinitusmusic.com.

NOOGIEFEST, SATURDAY OCTOBER 14:  Family fun for all ages!  Costumes are encouraged.  Click here to learn more about the event at Gilda’s Club.

BETTENDORF LIBRARY

Click here to learn more about Chess Club Exporation on October 21.

Click here to learn about a Korean Ramyun Noodle Tasting on October 9.

Click here to learn about the Teen Reading Challenge October 1 through October 22.

 

 

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