Pleasant Valley
Community Schools
May 13, 2019

8th Grade Social: Attention 8th Graders, the Class of 2023 – The PTA is providing an 8th Grade Social on Friday, May 17 from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. This will be at Pleasant Valley Junior High School. There will be music, a photo area, snacks, beverages, open gym, and FUN! This is a casual event that is free for the Class of 2023! Enter at the Activities Door. See you the 17th!

There will NOT be Harry Potter Club on Monday!

Coding Club is today from 2:30-4:00 in room 106.

Elite Mile participants will meet in the A gym after school at 2:30pm ready to run.

There will be NO lacrosse club today due to the Elite Mile.

Each Thursday in May, teachers will be dressed according to a theme. Guess that theme and you can win fabulous prizes (well, at least some candy)! If you want to guess, stop by Mrs. Broders’ room (#36), fill out a ballot, and put it in the box. A winner will be drawn at the end of the day on Thursday. Come to Mrs. Broders’ room if your name is drawn to get your prize.

You Can Help, Too! About a year ago my family and I, along with family friends, built an orphanage in Pakistan. There are millions of orphans in Pakistan, that have tattered clothes and are bare feet, sleeping on the street. We decided to make a change. And you can too. We have boys ages 6-13 and you can help them. I am starting a clothes drive to collect clothes to give to the kids when we go. All types of clothes will be very much appreciated. Pants, shirts, sweaters, etc. They do not have to be new, but just gently used. Any donations you have please send to the school with your child. The box will be in the hallway between Mrs. Ward and Mrs. VanLanduyt’s rooms. Your donations will be very much appreciated, and the kids will be very happy. These kids have already lost so much, so they certainly deserve shelter, food, education, and clothes.

There are NO Activity Busses on Wednesday or Friday of this week.

The City of Bettendorf needs more volunteers to help with the 4th of July parade.

Pokemon club will meet Tuesday, May 21st, from 3:10-4:50 in room #61. We hope to see YOU there! Participants are encouraged to bring Pokemon items and snacks to share.

For students signed up for this summer’s Washington, D.C. trip, there will be an informational meeting held in the Junior High library at 6:30 PM on Monday, May 13. We will go over a packing list, itinerary, and other important materials at that time. Parents and students are encouraged to attend, if at all possible. If you are unable to make the meeting, please contact Mrs. Kraklio at to make other arrangements.

The Youth Sports Foundation will be offering a padded football camp in Muscatine Iowa this summer on July 26 & 27.
This camp will feature a collection of crucial skills and definitive concepts that all ball players must understand & perform well. These multi-positional techniques and strategic details cover football’s most fundamental requirements. Players will learn proper tackling technique, how to keep leverage versus an opponent, performance training exercises and position-specific skills. Players will also compete in coach-controlled 1 on 1 drills. Sign up online at: Information fliers available in the main office.

Future Leaders, any 8th grader who is interested in joining Spartan Assembly as a 9th grader please pick up an application in the Counseling Office. Applications will be due back to Ms. Evans by the 19th of May.

What’s even better than macaroni and cheese? Friends chatting about books, of course! Please join Spartan Book Club at Noodles from 6:00-7:30 on Thursday, May 23rd. A video introduction of our final novel, Scythe by Neil Shusterman, will be shown soon in your language arts class! (PS – there’s a wide variety on the menu just in case you don’t like mac and cheese!)

Daydreaming about lazy summer days? Registration for Young Writers Summer Camp, held annually on the campus of St. Ambrose University, is open! Flyers with all of the information are in the PVJH office –> look BEHIND THE DOOR for a plastic display –> take a PURPLE page containing the registration info. for this event). Young Writers Camp is for ANYONE of ANY SKILL LEVEL who enjoys writings and is looking for a fun, relaxed environment to stretch their creativity and writing skills.

The Pleasant Valley Band department is offering a summer band program this June. The program runs June 11-27 with classes meeting Tuesday-Thursday for three weeks. Students have the option of participating in an ensemble, lessons, or both. Registration is available online at For more information please visit the PVJH Band Website or contact Ms. Kreassig.

Eastern Iowa Elite Football 7th & 8th Grade Football Tryouts will be May 18th, 2019 – 1 pm to 3 pm, Bettendorf Middle School. Come tryout for the only travel football team in the Quad Cities! Register TODAY at: Follow us on Facebook: Forms available in the main office.

Spartans as the temperatures continue to get warmer please take the time to review the PVJH dress code in the student/parent handbook. Pants/shorts must be worn at the waist to insure that undergarments are not visible. Shirts must cover the abdomen, cleavage, shoulders, and back during normal classroom activities. Thank you in advance for following kithe PVJH dress expectations.

If you will not be returning to Pleasant Valley next year, please see Mrs. Foley in the Counseling Office.

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