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Save the Date for "Media, Messaging & Youth" Presentation on April 3

posted Mar 18, 2019, 12:18 PM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Mar 18, 2019, 12:18 PM ]

bpoc logo
Please save the date for our next Be a Part of the Conversation event called "Media, Messaging & Youth" on Wednesday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school library. Join Michael Blanche, MSS, LSCW, a counselor specializing in adolescents and young adults, to discuss ways that our kids are being affected by social media, the "misinformation highway", the access to substances online, and more. Register for this presentation by clicking the Eventbrite link: https://pvsdmmy.eventbrite.com 


MSW Update - March 15, 2019

posted Mar 16, 2019, 6:23 AM by Barbara Quintangeli


Mrs. Milligan
Dear PVMS West Families,

I hope this email finds you doing well as we head into the weekend!

It’s an exciting weekend for our drama club, and the cast and crew have asked me to invite the entire West Community to come out for a Wild night or afternoon!  West’s drama club will be performing Madagascar, Jr.  Opening night is TONIGHT, March 15th at 7:30 p.m.  There will be two encore performances on Saturday, March 16th, at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 17th, at 2:00 p.m. Seating is assigned, and all tickets are $8.00.  Although many tickets have been sold in advance; there will be tickets available at the door!


PVMS West’s Drama Club presents....

Madagascar Jr.

Friday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 16 at 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 17 at 2:00 p.m.

At PVMS – West Auditorium

The show will run approximately ninety minutes, including intermission.

On March 15, opening night of Madagascar, Jr., Student Council will be selling flowers.  The cost is $0.50 a flower.


New News and Timely Reminders:

 

Reading Olympics - Perkiomen Valley Middle School West sent two teams to the twentieth annual Montgomery County Intermediate Unit Reading Olympics competition held at the Pope John Paul, II High School. The event featured over forty teams from more than twenty middle schools in Montgomery County. The teams of sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students read a combined total of forty-seven books since the beginning of the school year and answered questions about them during the competition. These students will also be Middle School West ambassadors when we host the MCIU elementary Reading Olympics competition later this month. Congratulations to our blue- and red-ribbon Reading Olympics teams of Little Women and a Few Little Me. You make us PV Proud!

 

Advanced Orchestra - On Wednesday, March 13th the Advanced Orchestra traveled to a local-area school to participate in a Music Performance Assessment sponsored by the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA). They had a great performance and earned an "Excellent" rating. Following the performance, they participated in a clinic and received many helpful tips on ways to refine their future performances.

 

from PVMS West’s Home and School – PV West will be having its final Spirit Wear Sale of the school year.  The sale ends March 17th. Don't miss out on getting your PV gear. Go to pvwest.itemorder.com.

MS West’s Home and School Amazon Link - https://smile.amazon.com/ch/73-1727330  Just click on the banner to get an HTML code to copy.  Any money we earn goes directly into the H & S bank account.  Give it a try!

 

Gentle Reminders to Our Students – Parents, please assist our administration, faculty, and staff in supporting our efforts to increase appropriate and positive behaviors, specifically in relation to student use of the following:  beverages/bottles, gum, electronic devices, dress code, etc. Click here to see an abstract of student handbook excerpts to assist your home conversations.  Thank you!

 

Upcoming Events

Jazz Band Competitions – The PVMS West Jazz Band would like to invite the West Community to attend their upcoming competitions. Please see your email for details.

 

Perkiomen Watershed Stream Clean-up - Mrs Emers' seventh-grade science project group, Defaulty Boyz, invite you to come out and support the Perkiomen Watershed for the annual Stream Clean-up on April 6, 2019 from 9am - 12pm.  By donating just a few hours of your time, PV families can make big impact on the environment and have fun too! Let's show the Watershed that PV Vikings care. Click here for more information. Sign up now!  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F4EAAA822A57-perkiomen

 

Special Abilities Exceptional Athletes – PVYB Shooting Stars is offering a four-week clinic for kids with special needs, ages 5-18, who like to exercise, play, and have fun in a supportive environment.  The clinic is FREE to individuals who have physical, developmental, and/or intellectual disabilities. Dates: Saturdays, April 7-28th, 9:00-10:00 a.m.  Location: PVMS West, 220 Big Road, Zieglerville, PA  19492. Register at http://www.pvyb.org, 2/16/19-3/23/19.  If you have any questions, please email Kelly Jones atkeljones1906@gmail.com, 610-585-1317, or Erin Eperthener at erineperthener@yahoo.com, 215-421-7033.

 

Green Team’s Love Your Mother 5K – Save the Date – May 4, 2019, 8:00 a.m., 25.00/participant. Click here to see the flyer with more details.

 

Talent Showcase - Do you have talent? West is looking for talented singers, musicians, comedians and poets who will share the spotlight with West’s own very talented artists.  This year’s Talent Showcase/Spring Art Show, sponsored by Reading Olympics Library Assistants and The Mural Club, will mimic a coffeehouse-style event and will be held in West’s library.  Interested performers should pick up a form in the library and fill it out/return it to the library by March 22, 2019.  Auditions will be held the week of April 1st.  Student performers should be reminded that their acts should not incorporate large equipment, lengthy set-ups, or involved props.  Event Date, Monday, May 20, 2019.  Note – This event will not be competitive in nature.

 

Click here for Mrs. Milligan’s Weekly Reminders from past newsletters:

General reminders are available on Mrs. Milligan's Tips and Reminders Webpage, located under the Resources for Families tab on the Middle School West home page.   A reminder to parents and guardians: If you ever need clarification or assistance with anything mentioned in my reports or if you have general questions, please email (dmilligan@pvsd.org) or call (484-977-7210, ext. 3505).  I will be happy to assist you.

Click here to follow us on Twitter!


Regards,


Donna Milligan, Principal, PVMS West

Important Dates:


March - When not listed, please see your email for specific dates, times, and locations.

  • Jazz Band travel events

  • PMEA String Fest

  • 3/15,16,17/19- West Spring Musical, Madagascar

  • 3/18/19- First day of Spring Sports

Superintendent's Roundtable Scheduled for March 27

posted Mar 14, 2019, 7:30 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Mar 14, 2019, 7:30 AM ]

superintendent's roundtable
The next Superintendent's Roundtable discussion will be held on Wednesday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school library. Topics will include facilities, athletic fields, and safety. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to lweidner@pvsd.org.

MSW Update - March 8, 2019

posted Mar 12, 2019, 7:21 AM by Barbara Quintangeli   [ updated Mar 12, 2019, 7:22 AM ]

Mrs. Milligan
Dear PVMS West Families,

The past week’s weather is a reminder of how unpredictable March can be!  It’s hard to believe that our spring sports season, musical, and concert series are right around the corner.  Please remember to check our building and district webpages for information about PVSD and PVMS West. Please see the informational items below:

New News and Timely Reminders:

Special thanks to Matt Bellace (and Be a Part of the Conversation) not only for visiting MS West but also for sharing hispositive, scientifically-based, and seriously entertaining approach to substance abuse prevention.  Our students found Mr. Bellace to be as entertaining as he was relatable. Be a Part of the Conversation Calendar of Events: https://conversation.zone/calendar/

Last Friday, the MS West Jazz Band earned the top performance rating, Superior. In addition, the saxophone section was awarded best saxophone section, and Ryan Cairns earned an outstanding soloist award. What a wonderful way to kick off the season!  We are West Proud!

Our Reading Olympics teams will compete on March 11, 2019 at the Montgomery County Intermediate Reading Olympic competition.  We wish all great success as we know you will make us PV Proud!

 

PVSD has a half-day/inservice day on March 12th ; the spring holiday is scheduled for April 17 (a full inservice day) through April 22nd.

 

PSSA Assessment Windows

Please be aware of these PSSA testing dates as you make plans for Spring Break (April 18, 19, 22).

  • PSSA ELA -- 4/23, 4/24, and 4/26 (No testing on Thursday, April 25th, due to Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day - If your family plans to participate in this event, please submit an educational trip form to our attendance secretary.)

  • PSSA MATH -- 4/29 and 4/30

  • PSSA Science (8th Grade Only) -- May 2 and May 3

  • MAKE-UPS - May 6-10

  • Algebra I, Keystone Exam – 5/13 and 5/14

 

PVMS - West Drama Club presents....

Madagascar, Jr.

Friday, March 15 at 7:30PM

Saturday, March 16 at 6:00PM

Sunday, March 17 at 2:00PM

At PVMS – West Auditorium

 

The show will run approximately ninety minutes, including intermission.

Click here for ticket order form.

 

West is proud to support MSE’s production as well.  MSE will be performing The Little Mermaid on 3/8/19 at 7:30, 3/9/19 at 6:00, and 3/10/19 at 1:00.  Tickets: skk6501@comcast.net

 

from PVMS West’s Home and School:

Come join us Monday, March 4th, at 7:00 p.m. in the library for our next meeting.  We'll start discussing our plans for next year and are always open to new ideas.  Hope to see you there!

 

PV West will be having its final Spirit Wear sale of the school year.  The sale starts March 3rd and ends March 17th. Don't miss out on getting your PV gear.  Click here for the flyer or go to pvwest.itemorder.com to order.

 

MS West’s Home and School Amazon Link - https://smile.amazon.com/ch/73-1727330  Just click on the banner to get an HTML code to copy.  Any money we earn goes directly into the H & S bank account.  Give it a try!

 

Perkiomen Watershed Stream Clean-up - Mrs Emers' seventh-grade science project group, Defaulty Boyz, invite you to come out and support the Perkiomen Watershed for the annual Stream Clean-up on April 6, 2019 from 9am - 12pm.  Click here to see the flyer. By donating just a few hours of your time, PV families can make big impact on the environment and have fun too!  Let's show the Watershed that PV Vikings care. Sign up now! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F4EAAA822A57-perkiomen

 

Green Team’s Love Your Mother 5K – Save the Date – May 4, 2019, 8:00 a.m., 25.00/participant (More to come…)

Click here for Mrs. Milligan’s Weekly Reminders from past newsletters:

General reminders are available on Mrs. Milligan's Tips and Reminders Webpage, located under the Resources for Families tab on the Middle School West home page.   A reminder to parents and guardians: If you ever need clarification or assistance with anything mentioned in my reports or if you have general questions, please email (dmilligan@pvsd.org) or call (484-977-7210, ext. 3505).  I will be happy to assist you.

Click here to follow us on Twitter!


Regards,


Donna Milligan, Principal, PVMS West

Important Dates:


March - Remaining Feb. dates, please see New News and Timely Reminders. When not listed, please see your email for specific dates, times, and locations.

  • Jazz Band Competition

  • Reading Olympics competition

  • Jazz Band performs at a neighboring middle school

  • PMEA String Fest

  • 3/8/19 - End of Trimester 2

  • 3/12/19 - Half day for students

  • 3/15,16,17/19- West Spring Musical, Madagascar

  • 3/18/19- First day of Spring Sports

Registration Open for Spring/Summer Community Ed Classes

posted Mar 7, 2019, 5:38 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Mar 7, 2019, 5:38 AM ]

spring promo
Spring is on the way, which means it's time to sign up for our upcoming classes! The 2019 Late Spring/Summer Community Ed brochure is now available online, and you can also peruse classes and register through our webstore.

We are proud to offer a number of new summer camp opportunities for children this year, including:
  • Creative Kids Camp (in partnership with Community Music School)
  • Young Hacks Academy camps
  • Drama 4 Kids
  • Young Engineers
Of course we will still be offering our perennial favorites, such as Summer Fun Camp, Bricks 4 Kids Lego camps, tennis camp, and Orchestra Activity Week. Swimming lessons will also be offered during the month of July, with evening lesson times added this year.

Adults will have plenty to choose from as well. Here are some of the new offerings:
  • Genealogy for Beginners
  • Should You Love It or List It?
  • Tax Strategies for Investors
Overcoming Panic About Public Speaking​We hope you take the time to see what the PVSD Community Ed Department has to offer. Be sure to follow us @PVSDCommunityEd on Both Facebook and Twitter for regular updates about upcoming classes.

MSW Update - March 1, 2019

posted Mar 3, 2019, 10:22 AM by Barbara Quintangeli   [ updated Mar 3, 2019, 10:23 AM ]

Dear PVMS West Families,

Mrs. Milligan
I hope this communication finds you doing well.  We recently passed the midpoint of the
third marking period (Feb. 27th).  If you have any questions regarding your student's progress, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teachers/team.  The second trimester ends on March 11th; the end of the third marking period is April 3rd, and the end of the fourth vector is April 24th.


Safety:

Momo Challenge: The Momo Challenge has gained popularity through headlines this week. The Momo Challenge is a dangerous viral social media trend with teens and tweens. The challenge encourages students to contact an unknown person called “Momo” via WhatsApp and Facebook.

Throughout the challenge, children are sent violent and graphic images and texts. The stranger then asks for photos and videos of themselves completing certain tasks. If a child wants to stop the challenge “Momo” threatens to leak their personal information. At first the tasks are small. For example: face a fear, wake up at weird hours throughout the night. The tasks escalate until the final task which encourages an individual to kill themselves.

What can parents do?

  • Consider talking about the challenge with your child and ask if they have heard about it

  • Discuss the dangers of the challenge and remind them that creator of “Momo” is not a fictional character but rather a real person with negative intentions

  • Teach your children to never communicate with strangers on social media and to never share personal information online

  • Remind your children that they can always talk to you about anything that makes them feel uncomfortable on social media

  • Understand the social media sites your children use regularly such as WhatsApp, Messenger, Snapchat and Instagram

  • Require your child share passwords to their devices as well as any online accounts

https://smartsocial.com/momo-challenge-safety-guide/

New News and Timely Reminders:


from PVMS West’s Home and School:

Come join us Monday, March 4th, at 7:00 p.m. in the library for our next meeting.  We'll start discussing our plans for next year and are always open to new ideas.  Hope to see you there!

 

PV West will be having its final Spirit Wear sale of the school year.  The sale starts March 3rd and ends March 17th. Don't miss out on getting your PV gear.  Click here for the flyer or go to pvwest.itemorder.com to order.

 

MS West’s Home and School Amazon Link - https://smile.amazon.com/ch/73-1727330  Just click on the banner to get an HTML code to copy.  Any money we earn goes directly into the H & S bank account.  Give it a try!

 

Trimester 2 End soon – March 8, 2019.  Please communicate with your child’s vector teachers if you have any questions or concerns about his/her academic progress/grades.

 

PVMS - West Drama Club presents....

Madagascar, Jr.

Friday, March 15 at 7:30PM

Saturday, March 16 at 6:00PM

Sunday, March 17 at 2:00PM

At PVMS – West Auditorium

 

The show will run approximately ninety minutes, including intermission.

Click here for ticket order form.

 

West is proud to support MSE’s production as well.  MSE will be performing The Little Mermaid on 3/8/19 at 7:30, 3/9/19 at 6:00, and 3/10/19 at 1:00.  Tickets: skk6501@comcast.net

 

Perkiomen Watershed Stream Clean-up - Mrs Emers' seventh-grade science project group, Defaulty Boyz, invite you to come out and support the Perkiomen Watershed for the annual Stream Clean-up on April 6, 2019 from 9am - 12pm.  Click here to see the flyer. By donating just a few hours of your time, PV families can make big impact on the environment and have fun too!  Let's show the Watershed that PV Vikings care. Sign up now! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F4EAAA822A57-perkiomen

 

Green Team’s Love Your Mother 5K – Save the Date – May 4, 2019, 8:00 a.m., 25.00/participant (More to come…)

Click here for Mrs. Milligan’s Weekly Reminders from past newsletters:

General reminders are available on Mrs. Milligan's Tips and Reminders Webpage, located under the Resources for Families tab on the Middle School West home page.   A reminder to parents and guardians: If you ever need clarification or assistance with anything mentioned in my reports or if you have general questions, please email (dmilligan@pvsd.org) or call (484-977-7210, ext. 3505).  I will be happy to assist you.

Click here to follow us on Twitter!


Regards,


Donna Milligan, Principal, PVMS West

Important Dates:


March - Remaining Feb. dates, please see New News and Timely Reminders. When not listed, please see your email for specific dates, times, and locations.

  • Jazz Band Competition

  • Reading Olympics competition

  • Seventh-grade Field Trip

  • Jazz Band performs at a neighboring middle school

  • PMEA String Fest

  • 3/8/19 - End of Trimester 2

  • 3/12/19 - Half day for students

  • 3/15,16,17/19- West Spring Musical, Madagascar

  • 3/18/19- First day of Spring Sports

Save the Date for Upcoming Spring Musicals

posted Feb 25, 2019, 9:26 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Feb 25, 2019, 9:27 AM ]

tickets
Spring musical season is here! Please mark your calendars for these upcoming performances:

"The Little Mermaid" 
Perkiomen Valley Middle School East, Spahr Auditorium
March 8: 7:30 p.m.
March 9: 6 p.m.
March 10: 1 p.m.
Tickets are $10. Purchase in advance by emailing skk6501@comcast.net

"Madagascar"
Perkiomen Valley Middle School West, Auditorium
March 15: 7:30 p.m.
March 16: 6 p.m.
March 17: 2 p.m.
Tickets are $8. Purchase in advance by emailing kyerkes@pvsd.org

"Honk"
Perkiomen Valley High School, Spahr Auditorium
April 11: 1 pm (free performance for senior citizens)
April 12: 7:30 p.m.
April 13: 6:30 p.m.
April 14: 2 p.m.
Tickets are $10. Purchase in advance by downloading, printing and sending the ticket order form into the high school.

MSW Update - February 22, 2019

posted Feb 25, 2019, 7:11 AM by Barbara Quintangeli   [ updated Feb 25, 2019, 7:13 AM ]

Mrs. Milligan
Dear PVMS West Families,

I hope all enjoy the upcoming weekend.  Please see the informational items below.  

New News and Timely Reminders:

 

PVMS West yearbooks sale ends Sunday! You can pre-order your copy of the Junior Voyager for the low price of just $28.00!  There are three ways to order; online at jostenyearbooks.com, call toll-free 1-877-767-5217 or by mail using the Jostens form and return envelope. Click here to see flyer with more information.

 

Rescheduled - NAEP – The date of the NAEP (Reading and Mathematics) assessment has been rescheduled for Feb. 25, 2019.  (Eighth-grade students who will be participating in this assessment should bring a book along to read if they finish the test prior to test dismissal.)

 

Ice Cream Social - The High School Viking Buddies Club is hosting an Ice Cream Social for our secondary special education students and their families.  The social offers our students and families an opportunity to socialize outside of school, support the transition of our students from middle school to high school, and learn more about the Viking Buddies club at the High School. We hope you will consider attending the event! Please see your email for details.

 

Full-school Assembly, “Marijuana, the Developing Brain & Behavior,” courtesy of Be a Part of the Conversation - February 27, 2019

 

from PVMS West’s Home and School:

Come join us Monday, March 4th, at 7:00 p.m. in the library for our next meeting.  We'll start discussing our plans for next year and are always open to new ideas.  Hope to see you there! MS West’s Home and School Amazon Link - https://smile.amazon.com/ch/73-1727330  Just click on the banner to get an HTML code to copy.  Any money we earn goes directly into the H & S bank account.  Give it a try!

 

Trimester 2 End soon – March 8, 2019.  Please communicate with your child’s vector teachers if you have any questions or concerns about his/her academic progress/grades.

 

PVMS - West Drama Club presents....

Madagascar, Jr.

Friday, March 15 at 7:30PM

Saturday, March 16 at 6:00PM

Sunday, March 17 at 2:00PM

At PVMS – West Auditorium

 

The show will run approximately ninety minutes, including intermission.

 

West is proud to support MSE’s production as well.  MSE will be performing The Little Mermaid on 3/8/19 at 7:30, 3/9/19 at 6:00, and 3/10/19 at 1:00.  Tickets: skk6501@comcast.net

 

Perkiomen Watershed Stream Clean-up - Mrs Emers' seventh-grade science project group, Defaulty Boyz, invite you to come out and support the Perkiomen Watershed for the annual Stream Clean-up on April 6, 2019 from 9am - 12pm.  Click here to see the flyer. By donating just a few hours of your time, PV families can make big impact on the environment and have fun too!  Let's show the Watershed that PV Vikings care. Sign up now! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F4EAAA822A57-perkiomen

 

Green Team’s Love Your Mother 5K – Save the Date – May 4, 2019, 8:00 a.m., 25.00/participant (More to come…)

Click here for Mrs. Milligan’s Weekly Reminders from past newsletters:

General reminders are available on Mrs. Milligan's Tips and Reminders Webpage, located under the Resources for Families tab on the Middle School West home page.   A reminder to parents and guardians: If you ever need clarification or assistance with anything mentioned in my reports or if you have general questions, please email (dmilligan@pvsd.org) or call (484-977-7210, ext. 3505).  I will be happy to assist you.

Click here to follow us on Twitter!


Regards,


Donna Milligan, Principal, PVMS West

Important Dates:


March - Remaining Feb. dates, please see New News and Timely Reminders. When not listed, please see your email for specific dates, times, and locations.

  • Jazz Band Competition

  • Reading Olympics competition

  • Seventh-grade Field Trip

  • Jazz Band performs at a neighboring middle school

  • PMEA String Fest

  • 3/15,16,17/19- West Spring Musical, Madagascar

  • 3/18/19- First day of Spring Sports

 

MSW Update - February 15, 2019

posted Feb 20, 2019, 5:29 AM by Barbara Quintangeli   [ updated Feb 20, 2019, 5:30 AM ]

Mrs. Milligan
Dear PVMS West Families,

I hope you are looking forward to the holiday weekend.  A reminder to all: School is closed for the holiday on Monday, February 18, 2019.  Please see the informational items below.

New News:

MAP Winter Progress Reports – These mid-year (Reading and Mathematics) progress reports were sent home with your child yesterday.

 

Vector 3 and Trimester 2 Ending Dates – Change of Date -Vector 3 ends on 2/19/19, and Trimester 2 ends 3/8/19.  Please communicate with your child’s vector teachers if you have any questions or concerns about his/her academic progress/grades.

 

PVMS - West Drama Club presents....

Madagascar, Jr.

Friday, March 15 at 7:30PM

Saturday, March 16 at 6:00PM

Sunday, March 17 at 2:00PM

At PVMS – West Auditorium

 

The show will run approximately ninety minutes, including intermission.

Click here for Mrs. Milligan’s Weekly Reminders from past newsletters:

General reminders are available on Mrs. Milligan's Tips and Reminders Webpage, located under the Resources for Families tab on the Middle School West home page.   A reminder to parents and guardians: If you ever need clarification or assistance with anything mentioned in my reports or if you have general questions, please email (dmilligan@pvsd.org) or call (484-977-7210, ext. 3505).  I will be happy to assist you.

Click here to follow us on Twitter!


Regards,


Donna Milligan, Principal, PVMS West

Important Dates:


February - When not listed, please see your email for specific dates, times, and locations.

  • 2/18/19 Holiday, Presidents’ Day, No School

  • 2/19/19 Vector 3 ends

  • PV High School’s Eighth-grade Parent Night and Elective Fair

 

Coming soon…

March - When not listed, please see your email for specific dates, times, and locations.

  • Jazz Band Competition

  • Reading Olympics competition

  • Seventh-grade Field Trip

  • Jazz Band performs at a neighboring middle school

  • PMEA String Fest

  • 3/15,16,17/19- West Spring Musical, Madagascar

  • 3/18/19- First day of Spring Sports

MSW Update - February 8, 2019

posted Feb 10, 2019, 6:33 AM by Barbara Quintangeli   [ updated Feb 10, 2019, 6:35 AM ]

Mrs. Milligan
Dear PVMS West Families,

I hope this email finds you doing well as we head into the weekend.  We are beginning our middle school-to-high school transition process for our eighth graders.  Please click on Mrs. Milligan’s Reminders link below to see the table document (Feb. 12-28) that outlines both the steps as well as the timeline.  Additional informational items are included below.

New News:

 

MS West Winter Dance Admission is $5.00.  Students may choose to bring additional money for drinks and snacks.  Please arrange a pick-up location with your child. Carpooling as well as a prompt pick up are always encouraged and appreciated.  (Students must be in school on the day of an evening activity in order to attend that activity.) Please see your email for more detail.

 

MS West’s Home and School Amazon Link - https://smile.amazon.com/ch/73-1727330  Just click on the banner to get an HTML code to copy.  Any money we earn goes directly into West's H & S account.  Give it a try!

 

MAP Winter Progress Reports – We will be sending these mid-year (Reading and Mathematics) progress reports home with your child on Feb. 14, 2019.

 

NMTCC Open House is scheduled for February 14th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. which is a wonderful opportunity to enhance parents’ knowledge of the programs available to our eighth-grade students. Click here to see the flyer with more details.

 

Vector 3 and Trimester 2 End soon – Vector 3 ends on 2/15/19, and Trimester 2 ends 3/8/19.  Please communicate with your child’s vector teachers if you have any questions or concerns about his/her academic progress/grades.

 

Ski Club – West’s Ski and Snowboard Club has skied twice this winter. We currently have one more trip scheduled, and seats are available. This club is a great way to enjoy the winter weather with friends. The club is open to all grades, ski or snowboard experience is necessary. Informational packets are available in the main office. If you have questions you may contact Mrs. Sabol (dsabol@pvsd.org) or Mrs. Doran (ddoran@pvsd.org).

 

Eighth-grade Parent Orientation - Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the PVHS auditorium. This is an opportunity for parents to gather information on curriculum and program planning at the high school. Parents will be able to speak with high school teachers about course offerings for incoming ninth-grade students.

 

Informational Meeting about Advanced Placement (AP) Courses - For Parents and Students in grades 8-11 who are considering taking an AP Course(s) for the first time next year. This meeting will take place on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the PVHS auditorium.

Rescheduled - NAEP – The date of the NAEP (Reading and Mathematics) assessment has been rescheduled for Feb. 25, 2019.

 

Ice Cream Social - The High School Viking Buddies Club is hosting an Ice Cream Social for our secondary special education students and their families.  The social offers our students and families an opportunity to socialize outside of school, support the transition of our students from middle school to high school, and learn more about the Viking Buddies club at the High School. We hope you will consider attending the event! Please see your email for details.

 

Full-school Assembly, “Marijuana, the Developing Brain & Behavior,” courtesy of Be a Part of the Conversation - February 27, 2019

 

Vaping Information -  Middle school-age children are often curious about vaping.  Please reference this resource from Montgomery County’s Office of Drug and Alcohol; it is an excellent supplement for family discussions.  A Vaping Toolkit -www.montcopa.org/vapingtoolkit.

 

Click here for Mrs. Milligan’s Weekly Reminders from past newsletters:

General reminders are available on Mrs. Milligan's Tips and Reminders Webpage, located under the Resources for Families tab on the Middle School West home page.   A reminder to parents and guardians: If you ever need clarification or assistance with anything mentioned in my reports or if you have general questions, please email (dmilligan@pvsd.org) or call (484-977-7210, ext. 3505).  I will be happy to assist you.

Click here to follow us on Twitter!


Regards,


Donna Milligan, Principal, PVMS West

Important Dates:

  • 2/12/19              Half day for Students, Inservice

  • 2/14/19 MAP Progress Reports, sent home with students

  • 2/18/19 Holiday, Presidents’ Day, No School

  • Winter Dance - please see your email for details

  • (grade 8) North MontCo Technical Career Center Field Trip - see your email

  • (grade 8) North MontCo Technical Career Center Open House - see your email

  • (grade 8) PV High School’s Eighth-grade Parent Night and Elective Fair - see your email




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