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Community Facilities Committee Meetings Planned for Nov. 28, Dec. 11

posted Nov 12, 2018, 6:05 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Nov 12, 2018, 6:05 AM ]

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Perkiomen Valley School District residents are invited to provide feedback at upcoming Community Facilities Committee meetings being planned for Wednesday, Nov. 28, and Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. These meetings are being held to determine how the district can best address South Elementary School's facility needs while keeping an eye toward key points, such as providing a safe learning environment, providing equity of experience for all students, and maintaining respect for the sense of community that exists at South. Be advised that participants will be invited to work in small groups to identify the educational values we want to uphold, and how the various options presented reflect those values. Any district resident may attend - you do not need to have filled out the previous survey we posted to participate. If you would like additional information about what is being considered, please click here. 

Principal's Message - November 9, 2018

posted Nov 10, 2018, 7:41 AM by Barbara Quintangeli   [ updated Nov 10, 2018, 7:50 AM ]

Mrs.Milligan
Dear PVMS West Families,

The first marking period report cards were made available in the Home Access Center (HAC) today a little after noon.  Reminder - Although our schools no longer print report cards for all students, if you would like to request a print copy, simply email a MS West secretary, Mrs. Dickey (cdickey@pvsd.org) or Mrs. Sitron (csitron@pvsd.org), and one will be furnished for you/sent home with your child.  (Please let our secretaries know if you need any school resources/materials in print form.)

The information that I am sharing this week largely provides reminders about conferences, American Education Week, yearbooks, etc.

Parent/Teacher Conferences - Parent/teacher conferences will be offered on Monday, November 19th, and Tuesday, November 20th.  Middle school conferences offer parents/guardians the opportunity to meet with their child's instructional team.  Please know that conferences are not mandated, but our staff will be available on these two days to engage in conversations about a child's progress.  Likewise, if a team feels the need to meet with parents, a conference may also be initiated by the team of teachers. We will be using SignUp.com to schedule conferences this year; we ask that parents/guardians only elect one conference block.  (If anyone has trouble with a link/signing up, just let us know and we will troubleshoot and rerelease.) Please see the links below:

Element – http://signup.com/go/qVWwyJE

Wilderness - http://signup.com/go/dZWeVEM

Crusader- http://signup.com/login/entry/2269998548395300117

Titan- http://signup.com/go/zMXHGhz

Adventure - http://signup.com/go/nLxdUSH

Journey- http://signup.com/go/svxJiSR

Mrs. DeSanto - http://signup.com/go/GPyBBwo

American Education Week – Nov. 12-16, 2018 - American Education Week is a celebration of public education and the people who contribute to our students’ success. Please join us in this celebration by making plans to stop by one of our schools on Parent Visitation Day. All of our schools will be welcoming parents to visit on Wednesday, Nov. 14th (Elementary Schools: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Middle Schools and High School: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)  A few notes for parents:  We cannot make accommodations for parents to eat lunch or attend recess with their children.  Volunteer clearances are not necessary to visit on this day, but you will need to be prepared to show your driver’s license when you sign in at your child’s school.  Please do not bring younger siblings along for the visit. Please be respectful of student privacy issues and refrain from capturing photos/ video during your visit.

 

Reading Olympics – Students may still join West’s Reading Olympics Library Assistants club.  They need only stop by the library for an application. RO meets each Monday we have school, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Students must have a ride home at 3:30 p.m. Our Reading Olympics competition will be in March.

SPARKs, Mrs. Scaglione’s kindness/anti-bullying club, launched its first fundraiser, a Homeroom-based Penny War.  Penny War Continues – Due to the day off on Tuesday, the Spark Kindness Club would like to continue its Penny War for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia through Monday, 11/12/18.The SPARKs’ mission is to model and promote acts of kindness at West and in the larger community; they have elected to donate the proceeds of their first community service project to CHoP.

Ski/Snowboarding Club Informational Meeting – Students will meet with club advisors on November 16th during period one in the MSW auditorium.  Informational packets and permissions slips will be distributed. Please ask your child to share these materials with you if he/she is interested/attended this meeting.  If you need to reach an advisor, please email Mrs. Sabol (dsabol@pvsd.org) or Ms. Doran (ddoran@pvsd.org).

 

Yearbook art contest! The yearbook editor is looking for student artwork to grace the divider pages of this year's Junior Voyager!  All students are welcome to submit as many entries as they wish! Contest ends December 14th! Please see Mrs. Muscatello in room 156 during morning homeroom for a template and details. Your masterpiece can be a part of West history!

 

PVMS West yearbooks are on sale now! From now through November 16th, you can pre-order your copy of the Junior Voyager for the low price of just $25.00! Save $5.00 over the end-of-year price! For ordering information, please click here to see flyer.

The theme of this year's PVMS West yearbook is "It Takes a Village to Educate a Child." The yearbook editor is looking for West student's family portraits that may be incorporated into the yearbook cover design. Submissions can be sent electronically to dmuscatello@pvsd.org or print photos can be brought in to the attention of Donna Muscatello. Photos will be scanned and returned. Thanks so much for your help!  

Please save the date for our upcoming Family Literacy Night, which will be held on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the cafeteria and library of Perkiomen Valley Middle School East. All K-5 parents and currently enrolled K-5 students are invited to participate in this event, which will feature a super hero theme and include activities such as “celebrity” book readings, literacy games, reading to a therapy dog, and a raffle to win a literacy-themed basket.  If you attend, please bring a gently used book along so that children can participate in a book swap. The idea is that every child will leave the event with another book of their choice. PV faculty and staff will facilitate the activities and discussion. Please RSVP by Nov. 26 so that we can properly staff this event: https://goo.gl/forms/Bkiilo2EFssgosTC3

from West’s Music Team:  

The Winter Concert is approaching fast; in fact, it is Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.  The West bands, chorus, and orchestras will present a night of wonderful music. This also means that our ensembles are in their final preparations.   If you are the parent of a student musician, please ask him/her to play/sing their music for you. As this is one of our most popular events, we will be adding as much seating as possible.

 

Please see below for a review of items that will keep you informed about district and/or MS West events and opportunities.     

Reminders:

from The Athletic Department:

Middle School tryouts/practices begin on Nov. 26th.  (The middle schools offer boys/girls basketball and wrestling.)


Basketball Youth Clinic – On November 10th (8:30-11:45, PVHS Gym) the Perkiomen Valley Boys Basketball team will be holding its annual youth clinic for male players in grades 2-8.  Please see attachment.

from West’s Counseling Center:

Parent Information Nights (Pertinent links for each can be found on our website.)

Vaping Information -   from Montgomery County’s Office of Drug and Alcohol, a Vaping Toolkit with resources for families, schools, and healthcare providers-www.montcopa.org/vapingtoolkit.


Triple P – Family Services is offering a Positive Parenting Program, a positive parenting approach to promote children’s development, practical discipline and communication strategies, and effective strategies for handling a variety of childhood behavior problems.  Please see the attachment.

February 27, 2019 at 6:30 pm — Perkiomen Valley (PVHS Library)

“Marijuana, the Developing Brain & Behavior” (for middle school and high school parents and staff)

April 3, 2019 at 6:30 pm — Perkiomen Valley (PVHS)

“Media, Messaging & Youth:  Living with technology and reconnecting with youth" with Mike Blanche, MSS, LCSW (for all parents and staff)

Eight grade will begin the High School Transition process beginning on January 14, 2019.  From 8:00 to 8:45 am, Joe Paddock, one of the North MontCo Technical Career Center counselors, will present information and options for application and attendance at NMTCC.  If a student is interested in the possibility of attending, they will be presented with an application. Completion of the application does not guarantee that a student will be accepted into the program of his/her choice.  Completion of the application is only an indication that student and parent are open to the possibility of NMTCC as a HS option. West students who return their applications will be taking a trip to NMTCC on January 28, 2019 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.  The NMTCC Open House is scheduled for February 14th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. which is a wonderful opportunity to enhance parents’ knowledge of the programs available to our students.

from Mrs. Lind – Nurse’s Notes: 

Just a friendly reminder that 6th grade students require a physical examination and updated immunizations if necessary, and 7th grade students require a dental examination. If your child has had these examinations recently, please be sure to send a copy in to the Nurse's office so your child's health record can be updated.   Please don't hesitate to reach out to the school nurse if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child. Mrs. Lind can be reached at 484-977-7210 ext. 4. or emailed at clind@pvsd.org.  

Montgomery County Office of Public Health:  No Cost Walk-in Flu Shots!

from Home and School:


PVMS WEST Holiday Spirit Wear Sale - Get a jump on your holiday shopping...                

SALE START DATE:  Sunday, November 4, 2018

SALE END DATE:  Sunday, November 18, 2018 (Sale will close at midnight on November 18th)

Visit pvwest.itemorder.com to place your order and pay with your credit card.

Orders can be kept secret from your child by choosing HOLIDAY SURPRISE at checkout.  Orders will be held in school office. Questions....contact  Christine Leifer (cmleifer@verizon.net)

Giant, Box Tops, and Amazon:  Easy and lucrative fundraising opportunities – Please see this attachment.

Spirit Wear Holiday Information - Coming early next week!

Join us for our next meeting on November 26th at 7:00 p.m. in the library to learn about the events that we are hosting after the holiday break.

For more information about next week, like our Facebook page at PV Middle School West Home & School.  

 

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.

Regards,

 

Donna Milligan, Principal, PVMS West

 

Click here to follow us on Twitter!

 

Important Dates:

  • 11/4-18/18         Holiday Spirit Wear Sale

  • 11/6/18             No School (Act 80 Day for Faculty)

  • 11/14/18            American Education Parent Visitation Day, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • 11/19 and 11/20 Conferences

  • 11/21, 11/22, 11/23 - Holiday, No School

  • 11/26/18            Home and School Meeting, 7:00 p.m., MSW Library


Principal's Message - November 2, 2018

posted Nov 5, 2018, 6:15 PM by Barbara Quintangeli   [ updated Nov 5, 2018, 6:29 PM ]

Mrs. Milligan
Dear PVMS West Families,

Although there are only sixteen student days in November, this month is filled with many events.  The first marking period concludes today, and report cards will be available electronically in Home Access Center (HAC) after noon on the 9th.  Please contact our main office if you would like to request a paper copy of your child’s report card.

November 6th – There is no school on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

Parent/Teacher Conferences - Parent/teacher conferences will be offered on Monday, November 19th, and Tuesday, November 20th.  Middle school conferences offer parents/guardians the opportunity to meet with their child's instructional team.  Please know that conferences are not mandated, but our staff will be available on these two days to engage in conversations about a child's progress.  Likewise, if a team feels the need to meet with parents, a conference may also be initiated by the team of teachers. We will be using SignUp.com to schedule conferences this year; we ask that parents/guardians only elect one conference block.  (If anyone has trouble with a link/signing up, just let us know and we will troubleshoot and rerelease.) Please see the links below:

Element – http://signup.com/go/qVWwyJE

Wilderness - http://signup.com/go/dZWeVEM

Crusader- http://signup.com/login/entry/2269998548395300117

Titan- http://signup.com/go/zMXHGhz

Adventure - http://signup.com/go/nLxdUSH

Journey- http://signup.com/go/svxJiSR

Mrs. DeSanto - http://signup.com/go/GPyBBwo

Reading Olympics – Students may still join West’s Reading Olympics Library Assistants club.  They need only stop by the library for an application. RO meets each Monday we have school, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Students must have a ride home at 3:30 p.m. Our Reading Olympics competition will be in March.

SPARKs, Mrs. Scaglione’s kindness/anti-bullying club, will launch its first fundraiser, a Homeroom-based Penny War, next week (11/5-9/18).  The SPARKs’ mission is to model and promote acts of kindness at West and in the larger community; they have elected to donate the proceeds of their first community service project to CHoP.

Please see below for a review of items that will keep you informed about district and/or MS West events and opportunities.     

Reminders:

Printed Report Cards, Etc. – Although our schools no longer print report cards for all students, if you would like to request a print copy, simply email a MS West secretary, Mrs. Dickey (cdickey@pvsd.org) or Mrs. Sitron (csitron@pvsd.org), and one will be furnished for you/sent home with your child.  (Please let our secretaries know if you need any school resources/materials in print form.)

American Education Week – Nov. 12-16, 2018 - American Education Week is a celebration of public education and the people who contribute to our students’ success. Please join us in this celebration by making plans to stop by one of our schools on Parent Visitation Day. All of our schools will be welcoming parents to visit on Wednesday, Nov. 14th (Elementary Schools: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Middle Schools and High School: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)  A few notes for parents:  We cannot make accommodations for parents to eat lunch or attend recess with their children.  Volunteer clearances are not necessary to visit on this day, but you will need to be prepared to show your driver’s license when you sign in at your child’s school.  Please do not bring younger siblings along for the visit. Please be respectful of student privacy issues and refrain from capturing photos/ video during your visit.

from The Athletic DepartmentWinter Sports registration deadline has been extended from Nov. 5th to Nov. 9th.  Middle School tryouts/practices begin on Nov. 26th.  (The middle schools offer boys/girls basketball and wrestling.)

 

Basketball Youth Clinic – On November 10th (8:30-11:45, PVHS Gym) the Perkiomen Valley Boys Basketball team will be holding its annual youth clinic for male players in grades 2-8.  Please see attachment.

from West’s Counseling Center - Parent Information Nights (Pertinent links for each can be found on our website.)

Vaping Information -   from Montgomery County’s Office of Drug and Alcohol, a Vaping Toolkit with resources for families, schools, and healthcare providers-www.montcopa.org/vapingtoolkit.

Triple P – Family Services is offering a Positive Parenting Program, a positive parenting approach to promote children’s development, practical discipline and communication strategies, and effective strategies for handling a variety of childhood behavior problems.  Please see the attachment.

February 27, 2019 at 6:30 pm — Perkiomen Valley (PVHS Library)

“Marijuana, the Developing Brain & Behavior” (for middle school and high school parents and staff)

April 3, 2019 at 6:30 pm — Perkiomen Valley (PVHS)

“Media, Messaging & Youth:  Living with technology and reconnecting with youth" with Mike Blanche, MSS, LCSW (for all parents and staff)

Eight grade will begin the High School Transition process beginning on January 14, 2019.  From 8:00 to 8:45 am, Joe Paddock, one of the North MontCo Technical Career Center counselors, will present information and options for application and attendance at NMTCC.  If a student is interested in the possibility of attending, they will be presented with an application. Completion of the application does not guarantee that a student will be accepted into the program of his/her choice.  Completion of the application is only an indication that student and parent are open to the possibility of NMTCC as a HS option. West students who return their applications will be taking a trip to NMTCC on January 28, 2019 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.  The NMTCC Open House is scheduled for February 14th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. which is a wonderful opportunity to enhance parents’ knowledge of the programs available to our students.

from Mrs. Lind – Nurse’s Notes:  Just a friendly reminder that 6th grade students require a physical examination and updated immunizations if necessary, and 7th grade students require a dental examination. If your child has had these examinations recently, please be sure to send a copy in to the Nurse's office so your child's health record can be updated.   Please don't hesitate to reach out to the school nurse if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child. Mrs. Lind can be reached at 484-977-7210 ext. 4. or emailed at clind@pvsd.org.  

Montgomery County Office of Public Health:  No Cost Walk-in Flu Shots!

from Home and School -

Giant, Box Tops, and Amazon:  Easy and lucrative fundraising opportunities – Please see this attachment.

Spirit Wear Holiday Information - Coming early next week!

Join us for our next meeting on November 26th at 7:00 p.m. in the library to learn about the events that we are hosting after the holiday break.

For more information about next week, like our Facebook page at PV Middle School West Home & School.  

 

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.

Regards,

 

Donna Milligan, Principal, PVMS West

 

Click here to follow us on Twitter!

 

Important Dates:

  • 11/4-18/18         Holiday Spirit Wear Sale

  • 11/6/18             No School (Act 80 Day for Faculty)

  • 11/14/18            American Education Parent Visitation Day, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • 11/19 and 11/20 Conferences

  • 11/21, 11/22, 11/23 - Holiday, No School

  • 11/26/18            Home and School Meeting, 7:00 p.m., MSW Library


Principal's Message - October 26, 2018

posted Oct 26, 2018, 1:03 PM by Barbara Quintangeli   [ updated Oct 26, 2018, 1:05 PM ]

Mrs. Milligan
Dear West families,

I hope this update finds you doing well as the month of October comes to a close.  Our first marking period concludes on November 2nd, and report cards will be available electronically after noon on the 9th.  In addition, parent/teacher conferences are scheduled for November 19th (day and evening) and November 20th (day).

Please see below for a variety of items that will keep you informed about district and/or MS West events and opportunities.     

Printed Report Cards, Etc. – Although our schools no longer print report cards for all students, if you would like to request a print copy, simply email a MS West secretary, Mrs. Dickey (cdickey@pvsd.org) or Mrs. Sitron (csitron@pvsd.org), and one will be furnished for you/sent home with your child.  (Please let our secretaries know if you need any school resources/materials in print form.)

New News:

Fall Activity Night - coming soon! Please see your email for more information.

Red Ribbon Week –  This past week, the students and staff of PVMSW observed Red Ribbon Week, a national campaign that encourages people and communities to take a stand against drugs.  The West community participated in various spirit days to signify their commitment to a drug-free lifestyle. The front hallway of our school is now adorned with student pledges to grow up safe, healthy, and drug-free. Please click here for more information about Red Ribbon Week.  

Box Tops Contest Winner – Congratulations to Mr. Murphy’s Homeroom on being Home and School's first Box Tops contest winner of the school year! Your class collected 471 Box Tops (of the total 3,479 that were collected) and has won a Philly Pretzel party.  Honorable mention - Mrs. Herzog, 344 Box Tops; and Mrs. Griffin, 332 Box Tops!

American Education Week – Nov. 12-16, 2018 - American Education Week is a celebration of public education and the people who contribute to our students’ success. Please join us in this celebration by making plans to stop by one of our schools on Parent Visitation Day. All of our schools will be welcoming parents to visit on Wednesday, Nov. 14th (Elementary Schools: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Middle Schools and High School: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)  A few notes for parents:  We cannot make accommodations for parents to eat lunch or attend recess with their children.  Volunteer clearances are not necessary to visit on this day, but you will need to be prepared to show your driver’s license when you sign in at your child’s school.  Please do not bring younger siblings along for the visit. Please be respectful of student privacy issues and refrain from capturing photos/ video during your visit.

Parent/Teacher Conferences - Parent/teacher conferences will be offered on Monday, November 19th, and Tuesday, November 20th.  Middle school conferences offer parents/guardians the opportunity to meet with their child's instructional team.  Please know that conferences are not mandated, but our staff will be available on these two days to engage in conversations about a child's progress.  Likewise, if a team feels the need to meet with parents, a conference may also be initiated by the team of teachers. We will be using SignUp.com to schedule conferences this year, and next week's Principal's Report will include links to access the teams' schedules for signing up.

from The Athletic Department

Winter Sports registration deadline has been extended from Nov. 5th to Nov. 9th.  Middle School tryouts/practices begin on Nov. 26th.  (The middle schools offer boys/girls basketball and wrestling.)

Basketball Youth Clinic – On November 10th (8:30-11:45, PVHS Gym) the Perkiomen Valley Boys Basketball team will be holding its annual youth clinic for male players in grades 2-8.  Please click here for flyer.

from West’s Counseling Center -

Vaping Information -   Montgomery County’s Office of Drug and Alcohol has released a Vaping Toolkit with resources for families, schools, and healthcare providers- www.montcopa.org/vapingtoolkit.

 

Triple P – Family Services is offering a Positive Parenting Program, a positive parenting approach to promote children’s development, practical discipline and communication strategies, and effective strategies for handling a variety of childhood behavior problems.  Please click here for flyer.

February 27, 2019 at 6:30 pm — Perkiomen Valley (PVHS Library)

“Marijuana, the Developing Brain & Behavior” (for middle school and high school parents and staff)

April 3, 2019 at 6:30 pm — Perkiomen Valley (PVHS)

“Media, Messaging & Youth:  Living with technology and reconnecting with youth" with Mike Blanche, MSS, LCSW (for all parents and staff)

Future Transition Event - Eighth grade will begin the High School Transition process beginning on January 14, 2019.  From 8:00 to 8:45 A.M., Joe Paddock, one of the North MontCo Technical Career Center counselors, will present information and options for application and attendance at NMTCC.  If a student is interested in the possibility of attending, they will be presented with an application. Completion of the application does not guarantee that a student will be accepted into the program of his/her choice.  Completion of the application is only an indication that student and parent are open to the possibility of NMTCC as a HS option. West students who return their applications will be taking a trip to NMTCC on January 28, 2019 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.  The NMTCC Open House is scheduled for February 14th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. which is a wonderful opportunity to enhance parents’ knowledge of the programs available to our students.

from Mrs. Lind –

Nurse’s Notes:  Just a friendly reminder that 6th grade students require a physical examination and updated immunizations if necessary, and 7th grade students require a dental examination. If your child has had these examinations recently, please be sure to send a copy in to the Nurse's office so your child's health record can be updated.   Please don't hesitate to reach out to the school nurse if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child. Mrs. Lind can be reached at 484-977-7210 ext. 4. or emailed at clind@pvsd.org.  

Montgomery County Office of Public Health:  No Cost Walk-in Flu Shots!

Please click here for flyer.

from Home and School -


Giant, Box Tops, and Amazon:  Easy and lucrative fundraising opportunitiesPlease click here for flyer.

 

Walk for West - A big thank you to all of our West families.  We raised $5,034.50 for our Walk for West, over $1,200 on Kidstuff Books, and collected 3,479 Box Tops!  Your generosity will allow us to continue helping all of the students in school have exceptional guest speakers, educational field trips, fun Activity Nights, and much more.   THANK YOU!

We hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween.  (West neither encourages nor discourages dressing up for Halloween.  If students do choose to dress up, please, no masks, heavy/gory makeup, or props of any kind.  Costumes may not infringe upon safety or instruction/participation in any/all classes.)

Join us for our next meeting on November 26th at 7:00 p.m. in the library to learn about the events that we are hosting after the holiday break.

For more information about next week, like our Facebook page at PV Middle School West Home & School.  

 

Reminders:

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.

Regards,

Donna Milligan, Principal, PVMS West

 

Click here to follow us on Twitter!

Important Dates:

  • In October we will have an Activity Night for ALL East and West Students and College Settlement Camp for sixth grade students. Please see your email for details.

  • 11/2/18              End of MP #1

  • 11/4-18/18         Holiday Spirit Wear Sale

  • 11/6/18              No School (Act 80 Day for Faculty)

  • 11/14/18            American Education Parent Visitation Day, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • 11/19 and 11/20 Conferences (Links coming soon!)

  • 11/21, 11/22, 11/23 - Holiday, No School

  • 11/26/18           Home and School Meeting, 7:00 p.m., MSW Library


Substitute Aides Needed

posted Oct 26, 2018, 9:25 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Oct 26, 2018, 9:25 AM ]

substitute aides advertisement
Looking to take your involvement with the district to the next level? Work at PVSD as a Substitute Aide! Submit your application as a Substitute Teacher Aide and spend your days providing meaningful service to students and staff in our schools. Although regular availability is preferred, this job provides significant scheduling flexibility from week to week. Apply now online or contact Susan Angel (sangel@pvsd.org) with questions.

Principal's Message - October 19, 2018

posted Oct 19, 2018, 1:46 PM by Barbara Quintangeli

Mrs. Milligan
Dear West families,

Only a few informational items to share this week...nevertheless, we are excited for our high school football team players as they go up against their formidable rival, Spring-Ford!  Go Vikings! (West students showed their PV Pride by wearing their orange today!)

New News:

Final Walk for West Update: Our Home and School has reported our fundraiser total to be just shy of $5,000.  The top participating homerooms were Wilderness and Crusader, who will get to use the newly purchased giant Jenga and Connect Four games.  To our students and families, we thank you for your participation and for supporting our school!

Red Ribbon Week – 10/22/18-10/26/18 – Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States.  Please click here for more information.  

Take a Stand Against Drugs:

Monday - Black Out Drugs – Wear black.

Tuesday - Living Drug Free Is No Sweat – Wear sweatshirts.

Wednesday - Your Future is Bright without Drugs – Wear white.

Thursday - The Best Me is Drug Free – Wear nice clothes.  (It is also picture retake day!)

Friday - Use Your Head -- wear red.

Fall Activity Night - coming soon! Please see your email for more information.

Sixth-grade Camp – Permission slips were due on Wednesday.  If you have any concerns regarding paperwork and/or payment, please call our front office, 484-977-7210.

Reminders:

Staying after School – Students may only stay after school when they are under the direct supervision of a teacher, coach, or club advisor.

from the Counseling Center - Parent Information Nights (Pertinent links for each can be found on our website.) – Please mark your calendars for these important dates. Click here for event details and our full schedule of events throughout the year.

October 23, 2018 at 7:00 pm – Barbara Harvey Brodsky Enrichment Center of JFCS, 345 Montgomery Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA “The Opioid Epidemic:  Understanding How America’s Deadly Addiction Affects Our Community” (a panel discussion headed by Josh Shapiro, PA Attorney General)  See attachment; there is an RSVP/a charge for this event.


from Mrs. Lind - Nurse’s Notes:  Just a friendly reminder that 6th grade students require a physical examination and updated immunizations if necessary, and 7th grade students require a dental examination. If your child has had these examinations recently, please be sure to send a copy in to the Nurse's office so your child's health record can be updated.   Please don't hesitate to reach out to the school nurse if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child. Mrs. Lind can be reached at 484-977-7210 ext 4. or emailed at clind@pvsd.org.  

Montgomery County Office of Public Health:  No Cost Walk-in Flu Shots – Please see click here for details.

from Home and School:

Giant, Box Tops, and Amazon:  Easy and lucrative fundraising opportunities

For more information about next week, like our Facebook page at PV Middle School West Home & School.  

 

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.

Regards,

Donna Milligan, Principal, PVMS West

 

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Important Dates:

  • In October we will have an Activity Night for ALL East and West Students and College Settlement Camp for sixth grade students. Please see your email for details.

  • 10/16/18            Half Day and Home and School Meeting, 7pm, Library

  • 10/22/18-10/26/18   Red Ribbon Week (Spirit Week)

  • 10/25/18            Showstopper Picture Retake Day

 



Principal's Report - October 12, 2018

posted Oct 12, 2018, 1:35 PM by Barbara Quintangeli   [ updated Oct 12, 2018, 1:40 PM ]

Mrs. Milligan
Dear West families,

Fall has finally arrived! The leaves are turning and the temperatures are dropping - quickly.  Please see the Walk for West update along with some grade-specific information. As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

New News:

Home and School News -Thank You!  Special thanks to all West family and friends for contributing to our Walk-for-West/Home and School fundraiser. Click here to see details.

 

Middle School Band Night, Homecoming, and PVSDs first Hall of Fame Induction – Tonight, Thomas J. Keenan Stadium, 6:30 p.m.  Come join the fun and festivities! (PVHS appreciates parent supervision of all middle school spectators at the high school games.)

 

Hall of Fame - PV is excited to announce that we now have a Hall of Fame. The inaugural class will be inducted at the PVHS Homecoming game on Friday, October 12th, prior to the start of the game.  Please join us in congratulating the inductees:  Joanne (Kehs) Conte, Mary Fenstermacher, William Fretz, Dr. Franklin Manley, William Neill,Steven Rich, David Roberts, Jacqueline Trankle, and Grant Wiley.  (West would like to congratulate as well as welcome home all of the inductees!  We are PV Proud!)


6th Annual Dentistry from the Heart:  A Day of Free Dental Care for Patients in Need - Tomorrow, October 13, 2018, Registration begins at 7:00 a.m., arrive early!  The event will be held at Red Hill Dental Office.  Patients are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather, arrive early, bring chairs, water, snacks, etc. as they will be waiting outside to be seen.  The first 100 patients are guaranteed to be seen. Contact number 215-679-8033.


PVHS and PVMS West Tree Planting - Special thanks to Ms. Emers, Alex, Catie, Ethan, Mia, and three of Mrs. Brecht’s AP Environmental Science seniors for planting our newest trees by the gym exit!  The Sugar Maple and a pair of Redbud trees will beautify our campus and help clean the air!


Red Ribbon Week – 10/22/18-10/26/18 – Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States.  More information coming soon!


Reminders:

Sixth-grade Camp- The forms have been sent home with your child/children.  

Sixth-grade Camp Reminder - Permission slips/payments are due by October 17, 2018!  Our adventures begin on the 29th or the 30th. Students must have completed permission slips to participate in this field trip.  (Reminder – Students have been asked not to bring electronics on this trip.)

Water Bottles – West prefers clear plastic water bottles over glass bottles.  We have had a few glass bottles break in the gym/locker room areas.

Bussing – Students are not permitted to ride home with friends unless there is a family emergency.  If an emergency arises, BOTH the sending and receiving families need to send a note into school.  This note should detail the need, supervising parent/guardian, bus number, and bus stop. Some of our buses are quite full; as a result, the bus company can deny a request when the number of students exceeds any given bus’s capacity.

Staying after School – Students may only stay after school when they are under the direct supervision of a teacher, coach, or club advisor.

Eligibility - Students are subject to the guidelines established for determining their eligibility to participate in all co‐curricular activities, such as, but not limited to: sports, band, plays, clubs, leadership roles (student council), and dances. An “Ineligible List” is printed every week to indicate which students may not participate in extra‐curricular activities due to poor academic performance or an outstanding debt.  A student’s cumulative average for every subject, at any given time, must be 60% or above for him/her to be considered eligible. Students with failing grades are placed on academic probation for two weeks. If, after the second week, the student’s average is still below 60%, he or she is placed on the ineligible list. Students remain ineligible until a passing cumulative average is attained.

Updating Contact Information - If you need to update contact information, i.e. telephone numbers and/or email addresses, please see the attachment, Instructions for Completing Registration Verification through Home Access Center (HAC).

Power Packs - Is your child in need of a Halloween costume?  The PV Power Packs program will be helping to coordinate the distribution of donated Halloween costumes to children in need. If you would like your child to receive a costume, please send the following information to powerpacks@pvsd.org:

  • Child's name and school

  • Costume type (ex.: superhero, princess, animal, etc.)

  • Size

Also, if you would like to donate a costume, please let us know that too.  Thank you for your consideration!

The PV Power Packs program, which supplies students in need with food over the weekend, is seeking non-perishable food donations. Please consider donating INDIVIDUAL-SIZED breakfast, lunch, and snack items such as cereal, oatmeal, mac and cheese (boxes and individual-sized), pasta, Chef Boyardee, ramen, granola bars, raisins, applesauce, fruit snacks, fruit cups, etc. Donations can be dropped off during school hours to any school or the district office. If you prefer to order online, you can send your shipment to the high school (509 Gravel Pike, Collegeville, PA 19426) to the attention of "PV Power Packs."

Bus Deck Dress – Each morning West students may congregate on the bus deck for fifteen minutes (or less).  As the temperature drops, please encourage your child to wear a sweatshirt or a coat to school.  (Please remind your child to keep a sweatshirt, sweatpants, and/or sneakers here at school as well.)

from the Counseling Center - Parent Information Nights (Pertinent links for each can be found on our website.) – Please mark your calendars for these important dates. Click here for event details and our full schedule of events throughout the year.

October 18, 2018 at 6:30 pm – Perkiomen Valley (Perkiomen Valley High School)

“Clearing the Air About Vaping” (for middle school and high school parents and staff)

October 23, 2018 at 7:00 pm – Barbara Harvey Brodsky Enrichment Center of JFCS, 345 Montgomery Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA “The Opioid Epidemic:  Understanding How America’s Deadly Addiction Affects Our Community” (a panel discussion headed by Josh Shapiro, PA Attorney General)  See attachment; there is an RSVP/a charge for this event.


from Mrs. Lind - Nurse’s Notes:  Just a friendly reminder that 6th grade students require a physical examination and updated immunizations if necessary, and 7th grade students require a dental examination. If your child has had these examinations recently, please be sure to send a copy in to the Nurse's office so your child's health record can be updated.   Please don't hesitate to reach out to the school nurse if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child. Mrs. Lind can be reached at 484-977-7210 ext 4. or emailed at clind@pvsd.org.  


Montgomery County Office of Public Health:  No Cost Walk-in Flu Shots – Please see click here for details.

from Home and School:

Giant, Box Tops, and Amazon:  Easy and lucrative fundraising opportunities

For more information about next week, like our Facebook page at PV Middle School West Home & School.  

 

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.

Regards,

Donna Milligan, Principal, PVMS West

 

Click here to follow us on Twitter!

Important Dates:

  • In October we will have an Activity Night for ALL East and West Students and College Settlement Camp for sixth grade students. Please see your email for details.

  • 10/16/18            Half Day and Home and School Meeting, 7pm, Library

  • 10/22/18-10/26/18   Red Ribbon Week (Spirit Week)

  • 10/25/18            Showstopper Picture Retake Day

 



Comprehensive Plan Draft Available for Public Review

posted Oct 2, 2018, 6:16 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Oct 5, 2018, 6:31 AM ]

plan tiles
A draft of Perkiomen Valley School District's comprehensive plan was approved at the Oct. 1 School Board work session, and has been posted for public review online. Hard copies of the draft will also be available at the District Office (3 Iron Bridge Drive), all schools, as well as at the Perkiomen Valley Library. Should you have comments to share about the draft plan, please submit them to Laurie Smith, Assistant to the Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction. Following this period of public review, the plan will be voted on again by the School Board in November and then submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Education. For more information about the comprehensive planning process, please click here.

Principal's Message - September 28, 2018

posted Sep 28, 2018, 7:17 PM by Barbara Quintangeli   [ updated Sep 28, 2018, 7:23 PM ]

Mrs. Milligan
Dear West families,

First, I will never try to predict weekend weather ever again.  Sorry about that!

It is hard to believe that a full month has already come and gone, and it's starting to feel like fall.  The students have settled into their routines, and we have already reached mid-marking period. Therefore, I encourage all parents to check the Home Access Center (HAC) to monitor your child’s/children’s progress.  If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s performance, please contact your child’s team of teachers or individual teachers. Let the counselors, Ms. Militello or Mr. Montgomery, or me know if we can be of additional assistance as well.

New News:

Our Fall Band Night has been cancelled for tonight. Due to the conditions of our field, the high school football game has been moved to Methacton. Kick off will be at 7:30 p.m. at Methacton.  Click here for details.

Walk for West and Spirit Week is here!  Starting Monday, our biggest fundraiser of the year kicks in.  The money we raise next week aids students and teachers the entire year.  It helps provide author visits, field trip support, agenda books, and much, much more!  And don't forget, many local businesses match donations. For more information about next week, like our facebook page at PV Middle School West Home & School. Please makes checks payable to PV Middle School West Home & School.

 

Spirit Week - October 1st to 5th and Walk for West is scheduled for Friday, October 5th (rain date, Tuesday, October 9th.)  Please send donations for the walk by October 9th.  (See attachment.  A flyer and envelope have been sent home with each student.)

  • Monday, October 1 – Hat Day/Crazy Hair Day

  • Tuesday, October 2 – Sports Day (Wear your favorite team shirt.)

  • Wednesday, October 3 – Mismatched or Backward Day

  • Thursday, October 4 – Superhero Day (Wear a cool superhero shirt or costume.)

  • Friday, October 5 – Team Color Day

 

Middle School Dance – What a success!  The kids danced, jumped, and sang all night!  They didn’t even look tired when they left us; we tried!  We were very fortunate to have Mr. Zacharias, Mrs. Todd, and, of course, Home and School parents support this lively activity. Thank you to all of our parents who helped bake and/or worked the snack stand at the dance.

 

Pictures – Showstopper pictures have been distributed.  If you ordered a package and have yet to see it, it is most likely in a backpack.

 

Sixth-grade Camp- The sixth-grade teams will be participating in a field trip to an outdoor school program, which offers students experiential-based lessons designed to complement the science curriculum.  In addition, students will participate in group challenges to foster teambuilding. The teams plan to send more information home next week! Please check your email for details.

from the Counseling Center - Parent Information Nights – Please mark your calendars for these important dates. Click here for event details and our full schedule of events throughout the year.

 

Reminders:

Attendance/Absences – If you know your child will be absent from school, please be sure to contact Mrs. Brenda Continelli, our counseling/attendance secretary, at bcontinelli@pvsd.org or by calling our office at 484-977-7210.  For detailed information about our attendance procedures, please refer to the online Student Handbook. The Handbook can be found on the PVSD website by clicking the Parents Tab, Handbooks, and Middle School Handbook, pages 3-4.  Direct Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Oc7tyvPjkeLhL7oR69T_LuODP8Y43FZe/view

 

Power Packs -  Is your child in need of a Halloween costume?  The PV Power Packs program will be helping to coordinate the distribution of donated Halloween costumes to children in need. If you would like your child to receive a costume, please send the following information to powerpacks@pvsd.org:

  • Child's name and school

  • Costume type (ex.: superhero, princess, animal, etc.)

  • Size

Also, if you would like to donate a costume, please let us know that too.  Thank you for your consideration! Click here for information on the PV Power Packs program.  

 

Click here to see important health information from Mrs. Lind, our nurse.

Click here to see Home and School news, including  Walk for West, our biggest fundraiser, as well as Giant, Box Tops, and Amazon:  Easy and lucrative fundraising opportunities Please see this attachment.


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.

Regards,

Donna Milligan, Principal, PVMS West

Important Dates:

  • In October we will have an Activity Night for ALL East and West Students and College Settlement Camp for sixth grade students. Please see your email for details.

  • 10/1-5/18           Spirit Week, Walk for West

  • 10/5/18              Walk for West (10/9/2018 - Walk for West alt. date)

  • 10/16/18            Half Day and Home and School Meeting, 7pm, Library

  • 10/25/18            Showstopper Picture Retake Day


PVSD Prepares to Unveil Hall of Fame

posted Sep 26, 2018, 10:57 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Sep 28, 2018, 8:31 AM ]

hall of fame logo
Perkiomen Valley School District is proud to announce the establishment of a new Hall of Fame to recognize distinguished alumni or others whose outstanding athletic, professional, or civic endeavors have brought honor to the district, and who serve to inspire future graduates to perform and serve in the same spirit. This year's inaugural class includes the following individuals:

Joanne (Kehs) Conte
Mary Fenstermacher
William Fretz
Dr. Franklin Manley
William Neill
Steven Rich
David Roberts
Jacqueline Trankle
Grant Wiley

You can learn more about the nominees and their accomplishments by visiting our Hall of Fame webpages. We invite you to join in public recognition of these Hall of Famers on Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. prior to the start of the Homecoming football game. A plaque for each Hall of Fame inductee will also be permanently installed on the wall outside the competition gym at Perkiomen Valley High School. 

The PVSD Foundation and the Class of 2018 have provided funding to establish the new Hall of Fame. We are grateful for their support!

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