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MSW Update - April 3, 2020

posted Apr 3, 2020, 2:23 PM by Barbara Quintangeli   [ updated Apr 3, 2020, 2:28 PM ]

Mrs. Milligan, Principal
Dear West Families,

First and foremost, I hope all are well. 


Since the district has offered a number of recent communications, 

I am offering a quick reference instead of a lengthy update:


  •  Schools are closed “indefinitely,” as per Governor Wolf. 
  •  Today marks the end of week one of new learning.  (Students should have logged into their Google Classrooms, daily, and participated in the posted activities and assignments.  Work from this week is representative of new learning, not review; therefore, it does “count.”)


  •  If your child is struggling, please reach out to his/her teacher, team, counselor, or administrator for advice/support via email.  Any/all communications are welcome!

  • PVSD’s third marking period ends on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.  (Please remind your child/ren to turn in any/all work due as soon as possible.)


  • April 6th and 7th – Students should log into their Google Classrooms and participate in the posted activities and assignments.


  • Spring Break, April 8-13; students should return to their online classes on Tuesday, April 14th.


  • Events and Activities – Many (mostly April) events have already been cancelled or postponed; we are awaiting additional information from the state in specific regard to May/June.  More to come….


  • Retrieving personal items - The district is considering this request; currently, no date/time has been set.


  • Technology needs – The tech team will honor pre-scheduled appointments at the high school on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 between noon and 2:00 p.m.  (Proceed to the front entrance loop, form a line, and please remain in your car.  The team will wave you forward when they are ready to assist you.  You must have a copy of your email/ticket number associated with your appointment.)


  • Please refer to the district website for additional information as well as all past videos and correspondences.


West’s faculty and staff is here to support you and your student(s); just reach out to us through email. Please stay safe during this time!


Donna Milligan, PVMS West 

(dmilligan@pvsd.org – I will be happy to help and/or direct your questions!)    

School Board Business Meeting, April 13

posted Apr 3, 2020, 12:14 PM by Jessica Lester   [ updated ]

school board
The Perkiomen Valley School District Board of Directors will hold a virtual business meeting on Monday, April 13, at 6:30 p.m. The link and password to join the meeting will be posted later this week. If you require reasonable accommodations to access these meetings due to a disability, please contact Superintendent Dr. Barbara Russell at brussell@pvsd.org or (610) 489-8506, ext. 1101 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting with a request for such accommodations. The agenda will be posted in BoardDocs on April 11.

If you would like to submit public comment in advance of the meeting, you can send your comment(s) to virtualboardmeeting@pvsd.org. Please include your name and municipality or building assignment with your comment. The Board secretary will share all comments with the Board and make them available to the public.

MSW Students - Third Marking Period ends soon - please complete your assignments

posted Apr 1, 2020, 1:39 PM by Barbara Quintangeli   [ updated Apr 1, 2020, 1:40 PM ]

Mrs. Milligan, Principal
Students:


As a note, the third marking period will conclude on April 7, which does allow you time to complete outstanding assignments (by April 14 or sooner, please) before grades are finalized and report cards processed. Contact your teachers via email if you have questions about what you need to complete to get caught up.


Sincerely,

Mrs. Milligan, PV Middle School West Principal


"Navigating Through Our First Virtual Voyage" Recording/Presentation

posted Mar 31, 2020, 5:50 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Apr 2, 2020, 9:25 AM ]

facebook live
In case you missed Superintendent Dr. Barbara Russell's Facebook Live discussion about "Navigating our First Virtual Voyage", please view the discussion and an accompanying presentation below. 


Navigating Through Our First Virtual Voyage

 

Coronavirus School Schedule & Resources UPDATE from Mrs. Milligan - March 30, 2020

posted Mar 30, 2020, 3:51 PM by Barbara Quintangeli   [ updated Mar 31, 2020, 11:35 AM ]

Mrs. Milligan, Principal
Dear West Parents/Guardians,

As we are dealing with this unprecedented global health crisis, I hope that you and your family are well.  Perkiomen Valley is a wonderful and caring community, so please do not hesitate to reach out to administration, school counselors or teachers/teams if you need anything. 


With the recent announcement from Governor Wolf that schools across the state will remain closed “indefinitely” and that the “Stay at Home” order will be extended through April 30th, our district has decided to transition from learning enhancements, essentially review work, to new learning. Last week our faculty and all staff were busy preparing for this new direction of instruction, and we are excited to reengage with all of our students.  We truly miss them!


Today, teachers started posting assignments in their Google Classrooms.  (See the middle level schedule below.) We ask that you encourage your child/ren to check his/her/their school email each day as well as Google Classrooms for assignments to complete.  Please review Dr. Russell’s email from Friday (as well as past correspondence), and check the district’s website/social media for specific information regarding both accessing new learning and academic expectations.   

West’s counselors will continue to be available to our students daily, and they plan to share updates periodically.  Students should reach out to their counselors with any counseling- and/or scheduling-related need(s).  Counseling newsletter link: https://www.smore.com/5xvmt

The Safe2Say tipline will remain active during the closure.  This tip line enables one to send anonymous tips to notify the proper authorities to any number of concerns, such as, but not limited to:  mental health concerns, personal safety, drugs/alcohol abuse, bullying and more.  There are several ways to report a concern: you can call 1-844-safe2say, go to the Safe2Say, or download the app.  Your tip will be forwarded to a dispatcher, and administrators and/or counselors will do their best to address the issue.  Don't forget, in an emergency, please call 911!

Also, during the school closure, MS West will continue to run SAP (our Student Assistance Program) meetings; West’s SAP team will continue to take referrals and provide connections for students and families.  The mission of the Pennsylvania Network for Student Assistance Services is to provide leadership for developing a safe and drug-free environment and mental health wellness in schools and communities across the commonwealth.  Please contact a school counselor for more information.  

Please don’t forget that West is still here to help and support you and your student(s).  (Parent resources link: http://www.pvsd.org/curriculum-instruction/covid-19-learning-enhancements)  Please reach out to us through email.  


Stay safe and be well!


Donna L. Milligan, Principal, PVMS West

 

Click here to see the Middle School Virtual Schedule


There is also a suggested At-Home-Learning Daily Schedule posted on the following webpage:  http://www.pvsd.org/curriculum-instruction/covid-19-learning-enhancements


Coronavirus Shutdown Communication/Information

posted Mar 27, 2020, 11:08 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Apr 1, 2020, 11:09 AM ]

megaphones
Miss a message that we sent out about the school shutdown? No worries - we have posted all of the email communications sent out in chronological order on a webpage dedicated to the coronavirus pandemic and related topics. Please check this page frequently for updates to make sure you haven't missed anything. You may also check our Facebook(@PerkValleySchools)/Twitter (@PV_Schools) accounts for updates and information.

Not getting our emails? Check your spam/junk folders and mark any communication from pvsd.org as safe. If you don't see any messages in your spam folder or your regular inbox, make sure that your email address is correct in Home Access Center. Click here for instructions on how to update email addresses in HAC. If your contact information is correct, our messages aren't in spam, and you're still not getting our emails, it's possible your email provider may be blocking emails that come from pvsd.org. Contact your email provider to learn how to "whitelist" emails from pvsd.org. If these steps don't work, please reach out to Jessica Lester, Manager of School & Community Engagement, for assistance at: jlester@pvsd.org

Learning Enhancement Resource Page for Families

posted Mar 19, 2020, 7:19 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Mar 19, 2020, 7:19 AM ]

dad and child learning
Need some ideas for learning enhancements for your child during the shutdown? Please visit our resource page for information - we will be adding to this page periodically. Be sure to check back for more links, tips and resources. 

MSW Update - March 10, 2020

posted Mar 12, 2020, 2:44 PM by Barbara Quintangeli

Mrs. Milligan, PVMSW Principal
Dear West Families,

It is with very mixed emotions that I write this letter announcing my retirement from the Perkiomen Valley School District, effective July 31, 2020.  Please know that I take great pride in having worked for a district that has dedicated itself to strengthening, supporting, and enhancing student growth and learning as well as preparing Perkiomen Valley students for future successes.

Perkiomen Valley has supported my professional growth and development for over thirty years, and I have both recognized and appreciated the coursework, training, and trust afforded to me.  During my tenure, I became an active and respected member of the school community, and I thrived on the responsibilities entrusted to me.  Having worn a number of “hats” (teacher, department chairperson, literacy coach, curriculum coordinator, assistant principal, and principal,) I hope to capitalize on the skills I have honed while working in PVHS, MS East, MS West, and Skippack to discover new avenues of teaching, learning, writing, and advocating.

It is with great humility that I credit my talented colleagues, both past and present; wonderfully supportive Perkiomen Valley parents, and, of course, decades of AMAZING students with feeding my academic interests, allowing me to realize and celebrate numerous successes, and supporting my aspirations.

Perkiomen Valley, I sincerely appreciate and thank you!  Once a Viking, always a Viking,

Donna L. Milligan,

Principal, Perkiomen Valley Middle School West 

MSW Update - March 6, 2020

posted Mar 6, 2020, 12:55 PM by Barbara Quintangeli   [ updated Mar 6, 2020, 1:09 PM ]

Mrs. Milligan, Principal
Dear West Families,

Daylight Savings Time this weekend!  Are you ready to spring ahead?

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 consider exploring the Popular Teen App List for Parents and Teachers:  https://smartsocial.com/app-guide-parents-teachers/


Celebrate National Day of Unplugging: Smart Social has a lot of free suggestions for parenting in the digital age. From improved sleeping habits to spending more time with family and friends, unplugging from technology has many benefits. Take a try at celebrating National Day of Unplugging, which is celebrated by taking a 24 hour break from technology. This holiday takes place from sundown on March 6th, 2020, until sundown on March 7th, 2020.

New News:

Reading Olympics Competition:  Our 2020 PV Middle School West Reading Olympics sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students participated in Montgomery County's twenty-first annual RO event on Tuesday evening. They collectively read forty-six books and answered questions as a team.  Thirty teams from sixteen schools throughout Montgomery County participated this year. Congratulations to our "Bookie Monsters" for earning a red ribbon and for making us PV Proud! Thank you, Mrs. Quintanteli, Mrs. Stauffer, and Mrs. Lesh!

Entertainment News:  Jazz Band Competition - check your email for date & time.  Mrs. Krown and the Jazz Band would love to see some West-friends in the audience!  (Congratulations go to the PV West Jazz Band! The band competed for the first time last Friday and earned a Superior rating as well as best rhythm section.  Special kudos to Noelle S. who won an outstanding soloist award for her piano solos.) 

Mr. Hayes, who has served MS West in a number of capacities this school year has been transferred to PVHS effective Monday.  West would like to thank Mr. Hayes for his service to our faculty, students, and families! Best wishes, Mr. Hayes!

from Home and School:  Mark your calendars now for our next Meeting on March 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the school library.  Also, PV West’s final Spirit Wear Sale of the school year – As per H&S’s electronic notification, the sale ends on Sunday, March 8th.  Don't miss out on getting your PV gear!  Items will be delivered prior to spring break.  Go to https://pvwest.itemorder.com.

It is a tradition of the Perkiomen Valley School District Home and School Associations to provide goodie bags for our school bus drivers and crossing guards in appreciation for their work throughout the school year.  West’s contribution includes ten (10) dozen baked goods and 200 individual packs of gum. Baked goods should be packaged individually and delivered to the West office on Thursday, March 19 by 8:30 a.m. or dropped off at the District office by 9:30 a.m.  Sign-up here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E054FADA628A64-busdriver

from PVHS - Shrek, the Musical – Shrek the Ogre, an unlikely hero, teams up with a wisecracking donkey, a feisty princess, and many fairy tale misfits to combat a short-tempered bad guy.  A fun-filled adventure for the entire family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.  Our performance schedule is listed as follows: Friday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m.; and Sunday, April 5 at 2:00 p.m.

Reminders: 

Trimester two (grade 6) ends on 3/9/20.

Save the Date(s), 3/13-15: PVMS - West Drama Club presents.... 

Frozen, Jr. 

Friday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 14 at 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 15 at 2:00PM (SOLD OUT - check at the door for any untaken seats)

At PVMS – West Auditorium

The show will run approximately ninety minutes including intermission.  Lead characters will remain onstage after the production for photo opportunities with individuals in the audience.  Tickets - $5.00. There are very few seats remaining for Friday and Saturday as per our director; remaining seats will be sold at the door on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Work at PV as a Substitute Aide! Looking to take your involvement with the district to the next level? Submit your application as a Substitute Teacher Aide and spend your days providing meaningful service to students and staff in our schools. No formal teaching experience is required, just a willingness to work with students of all ages and abilities throughout the district. 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.

 

from the Special Education Department:

-The PASA testing window for some students will be open from February 24th - April 10th. 

-Resource Expo at PVHS - Please join us for the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit Resource Expo Fair on Thursday, March 26, 2020, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at the PV High School Cafeteria.  The Montgomery County Intermediate Unit is pleased to present an evening of resources for families, educators, and students. As many as fifty vendors will be on hand to discuss supports for students with disabilities, their families, and educators. (Click here to see the flyer.)

-Ice Cream Social – The PVHS Viking Buddies will be hosting an ice cream social in the high school cafeteria on 3/19/20 from 6:30-7:00 p.m.  The cost is $5.00 for all you can eat. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to come get a feel for the high school and make some new friends

 

from West’s Counseling Center:  Grade 8

Eighth-grade Parents – Please see the MS West’s New Counseling Newsletter:  https://www.smore.com/5xvmt

Important - Program Planning Link =  Program Planning Timeline

Class of 2024 May Mixer – This event is intended for entering freshmen, 2020-2021  – check your email for date/time. More information coming soon.

 

Attendance Email:  Parents can use MSWAttendance@pvsd.org for any/all attendance emails.  Please do not forget to send in/email excuse notes within three days of an absence.

Be a Part of the Conversation, Spring 2020 Events - 

Cannabis:  It’s Complicated, Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 7:00 pm with Katie Greeley, LCSW, CADC

The Barbara and Harvey Brodsky Enrichment Center of JFCS

345 Montgomery Avenue

Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004  Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cannabis-its-complicated-tickets-92705728329

Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 6:00 pm with Ben Cort

Ludington Library

5 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue

Bryn Mawr, PA 19010  Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cannabis-its-complicated-with-ben-cort-tickets-88693585903

Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 6:30 pm with Katie Greeley, LCSW, CADC

Perkiomen Valley High School

509 Gravel Pike

Collegeville, PA 19426  Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pvsd-cannabis-its-complicated-tickets-70761845585

Pathways to Recovery, Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Ethos Treatment - Lower Level

3031-A Walton Road

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462  Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pathways-to-recovery-tickets-72352840293

Clearing the Air about Vaping, Monday, March 23, 2020 at 6:30 pm                      Colonial Elementary School

230 Flourtown Road

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19444  Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/colonial-clearing-the-air-about-vaping-registration-88011323237

Clearing the Air:  Vaping, Nicotine, Marijuana, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 6:30 pm                          

Great Valley High School

225 N. Phoenixville Pike

Malvern, PA 19355  Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/clearing-the-air-vaping-nicotine-marijuana-registration-82617710797

Addiction 101:  Addiction can happen to anyone.  Let’s talk about it.  Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 6:30 pm  Springfield Township Library

8900 Hawthorne Lane

Wyndmoor, PA 19038  Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/addiction-101-tickets-90095589333

from Mrs. LindNurse’s Notes:  

If you are still planning on sending in a dental form, please do so at your next convenience.  

Please be reminded that sixth-grade physicals (along with updated immunizations needed to enter seventh grade) are still being accepted in the nurse’s office.  The school physician will be here in the spring, and if your child hasn’t turned in his/her physical by that time, he or she will be seen by Dr. Brosius. If you have any questions regarding these requirements, please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs. Lind, 484-977-7210 or email clind@pvsd.org.  Thank you for your attention to this!

Please be reminded that ALL medication should accompany the proper Medication Permission Form that can be found on the PV Website under Parents/Forms.  Medication must be brought into the nurse’s office in the original labeled container. If you have questions regarding this policy, please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs. Lind.  This policy is in place to protect your children and keep them safe.

from PVSD’s Athletic Department:  SPRING SPORTS 

SPRING SPORTS (Boys/Girls Track, Baseball, Softball, Girls Lacrosse) 

STARTING DATE, March 16, 2020

 

PSSA/Keystone Assessment Windows

Please be aware of these PSSA testing dates as you make plans for the spring.

PSSA ELA – 4/20-22 (No testing on Thursday, 4/23, due to Take Your Child to Work Day)

PSSA MATH – 4/27, 29 (Inservice Day, 4/28)

PSSA SCIENCE (8th Grade Only) – 4/30, 5/1

MAKEUP Testing – 4/23-24 (ELA) and 5/4-8 (Math and Science)

Keystone Algebra I – 5/11-12

Spring MAP Testing in ELA and Mathematics – end of May.  

Homework Club – meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:40-3:45 through the end of March.  If students/families are interested, please contact Mrs. Glanski, tglanski@pvsd.org.  Prompt parent pick-up is required.  Homework club will conclude at the end of March. 

 

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).  Our entire front office team will be happy to assist you!

 

Enjoy your weekend!

Donna Milligan, Principal, PVMS West

 

Important March Dates:

3/10/20 - Home and School Meeting, 7:00 pm, West’s Library

3/13,14,15/20 - West’s Musical, Frozen, Jr. 

3/16/20 - Spring Sports begin

3/17/20 - Half Day for Students (Accurate Date)

3/30/20 - End of Marking Period 3

Check your email for details on the Operation Help Meeting and the French Trip to Quebec


MSW Update - February 28, 2020

posted Mar 2, 2020, 4:01 PM by Barbara Quintangeli   [ updated Mar 2, 2020, 4:02 PM ]

Mrs. Milligan, Principal
Dear West Families,

Monday is Read Across America Day, also known as Dr. Seuss Day, is a yearly observance in the USA inaugurated by the NEA, National Education Association.  (It is held on the school day that is nearest to March 2nd, Dr Seuss’ birthday.) All ages can celebrate by reading, Reading, READING!  

 Did you know that students who read twenty-minutes a day, 3,600 minutes, 1,800,000 words will have read the equivalent of sixty whole school days?  Students who follow a disciplined reading regimen have better vocabularies, stronger comprehension and writing skills, AND many score as high as the 90th percentile!

 New News:

Entertainment News:  Jazz Band Competitions - coming soon around the area. See your email for details.  The Jazz Band would love to see some West-friends in the audience!

Attention all students, to help keep our computer systems secure, you will be required to change your password on Monday, March 2nd. Your new password must be at least eight characters long, use upper and lower case letters, and it should include a number and or symbol. You may not use your name, username, or student ID number in your password.  Students will be assisted through the change process.

 Resource Expo at PVHS - Please join us for the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit Resource Expo Fair on Thursday, March 26, 2020, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at the PV High School Cafeteria.  The Montgomery County Intermediate Unit is pleased to present an evening of resources for families, educators, and students. As many as fifty vendors will be on hand to discuss supports for students with disabilities, their families, and educators. (Click here to see the flyer.)

 Work at PV as a Substitute Aide! Looking to take your involvement with the district to the next level? Submit your application as a Substitute Teacher Aide and spend your days providing meaningful service to students and staff in our schools. No formal teaching experience is required, just a willingness to work with students of all ages and abilities thoughout the district. 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.

 Special thanks to LFPD and/or Skippack State Police Barracks.  West appreciates your visits – both parking lot and walk-throughs, suggestions regarding special programs and Safe2Say reporting, and the support you provide our students and their families! 

 from the Special Education Department – The PASA testing window will be open from February 24th - April 10th. 

Reminders:

Trimester two (grade 6) ends on 3/9/20.

Save the Date(s), 3/13-15:

PVMS - West Drama Club presents.... 

Frozen, Jr. 

Friday, March 13 at 7:30PM

Saturday, March 14 at 6:00PM

Sunday, March 15 at 2:00PM

At PVMS – West Auditorium

The show will run approximately ninety minutes including intermission.  Lead characters will remain onstage after the production for photo opportunities with individuals in the audience.  Tickets - $5.00, Advance purchasing – click here to see more information.

from West’s Counseling Center:  Grade 8

Important - Program Planning Link =  Program Planning Timeline

Class of 2024 May Mixer – This event is intended for entering freshmen, 2020-2021 - May 8, 2020, 6:00-9:00 – More information coming soon.

Attendance Email:  Parents can use MSWAttendance@pvsd.org for any/all attendance emails.  Please do not forget to send in/email excuse notes within three days of an absence.

Be a Part of the Conversation, Spring 2020 Events - 

A Parent’s Guide to Teenagers and Substance Abuse:  Warning Signs and Communication Skills, Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Upper Merion Area Middle School, Room C-230

450 Keebler Road

King of Prussia, PA 19406  Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-parents-guide-to-teenagers-substance-use-tickets-92731342943

Isolation:  The New Drug of Choice, Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Great Valley High School

225 Phoenixville Pike

Malvern, PA 19355  Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gvsd-isolation-the-new-drug-of-choice-tickets-72351399985

Media Messaging and Youth:  Living with Technology and Reconnecting with Kids, Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Stewart Middle School

(Norristown Area S.D.)

1315 W. Marshall Street

Norristown, PA 19401  Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nasd-media-messaging-youth-tickets-86918610905

Cannabis:  It’s Complicated, Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 7:00 pm with Katie Greeley, LCSW, CADC

The Barbara and Harvey Brodsky Enrichment Center of JFCS

345 Montgomery Avenue

Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004  Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cannabis-its-complicated-tickets-92705728329

Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 6:00 pm with Ben Cort

Ludington Library

5 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue

Bryn Mawr, PA 19010  Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cannabis-its-complicated-with-ben-cort-tickets-88693585903

Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 6:30 pm with Katie Greeley, LCSW, CADC

Perkiomen Valley High School

509 Gravel Pike

Collegeville, PA 19426  Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pvsd-cannabis-its-complicated-tickets-70761845585

Pathways to Recovery, Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Ethos Treatment - Lower Level

3031-A Walton Road

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462  Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pathways-to-recovery-tickets-72352840293

Clearing the Air about Vaping, Monday, March 23, 2020 at 6:30 pm                                              Colonial Elementary School

230 Flourtown Road

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19444  Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/colonial-clearing-the-air-about-vaping-registration-88011323237

 

Clearing the Air:  Vaping, Nicotine, Marijuana, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 6:30 pm          Great Valley High School

225 N. Phoenixville Pike

Malvern, PA 19355  Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/clearing-the-air-vaping-nicotine-marijuana-registration-82617710797

Addiction 101:  Addiction can happen to anyone.  Let’s talk about it.  Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 6:30 pm  Springfield Township Library

8900 Hawthorne Lane

Wyndmoor, PA 19038  Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/addiction-101-tickets-90095589333

 from Mrs. LindNurse’s Notes:  

If you are still planning on sending in a dental form, please do so at your next convenience.  

Please be reminded that sixth-grade physicals (along with updated immunizations needed to enter seventh grade) are still being accepted in the nurse’s office.  The school physician will be here in the spring, and if your child hasn’t turned in his/her physical by that time, he or she will be seen by Dr. Brosius. If you have any questions regarding these requirements, please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs. Lind, 484-977-7210 or email clind@pvsd.org.  Thank you for your attention to this!

Please be reminded that ALL medication should accompany the proper Medication Permission Form that can be found on the PV Website under Parents/Forms.  Medication must be brought into the nurse’s office in the original labeled container. If you have questions regarding this policy, please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs. Lind.  This policy is in place to protect your children and keep them safe.

from Home and School:  Mark your calendars now for our next meeting on March 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the school library.

from Food Service:  The Food Service Department would like to call your attention to its newly revised cafeteria charge policy. The policy offers some clarity regarding school meal charging and cafeteria account collections. You may view it in its entirety online:

https://sites.google.com/a/pvsd.org/district/departments/food-service/cafeteria-charge-policy

 

The policy was updated to ensure that students with negative balances are not denied reimbursable meals or publicly identified in any way. Another important update is the notification process that will occur when a student has a negative balance in his or her lunch account. Emails will be sent weekly to parents/guardians when there is a negative account balance, or letters will be sent home if a parent/guardian has no email address.

 

When the negative balance exceeds $50, Food Service staff will contact the parent/guardian by phone. Once the balance exceeds $100, the Business Department will contact the parent/guardian. The Superintendent’s Office will call if the negative balance exceeds $150.00.

 

Please note that parents/guardians are responsible for paying off the debt. If the debt is not paid, students may be placed on the debt list, which can affect their ability to participate in school events. 

 

from PVSD’s Athletic Department:  SPRING SPORTS 

SPRING SPORTS (Boys/Girls Track, Baseball, Softball, Girls Lacrosse) 

STARTING DATE, March 16, 2020

 

PSSA/Keystone Assessment Windows

Please be aware of these PSSA testing dates as you make plans for the spring.

PSSA ELA – 4/20-22 (No testing on Thursday, 4/23, due to Take Your Child to Work Day)

PSSA MATH – 4/27, 29 (Inservice Day, 4/28)

PSSA SCIENCE (8th Grade Only) – 4/30, 5/1

MAKEUP Testing – 4/23-24 (ELA) and 5/4-8 (Math and Science)

Keystone Algebra I – 5/11-12

Spring MAP Testing in ELA and Mathematics – end of May.  

Homework Club – meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:40-3:45.  If students/families are interested, please contact Mrs. Glanski, tglanski@pvsd.org.  Prompt parent pick-up is required.  Homework club will conclude at the end of March. 

 

from Mrs. Muscatello:

Yearbooks on Sale - Pre-order your yearbooks now for only $28.00 at jostensyearbooks.com!  You can order your book online at jostensyearbooks.com, by phone, or through the mail. It is quick, easy and ends the hassle of bringing money to school. Please refer to the form you received in the mail for ordering and payment options.

 

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).  Our entire front office team will be happy to assist you!

 

Enjoy your weekend!

Donna Milligan, Principal, PVMS West

 

Important February Dates:

3/3/20 - Reading Olympics Competition

3/10/20 - Home and School Meeting, 7:00 pm, West’s Library

3/13,14,15/20 - West’s Musical, Frozen, Jr. 

3/16/20 - Spring Sports begin

3/17/20 - Half Day for Students (Accurate Date)

3/30/20 - End of Marking Period 3

Operation Help Meeting, Green Team Meeting, French Trip to Quebec - check your email for details!

 


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