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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.

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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