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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.

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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