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Principal's Message - September 8, 2017

posted Sep 11, 2017, 1:51 PM by Barbara Quintangeli   [ updated Sep 11, 2017, 1:54 PM ]
Mrs. Milligan

Dear PVMS West Families,

Our second week has definitely gone as smoothly as our first, and all are looking forward to the weekend ahead.  We will host our first Home and School Meeting on Monday evening, September 11, 2017 (MSW Library, 7:00). We will also have a dance this month. We appreciate the ongoing involvement of West parents and our Home and School volunteers.  In addition, our fall sports season will be in full swing next week with many teams beginning their game schedules.  Go Vikings!  

West would like to welcome the staff members who are new to our school community; Kyle Wilson and Victoria Lorinc have joined our exceptional paraprofessional team.

Please see the informational items listed below:

Important – New Attendance Law, Required Immunizations, and Online Registration VerificationClick here to see Dr. Russell’s letter.

Picture Day – September 14, 2017, all day (The forms were distributed in the first-day packet.)

Book Fair - Our annual back-to-school book fair will be open online from September 11-22, 2017.  Click on this link, http://www.scholastic.com/bf/pvmswest , to begin shopping.  Students will visit the book fair during their ELA classes during the week of September 18-22, 2017.  Proceeds will benefit the MSW Library.  Special thanks go out to our Home and School Association for its support.

Coming Soon - 7th and 8th Grade Meet the Teacher Night:  Parents of 7th and 8th graders are invited to join us for our annual Meet the Teacher Night on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.  The evening is intended for parents and will offer an overview of the grade-level curriculum and your child’s middle school schedule.  The evening will formally begin at 7:00 p.m. (in period 2) and conclude at 9:00 p.m.  Students will fill out duplicate schedules.  One will travel home with each child; we will keep the duplicates available in the main office on the night of the event.  (ELD/ESL and Gifted meetings that evening will begin at 6:30 p.m.)

Web Presence – We are in the process of transitioning to a new web page.  Please be patient with all of us as we reconstruct our web presence and learn how to manipulate some new tools.

Fall Sports Pick-Up – The fall sports season is a very busy one at PVMS West.  For car cars pulling along the curb by the sidewalks, please go down as far as you can toward the main entrance of the school building.  Once the curb area is full, please park in the parking lot.  Please do not park along the curbs of the parking lot as this creates too narrow of a driving lane and limits the visibility of pedestrians.  Our primary concern is the safety of our students.  If everyone can be on time, park in a spot, and be wary of pedestrian traffic, we can make athletic pick-up run smoothly and efficiently.  Thank you for working with us on this issue.

Home and School Reminders -  

Spirit Wear – Don’t let this sale pass you by.  Get your spirit wear now!  All orders are due by midnight, Friday, September 22nd.  The link to the order form is https://pvwest.itemorder.com/sale .  Orders will be delivered two to three weeks after the sale ends and will be sent home with your child   

Beginning October 6, 2017, PVMS West – ID# 26365 – has the opportunity to participate in and earn cash from A+ School Rewards, a great fundraising program run through your local Giant.  

West also receives money for every Box Top we collect.  PVMS West Home and School will be running its first contest of the school year.  Just clip Box Tops off specially marked products and send them in with your student in an envelope/baggie marked “Box Tops.”  (Don’t forget to include your child’s homeroom teacher’s name on the envelope/baggie.)  Box Tops are due by September 29th.  

Earlier this week, KidStuff Coupon Books were sent home with your student.  Please read through the packet of information.  All order forms, payments, and any unpurchased books must be returned to your child’s homeroom teacher by Friday, September 15th.  


Donna Milligan, Principal, PVMS West

  • Dance this month! See your parent/guardian email for details.

  • 9/11/17 H&S Meeting, 7:00, MSW Library

  • 9/14/17 Showstopper Picture Day – Retakes, 10/26/17

  • 9/15/17 H&S Kid Stuff Coupon Book Sale Ends

  • 9/18-21/17 PVMS West Book Fair

  • 9/21/17 No School – Rosh Hashanah Holiday

  • 9/19/17 Meet the Teacher Night @ 7:00 p.m.

Fall Book Fair Evening Event, Library

  • 9/22/17 H&S Fall Spirit Wear Sale Ends