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2019-20 Instructional Calendar Approved

posted Jan 16, 2019, 10:50 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Jan 16, 2019, 10:50 AM ]

The Perkiomen Valley School Board approved the 2019-20 instructional calendar at the Jan. 14th business meeting. The calendar features an Aug. 26, 2019, start for school, and a June 11, 2020, end date.

The calendar for next year is very similar to the current calendar, featuring parent-teacher conferences the week of Thanksgiving (meaning a full week off for students), and a winter break spanning Dec. 23 to Jan. 1.

Half-days have been included throughout the calendar year to accommodate in-service opportunities for professional and support staffs. Spring break will begin April 8 (which is an in-service day for graduation projects) and continue through April 13.

Graduation is planned for June 5, 2020. Three snow days have been built into this calendar. If none or only some of the snow days are used, the last day of school could be earlier than June 11.

Kindergarten Registration Planned for March 27-29, April 2

posted Jan 15, 2019, 5:59 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Jan 15, 2019, 5:59 AM ]

kindergarten registration
Do you have a student who will turn 5 years old by September 1, 2019? If so, he/she is eligible to attend school in the Perkiomen Valley School District next fall. Kindergarten registration will be held in March (see below for specific dates). Please call your  to make an appointment:

South Elementary School: March 27, 28, 29, April 2
(610) 489-2991

You will be asked to bring a registration packet with you to your appointment. Please click here to download the packet.

PVSD Day of Service Planned for Martin Luther King Day (Jan. 21)

posted Jan 4, 2019, 11:28 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Jan 4, 2019, 11:28 AM ]

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Please join us for the next PVSD Day of Service event on Jan. 21, 2019 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day). We hope you and your child(ren) can join us at Perkiomen Valley High School to make your “day off a day on” through service to others.

Elementary school sessions will be held between 8:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (two sessions - 8:15 to 10 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) in the high school cafeteria. Middle school students will be invited to attend one session from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the high school library. Students will participate in service projects benefiting a variety of different organizations and will also participate in discussions about civil rights, social justice and activism. They will be guided in these activities by high school and parent volunteers, as well as district staff. Please see the sign-up link below for more details.

Elementary school children will need a parent to attend with them, but middle school students can be dropped off. All who participate will be assisted in their activities by high school student volunteers and adults.

If you would like your child to serve, we invite you to sign your child up via our online form:


Please note that slots are limited – there will be 150 spaces per session for elementary school students, and 80 for middle school students. To register, simply enter your child’s name and your contact information in the time slot you desire. If you have more than one child, please submit a separate registration for each child. This is important so that the event does not become overbooked.

The purpose of this day is for students to attend and serve, and slots are designated for those students. If you can make child care arrangements for older or younger siblings who do not fit the age range, that is appreciated. However, if you have to bring younger or older siblings, please understand no child care will be provided.

We thank the following organizations/businesses, who are supporting the 2019 Day of Service event by donating materials or funding:
  • Kurtz Brothers 
  • Wegmans 
We also thank you in advance for your service, and we look forward to seeing you on the 21st! If you are not already familiar with the Day of Service event, please visit our webpage for information, or follow us on Facebook.

South Science Fair is Coming!

posted Jan 3, 2019, 12:15 PM by Elizabeth Dowiak   [ updated Jan 10, 2019, 6:44 AM ]

The South Science Fair is Friday January 25th.  Click the icon below for more information...


Registration Opens for Winter/Early Spring Community Ed Classes

posted Dec 12, 2018, 12:09 PM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Dec 12, 2018, 12:09 PM ]

New Year's
Ring in 2019 by starting a new exercise regimen or learning something new through PVSD's Community Education program. Our winter/early spring session is open now. Our brochure will be mailed to homes soon, but if you want to get registered early for some of our upcoming classes, you can access our brochure online and register through our webstore.

Some of the new classes we are offering this session include:
  • Ageless Aerobics for Ages 55+
  • Everybody Can Line Dance
  • Clay Raku Firing 
  • Leveraging LinkedIn
  • Discover the Fun of Cooking
  • Healthcare Solutions
  • Understanding the New Tax Laws
  • Overcoming Panic About Public Speaking
​Of course, we are also offering swim classes (registration will open in February for sessions beginning in March), Behind-the-Wheel instruction, exercise and dance classes, and many other workshops meant to provide meaningful instruction and advice.

We hope you take time to see what PVSD Community Ed has to offer! Be sure to follow us @PVSDCommunityEd on both Facebook and Twitter for regular updates about upcoming classes.

Substitute Aides Needed

posted Oct 26, 2018, 8:47 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Oct 26, 2018, 8:47 AM ]

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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.

Parents of Preschoolers: Sign Up for GetSet4K Texts

posted Sep 5, 2018, 6:26 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Sep 5, 2018, 6:26 AM ]

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Do you have a child who will be entering kindergarten within the next year or two? Sign up to begin receiving our GETSET4K texts. Texts arrive three times a week and are filled with information and tips to help prepare your child for kindergarten. Go to https://goo.gl/forms/bOMahyt0mQ0xjc873 to sign up.

Are you looking for ways you can support South Elementary?

posted May 16, 2017, 7:44 AM by Elizabeth Dowiak   [ updated Jul 5, 2017, 10:51 AM ]

There are many programs that we can participate in easily to help financially support our school.  
REDNER’S SAVE A TAPE PROGRAMSouth earns 1% back for every receipt tape you submit from Redner's Warehouse Markets. A receipt only qualifies if the Rewards Card was used at checkout and it includes all purchases as well as the portion that says “Today’s 1% Save-A-Tape Total”. You can help even more by asking family members, friends, neighbors, or co-workers to save their receipts for you to hand in. The reimbursement the school receives will help fund activities and resources for our students.  Receipts can be sent in any time during the school year in an envelope or bag marked for Home and School.
Box Tops for Education (BTFE) – There are three ways to support South through the BTFE program: (1) Clip Box Tops for Education from participating products (e.g., Cheerios, Nature Valley, Annie’s, Yoplait, Green Giant, Mott’s, Ziploc, Lysol, Old El Paso, Progresso Soups, Kleenex, Scott, Land o’Lakes, Fiber One, Hefty ) and send them in to the school. We’ll have at least three BTFE collection contests during the school year, but you can also leave them at any time in the collection drawers in the school lobby, preferably in envelopes or baggies.  Please label with number of Box Tops  and Teachers name. (2) Download the new Box Tops Bonus App and take advantage of its special offers to earn bonus Box Tops on products you buy. (3) Create an account on the BFTE Web Site and enter the periodic sweepstakes and giveaways that are offered. (You can also download coupons for BTFE products from the web site.) For example, there’s currently a contest that will give each of five winning schools 5,000 Bonus Box Tops. You can enter each ongoing contest daily, and although this one ends on February 19, new contests appear regularly. For each regular or bonus Box Top, South will earn 10¢ — which doesn’t seem like much but really adds up when we all contribute.  Our annual goal is 30,000 Box Tops or $3,000  for our school! This money gets turned around and put right back into our school, for our teachers and our students. Be sure to continue clipping for the BTFE contest coming this year!

Shop AMAZON to help us raise funds for South - South Home and School is participating with AMAZON SMILE.  This is an ongoing way for us to raise funds for our school!  Please shop through the link below and a percentage of eligible purchases will be donated back to South.  
Please bookmark the link and share it with family and friends!

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