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K-12 Parent Leaders Invited to Attend Be a Part of the Conversation's June 5 Workshop

posted May 24, 2019, 6:19 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated May 24, 2019, 6:20 AM ]

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Parent leaders are invited to attend an upcoming June 5 workshop with our district partner, Be a Part of the Conversation. The event will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Center for Families in Bryn Mawr and will offer a chance for parents to talk about how to support healthy, substance-free kids. There is no charge to attend and refreshments will be served. You may register online for this free event at: parentleaders.eventbrite.com

Summer Meal Options for Families

posted May 24, 2019, 5:56 AM by Jessica Lester

Perkiomen Valley School District is offering nutritious meals and snacks, free of charge, to children in need. Bags of food will be available throughout the summer and can be picked up at the District Office or Schwenksville Elementary School. There is no requirement to provide personal financial information to qualify for this program.

The bags will include:
1 breakfast item for each day
1 lunch item for each day
1 snack item for each day
1 fruit or vegetable for each day

If your child would benefit from this program, you are encouraged to enroll him/her by completing this form and returning it to your school counselor by Friday, May 31. Once your child is enrolled in the Power Packs Program, he/she will receive bags of food each week throughout summer or until you no longer need to participate. All bags can be picked up on Mondays, beginning on June 10, in the front office at Schwenksville Elementary School or District Office. If you have questions, please email powerpacks@pvsd.org.

You may also find resources for summer meals through this link: https://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks

Fifth-Grade Parents' Night Planned for June 5

posted May 22, 2019, 11:53 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated May 22, 2019, 11:53 AM ]

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A Fifth-Grade Parents’ Night will be held Wednesday, June 5, from 7 to 8 p.m. at both middle schools to introduce fifth-grade parents to the sixth-grade program. The presentations will be held in each school's auditorium. Guidance counselors and administrators will be on hand to welcome parents/guardians to the Perkiomen Valley Middle School community.

If you have a rising sixth-grader, you may want to consider enrolling him/her in the Jump Start program, which is a transition camp available to incoming sixth-grade students and is being held from June 17-20 at both middle schools. If you are interested in signing your child up for this program, click here for more information. Please be aware that the program is capped at 30 students per school.

Reminder: Schools & Offices Closed for Memorial Day

posted May 22, 2019, 7:16 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated May 22, 2019, 7:17 AM ]

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Schools and offices will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.

PV Art & Food Truck Festival Coming Up June 1

posted May 8, 2019, 5:26 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated May 8, 2019, 5:26 AM ]

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The Art Department's 4th Annual Art and Food Truck Festival will be held Saturday, June 1, from 12 to 4 p.m. at Perkiomen Valley High School. This event supports arts within the district and the community. Join us for a fun day featuring 15 food trucks, 26 artists, 14 vendors and performances on the music stage. In the auxiliary gym, there will be a "Kids Zone" with inflatables, a Post-It Note mural, games and more. In the competition gym, see live demonstrations by professional artists along with art students from Middle School West, South, Schwenksville, Skippack, and the High School. Perkiomen Valley employees will also be displaying their talents, including Stacie Kuneck from Just Jane Crafts; Liz Dowiak from Musings & Monograms; and Matt Storm from PV Ink. The festival will also feature the K-12 Progressional Art Wall sponsored by the Berman Museum at Ursinus College, a professional face painter, caricature and henna artists, a faculty dunk tank, raffles, a photobooth, a chalk wall, a scavenger hunt and much more! Stop by the art booth on the day of the event for more information. Stay up to date with us at www.pvartfest.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Registration Open for Spring/Summer Community Ed Classes

posted Mar 7, 2019, 5:35 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Mar 7, 2019, 5:36 AM ]

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Spring is on the way, which means it's time to sign up for our upcoming classes! The 2019 Late Spring/Summer Community Ed brochure is now available online, and you can also peruse classes and register through our webstore.

We are proud to offer a number of new summer camp opportunities for children this year, including:
  • Creative Kids Camp (in partnership with Community Music School)
  • Young Hacks Academy camps
  • Drama 4 Kids
  • Young Engineers
Of course we will still be offering our perennial favorites, such as Summer Fun Camp, Bricks 4 Kids Lego camps, tennis camp, and Orchestra Activity Week. Swimming lessons will also be offered during the month of July, with evening lesson times added this year.

Adults will have plenty to choose from as well. Here are some of the new offerings:
  • Genealogy for Beginners
  • Should You Love It or List It?
  • Tax Strategies for Investors
Overcoming Panic About Public Speaking​We hope you take the time to see what the PVSD Community Ed Department has to offer. Be sure to follow us @PVSDCommunityEd on Both Facebook and Twitter for regular updates about upcoming classes.

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.

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 May 3, 2019, 7:51 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. Click here 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.  
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