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Get Ready to Rock Your First Day Photos

posted Aug 16, 2019, 7:11 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Aug 16, 2019, 7:11 AM ]

We hope you have your cameras ready - we’re going to be asking our parents to submit their “first day” photos to us again this year. We hope to capture the emotion and excitement of the first day back to school by creating a photo gallery on our website and on Facebook. Feel free to download and print the "first day" signs we've created for this year. 

Photo requests: Submit a maximum of two images from your day. Please make sure the images are in JPG format and are no bigger than 2 MB in size and at least 300 DPI in resolution. In sending us your photos, you will agree to allow your child’s image to appear online or be used in PVSD publications.

You may send photos to jlester@pvsd.org. We look forward to seeing what you send!

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Fall Community Ed Registration Now Open

posted Aug 12, 2019, 8:26 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Aug 12, 2019, 8:26 AM ]

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A new school year is beginning but you don't have to be a child to get in on the learning - PVSD's Community Education program is proud to offer a full roster of continuing education classes this fall for people of all ages! A brochure is being mailed to area homes the week of Aug. 12, but you can also access our brochure online and register through our webstore beginning Aug. 12.

Some of the new classes we are offering this session include: Mat Pilates, Genealogy, Tips for Selling Your Home, How to Cook Healthy Meals, Self-Care Workshop, and Generation Pound Classes for Kids.

Of course, we are also offering swim classes (registration is coming up on Aug. 24, Aug. 27 and Aug. 28 - see webpage for information), Behind-the-Wheel instruction, Bricks 4 Kidz after-school Lego clubs, exercise classes and many other workshops meant to provide meaningful instruction and advice.

Home Access Center to Open for Elementary Teacher Assignments Aug. 14

posted Aug 9, 2019, 7:19 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Aug 9, 2019, 8:48 AM ]

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Home Access Center will open at noon Aug. 14 for elementary students and their families to view teacher assignments. Please read on for other important information:

Bus information -- such as your child’s stop, arrival times and bus number -- will be available on the “Demographic” tab for all students. Please be sure to check this section regularly before school begins as updates may occur while our bus company modifies routes to make sure they are the most efficient.

Parents/guardians of kindergarteners and first-graders who are new to the district will receive copies of teacher letters via mail the week of Aug. 12. Everyone else will be able to view teacher assignments via HAC and may view teacher letters through the teacher’s profile page on www.pvsd.org.

We look forward to seeing you when the new school year begins on Aug. 26!

Kindergarten Orientation Scheduled for Aug. 20

posted Jul 11, 2019, 6:45 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Aug 15, 2019, 8:24 AM ]

Incoming kindergarteners and their parents are invited to attend kindergarten orientation sessions scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 20. Times vary by
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school. Please see below for details.

Evergreen Elementary School: 
98 Kagey Road, Collegeville 
AM Kindergarten: 9:30 a.m. 
PM Kindergarten: 10:30 a.m. 
New Family Orientation: 12 p.m. 

Schwenksville Elementary School: 
55 Second Street, Schwenksville
AM Kindergarten: 9:30 a.m. 
PM Kindergarten: 10:45 a.m. 
New Family Open House: 8 a.m. 

Skippack Elementary School: 
4081 Heckler Road, Collegeville 
AM Kindergarten: 9:30 a.m. 
PM Kindergarten: 10:30 a.m. 
Open House (Aug. 22): 9 a.m. 

South Elementary School: 
200 E. Third Ave., Trappe 
AM Kindergarten: 9:30 a.m. 
PM Kindergarten: 10:45 a.m.
Open House (Sept. 5): 5 p.m.

Summer Reading 2019 - Program Details

posted May 29, 2019, 6:47 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Jun 13, 2019, 7:27 AM ]

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Students and families can access information about summer reading assignments through this link, where you can view PV's goals; assignments and lists for elementary, middle, and high school students; the research examining why summer reading is so important; and a video about PV's summer reading experience. Parents and guardians are an integral part of a child’s reading process and success, so please encourage your student(s) to practice active, meaningful reading and talk with them about the texts they select.


We are proud to introduce PV's first Online Book Club for this summer! High school students, alumni, parents/guardians, and faculty/staff have voted and selected We Were Liars by E. Lockhart as the first selection. If you still want to join the book club, sign up here. You can get the book at your local library or purchase through any of these means:

Buy it at Amazon
Buy it at Barnes & Noble
Buy it at Towne Book Center

Summer Meal Options for Families

posted May 24, 2019, 5:54 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated May 24, 2019, 5:54 AM ]

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

2019-20 Instructional Calendar Approved

posted Jan 16, 2019, 10:47 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Jan 16, 2019, 10:47 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, 8:44 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Oct 26, 2018, 8:45 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.

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