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Remembering our beautiful friend….
Our community comes together…
A Note From Ms. Margaret Podesta

September 15, 2017

Dear PVES Families,

We are so proud of all of our students as we complete our first full week of school! Our two Back to School Nights were well-attended, and I thank our wonderful staff for their preparation and presentations. Thank you also to all parents and caregivers who were able to attend. We greatly value our ongoing communication between home and school, and this week served as an excellent start.

All PVES families should be reminded that our arrival times have changed for this year. Children are being dismissed off the morning buses as soon as they arrive at the school, and morning announcements are being made at 9:12 each day. Students being dropped off after 9:12 are being marked tardy. Please be sure to adjust your morning schedules so that your children arrive at PVES between 8:50 and 9:10 each day, so that they have a smooth and orderly start to the school day. We are grateful for our increased instructional time each day!

I would like to thank our fall Safety Patrollers who are helping to keep our school safe each morning and afternoon. These fourth graders are doing a great job monitoring our hallways and doorways, and they are modeling our Great Expectations of being Kind, Safe, Respectful, and Responsible. Thank you to the PTA for the yellow Safety Patroller belts that our fourth-grade patrollers wear with such pride. Our students are proving to be terrific leaders!

Each week, please be sure to check the Weekly Notices tab on this page. Feel free to print out any attachments that you need for your child. This week, we have an attachment that begins to explain the third and fourth grade Gym Show that will be held in the fall. There will always be attachments that you will need for your child.

PVES Picture Day will be held on Monday, September 25 th . Information was sent home with each student this week. Each classroom teacher will be given a schedule for the day. Thank you to our PTA volunteers who help to make this day run so smoothly!

Thank you to so many families who were able to attend our amazing PVES/PTA Picnic last
Friday! The weather was perfect, and the surprise Bubble Bus made the night magical! It is wonderful to gather together as a community. We just love our PVES families!

If you were unable to attend our Back to School Nights this week, please reach out to your child's teacher. It is important that you get the information about your child's classroom and curriculum. We are also scheduling our November parent conferences. All teachers can be reached by email with the teacher's first initial, last name @pvcsd.org.

We have a short week coming up. There will be no school on Thursday, September 21 st and Friday, September 22nd , in honor of Rosh Hashanah. School will reopen on Monday, September 25th (picture day)!

Have a wonderful weekend ahead! It is already time to pick apples and go on hayrides! Enjoy this very special time of year.

Warmly,
Margaret Podesta

 
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