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One School One Book. PVMS is reading Wonder, by Raquel J. Palacio. This is a wonderful children's novel that reminds us all to choose to be kind.
A Message From The Principal

October 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Our year is off to a wonderful start!  We have a great deal going on in our school and I want to keep you up to date.  Your children should be in a routine now that everyone has settled in.  I want to thank you, our staff, and custodians for helping to make the 2017 school year start off smoothly.

One of our goals this year is developing relationships.  Every morning we welcome your children by saying "Good morning!" and often times "How are you?"  Our staff members are working hard to utilize Home Base from 7:50 – 8:02.  We are reading Wonder by R.J. Palacio for our one book, one school initiative while students write reflections in their journals based on precepts/quotes.  This time will also serve as an advisory for those students to make connections with one another as well as their teacher.

Our clubs are underway so continue to check our daily communication regarding schedule updates in the event that a club is changed.  With over 25 clubs to choose from, your child can choose from a variety of activities that will keep them involved.

All students met in the PAC and had an enlightening presentation by Katie Greer with regard to Internet Safety and Social Media.  Please take a look at her website as the only way that we can continue to help children make good choices is by keeping the line of communication open with them.  Her website is http://www.klgreer.com.  

Please check your child's assignment pads on a daily basis and PowerSchool to ensure accountability and transparency regarding grades and assignments.  If you have any questions, please contact classroom teachers or team leaders.

The midpoint of quarter 1 will be Friday, October 6th.  Please log-on to PowerSchool on October 13th for comments from your child's teachers regarding the first 5 weeks of school.  Please contact your child's teacher with any questions or concerns.

Madden Outdoor Education Center will be visiting our campus on October 12th and 13th while working with all grade levels on activities.  These are designed with collaboration, team building, and trust in mind.  Please ask your children to reflect on this experience. 

Our Book Fair will take place the week of October 16th during your child's lunch periods.  Please communicate with your child and provide them with funds if they want to purchase items.  The Book Fair will take place over the course of five days.

Mark your calendars for our annual Halloween Bash that will take place Friday, October 27th as we look forward to a great turnout!

If your child was unable to take pictures, we will have a picture retake day on Friday, November 3rd so please mark your calendar.

Please remember to contact the Middle School if you have any questions.   We hope to continue to work hard in partnering with you in helping to develop life-long learners.

Sincerely,

Mr. McCarty


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