HeartDear PVMS Families,

February has arrived and it is the shortest month of the school year. If you are like me, you are patiently awaiting our first major snowfall and the possibility of a snow day. Weather patterns have seemed to be unseasonal so who knows what the future may hold with regard to weather. Please ensure that your children are bundled up and dressing appropriately for outside recess as we hope to continue to have your children outside enjoying some fresh air.

Our students did outstanding on their winter iReady benchmark assessments and continue to show growth. Please keep encouraging them to do their best with these opportunities to apply themselves and show off what they have been learning. As a reminder, we will send home paper copies of these results at the end of June.

Now that we have entered the third quarter and we are on to the second half of the school year, take the time to check Powerschool and see that your children are completing their assignments. Students must check their Google Classrooms in order to be productive and to excel academically. Our teachers have been extremely flexible and we are hopeful that everyone is engaged in work completion and mastery of our standards. The third quarter has historically proven to be one of the most challenging times of the year to be motivated in coming out of the winter months.

Since we have reached the midpoint of the school year it is a nice opportunity to schedule a meeting with your child’s teachers. This helps to raise awareness around expectations, what is going well, and what can be improved upon. Please contact your child’s grade level team leader to schedule a time to meet as I would encourage all families to do so at least one time throughout the school year.

Grade 5 – Lauren Soprano – lsoprano@pvcsd.org
Grade 6 – Lee Ann Johnson – ljohnson@pvcsd.org
Grade 7 – Wanda Diaz – wdiaz@pvcsd.org
Grade 8 – Phyllis Conlin – pconlin@pvcsd.org

We will be sending home paper copies of report cards this week that will provide information for the first and second quarters of the school year. Please be on the lookout for these and contact your child’s teacher(s) if you have any questions.

Winter Recess will take place from February 20th through February 24th. Students will not have school on these days. Classes will resume on Monday, February 27th.

With winter in full force and the possibility of snowfall upon us, please make sure that students have a plan if we were to dismiss early. We want to ensure all students have a place to go and/or a key to a house. This will help reduce the anxiety that an early dismissal brings. In addition, our delay schedules can be found on our website.

As always, we partner to give children the best experience possible. We look forward to a great start to the second half of our school year.


Travis W. McCarty