#SpartanNation February 11

Forest Grove #SpartanNation Newsletter

No School February 18 and 21:  Because we did not have a snow day before February 11, there will be no school on February 18.  There will also be no school on February 21 in honor of Presidents’ Day.

Student Illness:  Thank you for not sending your child to school if he or she is sick. Please remember to call the office (not text or email) and provide 2 symptoms your child is experiencing when ill. We report daily to the Scott County Health Department. Please let the office know if your child has a communicable disease confirmed by a doctor. If your child tests positive for Covid please refer to the PV Family Handbook. Children must be fever free and vomiting free for 24 hours prior to returning to school. You can contact your school nurse any time with questions.

Elementary Conferences: As a reminder, elementary conferences will be held Thursday, February 24th - Tuesday, March 8th. Teachers have blocked availability over the course of those two weeks to meet with our families. Click here to register, if you have not already done so.

·               February 24th will serve as the district set night, with conferences being held from 3:30pm - 8:00pm. We would like to invite you to sign up for an onsite conference during that time.

·               If that date is not possible for your family to come to the school, please look at the registration link and choose another time your teacher will be available.  All conferences scheduled through the link will be held in person.

·               Should you need to schedule a virtual conference, please contact your teacher directly. This will allow the teacher time to create a virtual meeting link.

Kindergarten Registration for 22-23: Online Registration is open for students eligible for kindergarten. The student must be 5 years old on for before September 15, 2022.  Click here for more information and share with families who have students this age!

T2K and Preschool Screenings:  If you or someone you know is interested in our preschool or Transition to Kindergarten programs, now is the time to sign up for screenings.  These programs are needs based. Learn more at the links below and share them with families with preschool and kindergarten-aged students.

Preschool
Transition to Kindergarten (T2K)   Watch this video to learn about T2K!

Transition to 7th Grade:  We would like to invite you and your 6th grader to a meeting on the following dates in the PV Junior High gymnasium to begin assisting with the transition to Pleasant Valley Junior High School.  Due to space restrictions, we are limiting attendance to 2 members per family (2 Adults or  1 Adult and 1 Student).

Wednesday, February 23rd from 5:30-6:15pm for students currently attending Hopewell, Bridgeview, Cody and Forest Grove Elementaries. Streaming Link here.

Wednesday, February 23rd from 7:00-7:45pm for students currently attending Pleasant View and Riverdale Heights Elementaries.  Streaming Link here.

These sessions will be an opportunity to meet the Junior High counseling staff and administration to discuss programs, policies, and procedures at Pleasant Valley Junior High School.  We hope to address all of your questions and concerns through this forum.  Course selection and course information will be provided to all 6th grade students at the elementary conferences.

7TH Grade Electives:  Click here to learn about the PVJH schedule, including electives like orientation, choir, band and orchestra!

Valentine’s Day Parties: A treat from the Spartan Safe Snack List and a fun activity will be provided at the class party on Monday, February 14. To keep the party safe for all students we ask that you do not attach any food items to valentine cards, even for students to enjoy later. You are welcome to attach items such as pencils or stickers.

 

FROM THE PTA

Preparing for 2022-2023: Reminder, if you haven't done so already, please take this quick survey to provide feedback on PTA-sponsored events/committees you'd like to see added for the 2022-2023 school year. We appreciate your continued support!  

Meetings: Our next meeting will be Tuesday, February 15th at 9am in the school cafeteria. A link to attend virtually will be provided on our Facebook page and the PTA website

Staff Appreciation/Teacher Conferences: Our next event will be dinner during in-person conferences night, Thursday February 24th. We will create a taco bar to keep everyone well-fed throughout the busy night. Please sign up here to help! Items must be dropped off by 3:15pm on Thursday,  February 24th in the office. If you have any questions, please email Kristen Mueller at kmmuel@gmail.com. 

Book Fair: Our next book fair will be the week of February 21st.  It will be open at school from 3-6pm on Tuesday, February 22nd and from 3-8pm on Thursday, February 24th.  Please sign up here to help! 

 

ATHLETICS AND ACTIVITIES

PV Girls Winter Soccer Clinic: Click here to learn about winter clinics for girls 3rd – 8th Grade.

All High School postseason Athletic events will require a digital ticket - Wrestling, Boys Swimming, Girls Basketball and Boys Basketball.

https://www.iahsaa.org/tickets/ - Wrestling, Boys Swimming, Boys Basketball https://ia.varsitybound.com/ for Girls Basketball.

COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES

Born Learning Academy: In partnership with United Way, Pleasant Valley Schools will be hosting a Born Learning Academy at Bridgeview Elementary School for parents of preschoolers birth-5 years old. This series of free parent workshops will be held on Wednesdays, March 23 – April 27 from 4:30pm – 5:30pm.  Dinner will be provided for families starting at 5:45 and childcare is available during the academy sessions. Discussion topics will include brain development, early literacy skills, establishing routines, health and nutrition, and building relationships…to name just a few.

Each family that attends 5 of 6 workshops will be awarded a tablet with a child-friendly case. Space is limited…first come first served.  Please click here to register.

Girl Scouts:  Click here to learn about how to volunteer and to take a survey to show your interest in joining a troop.

Quad City Hockey Association:  Click here to learn about a Try Hockey for Free event.

Southeast Little League: Click here to learn about registration.

Bettendorf Parks and Recreation: 2022 SPRING SOCCER LEAGUE! All games are played on Sundays at Crow Creek Park Soccer Complex in Bettendorf, April 10 – May 22, from 11am-6pm. Divisions include 4 Year Olds, Pre-K/Kindergarten, 1st/2nd Grade, 3rd/5th Grade, and 6th/8th Grade (some divisions offer coed and girls only). COST: $60 (add $10 late fee after 2/26), REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 4TH!! Questions? Call 344-4113. Click here to register!

Bettendorf Parks and Recreation: 2022 COED BASEBALL CLINICS! Instructed by Zeb Mumma, former Player Performance Coach for the Minnesota Twins, the following coed baseball clinics are offered indoors at the Life Fitness Center.  Space is limited, so click here to register today!  Questions, call 344.4113.

Fielding Clinic, Saturday, Feb 19 – 6-8yr olds – 2:30pm-4:30pm, Cost $55 (registration deadline is Feb 17)
Fielding Clinic Saturday, Feb 19 – 9-12yr olds – 5:00pm-7:30pm, Cost $60 (registration deadline is Feb 17)
Advanced Fielding Clinic, Saturday, Feb 26 – 12-15yr olds – 3:30pm-6:00pm, Cost $65 (registration deadline is Feb 24)
Pitching & Catching Clinic Saturday, Mar 5 – 9-12yr olds – 3:30pm-6:00pm, Cost $60 (registration