Vandalism & Criminal Mischief: The Pleasant Valley School District and Scott County Sheriff's Office are investigating incidents of Vandalism/ Criminal Mischief at Pleasant Valley High School and Junior High. In conjunction with Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities, a cash reward information leading to the discovery of individuals responsible for theft and damage to school property is being offered. Tips can be submitted via P3 Campus or directly to school administrators or our School Resource Officers. Criminal charges will be sought for anyone found engaging in this behavior.
Busing Update: Parents, we apologize for any delays your child may have experienced on our school buses during the past several weeks. Due to a nationwide driver shortage, we are staffed to just cover our 32 bus routes; currently staffed at 32 drivers. In the event a driver is absent, typically we would assign a substitute driver to cover the route. Due to the staffing shortage, during the past few weeks we have had to schedule a bus to complete two routes which has resulted in delays in communication and bus route timing. When it has been determined that a bus is running 10 minutes late, you will receive an email and text message. At this time, we are onboarding a few new drivers which takes approximately 4 weeks. If you know of someone who would be interested in driving a bus for Durham, please have them contact Kathi at 815-540-9502 or visit durhamschoolservices.com
Stay Home When Sick: We have seen a high number of students visiting the health office within the first hour of school. As a reminder, a child should be kept home when the child’s illness causes one or more of the following:
· Elevated temperature (fever defined as >100 degrees will be sent home and can return after fever free for 24 hours without the use of medication)
· Vomiting and/or diarrhea (can return after 24 hours with no vomiting/diarrhea)
· Child feels unwell: cough, low grade temp, headache, sore throat, allergies that causes disruption and/or prevents the child from participating comfortably in learning.
· An acute change in behavior: lethargy, irritability, persistent crying, difficulty breathing, or new rash.
When in doubt please contact your personal health care provider. We appreciate you working with us to promote the health and safety of our PV community.
PTA Reflections: Do you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “I Will Change the World by…” calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. All PTA Reflections program entries are judged on 3 criteria: Interpretation of Theme (40 points), Creativity (30 points) & Technique (30 points)
Please click this link for information on how to enter, official rules and entry form. Reflections projects are due before school on October 27th and 28th. A Reflections chairperson will be at a PTA table outside the main office of your school those mornings to collect all projects. For inspiration, please visit the Reflections virtual art gallery and learn more about prizes and scholarships. Questions? please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spartan Band Mattress Fundraiser: You may have seen the signs; yes this is a real thing! If you or someone you know is looking to replace a bed in your home, now is the time. We invite you to attend the 3rd Annual PV Band Mattress Fundraiser on Saturday, September 18, from 10am - 5pm in the HS Cafeteria. Last year's sale was a huge success and all proceeds support the PVHS Band students! We will have 30+ different styles of brand name mattresses on display for you to try out. All beds are made to order, have full factory warranties, are available in all sizes, and are priced below retail. In addition to beds, there will also be luxury pillows and even adjustable power bases! Delivery & financing is available. Visit our Facebook event - click “GOING”, INVITE YOUR FRIENDS! SHARE OUR POSTS!
Check out this video to learn more about how a Mattress Fundraiser works! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_pQ6O8aVus
ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES
Pleasant Valley Trap Team: The Pleasant Valley Trap Team will be holding a Learn to Shoot event for any student in grades 7th thru 12th interested in learning more about the team. The event will be held Sunday, September 26th. This event is for new to the team athletes only! Link to sign up http://ccx.net/pvtrap/learn-to-shoot/. Any questions, please contact Kris Wehrman at 563-949-7122.
COLLEGES & CAREERS
ICAN Financial Night: A college education is a worthwhile investment in the future. Unfortunately, it can also be a costly one. To help you understand the financial aid process, the ICAN® is delivering a free presentation on financial aid for seniors and their parents. Join us Tuesday, September 21 at 6:00pm in the PVHS Theater. Topics include:
Financial Aid Process
FAFSA Application Review
Understanding FAFSA Results
Understanding Costs – College Comparisons
Financial Aid Options
Where to Go for Help
To learn more about ICAN, visit www.ICANsucceed.org.
FROM THE PTA:
Thank you to all the parent volunteers who helped make Homecoming a huge success this year! We had over 23 volunteers and more than 45 cases of water donated. We sold over 1000 tickets - which is the largest homecoming dance in school history. And most importantly, the kids had a fun and safe night! Proceeds from the tickets sales will help with the many student and teacher events the PTA sponsors through the year. Thank you for your continued support and I look forward to working with you to ensure a successful year for our students and faculty. - Lesley Withers, PTA President