Pleasant View Back to School 2022-23

Back to School Center

I'm looking forward to welcoming everyone back to Pleasant View soon.  I hope your summer months have been an enjoyable time filled with excitement and joy.  Pleasant View has been a busy place since the end of the school year.  Beyond the deep cleaning in classrooms and hallways, here are some of the larger summer projects that have been completed at your child's school.

  • The library carpet has been removed and replaced.  What a huge project! 100% of the books had to be removed, shelving moved and returned, and finally, the books had to be returned to the shelves. Thanks to the crew who managed this "heavy lifting!"
  • A water bottle filler drinking fountain has been added to the main primary hallway. We now have 3 in the building.
  • The gym floor has been refinished and repainted.  
  • The driveway and parking lot projects have been completed.  Bye, bye potholes!  An additional lane has been added that access the west drop-off and pick-up zones.  The bus lane and east parking lot have been patched, sealed, and restriped. 
  • Accessibility to the playground track has been improved. An asphalt strip has been installed that links the intermediate playground blacktop to the asphalt track.

Driveway and Parking Lot Improvements

Last year we had an increase in the number of families who dropped off and picked up their children each day.  In the afternoon this led to cars backing up into Crow Creek Road.  This created an unsafe situation remedied by using the driveway and parking areas across the street at Pleasant View Baptist Church.  This year the church plan will not be utilized.  As a part of the driveway replacement project, an additional lane has been installed so that there can be two lanes of vehicles waiting to pick up children at the end of the day.  The two lanes will have to merge into one just before the actual student pick-up area.  Click here for new instructions. Feel free to drive on over to see the improvements to our driveway and parking surfaces.  I think everyone will be quite pleased, especially those that had to navigate the potholes and rough spots this past year.  

Many positive changes have taken place to our facilities, along with hiring the eight faculty members listed below..  I'm excited to get the 2022-23 school year off to a great start!  I look forward to seeing as many families as possible at Meet & Greet on Monday, August 22nd.  Enjoy the remaining days of summer break with your family and friends!

Thanks

 

Steven Cotton
Principal | Pleasant View Elementary
cottonsteven@pleasval.org

August 9 Kindergarten Families Receive Teacher Assignments and Start Dates

August 15 PTA Meeting, 6:30pm
August 16 Elementary Teacher Assignments Available on the Parent Portal
August 22 Meet & Greet 4:30pm to 6:00pm 
August 22 New Parent Welcome, 5pm
August 23 First Day of School
August 29 6th Grade Campout Meeting at Forest Grove Elementary, 6:00pm
August 30 PTA Meeting in Bridgeview Library, 6:00pm
September 5 No School
September 5 Run with Carl. Register here to support PV Seniors.
September 6 Virtual Curriculum Night
September 7 Early Dismissal, 1:30pm
September 9 Donuts with Grownups, 7:30am

Did you know you can download your school’s calendar right to your digital calendar?  Click here.

NEW START TIME!  This year all elementary schools will start at 8:25am!  Make sure to set those alarm clocks a few minutes earlier!

EARLY DISMISSALS:  This year, PV schools will dismiss early on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Infinite Campus Parent Portal opens to access homeroom teacher assignments on August 16. To access the parent portal, please follow the following guides:

Infinite Campus Getting Started Guide
Navigating the Portal Video

KINDERGARTEN: On August 9, Kindergarten parents will receive a call from the school.  At that time, they will learn when their kindergartner will start school and their teacher assignment. Half of the kindergarten class will attend on August 23rd and 25th (Tuesday/Thursday)  and half of the kindergarten class will attend on August 24th and 26th (Wednesday/Friday).  All students will attend on Monday, August 29th.

On Monday, August 22, 2022 we will be holding our annual Meet and Greet. Families will sign up for a specific time between 4:30pm and 6:00pm.  This allows our teachers to spend time with each family as they bring in their supplies. Look for information in the coming weeks to sign up! If you ordered school supplies through the PTA, they will be available during Meet & Greet.

If your student is riding the bus, you will learn your bus assignment through the parent portal.  Bus assignments will be made in mid-August and we will alert you when they are available. Bus assignments could change up to the night before school starts, so check back often! 

Click here for a reminder of the expectations we have for our exceptional bus riders.

Click here for a complete list of necessary school supplies for the 2022-2023 year.  If you ordered school supplies through the PTA, they will be available at Meet and Greet.

We have some exciting news about access to technology!  This year, K-2 students will have access to their own iPad right in the classroom! Every third grade classroom will have 12 iPads and 12 chromebooks! For the 2023-24 school year, 3rd grade students will have access to their own chromebook. 

Students in 4th, 5th and 6th grade will have access to their own chromebook. This device will be provided by the district at no charge to the family and can be checked out for home use as needed. Students are responsible for the care of the loaned device when it leaves school premises.  Please click here for an overview of the student chromebook responsibilities.

Want to know what’s for lunch today?  Click here for breakfast and lunch menus. 

You can also download the Nutrislice app by searching “nutrislice”.

The USDA has ended the free breakfast and lunch program. We appreciate your understanding as this was not a local decision, but a decision made by the USDA and Federal Government. 

Breakfast and Lunch Prices 2022-23 Reduced 
Elementary Breakfast $1.70 $0.30
Lunch $2.50 $0.40
Milk $0.50 $0.40

FREE & REDUCED MEALS: Your family may qualify for free or reduced-price meals by filling out the 2022-2023 Iowa Application for Free & Reduced Price School Meals/Milk. To begin your online free and reduced application, please log in to your Parent Portal Account here. If you do not have an account please call our Administration Center at 563-332-5550. Please note that the Free and Reduced application must be accessed from the Portal website link above; it is not available through the Portal Mobile App.

  • Once logged in, click the link for “Applications/Forms” on the left
  • Select “Click to start meal benefit application”
  • After your application has been processed you will receive a notification in your parent portal inbox.
  • If you are unable to complete the online application please click here

If you have questions about our Food Service Program, please contact Food Service Director, Corie Gamble, at 563-332-5550 or gamblecorrie@pleasval.org.


Join us in welcoming new faculty and staff to the Pleasant View Family:  

Ella Bower, 6th Grade
Raven Deuth, English as a Second Language
Jessica Freeman, 1st Grade
Stacie Giesecke, Dean of Students
Mallory Glanzman, 4th Grade
Kelzi Mather, 4th Grade
Nicky Stevenson, Teacher Librarian
Leslie Wonderlich, School Counselor


RUN WITH CARL!  Funds raised from the ½ mile, 5k and 5 mile race benefit the Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation’s scholarship program!  This year the PVEF will award more than 130 scholarships to graduating seniors!  Run with Carl and support our seniors!  Sign up for this Labor Day event here!


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