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Join Us Feb. 27 for Discussion on "Marijuana, the Developing Brain and Behavior"

posted Feb 13, 2019, 7:27 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Feb 13, 2019, 7:28 AM ]

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Perkiomen Valley School District is proud to partner once again with Be A Part of the Conversation to bring in speaker Dr. Matt Bellace to talk about "Marijuana, the Developing Brain, and Behavior" on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school library. To register for this free event, please click here: https://mattbellace.eventbrite.com

More young people these days believe “weed is like salad.” This funny, but sadly inaccurate, statement is consistent with data showing that young people have a lower perception of risk when it comes to regular marijuana use (Monitoring the Future Survey, 2016). This perception is only strengthened by the legalization of marijuana in several states, the proliferation of marijuana as “medicine,” and the promotion of marijuana through pop culture. Given this situation, what chance does any adult have to convince a teenager that, “weed is definitely not salad”? The Feb. 27th program is intended for parents, educators and other adults who care about marijuana's impact on young people. Dr. Bellace, a clinical neuropsychologist and professional youth speaker, will provide insights on how to have an effective conversation with youth on this important topic.

Dr. Bellace will also speak to Perkiomen Valley middle school students the morning of Feb. 27th during in-school assemblies. Please save the date to attend his presentation in the evening so you may further your conversations with your children about marijuana and related issues.

Nominations Sought for 2019 Hall of Fame

posted Jan 24, 2019, 12:00 PM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Jan 24, 2019, 12:00 PM ]

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Do you know someone who has had a lasting impact on the Perkiomen Valley School District community? Please consider nominating him or her for induction into the 2019 Hall of Fame!

Nominations will be accepted online or through the mail. Please submit by April 1, 2019 in order for your candidate to be considered for induction in October 2019.

The Perkiomen Valley School District Hall of Fame was established in 2018 to recognize distinguished alumni, or others, whose outstanding athletic, professional, or civic endeavors have brought honor to Perkiomen Valley School District and serve to inspire future graduates to perform and serve in the same spirit. Learn more by visiting our webpage.

2019-20 Instructional Calendar Approved

posted Jan 16, 2019, 10:48 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Jan 16, 2019, 10:48 AM ]

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The Perkiomen Valley School Board approved the 2019-20 instructional calendar at the Jan. 14th business meeting. The calendar features an Aug. 26, 2019, start for school, and a June 11, 2020, end date.

The calendar for next year is very similar to the current calendar, featuring parent-teacher conferences the week of Thanksgiving (meaning a full week off for students), and a winter break spanning Dec. 23 to Jan. 1.

Half-days have been included throughout the calendar year to accommodate in-service opportunities for professional and support staffs. Spring break will begin April 8 (which is an in-service day for graduation projects) and continue through April 13.

Graduation is planned for June 5, 2020. Three snow days have been built into this calendar. If none or only some of the snow days are used, the last day of school could be earlier than June 11.

Kindergarten Registration Planned for March 11, 13, 14, 15

posted Jan 15, 2019, 5:58 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Jan 15, 2019, 5:58 AM ]

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Do you have a student who will turn 5 years old by September 1, 2019? If so, he/she is eligible to attend school in the Perkiomen Valley School District next fall. Kindergarten registration will be held in March (see below for specific dates). Please call to make an appointment:

Skippack Elementary School: March 11, 13, 14, 15
(610) 409-6060

You will be asked to bring a registration packet with you to your appointment. Please click here to download the packet.

Registration Opens for Winter/Early Spring Community Ed Classes

posted Dec 12, 2018, 12:10 PM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Dec 12, 2018, 12:10 PM ]

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Ring in 2019 by starting a new exercise regimen or learning something new through PVSD's Community Education program. Our winter/early spring session is open now. Our brochure will be mailed to homes soon, but if you want to get registered early for some of our upcoming classes, you can access our brochure online and register through our webstore.

Some of the new classes we are offering this session include:
  • Ageless Aerobics for Ages 55+
  • Everybody Can Line Dance
  • Clay Raku Firing 
  • Leveraging LinkedIn
  • Discover the Fun of Cooking
  • Healthcare Solutions
  • Understanding the New Tax Laws
  • Overcoming Panic About Public Speaking
​Of course, we are also offering swim classes (registration will open in February for sessions beginning in March), Behind-the-Wheel instruction, exercise and dance classes, and many other workshops meant to provide meaningful instruction and advice.

We hope you take time to see what PVSD Community Ed has to offer! Be sure to follow us @PVSDCommunityEd on both Facebook and Twitter for regular updates about upcoming classes.

Substitute Aides Needed

posted Oct 26, 2018, 8:46 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Oct 26, 2018, 8:46 AM ]

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Looking to take your involvement with the district to the next level? Work at PVSD as a Substitute Aide! Submit your application as a Substitute Teacher Aide and spend your days providing meaningful service to students and staff in our schools. Although regular availability is preferred, this job provides significant scheduling flexibility from week to week. Apply now online or contact Susan Angel (sangel@pvsd.org) with questions.

Parents of Preschoolers: Sign Up for GetSet4K Texts

posted Sep 5, 2018, 6:25 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Sep 5, 2018, 6:25 AM ]

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Do you have a child who will be entering kindergarten within the next year or two? Sign up to begin receiving our GETSET4K texts. Texts arrive three times a week and are filled with information and tips to help prepare your child for kindergarten. Go to https://goo.gl/forms/bOMahyt0mQ0xjc873 to sign up.

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