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eNews 03.11.2022

Dear Riverdale Heights Families,

Have a Wonderful Spring Break! We have so much to celebrate!

Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress: After Spring Break, Pleasant Valley Schools will administer the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP). The assessments are aligned with the Iowa Core Standards and will measure both student proficiency and growth in the areas of Math, Reading, Language/Writing and Science. ISASP is used for state and federal student accountability purposes and to determine if students will qualify for extended learning opportunities. Click here for dates and schedules.

Spring Program, April 7: Please join us for our K-6 Spring Program that will feature all of our K-6 students, along with our 5th and 6th grade choir and 6th grade band! We are so excited for the opportunity to perform for you this year! There will be two all school performances this year. The first performance will begin at 9:00 AM for families of students with last names that begin A-L. The second performance will begin at 1:00 PM for families of students with last names that begin M-Z. The gym doors will open ½ hour before the performance allowing audience members to find seats.

Parking will be available in the parking lot and on the playground hard surfaces. Parking is prohibited in all bus and fire lanes, including the front of the school. We encourage families to take advantage of our program shuttle bus. Seating will be saved for shuttle riders.

Our shuttle will run from Crow Creek Park, 4800 N Devils Glen Rd at the following times:

A-L Program- 9:00 AM Program 8:40 AM Depart Crow Creek Park 8:45 AM Arrive at Riverdale Heights 10:10 AM Depart Riverdale Heights 10:15 AM Arrive at Crow Creek Park

M-Z Program-1:00 PM Program 12:40 PM Depart Crow Creek Park 12:45 PM Arrive at Riverdale Heights 2:10 PM Depart Riverdale Heights 2:15 PM Arrive at Crow Creek Park

If you are riding the shuttle, please call the front office and let us know which program you are attending and how many people will be riding the shuttle. This will ensure enough seats for the shuttle riders.

Work for PV! Pleasant Valley is currently hiring for next year, but also for immediate positions! Click here to learn about how you can become an aide, substitute nurse, substitute para-educator and so much more!

Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation Golf Outing: Join us for the Foundation’s biggest fundraiser of the year. All funds support scholarships for graduating seniors. Sign up a foursome for a traditional golf outing, become a hole sponsor, or NEW THIS YEAR – play the new Forge putting course with the family! Learn more here. Register here.

Spring Performance Raffle Ticket Sale: Raffle tickets are now for sale on our PTA website. Tickets are $5 per ticket OR 5 tickets for $20. Two VIP packages will be given away on April 5th for the April 7th 9:00AM or 1:00PM school spring music performance. These packages include 2 front row reserved seats and a front row reserved parking spot. If you don’t want to try for the raffle three VIP packages will be sold on our website first come first serve for $150 each on March 25th at 6:00PM. Shop & Donate | Riverdale Heights El (

Save the date for our spring Nothing Bundt Cakes sale! PTA will open the sale online 3/21 and will also send paper forms home with kiddos. Please note, this year we will require ONE check or venmo payment per form. Forms will be due back 4/4/22. Pick up details are still being finalized but will be on 4/13/22 right before Easter weekend.

Become a Foster Parent: There is a huge need in the area. If you are interested, click here to learn more.

PV X-Plosion: Do you have a daughter born in 2014/2015 looking to try out softball in a fun and educational environment? Check out and register for the PV X-Plosion 8-week learning league. X-Plosion 6U League Registration Questions can be directed to

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