eNews 04.01.2022

Dear Riverdale Heights Families,


The spring program is just around the corner and we are all very excited to share all of our hard work with you next Thursday, April 7th! Here are a few reminders for you as the day approaches.

Dress Code: Students should dress up like it is picture day. Avoid clothing with bare midriffs, manufactured or worn-in holes, or anything that could be revealing with students being up on the stage. It is good to remember that the audience eye level is below where our students will be.

Where will my student(s) be on the stage?: You can open THIS LINK to find a graphic which shows where each class will be standing up on the stage.

What happens after my student(s) class is done performing?: Please stay and enjoy the rest of the program. Once a grade level has performed their portion of the program, they will be returning to their classroom to finish out the school day.

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.

6th Grade Outdoor Educational Experience, Donations Needed: Additional information here.

Reminder for current 6th graders: To begin the first day of junior high in August, the Iowa Dept. of Public Health requires all students to have the Tdap and meningococcal vaccines or an notarized exemption form on file. Don’t wait until the last minute when the doctor’s offices are busy. Make an appointment with your health care provider today to get these requirements met. Once these injections have been completed, please provide the date of immunization or a copy of the updated immunization certificate to either the elementary or junior high school nurse. Please contact your school nurse with questions.


Nothing Bundt Cakes: Calling all cake lovers! Monday, April 4th is the LAST day on-line orders will be accepted for this oh so popular and delicious PTA fundraiser. Paper order forms are due to school April 1st. and need to have ONE payment for all orders included. Don’t forget there are TWO class prizes awarded; one for the class with the most student participation and one for the class with the overall most Nothing Bundt Cake sales. These cakes do freeze well and there is a gluten free option available for purchase. Don’t delay, order your cakes today! www.riverdaleheightspta.com/shop

Spring Program: Still planning on when you should leave the house to obtain a parking spot in the school lot for the program on Thursday, April 7th? Be sure to try your luck at the PTA VIP Raffle. This raffle is for TWO front row seats at either the morning or afternoon program time AND a RESERVED parking spot at the school. Raffle entries are $5 per entry or five entries for $20. The sale ends April 4th. www.riverdaleheightspta.com/shop

Glow Disco: Are you ready to get your glow on? We are ONE WEEK away from our super fun, glow-tastic event. FRIDAY, APRIL 8th is one of Riverdale Heights signature family events that boasts a DJ, dimmed lights in the school gym, concessions and tons of fun – always one of our students favorite events to attend. Parents please remember, this is not a drop off event. Tickets are pre-sell only on-line at www.riverdaleheightspta.com/shop and this year there is even a PV Glow in the Dark T-Shirt offered for purchase as well (in case you are in need of a PV wardrobe refresh).

*Last call alert* Pre-sale Pizza orders will close Wednesday night, and our limited edition shirts Monday night.

Reporting of COVID cases: Due to the decreasing number of COVID cases across the district (7 during the month of March), we are going to discontinue the reporting of cases on our district website. Should we see an increase, we will again revisit the reporting of cases. We would like to thank everyone across the Pleasant Valley community for your support and assistance over the past two years.

PVJH PTA Seeking Incoming Parents: 6th Grade Parents - the junior high PTA is looking for help next year! Join us for our next PTA meeting and learn how you can get involved!

Our next PTA meeting is Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 9AM- Join us virtually!

Join with Google Meet

Join by phone (US) +1 304-760-9653 (PIN: 357858052)

Pleasant Valley Education Foundation Golf Outing: Monday, April 25th

The Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation cordially invites you to the 2022 PVEF Golf Benefit sponsored by Arconic! On April 25, join us at Palmer Hills Golf Course to support PVHS seniors! To register for the 18 hole event, participate in the new Forge Putting event, or to learn how you could support the event overall, please click here.

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!

Durham School Services Job Fair: Come join us for dinner. Click here for additional details.

Bettendorf Parks and Recreation: 2022 COACH PITCH BASEBALL & SOFTBALL LEAGUES! Learn and improve basic skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship while having FUN! For many children, this is their first experience in these sports, and we want to make sure it is a positive one! Scores and team records will not be kept. Please consider being a part of your child’s experience and volunteer to coach their team! All games are played on weeknights at Veterans Memorial Park in Bettendorf, April 25 – June 20. Divisions include 4-5 year olds and 6-7 year olds in both baseball and softball. COST: $70REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 3RD!! Questions? Call 344-4113. Click here to register!

Bettendorf-Pleasant Valley Youth Baseball season starting: Tryouts/evaluations for Bettendorf-Pleasant Valley Youth Baseball are Monday, April 4 and Wednesday, April 6. Click here for more information.

​​​​​​​LeClaire Community Library: April 2022 Program List

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