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eNews 05.12.2023

Dear Riverdale Heights Families,

Smartphones / Cell phone use: Over the last few weeks there has been an increase in students' accessing and communicating through either cell phone or smartwatches during the school day. We ask that if you are needing to communicate with your child or children that you reach out to the front office. This maintains a focus on instructional time and opportunities, and limits distractions for students. The district's cell phone/mobile device policies can be found on page 28 of the Elementary Student Handbook, located on the district's website. Thank you for your help in this matter to limit disruptions.


Jennifer Richardson


May PTA Meeting: Join us in celebrating a successful year at our May 16th PTA Meeting. The meeting will take place in the school library and childcare is available if needed during the meeting. The meeting agenda can be found on our PTA website. May 2023 PTA Meeting (

Backyard Bash: Get ready for our last PTA event of the year and a school favorite! This event takes place on Friday, May 19th at 5:30pm. Bring your own lawn chair or yard blanket and purchase dinner or a treat at one of the amazing food trucks. Back by popular demand is the Teacher Dunk Tank! Practice your throwing skills and get ready to dunk some of Riverdale Heights finest! Food trucks will be shared on Facebook to keep your eyes on that!

School Supply Boxes: The deadline to order your 2023-2024 school supply box is less than a month away. Save yourself time during the back-to-school rush in August and order your supply boxes now. Purchased boxes will be labeled with your student’s name and delivered to their 2023-2024 classroom for easy unpacking at Meet and Greet night in August. It is easy, plus a percentage of each box purchase goes back to our school PTA. To order click the link below and enter our School ID: RIV052 School Supply Packs | Educational Products, Inc.

Baseball Camp : Please join the High School Baseball Program for their summer baseball camp. Register through your child's Infinite Campus Student Portal.

PV Platinum Dance Fundraiser:

Moe’s Southwest Grill - Take care of dinner for your family and support the PV Platinum Dance Team at the same time! Order a taco kit from Moes and pick it up on Taco Tuesday May 16th. Pick up will be at 5 pm in the PVHS parking lot near the cafeteria. Your taco kit will be brought to your car upon arrival. Click here to order! We appreciate the support for our team & upcoming season!

Paver Fundraiser - Share some PV spirit with your neighbors and friends!! Order your choice of 12 inch round or 12 inch square gray pavers and choose which logo you would like painted in Spartan blue - either the PV logo or the Spartan head. They will be painted and sealed for outdoor display. Remember these will also make great gifts!! Click here to order.

PV Youth Girls Wrestling Camp - This camp will assist you on your journey to becoming a Pleasant Valley wrestler by introducing the fundamentals, basics, skills/drills, and technique of the Pleasant Valley wrestling system that is designed specifically for success in wrestling.

3rd Grade Orchestra Sign-Ups: All current 3rd grade students are welcome to sign up for orchestra for next year - for 4th grade! Please see the PV Orchestra Website for more information as well as to Pre-Register by Thursday, May 18th. Please contact Mr. Lee Starovich if you have any questions!

FIRST LEGO League Challenge Registration for 2023-2024 School Year

Pleasant Valley is offering an opportunity for students in grades 5 through 8 to join a FIRST LEGO League team for the 2023-2024 school year (This coming fall, August-December). Current 4th-7th grade students should register using this form, to participate this fall.

FIRST LEGO League Challenge is part of a global robotics program that includes more than 480,000 kids in 110 countries. Teams collaborate to build and program an autonomous robot to score points on a thematic playing surface (the Robot Game) and create an innovative solution to a problem relating to the yearly theme (the Innovation Project), all guided by the FIRST Core Values.

We are also in need of coaches for the upcoming season. Anyone can coach! No particular programming or robotics knowledge is necessary. FLL is more than just the robot. The innovation challenge is a large part as well. We will provide training, a meeting guide, and ongoing support to provide you with the information you need to coach your team.

2023 Pleasant Valley Girls Basketball Camps are here!! Please click the link below to see the dates!! If you have any questions please email Coach Goetz at

Augustana Summer Basketball Camps - Registration is still open for all of our summer camps. Camps available for grades 2-9. For more information visit 2023 Vikings Summer Basketball Camps.

Camp Hand in Hand - Want to learn more about being a camp buddy? Want to meet other camp buddies? Join us for a get to know camp event - Meet Event and Summer Camp Details

Bettendorf Parks & Recreation Programs, 563-344-4113

EL1 Baseball & Softball Skills Camp (8yrs-14yrs) Registrants will have the opportunity to refine their skills in baseball and softball with a series of drills and activities led by credentialed and qualified coaching staff of EL1 Sports. Learn and refine skills in hitting, fielding, and base running! Children new to the sport and those looking to advance and refine their skills are welcome to register. $60, 9 am-11:30 am, Crow Creek Park Ball Field #7, Mondays and Wednesdays, June 12 & 14 OR June 19 & 21 OR June 26 & 28, register by the Thursday prior to each week QC Music Therapy: Beginning Beats I (3mo to 9mo): Connect with your baby through music, singing, and instrument exploration. $96, 9 am, Bettendorf Community Center, Thursdays Starting Jun 8

QC Music Therapy: Beginning Beats II (9mo to 15mo): Designed for infants and emerging toddlers, this class promotes positive interactions with caregivers through music. $96, 9:45 am, Bettendorf Community Center, Thursdays Starting Jun 8

QC Music Therapy: Boundless Beats (15mo to 4yr): Each class provides opportunities for young children to engage in music through instrument play, movement, and singing. These activities help promote attention to task, motor development, cognitive development, communication skills, and appropriate social interaction. $96, Bettendorf Community Center, 4:30 pm Tuesdays starting Jun 6 OR 10:30 am Thursdays starting Jun 8.

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