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eNews 08.05.2022

Dear Riverdale Heights Families,

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.

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.

Teacher Assignments: Infinite Campus Parent Portal opens to access homeroom teacher assignments on August 16, 2022. To access the parent portal, please follow the following guides:

Statewide Preschool Openings: Pleasant Valley partners with several local preschools to provide quality education for our littlest Spartans. Kiddie Karrasel Academy and Hand-in-Hand still have openings. Preschool students must be 4 years old by September 15, 2022 to participate in the Statewide Preschool Program. Hand-in-Hand also has availability in its afterschool program.

Bussing: 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!

School Supplies: 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.

Food Service: The USDA has ended the free breakfast and lunch program. 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.

Elementary Breakfast and Lunch Prices

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

Wall of Honor: The Wall of Honor Program was established in 1999 to recognize distinguished alumni who have graduated from Pleasant Valley High School. Nominees must have graduated 10 years or more prior to induction and must meet the following criteria:

  • Academic Success

  • Outstanding success in their career

  • Distinguished human service

Induction ceremony is held in November each year. Click here to nominate a Spartan by Sept 1, 2022!

August 9 Kindergarten Families Receive Teacher Assignments and Start Dates August 16 Elementary Teacher Assignments Available on the Parent Portal August 22 Meet & Greet 4:30pm to 6:00pm Information to sign up for a time slot to come. August 23 First Day of School August 29 6th Grade Campout Meeting at Forest Grove Elementary, 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

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

PV Boys & Girls 2nd Grade Basketball: Tryouts are August 30 at the TBK Sports Complex. Girls from 5:00-6:00pm. Boys from 6:00-7:00pm. Click here for more information, including how to sign up for a tryout.

Homecoming 2022: Spartan Assembly is selling Homecoming shirts from August 12th-August 21st. Short sleeve shirts are $15 and long sleeve shirts are $20. Shirts will be shipped on September 5th and will be delivered to your house by September 9th. Buy a shirt and show your Spartan pride!

PVHS Football Gear: Get your official PV Spartan Football gear! The webstore opens August 9 and goes through the 16th. Go Spartans!

Hand-in-Hand has availability in its afterschool program. Click here to learn about the program.

Bettendorf-Pleasant Valley Fall Baseball: Online registration is now open for Bettendorf-Pleasant Valley Youth Baseball’s fall ball program. Click here for information about teams and to register!

Tour de LeClaire Big Wheel Races: Sponsored by the River Valley Optimist Club, come down to LeClaire Levee-South and join in the fun! Races are for 3-6 year olds. Sign up begins at 8:00am and races start at 9:00am. Five lucky participants will go home with a big wheel. And don’t forget the free pancake breakfast!

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