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eNews 08.11.2023

Dear Riverdale Heights Families,

Below you will find reminders of important back to school information as well as upcoming events, activities and happenings throughout the district.


August 14 1st - 6th Grade Teacher Assignments Available on the Parent Portal

August 21 1st - 6th Grade Meet & Greet 4:30-6:00 p.m. (Schedule using PTC Fast link below)

August 23 First Day of School for students in grades 1-6

August 25 Kindergarten Families Receive Teacher Assignments and Start Dates

August 28 First Day of 5th & 6th Grade Orchestra

August 28 Kindergarten Meet & Greet

August 29 6th Grade Campout Meeting at Forest Grove Elementary, 6:00pm

September 4 No School

September 4 Run with Carl Register here to support PV Seniors

September 5Kindergarten Begins Daily Attendance

September 5 Virtual Curriculum Night

September 6 Early Dismissal, 1:30pm

September 7 Picture Day

September 19 Popsicles on the Playground

September 19 PTA Meeting

September 20 Early Dismissal, 1:30 pm

October 10 We Are Riverdale Heights Night


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


EARLY DISMISSALS: PV schools will dismiss early on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.


Infinite Campus Parent Portal opens to access homeroom teacher assignments on August 14 for students in grades 1st through 6th. To access the parent portal, please follow the following guides:


KINDERGARTEN: On August 25, Kindergarten parents will receive communication from the school with teacher assignment and start date information. Half of the kindergarten class will attend on August 29th and 31st (Tuesday/Thursday) and half of the kindergarten class will attend on August 30th and September 1st (Wednesday/Friday). Both groups will join together and attend daily starting on September 5th.


On Monday, August 21, 2023 we will be holding our annual Meet and Greet for families of 1st - 6th grade students. Families will sign up for a specific time between 4:30 pm and 6:00pm. This allows our teachers to spend time with each family as they bring in their supplies. You may register for a Meet & Greet via this link once teacher assignments are released on August 14th. You will need to check your student’s teacher assignment in the parent portal before registering for a Meet and Greet time.


Kindergarten Meet & Greet will be held on Monday, August 28th from either 4:30-5:00 or 5:00-5:30 p.m. You will receive more details on August 25th.


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!


Click here for a complete list of necessary school supplies for the 2023-2024 year. If you ordered school supplies through the PTA, they will be available at Meet and Greet.


Want to know what’s for lunch today? Click here for breakfast and lunch menus.

You can also download the Nutrislice app by searching “nutrislice”.


FREE & REDUCED MEALS: Your family may qualify for free or reduced-price meals by filling out the 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 here. If you do not have an account please call our Administration Center at 563-332-5550. Please note that the Free and Reduced application must be accessed from the Portal website link above; it is not available through the Portal Mobile App.

· Once logged in, click the link for “Applications/Forms” on the left

· Select “Click to start meal benefit application”

· After your application has been processed you will receive a notification in your parent portal inbox.

· If you are unable to complete the online application please click here.

If you have questions about our Food Service Program, please contact Food Service Director, Corie Gamble, at 563-332-5550 or gamblecorrie@pleasval.org.


PV Astronomy Club Observing Night: You are invited to PV Astronomy Club's first observing night of the new school year. Together with the Quad Cities Astronomical Society (www.qcastro.org or Facebook: QCAS), we will be hosting our star party at Pleasant Valley Junior High School in Le Claire on Saturday, August 12th from sunset (around 8:00 pm) until whenever. The highlight of this evening will be the Perseid Meteor Shower (one of the best showers of the year - Sky and Telescope article), but we will also have a bunch of telescopes set-up for your viewing. We will be able to see planets, star clusters, and nebulae. Bring your family, your friends, and everyone else. It is free and open to the public. Bring a bag chair, a blanket, and some bug spray. Feel free to bring your own telescope or binoculars, too. Remember not to use your cell phone or white light flashlights near the viewing party as it will ruin your night eyes. We will be behind PVJH near the track. You should park in front of the building (South side) and walk around the East side of the building towards the back parking lot. There will be signs to help guide you.


Get your PV Band Apparel NOW until Tuesday, August 15! Back by popular demand! You can now purchase your official Spartan Band apparel online through the following website: https://stores.inksoft.com/pv_band/shop/home. Our order window is short, so do not wait! The store closes on Tuesday, August 15! All items are shipped directly to your home. Thank you for your support of the PV Band program. We hope to see all of Spartan Nation at our annual "Sounds of the Stadium" performance on Friday, August 10 at 8:00 PM under the lights at Spartan Stadium. Do not miss the first performance by the 2023 Spartan Marching Band!

PV Youth Boys Basketball: There will be an AAU basketball organizational meeting for all players and coaches interested in forming a PV youth boys basketball team in grades three through six. The meeting will take place on August 28, 2023 at 6:00 PM in the PVHS Library. This meeting will give information on how to reserve gym time, how to register for AAU, PV coaching clinic info., practice planning/coaching guidance, and league/tournament information. There is NO guarantee that your son will be placed on a team. We need volunteer coaches to start up new teams and a minimum of 7-8 players. If you currently have a PV AAU team, you do NOT need to attend. However, please send an updated team roster and coaches information to spartanaau@gmail.com as soon as possible.


2023 PVHS Cheer Clinic: Registration is open for the 2023 PVHS Cheer Clinic! Students in grades K-8 are invited to attend this one-day clinic being held on Sunday, September 10, 2023 from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Registration is $45 per participant and includes a t-shirt & cheer bow. Optional clinic individual pictures are available for purchase ($5). The clinic will be held in the lower Auxiliary D Gym at the east end of the high school. Please enter through doors E-6. Participants will perform on Friday, September 15, 2023 during halftime of the sophomore football game around 5:30pm. Participants should be picked up immediately after the halftime performance near the gate to the field. Registrations are due by August 31, 2023. No registrations will be accepted at the door. Click here to register. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Coach Cox at coxveronica@pleasval.org.


It’s homecoming season! The theme this year is "Tackle the Tigers". While you are getting ready to dive back into the school year, please take some time to support PV and buy the new 2023-2024 homecoming themed shirt. The store is open from now until August 30th. Shirts will be ready around September 15th. Don't wait! Click HERE and order yours today.


The 29th Annual Run with Carl needs you!

Are you a runner? A walker? A parent? Or a volunteer? Keep reading to find the appropriate information on how you can take part in this fundraising race.

All three options, Kids Fun Run, 5K run/walk and 5 mile run, take place on the morning of Monday, September 4th starting at 7:45 am. All promise to be a great time and raise money for Bettendorf!

Mondays in August at 6:00 pm meeting at the Middle Park Playground parking lot. Starting Monday, August 7th and continuing for the 4 Mondays in August join fellow runners for these free training events.

Run with Carl could not happen without the help of our volunteers. Packet pick-up on Friday and Saturday before the race or many opportunities on Monday the day of the race from setting up tables/tents to water stops along the course. High School students can earn service hours while volunteering.


Attention 3rd grade PV girls interested in playing volleyball! We will be holding volleyball Open Gyms in September for any girl with the birthdate July 2014-June 30, 2015 that is interested in playing volleyball. The first open gym will be held the first week in September at TBK and will run once a week during the entire month. More information will be coming out soon, but please contact Rachel Tharp with any questions. (563) 650-1458 or Rachelltharp@gmail.com


We’re hiring! We are looking for great staff to join our growing team. To learn more about paraeducator, custodian, foodservice, coaching, Campus Monitor, and sub opportunities across the district, visit our employment page.


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