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eNews 08.25.2023

Dear Riverdale Heights Families,

Riverdale Heights Families -


Thank you for an absolutely wonderful start to the school year! It takes partnership and teamwork to keep things running smoothly and we really appreciate your time and effort to read enews for important information each week!


"At Riverdale Heights families and teachers value each other and work together, because YOU matter." #YOUmatter RVDH


Have a great weekend!


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


DON’T FORGET EARLY DISMISSALS!

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


Room Parent Sign Up: Are you interested in volunteering in your student’s classroom? The role of a classroom parent is to organize the three classroom parties, attend PTA meetings and pass along (via email) any pertinent PTA or classroom information to classroom parents. To learn more or to sign up today click on the link below. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4AADA82CA7FC1-202223#/


Donuts with Grown-Ups: Pre-order and plan to attend this NEW event on September 9th. All orders MUST be pre-ordered on or before August 31st. Orders may be placed on our PTA website. Donuts With Grownups | Riverdale Heights El (riverdaleheightspta.com)


Riverdale Heights T-Shirt: Order your student(s) 2023-2024 WILD About Riverdale Heights shirt and plan for them to wear it for Walk-A-Thon and the PV Homecoming Parade. The order link for shirts closes on September 5th. Riverdale Heights Elementary PTA Walk-A-Thon/Homecoming 2023 | Moments HQ | powered by OrderMyGear (itemorder.com)


Staff Appreciation: Our Riverdale Heights Staff is THE BEST! Help us celebrate them throughout this school year. Check out the plan to spoil our school staff this year and sign up to contribute where it works best with your schedule. Staff Appreciation | Riverdale Heights (riverdaleheightspta.com)


McTeacher Night: Already exhausted with the back-to-school routine? Make dinner easy on September 6th and enjoy McDonald’s on Middle Road. Plan to dine-in or the drive-thru, mention Riverdale Heights and a percentage of your food total will be donated to PTA. Easy!

PTA Reflections: The 2023-2024 PTA Reflections theme is "I am Hopeful Because..." Students are challenged to create entries with this theme in the categories of: Film Production, Music Composition, Visual Arts, Dance Choreography, Literature, and Photography. Keep your eyes open for the official entry forms and more information to be released in a later enews. Entries will be due around the end of October. Learn more here.


Student arrival / departure information:

· Families should plan to drop children off between 8:00 - 8:15 each day, with pick up occurring from 3:00 - 3:15 in the afternoons. Staff is not available prior to 8:00 and after 3:15, and it is unsafe for students to be unsupervised. Please plan accordingly.

· Each family fills out a dismissal plan at the start of the school year, which is what our staff references when there are questions about dismissal. Please stick to dismissal plans and communicate changes in a timely manner so we can keep students safe and accounted for. Changes to dismissal must be shared through a note, email, or phone call to the office. Without family communication, students will not be allowed to change their dismissal plan.

· Students arriving between 8:00 - 8:15 will participate in our Fit 4 Life program or have the option to purchase breakfast. Fit 4 Life gathers on the playground. Students walk laps with friends as they prepare for the school day. At 8:15 students enter the building to head to classrooms. The school day begins promptly at 8:25.

· Please take time to review our Parking Lot Procedures. It is very important that families stay in their vehicle and follow procedures to ensure traffic moves smoothly. Staff will be positioned out front to guide students through procedures and call students to vehicles at the end of the day.

· We do not have the capacity to host guests for lunch during the school day. If there is a need to drop off a special lunch, or forgotten item, please place it on the table in the vestibule with a note, and our office staff will get the lunch and/or item to your student.

We are committed to keeping your child safe and ready to learn, and consistently reflect on our practices and procedures to best meet the needs of our students.


This year, ALL walkers and car riders will dismiss the building through our main entrance doors, keeping all other doors to the building locked at all times. Dismissal bells are as follows:

3:00 - Bus Riders and YMCA Kids Club students are called to the gym

3:03 - Walkers are dismissed through door S2 at the main entrance

3:05 - Car Riders / Daycare Vans through door S1 at the main entrance to gather in front of the building to be called to vehicles.


Century Club Membership for the 2023-2024 school year is now open! Century Club Membership admits pass holders to regular season athletic contests, as well as band, choral, orchestra, and drama events (excluding improv night). It also includes the option to have reserved seats in our Century Club Reserved Seating section for Home Football games. This section is located under the press box. Learn more about the Century Club here! Thank you so much for supporting our activities programs, we truly appreciate you.


Need PV Gear? Visit the Spartan Store for a HUGE SALE!!! The Back-to-School sale will be held on Saturday, August 26th from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. T-shirts, sweatshirts, and accessories starting at $5. Come stock up on Spartan gear for the new school year. The store is located in the high school near the main gym across from the swimming pool.

Pleasant Valley Girls Basketball Saturday Youth Clinics 2023: PVGBB Saturday Morning Youth Clinics--> Please see the form below for information about our fall youth girls basketball clinics. If you have any questions PLEASE email Coach Goetz at goetzjennifer@pleasval.org View the full clinic form here.

Pleasant Valley Girls Youth Basketball Competitive AAU Program If you have a daughter between 2nd-6th grade in the Pleasant Valley School District that is NOT on a competitive AAU team for basketball please fill out THIS FORM, if you have ANY interest in having your daughter involved. More information is on the google form as well. This form is due by Monday, September 18th, 2023. If you have any questions PLEASE email Coach Goetz at goetzjennifer@pleasval.org


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.


3rd Grade PV Girls Volleyball: Volleyball Open Gyms will begin September 6 for any girl with the birthdate July 2014-June 30, 2015 that is interested in playing volleyball. Open gym will run every Wednesday during the month of September at TBK from 5:30-6:30pm.

Please fill out THIS Google form if interested.


Pleasant Valley Boys & Girls Basketball - 3rd Grade AAU Tryouts: Join us Wednesday, August 30th at the TBK Sports Complex. Boys tryouts at 4:00 p.m. Girls tryouts at 5:00 p.m. Please bring your own ball and water! Contact coaches Chris Powers (563-570-0866) and April Lunchsinger (309-269-1128) with any questions.


Hey Spartans! Friday, August 25th is the PV v. Bettendorf football game at Bettendorf High School. This year, Bettendorf will be hosting our annual Student Hunger Drive "Fill the Truck" event at both the sophomore and varsity football games. We will be collecting cans, cash, and other non-perishable food donations at both entrances. Come out and support the Spartans on and off the field!


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.


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

Cub Scouts Pack 24. Looking for adventure? Join us for our Fall Recruiting open house on Thursday, August 31st from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Learn more here.

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