eNews - Riverdale Heights - February 5, 2021

Dear Riverdale Heights Families,

Make Up Snow Day: We will make up the day we missed on January 26th on February 12th. B-day students will attend school. A-day students will participate in their hybrid at-home day. We will make up the day we missed on February 4th on June 4th. If we have an additional snow day this year, students will participate in virtual learning. For more information and schedules for a virtual learning weather day, please click here. February 16 will be a Day 3. Busing Assignments: As we return to 100% onsite, we know families are interested in bus services. To keep as few as students as possible on the busses, we’re asking that you consider taking your child to school, if possible. To view your student's bus assignment on parent portal, click on More > Transportation. There could be changes to routes through Friday evening February 12, so check back over the holiday weekend to ensure you have the most up-to-date information for the first day of non-hybrid school on Tuesday, February 16. Students will not be allowed to ride home on any bus other than their own. No exceptions at this time. *Note that bus assignments will show for all students who indicated a need for busing. If you do not have a bus listed for your student, please contact Durham Bus Service at 563-332-4949. Incoming 7th grade students: We would like to invite you and your child to a meeting on the following dates in the Pleasant Valley Junior High School gymnasium to begin assisting with the transition of your child to PVJH. Due to COVID and space restrictions, we are limiting attendance to 2 members per family (2 Adults or 1 Adult and 1 Student). Masks are required. If you are not able to attend on your scheduled night, we ask that you attend the virtual option. Tuesday, February 23rd from 5:30-6:15 pm for students currently attending Hopewell Elementary. Tuesday, February 23rd from 7:00-7:45 pm for students currently attending Bridgeview or Cody Elementary. Wednesday, February 24th from 5:30-6:15 pm for students currently attending Pleasant View Elementary. Wednesday, February 24th from 7:00-7:45 pm for students currently attending Riverdale Heights Elementary. This session will be an opportunity to meet PVJH counseling staff and administration to discuss programs, policies, and procedures. We hope to address all of your questions and concerns through this forum. Course selection and course information will be provided to all 6th grade students at the elementary conferences. Yearbook Order Did you order your yearbook? If not, it isn’t too late! To order, please send with your student or drop off $15 cash or check to the school office in an envelope labeled Yearbook and your student’s name. If you do have questions, please e-mail rhyearbookcommittee@gmail.com. Meals Available for At-Home Learners: We will have meals available each week for 100% online and hybrid at-home days. You must fill out this form every week by Monday at 6:00am to register for the meals. Meals will be available for pick up every day from 10:30am-11:00am at PVHS in the bus drop off area. Starting, February 16, we will have meals available for 100% online learners every Monday. Watch for more information next week. T2K and Preschool Screenings: If you or someone you know is interested in our preschool or Transition to Kindergarten programs, now is the time to sign up for screenings. Learn more at the links below and share them with families with preschool and kindergarten aged students. Preschool Transition to Kindergarten (T2K) Vote March 2! On Tuesday March 2, 2021, a special election will be held to ask voters to approve Pleasant Valley's Revenue Purpose Statement. A yes vote will allow the district to continue to use one-cent sales tax revenue to build and renovate schools, address major repairs, purchase school sites, install technology, and make principal and interest payments for school infrastructure purposes. This is not a new tax or current tax increase. To learn more about the vote, join Superintendent Brian Strusz and Chief Financial Officer Mike Clingingsmith at Pleasant Valley Junior High at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, February 9 or join virtually by clicking here. For more information about the special election, click here. Staff Appreciation Supply Drive: Help us out with our staff appreciation event! We are holding a supply drive to help our staff restock! Please consider signing up for something if you can. Monetary donations are also being accepted through Venmo @RVDHpta (please put staff appreciation in the comments section) or check made out to Riverdale Heights PTA (please no cash). Please have all items dropped off to the office no later than next February 8th, 2021. Thank you again for all of your help! https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20f0a4aaaab2eaafe3-staff

PTA is partnering with D3 Designs for an amazing fundraiser! Want something fun to do with your family during these cold days at home? Check out our PTA Studio D3 Designs take and make signs fundraiser. How it works: Select a stencil, add a stain color and up to 3 paint colors for EACH project you order. You complete the sign at home, YouTube instruction video included. These projects are age appropriate for all grade levels, younger grades may need a parent help applying the stencil. Signs are 11”x11”. Each sign project is $30. All project orders must be pre-paid and pick up will be available curbside at school. You can pay via Venmo (info on form below) or drop a check or cash off to school. Ordering start 1/20 and ends 2/12. Sign up here: https://forms.gle/Mr9rbK5qsps9pec68 [forms.gle] Bettendorf Parks and Recreation: Junior Chefs Cooking Class – Valentine Treats – Children ages 6-12 will enjoy hands-on cooking experiences! A holiday all about love and chocolate! We'll make chocolate cupcakes with pink frosting and sprinkles, yummy pink fruit dip, and more! Parents/Guardians, please join your Junior Chef for the last 15 minutes to sample their creations! Saturday, February 13, 10:00am-11:30am, Family Museum, Cost $35, Click Here to Register Today! Dee Dee’s Tumbling Program – Students will learn fine motor skills building on overall body coordination while developing self-esteem and confidence in a positive and safe environment. Six participants per class. Classes for 2.5-4yr olds, 5-7yr olds, and 8-13yr olds. Sessions are 4-weeks long, meet every Wednesday at 4:10pm, 5:10pm, 6:10pm, or 7:10pm. Classes are 50minutes long. Coached by Dee Dee’s Tumbling, a staff with 35 years of experience! Next Session Starts Wednesday, February 17 at the Life Fitness Center, Cost $635, Click Here to Register Today!

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