eNews September 16, 2022

Dear Riverdale Heights Families,


Riverdale Heights Flu Shot Clinic: The Genesis Flu-Free QC Clinic will be on October 17. Online Registration needs to be completed by October 12. Click here for more information.

Student Directories : The Student Directories for the 22-23 school year are now available. To view the directory for your building, please log into your Campus Parent Portal Account and click the link posted under the Message Center Announcements. The directories are accurate up to mid-September of this year. As a reminder, the information contained in these documents should be used expressly for the intent of being able to contact other guardians relative to PTA or school activities. This information should not be used for personal or commercial endeavors by any family or staff member. The information in these documents should not be distributed or shared with third parties.

We are Riverdale Heights Night: Come and join us on October 11th, from 5:00-7:00pm, for an evening full of culture, music, food, fun, and great company at our 3rd Annual ‘We are Riverdale Heights' Night. Riverdale Heights is an AMAZING community and we believe every child, parent, family member, and community member is important to our success, because YOU MATTER! Look for more information to be coming out soon!

PVHS Preschool: We have some openings in our Pleasant Valley High School Preschool. As part of our Child Development classes, PVHS students operate a preschool that is supervised by Mrs. Debbie Claussen. PVHS Preschool enrolls twelve 3 to 5-year-olds, and meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from September - May. This year, preschool meets from 9:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. High school students enrolled in Child Development do the actual planning, observing, and teaching of the preschool children in a variety of activities. The high school students develop learning experiences for the children in areas of art, math, science, music, storytelling, food, and safety. If you are interested in enrolling your preschooler, please contact Debbie Claussen at claussendebbie@pleasval.org.

Become a Substitute Teacher! The AEA is offering a self-paced course to earn your Substitute Teacher Authorization. We’d love to have you on our team!

Orchestra Accompanist: We need your help. The Orchestra Program is looking for an Elementary Orchestra Accompanist. The Orchestra Accompanist's responsibilities include accompanying 5th and 6th Grade Orchestra classes that meet from 7:30-8:20 AM Monday through Thursday at Pleasant Valley Junior High School. These ensembles give up to three concerts per year. Accompanying for 4th Grade Orchestra classes will be scheduled as needed in the preparation of their concerts. Please share this opportunity with those who might be interested and have them contact Robert Swinney.

College Funding Programs for Students and Families: Sept. 6–Oct. 31: Save Now, Save Later: College Savings Plan Parent Giveaway

Open to: Parents and guardians of Iowa students in grades 6–12 Awards: Twenty-five $1,000 deposits into College Savings Iowa accounts Requirements: Visit the Parent Handbook guide for important college financing information and enter contact information to register for a random drawing. Start at: www.IowaStudentLoan.org/SaveNow


September 20 PTA Popsicles on the Playground, 5:30pm September 20 PTA Meeting, 6:30pm September 21 Early Dismissal, 1:30pm September 23 Walkathon

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


Popsicles on the Playground and first PTA meeting: Plan to attend Popsicles on the Playground on September 20th at 5:30 and bring your kiddos for a free popsicle. Then stay for the PTA meeting in the school library at 6:30PM. Child care will be available during the meeting. To view the meeting agenda click here: September 2022 PTA Meeting (riverdaleheightspta.com)

“Fun in the Sun" Walk-A-Thon is coming up on Friday, September 23rd. This is the PTA's biggest fundraiser of the year and all proceeds go right back to our school. Students collect donations and earn prizes! Donations are due online or to the main office by Wednesday, September 28th. YOU can help us reach our goal of $15,000! This year we are raising money to give back to the teachers for classroom supplies, Phase 2 of the Library Remodel as well as art and a sensory wall for the hallways.

Spirit Week: Students can bring in $1 per day or $5 for the week for fun dress up days!

Monday 9/19 - Come as you are: PJ/Bedhead Day

Tuesday 9/20 - Tacky Tourist: Crazy outfit/crazy socks

Wednesday 9/21 - Shine Bright: Neon day

Thursday 9/22 - PV Pride: Wear Spartan gear or blue and gray

Friday 9/23 - Tropical Beach Day

Questions: Alissa Worrall (alissaworrall@gmail.com) or Kaity Krebs (kaity.krebs@gmail.com)

PTA Reflections: Do you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “Show Your Voice!” calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. Click here for How to Enter, Official Rules and Entry Form. Reflections projects are due to your school on October 26th and 27th. A Reflections chairperson will be present to collect entries before school on October 26th and 27th.

For inspiration, please visit the Reflections virtual art gallery and learn more about prizes and scholarships at PTA.org/Reflections/Awards. Questions, please email: pvreflectionsprogram@gmail.com"


Spartan Band Mattress Fundraiser! You may have seen the signs; yes this is a real thing! If you or someone you know is looking to replace a bed in your home, now is the time. We invite you to attend the 4th Annual PV Band Mattress Fundraiser on Saturday, September 24, from 10am - 5pm in the HS Cafeteria. Last year's sale was a huge success and all proceeds support the PVHS Band students! We will have 30+ different styles of brand name mattresses on display for you to try out. All beds are made to order, have full factory warranties, are available in all sizes, and are priced below retail. In addition to beds, there will also be luxury pillows and even adjustable power bases! Delivery & financing is available. Visit our Facebook event - click “GOING”, INVITE YOUR FRIENDS! SHARE OUR POSTS!

Check out this video to learn more about how a Mattress Fundraiser works!


Free Bike Safety Fest: Click here to learn about tomorrow’s event at The Tangled Wood.

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