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eNews September 9, 2022

Dear Riverdale Heights Families,

Virtual Curriculum Night: If you missed the enews on Tuesday regarding Virtual Curriculum Night, no worries! Click here to see the videos of your teachers and enter the password #WeArePV1. Click on the grade level links below to see a slide show about what your student will learn this year!

Homecoming: This year’s homecoming parade is September 15 and we’d love for you to walk with us! Click here for more information and to sign the permission slip. The slip must be returned to school by September 14. Stay after the parade for the carnival in the PVHS Parking Lot! Go, Spartans!

Riverdale Heights Homecoming Spirit Days

Monday - Pajama Day Tuesday- Team Day Wednesday - Hat Day Thursday - Tie Dye Rainbow Day Friday - Spartan Pride Day

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.

Spartan Safe Snack List: As a reminder, if you’re sending a snack to school, it must be on our Spartan Safe Snack List. Let’s keep all Spartans safe and healthy!.

Guidelines for Keeping a Sick Child Home/Illness Policy: Most parents have faced the dilemma of when to keep a sick child home from school. The Pleasant Valley School Nurses would like to remind you of our 24 hour policy and offer some guidelines to help you make a wise decision.

  1. Fever. Keep your child home if they have a temperature > 100 degrees. A child should be fever free without taking ibuprofen or acetaminophen for 24 hours before returning to school.

  2. Vomiting or diarrhea. The same 24 hour rule applies. Your child should tolerate a regular meal or two before they come back.

  3. Coughing that won’t stop-or anything different about your child’s breathing. Severe coughing is exhausting for the child and distracting for the classroom. Consult your doctor for persistent cough or breathing that sounds or looks different than usual.

  4. A minor sore throat is usually not a problem, but a severe sore throat could be strep throat even if there is no fever. Other symptoms of strep in children are headache and upset stomach. See your health care professional for a throat culture to determine if it is strep. If your child is diagnosed with strep, keep them home until they have been on antibiotics for 24 hours.

  5. Uncontrolled pain-if your child has mild discomfort and is otherwise acting ok, you may want to give an over the counter pain reliever and send them. However if they are not able to participate in their normal school day, keep them home and call the doctor.

As always we encourage adequate rest, hydration, and proper hand washing to keep the germs at bay. For more information about how long an illness is contagious, contact your general practitioner or visit the CDC website

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

September 12 MAP Testing Window Opens September 12 Homecoming Pajama Day September 12 4th Grade Orchestra Night, PVJH Cafeteria, 6:30pm September 13 Homecoming Team Day September 14 Homecoming Hat Day September 15 Homecoming Tie Dye Rainbow Day September 15 Homecoming Parade & Carnival September 16 Homecoming Spartan Pride Day 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.

Bettendorf v. PV Football Game: On September 30th, the theme will be green out. You can purchase a green shirt to honor Ian Kaffenberger (PV Class of '20) to remember his legacy and show our support towards the Kaffenberger family. The online store will be open until September 18th at midnight. Shirts will be shipped to your home.

4th Grade Orchestra Sign-Ups: It’s not too late to sign up for orchestra! All 4th grade students are welcome to join orchestra (as well as 5th and 6th grade students!) See the PV Orchestra Website for more information including registration. All interested 4th grade students are welcome to attend our Orchestra Information Night & Instrument Petting Zoo on Monday, September 12th at 6:30 PM at PV Junior High. Please contact Mr. Lee Starovich if you have any questions!

PV Platinum Driveway Painting: Are you interested in adding PV spirit to your driveway? The PV Platinum Dance Team is coordinating the driveway painting fundraiser again this fall! For $30 per painting, Platinum Dancers and parent volunteers will paint the PV logo OR the Spartan Head on your driveway. All requests must be received prior to September 20th and all the driveways will be completed by the middle of October (weather permitting). Please click here to fill out all the necessary information. We will send a follow up email with more information when we receive your request. If you have any additional questions, please contact Sarah Butcher with PV Platinum at - Thank you for your support. GO SPARTANS!!

CornCon 8: Register for this “hacker’ camp and STEM festival on October 1. Scholarships are available by emailing

LeClaire Library September Programs: Click here for the September calendar of events.

Hand-in-Hand Programs: Sign up for October programs by September 15.

Pop in for some Popcorn! Cub Scout Pack 24 will be starting sales this weekend of that most delicious treat: Cub Scout Popcorn! There will be a drive-thru at Riverdale Heights Elementary this Saturday (9/10/22) from 10am - 2pm so stop on by and buy a box... or 3!

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