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  • Dear PVS community,

    As this school year and my time here at Pleasant Valley come to an end, allow me the opportunity to express my gratitude.

    I have been so fortunate to have spent the last 27 years as a member of the PVS community, 25 of those years as the Librarian. During that time, my primary focus has always been on providing an enriching environment and activities for your students to complement the curriculum provided in the classrooms.

    I look back with many fond memories at our Drive-In Movie nights, Sleep-Overs in the library, Polar Express stop-overs, Chautauqua’s and Reading Week celebrations and I hope your students will as well.

    Thank you to all who have “shopped ‘til you dropped” at our yearly Book Fairs and for donations made directly to this library, which allowed for many of these activities.

    Thank you to our current PTA Board, as well as previous boards, for the generous support throughout the years, and making this library one of their priorities. 

    Thank you to our current and former staff members, it has been my privilege and pleasure to work alongside all of you. Your willingness to go along with whatever antics Reading Week would bring your way made me appreciate how special this school really is.

    Thank you to Mr. Cordell, for always answering my requests with a resounding YES!

    Thank you to all who have donated to the Penny Drive in support of our friends at Mbogo school in Kenya over the years, a project that was started by a former PV student and has made me proud to be a part of this community every year!

    To wrap this year up I would like to announce the new members inducted into our Million Word Club for the 22/23 school year:

    Brooke Barker

    Mrs. Montgomery, 5th


    Alyssa King

    Mrs. C. Hurlbert, 4th


    Bradley Bryant

    Mrs. C. Hurlbert, 4th


    Summer Lum

    Mrs. Demosthenes, 4th


    Emmit Jones

    Mrs. C. Hurlbert, 4th


    Luna Boege

    Mrs. Demosthenes, 4th


    Owen Rotter

    Mrs. C. Hurlbert, 4th


    Finn Dionne

    Mrs. Demosthenes, 4th


    Eli Monroe

    Mrs. Montgomery, 5th


    Zach Dyer

    Mrs. Aker, 3rd


    Shiloh Cunningham

    Mr. Jones, 5th


    Kailahua Kanekoa

    Mrs. C. Hurlbert, 4th


    Cooper Stevens

    Mrs. Mullen, 3rd


    Abram Lopez-Gonzales

    Mr. Jones, 5th


    Braddock Hurlbut

    Mrs. C Hurlbert, 4th


    Emma Tartakoff

    Mrs. Demosthenes, 4th


    Sarah Lowery

    Mrs. Montgomery, 5th


    Alma Lefanto

    Mrs. Montgomery, 5th


    Adelene Bowman

    Mrs. Montgomery, 5th


    Mason Lines

    Mrs. Montgomery, 5th


    Autumn Huston

    Mrs. C. Hurlbert, 4th



    Autumn is our highest Reader for this year and her name will be added to the Million Word Club plaque in the Cafeteria.

    Congratulations to all new members, what an awesome job! I am so proud of your accomplishment.

    For the first time ever we would also like to recognize a student in 2nd Grade.

    Robert Huston in Mrs. Stellmacher’s class read over 500,000 words during this school year. Way to go!

    As the lazy days of summer approach, make time to read a good book. Our Destiny home page is available with many resources, including Bookflix and although this library will be closed, there is always the South Valley branch of the public library. Links to their online resources can be found on our Destiny homepage. Check out their summer reading program when you visit!

    To our graduating 5th Graders, my best wishes as you move on to Middle School; make the most of what is being offered to you. Don’t forget to visit the library and read as much as you can. It is truly the key to your future success.

    Pleasant Valley has been a big part of my life and will always occupy a very special place in my heart!

    As I say good-bye, my best wishes go out to all of you who have walked through the library doors during my time here.  Auf Wiedersehen!

    Mrs. Pirtle    

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  • Spring into Action, the Book Fair is Coming!

    Our spring book fair starts Monday, February 13th and ends Friday, February 17th. It is in coordination with our spring conference week. 

    Before school shopping hours: 8:30am to 9:30am daily, Tuesday, February 14th Valentine’s Day, doors will open at 8:00 am for the “Bring someone special to Breakfast” event.  

    After school shopping hours: 1:30pm to 3:30pm daily, for parents, students and community members.

    Additional shopping hours for students: during all recess and class library times.

    Please utilize e-wallets, if at all possible (these can be set up directly on the Scholastic website) as that allows students to shop without having to bring cash.

    Book Fair Stop by and browse! Books are a great choice for the Easter basket and, unlike candy, they’re good for you!  

    I look forward to seeing you and, as always, thank you so much for your past and continued support. 

    Mrs. Pirtle


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