Welcome back to a new year in the library!
It was great to see so many parents and students at our Back to School Nights. If you were looking for the book fair, this year we have opted for a book fair during parent conference week in October. You will receive more detailed information as we get closer.
As we get started with a new year, I would like to point you to our school website, click on the library link for information on our Destiny library catalog. From the Destiny home page you can click on a number of links such as the Accelerated Reader program, AR bookfinder and Bookflix, as well as a link to the public library and other library related sites. I invite you to explore all the different options.
In just a few weeks your student will bring home information on how to look up books they have checked out, build reading lists and explore our library catalog directly from your home computer. I encourage you to take a look as well.
I hope everyone is as excited about the new school year as I am. I look forward to sharing my love of reading with your child, and as we explore different genres of books and learn skills to read informational text with confidence I hope your child will take advantage of everything offered in our library.
Please feel free to stop by and take a look around. The library door is always open during school hours and I look forward to seeing you.
“Those who don’t read have no advantage over those who can’t” Mark Twain
Dear Pleasant Valley School Community,
As many of you know we have had an ongoing partnership with Mbogo School on the Soysambu Nature preserve west of Nairobi, Kenya. More info at http://soysambuconservancy.org click on Conservation >Community>Education to see pictures of Mbogo students.
Our Penny drive will kick off on April 11th and run through April 22nd this year.
Collection jars will be placed in every classroom and we invite students to bring in any spare change they are willing to donate. Participation is entirely optional.
Every penny donated goes directly to the students and allows the headmaster/principal to provide a very basic meal at lunch time as well as basic school supplies throughout the year. This commitment started with a former Pleasant Valley student during an internship on Soysambu. Recognizing the poor conditions under which students had to learn she wanted to do something about it and the Mbogo Penny Drive was born. Thanks to the continuing commitment of our students, parents and staff we have been able to send over $13,000.00 since 2012 and with your help we would like to continue our support this year as well.
Under the present circumstances here and abroad, you may ask why not concentrate our efforts closer to home, but providing a global view for students gives a better understanding of the world we live in and issues they may have to address in their future.
Thank you (kuwashukuru) for all your support of our global outreach.
Update on our Penny Drive!
Dear Pleasant Valley Community,
Our Mbogo penny drive has ended, the money has been counted and delivered. I am so proud to report that we raised $1,050.71 as a school and combined with an additional donation we were able to send $1,500.00 this year.
Thank you to everyone who participated in our commitment to making a difference for our friends in Soysambu, Kenya and thank you for your continued support of our outreach to the other side of the world!
Spring into action and shop our Spring Book Fair!
Our spring book fair starts Monday, February 14th and ends Friday, February 18th. It coincides with our spring conference week this year.
Before school shopping hours: 8:30am to 9:30am and after school shopping hours: 12:30pm to 3:30pm daily, for parents, students and community members.
Additional shopping hours for students: during school hours at all recess times as well as 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.
Reminder, masks are required on campus.
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.
News from our Library …
Our Fall Book Fair was a huge success!
In 5 days we sold $8,900.00 in books and other book fair items.
This would not be possible without a supportive community of parents, grandparents and students, who always step up and shop ‘till they drop♥
A great big Thank You to each one of you for your commitment to books in your home, as well as your children’s library here at PVS. Our percentage of the proceeds will go towards new books, library supplies and Reading Week related costs.
Thank you again!