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Late PVMS Tiger Tuesday News 5/4/22

Tiger Tuesday (well Wednesday) News

May 4, 2022

Happy Wednesday PVMS Families & Community! 

12! That’s the number of days left in the 2021-22 school year! This year has flown by and we are looking forward to celebrating our students’ hard work during our end-of-year festivities, including our first in-person continuation ceremony since 2019! 

Please take some time to review this entire message as there is a lot of new information!


Here are some important upcoming dates: 


May 5-11 - District Common Assessments

May 17-18 - Chromebook check-in for 6th and 7th graders (see details below)

May 19  - Chromebook check-in/exchange for 8th graders (see details below)

May 24 - 8th Grade Continuation @10am

May 25 - 8th Grade Field Trip to Elitches and 6th/7th Field Day


Turn-in Deadlines

Each grade-level team has set a final due-date deadline for all quarter 4 assignments. Please take some time to review the Infinite Campus Parent Portal with your student to help encourage them to stay on top of their work and get missing work turned in. 




Downstairs 6

Davies, Dobbs, Pendleton & Petty

Fri., May 20

Upstairs 6

Collins, Elledge, Ferraro, Glasen & Stanley

Fri., May 13

Downstairs 7

Emeterio, Horwath, Linville, Staroscik & Fumbarg

Fri., May 20

Upstairs 7

Johnston, Johnston, Klopp & McGee

Fri., May 20

Downstairs 8

Miller, Stratman & Warne

Tues., May 17

Upstairs 8

Gianna, Maddox, Pevan & Sherry

Tues., May 17


March, Seifried, Hamilton, Wassell, Wallace & Landon

Fri., May 20


SPEAK WEEK:  PVMS will be participating in SPEAK (Suicide Prevention Education Awareness and Knowledge) week.  This is an annual event put on by the Brighton Youth Commission to combat the negative stigma around mental health issues and suicide prevention and awareness.  During advisory each day, students will discuss warning signs, and self care prevention strategies.  A breakdown of the days are listed below:

Tuesday: Help students understand ways to reduce social media usage and WHY that may be a healthy choice.

Wednesday: Review the SPEAK booklet with students. The booklet contains resources and strategies for suicide prevention.   Sources of Strength Connection: Healthy Activities

Thursday:Students will be filling out thankful leaves to put on our gratitude tree which will be displayed by the main office.  Sources of Strength Connection: Gratitude 

Friday: Wear YELLOW!  It's the suicide prevention color.  Students will brainstorm ways to practice self care and have access to our virtual calming corner.  

This might be a great opportunity to have a conversation with your student about suicide.  Psychologists suggust you talk to your student about suicide, just like you would about alcohol, drugs and other unsafe activities.  


GT Expo

Parents of gifted learners, we are excited to invite you to the return of our GT Expo Day, after a two year break from COVID.  In 27J, the secondary ALP's are completed by passion projects each year.  Students will be displaying and presenting their passion projects on Thursday, May 5th at 3:15pm in our school's library.  We would love for you to join us and experience what our gifted learners have created.  We hope to see you on the 5th!




8th grade students will be receiving their invitations to continuation this Friday during advisory.  Students will only be receiving an invitation if they are passing all classes.  Students who are failing one or more classes will have the opportunity to receive their invitation once their grades are up to passing.  Continuation will be in-person this year on May 24th at 10am in the PVMS gym.  Save the date!!


2023 Washington DC & Philadelphia Trip

Is your soon-to-be 8th grader interested in going on our annual PVMS/Stuart Washington DC trip next Spring Break?  If so, please join us for an informational meeting on Wednesday May 4th at 6:00pm at Stuart Middle School.

The meeting will also be available on zoom if you cannot make it in person.  See the attached flyer for details.


Close Up website and Informational Video

Chromebook Check-In

All current 6th and 7th graders are required to turn in their computers over the summer vacation. This will allow us to assess inventory and ensure that all necessary repairs and replacements are completed over the summer break. 

Students are expected to turn in their

And chromebooks should be free from stickers, etc. 

8th graders will get to keep their chromebooks at the end of the school year. We will be verifying that they are keeping the chromebook that is assigned to them and that it is an 8th grade chromebook (8th graders should have a Dell 3180. Newer Dell 3100 models will have to be exchanged). 


6th Grade CogAT Reports

This year 6th graders took the Cognitive Abilities Screener Test (CogAT). This assessment measures learned reasoning abilities of a student in comparison to grade and age mates. 6th graders that attended PVMS in the fall will be coming home tomorrow or Friday  with their CogAT score reports as well as a letter with more information. If you have questions please contact 6th grade counselor Catie Riessen.  


Student Pick-Up

Due to supervision and learning needs, we are not able to check students out of the office after 4:10pm. If you have to pick up a student for an appointment, you will need to do so before 4:10 or you will need to wait until dismissal at 4:32pm. We are also seeing some families who are checking their student out early to avoid after-school traffic. While we understand that traffic can be frustrating, students are missing out on hours of important learning every week because of this. Thank you for your understanding and support.


2022-23 Immunization Requirements

It’s hard to believe but we are already underway prepping for the 22-23 school year. Getting vaccinated is an important part of a student’s school readiness and keeps children from catching and spreading diseases that can make them sick and potentially disrupt in-person learning. See below for guidance from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment on required school immunizations.

Immunization Guidance - English

Immunization Guidance - Spanish



We have many students with outstanding fees. We have sent fee balance notices in the mail to all families. These funds are very important to PVMS and allow us to support learning opportunities for your students. 27J policy also outlines that students may not participate in extracurricular activities, including sports, if their fees are not paid. 


If your student has previously qualified for Free & Reduced Lunch you would have had some reduced or waived fees. Because meals are free for all students this year, many families did not complete this application. This application must be submitted in order to eligible program fees to be waived. Please visit this site to complete the application. 



A reminder PVMS is not responsible for lost or stolen electronic items (phones, earbuds, gaming systems etc.) Students are not supposed to have these items at school as they are not conducive to the learning environment. We will use our redirect process as well as contact home if electronic devices are confiscated by our staff. Parents and or guardians will be asked to come to PVMS and retrieve the phone/earbuds etc. Please remind your TIGER that they are not to have these items at PVMS.

Since cell phones are prohibited while at school, we ask that you please direct any necessary communication to your students through our main office during school hours. Students caught texting during school hours, even if it is with a parent, will still have their phones confiscated.

Information about this and other student rules at PVMS can be found in our Student Handbook.