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PVMS Tiger Tuesday News 10/18/22

Tiger Tuesday News

October 18, 2022

Fall Parent Survey - Please take! 

We need 250 more families to respond to meet our goal! With a new leadership team and a large amount of new teaching staff, we are extra excited for the data from this survey so that we can evaluate our work and continue our mission to get better for your students each day. Here is the survey link. We will be sending updates and text reminders about the survey over the coming week.


Quarter 1 Top Tigers

Last week we got to celebrate over 150 students at our Top Tiger Awards ceremonies! Students honored showed growth and excellence in their core classes. And in each grade-level, teachers selected 12 students that best exemplify  for values awards. Here are our Cores Values Top Tigers: 


We Need Highlighters! 

In an effort to support our students’ reading and writing skills (which the data shows we need to improve!), we are going to begin implementing school-wide literacy strategies. One of these includes students using specific color highlighters to interact with texts that they read and write. OUr 6th grade is well stocked because it was on the supply list, but we are hoping to fill the gaps of those who could not purchase them and ensure we also have class sets for 7th and 8th grade. Please consider donating pink, green, and yellow highlighters. They can be left at our main office OR you can buy them on Amazon on our wish list to send directly to us. Here is the wishlist link:


Outstanding School Fees

As we discussed at parent meetings in August, all students are assessed basic fees each school year to cover the costs of software licensing, Chromebook repairs and student activities. Fees are $85 for the 2022-23 school year. At PVMS, we currently have $26,000 in outstanding fees! If you are unsure about your student’s fees, please call our main office. If you are struggling to pay these fees, please connect with Assistant Principal Allie Schiavone at or Principal Grace Bird at 

Outdoor Education

With the restrictions from COVID over the last few years, we have missed out on our Outdoor Ed learning adventure that our 6th graders usually embark on in the fall. This is an overnight trip to YMCA camp in Estes Park. Students get to interact with nature, have hands-on experiences with learning from Science class, and build community with their classes. We are actively planning to resume these trips starting in Fall 2023! 

We would like to take ALL students in the fall of 2023 to catch up on those that missed out on this during 6th grade, but doing so requires a sizable deposit to be paid now. In order for us to be able to make this deposit we need the funds from our student activities account. Unfortunately, since nearly 50% of our student fees have not been paid so far this year, we do not currently have the funds to make that deposit.

We are really hoping that families paying their fees and the money earned from the chocolate fundraiser will be enough to allow us to take all three grades to Outdoor Ed next year; however, if we cannot get these fees paid, we will only be able to take 6th grade next year. We need your help in paying these fees!

We are also excited for our SAC to begin fundraising efforts in the coming months to support these learning experiences for our students! 


Dean’s Corner

This week, your student will have both a fire drill (10/19) and lockdown drill (10/20). We understand that these drills may bring up emotions for your PVMS student. If you have any questions about the process, here is a family handout of our emergency procedures.

Students have access to this online incident report. The submissions go straight to the Dean of Students. We encourage students to report in several ways at PVMS: 1) Tell a staff member, 2) fill out the online reporting form, 3) Email a teacher, 4) Fill out a green sheet to talk with the counselors. 


Weekly Data Recap

Our priority is that students are in class learning and completing their work. We know that the following data  are some of the most basic, and yet most important, factors in their ability to grow their knowledge and skills. Here are a few areas where we are chasing improvement:

Full Day Attendance Rate: 80.53%
SIS Reported Attendance Rate: 91.6%
Tardies Week of Oct. 11-14 (and up or down from last week) - Huge shout-out to 6th and 7th graders for working to get to class on time! 
6th Grade: 43 (-9!)
7th Grade: 98 (-24!)
8th Grade: 182 (+49)
Quarter 1 Fs - Data Coming Next Week 
(Full Day Attendance Rate - The percentage of time students are present for the entire day (no absences or tardies reported). SIS Reported Attendance Rate - The percentage of time students are present for more than half of the school day. Tardies - The number of tardies in the last calendar week. Students with 3 or more tardies in one week will start earning detentions. Repeated weeks of 3 or more tardies will result in Monday School. F’s - The number of F’s currently listed in our gradebooks. A primary reason for F’s is students having missing assignments. Does your student have all of their work turned in? Have you checked Infinite Campus Parent Portal recently?)


School Accountability Committee (SAC) 

Join us for our next meeting on Tuesday, November 1st at 6:00 PM, we will dig into the Fall Parent Survey Results and Fundraising needs/ideas.


World’s Finest Chocolate Fundraiser

Our World’s Finest Chocolate has just one week left!  In order to sell chocolate, permission slips must be signed by a parent or guardian.  Money can be turned in daily to his/her/their advisory teacher.  The last day of the fundraiser is Tuesday, 10/25.   All money must be turned in on this day. A huge thank you to students for participating and supporting PVMS! 

Important Documents for the 2022-23 School Year

Bell Schedule

Supply List

Student Handbook

Staff Contact List