Transitioning to Kindergarten is not only a milestone, but it is the beginning of a student’s thirteen years of formal education. Kindergarten Passport is designed to give parents an opportunity to participate in a typical day of a Kindergarten student and hear from PVCA’s Headmaster, Elementary Principal, and kindergarten teachers. To register, contact Director of Admissions, Lisa Kerns, 413-782-8031.
MIDDLE SCHOOL MUSICAL
MARCH 24, 25, 26
“Annie Jr.” tickets sales are now open. To reserve your tickets, visit pvcama.org/anniejr or call 413.782.8031.
Original Broadway Production Directed by Martin Charnin Based on “Little Orphan Annie”® By Permission of Tribune Content Agency, LLC. Annie JR. is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized materials are supplied by Music Theatre International, New York, NY (212) 541-4684 mtishows.com
LOVE PVCA? Tell your family, friends, and neighbors about Welcome Wednesdays. On Wednesday, March 30, PVCA will host its first Welcome Wednesday event. Prospective families will enjoy a private tour, a chapel service, and a meet and greet with Headmaster, Mr. Duff. Welcome Wednesdays are by appointment only. To schedule a visit, please contact Director of Admission, Lisa Kerns at 413-782-8031 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MIDDLE SCHOOL ORIENTATION
MARCH 29, 7:00PM
Students moving up to grade six and their parents are invited to attend Middle School Orienation onTuesday, March 29, at 7:00 PM. Parents and students will have the opportunity to hear about PVCA’s middle school program.
A MESSAGE FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE
Welcome spring! While spring provides longer days and warmer wearther, it also brings a long list of allergy symptoms. To prevent and alleviate symptoms your child may be experiencing, a daily over the counter medication could be useful. The school does not provide allergy medication such as Benadryl*. If your child requires daily medication during school hours, parents must provide a pharmacy labeled container for the medication and fill out the appropriate forms listed below.
Food Allergy Medical Form
Medication Order Form
Inhaler Medication Form
All other medical related forms can be found under the Medical tab under FAQ on the PVCA website
If you have further questions please call 413-782-8031 and ask to speak with the school nurse. Thank you for your cooperation.
*Benadryl is used for allergic reactions or for more emergent situations, not seasonal allergies.
With perpetual enrollment, students are automatically re-enrolled for the upcoming school year. However, it is crucial that you inform us of your intentions so plans can be made to hire additional staff and manage new student wait lists.
If your student is not planning to return to PVCA next year, you must notify the school in writing or by emailing our Business Manager, Jeffrey Lansner, at email@example.com on or before March 31 to avoid early withdrawal penalties.
MARCH 31 DEADLINE
UPDATED TARDY POLICY
Although we understand unforeseen circumstances can occur which prevent a student from arriving to school on time, Tardiness often results in missed important information in the classroom, as well as interruption of the learning environment for the teacher and other students.
Excused tardies include illness, death in the family, medical appointments, unforeseen emergency, (to be determined by the Administration) or prior arrangement with the Principal. Without a phone call or a note, your child’s tardy will be marked unexcused.
As a reminder, our school day begins at 7:45 AM. We appreciate your cooperation in having your student arrive on time to school. If you have any questions, or if we can be of assistance in any way, please do not hesitate to contact one of us via email Malissa Feragne / Edward Campolongo or by phone (413.782.8031).
SIGN-UP FOR TEXT ALERTS
To sign up:
It is that EASY!
School cancellations, classroom announcements, and/or special notifications will be sent to your phone via text message.
COVID HOME TESTS
With the rise of covid cases in Massachusetts PVCA has been accepting Covid Home Tests
If your child becomes symptomatic please keep them home and notify the school nurse or the front office staff.
Home kits are convenient and can be purchased at most pharmacies and grocery stores. You may also inquire about FREE testing kits available through your home town or city.
- For contact tracing, PVCA requires a copy of your child’s COVID result.
- Prior to submitting the form, please print your child’s first/last name and date of birth on the form, and then take a photo of the form and email it to the school nurse.
- When administering the home test, follow the manufacturer’s instructions to recieve the most accuarate test result.
- When swabbing, make sure to use a circular motion in both nostrils for at least 5 seconds
- Once the result is revealed, take a photo of the test and email it to the school nurse with the following information: student’s first and last name, date of birth, symptom start date, test date, test result, and home test brand, or fill out the form listed below.
PLEASE HAVE A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL PERFORM A REPEAT COVID TEST IF
- Your home test was not done properly
- If your child’s result was negative, but is experiencing covid symptoms
PVCA RAPID COVID HOME TEST FORM
Thank you to all of the parents who have expressed a desire to volunteer their time at PVCA this year. We would love for you to fill out the attached form and join our Parent Volunteer Organization, or PVO. If you have questions regarding the PVO, you can contact:
Director of Marketing
*volunteers for school events, PVO fundraisers, and teacher appreciation
THE PVCA PRAYER LIST
The PVCA prayer list is updated daily and sent out monthly to subscribers. If you would like to sign-up for the PVCA prayer list or have a prayer request, fill out the form(s) below.
SUBSCRIBE TO THE PVCA PRAYER LIST
PRAYER REQUEST FORM
SCHOOL CLOSINGS & DELAYS
All notifications will be released by 6:00 AM
PVCA One Call Now
One Call Now is a service PVCA uses to alert the community with important notifications. Voice or text messages will be sent to you if our school must close or delay opening due to weather.
ALL PVCA families are automatically signed up for One Call Now unless they opt out.
PVCA Text Update
To receive text updates, text “ALERT” to 22300.
Be sure PVCA has your cell phone # on file and your cell provider allows you to receive text messages from a third party number.
Local News & Radio
Local Radio Station – WIHS 104.9 FM
The PVCA dress code, or standard of dress, is posted on the website under the parents tab. Please review the dress code to be sure your son or daughter is following it.
Common dress code violations are:
wearing shirts that are not polos such as t-shirts
wearing sweatshirts and hoodies with words or images
wearing shorts, dresses, or skirts that do not follow the fit requirements