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UPCOMING EVENTS

VIRTUAL PRAYER MEETING
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2
8:00-9:00 AM

Members of the Pioneer Valley Christian Academy community are welcome to join the Board of Directors for a virtual monthly prayer meeting the first Saturday of each month beginning at 8:00 AM. To sign up for the prayer meeting, email PVCA Board Member, Mr. Robert Thoelen at thoelenr@gmail.com.

NEACAC COLLEGE FAIR
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5
6:00 – 8:00 PM

Mark your calendar! Western New England University is proud to be hosting the NEACAC (New England Association for College Admission Counseling) College Fair scheduled for Tuesday, October 5, 2021. The fair will be held from 6:00–8:00 p.m. in the Caprio Alumni Healthful Living Center. It will be preceded by an Admissions and Financial Aid Information Session in CSP at 5:00 p.m. At this time, masks will be required for this event regardless of vaccination status but please check our COVID website as the…

 

CHRISTIAN COLLEGE FAIR
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5
6:30 – 8:30 PM

 Welcome to the Whitinsville Christian College Fair!

COVID INFORMATION
All visitors to Whitinsville Christian School must wear masks.

DIRECTIONS & PARKING
Upon entering the parking lot, please drive to the left of the building and proceed to the rear of the parking lot. The Fair will be held in the Nehemiah Center gymnasium up on the hill. Parking is permitted in any of the three parking levels or the lower lot.

COLUMBUS DAY
MONDAY, OCTOBER 11
NO SCHOOL

Pioneer Valley Christian Academy will be closed on Columbus Day, Monday, October 11. School will resume on Tuesday, October 12, at 7:45 AM.

DISCOVERY PARENT MEETING
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7
7:00 PM

The Discovery Program Parent meeting will be on Thursday, Oct. 7, from 7-8:30 PM in the Multi-purpose room at school. We are excited to connect with all parents of Discovery Program students, some for the first time! This is a crucial meeting for all parents of students in any of our NILD programs at PVCA. Our hope is that all will glean a better understanding of how NILD Educational Therapy works and how it can make a tremendous difference in a child’s ability to think, process, comprehend, organize, and learn.

We have planned some interactive pieces for the evening as we demonstrate just what goes on in an ET session. Don’t worry, we won’t put anyone on the spot, but you will have a chance to try a few things if you’d like to. Our goal is to inform, connect, and learn from each other.

We are truly looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday, Oct. 7, at 7 PM. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child’s Educational Therapist or Linda Merlino at lmerlino@pvcama.org.

SPECIAL AUTHOR VISIT

JIM PETIPAS

AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR OF 

THE COWS GO MOO!

 

Jim Petipas, the author and illustrator, of The Cows Go Moo! is coming to PVCA on Friday, October 15th.

Students will listen to Jim read/sing The Cows Go Moo!, learn the song and dance mooooves, and take a group picture together at the end of the assembly.

In the spirit of the event, your child may dress-up in a cow costume, black and white clothes, cow print shirts/sweatshirts/pants, etc.

 

*CHICK-FIL-A LUNCH AND ICE CREAM WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS IN PRESCHOOL.

*PLEASE SUBMIT ORDER FORMS AND PAYMENT TO YOUR CHILD’S HOMEROOM TEACHER. 
CHECKS CAN BE MADE OUT TO PIONEER VALLEY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY. IN THE MEMO, PLEASE WRITE “THE COWS GO MOO”.

*PLEASE SUBMIT ORDER FORMS AND PAYMENT TO YOUR CHILD’S HOMEROOM TEACHER. 
CHECKS CAN BE MADE OUT TO PIONEER VALLEY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY. IN THE MEMO, PLEASE WRITE “THE COWS GO MOO”.

RETURN TO SCHOOL ON DAY 11 (IF)

1. SYMPTOMS IMPROVE

2. FEVER-FREE WITHOUT FEVER-REDUCING MEDICINE FOR 24 HOURS

Please Note:

  • The 10-day period starts with onset of symptoms or after positive PCR or antigen test if individual is asymptomatic.

  • Individuals who do not meet these criteria after 10 days must receive clearance from a school health professional before returning to school.

  • Return to school should be based on time and symptoms resolution. It is not recommended that individuals take another COVID test prior to return.

FACULTY, STAFF, STUDENTS ASYMPTOMATIC CLOSE CONTACTS

Quarantine +1 Test (Protocol B-1) or Quarantine + No Test (Protocol B-2)

RETURN TO SCHOOL ON DAY 8 (IF):

 

1. REMAIN ASYMPTOMATIC

 

2. RECEIVE NEGATIVE COVID PCR OR RAPID ANTIGEN TEST ON DAY 5 OR LATER

 

3. MONITOR SYMPTOMS THROUGH DAY 14

 

 

RETURN TO SCHOOL ON DAY 11 (IF):

 

1. REMAIN ASYMPTOMATIC

 

2. MONITOR SYMPTOMS THROUGH DAY 14

 

CALLING ALL PARENTS OF ATHLETES!

The PVCA Eagles Booster Club is looking for parent volunteers.
If interested, contact Athletic Director, Steve Porter, at sporter@pvcama.org.

School begins at 7:45 AM

School ends at 2:40 PM*

 

 *Preschool, Kindergarten, and Grade One are dismissed at 2:25 PM

It is important that your child is on time so they do not get behind in their learning.

When your child is late, it is a disruption to the class.

Please be mindful to drop-off and pick-up your child at the scheduled times.

Thank you.

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

 

Shorts and skirts must be no shorter than three inches above the middle of the knee for the purposes of modesty and ease at play times.

Leggings are also not allowed unless they are being worn for warmth underneath a skirt or dress.

Sneakers are required on gym days or the student will not be permitted to participate in gym class activities.

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:

 

Caroline Funchion
Director of Marketing
cfunchion@pvcama.org
*volunteers for school events, PVO fundraisers, and teacher appreciation

 

Lisa Kerns
Director of Admissions
lkerns@pvcama.org
*volunteers for classroom help

 

PVCA
TEXT MESSAGE
ALERTS

School cancellations, classroom announcements, and/or special notifications will be sent to your phone via text message. 

To sign up:
text ALERT
to 22300

It is that EASY!

NEED PRAYER?
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 News Channels – ABC 40, WFSB 3, WWLP 22

Local Radio Station – WIHS 104.9 FM