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UPCOMING EVENTS

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.

PSAT & SAT TESTING
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13
8:00AM – NOON

All students in grades 9 through 11 will be taking the PSATs on Wednesday, October 13, from 8:00 am-Noon. Afternoon classes will be held as scheduled.

Grade 12 (optional) will be taking the SATs the same date and time. Seniors not taking the SATs are dismissed from school.

 

AUTHOR VISIT
JIM PETIPAS
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15

Author and illustrator, Jim Petipas, will be visiting PVCA on Friday, October 15, and reading/singing his book to students in grades preschool through grade 5.

Students are encouraged to wear black and white, cow shirts/accessories, and even a cow costume if they own one! 

Students that ordered will be served Chick-fil-A during elementary lunch, and all students in kindergarten through grade five will receive a frozen treat.

Pre-purchased merchandise from the author will be handed out at the end of the day.

Questions? Text Caroline Funchion
617-957-1214.

A MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL FERANGE

MAP TESTING

Dear Families,

This week, students in grades K-5 began MAP testing and will continue testing into next week as needed. MAP, or the Measure of Academic Progress, is a computerized adaptive test which helps teachers, parents, and administrators improve learning for all students. The students spent time last week with Mr. Mimeault, our technology teacher, preparing to take the tests. They even completed some practice tests with him. 

The students are taking two tests; one in reading and one in math. The tests are untimed, but each test session generally takes one hour to complete. If a student needs more time, more time will be provided. For students in Kindergarten, the sessions are only half-an-hour long. The amount of time spent testing is greatly decreased using these computerized tests, and we will be able to access results almost immediately to be able to better serve our students and families. 

If you have any questions about MAP testing, feel free to contact me. I have been helping to proctor the tests and the students are working very hard. I am so proud of each and every one of them!

In Him,

Malissa Feragne 

Pioneer Valley Christian Academy is celebrating 50 years!

To help celebrate the 50th year, PVCA will be offering a special edition 50th anniversary spirit-wear t-shirt. The long-sleeved t-shirt will be considered dress code and will be delivered to students at the end of the day, Tuesday, November 9. Students should wear their 50th t-shirt on Wednesday, November 10.

 

All orders must be received with payment no later than
Wednesday, October 13. Thank you!

ADULT LONG-SLEEVE T-SHIRT
WITH LEFT CHEST LOGO
$10.00
XS—S—M—L—XL—XXL

YOUTH LONG-SLEEVE T-SHIRT
WITH FULL CHEST LOGO
$10.00
YS—YM—YL—YXL

All orders must be received with payment no later than
Wednesday, October 13. Thank you!

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.

 

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.

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