August Meet & Greet Night – This evening is a chance for students and parents to meet their teachers for the upcoming year and drop off school supplies. For those who pre-ordered school supplies, the supply boxes will be in the classrooms. Tears & Cheers – All Kindergarten parents are invited. Come meet other Kindergarten parents while enjoying a light breakfast and get to know more about Pleasant View Elementary! Curriculum Night – Attend one of two sessions in each classroom where teachers explain what your child will be learning academically during the year. It is highly encouraged that this be a parent only event so that the teacher can focus on their presentations and discussions about academics.
September Run with Carl – This is an annual fundraising Labor Day run. Money raised funds grants and scholarships for area students. School Pictures – Lifetouch will take pictures twice a year, once in the Fall and once in the Spring. Fall pictures will be used in the yearbook. Mornings with Moms – This is a sixth-grade fundraiser. Funds raised at this event and Donuts with Dads will be used for the sixth-grade gift to school at the end of the year, t-shirts, and the sixth-grade party. Students and their Moms will come to school early to enjoy a light breakfast together before going to school. The event begins at 7:30 am and ends when the kids begin their school day.
October Family Fall Fest - Fall Fest is a fun night for families full of carnival games, raffle items, a kids raffle, silent auction baskets (each classroom puts together a basket for the auction), inflatable jumper, cakewalk, funky mart (a store where kids can buy fun items) and food! This is our school’s MAJOR fundraiser and all monies raised from this event go right back to our school. The PTA acquires a list from Pleasant View staff of requested items prior to Fall Fest. All items on this "Gifts to School" list benefit our children in the classrooms. Halloween Party & Parade - Students are encouraged to bring their Halloween costume to school on a designated day. They will put their costumes on at school. The younger classes will parade through the playground area where parents can attend and see all of the costumes. Students then head back to the classrooms for a party run by the classroom room parents. November Parent-Teacher Conferences - Conferences are held in the Fall and Spring. Parents and teachers are given twenty minutes to discuss the progress of students. The PTA provides free childcare. Book Fair – The Book Fair raises funds for the library and gives students and teachers the opportunity to add Scholastic Books to their collections. Teachers usually pick out "wish lists books" allowing families an opportunity to purchase books for the classroom. The Book Fair is held twice a year in conjunction with Parent/Teacher Conferences. Students will be given time during the school day to preview the book fair and list books they might be interested in purchasing.
December Pajama Drive - The PTA holds a pajama drive to help families in our community. Families who would like to participate are asked to donate new pajamas which will be distributed to various charitable organizations throughout the Quad Cities. Winter Program - The Winter Program highlights our music program. Students perform songs they have learned in music class. The 6th grade band and the Spartan Singers also perform at the program. There are 2 performances, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Families attend one of the performances based on where their last name falls in the alphabet. This helps with parking. The school also provides a shuttle bus from Crow Creek Park and seats are reserved for those taking the shuttle. Winter Party - Parties are held in the classrooms right before the break and are organized by the classroom room parents and volunteers.
January Family Movie Night - A fun night for families to come to school and enjoy time with the Pleasant View family. Students will select a movie by voting in school. The PTA purchases the rights to show the movie and sells popcorn and water that evening. It is not a fundraiser for the school, just a fun night for Pleasant View families. SaveAround Coupon Books - This book offers hundreds of discounts at local establishments. You make your money back and more by using the coupons! A percentage of each book is given back to the PTA to use for the school. Purchasing is completely optional. Jump Rope for Heart - Students can choose to participate in this after school event where they jump rope for two hours in the gym. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association.
February Valentine's Day Party - Students are encouraged to bring non-candy valentines to distribute to their classmates. Room parents and volunteers will assist in planning this party. School Pictures – Lifetouch will take pictures twice a year, once in the Fall and once in the Spring. In the Fall parents will pre-order pictures they would like to purchase. Spring pictures are sent home with the option to purchase. World Culture Night - World Culture Night celebrates the diverse cultures found in countries throughout the world as well as those represented in our school. It is a fun-filled event held every other year emphasizing understanding, acceptance, empathy and unity. The event showcases dances, music, games, and foods to share. We are hopeful that both parents and students will participate in creating the displays, organizing games, and food preparation. Parent-Teacher Conferences - Conferences are held in the Fall and Spring. Parents and teachers are given twenty minutes to discuss the progress of students. The PTA provides free childcare.
March STEM Night - This event is for 4th graders in the Pleasant Valley School District. Teams from across the district compete in STEM-based challenges – such as building a web out of plastic grocery bags strong enough to hold a student and building the highest tower with just 10 sheets of paper.
April Donuts with Dad -This is a sixth-grade fundraiser. Funds raised at this event and Mornings with Moms will be used for the sixth-grade gift to school, t-shirts, and the sixth-grade party at the end of the year. Students and their Dads will come to school early to enjoy a light breakfast together before going to school. The event begins at 7:30 am and ends when the kids begin their school day. Variety Show - An event to highlight the many talents of Pleasant View students! The event is held in the Pleasant Valley High School auditorium. They may perform in groups or individually. Details will be sent out via eNews to all families. Fine Arts Night - This evening is a celebration of Pleasant View’s music and art programs. Students have completed art work that will be showcased in the hallways. A variety of vocal performances will also be presented along with songs from the sixth-grade band. Fine Arts Night is typically held the evening prior to Special Visitor’s Day. Special Visitor Day - Students are encouraged to bring a grandparent or special visitor to school for the morning. The PTA hosts a welcome area with coffee and snacks for the grandparents and special visitors while they wait to go to the classrooms.
May Walk-a-Thon - We promote our commitment to wellness and raise funds needed to help our great school. Volunteers from the PTA organize and support the walk. Grouped by grade level, students walk for 30 minutes on the outdoor paved track. Monies raised from this event are used for a variety of projects for our school. Past Walk-a-Thons have enabled the school to purchase a new shade structure for the primary playground and a new school sign. It is our second largest fundraiser. Teacher Appreciation Week - While there are many ways we will be celebrating the teachers, one tradition in particular is a favorite of both the children and the teachers. Each child is asked to bring a flower for their teacher on Thursday during this week. Flowers do not need to be purchased - they can be from your yard! The teachers love getting this vase of flowers, and the kids love seeing their creations! The PTA organizes other events during this week as well. You will receive more information from your Room Parent. Flag Ceremony Day - Pleasant View students, teachers and staff will be gathered around our flag pole on the primary playground at 8:55 am to pay tribute to our country as well as to salute the men and women who have bravely served in our military. This annual ceremony is our last Character Circle meeting of the year. Traditionally, with help from the LeClaire American Legion Post 347, we honor Pleasant View’s fifth grade American Legion Flag Essay winner. We will also reflect on our work with the Character Counts Pillars of Character, with special significance given to the pillar of Citizenship. Students are encouraged to wear red, white, and blue to the assembly. Veterans and active military men and women are invited to come and be honored during our program.
Throughout the Year After School Programs - Throughout the school year, the PTA will offer a variety of after school programs to students. Information about this year's offerings will be communicated through eNews. Past offerings included science programs and book clubs.
Lego Robotics - The Robotics Program has been operating in the Pleasant Valley Community School District since 2002 when it was introduced as part of the "Bridgeview and Beyond" after-school program at Bridgeview Elementary. In 2009, the program was expanded to provide a Basic Programming course at the remainder of the District's three elementary schools: Cody, Pleasant View, and Riverdale Heights. The program continued its expansion in 2010 with the addition of Advanced Programming at all elementary schools and a Basic/Advanced Programming course at Pleasant Valley Junior High.
Registration applications will be sent home via e-news in late August for the classes. Eligible grades: 5th and 6th
Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts - Begins at the start of Kindergarten. Usually a rally/round up to join is held at the beginning of the school year.