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Thunderbird “ROCK IT!”: Would you like to honor a staff member who has gone above and beyond? Say "thank you" by clicking on the button below to submit a “Rock It” to show your appreciation. The link can also be found on the PVE website.

Palm Valley Happenings for May 1st-May 5th

We are celebrating our Teacher's this week with Teacher Appreciation Week!

We are excited to celebrate and honor our Teachers and Staff during Teacher Appreciation Week which takes place Monday May 1st through Friday May 5th. Palm Valley PTO is planning various events to shower the Teachers and Staff with love and we need your help to make this week a success!

Here is the link to the sign up genius, which has many different options for donations this week. Please comment or message us with any questions! Thank you!

Mark Your Calendars:

Student Showcase Night, May 4th from 5pm to 6pm. Drama Performance will be at 6:00pm. Chorus Performance will be at 6:15pm. Buy One, Get One Book Fair will be open also!

Mark Your Calendars! Join us on May 4th from 5pm to 6pm for our Student Showcase Night! After School Drama will perform at 6pm in the gym and our last Chorus Performance will start at 6:15 in the gym. BOGO Book Fair will be in the Library to stack up for summer reading! Soda Crush Food Truck will be here also!

Friday, May 5th is Early Release at 12:25pm!

It's All Our Job to Keep Our Students, Parents and Staff Safe

Parents, guardians and students, at PVE one of our top priorities is keeping all of our students and parents/guardians safe as they arrive to school and as they return home. We need everyone’s help in this effort! Please take a moment to review the safety rules listed below with your child:


Students should ONLY be dropped-off and picked-up at the curbside areas designated for drop off.

Students and parents should always use the crosswalk.

Students should NEVER be dropped-off or picked up in the parking lot unless the car is in a parking space.

As cars are unloaded and loaded please pull forward as far as possible so we can keep the flow of cars moving.

Coin Wars.....Coin Wars starts tomorrow, Tuesday, May 2nd. Bring in those pennies on Tuesday, May 2nd and Wednesday, May 3rd. Pennies brought in count as a positive amount. On Thursday, May 4th and Friday, May 5th, bring in silver coins that will count as a negative amount. The winning class will win a Kona Ice Party!

Lunch Account Balances: Please be advised that after Monday, April 17, lunch account balances will no longer be allowed to drop below $0.00. If your son/daughter purchases lunch please ensure money is on their lunch account. Thank you.

Just a reminder: As the weather is warming up, our students need to follow the district dress code guidelines. Below is a link to the district webpage as well as the clothing expectations! Thanks so much for your help!

If you are moving next year and will not be attending Palm Valley Elementary please complete the form going home today, also available on this email. to let us know.

Please make sure to provide exact change, our office is not equipped to give cash back! If you are not sure if you have purchased a yearbook, please email Ms. Whelpley, at She will need your child's name and homeroom teacher.

Cash only for Yearbook Orders, Thank you!

Become a Parent Volunteer!

If you are looking to volunteer but haven't gone through training, PVE is having Volunteer Training Friday May 5, Friday May 12, and Friday May 19th each starting around 8:00am.

Speaking of Volunteering... we are still looking for Volunteers to help out in the Copy Room! Please sign up below if you are willing and able!

Please Join Us....

May 22nd at 8am in the Palm Valley Elementary Library

Have you helped out at Palm Valley this year? Did you help in the classroom, making copies for teachers, at our Family Fun Nights, or during the Boosterthon Fun Run, how about at one of our Caring for Campus days or any other way? If you have, this day is for YOU! Please join us for breakfast as we say Thank You for helping to make this another fantastic year! We believe that it takes a village to educate children and are grateful to partner with you as we provide the very best education for our Thunderbirds!

Palm Valley Elementary PTO News & Upcoming Events

Book Fair is open this week! Come join us before, during and after school from 7:15 to 3:00pm. Book Fair will be open late on Showcase Night from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. All books are Buy One, Get One Free. Come stock up for Summer Reading!

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The Electronic Backpack provides you with a list of many activities and classes available for your child. From chess clubs to flag football, there are many opportunities to choose from.

Join Verrado Middle School at Shrek the Musical this week!

Protect Your Child's Innocence in a Digital World


Digital Safety with Chris Panneton

Protecting Their Innocence in a Digital World

Western Sky Middle School is pleased to welcome back Mr. Chris Panneton as he shares valuable information to help us keep our children digitally safe. Please join us as we learn how specific apps can hide information, perpetrators can easily access personal information to exploit children, and inappropriate use of technology can result in criminal charges. This course will cover sensitive topics that include graphic information.

This workshop is FREE and open to the public. It is perfect for anyone who works with or cares for children. Parents, grandparents, and guardians are all encouraged to join. All participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course. Educators will receive 1.5 hours of professional development.

Parents are encouraged to bring children.

Childcare is provided for children potty trained and older.

**6th to 8th grade students are welcome and encouraged to join his or her family in listening to the presentation.

Snacks and water provided.

Date: 05/03/2017 (Wed.)

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm PDT

Location: Western Sky Middle School: 4095 N 144th Ave, Goodyear, AZ 85395

Mark your Calendars for these Upcoming Events
  • April 27-May 4 - Buy One Get One Book Fair
  • May 1st - May 5th - Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 2nd - WSMS Moving Up Tour, 9am-11am
  • May 3rd - WCMS Moving Up Tour, 9am-11:30am
  • May 4th - Showcase Night from 5pm to 6pm
  • May 4th - 6:00pm After School Drama Performance in the Gym
  • May 4th - 6:15pm - End of Year Chorus Performance in the Gym
  • May 5th - Early Release, 12:25pm
  • May 12th - Last Day of Electives
  • May 16th - Evening Performance for the Talent Show, 6pm
  • May 17th - May 19th - 5th Grade Math and Science Camp
  • May 22nd - Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast, 8am
  • May 24th - Preschool Prom, 5pm -7pm
  • May 25th - Patriotic Assembly, 8am
  • May 25th - Kindergarten Celebration, 1pm
  • May 26th - 5th Grade Promotion, 8:00AM
  • May 26th - Move Up Day (Students will visit their New Teachers)
  • May 26th - Last Day of School, Dismissal is at 10:55AM

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