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Apr
07

PTO Meeting and SBA Testing Schedule This Monday!

Please join us at the April PTO Meeting (Monday, April 10th at 6:30 PM in the Library – childcare is FREE for all preschool age children and older)!

Join us as our staff presents test tips and suggestions for the upcoming Smarter Balanced Assessment, along with the testing schedule for grades 3-5. We will also be discussing the upcoming PTO Elections and our 2017 ScienceFest event. Additionally, we will be voting on the following grant requests:

Grant Request 1: Amount of Proposed Expense from 3rd Grade (Suzanne Bofenkamp) – $600
Description of Proposed Expense: We would like to visit the MAC museum with our third grade students.
How does this potential purchase directly enhance learning for PV students? There are several exhibits that would enhance our social studies Native American unit.
How many Prairie View students will benefit from this potential purchase? 117

Grant Request 2: Amount of Proposed Expense from 4th Grade (Tracy Jordan) – $1,000
Description of Proposed Expense: We would like to take the fourth graders to the Sierra Silver Mine in Wallace, Idaho for a tour of the mine given by a retired miner. The amount we are requesting is for the cost of the bus.
How does this potential purchase directly enhance learning for PV students? This extended learning opportunity connects to our reading curriculum and to our FOSS science kits. Students will have a chance to make connections to various landforms from our region, hear from a retired miner about the silver/gold rush that brought an influx of people to this area and hear how electricity enhanced the mining operation.
How many Prairie View students will benefit from this potential purchase? Approximately 130 students

Grant Request 3: Amount of Proposed Expense from Music Department (Lisa Martin) $130
Description of Proposed Expense: 
Subscription to Music K-8 that begins September 2017 and runs through May 2018. This subscription includes magazine and mp3 audio files and printable music resources.
How does this potential purchase directly enhance learning for PV students? 
This is a valuable resource when it comes to planning the Winter Extravaganza as well as other classroom music lessons. Music doesn’t have any official district curriculum so this subscription helps supplement the music program to meet music standards. It contains original music and performance parts for all grade levels and has been used in the past every year by my teaching partner. She is retiring so I want to make sure I have the current subscription available to me so I can plan accordingly for future events and programs.
How many Prairie View students will benefit from this potential purchase? 
All 1st-5th grade students

Thank you for your continued support of Prairie View PTO! We are able to do great things for our Prairie View students and staff due to your generous support!