Pine Valley Families...
With the flip of the calendar, it says June and the end of another school year is upon us. Now is a time for reflection, a time for thanks... and unfortunately some goodbyes.
First, thank you to two of our parent leaders whose tenures have come to an end... Jenny Jensen of PTA and Matt Macedo of our EdFund. People willing to step into these positions are special, and I sincerely want to thank Jenny and Matt for their years of service to Pine Valley. I wanted to also mention two other PTA fixtures who are moving on to Cal High, Wendy Pomeroy and Betsy Weber... I will personally miss you a ton! When there was a need, these people filled it! So as one set of amazing parents move on, a new group, up to the challenge, moves in. A sincere welcome to our new PTA President, Karen Robman, and EdFund President, Leslie Grgurina. I look forward to working with these ladies and the organizations that they will lead next year. To support the needs of the Pine Valley community, it takes the work of many. Thank you Karen and Leslie for taking on these responsibilities.
As with the end of most school years, there are always a few members of the Puma staff that move on to a different chapter of their lives. Our sixth grade counselor, Lindsey Dye is getting married this summer and moving to Missouri. Good luck Lindsey! Two staff members are retiring... our kitchen manager, Frances Draper and our choral teacher, Lucerne Mottaz. Both have given many years of service to Pine Valley and SRVUSD and are to be congratulated on wonderful careers. Thank you for all you have done to support our students.
As parents make summer plans and start to think about the fall, I know many of you are wondering about registration. We are going to again use Togeda for our online registration for next year. We learned a lot last year and are confident that things will go smoothly. Our new 6th grade families will have their own date for registration, August 13th from 4-7pm (Detailed email sent 6/5). Seventh and 8th grade families are invited to complete walk-through registration on August 18th from 5-7pm. Walk-through registration is STRONGLY encouraged for our new 6th grade families. However at this time, we do not see a need for 7/8th grade families to walk through. The August 18th date is being set aside to assist veteran parents who may be having online difficulties or who have questions. As normal, PE clothes and spirit wear will be available. We are able to make this optional for 7/8th grade because Togeda will take you through the Pine Valley portion of registration and ALL parents are required to log into their Infinite Campus Parent Portal to complete their annual update. This update in the parent portal is very important, as it serves as a way to give the school emergency contact information. An email will be sent to ALL parents in early August about Togeda and the IC Annual Update. Please note… Online Registration using Togeda is to be completed PRIOR to your walk-through date.
Finally... a special thank you to our 8th grade families. Thank you for trusting us with your child the last three years. I don't pretend that Pine Valley can be everything to everyone. However, I know how hard our teachers work to give your child a safe and valuable academic experience during a very difficult time in their lives. More often than not, I believe we do that at Pine Valley better than most. Good luck!
Summer is a special time and I hope the time you spend with your families this summer is everything you want it to be. Whether you are staying in town or traveling out of it... summer provides an opportunity to do things with the people who matter and that you love the most. Plus... you get to wear flip-flops!
Thank you again for a special year...