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Principal's Update 1-15-23

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Sea Kings Families,
We had a wonderful first week back after winter break, and hope you enjoyed time off with your family and friends.  Our PVIS staff enjoyed their time off and were able to rest and recharge for the rest of the school year.
As a reminder, there is no school tomorrow, Monday (1/16) in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King. In the spirit of Dr. King, I try to give back to our community as much as possible, especially this weekend. Think about giving back this weekend by, volunteering, picking up litter, shopping locally, recycling, planting a tree, or simply sharing some good news. 
Take care and Be Well
Micah J. Farrell, Principal


Winter sports (soccer/Bball) games starting next weekv


Parent-teacher conference signup opens this Thursday | Downers Grove Grade  School District 58

Parent & Teacher Conferences

January 18 and 19th 

If you would like to meet with your student's teacher/s please email them directly to schedule. If you decide to meet with your student's teacher I think it's important to prepare mentally for a tough conversation. Here are some suggestions and notes:

  • A safe meeting place is imperative; as parents, we play a role in maintaining that. During difficult conversations, it is perfectly normal to feel defensive. It is OK to acknowledge your defensiveness, it does not mean you are in agreement. After all, it is your child, and you would do anything for him or her. At the same time,  teachers care deeply for their students and have invested countless hours into their craft; their defensiveness is normal too. 

  • Avoid blame. Blame is a judgment and prevents the group from moving forward toward a solution. If not turning in homework has contributed to your student's lower grade he or she is not the issue, why they are not turning in homework is. 

  • Listen to hear, be curious about the other side, and know that there is always another perspective to consider.  

  • "Yes, and" statements can be effective. Using them can allow the other side to feel validation, while still leaving room for yours'.


Parent and Teacher Conference Schedule:

Wednesday, January 18 Bell Schedule: 
Period 0 7:15-8:10
Period 1 8:15-9:30
Period 2 9:35-10:45 (Snack 10:45-10:55)
Period 3 11:00-12:15

Thursday, January 19 Bell Schedule: 
Period 4 8:15-9:30  
Period 5 9:35-10:45 (Snack 10:45-10:55)
Period 6 11:00-12:15



California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) - Oak  Grove School District

CAASPP Testing Dates Scheduled for May 4-19th. 

Please make note and help our students prepare for the tests in advance by discussing the importance of the tests and doing their best.  These assessments help guide our instruction and provide specific performance information for students. 


i-Ready After the Diagnostic – Holly Harwood – Cedar Grove Elementary School

Third and Final iReady Assessment Dates February 27-March 10.


Should Your Child Stay Home Sick? Here's How to Decide – Cleveland Clinic

Parents, please remember that if your student is out ill they should be prepared to communicate, they can do it in person or DM through Teams with their teachers upon return about a makeup plan for missed assignments/tests.

Students are not expected to take a test the day they return from illness or injury and should be allowed as many days as the student was absent to make up the work/tests. Conversely, teachers have up to 150 students and cannot always remember who was out ill and when. 

Aeries Student Portal / Student Aeries Portal

Second Trimester Progress Reports Are Now Viewable Through Your Aeries Parent Portal. 


News & Announcements


Connect With Your School Counselor and/or Support Specialist

Our support staff is here to support you. Learn more about schedule changes, counseling support, and more.




PVIS SPSA 2022-23

Single Site Student Action Plan: This is our school specific student achievement and facility plan. Please take a moment to review.




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March 2 - March 11




5th Grade Parent Night 2/28

5th Grade Parents..Please join us on February 28, 2023, in the MPR at 6 PM for intermediate school informational




8th Graders and Parents-AVID Information

8th-grade students and parents AVID information available now- deadlines approaching.




Yearbook Sales Open!

Please follow the link to purchase a PVIS 2022-23 yearbook! Hurry to order prices go up soon!




iReady Assessment Dates

Please save the dates for the upcoming iReady test dates and begin having conversations with your students.




High School Open House Information

Incoming 9th Grade Pen and PV High School Open House Information



assistance league

Assistance League | Saturday, January 28, 2023

Invites you to our Get Acquainted Social RSVP by 1/24/23




PVPUSD Curricular and Instructional Monthly Webinars

New this year, the PVPUSD Educational Services Division will be hosting a series of monthly webinars on curricular and instructional practices. The purpose of the webinars is to share the wonderful things that the District and school sites are doing. The webinars will be hosted by the Educational Services staff and teachers to co-present on their content area.



ed services weekly communications

Ed Services Weekly Comunicatons

Week of January 9-13, 2023



sea king winter spirit clinic

Sea King Winter Spirit Clinic

Hosted by the 2022-2023 PVHS Cheer & Song Teams




Welcome Back ELL Parents!

Ms. NeVille is happy to announce that all DELAC and ELAC meetings will return to being in-person at the district (DELAC) and on the PVIS (ELAC) campus.




New STEM Courses Available

PVNet Academy for STEM, nonprofit Technology Center in RHE



parent consults and support

PVPUSD Parent Consults And Support

Parenting can be very rewarding, but it can also be challenging at times.



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Pen High 23-24 Music Auditions




invention convention 2023

PVPUSD Invention Convention 2023

PROBLEMS! We all have them, right? Some are big, some are small, but they all deserve a solution.


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All District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discrimination against an individual or group based on race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information; a perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Title IX Contact: Richard Licciardello, 310-378-9966 x 417

Section 504 Contact: Michael Bosler, 310-378-9966 x 444

375 Via Almar, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274