Skinny Dip Cashola Thursday, October 23 4 - 7 PM
PTA General Meeting & Volunteer Information Night
Thursday, October 23rd 6:30 - 7:30 PM
School Bus Safety Week October 20 - 24, 2014
Fire Safety Assembly
Tuesday, October 28 Grades AMK, Grade 1 and Grade 2
SCA Canned Food Drive
November 3 - 28th
End of 1st Grading Period & Report Cards
Monday, November 3rd is the last day of the 1st grading period. Report cards will be issued to all students on Monday, November 10th. Parents: please sign the envelope and return with your child.
In the News
A MESSAGE FROM DR. FRANCE
Dear Panther Parents & Guardians,
Federal Cards- Many thanks to everyone for returning your Federal Cards!
Join us at Barnes and Noble Book Fair on Saturday, November 1, 2014 in Town Center from 11 a.m. -2 p.m. Help support the Virginia Beach READS Program at POV ES, Bayside ES, and White Oaks ES!
Scholastic & Open Quads Chess Tournaments on Saturday November 1, 2014 at Kemps Landing/ Old Donation School. Register online (http://www.vschess.org) by 7:00 a.m. Thursday, October 30, 2014 for $7/player in Scholastic Tournament and $20/player in Open Quads Tournament. You may register on-site 8:00-9:00 a.m. on November 1, 2014 for a higher entrance fee. Round 1 starts at 9:30 a.m. For more information and to register online, go to vschess .org.
Nov. 4, 2014 is Parent/Teacher Conference Day! Conferences between parents and teachers are strongly encouraged. This one-on-one interaction promotes involvement of both the home and the school, fosters mutual understanding of your child’s progress, clarifies the his/her strengths and needs, and allows for the exchange of information and ideas needed to strengthen and reinforce your child’s performance. Conferences may be requested by parents or by teachers. Watch Thursday folders for an invitation from your child’s teacher to attend this important event.
All You Ever Wanted to Know About Student Assessment: This brochure (see link below) is designed to help parents better understand the various tests students take, their purpose, and why they are important. The brochure provides details for tests given at the elementary, middle and high school levels, as well as indicates if they are local, state or federally mandated. (A limited number of paper copies of this brochure is available in our office.)
You Can Make a Difference: Partners and volunteers help change the lives of our students in purposeful, meaningful ways. If you are looking for a rewarding experience and want to make a difference in the life of a child, consider volunteering at POV ES. To do so, visit www.vbschools.com/getconnected to browse volunteer and partnership opportunities by school level or search by school name. Once you find a match for your interests and talents, connect with the school instantly online and you can even track your volunteer hours! Thank you for considering how you can make a difference at Point O’View ES!
Students at Point O’View Elementary School are being challenged to read for 20 minutes every school night for the year! There are 183 days of school so if students read for 20 minutes every school night that will total 3,660 minutes! Students will complete a reading log indicating what they read and for how long. Parents will be asked to initial the log. Logs will be collected and tallied by classroom teachers and reported to the Library Media Specialist. Students in grades 3-5 will have the option to record their minutes on the website www.Biblionasium.com, which tracks their reading and allows students to write book reviews. Students will move up the rainbow in our front foyer in the following increments: 100 minutes, 500 minutes, 1,000 minutes, 1,500 minutes, 2,000 minutes, 2,500 minutes, 3,000 minutes, and finally, 3,660 minutes. Students who reach the final goal will participate in turning Dr. France and Mrs. Conger into Human Ice Cream Sundaes!
Additionally, our voracious readers will have the option to participate in the 40 Book Challenge. The 40 Book Challenge tasks students with reading at least 40 books for the school
year over a variety of genres, including fantasy, historical
fiction, and more.