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October 3, 2021


important dates & district news

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  • 10/11: Teacher Professional Development Day, No School
  • 10/14: School Board Meeting, 6 pm


  • 10/7: The Well-Balanced Child: Challenge Success, 6pm


  • 10/29: Halloween Parade 8:45 am


  • ​​10/11: 6th Grade Outdoor Education Registration Due
  • 10/13: Principal Chat: High School Transition, 9 am

district news

School Testing for Students & Staff with WorkSite Labs

PVSD has partnered with Worksite Labs to provide weekly COVID testing for all students and staff at no cost to students, faculty, staff, and parents of PVSD.  

While we cannot mandate student testing at this time, it is highly recommended that all students participate. Testing will take place one day each week, on each of our campuses, and during the school day. Parents/Guardians will need to opt in by signing up and completing the required forms. We are hopeful to begin testing the week of October 11. Worksite Labs-trained staff will administer the test to TK, K and 1st grade students and will guide 2-8 students through the swabbing process.

PVSD’s COVID-19 testing program is designed to provide diagnostic screening testing for all students and staff of PVSD. We ask that you register your child or children as soon as possible.  Please review the following links as they contain important registration information.

Protocols for volunteers on campus

  • Beginning October 1
  • Teacher initiated, principal approved
  • Must be vaccinated: send copy to office prior to arrival
  • Must be tested 72 hours before volunteering and turn in negative results to office prior to arrival: 
    • Must be PCR tests
    • No home tests are allowed
    • SMC testing locations
  • Parents must sign in and sign out at the school office and have a badge to be on campus
  • Parents must not be going class to class- may only work in one class per week
  • Only one parent per class at a time
  • Must adhere to all COVID safety protocols (distancing, face coverings)
  • Work outdoors if possible -- no lingering


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Coming Soon: Art to Remember

The Art to Remember program is back in time for holiday gifts this year!  Our school is participating in a creative fundraiser with Art to Remember that allows you to purchase keepsake products customized with your child’s art. Right now, children are busy creating colorful, fun artwork, and soon you will receive a personalized order form. Here’s what you can expect: 

  • Over 50 keepsake products featuring your child’s artwork  
  • Many of the products are less than $15 
  • A percentage of every order goes right back to our school 
  • Safe, secure online ordering at 

Look for a link to order and a paper order form next week. 

corte madera news

Principal Coffee Chat: High School Transition

Wednesday, 10/13 at 9am. If you are interested in the High School Process, please join Ms. Shima in her next Principal Coffee Chat. She will discuss various high school options in the area (public, private, and charter) and walk you through the process and share past data on where our CMS graduates attend high school!

Join by phone

‪(US) +1 219-225-2561 PIN: ‪674 130 789#​​

parent education

The Well-Balanced Child: Challenge Success

Portola Valley School District parents are encouraged to join us for The Well-Balanced Child, a parent education program presented by Laura Easley from Challenge Success, on October 7 at 6:00 p.m. PST.

The Portola Valley School District staff has worked with Challenge Success for several years in order to explore the latest research on student health and school engagement and to examine how students  are coping in the fast-paced,  high stakes culture that we live in today.  Today’s high-pressure culture may have unintentional effects on students that can interfere with healthy child development.  As parents, It is important that we establish practices in our families when our children are still young that buffer against these pressures and enable our children to flourish. Join us as we discuss research-based strategies for raising healthy children. We’ll explore how to encourage autonomy, cultivate resilience, and manage media use in order to decrease unhealthy stress that may later lead to disengagement in school, or physical or mental health symptoms.

This virtual workshop is open to all Portola Valley School District parents grades TK-8.

Passcode: 912467 

community news

All community news is posted on the pto website 


For details, click the orange Community News button below and scroll through the listings.

  1. PV Live Revive - Zotts to Tots, Town Picnic & Special Concert - Volunteers Needed!
  2. Enroll in "Girls on the Run," a fun running program at the PV Town Center. 
  3. Cub Scouts is starting up - for both boys and girls, 1st-5th grade!   
  4. Can you be a volunteer literacy tutor for underserved Redwood City middle schoolers? 
  5. Fall theater classes at Portola Valley Theater Conservatory (PVTC).

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