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O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His steadfast love endures forever.”
Psalm 118:1


“We Your people, the sheep of Your pasture, will give thanks to You forever, from generation to generation we will recount Your praise.”  

                        Psalm 79:13


November is the month that ushers in the holiday season.  We begin by honoring our veterans on November 11.  What a privilege to be able to thank those who have served in our military. We have been blessed by the selfless men and women who have helped protect our country.
Thanksgiving is the holiday that reminds us to be thankful for God’s bounty to us.  It is a time to stop and realize that we all have blessing upon blessing and so much for which we can be thankful.  We often remember the big things but we forget the small reasons to praise.  Just listen to some of the prayers of thankfulness from our kindergartners as they thank God for firefighters, clouds, grass, and baby cows!  We are blessed indeed!  But the greatest blessing of all comes through Christ’s sacrifice in order to save us, His children.

“So then, just as you receive Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith and overflowing with thankfulness.”    Colossians 2:6-7

Have a beautiful Thanksgiving filled with warmth, joy, celebration and thankfulness!

2017 Student Council

The newly elected Student Council members are already busy making plans for some great activities beginning with an all Sports Day this Wednesday. We look forward to a terrific year of creative fun and school service.

Congratulations to the 2017 PVCS Student Council: President – Colin DuHamel; Vice President – Aiden DeMello; Secretary – Ruby Stimer; Treasurer – Matthew Phillipps; Publicity – Austin DeMello, Caleb Murphy, Daylin Saiki, Gabriel Current; Athletic Liaison – Mia Wells & Corey Tipton.

FYI – This year’s election was very close. It is clear that there are some strong up and coming leaders in our school. Great job everyone!

Operation Shoebox Begins
The annual Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child Shoebox ministry is officially under way! Your students saw the video provided by Samaritan’s Purse and our school is excited to begin. Filling a shoebox for a child in need can be a family activity which will bring blessings to those who participate. Fill your box(s) with lots of love and wrap them with prayer. Each box is sure to bring great joy to a child who might otherwise receive nothing at all for Christmas or any other day throughout the year.

Our goal is to deliver a minimum of 125 boxes to the distribution center this year. Our 8th graders will be going to work in the main warehouse on Dec. 6.

Boxes are due by November 27. They will be kept in the individual classrooms until all boxes are counted and ready to go.

Jog-a-Thon Results
What a great job everyone did at the Jog-a-Thon on Friday! Although we don’t have the financial totals until the pledges are turned in, we congratulate the class lap winners and we salute the two all-school champions.

K Julian Carranza  & Ryan Parker 18 laps ea.  
  Evelyn Carrillo  & Brooklyn Potes 16 laps  
1st Max Brand   21 laps  
  Ava Foss & Addyson Prescott 18 laps ea.  
2nd Jadon Payne   21 laps  
  Ashlyn Foss   19 laps  
3rd Simon McElhanon   24 laps  
  Millie Wells   22 laps  
4th Christian Payne   25 laps  
  Sophia Addison   21 laps  
5th Gavyn Deutsch & Eli Webster 25 laps ea.  
  Norah McElhanon & Eden Oberon 22 laps ea.  
6th Isaiah Payne   25 laps  
  Ruby Stimer   27 laps  
7th Griffin Addison   28 laps  
  Hannah Nehme,  Grace Rodriguez & Sarah Stamper 18 laps ea.  

Top boy and girl:
Griffin Addison – 28 laps, and Ruby Stimer – 27 laps
Box Tops
Great job collecting Box Tops!

Total Box Tops Collected: 4,609

Top Class Participation (also the most Box Tops) –
1st Grade with 1,264 Box Tops Collected

Top Collectors:

Colby Moss (2nd) – 344

Rowan Torpey (1st) – 342

Ashlyn Ballard (5th) – 228

Olivia Sanchez (1st) – 202

Brooklyn Potes (K) – 198

October Students of the Month

Scholars –         Julian Carranza (K)
Caleb Lilly (1st)
Sofia Hayes (2nd)
Mallory Hanson (3rd)
Emma Thomas (4th)
Gabriel Current(5th)
Citizenship –    Jameson Park (K)
Jessica Wilkinson (1st)
Colby Moss (2nd )
Simon McElhanon (3rd)
Dakota Barbi (4th)
Noah Greer (5th )
Character      –   Brooklyn Potes (K)
Self Control      Zoe Jimenez (1st )
Xavier Jimenez (2nd)
Sophia Spandrio (3rd )
Riley Lowenschuss (4th)
Ashlyn Ballard (5th)
6th Grade          Math – Harlee Rutledge
Language – Mia Wells
History – Jackson Boyles
Science-Jackson Boyles
Bible – Ruby Stimer
7th Grade          Math – Hailey Reed
History – Ben Kohagen
Science – Ethan Carrillo
Latin – Griffin Addison
Bible- Ethan Carrillo
8th Grade           Math – Ava Pimentel
Language – Audrey O’Connor
Language – CJ DuHamel
History – Jamie Schatmeier
Science –  Audrey O’Connor
Latin –Zach Labnow
Speech – Avery Webster
Bible- Avery Webster