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PVSD's Weekly Family Update Message

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The PVSD weekly update includes information from Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Danielle Cortes. Please click on the headline title above to link to this week's news and information!

Good afternoon PVSD families,

Congratulations to the Rancho Rosal Stallions on their California Department of Education Purple Star Recognition for excellence in supporting military-connected students! This is one of the many ways that Rancho Rosal is moving forward with inclusive practices. Bravo!

I want to thank the La Mariposa 2nd Grade team, Stacey Quiles, Chris Rudolph, Shannon Bradshaw, Lisa Carraway, and Megan Muscarella for the “Grammar Rocks” plays their students performed for families. Way to go!

Below is a recap of all of the PVSD Standing Ovation Winners from this school year. We have an incredible team.

Finally, I want to congratulate the Las Colinas Mustangs Boys Basketball Team for taking 3rd Place at the county championship last week. Thank you to Coach Castañeda and Coach Carter for making the season possible for these student athletes!

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There is no school from Monday, February 19 through Friday, February 23 in celebration of Presidents Week. We look forward to welcoming your children back to school on Monday, February 26.

Have a wonderful break.

Sincerely,
Dr. Danielle Cortes
Superintendent of Schools


Standing Ovations

September 2023:

  • Theresa Pizzano, Las Colinas Middle School
  • Kim Kitchen, La Mariposa Middle School
  • Michelle Burr, Las Posas Elementary School
  • Ramon Ovilla, Transportation Dept.
  • Brooke Randolph, Monte Vista Middle School
  • Mike Valdez, Facilities, Maintenance, Operations Dept.

October 2023:

  • Katie Stuart, Special Education Dept.
  • Melissa Josker, Special Education Dept.
  • Claudia Stepan, La Mariposa Elementary School
  • Liz Winslow, Santa Rosa Technology Magnet School
  • Araceli Cerna, Pleasant Valley School of Engineering and Arts
  • Tim Pryor, Las Posas Elementary School
  • Kent Jacobs, Las Colinas Middle School
  • Margarita Robles de Garcia, Las Posas Elementary School
  • Sandra Gonzalez, Las Posas Elementary School
  • Amy Dobzynski, Pleasant Valley School of Engineering and Arts
  • Courtney Firth-Williams, Educational Services
  • Paige Shelton Reynolds, Monte Vista Middle School
  • Danny Velasquez, Tierra Linda Elementary School

November 2023:

  • Ron Spiker, Las Colinas Middle School
  • Marilou Shakouri, Las Colinas Middle School
  • Andrew Chambers, Las Colinas Middle School
  • Kayce Betzel, Las Colinas Middle School
  • Raegan Delgado , Special Education Dept. 
  • Paige Shelton Reynolds, Monte Vista Middle School
  • Annabelle Hernandez Torres, Monte Vista Middle School 
  • Jolene Garcia, Monte Vista Middle School
  • Melissa Otto, Los Primeros School of Sciences and Arts
  • Tara Matheson, Los Primeros School of Sciences and Arts
  • Jim Stem, Los Primeros School of Sciences and Arts
  • Araceli Cerna, Pleasant Valley School of Engineering and Arts
  • Pedro Gutierrez, Pleasant Valley School of Engineering and Arts
  • Patricia Bouweraerts, Pleasant Valley School of Engineering and Arts
  • Melissa Argo, Pleasant Valley School of Engineering and Arts
  • Angel Barroso, Pleasant Valley School of Engineering and Arts
  • Sarala Nandakumar, Pleasant Valley School of Engineering and Arts
  • Julia Cedre, Pleasant Valley School of Engineering and Arts
  • Mariela Naranjo, Pleasant Valley School of Engineering and Arts
  • Carrie Watterson, Santa Rosa Technology Magnet School
  • Lisa Hothan, Santa Rosa Technology Magnet School
  • Heather Siuta, Tierra Linda Elementary School
  • Kelli Luna, Tierra Linda Elementary School
  • Mary Jacobs, Tierra Linda Elementary School
  • Carolyn Alexander, Tierra Linda Elementary School
  • Anne Marie Harmon, Rancho Rosal Elementary School
  • Elisabeth Medina, Las Posas Elementary School
  • Lea McDowell, Las Posas Elementary School

December 2023:

  • Mollie Meddleton, Las Colinas Middle School
  • Kris Burke, Las Colinas Middle School
  • Cameron Moise, Las Colinas Middle School
  • Marilou Shakouri, Las Colinas Middle School
  • Alisa Caron, Tierra Linda Elementary School
  • Cailtin Zazzarino, Tierra Linda Elementary School
  • Anne Barnes, La Mariposa Elementary School
  • Deseary Avendano, Los Primeros School of Sciences and Arts
  • Joyan Talbot, Dos Caminos Elementary School
  • June Cahill, Santa Rosa Technology Magnet School
  • Sandra Tran, Pleasant Valley School of Engineering and Arts

January 2024:

  • Aldo Castaneda, Las Colinas Middle School
  • Tauna Bittner, Monte Vista Middle School
  • Alexandra Brown, Camarillo Heights STEM Academy
  • Megan Spahr, Santa Rosa Technology Magnet School
  • Bonnie Knecht, Santa Rosa Technology Magnet School
  • Dayna Crosby, Santa Rosa Technology Magnet School
  • Diana Bodden, Los Primeros School of Sciences and Arts
  • Jessica Hart, Pleasant Valley School of Engineering and Arts
  • Amanda Altobelli , Pleasant Valley Substitute

Presidents Week

There is no school from Monday, February 19 through Friday, February 23 in celebration of Presidents Week. We look forward to welcoming your children back to school on Monday, February 26.

Community Resources

The Camarillo community has a wealth of resources to offer families in need. The PVSD Community Resource Guide found on our website is an excellent way to find support. The icons for each organization link directly to the relevant website. Haga clic aquí para la versión en español.

Preschool Storytime and Craft at the Camarillo Library

Reading is fundamental for our littlest learners and crafts help develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination while also encouraging creativity and imagination. Join PVSD at the Camarillo Library and watch your child's creativity bloom while using paper, scissors, glue and whatnots! 

Join us and help spread the word! 

February 22 & 29

March 7, 14, 21 & 28

Parent Opportunities from Educational Services

Pleasant Valley School District is considering a partnership with an Oxnard Adult School.  We are gathering information on what classes are of interest to our community. Please click here to provide input about these classes.

Additionally, we are excited to share our next round of Fresno State Parent University classes.  Click here to register for these free classes.

Employee Recognition – Standing Ovations:

The PVSD Standing Ovation Program honors employees who demonstrate excellence in work performance, school and community involvement, leadership, and commitment to our district and students. Parents and community can use this tool to recognize individuals for their contributions.  To nominate an employee, please click here or visit the Human Resources Department page and click on the Standing Ovations icon under HR Quick Links.  Please continue to celebrate the excellence around your child each day and nominate an employee.  

Join the PVSD Team!

We are always looking for substitute employees. If you or anyone you know is interested in a substitute teacher position, please email Evelyn Mojica at emojica@pleasantvalleysd.orgFor positions other than teaching, please have them apply online at https://www.edjoin.org/PleasantValleySD or reach out to the Human Resources, Classified department for questions or assistance (volmos@pleasantvalleysd.org or spote@pleasantvalleysd.org). 

Please tell a friend or family member!