Pleasant Valley Elementary School

August 17, 2007

1707 Rohrersville Road
Knoxville, Md.

Principal: Cheryl Lannon

Phone: 301-766-8297

Fax: 301-432-8777

Web site: None

Start time: 7:45 a.m.

Dismissal: 2:15 p.m.

Grades: K-5

Date of construction: 1960

Age of building: 47 years


Latest renovation: 1990

Size of building: 28,550 square feet

State-rated capacity: 229

Projected 2007-08 enrollment: 229

From the principal

Q. What are your goals for the school year?

A. Our school goals are to strengthen parent and community support and to continue to improve our instructional practices and school processes in order to meet the needs of each child more effectively.

Q. What will help ensure a successful school year?

A. We will achieve our goals and students will be successful if we continue to examine and improve our teaching practices and our efforts to involve parents and community members. Participation in ongoing professional development and collaboration with colleagues will improve instruction and student learning. Parent and community involvement will be enhanced by expanding the volunteer/mentoring program and by providing workshops/information on areas of interest to families.

Q. Can students and staff expect any changes this school year?

A. Several new teachers will join the staff at Pleasant Valley this year. No major changes to programs or schedules are anticipated at this time. Students in grades four and five will continue to have the opportunity to participate in instrumental music. Students in grades K through five will continue to receive Spanish instruction.

Q. What message would you like to send as the school year begins?

A. Students are most successful when parents, teachers and students work together toward the same goals. The staff at Pleasant Valley will continue to communicate with parents, promote learning and maintain a clean and safe school environment. Parents are asked to provide support by promoting a positive attitude toward school, by discussing homework and other assignments with their child and by making sure that he or she attends school regularly. Parents are also encouraged to communicate with school staff and to participate in school activities and events.

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