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Behind-The-Wheel Driver's Education.

posted Feb 16, 2021, 11:58 AM by Jennifer Leddy

Viking behind steering wheel
Just a friendly reminder that a state approved 30-hour driver's theory course is a prerequisite for the Behind-The-Wheel Driver's Education program.  There is no need to wait for the student to get his/her learner's permit before completing the theory course, as students may complete the course at the age of 15.  Registration paperwork should be submitted as soon as possible after the student obtains his/her learner's permit.  This ensures that we have plenty of time to schedule lessons and administer the driver's exam as close to the eligibility date as possible.  For information on the Behind-The-Wheel program, please visit  http://www.pvsd.org/departments/community-education/driver-s-education or contact Jen Leddy at 610-489-8506, ext. 1125.

Don't Miss Our Real Estate Workshops Next Week.

posted Feb 10, 2021, 6:59 AM by Jennifer Leddy

handshake in front of house with Sold sign
We are pleased to partner with Mariel Gniewoz-Weiss, Realtor, who will offer two upcoming workshops: Keys to Selling Your Home, and Getting Started in Real Estate.  Keys to Selling Your Home, scheduled to be held Feb. 16 from 6:30-8:00 PM, will focus on maximizing the value of your home, and and the key aspects of selling your home.  Getting Started in Real Estate, scheduled to be held Thursday, Feb. 18 from 6:30-8:00 PM, will cover the current licensing requirements in PA, options for taking classes and testing, and what to do after you you pass the test.  Details not covered in real estate school, such as what day-to-day activities are involved, as well as how to get started, will also be discussed.  For additional information, and to register, please visit https://perkiomen.revtrak.net/Workshops/

Science Explorers Abracadabra Begins Feb. 24.

posted Feb 8, 2021, 9:06 AM by Jennifer Leddy   [ updated Feb 8, 2021, 9:07 AM ]

Girl looking at swirls of colored paint
Children ages 7-11 will love the next session of 
Science Explorers Virtual Club - Abracadabra which begins Feb. 24!  Students will learn to amaze and astound their friends with some awesome science magic, mastering the art of illusion and discovering the scientific secrets behind these tricks. They will use their new found skills to make an egg sink or float on command, create invisible ink, make water disappear, and shock their families and friends when they cut a hole in a piece of copy paper big enough to walk through. A package containing the supplies needed to conduct the experiments will be mailed to the home at no additional charge. 
Registration deadline is Thursday, Feb. 11. For more information, and to register, please visit https://tinyurl.com/pvsdabracadabra

Virtual Yoga Begins February 9.

posted Feb 3, 2021, 9:59 AM by Jennifer Leddy

woman practicing yoga
The next session of Yoga for Back, Balance, and Brain will be held on Tuesdays, February 9 - March 2, from 7:00-8:00pm.  This class will be taught virtually by Liz Wanner, who is certified in Kripalu Yoga, Yoga for Arthritis, Tai Chi for Arthritis, Qigong for Health, and Meditation.  All are welcome, from beginners to experienced yogis.  For additional information, and to register, please visit https://tinyurl.com/juojzxb5 or contact Jennifer Leddy at 610-489-8506, ext. 1125.  

Community Education Classes Canceled Feb. 2, 2021.

posted Feb 2, 2021, 8:59 AM by Jennifer Leddy   [ updated Feb 2, 2021, 9:02 AM ]

snowflake
PVSD school buildings and offices are closed today due to the current weather conditions, therefore all on-site Community Ed. classes and activities scheduled for this evening, Feb. 2, have been canceled. Please stay safe in your travels.

Family Swim Returns February 5!

posted Jan 28, 2021, 9:33 AM by Jennifer Leddy

boy wearing goggles in swimming pool
Take the family for a swim or come work out during our open pool times at Perkiomen Valley High School between 7 and 9 p.m. on Fridays beginning February 5, 2021.   To ensure that numbers in the pool are limited to allow for social distancing, reservations must be made in advance by calling 610-489-8506, ext. 1125. Cost is $10 for adults, $7 for children, or $25 per family. Please note that there will be no Family Swim April 2.  

Learn Google Applications from the Comfort of Your Home.

posted Jan 26, 2021, 9:50 AM by Jennifer Leddy

Intro. to Google Applications begins Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. In this 4-week session, participants will learn basic features of the following Google applications: Gmail, Google Docs, Drawing, Keep, Sheets, Forms, and Slides.
A hands-on approach will be used to teach the fundamentals of the applications. If time permits, more advanced tips and tricks will be shared. Classes will be held virtually. All Google applications are free and are web-based. For more information and to register, please visit https://perkiomen.revtrak.net/Workshops/ or contact Jen Leddy at 610-489-8506, ext. 1125.

Mindfulness for Stress Reduction and Better Sleep.

posted Jan 22, 2021, 7:32 AM by Jennifer Leddy

The pandemic has many people feeling stressed and anxious, which can make it difficult to sleep.  Mindfulness meditation is scientifically proven to reduce stress and anxiety; improve brain health and memory; and enhance the quality of a good night's sleep. Join us Wednesday, January 27 from 7:00-8:00 PM for Mindfulness for Stress Reduction and Better Sleep, which will be held virtually.  You will learn breath awareness, body awareness, and present moment mindfulness meditations. This class also includes the stress reducing practices of gentle chair yoga, breathing techniques, qigong, mantra, and acupressure. All are welcome!  The instructor, Liz Wanner, is certified in Kripalu Yoga, Yoga for Arthritis, Tai Chi for Arthritis, Qigong for Health, and Meditation. Liz is also a certified Reiki Master. To register, please visit 
https://tinyurl.com/yxgkudg5.

Calling All Comic Book Collectors.

posted Jan 21, 2021, 7:27 AM by Jennifer Leddy

Join us Tuesday, January 26, 2021 from 6:00-7:00 pm for A New Take on Comic Books. Learn from comic book expert Christian Answini from Alderfer Auction in Hatfield about the history of collecting comics and what makes a particular comic book valuable. Get to know your superheroes a little better, too. You may want to check your attic boxes after this session! There will be time at the end for questions.  This program will be held virtually. To register, please visit https://tinyurl.com/yxc4vuup

New this Session: CodeWizards Online Coding Classes for Grades 3-12

posted Jan 15, 2021, 12:32 PM by Jennifer Leddy

happy children looking at computers
We are excited to be partnering with CodeWizardsHQ to offer live, online coding classes for students in grades 3-12. The classes are designed to give kids the programming knowledge, skills, and confidence to thrive in a digital world through hands-on projects they truly enjoy. Programs include:
  • Animation and Interactive Games in Scratch (Grades 3-5)
  • Intro. to Programming with Python (Grades 6-8)
  • Python Programming (Grades 9-12)
Classes are starting soon, so register today! For additional information, and to register, please visit https://perkiomen.revtrak.net/Programs-for-ChildrenTeens/

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