We love our volunteers and we'd love to have you join in! To get started, fill out the volunteer application, read through the state-mandated training slides, and turn in a signed signature sheet stating you've read the training.
Once we've received the completed application and signature sheet, you're ready to start volunteering. If you'd like to get involved in your child's classroom, ask your Class Parent Representative (CPR) what you can do. Some other ways you can help the school is to sign up for Fresh Air Shift and the Lunch Buddies Program. Having parents help on a regular basis in these areas makes a huge difference for our school.
Finally, remember to log your volunteer hours in the front office when you sign in, or on our volunteer tracking form. We can use these hours when applying for grants!
Idea Submission Form
Do you have a great idea you'd like to see take shape at Peace Valley? Let us know by filling out an Idea Submission Form! The Idea Submissions are read through, considered at the faculty and Family Council committee levels, and responded to within a month.
The purpose of the Family Council is to develop community and to facilitate parental involvement in the school’s life and culture. This organization includes all parents and other family members of students attending Peace Valley Charter School. The Family Council consists of a parent coordinator for each class and other members who wish to participate. Monthly meetings provide a means for families to be informed of and involved in festivals, fundraisers, staff appreciation, new family support, and other activities as needed. Peace Valley’s Family Council meets monthly to plan and coordinate efforts to involve families in a vibrant school community. If you'd like to get in touch with the Family Council organizers, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The handbook has been revised for the 2019/2020 school year. Please read before your children begin school with us to become familiar with our policies and expectations.
If you would like to support our school, donations can be made via DonateKindly, or in person with check, cash, or money order. Thank you for ensuring the future of public Waldorf education in the Treasure Valley!
Box Tops for Education (physical collection & phone app)
Collecting box tops is an easy way to ensure the school gets funding consistently. You can clip the Box Tops off the products you buy, as well as scanning them with the app on your phone (doing both gives us double the funding!) Box Tops appear in many unexpected places, including on sock packages during back to school time!
Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/81-4365929 when you make Amazon purchases to have a portion of the proceeds be given to Peace Valley.
If you have a Fred Meyer's reward card, it can easily be linked to our school so that a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Peace Valley. Go to fredmeyer.com/communityrewards and search for Peace Valley, #93133 to link the school to your rewards. Once it's linked, the donations will be automatically added to the school's account every time you shop!
Here is a link to the Google Form for reporting daily attendance by 10 am during this season of distance learning.
If you have an an absent day or other attendance event to report, please email email@example.com as well as the class teacher and let us know what changes to expect for your child's attendance.
2019-20 School Calendar and Daily Schedules
Peace Valley classes are 5 days a week Monday through Friday with a shortened day on Thursdays for weekly faculty meetings and on-going professional development.
Students taking the bus will arrive at the earlier start time of 8:05 and be allowed supervised play outside until brought inside by class teachers.
The daily schedule is as follows:
For full day kindergarten and grades 1 - 7, school days go from 8:20 - 3:30 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Thursday is early release, with class ending at 1 o'clock.
For morning kindergarten, school days go from 8:20 - 11:45 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Thursday is early release, with class ending at 10:30 AM.
For afternoon kindergarten, school days go from 12:05 - 3:30 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Thursday is early release, with class starting at 10:50 AM and ending at 1 o'clock.
For more details and specific important dates, see the 2019-2020 School Calendar.
The school will be offering after school care to our students, Monday - Friday, from release until 6 o'clock for a nominal fee. (Please note that Thursday's early release time has changed to 1 o'clock.)
Peace Valley Charter has contracted with Brown Bus Company for transportation services. If you are interested in your child riding the school bus as a regular means of transportation to and from school, and you haven't already filled out a form, please contact Brown Bus at firstname.lastname@example.org with your Transportation Form. Brown will be verifying eligibility when they receive the application.
General Bus Information
Students who live within Peace Valley’s enrollment boundary will be given priority on the bus. Our bus routes will run mornings and afternoons for the whole school at once, not midday. Thursdays the bus will leave the school earlier than the other days because it is our early release day. The bus will not go door to door but will pick up children from safe designated group pickup points (chosen by Brown Bus Company) within our attendance area.
Parents are responsible for the safety of their children before they get on the bus and once they are dropped off. Kindergarten children must have a parent/adult or older child/approved person to meet them at the bus door, or they will be kept on the bus and returned to the school. Once the routes are planned, estimated pick-up drop off times will be published on Brown’s website. Any quesiton regarding bus times or routes should be directed to Brown Bus Company.
Student School Supplies (Donation)
Peace Valley uses natural, high-quality artistic tools and materials for your child—and provides uniform supplies for all students. These supplies are an integral part of a Waldorf curriculum.
- Waldorf materials are hard-to-find and more expensive than traditional school supplies when purchased independently
- As a school, Peace Valley can receive a discount when purchasing these supplies in bulk
- Rather than provide a list of school supplies for families to shop for, we are removing the hassle and asking each family to donate toward the materials fund (suggested donation $140 per student), the actual cost will be greater.
- Donations can be made at any time and multiple payments over several months, if necessary.
Money donated is tax-deductible and helps to cover the purchase of: main lesson books (in lieu of textbooks), watercolor paper, beeswax block and stick crayons, modeling beeswax and clay, colored pencils, watercolor paints, brushes, calligraphy pens and paper, knitting yarn, raw wool, Eurythmy shoes, and more.
ANY amount donated will assist us with our school supplies for the year. We thank you for your contribution. Donations can be made at any time. Students will receive materials needed regardless of donations received. If you'd like to provide your own materials you may request a materials list.
Checks can be mailed to PVCS, 1845 S Federal Way, Boise, ID 83705.
Full-Day Kindergarten tuition payments
Full-Day Kindergarten tuition is $275 per month, due the first of each month Sept to May (commitment deposit will be used as the May 2019 tuition, if no default of payment occurs).
- Enrollment Fee: $40 non-refundable commitment deposit, to be paid at the time of enrollment
- Commitment Deposit: $275, one month's tuition (non-refundable), to be paid within 5 days of enrollment.
Pay Online or mail checks to PVCS, 1845 S Federal Way, Boise, ID 83705
Before and Aftercare Information
The Before/Aftercare program of Peace Valley Charter School (PVCS) exists to support the needs of families as well as maintain the rhythms, reverence, and rituals established by the schools. The before/aftercare and enrichment programs are available to PVCS students, ages 5 to 13. Enrollment in the program begins with a completed application and a $25 application fee.