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Park Village Elementary School, often abbreviated PVES, is located at 7930 Park Village Road in Rancho Penasquitos, California. It is part of the Poway Unified School District. Its principal is Ricardo Cecena.
The school enrolls children in grades Preschool-5 (as of the 07-08 school year). It is the second largest elementary school in the district as of the 2006-07 school year. In grades K-3 there are about twenty children in each class, while in grades 4-5 there can be up to 34 children in a class.
Park Village Elementary has the successful PEP program developed by the Poway Unified School District. It also invites 4-5 th graders to join the Summer Academy, and as almost all Poway Unified School District schools have:a after-school care program (ESS or Extended Student Services). Park Village is also letting a class of approximately twenty preschoolers learn in K103. A group of selected students is partaking in the First LEGO League, a lego robotics league, and another group participating in Science Field Day, a day of science events tested at Tierra del Sol Middle School in Lakeside, California. This school also lets a group of about 12 students participate in a school "news" program called "PB&J" (Penguin Broadcasting and Journalism). Park Village has also started a paper recycling program, as well as an art program named Meet the Masters, where children learn about artists and do some artwork based on that artist's style. The most recent focus artist was Frida Kahlo. Park Village sometimes also has a San Marcos writing camp in the summer. This school also has a number of after school enrichment programs. Some students in fourth grade also get the chance to go on a paragliding trip to the Torrey Pines Gliderport.
During the 2000-01 school year, Park Village Elementary School was recognized with the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education, the highest award an American school can receive. Park Village was recognized as a California Distinguished School in May, 2000.
The fight song lyrics, as of 2007, are:
As mentioned in the song, the mascot of Park Village is a penguin.