November 7, 2022 | Chartiers Valley Intermediate School

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Dear Intermediate School Families, 

It is hard to believe that we are already in November!  This school year is certainly flying by.  We have had so many wonderful events in the month of October and look forward to all that November will bring along.  


Thank you to everyone who volunteered to help make this year’s Horseshoe Hustle a success!  Students enjoyed a nice stretch session, jogging the track (with some games added in), and wrapped up with some yoga to decompress while they were treated to an apple and water.  It was great seeing all the classes engaged, excited, and celebrating together! 


Some upcoming events: 

  • Nov 14-18: Coins for Caring Fundraiser 
  • Nov 21-Dec 2: Thanks for Giving Food Drive 
  • Nov 24 - Nov 29: Student Thanksgiving Break


Looking forward to a great second nine weeks! 


Mr. Schintz, Principal

Ms. Zalar, Assistant Principal

Click here to read more about the Intermediate School principals

Colt Closet 

Is your child in need of clothing, hygiene items, or a backpack?

Click here to fill out the form

Device Insurance

Reminder to all CV families: You can still purchase device insurance for your students. Just $20 a year covers accidental damage. Families can purchase device insurance at

What is covered? 

All physical components of the device due to accidental damage, cracked screens, fire, lightning, liquid damage, electrical surge, theft of device WITH a police report

Calling All 4th and 5th Grade Students! Did you miss your chance to Be Part of the Band?

Learn more about being part of the band and the instruments taught at the Intermediate School by watching the videos posted on the IS Band website. Choose your favorite instrument and complete the registration form below to select which instrument you would like to learn how to play. If you are not sure which one you should pick, Ms. Grondziowski can help you decide which one would be the best fit. You can email her with questions at Lessons will begin in January.          

Forms are due by November 11, 2022!

Band Registration Form

Calling all 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade students! Did you miss your chance to Join Orchestra?

Learn more about Orchestra, choose your favorite instrument, and complete the registration form below. If you are not sure which one you should pick, Mrs. Benson can help you decide which one would be the best fit. Email her at with questions. Lessons will begin in January!        

Forms are due by November 11, 2022!

Orchestra Registration Form

Sarris Candy Sale for the PTG

Paper order forms are due Nov 7th, Pick up Dec 8th, 5-7 pm, and online orders are due by Dec 15th. Click here to order.

Mrs. Brown

Mrs. Brown has been the Building/Principal Secretary at the Intermediate School for the past nine years. Before that, she worked as a corporate travel agent for American Express. She and her husband have lived in Bridgeville for 27 years and raised two wonderful children, Jake, who works for the school district, and Zoey, who works for Duquesne University. 

When not working, Mrs. Brown enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her Irish Setter/Brittany mix, Murphy. She enjoys reading, puzzles, movies, and traveling with her family. Although her favorite place to be is the beach, she is currently in the middle of planning her family's next adventure to New Orleans.

Mrs. Kowalo

Mrs. Kowalo has worked for every building in the district in some capacity over her 22 years with the district. She has been with the IS as the attendance secretary for the past 4 years. Prior to working for CV, she worked as a medical secretary with her degree from Robert Morris University, and then took some time to stay at home with the arrival of her son.  

Mrs. Kowalo is married to her husband, Nick, and they have one son, RJ (age 24), and 2 dogs named Lily and Otis. She enjoys attending movies, concerts, going out to eat, and reading. During the summer you can find her by her pool with a good book.

Click here for the District Events Calendar

November Day Calendar Intermediate School


All flyers are sent digitally via PeachJarClick on the link to view flyers for:

  • community & school events
  • youth sports and activities sign-ups
  • job and scholarship opportunities
  • and more!

News from the PTG

CVIS PTG Website   

Volunteers Needed to Create CVIS Yearbook. Sign up here.


If your child is absent from school, please email the IS Attendance Secretary,  

Follow us on Instagram

The Intermediate School has an Instagram page! Follow us @cvsdintermediate 

Also follow: @cvsdcolts @cvsdprimary @cvsdmiddleschool @cvsdhighschool

School Pictures

School picture day was September 16. If your student missed this day, picture make-ups will be on November 3.

Chartiers Valley Intermediate School
2030 Swallow Hill Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15220


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