April 10, 2014
Dear PVES Families,
Congratulations to the third grade classes and to Mrs. Calhoun for the wonderful Recorder Concert they performed during the school day and last night at PVES! This was another amazing musical performance for our young students, and their talents and hard work were evident. Thank you, Mrs. Calhoun, for your outstanding efforts!
Another congratulations must be given to the PV Children's Center that won The School Aged Program of the Year Award in Dutchess and Putnam Counties. We are so fortunate to have such a safe and engaging program here for our before and after-school students. Bravo to everyone involved!
Please remember to hand in your Student Placement Information Sheet that was attached to the Weekly Word last week. This information will be reviewed during the placement process for students next year. We do not take specific teacher requests, but we do greatly appreciate your input. Thank you for taking the time to fill these sheets out.
I enjoyed meeting with the PVES PTA last Thursday night in the school library. We were able to review the many exciting things happening at the elementary school this year, and we had a wonderful discussion of the changes in curriculum demands and the progress we have made this year. I gave a tremendous amount of credit to the PVES faculty who have worked so hard this year to update the curriculum according to the new standards, and to the parents who are supporting us through establishing good homework routines and a positive effort. We are all working together, and this makes all the difference!
Our vocabulary words for these weeks are establish, lessen, and factor. Please ask your children if they remember hearing and using these words in school. Our third and fourth graders are getting ready to take their NYS Math tests on April 30 through May 2nd. A good review of math facts over spring break would help to keep that math thinking going!
As you know, our spring break begins on Wednesday, April 16th. We will return to school on Monday, April 21st. Please see the many attachments this week for upcoming school and district activities taking place after break. Calendar events include the PVES Planting Day (Earth Day Celebration), the PTA Spelling Bee Finals on April 25th, the Spring Scholastic Book Fair, our Grandparents' Ice Cream Social, a Holiday Recess Program, and the PTA Budget Meeting. The District Budget Vote will take place at PVES on Tuesday, May 20th.
We have had a long winter, and the warm sunshine is finally arriving. Enjoy this refreshing time of year with your children, and have a safe and happy break!