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Congratulations to the 4th grade on their spectacular Spring Concert!

May 21, 2015

Dear PVES Families,

Thank you to all of you who were able to attend our PTA Aloha Fun Fair this past week! What a wonderful night this was, with so much school and community spirit in the air! Thank you to all of the teacher and parent volunteers who were working behind the scenes and at the many booths that night. Thank you also to so many community members who donated goods and services. And a huge thank you goes out to Mrs. Melissa Perelson for coordinating this enormous event! We are all so fortunate to have so much talent and help in PV!

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming Spring Scholastic Book Fair that will take place from June 1st through June 5th (Monday through Thursday, and Friday morning) in our PVES Auditorium. The class visiting schedule is attached. We appreciate your support, and we look always look forward to searching through the latest available books!

Congratulations to our fourth graders on the impressive Spring Concert they performed for the PVES students and for their families on this past Monday. Thank you, as always, to Mrs. Bennett and to Mrs. Calhoun for the outstanding work they do with our young musicians. It was a wonderful show, and our students made us very proud.

Thank you also to the fourth grade classes who participated in "Red Nose Day" today to help people in poverty. This idea came from one of our fourth graders, and we thank the teachers for their support of this initiative. Money that was collected will be given to Walgreen's who is helping with this national campaign.

Thank you to the Character Education Committee and the students who participated in our Earth Day Planting Day this past Tuesday. Our building is now surrounded by colorful flowers, and we all appreciate the natural beauty, and the work that went into this. Our Character Ed Committee does so much for our school, and we appreciate their many efforts.

On this past Monday, many community members, Board of Education members, and district staff visited PVES to participate in our annual Community Read Aloud. We thank these volunteers who visited classrooms to read to our students and to encourage the love of reading. It was a very special morning, and our students loved having company in their classrooms.

Tomorrow, we look forward to a visit from many high school students who will be visiting to perform in the PVHS Wind Ensemble (conducted by Mr. Odell) and the PVHS a cappella group "TempoMental" (directed by Mr. Micera and Miss Noto). We look forward to this wonderful assembly, and we appreciate any time that our older PV students can visit and share with us.

Please remember to purchase your Renegades Tickets for our exciting PV Night at Dutchess Stadium on Monday, June 22nd, at 5:30 PM. Visit the PTA website, www.putnamvalleypta.org, and click on the link to buy the tickets. It's sure to be a great time, and our retirees, Mrs. Beyrer and Ms. Parmly, will be honored.

Our fourth grade students will begin taking the NYS Science Exam next week, which begins with a hands-on performance test. Our students are well prepared for this test, and they are ready to demonstrate their learning. We have many Science enthusiasts at PVES!

Please know that Dr. Wills will be holding another Listening Hour this evening at 6:00, and all are welcome! This discussion session will take place in the high school library, and elementary parents are encouraged to attend. There is no agenda for these meetings, so please come with your questions and comments.

Thank you for supporting the PVCSD School Budget this week. We all appreciate all that you do for this school district, and your support and collaboration is important to us, and to your children!

Please enjoy the three-day weekend ahead in honor of Memorial Day. Enjoy the time with your family and friends, and we will get ready to begin the busy and final month of this school year!

Thank you,

Margaret Podesta

ES Lunch Menu For May
5/18/15 4th grade concert - 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM
5/19/15 Budget Vote - ES Cafeteria
5/19/15 Earth Day Celebration Flower Planting 4:00 PM
5/25/15 School Closed - Memorial Day
6/1/15 through June 5th - PTA Book Fair
6/12/15 Second Grade Fairy Tale Show, 10 am & 2 pm
6/18/15 Field Day
6/22/15 PV Night at Renegade Stadium
6/23/15 Fourth Grade Moving Up Ceremony
6/24/15 Half Day - 12:15 Dismissal
6/25/15 Last Day of School - 10:15 Dismissal
8/27/15 Kindergarten Bus Run, 9 - 10:30 am, High School Parking Lot
8/27/15 New Student Orientation, 1-2 pm
8/27/15 Kindergarten Back-to-school Night, 7-8 pm
Putnam Valley Elementary School, 171 Oscawana Lake Road, Putnam Valley, NY 10579
Phone (845) 528-8092, Fax (845) 528-8171