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PVES Back To School Picnic

October 1, 2015

Dear PVES Families,

We are enjoying a very busy, five-day week at PVES, and the month of October is off to a wonderful start. Today, we were busy with school picture day, and we thank the PTA and all of the parents for your support and cooperation with this busy day. We also hosted a flu shot clinic for all students whose parents signed them up for this, and we are proud to say this busy day went smoothly. Thank you to our nurse, Kathy Hill, for her help with today's schedule.

Please know that all community members are invited to take part in our district's Community Read, along with the entire PVCSD staff. The book, Mindset, by Dr. Carol Dweck, is available in our district office for borrowing. Book group conversations will take place on our Superintendent's Conference Day, November 3rd. We hope that you join us for an engaging and motivating talk about learning!

This coming week, our students will learn about Fire Prevention and school shelter drills. We will also have an Emergency Early Dismissal on Friday, October 9th. PVES students will be dismissed fifteen minutes early on this day, so please plan accordingly for the earlier afternoon buses. There will be no school on Monday, October 12th, in honor of Columbus Day.

As the fall weather approaches with cooler temperatures, please be aware that the students will go outside for recess whenever possible. Therefore, please be sure your children have jackets or sweaters when necessary, along with safe shoes for the playground or blacktop. The children do much better when they are able to get some fresh air and exercise during the learning day.

With each Weekly Word, please be sure to always read the "Weekly Attachments" and check the Calendar Scroll carefully for upcoming school events. This week, we have special newsletters from our Physical Education Department, along with other important notices. It helps your child for you to stay informed, so thank you for your efforts.

Please always be sure that your PowerSchool account is updated with emergency contact information and correct phone numbers. If you have any questions about this, please call the main office.

I'd like to wish a big congratulations to our very own Miss Jennifer Booth (third grade teacher) who got married last weekend. Best wishes to our new Mrs. Bruno and her husband. We wish them the very best.

Tomorrow is PV Pride Day (first Friday of every month)! All staff and students are invited to wear blue and white tomorrow, as we celebrate pride in our wonderful school. We look forward to our first whole-school Character Ed Assembly tomorrow afternoon, where we will begin to learn about our anti-bullying policies, our PBIS system, filling each other's buckets, and being a safe and happy place to learn every single day. We will also be awarding the 85 students who took part in all 8 weeks of the Summer Reading Challenge this year! Congratulations to our wonderful readers!

Enjoy the weekend ahead!


Ms. Podesta

ES Lunch menu for October
10/9/15 Emergency Management Drill - 15 Minute Early Dismissal
10/12/15 Columbus Day - SCHOOL CLOSED
10/26/15 Principal's Coffee, ES Library, 8:30 a.m.
10/30/15 Halloween Parade, 2 p.m.
10/30/15 PTA Kindergarten Event, 6:30 p.m.
10/30/15 Kindergarten Show, 10 a.m.
11/3/15 School Closed - Superintendent's Conference Day
11/6/15 School Closed - Parent Teacher Conferences
11/11/15 School Closed - Veterans Day
11/12/15 Half Day - 12:15 Dismissal - Evening Parent Teacher Conferences
11/16/15 through 11/20/15 - Book Fair
11/17/15 Picture Retake Day
11/18/15 3rd & 4th Grade Gym Show, 7 p.m.
11/20/15 PTA First Grade Event, 6:30 p.m.
11/25/15 Half Day - 12:15 Dismissal
11/26/15 & 11/27/15 - Thanksgiving Recess
12/5/15 Holiday Reads
12/17/15 First Grade Concert, 1:45 p.m.
12/23/15 Half Day - 11:30 Dismissal - Professional Development Day
12/24/15 through 01/04/2016 - School Closed - Holiday Recess
Dear PVES Families and Staff:

We wanted to provide an update on the repair of the well pump. The repair is complete and we will open tomorrow with water! Buses will be on their regular schedule.

Thank you to the Faculty, Nurses and office staff for your cooperation and for the productive and collaborative grade-level and curriculum work that was accomplished today.

Thank you all for your patience and understanding.

Ms. Margaret Podesta Principal

Dr. Frances Wills Superintendent of Schools
Putnam Valley Elementary School, 171 Oscawana Lake Road, Putnam Valley, NY 10579
Phone (845) 528-8092, Fax (845) 528-8171