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April 30, 2015

Dear PVES Families,

Congratulations to the third grade classes on their wonderful Recorder Concert they performed yesterday. Students in Kindergarten through second grade had the treat of hearing the third grade concert in the afternoon, and third grade families attended the evening performance. Thank you to Mrs. Calhoun for her wonderful work with these young musicians. What a nice show!

Thank you to the PTA for the lovely Grandparents' Social that was held last Friday! We now look forward to the amazing Aloha Fun Fair, which will be held on the evening of Friday, May 15th. Please mark your calendars for this big school event. We are all looking forward to a great time!

Our Kindergarten Screening Days will take place next week, with appointments set for all of our incoming Kindergarten students. We look forward to meeting our newest students, and we are happy to present each child with a wonderful PVES Kindergarten goodie bag, filled with terrific learning supplies and a very special book. We want to thank the Putnam Valley Education Foundation for its sponsorship of this project that encourages school readiness. Thank you for your support!

Tomorrow is the deadline for ordering flowers, cookies, and plants for Mother's Day through the Make a Difference Club. Please see the attached form in order to get these orders in and support a wonderful cause. Thank you for your donations and orders.

Please check the calendar carefully for many upcoming school events. We are all looking forward to the Fourth Grade Spring Concert, the Earth Day Planting Day, the District Budget Vote, the Spring Book Fair, Open House Nights, and of course, many field trips and classroom events. If you have any questions about any of the upcoming events, please call the main office. It will be a busy month of May!

Next week (May 4-8), we are encouraging everyone's participation in Screen Free Week! The PTA will be posting activity suggestions for your youngsters as they are take some time away from the phones, computers, televisions, and ipads. The beautiful weather will help to encourage this important effort, and it will also be a great week to visit the local library and pick up an exciting new book. Thank you for your support of this wonderful, nationwide idea that is promoted by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood. You can find out more information at www.screenfree.org.

Our classes enjoyed a terrific day of Autism Awareness on this past Tuesday, as each classroom set aside a special time for a read aloud and time for discussion. Students reflected on compassion, respect, kindness, and the ideas of how we all celebrate our own strengths and weaknesses. I thank our wonderful teachers for their participation in this important day.

This week, all parents in grades K through 3 were emailed Placement Information Sheets that can be filled out in order to help us with your child's class placement for the next school year. We ask that these forms be sent into school by Friday, May 8th. Thank you so much for your input and for not requesting specific teachers. We put great effort into each child's placement to insure learning success and a wonderful year ahead.

Please check the calendar scroll and the Weekly Attachments carefully. We have so many wonderful things going on, and your children continue to make us smile every day.

Ms. Podesta

ES Lunch Menu For May
4/22/15 through 04/24 - NYS Math Testing for Third & Fourth Grades
5/4/15 through 05/06 - Kindergarten Screening
5/11/15 Through May 15th - Book Fair
5/11/15 Open House for Third & Fourth Grades
5/13/15 Open House for Kindergarten, First & Second Grades
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
6/18/15 Field Day
6/22/15 PVES 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
Putnam Valley Elementary School, 171 Oscawana Lake Road, Putnam Valley, NY 10579
Phone (845) 528-8092, Fax (845) 528-8171