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Dr. Brent Wacaser, nano physicist and Putnam Valley parent, visited Mrs. Odell's fourth grade class recently. His visit was an exciting culmination to our study of the scientific method, experimentation and measurement.

November 20, 2015

Dear PVES Families,

Congratulations to all of the third and fourth grade students who participated in the Gym Show this week! What a wonderful performance it was! All grade levels were able to see the show during the day on Wednesday, and the student athletes performed for a full house on Wednesday evening. Thank you to Mrs. Aurigemma and Mr. Heitman for the excellent job they did preparing the students for the show, and thank you to the support staff, parents, and grade level teachers for helping to make this possible.

Our Book Fair was a busy place all week. Thank you to the PTA volunteers who donated their time to keep the fair open each school day, and thank you to all of you who supported the PTA by purchasing wonderful books to read at home. Please keep reading and sharing text evidence with your children. This benefits our young readers in all areas of the curriculum.

Our Thanksgiving Sharing and Caring Drive was a huge success. Our classrooms were able to donate large boxes of food for those who need it most during the holiday season. Thank you for your generosity!

If you have not yet had a parent/teacher conference with your child’s classroom teacher, please set that up immediately. You can also contact special area teachers or support teachers by email if you would like to ask questions or check on your child’s progress. Communication between home and school makes all the difference.

Our first grade families are welcome to join us at the First Grade Magic Night tonight at 6:30 PM. We look forward to the fun!

This coming week, we will have a half-day dismissal on Wednesday, November 25th. PVES dismissal will take place at 12:15. There will be no school on Thursday and Friday (11/26 and 11/27) in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Please be sure to read the Weekly Attachments. There is an important letter from the PTA about national recognition, and we appreciate your input!

I am wishing you and your families a lovely Thanksgiving. Please take the time with your children to discuss how much we all have to be thankful for, and share ideas about how we can all help to make the world a better place. If you listen carefully, you will hear very wise and insightful ideas from your young ones! They are so special!

Enjoy the weekend ahead!

Margaret Podesta


ES Lunch menu for November
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.
11/19/15 Book Fair - 11/19 - 11/20
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
1/15/16 Half Day - 11:30 Dismissal
1/18/16 School Closed - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
2/15/16 Winter Recess - School Closed - Feb 15 - Feb 19
3/5/16 - 03/07/16 - NYS ELA Testing
3/11/16 and 03/12/16 - PVES Musical
3/17/16 PTA St. Patrick's Day Celebration
3/21/16 - 03/25/16 - Spring Recess
3/29/16 - 03/31/16 - Kindergarten Registration
Putnam Valley Elementary School, 171 Oscawana Lake Road, Putnam Valley, NY 10579
Phone (845) 528-8092, Fax (845) 528-8171