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October 30, 2014

Dear PVES Families,

I hope that you are all enjoying this last week of October. Please be reminded that your children will need warm jackets, hats, and mittens for outdoor recess on the colder days. We try to have the children get outside whenever possible.

Congratulations to the many elementary staff members who participated in the PVMA Talent Show last Friday! What a terrific night, filled with so much PV spirit! Thank you to those of you who purchased tickets for this event. It was a great night for all!

As you know, the children are welcome to bring their Halloween costumes in their backpacks tomorrow. We will have celebrations (and a parade for students and staff only) in the afternoon. No scary or inappropriate costumes will be allowed. The children will pack up their costumes safely in the afternoon before their regular dismissal. Thank you for your cooperation. We are looking forward to a great day!

We also look forward to welcoming our Kindergarten families to the Kindergarten Show tomorrow at 10 AM in the auditorium. Parents will sign in at the main office after 9:30. This is sure to be a wonderful performance!

Please be reminded that there is no school for students on Tuesday, November 4th (Superintendent's Conference Day) and Tuesday, November 11th (Veteran's Day). We will have no school on Thursday, November 27th and Friday, November 28th, in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. This is sure to be a quick month!

Our first Math Homework Help Night will be held for fourth grade parents on Thursday, November 20th, at 6:30 PM. At this meeting, several teachers will help to present math strategies and problem solving techniques that the children are learning in their standards-aligned math curriculum. Parents will have the opportunity to try these math problems, discuss them, and become more familiar with the "math thinking" that our wonderful students are doing. I am so proud of our teachers and our students because of the terrific work they are doing each and every day. We are off to a great start this year, and our students continue to amaze us! Thank you for your wonderful support!

You will soon be receiving information about our upcoming Food Drive. It is always touching to see how generous and caring our community is.

Our whole-school vocabulary words have included compare, contrast, persuade, and describe. We are also happy to be celebrating Character Education Awards when they are awarded to our students for their exemplary behaviors. Our Character Education words get added to our Tree of Great Expectations in the main hallway, which allows us to learn new vocabulary while modeling good citizenship. Our students are bucket-fillers! Ask your children what that means!

I wish you all a safe and happy Halloween. Looking forward to the candy!

Ms. Podesta


ES Lunch Menu For October
11/4/14 School Closed for Students - Superintendents Conference Day
11/7/14 PTA FREE Event: Motivational HumoristYvonne Conte, Putnam Valley Firehouse, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
11/10/14 through 11/13/2014 - Scholastic Book Fair
11/11/14 School Closed - Veterans Day
11/12/14 School Picture Retake Day
11/27/14 & 11/28/14, School Closed - Thanksgiving Recess
12/5/14 Report Cards Mailed
12/6/14 PTA Holiday Reads, 9 - 2 p.m.
12/10/14 12:15 Dismissal due to parent-teacher conferences
12/12/14 School closed due to parent teacher conferences
12/24/14 through 01/02/15 Holiday Recess - School Closed
Putnam Valley Elementary School, 171 Oscawana Lake Road, Putnam Valley, NY 10579
Phone (845) 528-8092, Fax (845) 528-8171