March 27, 2015
Dear PVES Families,
I hope that you have all enjoyed a good week! We are very busy here at PVES, and the students are showing us their best work and wonderful attitudes. We are so proud of their progress this year, both academically and emotionally, and we look forward to supporting them in the months ahead. As you know, report cards are being mailed out today. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s teacher first, as he or she knows your child best. However, if you have questions that I can help with, please do not hesitate to contact me.
As you know, school is in session for our students on Monday and Tuesday of next week (March 30 and 31), and on Monday, April 6th. We look forward to these productive classroom days. Although our spring break became a bit shorter this year, I hope that you all enjoy some special time with your family. Maybe the month of April will bring us some warmer temperatures!
Our whole school vocabulary words for this week were effect, complex, and efficient. Thank you for discussing this vocabulary at home, and for supporting this very important part of our curriculum. As your child reads daily at home, please take the time to discuss details of the text with him/her, and to ask interesting, inferential questions about what he or she has read. Our students are becoming quite skilled at supporting their thoughts and arguments with details from their reading. We celebrate this important skill across the content areas.
On Monday of this past week, all classes were treated to a wonderful assembly by storyteller Odds Bodkin. The children were thrilled to be able to hear his imaginative stories, interact with the storyteller, and make predictions while they listened. The students even got to sing along in special story sections. Thank you to our PTA Arts in Ed Committee for providing these experiences for us. Our high school Band Assembly is being rescheduled for the end of April.
If fourth grade families are planning on attending the 4th Grade PTA Event tonight, they should RSVP to the PTA. Fourth graders are invited to wear their new fourth grade t-shirts to this event. The 3rd Grade PTA Event will take place on Friday, April 10th. Information is also being distributed to all third and fourth grade families about the upcoming Spelling Bee, which will be held on the evening of Wednesday, May 6th. We look forward to this terrific (and scholarly) event!
Please mark your calendars for a special PTA Event in June. Once again, we will be having a PVES Renegades Night at Dutchess Stadium, which will be held on Monday, June 22nd, at 5:30 PM. Last year, many families and staff members attended the exciting Renegades baseball game while celebrating our PV Pride. Again this year, we hope to watch our special retirees throw out the first pitches of the game, and just enjoy a fun summer night together. Ticket sales will be set up by our PTA this year, and a portion of each ticket will be donated to our school. It is sure to be another great memory in the making!
Enjoy the weekend ahead, and thank you, as always, for your ongoing support and positive communication. As you know, we are working so very hard to support all of our students and to allow them to be all they can be. We can only do that with your help and collaboration! Thank you.