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Dr. King, New York State Commissioner of Education, visits with our students and staff.
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December 18, 2014

Dear PVES Families,

Happy Holidays to all!

Congratulations to all of our first graders on a wonderful Winter Concert and Sing Along today! Our first grade families were able to enjoy a beautiful singing performance by all of our first grade students, which definitely put everyone in the holiday spirit! Thank you to Mrs. Calhoun and to all of the first grade teachers and teacher aides who helped with this performance. We all appreciate your amazing efforts!

Please be reminded that our students do have school on Monday and Tuesday of next week. The children will be busy with special crafts, classroom activities, and a whole school sing along on Tuesday. All children are welcome to wear holiday apparel…it is sure to be a very festive time!

I'd like to remind all parents that children should not be dropped off at the PVES main office before 9:00 in the morning, as there is no supervision before this time. Thank you for your cooperation with this important safety issue.

Our school nurse, Mrs. Hill, would like me to remind you that NY State law requires that all students entering Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grades have a physical exam completed by their pediatrician. These exams are now due and any exams dated September 2013 to the present are accepted. The doctor's office may use its own exam form or you can download a form on the school website. Any students in these grades who do not have completed physical examination forms will be seen by our school physician at a later date. Thank you for following up with this if it applies to your child this year.

Thank you to all parents and guardians who attended the parent teacher conferences that have taken place over the past couple of weeks. If you are still trying to schedule or reschedule a conference, please contact your child's teacher as soon as possible. It is important that we continue to work together for the benefit of your children. Thank you for keeping this home to school connection strong and positive.

As this calendar year comes to a close, I would like to thank all members of the PVES community for making it such a wonderful place to work, learn, and grow. As we look back on 2014, we can confidently say that this has been a year of growth, change, reflection, and progress. As we look ahead to the New Year, we do so with a new sense of energy, motivation, and a strong sense of who we are as a school. Thank you for your contributions this year, and for always working to make our school, and our district, the best it can be. It all starts and ends with the children, and they are so very special.

My best wishes to you and yours for a happy and peaceful holiday season. Looking forward to a fabulous 2015!


Ms. Podesta

ES Lunch Menu For December
12/24/14 through 01/02/15 Holiday Recess - School Closed
1/12/15 Homework Help Night for Kindergarten & First Grade, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
1/19/15 School Closed - MLK Day
1/29/15 Fourth Grade Concert, 7 p.m.
Putnam Valley Elementary School, 171 Oscawana Lake Road, Putnam Valley, NY 10579
Phone (845) 528-8092, Fax (845) 528-8171