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A Note From Ms. Margaret Podesta

June 24, 2016

Dear PVES Families,

Happy Summer Vacation! It is time to relax, travel, spend time with family and friends, and enjoy the beautiful New York weather that the summer months bring to us. At the same time, we want to be sure that our PVES students continue to read, write, and practice math facts every day throughout the summer. The children have made so much progress this year, and it will truly benefit them to keep up with their reading and math skills. Thank you for supporting them in engaging ways with learning. Our school is offering the Summer Reading Challenge to all students. Be sure to have your child participate, and earn cute prizes at the same time. If you have any questions about the Summer Reading Challenge, please contact the main office.

Thank you to so many families who attended PV Night at Renegades Stadium last Friday! What a gorgeous evening it was, and it was so nice to see so many happy students and parents proudly wearing their PV t-shirts and enjoying a great night of baseball together. We had a great crowd. Thank you for your participation! Those are the special events your children will remember!

The final days of this school year have been filled with activity. Many classrooms held celebrations and end-of-year events, and we thank our parents for your contributions and participation. On Tuesday, our wonderful group of fourth graders participated in their very special Moving Up Ceremony. This was such a touching event celebrating these wonderful young learners. We thank the PTA and the Moving Up Committee for the amazing job they did in preparing for this ceremony, and we wish our fourth grade students much success in middle school. They are off to a great start!

On Wednesday, the PVHS Senior Class marched through the elementary hallways in their caps and gowns. Our young students lined the hallways with their teachers, music was played, and the seniors were celebrated as they visited the building in which their learning began. What an incredible morning this was! There were many hugs, laughs, and tears, and our elementary students were able to see older friends and neighbors achieving the goal of graduation. Thank you to Ms. Sandy Intrieri, PVHS principal, for helping to organize this Senior Walk for the very first time. I would also like to thank Mr. Sam Oliverio, who helped to lead the event in our school. Pictures can be found on our district website.

On Thursday, our students had a short morning of hugs and good byes, and our fourth graders participated in their Walk of Applause, as our entire staff formed a path for them to walk through as they walked to the buses at PVES for the last time. We care so much about our students, and I thank the staff for the love and dedication they show to our students every day. That is what makes PVES so very special.

Report Cards will be available online during the day on Friday, June 24th, and hard copies will be mailed to your homes by early next week. Student placement for next year will be mailed to you in late August, along with individual teacher Welcome Letters. The summer will go by quickly, so be sure to enjoy every day with your children.

I will be in and out of the office during the summer months, but I will have the opportunity to participate in a great deal of curriculum work and professional development with staff members in July. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at mpodesta@pvcsd.org, or call the main office at 845-528-8092. If you must leave a message, I will be sure to call you back. School will open on September 1st for students!

We have had an amazing year of learning and growth, and we continue to set our goals high and work hard to reach them. Thank you for helping to make Putnam Valley such a wonderful place to work and grow. I look forward to seeing you all in September!

Margaret Podesta

ES Lunch menu for September
8/29/16 Kindergarten Orientation and Bus Run, 9:15 a.m.
8/29/16 New Student Orientation (Grades 1 - 4), 1 p.m.
8/29/16 Kindergarten back to school night, 7:00 p.m.
8/31/16 Superintendent's Conference Day
9/1/16 School Opens for Students
9/2/16 ES Picnic, 5:30 p.m.
9/5/16 SCHOOL CLOSED - Labor Day
9/12/16 Back to school night for grades 3 & 4
9/14/16 Back to school night for Grades 1 & 2
9/21/16 PTA Meeting, 7 pm
9/26/16 Picture Day
10/3/16 & 10/04/16 - SCHOOL CLOSED - Rosh Hashanah
10/7/16 Emergency Evacuation Drill - School dismisses 15 minutes earlier
10/10/16 SCHOOL CLOSED - Columbus Day
10/11/16 & 10/12/16 - SCHOOL CLOSED - Yom Kippur
10/24/16 Principals Coffee, 9 am
10/28/16 Kindergarten Performance, 10 a.m.
11/3/16 Half Day, 12:15 Dismissal - Evening parent/teacher conferences
11/10/16 SCHOOL CLOSED - Parent/teacher conferences
11/11/16 SCHOOL CLOSED - Veterans Day
11/14/16 through 11/18/16 - PTA Book Fair
11/16/16 Third & Fourth Grade Gym Show, 7 p.m.
11/23/16 to 11/25/16 - SCHOOL CLOSED - Thanksgiving Recess
12/3/16 Holiday Reads
12/15/16 First Grade Concert, 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
12/22/16 Whole School Sing Along, 2 p.m.
12/24/16 to 01/02/17 - SCHOOL CLOSED - Holiday Recess
Putnam Valley Elementary School, 171 Oscawana Lake Road, Putnam Valley, NY 10579
Phone (845) 528-8092, Fax (845) 528-8171