January 23, 2015
Dear PVES Families,
I hope that you have all had a good week and that you are ready for a bit of snow tomorrow. The elementary students have not been able to go outside for recess in a while, so we will welcome any warmer temperatures with excitement. We do rotate the classes through different spots in the school for indoor recess, however, and the PVES library remains a busy place!
If you or any community members that you know have children who will be five years old by 12/1/15, please have them contact our PVES main office to sign up to receive a mailing about Kindergarten registration. Our actual registration dates will take place in March, and Kindergarten screenings are scheduled for May. However, now is the time to contact the school if you have an incoming Kindergarten student. Please spread the word!
We look forward to another successful Homework Help Night on this Monday, January 26th, at 6:30 PM for parents of students in Kindergarten or First Grade. Please see the attached flyer and rsvp to the PTA. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate, and we will have another math-filled evening! Hope to see you there!
Please remember that our Lost and Found collection is located in our Health Office. If you are missing items, please ask your child to check the collection, or give a call to our office to let us know how we can help. All items that are not picked up by January 30th will be donated to a local charity. Thank you for labeling your children's items for quick return!
We thank the high school students who are part of the Future Teachers Club who were able to spend a full day in our classrooms this past week. We are happy to support our high school students by exposing them to the wonderful work our elementary teachers do every day, and we wish them much success as they pursue their own academic and professional goals!
Last Friday, our third grade classes were heard on the radio as they said the Pledge of Allegiance on WHUD! If you missed it, you can log onto the WHUD website and click on the Putnam Valley link under the "Pledge" section. Our third graders made us very proud.
Our fourth grade winter concert will take place on Thursday, January 29th, at 7 PM in our PVES Auditorium. It is sure to be a wonderful performance, and we look forward to seeing you there!
Our school vocabulary words for these weeks include derive, define, major, and minor. Please review these words at home, and share when you hear them in conversation or see them in print. Our focus on strong academically vocabulary is making such a difference to our young learners!
Enjoy the weekend ahead! Keep reading with your children, and enjoy the "small moments" that you have with them! These are precious years.