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Earth Day Celebration at PVES
A Note From Ms. Margaret Podesta

April 28, 2016

Dear PVES Families,

Congratulations to our amazing third graders who performed such a beautiful concert for their friends and family members this week. The performance displayed such skill and talent, and we thank the many parents and family members who were able to attend the evening performance. A big thank you goes out to Mrs. Calhoun for another wonderful show. Our students certainly make us proud!

We are all looking forward to the Spelling Bee Finals, which will take place on Wednesday, May 4th, at 6:30 PM in the PVES Auditorium. We have six students who have qualified for the finals of this competition, but we congratulate all third and fourth graders who chose to participate. Please join us on Wednesday evening if you would like to observe this wonderful, and friendly, academic competition. We are amazing spellers at PVES!

Next week, our fourth grade classes will take part in the first Revolutionary War Reenactment at PVES. This event will be run by the fourth grade teachers, who have been very busy training and preparing for this exciting day of living history. We are so grateful for the grant that was provided by the Putnam Valley Education Foundation that is helping to support this exciting day of learning. Pictures will be posted next week. We thank all of the fourth grade parents for doing their part to support this wonderful initiative.

The PTA is sponsoring the Special Person Social tomorrow at 4:30. We welcome our students to come with a special person (adult friend, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or parent) to enjoy some treats and a nice afternoon together. We thank the PTA for the many wonderful events that have been held for our students and their parents this year. We appreciate all that you do!

As you know, our Open House Nights will take place on May 9th (grades 3 & 4) and May 12th (grades K, 1, and 2). We hope that you can join us during this busy week so that you can visit your child's classroom and the special area classes that your child attends every week. You are also invited to visit the Book Fair that will be held at PVES from May 9th through the morning of May 13th.

Please check our calendar carefully for the many upcoming events, including the PTA Aloha Fun Fair, PV Renegades Night, our district Budget Vote, the Earth Day Planting Day, Open House Nights, the Grade 4 Spring Concert, and, of course, Spirit Week and Field Day. This is such a busy time of year, and our students continue to grow and learn. Thank you for all you do to support them in every way.

We are looking forward to meeting our incoming class of Kindergarten students during our K Screening next week. Appointments are set, and we are ready to meet our new friends. Goody bags will be provided to each incoming student, which have been provided by the support of the Putnam Valley Education Foundation. Thank you!

Please remember that there will be no school for students on Friday, May 27th and Monday, May 30th, in honor of Memorial Day.

Enjoy the weekend ahead. We will see you at the many upcoming spring events!


Margaret Podesta


ES Lunch menu for May
4/29/16 PTA Special Person Social 4:30 p.m.
4/29/16 PVFT Parents Night Out - 6 p.m.
5/2/16 through 05/04/16 - Kindergarten Screening
5/3/16 Staff Appreciation Day
5/4/16 Spelling Bee Finals, 6:30 p.m.
5/9/16 through 05/13/16 - Spring Book Fair
5/9/16 Open House for Third & Fourth Grades, 7 p.m.
5/12/16 Open House for Kindergarten, First & Second Grades, 7 p.m.
5/16/16 Community Read Aloud, 9 a.m.
5/17/16 Earth Day Celebration, 4 p.m.
5/17/16 School Budget Vote
5/20/16 Aloha Fun Fair, 6:30 p.m.
5/23/16 Fourth Grade Spring Concert
5/27/16 through 30 - School Closed - Memorial Day Recess
6/6/16 New York State Science Test
6/10/16 Fairy Tale Show, 2 p.m.
6/13/16 PV ROCKS Monday - Dress like your favorite rock star!
6/13/16 through 06/17/16 - Spirit Week
6/14/16 Top It Off Tuesday - Crazy Hair or Hat Day!
6/15/16 Way Back Wednesday - 50's, 60's or 70's Dress!
6/16/16 Field Day
6/17/16 PV Night at Renegade Stadium
6/17/16 Field Day Thursday - Dress in your field day colors!
6/17/16 PV Pride Friday & 4th Grade t-shirt Day - Blue & White! Show Your tiger pride!
6/21/16 Fourth Grade Moving Up Ceremony, 10 a.m.
6/22/16 Half Day - 12:15 Dismissal
6/23/16 10:15 Dismissal - Last Day of classes
Putnam Valley Elementary School, 171 Oscawana Lake Road, Putnam Valley, NY 10579
Phone (845) 528-8092, Fax (845) 528-8171