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On Friday, Ms. Keane's class went outside to observe the trees during the season FALL! This is part of our science unit that we will be completing later in the year.
A Note From Ms. Margaret Podesta

October 21, 2016

Dear PVES Families,

We have been enjoying the beautiful fall season, and we at PVES are all looking forward to the busy weeks ahead. As the temperatures begin to decrease, we would like to remind you that the children must come to school dressed for outside recess. Please remember to label hats and gloves with student names in case they get misplaced. The fresh air and exercise are wonderful for our young learners.

We would like to thank our the Putnam Valley Volunteer Fire Department for coming to our school to present assemblies on fire safety for all of our grade levels this week. The children were able to learn more about fire safety at home and at school, and they even had the chance to closely examine a fire truck that was brought to our school. We thank our community members for this wonderful learning experience!

This week, our school practiced a Sheltering Drill, in case of severe weather. Students went quickly and quietly to their safety locations, and they were extremely cooperative during this stress-free drill. We will continue to practice drills for safety and awareness throughout the year, with minimal interruption to instructional time.

All third grade parents are invited to our first Math Homework Help Night of the year! This extremely informative evening will take place on Monday, October 24th, from 6:00 to 7:00 PM in a PVES classroom. Please make every effort to attend, and bring your third grade parent friends and neighbors. We are looking forward to a very productive evening!

On Monday morning, I will be holding my first Principal's Coffee of the year. This casual event will take place in the PVES Library at 9 AM. Please join me for conversation, questions and answers, and a summary of school focus points for the year. I hope to see you there!

Please be reminded that our picture re-take day will be on November 4th. If your child was absent on picture day, or if you receive your pictures and would like re-takes, you can plan on these photos to be scheduled for November 4th. Thank you to the PTA for all of your help with this!

Please check the Weekly Notices for upcoming events, the Kindergarten Show, PTA Grade Level Events, Parent Conference Schedules, and of course, our Halloween festivities. The PVEF Trunk or Treat will take place on Sunday, October 30th, at 2:00 in the middle school parking lot. Our elementary school will have a 12:15 dismissal on Thursday, November 3rd, with parent/teacher conferences being held that evening. There will be no school for students on November 8th (Superintendent's Conference Day), November 10th (Parent/Teacher Conferences at PVES), November 11th (Veteran's Day), and November 23rd through November 25th (Thanksgiving Recess). Please mark your calendars carefully.

Our Fall Book Fair is coming soon! More information to follow.

Enjoy the weekend ahead. Thanks for all you do!


Margaret Podesta

ES Lunch menu for October
10/24/16 Third Grade Math Homework Help Night, 6 - 7 p.m.
10/24/16 Principals Coffee, 9 am
10/28/16 PTA Kindergarten Pumpkin & Pizza Night, 6:30 p.m.
10/28/16 Kindergarten Performance, 10 a.m.
11/3/16 Half Day, 12:15 Dismissal - Evening parent/teacher conferences
11/4/16 PTA First & Second Grade Event, 6:30 p.m.
11/4/16 School Picture Retakes
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