July 25, 2014
Dear PVES Students and Families,
Happy Summer! I hope that you are all enjoying a happy, healthy month of July, and that you are making great summer memories with your families and friends. We are busy at PVES getting ready for September, and there are many building security updates being made at this very moment. The school will have a bit of a different look to it when you return in September, but it will still be the same friendly, exciting place to learn! I miss seeing you all everyday, and I am truly looking forward to the new school year.
Mrs. Mistretta and I have been busy preparing schedules and events for the upcoming year. We are also working with teachers and professional development consultants to prepare for our new Eureka Math Curriculum (which is directly correlated to the common core standards). Please continue to review and practice your addition & subtraction and multiplication & division facts over the summer. It's great to come back to school feeling fresh and ready to learn!
Thank you to all of you who are participating in our wonderful Summer Reading Challenge this year! We have a very high number of students who are reading and checking in to receive their weekly prizes. If you read a good book, be sure to tell a friend about it. I love to hear about good books from my friends, and I always enjoy reading many books during summer vacation.
Students, I would love to hear from you! If you would like to send me a photograph or a drawing of something you are doing this summer, either with family, friends, or even by yourself, I would be so happy to receive it in the mail. Just as I did last year with your postcards, I will hang these pictures up in the main hallway for all to see! You can mail me a photo or a drawing to the following address:
Putnam Valley Elementary School
171 Oscawana Lake Road
Putnam Valley, NY 10579
It would be great to hear from you. I miss you so much!
Enjoy the rest of the summer. I will write to you again soon.