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A Message From The Principal

May 25, 2017

Dear Parents,

Please note that the Interim Reports for Quarter 4 will be posted by Thursday, May 25th.   If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your grade level team leader or the individual teacher.

As the end of the year approaches, we would like to provide you with upcoming events and the end of the year schedule.  We ask that you enter the dates into your calendar and keep it posted on your refrigerator.

Please be aware that our building is climate controlled.  There is no need for any type of abbreviated clothing.  All vital body parts need to be covered.  It gets embarrassing when students are asked to change.  We ask that you eyeball your students and check how they are dressed before they leave the house each morning.

As a reminder, in the cafeteria there is a lost and found.  We would love to have everything "found".  On June 30th all clothes left in the bin will be donated to charity.  Please have your child check for any missing items.

On the end of the year schedule you will notice grade level events and activities.  Students need to continue to exhibit appropriate behavior to be included in these activities.   As we get closer to June, in the minds of many middle school students, school is over!  The month of June still has final exams and many long-term projects due.  Please monitor and review class work and projects.  This is an important time for academic work.

Please review the testing schedule.  Starting on June 13th we run half-day sessions.  Students with a morning session test will come to school at their regular time and are dismissed at 11:05.  Students with an afternoon test scheduled will follow the bus schedule for pick up and start their day at 11:15.  They will be dismissed at their regular time of 2:35.  Please read the test and bus schedules carefully.  Attendance and timeliness is important.  Your bus schedule is now available in your child's Power School account by clicking on the Transportation Info icon on the left side of the screen.  Please click on Middle School Testing Bus Routes at the top of the page.  Also, please note that we have a full day on June 21st for grade level activities.

We look forward to a successful ending to the school year!  Please feel free to contact us with questions or concerns.  Moving-up information has been sent separately to 8th grade parents.

Calendar:

May 26 – 29 – Memorial Day Weekend, School Closed.
May 31 – NYS Science 8 Performance Test.
June 2 – Art, Music and Technology Show-6:30-8:30 p.m.
June 5 – Gr. 8 NYS Science Assessment-Written Test.
June 12 – Last Full Day of Classes.

June 13- Morning Session:
              Gr. 5 – Core Periods
              Gr. 6 – Science and Social Studies Assessment
              Afternoon Session:
              Gr. 7 – Science
              Gr. 8 – ELA

June 14 – Morning Session:
              Gr. 5 – Core Periods
              Gr. 6 – Reading/ELA Assess. Day 1/Project Work
              Afternoon Session:
              Gr. 7 – ELA
              Gr. 8 – Spanish

June 15 – Morning Session:
              Gr. 5 – Science
              Gr. 6 – Reading/ELA Assess. Day 2/Project Work
              Afternoon Session:
              Gr. 7 – Spanish
              Gr. 8 – Earth Science

June 15 – Board of Education Meeting – 7:00 p.m. HS Café

June 16 – Morning Session:
              Gr. 5 – Social Studies
              Gr. 6 – Math Assessment/Project Work
              Afternoon Session:
              Gr. 7 – Social Studies
              Gr. 8 – Social Studies

June 19 – Morning Session:
              Gr. 5 – Math/Game designing in classrooms
              Gr. 6 – Invention Convention-Cafeteria/Gym
              Afternoon Session:
              Gr. 7 – Math
              Gr. 8 – Math

June 20 – Morning Session:
              Gr. 5 – ELA/Game Design in Classrooms.
              Gr. 6- Invention Convention – Cafeteria/Gym
              Afternoon Session:
              Gr. 7 – Grade level activity
              Gr. 8 – Moving up practice – 11:15 a.m.
              Gr. 8 – Moving Up Ceremony-HS PAC – 5:00 p.m.
              Gr. 8 – Moving Up Dance – 6:45 – 9:00 p.m.

June 21 – Full Day Trips (last day of school for students).
              Gr. 5 – Bounce
              Gr. 6 – Medieval Times
              Gr. 7 – Castle Fun Center
              Gr. 8 – Lake Compounce

June 22 – End Qtr. 4.  Only students that need to make up final exams attend school. Rating Day for Teachers Only.

June 23 – Superintendent's Conference Day – Staff only.

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5/24/17 May 24 - 5th Grade Parent Meeting - PVMS Cafeteria - 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
5/26/17 May 26 - 29 - Memorial Day Weekend - School Closed.
5/31/17 May 31 - NYS Science 8 Performance Test.
6/2/17 June 2 - Art, Music and Technology Show - 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
6/5/17 June 5 - Gr. 8 NYS Science Assessment - Written Test.
6/7/17 June 7 - Earth Science Regents Lab Exam.
6/12/17 June 12 - Last Full Day of Classes.
6/13/17 June 13 - Morning Session Grade 5 - Core Periods Grade 6 - Core Periods Afternoon Session Grade 7 - Science Grade 8 - ELA
6/14/17 June 14 - Morning Session Grade 5 - Core Periods Grade 6- Reading/ELA Assessment Day 1/Project Work Afternoon Session Grade 7 - ELA Grade 8 - Spanish 8
6/15/17 June 15 - Morning Session Grade 5 - Science Grade 6 - Reading/ELA Assessment Day 2/Project Work Afternoon Session Grade 7 - Science Grade 8 - Earth Science
6/15/17 June 15 - Board of Education Meeting - HS Cafeteria - 7:00 p.m.
6/16/17 June 16 - Morning Session Grade 5 - Social Studies Grade 6 - Statistics Module Assessment/Project Work Afternoon Session Grade 7 - Social Studies Grade 8 - Social Studies
6/19/17 June 19 - Morning Session Grade 5 - Math/Game Design in Classrooms Grade 6 - Invention Convention - Cafeteria/Gym Afternoon Session Grade 7 - Math Grade 8 - Math
6/20/17 June 20 - Morning Session Grade 5 - ELA/Game Design in Classrooms Grade 6 - Invention Convention - Cafeteria/Gym Afternoon Session Grade 7 - Grade Level Activity Grade 8 - Moving Up Practice - 11:15 a.m.
6/20/17 June 20 - Grade 8 Moving Up Ceremony - HS PAC - 5:00 p.m. Grade 8 Moving Up Dance - 6:45 - 9:00 p.m.
6/21/17 June 21 - Last Day - Full Day Class Trips. Grade 5 - Bounce Grade 6 - Medieval Times Grade 7 - Castle Fun Center Grade 8 - Lake Compounce
6/22/17 June 22 - End of Qtr. 4 - Teachers only, no school for students.
 
Putnam Valley Middle School, 142 Peekskill Hollow Road, Putnam Valley, NY 10579
Phone (845) 528-8101, Fax (845) 528-8145