Putnam Valley Middle School

Dear PVMS Families,

Our April showers have brought May flowers and your children have just started the beginning of the fourth quarter. Please join us in finishing strong these last two months of school.  Children will be busy with activities outside of school, but this reminds us to stay on schedule and grow academically.

Events – Congratulations to All Involved

Our musical, “Into the Woods,” was unbelievable.  There was an array of students that came together for this production.  The children on stage embodied their roles and became those characters from Cinderella to the Big Bad Wolf.  Thank you to the Stage and Scenery Crew, who did all the behind the scene work for the show and of course our actors and actresses.  It was truly amazing to see staff, students, and families support this show.  We have gifted students who will be moving on to the high school next year to continue the foundation of a very rich and talented community.

Congratulations to our twenty-six new members of the PVMS National Junior Honor Society.  These students exemplify: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character, and Citizenship.  We look forward to hearing about their future goals and accomplishments.  They will be volunteering their time at our Family Math Night on May 16th.  This is just one of the many opportunities and ways that these students have given back to our community.

End of Year Details

Please be on the lookout for a detailed end of the year schedule coming soon.  Some important dates to remember is that our Algebra I regents exam will be administered on Wednesday, June 19th at 11:15AM and our Earth Science regents exam will be administered on Thursday, June 20th at 11:15AM.  We will have our 8th grade Moving Up Ceremony on Tuesday, June 25th at 5:00PM in the HS PAC.  Our last day of school will be on Wednesday, June 26th and this will be a full day of class trips for our students.

Mark Your Calendar

Friday, May 3rd  – Grades and Comments for the 3rd quarter will be posted.  Please check Power School and always contact your child’s teacher with any questions or concerns.

 Thursday, May 2nd – NYS Math Assessments – Students should come prepared with pencils and independent reading books.

Friday, May 3rd – NYS Math Assessments – Students should come prepared with pencils and independent reading books.

Monday, May 6th7th and 8th Grade Chorus Concert  – 7:00PM H.S. PAC

Wednesday, May 8th5th and 6th Grade Chorus Concert  – 7:00PM H.S. PAC

Wednesday, May 8th – Friday, May 10th – 8th Grade Trip to Washington D.C.

Monday, May 13th – Wednesday, May 15thBuy One Get One Free Book Fair during Lunch Periods.  We will also have evening sessions from 5:00 – 6:30PM in the PVMS Dining Hall Tuesday, May 14th and Wednesday, May 15th.

Monday, May 13th – Tuesday, May 14th  – ELA iReady diagnostic Round 3 – Students should come prepared with ear buds/headphones and an independent reading book.

Tuesday, May 14th5th and 6th Grade Band Concert  – 7:00PM H.S. PAC

Wednesday, May 15th7th and 8th Grade Band Concert  – 7:00PM H.S. PAC

Wednesday, May 15th – 5th grade field trip – SUNY Purchase

Wednesday, May 15th – Thursday, May 16th  – Math iReady diagnostic Round 3 – Students should come prepared with ear buds/headphones, pencils and an independent reading book.

Thursday, May 16thFamily Math Night – 6:30 – 8:30PM.

Friday, May 17th – 6th grade field trip – Medieval Times

Tuesday, May 21stSchool Budget Vote – 6:00AM – 9:00PM PVES

Wednesday, May 22nd4th Grade Parent Night for incoming students to PVMS – 7:00PM PVMS Dining Hall

Friday, May 24th – Monday, May 27th – No School – Memorial Day

Friday, May 31st  – Midpoint of the 4th Quarter – Please check Power School on

Thursday, June 6th for updated grades and comments.  Contact your child’s teacher if you have any concerns.

As you can see, we have many events and happenings this month on all grade levels.  Please continue to partner with us in keeping our children academically focused and reach out to the Middle School if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Travis W. McCarty
Principal