Putnam Valley Middle School

Dear PVMS Families,

October is already here and it is hard to believe that we have only had 15 days of school in September!  Our Back to School Nights were a success and we hope you were able to get an idea of your child’s day and year ahead.  If you would like to discuss your children further, please contact team leaders to set up a day that works for everyone.

Our clubs will be underway this month, check our daily communication regarding listings and schedule updates in the event that a club is changed.  With over 25 clubs to choose from, your child can choose from a variety of activities that will keep them involved.  We will have morning clubs (parent drop-off only) and afternoon clubs as well.

Student Government speeches went well.  We would like to see more involvement this year as any student may join Student Council.  Student Government elected students will help to lead Student Council and meetings will take place throughout the year.  With student advocacy and choice, we hope continue to build culture throughout our building.

Please check your child’s assignment pads on a daily basis and PowerSchool to ensure accountability and transparency regarding grades and assignments.  If you have any questions, please contact classroom teachers.

October 1 – School Pictures – MS Gym – 10:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

October 3 – Gr. 8 Washington DC trip – Parent Info. Mtg  7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Dining Hall

October 5 – Mid Point Quarter 1

October 5 – Emergency Management Drill – Dismissal 15 minutes early –2:20 p.m.
October 8 – Columbus Day – School Closed

October 12 – Student of the Month Breakfast

October 22 –  26 – Red Ribbon Week

October 26 – MS Halloween Bash

October 29 – 31 – MS Book Fair

October 31 – Halloween – Students may dress up (no masks or weapons)

November 9 – School Picture Retakes

The midpoint of quarter 1 will be Friday, October 5th.  Please log-on to PowerSchool on October 12th for comments from your child’s teachers regarding the first 5 weeks of school.  Please contact your child’s teacher with any questions or concerns.

Our Book Fair will take place the week of October 29th – 31st during your child’s lunch periods.  Please communicate with your child and provide them with funds if they want to purchase items.

Mark your calendars for our annual Halloween Bash that will take place Friday, October 26th as we look forward to a great turnout! Tickets will be on sale during lunch periods.

If your child was unable to take pictures, we will have a picture retake day on Friday, November 9th.

Please remember to contact the Middle School if you have any questions.   We hope to continue to work hard in partnering with you in helping to develop life-long learners.

Sincerely,

Travis W. McCarty

Principal