Putnam Valley Elementary School

Dear PVES Families,

Happy February! I hope that you are all safe, warm, and enjoying the snow day!  We will be watching the winter weather closely today, so please stay tuned for any messages about tomorrow’s learning plan.  (Remember that 2-hour delay days mean a later dismissal time!) In the meantime, enjoy this special time with your children. Spring will be here soon. And we will see what the Groundhog tells us tomorrow!

On our next day of in-school learning, all students in Grades 1 through 4 returning to the building should safely return any borrowed laptops and chargers in their cases.  Kindergarten parents should drop off borrowed laptops between 8:00 and 8:45 AM, or after 9:15 AM.  We thank you for your cooperation with the laptop pick-up and return process.  We are so fortunate to have these technology devices available for our students.

All PVES parents should now be able to view the January Narrative Report Cards on the student PVCSD Google drives.  Hard copies of these Report Cards will be mailed via U.S. mail to your homes this week.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s learning progress, please reach out directly to your child’s teachers. All staff can be reached via email at first initial, last name @pvcsd.org. Our school phone number is 845-528-8092.

 February is Black History Month!  Our teachers will continue to integrate the important lessons of this month into our Social Studies and ELA curriculums, with school bulletin boards and shared literature highlighting this learning.  We also celebrate President’s Day on Monday, February 15th.

Please see the Weekly Notices for announcements that you don’t want to miss!  This Friday, February 5th is PVES Jersey Day!  We can’t wait to celebrate the love of sports as a whole school community!

If your child is bringing in paper Valentines for his/her class, these should be brought to school by Monday, February 8th.  No candy treats please.  We continue to celebrate our special days in our learning community, all while following all health and safety guidelines.

As we continue to keep our building healthy and safe, I want to remind you all again to please always keep your children home if they are experiencing any signs of illness.  Due to the pandemic concerns, even a small cough, stomachache, or a runny nose should be brought to our nurse’s attention.  Please contact Mrs. Hill at khill@pvcsd.org with any questions.  All NYS out-of-state travel regulations and guidelines must also be followed, with quarantine days/COVID test dates in place. We are all working together to ensure health and safety for all, and this is how we continue to keep our schools open.  Thank you so much for your help and cooperation!

At this mid-point of the school year, please take the time to review the January Report Card with your child, and work together to set refreshed learning goals for the months ahead.  Thank you again for all you are doing to make this year so successful.  We are so very proud of our PVES students and families.  Together, we make such a wonderful learning community!

Enjoy the week ahead.  Stay safe in the snow!

Sincerely,
Dr. Podesta
Principal

TWO HOUR DELAY
April 12, 2024
Due to hazardous road conditions in some areas of Putnam Valley, all Putnam Valley Schools will operate on a TWO HOUR delayed opening.
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