Putnam Valley Elementary School

Dear PVES Families,

Welcome back after a mid-winter break! I hope that you all enjoyed some wonderful time with your families, and that everyone is looking forward to getting back to our full-time school schedule tomorrow! We will wrap up the busy month of February tomorrow with a cold day, but then we hope to welcome the month of March in like a “lamb” and not a “lion”!

We have begun our PVES Kindergarten Registration process for the upcoming school year! If you have a child who will be 5 years old by 12/1/22, we ask that you call our school office as soon as possible to make a registration appointment. Our main office number is 845-528-8092.  We also ask that you remind your friends and neighbors in PV to do the same. We look forward to welcoming our newest PVCSD class!

As we return from break, please remember that regular attendance at school is extremely important to your child’s comfort level in the classroom and to academic success.  Students should arrive at school by 9:12 each morning so that they are not tardy. Thank you for maintaining a regular bedtime for your child, free from all electronics, and for structuring a regular homework and reading schedule. We thank you so much for your support with these important matters!

Dr. Luft will be sending out a message regarding the changes in mask mandates in schools this week. Thank you so much for your cooperation. We are all hoping for a very healthy spring!

Have a great week ahead!


Dr. Margaret Podesta