Putnam Valley Middle School

A Message From The Principal

May 2021

MayDear PVMS Families,

May is here and we are starting to see flowers bloom, warmer temperatures, and daylight extended into the evening.  You will see our students have many opportunities to grow as well.   Please join us in finishing strong over these last two months of school.  Children will be busy with activities outside of school, but this reminds us to stay on schedule and focus academically.

During these times it is so important to speak with your children about their school day and to stress following our procedures.  We continue to ask our students to wear masks at all times, stay socially distanced, follow traffic patterns in our hallways, and to be on time to class.  Our Dining Hall is a time for students to eat and to socialize in a safe way.  All students should wear masks when not eating and should maintain social distancing.  Hallways are busy during transitions and students should follow traffic patterns, use the appropriate stairwells for going up and down, and walk in a safe manner while arriving on time to classes.  We want to ensure that everyone is receiving a quality education in a safe manner while abiding by our safety precautions.  There are plenty of opportunities throughout our school day for collaboration, socialization, and inquiry.

Congratulations to our forty eight new members of the PVMS National Junior Honor Society.  These students exemplify: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character, and Citizenship.  We look forward to hearing about future goals and accomplishments.

Our musical, “Mary Poppins,” is still in the phases of rehearsal.  The show will take place on June 4th and 5th starting at 7:00 PM.  This will be live-streamed for all to see from home and we will provide a link for viewing purposes. 

End of Year Details

We are still in the process of organizing end of the year details as guidelines continue to change.  Our 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, June 23rd with a rain date of Thursday, June 24th.  At this point we are planning on it being outside.  There will be more information to come as we draw nearer to this date.

Our 8th grade will be having an end of year BBQ at Town Park on Thursday, June 24th.  There will be more details regarding this event.

Mark Your Calendar – We are Busy!

Monday, May 3rd – Friday, May 7th – Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week.  Thank you to the Putnam Valley PTA and families that were able to contribute to our breakfast and lunch over the course of this week.  It is greatly appreciated!

Thursday, May 6th – NYS Math Assessments – Booklet 1

Friday, May 21st – Midpoint of the 4th Quarter – Please check PowerSchool on

Wednesday, May 26th for updated grades and comments.  Contact your child’s teacher if you have any concerns.

Monday, May 24th – Math iReady diagnostic Round 3 – Students should come prepared with ear buds/headphones, pencils and an independent reading book.

Tuesday, May 25th – PVMS Student Talent Show – Streamed live starting at 7:00 PM

Wednesday, May 26th – ELA iReady diagnostic Round 3 – Students should come prepared with ear buds/headphones and an independent reading book.

Monday, May 31st – No School – Memorial Day

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

Thank you,

Travis W. McCarty
Principal


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