Dear PVMS Families,

Welcome to February and the midpoint of the school year. We have a month full of activities and learning planned for your children.  During Black History Month we will be taking part in various activities during our advisory period and recognizing those who have had an impact on the world around us.  It is so important to learn from the past and to continue surround our selves with hope for the future.  Please take the opportunity to speak with your children about the impact people can have on the world around us, and their overall progress this year.  Partner with us in reminding your children to make good choices.

We continue to foster Tiger P.R.I.D.E. at PVMS.  Through perseverance, responsibility, integrity, dedication, and empathy, we continue to grow as life long learners.  In February, we’re looking for students who consistently demonstrate dedication to be our Students of the Month.  How will our students show their PVMS P.R.I.D.E.?

Our students and teachers have been working hard at addressing our NYS standards.  Take the time to discuss their progress with them and take an interest in not only their academic growth but also all of the great work being done in Advisory Classes in reference to social and emotional growth.

Punxsutawney Phil has predicted an early spring!  It has been a relatively mild winter with regard to temperatures and snowfall.  However, please keep in mind that we will go outside for recess if the real feel temperature is above 28 degrees Fahrenheit so please remind your children to wear jackets.

On Tuesday, February 4th we will be sending home paper copies of report cards that will provide information for the first and second quarters of the school year.  Please be on the look out for these and contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions.

Valentine's DayAn abbreviated class schedule will be implemented on Friday, February 14th for our annual student versus staff volleyball games.  This is a great event where our 8th grade students as well as our girl’s volleyball team compete against staff members.  This is an event for building relationships with healthy competition.

Winter Recess will take place from February 15th through February 23rd.  Students will not have school on these days.  Classes will resume on Monday, February 24th.

On Friday, February 28th our 5th grade art students will have their artwork on display at the Bean Runner Café in Peekskill.  The work will be on display for some time but the opening 5th Grade Exhibition will be from 4:00PM to 8:00PM on that day.  Please come out and support our students by visiting the exhibit.

As always, we partner to give children the best experience possible.  We look forward to a fantastic February full of good choices.


Travis W. McCarty

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.