Dear PVMS Families,

The countdown has begun as June is upon us and many of our students have summer on their minds.  Although we will be on summer vacation starting the week of June 26th, we are still engaged in vital learning opportunities and assessments through our last day on June 23rd.  Please note that June 23rd will be a half day for students and we will be dismissing at 11:00AM on that day.  

Thank you for partnering with us over the course of the school year.  Our students have been engaged, thoughtful, resilient, and ever changing through their journey of middle school.  It takes a village to raise a child and your support is more important now than ever before.

As we finish up the school year, I want to take the time to commend those students and families that saw the opportunity to take NYS assessments in preparation for standardized assessments that our students will encounter in the near future.  Our mathematics, reading, and science assessments present a framework that will only better prepare students for what is to come in high school and to show off their knowledge.   We will continue to work through the remainder of the school year and over the summer to ensure our curriculum and programs continue to educate the whole child.

Eighth grade will have a final exam schedule that will begin on June 13th. Our Eighth Grade Moving Up Ceremony will be taking place on Wednesday, June 21st at 5:00PM in the High School Performing Arts Center.  This will be followed by a Moving Up Dance at Cortlandt Colonial from 7:00 – 9:30PM.

Please mark your calendars:

Wednesday, May 31 & Thursday, June 1 – NYS Grade 8 Science Performance Exam

Friday, June 2 – Talent Show 5:00 – 7:00PM – PVMS Stage

Friday, June 2 – 6th Grade  – Medieval Manors Assembly

Monday, June 5 – NYS Grade 8 Science Written Exam

Tuesday, June 6 – 5th & 6th Grade Band Concert – 7:00PM – HS PAC

Wednesday, June 7 – 7th & 8th Grade Band Concert – 7:00PM – HS PAC

Thursday, June 8 – 6th Grade Trip – Medieval Times

Tuesday, June 13 – Mandarin & Spanish 8 Final Exam

Wednesday, June 14 – English Language Arts 8 Final Exam

Thursday, June 15 – Math 8 Final Exam /Algebra 1 Regents Exam

Friday, June 16 – Ice Cream Truck – Lunch Periods – Thank you to our PTA!

Friday, June 16 – Social Studies 8 Final Exam

Monday, June 19 – Juneteenth – School Closed / No Staff or Students 

Tuesday, June 20 – Science 8 Final Exam

Tuesday, June 20 – Locker Clean Out – During Recess

Tuesday, June 20 – Yearbook Distribution – If you have any questions or concerns, direct them to Mrs. Trchala (

Wednesday, June 21 – 8th Grade Breakfast – Thank you to our PTA!

Wednesday, June 21 – 5th Grade Trip – Bounce,  7th Grade Trip – Spins

Wednesday, June 21 – 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony – 5:00PM – HS PAC, 8th Grade Moving Up Dance – 7:00PM – Cortlandt Colonial

Thursday, June 22 – 6th Grade Trip – PV Town Park,  8th Grade Trip – Lake Compounce

Friday, June 23 – Half Day for Students – Dismissal at 11:00AM

Week of June 26 – Report Cards and iReady Reports Mailed Home

Thank you for your partnership over the course of this school year.  We hope you have a restful summer and find time to spend with your families.  Putnam Valley is a special place and our middle school community values the relationships we have with all families.  We want to wish you a safe, healthy, and restful summer with your children.


Travis W. McCarty