Dear PVMS Families,

The month of May has arrived with the sight of flowers and warmer weather.  You will see our students have many opportunities to blossom as well.   Please join us in finishing strong these last two months of school.  Children will be busy with activities outside of school, but this reminds us to stay on schedule and grow academically.

Events – Congratulations to All Involved

Our musical, “The Wiz,” was unbelievable.  There was an array of students that came together for this production.  The children on stage embodied their roles and became those characters.  Thank you to the Stage and Scenery Crew, who did all the behind the scene work for the show and of course our actors.  It was truly amazing to see staff, students, and families support this show.

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

End of Year Details

We will have full school days for the remainder of the school year with the exception of Thursday, June 14th when the 7th and 8th graders will take the Earth Science Regents and local science exams in the morning from 7:36 – 11:00 and then be bussed home.  Our 5th and 6th graders will arrive around 10:45 and be bussed home at 2:34.  We are providing you with this information now so that you may make arrangements if needed.  A bus schedule will be provided to help plan and prepare for the later time pick up on those dates.

In addition, our last day of school will be on Friday, June 22nd and this will be a half-day for students.  Busses will dismiss from the Middle School around 11:00.

Mark Your Calendar – We are Busy!

 Wednesday, May 2nd – NYS Math Assessments

Thursday, May 3rd – NYS Math Assessments

Tuesday, May 8th – 5th and 6th Grade Chorus Concert  – 7:00 p.m. H.S. PAC

Wednesday, May 9th – 7th and 8th Grade Chorus Concert  – 7:00 p.m. H.S. PAC

Thursday, May 10th – 6th grade field trip – Medieval Times

Thursday, May 10th – Pot Luck Dinner – 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. – PVMS Dining Hall –

An adult must accompany students to the dinner.

Tuesday, May 15th – 5th and 6th Grade Band Concert  – 7:00 p.m. H.S. PAC

Wednesday, May 16th – 7th and 8th Grade Band Concert  – 7:00 p.m. H.S. PAC

Friday, May 18th – Midpoint of the 4th Quarter – Please check PowerSchool on

Thursday, May 24th for updated grades and comments.  Contact your child’s teacher if you have any concerns.

Monday, May 21st – ELA iReady diagnostic Round 3 – Students should come prepared with ear buds/headphones and an independent reading book.

Tuesday, May 22nd – Math iReady diagnostic Round 3 – Students should come prepared with ear buds/headphones, pencils and an independent reading book.

Monday, May 28th – No School – Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 30th – 5th grade field trip – Hayden Planetarium & Museum of

Natural History

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