Dear PVMS Families,

We are extremely excited to see our students back in our classrooms.  It has been so nice to start a school year with some sense of normalcy.  I know you are full of emotions as well!  Some of you may be excited, hopeful, curious, nervous, wondering what this year will look like.  Please know that your children are in great hands and that we all work together for what is best for all students.  We have an exciting year planned!  One of our themes this year will be identity and belonging!  This along with our PVMS PRIDE will be a focus for our year.  Our students will strive to show Perseverance, Responsibility, Integrity, Determination, and Empathy in all that they do.  

To start our school year, it is imperative to establish a routine that will help to promote success.  Please create time where your children can focus on school, inclusive of your busy schedules outside of our school day.  An academic planner will come home soon and should be used on a daily basis for students to write down homework, take notes, and schedule their busy lives.  In addition, please check Google Classroom for assignments that may be posted by classroom teachers.

Grades will be posted on PowerSchool.  Please work with your children and partner with us in checking assignments and grades so that everyone stays up to date on work.  We will send home paper report cards twice a year.  One will go home after the second quarter and the final report card will go home after the fourth quarter.  Families will receive notifications when mid-quarter grades are posted and quarterly grades are finalized and you may check grades as often as you would like.

Please note that if you ever have any questions regarding grades, an event that took place in class, or you just wanted to share information; please contact your child’s teacher directly.  If you would like to schedule a meeting with your child’s teachers then you may arrange to do so through a grade level team leader.  Please see below for a list of each grade level team leader.

Grade 5 – Lauren Soprano – lsoprano@pvcsd.org

Grade 6 – Lee Ann Johnson – ljohnson@pvcsd.org

Grade 7 – Pat VanDevelde – pvandevelde@pvcsd.org

Grade 8 – Phyllis Conlin – pconlin@pvcsd.org

Please join our Putnam Valley PTA as they help to partner with us and support many events in our schools.  We are looking forward to a continued relationship that brings experiences beyond our classrooms. 

To purchase a PTA membership, go to https://putnamvalleypta.memberhub.com/store

To sign up for Committees, go to https://forms.gle/vmwD96QhnE1mjaQR8

To fill out the student directory, go to https://forms.gle/tHv2Ae4G3xfjAKKT6

As always, if you have any questions/concerns please reach out to the PTA at putnamvalleypta@gmail.com

Mark Your Calendar

September 6th – Labor Day – School Closed

September 7th & 8th – Rosh Hashanah – School Closed

September 16th – Yom Kippur – School Closed

September 20th – 24th – iReady Benchmark Assessments

September 21st – Back to School Night 5th and 6th Grade 6:30 – 9:00 – More information to come!

September 22nd – Back to School Night – 7th and 8th Grade 6:30 – 9:00 – More information to come!

September 29th – Picture Day – Dress your best!  

Please stay involved and partner with us in your child’s educational journey.  Contact us with any questions, feedback, or stop by and schedule an appointment to meet with us.

We look forward to an exceptional year!


Travis W. McCarty