September

Dear PVMS Families, 

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!  We are extremely excited to see our students back in our classrooms.  It has been so nice to see new students and fifth graders in our building getting acclimated to their new surroundings.  Sixth graders are getting used to opening their lockers and memorizing their combinations and seventh graders are getting used to transitioning more often with more teachers on their schedules.  We look to our eighth graders as the role models of our building with whom all of our students will look up to and our staff will help to guide them along the way.  I know you are full of emotions as well!  Some of you may be excited, hopeful, curious, nervous, and wondering what this year will look like.  My hope is that it is a full return to normalcy!  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 development and empowerment!  This along with embedding 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 want 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.  We encourage you to do this at any point of the school year.  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 – Wanda Diaz – wdiaz@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

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

Mark Your Calendar

September 12th – 16th – Fall iReady Assessments – More to come!

September 20th – Back to School Night 5th and 6th Grade 6:30 – 9:00 – More information to come!

September 21st – Back to School Night – 7th and 8th Grade 6:30 – 9:00 – More information to come! 

September 26th & 27th – Rosh Hashanah – School Closed

October 5th – Yom Kippur – School Closed 

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 outstanding and exceptional year!

Sincerely,

Travis W. McCarty

Principal

There is no school for students on Monday, April 22, 2024

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