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PVES Halloween Parade 2017
A Note From Ms. Margaret Podesta

November 17, 2017

Dear PVES Families,

We have had such an incredible week at PVES! Thank you to all of you who have been able to contribute to our Thanksgiving Food Drive! We have been able to fill several large boxes with food items to donate to families in need. This will certainly make the holidays much brighter for many. Thank you for showing your children how wonderful and important it is to give to others. We are proud to be celebrating a season of caring and sharing!

Our PTA Scholastic Book Fair has been a big hit this week! The Book Fair closed this morning, but our classes enjoyed visiting the book fair, purchasing the books and many other items, and just browsing the books to get new ideas for reading and writing. Thank you to the many volunteers who helped to make this Book Fair run so smoothly. We will have another Book Fair in the spring months. We always want to encourage the joy of reading!

Congratulations to our third and fourth grade student athletes who performed in such a terrific Gym Show this week! Two performances took place during the school day for all grade levels, and the evening Gym Show was performed for a full house of families and friends. Thank you to Mrs. Aurigemma, Mr. Heitman, and our student teacher, Mr. Neidig, for working so hard with our talented students. This was a great community event, and we cannot overestimate the importance of lifetime health and fitness. Thank you, parents, for your support and cooperation with the early morning practices!

If you were not able to attend a parent/teacher conference this month, you should have received a brief Progress Report in the mail. If you have any questions about your child's progress or schoolwork, please always contact your child's classroom teacher directly. Our first official Report Cards will go out at the end of the second quarter, in late January. These will be available online and delivered as hard copies in the U.S. mail.

With the holiday season upon us, please be aware that this time of year can sometimes be both exciting and stressful for children. Adults are busier than usual, and the schedules can get hectic, which can make emotions run high. Please do your best to maintain regular homework and bedtime routines over the next month, and take the time to enjoy the happiness and "togetherness" of the season. We will do our best with that at PVES as well!

Schools will be closed for Thanksgiving break beginning Wednesday, November 22nd. Schools will reopen on Monday, November 27th. I wish you all a very peaceful and joyous Thanksgiving. I am so grateful again this year to be working in such a caring and supportive community. We all have so much for which to be thankful.

Enjoy the holiday break. Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns.


Ms. Podesta

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Putnam Valley Elementary School, 171 Oscawana Lake Road, Putnam Valley, NY 10579
Phone (845) 528-8092, Fax (845) 528-8171