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PVES Outdoor Classroom
A Note From Ms. Margaret Podesta

May 19, 2017

Dear PVES Families,

We are so excited to see you all at the PVES Fun Fair tonight! Thank you to the PTA for making this incredible night possible for our students and their families. Thank you to the many staff and community volunteers for helping out at the booths and activities. It is sure to be an amazing night at PVES! Please stay with your children at the Fair, and be sure to buy raffle tickets for wonderful prizes! The Fair will run from 6:30 to 9:00 PM.

Please be aware that with this warm weather, we are not allowed to apply sunscreen to students in school without a doctor's prescription. Please do not send sunscreen to the nurse for your child without a doctor's note. This information is based on health policies, and we appreciate your cooperation.

Thank you to our Character Education Committee and the many volunteers who attended the Earth Day Planting event on Tuesday. Our school grounds look beautiful and full of color, and spring is certainly in the air. Thank you all for your time and donations!

I would also like to thank the many wonderful community volunteers who participated in our Community Read Aloud on this past Monday. Each classroom had a special surprise guest reader on Monday morning, and the children enjoyed a short story with a very special visitor. Thank you to the PTA who provided breakfast treats for our readers, and thank you to Dawn Vaccaro who created a beautiful book poster for our school. We love this reading tradition!

Our fourth grade classes enjoyed a series of River of Words Poetry Workshops this week, with many of them taking place in our new Outdoor Classroom. This celebration of poetry and nature is an engaging and creative part of the writing curriculum, and we thank the Hudson Highland Land Trust for making these workshops possible for our students.

We look forward to seeing our Grade 4 students and their families at the Fourth Grade Spring Concert on Monday, May 22nd, at 7 PM. Students will perform for their own classmates during the school day. Good luck to all of our talented performers.

Schools will be closed for Memorial Day Weekend from Friday, May 26th through Monday, May 29th. Schools will reopen on Tuesday, May 30th.

Don't forget to get your Renegades tickets for PV Night at Dutchess Stadium on Wednesday, June 21st, at 6 PM. Please check the PTA website at www.putnamvalleypta.org. This is sure to be a wonderful evening of school pride and baseball!

Enjoy the beautiful weekend ahead, and don't forget to come to the Fair! It will be a great time, and your children will be so excited to have you here!

Ms. Podesta

ES Lunch menu for May
5/26/17 to 05/29/2017 - SCHOOL CLOSED - Memorial Day
6/5/17 Grade 4 NYS Science Testing for Grade 4
6/9/17 Grade 2 Fairy Tale Play at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
6/12/17 to 06/16/2017 - Spirit Week!
6/15/17 Field Day
6/20/17 Grade 4 Moving Up Ceremony at 10 a.m.
6/21/17 PVCSD Night at Renegades Stadium, 6-9 p.m.
6/21/17 HALF DAY - 12:15 Dismissal
6/22/17 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - 10:15 Dismissal/Report Cards Mailed
Putnam Valley Elementary School, 171 Oscawana Lake Road, Putnam Valley, NY 10579
Phone (845) 528-8092, Fax (845) 528-8171