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First Grade Holiday Concert
A Note From Ms. Margaret Podesta

February 17, 2017

Dear PVES,

Happy President’s Day Weekend! It looks as though we will be getting a taste of warmer temperatures this weekend, so it will be a nice opportunity for our students to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. Please be reminded that schools will be closed on Monday and Tuesday of next week (2/20 and 2/21). We look forward to a full day of school on Wednesday!

Yesterday, our youngest classes celebrated the 100th Day of School for this school year! Many celebrations, dress up opportunities, cooking activities, and lots of counting took place at PVES. We are more than halfway through this successful year, and we look forward to the upcoming months of growth and learning ahead!

Thank you to all of the parents who contributed valentines and treats for our students and staff on Valentine’s Day. As you know, that is a sweetheart of a day in an elementary school, with many festivities taking place. I want to thank our second and third grade classes who took the time to make Valentines for Veterans this month. On Wednesday, these classes were able to visit with Assemblyman Kevin Byrne, who came to our school to speak with the children and accept our handmade donations. We are so proud of our students and how much they care!

Yesterday, our students participated in another mandatory lockdown drill for our school. These drills are practiced for safety, and the students are always congratulated and reassured, so that they are not scary or stressful for our young students. I thank the entire staff for their excellent participation in these safety drills, and for the wonderful and thorough way our students are taught to act if there was an actual emergency. PVES takes great pride in focusing on safety.

Please be reminded that Kindergarten registration dates are March 6th through March 10th. Parents with children turning 5 years old by 12/1/17 should call the main office for a registration appointment. The number is 845-528-8092.

Thank you to our high school Science Honor Society students who met with some of our fourth grade scientists yesterday after school. Together, the high school and elementary school students collaborated to begin planning for the upcoming Science Maker Fair, which will be taking place for all families on Wednesday, March 15th at 6 PM. All fourth grade students who would like the opportunity to work with our visiting high school students can do so on any of the following Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:15: Feb. 23, March 2nd, and March 9th. Students must bring a dismissal note for the office on each day, and they must have a ride home at 4:15. Thank you!

We are looking forward to a very busy month of March. Enjoy the weekend ahead, and thank you, as always, for your positive communication and wonderful support.

Ms. Podesta

ES Lunch menu for February
2/20/17 & 02/21/2017 - SCHOOL CLOSED - President Day Holiday
2/24/17 Shadow Play, 10 a.m., 2 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
3/6/17 to 03/10/2017 - Kindergarten Registration
3/10/17 & 03/11/16 - PVES Musical, 7 - 8 p.m.
3/15/17 PVES Science Maker Fair, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
3/28/17 to 03/30/2017 - NYS ELA Testing for Grades 3 & 4
4/7/17 12:15 Dismissal/Parent Teacher Conferences (targeted)/Progress Reports/End of Third Quarter
4/10/17 to 04/17/2017 - Spring Recess - School Closed
4/21/17 PTA Special Person Ice Cream Social, 4 - 5 p.m.
4/25/17 4th Grade Revolutionary War Reenactment Day
4/27/17 Grade 3 Recorder Concert, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
5/2/17 to 05/04/2017 - NYS Math Testing for Grades 3 & 4
5/8/17 to 05/12/2017 - PTA Book Fair
5/8/17 to 05/10/2017 - Kindergarten Screening
5/8/17 Open House - Kindergarten, Grades 1 & 2 at 7 p.m.
5/11/17 Open House - Grades 3 & 4 at 7 p.m.
5/12/17 PTA Fun Fair
5/15/17 Community Reads
5/16/17 Budget Vote
5/22/17 Grade 4 Spring Concert at 7 p.m.
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 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