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Congratulations to the Second Grade Classes on another amazing Fairy Tale Show!
A Note From Ms. Margaret Podesta

June 16, 2017

Dear PVES Families,

PVES has been full of SPIRIT this week!  We began our Spirit Week with an amazing Character Education Simon Sez Assembly provided by our PTA, and we have been dressed in wonderful themes each and every day.  Thank you for helping your children come to school ready to show off their school spirit this week.  We have had so much fun!  Thank you to the PTA for their help in making this week possible.

Yesterday, PVES enjoyed a perfect Field Day with spectacular weather.  The school fields were filled with the bright colors of t-shirts worn by children running races, participating in obstacle courses, and outdoor games.  Thank you to Mrs. Aurigemma and Mr. Heitman for planning for and facilitating this exciting day for our students.  We saw sportsmanship at its best!

This afternoon, the entire school is participating in a very special Positive Energy Walk, organized by our amazing Character Ed Committee.  With a kick-off assembly and class posters, all classes are walking the hallways together to spread positive energy and kindness to others.  Thank you to our Character Ed and Diversity Committee for all of the outstanding events that have affected our school so positively this year.

Please check the calendar for dismissal times for next week, the last week of this school year.  Monday and Tuesday will be full days of school.  On Wednesday, the students will dismiss at 12:15.  On Thursday, the students will dismiss at 10:15, and the staff and students will give a very special send-off to our fourth graders who are heading to the middle school next year.  There will be no school for students on Friday, June 23rd , as the teachers will be participating in a Superintendent's Conference Day. 

June report cards will be mailed home at the end of the school year, and they will be made available online by Friday, June 24th.  Inside the elementary report cards, your students will receive information about the upcoming Summer Reading Challenge!  We hope that all students choose to participate in this wonderful reading activity, complete with prizes and awards.  Thank you for supporting your child with this important initiative.

Do you have your tickets to the Renegades Game at Dutchess Stadium on Wednesday, June 21st?  We look forward to seeing many families at the game for PV Night!  Please wear your blue and white.  Check the PTA website for ticket orders.

As noted, all lost and found items that are not picked up by the end of the day today will be donated to charity.  Thank you for checking for your lost items.  All library books should now be returned to our school library.  Please be sure that any classroom items and books that need to be returned to your child's teacher are brought back to school immediately.  The end of a wonderful school year if suddenly here, and we appreciate your support in our organization efforts.

I want to wish our fourth grade classes the very best as they begin their week of celebration and ceremony, which will commemorate the end of their PVES years.  They are a wonderful group of students, and we thank all of the teachers who have worked with them throughout the years.  I know that we are sending these students to middle school very prepared for great success in all that they do.  This special group of students will be missed, but they are always welcome to come visit!

Happy Father's Day to all of our PVES dads and grandfathers!  We wish for you a very special day filled with love and special attention.  Thank you for being the role models that you are.  Never forget the incredible impact you have on your children.

Enjoy the weekend ahead, and the final days of the school year.  Thank you for all that you do.

Warmly,

Margaret Podesta

 
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