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Thank you to the PTA for providing a great Book Sale! The Library was buzzing with students discussing which books to purchase before the first morning bell moves them to classes!
A Message From The Principal

August 2015

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to a new school year!  We are excited to provide you with all school-related information in a paperless fashion! Your PowerSchool account will be available for you to view on Tuesday, August 25th at 10:00 a.m.

A few simple clicks on our website will give you access to everything you need to know about the opening of the 2015-2016 school year.

The first day of the upcoming school year is Tuesday, September 1, 2015.  School will be in session daily from 7:50 a.m. until 2:35 p.m.  Please note that we do not have morning supervision for students.  All students will be allowed into the building starting at 7:36.  We will update this time once Clubs and morning activities begin.

As a reminder to our incoming 5th graders, we will be conducting new student orientation from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on August 27th in the Middle School gym.  Also, on August 27th, our 6th graders are welcome to come to school to practice opening your new hall lockers from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  This will provide the opportunity to find and open hall lockers as well as walking through a new schedule of classes.  Students may also leave any school supplies they have in their locker at that time.  The 6th grade is not mandatory, nor is there a group session.  Once you feel comfortable with your locker and your schedule you may leave.

Now let’s get to your student information:

1) First, go to the Middle School website at http://www.pvcsd.org.  Please click on the Student/Parent Resources tab and then the grade level that your student will be entering.  They are listed under the Back to School tab in red.

2) Within the grade level tab there are separate links provided for you to print and return forms that we need on file since we have not reached the level of electronic signatures to avoid all paper use.  For example, we need you to print, sign and return the Student Handbook/Code of Conduct/Laptop Handbook form.  We will not issue a laptop unless this form is completed in full and returned.  Feel free to bring this form on the first day of school.

3) The link PowerSchool Parent Access will provide your student class schedule as well as transportation information.  Please enter your User Name and Password.  Along the left side you will see a number of icons.  We ask that you focus on five tabs that will have all the information you need.

  • Grades & Attendance: This tab provides the area where you will see the student’s grades and attendance throughout the year.  You will also see your locker number and locker combination here.
  • Transportation information is located under the tab that looks like a small bus. This will provide you with your bus number and any additional transportation needs.  The link to the bus schedule is on top of this information.
  • The Demographic Change tab needs to be reviewed and updated.  The center column of this form is the information we currently have on file.  If changes need to be made, please enter the new information in the right hand column.  Once all changes have been made, please click on the “submit” button located in the lower right hand corner of the page.  We will then confirm and update your Demographic Information.  We need this information to be current and correct.  We use this information in case of emergency.
  • Credentials – This will provide you with user names and passwords for laptops and online subscriptions used throughout the year including My Big Campus.
  • My Schedule: This tab will provide a printable copy of your child’s A and B day schedule.

Once you finish, please click on the Logout tab in the upper right hand corner.  Please DO NOT share your User Name or Password with anyone.

As the year progresses we will continue to provide you information in a paperless fashion.  We will provide step-by-step directions and reminders as to how and when to access this information.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact the main office.

As summer vacation comes to a close, we urge you to spend time with family and friends.  We look forward to seeing you on September 1st.

Sincerely,

Edward J. Hallisey                           Michael R. Hanna  
Principal                                        Assistant Principal                                                                                               

ARCHIVE: PHOTOS
Announcements
SUMMER READING LIST
SUPPLY LIST
NOTICES / FLYERS
MS Lunch Menu for September
9/1/15 Sept. 1 - School Opens for Students! First day of School.
9/3/15 Sept. 3 - Board of Education Meeting - PVHS Cafeteria - 7:00 p.m.
9/7/15 Sept. 7 - Labor Day - School Closed.
9/14/15 Sept. 14 & 15 - Rosh Hashanah - School Closed.
9/17/15 Sept. 17 - Board of Education Meeting - PVHS Cafeteria - 7:00 p.m.
9/23/15 Sept. 23 - Yom Kippur - School Closed.
9/24/15 Sept. 24 - Back to School Night - All Grades - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
10/1/15 Oct. 1 - School Pictures
10/1/15 Oct. 1 - Board of Education Meeting - PVHS Cafeteria - 7:00 p.m.
10/2/15 Oct. 2 - Mid-Point Quarter 1.
10/9/15 Oct. 9 - Emergency Management Drill - Dismissal 15 minutes early - 2:20 p.m.
10/12/15 Oct. 12 - Columbus Day - School Closed.
10/15/15 Oct. 15 - Board of Education Meeting - PVHS Cafeteria - 7:00 p.m.
10/16/15 Oct. 16 - Student of the Month Breakfast.
10/23/15 Oct. 23 - Last Day of 1st Encore.
10/23/15 Oct. 23 - PVMA Variety Show Show.
10/26/15 Oct. 26 - Encore 2 begins.
10/26/15 Oct. 26 - 30 - Red Ribbon Week.
10/30/15 Oct. 30 - MS Halloween Dance.
10/31/15 Oct. 31 - Happy Halloween!
11/3/15 Nov. 3 - Supt. Conference Day - No School for Students.
11/6/15 Nov. 6 - End of Qtr. 1.
11/10/15 Nov. 10 - PVMS Wellness Fair - 6:30-8:30 p.m. - MS Gym.
11/13/15 Nov. 13 - Preview HS Show - Period 9.
11/17/15 Nov. 17 - School Pictures Retake
11/19/15 Nov. 19 - Board of Education Meeting - PVHS Cafeteria - 7:00 p.m.
11/20/15 Nov. 20 - Student of the Month Breakfast.
11/25/15 Nov. 25 - 1/2 Day for Students and Staff.
11/26/15 Nov. 26 & 27 - Thanksgiving Recess - School Closed.
12/8/15 Dec. 8 - Grade 5/6 Winter Chorus Concert - HS PAC - 7:00 p.m.
12/9/15 Dec. 9 - Grade 7/8 Winter Chorus Concert - HS PAC - 7:00 p.m.
12/11/15 Dec. 11 - Snow Date for Winter Chorus Concert.
12/11/15 Dec. 11 - Mid-Point - 2nd Qtr.
12/15/15 Dec. 15 - Grade 5/6 Winter Band Concert - HS PAC - 7:00 p.m.
12/16/15 Dec. 16 - Grade 7/8 Winter Band Concert - HS PAC - 7:00 p.m.
12/17/15 Dec. 17 - Board of Education Meeting - PVHS Cafeteria - 7:00 p.m.
12/18/15 Dec. 18 - Student of the Month Breakfast.
12/18/15 Dec. 18 - Snow Date for Winter Band Concert.
12/23/15 Dec. 23 - Last Day of Encore 2.
12/24/15 Dec. 24 - Jan. 1 - Holiday Recess - School Closed.
1/4/16 Jan. 4 - School Opens.
1/4/16 Jan. 4 - Encore 3 begins.
1/7/16 Jan. 7 - Board of Education Meeting - PVHS Cafeteria - 7:00 p.m.
1/18/16 Jan. 18 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - School Closed.
1/19/16 Jan. 19 - 22 - No Name Calling Week.
1/21/16 Jan. 21 - Board of Education Meeting - PVHS Cafeteria - 7:00 p.m.
1/22/16 Jan. 22 - Student of the Month Breakfast.
1/29/16 Jan. 29 - End of Qtr. 2.
2/2/16 Feb. 2 - Recess/Lunch Switch.
2/5/16 Feb. 5 - Gr. 7/8 All County Music Festival - George Fisher Middle School.
2/11/16 Feb. 11 - Board of Education Meeting - PVHS Cafeteria - 7:00 p.m.
2/12/16 Feb. 12 - Pep Rally / Volleyball Game.
2/15/16 Feb. 15 - 19 - Winter Recess - School Closed.
2/26/16 Feb. 26 - Last Day of Encore 3.
2/26/16 feb. 26 - Student of the Month Breakfast.
3/3/16 March 3 - Board of Education Meeting - PVHS Cafeteria - 7:00 p.m.
3/4/16 March 4 - Mid-point Quarter 3.
3/8/16 March 8 - Grade 8 Parent meeting at PVHS - 7:00 p.m.
3/9/16 March 9 - Snow date for Grade 8 Parent meeting at PVHS - 7:00 p.m.
3/11/16 March 11 & 12 - Grade 5/6 All County Music Festival - Brewster.
3/17/16 March 17 - Board of Education Meeting - PVHS Cafeteria - 7:00 p.m.
3/18/16 March 18 - Student of the Month Breakfast.
3/21/16 March 21-25 - Spring Recess - School Closed.
3/21/16 March 21 - 25 - Holiday Recess - School Closed.
3/27/16 March 27 - Easter Sunday.
4/1/16 April 1 & 2 - MS Musical - 7:00 p.m.
4/5/16 April 5-7 - NYS ELA Assessments.
4/7/16 April 7 - Board of Education Meeting - PVHS Cafeteria - 7:00 p.m.
4/13/16 April 13 - 15 - NYS Math Assessments.
4/15/16 April 15 - Student of the Month Breakfast.
4/15/16 April 15 - End of Quarter 3.
4/15/16 April 15 - Preview HS Show - Period 9.
4/19/16 April 19 - Board of Education Meeting - PVHS Cafeteria - 7:00 p.m.
4/22/16 April 22 - Supt. Conference Day - School Closed for Students.
4/22/16 April 22 - Last day of Encore 4.
4/22/16 April 22 - 30 - Passover.
4/25/16 April 25 - Encore 5 begins.
4/29/16 April 29 & 30 - NYSSMA Recitals - PVHS.
5/3/16 May 3 - National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony - PVHS PAC - 7:00 p.m.
5/5/16 May 5 - Board of Education Meeting - PVHS Cafeteria - 7:00 p.m.
5/10/16 May 10 - Grade 5/6 Chorus Concert - PVHS PAC - 7:00 p.m.
5/11/16 May 11 - Grade 7/8 Chorus Concert - PVHS PAC - 7:00 p.m.
5/17/16 May 17 - Grade 5/6 Band Concert - PVHS PAC - 7:00 p.m.
5/17/16 May 17 - Budget Vote - 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. at PVES.
5/18/16 May 18 - Grade 7/8 Band Concert - PVHS PAC - 7:00 p.m.
5/19/16 May 19 - Board of Education Meeting - PVHS PAC - 7:00 p.m.
5/20/16 May 20 - Mid Point Quarter 4.
5/20/16 May 20 - Student of the Month Breakfast.
5/23/16 May 23 - 26 - Grade 5 Puberty Unit.
5/27/16 May 27 & 30 - Memorial Day Weekend - School Closed.
6/3/16 June 3 - Art, Music & Technology Show - 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
6/9/16 June 9 - Board of Education Meeting - PVHS Cafeteria - 7:00 p.m.
6/13/16 June 13 - Last Full Day of Classes.
6/14/16 June 14 Testing Schedule begins: Morning Session - 7:50 - 11:00; Afternoon Session - 11:00 - 2:35
6/14/16 June 14 - Morning Session: Gr. 5 - Core Periods, Gr. 6 - Core Periods. Afternoon Session Gr. 7 - ELA; Gr. 8 - ELA.
6/15/16 June 15 - Morning Session: Gr. 5 - Core Periods, Gr. 6 - Reading/ELA Assessment Day 1/Project Work; Afternoon Session: Gr. 7 - Math, Gr. 8 - Math 8, Gr. 8 Common Core Algebra I Regents.
6/16/16 June 16 - Morning Session: Gr. 5 - Science, Gr. 6 - Reading/ELA Assessment Day 2 - Project Work. Afternoon Session: Gr. 7 - Social Studies, Gr. 8 - Social Studies.
6/16/16 June 16 - Board of Education Meeting - PVHS PAC - 7:00 p.m.
6/17/16 June 17 - Morning Session: Gr. 5 - Social Studies; Gr. 6 - Statistics Module Assessment/Project Work. Gr. 8 - Earth Science (MORNING SESSION). Afternoon Session: Gr. 7 - Spanish.
6/20/16 June 20 - Morning Session: Gr. 5 - Math/Game Design in classrooms, Gr. 6 - Invention Convention - Cafeteria/Gym. Afternoon Session: Gr. 7 - Science, Gr. 8 - Spanish.
6/21/16 June 21 - Morning Session: Gr. 5 - ELA/Game Design in classrooms, Gr. 6 - Invention Convention - Cafeteria/Gym. Afternoon Session: Gr. 7 - Grade Level Activity, Gr. 8 - Moving Up Practice.
6/21/16 June 21 - Moving Up Ceremony - PVHS PAC - 5:00 p.m.
6/21/16 June 21 - Moving Up Dance - 6:45 - 9:00 p.m.
6/22/16 June 22 - Full Day of School - Class Trips.
6/23/16 June 23 - Last Day - Rating Day - Teachers Only. No Students this day.
 
Putnam Valley Middle School, 142 Peekskill Hollow Road, Putnam Valley, NY 10579
Phone (845) 528-8101, Fax (845) 528-8145