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A Message From The Principal

February 13, 2015

Dear Parents,

Your child’s second quarter grades are now posted in your PowerSchool account.  Please click on the blue number grade to see all of the graded work leading up to the quarterly average.  At the bottom of the page is your overall G.P.A.  If you have an average of 90 – 94.9, you made the Honor Roll.  If you have over a 95, you are on the High Honor Roll.  This can been seen by clicking on the Honor Roll tab on the left of your screen.

If you have questions or concerns about grades or comments, please contact your child’s team leader.

Grade 5 – Mrs. Gallello - cgallello@pvcsd.org
Grade 6 – Mrs. Brothers – kbrothers@pvcsd.org
Grade 7 – Mrs. VanDevelde – pvandevelde@pvcsd.org
Grade 8 – Mrs. Lutz – plutz@pvcsd.org
Encores – Ms. Kraus – jkraus@pvcsd.org

We continue to work diligently with our students integrating the Common Core Standards.  As the actual testing dates are soon approaching in April, we are administering Interim Assessments for all students in grades 5 – 8.

The Interim Assessments are designed to mirror the actual New York State exams in terms of content. Each grade level selected their own grade level appropriate assessment that aligns with the Common Core.  There is one for Math and one for English Language Arts.  This assessment will allow our students to experience the stamina needed for testing.  It will also allow them to understand the importance of pacing and employing the strategies they need to be successful in an efficient fashion.  More importantly, the assessment will give us the information we need to adjust instruction to meet the learning needs of each student.

Our teachers will then review all of the student assessments as a grade level.  The assessment will not be graded.  Teachers will be looking to identify areas that have shown growth as well as pinpoint areas that could use extra support.  The assessments will then be reviewed in class with student participation in order to deepen their understanding of the concepts covered.  The process and strategies needed to answer the questions correctly will be addressed and discussed.  Thus, the Interim Assessments are an important component of the teaching-learning process, informing our next steps in instruction so that students are able to tackle the higher standards.

Once the tests have been corrected they will be sent home for your review.  We ask that you go over the tests with your student.  Please ask them questions.  Allow them the opportunity to explain how they arrived at their responses.  We then ask that you sign the assessment and return it to school.  This will allow us to know that you have seen the level of work and the effort your student is exhibiting to date.

The testing dates are Friday, February 13 for ELA and Wednesday, February 25 for Math. 

Overall, this should be a positive learning experience for students and staff alike.

Please note for our 8th Grade parents that we have a High School Parent meeting on March 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the High School PAC.

We look forward to partnering with you as our students learn and grow.

Sincerely,

Edward J. Hallisey
Principal

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Announcements
NOTICES / FLYERS
MS Lunch Menu for March
3/5/15 Mar. 5 - Board of Education Meeting - HS Cafeteria - 7:00 p.m.
3/6/15 Mar. 6 - Mid-point 3rd quarter
3/10/15 Mar. 10 - 8th Grade Orientation - HS PAC - 7:00 p.m. (for Grade 8 parents)
3/19/15 Mar. 19 - Board of Education Meeting - HS Cafeteria - 7:00 p.m.
3/20/15 Mar. 20 - School in Session - Supt. Conf. Day Cancelled.
3/27/15 Mar. 27 - Student of the Month Breakfast
3/30/15 Mar. 30 - Give Back Day 2
3/30/15 Mar. 30 - Apr. 6 - Spring Recess - School Closed
3/31/15 Mar. 31 - Give Back Day 3
4/1/15 Apr. 1 - Give Back Day 4
4/6/15 Apr. 6 - Give Back Day 1
4/9/15 Apr. 9 - Board of Education Meeting - HS Cafeteria - 7:00 p.m.
4/10/15 Apr. 10 - 11 - MS Musical - Oklahoma - 7:00 p.m.
4/10/15 Apr. 10 - Last Day Encore 4
4/13/15 Apr. 13 - Encore 5 Begins
4/14/15 Apr. 14 - 16 - NYS ELA Assessments
4/17/15 Apr. 17 - Student of the Month Breakfast
4/17/15 Apr. 17 - End of 3rd quarter
4/17/15 Apr. 17 - End of 3rd quarter
4/21/15 Apr. 21 - Board of Education Meeting - HS Cafeteria - 7:00 p.m.
4/22/15 Apr. 22 - 24 - NYS Math Assessments
5/7/15 May 7 - Board of Education Meeting - HS Cafeteria - 7:00 p.m.
5/12/15 May 12 - 5/6 Chorus Concert - HS PAC - 7:00 p.m.
5/13/15 May 13 - 7/8 Chorus Concert - HS PAC - 7:00 p.m.
5/15/15 May 15 - Final Student of the Month Breakfast
5/19/15 May 19 - Budget Vote - 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. -Elementary School
5/19/15 May 19- 5/6 Band Concert- HS PAC - 7:00 p.m.
5/20/15 May 20 - 7/8 Band Concert - HS PAC - 7:00 p.m.
5/21/15 May 21 - Board of Education Meeting - HS Cafeteria - 7:00 p.m.
5/22/15 May 22 - Mid point 4th quarter
5/25/15 May 15 - Memorial Day - School Closed
5/26/15 May 26 - 29 - Grade 5 Puberty Unity
5/27/15 May 27 - NYS Science 8 Performance Test
6/2/15 June 2 - Grade 8 NYS Science Assessment - Written Test
6/4/15 June 4 - Board of Education Meeting - HS Cafeteria - 7:00 pm.
6/5/15 June 5 - Art & Music Show - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
6/18/15 June 18 - Board of Education Meeting - HS Cafeteria - 7:00 p.m.
6/23/15 June 23 - Grade 8 Moving Up Ceremony - HS PAC - 5:00 p.m. June 23 - Moving Up Dance - 6:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6/24/15 June 24 - Full Day Trips - Last Day for Students
6/25/15 June 25 - Rating Day - Last Day for Staff
 
Putnam Valley Middle School, 142 Peekskill Hollow Road, Putnam Valley, NY 10579
Phone (845) 528-8101, Fax (845) 528-8145