login

Daily Announcements

District News & Updates

The 2014-2015 School Calendar
has been approved by the Board of Education

View the calendar here


Calculate Your Estimated Taxes
under the
2014-2015 Proposed School Budget

Link to the online calculator


Budget Vote and Board of Education Elections are May 20


Ward Summer Learning Camp

Only 100 Spots Available!  Send in Your Application as Soon as Possible
Sólo los 100 estudiantes son aceptados cada verano. Envíe su solicitud lo más pronto posible.

Click here for information and the application
Haga clic aquí para obtener más información y la aplicación


Student Residency Verification Tip Line

We work to ensure that students who attend our schools actually live within the boundaries of the district.  Non-resident students may not attend school without formal permission from the Central Office and are required to pay tuition.   If you have information about any non-resident students who are attending our schools without permission, please send an email to:  nonresidencytips@portchesterschools.org.  
All tips will be treated as strictly confidential.


Línea de Sugerencia para la Verificación de Residencia del Estudiante

Trabajamos para asegurar que los estudiantes que asisten a nuestras escuelas en realidad viven dentro de los límites del distrito.   Los estudiantes no residentes no pueden asistir a la escuela sin permiso formal de la Oficina Central y están obligados a pagar la matrícula.  Si usted tiene información sobre algún estudiante que no es residente y  asiste a nuestras escuelas sin permiso, por favor envíe un correo electrónico al: nonresidencytips@portchesterschools.org.
Todas las sugerencias serán tratadas de manera estrictamente confidencial.

Stay Informed

Sign Up to Get Our E-Mail Newsletters 
and Important Announcements

More and more, we use email to share information and news
  • Your email address will not be shared with any business or outside group
Email newsletters are sent using Constant Contact® email marketing services™



WATCH VIDEO "ON DEMAND"

Board of Education Meetings
"Our Schools"  Programming
   • Musical Performances and Concerts 
PCS-TV - Cable Program Schedule

From the Principal

  
February 25, 2014
 
Dear Park Avenue Families,
 
I hope you all had a restful winter break.  After a packed first five months of educational and social activities, the break was well-deserved. Once back to our classroom routines, students are building stamina in their reading, and continue to work on writing, mathematics, social studies and science.
 
Please be reminded that students should be in the building by 8:30.  Dismissal is between 2:45 and 3:00 and students should be picked up promptly.
 
Please support our PTO by attending the meetings and volunteering to help at these events.
 
Our service learning project for this month is the collection of food and other items for the “Pets Alive” organization in Elmsford.  Please help us to support this very worthy organization.
 
 Now is the window of opportunity for our community to write our state legislators.  They are currently reviewing the Governor's proposed budget.  Until the budget is approved by the legislature, adjustments can be made to the amount of state aid we receive for next year.
 It is critical that our legislators hear our concerns.  More than $100 million is at stake.  Please see our advocacy links and submit your letter.
 
Winter is a perfect time for skiing, sledding, ice skating, or reading a good book while it's snowing.  It's also flu season.  Please take all possible steps to protect yourself and your children.  
 
We should be proud of what we’ve accomplished so far this year, while gearing up for the tasks ahead of us.   
 
Best regards,
Mrs. Taylor




 
 
Major Goals of the Park Avenue School Plan
 
Goal #1: To raise levels of student achievement by providing increased opportunities for language and literacy development in all classrooms.  To implement this goal we intend to strengthen the ability of children to demonstrate their understanding of written and oral texts beyond the literal level through well-organized and thoughtful writing and the effective use of language mechanics conventions.

Goal #2: To maintain a high level of student achievement in mathematics by providing opportunities for students to practice basic computation, solve multi-step problems, make predictions, identify arrangement and patterns, explain reasoning, draw conclusions and analyze situations mathematically.

Goal #3: In order to ensure a safe school environment and promote the cognitive, ethical and social-emotional growth of students, Park Avenue will continue to expand its efforts to support comprehensive Character Education grades K-5.

Goal #4: To continue to offer greater opportunities for parent and broader community involvement at Park Avenue through the continued implementation of a community school program.  Broader community involvement will not only enrich our instructional programs but help Park Avenue families secure the resources they will need to improve the quality of their lives and the readiness of their children to learn and experience success in school.


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 22
Standardized Testing
NYSESLAT Speaking
Board of Education
Special Meeting
12:00 PM
Superintendent's Office
Park Ave.
Earth Day Walk
1:45 PM
Wednesday, April 23
Standardized Testing
NYSESLAT Speaking
PTA Meeting
PTA/PTO Presidents' Council
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Superintendent's Conference Room

Today, 4/19/2014
High: 63 Low: 39
Mostly sunny
2% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/20/2014
High: 57 Low: 39
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.