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Last Chance!  The State's 2015 Budget Will be Determined Soon

Please Sign Our Online Petition and our Suggested Letter to the Governor
to Governor Cuomo, State Senator Latimer, and State Assemblyman Otis

We have lost 
$112.5 million in state aid over the past 8 years
due to a funding freeze imposed by Albany.  

Make our voices heard loud and clear
that Port Chester wants promised funding restored.


Tamarack Tower Fundraiser

A Day at Mohegan Sun
Saturday, March 21
 
Bus leaves the King Street School Parking Lot at 7:30 am and returns at 6:00 pm

See attached for costs and details

You must reserve your seat no later than March 2!

Mohegan Sun Day Trip.pdf

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.

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From the Principal





Dear Parents/Guardian,


 


Welcome to a new school year!  As everyone is settling in to a new routine and I would like to take this opportunity to ask for your cooperation and remind you of a few procedures.


 


The first reminder is the arrival and dismissal procedures for those of you who are driving your children to school. In the morning and again in the afternoon, Park Avenue becomes a one way street from Columbus to College Avenues.  Orange cones are placed in front of the school to divide the roadway into two lanes.   The lane closet to the sidewalk is the drop off-lane.  Use this lane to drive up, stop your car, let your child out and then drive away.  There is no parking in this lane or in front of the school.  If you would like to accompany your child inside the school to drop them in the main hallway, you may park in another location and do so.  After dropping your child off, drive straight through to College Avenue, DO NOT MAKE A U-TURN in front of the school, and if you are driving in the pass through lane, please do not stop in the road and let your child out of the car. This same procedure remains in effect for pick-up. 


 


This year our classroom birthday celebrations will be held once a month.  If you would like to contribute any healthy snacks for the celebration, please contact your childs teacher for information on when the monthly celebration is taking place.  Any food sent to school for an individual celebration will be returned.


 


Our school day begins at 8:30 therefore please be sure your child arrives to school by 8:20 am.  Any student arriving after 8:35 will need to be brought into the building by a parent or other adult. Arriving anytime after 8:30 is disruptive for the class and your child.  Arriving 10 minutes late every day is equivalent to missing 30 hours of instruction.  Students (and their parents) who are constantly tardy will need to meet with the Principal.


 


Thank you for your assistance with these very important issues and your anticipated cooperation is greatly appreciated.
 
 

 
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, March 3
Board of Education
Meeting
7:00 PM
PCHS Room 229
Wed, Mar 4 - Thu, Mar 5
District Event
Kindergarten Registration
All Elementary Schools
Wednesday, March 4
Music / Theater
Elementary Band Rehearsal
9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
At PCMS
Snow Date 3/5
Thursday, March 5
Music / Theater
All-District Instrumental Concert
7:00 PM
Snow Date: 3/9
Tuesday, March 10
PTA Meeting
Park Avenue PTO
7:00 PM

Today, 3/1/2015
High: 29 Low: 11
Snow likely
1% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 3/2/2015
High: 37 Low: 26
Snow
93% chance of precipitation.