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Children need healthy meals to learn. The Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast is free for all students; lunch costs $1.00 at the elementary schools, $1.25 at the middle school and $1.30 at the high school. Free/Reduced price lunch is $0.00 (no cost)Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. Your application for free/reduced price meals must be submitted by September 30, 2014.

Los ninos necesitan comidas saludables para aprender. Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District ofrece comidas saludables todos los dias escolares. El desayuno será gratis para todas las escuelas. El lunch cuesta $ 1.00 solamente para las escuelas elementales.  Gratis/reducios lunch es $0.00.  Para Middle el lunch cuesta $ 1.25. Para High School, el lunch cuesta $ 1.30. Sus hijos pueden calificar para recibir comidas gratis o a precios reducidos.  La solicitud para comidas gratis/precios reducidos debe ser presentada antes de Septeimbre 30 2014.


A Port Chester Cares Community Event

FREE Family Movie Night
The LEGO Movie  (Rated PG)
Port Chester High School Ryan Stadium
Saturday, Sept. 6  •  6:30 pm
Free Popcorn & Water  •  Bring Chairs and Blankets

Una proyección gratuita de
The LEGO Movie (Clasificada PG)
Port Chester High School Ryan Estadio
sábado, 6 de septiembre • 6:30 pm
Agua & palomitas de maíz gratis • traer sillas y mantas


Dear Parents/Guardians:
     On behalf of the Board of Education, staff, and administration, it is my pleasure to welcome students and their parents to the 2014-2015 school year.
     We have exciting news from Port Chester High School.  For the first time in decades, students at PCHS will be able to enroll in a full schedule of courses rather than sitting in study halls for up to two periods daily.  This major shift will help ensure that your children are optimally prepared and competitive for entry into the finest colleges and other educational opportunities after high school.
     I also want to thank you for your fine work in advocating for the school district through your letter writing and participation in the on-line petition to our legislators. Your efforts have garnered more than $2 million over the last three years!  Watch for our latest work in this area, as the advocacy for obtaining adequate funding for next year will begin early in the school year.
     Note that our schools offer all the academic and extra-curricular programs your children need for future success.  With your support and their effort, your children can have fantastic choices after graduation.  Most colleges and universities - especially the finest schools - include participation in athletics, community service, clubs, music, theater, and leadership organizations as part of their admissions. Please encourage your children to take part in as many of the extra-curricular activities as they can in addition to doing their best in the classroom.
     Participation in the Parent/Teacher organization of your child's school is one way for you to be involved in your child's education.  I hope that you join your school's PTA or PTO and help with the wonderful events they sponsor, and that you participate in as many PTA/O sponsored events as you can throughout the year.
     Have a wonderful school year!  I am confident that 2014-2015 will be one of the very best.

Sincerely,
Dr. Edward A. Kliszus, Superintendent of Schools

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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

Tue, Sep 2 - Wed, Sep 3
District Event
Superintendent Conference Day
Wednesday, September 3
Park Ave.
Kindergarten Social
Thursday, September 4
District Event
SCHOOL OPENS
Kindergartens Attend 9-11:30
High School 9th Grade Only - Orientation 8:30
Middle School 6th Grade Only - Orientation 8:20-12:30
Friday, September 5
District Event
Kindergarten Hours Today
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Mon, Sep 8 - Tue, Sep 9
District Event
Kindergarten Hours Today
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Today, 9/2/2014
High: 89 Low: 70
Chance thunderstorms
35% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 9/3/2014
High: 86 Low: 63
Mostly sunny
8% chance of precipitation.