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We have lost over $145 million in state aid since 2008
(due to a formula freeze during the recession)
During this time our enrollment has grown by 619 students
and costs continue to rise.

Please Sign our Online Petition by Feb. 23
to Governor Cuomo, Sen. Latimer and Rep. Otis and Other Legislators
Ask them to Restore Funding to our Schools

Click here for the Petition

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Make our Voices Heard in Albany

Por favor, firma nuestra Petición en Línea antes 23 febrero 
Gobernador Cuomo, Senador Latimer y asambleísta Otis

Pidiéndoles que restauren toda la ayuda estatal a nuestro distrito

Haga clic aquí para obtener la Petición

Hemos perdido más de $ 145 millones en ayuda estatal en los últimos 10 años,
debido a la congelación de fondos establecido por  Albany.

Más información

Esto ha llevado a los recortes en los programas para nuestros hijos

Hagamos oír nuestras voces fuerte y clara en Albany

NYS Smart Schools Bond

The Port Chester-Rye UFSD will hold a Public Hearing on Smart Schools Bond Act Fund 
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 • 7:00 PM 
Port Chester Middle School Auditorium 

The purpose of this hearing is to invite public input prior to the adoption of the Smart Schools Investment Plan.

Port Chester-Rye UFSD
New York State Smart Schools Bond Act Preliminary Investment Plan 2015
Please click here to review the plan  

If our Port Chester community would like to submit written feedback on the 
Port Chester-Rye UFSD NYS Smart Schools Bond Act Preliminary Proposed Plan, please email: smartschoolbond@portchesterschools.org

Learn more about the Smart Bond Act FAQs and Guidelines:
NYSED SSBA FAQs 07/16/15 
 NYSED SSBA FAQs 10/27/15 
 NYSED SSBA Guidelines

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

Sunday, February 7
Band Recycling
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
HS Parking Lot
Tuesday, February 9
Board of Education
7:00 PM
PTA Meeting
Park Avenue PTO
7:00 PM
Mon, Feb 15 - Fri, Feb 19
Schools Closed
Winter Recess
Sunday, February 21
Band Recycling
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
HS Parking Lot

Today, 2/6/2016
High: 40 Low: 31
Partly sunny
11% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 2/7/2016
High: 41 Low: 36
Mostly cloudy
14% chance of precipitation.