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Daily Announcements

"School of Rock" Audition Information and Required Forms

"There will be an AUDITION PREPARATION REHEARSAL on Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 from 3 - 5:30 in the PCMS auditorium. At this rehearsal, we will pre-teach the required dance routine and also give you the opportunity to go over your vocal solo with the directors to get pointers and tips for the best audition ever! Hope to see you there!"

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 5TH TO 6TH GRADE TRANSITION MEETING 
 TUESDAY, MAY 17 AT 7PM PCMS AUDITORIUM

District News & Updates

Bond Advisory Committee Members Sought

The Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District is currently preparing for a school bond building project and as such will be authorizing a Bond Advisory Committee to examine, review and make recommendations regarding a new building project to be proposed by the Board of Education.

Please review the BAC Charter before completing the committee membership application to understand the commitments required of committee members. The Bond Advisory Committee will serve in an advisory role and does not have decision-making authority. 

Here are links to the Bond Advisory Committee Charter and Application for Membership  Copies also can be obtained by calling (914) 934-7901.  

Completed applications will be accepted through July 15.


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

Anti-Bullying Policies and Procedures

The Port Chester schools have specific policies against harassment, intimidation and bullying. 
Click here to learn about the policies and what to do if you have experienced bullying.


Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Policies

The school district may not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability or predisposing genetic characteristic.  Read the district's policies on Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination







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From the Principal

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.

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 not over yet despite the prediction for an early spring.  It is a perfect time for skiing, 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, July 5
Board of Education
Meeting
5:00 PM
PCMS
Tuesday, July 26
Board of Education
Meeting
7:00 PM
PCMS
Report: Preliminary Technology Plan