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Deanna Martell
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dmartell@northsalemschools.org

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Jean Jerussi
914-669-5317 x 3056
jjerussi@northsalemschools.org
    


August 28, 2018


Pequenakonck Elementary School

 

Dear PQ Families:

Many thanks to all who have reached out to offer assistance as the work continues at PQ. Dr. Freeston will continue to update you regarding the status of the building. I know his next update is on Thursday. While I am unsure as to what day we will have access to the building, we will be doing everything we can to get classrooms ready for students for the start of the school year. Below are a few more reminders as we approach the start of school:

Important School Opening Information: We have attached an important Back to School letter with important information about school opening. Be sure to read this letter carefully!

Curriculum Night Information: Be sure to see the attached invitations for the K-1 and 2-3 Curriculum Nights! We hope all parents will plan on hearing about new things happening at PQ prior to meeting with teachers.

Dismissal Procedures for 18-19 School Year:
It is imperative for students to arrive at school with notes about their after school transportation needs. In order that children do not miss instructional time or worry about what they are doing after school, PLEASE send your child into school WITH a note stating what they are doing after school. Just a reminder that children are not allowed to switch buses for play dates or birthday parties.

Parent Pick-Up: Parent pick up will be in the gym at the end of each day beginning at 2:55 pm. Parents should enter the gym directly from the door in the parking lot. All children going to Parent Pick-Up MUST have a note indicating who will be picking up the child.

A PERMANENT PICKUP note will be honored when the parent/guardian has provided a written note to create this arrangement. Please indicate exactly what days the child will be picked up on a permanent basis and who the adult(s) is who will be picking up. Children will receive a color-coded tag for their backpacks as to which day(s) they are permanent pick-ups. Thus, a parent may arrange for their child to be picked-up for all 5 school days, or any combination of days, provided this has been indicated in advance. Please see the link below and send it to the office on the first day of school.

Transportation:
If you have a question about transportation please call Joe Senatore at 914-669-5854. Please remember that during the first week of school, buses are often late as new routes and routines are learned on each bus.

PQ's Kids Take your Parent to School Day: On September 17th and 18th, PQ will hold their "Kids Take Your Parent to School Day" in conjunction with NYS Dad's Day. This event celebrates parents or other significant adults as active partners in their children's education all throughout their school age years. Each child may bring one parent/special guest to this event. Parent/Special Guest will have breakfast with their children, walk their children to class, meet their child's teacher and see their child's classroom.

We continue to have amazing participation so we have once again planned a two day event. On Monday, September 17th, parents/special guests whose last name begins with the letters A-M are invited from 7:50 a.m. to 9 a.m. On Tuesday, September 18th, parents/special guests whose last name begins with the letters N-Z are invited from 7:50 a.m. to 9 a.m. Please see the attached flyer.

After School Enrichment (ASE): This program is organized by the PTO to provide fun and educational activities after school in a safe environment. Most activities take place at PQ and run for one hour after dismissal. A few activities (including horse riding and fencing) are offered off-site. Look out for more information in upcoming Tuesday Newsdays, and come see us at our table at the Open House on Wednesday, September 5th, from 3pm to 5pm.

PTO Meeting and Kindergarten/New Family Social:
Our first PTO meeting will also be Thursday, Sept. 6th beginning at 9:00 am in the Multi-Purpose Room. This is a great way to get involved and meet new people! All are welcome to attend!
The PTO would like to welcome all Kindergarten and NEW families at our PTO Social on Friday, September 14th at 5:00 pm!

Mission Monday!
See the center of the North Salem Website home page for our weekly stories about our Mission to engage students to continually learn, question, define and solve problems through critical and creative thinking.

IMPORTANT Notes from the School Nurse for all NEW students, Kindergarten, Grades 1, 3, 5 students: Just a reminder that all kindergarten and new students need to have updated immunization records submitted by the first day of school. Failure to submit the necessary records could result in the inability of your child to attend school.

Physicals are needed for all new students, and those in Kindergarten, first, third and fifth grades. Any physical dated from September 6, 2017 until present is acceptable for this school year. If your child has not had a physical after this date please make an appointment as soon as possible. The Health Certificate/ Health Appraisal form can be found on the school web site.

Although not required, a Dental Health Certificate is advised for all students that require a physical this year. All forms are available on the school web site by clicking on district then forms.
Summer Reading: The theme of this year’s PQ Summer Reading Program is ‘1000 minutes of Summer Reading’. You can access the summer reading program information from the PQ Media Centers website.
Reminder for K-2 Students:
Please remember to place a name tag on kindergarten, first and second grade students during the first two weeks of school. It is most helpful when approaching a lost child to call them by their name and know their teacher and bus number. Thank you for the help.

Thanks again for your patience as we work to reopen PQ. 
Kindly,
Mrs. Mary Johnson and Dr. Stephanie Bell

Upcoming Events:

September 5 – Family Open House – 3:00 to 5:00 pm
September 6 - First Day of School - Kindergarten is dismissed at 11:30 am.
September 6 – PTO Meeting and New Parent Coffee – 9:00 am
September 10-11 - NO SCHOOL for Students - Religious Observance
September 12 – Curriculum Night – Kindergarten - 7:45 pm and Grade 1 - 6:45 pm
September 13 – Curriculum Night – Grade 2 – 7:45 pm and Grade 3 – 6:45 pm
September 14 – Picture Day
September 14 – Kindergarten and NEW Family PTO Social 5:00 pm
September 17/18 - Bring Your Parent to School Day 7:50 - 9:30 am
September 19 – No School – Religious Observance
September 20 – FULL DAY KINDERGARTEN begins
September 25 – Curriculum Night – Grade 4 – 7:45 pm and Grade 5 – 6:45 pm Babysitting Available
September 25 – PQ Band Information Meeting 6 pm
September 27 – Coffee with the Principals 9:00 am

School Links:

 

 

North Salem Middle/High School

North Salem Middle/High School

@NS_Tigers

 

 

Please note that the Letter to MSHS Parents has a correction -- 9th Grade Orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from 11:30 to 1:00 pm

 

 

Links

 

 

Upcoming Events

9/6               First Day of School for Students

9/10-9/11     School Closed -- Religious Observance

9/17             Middle School Open House, 7:00 pm

9/20             High School Open House, 7:00 pm

9/26             7th Grade Trip to Broadway

9/28-9/29     Homecoming Pep Rally and Hall of Fame Induction, Athletic Games

 




August 21, 2018

 


Pequenakonck Elementary School

 

Dear PQ Families: 

Hopefully, you have all accessed your child's teacher information on the Parent Portal this week. It is important that you log onto the Parent Portal because this is how you will update important phone numbers, email addresses and emergency contacts. This assists us making sure we have the necessary information to contact you throughout the school year. You can do this at any time during the school year but we will be requiring you to update information twice a year - August and January.

 

The directions for accessing the Parent Portal are in the letter or you can go to the following link for directions. http://www.northsalemschools.org/schoolslibraries/pequenakonck_elementary_school. Please let us know if you need any assistance.

 

As you know, PQ is currently closed. At this time, you may reach the PQ office staff at the MSHS. Please call the main number 914-669-5414 X0 and the office will direct your call to one of us. Thank you for your patience. We will let you know when the building will be able to reopen.

 

Be sure to check out the PTO Facebook page and My School Anywhere site for up-to-date PTO information.

Enjoy the rest of the summer! Be sure and check the Tuesday Newsday next week for new information regarding school opening procedures! We are looking forward to the new year.

 

Kindly,

Mrs. Johnson and Dr. Bell

 

Upcoming Events:

September 5 – Family Open House – 3:00 to 5:00 pm

September 6 - First Day of School - Kindergarten is dismissed at 11:30 am.

September 6 – PTO Meeting and New Parent Coffee – 9:00 am

September 10-11 - NO SCHOOL for Students - Religious Observance

September 12 – Curriculum Night – Kindergarten - 7:45 pm and Grade 1 - 6:45 pm

September 13 – Curriculum Night – Grade 2 – 7:45 pm and Grade 3 – 6:45 pm

September 14 – Picture Day

September 14 – Kindergarten and NEW Family PTO Social 5:00 pm

September 17/18 - Bring Your Parent to School Day 7:50 - 9:30 am

September 19 – No School – Religious Observance

September 20 – FULL DAY KINDERGARTEN begins

September 25 – Curriculum Night – Grade 4 – 7:45 pm and Grade 5 – 6:45 pm Babysitting Available

September 25 – PQ Band Information Meeting 6 pm

September 27 – Coffee with the Principals 9:00 am

 

 

School Links

 

 

North Salem Middle/High School

@NS_Tigers

Please note that the Letter to MSHS Parents has a correction -- 9th Grade Orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from 11:30 to 1:00 pm

 

Links

 

Upcoming Events

9/6 First Day of School for Students

9/10-9/11 School Closed -- Religious Observance

9/17 Middle School Open House, 7:00 pm

9/20 High School Open House, 7:00 pm

9/26 7th Grade Trip to Broadway

9/28-9/29 Homecoming Pep Rally and Hall of Fame Induction, Athletic Games

 

 


August 14, 2018

 


Pequenakonck Elementary School

Dear PQ Families:

Hopefully, all of you have received our back-to-school mailing with important information for the start of school. This week, we are including some of the important links you may need as we get closer to September. If you did not receive your mailing, please call the office and Jean or Val will help you.

Important School Opening Information: Be sure to read the Back-to School letter carefully in the mailing you received as it has important information about the new school year. In addition, there is a reminder that you will be logging onto the Parent Portal in eSchool for your child's teacher the evening of August 17th. Something new this year when you log onto the Parent Portal....we will be asking you to update your phone numbers, email addresses and emergency contact information. You will be required to do this before you access your child's teacher. You can log-on now to do this step prior to the 17th if you would like. It is imperative that this information is updated so we can contact you for normal electronic communications as well as emergencies. Be sure to consider emergency contacts who are close to the school in the event of a real emergency. Someone living an hour away may not be helpful. The directions for accessing the Parent Portal are in the letter or you can go to the following link for directions. http://www.northsalemschools.org/schoolslibraries/pequenakonck_elementary_school
Please call the office if you have any questions.

Enjoy the rest of the summer! Be sure and check the Tuesday Newsday for new information each week! We are looking forward to the new year.

Kindly,
Mrs. Johnson and Dr. Bell

Upcoming Events:
September 5 – Family Open House – 3:00 to 5:00 pm
September 6 - First Day of School - Kindergarten is dismissed at 11:30 am.
September 6 – PTO Meeting and New Parent Coffee – 9:00 am
September 10-11 - NO SCHOOL for Students - Religious Observance
September 12 – Curriculum Night – Kindergarten - 7:45 pm and Grade 1 - 6:45 pm
September 13 – Curriculum Night – Grade 2 – 7:45 pm and Grade 3 – 6:45 pm
September 14 – Picture Day
September 14 – Kindergarten and NEW Family PTO Social 5:00 pm
September 17/18 - Bring Your Parent to School Day 7:50 - 9:30 am
September 19 – No School – Religious Observance
September 20 – FULL DAY KINDERGARTEN begins
September 25 – Curriculum Night – Grade 4 – 7:45 pm and Grade 5 – 6:45 pm Babysitting Available
September 25 – PQ Band Information Meeting 6 pm
September 27 – Coffee with the Principals 9:00 am
School Links:

 

 

 

 


August 7, 2018

 


Pequenakonck Elementary School

Dear PQ Families:

Welcome to the 2018-19 school year! We hope you are continuing to enjoy your summer break. It has been a busy summer at PQ and we are looking forward to welcoming you all back to school.

Important School Opening Information: You will be receiving your Back-To-School mailing early next week. Be sure to read the letter carefully as it has important information about the new school year. In addition, there is a reminder that you will be logging onto the Parent Portal in eSchool for your child's teacher the evening of August 17th. Something new this year when you log onto the Parent Portal....we will be asking you to update your phone numbers, email addresses and emergency contact information. You will be required to do this before you access your child's teacher. You can log-on now to do this step prior to the 17th if you would like. It is imperative that this information is updated so we can contact you for normal electronic communications as well as emergencies. Be sure to consider emergency contacts who are close to the school in the event of a real emergency. Someone living an hour away may not be helpful. The directions for accessing the Parent Portal are in the letter or you can go to the following link for directions. http://www.northsalemschools.org/schoolslibraries/pequenakonck_elementary_school
Please call the office if you have any questions.

Enjoy the rest of the summer! Be sure and check the Tuesday Newsday for new information each week! We are looking forward to the new year.

Kindly,
Mrs. Johnson and Dr. Bell

Upcoming Events:
September 5 – Family Open House – 3:00 to 5:00 pm
September 6 - First Day of School - Kindergarten is dismissed at 11:30 am.
September 6 – PTO Meeting and New Parent Coffee – 9:00 am
September 10-11 - NO SCHOOL for Students - Religious Observance
September 12 – Curriculum Night – Kindergarten - 7:45 pm and Grade 1 - 6:45 pm
September 13 – Curriculum Night – Grade 2 – 7:45 pm and Grade 3 – 6:45 pm
September 14 – Picture Day
September 14 – Kindergarten and NEW Family PTO Social 5:00 pm
September 17/18 - Bring Your Parent to School Day 7:50 - 9:30 am
September 19 – No School – Religious Observance
September 20 – FULL DAY KINDERGARTEN begins
September 25 – Curriculum Night – Grade 4 – 7:45 pm and Grade 5 – 6:45 pm Babysitting Available
September 25 – PQ Band Information Meeting 6 pm
September 27 – Coffee with the Principals 9:00 am

 

 

North Salem Middle/High School

North Salem Middle/High School
@NS_Tigers

Note from Mr. DiGrandi & Dr. Murphy

I hope everyone is having an enjoyable, restful summer. I know this communication comes a bit early as we have several weeks before school opens for the 2018-2019 school year on Thursday, September 6, 2018 and I wanted to reach out to give you a few updates.

The building work is coming along nicely as our custodians, grounds, and maintenance staff are working through many summer projects here at the MSHS. If you have been on campus recently may have seen the cement truck pouring our new ramp down to Tompkins Field. Much work is being undertaken inside the building as well between classrooms and a new, revamped area outside the “green room” on the way to the MS and HS cafeterias. We are hoping the furniture will be delivered and set up soon after school begins and the space will be much more student-friendly with café-style tables and chairs, charging stations, and a few benches.

Schedules will be going “live” Friday night, August 17, 2018 and our Counseling staff will be in shortly after that to adjust schedules as needed. Most importantly, I am excited to introduce several new staff members including Mr. Lorren Hotaling in Science, Ms. Melissa Smith in Counseling, Mrs. Danielle Hiller in Art, and Mrs. Maureen Mullaney in English. Please welcome them to the North Salem Team!

Enjoy the remaining weeks of summer and Dr. Murphy and I will see you soon!

Please note that on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, I will be sending out a Blackboard Connect voicemail to all MSHS Families to ensure that you received Tuesday Newsday via email and your email address is correct.  As you converse with other parents in North Salem in the coming weeks and if they mention they did not receive Tuesday Newsday, please remind them to update their email address on Parent Portal (information found on MSHS website). 

 

Links

 

 

Upcoming Events
9/6               First Day of School for Students
9/10-9/11     School Closed -- Religious Observance
9/17             Middle School Open House, 7:00 pm
9/20             High School Open House, 7:00 pm
9/26             7th Grade Trip to Broadway
9/28-9/29     Homecoming Pep Rally and Hall of Fame Induction, Athletic Games

 


 

North Salem Middle/High School
North Salem Middle/High School
North Salem Middle/High School
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