Daily Announcements

for students in all grades

Teacher Assignments will be Mailed Home during the Last Week of August

Congratulations to the Edison Elementary School 5th Grade Class of 2014!
Felicidades a la Clase del 2014!

View the Moving Up Keepsake

District News & Updates

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. 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. 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.

The EschoolPLUS Home Access Center (HAC)
will not be available during the months of July and August
due to system maintenance. 
HAC will re-open on September 1, 2014.

What's Playing this Summer?

Watch the latest Our Schools video featuring the JFK After-School Garden Club
This student club exposes students to life sciences (planting and tending a garden) and also incorporates computer animation with the help of the Jacob Burns Film Center.  Watch the JFK 4th Grade Students' Media Projects

70th Annual Band Night Celebration
The Band Night Celebration special is now featured on cable access channels and the district VOD channel.
 Here's the link to watch it on demand

The Westchester County Department of Health is holding

Back to School Immunization Clinics
Children 12 months - 18 years
July 18 through September 23

If you are uninsured or underinsured, these immunizations are free.
See the attached for dates, times, locations and telephone numbers to make an appointment.

Clinicas de vacunas para regreso a la escuela
Para ninos de 12 meses a 18 anos
Julio 18 - Septembre 23

Esta ud. asegurado o sin suficiente seguro?
Vea el adjunto para las fechas, horarios, lugares y número de teléfono para una cita
Revised 2014 back-to-school immunizations.pdf

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From the Principal

Dear Families,

Testing season is upon us once again. Students in grades 3,4, and 5 will be taking the NYS ELA and Mathematics exams in April and May. As we have reviewed with you over the last two years, the degree of difficulty on these exams has risen greatly due to New York's implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Over this time, our teachers and students have worked tirelessly to implement and learn new curricula that aligns to the CCSS.

We will be encouraging students to do their best on the exams, but we also want to be careful not to raise students' anxiety about them as was documented to have happened in other schools across the state last year.

It is very important that children eat nutritious meals on the days leading up to their exams, as well as receive the proper amount of sleep in order to help them to perform optimally. We thank you for all of your efforts in helping your children succeed academically this year.

Ivan Tolentino, Principal
Tuesday, August 26
Board of Education
11:00 AM
Board Room 113 Bowman Ave
Thursday, August 28
Board of Education
7:00 PM
PCHS Room 229
Monday, September 1
Schools Closed
Labor Day
Tue, Sep 2 - Wed, Sep 3
District Event
Superintendent Conference Day
Thursday, September 4
District Event
Kindergartens Attend 9-11:30
High School 9th Grade Only - Orientation 8:30
Middle School 6th Grade Only - Orientation 8:20-Noon

Today, 7/31/2014
High: 80 Low: 65
Rain showers
39% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/1/2014
High: 84 Low: 67
Chance thunderstorms
29% chance of precipitation.