PCSD is teaming up with the Peekskill Youth Bureau for a Winter Coat Drive. We will be collecting new or cleaned, gently used coats, hats and gloves of all sizes (infant to adult) from October 26 to November 13. There will be donation boxes located in all school buildings. Please bring all donations in a tied plastic bag. See this flyer for more information as well as distribution details.
Thanks to Oakside Elementary teacher Martha Lynch who recently sent us some photos of the cards her students made for our local veterans in honor of Veterans Day. Ms. Lynch delivered cards not only from her class, but from multiple Oakside classes, to the Montrose Veterans Home where the residents took much joy in reading the students' thoughtful notes.
The Peekskill City School District welcomes Dr. Rochelle Mitlak as our new Director of Literacy! Dr. Mitlak will work primarily in the elementary school buildings this year with students, teachers, and administrators to enhance reading and writing instruction for all. Click on the headline above to read more about Dr. Mitlak.
Better known to their students as Ms. (Elizabeth) Irving, Ms. (Christine) Hirsch and Ms. (Tara)Tierney, the “Oakside Super-Readers” made a special appearance at Oakside Elementary on October 1 to kick off the school’s quarterly Reading Challenge. The theme for this year’s Reading Challenge is, “Reading is our Superpower.” Click on the headline above to read more about this story.
It was a busy morning at Peekskill City Schools on September 22 as over 400 dads, grandpas, uncles, brothers and other male role models accompanied their student(s) to school for “Dads Take Your Child to School Day.” Click on the headline above for our coverage of the day and for a link to the event's photo album.