Oakside students recently visited the Field Library's Senior Center where the children sang patriotic songs for those in attendance in honor of Flag Day. After their performance, students had the chance to meet Peekskill Mayor Frank Catilina, who was also in attendance at the event.
Last year Teresa Ferreira’s third grade class raised over $250 to help drill wells in order to bring clean water to the people in South Sudan. This year, Ferreira’s class is once again collecting donations for the same cause. The students have created posters advertising their fundraiser and posted them around the school and have written letters persuading others to donate. For more information about how you can contribute to this cause, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to 3rd grade Oakside student Princess Golden who recently excelled at the Amateur Athletic Union North Eastern Indoor Track and Field Championship which took place last month. Golden, who has been running for only a year and a half, came in first out of 76 participants in her age group for the 55 meter race. She also won the silver medal in the championship’s 400 meter race. To read more about this story, click on the headline above.
The Peekskill City School District introduced a new Elementary Enrichment program for Grades K-5 in the 2014-2015 school year to help address the unique needs of every child. Thanks to the initiative, teachers at PCSD have recently reported a higher level of student engagement since the program began. In addition, as they enter the second half of the school year, students continue to show genuine excitement about being part of an interdisciplinary program that aligns and enriches the curriculum.