8:00 AM - 3:00 PM PHS Underclassman, Senior and Faculty ID Picture Retakes
8:50 AM PHS Mini College Fair
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM PHS Northern Westchester College Fair at Yorktown HS
7:00 PM General Meeting "Meet the PTO"
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Mobile Food Pantry at Hillcrest
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM PHS Interact Club Safe Halloween
Our 1st Annual Fall Festival and Health Carnival is coming! Save the date and join Peekskill City School District, community vendors and District staff as PCSD presents our Saturday Academy kick-off event on Saturday, November 3 at Peekskill Middle School. This event is open to all Peekskill residents, with a focus on activities for students in Grades Pre- K through Grade 8.
Oakside students are reaching for the stars and have accepted a challenge to read 10,000 books by the end of the school year! To kick-off their literacy initiative, the school put on a play which embraced this year's theme, "Reading Takes You Out of This World." Student actors and actresses showed their peers the amazing power of books by recreating imaginative scenes from familiar stories. Special thanks goes out to The Oakside Reading Team teachers (Tara Tierney, Beth Irving and Christine Hirsch) for organizing the event, and to the day's guest actors Principal Staci Woodley and Superintendent Dr. David Mauricio.
On Tuesday, September 19, over 800 father figures from the Peekskill City School District accompanied their students to school as part of the New York State 2018 "Dads Take Your Child to School Day" initiative. This is the District's fifth year embracing the event and it was Peekskill's highest turn out yet.
On Friday, September 21, in honor of World Peace Day, strings of hand-folded paper birds were displayed in the trees outside of Peekskill High School. This art project is the product of a collaborative effort between students in PHS Art classes who recently learned about the life of Sadako Sasaki. Sadako lived in Hiroshima at the time of the atomic bombing, and in memory of her story, PHS art classes created over 1,000 paper cranes. In addition to constructing the paper birds, students wrote their dreams, hopes and wishes inside of their cranes as well. Click on the headline to read more on this story.
Thanks to some creative ideas from the school’s new principal, Mrs. Rebecca Aviles-Rodriguez, and a collaborative effort between the District, the United Way of Westchester and Putnam, and Costco, Woodside’s students and their caregivers had the opportunity to visit a “Kindergarten Concierge” and “First Grade Front Desk.” These tented areas were set up outside the main entrance of the building and created a space for parents to drop off supplies, have their questions answered and discuss any concerns regarding the first day of school.
Please welcome Dr. Jenna Ferris, who has been appointed to the position of Assistant Principal at Peekskill High School. Dr. Ferris will be working in the high school and is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day operations, providing instructional support and will assist with an array of additional responsibilities, alongside the administrative team. To read more about Dr. Ferris, please click on the headline above.
The Mobile Food Pantry is coming to Hillcrest! Food items will be available for pick up on the following dates: May 10 and June 28. Pick up will be held from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. unless otherwise announced. We encourage our families to take advantage of this free resource. For the safety and security of our children, we ask that Food Pantry guests not arrive prior to 3:00 p.m. To help our efforts, we will also need volunteers to help set up, distribute food and clean up. If you are able to lend a hand, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.