6:30 PM SEPTO Meeting, Admin. Building
Our next Saturday Academy will take place on February 8 from 10AM-1PM at Peekskill Middle School. We will be celebrating African-American History Month as a Peekskill community. Representatives from the NAACP will have a special activity and New Era Creative Space will have a performance at 11:45AM in the PKMS auditorium. The Two By Two Zoo will also be there as well. Join us for crafts, workshops and more!
Transportation request forms for the 2020-2021 school year are due April 1, 2020. Please click here for more information.
With winter weather upon us, we wanted to ensure our families know where to find information regarding our closings and delays. Click here to learn more!
Grade 3 Oakside students in Ms. Nancy Castro’s class have recently been studying the country of Colombia. Ms. Castro had the idea to invite Peekskill High School’s Mrs. Maria Gordineer, a Colombian native, to the elementary classroom to share her first hand experiences and knowledge of the country with the children. This week, Mrs. Gordineer stopped by Ms. Castro’s class to give a presentation, tell stories and even share some traditional Colombian lollipops and coconut candy with the third graders. Mrs. Gordineer also brought some traditional Colombian clothing for Ms. Castro to model for her class. The students had a great time with their special guest!
Although Mrs. Hernandez is new to Oakside, she is not new to Peekskill. Mrs. Hernandez has served Peeksill for the past eight years in a variety of ways, most recently as the Assistant Principal of Hillcrest Elementary School. She is elated to join the Oakside team and to serve the Peekskill City School District in this new capacity. Mrs. Staci Woodley will continue to serve the building as Assistant Principal.
Congratulations to our Grade 3 Oakside students who received the NYS South Eastern Zone (SEZ) Physical Education Award, which covers Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess counties. The students were nominated by Oakside’s Coach Murphy and Coach Gardner, and were selected as winners because they demonstrated excellent sportsmanship, citizenship, physical fitness/health and cooperation. The group of students were honored along others from the region at the 54th annual awards ceremony at Arlington High School on May 4.
Ms. Delmonaco's class at Oakside Elementary recently welcomed guest reader and retired PCSD music teacher, Mr. David Thomas. Mr. Thomas read the students a book about Duke Ellington, as it would have been the musician's 120th birthday. In other PCSD music related news, Mr. Thomas is also working with PHS Chorus Teacher Mr. Del Casale and will be accompanying on piano for the PHS spring concert this week, as well as at NYSSMA this May.
On April 10, Oakside Elementary students in the school's Strings program took a field trip to SUNY Purchase to hear the Westchester Philharmonic Orchestra's Educational Concert. The students were able to enjoy Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony in person!
Just before the holiday vacation, Oakside students in Mrs. Hernandez's Grade 3 Dual Language class held a holiday secret snowflake gift exchange and writing celebration. Students shared their narrative writing pieces with their family members and revealed who they had as their "secret snowflake." Students were filled with joy and smiles!
Oakside Teacher Mrs. Martha Lynch would like to send a special shout-out to her Grade 3 Dual Language student, Miss Catherine Fernandez, who, after learning about kindness and empathy in class, decided to cut over 8 inches of her hair to donate to the Children with Hair Loss organization.
Why do we love our local library? Because they’re “out of this world!” Thanks to The Field Library for supporting our Oakside readers by creating a display for the school’s reading program and distributing “rocket response” forms for our students to fill out. Click on the headline to red more on this story.