The Peekskill City School District invites you to attend our FINAL Saturday Academy session of the school year THIS Saturday, May 11 beginning at 10AM at Peekskill Middle School. The day will begin with a free Mother's Day brunch. We invite you to bring the family out to celebrate the special women in your life. The day will also include fun outdoor activities and workshops. Thank you to all of our guests who have made this year's Academy a success and please come out to celebrate with us on Saturday.
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.
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.
Spring has sprung! We are eagerly awaiting warmer weather, longer sunny days and spending time with family and friends. April brings about opportunities for renewal. I know we can all use some extra Vitamin D! So bring on the sunshine and outdoor recess! Our students continue to focus on their educational goals...read more
¡La primavera ha llegado! Estamos esperando con ansias el clima más cálido, días soleados más largos y pasar tiempo con familiares y amigos. Abril trae oportunidades de renovación. ¡Sé que todos podemos usar un poco de vitamina D extra! ¡Así que traiga la luz del sol y el recreo al aire libre! Nuestros estudiantes continúan enfocándose en sus metas educativas....leer mas.