Oakside Elementary School

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  • Saturday Academy Returns to PKMS on November 16

    Join us for a day of fun including: Brunch, the Two By Two Zoo, yoga, workshops and more! Special this month... Adventure Bound Wild & Crazy Game Show hosted by the Peekskill PTO. Come check out a nature/animal hands-on STEAM exhibit! The fun starts at 10AM at Peekskill Middle School on Nov. 16.

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  • Parent Feedback Needed! Take our 2019 Parent Communications Survey!

    The Peekskill City School District’s would like your feedback on our communication efforts. As the parents/guardians of our students, we want to be sure we’re communicating our information to you as best as possible. To help us do this, we ask that you take this short, 3 minute survey to help us determine where we are succeeding, and where we can improve. Click here to take our 2019 Parent Communication Survey.

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  • Important Information Regarding Winter Weather Closings & Delays

    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!

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  • Oakside Students Welcome Special Guest for Studies on Colombia

    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!

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  • Oakside Welcomes Mrs. Crystal Hernandez as Acting Principal

    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.

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  • Summer Reading and Back to School Packets

    Click here for our Summer Reading Packet and 2019-2020 Supply List.

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  • Oakside Students Win NYS South Eastern Zone (SEZ) Physical Education Award

    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.

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  • Guest Reader Helps Oakside Students Celebrate Duke Ellington's 120th Birthday

    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.

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  • Oakside Strings Students Enjoy Westchester Philharmonic Orchestra at SUNY Purchase

    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!

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  • Oakside April STEAM Newsletter -Check it Out!

    Did you know Oakside publishes a STEAM newsletter? Click on the headline to learn more!

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  • Dual Language Students Celebrate the Season with Writing Activities and Gift Exchange

    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!

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  • Classroom Lessons Inspire Kindness at Oakside

    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.

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  • The Field Library is Ready for Oakside Readers

    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.

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  • Oakside Celebrates Summer Readers

    Congratulations to our Oakside summer readers who were recently honored at the school’s Reading Celebration!

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  • Oakside's "Out of This World" Literacy Kick-off

    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.

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Principal's Corner

  • Mrs. Crystal Hernandez 
     Mrs. Crystal Hernandez

     

    Happy November! We are now in the depth of the school year and our staff and students are working vigorously to teach and learn new material. Our students are becoming better readers, writers, mathematicians, scientists, and historians. In addition, ...read more.
     
    ¡Feliz noviembre! Ahora estamos en la profundidad del año escolar y nuestro personal y estudiantes están trabajando vigorosamente para enseñar y aprender nuevo material. Nuestros estudiantes se están convirtiendo en mejores lectores, escritores, matemáticos, científicos, e historiadores. Además, ...leer mas.

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