Thank you to every who came out to vote in our Capital Project Referendum! We are happy to announce that both propositions have passed! Click here to read more.
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.
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.