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Principal's Weekly Message (The Week of March 4)

The Petrides School


The Week of March 4, 2024 

Dear Petrides Families, 


Here is to another great week at Panther Nation!!


Student & Family Survey

We want to hear from you! The NYC School Survey is here! 


Each year, all families are asked to take the NYC School Survey to share feedback about their schools. The NYC School Survey is one of the nation’s largest education surveys. The NYC DOE works with an external survey vendor to administer the survey.  This vendor collects and processes all the responses and shares the school level data with the NYC DOE. Survey feedback can help improve your child’s learning environment.


  • PK-12 letters & surveys are being backpacked with students
  • If families have MORE than ONE student attending Petrides they MUST complete a survey for EACH student (this is a change from the past where families only completed survey for the oldest student)
  • Completed papers surveys can be mailed directly or returned to Petrides 
  • Online: parents can take survey by visiting or their NYCSA account
  • Elem & MS students who return their completed survey or proof of online submission will receive a Homework Pass

If you need help finding your child’s OSIS # or any other assistance, please feel free to contact:


Elementary School March Madness Reading Challenge 

We are excited to announce our first annual Reading Challenge.  Information was backpacked home to families with the rules.  Students will be given points for reading each night.  We are asking parents to sign off each night.  The class with the most points will receive a pizza party from Ms. Ponzi.


Perfect Attendance Incentive

All students in grades Pre-K-4 were given calendars today for them to mark their attendance on.  All students who have perfect attendance for the month of March will receive a pass to the S.O. store at lunch for a free item.




Events happening this week . . .    










School Leadership Team Meeting




Looking ahead

March 9 – PTA Sponsored Sweetheart Dance

March 12 – 3rd Grade Trip to the Movies

March 13 – 11th Grade Trip to Broadway

March 14 – Student Survey Day

March 15 – PreK Science in the Classroom – Lima Bean Study

March 18 – 22 – Parent Teacher Conferences

March 19 – K-4th Grade Report Card Distribution

March 21 – PTA Meeting

March 22 – ½ Day of School

March 23 – PTA Sponsored Ice Skating 


Some of our celebratory and graduation dates are set.

Middle School – 8th Grade

Prom – June 5

Graduation – June 20

High School – 12th Grade

Prom – May 23

Graduation June 24




Have a great week!!    


Anthony Tabbitas 

Principal, I.A.