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Principal's Weekly Message (The Week of November 20)

The Petrides School


The Week of November 20, 2023 

Dear Petrides Families, 


Last week was dedicated to Parent Teacher Conferences, I hope you found the communication with teachers productive.  If you have any outstanding issues, please contact your child’s assistant principal for help: 


Elementary School – Jennifer Ponzi-Caputo, 

Middle School – BettyAnn Souffrin, 

High School - Anthony Tabbitas,



Here’s what’s happening this week . . .    


MONDAY 11/20  

12:30 pm Parents as Partners Event – 2nd grade parents are welcome to join their child for holiday celebration. 


Student vs Staff SOCCER Game, students in grades 3 through 8 will view the game 


TUESDAY 11/21 


WEDNESDAY 11/22   

END of 1st Marking Period for students in grades (PreK-12) 


THURSDAY 11/23   

Happy Thanksgiving! 


Wishing all of our Petrides families a joyful Thanksgiving. Your support is invaluable, and we are grateful for your partnership and support. From all of us at Petrides - Happy Thanksgiving.


FRIDAY 11/24  

Thanksgiving recess, schools closed 



November 28th, 29th and 30th – Scholastic Book Fair 

December 8th – PTA hosts Annual Holiday Fair 

December 14th – Annual Winter Concert 

December 15th – Fall School Picture Re-takes   

December 18th – School Spirit Week 



The Scholastic book fair will take place Tuesday, November 28 - Thursday, November 30.


Students in grades Kindergarten - 6th are scheduled to visit the fair with their teachers according to a schedule that will be backpacked home.  If your schedule permits, you are invited to attend the fair with your child. Please sign in at the security desk and a staff member will direct you to the library.


Students in grades 7-12 can visit the fair during selected lunch periods. PreK students are invited to visit the fair with their parents/guardians after dismissal on Tuesday and Wednesday. Notices will be going home to families with more information on Monday. 


We are looking for volunteers to help at the fair. If you are interested, please fill out the requested information on this Google form. Space is limited. Selected parents will be notified via email early next week. Don’t worry if you miss out, we will have additional events for parent volunteers.


If you have any questions regarding the book fair, please contact Mrs. Wilson at 718-556-6673

As always, we thank you for your support! 





Anthony Tabbitas 

Principal, I.A.