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Principal's Weekly Message

The Petrides School


The Week of May 20, 2019


Dear Parents,  

Congratulations to our “Principals for the Day” winners: Kayla Koshy (Elementary School), Zina Olea Zapata (Middle School) and Marissa D’Antoni (High School).  The girls have some exciting plans that will be noticed by the classmates in their components J




Parents/Guardians of Seniors:

If your annual income is less that $125,000 your child may be eligible to receive the Excelsior Scholarship.  This scholarship can be used for free tuition for all public colleges - all CUNY and SUNY colleges participate in this program.  New York State also offers the Enhancement Scholarship that will pay up to $6,000 a year for the tuition for some private colleges in New York State.  The application is currently open.  Apply  That is the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation.  Again, that website is: Click on the Excelsior Scholarship.  Email Mrs. Dennison if you have questions.  


Here’s what’s happening next week . . .



Special Assembly for High School students “Save a Life Tour”; Students will also participate in Drunk and Distracted Driving simulations.




8th Grade Trip to Rocking Horse Ranch



11:30 am Students Guiding Students: Sip and Share event for high school students, room B187



2:30 pm Parents as Partners Workshop: Getting Ready for Kindergarten, for parents of Pre K students




Petrides Swim Team Dinner, Student Cafeteria




9:30 am Petrides High School Presents: Peter and the Wolf, Auditorium



7:00 pm College Advisor Carol Dennison presents: College Application Process, including the application essay, CUNY, SUNY and Ivy League, the Common Application and much more, room B104

Highly recommended for parents of high school juniors, all welcome.








Joanne Buckheit