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Principal's Weekly Message

The Petrides School


The Week of: October 14, 2017


Dear Parents,


Many thanks to all who contributed to Petride’s National Honor Society drive to aid the people of Puerto Rico.  Your donations were shipped out earlier this week. 

Reminder: Please return any outstanding Start of School documentation, including:

  • Blue/Purple Emergency Contact Cards
  • School Lunch Form
  • Student Behavioral Contract
  • Photo Consent Form
  • Comfort Dog Program Parental Consent Form

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


Celebrate your school spirit!  Join in the fun of our theme days.


MONDAY 10/16

PAJAMA DAY!  Wear your favorite pjs. 



JERSEY DAY – Wear your favorite player’s jersey – or your own!!!


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



Disney Day – Come dressed as your favorite Disney character!


7:00 pm PTA General Membership Meeting, Building B



Decades Day! 

Come to school according to your grade’s decade:

Elementary and Middle School:

PreK – 2nd grade: 1960s

3rd – 5th grade: 1970s

6th -8th grade: 1980d


High School:

Freshman: 1960s

Sophomores: 1970s

Juniors: 1980s

Seniors: 1990s


FRIDAY 10/20

High School Color Wars Competition!

High School students should wear their assigned colors.  Elementary and Middle School students are invited to show their Panther Pride. 


7:00 pm Homecoming Football Game, Athletic Field



7:00 to 10:00 pm High School Homecoming Dance, Student Cafeteria


Enjoy the weekend!


Joanne Buckheit


From the PTA:

The Child Mind Institute’s Healthy Brain Network community-based research initiative is offering no-cost study-related learning and mental health evaluations to kids ages 5-21 right here in Staten Island.  Healthy children, in addition to those experiencing a broad range of academic or behavioral difficulties, are encouraged to participate.  Evaluation includes IQ, reading, spelling and math skills assessment.  Families get a report that may help secure classroom accommodations (504 plan/IEP), treatment and service referrals, and up to $150 compensation.  Watch the news segment about Jimmy’s visit now to see what it’s like to participate.