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Principal's Weekly Message (The Week of October 18)

The Petrides School


The Week of October 18, 2021 


Dear Petrides Parents,  


Please see attached invitation to Living Room Chat with Dr. Marion Wilson, Superintendent of District 31.  



The Petrides Council For Unity and Student Government are holding a “Put the Fright in Cancer” Fundraiser for Halloween this October 29th in honor of breast cancer awareness month. Candy bags will be available for pre order from October 13th to October 26th for the price of $5.00. There are two ways to pay, you can fill out the form below and enclose the money in a sealed envelope OR you can pay online by going to our website and hitting the pay online! tab. We will deliver candy bags to the recipients on our Halloween celebration this October 29th. All proceeds will go to support the American Cancer Society and the Grace Hillery Foundation in their fight against cancer. Let’s put the fright in cancer this Halloween and hope for a world free of cancer. Please return form to your teacher or J. Cucuzza in B 313. 


Important upcoming dates . . .   


PSAT administered to participating high school juniors on October 26th.  Students should pre-register by October 22nd to take this exam.


SAT will be administered to participating high school seniors on October 28th.


PARENTS of HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS: Check your answering machine, College Advisor Dave Olah is sending weekly messages to keep you on track with the college application process 🙂  

Contact Mr. Olah if you want to schedule an appointment,


Get ready!  SCHOOL SPIRIT WEEK is coming! 

October 25th-29th Spirit week 

25th- Superhero Day 

26th- Jersey Day  

27th- Petrides Pep Rally, wear Petrides gear  

28th- Pajama Day 

29th- Disney Day/Halloween Costume Parade for Elementary School students  


School Pictures taken: 

November 2nd – Senior Picture Retakes, appointment necessary 

November 8th – School Picture Day for students in grades PreK through 4 

November 10th – School Picture Day for students in grades 5 through 11 


Fall Parent Teacher Conferences will be conducted virtually, during the week of November 8th.  Teachers will be in touch to schedule appointments with parents.   


November 12th is a half day of school; all students will be dismissed at 11:20 am.  


Message from DOE: 

You may be eligible to receive $50/month off your internet bill! 
The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is a new federal program that provides eligible households a direct payment of up to $50 per month toward their internet bill, and a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet. 
It's quick and easy! 
Step 1: Check your eligibility status A household is eligible for EBB if at least one person in the household is a student in NYC public schools! Other qualifications for EBB include… • Income-based federal benefits like SNAP, SSI, federal public housing assistance, or Medicaid; • The federal Pell Grant program for the current school year; or • A substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020 
Step 2: Call the EBB Support Center Call the EBB support Center at 833-511-0311 or Visit to apply for the benefit 
Step 3: Contact your internet provider If you already have internet, contact your preferred provider (Optimum, RCN, Spectrum, Verizon, etc.) directly to learn about their application process 
To learn more Call 833-511-0311 or Visit



Joanne Buckheit