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Principal's Weekly Message (The Week of March 11)

The Petrides School

PRINCIPAL’S WEEKLY MESSAGE

The Week of March 11, 2024 

 

Dear Petrides Families, 

 

Here is to another great week at Panther Nation!!

 

Prom Dress Drive sponsored by Petrides Council for Unity

We are thrilled to announce our prom dress drive here at Petrides. As we prepare for this year's prom season, we recognize the financial burden that formal attire can place on students and their families. Our goal with this initiative is to provide every student the opportunity to attend prom feeling confident and beautiful. Please see the attached for more details

 

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 . . .    

 

MONDAY 3/11

1st Grade Trip to the Museum

Councilman David Carr District 50 visit to Petrides

 

TUESDAY 3/12

3rd Grade Trip to the Movies

 

WEDNESDAY 3/13

11th Grade Trip to Broadway

 

THURSDAY 3/14

Student Survey Day

 

FRIDAY 3/15

PreK Science in the Classroom – Lima Bean Study

 

           

Looking ahead

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

 

 

**REMINDER**

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 NYCSchoolSurvey.org 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:

 

 

 

Have a great week!!    

 

Anthony Tabbitas 

Principal