Important Announcements

Dear Parents and Families:

Welcome to December and the hustle and bustle of preparing for the holidays! December at Pocantico Hills brings the yearly display of the Pocantico Hills train (Choo! Choo!) and with the holiday train comes our winter concerts!!! Our students are busy practicing their singing and playing, and the halls are filled with their sounds; it is truly “beginning to look a lot like…”

I hope you will be able to attend tonight’s middle school concert. It begins at 7:30 p.m. in the school auditorium.

As I wrote in my September newsletter, we have dedicated this year to increasing our communication with our families. I am happy to announce that the Pocantico Hills phone system has been revised to:

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Dear Families;

2014 PUBLIC TEST DATA and ANNOTATED QUESTIONS

District-level and building-level results on the 2014 Grades 3-8 ELA and Math Assessments were recently made public.  The link to the data is below.

 

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/irs/pressRelease/20140814/home.html

 

In addition, NYSED released 50% of the questions to the public along with annotations to explain the types of thinking expected from the students.  Below is a link to these and other resources.

 

https://www.engageny.org/resource/interpreting-3-8-ela-mathematics-tests-results-score-reports

 

In October, we plan to present our school's results to the Board of Education - details to follow!  If you have any questions please call Mr. Brown at 631-2440 ex.132 or you may call my office 631-2440 ex.103.

 

Thank-you Dr. Douglas  

Bulletin Board




Throughout the coming weeks, our families will be celebrating their cultural traditions for this season. Whether you celebrate Hannukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or, just the season, your Pocantico Hills Family wishes you a safe and happy season.


NEW DISTRICT TELEPHONE SYSTEM

As part of the District’s ongoing efforts to improve the safety of the students and staff, and district communications practices, we have upgraded the District’s telephone system. New telephones have been installed in each classroom that now provide teachers the capability of dialing 911 directly in the event of an emergency.

TELEPHONE CHANGES
Please note the following important information about the new telephone system:

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Holiday Grams
are now on sale!

 

Send some holiday cheer!

The Student Council will be selling candy grams in the cafeteria this week during 5th period. Surprise your friends, teachers and classmates with a sweet message and treat. Candy grams are $1.00 each. This is the season of giving. Make someone smile. All profits are used for student activities.

Holiday Grams sale.pdf

Family Math Night Presentation


FAMILY MATH NIGHT 2014.pdf

2014-2015 DISTRICT CALENDAR

Pocantico Calendar 2014-2015 - FINAL - 08.21.14 .pdf


Approved 2014-2015
District Calendar

2014-2015 School Calendar - Approved 02.25.14.pdf

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 23
1/2 day of School - Holiday Recess Begins
Wednesday, December 24
Holiday Recess - No School 12/24 - 1/2
Thursday, December 25
Christmas Day
Thursday, January 1
New Years Day
Monday, January 5
School Reopens