Submitted by Jennifer Burke:
The Teen Closet delivered some holiday cheer this Thanksgiving, to families in need throughout the Poughkeepsie City School District, thanks to a generous donation of 50 frozen turkeys from Shanin Daneshvar. Mr. Daneshvar who heard about the Teen Closet and it’s mission through his brother, Director of Technology at Poughkeepsie City School District, Sean Daneshvar. Teen Closet worked with school staff to find homes for our 50 frozen friends, and Natasha Cherry, Director of Family and Community Engagement, and Stan Merritt, Personnel Administrator, graciously transported the turkeys to various homes.
Thank you to Mr. Daneshvar for demonstrating the spirit of the holiday season by giving back to our community!
Teen Closet relies on the generosity of the community and a partnership with the Poughkeepsie City School District to provide the basic necessities of personal hygiene products, socks, underwear, winter essentials (hats/gloves), and emergency food relief so that every student in our community can come to school feeling healthy, secure, confident and ready to learn. If you would like to make a donation to Teen Closet, email us at email@example.com.
Parent-Teacher Conferences are Scheduled for Elementary Schools, Poughkeepsie Middle “Model” School, and PACE On Tuesday, November 29 and Thursday, December 1, 2016
On November 29, 2016 Parent-Teacher Conferences continue in the Poughkeepsie City School District for all elementary schools, Poughkeepsie Middle “Model” School, and PACE. Please see the schedule below by clicking the “read more” button and click here for some valuable information and helpful tips about Parent-Teacher Conferences. Thank you and we look forward to welcoming all families to the Parent-Teacher Conferences scheduled on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 and Thursday, December 1, 2016.
Attention all Poughkeepsie Middle “Model” School staff and families, please be advised that there will an emergency PTA meeting on Tuesday, November 29th at 5:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to hold elections for several vacant executive board positions.
Thank you for your support.
The Poughkeepsie City School District schools and administrative offices will be closed on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 through Friday, November 25, 2016.
The Poughkeepsie City School District schools and administrative offices will be closed on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 through Friday, November 25, 2016 in observance of Thanksgiving. All schools and the District office will re-open on Monday, November 28, 2016. Have a safe and peaceful holiday.
In the Poughkeepsie City School District we are thankful. We strive to serve our nearly 4,700 scholars each day with excellence. We thank our families for entrusting us with their most precious and valuable gifts–our children. We thank our community members for their unwavering support. We thank all of our staff members for their hard work, dedication and commitment to delivering on the promise of a high-quality, world-class education for every scholar, every day, in every classroom.
New York State Education Department Releases Progress Reports for Struggling Schools on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 (See the Poughkeepsie Middle “Model” School Report)
“The State Education Department today released 2015-16 progress reports for the state’s 62 Struggling Schools, showing each school’s progress on performance indicators that were jointly selected by the State Education Department and the superintendents of the districts where the schools are located. These schools will receive Demonstrable Improvement determinations next year based on 2016-17 school year performance that will be used by the Commissioner of Education to decide whether independent receivers are appointed to manage these schools. The progress reports provide the schools and their respective districts with information to assist them in meeting their Demonstrable Improvement indicator progress targets in 2017.” Click here to read to full press release from the New York State Education Department.
The Poughkeepsie City School District’s Early Learning Center is excited to partner with the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum under the leadership of Lara Litchfield-Kimber, Executive Director. Educator, Josephine DaCosta, is seen in this photograph with ELC students during their “Building Buildings” field trip on November 18, 2016. As exclaimed by Executive Director Litchfield-Kimber, “I just love the wonder on his little face!!”