Daily Announcements

Please click on the link below and scroll through to view events for February at JFK.
February 2015.pdf
View PTA Information and highlights from PTA sponsored events in our Newsletter!

The New York State SAFE Act has established a School Safety Improvement Team (SSIT), comprised of the State Education Department, the New York State Department of Homeland Security, the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, and the New York State Police.

The mission of the team is to help schools across the state implement effective school strategies and to enhance emergency preparedness. This website provides valuable information from the SSIT.  Please use the link below for more information:

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the Common Core Standards?

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District News & Updates


Defensive Driving Course
Saturday 2/29 • 8:30-3:30

Pre-Registration is Required.  See attached for all details.

February 28 PTSA Defensive Driving Class Flyer.pdf
Last Chance!  The State's 2015 Budget Will be Determined Soon

Please Sign Our Online Petition and our Suggested Letter to the Governor
to Governor Cuomo, State Senator Latimer, and State Assemblyman Otis

We have lost 
$112.5 million in state aid over the past 8 years
due to a funding freeze imposed by Albany.  

Make our voices heard loud and clear
that Port Chester wants promised funding restored.

Tamarack Tower Fundraiser

A Day at Mohegan Sun
Saturday, March 21
Bus leaves the King Street School Parking Lot at 7:30 am and returns at 6:00 pm

See attached for costs and details

You must reserve your seat no later than March 2!

Mohegan Sun Day Trip.pdf

Student Residency Verification Tip Line

We work to ensure that students who attend our schools actually live within the boundaries of the district.  Non-resident students may not attend school without formal permission from the Central Office and are required to pay tuition.   If you have information about any non-resident students who are attending our schools without permission, please send an email to:  nonresidencytips@portchesterschools.org.  
All tips will be treated as strictly confidential.

Línea de Sugerencia para la Verificación de Residencia del Estudiante

Trabajamos para asegurar que los estudiantes que asisten a nuestras escuelas en realidad viven dentro de los límites del distrito.   Los estudiantes no residentes no pueden asistir a la escuela sin permiso formal de la Oficina Central y están obligados a pagar la matrícula.  Si usted tiene información sobre algún estudiante que no es residente y  asiste a nuestras escuelas sin permiso, por favor envíe un correo electrónico al: nonresidencytips@portchesterschools.org.
Todas las sugerencias serán tratadas de manera estrictamente confidencial.

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From the Principal

Our school was the only public school in Westchester to be named a 2010 National Blue Ribbon School.  This is quite an achievement.  It reflects our community's determination to improve our school and represents ten years of commitment, methodical planning, teamwork, excellent teaching, and support from our entire school community.  Without the dedication of our teachers, our parents, our PTA and our central administrative team, we would not have achieved this honor.
Congratulations also to our students.  Having absorbed our commitment to excellence, they work hard every day to master science, math, grammar, reading, and more.  They create wonderful art and music. And they learn the skills they need to succeed not only in school but in life.  They are an outstanding group of boys and girls.

Tuesday, March 3
Board of Education
7:00 PM
PCHS Room 229
Wed, Mar 4 - Thu, Mar 5
District Event
Kindergarten Registration
All Elementary Schools
Wednesday, March 4
Music / Theater
Elementary Band Rehearsal
9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Snow Date 3/5
Thursday, March 5
Music / Theater
All-District Instrumental Concert
7:00 PM
Snow Date: 3/9
Wednesday, March 11
Music / Theater
Elementary Chorus Rehearsal
Snow date 3/12
Wed, Mar 11 - Thu, Mar 12
Early Dismissal
Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences
11:30 AM
Grades K-5