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PTO News • 1/8/2019
News from the Peekskill Parent-Teacher Organization
www.PeekskillPTO.org
Our December/January News Bulletin is now available!
Download and print it here in English & Spanish
~ THIS THURSDAY NIGHT ~
Childcare and Spanish Translation Are Provided
at ALL General PTO Meetings!
Mark your calendar for this year's other general meetings: 
  FEB. 7th  • MAR. 14th  •  APR. 11th  •  JUN. 13th
JANUARY NEWS
This month the Board of Education meets both January 8th and January 15th.  These are PUBLIC MEETINGS!  Please join us at the Ford Administration Building on Tuesday, January 8th-TONIGHT!  If you can’t make it, please attend the following Tuesday to listen, learn and speak up if you have any compliments or concerns!  This is a very important time of the year when our school budget is discussed and decided by the PCSD Administration.  Parents and Teachers need to be represented at these meetings to stay informed and help make a difference in the lives of all Peekskill students.  
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! 
Saturday, January 26th
will be our next fun-filled morning of adventure at the District’s Saturday Academy!  Arrive at 10am to enjoy free breakfast, games, and hands-on activities with our community partners, including...
The Cub Scouts
Arts 10566
The Peekskill Basics
Antonia Arts
Hudson Valley MOCA
Peekskill EMT
Hudson River Health Care
...and the list goes on!

Drop in anytime before 12:45 for some community engagement and fun for the kids. 
The PTO will be supporting a letter writing campaign to advocate for more funding to meet the needs of our district at the next two Saturday Academys.  Please stop by the Middle School on January 26th and February 9th and find the PTO table.  We will have letters for parents to sign. Those letters will be delivered to Albany during our legislative visits. 
 
Additional Saturday Academy events: 
January  26, February 9, March 9 & 23, April 27 and May 11 
A WINTER LEARNING EXPERIENCE 
Please reach out to the contact below if you have interest in this opportunity to explore nature while snowshoeing!  It sounds very exciting and all you need is a love for adventure!  
HELPING THOUGHOUT THE YEAR
Ongoing Fundraising Efforts
Earn Money for Our Schools While You Shop
These fundraising efforts support the PTO at no extra cost to parents!
Stop & Shop School Rewards
Register your Stop & Shop card with the A+ School Rewards program at this link: https://stopandshop.com/sign-up


Use one of these school ID numbers:
Woodside - 08152
Oakside - 07319
Hillcrest - 18388
PKMS - 07242
PHS - 07905

Scan your card every time you shop to earn rewards for our schools!
This program will not impact your grocery prices or affect your gas rewards.

Shop on Amazon through https://smile.amazon.com/
• Select “Peekskill City School District PTO” as your chosen charity
• Enjoy the full selection of products at the same prices
• Amazon donates 0.5% of sales to our PTO

Make a Direct Donation to the PTO!
Fundraiser proceeds support our work in every school, including enrichment activities, assemblies, school and PTO special events, staff appreciation, and special projects. 

Donate to the PTO
~ Upcoming Committee Meetings ~
Advocacy
Collaborate with the district’s Family Engagement Committee; work to increase state aid for our district and advocate for our students with elected officials; help coordinate the Board of Ed Candidates Forum in May. 

NEXT MEETING:  TUESDAY, 1/22 @7pm  
Communications
Help with publicity and community outreach; spread the word about PTO and district events on social media; copy and distribute flyers for backpacking; translate flyers into Spanish.

NEXT MEETING:  FRIDAY, 1/25 @ 10am
Special Events & Enrichment
Help us create and organize fun social events for our students & families; research and recommend enrichment activities for our schools.
 
NEXT MEETING: FRIDAY, 1/25 @ 7pm
Visit our committee page to learn more, including Chairperson contact info and future meeting dates. 
Volunteer for a Committee Here
PTO Website Now in Español!

Our website is now available in Spanish!
Visit
www.PeekskillPTO.org and click "Español."

Are you a bilingual parent or staff member? We are looking for proofreaders for our web content. Please respond to this email if you would like to help out!

Stay in Touch with the Peekskill PTO!

Download past newsletters and email blasts from our website here

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Thank You for Supporting Peekskill Schools!  

Peekskill City School District Parent-Teacher Organization

For more information about the Peekskill City School District PTO, visit us online at:
www.PeekskillPTO.org

Marisa O'Leary, President
Isabel Pipolo, Vice President
Jen Carbaugh, Treasurer
Randi Alberino, Secretary
Copyright © 2019 Peekskill City School District PTO, All rights reserved.


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