PTO News • 10/30/2020
News from the Peekskill Parent-Teacher Organization
The start of this school year has been like no other in history.  In the past six months, many have lost loved ones and many have lost jobs.  The one thing that hasn’t changed are the needs for the students and teachers in our community.

Our schools, Pre-K through 12th grade, need our support now more than ever.  With state budget cuts looming, our students are in danger of losing the support they deserve in staffing, materials, resources, and basic needs.  One of our goals as a PTO community is to raise money and distribute it to purposeful areas of education.  
We call our first fundraiser of the year “The Direct Appeal.”
This means that the PTO directly asks every family and staff member to donate to the PTO bank.  Please consider clicking the link below and entering ANY amount to help our children! 

Last spring, the PTO provided $15,000 in remote learning tools, including MiFi devices for families in need of high-speed WiFi access and Scholastic books and learning packets for elementary students without technological access.

$2,200 was provided for professional photography at PHS, to ensure that the seniors had graduation photos taken and could each receive a keepsake photo of their special day.

An additional $7,612 was contributed this fall for WiFi access, as part of the Technology Equity Community Coalition fundraiser.
Visit to contribute.

The PTO is a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax deductible. 

Our goal is 100% parent & staff participation. 

PTO Fall Virtual Kickoff
Thank you to everyone who participated in our first virtual General PTO meeting on October 8th!  We had over 40 attendees at this live zoom discussion.  
View the meeting video here.
Congratulations to Our New PTO Officers!

At our October 8th meeting, officers were voted in for the term October 2020 to June 2022:
Isabel Pipolo, Vice President
Halle Chizmadia, Treasurer

Click here to learn more about our new officers

We would like to thank our outgoing Treasurer Jen Carbaugh for her many years of service to the children, parents, and staff of the school district.

Saturday Academy Spooktacular

Saturday, October 31st

The PCSD witches are cooking up a spooktacular Saturday Academy for our Peekskill families! Tune into the PCSD website at to watch this virtual event. 

Costume Showcase
Virtual Scavenger Hunt w/ Prizes
Story Time with Peekskill Basics
Art Activities
Sports Activities
Singing & Dancing
Hispanic Heritage Month Interviews
Principal Pair-Ups with our Two By Two Animal Friends

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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:

Marisa O'Leary, President
Isabel Pipolo, Vice President
Jen Carbaugh, Treasurer
Randi Alberino, Secretary
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