PTO News • 11/5/2018
News from the Peekskill Parent-Teacher Organization
Our November News Bulletin is now available!
Download and print it here in English & Spanish
PTO Town Hall 
General Meeting 
Join the PTO Executive Board, our Superintendent Dr. David Mauricio, and principals from every school building! 

Get the latest PTO news and then join small break-out discussion groups that pertain to your child’s school.  Staff and parents will have the chance to talk intimately about what matters most to them. 
Thursday, November 8th
7 to 8:15pm

Ford Auditorium

Admin Building • 1031 Elm Street
Childcare and Spanish Translation Are Provided
at ALL General PTO Meetings!
Supervised activities will be provided for children in the gym.  
Mark your calendar for this year's other general meetings: 
 JAN. 10th •  FEB. 7th  • MAR. 14th  •  APR. 11th  •  JUN. 13th
Do you have leftover candy from Halloween?
Bring it to the PTO meeting!

We're collecting candy for Operation Gratitude and all donations will be sent to our deployed military troops, first responders, and veterans. The candy will be packed by the PTO and shipped by this Friday, November 9th.

We also invite you to include a thank you letter for our troops and first responders!  
Please remember to vote TOMORROW, Tuesday, November 6th for candidates who support equal education for all students!  

Donate to the Coat and Food Drive
Now through November 13th!

Please place donations into the drop boxes at your child's school.

The PCSD is collecting winter clothing and non-perishable food items, to be distributed to families at the Saturday Academy on November 17th at PKMS.

Items requested include:

  • New or gently used cleaned coats, hats and gloves of all sizes (infant to adult)
  • Canned vegetables such as corn, green beans, sweet potatoes or yams
  • Canned turkey gravy and/or packaged dry turkey gravy mix
  • Boxed stuffing mix, corn bread mix, or instant mashed potatoes
  • White rice
  • Canned cranberry sauce or applesauce
  • Canned fruit
  • Cake mix and canned frosting
  • Baby food in jars  
For questions, please contact: Orfa Fuentes or Maria Flores @ 914-739-0682 ext. 7309.

Mark your calendar now for Tuesday, November 13th at 6:30pm!
You will get the chance to talk to the new PCSD Family and Community Engagement Coordinator, Maria Flores, in the Middle School Library. Bring any questions, suggestions and ideas!  

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:

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
• 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 ~
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:  FRI, 11/9 @ 7pm PKMS Library 
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:  TUES, 11/13 @ 6:30pm PKMS Library 
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:  THURS. 11/15 @ 1pm Administration Building BOE Room
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 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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Join Our "Parents & Teachers" Discussion Group on Facebook

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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