Special Events and Announcements

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  • ELF & MS Faculty Mtgs

    Pearl River School District
  • Special Education MS & HS Staff Mtg.

    Special Education MS & HS Staff Mtg. @ District Admin. Bldg

    Pearl River School District
  • FA Winter Concert

    Franklin Avenue Elementary School
  • Hanukkah - ends at sundown

    Pearl River School District
  • District Admin Bldg

    Cancelled - SEPTA Executive mtg

    For Executive Board members only

    Pearl River School District
  • Special Education Elementary Staff Meeting

    Elementary Special Education Staff Meeting @ Evans Park

    Pearl River School District
  • ELF Winter Celebrations

    ELF Joint Information
  • Christmas Eve

    Pearl River School District
  • Christmas Day

    Pearl River School District
  • Winter Recess - School Closed

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Spotlight on Franklin Avenue

School and District News

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    Superintendent Letter - High School Incident 12/4/17

    Click on the following link from Marco Pochintesta, PRSD Superintendent, regarding an incident at Pearl River High School earlier today: 

    Superintendent Letter regarding PRHS Incident 12/4/17

    Pearl River School District
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    Superintendent's Letter - District Update 11/29/17

    Click on the following link to a letter from Superintendent of Schools Marco Pochintesta:   Superintendent Update 11/29/17

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    Letter from the Principal

     Dear Families,

    Great things are happening at Franklin Avenue School.  As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I am very grateful to be working with such wonderful children, dedicated faculty and staff, and supportive parents.  Our focus continues to be 21st century skills: critical thinking, creative problem solving, collaboration, and communication.

    In classrooms, teachers are encouraging 21st century skills in all of the disciplines that are studied.  In kindergarten, students are applying critical thinking and collaboration as they work in the block center building structures to house animals and creatures, which they subsequently sort to fit in different areas.  In first grade, students explored the concept of light and dark as they drew a scene in the dark, with just a flashlight and natural light; as a follow up lesson, students will analyze drawings and make hypotheses on how the drawings were affected by students’ location in the classroom.  In second grade, students investigated the absorbency of two different paper towels, determining which one would be better to use for soaking up a large spill or scrubbing a stain.  In third grade, students used their critical thinking skills to make predictions from their Just Right books which they supported with evidence from the texts.  In fourth grade, students drew symbolic representations of Native American life which they then transferred into a stamp by using the carving machine in the makerspace.  They used these designs for the wampum belts that they created with sewing machines. From the classroom to the makerspace, Franklin Avenue Stars are very engaged in their learning here at school.

    I hope you and your families enjoy a peaceful Thanksgiving holiday.  Please feel free to contact me by phone, by email, and, of course, in person.

    My best,

    Maureen Alaimo

     

    Franklin Avenue Elementary School
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    Superintendent's Letter regarding vaping 10-23-17

    Click on the following link to view a letter from Superintendent of Schools, Marco Pochintesta, regarding a growing concern about vaping:
    Superintendent Letter on Vaping 10-23-17

    Pearl River School District
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    Superintendent Report to BOE 09-26-17

    Click on the following link to view the Superintendent's presentation "Profile of a Pearl River Graduate" to the BOE on 9-26-17.

    Pearl River School District
  • PRSD New Website

    Welcome to the new PRSD website. The site is still a work in progress and updates will continue. Please use the navigation tabs in the horizontal bar at the top to access information. You can also use the magnifying glass at the top right of the page to search for a document or page. You can subscribe to various calendars using the following instructions. To get back to the homepage of the district or school site, click on the logo at the top of the page. If you have any feedback for the website, please contact us at - Website Feedback

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