444 Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
Lost and Found
Our closet is overflowing with misplaced sweatshirts, jackets and other
items. If your child is missing something, please check the lost and
found, located in our dining room. Unclaimed items will be donated to a
local charity next week.
Students are permitted to “switch buses” as needed, provided that doing
so does not create overcrowding on the bus. Therefore, we cannot
accommodate groups of students switching buses for social reasons. If
your child plans to bring more than one or two friends to your home,
please arrange a carpool or other transportation to avoid crowding the
bus. Students who are regular riders are entitled to a seat on the bus;
others may be asked not to ride if the bus is filled to capacity.
We sometimes joke that the size of a students’ backpack is about the
same as the size of the student. However, an overly heavy bag can be a
concern for some. If your child’s backpack is overstuffed, please
consider the following:
•Students can remove all work from completed units from their binders.
These papers should be filed at home for future reference and studying,
but removing these pages from binders can significantly reduce the
weight. Students only need to keep the current units of study in their
•Students should not carry hardcover text books between school and home.
•Students may consider using a folder to carry daily homework
assignments, reducing the need to bring the whole binder home on some
•Students can empty the backpack of all items that can be stored in their lockers, such as calculators and pencil cases.
You may want to help your child empty and reorganize supplies and
materials in their backpacks periodically. That is also a good time to
check and refresh supplies such as lined paper and pencils.
|Pizza and a Great Discussion!
The next Parent-Child Book Club will be on Thursday, February 26 at 6:30
in the Middle School Library Media Center. We will be discussing Framed
by Frank Cottrell Boyce.
•Dylan is the only boy in his entire town. His best friends are two pet
chickens. Criminal instincts run in his family. And, the crime of the
century has just fallen into his lap. Ninja Turtles, Renaissance art,
gas stations and crime… Dylan’s having a crazy year.
The Parent Child Book Discussion Group is open to students in grades 6-8
and an adult they like to share books with. If you have any questions,
please contact Ms. McCabe at email@example.com or Amy Kaplan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please RSVP so we can be sure to have enough Pizza and snacks.
|8th Grade Families
The Yearbook staff is asking for your help! The Yearbook publishes a
section called, Then and Now that features pictures of groups of 8th
graders in their younger years, and then a follow up group photo from
today. We need your group pictures! If you could take a moment and go
through some old photos of groups of 8th graders from years past, we
would love to feature them in the Yearbook. Please email your pictures
directly to email@example.com
- or drop them off at the main office in an envelope for Mrs.
Gualtiere. Due date for submission is Monday, February 23rd. Thank you
in advance for your support of the Middle School Yearbook.
|Middle School Health
We had a good turnout for our coffee meeting last week. Our topic was
Health and Wellness at Middle School. Please see our presentation,
which is posted on the website under Principal’s Coffee. Thanks to our
fabulous team for presenting: Ms. Adams, Ms. Murphy, Ms. Giordano, Mrs.
Piersons and Dr. Novick.
|Dates to Remember:
Jan 30: Pizza Day
Feb 11: Parent Orientation to 9th Grade, 7 pm
Feb 26: Parent-Child Book Club