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March 13, 2022

Positivity Project March 14-18: LOVE of LEARNING

Dear Families,


This week our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Love of Learning. Love of learning means you master new topics on your own or in school.


Those with a love of learning are intrinsically motivated and engaged in a topic regardless of achieving an external standard. They enjoy learning simply for the sake of learning. They don’t need a prize of a high grade as a reward. Their reward is the process of doing the work and improving.


Developing a love of learning is highly beneficial for an individual. It means that they are intrinsically motivated to deepen their existing skills and abilities, or learn something completely new. Since intrinsically motivated action is correlated with positive emotions, those who act on their love of learning may also have enhanced mental and physical health. Additionally, individuals who love learning have the desire and ability to overcome challenges, due to a sense of autonomy and control over their environment.


To practice and encourage the character strength of love of learning with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2), where together you will watch a video, read a quote, and talk about the answers to three questions.


Have a wonderful week!

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Important Dates to Remember

March 14: Special Budget Meeting in the Cafeteria at 6:00 P.M. (If necessary)

March 15: Winter Sports Banquet (spaghetti dinner) will be held @ 6PM at the Firemen's Field

March 16: Seniors to Gateways to Careers at SUNY Canton from 9:30 A.M. to 1:50 P.M.

March 17: Early Release Day

March 18: Staff Development Day - No School for Students

March 21: Special Budget Meeting in the Cafeteria at 5:30 P.M. (Prior to Regular Meeting, if necessary)

March 21: Board of Education Meeting in the Cafeteria at 6:00 P.M.

March 25: K-4 Panther Pride Assembly

March 28-April 1: Class of 2024 Plant Sales Fundraiser

March 28: Special Budget Meeting in the Cafeteria at 6:00 P.M. (If necessary)

March 29-April 5: NYS English Language Arts Assessments (CBT)

April 1: Early Release Day

May 21: Prom Night

Panthers in the News

Our Model UN participated in competition this week. All students had a great experience and said they're looking forward to next year! Every delegate spoke and several were authors on the winning resolutions!


Alivia Sochia won best essay for her writing on resilience. Megan Taylor received a diplomatic commendation for her work representing Canada in the Security Council.


Congratulations to our PHCS Model UN and their advisors, Mr. Votra and Mrs. Whitmarsh, on a job well done!

John Rosemond is in the North Country

The St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Instructional Resources Department is extending an invitation to attend a Community Good Will Dinner and Presentation at Edwards-Knox Central School District on Thursday, March 17, 2022.

Best-selling author, speaker, and parenting expert, John Rosemond will present “Parents are Bosses, Not Friends.”


The Pre-Registration link: Pre-Registration for John Rosemond Event

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Prom Wear Open House

Prom Wear Open House March 26th 10-4 in Madrid!

If you have any prom needs, Anna Campbell (315-265-2047) is hosting a Prom Wear Open House Event

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The free event is taking place on Saturday, March 26th from 10-4 at the Madrid Municipal Building.
Free outfits for any gender are available for those in need!

5-Hour Pre-Licensing Course

BOCES is offering pre-licensing courses at 3 p.m. on the following dates: April 2nd, May 7th, and June 4th.


The cost of the course is $50.


You must pre-register and pre-pay for the course. Walk-ins will not be permitted. To register, go to sllboces.org. The pre-licensing courses are listed under the Spring 2022 SLLBOCES Adult Education Course Catalog. You can also call 1-888-360-7693.

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PHCSD Website and Mobile App

Catch the latest lunch menu, student stories, events and news updates right at your fingertips! Download the PHCS mobile app on Android or iOS (Apple)


All of this information may also be accessed when you visit our new and improved school district WEBSITE.

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Important Links

SchoolTool Parent Portal

Remain up to date on your child(ren)'s grades and assignments.