Pleasantville Middle School

Weekly Newsletter

September 26 - 30, 2022

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Grade 5 & 6 Back to School Night

Grades 5 & 6 will have their parent/guardian Back to School Night on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Please see the schedules below to plan the evening accordingly.

Parent Letter

Grade 5 Back to School Night Schedule

Grade 6 Back to School Night Schedule

Gr. 7 Sharpe Reservation, Fishkill Environmental Trip

Attention Grade 7 Families:
Please click here for more information regarding the trip to Sharpe Reservation.
Permission slips and payment are due no later than Friday, Sept. 23.

Spirit Week

Student Council is hosting their first Spirit Week of the 2022-2023 school year in conjunction with Homecoming weekend at the HS. Get your school spirit on!

Wednesday, 9/28 is Pajama Day

Thursday, 9/29 - Country Western Day
Friday, 9/30 - Panther Pride Day

Schoology for Parents

Login Info for New Parents

If you are new to the district or have never logged in to Schoology before, please follow these instructions. You will be asked to "reset your password" and enter your email address.

Schoology New Parent Login Info.pdf

Schoology Guided Tour Webinar

New to Schoology, or just need a refresher? Please view our "Schoology Guided Tour for Parents" webinar, which was recorded in September 2021 for PUFSD parents.

Additional Schoology Resources

Getting Started on Schoology for Parents PDF.pdf

Additional Schoology Resources for Parents.pdf

If you have questions about Schoology, you can also email


Pleasantville Friends of the Visual Arts (FOVA) is a parent run group that organizes and fundraises for Pleasantville High School and Middle School art department projects, events and scholarships.

Please click on this link for their calendar of events for the 2022-23 school year.

Art Show

Please join us at the annual Fall Art show displaying Grades K - 12 students' creations at the Mt. Pleasant Library from Oct. 6 thru Oct. 12.
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A Look Inside Our Classrooms

Grade 5 Science

The 5th grade science classes ventured outside on Friday to observe shadows. They were seeking information to answer the question, "How does the time of day affect an object's shadow?" Students traced shadows of small objects, recorded the time, and then measured each shadow, at two different times during the day. This activity gave students a first hand experience with concepts they've been learning about in class.

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Grade 5 Advisory

Last week Ms. Roth and Ms. Flatley had the pleasure of meeting with and talking to the 5th grade students in their Science classes. Students were given an overview of the role of a School Counselor as well as other support staff in the building. Information was shared on how and when they can meet with or talk to their counselor, Ms. Roth. Students were able to ask questions and also had an opportunity to share about their summer, their family and favorite activities. We are looking forward to getting to know the 5th grade!

Grade 5 Health

This week, students in Grades 5 who have health in Quad 1 learned about how two seemingly opposites can be true at the same time- this is called thinking dialectically! Students shared aspects of their own identities that can be thought of us totally opposite, like being talkative and quiet! Students learned the benefits of thinking about themselves with complexity as they develop their self-awareness.

Please contact Mary Ann Flatley @914-741-1420 ext. 10535 or if you have questions, concerns, or are in need of social/emotional resources.

Science Olympiad

Come learn about the PMS Science Olympiad team!

The final introductory meeting for 6th-8th graders will be held at the PMS Inquiry Lab from
3:15 – 4:15 pm on Wednesday, September 28

Questions? Please contact:

Ms. Benson at or Mr. Sablosky at


Rotary Pancake Breakfast

The Rotary Club of Pleasantville is excited to bring back our annual Pancake Breakfast on October 1st, after a 3 year COVID hiatus. The funds raised from the breakfast will help support the Pleasantville Community Scholarship Fund which was founded by our Rotary Club back in 1945. While the Scholarship Fund now operates independently, Rotary takes great pleasure in continuing to support it with an average annual contribution of $5000.

The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional and community leaders.

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8th Grade Community Service

Eighth grade students who complete 25 hours or more of community service by Friday, May 12, 2023 will receive a community service award at graduation. This service must be completed for a not-for-profit agency and a supervisor from that agency must sign off on the student's hours. No parent signatures will be accepted. All hours must be completed during the student's 8th grade school year including the summer before 8th grade.

Students must submit the Community Service Voucher form to their counselor for review on Nov 9, Jan 11, and Mar 15 in addition to the final submission on May 12, 2023. Forms are posted on the bulletin board outside of Mrs. Leyden's office.

Community service opportunities will be posted on the bulletin board throughout the year as they become available within school. Other possibilities are the farmers market (see info below), houses of worship, middle school garden, peer tutoring, PTA activities, etc.

Please have your child see Mrs. Leyden for more information.

Composting Station at Pleasantville Farmers Market

The composting station at the Pleasantville Farmers Market was started by a Girl Scout for her gold award. It is our community’s job to keep it going. That’s why we need you to volunteer at the composting station. For your help you will receive community service hours. The composting station is there to decrease the amount of trash produced by the Farmers Market. That includes helping members of the community place their items in the correct bin. The Google sheet for market composting volunteering is located below. Please add your name to whichever weekends you can commit to volunteering. Morning shifts are from 8:20-10:45, and afternoon shifts take place from 10:45-1:10. Thank you!

Contact me if you have any questions at

Click on this link to sign up!

Laptop Insurance

Reminder that all laptop insurance payments are due. Please pay your invoice online through MySchoolBucks or by dropping off a check (with a copy of the invoice) to the middle school main office. Please email if you have any questions regarding device insurance.

Middle School Yearbook Info

Grade 8 Parents: Please reserve your baby picture ad as soon as possible. We only have space for 100 ads. See the link below for more information.

Please click here for any questions regarding the yearbook purchase, baby picture ads, etc.

The yearbook team will meet Wednesday, September 28th at 2:30 in room 107.

Middle School PTA

PMS parents: Sign up to receive PMS PTA Eblasts!

Click here to sign up.

If you have any questions, please email Lana Pattinson at

Thank you for your support!

Student Assistance Counselor

Please click on the links below to view letters (English and Spanish versions) regarding our school's substance use and problem gambling prevention program. You are encouraged to contact the Student Assistance Counselor if you have concerns about your child. The letters also include information regarding other activities to promote social and emotional health.

Letter in English

Letter in Spanish

After School Programs - MP Public Library

Please click on the links below for information regarding the after school programs offered at the Mount Pleasant Public Library:


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General Information

Traffic Safety Letter for Student Dropoff and Pickup

2022/23 Middle School Bell Schedule

DIstrict Calendar 2022-2023

*Please regularly check the Middle School website and follow us on twitter throughout the year to stay updated on Middle School happenings.