Pleasantville Middle School
September 26 - 30, 2022
Gr. 7 Sharpe Reservation, Fishkill Environmental Trip
Please click here for more information regarding the trip to Sharpe Reservation.
Permission slips and payment are due no later than Friday, Sept. 23.
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 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
If you have questions about Schoology, you can also email HelpDesk@pleasantvilleschools.org
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.
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.
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 email@example.com if you have questions, concerns, or are in need of social/emotional resources.
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:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on this link to sign up!
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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: