A Note from Principal Jeannine Carr
Dear Prospect Hill Families,
I am honored to be writing to you as the new Principal of Prospect Hill Elementary School. I look forward to working with a dynamic staff, dedicated parents and involved community members. Most of all, I look forward to working with the students and continuing to build on the great work at Prospect Hill Elementary School.
Over the past few weeks I have met with Dr. Limato, teachers, parents and members of the administrative team, to ensure a smooth transition for the start of the school year. I can assure you that my goal is to continue building on what everyone has worked so hard to achieve, and to use that foundation to continue to move Prospect Hill forward. I truly believe that our success is dependent on the building of positive relationships with the students, staff and community. Working together, using the expertise of the school community, will support ongoing student achievement for all of our students.
In August, class placement letters will arrive in the mail. Please keep in mind that Dr. Limato worked very closely with teachers to create balanced and inclusive classes. A great deal of thought was put into these placement decisions to provide the best learning environment for each student.
As part of my regular routine once the school year begins, you will find me out and about during morning arrival and afternoon dismissal. I look forward to the opportunity to meet and begin forming relationships with the Prospect Hill community. This summer, I am available to meet with parents and children. I can be reached via email at email@example.com. I will be in most of the summer, with the exception of two weeks in July. Feel free to stop by and introduce yourself as my door is always open to you. I wish you all a safe and enjoyable summer.
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Kindergarten and New Student Registration
Kindergarten and New Student Registration: Forms, Requirements: viewProspect - Need to Know
Two Additional Board of Education Meetings Schedule
The Pelham Board of Education has scheduled two additional meetings on June 21 and June 22.
The schedule is as follows:
Thursday, June 21, 7 pm – Executive Session Only
The Pelham Board of Education and the Bond Steering Committee will meet in Executive Session to discuss the employment of a particular corporation(s) at 7 pm on Thursday, June 21 in the Pelham Memorial High School library, room 105E at 575 Colonial Avenue, Pelham, NY 10803. No public session is anticipated.
Friday, June 22, 2:30 pm – Executive Session Only
The Pelham Board of Education will meet in Executive Session to discuss the employment of a particular person(s) at 2:30 pm on Friday, June 22 in the Superintendent’s Conference Room at 18 Franklin Place, Pelham, NY 10803. No public session is anticipated.District- Need to Know
Lynn Sabia to be Appointed Middle School Principal
Lynn Sabia, currently the assistant principal of Pelham Middle School, is expected to be appointed principal at the Board of Education's meeting at 8:15 pm on Wednesday, June 20. Please read Dr. Champ's announcement for more information.District- Need to Know
School Budget, Bond and BOE Election ResultsBudget/Bond/BOE Election Results:Budget Proposition Passes: Yes-1723; No-550Bond Proposition 1 Passes: Yes-1584; No-698Bond Proposition 2 Passes: Yes-1412; No-848Jessica Young (1682 votes) and Eileen Miller (1522 votes) were elected to three-year terms on the Board of EducationThank you voters!District- Need to Know
Bond Referendum Set for Tuesday, May 15
Eligible Pelham voters may vote on a two-proposition bond proposal to fund facilities/infrastructure projects and athletic facilities/fields upgrades on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Visit the District's updated bond page to learn more about the proposal.District- Need to Know
A note from Dr. Champ about the Tragedy in Florida
Dear Pelham Parents, Staff and Community Members,
I am writing you with a heavy heart over the tragedy that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida yesterday. For all of us – parents, students, teachers, and staff – violence in a school, especially the loss of innocent lives, hits far too close to home.
During this time when media attention is heightened around this most recent school shooting, it is especially important that we help our children make sense of this disturbing act of violence. Please know that our school counselors, psychologists, administrators and principals are all available to support our students and staff. We encourage you to reach out and ask for support.
The safety of our students and staff is something that I take extremely seriously and something that our staff thinks about on a daily basis. Each instance of school violence gives us pause as we think about how we improve the safety of our buildings and facilities.
Over the course of today and tomorrow, our middle school and high school administrators and support staff will be meeting with students to review our safety protocols and remind students of the resources available to help support them emotionally.
In the coming days and weeks, our elementary principals will review our building protocols with our staff and parents and remind them of the importance of following our safety procedures. As always, our staff is available to address any students’ concerns in a developmentally appropriate way.
Our District safety and security committee will also meet shortly to review our procedures and discuss ways to make improvements, as necessary.
Each year we practice a variety of drills, such as lock downs and lock outs, to help us prepare for a day that we pray will never come. Over the past several years, each of our campuses have been equipped with enhanced security features to control who is entering and leaving our buildings at all times and notify those outside of the buildings when an emergency situation is occurring. Our security and facilities team and our administration maintains a close working relationship with our police and fire chiefs in each village and they too practice and prepare for emergency responses routinely and seriously. Together, we strive to make sure our efforts are efficient and coordinated in the event of any emergency.
Preparation is key to ensuring that our schools are safe and welcoming places for our students and staff. The social-emotional wellness of our students is a core tenet of educational system and that will always be the best preventative measure we can take. We also must be persistent in ensuring that potentially dangerous and violent situations are known before they become tragedies. It sounds simple, but please, if you see something, say something. We will investigate, and we will work to make sure our students are safe – it is our most important function as a school system.
Finally, the Employee Assistance Program has produced a helpful guide with tips on dealing with the trauma from the tragedy. Click here to review this document.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns. Please keep the families of Parkland, Florida in your hearts and minds and thank you for your continued support.
Dr. Cheryl Champ, Ed. D.
Superintendent of SchoolsDistrict- Need to Know
John Condon Appointed Director of Facilities
The Pelham Public Schools is pleased to announce the appointment of John P. Condon as Director of Facilities effective February 26, 2018. Mr. Condon will take over the position from current Director Anthony Mandile, who is retiring on February 28. Please read more about this announcement.District- Need to Know
Transportation to Out-of-District Schools due by April 2
Please note that parents requesting transportation to out-of-district schools for the 2018-19 school year MUST complete and send in the Request Form before April 2, 2018 (this is a one-day extension due to the Easter holiday.District- Need to Know
Sign Up for Email Blasts
Please sign up for email blasts from the Pelham Public Schools to learn more about District events, the upcoming bond referendum and important announcements.District- Good to Know
Information on Kindergarten Registration
Registration of Kindergarten students will take place January 23 for new Colonial and Hutchinson students and January 24 for new Prospect Hill and Siwanoy students.
Please review the Kindergarten registration letter for precise times and information.District- Need to Know
Bond Update: Preliminary Scope and Next StepsDistrict- Need to Know