The Pizza Place

Posted on March 27th, 2017 by Mary Ellen Kenny
By Judy Purcell, PreK teacher A paper pizza produced by PreK A pizza puzzle in our class inspired weeks of activities based around one of our favorite foods, pizza!! The dramatic play area in our classroom has been transformed into
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And then it’s Spring

Posted on March 24th, 2017 by Mary Ellen Kenny
By Joanna Shaw, kindergarten teacher Despite the chilly and windy weather, the kindergartner’s studies have leapt into spring. Inspired by And then it’s Spring, by Julie Fogliano, the children collaborated on a sensory poem. They used their five senses
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Get inspired! Registration now open for new Spring Enrichment courses

Posted on March 20th, 2017 by gillianeames
The Spring Enrichment Program features interesting new courses taking place both indoors and outdoors. Registrations for all spring courses are now open through Friday, April 7th.  Courses will begin right after Spring Break. Here’s a look at three new
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Getting into Character for the Spring Musical, “City of Angels”

Posted on March 17th, 2017 by Karen Nichols
By Erin Murphy, high school and middle school teacher of Spanish and drama Students are hard at work, rehearsing for the high school spring musical, “City of Angels,” directed by Laura Hicks, high school drama teacher. Two plots intertwine during
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Fashion and Flying

Posted on March 16th, 2017 by Laura Graceffa
Two captivating moments in different middle school classes last week: The Fashion Show In Erin Murphy’s 8th grade Spanish class, students presented a fashion show in order to practice vocabulary. They has a run way, outfits and, most important, accurate
Posted in: Highlights, Middle School

Functional Art–Upcycle Plus! Design Challenge—DeStruction

Posted on March 14th, 2017 by Karen Nichols
By Li Pipman Denaut, teacher of HS math and STEAM arts    When students in Functional Art-Upcycle Plus! were presented with their Design Challenge—DeStruction, each eagerly scavenged through a collection of treasures. The challenge’s goal is to deconstruct a piece
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Eventful MS Weekend

Posted on March 13th, 2017 by Laura Graceffa
The final performance
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Reminder: PDS PA Meeting this Thursday, March 16

Posted on March 12th, 2017 by kimcarpenter
All parents are invited to the PDS Parents Association meeting this Thursday, March 16, at 8:30am. We plan to discuss the Parent Talent Show, the Evening Garden Party and the Used Book Fair. Hope to see you there!
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PDS Students and Alum to present at Mohawk Watershed Symposium, Union College

Posted on March 10th, 2017 by Andrea Tufts
Sonomi O. ’17, Anne G. ’17 and Julia Q.G. Roellke ’15 will have the distinct honor of presenting their scientific research at the Mohawk Watershed Symposium at Union College on March 17th. The ninth annual symposium, which is focused on
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The Food Truck Emerges

Posted on March 7th, 2017 by Laura Graceffa
Sixth graders completed their structure of a food truck, built of Goya cans, at the Poughkeepsie Galleria mall! The truck is striking for several reasons: it has a lighted sign, reading How CAN I help you? It has brightly lit
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