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10 Park Avenue
Warwick, NY 10990
(845) 987-3170


Sandra Wood

Head Teachers

Barbara Katz
Anthony DiNoto


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Halloween guidelines for
Park Avenue Elementary School

Oct. 27, 2014 - Please read this important letter regarding Halloween from Principal Wood. Letter from the Principal (pdf)


Get your spook on! Come help with our famous
Halloween Happening event

Oct. 2, 2014 - Come help with the Park Avenue Halloween Happening and be part of the fun! We need help with setup on Oct. 30 (tall, strong people needed!) and during the event (you are required to come in costume!). Please email Mary Ellen King or email Karyn Flores if you can help out - we can't make this event spooktacular without parent help.
We are also in need of donations of individually wrapped candies and small toys to give out as gifts. These may be dropped off in the main office at any time.
This year, we're also collecting gently used Halloween costumes for children who may need them, so they can join in the fun, too. Place the costumes in a plastic bag, labeled with name of costume and size, and place in the collection bin in the cafeteria. Please email the Park Avenue PTA if you would like one of these costumes for your child.


Warwick PTA sponsors Reflections arts competition for K-12

Submissions due by November 14

Each year, the Warwick Valley PTA sponsors “Reflections,” a theme-based competition for visual, musical and literary art. This year's theme is "The world would be a better place if…" Students will reflect on the theme and create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, music composition, literature, photography and visual arts. Reflections is open to all students in grades K-12. Parents do not need to be a PTA member to participate. Questions? Contact the Park Avenue Reflections chairperson, Tammy Schuler-Williamson, at Click here for flyer (pdf).


Check out the Park Avenue PTA 2014-15 Enrichment Program!

What is Enrichment?

*An opportunity for students to engage in new skills
*Held after school from 3:20-4:20 pm on the specified dates
*As of 10/7/14, Martial Arts, Dance, Glee Club, Art, Cooking and Photography are in place - and more programs are coming, including kickboxing, origami, yoga, additional dance programs, Boy Scouts, sports, and many more!
How do you sign up? Signup is easy! Click here for flyer (pdf).


Park Avenue PTA announces first 2014-15 Box Tops Contest

Sept. 26, 2014 - Start clipping your Box Tops! For the combined months of October and November, each class will collect Box Tops. The top three classes that average the most Box Tops collected per student by November 26 will be awarded cash prizes from the PTA, to be used for classroom supplies or a class party. Click here for flyer with details (pdf).


Sign the petition for fair and equitable funding for New York schools - help end the GEA!

Oct. 1, 2014 - Please help us continue the effort to end the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA), which hurts New York's public schools. Be part of the action! Take a moment to sign the petition at left, (to be delivered to the Board of Regents, The New York State House, The New York State Senate, and Governor Andrew Cuomo) telling our state leaders to provide fair and equitable funding for our schools. Click the red "SIGN PETITION" button, and add your name to the growing list of Mid-Hudson area residents who want to see an end to the GEA.


Park Ave PTA gets the school year off to a great start!

Our first PTA meeting on Sept. 23 had an amazing turnout of both faculty and parents. We invite all of you to join the PTA, since dues are a huge part of our fundraising. Please see the attached meeting minutes to find out more about what's being planned for the coming year (pdf). Click here for more Park Avenue PTA information.


Health departments provide advice on preventing the spread of respiratory illness known as Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)

Sept. 22, 2014 - What is EV-D68 and how many cases have been confirmed?
Find out more.


Seasonal influenza information

Sept. 22, 2014 - Local resources and information about seasonal flu.


Are you planning to drive your child(ren) to school this year?

If so, please let us know! Fill out this form (pdf), and send it back to the Transportation Department.


A Parent's Guide to Common Core Learning

Sept. 9, 2013 - Click the link below to learn more about the Common Core from a booklet created by NYS PTA and the NYS United Teachers Union. The 12-page booklet explains the curriculum in detail and plain language, and provides a good overview of Common Core.

A Parent's Guide to Common Core Learning from NYS PTA and NYSUT (pdf)

More about Common Core


Park Avenue 2014-15 teacher supply lists

July 23, 2014 - Click here for supply lists for each grade/teacher for the 2014-15 school year at Park Avenue Elementary School.


Kindergarten registration 2014

Feb. 10, 2014 - Kindergarten registration letters have been mailed to the parents of students eligible for Kindergarten in the fall of 2014. In order for a child to be eligible; the parent and child must reside in the Warwick Valley Central School District and the child must be five (5) years of age on or before December 1, 2014. Parents who did not receive Kindergarten registration information are asked to call Central Registration at 987-3050 ext. 12710 as soon as possible.