Park Ave news


Camp Invention logoCamp Invention to be offered this summer for students entering
grades 1-6

Register by March 20 for $25 discount

March, 2015 - The very popular Camp Invention returns to the Warwick Valley Central School District this July 13-17 for students entering grades 1-6. More


Park Avenue spelling bee is May 12

March 18, 2015 - Park Avenue Elementary School has enrolled with the Scripps National Spelling Bee. If you would like access to study lists, the 2014 School Pronouncer Guide, the 2014 Classroom Pronouncer Guide and more, contact Kathy Skafidas at for instructions on how to obtain these guides.


Howdy Y'all! "Someone Special" Square Dance on April 17

Feb. 19, 2015 - Can you help with the PTA "Someone Special" Square Dance on Friday, April 17? We're looking for help with planning, set up/clean up, and/or help at the actual dance. Your help would be greatly appreciated!
Please email Kim Brady at


‘Runaway Train’ leads to state competition
for Odyssey of the Mind team

WVCSD team wins Division Problem at Regional Finals

March 5, 2015 – On Sat., Feb. 28, “The Polar Express,” a division 1 (grades 2-5) Odyssey of the Mind team from Warwick Valley Central School, won its Division Problem at the Regional Finals this weekend at Orange-Ulster BOCES. More


Visit Principal Wood's new website

Keep up with all the great things going on at Park Avenue Elementary School! Click here to visit Ms. Wood's new website.


Park Avenue's second marking period fourth-grade honor roll announced

Park Avenue Elementary School Principal Sandra E. Wood is pleased to announce the fourth grade students who achieved academic distinction by being named to the Honor Roll at school. Click here.


students pose with the book, "Charlotte's Web" wearing pink pig nosesOne Book, One School

"When a whole school reads a book, there's a lot to talk about."

Feb. 2015 - In January, Park Avenue conducted an all-school book club called "One Book, One School." Click here for more information.




Box Tops Contest logoPark Avenue PTA announces the winners of the second Box Tops contest!

Keep clipping your Box Tops!

March 2, 2015 - The winners of our 2nd Box Tops Contest are:
1st Place- Mr. DiNoto’s class
2nd Place- Ms. Berghahn and Mrs. Myers’ classes
3rd Place- Mrs. Canfield and Mrs. Myers’ classes

* We collected 8,692 Box Tops. That’s $869.20 for our school!
* A big thank you to all the students, parents and teachers who helped to make this contest a huge success!
* Our third and final contest will begin on April 6 and will end on May 29.
*For more information, please contact: Maura Tennant at


Don't let winter keep you from walking - join us for a walk at Park Avenue School

All are welcome to walk in the gym on Thursday afternoons

In an effort to reach out to winter walkers, Park Avenue Elementary School will offer space in its gym for walking. Individuals who would like a challenge can stair climb, as well. This is free of charge, and the space is warm and free of slippery surfaces! The program will be offered every Thursday afternoon from 3:45 - to 4:45 p.m. (Please note that the space is not available during school closures or holidays.) Don't let winter keep you from walking - join us for a walk in the Park! This is open to anyone & everyone - all are welcome!


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 more information.


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