School Announcements

  • Display Your Message Here to the School Community

    If you have a message you would like to share with the school community, please contact Mr. Leader at  You message can appear here.

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  • Parent Teacher Report Card Conference

    Please be aware that Parent Teacher Conference for Pelham Gardens Middle School will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 12:30pm to 2:30pm in the afternoon, and from 4:30pm to 7:30pm in the evening. You may attend either conference. Students will be dismissed at 11:45am. Parents are expected to pick up their child's report card,  As this will be a full report card distribution and parent teacher conference.Please be sure to put this date on your calendar to make proper accommodations to be present. Please be sure to put this date on your calendar to make proper accommodations to be present. To download the PTC letter, click here.  Thank You. 



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  • Picture Day is Coming!!!

    Picture Day for both 6th and 7th grade student is coming up on Thursday, December 7, 2017.  Flyers with package pricing were distributed to students in their advisories.  If you need pricing information or assistance with your purchasing or reordering photos, please click here.

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  • 5 Incredible Self-improvement Tips For The New Year

    Pelham Gardens Middle School will host its next family workshop on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 6:30pm. We will provide you and your family 5 incredible Self-improvement Tips for the New Year. This will be an interactive as well as educational workshop. Please RSVP on the school website by filling out the form on the homepage. You may download the flyer by clicking here

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  • Parent Association Meeting

    The Parent Association will have its next meeting on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 6:30pm.  This will be a brief meeting after the Winter Wonderland Dance.   If you have any questions, please feel free to email Parent Association President Letecia Stewart at or Parent Coordinator Tyrone Leader at  Please RSVP for the meeting by filling out the form on the homepage.  Thank you.  Please click here to visit the Documents and Forms Page to download the meeting flyer.  Thank You.   

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  • Title 1 Meeting

    The next Title 1 Meeting will be held on December 14, 2017 at 6:00pm. This will be a brief meeting after the Winter Wonderland Dance.  If you have any questions, you can contact Title 1 Chairperson Ms. Asencio or Title 1 Vice-Chairperson Ms. Madera at or Parent Coordinator Tyrone Leader at  Please RSVP for the meeting by filling out the form on the homepage.  Thank you.  Please click here to visit the Documents and Forms Page to download the meeting flyer.  Thank You. 

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  • Honor Roll Assembly

    We will recognize the First Marking Period Honor Roll recipients on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 9:00am.  

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  • Join us for the 12th Annual Youth Step Championship

    Join us for the 12th annual youth step show hosted by the New York Daily News.  The event is on Saturday, December 2, 2017.  Doors open at 12pm and showtime is at 1pm.  All families are welcome to attend.  Please see our Documents and Forms page to download the flyer.

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  • School Leadership Team Meeting

    Please be advised that on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 5:00pm, the School Leadership Team will hold it's next meeting.  All SLT meetings are open to the public.

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  • Free Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway

    47th Precinct and NYC Councilman Andy King will be doing a free turkey giveaway on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 6:00pm.  Click Here to download the flyer.

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Thank you for coming to the P.G.M.S. Community News and Notes page. Here you will be able to see the activities that the school is engaging in to impact The Bronx at large. Take a moment to look at what we're doing in our community.

Meet The Interns

Let's explore...U.C.L.A.

Hi. My name is Shinea Austin. I’m here to talk about the University of California at Los Angeles aka UCLA. It is located in the Westwood district of Los Angeles, California United States. It was founded by Edward Dickson 1919. This college specializes in many things including surgery, science, psychology, biology etc. But that’s not it. This school’s athletic program is major. For instance, if you love basketball this school has 11 NCAA championship titles. They have women sports also which include soccer, volleyball as well as basketball. There population is 44,947. Probably the most in the state. Not to mention their colors are fire. They are blue and gold. This school is a must go. What do you think? Join me at UCLA!

Let's explore....Fordham University

Hi. My name is Claribel and today I’ll be talking about Fordham University. Fordham is located here in the Bronx. It has 15,200 students from 65 different countries. Its students represent the world. It’s located in the Rose Hill section of the Bronx. Fordham is also a private independent research university. Fordham was the third oldest university in New York. They offer more than 70 majors and minors. Who wants to go to college? Well who thinks they are going to quit before they get to college? Well you don’t get a prize if you finish college but you do get a job and a boss that yells at you. Thanks for listening. 

Let's explore...Harvard


My name is Judahlia Jimenez and I will present to you Harvard University which is an Ivy League school. Harvard was founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1636. It has a large population of students. There are 21,000 on campus each year. Harvard expects that if you want to go to their school that you have great grades and pass the S.A.T.’s and A.C.T. standardized tests. Someone you should all know that graduated from Harvard is the first African American president of the United States of America Barack Obama. Thank you for listening.


Since their founding in 1919, The New School has redrawn and redefined the boundaries of intellectual and creative thought as a preeminent academic center. Their rigorous, multidimensional environment dissolves walls between disciplines and helps nurture progressive minds. At their university, students have the academic freedom to shape their unique, individual paths for a complex and rapidly changing world. With leading-edge faculty and world-renowned alumni, they are committed to developing students who will have an impact on the world and solve the most pressing social issues of our time.


The New School Photos

Entering TISHMAN Auditorium at THE NEW SCHOOL

Trip: Bronx Community College

Bronx Community College of The City University of New York offers more than 30 academic programs that prepare students for careers and to continue their education at four-year colleges. Located on a 45-acre tree-lined campus, BCC is home to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans, the country’s first hall of fame. The College provides its approximately 11,500 students with quality academic programs, outstanding faculty, and flexible class schedules. BCC is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), with students representing approximately 100 countries. In October 2012, the BCC campus was declared a National Historic Landmark, becoming the country’s first community college campus to receive such a designation. 

Bronx Community College Photos

Trip: Eugene Lang Liberal Arts College

One of the best liberal arts colleges in New York City and part of a leading university, Lang offers students a unique learning experience. This city’s vast intellectual resources are fully integrated into Lang’s curriculum through liberal arts courses built around socially relevant questions, seminars co-taught by community partners, in-depth internships, and service learning programs. Life in the city feeds a limitless range of interests, and Lang provides numerous ways to study liberal arts in conjunction with the city’s art, culture, music, and political events.

Eugene Lang Photos

Trip: Mannes School of Performing Arts

Mannes was established in 1916 by two exceptional musical leaders with revolutionary ideas about how and why music should be taught. Their ultimate goal was to nurture love of music. What began as a community music school was transformed into a world-class college conservatory by their son — a gifted pianist who was also one of the inventors of Kodachrome film. Today, as part of The New School, Mannes continues to evolve to reflect the changing landscape of classical music in the 21st century. But the founders' belief in the power of music to improve people's lives remains its guiding principle.

Mannes School pf Performing Arts Photos

Pelham Gardens says..


 “I can’t control everything in my life but I can control what goes into my body.”

Fresh Menu

1.  Baked Peaches with Maple Syrup and Blueberries

2.  Spinach & Arugula Salad with Cucumbers

3.  Cherry Tomatoes and Parsley Vinaigrette

4.  Fresh Plums

P.G.M.S. Give Back Day at Kings Harbor

On the third Thursday of every month a select group of students are attending our P.G.M.S. Give Back Day at Kings Harbor Multi-Care Center. We have created structured activities to create a fun engaging environment for our students and the residents that they are paired with during the visit. If you'd like to create with us the activity will be posted to this section of the page. Take a moment to check out how we are impacting the people of our community. Thank you to Ms. Carolyn Perito and her staff for welcoming us into Kings Harbor.

Craft Activity: Red or Green Tissue Paper Apples

October is National Apple Month so as a celebration we are going to produce Tissue Paper Apple Art.





  1. Facilitator will introduce the activity by displaying finished green and red tissue paper apple art.
  2. The participants will then be given the supplies necessary to create their own.
  3. They will receive a pre-cut cardboard apple, glue, tissue paper red or light green, dark green and brown.
  4. The student and their resident partner will work together to cover their pre-cut apple with glue and light green or red tissue paper. The dark green tissue paper is used to create the leaf at the top of the apple and the brown tissue paper is used to create the stem.
  5. The participants can create a second after they complete their initial tissue paper apple.


P.G.M.S. Give Back Day

Photos 10/19/17


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