PGMS School News

Do you want to know what PGMS is cooking?  Then you have come to the right page.  Here you can see the full news feed of what is going on here at Pelham Gardens Middle School and what is coming up.  You get up to 20 pieces of news for your PGMS enjoyment right in one spot.  This section will keep you updated about what you should know, what is important and any juicy fun stuff that we have planned for our students and families.  So, come and visit School News for the latest updates:

  • Advocacy Days (Dress Down Incentives)
  • Family Workshops
  • Fundraisers
  • Parent Association Meetings
  • Student Orientations
  • Title 1 Meetings
  • School Trips
  • School Wide Events
  • Much, Much More

Stay Tuned!!!

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Mr. Leader Receives NAACP Education Award

Our Parent Coordinator Mr. Leader received an NAACP Youth Service Education award on October 6, 2017 for his service to our students and school community.  Click Here to see the article.


The Broken Promises of Choice in New York City Schools

Our school guidance counselor Ms. Ayana Bryant and Pelham Gardens Middle School were featured in the New York Times on May 5, 2017 in this incredible article. Click Here to see the article.

School News Feed

  • Picture Day is Coming Soon!!!

    Picture day for 6th and 7th grade will be coming soon.  On Thursday, December 6, 2018, parents can have beautiful photos of their child take to remember this school year.  All 6th and 7th grades students who are participating can "Dress up" and do not have to  come in uniform.  Students who are not getting pictures taken, must be in full uniform on that day.  Materials and package information will be coming soon.

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  • First Parent Association Fundraiser of the Year

    All grades may participate in the first Parent Association's bake sale on Friday, November 2, 2018 during their lunch period.  All proceeds will go towards future parent association sponsored events.

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  • Parent Association Meeting

    Come and meet our new Parent Association Executive Board Members at the next parent association meeting.  The meeting will take place on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 6:30pm.

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  • Fall Ball Dance

    On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, Pelham Gardens Middle School will host our Fall Ball Dance for all grades.

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  • Meet the Staff - Back to School Night

    Hello PGMS Parents and Families. This Thursday, September 20th, is our "Meet the Staff" Back-to-School Night from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. We will begin the evening by meeting as a whole school in the Auditorium from 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. Then, you will receive your child's schedule and move from class to class meeting their teachers from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. there will be two events happening. 8th Graders must attend the high school information session and there are fun activities lined up for our 6th and 7th Graders. We hope to see you here at school this Thursday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.! Thank you. 

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  • No School Wednesday September 19th

    Please be advised that there is no school on Wednesday, September 19, 2018.  School will resume on Thursday, September 20, 2018.

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  • Back To School on September 5th!!!

    We hope everyone enjoyed their summer vacation.  But, it is about the time to get back to business.  The first day of school is on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 8:25am (Sharp).  All parents should have their child (or children) in full uniform by the first day of school.  If you are having some type of issue with purchasing your child's uniform, you must contact the school ASAP!!! Otherwise, we expect all students ready for the first day.  We thank every parent in advance for their cooperation and look forward to seeing everyone on the first day.

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  • Get The 2018-2019 Schools Calendar

    You can now download new 2018-2019 Schools calendar from our Documents and Forms page.

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  • New Student Orientation for Incoming 6th Graders

    If you have a child who will be starting 6th grade in September and will be attending Pelham Gardens Middle School, please make sure you register for our New Student Orientation on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 (5pm to 6pm). Also enroll your child in our 2-day Summer Boot Camp.  Go to the home page and fill out both forms in the "Registration Form" section.  You may also download the flyer on our Documents and Forms page.

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  • Everything is Free at the Carnival!!!

    The Parent Association of Pelham Gardens Middle School is proud to invite all of the PGMS Family (parents, students and staff) to attend our 3rd annual Carnival on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 3:00pm.  All food, drinks and entertainment are free for everyone.  Please go to our Document and Forms page to download the flyer.

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  • View Footage From The Dream Big Talent Competition Online

    PGMS and the Parent Association would like send a huge congrats to Joey Nelson from Class 705 for winning First (1st) Place in the 2nd Annual Dream Big Talent Competition.  Everyone can see footage of his performance on the homepage and also see clips of all the performances on Mr. Leader's YouTube Channel.  You can access it by going to the navigation, clicking "About Us" and then "YouTube Channel" in the drop down .       

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  • Graduation Ticket Request Form

    Hey PGMS Families.  For any 8th graders who would like to request extra tickets to graduation, please fill out the Graduation Ticket Request Form on the Home Page.  Thank you.

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  • New Date For The Talent Show!!!

    PGMS Family.  Please be advised that due to a scheduling conflict on Thursday, May 31st, the talent show has been moved to Friday, June 1, 2018.  A brand new flyer is available on the Documents and Forms page. Please mark the new date on your calendar so you can be there to support out talented students and watch an incredible show.  

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  • What Day is Parent Teacher Conference???

    Some parent have wondered what day Parent Teacher Conference Day is for the 4th quarter.  The answer to this question is as follow, "Parent Teacher Conference is on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 4:30pm (evening conferences only).  However, it is by invitation.  This means that the parents of kids who are in jeopardy of going to summer school will get letters to attend PTC.  All other parents do not have to attend." 

    Please note, 6th and 7th grade teachers will be available on May 9th to speak with the selected student's parents.  All 8th grade teachers will schedule a time to speak with parents due to the fact teachers will be away for the D.C. trip.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Parent Coordinator Mr. Leader at (718) 794-9750 ext. 4076 or email his at

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  • Download the new May 2018 Calendar

    Go to the Documents and Forms page to download the May 2018 calendar.

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  • Be Ready, Be Safe Community Event

    Join us Saturday, May 12, 2018 for the annual Be Ready, Be Safe community event.  Please download the flyer from the Documents and Forms page for full details.  Thank you.

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  • Get Involved, Get Engaged, Get Empowered!!!

    Join us for the 2018-2019 Parent Association Elections.  Your vote counts, so please get involved, get engaged and get empowered.  Please download the full flyer from the Documents and Forms page.  Thank you.

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  • Time to Get Lit Again... Join Us For The Talent Show

    Please download the flyer from the Documents and Forms page.  Thank you.

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  • Thank You To Our Parent Volunteer

    Pelham Gardens Middle School would like to thank you for Ms. Tisha Daniels for taking the time to volunteer during the Parent Association sponsored Parent Volunteer Week on April 20, 2018.   Her commitment to PGMS is greatly appreciated.  

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  • Talent Show Coming in May 2018

    For all students interested in being a part of the talent show, auditions will be announced soon.

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