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

  • Family Workshop Coming February 28th

    We have a family workshop coming on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 6:30pm.  The workshop topic will be sent to parents in the upcoming weeks. 

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  • Parent Association Bake Sale Fundraiser January 16th

    The Fundraiser: 

    • All 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade students have the opportunity to participate in this month’s PGMS PTA “Bake Sale Fundraiser”, where money raised will go to support upcoming PTA student and family events and activities.
    • The Bake Sale will be set up in the Cafeteria during the 6th/7th and 8th Grade Lunch period. Students will be able to purchase items from the Bake Sale when they line up for Lunch only. Students will not be able to leave their assigned Lunch table to purchase goods.

     

    How To Participate:

    On Wednesday, January 16th, the day of the Bake Sale, the preferred items to bring in are store-bought, as we can read the label for ingredients. If any food items are homemade, please include a list of ingredients used for allergy purposes. Examples of desserts/snacks to bring in are: 

    Cookies           Cupcakes              Cake Pops            Brownies

    Muffins                 Donuts             Chips

    Individually wrapped items (Goldfish, granola bars, Rice Krispy treats, Cinnamon buns, Swiss rolls, Oatmeal pies)

    *Please do not bring in items that need to be cut and plated (cake).*

     

    BRING MONEY TO PURCHASE FOOD and DRINKS TOO!

    DOWNLOAD FLYER HERE

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  • Parent Association Meeting on Thursday/ Calendar Distributed

    Welcome to 2019 Pelham Gardens Middle School Parents.  

    We hope you had an incredible New Years.  This is just a reminder that the January calendar was distributed to students today.  So your child should have a copy in their backpack.  If for some reason your child does not have the calendar, you may download a copy from the school website in the documents and forms section.  Also, this Thursday, January 10, 2019 is the first Parent Association Meeting of the New Year.  We welcome all parents to come out and let their voice be heard.  Any questions, concerns, gripes or even ideas you may have are encouraged.  However, you cannot be heard if you are not at the meeting.  

    So we hope to see you this Thursday at 6:30pm.  

    Thank you and enjoy your day.

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  • Holiday Work Packets Distributed

    Hello PGMS Parent.  Please be aware that Holiday Work Packets were distributed  on Monday, December 17, 2018.  The work packet must be completed over the Winter Break and returned to your child's advisor when we return to school on Wednesday, January 2, 2018.   Thank you and enjoy your day.

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  • Mandatory Attendance Meeting Workshop For Parents

    On Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 6:00pm, there will be a mandatory attendance workshop for select parents.  If you are required to attend this workshop, you will receive correspondence from the school.  If you get a phone message, letter, text, personal phone call or email, you are required to attend.  This workshop will be to address concerns pertaining to your child's attendance and how the school can assist in helping your child have a successful school year.  If you are wondering if your child is on the list, you can contact Parent Coordinator Mr. Leader or Guidance Counselors Ms. White or Ms. Bryant.

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  • Tomorrow is the PA Bake Sale

    THE FUNDRAISER:

    Remember, tomorrow, December, 11, 2018 is the Parent Association Bake Sale.  All 6th , 7th, and 8th grade students have the opportunity  to participate in this month's PGMS PA "Bake Sale Fundraiser, were money raised will go to support upcoming PA student and family events and activities.

    The bake sale will be set up in the cafeteria during the 6th/7th and 8th grade lunch period.  Students will be able to purchase items from the Bake Sale when they line up for lunch only.  Students will not be able  to leave their assigned lunch table to purchase goods.

    HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

    Tomorrow, the preferred items to bring in are store-brought, as we can read the label for ingredients.  If any food items are homemade, please include a list of ingredients used for allergy purpose. Example of desserts/snacks to bring in are:

    Cookies    Cupcakes   Cake Pops    Brownies

         Muffins      Donuts      Chips

    Individually wrapped items (Goldfish, granola bars, Rice Krispy treats, Cinnamon buns, Swiss rolls, Oatmeal pies.)

     

    BRING MONEY TO PURCHASE FOOD and DRINKS TOO!!!

    MS 566 (11X566) Pelham Gardens Middle School
  • Family Workshop

    The next Family Workshop is scheduled to take place on Thursday, December 20, 2018 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.  Details about the workshop will be available within the next week.

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  • PGMS Book Fair

    Let you child broaden their horizons and pique their imagination.  What better way to do that through reading?  From Friday, December 14, 2018 to Thursday, December 20, 2018, Pelham Gardens Middle School will host its annual book fair for grades 6 through 8.  Students will be able to choose from and purchase an assortment of books from the fair.  Parents are also encouraged to stop by to the school to support the book fair.

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  • The Next Parent Association Meeting

    Hello Parents.  Please be aware that the next Parent Association Meeting is on Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.  Your attendance and participation at the meeting is very important.  The PA will discuss the current fundraising efforts and how you can help make them a success, recent changes in the PA Board and plans for future events.  If you have any questions, please contact the Parent Association Executive Board at pa@pgms566.org.  

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  • Parent Association Bake Sale

    The next Parent Association bake sale is on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.  The Parent Association is asking all parents to provide donations.  Parent can send in brownies (no nuts), donuts, cookies and cupcakes.  All proceeds go towards future parents association events for the school.

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  • 6th & 7th Grade Picture Day

    Please be advised that Thursday, December 6, 2018 is picture day for 6th and 7th grade. Information about picture day packages was sent home two weeks ago.  A reminder about picture day was sent home today, November 30, 2018 with your child. If you want your child to take pictures on December 6th, please enclose the exact payment in the provided LifeTouch envelope and send it with your child on picture day.  You may also pay online and use Picture Day ID, O, V, 3, 8, 8, 1, 8, 1, Q, 0.  Sixth and seventh grade students are allowed to "Dress Up" for picture day.  Jeans are not allowed.  Students who are not taking pictures are expected to be in full uniform. If you have any questions, please contact Parent Coordinator Mr. Leader at tleader@pgms566.org or call (718) 794-9750 ext. 4076. Thank You.

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  • Parent Teacher Conference

    Parents: On Tuesday, November 27, 2018, we invite all parents to come and meet with their child's teachers to discuss their current academic progress.  We will hold afternoon conferences from 12:30pm to 2:30pm and evening conferences from 4:30pm to 7:30pm.  It is imperative that parents attend PTC.  If you have any issues, please call the school ASAP.  

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  • Thanksgiving Recess

    School will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd for Thanksgiving recess.  School will resume on Monday, November 26, 2018.

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  • 6th Annual PGMS Giving Thanks Feast

    Our 6th Annual Giving Thanks Feast will be held on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 12:30pm.  Parent volunteers are needed for the event.

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  • Giving Thanks Donations Needed!!!

    Parents and students: Do not forget to bring in your food donation forms for the 6th Annual PGMS Giving Thanks Feast.  Simply check off the food item on the yellow form you wish to bring in on November 21, 2018 and submit it to Ms. Hennessey.  Let's make this another successful PGMS event.

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  • After School is Cancelled For Today!!!

    PGMS Parents: Please be advised that all after school programs have been cancelled for today.  Please make the proper accommodations to pick up your child at 2:45pm.  School buses and city buses will pick up Pelham Gardens students after school as scheduled.  Thank you and enjoy your day.

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  • 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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