Welcome to PHCS!
As Elementary Principal and Special Education Chairperson, I would like to welcome you to the Parishville-Hopkinton Central School District community! PHCS students, parents and staff are all very proud of our academic programming and strong sense of community. Our mission at PHCS is to instill in all students the knowledge and skills necessary to become caring, conscientious and creative citizens; and we can’t wait to work with your child(ren)!
Our school operates on a four-day cycle with the instruction of special area classes and supplemental services being provided based on this rotation. Gym shoes are required on P.E. days, and in the intermediate grades, students will be expected to change for P.E. class. Physical Education classes are held on an every-other-day basis and you will be notified by teachers of your child’s P.E. and special area class schedule.
The price for breakfast is $1.40. The price for lunch for UPK-8th grade is $2.55. Reduced lunches are .25 cents and milk is .50 cents. Funds can be added to your child’s account online by visiting www.myschoolbucks.com. Free and reduced lunch applications are available on our school website b as well as in the main offices. Please remember a new application must be completed each year to determine eligibility.
We invite all parents to join our PTO. Please contact our PTO representative, Michelle Murray, at email@example.com to find out how you can be more involved in your child’s education.
I encourage you to log-on and follow our school on Facebook at Parishville-Hopkinton Central School District and to utilize our district website phcsd.org. Often we will use these sources to keep the community informed and highlight our students’ achievements.
To answer some of the questions you may have regarding our school day, each student is provided with a copy of the Elementary Student Handbook. Keeping this document on hand throughout the year is a good idea. When you receive it, please take a moment to read through and discuss the contents with your child/children. When school begins, I also encourage you to complete our Recess Ticket Agreement as well as review the Notice of Passive Consent for Media Coverage. These are important pieces of information for every parent! As always, we will happily to take calls to address any questions you may regarding these important documents.
Our school is proud to participate in a nation-wide initiative known as the Positivity Project. You will likely hear your student discussing “character strengths” and the important concept that “other people matter”. We are very committed to this project and incorporate this philosophy into our Panther Pride Program. We recognize Very Important Panthers weekly and celebrate strong character at assemblies each month. In addition, there is an instruction classroom emphasis on individual character strengths, the building of positive relationships and the development of social skills.
While certain areas or classes may have unique rules which apply to students, there are four basic expectations in our Elementary at PHCS and one overarching theme. These will be introduced and reinforced throughout the school year.
Listen to the adults around you.
Be kind to one another.
Make safe choices.
Once again, welcome to PHCS, and thank you for your positive support of our school. We truly appreciate all our community
does for our young learners!
Ms. Brooke Reid
315-265-4642 ext. 2