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    Links for Summer

    When school is out, students still need to fuel the body and brain. The links below will help do that until school opens in September. (Watch for updates.)


    Read for free.

    Find free summer meals.

    High school summer work (scroll down to summer work)

    Middle School Summer Reading: dates to visit the Pawling Middle School Library

    Pawling Central School District
  • Summer Book Exchange at PES Library

    July 24 - 10:30-12:30

    August 12 - 10:30-12:30

    August 26 - 10:30-12:30

    Dear Parents and Guardians,​​​​​​​

    I hope that this letter finds  you eagerly anticipating a fun filled summer vacation with your family. I write this to encourage all of you to read with your children as regularly as possible to sustain essential reading comprehension skills developed during the 2019-2019 school year.

    Studies of summer reading practices done by James Kim an Assistant Professor of education from Harvard have concluded that “when children get help choosing skill-appropriate books and read those books over summer break, both independently and with guidance from family members, reading achievement scores can improve significantly. In addition, parents and guardians should ask questions about the story to make certain that students are getting the gist of the story”. If the child seems to be struggling with a text, there is a simple way to assess whether the book is above the child’s reading level.

     An adult can ask the child to read 100 words from the book. Ask the child to hold up a finger for every word that is too difficult to figure out. If the child holds up more than five fingers, the book is likely too difficult. The Lexile Framework measures a child’s reading level. It can be found online at www.lexile.com. It is easy to refer to for guidance in choosing summer reading materials with your child.

    With that being said, we have decided to allow each child going into first through third grades to check out three books from our school library for enjoyment over the summer. I will be at the school in July and August at the times above to offer students the opportunity to complete an exchange. You will receive an email with the dates and times in the near future.

    Students have learned proper book care throughout the school year. I have confidence that students will be able to borrow the books and return them, unharmed, in the fall of 2019. 


    Warmest Regards,

    Cynthia S. Darcy


    Pawling Central School District
  • Celebrating the Class of 2019 as students visit PES

    View the Walk

    Pawling Central School District
  • Free 12-week evidence-based educational Family-to-Family Classes.

    Registration is open!
    Class starts Monday, June 3, 2019 from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm in Millbrook, NY, and Monday, September 16, 2019 from 7 pm - 9:30 pm in Poughkeepsie, NY.
    This class will benefit any who have a family member or friend with symptoms of a mental health condition.
    This course teaches knowledge about mental illness, treatment, medication, self-care strategies, wellness, plus the skills to more effectively solve problems and communicate with your loved one.
    Please help spread the word by forwarding, displaying and distributing the attached flyer. Click on link below to access flyer.
    Registration required. Space Limited!
    Call 845-206-9892 or programs@namimidhudson.org.
    Pawling Central School District

Upcoming Events

  • Pawling Middle School Library Open 8am-3pm

    Pawling Middle School Library will be open Monday,  July 15th and
    Monday, August 5th 8 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Books need to be returned by September 6th.

    Make a plan for what you WANT to read this summer! Come into the library and check us out!

    Pawling Central School District
  • Middle School Cafetorium

    BOE Meeting 6:30pm

    Pawling Central School District
  • Pawling Middle School

    7th Grade Orientation, 1pm

    Pawling Middle School
  • Pawling Middle School

    5th Grade Orientation, 10am

    Pawling Middle School
  • Middle School Cafetorium

    BOE Meeting 7:30pm

    Pawling Central School District
  • High School

    BOE Meeting 7:30pm

    Pawling Central School District
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