Dear Pelham Parents and Community Members,
Whether we are in the school buildings or learning virtually, the talents of our students and faculty never cease to amaze me. Over the weekend, members of our Middle School STEAM club, advised by Maria Buckley, participated in a virtual science competition with 30 other Westchester Schools with four Pelham students placing either first or second in their categories. On the other end of the academic spectrum, our PMHS orchestra students completed a several week project in which they recorded themselves performing their respective parts of "Halcyon" by Hofeldt, one of their favorite pieces. Conductor Dr. Michele Zanky worked with our audio/visual specialist Steve Rovida to stitch the individual components together into this incredible video that I hope you will enjoy. While I always take great pride in our students' abilities, examples such as these during such a challenging time are particularly inspiring.
For those who were able to get outside on this beautiful spring day, you may have noticed some new signs pop up around Pelham. The Pelham Teachers Association generously delivered a lawn sign to the homes of all PMHS Seniors to honor them during their final year of high school. We are extremely thankful to our teachers for this special effort and look forward to continuing to celebrate our students throughout the remainder of the school year.
Earlier this afternoon, I'm sure many of you caught a glimpse of the military flyover intended to honor our heroic healthcare workers and first responders. These individuals truly deserve all the gratitude in the world and I hope you will join me in continuing to show them our thanks by making noise tonight at 7pm!
Thank you all for your continued support, and please enjoy this beautiful evening.
Cheryl H. Champ
Superintendent of Schools
Social Distancing Guidelines
- Stay home as much as possible, even if you feel healthy
- Refrain from congregating in groups and maintain a distance of at least 6 feet between yourself and others
- Refrain from social gatherings, playdates and sleepovers with friends
- Do not visit public playgrounds
- Use caution when visiting grocery stores/pharmacies and consider delivery services for food and groceries.
- When maintaining social distancing is not possible, cover your nose and mouth with a cloth or mask when you leave home.
- Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your face, especially your mouth, nose, or eyes.
Contact Information for Social Workers and Student Assistance Counselor
Our social workers and student assistance counselor continue to be available to support those who are experiencing hardships and need assistance. Please feel free to contact:
- Kristin Quintano, Social Worker, 914-738-3434 x1295
- Sharon Charles, Social Worker, 914-738-8190 x1218
- Kelley-Anne Lonergan, Student Assistance Counselor, 914-738-8182
Information on Community Organizations Offering Assistance
Additionally, organizations such as Pelham Together, the Junior League of Pelham and our faith community have offered their assistance with those families with a variety of needs, including food, child care, and other demands of day-to-day life. The Pelham Civic Association is also available for families that have fallen on hard times due to this pandemic. Please feel free to reach out in confidentiality for potential assistance to Richard Davidian, Vice President, Community programs at Richard.Davidian1@gmail.com (914-552-0872) or Dr. Stan Trocchia, Chairman, Good Neighbors program Goodneighbors@pelhamcivics.org.