Fifth-Graders Dive into Hudson River Study
Main Street School fifth-graders became scientists for the day when they collected data about the Hudson River at various stations set up along the river at Matthiessen Park on Sept. 18.
As part of their science study, the students observed the environment to determine the wind’s direction and threw oranges in the water to determine the direction of the water current. They also tested the water’s temperature and turbidity and studied marine life by collecting shells along the shore. In addition, local historian Bob Connick and former high school principal Scott Mosenthal took the students on a journey through the history of the river and region.
“As with anything hands-on, the students are motivated and excited to see up close the things we talked about in class, and that’s really the most powerful type of learning you can do,” teacher Michelle Griffin said.
Griffin said the outdoor classroom experience allowed students to make real-life connections between what they’re learning in the classroom and what they’re doing by the river.
“This is a nice opportunity for them to get to know the river and how it works, and it’s really something that’s in their backyard,” she said. “Whenever they come back by the river, they will have a different perspective and appreciation for it.”
The goal of the study was to teach students the importance of environmental responsibility and the value of understanding their surroundings. The students will continue their studies of the river by sailing aboard the Hudson River Sloop, thanks to a grant from the Irvington Education Foundation.
“Special thanks to all parent volunteers who supported the students throughout the day,” Principal Joyce Chapnick said.
SPECIAL NEEDS COMMITTEE AND DISTRICT PPS MEET & GREET
Wednesday, October 11
On Wednesday, October 11th from 6:30 pm to 8:00pm in the Campus Presentation Room please join us to meet the new Director and Assistant Director of Pupil Personnel Services and to receive information regarding Special Education in the Irvington Schools.
Snacks will be served. R.S.V.P. is not required but appreciated so we have enough food! Contact Pat Riccobono email@example.com.
TWO UPCOMING RIVERTOWNS PARENTS PRESENTATIONS
Thursday, October 12, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Screening of “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety” followed by a panel discussion.
Sleepy Hollow High School Auditorium
210 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow
The movie will have Spanish subtitles - panel discussion will be translated.
Open to all parents and students in grades 6-12.
Free admission and parking.
For More information, please see flyer here: angst_sleepy_hollow_presentation__take_three.pdf
Thursday, October 19, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Kick Procrastination to the Curb: Strategies to Get Your Student
Unstuck and Started!
Leslie Josel founder of Order Out of Chaos® and author of “What’s the Deal with Teens and Time Management?”
DESIGNED FOR PARENTS OF STUDENTS IN
5TH - 12TH GRADE
Dobbs Ferry Middle School/High School Auditorium
505 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry
FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING
For More information, please see flyer here: josel.1.pdf
BOX TOPS DUE ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13TH
Please continue to clip and send in Box Tops.
This year Box Tops for Education is offering a new APP that allows you to earn Bonus Box Tops on the products you buy with a simple photo of your receipt. Check it out and help us DOUBLE up on Box Tops this year: www.boxtops4education.com/bonusapp
Be sure to sign up as a member of the Box Tops community to participate in sweepstakes, print or download coupons and learn more ways to earn! Any questions please visit: www.btfe.com or contact Marylou Banino at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our first collection of the school year will be Friday, October 13th. You can backpack them to Dows Lane or Main Street School or drop them off in the collection boxes at the Middle School, the High School, the library (in the Children's room) or the Parks and Rec office on Main St.
REGISTER BY OCTOBER 13! VOTE ON NOVEMBER 7!
The general election is on Tuesday, November 7th.
If you are not registered to vote, the deadline to register is Friday, October 13th.
For registration and election information, please go to:
Westchester Gov Election Info
PTSA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Tuesday, October 17
Please join us for our first General Membership Meeting of the year on Tuesday, October 17 at 9:15 in the Dows Lane Multi-Purpose Room.
Agenda items include:
WINTER COAT DRIVE
October 16 - 27
Please donate clean, gently used or new coats, hats, gloves and scarves for all ages.
Collection boxes will be in the Dows Lane and Main Street School lobbies.
Thank you for helping those in need!
JOIN THE PTSA
Impact Tomorrow, Join Today!
Renew your membership for 2016/2017: http://www.irvingtonnyptsa.org/membership--e-mail-signup.html
Check out this 1.5 minute video slide show about the PTSA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJXTgvlezeY!
VOLUNTEER FOR THE LARGEST VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION IN IRVINGTON
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Please let us know what you'd like to do, by clicking on: http://www.irvingtonnyptsa.org/volunteer.html