Main Street School Stands Up Against Bullying on Unity Day
(Be sure to check out the photo!)
Main Street School students and staff members celebrated Unity Day, the signature event of National Bullying Prevention Month, by uniting against bullying and wearing orange shirts to show their support on October 25.
As part of the campaign that unites communities around the world each October, the students and staff helped raise awareness about bullying prevention. It was also an opportunity for them to celebrate the friendships they’ve fostered within their school community.
“We strive for a kind, respectful and inclusive environment at Main Street School,” Principal Joyce Chapnick said. “It is our hope that our daily efforts to embed character building as well as our special events related to character building will foster a positive environment in which children can learn.”
Students and staff all wore new orange t-shirts celebrating friendship and community, joining others around the country also wearing orange to unite against bullying — and unite for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.
See below for the amazing photo taken of MSS students on Unity Day. Ms. Chapnick offered a special thank you to everyone that helped make the photo happen—especially the Irvington Fire Department and MSS Head Custodian, Angel Aviles.
Irvington Schools will have a 2-hour delayed start on Wednesday, November 1st for professional development.
ELECTION AND ABSENTEE BALLOT INFORMATION
Are you ready for the November 7th election?
Depending on your address, you may have up to sixteen items on your ballot. There are two physical sides to the ballot. To learn more about your ballot before Election Day, go to http://www.vote411.org, enter your address and you’ll get detailed information on each ballot item.
Do you need more information on acquiring an absentee ballot? Go to citizenparticipation.westchestergov.com for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that you must first fill out an absentee ballot application, which must be postmarked no later than 7 days prior to the election, (October 30th), or hand-delivered to the Westchester County Board of Elections by November 6th. You will then receive the actual absentee ballot separately.
Exercise your right to vote. Every vote truly does count.
HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE
October 30 - November 9
Please donate non-perishable food items or $25 Stop & Shop gift cards to help district families in need.
Suggested items: nut-free snacks and granola bars, macaroni and cheese, crackers, cereal, instant oatmeal, tuna fish, soup, jelly, canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned chicken, juice, Parmalat or other long-life milk.
Donations should be dropped off in the Dows Lane or Main Street School lobbies.
Cash donations are also welcome. Cash should be brought to the main office of your school in a sealed envelope labeled Food Drive.
Thank you for helping those in need!
Questions? Susan Brunenavs email@example.com or Maggie Kadro firstname.lastname@example.org
THE HARLEM WIZARDS ARE COMING TO TOWN!
Don't miss the world famous Harlem Wizards basketball team on Friday, November 17 at 7pm at the Irvington HS gym! This annual event brings together our school community for an evening of fun and laughter as the Harlem Wizards thrill the crowd with lots of slam dunks, athletic tricks and humor. Come cheer on the Irvington All Stars, featuring teachers, coaches and staff from the IUFSD!!
Advance purchase tickets start at $16 and are on sale online starting October 17: www.harlemwizards.com. Or, for grades K-5 only, or fill out the order form and return to school.
Meet and Greet tickets (courtside reserved seating, pregame meet & greet with players, souvenir lanyard and $10 discount on Wizards replica jersey) are $30 and available online only, quantities are limited.