Post-It Notes Send Positive Message to Students
Students at Irvington High School are sending powerful messages to their peers thanks to more than 600 Post-It notes they left on school lockers throughout the building.
“They were designed to remind students that there is hope, that they can do more than they realize, and that people in their school and community care about them,” said Jennifer Nunziato (Traditi), student assistance counselor and advisor of the Positive Impact Club. “The goal was to promote positivity and instill hope in students as they began the school year.”
Members of the Positive Impact Club and Nunziato wrote encouraging messages, such as “you are important,” “you can make a difference in the world,” “you are beautiful inside and out,” “love yourself, you’re worth it” and “never, ever give up” on the Post-It notes. With assistance from the school’s Peer Leaders, they placed them on the lockers a week before school started, and the notes have continued to resonate with the community.
"The feedback has been outstanding,” Nunziato said. “The Post-Its are still hanging up. Students have already asked for this project to take place again later in the year. Teachers and staff have also asked to be included next time by having Post-Its placed on their mailboxes or classrooms doors. This little idea has left a big impact on the Irvington High School community.”
As the student assistance counselor, Nunziato works to enhance positive and healthy decision-making, as well as reduce the factors that put students at risk for alcohol and other drug use.
Irvington Police Detective and Youth Officer Michael Toolan suggested the idea for the Post-Its during an Irvington About Safe Kids meeting last spring. IASK is a coalition that represents all sectors of the community – parents, students, educators, law enforcement officials, medical professionals, businesspeople and more – and works to motivate youth to make healthy, happy and responsible decisions.
There will be no school on Monday, October 3rd and Tuesday, October 4th in honor of Rosh Hashanah.
GIFTS & GOODIES FUNDRAISER IS ON!
Get a head start on holiday shopping by supporting our annual Gifts and Goodies Fundraiser! There are 100s of high-quality items ranging from holiday and everyday gift wrap, to jewelry, housewares, kitchen goods, gourmet foods and chocolates, and subscriptions to best-selling magazines!
Every dollar you spend helps the PTSA fund valuable enrichment and community programs for our kids, so every purchase (big or small) makes a difference! Spend $60 to qualify for free shipping. Order and pay online, and get your order shipped to your home!
*** Click here: PTSA Gifts and Goodies ***
or copy http://www.gaschoolstore.com/Login and enter ID: 4201513 for Irvington PTSA.
Stop by Dows Lane to see a display of a selection of items and take a look at three of our favorites:
Reusable Chalkboard Labels for Storage and Organizing
Sapphire Sparkles Bracelet
Kids Flat Wrap Assortment
Look for the product catalog and flyer in your child's backpack this week. Sale only runs until October 16th!
Questions? Email IrvPtsaGiftsandGoodies@gmail.com
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Tuesday, October 18th
Our General Membership meeting is open to all current Irvington PTSA members. Join us on Tuesday, October 18th at 9:00 in the Dows Lane Multi-Purpose Room.
The PTSA will present a financial information from the 2015/2016 school year, and those present will vote on the proposed 2015/2016 PTSA budget.
Please join us to understand how your generous contributions are spent to enrich the education of our students.
RIVERTOWN PARENTS & ARDSLEY SAYF PRESENTATION
A screening of Screenagers, and a panel discussion on growing up in the digital age.
Tuesday, October 18th
Ardsley Middle School
WINTER COAT DRIVE
Please donate clean, gently used or new coats, hats, gloves and scarves for all ages. Collection boxes will be in Dows Lane and Main Street School lobbies.
Thank you for helping those in need!