Third-Graders Classify Plants in the Dows Lane Garden
Dows Lane third-graders enhanced their study of scientific classification by stepping outside their classrooms and into the school’s garden to investigate different botanical families.
Facilitated by PTSA member and garden coordinator Delina Codey, the students used taste, touch smell and visual observation to identify similarities and differences between plants in the carrot, mint, nightshade, squash and aster families.
The students compared carrots, parsley, fennel and Queen Anne’s Lace in the carrot family; basil, mint, oregano, thyme, lavender and bee balm in the mint family; tomatoes, peppers and ground cherries in the nightshade family; and cucumbers and squash in the squash family. They also studied the aster family, which includes sunflowers, lettuce and zinnias, by drawing pictures of the flowers.
“It was a great, hands-on way for students to understand the process of scientific classification,” Principal Deborah Mariniello said.
GIFTS & GOODIES FUNDRAISER
Order Deadline Extended to Sunday, October 23rd!
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!
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.
Sale extended to Sunday, October 23rd!
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 report 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 film 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!
SAVE THE DATE
The Harlem Wizards are Coming to Town!
Mark your calendar for the Harlem Wizards!
Friday, November 18th, 7 to 9 pm in the Campus Gym
More info coming soon!