Six Irvington High School Seniors Honored as Commended Students
Six Irvington High School seniors were recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation as Commended Students, an honor given annually to outstanding students who achieve exceptional scores on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
Kristen Lee, Susanna Odabashian, William Pascal, Dina Pekelis, Rachel Sklar and Hannah Stack, who received the National Letter of Commendation award, are among 34,000 students throughout the nation to be recognized for their exceptional academic promise. They placed among the top scorers of more than 1.6 million students nationwide who took the qualifying test in 2016.
Congratulations to the six students on being recognized for demonstrating outstanding potential for academic success.
PTSA 2017-2018 BUDGET APPROVED
The PTSA Budget was approved at our General Membership Meeting on October 17.
If you missed the meeting, but are interested in seeing the Legislative Strategic Advisory Committee’s presentation "If You Moved Here for the Schools…Here’s Where Your Taxes Go." click on: LSA Presentation
If you’d like to see a short video presentation the about Irvington PTSA, including information on our programs, fundraising and grants, click on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJXTgvlezeY
WINTER COAT DRIVE
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!
EYES ON ART
Volunteer Presenters Needed!
Eyes on Art is pleased to present American artist Romare Bearden, who created works of art “celebrating the black American experience, which he integrated into greater American modernism”. Bearden is best known for his richly textured collages, and was also prolific in experimenting with all different mediums and styles (http://www.theartstory.org/artist-bearden-romare.htm).
Elissa Strauss and Lori Hecker are excited to take over as the program’s new Directors, along with Co-Chairs Lisa Izes, Stacey Rosenkranz, and Rebecca Rikon.
To volunteer as a classroom presenter and/or for more information about the PTSA's Eyes on Art program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The presentations will take place at Dows Lane during November 13th-21st and November 27th-28th, and at the Main Street School on November 30th and from December 4th-8th.
We welcome previous and new volunteers. Through a training session, volunteers will learn about the artist, the elements of art, art project(s), and how to present to the students. New volunteers will be matched with mentors. All volunteers should attend one of the two training sessions, and a link will be made available for those who cannot attend either.
Choice #1: Monday, October 23rd, 9:30 - 11:00 am, Dows Lane Multipurpose Room
Choice #2: Wednesday, October 25th, 9:30 - 11:00 am, Dows Lane Multipurpose Room
Please contact email@example.com to RSVP or for further information.
The Neuberger Museum of Art at SUNY Purchase has a Bearden exhibit running from September 10 – December 22nd
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.
iASK-CAB PRESENTATION VIDEO
iASK-CAB welcomed approximately 125 attendees to its September 27th presentation Drugs & Alcohol Use: An Irvington Perspective. It was the first of several community conversations about this topic that will be presented this school year.
Watch the presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axvYYu_U5-M&feature=youtu.be and add your voice to the important conversation about the health and safety of our youth.
HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE COMING UP
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, mcaroni and cheese, crackers, cereal, instant oatmeal, tuna fish, soup, jelly, canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned chicken, juice, Parmalat 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Maggie Kadro email@example.com
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