MSS Students Collect Items for Hurricane Victims
Main Street School students are doing their part in making a difference in the world by collecting items for the victims of hurricanes Irma and Maria, which devastated communities in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean islands. They’ve been collecting a variety of items from Oct. 31 through Nov. 9.
“As a school community we are being global citizens and we are collecting necessary items,” Principal Joyce Chapnick said. “There are many people still living without electricity and clean water, and they are in need of many items, including care for babies.”
The students have been collecting items, such as diapers, baby food, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, towels, batteries, flashlights, first aid supplies, garbage bags and more. The relief efforts are led by 36 fourth-graders and 15 fifth-graders who felt compelled to help when they learned about the devastating impact of the hurricanes. They presented to their peers why it’s important to get involved and made daily reminders about the donations.
“We can help make a difference,” Chapnick said. “The student leaders will pack everything up on Nov. 14 to be donated.”
Early Release Day: Wednesday, November 22
No School: Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Saturday, December 2
Join us for the annual PTSA Winter Festival!
Date: December 2nd
Time: 12 - 3:00 pm
Where: Main Street School
Decorate a gingerbread house, build a snow globe, create mason jar fairy lights, decorate cookies, buy new warm and cuddly spirit wear, and come support our children and community-based clubs and organizations at the Community Holiday Showcase!
New this year: There will be a raffle drawing for a 43” LG Smart TV. Thanks to Antonia’s Pizzeria for donating the TV! Proceeds will benefit the Bulldog Family Fund.
Quantities of the gingerbread houses, snow globes, and fairy garden lights are limited so please make sure to pre-pay and register for them in advance: https://my.cheddarup.com/c/gingerbreadevent
For more information, go to: http://www.irvingtonnyptsa.org/winter-festival.html
To volunteer and help out, click on: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f49acac2ea31-irvington
To see the slideshow from 2016’s Winter Festival, click on: http://www.irvingtonnyptsa.org/2016-winter-festival-slideshow.html
November 27 – December 8
Please donate new, unwrapped toys and gifts for school-aged children and teens.
Suggested items: dolls, Legos, board games, accessories for tween girls (jewelry, pocketbooks, etc.), arts & crafts kits, outdoor/sports items.
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 labeled/sealed envelope.
Thank you for helping those in need!
SPECIAL NEEDS COMMITTEE HOLIDAY SOCIAL
Friday, December 8
The PTSA Special Needs Committee would like to invite you and your spouse to our
Second Annual Holiday Social
Enjoy light food, drinks and good company.
Friday, December 8 at 7:00 pm at a private house in Irvington
To RSVP, please go to: http://www.irvingtonnyptsa.org/special-needs-committee.html. Address provided upon RSVP.
This event is open to all resident and district parents!
CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS AND BUY A BRICK!
It’s not too early to think about thanking your teacher, a special friend or a family member at the holidays. What better way to say thank you for all they do than by purchasing a brick in their honor?
Best of all, proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to help bring the amazing new Main Street School playground to fruition, for the enjoyment of MSS students and all children in Irvington! Be a part of this great effort while creating a lasting memory on the campus.
To place your order, go to: http://www.irvingtonnyptsa.org/brick-drive.html
SHOP ON AMAZON SMILE
Do you shop on Amazon? Shop on Amazon Smile instead, and help benefit our schoolchildren.
By specifying Irvington NY PTSA when you buy on Amazon Smile, you get all of Amazon, but at no cost to you, the Amazon Foundation donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the PTSA.
To participate, please click on http://smile.amazon.com/ch/13-3085349
and enter your existing Amazon sign-in information.
REGISTER YOUR DECICCO’S CARD
If you have a DeCicco’s card, and have not already done so, please link your card to Irvington PTSA at https://www.deciccoandsons.com/ardsley-pta-program/ or at the customer service desk at DeCicco’s.
If you don’t have a DeCicco’s card, please register for one in-store.
DeCicco’s generously donates 1% of your purchases to the Irvington PTSA.