Circus Experience Brings Balance and Motion to Life
Second-graders learned to walk on stilts and teeter on a tightwire when the Amazing Grace Circus, an educational and outreach partner of Westchester Circus Arts, visited Dows Lane Elementary School from Jan. 23-27.
Throughout the week, the students – who have been studying about balance and motion in their science classes – practiced various circus tricks before showing off their newly acquired skills to parents, teachers and peers. In addition to the stilt walking and tightwire lessons, they were taught to climb and hang off aerial silks. They also had the opportunity to learn diabolo manipulation and plate spinning.
“The circus experience brought to life the concepts the students have been reading about in class,” second-grade teacher Dina Lenhardt said. “They liked using their bodies to balance on the stilts and tightwire, and the aerial silks were also fun for them because it’s something they would never get to do on their own.”
The Amazing Grace Circus performers provided a variety of engaging activities for the students to help them learn about balance and motion in a fun and interactive way.
Their visit was generously sponsored through a grant from the PTSA.
Targeted to both parents and their children, this documentary explores how technology impacts children’s development and the challenges of parenting in the digital world.
Through poignant and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS offers solutions on how adults can empower children to best navigate the digital world and find balance.
Immediately Following the Screening with:
Amber da Silva-Barron
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Technology Specialist – Tarrytown Union Free School District
Wednesday February 15th at 7pm
Sleepy Hollow High School Auditorium
210 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow
The movie will have Spanish subtitles - panel discussion after the screening will be translated.
Open to all parents, and students grades four and higher
Free admission and parking
Limited seating, RSVP at http://wp.me/p4sLKb-do
NYS BUDGET FORUM
Friday, February 3rd
The Westchester Delegation of the NYS Legislature will hold a public forum on Governor Cuomo’s proposed NYS 2017-2018 budget on Friday, February 3rd from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm at the Greenburgh Public Library at 300 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford, NY.
The PTSA Legislative Strategic Advocacy (LSA) Committee has submitted a letter to the Westchester Delegation on the budget and public school funding, highlighting foundation aid and tax cap reform.
Members of the LSA Committee plan to attend Friday’s meeting and, if invited to speak, their comments will focus on the issues raised in the letter.
The letter is available here: LSA Page
Friday, February 10th
There is a 2 hour delayed opening on Friday, February 10th for staff professional development.
PARENT BOWLING NIGHT--BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
Next Friday, February 10th
Get your strike on at Parent Bowling Night!
When: Friday, February 10th, 2016
Where: Bowlmor, 47 Tarrytown Rd, White Plains
Evening includes: bowling, shoe rental, pub food and drink tickets
Click http://www.irvingtonnyptsa.org/parent-bowling-night.html for more information and the ticket link.
RIVERTOWN PARENTS PRESENTATION
Transgender Issues & Questions
Transgender Issues & Questions: An Information Session for Parents with Representatives from Callen-Lorder Community Heath Center
Transgender Health Care Coordinator
Health Outreach to Teens Program
Mental Health Provider
Today, most of our children will encounter transgender issues, either through the media, at school, in the community or at home.
We invite you to learn more about this important topic from representatives of Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, metropolitan New York’s leading resource for transgender teens, adults and families.
Monday, February 13, 2017
Hastings High School
1 Mount Hope Boulevard
All Rivertown Parents events are free and open to the public.
IRVINGTON SCIENCE FAIR
Saturday, March 25
Full STEAM ahead for the Irvington Science Fair!
Mark your calendars for the Irvington Science Fair, 3/25/17, 12-3pm at the Gina Maher Gym.
Sneak preview of our guests include, Digital Arts Experience, WeCanCenters, Curious on Hudson and many more!
Click Here to check out the science fair page, and let’s get started!
Registration deadline is March 1st.
DECICCO’S PTA REBATE PROGRAM
The DeCicco’s PTA Rebate Program has gone digital!
If you have a DeCicco’s card, please link your card to Irvington PTSA here: http://www.deciccoandsons.com/ardsley-pta-program/ or in-store at a register or the customer service desk in the Ardsley store.
If you don’t have a DeCicco’s card, please e-mail our DeCicco's fundraiser committee chair, Eileen Fanfarillo (firstname.lastname@example.org), and she will help you apply for one and deliver it to you!
DeCicco’s generously donates 1% of your purchases to the Irvington PTSA.