Sixth-Graders Celebrate Art, Culture and History of Ancient Greece
Sixth-graders at Irvington Middle School participated in an authentic celebration of ancient Greece on Feb. 1. They celebrated the arts, culture and history of the ancient civilization by working collaboratively with their peers in four different city-states.
Throughout the day, the students created Greek art, competed in their own Olympics, engaged in an engineering challenge of boat building and enjoyed a Greek market-style lunch provided by the Irvington PTSA. They also studied the Greek influence on language today, danced with authentic Greek dancers, performed their own renditions of ancient Greek myths on stage, and used their knowledge of Greek history to follow clues and solve a series of puzzles. In addition, they took a virtual field trip to Greece using Google Expeditions, provided by the Irvington Education Foundation.
“The students celebrated the culture of ancient Greece in a fun and exciting way,” said Jessica Doherty, a sixth-grade teacher and team leader. “They used content they learned in their classes to solve problems and engage in hands-on activities that can’t be done in a regular school day.”
Students said they enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about the ancient Greek culture by sampling different types of food and experiencing different dance forms. They also said they learned how to collaboratively work with their peers and express their creativity through art.
The celebration was made possible thanks to the support of the PTSA.
Bulldog March Madness Challenge
SUCCUMB to the MADNESS!
Join us for this year's PTSA March Madness Challenge!
FEES: 1 Bracket for $20, 3 BRACKETS for $50
Information to join the pool and complete brackets will be sent out after the field is announced on Selection Sunday, March 11th.
Deadline for filling out brackets is noon on Thursday, March 15th.
50% of the entry fees collected will be available for prizes:
Click here to purchase brackets: https://marchmadness2018.cheddarup.com
Deadline is Noon on March 15
Questions: E-mail Jason Rimland and Buck Schleifer at email@example.com
EYES ON ART VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Eyes on Art is pleased to present Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, who is regarded as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century.
The classroom presentations will take place at:
Through our Training Workshops (see below for dates), volunteers will learn about the artist, the elements of art, art project(s), and how to present to the students.
We welcome previous and new volunteers to join us. New volunteers will work 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: Thursday, March 15, 9:30 - 11:00 am, Dows Lane Multipurpose Room
Choice #2: Monday, March 19, 9:30 - 11:00 am, Dows Lane Multipurpose Room
or if you have any questions, please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, March 24
Sign Up for the Irvington School District (K-12) Science Fair!
Saturday, March 24, 2018
12pm - 3pm
Gina Maher Gym at the IMS/IHS Campus
Sign up to participate, to mentor participants, or to help out: http://www.irvingtonnyptsa.org/science-fair-2018.html
BOWLING NIGHT RESCHEDULED
Friday, April 13
The new date for adult Bowling Night will be on Friday, April 13.
Date: Friday April 13th, 2018
Time: 8pm-10pm (check-in at 7:45pm)
Where: Bowlmor Lanes, 47 Tarrytown Road, White Plains
Cost: $65 per person includes hot and cold finger foods, drink tickets, bowling shoes and 2 hours of bowling.Please click here to purchase tickets.
Click here for : Bowling Night Online Tickets
If you had previously purchased tickets and are unable to attend the new date and would like a refund, please email: Melissa Stein at email@example.com
USED BOOK SALE
Book Collection is on!
Please donate your used books! Books for all ages are welcome especially CHAPTER BOOKS!
Book collection boxes can be found in the Dows Lane lobby; outside the office at Main Street School; in the upper lobby at Irvington Middle School; and in the main office at Irvington High School.
We will happily accept empty cardboard boxes (book moving size/Fresh Direct size/Wine size) and shopping bags, which are always needed for the sale. Please deliver to the Dows Lane lobby.
If you wish to volunteer your time or learn more about the sale, please contact Karen Arnett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please tell your friends and neighbors and don’t forget to mark your calendars with the dates the Used Book Sale is open to the public: May 10th &12th.
MSS COMMUNITY PLAYGROUND
Help raise the final $30,000 so the MSS Community Playground becomes a reality!
Both of these fundraisers are open to all Irvington families:
Buy an Irvington Bulldogs blanket: blanket flyer (order deadline extended to March 9th!)
Go to a screening of Wonder on March 16th at 6:15 pm at the Campus Theater: wonder flyer
IEF SPRING FUNDRAISER
IEF 2018 Annual Spring Fundraiser: Tickets on Sale NOW!
The Irvington Education Foundation’s biggest fundraising event of the school year -- the 2018 Annual Spring Fundraiser-- is being held on Friday, March 23, 2018 from 7 to 11 pm at the newly-renovated Ardsley Country Club.
Join friends and neighbors for a fun night of dinner, dancing, and drinks while bidding on amazing auction items to help the IEF continue supporting programs that enrich the learning experience of our District’s students.
Reserve your tickets today www.iefonline.org/spring2018! See you there!
IUFSD NEEDS YOU!
Volunteers Needed for MSS, IMS & IHS School Site Committees
Now’s your chance to become a volunteer at your child's school. One Tuesday a month, for about an hour will afford you the opportunity to help make a difference.
Just some of the improvements made because of the leadership of the Site Committees are: Revitalizing Recess, Imagination Playground and the Peaceful Playground at Dows Lane; the development of the Community Garden, the Community Playground and improvements to indoor/outdoor recess at Main Street; creation of the Insider’s Guide to IMS, making revisions to the Student Handbook and recommendations for beautification of the Middle School, and enhancing the senior internship experience and the development of the Core Value Awards program at the High School.
Main Street School, the Middle School and the High School are each in need of one (1) additional Site Committee Member. If you would like further information, please click review the Shared Decision Making Plan, or if you wish to volunteer, please contact Donna Friedlander at email@example.com.
If you have interest in serving on a site committee and would like to learn more about this important opportunity, please feel free to contact Irvington parent, Shari Wels at firstname.lastname@example.org who has knowledge of the Site Committee experience.