Fifth-Grader Named Geography Bee Champion at MSS
Main Street School held its ninth annual Geography Bee on March 9 when a group of 10 fourth-graders and 26 fifth-graders answered questions covering all facets of geography in the United States and the world.
The competition lasted for nine rounds before going into an elimination round and a championship round. Fifth-grader Mohun Desai was crowned champion after correctly identifying the Philippines as the Asian island country where the Mount Pinatubo volcano eruption occurred in 1991. Fifth-grader Shaleen Thaker was named runner-up. Both students will be acknowledged at a future Board of Education meeting.
“Congratulations to our winner and runner-up,” Principal Joyce Chapnick said. “We are so proud of all of the students who participated. We applaud all of our finalists for participating in this exciting event.”
A total of 127 students participated in the pre-bee qualifying round before the 36 finalists were identified. Moderators included Courtney Geelan, an Irvington High School teacher and social studies department chairperson, and retired Irvington High School Principal Dr. Scott Mosenthal.
The event was made possible thanks to the generous support of the PTSA.
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, 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.
REMAINING TRAINING WORKSHOP: Monday, March 19, 9:30 - 11:00 am, Dows Lane Multipurpose Room
TO VOLUNTEER, or if you have any questions, please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, March 24
Irvington School District Science Fair - Last Call for Signups!
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Gina Maher Gym at the MS/HS Campus
Any questions, please email email@example.com
All students welcome to participate and to visit our Science Fair.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE NOMINATIONS
Due Monday, March 26
The Irvington NY PTSA is in the process of identifying interested candidates for Executive Committee positions for the 2018-2020 term beginning on July 1, 2018, and ending on June 30, 2020.
Are you--or is someone you know--interested in helping to lead the Irvington PTSA?
Click here for more info, and to apply: Nominating Committee Page
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to the Nominating Committee at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOX TOPS COLLECTION
Due Thursday, March 29
It's BOX TOPS Collection Time again!
Please send in all your clipped Box Tops by Thursday, March 29th (prior to Spring Break).
You can backpack them to Dows Lane or Main Street School, OR drop them off in the collection boxes at the Middle School, the High School, the library (in the Children's room) or the Parks and Recreation Office on Main Street.
Be sure to sign up as a member of the Box Tops community to participate in sweepstakes, print or download coupons, get the APP to double your Box Tops and learn more ways to earn!
REMEMBER: EVERY BOX TOP COUNTS!
Thank you for your continued support of this important fundraiser.
Any questions please visit: www.btfe.com or contact Marylou Banino at email@example.com
BOWLING NIGHT RESCHEDULED
Friday, April 13
Who says the kids get all the fun? Join us for a night out for the grown-ups
DATE: Friday April 13, 2018
TIME: 8pm-10pm (check-in at 7:45pm)
PLACE: 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.
BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
Sign up deadline is Tuesday, April 10.
Tickets will not be sold at the door.
If you purchased tickets for the original date and cannot make the new date, please email Melissa Stein at
firstname.lastname@example.org for a refund of your ticket price.
If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Stein at
Check out the slideshow of last year's event:
Bowling Night 2017
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 email@example.com.
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.
PTSA SPRING LUNCHEON TICKETS ON SALE SOON!
Tickets will soon be available for the annual Irvington PTSA Spring Luncheon at Tappan Hill.
This year’s luncheon will be held on Friday, May 4, 2018.
Come hear New York Times Best-Selling author Lee Woodruff!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com who has knowledge of the Site Committee experience.
Join us in our work to bring out the best in Irvington schools.