Sixth Graders Celebrate Ancient Greece
Irvington Middle School sixth-graders, who have been studying about ancient Greece’s geography, government and culture, participated in an authentic celebration of the civilization on March 1.
They worked together within the four different city-states – Athens, Corinth, Olympia and Sparta – to participate in a variety of hands-on activities that focused on different aspects of discovering how the ancient civilization influences daily life today. As part of the activities, they learned about Greek root words, created Greek art, built boats, performed Greek myths, hosted an archeological dig to uncover treasures from the past and created miniature Greek columns. They competed in their very own Olympics under the supervision of teachers Brian Agosti and Kate Becker. They also baked authentic Greek cookies and enjoyed a Greek market-style lunch, thanks to the PTSA.
“The students were happily engaged and loved the day,” said teacher Carol LaBella, who planned the event along with teachers Jessica Doherty and Deborah Schofield. “It was so rewarding for us as teachers to be a part of their learning in such a special way.”
Students said they enjoyed participating in the activities and learned a lot about how people in ancient Greece lived their lives. They said they found artifacts during the archeological dig and discovered how they may have been used at the time. They also said they were surprised to discover that the columns were built without nails and were perfectly aligned.
IEF LOFT PARTY
Friday, March 24th
The Irvington Education Foundation’s Loft Party Fundraiser is Friday, March 24 from 7 to 11 pm at Hudson Loft.
It is the IEF’s most important fundraising event of the school year, funding education enrichment programs for every student at all four Irvington schools for the upcoming 2017/18 school year.
To learn more and purchase tickets, visit iefonline.org/loftparty.
IRVINGTON SCIENCE FAIR
Saturday, March 25th
We hope to see you at this year’s Science Fair!
Saturday, March 25th
Gina Maher Gym
Come see the amazing projects Irvington students have worked on!
Visit with our special guests: Digital Arts Experience, WeCanCenters, Curious on Hudson, and more!
Order by Friday, March 31st
If you’d like your brick installed in the campus quad patio by this year’s graduation and the moving up ceremonies, you must place your order by Friday, March 31st.
Order today! http://www.irvingtonnyptsa.org/brick-drive.html
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE SPRING LUNCHEON
Friday, May 5th
Please plan to join us on Friday, May 5th for the
PTSA Spring Luncheon and Fundraiser at Tappan Hill!
This year's guest speaker will be Annabel Monaghan, local author and writing teacher.
USED BOOK SALE BOOK COLLECTION IS ONGOING
Please donate your used books! Books for all ages are welcome!
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.
Please tell your friends and neighbors.
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 Alice Villa (firstname.lastname@example.org).