Dodgeball Tournament Raises Awareness About Healthy Habits
Students at Irvington High School participated in the iDODGE Dodgeball Tournament, held at the campus gymnasium on March 18, to raise awareness about the dangers of alcohol and drug use.
Organized and led by members of the Positive Impact Club, including sophomores Ethan Cott, Jack Grados, Noah Heller, Josh Hunt, Joey Kashkin and Janeeta Shaukat and freshmen Eli Cott and Ian Schwam, the students incorporated antidrug messages in a variety of ways. Throughout the tournament, players on opposing teams tried to throw balls at each other while avoiding being hit themselves. They played each game with 10 different colored dodgeballs to represent different alcohol or drug statistics. At the end of each game, a student representative read the statistics over the loud speaker.
“The event was a student-driven idea and a student-planned event with the goal of combining a fun sport with a learning opportunity around facts relating to alcohol, vaping, marijuana and other drugs,” said Jennifer Nunziato, the student assistance counselor at the middle school and high school and adviser of the Positive Impact Club. “Additionally, the event was designed to give students a weekend activity to show them that they can have fun without engaging in risky alcohol or other drug-related behavior.”
The students, who created team T-shirts with the tagline “Don’t Do Drugs, Do Dodgeball,” said they hope to make the tournament an annual event.
The event was sponsored by Irvington About Safe Kids, which is a coalition established through a grant awarded to the Village of Irvington and Community Advisory Board. Representing all sectors of the community, iASK-CAB works to motivate young people to make healthy, happy and responsible decisions.
Friday, March 30 – Thursday, April 5
Spring Break will be Friday, March 30 through Thursday, April 5.
BOWLING NIGHT RESCHEDULED
Friday, April 13
Who says the kids get all the fun?
Join us for a night out for the grown-ups
On Friday, April 13!
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.
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GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Wednesday, April 18
Please join us for our third General Membership Meeting of the school year.
Wednesday, April 18
9:15am – 10:00am
Dows Lane Multi-Purpose Room
Agenda items include:
--Presentation of 2018-2019 proposed school budget and vote to determine whether the Irvington PTSA will support the budget
--Vote to appoint 1-year vacancy replacements for upcoming Executive Committee vacancies.
Hope to see you there!
RIVERTOWN PARENTS PRESENTATIONS
ANGST: RAISING AWARENESS AROUND ANXIETY
Screening and Panel Discussion
Wednesday, April 18
7:00 - 8:45 pm
Ardsley Middle School
This documentary takes a look at anxiety, its causes and effects and what we can do about it.
Wednesday, May 2
Hastings High School
A presentation by Dr. Christopher Willard. Dr. Willard teaches at Harvard Medical School and has presented at TEDx conferences. He is the author of Child’s Mind (2010) Growing Up Mindful (2016) and Raising Resilience (2017)
FAMILY TINKER NIGHT
For K-5 students and their families.
Friday, May 18
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Irvington High School
TINKER, THINK, AND EXPLORE your way through an evening of hands-on STEAM! (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) See and experience innovative, inquiry-based learning in action on a night where everyone gets to be a kid again!
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SPRING LUNCHEON TICKETS ON SALE!
Join us on Friday, May 4th, from 10-2 PM for the annual Irvington PTSA Spring luncheon fundraiser and gift boutique.
We are so happy to welcome Lee Woodruff, best-selling New York Times author, as our speaker this year.
Lunch begins at noon.
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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.
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