Irvington UFSD’s Tiny House Project Underway
Irvington High School students are building an energy-efficient tiny house that will be used as a learning space for District students and community members. Their project, titled “The Irvington Tiny House,” is located on the Dows Lane Elementary School campus and is being funded through an Innovation Fund grant from the Irvington Education Foundation.
The project is the brainchild of junior Nicole Chase, who first applied for the grant when she was a freshman to promote environmental awareness. Since then, it has quickly grown in size and participation from the community. Construction for the house, which will be built as a self-sufficient and eco-friendly home, broke ground on April 8.
Senior Remy Mermelstein, who designed the house and oversees all construction documents, supplies and budget, is among the team of students, teachers, parents and community members who are working on the enterprise.
“The house will be used as a learning tool and space for the school district for years to come,” he said. “It will be a fully functional home. We hope to have it finished, and livable, by the end of the year.”
Mermelstein said some of the applications for the house would include teaching students and community members about sustainability, architecture and engineering.
“It has become a community-oriented project, with many people donating, helping and otherwise getting involved,” he added. “Because I have devoted the better part of my high school career to seeing this through, it is very important to me that I see a finished product. It has become a big part of my high school years.”
Mermelstein said he encourages community members to donate any construction materials, such as lumber, appliances and paint, to the project. For more information and to follow updates, visit the Irvington Tiny House’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/irvingtontinyhouse.
PTSA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Wednesday, April 26th, 7:30 pm
Join us for our next General Membership meeting!
Wednesday, April 26th
Dows Lane Multi-Purpose Room
Agenda items are: discussion and vote on whether to approving our proposed 2017-2020 bylaws, and discussion and vote on whether the Irvington PTSA will support the proposed 2017-2018 school budget.
Superintendent Harrison will join the meeting to answer any questions members might have regarding the proposed school budget.
Click here to see the proposed bylaws.
Click here to see the proposed District budget presentation.
We look forward to seeing you there. Thanks for your support!
EARLY RELEASE DAY
Friday, April 28th
Friday, April 28th will be an early release day for all students due to staff professional development.
Tickets on Sale
Irvington PTSA Spring Luncheon
Fundraiser & Gift Boutique
10:00 am Join us for coffee as we welcome this year's guest speaker, Annabel Monaghan, local author and writing teacher.
10:45 am - 12:15 pm Browse our boutique with a variety of awesome vendors - some new, some old. Splurge on a great gift for yourself or anyone else on your list.
12:15pm - 2:00 pm Enjoy a three-course gourmet meal with friends. Musical entertainment provided by Irvington High School Chamber Ensemble.
Buy your ticket today: http://www.irvingtonnyptsa.org/luncheon.html
SPRING LUNCHEON WINE PULL
Wine Donations Needed
We are excited to include the Wine Pull again at the PTSA Luncheon. Each guest will have the opportunity to purchase a ticket, or tickets (prices range from $10-$50), and then pull a covered bottle of wine out of their matching (or higher) price range. The actual "pull" is blind, but it is a win-win situation. Guests go home with a bottle of wine while supporting the Irvington PTSA.
If you are interested in donating wine, please email Jodi Shapiro (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Emily Sobol (email@example.com) and they will coordinate picking up your bottle(s).
Even if you can't come to the Spring Luncheon, please consider making a donation to our Giving Trees!
This year we’re introducing Giving Trees, with a wish list for each school. In collaboration with teachers, each principals carefully selected items that will enrich and enhance our children's educational experiences.
We are asking you to help us fulfill each school's wish list so that our schools become even more exceptional.
All of the donations made to the Giving Tree will be used to fund as many of each school's wish list items as possible.
Click here to donate: https://irvington-ptsa-spring-luncheon-givingtree.cheddarup.com
USED BOOK SALE BOOK COLLECTION
Through Friday, April 28th
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).
ELECTION REGISTRATION INFORMATION & DEADLINE
2017 Registration Information for IUFSD Election for School Budget, Board of Education Members, and Special Referendums
Voter Registration Day: Thursday, May 11th, 2017, 4 - 8 pm, Main Street School
Election: May 16th, 2017, 7:00 am - 9:00 pm, Main Street School
To cast a vote in the Irvington School District annual budget vote, Board of Education member elections or special referendums, you must be registered with either the District or the Westchester County Board of Elections.
You may register for school voting at the District Clerk’s office at the District Office, 6 Dows Lane, from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. during regular school days or during Voter Registration Day, Thursday, May 11, 2017, from 4-8 p.m. in the lobby of Main Street School.
Click on 2017 Voter Registration for more information.