Middle School Students Raise Money for Schools in Africa
Irvington Middle School students recently joined efforts to raise money for a great cause and support literacy in Africa. During their annual Mardi Gras celebration, they raised $400 to benefit the Fund for African Relief and Education, which provides uniforms for students and books for middle school libraries in Senegal.
The students raised the money by selling donated gifts, including pants from Senegal and Eiffel Tower toothbrushes from Paris, along with Mardi Gras beads and sweets. They also participated in a pajama day celebration and were treated to a croissant breakfast.
“Mardi Gras is an important holiday in French-speaking countries,” French teacher and French Club adviser Deanna Tessler said. “This was the 15th year that our middle school students have held a schoolwide celebration and the eighth consecutive year that we’ve raised money for FARE.”
As a way to honor the students’ efforts, Tessler has displayed in her classroom a framed picture and a scarf, which she received from a group of students in Senegal last year. In their letter, the students expressed their gratitude for Irvington’s generosity and ongoing support.
Friday, May 4
Time is running out. Last day to purchase tickets is April 30.
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Friday, May 4
10am – 2pm
Lunch at Noon
Come hear Lee Woodruff, New York Times Best Selling Author. leewoodruff.com
Check out what she has accomplished and the recognition for her and her husband’s, Bob Woodruff, nonprofit, Stand Up for Heroes. bobwoodrufffoundation.org
Come early and shop our wonderful boutique. The boutique is the perfect place to pick up gifts for moms, dads and grads for your upcoming events. We have everything from new workout clothes, locally made home goods and funky socks.
The more you shop the more chances you have to win. For every purchase you make you receive a ticket towards our raffle of two special prizes.
Monday, May 7
IRVINGTON PTSA & LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF THE RIVERTOWNS IS SPONSORING AN
IRVINGTON BOARD OF EDUCATION
Monday, May 7th
8:00pm to 9:30pm
Irvington Public Library
On the night of the Panel, representatives from the League of Women Voters (LWV) will choose questions to ask the candidates from the ones you submit.
To submit a question and for election information, including information about the candidates, registering and absentee ballots, click on: Candidate Panel.
USED BOOK SALE
The Used Book Sale will be open to the public on:
Saturday, May 5, 10am – 2pm
Thursday, May 10, 3pm – 9pm
Dows Lane Multi-Purpose Room
Books for all ages! Cash or check only.
Hope to see you there!
THE IRVINGTON PTSA NEEDS YOU!
The Irvington NY PTSA is in the process of identifying volunteers interested in:
Executive Committee VACANCIES for a ONE YEAR term beginning on July 1st, 2018 and ending on June 30th, 2019.
COMMITTEE AND PROGRAM CHAIR OPENINGS for a TWO YEAR term beginning on July 1st, 2018 and ending on June 30th, 2020.
GRADE PARENT OPENINGS for a TWO YEAR term beginning on July 1st, 2018 and ending on June 30th, 2020.
To find out more, and to apply, click on:
KEEP OUR BULLDOGS BRILLIANT!
At our General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, April 18th, PTSA members voted to support the proposed 2018-2019 IUFSD school budget.
We encourage you to find out more about what we consider a responsible and carefully thought-out budget here:
IUFSD Proposed 2018-2019 Budget
Election Day is Tuesday, May 15th.
Polls are open at Main Street School from 7am to 9pm.
Please make sure that all members of your household over the age of 18 are registered to vote. For registration and absentee ballot information, please click on: Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot 2018
And of course, please vote on election day!
If you're interested in helping the PTSA Get Out the Vote, please let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org
RIVERTOWN PARENTS PRESENTATIONS
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!
For more information, please see: Rivertown Parents Events or visit: Rivertown Parents
IUFSD SURVEY DEADLINE EXTENDED
Sunday, April 29
District Survey to Remain Open through Sunday, April 29th
Have you completed the survey yet? If not you still have a chance!
The District School Quality Survey will remain open through Sunday, April 29th. We ask that you take about 10 minutes of your time to provide us with this important feedback. You can access the survey by entering the following URL into your browser: http://tiny.cc/IUFSDparentsurvey.
The results will be presented publicly, and all responses are confidential.
Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Saturday, April 28
The next Irvington Rx Take Back Day is scheduled for April 28, 2018 from 10am - 2pm at Irvington Town Hall. Proper disposal of medicine protects the water supply AND reduces the risk of harm or misuse. Help keep our community safe!
For more info, click on: http://www.iask-cab.org/takeback/
How Addictive Substances Affect the Teen Brain & Workshops to Learn About Vaping
Tuesday, May 8
7:00pm - 9:00pm
iASK-CAB will be hosting an informative community event on May 8th featuring Dr. Stephen Dewey, a renowned neuroscientist whose work has been featured on 20/20, Dateline, The New York Times and more. Dr. Dewey will discuss the affects of addictive substances on the teen brain using actual PET images.
His presentation will be followed by a interactive workshops for both adults and teens on vaping.
Light dinner will be served prior to the meeting.
RSVPs are appreciated. Walk-ins welcome.
To RSVP or for more information, click on: http://www.iask-cab.org/event/1311/
Join us in our work to bring out the best in Irvington schools.