First Day of School Brings Enthusiasm for New Academic Year
Irvington Union Free School District teachers and administrators welcomed new and returning students on the first day of school on Sept. 5, which brought excitement and enthusiasm for the new academic year. With books and school supplies in tow, students were ready to learn, grow and seek new academic opportunities as they entered their classrooms.
“There is a great deal of excitement across the district as a result of the arrival of our students,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kristopher Harrison said. “The faculty, staff and administration are motivated to share in many enriching experiences with our students and are dedicated to making this a memorable school year.”
Teachers at Dows Lane Elementary School and Main Street School greeted their students with smiles, helped them organize their school supplies and guided them through their expectations for the year.
Meanwhile, teachers at the middle and high school also warmly welcomed back students. Irvington High School students jumped in with a regular full day of classes on the first day of school, while the halls at Irvington Middle School were buzzing with chatter as eighth-graders teamed up with sixth-graders for various first-day-of-school activities, which were designed to help the younger students make a smooth transition into their new school. Students were treated to a PTSA-sponsored barbecue in the courtyard and later participated in a scavenger hunt that sent them on an adventure around the building.
SCHOOL SCHEDULE CHANGE
School will be closed on Thursday, September 21 and Friday, September 22 in observance of Rosh Hashanah.
SPECIAL NEEDS & PPS MEET & GREETS
On Wednesday, September 20th from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm (**note this is a new date**), please join us in the Campus Presentation Room to meet the new Director and Assistant Director of Pupil Personnel Services and receive information regarding Special Education in the Irvington Schools.
Lunch will be served. R.S.V.P. is not required but appreciated so we have enough food! Contact Pat Riccobono firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be a second Special Needs & PPS Meet and Greet on Wednesday, October 11th from 6:30 pm to 8:00pm in the Campus Presentation Room in the event you cannot attend the first one.
PRESENTATION & PANEL DISCUSSION:
Drug and Alcohol Use: An Irvington Perspective
All members of the community are invited to attend a presentation of Irvington student survey data results investigating drug and alcohol use and related perceptions among our community’s youth. In conjunction, a panel of local experts will discuss associated social, legal, mental health and medical concerns.
Drug and Alcohol Use: An Irvington Perspective
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Irvington Town Hall Theater
RSVPs are appreciated. Walk-ins are welcome.
For more information, see: An Irvington Perspective.
To RSVP or submit a question/topic for discussion, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drugs-and-alcohol-use-an-irvington-perspective-registration-37562871560
For more information, contact info@iASK-CAB.org.
DONATE TO NATIONAL PTA’S DISASTER RELIEF FUND
National PTA urges everyone to donate to the Association’s Disaster Relief Fund, which was established to respond to tragedies that grievously disrupt a school or education system. National PTA’s Disaster Relief Fund is expected to be fully depleted by the support of schools impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. We know we can count on our PTA members across the country to help replenish the fund to meet the emerging needs caused by Hurricane Irma.
For more information, go to: https://www.pta.org/newsevents/newsdetail.cfm?ItemNumber=5364
To donate to the Disaster Relief Fund, go to:
JOIN THE IRVINGTON PTSA
Impact Tomorrow, Join Today!
Renew your membership for 2016/2017: http://www.irvingtonnyptsa.org/membership--e-mail-signup.html
Check out this 1.5 minute video slide show about the PTSA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJXTgvlezeY!
VOLUNTEER FOR THE LARGEST VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION IN IRVINGTON
We LOVE our volunteers, and couldn't do what we do without them.
Please let us know what you'd like to do, by clicking on: http://www.irvingtonnyptsa.org/volunteer.html
CHAIR NEEDED FOR NEW VOTER REGISTRATION & EDUCATION COMMITTEE!
We are looking for a Chair for our NEW Voter Registration & Education Committee.
The committee will encourage potential voters to register and then vote on election days in person or by absentee ballot. Registration efforts are throughout the year at community events and voting day efforts include visual and written reminders to vote. Committee will coordinate candidate panels as needed.
To volunteer to be the Chair of this committee or for more information, please write to:
SHOP ON AMAZON SMILE
Do you shop on Amazon? Shop on Amazon Smile instead, and help benefit our schoolchildren.
By specifying Irvington NY PTSA when you buy on Amazon Smile, you get all of Amazon, but at no cost to you, the Amazon Foundation donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the PTSA.
To participate, please click on http://smile.amazon.com/ch/13-3085349
and enter your existing Amazon sign-in information.
REGISTER YOUR DECICCO’S CARD
If you have a DeCicco’s card, and have not already done so, please link your card to Irvington PTSA at https://www.deciccoandsons.com/ardsley-pta-program/ or at the customer service desk at DeCicco’s.
If you don’t have a DeCicco’s card, please register for one in-store.
DeCicco’s generously donates 1% of your purchases to the Irvington PTSA.