Each year, the Irvington NY PTSA partners with Square 1 Art to help foster creativity in our school community while supporting our work in the schools. If you've never participated before, it's simple and easy to get started.
Reminder: The deadline to submit art work online for IMS and IHS is February 5, 2021. For Dows Lane, the deadline has been extended to February 1.
First, create a work of art.
After your art work is processed, you'll receive details on how to purchase keepsakes and gifts featuring your child's art! Every order will profit your school. Please note that, this year, purchased items can be shipped to your home only, not to the school.
For questions or if you need support, please email Marianne Chafizadeh or Stacy Ciaravella at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Happy New Year from your SCAFLD co-chairs, Alejandro and Stacey! We hope that despite the current challenges we all face you remain healthy and happy. SCAFLD is a PTSA group created by parents/guardians in Irvington who have a child(ren) with learning differences, including (but not limited to!) those students with an IEP or 504. All parents/guardians are welcome!
TELL US WHAT YOU THINK
In order to better serve our community the SCAFLD committee would love to hear from you. Please fill out the survey which is strictly confidential. Tell us what you want, what we can do better and share your expertise with us! We want to hear from you!
CAN YOU HELP?
We want to provide a role for you in our group no matter your schedule or ability to commit and we want to connect our Irvington families. Sharing common experiences and lending an ear is always helpful. Younger families or families new to the district who have children with learning differences sometimes have questions or are in need of some support. Would you be available to listen to or chat with people who have questions? Please indicate your interest when you complete the survey, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would love to connect and see you, even at distance! We have two virtual meetings planned where we hope to learn how your year is going, hear your feedback and grow our community. We have an evening Zoom planned for February 2nd at 7:30pm and a daytime zoom scheduled for March 2nd at 9:30am. Even if you can only make it for a little while, we would love to see you!
Zoom link February 2nd
Zoom link March 2nd
Please don't hesitate to reach out to us with your thoughts, suggestions and questions at email@example.com
The PTSA is holding our annual Read-a-thon starting January 25 and running through February 5. It's a great way to encourage a love a reading with your kids while helping raise money for our school community. Let's get reading!
What's new this year?
We're using Read-a-thon.com, an online provider, to help make it easier than ever to participate in the Read-a-thon. Children who attend Dows Lane, Main Street School and Irvington Middle School are welcome to participate. Irvington High School students can help support by cheering on their younger siblings and friends!
How do I join the Read-a-thon?
To participate, you'll need to activate your child's account. For children in Dows Lane and Main Street School, you should have received paperwork from your child's teacher with instructions. For Irvington Middle School, you can go directly to the site and search for your child's ELA teacher.
To get started, go to our Irvington NY PTSA Read-a-Thon page and follow the onscreen instructions. It's fast and easy.
How do we log our reading minutes?
Once you've activated your account, your child will be able to login using their personal code to log their reading minutes on their own, or you can log minutes yourself by logging into the site. As your child logs reading time, they can earn rewards and fun prizes.
How can I help with fundraising?
You can participate in the Read-a-thon just by logging the minutes your child reads during the event. But part of the fun of the read-a-thon is helping to raise money for the school community. To do that, you'll want to find sponsors who are willing to support your child's efforts.
Read-a-Thon.com makes this super easy. When registering your child on, you'll be provided with options to share your child's donation page on social media or via email with folks who might want to support -- think grandparents, coworkers, and friends. Not sure where to share? You can skip these steps during sign up; they'll be available to you anytime if you want to share later on.
I need help or support!
No problem! Reach out to use at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be in touch just as soon as we can.
Join us in our work to bring out the best in Irvington schools.