Lost & Found Event this week! The Horsemen PTA will host an opportunity for parents to reunite with their students’ lost jackets, sweatshirts, and water bottles on Tuesday, May 2nd and Wednesday, May 3rd from 5pm – 7pm outside the High School Auditorium. Lost & Found collections from Transportation, the High School, and the Middle School will be made available in one convenient location. Swing by on your way home from work or sports practice!
¡Evento de objetos perdidos esta semana! La PTA de Horsemen ofrecerá una oportunidad para que los padres se reúnan con las chaquetas, sudaderas y botellas de agua perdidas de sus alumnos el martes 2 y miércoles 3 de mayo de 5:00 p. m. a 7:00 p. m. fuera del auditorio de la escuela secundaria. Las colecciones de objetos perdidos y encontrados de Transporte, la escuela secundaria y la escuela intermedia estarán disponibles en un lugar conveniente. ¡Pasa por aquí de camino a casa después del trabajo o de la práctica deportiva!
The Horsemen PTA is delighted to have funded a unique science experience for SHHS 12th graders and JP kindergarten students. Senior students taught science concepts to kindergarten students while making ice cream from scratch! The kindergarten kids got the opportunity to interact with older students and get excited about science!
La PTA de Horsemen está encantada de haber financiado una experiencia científica única para los estudiantes de grado 12 de SHHS y los estudiantes de jardín de infantes de JP. ¡Los estudiantes de último año enseñaron conceptos de ciencias a los estudiantes de jardín de infantes mientras hacían helado desde cero! ¡Los niños de kindergarten tuvieron la oportunidad de interactuar con estudiantes mayores y entusiasmarse con la ciencia!
The Horsemen PTA wanted to show our appreciation to all the staff of TUFSD. We used the professional development day as an opportunity to commission fellow parent and baker, Amanda Duggan of A B Cakes, to make a special treat for our amazing staff. Along with Amanda’s cookies, gluten free and kosher cookies were provided as well as candy, mints, and seltzers. Treats were left at the 3 professional development locations.
Chip chip, Hooray! The PTA (and all parents) appreciate the TUFSD staff everyday!
Thank you for all you do for our students.
El PTA de Horsemen quería mostrar nuestro agradecimiento a todo el personal de TUFSD. Usamos el día de desarrollo profesional como una oportunidad para comisionar a la madre y panadera, Amanda Duggan de A B Cakes, para hacer un regalo especial para nuestro increíble personal. Junto con las galletas de Amanda, se proporcionaron galletas sin gluten y kosher, así como dulces, mentas y agua mineral. Se dejaron obsequios en los 3 lugares de desarrollo profesional.
Chip chip, ¡Hurra! ¡La PTA (y todos los padres) aprecian al personal de TUFSD todos los días!
Gracias por todo lo que hace por nuestros estudiantes.
We are so excited to announce our new permanent Community Wardrobe location at 222 North Washington, just south of Beekman, in the heart of the Village of Sleepy Hollow.
Since we began helping our school district’s clothing-insecure families in Dec 2020, we have clothed thousands of people within and outside the TUFSD, offering a dignified “shopping” experience, and operating solely with volunteer labor, donated inventory, and donated space.
Now that we have a permanent location, we have the financial responsibility of RENT and other supplies, so our next step is FUNDRAISING. Here’s how you can help:
**We’re not ready to accept clothing donations yet but we promise to keep you posted!
Community Wardrobe is a committee of the Horsemen PTA, a 501(c)(3) organization, so your donation is tax deductible. Thank you to our amazing community for your continued support!
Estamos muy emocionados de anunciar nuestra nueva ubicación permanente del ropero comunitario localizado en 222 North Washington, justo al sur de la Avenida de Beekman, en el corazón de Pueblo de Sleepy Hollow.
Desde que comenzamos a ayudar a las familias con problemas de ropa de nuestro distrito escolar en diciembre de 2020, hemos vestido a miles de personas dentro y fuera del TUFSD, ofreciendo una experiencia de “compra gratuita” digna y operando únicamente con trabajo voluntario, inventario y espacio donado.
Ahora que tenemos una ubicación permanente, tenemos la responsabilidad financiera del ALQUILER y otros suministros, por lo que nuestro próximo paso es la RECAUDACIÓN DE FONDOS. Estas son las siguientes maneras como puede ayudar:
The Horsemen PTA is excited to share photos of our MINI-GRANTS IN ACTION to bring awareness of what we do in our community!
Kindergarten Teachers, Xiomara Kluge, Kiera Astacio-Rojas, Yosleydy Reyes, Regine Revilloza were awarded a PTA mini-grant which was used to purchase 4-in-1 play centers for three kindergarten and one Pre-K class. The centers can be used to grow oral language skills through dramatic and thematic play.
Thanks to a mini-grant awarded to 3rd Grade Special Education Teachers, Christine Calvert and Robin Suarez, the children enjoyed the Earth Dome program. The teachers received positive feedback from some parents, as their children went home and talked about the “giant globe in our gym.”
Thanks to a mini-grant awarded to 5th grade teachers, Christine Greiner and Eileen Horan, to purchase books for their classroom library.
Thanks to a mini grant awarded to Mr. Michael Garguilo, a SHMS Science teacher, the 7th grade students learned about the diverse array of wildlife living in their own backyard from experts at Teatown Lake Reservation Center.
Thanks to a Horsemen PTA mini-grant awarded to Mrs. Jenn Kuhn Barone, SHHS Psychologist, students (and some staff members!) enjoyed creating and using stress balls to ease anxiety before test taking last week. Students will be able to do this activity again during finals using the materials from the mini-grant.
Thanks to a Horsemen PTA Mini-grant awarded to SHHS English teacher, Sarina McGough Choi, forty English Honors Class seniors (and three chaperones) attended Some Like it Hot on Broadway on a field trip to NYC. The students spent the day walking around midtown, learning and experiencing the best Manhattan has to offer. Seniors had lunch at John’s Pizza, enjoyed Times Square, watched the city pass them by on the Steps on the NY Public Library, and witnessed skaters in Rockefeller Center.
Quotes from students of SHHS English 12 Honors Class
“The trip was wonderful, getting out into the city to see historical sites, as well as an amazing Broadway show! The experience was a once in a lifetime experience.” — Emily Burk
“Thank you Sleepy Hollow PTA for helping make this wonderful opportunity a reality.” — Diego Martinez
“Thank you to the PTA for this amazing trip. It was the best trip I have ever had.” — Christopher Panjon
“I absolutely enjoyed every moment that we spent in New York City as a class. I am very happy that this trip was possible and that we had the opportunity to learn more about the beautiful environment of the city.” — Victor Luzuriaga Ledesma
“I am extremely grateful I had the opportunity to attend this field trip. I got the chance to see places and landmarks in the city I’ve never had the chance to see before! The Broadway show Some Like It Hot was full of life, energy, and humor. Our chaperones were responsible and generous to us, while also keeping us in check. It is not an easy feat to keep 40 rowdy teenagers in check, but they succeeded nonetheless. We moved as a unit and stayed city-safe, but we also had a wonderful time just watching the city go by. This was by far one of my favorite field trips I’ve gone one.” — Emma Krebs
SHHS Science teacher, Leana Peltier, applied for funds to help expand and replenish a tea station she had started herself pre-Covid for her 10th, 11th, and 12th grade Anatomy, Physiology, and AP Biology students. This tea station creates a warm and relaxing environment that adds an element of comfort for her students while they are tasked with learning their subject matter. As a reflective educator, Ms. Peltier is always thinking about how best to support all her students and create positive learning experiences for them. She says “how students feel in a classroom has a direct impact on their ability to focus, learn, and be successful in their academics. The classroom environment can influence how students feel about themselves as learners.”
Here are some student comments about what “tea time” in her class means to them:
“it gives me something to look forward to and makes me excited to go to class. Even when I have a hard or long day, tea rejuvenates my willingness to learn and wakes me up”
“it helps me feel more comfortable in class and relaxes me when I’m feeling stressed”
“It lets me have a break and gives us more freedom in class””it’s always such a relief and something I look forward to. It gives me a little break from school and relieves so much stress”
“It’s such a nice part of my day and makes the classroom less gloomy, and creates a warmer environment. It’s also tasty”
Elementary students voted and Minions: The Rise of Gru is the winner!
Mark your calendars for a FREE Elementary Movie Night sponsored by the Horsemen PTA on Friday, March 3rd at 6:30pm in the WI Auditorium!
Pizza with the Principals will be from 5-6pm before the movie. $2 slice and other concessions available. Come join the fun for one or both of these exciting family events! **Please note: Parents MUST stay with their child.
¡Los estudiantes de primaria votaron y Minions: The Rise of Gru es el ganador!
¡Marque sus calendarios para una noche GRATUITA de cine de los primarios grados patrocinada por los Horsemen PTA — viernes 3 de marzo a las 6:30 en el Auditorio de WI!
La pizza con los directores será a las 5-6 pm antes de la película. Será $2 cada porción de pizza y venderemos otras comidas para durante la pelicula. ¡Únase a la diversión de uno o ambos de estos emocionantes eventos familiares! **Tenga en cuenta: los padres DEBEN quedarse con su hijo.
Take a night off from cooking and grab your dinner to go with food trucks brought to you by Horsemen PTA!
Food trucks will be available on Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the John Paulding School parking lot. Please note registration is required for a spot in line. Click here to register.
Please note this event has been rescheduled from Nov. 11 to Nov. 18 due to a forecast of heavy rain! We are rolling over registrations from Nov. 11 to Nov. 18. Please change your sign-up if you require a different time slot for the new date!
Physical distancing and face masks required. This is a grab-and-go event—please send only one member of your family to wait in line, and please register for only one person regardless of the number of trucks you would like to visit and number of meals you will be taking to go.
20 percent of proceeds will benefit our schools via the Horsemen PTA.
National PTA condemns the inequitable and brutal treatment of all African Americans in this country. No human being should be subject to what we saw happen to George Floyd last week. Millions of people are outraged by the killing of another unarmed black man, and like so many Americans, we mourn the recent deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and other African Americans who died, unable to achieve their full potential in life.
This ongoing problem of unequal justice has led to protests across this country and continues to have a profound effect on African Americans and communities of color, who feel hurt, frustrated, angry and afraid. Our nation must do better, and PTA stands with those who peacefully seek to inspire meaningful change.
While we understand significant reforms are needed to create lasting change that will end the systemic discrimination and injustices that have existed for far too long, PTA has a rich legacy in coming together to help solve the toughest problems facing our children and families. PTA can help lead the way with our collective voice.
For over 120 years, PTA has been the conscience of this country, speaking on behalf of our nation’s most valuable and vulnerable resource—our children. This year, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the unification of the National Parent Teacher Association and the National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers, we recognize we are experiencing times that mirror why the unification was necessary. It is imperative that we remain united and supportive during this difficult time.
Our transcendent goal has always been to change the lives of children for the better and we will continue to ensure our society values and protects every child. We encourage PTA members and all concerned citizens to speak out and demand that every child be afforded the opportunity to make their potential a reality. Together, we can move above and beyond the perceived division of our diverse experiences and build a shared experience—the experience of working together as human beings, intent on building a better nation and world for our children’s future.
The Parent Teacher Association is a 100% volunteer organization made up of parent volunteers that supplies valuable resources and funding to support all types of school programs. (Check out our Made Possible by Horsemen PTA Contributions Page for some examples.) This web site was created to provide information about the PTA, its officers, events and programs. We invite you to join our organization and make your child’s experience in school an even more memorable one for yourself and your children.
The Horsemen PTA Earth Day event is approaching! We are teaming up with the Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council (TEAC) to clean up the pollinator garden behind Sleepy Hollow High School on Saturday, April 22nd from 10:00am – 12:00pm. TUFSD students and families are encouraged to volunteer. Register using the TEAC Signup Genius (scroll down to “04/22/23 – Pollinator garden clean up”): https://www.signupgenius.com/…/10c0c45a4ab22a2fcc61…
¡Se acerca el evento del Día de la Tierra de la PTA de Horsemen! Nos asociamos con el Consejo Asesor Ambiental de Tarrytown (TEAC) para limpiar el jardín de polinizadores detrás de la escuela secundaria Sleepy Hollow el sábado 22 de abril de 10:00 am a 12:00 pm. Se alienta a los estudiantes y familias de TUFSD a ser voluntarios. Regístrese utilizando TEAC Signup Genius (desplácese hacia abajo hasta “04/22/23 – Limpieza del jardín de polinizadores”): https://www.signupgenius.com/…/10c0c45a4ab22a2fcc61…
Don’t miss the Horsemen PTA General Membership meeting and Board Vote on Wednesday, April 12th at 7:30pm via Zoom! All members of the PTA and any parent interested in learning more about the PTA can join the meeting. Our guest, Mr. Borsari, will be speaking about the school budget. All dues paying PTA members may vote in the election for the 2023-24 school year Executive Officers. Visit our website to learn more about the candidates: https://horsemenpta.com/…/pta-board-nominations-2023-2024/. Please spread the word!
¡No se pierda la reunión general de miembros de la PTA de Horsemen y la votación de la junta el miércoles 12 de abril a las 7:30 p. m. a través de Zoom! Todos los miembros de la PTA y cualquier padre interesado en aprender más sobre la PTA pueden unirse a la reunión. Nuestro invitado, el Sr. Borsari, hablará sobre el presupuesto escolar. Todos los miembros de la PTA que pagan cuotas pueden votar en la elección de los funcionarios ejecutivos del año escolar 2023-24. Visite nuestro sitio web para obtener más información sobre los candidatos: https://horsemenpta.com/…/pta-board-nominations-2023-2024/. ¡Pasa la voz!
The Horsemen PTA nomination committee would like to announce the following nominations for the 2023-24 school year Horsemen PTA Executive Officers:
President – Liza Price
Treasurer – Liz Cronin
Secretary – Liz Zammit
All dues paying Horsemen PTA members may vote in the election at the next General Membership Meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, April 12, 2023.
Meet the Candidates!
As a parent of 2 children in the TUFSD, Liza Price has been involved with the PTA in various roles. Starting as a class parent last year, she joined the board this year as co-chair for spirit wear and chaired the Scholastic book fair, teacher appreciation week, and field day, all for Washington Irving where she has a third grader.
Elizabeth Cronin is a 20 year resident of Tarrytown with a daughter currently in the 4th grade at Washington Irving Intermediate School. Liz is a Special Education teacher who works with high school students. Liz has been an active member of the Horsemen PTA since her daughter entered the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns as a kindergartner at JP, and has served as a class parent throughout that time. She has volunteered at many PTA sponsored events, and has been a Co-Chair of the Scholastic book fair.
Liz Zammit has served for two years on the pta as a grade rep. She is a resident of Sleepy Hollow, holds a BS & MBA from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business and works for Sony Music Entertainment in analytics.
If you’d like to reach out to any of the candidates or if you have any questions about voting in the upcoming election, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Dates for the John Paulding School Book Fair!
The PTA “Grow into a Reader” Scholastic Book Fair is coming soon – Monday, March 6 thru Thursday March 9.
John Paulding families, please join us for the “Storytime w/ Milk and Cookies” event on Tuesday, March 7 from 6-8pm for a fun evening.
The PTA also provides a free light breakfast to enjoy during book fair shopping before school on Wednesday, March 8, and Thursday, March 9, from 7:45-8:45am. All book fair purchases benefit the PTA and our schools. See you there!
Reserve las fechas: Feria del libro de John Paulding
¡La Feria del Libro Scholastic “Crecer en un lector” de la PTA llegará pronto! Se lleva a cabo del 6 al 9 de marzo. Familias de John Paulding, únanse a nosotros para el evento “Cuentos con leche y galletas” el martes 7 de marzo, de 6 a 8 p.m. para una noche divertida.
La PTA también ofrece un desayuno ligero gratuito para disfrutar durante las compras en la feria antes de la escuela el miércoles 8 y el jueves 9 de marzo, de 7:45 a 8:45 a. m. Todas las compras en la feria del libro benefician a la PTA y a nuestras escuelas. ¡Te veo allí!