WANTED: Halloween Costumes

For lots of families, costumes are an expensive item that’s not in the budget. Do you have any clean, gently used Halloween costumes suitable for kids K – 8?

IF SO: Please bring clean new & gently-used kid-appropriate costumes to any of the following locations:

  • John Paulding School
  • W.L. Morse School
  • Washington Irving School
  • Sleepy Hollow Middle School

Collection dates: OCT. 4-20

They will be offered to students who don’t have a costume, but who might like to dress up for the Halloween school parades and Trick-or-Treating events around town.

Please help us make this small drive into a huge success, and clean out your “dress-up” closet at the same time – WE’RE THE HALLOWEEN CAPITAL OF NEW YORK , and every kid should get to feel like Spiderman or a Princess for a day if they would like to dress up!

Thank you for your support – Horseman PTA

SE BUSCAN DISFRACES DE HALLOWEEN

Para muchas familias, los disfraces son un artículo costoso que no esta en el presupuesto. ¿Tiene algún disfraz de Halloween limpio y ligeramente usado para los niños de K-8?

SI ES ASI: Traiga los disfraces limpios, nuevos y usados, que sean apropiados para niños acualquiera de los siguientes colegios:

  • John Paulding School
  • W.L. Morse School
  • Washington Irving School
  • Sleepy Hollow Middle School

Fechas de recaudación: Oct. 4-20

Se les ofrecerá a los estudiantes que no tienen un disfraz, pero que les gustaría disfrazarse para los desfiles de la escuela de Halloween y eventos de Truco-o-Trato alrededor del pueblo.

Por favor, ayúdanos a hacer que esta pequeña campaña sea un gran éxito, y de paso, limpia sus armarios al mismo tiempo – SOMOS LA CAPITAL DE HALLOWEEN DE NUEVA YORK , y cada niño debe llegar a sentirse como Spiderman o una Princesa por un día si quisieran disfrazarse!

Gracias por su apoyo – Horseman PTA

Horsemen PTA and Rivertown Parents present a screening of “Angst: Raising Awareness around Anxiety”

The Horsemen PTA and Rivertown Parents proudly present a screening of the movie:

Angst: Raising the Awareness around Anxiety
Thursday, October 12th at 7pm
Sleepy Hollow High School Auditorium

This documentary film, brought to you by the producers of Screenagers, looks at anxiety in our youth, its causes and effects, and what we can do about it. Angst interviews students who suffer or have suffered from anxiety, parents and professionals, and explores anxiety’s causes and sociological effects, while offering tools and resources to provide hope.

Panel discussion directly after the movie.  The film will have Spanish subtitles and the discussion will be translated.

The Horsemen y Rivertown Parent PTAs presenta con orgullo una proyección de la película:

Angustia: Crear conciencia sobre la ansiedad
Jueves 12 de octubre a las 7 pm
Auditorio de la Escuela Secundaria Sleepy Hollow

Este documental, presentado por los productores de Screenages, analiza la ansiedad en nuestra juventud, sus causas y efectos, y lo que podemos hacer al respecto. “Angustia” entrevista a estudiantes que sufren o han sufrido ansiedad, padres y profesionales, y explora las causas de la ansiedad y los efectos sociológicos, a la vez que ofrece herramientas y recursos para brindar esperanza.

Panel de discusión inmediatamente después de la película. La película tendrá subtítulos en español y la discusión será traducida.

Horseman PTA Meeting Minutes – September 8, 2017

Attendance
Amada Reimundez – President
Andrea Gottschall – VP, 8th grade/Spirit Wear
Angel Rafter – VP, 8th grade
Ben O’Connell – VP, Kindergarten
Christina Grillo – VP, 2nd grade
Dancy Balestrieri – VP, 3rd grade
Daphne Uviller – VP, 4th grade
Donna Gates – VP, 7th grade
Elia Londono – VP, 4th grade
Fiona Galloway – VP, 5th grade
Julianna Aloia – VP, 1st grade
Karina Arreola – VP, 4th grade
Lauren McBride – VP, 1st grade
Leah McVey – VP, 5th grade
Mitch Sylves-Berry – Parent Ed/Rivertown Parents
Nitasha Kumar – VP, 6th grade
Phyllis Arduino – Membership
Samantha Ford – VP, Kindergarten
Sara Scipioni – VP, Kindergarten
Tara Schatzel – VP, 4th grade
Laura Richardson – Box Tops Fundraiser
Sheila Murphy – VP, 2nd grade

Meeting called to order. Introductions.

Thanks to everyone who helped at Morse’s Back to School Night last night.

STAFFING AND EVENT SCHEDULE

Photo Day
Leah McVey will be point person with the photography company for the elementary schools.
JP and Morse – Recruiting
WI – Leah McVey

Book Fair
Dancy Balestrieri will be point person with Scholastic for all schools.
JP: Samantha Ford
Morse: Christina Grillo
WI: Will recruit at Back to School Night
SHMS: Dancy Balestrieri

Wrapping Paper
Donna Gates will be point person with the wrapping paper company for all schools.
JP: Sara Scipioni
Morse: Alison and Sheila Murphy
WI: Leah McVey and Tara Schatzel
SHMS: Angel Rafter

  • The flyers are awaiting approval with the superintendent’s office. Once they are approved, Donna will put the packets together for delivery October 20.
  • Fundraiser will run from Oct 20-Nov 3. Purchases can be made online.
  • The merchandise will be delivered to the schools on December 7. Each school will receive its own delivery.
  • Donna will write a detailed email to each Wrapping Paper Chair in the coming weeks.

Square 1 Art
JP: Recruit at Back to School Night
Morse: Lauren McBride
WI: Amada Remundez

  • Ms. Barrett asked the chairs need to send an email reminder to the art teachers.
  • We will start thinking about this event more in December.

Chess Club

  • Amada Remundez will serve as point person with the chess company for Morse and JP.
  • Individual coordinators are needed for each school.

Spirit Wear
Andrea Gottschall is the coordinator for all schools.
JP: Christina Grillo will send volunteer information to Andrea when it is all compiled.
Morse: Nitasha Kumar
WI: Leah McVey.

  • We will need volunteers to sell Spirit Wear at the various school events, such as Book Fairs, Back to School nights, movie nights.
  • High school kids should be available to do this as part of their community service hours.

Class Parent Teas
Budgets for the teas were confirmed as follows:
JP: $250.00
Morse: $75.00
WI: $75.00

Back to School Nights

  • Dates were reviewed.
  • Need to recruit new volunteers.
  • VPs from other schools should try and attend events to staff tables for the home school’s VPs while they are in the class meetings.
  • Sign-up sheets for JP and WI were passed out for review. WI sheets have been returned to Christina for small corrections. JP will email any corrections to Christina before their Back to School Night.
  • We need volunteers for the WI and JP Back to School Nights.
  • Andrea will do Spirit Wear at WI. The Boy and Girl Scouts will also have tables there.
  • The Middle School only hosts a Membership Table at their Back to School Night. Amada will send out a reminder email before each Back to School Night.

MEETING SCHEDULING

VP Reminders

  • All VPs should check their PTA mailboxes.
  • All VPs should set up a meeting schedule with their respective Principal.

PTA Meeting Schedule

  • We will start having evening PTA meetings to accommodate people who work during the day.
  • We will alternate – one month we will have a morning meeting, the next an evening meeting.
  • Right now we are considering Mondays at 7 pm for the evening meetings.

Superintendent Meetings

  • The first PTA/Superintendent meeting will take place on Wednesday, 9/20 at 1 pm.
  • VPs will rotate attending this meeting.

TREASURER REPORT

All check requests and financial matters should be sent to Fatima using the following treasurer-specific email address: tufsdtreasurer@yahoo.com.

Reimbursement Procedure:

  • Forms are on the Horseman PTA web site.
  • Reimbursements should be submitted with receipts to Fatima Gianni, Treasurer, as soon as possible after the event.

Budget and Financial Forms Update

  • We don’t have a printed budget yet, but it is coming.
  • Fatima is in the process of updating all the online financial forms on the website.

OTHER DISCUSSION

Halloween Costume Drive

  • VPs need to think about the Halloween costume drive, as Pamela is not directing it this year.
  • Each school should think about making a flyer.
  • The point person for each school will need to work with the social worker to coordinate the distribution of the costumes.

Middle School Movie Night – November 3

  • May sell pizza again as a fundraiser as it was successful last year.
  • Not sure if they will let the students vote to pick the movie, or if they will just pick the movie.
  • The movie night is for middle school students only.

Selection Committee Training
Please remind parents about the Selection/Hiring Committee Trainings.

Information Sharing

  • During the WI VP meeting, Mrs. Bretti asked how the information VPs receive from the principals during these meetings is shared with the greater parent population.
  • Monthly updates should be forwarded to Karen as part of the minutes on the website.
  • We should have Jean O’Brien include this information as part of her Sunday night email blasts. The blast should include a link to the PTA website.
  • Add the PTA web site address to all flyers.
  • We are going to try and have more teachers join the PTA and attend our meetings.
  • Need to find the PTA Facebook page admins to update them and start using the page for regular updates.
  • We will consider setting up VP-specific email addresses next year. For example: Morse@tufsd.org. This email address would be passed down from year to year, to make it consistent.

Swagat
Nitasha mentioned that Swagat will participate in a program which would donate a portion of a night’s proceeds to the Horseman PTA. We should find out more information about the collection and distribution of funds.

TaSH

  • Sept. 9 event was canceled due to lack of volunteers.
  • We will reschedule for September 30.
  • We will sell Spirit Wear and distribute membership forms.
  • Christina will send out the sign-up genius as we get closer.

Screenagers Program Rescheduled

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Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age and Panel Discussion has been rescheduled for Wednesday, 2/15/17 at 7:00 pm
The event on 2/15 will be held at the SHHS Auditorium, 210 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow.
If you have already registered, there is no need to do so again. If you have not already registered for the program but would like to do so, please register here.

Targeted to parents & their children, the documentary dives deep into how technology impacts children’s development and the challenges of parenting in the digital world. Through poignant and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, Screenagers reveals how much tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.
It will be immediately followed a panel discussion moderated by Tarrytown Superintendent of Schools Chris Borsari. 
 
Panelists will include: 
Licensed Clinical Social Worker Amber da Silva, Irvington;
Jean O’Brien, Technology Specialist for the Tarrytown Union Free School District; 

and Amy Walsh, Social Worker for the Tarrytown Union Free School District.

 
 
 
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Halloween Costume Drive

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The Tarrytown PTA’s annual costume drive for local kids in need begins Tuesday, October 11, 2016; we need your help gathering/donating costumes for the elementary and middle school kids! Sleepy Hollow is the Halloween capital of NY, but many of our local children can’t afford a costume; through your donations of new and gently used costumes, these kids get to celebrate in style. With your help last year we costumed about 150 elementary kids who wouldn’t otherwise get to dress up, and we can’t make it happen without a lot of help from 10591.

***WE NEED costumes for kids ages 5-13***; several of the teens fit into adult-sized outfits, and things like capes or other “pieces” (clean hats, wands etc) fit all shapes and sizes. We’re looking for costumes for both boys and girls, but this year we have an acute need for costumes for girls age 7-10, and both boys & girls teen/small adult sizes for the middle school.

We’d love your gently used costumes and/or if you’re out shopping and find something awesome to purchase & donate, it’ll be given a great home by a really appreciative kid.

WHERE: John Paulding Elementary School at 154 North Broadway – there’s a box in the lobby just waiting to be filled up!

WHEN: Oct 11-25

Thanks in advance for your help in making this another great holiday for all our town’s kids!