For years, guardians and teachers alike have expressed an interest in an online school supply ordering option. Now, that option is here!
The Horsemen PTA has partnered with teachers in grades Pre-K–8 (more may join in, so keep an eye out) to post each grade’s supply lists on SchoolToolBox.com. Your supplies are delivered right to your home.
Five percent of your purchase (approximately $1-$3) will go toward funding everything from chess club in the lower grades to helping send kids on the 8th grade Washington DC trip (fingers crossed for 2023). The Horsemen PTA also funds mini-grants for teachers, movie nights, and other community events. You’ll have the option to donate more if you choose.
While you’re on the site, you can fulfill items on teachers’ wish lists if you choose. Teachers’ granted wishes go directly to them.
A: Eligible residents of Tarrytown may vote in the auditorium at Washington Irving School and eligible residents of Sleepy Hollow may vote in the cafeteria at W.L. Morse School on May 17, 2022 from 7:00AM – 9:00PM.
A: As noted on the tufsd.org website – To be eligible to vote in this election, a person must be: (1) At least 18 years of age by May 2022; (2) A U.S. citizen ; (3) A resident of the school district for 30 days or longer immediately preceding the vote and not otherwise prohibited from voting. All other qualified voters must register. Note: Qualified voters who are registered with the Westchester County Board of Elections are eligible to vote in school district elections. If you are not registered, you can register with the Westchester County Board of Elections by mail or remotely through the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles website at: https://dmv.ny.gov/more-info/electronic-voter-registration-application
Q. Whatpropositions are included in the ballot this year?
A. The ballot will include four propositions, as follows:
Proposition 1: School Budget Proposition for 2022-23 in the amount of $86,430,432.
Establishment of a capital reserve fund to which the District will commit surplus funds a maximum of 10 years and $12 million.
Approval of expected transportation costs related to the identification of a Child Safety Zone in an area of the District where students currently walk to school, but should be bused for safety reasons.
Two (2) Board of Education Trustee seats.
Q: Who is running for the two Board of Education (BOE) trustee seats?
A: Trustees Jennifer Liddy Green’s and Kevin Miller’s terms end on June 30. There are 3 candidates on the ballot to fill the two opening trustee seats that will be vacated by Green and Miller – Ida Michael, John Sutherland, and Amanda Wallwin. Trustees serve for three-year terms.
Q: What important budget themes have been discussed for this year?
A. As reported from the BOE on the tufsd.org website, “Among the stated budget themes for this year are to: maintain appropriate K-12 class size and course offerings; continue support for after-school and summer programs to address learning loss during the Covid pandemic; reduce the district’s reliance on the appropriated fund balance; maintains a focus on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; identify district transportation needs, particularly with the establishment of a Child Safety Zone in Sleepy Hollow; and continue Tarrytown’s highly successful Columbia University Teachers College Writing Project.”
Q. What new things are included in the budget this year?
We’re excited to invite you to the Scholastic Book Fair at WL Morse hosted by the Horsemen PTA! This event will take place on Friday, April 22 to Thursday, April 28 and is an opportunity for students to build their home libraries and further their love of reading. All purchases benefit our school community via the PTA.
After missing out on many beloved traditions, our spring Book Fair will be a familiar, welcome, and safe event for the students.
Here’s what you need to know about the Book Fair –
Friday, April 22 – Monday-April 25 – Tuesday, April 26 Students will visit the fair with their classes, explore the books at the fair and complete a reading wish list to take home. (You may purchase books from this wish list by sending it back into school with payment.)
Sunday, April 24 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. To ensure every family has a chance to visit the fair, the fair will be open for shopping only on Sunday, April 24, from 1-4 p.m. Signup required through SignUpGenius.
Monday, April 25 Please join us for an evening family event including guided tours of Morse School, a free book raffle, story time with Morse staff, fair shopping and more! Signup required through SignUpGenius.
Wednesday, April 27 7:10 a.m – 8:10 a.m. “Donuts with Grownups” breakfast event Grab a free donut and shop the fair with your child!
All forms of payment are supported at the fair, including cash, check, card, mobile payments(Apple Pay, etc.) and Scholastic’s eWallet solution.
We’re excited to celebrate our love of books together at the Book Fair. We look forward to seeing your child there!
It’s here! It’s here! Our annual Square 1 Art fundraiser is under way for kids 1-5th grade. For our K students, be on the lookout in the next week or so for your ordering packets. There’s been a technical glitch by the company, but our youngest artists have not been forgotten. Ordering is open online or by sending your child’s order form to school with cash/check/money order. Thank you for supporting our schools and your little artists! Ordering ends April 1st and all orders ship to school.
¡Ya está aquí! ¡Ya está aquí!
Nuestra recaudación de fondos anual de Square 1 Art está en marcha para niños de 1 a 5o grado. Para nuestros estudiantes de K, esté atento en la próxima semana más o menos, a sus paquetes de pedido. Ha habido un fallo técnico por parte de la empresa, pero nuestros artistas más jóvenes no han sido olvidados. El pedido está abierto en línea o enviando el formulario de pedido de su hijo a la escuela con dinero en efectivo/cheque/dinero.
¡Gracias por apoyar a nuestras escuelas y a tus pequeños artistas! El pedido termina el 1 de abril y todos los pedidos se envían a la escuela.
JOHN PAULDING BOOK FAIR March 6th- 10th, 2022 John Paulding All-Purpose Room
Book Fair Open House Sunday, March 6th 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. This shopping day is open to all families with no sign-up required.
Book Fair Shopping Hours (with teachers) Monday, March 7th – Thursday, March 10 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m *additional time slot at 1:30-3:00 p.m. on Monday, March 7th for afternoon Pre-K During this visit students will create a book wish list during class time to be sent home for parent approval.
Story Time with Milk & Cookies Tuesday, March 8th 6:00-8:00 p.m. Parents must register to attend the event. Please click here to register. One adult and your JP child can attend for our milk & cookies event. Come and enjoy browsing, shopping, story time, and a craft. Pj’s are welcome! Milk and cookies provided at the end to-go.
Breakfast and Books Wednesday, March 9th, and Thursday, March 10th 7:45a.m.- 8:45 a.m. Bring your child to school early to shop at the book fair and enjoy a story together. To-go breakfast provided by the PTA.
The Horsemen PTA is offering a flash sale on Spirit Wear! Check out all our new Sleepy Hollow Horsemen apparel, including T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants and winter hats. Available in youth and adult sizes in a variety of colors. Orders must be placed by Oct. 31 at midnight! Check out all the options and place your order here: https://spirithero.com/collections/sleepy
This will be a group order, so items will go into production after all orders are placed on 10/31. The orders will be distributed at school 3-4 weeks after the flash sale ends. Thank you for your support, and we hope you enjoy our new Horsemen Spirit Wear! Let’s show that Horsemen Spirit!