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2022-2023 School Budget Vote and BOE Election FAQ

Q: How do I vote?

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.

Q: How do I apply for an absentee ballot?

A: You can apply for an absentee ballot on the tufsd.org website under Voter Information or click on the following links for the forms –
Absentee Ballot Application (English)
Absentee Ballot Application (Spanish)

Q: Who is an eligible voter for this election?

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. What propositions 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?

A: Please refer to the “Budget Highlights” on the fourth and fifth slide of this budget overview presentation.

Q. Where can I see the full budget?

A. Click on the highlighted text to view the 2022-2023 Proposed Budget.

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Morse Book Fair – April 22-28

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!

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PTA Board Nominations 2022-2023

The Horsemen PTA nomination committee would like to announce the following nominations for the 2022-23 school year Horsemen PTA executive board:

  • President – Sophia Rana (incumbent)
  • Vice President – Elissa Smith
  • Treasurer – Brianna Staudt (incumbent)
  • Secretary – Fay Serafica (incumbent)

Horsemen PTA members may vote in the election at the next General Membership Meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, April 20 at 8:00PM.

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 info@horsemenpta.com.

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Square 1 Art Fundraiser

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.

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JP Book Fair

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.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! If you’re interested and available to volunteer at the book fair, please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e48a9af28a3fa7-volunteers1 or email volunteer@horsemenpta.com

All events and book fair shopping will mandate a Covid safe environment- masks required.

If you have any questions about the book fair, please contact PTA Book Fair Co-Chairs Gabriela Barlocher, gbarlocher@gmail.com or Rachael Sokolowski, rsokolowski12@gmail.com