meeting schedule

New this year: Evening PTA meetings

Can’t make an 8:30 a.m. meeting? We are pleased to introduce two PTA board meetings in the evening this year!

There will be one evening board meeting in the fall and one in the spring.

Please join us in the board room of the Administration Building at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 17, 2019 and/or Thursday, March 26, 2020.

Board meetings are working sessions. All are welcome and encouraged to attend any meeting.

Meetings may start with a short closed session. Many meetings feature guest speakers.

Minutes are posted on this website following meetings. The full schedule of Horsemen PTA board meetings for the 2019-20 school year is available on this website. Meeting dates may also be found on the district calendar.

meeting schedule

Nov. and Dec. Board Meeting Schedule Changes

Stakeholders, please note a change in schedule for the November and December PTA board meetings.

November’s meeting will begin at 9 a.m. instead of 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 16. The later start time will accommodate breakfast earlier that morning for Morse staff, who won the PTA staff membership contest.

December’s meeting will take place one Friday earlier — on Friday, Dec. 14 — instead of on Dec. 21. This change was made in order to encourage more attendance, as many families may be travelling or preparing for holidays on the Friday before the weeklong break.

Thank you.

Events, JP, Morse, SHMS, WI

Staff Appreciation Lunches


Did you know that the Horsemen PTA organizes STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCHEONS during Teacher Appreciation Week (which happens to be next week)? We need your help to show our teachers how much we appreciate them!

Please sign up to help your school using the SignUp Genius links below:

John Paulding:

Events, Halloween Costume Drive

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


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

Events, Rivertown Parents

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.