Rivertown Parents

Introverts: Embracing Your Strength in an Extroverted World

The Horsemen PTA, as members of the Rivertown Parents consortium, are thrilled to invite you to our presentation, “INTROVERTS: Embracing Your Strength in an Extroverted World,” on Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m. in Sleepy Hollow High School’s Kusel Auditorium.

Come to hear why Introverts are an important part of society and why being an Introvert is awesome!  This presentation is great for adults and students 12 years and older.  A lively Q+A session will round out the evening. Spanish translation will be provided, too. Registration is requested but not required.  The benefits of registering are getting a helpful reminder and learning about other events in which you might also be interested in attending. You may register here. We hope you can join us!

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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.

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Screenagers Screening & Panel Discussion Rescheduled for 2/15

Now Rescheduled for Wednesday, 2/15


Horseman PTA  in partnership with Rivertown Parents present:

Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age


Targeted to both parents & their children, this documentary dives deep into how technology impacts children’s development and the challenges of parenting in the digital world.  Through poignant, & unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how much tech time impacts kids’ development & offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.


Wednesday, February 15th
@7pm in the HS Auditorium

210 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow

Panel Discussion Immediately Following the Screening:

Panelists include

Amber da Silva-Barron, LCSW, Irvington

Jean O’Brien, Technology Specialist – Tarrytown Union Free School District

Amy Walsh, Social Worker – Tarrytown Union Free School District

The Movie will have Spanish Subtitles. Panel Discussion after the screening will be translated.

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Managing Anxiety – 7 Strategies to Interrupt the Worry Cycle – a Rivertown Parents Presentation



Managing Anxiety – 7 Strategies to  Interrupt the Worry Cycle

Lynn Lyons, LICSW Psychotherapist Licensed Social Worker Author

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 7:00-9:00 p.m. Irvington High School / Middle School

Campus Community Presentation Room (CPR) in the Campus Library 40 North Broadway, Irvington, New York

FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING Open to all parents, and to students 12 years & older. Registration requested by 10/26 due to limited space. www.rivertownparents.com


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Upcoming Rivertown Parents Event – Organization & Time Management with Leslie Josel

It’s 10:00 pm—Do You Know Where Your Homework Is?

Organization and Time Management Strategies

 for Success in Middle School, High School and Life


Leslie Josel

founder of Order Out of Chaos®

and author of

“What’s the Deal with Teens
and Time Management?”


Topics will include:

  • Creating a “Personal Homework Profile” for your middle-or high-school student
  • Developing time sense and “future awareness”
  • How to choose and use a paper or electronic planner
  • Real-life case studies, practical tips, tools and more!


Tuesday, April 19, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Dobbs Ferry Middle School/High School Auditorium

505 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry




RIVERTOWN PARENTS is a consortium of the PTSAs of Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington and Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow, along with Mercy College. Our mission is to promote and foster communication in the Rivertowns among parents, children and schools, and to provide educational resources to the community at large. To learn more, contact us at rivertownparents@gmail.com.

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Cyber Parenting Seminar March 8, 2016

Cyber Parenting  – How to Protect Your Child in the Digital Age

Tuesday, March 8, 2016


Sleepy Hollow High School Auditorium


Join us for an informative and important discussion with Thomas Grimes, 20 year veteran Detective with the New York City Police Department

This presentation is geared toward the parents or guardians of young people who utilize or will soon utilize social networking sites or apps. The presentation will provide parents/guardians with an explicit understanding of what children and teens are doing every day online.

Free event open to parents

Please note, the discussion is not intended for students/children.


Spanish Translation will be provided



Enseñanza cibernética para Padres


Cómo Proteger a su Niño(a) en la Era Digital


Únase a nosotros a una discusión importante e informativa con Thomas Grimes, detective veterano con 20 años de experiencia en el Departamento de Policía de la Ciudad de Nueva York.


Esta presentación está dirigida a los padres o guardianes de jóvenes que utilizan o pronto utilizarán las redes sociales  o aplicaciones. La presentación proveerá a los padres con un entendimiento explícito acerca de lo que los niños y adolescentes hacen a diaro en el internet.


Martes, 8 de marzo de 2016



Auditorio de Sleepy Hollow High School

210 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow


Evento gratis abierto para todos los padres

Por favor tome en cuenta, este evento no es apropiado para estudiantes/niños.


Habrá traducción en español

Rivertown Parents

Author of The Gift Of Failure, Jessica Lahey to present at Rivertown Parents Free Event


Rivertown Parents is proud to present: Jessica Lahey, author of “The Gift Of Failure—How The Best Parents Learn To Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed.”

Thursday, October 22 at 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Main Street School • 101 Main Street, Irvington


SIGNED COPIES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE Voted an Amazon Best Book of the Month, August 2015

Praise for The Gift of Failure:

  • Lahey adds the welcome perspective of a middle-school teacher — one of those incomparable people who impose order, compassion and even humor on the chaotic, snarled intersections of adolescence.” — The New York Times Book Review 8/18/15
  • “A refreshing, practical book for parents who want to raise resilient kids but aren’t sure how to start.” —Amanda Ripley, author of The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way

RIVERTOWN PARENTS is a consortium of the PTSAs of Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington and Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow, along with Mercy College. Our mission is to promote and foster communication in the Rivertowns among parents, children and schools, and to provide educational resources to the community at large. To learn more, contact us at rivertownparents@gmail.com

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