Schools, WI

WI Math Olympiads Score Big

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Congratulations to the Washington Irving School! For the first time in seven years, three teams of Washington Irving students made the honor roll of the Math Olympiads. Two teams, one composed of fifth graders and the other of fourth graders, were in the top 10 percent of all elementary school-level teams. An additional team was composed of fourth graders, and was in the top 20 percent of all fourth grade-level teams. No greater number of high performing teams can be found in any other school district in Westchester.



Morse, Schools

Trip Around the Community Rescheduled!

Due to inclement weather, the First Grade Trip Around the Community is rescheduled until Thursday, April 10.

On Thursday, their teachers will accompany the students as they take a day-long walking trip to some of the many community resources that are right here on Beekman Avenue. The visits will include:

  • Fire Department
  • Police Station
  • Village Hall
  • Mahopac National Bank
  • RSHM Life Center

The Students will also take part in some activities here at Morse:

  • Main Street Sweets
  • Sleepy Hollow Rec with Mrs. Robin Pell
  • K-9 Show
  • Ambulance
  • Post Office
  • Yoo’s Martial Arts
  • Reflection time on the green top to discuss what students have learned

The students will have lunch in their classrooms.

You can help make this a success for all by doing the following:

  • Send a bag lunch and a drink in a disposable bag
  • Be sure your child is wearing comfortable shoes
  • Dress your child for the weather.


Schools, WI

News for 5th Grade Parents

On March 10, the Middle School had an orientation and tour for parents of incoming 6th Graders. You can see the presentation here.

The district is requiring that all students entering 6th grade re-register. The mandatory re-registration period is from March 24th to April 26th.

Last Name Beginning: 

  • A-E: March 24-28
  • F-L: March 31-April 4
  • M-R: April 7-11
  • S-Z: April 21-25

Registration is done by appointment only. Call Loly Rodriguez at 914-332-6272 to schedule an appointment. Registration will aslo be taking place on Saturday, March 29 and April 26 between 10AM & 3PM by appointment.

Morse, Schools

Were You Aware? Enrichment Opportunities at Morse

Enrichment Opportunities for Second Graders at Morse

Great things are happening in our district! As pulled from the district website:

Second grade students will receive enrichment opportunities as a whole class, instead of as a pull-out program.  The goal behind this format is to provide all students with early exposure to enrichment opportunities.  These early opportunities may foster interests and talents which can further cultivate differentiated enrichment opportunities in later grades.

Each month, each of the second grade classes will each receive a new enrichment lesson provided by one of our challenge teachers: Mrs. Massaro, for the first half of the year, or Mrs. Hickey, for the second half.  Other lessons will be coordinated with grade level team leaders in order to enhance the curriculum on topics such as citizenship and critical thinking skills.

 To learn more, check out the article posted 11/9/13 about the Second Graders trip to Peabody on the district website.


JP, Schools

JP Ziti Dinner and Book Fair Celebration – April 4

Calling All JP Families! Come help us get the John Paulding Book Fair kicked off with a bang at the Annual Ziti Dinner and Book Fair Celebration. Bring the whole family and enjoy a great Ziti Dinner, make a fun craft and shop at the book fair! Doors open at 6pm and the fun continues until 8pm.

Credit Cards are accepted for payment at the Book Fair for the evening of the Celebration. Checks should be made to: EPTA of the Tarrytowns

Thank you for your support!



JP, Schools

John Paulding Book Fair is Coming! April 7 – April 10

It’s that time of year, the Scholastic Book Fair is coming to John Paulding!

Gift Certificates – Purchase gift certificates for your friends, family and teachers. Buy early so the teachers can use them during the fair!

Donations – Purchase books for your child’s classroom (teacher wish lists will be available). Donate money to help children who might not otherwise receive a book.

Shop at Scholastic Online – Benefit your school the week after the fair by visiting Here.

All students will visit the fair with their classes during the school day. They will fill out a wish list to take home. Students can purchase books from their wish lists by returning the list with a check or exact cash before the end of the fair. The books will be delivered to the students in the classrooms. If books are out of stock, they can be special ordered at no additional cost and will be delivered to the classrooms about a week after the book fair ends. Students are also welcome to stop by during recess and lunch to purchase books or just to browse.


Thank you for your support. A portion of the proceeds from the book fair go to enrichment programs throughout the school district.