Sleepy Hollow Middle School

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Sleepy Hollow Middle School | 210 N. Broadway Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 |  Phone: 914-332-6275 Fax: 914-332-6546

Half Day Dismissal Time: 11:45


8th Grade:  Melissa Kaplan   917-371-6914

7th Grade: Mitch Sylves-Berry and Katie Scully

6th Grade: Andrea Gottschall      914-332-6064



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In the month of February, Maddie, a 7th– grade student on Team Narwhal at Sleepy Hollow Middle School is collected coloring books and crayons to benefit children at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester County Medical Center. Coloring with crayons is proven to help relieve stress in these young patients. Maddie hopes her community service project will match coloring books and crayons with young patients to reduce their stress. Please consider dropping off new or unused coloring books and/or crayons at Sleepy Hollow Middle School’s main office. Maddie thanks you in advance for your support.



Career Day (November 19th) – If you are interested in sharing your career with the students at SHMS, please contact Amy Poret or Jacki Geoghegan

SAVE THE DATE: Sleepy Hollow Middle School Dance

Whether you dress as a witch, a goblin, or a ghost,

Sleepy Hollow Middle School is your Monster Ball host!

Wear your Halloween costume to the first ever SHMS Monster Ball on Thursday, October 29 in the middle school gymnasium from 5 – 7 P.M.  Admission is $5 per student.Refreshments will be sold in the gymnasium lobby.  All SHMS students are welcome. It’s going to be spook-tacular!

Congratulations to three of Sleepy Hollow Middle School’s current sixth graders who placed in the top three positions in The New York State Archives Research Contest last spring. This project was an Enrichment project that was run through Washington Irving’s Challenge ELA class. Students were required to come up with a research question and answer the question using as many primary sources as possible. An independent panel of judges in Albany, chose the winners based on presentation, use of historical records, and ability to answer the research question. The winning projects were:
– Samuel Leviatin (2nd place) – How did Steinway and Sons Pianos Directly and Indirectly Impact the Queens Neighborhood In Which It Is Located?

– Rachel Atlas (tied for 3rd place) – Saving Horseman’s Trail: What Hurricane Sandy and Basic Neglect Did to This Sleepy Hollow Trail

– Isabella Ruiz (tied for 3rd place) – John D. Rockefeller, Jr: How Much Did He Depend on His Father for His Own Success?

Well done! We are very proud!

Important Dates for the start of the 2015-2016 School Year

Back to School Night -Thursday, September 24th  7pm, Auditorium

Photo Day – Friday, September 25th

Calling all MS parents! Learn to navigate Parent Portal, online Calendars, & Edline! Monday, 4/27 7pm MS 101S

Parent Portal?  Edline?  Online Calendars?
Learn how to access, navigate, and use effectively some of our online resources
from our very own, very fabulous Jean O’Brien – TUFSD Technology Integration Specialist
Please join the Middle School PTA this Monday, April 27th at 7pm in MS room 101S
Hope to see you there!

Middle School Talent Show – Auditions 1/28 & 1/30

Do you have skills?  Do you have talent?  Do you dance, sing, or act?  Prove it to everyone you know by performing in the Sleepy Hollow Middle School Variety Show!  This event will showcase any Middle School student who has a successful audition.  The auditions will be on Wednesday, January 28th in room 514A starting at 3:15pm and on Friday, January 30th starting at 3:15 pm in the music wing.  Students who are interested in auditioning can sign up on the bulletin board in the music wing.  The Middle School Variety Show isn’t until February 11th, but if it’s going to be a great show, we all have to start preparing NOW!!!!  If you have further questions, see Mrs. Trenczer!

Book Lovers Rejoice!  The Middle School PTA and Scholastic are offering several opportunities for you and your students to purchase books this December. (We accept cash, checks made out to “Sleepy Hollow Middle School PTA” & credit cards.)

For Students – Please make sure they bring money to school so they can purchase books for themselves and for their classrooms!  They will visit the Book Fair in the Computer Lab.

·      With their English classes the week of the 8th.

·      NEW!  During their lunch period.

·      NEW! Before and after school!

For Parents – We make it easy for you.  Pick one or more ways to shop and support the Book Fair!

·      Middle School Winter Concert (Monday, December 8th). We will be bringing the Book Fair to the HS auditorium.  Shop before and after the concert starting, at 6 pm. (Concert starts at 7 pm).

·      NEW!  During Parent Teacher Conference Hours (Thursday, December 11th only).  Come to the Computer Lab!

·      NEW! Parent Shopping Day!  Dec. 12th between 8:00am and 3:00pm. Computer Lab again!

·      Online!  Support the Middle School by ordering through our link from Dec. 3rd – Dec 23rd with the added bonus of an expanded selection of books which will be delivered to students at school. Delivery is free! Go to 

We are open EVERY DAY from 8 am to 3 pm

EXTENDED HOURS on DEC 11 from 8 am to 4 pm and 6:30 pm to 9 pm

Help create a book lover!  Scholastic matches your donation so that we can get books into the hands of as many students as we can.  Donations can be sent in with your student, dropped off at the MS Office, or dropped in the Book Fair Donation Box in the Computer Lab.

Thanks for supporting students through your PTA!

Have a question?  We’d love to answer it if we can.  Please contact us!

Jacki Geoghegan (

Julia Reimer (

SHMS Library online resources:

Need to find a great book for your child in a specific genre?  Not to worry, they’ve got suggestions for 14 different genres!

Need a research database? Not to worry, they’ve got World Book Advanced Encyclopedia and Student Resources in Context.

Check out the SHMS Library Media Center website for these great links and more!

Study Skills for Students Presents:

Successfully Transition to Middle School and Successfully Transition to High School; two free downloadable e-books.  To download either book, check out their website here.

Upcoming Important Dates:

Friday, 11/14 – Make-Up Photo Day

Tuesday, 11/18 – Career Day  (8:30-11:00 am)   If you are interested in being a presenter and sharing your career with the students at SHMS, please contact Amy Poret or Jacki Geoghegan

Save the date! November 6th at 3:30 in the middle school gym.  Basketball game faculty vs. 8th grade to benefit the 8th Grade Washington D.C. trip.  Admission is $5.00   Don’t miss seeing your favorite teacher playing basketball…

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Any girl interested in a fun “Made With Code” workshop about computer coding on Wednesday, November 19th, please see Ms. Ressa for the permission slip packet.  There are only 25 spaces available. As of 10/28, 7 spots are already filled. Thank you to Girls, Inc. for making this great workshop possible.

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Yearbook Pre-Sale now underway!  Pre-Sale Price only $18.00. If you purchase after the pre-sale period is over, the cost will be $20.00. If you are interested see Ms. Ressa in the Main Office or Mr. Gentile in Room 106S.


Join Principal Ms. Elizabeth Lopez for her Principal’s Chat on Tuesday, 10/21 at 8:00am in the MS Conference room. This chat’s topic is “transition”, but Ms. Lopez will be able to discuss any other questions or concerns that you may have.





Back to School Night: 9/23 @7pm

Middle School PTA meeting for parents: Monday, 10/6 @7pm in room 101S – MS Principal, Ms. Lopez and Assistant Principal Mr. Engelhardt will be attending!


Career Day (November 18) – If you are interested in sharing your career with the students at SHMS, please contact Amy Poret or Jacki Geoghegan

Book Fair (December 8-12)

Staff Appreciation Breakfast (May)

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