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Half Day Dismissal Time: 10:45
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IMPORTANT DATES FOR FALL 2016
Class Parent Tea – September 23rd @ 12:15 (Staff Lounge)
Back to School Night – October 6th @ 7pm (Multi-purpose Room)
Photo Day – October 18th
Halloween Parade – October 31 @ 2:15pm
Thursday, October 28th – Join Principal Bretti for a Principal’s Chat! Topics Covered:
- Ways to Support Your Child With Literacy
- Tour of the WI Web Page
The chat will be held at 8:30 am in the Library.
Photo Day tomorrow, 10/21 at WI! Remember to smile 🙂
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 Upcoming Dates for the start of the start of the 2015-2016 School Year
WI Class Parent Tea – Monday, September 21 @ 2:30 (Cafeteria)
WI Photo Day – Wednesday, October 21
The PTA Welcomes Interim Principal Susan Bretti to WI
We are happy to welcome Interim Principal Susan Bretti to WI and look forward to working closely with her over the 2015-2016 school year. Read more about Ms. Bretti here.
It’s Circus Time!!
The Westchester Circus Arts, located in our Tarrytown community, will be working with all WI students grades 3rd-5th during the week of January 26th. There will be a Circus Family Fun Night for all 5th Graders and their families on Friday, Jan 30th from 6:30-8pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult during this event. There will be popcorn, cotton candy, Circus Concessions, Stilt-walkers and Roaming Circus performers. The Family Fun Night will consist of a high-energy, 25-minute Show by Westchester Circus Arts Teen Company, followed by a 60-minute interactive, free-flowing Circus Skills Workshop for all to partake! Kids get to show off all the skills they learned during circus week, and families can try too! Parents are invited to take photos of their kids doing their favorite circus tricks! The W.I. Circus is made possible in part by donations from the PTA and the Foundation through the elementary arts fund.
GET READY FOR THE BOOK FAIR!
It’s almost time for the W.I. Annual Book Fair from December 1-5, 2014.
There will be a Kick-off Celebration at WI on Monday, December 1, from 6-8 pm. There will be great activities and ice cream!
SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, November 15th 9am-1pm
Washington Irving Clothing Sale to benefit the W.I. Circus
Please drop off your gently used clothing and housewares at W.I. during the week of November 10
UPCOMING PRINCIPAL’S CHAT: OCTOBER 23 7:45 AM
Join Dr. Hand for her Principal’s Chat on Thursday, 10/23 at 7:45am. This is a great opportunity to meet with Dr. Hand and learn about what your children are doing at W.I.
Check out these programs at The Warner Library W.I. Students are eligible to participate in:
Warner’s Winners – Will meet once a month for readers in 4th grade and above. Join the discussion of some great books from 2014. The book for November 20: Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff. Sign up or email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Fun with Science – activities for third to fifth graders once a month, beginning Monday, September 29 at 4:15pm.
UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES
Back to School Night: 9/16 @7pm
Class Parent Tea: 9/22 @2:30
Photo Day: 10/19
2013-2014 6th Grade Supply List
Is your child moving up to Middle School? Check out the Supply List here.
2013-2014 WI Math Olympiads Score Big
As published on tufsd.org:
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.
2013-2014 W.I. Staff Appreciation The Annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, May 7th. Please join in and help us celebrate and recognize the WI staff for their work with our children throughout the year. Interested in contributing? Please contact Mitch Sylves-Berry at email@example.com
2013-2014 NYS Testing Dates Quickly Approaching
Parents with children at WI, NYS testing is just around the corner.
ELA testing will take place April 1, 2, & 3
Math testing will take place April 30, May 1 & 2
The NYS PTA has a short flyer “Don’t Stress About the Test” that gives tips and techniques for us to help our children with testing.
2013-2014 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.