PO Box 217 Route 6, Slate Hill, NY 10973 (845)355-5270 / fax (845)355-5147


Posted October 15 at 7:40am

Each year we have the great privilege of celebrating Fire Prevention Week with our local firefighters.  There are two parts to the actual program.  The first part takes place in our gym, where every class comes in and is spoken to by a group of firefighters about prevention and safety.  The second part allows the students to have time to walk outside and look at the different types of fire trucks and equipment that is used.  It is an event that the students look forward to each year especially when they receive the coloring books and fire hats. 

Thank you to all of our firefighters for taking time from their busy schedules to join us and for the service they provide to our communities.  We are grateful.


Posted October 6 at 11:40am

October 1, 2015 was a fun evening for the district as students, parents, faculty and staff from each of our buildings played basketball against the Harlem Wizards.  It was a great school community event.  A big thank you to Minisink Valley Elementary School PTO for organizing this wonderful night.  Thanks also to Mr. Brian Monahan, Superintendent, Mr. Thomas Salamone, board of education member, and all of our faculty and staff who were willing to be out there on the court.  A great time was had by all.  Special thanks to Sherry Buchanan for all the photos.  Click on the title for a few more pictures.


Posted September 15 at 2:37pm

Thursday, September 17, 2015

6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Kindergarten, Mrs. Bobish and Mrs. Levin

6:35 - 7:05 p.m. First Grade

7:10 - 7:40 p.m. Second Grade


Art, music, library, gym, special education, OT/PT, speech, psychologist, and social worker will be                             in attendance 6:15 - 7:15 p.m.


AIS Reading and Math will be available in the library 6:15 - 7:15 p.m.


Parents and Guardians please report directly to your child's classroom.  In addition, please visit our PTO in the gymnasium for some refreshments and to learn more about our PTO and the wonderful PTO-sponsored events that will happen this year.   




Posted August 5 at 8:19am

The Harlem Wizards are coming back to Minisink on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015  at 7PM, with the doors opening at 5:30. Don't miss this great event to support the Minisink Elementary PTO. You will not be disappointed! Tickets are now available for purchase online. We are selling less tickets than last year & tickets will be PRESALE ONLY! We will NOT be selling tickets at the door so get your tickets before they're gone! Go to, click buy tickets & scroll down to Oct. 1 "Slate Hill". Thank you for your support.


Posted June 17 at 2:52pm

Mrs. Connors class participated in their first Fun Day.  The children played board games.  They were able to teach each other how to play the different games. A good time was had by all.


Posted June 12 at 2:25pm

Mrs. McDermott's First Grade class had a lesson in photograph by Mrs. Sosler, Raymond's Mom and Mrs. Frost, Shannon's Mom.  Both moms are local, professional photographers that came in to talk about photography.  They read a book to the class, let the children handle a professional camera, and had them make their own cameras.​ Thank you for letting the children be exposed to another career experience.


Posted June 11 at 9:45am

MSGT Murphy came to visit Mrs. Connors first grade class.  Mrs. Connors class wrote MSGT Murphy while in Afghanistan this past year. They wrote him letters, sent holiday decorations and sent him his favorite snack.  The class also made him an American Flag that he is going to display in his office. Today they got to meet and enjoy a snack with him. Welcome Home! 


Posted May 18 at 8:37am

On Friday, May 15, 2015 Minisink Elementary School hosted approximately 400 grandparents for Grandparents' Day.  Each individual classroom presented a little song or poem or story and others had the grandparents share something of their own childhood.  It was a great day for all!


Posted May 13 at 10:33am

As part of the first grade curriculum  and in honor of 2015 Police Week,  Mrs. Hoffman's First Grade Class had Zone Sergeant David Scott from the New ​York ​State Police, Troop F come in to teach them about safety and what his job entails as a community helper.

They learned about what State Troopers do in comparison to local police agencies, as well as the details of their uniforms.  They reviewed how to react in an emergency and the importance of calling 911.

Students asked many questions!
What do you do as a police officer?
Why are you a police officer?
What’s hard about your job?
What do you like about your job?
Why do you wear the bullet-proof vest?
Do you have a police dog?
and more...

His visit was a great opportunity for the students to further develop their Language for Information, Understanding and Social Interaction.  He also explained a bit of NYSGeography and the different Troop Zones throughout the counties.  

We give a great big thanks to those who stand guard to protect the people of the United States through law enforcement, especially Zone Sergeant David Scott! 


Posted May 6 at 12:58pm

Alan Lewis, author of I Grew Up On a Farm also came to visit our kindergartners. Mr. Lewis discussed his childhood of growing up on a local farm. We would like to thank the Elementary PTO and all the teachers who helped bring this author to our school.

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