MINISINK VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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

PUNXSUTAWNEY PHYLLIS VISITS WITH FIRST GRADERS

Posted February 5 at 2:08pm

On Wednesday, February 3, Minisink Valley Elementary School hosted children's fiction writer and New York native, Susanna Leonard Hill. Still in the spirit of Groundhog Day, Ms. Hill read from her popular book, Punxsutawney Phyllis. The children had a wonderful time interacting with the author and her groundhog friend, Phyllis, herself! Students learned more about Groundhog Day and the writing process. We would like to thank the Elementary PTO for hosting this worthwhile event for all of our first graders!

A WINTER BALL: A FUNDRAISER FOR ANIMALS' NEEDS IN WINTER

Posted January 25 at 10:24am

On Friday, January 22 Mrs. Hoffman's class celebrated Martin Luther King Day and the special relationship of animals and humans​.  Along with this celebration Mrs. Hoffman's class did a fundraiser for the Middletown Humane Society. Over 60 pounds of food was donated, along with toys and blankets for animals at the shelter. The class had a special visit from a dog in training with the Puppies Behind Bars program in Otisville. Magnum, and his volunteer handler, LuAnn Haviland from SUNY Orange, came in to talk with the class about service dogs, the importance of volunteering in your community, and our special relationship with animals. The children were also treated to favorite animal poems and a reading of "The Hat," by Jan Bret about a hedgehog in winter, and made a hedgehog craft out of recycled books.

MVES STUDENTS CELEBRATE DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Posted January 22 at 3:17pm


In celebration of Martin Luther King Day all students in grades K-2 will be learning a simple echo song called, Sing About Martin. During music class, students will be discussing what they have learned from their classroom teachers about his life and how his work changed America.

MVES IS MAD ABOUT MAD SCIENCE!

Posted January 12 at 10:53am

Thanks to the MVES PTO who sponsored a Mad Science assembly.  Mad Science in an exciting interactive show that makes science come to life.  The guest scientist combined humor with "hands on" experiences that made science concepts easily understood...and entertaining! Thanks, again, to our PTO for sponsoring this assembly.  We are sure it inspired Minisink Elementary's future scientists! 

MIDDLETOWN'S PARAMOUNT THEATER OPENS ITS DOORS TO MVES

Posted December 22 at 3:09pm

MVES students, faculty and staff were treated to a private showing of Ice Age, The Meltdown.  A special thanks is extended to the Del Vecchio family who kindly made arrangements for the Paramount Theater of Middletown to open its doors to the MVES school community.  Thank you to the PTO who provided snacks for the children. 

HOME SWEET HOME!

Posted December 18 at 2:44pm

Some second grade classes used their building skills to make graham cracker holiday houses.  Students used icing to attach graham crackers to milk containers then decorated their houses with candy.  Students equipped their houses amenities such as fireplaces and solar panels.  The future of housing design is in good hands with these students! 

HUMANE SOCIETY VISIT

Posted December 14 at 3:26pm

Saturday, December 12, 2015 Mrs. McDermott and some of her students visited the Middletown Humane Society and delivered goodies for the animals who are housed there.  Some students brought their own dogs to visit and to take a picture with Santa Claus.  Great job, Mrs. McDermott and students!

PRINCIPAL AND ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL OF THE DAY

Posted December 14 at 10:29am

On Friday, December 7, 2015 Minisink Valley Elementary School celebrated with Principal and Assistant Principal of the day.  The office was joined by Mariah Sierra and Vincent DiBiassi, respectively.  The students won this position through a basket at the Elementary Tricky Tray.  It was a great day and I think we may have two future administrators on our hands.  Thanks for helping me out Mariah and Vincent.

MINISINK ELEMENTARY PARTICIPATES IN HOUR OF CODE

Posted December 10 at 9:48am

Minisink Valley Elementary students joining in this week to celebrate Hour of Code.  This is a week long event that allows the students a look at the science of coding through engaging activities.

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK

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.


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