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Posted April 22 at 11:49am

Minisink Valley Elementary School under the direction of Art teacher, Mrs. Gail Begle participates in Artsonia, which is an online kids art museum where young artists and students display their art for other kids worldwide to view. This gallery displays schools (K-12) and student work.  We are thrilled to announce that our very own Jandro Arias was named "Artist of the Week".  Jandro was presented with a beautiful plaque with his art work displayed and a check for $50 for art supplies.  Congratulations Jandro!


Posted April 11 at 8:58am

Ms. Bennington's 2nd grade class put on a play called "Once Upon A Bully" for the entire elementary school.  The story was about a little girl who enlists the help of storybook bullies to help her put a stop to real bullies.  At the end the bullies learn that they should stop hurting others and treat people the way they want to be treated.  After the play the students enjoyed cake at their cast party.


Posted April 5 at 11:44am

The Minisink Valley Teachers' Association, with the help of Studio Ayo, is hosting its third annual Family Zumbathon & Tricky Tray event at the Minisink Valley High School gym. The Family Zumbathon will be held on Friday, April 25 from 6:30pm–8:00pm. Doors open at 6:00pm for check-in.  Local vendors will be at this event. A variety of raffles and food items will be available for sale at the event.  The Zumbathon promises to be a fun event for the whole family. All proceeds benefit the MVTA Scholarship Fund. 

Advanced purchase tickets are $8.00 for individuals and $15 for families of 4.  Each additional person is $2.00. Tickets purchased at the door are $10.00 for individuals and $20 for families of 4.  Each additional person is $2.00.

To purchase tickets in advance, please contact Lisa Alliegro at Please note that no one under the age of 16 will be admitted without a chaperone.  Space is limited to the first 1,500 participants.  Come out and support this worthy event! 


Posted April 4 at 7:19pm

Alan St. Jean, author of young and intermediate grade books, will be coming to our school for a special author presentation on April 11th. He will speak about the importance of reading and his books. In the past his presentations have been well received in the Intermediate and Otisville schools. A book order form has been sent home with your children if you would like to order a book from him. 


Posted March 27 at 10:59am

On March 4, 2014, Mr. Colomba, who works with Hill Hold in Goshen and participates with a group who does Civil War Re-enactments, was able to come into Mrs. Naples room in full Civil War dress.  Since the students had just studied the Civil War, they were very interested in all of the items Mr. Colomba brought in to share.  It was a great experience to see some of the things from that time in history.


Posted March 25 at 8:57am

On March 17, 2014 Mrs. Hoffman's First Grade class and Mrs. Salinardi's Second Grade class had a special visit from David McDonald from the Orange County AOH Pipes and Drums Band in honor of Music in Our Schools Month and St. Patrick's Day.  Mr. McDonald taught us about his uniform and he showed us how the bag pipes work.  Then he played the bagpipes for us.  Thank you Mr. McDonald.


Posted March 25 at 8:49am

With the guidance of their student teacher Ms. Morrone, Mrs. Padavano's second grade class wrote letters to President Obama asking him to help stop deforestation of the rain forest. President Obama wrote back to the children thanking them for their call to action and gave them ideas on how they can help the environment each day.


Posted March 4 at 9:55am

Minisink Valley Elementary Celebrates Music in Our Schools Month

March is Music in Our Schools Month (MIOSM) and MVES has kicked off the festivities by entering the New York Sings contest sponsored by the NY Lottery.

To further promote its mission for education, the Lottery has launched a statewide contest to provide students with an opportunity to win $10,000, $5,000 or $2,500 to benefit their school’s music education program. Named “New York Sings,”  the contest offers students the opportunity to film themselves singing their own interpretation of “Thank You For Being A Friend.” The top five finalists from all submissions received will have their videos posted on the New York Lottery’s Facebook page. The prize winners will be selected by the Lottery’s Facebook fans, thus ensuring that everyone has the chance to participate through submission or by voting for their favorites.

Click here to view the Second Grade Chorus’ video.

The MIOSM festivities continue throughout the month of March with Fun Musical Facts presented during the morning announcements, listening activities shared with classroom teachers and a poster/essay contest.  The celebration will culminate a special African Drumming and Dance assembly sponsored by the PTO.


Posted February 7 at 10:48am

Students at Minisink Elementary decorated flowers for our "Celebrate Kindness" bulletin board over the past 2 weeks in honor of No Name Calling Week.  We talked about ways we can make our school bully-free and a place where kindness rules!


Posted December 22 at 6:48am

Please notice the beautiful scarves our Kindergarteners are wearing.  Every Kindergartener in Minisink Elementary School received a scarf lovingly made by Mrs. Phyllis Scherf.  Each year Mrs. Scherf calls to find out how many Kindergarteners we have and then she makes them each a scarf for the winter weather.  Thank you Mrs. Scherf.  We love them.

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