MINISINK VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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

THE WIZARDS ARE COMING - OCTOBER 2, 2014

Posted June 23 at 10:27am

Don’t miss this fun-filled, high flying & interactive community event featuring the world famous Harlem Wizards basketball team as they take on the Minisink Lightning, a team of principals, teachers and staff from our Minisink district schools. Learn more about the Wizards now in their 52nd season at www.harlemwizards.com or on the Harlem Wizards Facebook Page. Tickets are available now by clicking on the link below.

Purchase your Harlem Wizard tickets

THANK YOU MASTER SERGEANT KRONIMUS

Posted May 27 at 10:55am

On Monday, May 19th Mrs. Hoffman's First Grade class celebrated Memorial Day and Armed Forces Week by having a special guest.  Master Sergeant Steven Kronimus from the 105th Airwing at Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh joined the class for a visit.  Master Sergeant Kronimus' daughter, Julia, was quite proud of her Dad and was happy to share him with her classmates.  He shared with the class the need for discipline and integrity.  He also told them of how he got started and places that he has worked.

Thank you Sergeant Kronimus for your service to our country  and for taking the time to visit our students.

JUMP ROPE FOR HEART

Posted May 19 at 10:45am

Minisink Valley Elementary School students celebrated the thirty fifth birthday of Jump Rope for Heart. The Minisink Valley Elementary community generously donated $8312 to the American Heart Association and helped our students reach the goal of making it to the $100,000 mark in our school’s fifteenth year of participation. Many students jumped in honor or memory of loved ones.  Jump Rope for Heart helps students learn how to develop heart-healthy habits while being physically active along with learning the value of community service.

MINISINK VALLEY ELEMENTARY LIBRARY AWARDED TARGET GRANT

Posted May 13 at 1:43pm

Minisink Valley Elementary Library was awarded a grant from Target Corporation last month. The Books for Schools grant was awarded in cooperation with First Book, a company that works to support literacy in communities as needed. The grant was for  $500 worth of children's books.

We'd like to thank Mrs. McLean for her efforts in obtaining this grant and Target for it's support of education.

MRS. SALINARDI'S INSTRUMENT PROJECT

Posted May 10 at 5:19pm

Mrs. Salinardi's second grade class celebrated Earth Day.  We learned different ways to reuse, reduce and recycle materials.  As a final project, the students found creative ways to reuse materials at home to create a musical instrument.  Students used plastic cups, water bottles, PVC pipes, used paper, leftover jelly beans and many other resourceful materials.  The class made beautiful music with them, too!

2ND GRADE AUTHOR VISIT

Posted April 30 at 5:41pm

Minisink Elementary welcomed the author of the Jigsaw Jones book James Preller!
Mr. Preller gave an informative and enjoyable presentation about his books, the characters and the writing process to all of our second graders. A good time was had by all.  Thank you to the Elementary PTO.

ARTIST OF THE WEEK

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!

ONCE UPON A BULLY

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.

FAMILY ZUMBATHON

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 lalliegro@minisink.com. 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! 

AUTHOR VISIT

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. 


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