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MINISINK VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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

EXCEL CONSTRUCTION PROJECT TO AFFECT SCHOOL ENTRANCES AUGUST 15-25

Posted August 10 at 2:28pm

As our EXCEL project continues to progress, a new phase of construction work will require the temporary closure of the Route 6 entrance to the elementary and intermediate schools.

Beginning Tuesday, August 15, and through Friday, August 25, access to these school buildings and the district’s administration offices will be made through the middle school entrance. Access to the high school building will continue through the alternate high school entrance through August 25. We anticipate that all entrances will reopen August 26. 

This work is essential to the safety of our school community, and your patience and cooperation are greatly appreciated. 

MINISINK/OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY STUDENTS AS COMMUNITY AMBASSADORS

Posted August 14 at 12:17pm

For a moment in time, Benjamin Sinsabaugh, a third grader at Minisinsk Valley, and William Monahan, a second grader at Otisville Elementary, stole the stage at Middletown’s Paramount Theater, during Toro College’s annual White Coat Ceremony, on July 26.

 

Their small stature notwithstanding, Ben and Will stood out among Toro’s Class of 2021--and many distinguished physicians--when they were vested with a white coat and and stethoscope of their own.

 

Minisink’s students were selected to represent the community connection that defines the transition each freshmen class undertakes at the Toro College of Osteopathic Medicine: from medical students steeped in book knowledge, to student physicians working with people and communities.

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MVES PTO HARLEM WIZARDS FUNDRAISING GAME, OCT. 5: TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Posted August 10 at 9:14am

THE WIZARDS ARE BACK--brought to you by Minisink Valley Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization, for the fourth consecutive year, for a thrilling, fundraising game against teachers and staff, on Thu., Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5:30.

 

Pre-sale only tickets are now available for online purchase. No tickets will be sold the night of the game. "Courtside Plus" tickets are also available. They entitle you ticket bearers to a meet and greet with the players and other perks (full details are on the ticket screen of website). Tickets sell out every year, so don't delay.

 

 

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"STEP UP TO KINDERGARTEN" EASES NEW STUDENTS INTO SCHOOL LIFE

Posted July 27 at 4:09pm

One group of incoming kindergartners were busy gluing a single button onto a famous bear’s green overalls. Another chatted playfully while building tall structures with colorful blocks.

 

These twenty students are approaching the successful conclusion of the Step Up to Kindergarten program at Minisink Valley Elementary School, under the guidance of Mrs. Demberg and Mrs. Walker.

 

After the two-week program, these new students are visibly at ease in their new school environment and eager to talk about the highlights of their experience.

 

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CONGRATULATIONS MINISINK VALLEY KINDERGARTEN CLASS OF 2017!

Posted June 21 at 10:04am

Minisink Valley’s seven kindergarten classes celebrated their graduation with pomp, excitement and song, on June 20, in the school auditorium.  

Teachers Ms. Walker, Ms. McConnell, Mrs. McBean, Mrs. Carr, Miss Ruoti, Mrs. DeRosa and Mrs. Bobish introduced each of the 142 graduating students. Greeted by school administrators, and warmly cheered by family members, they marched and bowed, or curtsied, in their finest attire, and green graduate caps. The ceremony culminated with the entire Kindergarten Class of 2017 singing, “I’m Growing Up,” “One Small Voice,” and “So Long,” led by Mr. Loretto. 

CONGRATULATIONS K-Class of 2017! We wish you a brave new adventure as first graders! (Additional photos / Facebook album.) 

MVES TRANSPORTATION DAY WAS A JOYRIDE

Posted June 7 at 1:50pm

Not since the Halloween parade did elementary school students have this much fun in the school’s parking lot!

 

The 15th annual Transportation Day, on May 23, delivered racy cars and motorcycles; trucks of all sizes, for all purposes; police cars and ambulances; fire, EMS, police and National Guard service men and women; farmers and utility workers – and there was even a unicyclist clown who didn’t know which way was up.

 

“The idea is to give kids the opportunity to see and touch all kinds of transportation vehicles and ask questions of the exhibitors,” said long-time Transportation Day organizer, Kimberly LeBlanc, a bus driver for the district.

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ATTENTION PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF K-4 STUDENTS, 2017-18

Posted May 30 at 4:18pm

We will soon begin the early stages of the student placement process for the 2017-2018 school year. While parental requests for a specific teacher cannot be honored, parents/guardians may participate in the placement process by completing the district’s Parental Input Form

If you are unable to download the form at home, please contact the school's office to request a hard copy. It will be sent to you by mail.

We value your input and we encourage you to share your insight. If you choose to participate, please return the form to your child’s principal by June 14, 2017. Forms containing specific teacher requests will not be considered.

Thank you for your continued support and for all that you do for our great district. 

2017 MINISINK VALLEY SCHOOL LIBRARY SUMMER HOURS

Posted May 30 at 3:08pm

SAVE-THE-DATES and take advantage of our school library resources during the summer. 

• Elementary School: July 12, 19, 26 ▪ August 2, 9, 15 ▪ Hours: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
• Intermediate School: July 11, 18, 25 ▪ August 1, 8, 15 ▪ Hours: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
• Otisville Elementary: July 11, 18, 25 ▪ August 1, 8, 15 ▪ Hours: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
• Middle School: July 13, 20, 27 ▪ August 3, 10, 15 ▪ Hours: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
• High School (come to the MS library): July 12, 19, 26 ▪August 2, 9, 15 ▪ Hours: 10:15 a.m. – 1 p.m.

All elementary and middle school students must be accompanied by an adult while visiting the library.

HAPPY SUMMER READING!

REMINDER: GIRLS VARSITY SWIM TEAM LAST “GIRLS NIGHT OUT”: FRI., JUNE 2

Posted May 30 at 2:55pm

WHAT: The last of three "Girls Night Out" fundraising events hosted by the girls varsity swim team
WHEN: Friday, June 2, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. 
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Girls ages 6-13 
WHY: To have fun and help raise funds for the girls’ varsity swim team
REGISTRATION: Online registration link Registration/participation is limited to 65
QUESTIONS: Megan Donelly, head coach • mdonnelly@minisink.com • 845-355-5879
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PRESCHOOLERS LEARN ABOUT SCHOOL BUS SAFETY

Posted May 24 at 8:11am

Student safety starts with getting our students safely to and from school. To that end, Minisink Valley’s department of transportation is currently offering bus safety workshops to preschool students slated to enter kindergarten in the fall.

 

Minisink bus drivers train for the program and work in small teams. Students are engaged through questions, illustrations, a children’s video on bus safety, and ridership exercises with a school bus, in the pre-school’s parking lot.

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MVES STUDENTS AND FAMILIES EMBRACE JUMP ROPE FOR HEART

Posted May 11 at 12:54pm

Eighteen years of Jump Rope for Heart at Minisink Valley Elementary School and it keeps getting better. This year’s effort raised $11,146 for the American Heart Association (AHA) to advance the treatment and prevention of stroke and heart disease.

 

Throughout the last week of April, K-2 students took part in the event during their regularly scheduled physical education classes with Dr. Kimiecik, a.k.a., Dr. K. Activities teach students how to care for their hearts while experiencing the joy of giving back to the larger community, and being a part of a worldwide initiative.

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