MINISINK VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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

BIRDS OF PREY

Posted October 17 at 8:01am

Thursday, October 16th was a day filled with excitement for the 2nd graders of Minisink Valley Elementary.  They were involved in an assembly called, "Birds of Prey", where they learned about, and saw, a red tail hawk, an owl, a turkey vulture, and a hawk that swooped through the auditorium while everyone tried to stay still.  A few other animals were brought in, such as a baby alligator and a snake.  Everyone learned important facts about all of these animals and the lessons taught us much about the "Circle of Life". 

Thank you to our PTO for sponsoring this wonderful event.

HUMAN SKELETAL SYSTEM

Posted October 10 at 5:00pm

On Tuesday, October 7, Mrs. Hoffman’s First Grade Class had a visit from Karen Downing, a Radiographer from Orange Regional Medical Center and Marci Lamendola, a Clinical Instructor for SUNY Orange College Radiology Department and an X-Ray Technologist at St. Lukes Hospital. 

This special visit was part of their study of the Human Body Systems.
 
Students got a great overview of the Skeletal System.  Students viewed images of X-rays such as humerus, skull and chest on a view box.  They got to observe real human bones compared to images taken of bones. Students also explored a card board display of a machine called a "portable" that is used to take X-rays when patients can’t go to the radiology department.

HARLEM WIZARDS GAME A SLAM DUNK

Posted October 7 at 11:04am

The MVES PTO brought the Harlem Wizards to the High School for an event that was enjoyed by all students, parents and staff. The Harlem Wizards took on the Minisink Lightnings!  The Minisink Lightnings team roster consisted of a large number of MV Elementary teachers, staff and people from other MV buildings including teachers and coaches.  It was a fabulous time and a wonderful community event.  Thank you to our MV Elementary PTO for all of their hard work to make it such a successful evening.

OPEN HOUSE

Posted September 9 at 9:50am

Minisink Valley Elementary will be hosting its annual Open House on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.  Please click here for important details.  We look forward to seeing you.

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.


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