MINISINK VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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

PRINCIPAL AND AP FOR A DAY MEET DISTRICT OFFICIALS

Posted December 2 at 4:15pm

Looking the part and bearing their official badges, kindergartner Austin Weymer and second grader Leah Lofstedt, had the honor of serving as our elementary school's principal and assistant principal—for a day.

 

After helping Mrs. Fitzgerald and Mrs. Gallant with the start of the daily business by airing the morning announcements, Mr. Weymer and Ms. Lofstedt took an official tour of the administrative offices and offered some suggestions to district officials. Namely, principal Weymer would like to see snacks available throughout the school day. 

 

Leah can see herself as a school principal in the future, whereas Austin wants to be a police officer. Austin and Leah earned their exciting day in office in the PTO’s Tricky Tray fundraiser.

 

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM YOUR SUPERINTENDENT

Posted November 23 at 12:39pm

I wanted to take a moment to send each of you—faculty, staff, administration, parents and students—a sincere word of thanks! Together you make Minisink Valley a great place to learn, grow and belong.

 

From my family to yours, I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! Celebrate your loved ones, the blessings that you share, and find the time to rest and refresh yourself, before we meet again.

 

Safe travels!

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTO TRICKY TRAY: FRI., NOV. 18

Posted November 17 at 3:10pm

FREE Admission & FREE Babysitting (4-years-old through 3rd grade) 

 

Friday, Nov.18 • Doors open at 5:30 PM • Calling is at 7:00 PM • Intermediate School Gym A 

Over 150 baskets • 50/50 • GRAND prizes • Refreshments provided by Project Graduation

 

Support our PTO and have a great time! Click here for event flyer and baskets/prizes information.

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MRS. HOFFFMAN'S FIRST GRADERS GO ON A JOURNEY

Posted November 15 at 1:48pm

First graders in Mrs. Hoffman class took an exciting scientific journey last week: the food journey, through our digestive system! 

 

As with all journeys, there were many questions and discoveries along the way.

 

“How does your body tell your brain that it’s time to eat?” asked class parent and presenter, Kristine Lukasik, a.k.a. Kurt’s mom.

 

Students were eager to talk about the role of the senses in our eating habits. The colors and freshness that make food appealing to the eye. Smells that tell us whether foods are fresh or going bad. The warning sound of stomach rumblings, and the mouth-watering sizzling, crackling sounds of cooking. 

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SECOND GRADERS HOST AND CELEBRATE VETERANS

Posted November 14 at 3:29pm

They wrote and illustrated cards, wore paper-crowns with messages, and entered an essay contest--all to express their thanks to American Veterans.

 

Organized by second grade teachers, the annual Veterans Day Visit at the Elementary School brings children and local Veterans together to celebrate the men and women who serve, or have served, in the United States Armed Forces. During their visit on Nov. 10, Veterans shared personal stories, photos and memorabilia about their service experience.

 

In honor of those who gave their lives in service to the country, the visitors set up a POW/MIA table and explained its symbolism. Students read to the Veterans and posed questions about their time in the armed forces.  

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LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA SOCIETY RECOGNIZES TEACHER AND SCHOOL

Posted November 8 at 3:17pm

Second grade teacher Thomas Short has long been a champion of individuals and families affected by blood cancers. For years, Mr. Short has coordinated the Elementary School’s "Pasta for Pennies" campaign, a fundraising effort to benefit the Hudson Valley Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). 


On Nov. 2, an LLS official presented Mr. Short with a commemorative plaque in honor of Minisink Valley Elementary School’s generous participation in the 2016 campaign. Well done, faculty, students and families! 

CHILDREN VOTE FIRST, AT MINISINK VALLEY ELEMENTARY

Posted November 7 at 4:05pm

Second graders in Mr. Short and Mrs. Cardinale's classes couldn't wait to cast their ballots, a day ahead of the presidential election. 

 

Three students posing as polling workers explained how voting worked and kept the lines orderly. Patiently they waited their turn at pulling the clunky red lever to close the curtain behind them and cast their vote in privacy. 

 

Pointing to the voting booth, Chase asked a spectator, "Do you know how old this machine is? Four decades old!" Showing off their newly acquired concept of decades was yet another reason to feel proud. 

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ON HALLOWEEN, ELEMENTARY STUDENTS PARADE WITH MARCHING BAND HONORS

Posted November 1 at 10:34am

The air was chilling but the sun was shining bright, the crowds were bewitched, and the music was thunderous and out of this world. 

 

Led by many a trombone, trumpet, flumpet, snare drum and cymbal, the High School Warrior Marching Band made way for a monster-mash of ninja turtles and Darth Vaders, witches and princesses, cowboys and cowgirls, a giant walking cake and doughnut--a real snack machine!--a John Deere tractor with a smoking stack and a locomotive on foot, police men and women, a lost Lego piece, FBI agents, and really bad guys too. 

 

For a photo album and quick video of the ES Halloween parade, dare to visit the district's Facebook page

VOLUNTEERS AND IMAGINATION DELIVER FALL FUN TO KINDERGARTNERS

Posted October 26 at 11:20am

Kindergartners at the Elementary School were granted 16 exciting treats-&-tricks at the PTO’s annual Kindergarten Fall Festival, on Monday, Oct. 24.

 

PTO and parent volunteers set up season-themed activity stations all around the “C” gym, and all K-students had a turn at every single one of them: pumpkin and mask decorating, leaf-scratching, pumpkin golf, eyeball and potato sack races, ghost dart and bowling games, freeze dancing—and more! 

 

On their backs, students wore a sticker with 16 squares, one for each station. As they completed each activity, volunteers checked off the corresponding square to make sure no one missed out on the fun.

 

“I’m missing station 16? Where is 16?” One student asked. “It’s straight across,” answered Kylie, turning from her leaf-scratching craft to show the way. Kylie had inside knowledge; her Mom was tending one of the stations. 

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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OBSERVES FIRE SAFETY WEEK

Posted October 13 at 4:33pm

“The fire trucks are coming!” The news went viral at the elementary school this morning, the old-fashioned way.

 

As part of the annual Fire Safety Week, firefighters representing the Johnson, Slate Hill and Unionville Fire Departments spent much of their day talking with our students and answering their questions.

 

In the school’s gym, students learned about calling for help, the safest way to leave the scene of a fire, and the importance of having a designated meeting place.  Following “Stop, Drop and Roll” exercises, students watched firefighters put on their full gear, including masks and respirators. 

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