MINISINK VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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

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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MVES STUDENTS CELEBRATE NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

Posted May 8 at 4:09pm

Since 1984, the first week of May has been designated National Teacher Appreciation Week – a time to acknowledge the unique role teachers play in shaping the future of our children and our communities.  

Students at Minisink Valley Elementary School were eager to say thank you to their teachers. We join them in celebrating each of our educators for their invaluable work and dedication. 

Tuesday, May 9, is National Teacher Day. 

UPDATE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT CONCERNING CIRCULATED RUMORS

Posted May 4 at 6:31pm

As reported this morning, New York State Police (NYSP), in close collaboration with school officials, has been conducting a thorough investigation since last night to assess the credibility of rumors circulated among high school students.

 

NYSP has investigated every aspect of this alleged threat, and the district has been informed that there is no credible information or evidence to substantiate the circulated rumors.

 

Out of an abundance of caution, we will retain a police presence on campus throughout the day tomorrow.

 

We want to recognize NYS Troopers for their tireless efforts and assistance to ensure the safety of our entire school community.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE ADDRESSING CONCERNS RAISED BY RUMOR

Posted May 4 at 10:21am

Late last night, Wed., May 3, Minisink Valley Central School District officials were made aware of a rumor circulating among students of a potential threat to the high school on Friday, May 5.

District officials immediately contacted New York State Police and a complete investigation is ongoing. Out of an abundance of caution, there is a police presence on the district’s main campus and Otisville campus today. The instructional day for students will not be disrupted by police presence or their investigation.

As always, we take any threat to the safety of our students and staff very seriously, and we are fully invested in coordinating efforts with law enforcement to investigate and remove any potential danger. 


We will continue to provide updates on this situation as they become available.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the district office at 355-5115.


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