MINISINK VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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

FIRST GRADE FUN DAY

Posted June 17 at 2:52pm

Mrs. Connors class participated in their first Fun Day.  The children played board games.  They were able to teach each other how to play the different games. A good time was had by all.

PHOTOGRAPHY LESSON

Posted June 12 at 2:25pm

Mrs. McDermott's First Grade class had a lesson in photograph by Mrs. Sosler, Raymond's Mom and Mrs. Frost, Shannon's Mom.  Both moms are local, professional photographers that came in to talk about photography.  They read a book to the class, let the children handle a professional camera, and had them make their own cameras.​ Thank you for letting the children be exposed to another career experience.

SNACK WITH A SOLDIER

Posted June 11 at 9:45am

MSGT Murphy came to visit Mrs. Connors first grade class.  Mrs. Connors class wrote MSGT Murphy while in Afghanistan this past year. They wrote him letters, sent holiday decorations and sent him his favorite snack.  The class also made him an American Flag that he is going to display in his office. Today they got to meet and enjoy a snack with him. Welcome Home! 

GRANDPARENT'S DAY 2015

Posted May 18 at 8:37am

On Friday, May 15, 2015 Minisink Elementary School hosted approximately 400 grandparents for Grandparents' Day.  Each individual classroom presented a little song or poem or story and others had the grandparents share something of their own childhood.  It was a great day for all!

2015 POLICE WEEK

Posted May 13 at 10:33am

As part of the first grade curriculum  and in honor of 2015 Police Week,  Mrs. Hoffman's First Grade Class had Zone Sergeant David Scott from the New ​York ​State Police, Troop F come in to teach them about safety and what his job entails as a community helper.

They learned about what State Troopers do in comparison to local police agencies, as well as the details of their uniforms.  They reviewed how to react in an emergency and the importance of calling 911.

Students asked many questions!
What do you do as a police officer?
Why are you a police officer?
What’s hard about your job?
What do you like about your job?
Why do you wear the bullet-proof vest?
Do you have a police dog?
and more...

His visit was a great opportunity for the students to further develop their Language for Information, Understanding and Social Interaction.  He also explained a bit of NYSGeography and the different Troop Zones throughout the counties.  

We give a great big thanks to those who stand guard to protect the people of the United States through law enforcement, especially Zone Sergeant David Scott! 



AUTHOR VISIT

Posted May 6 at 12:58pm

Alan Lewis, author of I Grew Up On a Farm also came to visit our kindergartners. Mr. Lewis discussed his childhood of growing up on a local farm. We would like to thank the Elementary PTO and all the teachers who helped bring this author to our school.

AUTHOR VISIT

Posted May 6 at 12:50pm

Debbie Dadey, author of 162 books, came to visit the second graders at Minisink Elementary May 1st.  Debbie is the author of the book series the Bailey School Kids and the current book series Mermaid Tales.  She was a terrific storyteller and presenter. We would like to thank the Elementary PTO and all the teachers who helped bring this author to our school.

THE QUEEN'S LAST BIRTHDAY

Posted April 29 at 10:41am

On April 17th, Ms. Bennington's 2nd graders put on a play called "The Queen's Last Birthday".  It was a story about a greedy queen who doesn't tell the truth.  The children put on 2 shows for the k-2 grades. At the parent's show the author, Vincent Begley came to meet the students!

SPECIAL VISITOR

Posted April 21 at 8:08am

Recently several of our classes were able to experience a little farm fun here at school.  Thank you to the Gibbs family for bringing a calf to school, and to the Miedema family for giving the students hayrides.

HYDROPONICS

Posted February 5 at 11:49am

Mrs. McDermott's first grade class teamed up with 4H to perform Hydroponics experiments to observe the best growing environments for lettuce and marigolds.  The students also learned how hydroponics is used in cities and other areas that do not have large growing spaces.


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