MINISINK VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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

HARLEM WIZARDS WOW THE CROWD

Posted October 11 at 10:25am

Minisink employees aka Minisink Lightnings took on the Harlem Wizards at a fun filled community event.  The game was quite exciting with dunks, jumps, hooks and rolls keeping the crowd on their feet and cheering.  A special thank you to all that helped to make this event a wonderful success for a fourth year.

IMPORTANT: DISTRICT WILL STRICTLY ENFORCE NEW PARKING DIRECTIVES FOR HIGH SCHOOL VISITORS

Posted October 4 at 4:06pm

For safety reasons, sidewalks and designated fire lanes were added along the high school roadway over the summer months. These improvements resulted in new parking restrictions, and we have asked for the community's cooperation via our website and summer newsletter. 

It is absolutely imperative that we enforce the prohibition of parking along the high school roadway, sidewalks, and all fire lanes, at all times. This is the only way to ensure the unimpeded circulation of emergency vehicles, the timely circulation of school buses, and the overall safety of our students, staff and visitors.

The high school building is equipped with several additional parking lots: one lot along the tennis courts, one lot behind the school building, and a third lot behind the athletics facility. The parking lot for the administrative offices and the intermediate school building is also available to all visitors. A stairway, crosswalk, and the newly constructed sidewalks along the high school roadway provide easy and safe access from the upper parking lot to the high school fields and buildings. 

Once again, we ask for the community's understanding and cooperation in using only designated parking areas. In the future, vehicles parked on fire lanes will be marked with violation stickers. 

FIREFIGHTERS ARE OUR FRIENDS

Posted October 4 at 10:21am

Sure you can watch fire trucks on parade and get inside a fire engine at any number of community events. But where else can you watch a firefighter put on his full gear, and hear him breathe oxygen from a tank on his back?

 

As part of the annual Fire Safety Week at the elementary school, firefighters representing the Johnson, Slate Hill and Unionville Fire Departments spent much of Monday, Oct. 2, talking with our students, answering their questions, and making sure they know firefighters are their friends.

 

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. To help children feel safe in the care of a fully-equipped firefighter, students watched them put on their gear, including masks and respirators, and interacted with them on the gym floor. After practicing "Stop, drop and roll," students had a chance to ask questions of their special visitors.

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LEARNING ABOUT APPLES AND PICKING A FAVORITE

Posted October 3 at 5:12pm

It doesn't truly feel like autumn until you have an Apple Week in your classroom!

 

That’s why Mrs. Paglia’s students celebrated Apple Week, in honor of Johnny Appleseed Day on Sep. 26.

 

Throughout last week they read a variety of books and watched videos on the life cycle of an apple tree, the parts of an apple, and Mr. Johnny Appleseed himself--an American pioneer nurseryman credited with introducing apple trees to large parts of the country, in the first half of the 19th century.

 

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THE WIZARDS ARE COMING OCT. 5, AND THEY HAVE A MESSAGE FOR YOU

Posted September 29 at 2:00pm

THE WIZARDS ARE COMING TO SLATE HILL! They are so excited to return to Minisink, they created a video for the occasion. 

Brought to you by Minisink Valley Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization, four years and counting, 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 available for online purchase. No tickets will be sold the night of the game. "Courtside Plus" tickets entitle bearers to a meet and greet with the players, and other perks (full details on the ticket screen of website). This game has sold out every year, so don't delay. 


Join us for good-spirited, laugh-out-loud entertainment. Thank you for your support of MVES PTO!

NEW GARDEN MURAL CELEBRATES EACH AND ALL OF US

Posted September 25 at 3:30pm

At MVES, kids and flowers grow year round, regardless of season.

A new school mural, envisioned by art teacher Mrs. Begle, celebrates our differences and the richness of growing together.

Many thanks to Mrs. Begle and everyone who contributed to raise this beautiful and meaningful garden. (Additional Photos)

MINISINK VALLEY “GOES GOLD” FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER ON SEP. 29

Posted September 25 at 8:05am

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. On Fri., Sep. 29, our school community is wearing gold/yellow in solidarity with children and families affected by childhood cancer--including our own survivor, Valerie Moore, a high school junior.  

Childhood cancer is now the leading cause of death among children and adolescents in developed and developing countries. Gold is the national color for childhood cancer. “Go Gold for Childhood Cancer” is an awareness campaign that encourages people to take action and press for the development of new treatments and therapies.

So show your support for children who are fighting the disease, honor those we have lost, and celebrate survivors. GO GOLD on Sep. 29!  

PARENTS/GUARDIANS INVITED TO OPEN HOUSE, SEP. 13, 6-8PM

Posted September 7 at 11:23am

What is your child's daily experience in the Elementary School's learning environment?

Our Open House on Wed., Sep. 13, 6-8 p.m., is your first opportunity to share in your child’s experience, and to begin the all-important home and school communication this academic year.  

Four decades of research have consistently shown that family engagement is one of the strongest predictors of student academic success. Students who know that parents and teachers communicate are also more likely to communicate with their educators.  

We look forward to meeting our students' parents/guardians and forging strong partnerships on which to build our children's education.

IMPORTANT: BUS SAFETY INFORMATION FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS

Posted September 6 at 10:26am

School is on and school buses are back on our roadways, with our most precious cargo on board. Today, students in all grades will participate in a School Bus Safety Drill, as required by the State Education Department.

To help parents/guardians reinforce these safety procedures and integrate them in our students’ daily bus routines, the MVCSD Transportation Department is offering a review of the drill and helpful safety tips for each school.

We encourage all school families to review and discuss safe bus ridding to help us maximize the safety of our students and community. 

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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