MINISINK VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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

FIRST PHASE OF $36.9M CAPITAL PROJECT TO BEGIN JUNE 25 AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Posted June 14 at 12:15pm

The first phase of the $36.9 million capital project approved by voters in February 2017 will commence on June 25 with the removal of original vinyl asbestos tile from 24 classrooms at Minisink Valley Elementary School.

Over the summer, the old vinyl asbestos tile and floor adhesive will be removed and replaced with new vinyl (non-asbestos) tile. As required by law prior to the start of any work, the district will be posting an asbestos notification letter at each school entrance on Friday, June 15, to provide a 10-day notification and inform employees and visitors.

Contractors will begin work on Monday, June 25, and complete the project on or before Friday, August 31. Air monitoring will be conducted throughout the project to ensure that air quality samples meet or exceed industry standards, as required by law.

The district is dedicated to improving the quality of our classrooms, offices and common areas while maintaining student, staff and community safety at all times. 

MVES SECOND GRADERS WRITE AND PUBLISH THEIR FIRST BOOK

Posted June 19 at 2:37pm

Some people spend a lifetime planning to write a book, someday. But a group of second graders at MV Elementary couldn’t wait to get started.

 

Their teachers, Mrs. Mankoo and Mrs. Padavano, collaborated to develop an informational text writing unit. The students began by researching and becoming experts on a topic of their choice, consulting the Britannica site through Orange-Ulster BOCES.

 

Armed with their new, specialized knowledge, the students developed a rough draft, created T-charts to examine pros and cons, identified logical relations with Venn diagrams, used flow charts, parallel illustrations and other graphic organizers, edited their text, and published their first book—complete with a table of contents and vocabulary.

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SECOND GRADERS STUDY ANIMALS AND BUILD A ZOO

Posted June 19 at 1:41pm

Second graders in Mrs. Salinardi’s class turned researchers to learn a thing or two about animals and their habitats. Using books and online sources, students looked up facts about an animal of their choice and studied about its habitat. They worked hard writing research notes and composing a four paragraph report.

To bring their studies to life, students designed a diorama or poster displaying the animal in its natural environment. Animals from all over the world—in the polar regions, oceans, grasslands, woodlands, rainforests, deserts and wetlands—are now beautifully displayed outside our classroom. And you are invited to come and visit the class’s zoo! 

(Additional photos provided by Mrs. Salinardi)

MV SOFTBALL SUMMER CAMP, GRADES 4-10: JUNE 26-29

Posted June 14 at 11:39am

Open to all Minisink girls entering grades 4-10 the camp will be directed by players and coaches with the Minisink Valley softball program. The goal of the camp is to provide quality instruction at a reasonable price and to promote softball in the school district. The players will be separated into 2 or 3 levels according to their age and their ability.

Hours: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. • Location: Minisink Valley softball fields
Cost: $150 p. child • $75 for each additional child in the same family
PROGRAM INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION FORM
Additional Information: bguyette@minisink.com

Contact Coach Guyette if you need a printed copy of the program information and registration form.

“TRAIN LIKE A WARRIOR” FOOTBALL CAMP, GRADES 1-8: JULY 2-6

Posted June 13 at 3:10pm

“Train Like A Warrior” Football Camp is designed for all elementary/intermediate and middle school age groups, regardless of skill level, with ot without experience. Football is the focus. Fun is the goal! Future generations of Warriors will work coaches and varsity players to learn the fundamentals of the game in a relaxed and fun environment. Sessions will cover speed and agility training, and each area of individual and team football. Skills and drills will emphasize offense, defense and special teams.

Hours: 9:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. • Location: Minisink Valley Middle School fields
Cost: $85 per child • $110 for two family members • $150 for three or more family members
PROGRAM BROCHURE AND REGISTRATION FORM
• Additional Information: kgallagher@minisink.com 

Contact Coach Gallagher if you need a printed copy of the program brochure and registration form.

MVHS VARSITY BASEBALL SUMMER CAMP, AGES 6-14: JULY 9-12, 2018

Posted June 12 at 11:05am

The Minisink Warriors Baseball Camp is a comprehensive baseball program covering all aspects of the game including hitting, fielding, base running, and pitching. Under the direction of varsity Head Coach Dave Benedetto, participants will be taught the finer points of the game by skilled training staff with high school, college and professional experience, as well as by former and current members of MV’s varsity baseball.   

Hours: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. • Location: Minisink Valley Middle School fields
Cost: $115 per participant • $95 for multiple siblings
PROGRAM BROCHURE AND REGISTRATION FORM
Additional Information: dbenedetto@minisink.com

Contact Coach Benedetto if you need a printed copy of the program brochure and registration form. 

MVES CELEBRATES FIELD DAY

Posted June 12 at 10:20am

The Elementary School community took full advantage of the balmy spring weather to celebrate its 2018 Field Day on Friday, June 8.

 

Physical education teacher, Dr. Kimiecik, prepared 30 activity stations based on skills learned throughout the school year. As students moved along the circuit, station monitors checked off an activity-tracking sticker applied to the students’ Field Day t-shirts. The cafeteria served up a delicious BBQ lunch, by grade level, in the school’s courtyard. Parent volunteers joined in the fun and enjoyed lunch with their students.

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2018 WARRIORS CHEERLEADING SUMMER CAMP, AGES 6-15: JULY 23-26

Posted June 12 at 10:00am

Hosted by MVHS varsity cheerleaders, under the direction of Coach Patti Archiere, the cheerleading summer camp will cover cheerleading fundamentals (motions, technique), cheer, jumps, dance, training and conditioning, stunting (age appropriate), limited tumbling, games and prizes. The camp is open to ages 6-15, in all skill levels, and participants need not be Minisink residents.

Hours: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. • Location: Minisink Valley High School
Cost: $90 per child • $150 for two family members; $220 for three or more family members
REGISTRATION FORM (Also available at www.minisinkhscheer.com)
Additional Information: Contact Coach Archiere at mvyouthcheercamp@yahoo.com

MVHS SWIMMING-DIVING SUMMER CAMP, AGES 7-17: JULY 30-AUG. 3, 2018

Posted June 12 at 8:00am

The Minisink Valley Swimming and Diving Summer Camp is a comprehensive program covering the four major swimming strokes, and the basic skills of competitive diving. Emphasizing the mastering of techniques for all aspects of the sport, the camp will be guided by Brian Golden, head coach for MV’s varsity boys swimming, with the assistance of varsity standouts.

Hours: Swimming – 12 - 2 p.m. • Diving: 1:15 – 3 p.m.
Location: Minisink Valley High School pool
Cost: $125 per swimmer • $100 per diver • $200 swimming & diving sessions
PROGRAM BROCHURE AND REGISTRATION FORM
Additional Information: bgolden@minisink.com

This year's camp is filling up quickly. If your child is interested in participating, fill out the registration form on the program brochure, and submit it with payment to Coach Golden, ASAP.  It's bound to be another super week of camp!

2018 SCHOOL LIBRARY SUMMER HOURS

Posted June 11 at 11:42am

SAVE-THE-DATES and take advantage of our school library resources during the summer.

 

• Elementary School (at the IS library): Wednesdays — July 11, 18, 25 ▪ August 1, 8, 15 ▪ Hours: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

• Intermediate School: Tuesdays — July 10, 17, 24, 31 ▪ August 7, 14 ▪ Hours: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

• Otisville Elementary: Tuesdays — July 10, 17, 24, 31 ▪ August 7, 14 ▪ Hours: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

• Middle School: Thursdays — July 12, 19, 26 ▪ August 2, 9, 16 ▪ Hours: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

• High School: Mondays — July 9, 16, 23, 30 ▪ August 6, 13 ▪ Hours: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

All elementary and middle school students must be accompanied by an adult while visiting the library. Continue to full-article for additional information and links to other reading materials.

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STUDENT PLACEMENT PROCESS: PARENTAL INPUT DUE JUNE 15

Posted June 8 at 1:01pm

Minisink Valley elementary and intermediate schools will soon begin the student placement process for the 2018-2019 school year.

Although the district cannot accommodate parental requests for specific teachers, parents/guardians may participate in the process by completing the Parental Input Form. If you are unable to download the form at home, please contact your child’s school to request the mailing of a hard copy.

Our schools value your input and encourage you to share your insight. If you choose to participate, please return the form to your child’s principal by Friday, June 15.


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