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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.


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.


Posted February 5 at 11:41am

On February  3rd Minisink Valley Elementary School  hosted author Susanna Leonard Hill, author of Punxsutawney Phyllis and other terrific picture books.  The children had a wonderful time interacting with the author and also her groundhog friend Phyllis.  Students learned about Groundhog Day and the writing process.  We would like to thank the Elementary  PTO for hosting this worthwhile event for all of our first graders!


Posted October 17 at 8:01am

Thursday, October 16th was a day filled with excitement for the 2nd graders of Minisink Valley Elementary.  They were involved in an assembly called, "Birds of Prey", where they learned about, and saw, a red tail hawk, an owl, a turkey vulture, and a hawk that swooped through the auditorium while everyone tried to stay still.  A few other animals were brought in, such as a baby alligator and a snake.  Everyone learned important facts about all of these animals and the lessons taught us much about the "Circle of Life". 

Thank you to our PTO for sponsoring this wonderful event.


Posted October 10 at 5:00pm

On Tuesday, October 7, Mrs. Hoffman’s First Grade Class had a visit from Karen Downing, a Radiographer from Orange Regional Medical Center and Marci Lamendola, a Clinical Instructor for SUNY Orange College Radiology Department and an X-Ray Technologist at St. Lukes Hospital. 

This special visit was part of their study of the Human Body Systems.
Students got a great overview of the Skeletal System.  Students viewed images of X-rays such as humerus, skull and chest on a view box.  They got to observe real human bones compared to images taken of bones. Students also explored a card board display of a machine called a "portable" that is used to take X-rays when patients can’t go to the radiology department.


Posted October 7 at 11:04am

The MVES PTO brought the Harlem Wizards to the High School for an event that was enjoyed by all students, parents and staff. The Harlem Wizards took on the Minisink Lightnings!  The Minisink Lightnings team roster consisted of a large number of MV Elementary teachers, staff and people from other MV buildings including teachers and coaches.  It was a fabulous time and a wonderful community event.  Thank you to our MV Elementary PTO for all of their hard work to make it such a successful evening.


Posted September 9 at 9:50am

Minisink Valley Elementary will be hosting its annual Open House on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.  Please click here for important details.  We look forward to seeing you.


Posted June 23 at 10:27am

Don’t miss this fun-filled, high flying & interactive community event featuring the world famous Harlem Wizards basketball team as they take on the Minisink Lightning, a team of principals, teachers and staff from our Minisink district schools. Learn more about the Wizards now in their 52nd season at or on the Harlem Wizards Facebook Page. Tickets are available now by clicking on the link below.

Purchase your Harlem Wizard tickets


Posted May 27 at 10:55am

On Monday, May 19th Mrs. Hoffman's First Grade class celebrated Memorial Day and Armed Forces Week by having a special guest.  Master Sergeant Steven Kronimus from the 105th Airwing at Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh joined the class for a visit.  Master Sergeant Kronimus' daughter, Julia, was quite proud of her Dad and was happy to share him with her classmates.  He shared with the class the need for discipline and integrity.  He also told them of how he got started and places that he has worked.

Thank you Sergeant Kronimus for your service to our country  and for taking the time to visit our students.


Posted May 19 at 10:45am

Minisink Valley Elementary School students celebrated the thirty fifth birthday of Jump Rope for Heart. The Minisink Valley Elementary community generously donated $8312 to the American Heart Association and helped our students reach the goal of making it to the $100,000 mark in our school’s fifteenth year of participation. Many students jumped in honor or memory of loved ones.  Jump Rope for Heart helps students learn how to develop heart-healthy habits while being physically active along with learning the value of community service.

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