MINISINK VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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

WE ARE REDESIGNING OUR WEBSITE AND NEED YOUR FEEDBACK!

Posted January 10 at 1:33pm

Our district website serves as the center of information about Minisink Valley Central School District, and is the fastest way to update you on what is going on in our schools. 


One of our goals is to make sure this information center evolves with technology and the changes and in how the general public consumes information. As we begin the lengthy process of redesigning the Minisink website, we want to hear from you and give you a role in the process.  


Now is the time to express your opinions and give us feedback about our current website, what information you seek when visiting the site, and what you see as areas for growth.

You can help us by completing this short six-question survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/V9WPHCT


Thank you for your time and feedback!

HALF-DAY CONFERENCE ADDED TO STUDENT CALENDAR: FEBRUARY 15, 2017

Posted December 19 at 11:47am

A half-day conference for professional development has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Students will attend school on a half-day schedule. 

MR. SHORT'S STUDENTS ADD SPIRIT AND SPARKLE TO OUR SCHOOL'S HOLIDAY SEASON

Posted December 13 at 11:18am

Mr. Short’s second grade students are always up to something and reaching beyond their classroom walls to engage and celebrate their school family.

If you’ve stopped and smiled at the blow-up snowman and polar bear, keeping cool behind igloo bricks and standing guard to a Christmas tree and Menorah, you can thank Mr. Short’s students for that holiday cheer. Together they created the display—and carved the ice-blocks with their own bare hands!

Thank you, Mr. Short and students! 

FIRST GRADERS PRACTICE KINDNESS AT THE HUMANE SOCIETY

Posted December 12 at 1:32pm

Santa himself was at the Humane Society in Middletown to welcome Mrs. McDermott’s animal-loving first graders, on Saturday, Dec. 10.

The students and their families came bearing gifts of dog and cat food, treats, and general supplies, such as collars and kitty litter.

Student Ava, and School Principal Mrs. Fitzgerald, brought their furry friends along and everyone posed for a picture with Santa. 

All of Mrs. McDermott's students are on Santa's "nice"-list. Obviously. 


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MVES STUDENTS JOIN MILLIONS AROUND THE GLOBE IN THE HOUR OF CODE

Posted December 7 at 2:08pm

Minisink Valley Elementary School is participating in the Hour of Code, December 5-11, a week-long, global event engaging tens of millions of students.

 

Hour of Code activities challenge participants to communicate in the language of computers, which is based on logical thinking. The exercise requires the use of many important skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, organization, collaboration, and directional skills.

 

Families, and the community at large, are encouraged to take part in the international Hour of Code. No experience is necessary. 

 

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PRINCIPAL AND AP FOR A DAY MEET DISTRICT OFFICIALS

Posted December 2 at 4:15pm

Looking the part and bearing their official badges, kindergartner Austin Weymer and second grader Leah Lofstedt, had the honor of serving as our elementary school's principal and assistant principal—for a day.

 

After helping Mrs. Fitzgerald and Mrs. Gallant with the start of the daily business by airing the morning announcements, Mr. Weymer and Ms. Lofstedt took an official tour of the administrative offices and offered some suggestions to district officials. Namely, principal Weymer would like to see snacks available throughout the school day. 

 

Leah can see herself as a school principal in the future, whereas Austin wants to be a police officer. Austin and Leah earned their exciting day in office in the PTO’s Tricky Tray fundraiser.

 

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM YOUR SUPERINTENDENT

Posted November 23 at 12:39pm

I wanted to take a moment to send each of you—faculty, staff, administration, parents and students—a sincere word of thanks! Together you make Minisink Valley a great place to learn, grow and belong.

 

From my family to yours, I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! Celebrate your loved ones, the blessings that you share, and find the time to rest and refresh yourself, before we meet again.

 

Safe travels!

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTO TRICKY TRAY: FRI., NOV. 18

Posted November 17 at 3:10pm

FREE Admission & FREE Babysitting (4-years-old through 3rd grade) 

 

Friday, Nov.18 • Doors open at 5:30 PM • Calling is at 7:00 PM • Intermediate School Gym A 

Over 150 baskets • 50/50 • GRAND prizes • Refreshments provided by Project Graduation

 

Support our PTO and have a great time! Click <media 10397 - - "TEXT, Publication1, Publication1.pdf, 63 KB">here</media> for event flyer and baskets/prizes information.

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MRS. HOFFFMAN'S FIRST GRADERS GO ON A JOURNEY

Posted November 15 at 1:48pm

First graders in Mrs. Hoffman class took an exciting scientific journey last week: the food journey, through our digestive system! 

 

As with all journeys, there were many questions and discoveries along the way.

 

“How does your body tell your brain that it’s time to eat?” asked class parent and presenter, Kristine Lukasik, a.k.a. Kurt’s mom.

 

Students were eager to talk about the role of the senses in our eating habits. The colors and freshness that make food appealing to the eye. Smells that tell us whether foods are fresh or going bad. The warning sound of stomach rumblings, and the mouth-watering sizzling, crackling sounds of cooking. 

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SECOND GRADERS HOST AND CELEBRATE VETERANS

Posted November 14 at 3:29pm

They wrote and illustrated cards, wore paper-crowns with messages, and entered an essay contest--all to express their thanks to American Veterans.

 

Organized by second grade teachers, the annual Veterans Day Visit at the Elementary School brings children and local Veterans together to celebrate the men and women who serve, or have served, in the United States Armed Forces. During their visit on Nov. 10, Veterans shared personal stories, photos and memorabilia about their service experience.

 

In honor of those who gave their lives in service to the country, the visitors set up a POW/MIA table and explained its symbolism. Students read to the Veterans and posed questions about their time in the armed forces.  

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