MINISINK VALLEY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

PO Box 217 Route 6, Slate Hill, NY 10973 (845)355-5250 / fax (845)355-5252

SHOWING THEY CARE, ONE ROCK AT A TIME

Posted October 3 at 4:22pm

"The right message at the right moment can change someone's day." That’s the slogan behind the Nationwide Kindness Rock Challenge, a movement that’s inspiring individuals across the country to engage in random acts of kindness by decorating rocks with positive messages. The rocks are then left in public places for others to discover.

 

MVIS students accepted the challenge and decorated small rocks of their own in art class.

 

“The goal of this project was to create a large scale artwork that unifies the school on the physical and emotional levels,” explained Stefani Caporlingua, MVIS art teacher. “Each child was asked to think of a positive or supportive message they could say to another student, and use that as inspiration for their design. The result is many unique rocks brimming with supportive messages and endearing embellishments. It truly makes me happy to look at them,” Mrs. Caporlingua said.

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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!  

EARLY DISMISSAL DRILL

Posted September 20 at 8:06am

Our district-wide Early Dismissal Drill is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, September 20th. All students will be dismissed from school 15 minutes earlier than our normal dismissal time and all immediate after school activities on this date are canceled (this includes the YMCA Club Kid program). All children will be sent home on the bus. Our end of the day early leave pick-up time for Wednesday will be at 3:15pm.

MVIS THIRD GRADERS: “WE ARE BUCKET-FILLERS!”

Posted September 13 at 10:10am

There's nothing like a good story to get kids thinking and talking. This week, as they are introduced to the award-winning, “Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids,” third graders are discussing how they, too, can become bucket fillers—and feel happier!

 

Bucket filling is a simple yet powerful concept: Everyone carries an invisible bucket that holds our good thoughts and feelings. When our buckets are full, we feel happy. When our buckets are empty, we feel sad.

 

As Mrs. Klein, school psychologist, and Mrs. Vreeland, school counselor, read the book to third grade classes, they use the imagery of bucket-filling versus bucket-dipping to engage students in a conversation about positive versus negative behaviors.

 

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PARENTS/GUARDIANS INVITED TO OPEN HOUSE, TUE., SEP. 12

Posted September 7 at 10:21am

What is your child's daily experience in the Intermediate School’s learning environment? Our upcoming Open House is your first opportunity to share in that experience, and to begin the all-important home and school communication this academic cycle. We encourage you to join us on Sep. 12, and look forward to partnering with you in your child's education throughout the year.  

OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE BY GRADE (**Please take note of the Open House times for each grade level.**)

• Special area teachers (art, music, library, gym, psychologist…etc.) will be in attendance. You may visit with them in their rooms between the hours of 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.  

• AIS teachers will provide an overview of AIS/Title 1 services at 6:30 and 7:15 p.m. in Room 116 (5th grade corridor).

IMPORTANT: BUS SAFETY INFORMATION FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS

Posted September 7 at 6:05am

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. 

PTO Meeting Rescheduled

Posted September 6 at 2:46pm

The MVIS PTO Meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, September 14th at 3:45pm in Room 101.

GIRLS SOFTBALL CAMP PUSHING 20 AND GOING STRONG

Posted June 29 at 4:15pm

Approaching 20 years in the running, this year’s Girls Softball Summer Camp attracted 45 enthusiastic participants.

 

In addition to raising funds for the softball program, the camp helps students work on their skills and improve their game. It also and provides an employment and leadership-building opportunity for older and former student athletes.

 

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MVIS 5TH GRADERS ALL READY FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

Posted June 23 at 1:44pm

The Intermediate School’s seven 5th grade classes celebrated their Moving Up to the middle school on June 11. Families arrived bright and early to commemorate this important milestone in their children’s lives.

 

The class teachers—Mr. Conklin, Mrs. D'Angelo, Mrs. Marcolina, Ms. Meere, Mr. Sirico, Ms. Smith, and Mrs. Tava—introduced each of their students and presented graduation certificates of achievement. All 165 graduates shook hands with their School Principal of three years, Mr. Paul Dombal. A student representing each class delivered a speech about his/her Intermediate School experience.

 

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THIRD GRADERS READY FOR SUMMER AND FOR BUSINESS

Posted June 21 at 3:56pm

Third graders in Mrs. Riker’s class have had a busy but rewarding last week of school with food-based STEM activities. And no other group of students is as prepared for summer as the Riker class.

 

First they put their design and engineering skills to the test by building self-standing spaghetti towers with 20 noodles, one yard of tape, one yard of string—and one marshmallow for the top. They had 18 minutes to complete their architectural feat.

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