South Orangetown Central School District

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District Notices

A regular/workshop meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Thursday, September 19, in the South Orangetown Middle School Library, 160 Van Wyck Road, Blauvelt, at 6:30PM, at which time it is anticipated the Board of Education will move immediately into Executive Session to discuss matters pertaining to the employment history of particular individuals. The public meeting will reconvene at 7:30PM, followed by a Board of Education workshop at 8:00PM.

The Board of Education is currently reviewing school district policies. Click here to go to the Policies Under Review webpage.

District & Community Events

Scroll down to view Events (one-time activities) and Ongoing Programs during the school year. Click here for e-Backpack submission guidelines. Click here to go to the PTA webpage for PTA and TZ Red & White events, activities and updates.

EVENTS

Little Artists (ages 2-5 with a caregiver)
Thursday, September 19 | 1:00PM

Tappan Free Library, 93 Main Street, Tappan, NY 10983
A fun, no-rules approach to Pre-K art. Click here to register or learn more.

Teen Art with Alexis Starke (grades 6-12)
Friday, September 20 | 5:00PM

Tappan Free Library, 93 Main Street, Tappan, NY 10983
Create different projects using a variety of techniques and mediums. Click here to register or learn more.

Biodiversity Celebration
Saturday, September 21 (rain date: Sunday, September 22) | 11:00AM

Trailside Museums & Zoo at Bear Mountain State Park
Come learn about biodiversity and local habitats, and what you can do to preserve them. Win prizes for visiting and completing activities at different stations, and more. Click here to learn more, or contact Chris O’Sullivan at (845) 786-2701 x293.

The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! (grades K-5)
Monday, September 23 | 4:30PM

Tappan Free Library, 93 Main Street, Tappan, NY 10983
Start the school year with a fun project celebrating Mo Willems’ latest book. Click here to register or learn more.

Choosing the Right College (grades 9-12 and/or parents)
Monday, September 23 | 6:30PM

Tappan Free Library, 93 Main Street, Tappan, NY 10983
Learn about the admissions process from a college expert. Click here to register or learn more.

Boy Scout Troop 37 Open House
Tuesday, September 24 |7:30PM
United Methodist Church, 130 Franklin Avenue, Pearl River, NY 10965 (John Street entrance)
Join Troop 37! Students in Grade 6 and up explore the great outdoors, learn new skills and more all while developing lifelong friendships. If you are interested, please contact Ken Reichner at (845) 364-5424 or Theresa Costello at (914) 391-5585.  

Llama Llama Red Pajamas (ages 2-5 with a caregiver)
Thursday, September 26 | 11:30AM

Tappan Free Library, 93 Main Street, Tappan, NY 10983
Wear your pajamas, and enjoy a story and craft about everyone’s favorite little llama. Click here to register or learn more.

Kids Yoga (grades K-5)
Friday, September 27 | 4:30PM

Tappan Free Library, 93 Main Street, Tappan, NY 10983
Learn how to move and stretch into fun, healthy poses with a certified instructor. Click here to register or learn more.

Fish and Fillet Fishing & Skills Derby
Saturday, September 28 | 9:00AM
Camp Bullowa, 15 Franck Road, Stony Point, NY 10980
Students in grades 4-7 bring their own fishing gear and Boy Scouts Troop 78 provide the bait. You do not have to be a scout to participate. This event is free and adult supervision is required. Please RSVP by emailing Jeff Negrin.  

4-H Young Explorers Nature Hike
Saturday, September 28 (rain date: Sunday, September 29)| 9:30AM
Harriman State Park
Sponsored by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County 4-H Program, children ages 8-12 will have fun and make new friends while discovering nature. Learn about this ecosystem, and how various life forms interact with and depend on each other for survival. Fee: $5; registration deadline: September 24. Click here to register or learn more, or contact Jennifer Strianese at (845) 429-7085.

Fall Foliage Hike (ages 10 and up)
Sunday, October 6 | 11:00AM

Trailside Museums & Zoo at Bear Mountain State Park
Join educators for a hike up Bear Mountain to the Perkins Memorial Tower. Take in exceptional views of the Hudson Valley in the fall. Total distance: 3.6 miles; estimated time: 3.5 hours. Check the website for any notice of cancellation, in the event of extreme weather conditions. Space is limited. Click here to register or learn more, or contact Kristina Hayek at (845) 786-2701 x293.

ONGOING PROGRAMS

Baby Storytime (infants to 18 mos. with a caregiver)
Tuesdays in September | 10:30AM

Tappan Free Library, 93 Main Street, Tappan, NY 10983
Music, movement, bubbles and parachute play for little ones. Click here to register or learn more.

Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5 with a caregiver)
Tuesdays and Wednesdays in September | T 11:15AM; W 10:30AM

Tappan Free Library, 93 Main Street, Tappan, NY 10983
Make new friends and have fun while getting ready for school. Click here to register or learn more.

Toddler Storytime (ages 19 mos. to 2 yrs. with a caregiver)
Wednesdays in September | 11:15AM

Tappan Free Library, 93 Main Street, Tappan, NY 10983
Songs, scarves and silliness for toddlers. Click here to register or learn more.

New York Junior Rangers “Learn to Play” (ages 5-9)
Sundays until November 10 | 11:30AM
Palisades Center Ice Rink, 4900 Palisades Center Drive, 4th Floor, West Nyack, NY 10994
Join the hockey community! Learn important life skills like teamwork and sportsmanship while exploring youth hockey. Complete head to toe equipment provided for newcomers. Participants must have been born between September 8, 2009 and September 8, 2014; $215 for 10 sessions. Registration is full at this time, but you can still join the wait list. Click here to learn more, or email [email protected].

4-H Veterinary Science Career Exploration Program
Mondays, October 7 December 9 & Saturday, November 2 | 6:30PM; 11:00AM
CCE Education Center, 10 Patriot Hills Drive, Stony Point, NY 10980; Mahwah, NJ
Students in grades 9-12 will have the opportunity to explore veterinary careers and develop skills with experienced professionals. Sponsored by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County. Registration for this program is on a first come, first served basis and closes on October 1, 2019. $125 for nine sessions; financial assistance available for families with demonstrated need. Click here to register or learn more, or contact Jennifer Strianese at (845) 429-7085 x117.