South Orangetown Central School District

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District Notices

The Annual District Meeting of the Board of Education of the South Orangetown Central School District will convene at 6:30PM on Tuesday, May 21, at which time it is anticipated that 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 approximately 8:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. For safety purposes, when attending Board meetings or any other school function, please observe all parking regulations. Please do not park in the fire zones. The agenda will be posted on BoardDocs.

The Board of Education has adopted the 2019-20 pupil calendar. View it here.

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. 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

Kids Yoga (Grades K – 5)
Friday, May 17 | 4:30PM

Located at Tappan Library. Learn how to balance and stretch while practicing mindfulness. Registration is required. To register or learn more, visit www.taplib.org.

Orangetown Highway Department Open House
Saturday, May 18 | 10:00AM

Located at the Orangetown Highway Department, 119 Rt. 303, Orangeburg. Residents and their families are invited to the 23rd annual Open House to kick off the American Public Works Association’s “National Public Works Week!” Tour the facility, watch demonstrations and learn about the functions of different organizations. The first 50 children in attendance will receive a “Highway Helper” T-shirt. Sponsored by the Town of Orangetown. Web: www.orangetown.com/groups/department/highway.

Memorial Day Ceremony
Sunday, May 26 | 10:00AM
Located at the Walkway of Heroes, Lester Dr. and Independence Ave., Tappan. All are invited to attend the Raymond W. DeMeola V.F.W. Post 1615 of Blauvelt’s annual Memorial Day Ceremony.

15th Annual Run for Fun 
Saturday, June 1 | 9:30AM 
Located at Flywheel Park in Piermont. This year, the Dennis P. McHugh Foundation’s Run for Fun is raising money to create additional scholarships for college bound TZHS seniors. Recipients are those students who give back to the community and are selected by the Foundation – honoring 9/11 fallen firefighter Dennis P. McHugh. Come out in support of a great organization and some great causes! To register or for sponsorship information, visit dennispmchugh.com.  

ONGOING PROGRAMS

Baby Storytime (infants – 18 mos. with a caregiver)
Tuesdays in May | 11:00AM
Located at Tappan Library. Music, movement, bubbles and parachute play for little ones. Registration is required. To register or learn more, visit www.taplib.org.

Toddler Storytime (ages 19 mos. – 2 yrs. with a caregiver)
Tuesdays and Wednesdays in May | T 2:00PM; W 11:15AM
Located at Tappan Library. Songs, scarves and silliness for toddlers. Registration is required. To register or learn more, visit www.taplib.org.

Preschool Storytime (ages 3 – 5 with a caregiver)
Wednesdays in May | 10:30AM
Located at Tappan Library. Make new friends and have fun while getting ready for school. Registration is required. To register or learn more, visit www.taplib.org.

Spring Bird Walks 
Saturdays, May 18, 25; June 8, 15, 22 | 9:00AM
Located at Bear Mountain State Park. Join an educator from Trailside Museums & Zoo for a walk around Hessian Lake. Please bring binoculars and a sturdy pair of shoes. For more information, contact Courtney Larson at (845) 786-2701 x293 or [email protected]. Web: www.trailsidezoo.org.

Trailside Discovery Summer Program
Monday-Thursday, July 8-August 1 | 10:00AM
Located at Bear Mountain State Park. Summer is a time for kids to be outside and there’s no better place than at Trailside Museums & Zoo! Your child will get an up-close and personal introduction to local wildlife and ecology through hands-on and age-appropriate activities. Join us for one of four sessions. Registration is required. To register or learn more, please call (845) 786-2701 x293 or email [email protected]. Web: http://www.trailsidezoo.org/education/trailside-discovery-summer-program.

Orangetown Patriots Football and Cheer Registration
Online registration has begun for tackle football and cheer for boys and girls. Must be ages 5-15 as of July 31, 2019. The registration deadline is June 1. The season begins August 1. To register or learn more, visit tshq.bluesombrero.com. Please email [email protected] with any cheer questions and [email protected] for football questions.

Nyack Farmers Market
Thursdays through December 19 | 8:00AM
Located in Nyack’s Main Street parking lot. Enjoy locally produced food from our top-quality vendors, live music, educational programs and more! Presented by the Nyack Chamber of Commerce. Web: www.nyackchamber.org/nyack-farmers-market.

YMCA After-School Program
The Rockland County YMCA After-School Program runs from dismissal to 6:30 p.m. daily for students in grades K-6. Both full-time and part-time schedules are available. To register or learn more, please email [email protected]. Web: www.rocklandymca.org.

Village of Nyack Spring Recreation Programs 
Skateboarding, piano, parkour ninja warriors, field games, spring conditioning, kung fu and free tennis starting soon! To register or learn more, email Leanne Reiss at [email protected]. Web: nyack-ny.gov/recreation.

OMM Fall Soccer Registration Now Open
Registration for fall recreational soccer for children ages 3-17 has already begun. Games are either played on Saturday or Sunday. Web: ommsoccer.org.