South Orangetown Central School District

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District Notices

The regular November 15 meeting of the Board of Education has been rescheduled to Monday, November 19, 8:00PM, at the South Orangetown Middle School Library, 160 Van Wyck Road, Blauvelt. 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.

Resolution Establishing Standard Work Day & Reporting for Appointed Officials (November 19, 2018)

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

District & Community Events

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Click here to go to the PTA webpage for PTA and TZ Red & White events, activities and updates.

EVENTS

Super-Sized Donuts (grades K – 6)
Friday, November 23 | 2:00PM
Located at Tappan Library. Have room left after Thanksgiving? Paint and decorate a giant cardboard donut! Online registration is required. To register or learn more, visit taplib.org.

Pajama Storytime (ages 3 – 5 with a caregiver)
Monday, November 26 | 6:30PM
Located at Tappan Library. Come in pajamas and enjoy stories and songs before bed. Online registration is required. To register or learn more, visit taplib.org.

Dino-Mania! (children Grades K – 3)
Thursday, November 29 | 4:00PM
Located at Palisades Free Library. If you love dinosaurs, then this is the program for you! Excavate dinosaur eggs, go on a scavenger hunt and join us in a dinosaur trivia game. To register or learn more, visit palisadeslibrary.org.

Kids Yoga (grades K – 5)
Friday, November 30 | 4:30PM
Located at Tappan Library. Learn how to bend, jump and stretch into fun and healthy poses. Online registration is required. To register or learn more, visit taplib.org.

Orangetown Recreation 5K Run & Kids Races
Sunday, December 9 | 10:00AM
Located at Veteran’s Memorial Park. Join over 250 runners for a 3.1 mile chip-timed road race. Each registrant receives a winter wool hat. Prizes for top four male and female finishers in select age groups. Pre-registration cost is $25.00 until December 6th. Race day registration begins at 8:00am and is $30.00. For more information, visit orangetown.com or email [email protected].

ONGOING PROGRAMS

Crazy 8s Math Club (children entering Grades K – 2)
Mondays through November 19 (except holidays) | 5:00 – 6:00PM
Located at the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library. Join Crazy 8s where you’ll build stuff, make music, make a mess, run and jump… it’s a totally new kind of math club! Please call (845) 359-4595 or come in to sign up for this program. For more information, visit piermontlibrary.org.

CS:Alpha Club
Tuesday, November 20 | 7:00-8:30PM
Located at Palisades Free Library. Participants will learn how to create webpages with working buttons and forms in JavaScript. Each student will need a charged laptop and the ability to log on independently. Open to SOCSD students in grades 4-6. To register or learn more, visit palisadeslibrary.org.

Story Time
Mondays, November 19 and 26 | 10:15AM and 11:15AM
Located at Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library. For babies and toddlers. To learn more, visit piermontlibrary.org.

Pre-School Story and Craft
Thursdays, November 15 and 29 | 4:30 – 5:15PM
Located at Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library. For ages three and four. To register, come in or call (845) 359-4595. Web: piermontlibrary.org.

November Sneaker Donation
Looking to recycle your old sneakers? Girl Scout Troop 40316 will be collecting them all month long for a good cause. For every pair donated that is in good condition, gotsneakers.com will give the troop $1. All proceeds will go towards purchasing holiday gifts for People to People’s Project Joy! Deposit boxes are located at the Blauvelt Library, Piermont Library and Retro Tappan.

Preschool Storytime (ages 3 – 5 with a caregiver)
Wednesdays through December 5 | 10:30AM
Located at Tappan Library. Practice colors and numbers, make new friends and have fun! Online registration is required. To register or learn more, visit www.taplib.org.

Morning/Afternoon Toddler Storytime (ages 19 mos. – 2 years with a caregiver)
Wednesdays through December 5; OR Thursdays (except Thanksgiving) through December 6 |
W 11:15AM; Th 2:00PM
Located at Tappan Library. Songs, scarves and silliness for toddlers. Online registration is required. To register or learn more, visit www.taplib.org.

Baby Storytime (infants – 18 mos. with a caregiver)
Thursdays (except Thanksgiving) through December 6 | 11:00AM
Located at Tappan Library. Music, movement, bubbles and parachute games for your little one. Online registration is required. To register or learn more, visit www.taplib.org.

Let’s Knit
Thursdays through December 13 (except holidays) | 6:30 – 7:30PM
Located at Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library. Pairs of adult-child beginners learn and practice how to knit together. Let us know if you need needles. To register, call (845) 359-4595. Web: piermontlibrary.org.