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District Notices

The next Board of Education meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 5 at 7:30pm.

Free & Reduced Price School Meal Applications Now Available
Go to the Food Service page for 2017-18 free and reduced price meal applications.

Now Registering: Fall ACT & SAT Review Courses and Red Cross Babysitter Training
Click here to view detailed information on the Continuing Education webpage.

District & Community Events

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Fall Art Classes for Children & Teens at Rockland Center for the Arts
RoCA’s fall classes are starting in September! For a full listing of classes, visit the RoCA website at
http://rocklandartcenter.org/school-for-the-arts or call (845) 348-0877.

NAMI Basics for Parents & Caregivers
Spanish: Tuesdays, September 12 – October 17, 6:00-8:30pm
English: Thursdays, September 14 – October 26, 6:30-9:00pm
The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Rockland, Inc. (NAMI Rockland) is holding 2 free classes for parents/primary caregivers of children/adolescents living with mental health/behavioral concerns. Classes will be held at St. Dominic’s, 500 Western Highway (at Convent Road), Blauvelt. For more info, go to the NAMI Rockland website: www.namirockland.org/namibasics.html. No cost for classes, but advance registration is required. Register by phone (845.359.8784), email ([email protected]) or online (www.namirockland.org)

Annual Biodiversity Celebration at Trailside
Saturday, September 23 (rain date: September 24), 11am-3:00pm
Trailside Museums & Zoo at Bear Mountain State Park is getting ready for fall with its annual Biodiversity Celebration! This event is family-friendly and introduces visitors to the habitats of the Hudson Valley and to biodiversity. It’s a fun day with lots of activities and crafts that all cultivate insights into ecology and the flora and fauna of the region. Parking at Bear Mountain State Park $10 per vehicle. Allow 20 minutes to walk from parking lots to Trailside. Admission to Trailside is $1 per person suggested donation.

Tappantown Historical Society Colonial Day
Saturday, September 23, Noon-5:00pm
Experience history in one of the storied places it was made! Living history on the DeWint House grounds at Oak Tree Road and Livingston Street, Tappan. Admission is free! For more information, visit www.tappantown.org or call (845) 359-1923. A Hudson River Valley Ramble event (http://www.hudsonrivervalleyramble.com/ramble).

Roald Dahl Birthday Bash at the Tappan Library
Monday, September 25, 4:30-5:30 pm
The gloriumptious author turns 101 this month! Come celebrate with a Wonka-worthy craft! Grades K-5. Online registration required for all programs at www.taplib.org.

Fun with littleBits at the Palisades Free Library
Wednesday, September 27 at 4:30 pm
Come explore these award winning electronic building blocks and create inventions of your choice! For kids in Grades 3 – 5. Please register at http://palisadeslibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=2411&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2017/09/12

Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s Club® at the Palisades Free Library
Tuesdays beginning October 3, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm (8- week series)
Join Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s Club where you’ll build stuff, run and jump, make a mess…and have a blast while learning math in a whole new way.  For kids in Grades K – 2. Please register at http://palisadeslibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=2416&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2017/10/01

The Children’s Space and Astronomy Fair
Saturday, October 7, 11:00am-3:00pm
The annual Children’s Space and Astronomy Fair is scheduled for Saturday, October 7, 11am–3pm, at the Town of Ramapo Challenger Center. The Fair will entertain the entire family (ages 5 and above). Learn about all things astronomical from scientists and astronomers. There will be tons of exciting, hands-on, activities and demonstrations, planetarium shows, and space-related arts and crafts. Call the Challenger Center for more information: (845) 357-3416. And it’s FREE!

Town of Ramapo Challenger Center After-School Programs
Fall 2017

  • LEGO WE-DO Robotics: Designed primarily for students in grades 1 – 3. Each session consists of six 1.0-hour classes. Students learn to build and program LEGO We-Do robots by creating models of simple machines and animals with easy-to-use intuitive drag-and-drop software. $70 (The price includes all materials.)
  • LEGO NXT Robotics: Designed primarily for students in grades 4 – 8. Each session consists of six 1.5-hour classes. Students learn to build and program autonomous LEGO NXT Mindstorms robots that use ultrasonic, touch, and light sensors to successfully perform a variety of challenging tasks. Students can collect and analyze data retrieved from the sensors they program and place on the robots. $105 (The price includes all materials.)
  • Flight Simulator: Designed primarily for anyone age 10 and up. Each session consists of five 1.5-hour classes. Students learn what it is like to pilot an airplane by exploring the science of aerodynamics and the physics of flight. Using the cockpit flight instruments students perform takeoffs, fly designated routes, and land various types of aircraft. $90 (The price includes all materials.)

Interested parents should call the Center at (845) 357-3416, to enroll. Find the Center online at www.LHVCC.com.