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District Notices

A regular meeting of the Board of Education will convene on Thursday, January 10, 6:30PM, at William O. Schaefer Elementary School,  140 Lester Drive, Tappan, at which time, the Board will move immediately into Executive Session to discuss matters pertaining to the employment history of an individual. The public meeting will reconvene at 7:30PM. 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 is currently reviewing school district policies. Click here to go to the Policies Under Review webpage.

District & Community Events

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EVENTS

Finicky Eaters: Turning Yucky to Yummy
Tuesday, January 15 | 7:00PM
Located at Palisades Free Library. Do you have a child who’s a finicky eater? Do you worry about whether they are getting the proper nutrients or not? Registered Dietitian Erin Shyong from Orangetown Pediatrics will present on this topic and provide strategies that you can use at home to turn yucky into yummy! This special program is for parents and caregivers of children up to 10 years old, with an emphasis on toddlers and preschoolers. Registration is required. To register or learn more, call (845) 359-0136 or visit palisadeslibrary.org.

PAWS for Reading (Grades K – 5)
Wednesday,  January 16 | 4:30PM
Located at Tappan Library. “Pause” to read with a furry friend from Therapy Dogs of Rockland. Registration is required. To register or learn more, visit www.taplib.org.

Little Artists (ages 2 – 5 with a caregiver)
Thursday,  January 17 | 1:00PM
Located at Tappan Library. A no-rules approach to Pre-K art. Registration is required. To register or learn more, visit www.taplib.org.

LEGO Lab (Grades K – 5)
Friday, January 18 | 4:30PM
Located at Tappan Library. You bring your imagination, we’ll supply the LEGOs! Registration is required. To register or learn more, visit www.taplib.org.

10th Annual TZ Athletic Hall of Fame Special Induction Honoring Dr. Liam Frawley
Saturday, January 19 | 6:00PM
On January 19 at 6:00PM, the TZ Athletic Hall of Fame will hold a special induction/fundraiser honoring Dr. Liam Frawley, former Tappan Zee High School Athletic Director and Hall of Fame founder, at the Pearl River Elks Club in Nanuet. Go to the TZ Hall of Fame page on the TZ Athletics site for ticket purchase information.

Orangetown Recreation Family Skating Night
Saturday, January 19 | 6:30 – 9:00PM
Residents of Orangetown can join the recreation staff for a night of fun on the ice at Veteran’s Memorial Park. Good weather and safe ice conditions are necessary for this event to take place. For more information, call the Orangetown Parks and Recreation Office at (845) 359-6503 or visit www.orangetown.com.

ArtsRock’s 6th Annual Puppet Festival
Sunday, January 20 | 2:00PM
Tickets: $18

Located at the Ritterhausen Theater, 131 N. Midland Avenue, Nyack. Milk and Cookies Playhouse presents: Lollipops for Breakfast 
AND The Emperor’s New Clothes! Come along as Sylvie and her trusty pet bird search for missing ingredients and more on a quest to create the perfect lollipop. Created and performed by Bonnie Duncan with live music by Brendan Burns and Tony Leva. Enjoy the premiere of the shadow puppet story, “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” To purchase tickets or learn more, visit www.artsrock.org

A Winter’s Tale of Finland (Grades 1 – 4)
Thursday, January 24 | 4:30PM
Located at Palisades Free Library. Hear an old folktale from the Kalevala, the epic poem of Finland about the sun, the moon and the long, cold winter nights. Sample Finnish children’s games, crafts and music and make a special dessert treat to enjoy! Registration is required. To register or learn more, call (845) 359-0136 or visit palisadeslibrary.org.

Kids Yoga (Grades K – 5)
Friday,  January 25 | 4:30PM
Located at Tappan Library. Jump, hop and stretch into fun and healthy poses with a certified yoga instructor. Registration is required. To register or learn more, visit www.taplib.org.

Chinese New Year Celebration (Grades K – 4)
Tuesday, January 29 | 4:30PM
Located at Palisades Free Library. Celebrate Chinese New Year 2019, the year of the pig! Learn about this wonderful holiday, listen to stories and make a craft to take home. Registration is required. To register or learn more, call (845) 359-0136 or visit palisadeslibrary.org.

Free Introduction to Rowing
Saturday, February 2 | 12:00-1:00PM
Located at New York Sports Club in the Palisades Center. The Rockland Rowing Association runs free Intro-to-Row sessions on the first Saturday of each month. Explore your interest in rowing and let the coaches teach you proper technique on rowing machines. Please dress appropriately: athletic attire required. For ages 12 and up. To register or learn more, visit rocklandrowing.org.

Parent Pre-K Information Session
Wednesday, February 6 | 6:00PM
Child Care Resources of Rockland is hosting an Information Session at William O. Shaefer Elementary School for Universal Pre-K and Statewide Full Day Pre-K programs. Pre-registration is required. Please go to to the CCRR website for additional information.

Milk and Cookies Playhouse Presents: Dan Zanes and Claudia Eliaza
Sunday, February 17 | 2:00PM
Tickets: $18
Located at the Ritterhausen Theater, 131 N. Midland Avenue, Nyack. The Grammy-winning family musician returns with a sensory-friendly show suitable for kids and adults. All families welcome! To purchase tickets or learn more, visit www.artsrock.org

ONGOING PROGRAMS

Baby Storytime (infants – 18 mos. with a caregiver)
Tuesdays in January | 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 January | 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 January | 10:30AM
Located at Tappan Library. Make new friends and have fun while learning and practicing listening skills. Registration is required. To register or learn more, visit www.taplib.org.

Registration for RoCA Winter Art Classes Now Open
Rockland Center for the Arts winter art classes for children and teens begin in January! For a full-listing of classes, call (845) 358-0877 or visit rocklandartcenter.org/roca/.

Winter Recreation Programs Beginning End of January
The Village of Nyack’s Winter Recreation Programs for both residents and non-residents start soon! Interested in learning intro to guitar, teen aerial yoga or kung fu? Register or learn more: nyack-ny.gov/recreation.

Registration for The Town of Ramapo Challenger Center After-School Classes Now Open
The Town of Ramapo’s Challenger Learning Center Winter-Spring 2019 After-School classes begin in February, March and May. For a full-listing of classes, visit ramapoparks.org.