South Orangetown Central School District

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District Notices

The Board of Education will convene for a regular/workshop meeting on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 7:30 pm in the South Orangetown Middle School, Room 309, 160 Van Wyck Road, Blauvelt, NY 10913.

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

 

School Health

  • Families Fight Flu: Flu season has begun and the New York State Department of Health has produced a new flyer, Parents: Fight Flu at Home & School English | Español, to help families keep their children healthy.
  • Vaccination Clinics: New York State school vaccination requirements changed for the 2019-20 school year. The Rockland County Department of Health offers immunization and medical clinics for children ages 5-18 and adults, including those who are uninsured, underinsured or on Medicaid. For information or to make an appointment, call (845) 364-2497. Click here for details on the NYS Department of Health website.

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

Sing and Sign with Chloe (Ages 0-5)
Sunday, January 19, 1:30 pm
Palisades Free Library, 19 Closter Road, Palisades, NY 10964
Join Chloe for catchy music and engaging activities while learning American Sign Language. To register for programs, please call 845-359-0136 or go to www.palisadeslibrary.org.

Stories, Songs, and Silliness (Ages 5 and younger with caregiver)
Tuesday, January 21, 10:30 am
Orangeburg Library, 20 S. Greenbush Road, Orangeburg, NY 10962
Songs, rhymes, felt board tales, stories, and bubbles with Miss Sarah! To register for programs, please call 845-359-2244 ext. 10 or go to www.orangeburglibrary.org.

R.E.A.D. to a Dog (Grades K-2)
Wednesday, January 22, 5:00 pm
Orangeburg Library, 20 S. Greenbush Road, Orangeburg, NY 10962
Practice your reading skills with a 15 minute, one-one-one reading session with our therapy dog. To register for programs, please call 845-359-2244 ext. 10 or go to www.orangeburglibrary.org.

Story Time with Miss Kimberly (Ages 5 and younger with caregiver)
Thursday, January 23, 10:30 am OR 1:30 pm
Orangeburg Library, 20 S. Greenbush Road, Orangeburg, NY 10962
Join Miss Kimberly for a story and a craft every Thursday! To register for programs, please call 845-359-2244 ext. 10 or go to www.orangeburglibrary.org.

Construction Crew to the Rescue! (Ages 2-5 with a caregiver)
Friday, January 24, 1:00 pm
Tappan Library, 93 Main Street, Tappan, NY 10983
Calling all little builders! We’ll read a story about construction vehicles and make our own tools and tool kit for helping around the house. Online registration required at www.taplib.org.

Kids Yoga (Grades K-5)
Friday, January 24, 4:30 pm
Tappan Library, 93 Main Street, Tappan, NY 10983
Learn fun, healthy poses and practice mindfulness with the help of a certified instructor. Online registration required at www.taplib.org.

Teen Book Club – Stargirl by, Jerry Spinelli (Grades 6-12)
Monday, January 27, 5:30 pm
Orangeburg Library, 20 S. Greenbush Road, Orangeburg, NY 10962
Join the teen book club on the last Monday of each month to talk about the book and have some snacks! To register for programs, please call 845-359-2244 ext. 10 or go to www.orangeburglibrary.org.

Music Together (Ages 5 and younger with caregvier)
Tuesday, January 28, 10:30 am
Orangeburg Library, 20 S. Greenbush Road, Orangeburg, NY 10962
Music, movement, and instruments with Miss Catherine! To register for programs, please call 845-359-2244 ext. 10 or go to www.orangeburglibrary.org.

Pajama Story Time (Grades PreK-2)
Wednesday, January 29, 5:30 pm
Orangeburg Library, 20 S. Greenbush Road, Orangeburg, NY 10962
Wear your pajamas and grab your favorite stuffie for a special evening story and craft. To register for programs, please call 845-359-2244 ext. 10 or go to www.orangeburglibrary.org.

Tenafly Nature Center: The World Beneath Our Feet (Ages 3-10 with an adult)
Wednesday, January 29, 6:00 pm
Tappan Library, 93 Main Street, Tappan, NY 10983
Discover why some animals live underground and meet animals whose survival depends on the time they spend within the soil. Online registration required at www.taplib.org.

Fun with Public Speaking! (Ages 9 – 12)
January 29, February 5, 12, 26 (Snow Dates Thurs., Feb 6 and Thurs., Feb 13), 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County, 4-H Youth Development Program, 10 Patriot Hills Drive, Stony Point, NY 10980
Does speaking in front of others make you nervous? Turn your fear into fun! Join the Fun with Public Speaking! series, offered by the Rockland County 4-H program. Play games and learn how to effectively create and present a public presentation! Contact Kristin Ruggiero for more details at (845) 429-7085 x 103 or [email protected]. Click here for more information on our website .

Story Time with Miss Kimberly (Ages 5 and younger with caregiver)
Thursday, January 30, 10:30 am OR 1:30 pm
Orangeburg Library, 20 S. Greenbush Road, Orangeburg, NY 10962
Join Miss Kimberly for a story and a craft every Thursday! To register for programs, please call 845-359-2244 ext. 10 or go to www.orangeburglibrary.org.

LEGO Lab (Grades K-5)
Friday, January 31, 4:30 pm
Tappan Library, 93 Main Street, Tappan, NY 10983
You bring your imagination, we supply the LEGOs! Online registration required at www.taplib.org.

Ongoing Events:

Coding Club (Grades 6+)
Mondays, January 6, 13 and February 3, 10, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Palisades Free Library, 19 Closter Road, Palisades, NY 10964
This series of four introductory coding classes for tweens and teens will cover topics from principles to Python. Join us for a fun and exciting class and expand your coding skills! To register for programs, please call 845-359-0136 or go to www.palisadeslibrary.org.

Baby Storytime (Ages 0 – 18 months with a caregiver)
Tuesdays, starting  January 7, 11:15 am
Tappan Library, 93 Main Street, Tappan, NY 10983

Music, movement, bubbles, and parachute play for little ones.  Online registration required at www.taplib.org.

Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5 with a caregiver)
Tuesdays, starting  January 7, 11:15 am 
Wednesdays, starting January 8, 10:30 am 
Tappan Library, 93 Main Street, Tappan, NY 10983
Make new friends and have fun while getting ready for school.  Online registration required at www.taplib.org.

Toddler Storytime (Ages 19 months – 2 with a caregiver)
Wednesdays, starting January 8, 11:15 am
Tappan Library, 93 Main Street, Tappan, NY 10983
Songs, scarves, and silliness for toddlers.  Online registration required at www.taplib.org.

Nyack Winter Farmers Market
Thursdays, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Nyack Center, 58 Depew Avenue, Nyack, NY 10960
The Nyack Farmers Market warms up this chilly season by moving indoors at the Nyack Center on Broadway and Depew in the center of the village. Click here for more details.

Palisades Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays, starting January 11 through March, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Palisades Community Center, 675 Oak Tree Road, Palisades, NY 10964
The farmer’s market is in its 12th season of offering local vegetables, meat, dairy and more. Kids activities every week. For more information email [email protected].

Preschool Stories and Fun (Ages 3-6)
Mondays, January 13 and 27, 4:30 pm
Palisades Free Library, 19 Closter Road, Palisades, NY 10964
Join us for stories and a hands-on activity in the Community Room! To register for programs, please call 845-359-0136 or go to www.palisadeslibrary.org.