South Orangetown Central School District

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District Notices

A regular meeting of the Board of Education of the South Orangetown Central School District will convene on Thursday, December 1, at 6:00PM, at which time it is anticipated the Board of Education will move into Executive Session to discuss the employment history of particular individuals. The public meeting will reconvene at approximately 7:30PM in the South Orangetown Middle School Library, 160 Van Wyck Road, Blauvelt. 

At its December 1, 2022, the Board of Education approved a Resolution to Establish Standard Work Day & Reporting for Appointed Officials. (Posted December 2, 2022)

A public meeting of the Audit Committee will be held on Monday, December 5 at 6:30PM in South Orangetown Middle School Room 309, 160 Van Wyck Road, Blauvelt.

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

Other Notices

From the New York State Department of Health: Be prepared for flu season! View this flyer (English | Spanish) to learn about flu, signs and symptoms of the disease and information regarding vaccination.

District & Community Events

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EVENTS

Storytime with Miss Kimberly
Thursdays in December at 10:30AM or 1:00PM
Ages 2-5: Join Miss Kimberly for a story and a craft at the Orangetown Library! Story times will now have registration on a month-by-month basis so be on the lookout for our next sessions! Register at orangeburglibrary.org.

Teen Book Chat
Wednesday, December 7, 5:30-6:30 PM
Attention all readers! Our teen librarian, Kathleen, will be hosting an informal monthly book chat. Come to discuss what you’ve been reading: good, bad, or other. Or discuss books you’ve been wanting to read! This program will count as one hour of community service! Register at orangeburglibrary.org.

Making Gingerbread Houses (Teens)
Thursday, December 8, 5:30-6:30 PM
Grades 6-12: Unleash your creativity in this year’s Gingerbread House event! Register at orangeburglibrary.org.

Teen Take & Make Marbled PencilsPick up kits on Thursday December 8
Register today to reserve your Take and Make Marbled Pencils at orangeburglibrary.org. Kits will be placed in the lobby for pickup on December. Your kit will be labeled with your first name and last initial. Take the kit home and enjoying making your project whenever you have time! Feel free to send a picture of your finished project to kcarletta@rcls.org.

Palisades Holiday Gift Bazaar
Saturday, December 10, 12-6PM
Palisades Community Center 675 Oak Tree Road in Palisades, NY
Come enjoy the holiday spirit in our historic school house all decked out for the holidays from noon to 6:00PM. Enjoy shopping and eating under twinkly lights when the sun goes down. Special Kids’ Gift Workshop where kids can Buy, Make, and Wrap gifts for mom, dad, and loved ones. Gifts range from $1-$5. Santa will make a visit at 3:30-4:00PM for photos and join in on the Caroling Sing-a-Long for all ages. For more information, visit https://www.palisadescc.org/events

Orangetown Santa Claus 5K Run
Sunday, December 11, 10:30AM
The 31st annual Orangetown 5K run will be held on December 11, 2022. The 3.1 mile run is on mostly flat road surfaces surrounding Veteran’s Memorial Park in Orangeburg. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in each division. Each registrant will receive an official winter race hat. Race Day registration begins at 8:15AM. Click here for event details. To register, click here and click on the green “Online Registration” button.

Teen Foil Painting
Thursday, December 15, 5:30-6:30 PM
Foil creates a slippery surface as the base of this painting. Use foil, paintbrushes, and Q-tips to create an abstract work of art. This program will be held in person at the library. Register at orangeburglibrary.org.

Healthy Snacking with Kristiana of ShopRite
Monday, December 19, 4:30–5:15 PM
Kristiana Rufo from ShopRite of Northvale will show us how to make a fun, healthy, and yummy snack! Register at orangeburglibrary.org.

Stained Glass Art
Wednesday, December 28, 2:00-2:45PM
Grades 3-5: Have you ever used food coloring to make art? Here’s your chance! Food coloring and a picture frame will create a stained glass effect! Register at orangeburglibrary.org.

ONGOING PROGRAMS

Preschool Storytime
Wednesdays, 11:00AM 
Ages 3-5: Shake your sillies out with stories, songs, parachute play, and more. Attend in person or via Zoom. Register at tappanlibrary.org.

Baby/Toddler Storytime
Thursdays, 11:00AM 
Infants to 2 yrs: Have fun with your little one with music, puppets, scarves, and a short book. Attend in person or via Zoom. Register at tappanlibrary.org.

South Orangetown Little League (SOLL) Baseball and Softball
Registration for the Spring 2023 SOLL Baseball and Softball seasons is now open. Registration for T Ball and Coach Pitch divisions will be open until January 31, 2023. Registration for all other divisions will be open until January 7, 2023. To register, visit: www.so-ll.org. Any questions, contact: soll.questions@gmail.com.

Venturing Crew 97 is looking to welcome new members!
Germonds Community Center, 39 Germonds Road, West Nyack
What is a Venturing Crew? Venturing is a coed youth led group for ages 14 (or finished 8th grade) up to 21. It gives teenagers the opportunity to plan fun events and activities that the whole crew can do together. Whether you’re into the outdoors, serving your community, or trying new things there is something for everyone in a Venturing Crew. Learn more at www.scouting.org/programs/venturing. Contact: venturecrew2097@gmail.com.

Join Boy Scouts
Boy Scout Troop 37 meets every Tuesday at 7:30PM at the United Methodist Church in Pearl River. Come and join us any Tuesday night! Ages 11 (Grade 6) through 18. The church is on the corner of Franklin Ave and John Street. Please enter through the John Street entrance. Contact troop2037kmart@gmail.com for more information.

The Rockland YMCA has resumed before and after school childcare programs for South Orangetown students. For information or to register, visit the YMCA’s School Age Child Care webpage or call (845) 727-1037.