South Orangetown Central School District

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District Notices

The South Orangetown Central School District Board of Education will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, September 13, at 7:30pm, in the South Orangetown Middle School Library, 160 Van Wyck Road Blauvelt, New York 10913. The agenda will be posted on BoardDocs.

District & Community Events

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EVENTS

LEGO Lab (Grades K – 5)
Friday, September 14 | 4:30PM
Located at Tappan Library. You bring your imagination, we’ll supply the LEGOs! Online registration is required. To register or learn more, visit www.taplib.org.

Trailside Museums and Zoo Biodiversity Celebration
Saturday, September 15 | 11:00AM – 3:00PM
Located at Bear Mountain State Park. Learn about biodiversity and local habitats! Visit our pond, river, forest, woodland pool, rocky summit and grassland habitat stations to complete your habitat passport. When you complete the activity at each station, you get a stamp. Collect all stamps and win a prize, while discovering ways you can help protect and provide habitat for wildlife. Live animal presentations. Parking at Bear Mountain State Park $10.00/vehicle. Admission to Trailside: $1.00/person suggested donation. Allow 20 minutes to walk from BM Parking to Zoo. Parking fills up early on summer weekends. In case of rain or for more information, check www.trailsidezoo.org.

Musicare (infants up to age 5 with a caregiver)
Saturday, September 15 | 1:00PM
Located at Tappan Library. Join Miss Sue for fun with music and instruments. Online registration is required. To register or learn more, visit www.taplib.org.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Grades K – 3)
Monday, September 17 | 4:30PM
Located at Tappan Library. Decorate a keepsake box with paint, jewels and your favorite pony cutie mark. Online registration is required. To register or learn more, visit www.taplib.org.

Moon River Music Together
Tuesday, September 18 | 11:45AM
Located at the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library. For more information, visit piermontlibrary.org.

Little Artists (ages 2 – 5 with a caregiver)
Tuesday, September 18 | 1:00PM
Located at Tappan Library. A fun, no-rules approach to Pre-K art! Bring a smock. Online registration is required. To register or learn more, visit www.taplib.org.

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival (kids in Grades 1 – 4)
Wednesday, September 19 | 3:00PM
Located at Palisades Free Library. Listen to Mid-Autumn myths, taste a mooncake, go on a scavenger hunt and do a moon-themed craft project, while learning about the customs and traditions of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. For more information, visit www.palisadeslibrary.org.

Rockland District Cub Campfire
Thursday, September 20 | 6:30 – 7:45PM
Located at Camp Bullowa in Stony Point, NY and hosted by the Hudson Valley Boy Scouts. It’s time to kick off the 2018-2019 scouting season! Cubs will have a chance to perform their silliest skits or sing their craziest songs. This is a FREE event for all existing Cub Scouts as well as for boys and girls in grades K-5, who would like to find out more about the program. Please bring a bottle of water and a flashlight. Registration is not required, but is suggested for planning purposes. To enroll or learn more, visit www.hudsonvalleyscouting.org.

Teen Art Class (Grades 6 – 12)
Friday, September 21 | 5:00PM
Located at Tappan Library. Learn how to use different mediums and techniques to create a variety of projects. Online registration is required. To register or learn more, visit www.taplib.org.

Pajama Storytime (ages 3 – 5 with a caregiver)
Monday, September 24 | 6:30PM
Located at Tappan Library. Wear your PJs, bring your favorite stuffed animal and enjoy stories and songs before bed. Online registration is required. To register or learn more, visit www.taplib.org.

Great Acorn Chase (children in Grades 1 – 3)
Tuesday, September 25 | 4:30PM
Located at Palisades Free Library. Whisk off to the Scottish Highlands where you’ll meet the “REDS” and the “GRAYS”, two rival squirrel crews who both want to live in the same forest. Who’s winning this competition? Is there any way this rivalry can be resolved? Take a virtual journey to the Highlands, learn about the habitat and join in on a variety of activities, like an energetic game of Squirrel Popper! To register for any of these programs, go to palisadeslibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar or call (845) 359-0136. For more information, visit www.palisadeslibrary.org.

Choosing the Right College (Grades 9 – 12 and/or parents)
Tuesday, September 25 | 6:30PM
Located at Tappan Library. Everything you need to know about searching for and applying to the right college. Online registration is required. To register or learn more, visit www.taplib.org.

Kids Yoga (Grades K – 5)
Friday, September 28 | 4:30PM
Located at Tappan Library. Stretch, jump and move into fun and healthy poses with a certified yoga instructor. Dress comfortably and bring water. Online registration is required. To register or learn more, visit www.taplib.org.

The Perfect Storm: A Prescription Drug and Heroin Epidemic
Wednesday, October 10 | 7:00PM
Located at Rockland Community College Cultural Arts Center. Doors open at 6:30PM. This event is for parents and students Grades 7 and up. The presentation will discuss vital information every parent should know. For more information, visit www.wellcore.org/#press.

ONGOING PROGRAMS

Art Classes
Beginning week of September 10

Tuesdays, 5:00 – 6:00PM (Grades 5 and up) | Wednesdays, 5:00 – 5:45PM (Grades 2 – 4) | Saturdays, 12:00 – 12:45PM (Grades 1 – 3)
Located at the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library and taught by Alexis Starke. Space is limited. Advanced registration is required. For more information, visit piermontlibrary.org.

Rockland Center for the Arts Fall Classes (children and teens)
Begin Wednesday, September 12
Please call (845) 358-0877 or visit the RoCA Facebook page for more information. Courses include Ceramics, Painting and Drawing, Claymation and much more!

Preschool Storytime (ages 3 – 5 with a caregiver)
Starts Wednesday, September 12 | 10:30AM
Located at Tappan Library. A lively storytime encouraging listening skills, learning colors and numbers and making new friends. Online registration is required. To register or learn more, visit www.taplib.org.

Toddler Storytime (ages 19 mos. – 2 years with a caregiver)
Starts Wednesday, September 12 at 11:15AM OR Thursday, September 13 at 2:00PM
Located at Tappan Library. Active toddlers will shake their sillies out with songs, scarves and parachute games. Online registration is required. To register or learn more, visit www.taplib.org.

Baby Storytime (infants up to 18 mos. with a caregiver)
Starts Thursday, September 13 | 11:00AM
Located at Tappan Library. A half hour of music, movement, bubbles and parachute games for your little one. Online registration is required. To register or learn more, visit www.taplib.org.

Baby Time (children ages 3 – 18 mos. with adult caregiver)
Thursdays: September 13, October 11 and November 8 | 11:00AM
Located at Palisades Free Library. New lap sit program. Nursery rhymes, songs, puppets and short, simple stories. A great way to spend special time with your baby and to meet other new parents. No registration needed. For more information, visit www.palisadeslibrary.org.

It’s Storytime!
Thursdays: September 13, October 11 and November 8 | 1:00PM
Located at Palisades Free Library. Stories, rhymes, movement and song for preschoolers. Must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. No registration needed. For more information, visit www.palisadeslibrary.org.

Pre-School Story and Craft (ages 3 and 4)
Thursday, September 13, 20 and 27 | 4:30 – 5:15PM
Located at the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library. Please call (845) 359-4595 or come in to sign up for this program. For more information, visit piermontlibrary.org.

Story Time for Babies and Toddlers
Monday, September 17 and 24 | 10:15AM and 11:15AM
Located at the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library. For more information, visit piermontlibrary.org.

Crazy 8s Math Club (children entering Grades K – 2)
Mondays, September 17 – 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.

Challenger Center Autumn 2018 After-School Classes
Located at the Town of Ramapo Challenger Center in Airmont, NY. Classes include Lego robotics, computer programming and flight simulation. To enroll or learn more information, visit www.lhvcc.com/afterschool.

Fall 2018 Village of Nyack Recreation Programs now enrolling!
Classes open to residents and non-residents, with offerings for kids of all ages: Teen Aerial Yoga, Skateboarding, Wrestling, Self-Defense/Kick-Boxing, Piano, Pre-k Kung-Fu, and Field Games w/ Summer Spot Day Camp. Web: https://nyack-ny.gov/fall-2018-recreation-programs/

Fall 2018 Rockland County YMCA Youth Sports programs now enrolling!
Check out the very affordable sports offerings like volleyball, basketball, soccer and tennis. Improve your skills, have fun, make new friends, be active and learn to love a sport at the Y. Web: http://www.rocklandymca.org/main/youth-sports-nyack/