William O. Schaefer 
140 Lester Drive, Tappan, NY  10983

Grades K & 1
School Hours: 
8:30a.m. - 2:50p.m.
Lunch Hours:  11:25a.m. - 2:00p.m.
Main Office:  845-680-1300 ext. 46

Keeping Current  ::  WOS Parent Update
Week of September 22, 2014

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Good News, Bad News by Jack Mack



Thursday - Friday, September 25 - 26 School Closed in observance of Rosh Hashanah
There will be no Family Resource Center this Friday.
Upcoming Week
Thursday, October 2 Grade 2 Health Walk at 2:00 pm around WOS
Friday, October 3 RAINDATE for Grade 2 Health Walk at 2:00 pm WOS
Family Resource Center (FRC) 10:30 – 11:30 am



You can now follow William O. Schaefer on our twitter account. Go to: @WOSnews

Continuing with the Bus Safety Rules, please use the circular walkway to the entrance of the building on morning drop offs. It is preferable to walk on the sidewalk rather than cutting between the buses that are dropping off students. Thank you for your cooperation in this important matter.

We are attaching the revised PICK UP Form for the times you need to pick up your student at the end of the day. It is convenient and helpful when we receive the PICK UP form on the morning of the day you are picking up to avoid any confusion for the teacher and especially for your child.

Reminders from Nurse Shalvey:

  • Please be sure to call the nurse’s office at 680-1310 when your child will be absent.
  • If you have a Kindergartner or Second Grader student and have not sent in an updated physical, please do so as soon as possible.
  • Look out for the GERM SMART Program through the PTA reminding students to wash their hands and other germ smart precautions.

SOCES PTA Fall Spirit Wear is in full gear. Click here for order form. Please place your order by Friday, October 3, 2014. You will receive delivery by the end of October.


“The World Would Be a Better Place If…”
Reflect on the theme. Create an original art-work or two or three –  in as many categories as you want!

Registration due: October 1, 2014
Work submission deadline:
November 14, 2014

Sign up using the printable form or Register by email: LMesibov@verizon.net

Categories & Rules:

  2012-2013 Email Communication System
Please be advised, to update your children(s) contact information please contact the school building directly.  This includes updates to emergency phone numbers, email addresses, etc. 

  WOS Leveled Text Reference
  In keeping with our security procedures we want to remind anyone who wishes to enter any SOCSD building that you will be required to present a photo ID to the security guard prior to entering.  Your cooperation and understanding is appreciated as the safety of our children is our number one concern.