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

Grades K, 1, & 2
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 May 25, 2015
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Word of the Month for May

Books of the Month
What Mommies Do Best, What Daddies Do Best - Laura Numeroff
17 Things I'm Not Allowed to do Anymore - Jenny Offil
The Littlest Wolf - Larry Dane Brinner



Monday, May 25 School Closed for Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 26 School in Session
Wednesday, May 27  
Thursday, May 28 Grade 1 Field Day
9:30 – 11:00 am at Kennedy Reedy Field
Friday, May 29 Grade 2 Field Day
9:30 – 11:00 am at Kennedy Reedy Field
Upcoming Week
Wednesday, June 3 Family Resource Center Workshop:
9:30 – 10:30 am Speech and Language Development (presented by Joyce Seery, Speech Therapist)
RSVP by emailing frc@socsd.org or calling Ellie at 845 680-1301.
Thursday, June 4 Kindergarten Field Day
Friday, June 5 Raindate for Grade 2 Field Day
Looking Ahead
Wednesday, June 10 Raindate for Kindergarten Field Day
Thursday, June 11 Raindate for Grade 1 Field Day



If your child will NOT be attending William O. Schaefer in September, 2015, please let the school know in writing. You can send in a note with your child. Thank you for helping us plan for next year.

Please remember that cars should not be in the circular driveway during dismissal time (from 2:30 to 3:30 pm). Thank you for your cooperation in this important safety matter.

Special Challenge from Ms. Eyer for all WOS Students:

Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun – Mary Lou Cook

May Challenge:
Research a bird of your choice. Once you have researched and learned about the bird, transform ordinary recycled materials into that bird! Bird structure must not exceed 12 inches in height or width.

Entries should include:

  • Student’s name and teacher’s name.
  • Name of the bird.
  • 3 facts about the bird.
  • 1 question about the bird.

All entries must be submitted before Thursday, May 28, 2015.

Creativity is making marvelous out of the discarded. Have Fun!

For more inspiration and information visit Ms Eyer's Blog:


Patricia Eyer, School Library Media Specialist
William O. Schaefer Elementary School
140 Lester Drive
Tappan, New York 10913

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Message from Nurse Shalvey
If any of your contact numbers have changed, please be sure to update your records and notify the nurse at 845 680-1304 as soon as possible. Nurse Shalvey would like to be able to notify you immediately in the event of an emergency.

Thank you.

William O. Schaefer New School Hours:
As you begin to plan for next school year, please know that the William O. Schaefer school hours for the 2015-16 school year will be 9:15 am to 3:40 pm.


Mickey Reeves Softball Fundraiser
Sunday, June 7, 2015 (Rain or Shine)
National Honor Society will be hosting a TZHS student vs. district staff softball tournament in order to raise funds for a senior award in loving memory of Mickey Reeves. 

The entire community is welcome and encouraged to attend.  Suggested Donation $5.

View flyer for details

  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.