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 March 2, 2015

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Word of the Month for March

Books of the Month
The Little Engine That Could - Watty Piper
Dumpy LaRue - Elizabeth Winthrop
The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein
The Hungry Catepillar - Eric Carle



Wednesday,  March 4
WOS Dance Festival at TZHS
2 Performances: 6:00pm and 7:15 pm
(Children should report 10 minutes before the performance - no earlier)
See attached letter for time your child’s class is performing
Friday, March 6 SOCES PTA Family Fun Movie Night
7:00 pm at Cottage Lane
(See below for details)
Sunday, March 8 We The People Multicultural Festival at SOMS
11:00 – 2:00 pm
Travel to 16 different countries around the world in one afternoon!
(Details below)

*Daylight Savings Time begins

Upcoming Week
Wednesday, March 11 SOCES PTA General Meeting
7:00 pm at WOS
Thursday, March 12 Board of Ed Regular Meeting – Budget Workshop
7:30 PM SOMS Rm 165
Superintendent’s Conference Day



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.


2015 Incoming Kindergarten Registration:
If your child will be five years old on or before December 1, 2015, please call the school (845 680-1301) to receive the registration packet if you have not done so already.

Registration Dates:
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 from  9:00am – Noon at WOS
Thursday, March 19, 2015  from 9:00am – Noon at WOS
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm at SOMS Library

Registration details in Spanish

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.

Stop & Shop  A+School Rewards
William O. Schaefer has the opportunity to earn cash through Stop & Shop A+ School Rewards Program.

All you have to do is:

Log on to www.stopandshop.com/aplus
Select CUSTOMER REGISTRATION to register online using your stop and Shop Card.

Thank you for considering this.


SOCES PTA Family Fun Bingo Night!  TONIGHT
Friday, February 27, 2015
7:00-9:00 p.m.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
TZE Cafeteria
$2.00 a card
Open to all K - 5 Students
**No Drop-offs**

Calling All Bakers!
Bake Sale will benefit PTA sponsored programs


Show Off Your STEAM!
The 2nd Annual STEAM Expo is right around the corner and it’s time to register!
The Community is welcome and encouraged to attend!

Did you create an experiment, participate in a competition or create a project in science, technology, engineering, art or math this year?

Then join your fellow students and show off your hard work to the community in South Orangetown’s Second Annual K-12 STEAM Expo!

The submission deadline is Tuesday, March 3, 2015. No entries will be accepted after that date.

Event Date:  Tuesday, March 24 from 6:00-8:00pm at TZHS
Projects showcased include bridge building, magnetic-levitation (mag-lev) vehicles, robotics, 3-D printing, computer programming and much more!

Email Vicki Caramante at mvcaramante@msn.com or Marc Eckert at meckert@socsd.org.

Click Here to Register

Click Here for Expo Guidelines

SOCES Family Fun Night - Movie Night
Friday, March 6, 2015
7 pm Cottage Lane Gymnasium

The Box Trolls - See flyer for additional details
$2 Admission
Please bring pillows and blankets, no chairs
Free coffee and baked goods for parents
Anyone interested in helping out that evening should contact Marie Avallone at maravallo@optimum.net


South Orangetown's Annual We the People - A Multi-Cultural Festival
Save the Date - Sunday, March 8th 11 AM to 2 PM

We the People is fast approaching on Sunday, March 8th from 11:00-2:00 at SOMS.

Countries represented include Latvia, Canada, France, Italy, China, Canada, Ukraine, and many more. Enjoy performances Representing China, Ukraine, France, and a special wheelchair Spanish Paso Doble!

In addition, learn about various cultures, sample cuisines and make traditional crafts.

Questions? Contact Vicki Caramante

  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.