William O. Schaefer
140 Lester Drive, Tappan, NY 10983
Grades K, 1, & 2
8:30a.m. - 2:50p.m.
Lunch Hours: 11:25a.m. - 2:00p.m.
Main Office: 845-680-1300 ext. 46
WOS Parent Update
Week of November 24, 2014
Word of the Month for November
Books of the Month
Thank You World - Alice McGinty
All You Ever Need - Mark Lucato
The Most Thankful Thing - Lisa McCourt
Wednesday, November 25
11:15 am Dismissal for
½ day Superintendent’s Conference Day
Thursday/Friday, November 27
Wednesday - Friday,
December 3 - 5
Scholastic Book Fair;
8:15 – 6:00 pm
Thursday, December 4
Board of Education Regular Meeting; 7:30 pm SOMS Rm 165
Friday, December 5
11:15 am Dismissal for
Parent/Teacher Conferences; 1:00-3:00 pm
Covered Cupboards” for the Meals on Wheels Program
The theme for December
in the WOS Character Education Program is “Generosity; Sharing
With Others”. For the thirteenth year, WOS and any other
interested families, are given the opportunity to share food
with the home bound and elderly residents of South Orangetown by
making “Covered Cupboards” for the Meals on Wheels Program.
simply made by filling shoe boxes with nutritious foods. These
cupboards are delivered to seniors for use when inclement
weather prohibits delivery of a hot meal. The Executive Director
of Meals on Wheels, Jim Burton, will pick up the Cupboards at
WOS on Friday, December 19 and thank the students for
giving so generously to the seniors in our community during this
Please refer to the
to find out all the details, including the suggested food list.
Questions can be forwarded to
Thank you for your generosity and participating in this
meaningful community service project.
You can now follow
William O. Schaefer on our twitter account. Go to:
We are attaching
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.
Early pick up is up to 2:15 p.m.
Regular dismissal is at 2:40 p.m.
Students will not be released between the 2:15 and 2:40 time
frame. We thank you for your cooperation for this important
- When dropping off students in the morning please be sure to
use the sidewalks and not walk in between the buses. The bus
drivers have expressed concerns about walkers putting themselves
in harms way.
- When picking
up students at the end of the day, please park on Lester
Drive and keep the circle clear of moving cars as the buses
approach the school for dismissal. Also please use the
walkway when entering and exiting the building with your
Thank you for
following these important safety reminders
- Please be sure
to call the nurse’s office at 680-1310 when your child will
- If you have
not completed an updated Emergency Card for your child,
please do so and return to the nurse’s office as soon as
- As the cold
weather approaches, please make sure your child is dressed
appropriately to enjoy outdoor recess.