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 March 2, 2015
Word of the Month for March
Books of the Month
Little Engine That Could - Watty Piper
Dumpy LaRue - Elizabeth Winthrop
The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein
The Hungry Catepillar - Eric Carle
WOS Dance Festival at TZHS
2 Performances: 6:00pm and 7:15 pm
(Children should report 10 minutes before the performance - no
See attached letter for time your child’s class is performing
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
*Daylight Savings Time
Wednesday, March 11
SOCES PTA General
7:00 pm at WOS
Thursday, March 12
Board of Ed Regular
Meeting – Budget Workshop
7:30 PM SOMS Rm 165
Friday, March 13
SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
Superintendent’s Conference Day
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.
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
Schaefer New School Hours:
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
Schaefer has the opportunity to earn cash through Stop & Shop A+
School Rewards Program.
All you have to do is:
Log on to
Select CUSTOMER REGISTRATION to register online using your stop
and Shop Card.
Thank you for considering this.
SOCES PTA Family
Fun Bingo Night!
February 27, 2015
Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
$2.00 a card
Open to all K - 5 Students
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.
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
Email Vicki Caramante at
or Marc Eckert at
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
NO DROP OFFS
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
South Orangetown's Annual We the People - A
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