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 February 2, 2015

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Word of the Month for February

Books of the Month
I Like Myself - Karen Beaumont
Grouchy Ladybug - Eric Carle
How Kind - Mary Murphy



Friday, February 6 PTA Family Fun Nite: Under the Stars
Star Lab (inflatable planetarium)
“Back to the Moon” (30 minutes)
2 viewings: 6:00 PM & 7:00 PM
William O. Schaefer GYM

Parents need to accompany children in the dome. THIS IS NOT A DROP OFF EVENT.
Upcoming Week
Wednesday, February 11 9:30 am - SOCES PTA General meeting at Cottage Lane

7:00 pm – Kindergarten Orientation at WOS
Thursday, February 12 7:30 pm Board of Education Regular Meeting SOMS Rm 165
Friday, February 13 Rockland Read-In



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 3:35 pm.


Note from Nurse Shalvey
As you are all aware South Orangetown School District follows Guidelines for children with allergies. All of your children are our priority, especially those with allergies. To ensure your child’s safety we ask that you send in a snack for your child with allergies that they can have during class celebrations. We do not want any child to feel left out, so make it something fun. The District cannot take responsibility for the ingredients in snacks not provided by the school cafeteria. Please contact me at 845 680-1304 if you have any questions or concerns and I would be happy to discuss them with you.

Mark your Calendars:
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 – William O. Schaefer Elementary School
140 Lester Drive, Tappan, NY at 7:00 pm
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  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.