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 October 20, 2014

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Word of the Month for October

Books of the Month
Wemberly Worried - Kevin Henckes
Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon - Patty Lovell
Sheila Rae the Brave - Kevin Henkes
Hooray for Wodney Wat - Helen Lester
The Recess Queen - Alexis O'Neill



October 20 - October 24 Socktober – Sock Drive at WOS; see flier for details. Thank you for your support!
Thursday, October 23 Board of Education Regular Meeting at 7:30 p.m. SOMS Rm 165
Friday, October 24 1/2 day Superintendent Conference Day:  Students dismissed at 11:15 a.m.
Upcoming Week
Friday, October 31 10:30 am Halloween Parade for 1st & 2nd Grade Students

Kindergarten Celebrations will take place in the classroom.
Your Kindergarten teacher will give you more details.



You can now follow William O. Schaefer on our twitter account. Go to: @WOSnews

WOS Halloween Celebration
Friday, October 31, 2014

Kindergarten classes will have classroom celebrations for Halloween. All parents will be invited to the celebration. Please check with your classroom teacher for celebration times in your classroom. Kindergarten students will NOT participate in the parade.

First & Second Grade classes will parade at 10:30 am in the back field. Parents are encouraged to come and enjoy the parade. However in order to ensure the safety of all students, parents will not be invited back into the building.

In the event of rain, there will be no parade.

We are attaching the revised 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.

Please remember:
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 safety rule.

Reminders from Nurse Shalvey:

  • Please be sure to call the nurse’s office at 680-1310 when your child will be absent.
  • If you have a Kindergartner or Second Grader student and have not sent in an updated physical, please do so as soon as possible.
  • Look out for the GERM SMART Program through the PTA reminding students to wash their hands and other germ smart precautions.
  • 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 possible.

The 2014-15 PTA Reflections Program is in effect. Students are asked to create an original art work on “The World Would Be a Better Place If…” Submission deadline is November 14, 2014.

  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.