South Orangetown Central School District

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District Notices

A regular meeting/workshop of the Board of Education of the South Orangetown Central School District will convene on Thursday, January 26, at 6:30PM, at which time it is anticipated the Board of Education will move into Executive Session to discuss matters pertaining to Collective Bargaining Negotiations under the Taylor Law. The public meeting will reconvene at approximately 7:30PM, followed by a Board of Education Workshop at approximately 8:15PM in the South Orangetown Middle School Library, 160 Van Wyck Road, Blauvelt.

POLICY REVIEW: The Board of Education is currently reviewing school district policies. Click here to go to the Policies Under Review webpage.

Other Notices

From the New York State Department of Health: Be prepared for flu season! View this flyer (English | Spanish) to learn about flu, signs and symptoms of the disease and information regarding vaccination.

District & Community Events

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EVENTS

New Year, New Books Raffle
January 2-31
Celebrate the new year with a new book!  All month, fill out a raffle ticket when you borrow a new children’s or adult title for a chance to win a library tote bag filled with books and goodies!

Winter Mug Decorating
Friday, January 27, 4:30PM
Grades 4-7: The only thing better than hot chocolate? Sipping it from a hand-decorated mug! We’ll use Sharpies to decorate ceramic mugs to keep you warm all winter. Register at tappanlibrary.org.

Kids Art Class
Saturday, January 28, 11:30AM
Grades 1-5: Be inspired by famous artists of the past and present through drawing, painting and collage. All levels welcome. Sign up per session. Register at tappanlibrary.org.

Teen Book Chat
Wednesday, February 1, 5:30-6:30PM
Come to discuss what you’ve been reading: good, bad, or other. Or discuss books you’ve been wanting to read! This program will count as one hour of community service! Register at orangeburglibrary.org

Heart-gami
Friday, February 3, 4:30PM
Grades 5-8: Learn origami techniques to create heart-shaped cards and envelopes for your Valentine. Register at tappanlibrary.org.

 

Take Your Child to the Library Day
Saturday, February 4, 10AM-3PM
Celebrate “Take Your Child to the Library Day” and stop in anytime for a drop-in craft.

Kids Art Class
Saturday, February 4, 11:30AM
Grades 1-5: Be inspired by famous artists of the past and present through drawing, painting and collage. All levels welcome. Sign up per session. Register at tappanlibrary.org.

 

Heart Peacock Craft
Monday, February 6, 4:30-5:30PM
Grades 3-5: Strut your feathers for Valentine’s Day with this unique take on a peacock. Register at orangeburglibrary.org

Don’t Let the Pigeon Paint a Picture!
Monday, February 6, 4:30PM
Drive the bus? Stay up late? What will Pigeon do next?! Learn how to draw Mo Willems’ famous bird and put him in your own silly scenario. Register at tappanlibrary.org.

Little Artists: Balloon Painting
Tuesday, February 7, 1PM
Ages 2-5: An open-ended, no-rules approach to PreK art. Dress for mess! Attend in person or via Zoom. Register at tappanlibrary.org.

 

Interview Like a Rock Star: How to Prepare for your College Interview with Dominique Padurano, Ph.D.
Wednesday February 8, 7-8PM (Virtual Event)
Register at orangeburglibrary.org

Teen Take and Make
February 9 Pickup: Register now to reserve your Fruit Roll Up Fortune Cookie Valentines Take and Make Kits. Register at orangeburglibrary.org

Teen Art Class
Thursday, February 9, 6PM
Grades 6-12: Create different art projects using a variety of techniques and mediums.  All levels welcome. Sign up per session. Register at tappanlibrary.org.

Zumbini
Saturday, February 11, 11:30AM
Infants to age 4: Dance along with certified instructor Miss Lauren at this special Zumba program designed just for young children. Sign up per session. Register at tappanlibrary.org.

Teen Advisory Board
Monday, February 13, 5:30-6:30PM
Come to our meeting to do a small project and talk with other teens. This meeting counts as one hour of community service! Register at orangeburglibrary.org

Valentine Storytime
Tuesday, February 14, 2PM
Ages 2-5: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with heartwarming songs, stories, and a heart-shaped collage. Register at tappanlibrary.org.

Teen Fluffy Slime
Thursday, February 16, 4-5PM
Slime turns fluffy with the addition of shaving cream! Come and enjoy some messy fun at the library. Register at orangeburglibrary.org

The Astonishing Andrew
Tuesday, February 21, 2PM
Ages 5+: Abracadabra, alakazam! Be amazed at this fun-filled magic show sure to delight the whole family. Register at tappanlibrary.org.

Pajama Party
Wednesday, February 22, 6-7PM
Wear your pajamas to the library for fun-filled pajama party-themed event! Register at orangeburglibrary.org

Mad Science: Diggin’ for Dinosaurs
Thursday, February 23, 12-1PM
Grades K-2: Come and explore the world of dinosaurs in this fun and interactive program by Mad Science! Register at orangeburglibrary.org

Family Movie: Strange World
Friday, February 24, 1-2:30PM
Enjoy popcorn, juice, and a movie on our big screen! Three generations of a family of explorers must overcome their differences as they attempt to navigate a treacherous, uncharted land. Rated PG, 102. Register at tappanlibrary.org.

 

PAWS to Read
Monday, February 27, 4:30PM
Grades 1-5: Sign up for a 10-minute session and “pause” to read with Ollie, an adorable miniature Schnauzer and certified therapy dog.  Register at tappanlibrary.org.

LEGO Lab
Tuesday, February 28, 4:30PM
Grades K-5: You bring your imagination, we’ll supply the LEGOs! Creations will be displayed in the Children’s Room. Register at  tappanlibrary.org.

ONGOING PROGRAMS

Preschool Storytime
Wednesdays, 11:00AM
Ages 3-5: Shake your sillies out with stories, songs, parachute play, and more. Attend in person or via Zoom. Register at tappanlibrary.org.

Baby/Toddler Storytime
Thursdays, 11:00AM 
Infants to 2 yrs: Have fun with your little one with music, puppets, scarves, and a short book. Attend in person or via Zoom. Register at tappanlibrary.org.

Storytime
Thursdays, 10:30AM or 1:00PM
Ages 2-5: Join MIss Kimberly for a story and a craft at the library! Register at orangeburglibrary.org

4-H Youth for Climate Action
Thursday evenings, February 16 – June 9
Grades 9-11: Develop the knowledge and skills to address climate change in Rockland County! Connect with peers and community leaders, explore climate change issues on a global and local scale, visit local sites, and conduct a service project centered on climate change. Apply online at https://bit.ly/YCA23App by February 3! For more information, contact: Kristin Ruggiero, klf37@cornell.edu. Learn more at Cornell Cooperative Extension | Youth for Climate Action (rocklandcce.org)

South Orangetown Little League (SOLL) Baseball and Softball
Registration for the Spring 2023 SOLL Baseball and Softball seasons is now open. Registration for T Ball and Coach Pitch divisions will be open until January 31, 2023. Registration for all other divisions will be open until January 7, 2023. To register, visit: www.so-ll.org. Any questions, contact: soll.questions@gmail.com.

Venturing Crew 97 is looking to welcome new members!
Germonds Community Center, 39 Germonds Road, West Nyack
What is a Venturing Crew? Venturing is a coed youth led group for ages 14 (or finished 8th grade) up to 21. It gives teenagers the opportunity to plan fun events and activities that the whole crew can do together. Whether you’re into the outdoors, serving your community, or trying new things there is something for everyone in a Venturing Crew. Learn more at www.scouting.org/programs/venturing. Contact: venturecrew2097@gmail.com.

Join Boy Scouts
Boy Scout Troop 37 meets every Tuesday at 7:30PM at the United Methodist Church in Pearl River. Come and join us any Tuesday night! Ages 11 (Grade 6) through 18. The church is on the corner of Franklin Ave and John Street. Please enter through the John Street entrance. Contact troop2037kmart@gmail.com for more information.

The Rockland YMCA has resumed before and after school childcare programs for South Orangetown students. For information or to register, visit the YMCA’s School Age Child Care webpage or call (845) 727-1037.