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Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School

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    Sharing Language Through Self-Written Literature

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    High school and elementary school students made a connection through language during a special visit at Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School.

    English New Language teacher Sarah Campbell brought her students to CET, where they shared with fourth-graders bilingual books they authored themselves.

    The books were shared during CET’s French classes, taught by Alison Rhoades.


    Fourth-Graders Look Forward to PVC

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    Reading with teachers, performing in Broadway Kids and school concerts and taking regular trips to Sky View Rehabilitation & Health Care are some of the fond memories fourth-grade students shared at Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School’s annual moving-up ceremony on June 22.

    Students, teachers and administrators all reflected on some of these memorable moments before looking forward to the coming years at Pierre Van Cortlandt Middle School during the celebration. Principal Kelly Maloney said she remembers when many of the students entered kindergarten or first entered CET as older students.

    “A lot of special memories have been created over the years at CET,” she said. “I know that picking a favorite memory is always difficult, and if someone were to ask me what my favorite memory is in a given year, I would have to say that I enjoy watching children grow!”

    Board of Education Trustee Todd Freebern, whose daughter Abigail is part of the future class of 2025, reassured students there are many wonderful experiences to come.

    “PVC is an exciting place to be,” he said. “You are going to love it there.”

    Each student was personally congratulated and welcomed to PVC by Principal Dr. Barbara Ulm.

    Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edward R. Fuhrman Jr. praised the fourth-graders for their positive demeanors – “I love the way you sing and dance and are happy. Please always do those things!”

    He also expressed pride in the students’ accomplishments and the empathy they display toward one another, before ending his remarks with a virtual high-five to the students.

    Please keep showing you care about others,” said Dr. Fuhrman. “It is what makes you special.”

    District Volunteers Celebrated

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    At a special June 15 reception and work session, the Board of Education and administration celebrated the dozens of residents who have given back to the district as volunteers.

    Attendees enjoyed food, drinks and live music courtesy of Croton-Harmon High School musicians leading up to the recognition ceremony.

    Volunteers from each of the schools, SEPTA and the Booster Club introduced themselves and shared their volunteer experiences. 

    “It’s the hours that you put in just to make sure that kids smile, that a kid has an opportunity to be able to [participate] in sports, [Destination Imagination] – you will never know how valuable you are to our district,” said Board of Education President Iris Bugliosi.

    There are many opportunities for volunteering in the district, ranging from joining a PTA, offering professional expertise, aiding school productions or simply helping to shelve books in the libraries.

    Each volunteer was mailed a certificate of thanks for their efforts.

    “I hope this evening has encouraged you to want to continue volunteering in the district and continue to lend us your talents,” said Bugliosi.


    Honoring Retirees

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    The Board of Education and administration hosted a special reception on June 15 to celebrate some of the people who have dedicated themselves to the school district.

    Attendees enjoyed food, drinks and live music courtesy of Croton-Harmon High School musicians leading up to the recognition ceremony.

    Three retirees were applauded and awarded a plaque and flowers by the Board, each having served in the Transportation Department for a number of years.

    Transportation Supervisor Rochelle O’Mara said Eleanor Soderlund gave 10 years of dedicated service to the district as an attendant, noting, “she has really taken the time to get to know each and every [student].”

    Sally DeOrio, who has worked in the district for 13 years, also celebrated her retirement.

    “She’s one of the people who is always in the background taking care of things, keeping everybody going, telling everybody what to do” said O’Mara. “She is going to be sorely missed every day.”

    O’Mara, the Board and administration also paid special tribute to Virginia “Ginny” Tadlock, a 28-year employee who died weeks ago. Her daughter, Stacy Conklin-Chalk, accepted a plaque on her mother’s behalf.

    “She was tough, but great,” said O’Mara. “Her presence is definitely missed every day.”

    Board President Iris Bugliosi said her children requested a gift for Tadlock every year, adding, “They wanted to let her to know how much they felt safe in her arms.”

    Bugliosi noted that Croton-Harmon High School teacher Daniel Delaney, who will also retire at the end of the school year, was honored at a past meeting.


    Observations Create Art

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    First-grade students at Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School took note of the details as they drew flowers in art class recently.

    “First-graders used their observation skills in drawing flowers, [which is] also something they work on within their science curriculum,” said art teacher Brie Lafuente. 

    Students drew their sketches using pencil, before adding colors they observed in the flowers using colored pencils.

    Wednesday, June 28, 2017