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  • #Socktober Was a Huge Success at Washington Irving

    Students at WI took part in the #Sockotber campaign which collects socks to be given out to the homeless. The students donated 1,882 pairs of socks this #socktober for homeless New Yorkers. They are being distributed directly to the homeless via The Midnight run, and through Project S.H.A.R.E.

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  • Students at Washington Irving School Celebrated World Kindness Day on Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    Students at Washington Irving School celebrated World Kindness Day on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by participating in various activities which highlighted good deeds , focusing on the positive power and the common thread of kindness that binds us.

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  • Who is William the Hippo?

    "William" is a bright blue hippopotamus just under 8 inches high located in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is made of faience, a ceramic material that is fired at a high temperature, and is decorated with lotus blossoms, which represent the hippo's creative forces in nature.

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  • Student Government Gets Creative With Anti-Bullying Campaign

    In the month of October, Student Government held their first meeting with all members. In support of our school’s theme of “Anti-Bullying and Bravery” this month, students made anti-bullying posters and created “Bravery Badges”. By the end of the month one student in each clas​s will​​ be awarded the “Bravery Badge” for demonstrating the action of courage in or out of their classroom.

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  • Third Grade Artists Learned How to "Draw Like an Egyptian"

    Third grade students all studied different aspects of ancient Egyptian art forms and doing projects which reflect their new understanding of this fascinating epoch in history. Third graders learned how to draw like Egyptians using mixed perspectives; both side and frontal views are presented simultaneously. We illustrated pharaohs and gods as an ancient Egyptian artist might have done to decorate the inside of a tomb.

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  • Fifth Grade Takes Writing Outside

    Mrs. Dorn’s class took a trip outside with their writer’s notebooks. They aimed to notice their everyday surroundings and pay close attention to detail.

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  • Fifth Graders Discover The Importance of a Fair Investigation

    While investigating the importance of a fair investigation, fifth grade dual language students attempted to see how many drops of water they could fit onto the surface of a penny.

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  • Meet Sharon O’Grady – Washington Irving’s New Assistant Principal

    Sharon O’Grady starts each day at Washington Irving greeting parents and students. The new Assistant Principal sees her role as one of building relationships. “I want to visit every classroom and meet every student, “ said O’Grady during a recent interview. “I want to be on the front line with the teachers and gain a better sense of what is going on in the school.” O’Grady assumed the position on September 1, when she replaced interim Assistant Principal Rosemarie Romano and she will work closely with Principal Thomas Holland. While the role is new for O’Grady, she has worked for the past seven years in the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns and knows the district well.

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  • Important Message From Nurse Lissa!

    I hope everyone had a great summer! It's that time of year again - current physicals and immunizations are due. It is required by the state 30 days after school starts so the deadline is approaching, October the 4th. Please call with questions. Thanks!

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  • International Day of Literacy

    Fifth-graders at Washington Irving shared their love of reading with third-graders to mark the International Day of Literacy. The global movement takes place every year on Sept. 8, and students from the Public Schools of The Tarrytowns celebrated the day when they returned to school on Monday. UNESCO declared The International Day of Literacy in 1966 to promote the importance of literacy for all individuals, communities and societies.

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  • Supply List

    Click above for links to WI supply lists

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  • Washington Irving Fifth Grade Celebration

    Fifth-graders at Washington Irving celebrated their three years of elementary school during a special ceremony on June 26, as their families and friends cheered and wished them the best of luck at Sleepy Hollow Middle School. Principal Thomas Holland had some words of wisdom for the students to take along their journeys. He told them to embrace being uncomfortable, “That is where you will achieve the greatest things in your life.”

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  • Electron Microscope At Washington Irving

    Fifth-graders at Washington Irving observed the world in a whole new way when Sleepy Hollow High School students showed them how to use an Electron Microscope. Hitachi loaned the device to the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns and after Jason Choi’s AP Chemistry students became familiar with it, they shared their knowledge with the younger students.

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  • Heritage Day

    Each year the third-graders at Washington Irving celebrate their different cultures during Heritage Day. Families provided dishes from their homelands for everyone to enjoy in their classrooms and students displayed replicas of famous sites from different countries. Before the feast on June 7, students and families watched a performance by the third-grade classes. The theme this year was Fables. Students worked with Director Peter Royston – brainstorming different ideas and then wrote short plays with their own dialogue and scenes. They based the stories on ancient Fables like those written by Aesop, or more modern fables by writers like Arnold Lobel.

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  • Fifth grade artists are busy finishing up the 2019 Legacy Project!

    The subject of the project is Endangered and Threatened Animals of New York State. This year’s project combines two basic concepts and techniques: milagro and repousse. Milagro means “miracle” in Spanish and is a special object that is carried for personal protection or good luck. Milagros can represent specific objects, persons or animals. They might represent a concept that is symbolized in a specific miracle. We represented 60 endangered and threatened animals in metal to represent our concern and hopes for the survival of the endangered animals and that they don’t face extinction.

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  • IBM Visits Washington Irving

    Fifth-grade students gathered around tables at Washington Irving on May 30 and learned how they can take an active role in science and technology. They worked with Wendy Chong, a Data Scientist from IBM research and used voice commands to change the color of IBM’s TJBot’s LED light by utilizing artificial intelligence and the cloud. The students used a small computer called Raspberry Pi, keyboard, mouse and other accessories.

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  • Sharon O’Grady Appointed as Washington Irving Assistant Principal

    The Board of Education of the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns is pleased to announce the appointment of Sharon O’Grady as the Washington Irving Assistant Principal. She will begin this new role on September 1, 2019. Ms. O’Grady has been in our District since August 2012. She began her career as a Staff Developer in Washington Irving School and still continues in the role. Ms. O’Grady has also served as the District Math Coordinator K-12 for the past two years. In both of these roles Ms. O’Grady has designed and facilitated professional development workshops at the building and district level. She has collaborated with administrators, department chairs and K-12 teachers to enhance articulation across grade levels. As the Washington Irving staff developer, she has coordinated the administration of New York State ELA, mathematics and science assessments, as well as oversaw class placement process and articulation meetings across grade levels and buildings.

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  • Washington Irving Students Present Archive Project

    Fifth-graders researched Voter Education and presented their findings at a Gallery Walk May 9, and then visited the Rockefeller Archive Center.

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  • Fourth Grade Artists Study French Impressionism.

    Claude Monet’s poppy field paintings inspired fourth grade artists to create their own beautiful impressionistic landscapes. Students also learned the fundamentals of landscape painting and composition as well as some color theory along the way.

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  • 8 Fifth Graders Honored by The New York State Association for Physical Education, Health, Recreation, and Dance

    On Saturday May 4th, eight fifth grade students received awards for their performance and effort in physical education this year. It is based on students effort, behavior, strong work ethic, advanced athletic ability, and character.

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  • Stock Market game

    If two Washington Irving students follow their instincts, they might very well wind up on Wall Street. Brandoll Almonte and Luca Dominguez won first place in the Stock Market Game, earning the highest percentage of gains compared to more than 80 other students. 23 teams from WI competed against students from Long Island to Albany over the past six months investing $100 thousand of virtual money in the Stock Market. The game is sponsored by the SIFMA Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes the knowledge and understanding of the financial industry to people of all backgrounds.

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  • Fifth Grade Artists Study the Painting Techniques of Native Australians

    As part of the multi-cultural art program, fifth graders are learning about the artwork of the Aboriginal people of Australia. Until the 1970s, the people of each region only used the natural materials that were available to them.

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  • Science Challenge Project

    rade Challenge students from Washington Irving are excited about science. For the past six weeks they have been exploring a topic of their choice and employing the scientific method where they ask questions, conduct research, design and carry out experiments. The displayed their projects to the community on March 27.

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  • Traveling Science show made its way to Washington Irving School

    The Franklin Institute for Science- Traveling Science show made its way to Washington Irving School on Monday, March 25th.

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  • Dear Edwina

    The scene is the town Paw, Paw, Michigan where thirteen-year-old Edwina Spoonapple provides musical advice to family and friends from her garage – hoping to find her place in the spotlight. Washington Irving students presented the musical “Dear Edwina”, on March 14, as part of the Tarrytown Y Theater Program.

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