- Public Schools of the Tarrytowns
Superintendent's Update: April 28, 2023
April 28, 2023
Dear TUFSD Community and Staff:
As we wrap up a very busy April, I want to begin this week’s update with a heartfelt thank you to every person in this district who works hard every day to care for our students and create a supportive environment for all. Here’s just a glimpse at what’s been happening throughout the month.
Our high school counselors have been providing additional support to students making decisions about post-graduation plans. Our administrators have been finalizing the 2023-24 school year budget. Our facilities team has been preparing and maintaining our buildings for numerous events during and after the school day. And our athletic and performing arts departments have been dedicated to showcasing our students’ talents - be it on the field, track or stage. These are just a few of the many examples of the ongoing effort that make us proud to be part of the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns.
Following are some reminders and updates:
SHMS Drama Production: Sleepy Hollow Middle School is proud to present its spring drama production. This year, the cast and crew will be performing two short plays, Ariadne’s Thread and Pandora’s Fire based on Greek mythology. The performances will be tonight, April 28th at 7:00PM and Saturday, April 29th at 11:00AM. All shows will be performed at the theater of Sleepy Hollow Middle/High School. Break a leg!
Lost & Found Reunion Event: The PTA will host an opportunity for parents to reunite with their students' lost jackets, sweatshirts, and water bottles Tuesday May 2nd and Wednesday May 3rd from 5pm - 7pm outside the High School Auditorium. Lost & Found collections from Transportation, the Middle School, and the High School will be made available in one convenient location. Swing by on your way home from work or sports practice.
Community Wardrobe Shopping Days: Community Wardrobe is a committee of the Horsemen PTA that offers quality clothing, footwear, and accessories for free to our TUFSD families and other neighbors in a dignified, boutique-like setting. "Shopping" days (no money required) are happening now at their brand new home at 222 North Washington Street on April 27, 28, 29, and 30th. Families must sign up here to make an appointment. (unembedded link: https://signup.com/go/mrtWWWA)
Benefit Concert: The Hudson Valley Wind Ensemble and the Sleepy Hollow High School Band will be holding a combined concert on Sunday, May 14th at 4:30PM at the Kusel Auditorium of Sleepy Hollow HS. The concert will benefit the Sleepy Hollow Performing Arts Boosters. Please see the attached flier for additional details.
Pocantico Center Free Community Day: We wanted to let you know about @pocanticocenter's inaugural Community Day on May 20 from 11 a.m.–4 p.m.! The event is free, and registration is open! See the attached flier for additional details .
Peabody Preserve Spring Programs: Peabody Preserve Spring Programs: The Friends of Peabody are pleased to offer the Spring Programs in the district’s outdoor classroom. Please use this link (English) (Spanish) to see all of the offerings coming your way, from learning from talented 8th graders how to make seed bombs to performing in a production in the woods of Alice in Wonderland! We are also looking for volunteers to assist with our Community Work Day. SHHS students can get community service hours. See these links (English) (Spanish) for further details.
COVID+ Reporting: Please report any COVID positive cases to your building principal and school nurse.
Rapid COVID Tests: If you are in need of additional tests for your child, please complete the following Google Form and we will be able to provide you with additional tests.
I hope you all have a nice weekend!
Superintendent of Schools