News and Information - October 11, 2013
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This week.....
Thinking Maps Session Rescheduled to October 28th at 6:30 p.m. in the Roosevelt School Cafeteria 
Highlights from this week

Roosevelt School  Celebrates Hispanic Heritage! Click here for news article. 

Congratulations to Layla Yuro for being recognized as an outstanding student of the Italian Language in Westchester.

Brookside Students Learn Fire Prevention.  Click here for photos.  

Click Here for the Bits O' Health Newsletter 

AMD Celebrates Unity Day!
AMD Unity Day 2013
AMD Unity Day 2013


Capital Improvements on Track! 

Click here for news article. 




 National Merit Semifinalist Daniel Scanteianu!  Click here for a recent news article.  

Elementary Parents - Report Cards in Parent Portal This Year

The Elementary Report Cards will be available in the Portal this year, and not sent  home via paper. Please review the District Calendar for the date the report cards will be available.   In order to access the report card you will need your Parent Portal Login. If you do not have one, please contact the main office of the school building.  

 You can also view attendance, assessment information and emergency contact information via the Parent Portal.  


Mid-Hudson School Study Council

High-Stakes Testing

What are your thoughts?


The Mid-Hudson School Study Council has commenced a study on high-stakes testing.  This study is being conducted in an attempt to learn and understand more about the perceptions of high-stakes testing.  In addition, the data collected will contribute to the existing base of knowledge regarding individuals' perceptions of high-stakes testing and be used in future workshops offered by the Mid-Hudson School Study Council. 


Parents, teachers, secondary students, administrators, and community members can access the survey here


To facilitate the completion of the study, we would appreciate hearing from you by October 28, 2013. 

Upcoming Family Matters Event - October 24th, 6:30-9:15 p.m.



On October 24th, the Ossining School District and Ossining Communities That Care are jointly hosting a resource evening at Anne M. Dorner Middle School for parents and guardians of students in grades 5-12.   Register HereMore Information   

Upcoming Events- Save The Date 

iReady for Elementary Parents  

10/22, 6:30-7:30,  Claremont   


The Joint Elementary PTA, Dr. Angela White, and Elementary School Administrators will be co-sponsoring a Parent Workshop entitled, "i-Ready: One Diagnostic Tool for Instruction".   Click here  to submit questions you would like addressed during the evening.  You can also review last year's Parent Workshop presentation and video here.


Spotlight on AMD: Tech for Parents 10/30, 7:00-8:30,  AMD
 OLEWUS - Bully Prevention
  • Overview, Lessons that will be taught to your children, Kickoff activities
Technology For Parents
  • Ease of accessing Parent Portal, OBlast, Class Pages
Click here to submit questions you would like addressed during the evening.
Land Sale - Unique Opportunity for Ossining Schools and the Town

The Town of Ossining has asked  the Ossining UFSD to sell 5 acres of a 36 parcel land located behind AMD so that pre-paid burial plots can be sold to the Chinese community that find the limitations of  this land otherwise undesirable property very desirable. The revenue that the District will receive from the Town will help to maintain educational programs for the school district. The  burial plot sales will allow the Town to maintain Dale Cemetery for several years. Click here to learn more.


Upcoming Events

Ossining Public Library Events

Math Tutoring for grades 6 and up
Mondays from 6:30 to 8:30 in the gallery area. Please bring work with you.

Friday Afternoon Movie
42: The Jackie Robinson Story, 3:30pm in the theater

*Fun with Food: a Hands-on Cooking & Nutrition Workshop
grades 6 and up. Presented by Sterling Wellness
Wednesday, October 23rd 3:30pm in the Theater

College Workshops

*How to Prepare Your 9th or 10th Grader for College
Presented by College Planning of Westchester
Thursday, October 17 at 7pm in the Conference Room

*Creating Your Path to College
presented by College planning 101
Saturday, October 19th at 2pm in the Theater

*What Harvard Really Wants
presented by Michael Goodman of the Learning Miracle
Monday, October 21st 7pm in the Conference Room

*Registration required. Please call 941-2416 x336

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