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444 Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510

Susan Howard - Principal
Diana Blank - Assistant Principal


Social Media and Parents
In response to parent requests, we are pleased to share two opportunities for parents to learn about social media and how to guide children toward safe and appropriate use. We will hope you will attend one or both of these events.

• Principal’s Coffee on Oct 18 at 9:00 a.m. will feature a parent-to-parent discussion drawing on expertise within our own community.
• PTA Evening with Dr. Englander on Oct 30 at 7:00 p.m. will give parents concrete tips and new perspectives about how to address and educate their children about using social media and how to maximize their social success in school and online. Parents of all grade levels are welcome. You may submit anonymous questions to Dr. Englander prior to the meeting at:

New SAS Counselor
Danielle Demeter is our new Student Assistance Counselor, filling in for Kari Rubino. Mrs. Demeter will provide student support and conduct presentations on healthy and positive life style choices in grades 7 and 8.
The “A”ce Challenge
County Executive Rob Astorino is challenging students to earn perfect attendance, or achieve final grades of A, or show improvement in final grades from year to year to win a free season pass to Rye Playland. For more information go to:
Parent-Child Book Club
The first book club meeting of the year will be on Wednesday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the MS Library. We will discuss The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. Please RSVP so we can plan for pizza and snacks:
After School Clubs
Clubs begin this week! Students can simply go to the club of their choice to sign up. The club period runs from 2:30 to 3:15. Afterward, parents may pick up, or students may wait in the lunch room (where there is supervision) for the late bus. Please remember that students should never be unsupervised on our campus. The club brochure is posted on our website:
Lost Items
There is a lost and found closet located in our Dining Room for items left around the building. In addition, parents/students may contact the bus company directly for items left behind on buses: (914) 941-5139. 
Filling Station
There is a water station just inside the entrance to our Dining Room where students may refill their water bottles. The water is filtered and very cold. Students are welcome to fill bottles during lunch periods. 
Save the Date: Oct 30
Thanks to the generosity of the PTA, we are pleased to bring Dr. Elizabeth Englander to our district to work with both students and parents on social media use, bullying and cyberbullying. Dr. Englander is a psychologist and founder of MARC (Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center) and an expert in this area. We hope you will join us on October 30 at 7:00 p.m. 
The PTA Reflections program gives all students an opportunity to express themselves by creating an original project in art, literature, music, photography, dance or film. This year’s theme is “Within Reach.” Please see the PTA website for additional details: or contact: Submissions are due by November 6. 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017