From the Principal’s Desk

January 24, 2020

Dear Greenvale Family,

While the weather doesn’t feel like it; we are in the midst of winter (cold and flu) season. Our custodians are taking extra precautions and they are wiping down the classrooms daily with special equipment. We encourage the children to continue to wear light jackets and sweaters during the mild weather. We also continue to practice having them wash their hands throughout the school day.   

Have a wonderful weekend!

Darrell Stinchcomb


“Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.”

~Rita Pierson


Longhouse Challenge

Challenge:  Build a model of a longhouse with the materials provided. The longhouse should have a door, smoke holes, and be about 10 inches long,   Keep in mind that actual longhouses were made out of sticks, trees, and other natural resources.


  • Craft sticks
  • Glue
  • Cardboard
  • Felt
  • Scissors
  • Brown construction paper
  • Markers

Your longhouse must be similar to an actual Haudenosee longhouse.

  • STEAM   Design Process
  • Understand the Challenge
  • Design: Use your knowledge and creativity to come up with many solutions. Choose one idea and draw or make a model of it.

Books to Check Out

All that Trash: The Story of the 1987 Garbage Barge and Our Problem with Stuff

by Meghan McCarthy. Illus. by the author.
Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman.

This book tells the true story of a garbage barge that spent five months adrift in the Atlantic, unsuccessfully attempting  to find a place to dump its contents. Meghan McCarthy uses humor to present this historical event, opening the door to conversations about making more responsible choices. A great read for elementary school students!

From the Principal’s Desk

January 17, 2020

Dear Greenvale Family,

Monday, January 18, 202  Schools are Closed. 

I have asked the students to make it a day of service in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday.  The students are encouraged to clean up their rooms, help with siblings, take care of the pets, check in with senior neighbors, help around the house, etc.  

Have a Great Weekend!

Darrell Stinchcomb, Principal 

“Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.”

~Rita Pierson

Eastchester Schools Kindergarten Registration for 2020-2021 School Year

Registration is open to all children who reside in Eastchester and will turn five by December 1, 2020.  If your child’s birthday is after September 1, 2020 and you have any concerns regarding your child’s readiness for kindergarten, I encourage you to contact Ms. Doyle. You can register your child for kindergarten now. 

Registration information and forms are available at

Eastchester History Corner

Photo courtesy of the Eastchester Historical Society
Photo courtesy of the Eastchester Historical Society

These photos from long ago show the Eastchester firefighters in their early days. Look at those fire trucks! (Photos date from around 1900-1915),

STEAM Room News

Shared by Mrs. Gamils

Spaghetti Tower Challenge – Try this challenge with your family!

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  • 30 pieces of spaghetti
  • A yard of tape
  • A yard of yarn
  • One large marshmallow
  • Scissors


  • The tower must stand on its own.
  • No extra supplies will be given.
  • You do not need to use all of your supplies.
  • The large marshmallow must be on top of the tower.
  • You will have 18 minutes to construct your tower.

Cultural Arts News


Today the students of the Greenvale School enjoyed a Theater Works presentation of Rosie Revere, Engineer. The performance was based on the books Rosie Revere, Engineer, Iggy Peck, Architect, and Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty. You can find out more about these great books by visiting Andrea Beaty’s website, the Greenvale Library, or the Eastchester Public Library. Thank you to the Greenvale PTA for sponsoring the event.