Jersey Day

Friday, October 5, 2018

Today was Jersey Day at Greenvale.  Students and staff came in ready to support their favorite team.

News You Can Use– From Your Greenvale Library and Information Center

We need your help!!  Water, juice bottles and thermoses are opening up, leaking, and creating a challenge for your library books (and other school materials).  So far, we have had 4 incidences of water damage affecting library books.  Please keep your bottles and thermoses well away from your books.  Place books in a Ziploc bag or place your child’s bottle or thermos in a Ziploc bag before putting it into the backpack so that damage does not occur.  Encourage your child to put the water bottle or thermos back into the bag after lunch.   You will have to pay for a book that is ruined. Taking proactive steps will reduce this possibility.  Thank you.

ALSO, if a book gets wet and you know about it, take it out of your child’s backpack, fan the pages (open the book up), and try to dry it out.  This might help mitigate the damage.

Merrie Daitch

Your Greenvale Librarian


From the Principal’s Desk

Dear Greenvale Family,

We have completed a full week of school.  The students are off to a great start.  The students are learning the rituals and routines of their new classrooms.  The second-grade students are walking the hallways as if they have always been here at Greenvale.

Several classes have already engaged in Maker Space challenges, and some have even participated in Escape the Classroom lessons.  Parents, please be sure to ask the students about their school day and what they are learning.  All of the students should be able to tell you about at least one or two things they are doing here at Greenvale.

I would like to thank the faculty, staff, PTA, and you the parents for a wonderful Open House.  We will continue to work on the schedule and time to make transitions and little smoother. Reminder parents, please write the children’s names in their jackets, sweaters, gloves, and backpacks using a Sharpie pen.  They will misplace these items.  Be sure to check the Lost and Found closet located in the main entrance of the building.

Have a Great weekend!


Thank you for all that you do!


Darrell Stinchcomb


Cup Stacking Challenge

Maker Space News

Recently, class 4-G completed a cup stacking challenge.  The students  accomplished this difficult task without quitting or giving up.


Westchester Loves to Read!

Westchester County Executive George Latimer announces “Westchester Loves to Read”.
In an effort to promote the importance of reading, your child is invited to participate.    Students are asked to log their reading hours between October 1, 2018 and May 5, 2019.   Students who meet a minimum threshold of 4,000 minutes, or roughly 15-20 minutes a day, will receive a free pass for Playland Park’s Opening Day.
Children can return the log to school when they reach 4,000 minutes.   Prizes will be distributed after May 5, 2019.
More details –   Westchester Loves to Read

Young At Arts Program

Registration is filling up fast for our
AHS and GVL Branch Campus Young At Arts Programs!

*New This Year: AHS and GVL will be on separate class days!*
AHS Students in Grades 3-5
Thursdays Starting Oct. 4th, 3:15pm – 5:15pm at AHS.
GVL Students in Grades 3-5
Fridays Starting Oct. 5, 3:15pm – 5:15pm
(*On the AHS Campus*)

All Students at AHS and GVL have received registration
forms in their take-home folders.
Please follow directions on the registration forms to
reserve a place for your child.
Registration Deadline: October 1st!
Questions?: E-mail us at or
Call us at 914 930 6710

From the Principal’s Desk

Dear Greenvale Family,

We experienced another short week of school. Quite a few things are happening here at Greenvale.  During the upcoming weeks, I will try to keep you up to date with what is happening here at Greenvale.

Our second-grade teachers are all being trained on the new Science 21 program.  The program’s primary emphasis is on investigations that are student directed and relevant to students’ everyday lives. The program’s primary focus is on hands-on, inquiry-based science, and math, language arts, and technology are integrated at points where they fit naturally SCIENCE 21 achieves a balance between process and content and is supported by kits and staff development. Our second graders are familiar with the program from Waverly School.  The children will still engage in Maker Space challenges during science which is very similar to Science 21.

Parents we look forward to seeing you on Monday for Open House.  Just a reminder that Open House is an opportunity for you to meet the teachers and to get a glimpse of what the students are working on.  The teachers will not be able to conduct individual meetings with parents. You will be able to have one-on-one sessions during Parent/Teacher Conferences.

Have a Great weekend!

Thank you for all that you do!

Darrell Stinchcomb


From the Principal’s Desk

Dear Greenvale Family,

We are yet to have a full week of school but the students are pushing forward with learning the rituals and routines.  We are off to a great start.  The morning meetings are now being held in the gym.

Parents we are working with the district to resolve the bus issues.  I will continue to go into the gym to assist with the students getting on the correct buses.  The teachers are also doing a great job of coming into the gym and checking on their students.  We are informing the district of the arrival times of the buses both in the mornings and afternoons.

Please enjoy the weekend!

Thank you for all that you do!

Darrell Stinchcomb


News from Your Library and Information Center

Merrie Daitch, Librarian

Dawn Tyrrell, Library Clerk

Check out is now ongoing at Greenvale.  Books are due back in the library on the same day each week. Please remind your students to return their books on the following day.  (This schedule is good for the entire year.)

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World Book Encyclopedia—Online

Your students have used WB in 2nd and 3rd grades.  They may use it at home for any of their informational needs. Website:     The login and password  are both:  emhsny    Enjoy!

Our Online Library Catalog

You can help your child look for a library book, from your home computer.


You are now on our online library catalog where you can find books from all of the libraries in the Eastchester School District.  Choose Greenvale Elementary from the location dropdown. You may search the catalog by title, author, subject or keyword.  Don’t see the book you’re looking for?  Go back to the front page of the catalog and change the dropdown menu from “Greenvale” to “Elementary Schools” to see if we have the title at Anne Hutch or Waverly.  (Changing the dropdown menu to “Eastchester Union Free School District” will also show books from the Middle or High School.)  Knowing that we have a book (or need to request it from another school) before your child comes to library class frees up your child’s time to look around for a second book he or she might be interested in.  I am happy to provide further direction and/or answer any questions – just email me at or see me at Open House.

Happy Reading!

Merrie Daitch

Your Greenvale Librarian