● JOIN NOW! It's never too late to become a member of the 2021-2022 DOBBS FERRY PTSA ! Click the "Join" link above or click here for the membership store!
● 2021 VIRTUAL BACK-TO-SCHOOL WEEK (September 27- October 1): For all three Dobbs Ferry schools! During the week, your school Principal and your child's teacher(s) will share with you (parents/guardians) via email, a link to videos they created that will highlight what's happening in the student's classroom, what they will be covering this year, homework expectations and other important information.
● NEED DISTRICT LINKS? Click here for the latest Dobbs Ferry schools news, Board of Ed information, and the Dobbs Ferry 2021-22 Reopening Plan.
● A WARM WELCOME! Dr. Darrell Stinchcomb joins the district as our new Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Equity. He was most recently the principal of the Greenvale School in the Eastchester School District.
● MANY THANKS! We appreciate your ongoing support this past year. Our Used Book Sale, Harlem Wizards event, Double Good popcorn fundraiser, Spirit Wear pop-up sale, and Diversity UNITY lawn sign sale raised some much-needed funds. And thank you to Outdoor Classroom chair Sara Sellitti for donating Springhurst Garden produce to the Dobbs Ferry Food Pantry and to SPRING Community Partners for all their generous efforts with the Pantry too.
● WORKING HARD FOR ALL: PTSA committee chairs and members are always hard at work for our community. This past year, the Safe Routes committee gave a comprehensive presentation to the Village about keeping our streets safe for all and the Diversity Committee spearheaded the Out for Safe Schools initiative in the district. The Wellness Committee held many interesting and timely parent workshops throughout the year.
● TAKE A LOOK: The PTSA purchased Black Lives Matter and Pride flags that are on display in our district school buildings in support of the DFHS BIPOC Student Union and the DFMS Social & Racial Alliance. Contact DFMS teacher Katia Marques at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
● CONGRATULATIONS! Wishing the best to those who retired during the 2020-2021 school year. Many thanks for your years of service and dedication! Doug Berry, DFSD Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction (and former Springhurst Principal), 13 years, Lucia Palladino, DFMS Math Teacher, 20 years, Clark Poccia, DFMS Social Studies Teacher, 33 years, and Rosalie DiChiara, DFMS Teaching Assistant, 13 years.
● INSTAGRANT AT WORK! Springhurst speech pathologist Lynn Sudak's requested and purchased Boom cards for her students. We encourage all teachers to apply for a PTSA Instagrant! So easy to do and the rewards are endless.
● ICYMI: MORE PTSA INFO HERE! Check out back issues of PTSA Newsletters under the "What We Do" banner. Follow @dobbsptsa on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
● DO-GOODER FLASHBACK: DFMS Design Teacher JP Kaminski and past PTSA President Brooke Bass on Eyewitness News!