We're officially in the 3-month homestretch to the end of the 2023-24 school year and there is a lot going on! Here's a quick snapshot of the PTSA programs and fundraisers at all 4 schools.


  • RSVP to the New Families Spring Mixer - Apr. 17
  • Donate to the Bulldog Family Fund Summer Camp Drive

Dows Lane

Main Street School 

Irvington High School

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Apply to Join the PTSA Executive Committee!

Deadline to Apply: Apr. 8, 2024

Do you want to get more involved in our schools, collaborate with our school administrators and advocate for students and families?

Apply for one of the 11 open positions on the PTSA Executive Committee for the 2023-25 term! All terms are 2 years long unless otherwise noted. Below are the vacant positions for the 2024-26 term.

Leadership Team Openings

Co-President #1 and Co-President #2 (1-Year), Treasurer (1-Year), Secretary, EVP, VP-Development and VP-Outreach

School Openings


Click HERE for a list and description of the open positions. Curious, but have questions? Email Nominating Committee Co-Chairs, Amy Suehnholz and Jen Kasoff.

Apply Now!

IHS Seniors: Apply for a 2024 PTSA Scholarship!

Deadline to Apply: Apr. 8, 2024

There is one week left to apply to win one of seven scholarship  awards valued at $2,000 - $4,000 each. All graduating Irvington High School seniors with plans to pursue postgraduate studies OR technical/vocational training are eligible. One simple Google Form allows you to apply for all seven awards! To get started, read the PTSA Scholarships Overview and click below to apply.

Apply Now

Register to Watch Our Virtual Parent Student College Panel

Apr. 17 | 7PM | ZOOM

Calling all 10th and 11th Grade Students and Families: Join us via ZOOM to hear from a panel of IHS seniors and parents of seniors sharing first-hand experiences, advice and tips on navigating the college selection and application process!

Register for ZOOM Link

 Questions? Email co-chairs, Delina Codey-Barrachin or Sarah LeBuhn.

Celebrate Your Graduate with a Custom Lawn Sign!

Deadline to Order: May 10

Families of Graduating Seniors: Celebrate your soon-to-be graduate with a personalized lawn sign featuring their name and yearbook photo! Each sign is $30 and signs will be available for local pick-up in early June. Confidential financial assistance is available to families in need through the PTSA Bulldog Family Fund by contacting the IHS social worker, Katherine O’Sullivan at (914) 746-0969 or via email. .

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Clean Out Your Bookshelves: Donate to the Used Books Sale!

We're collecting gently used children's books for the annual PTSA Used Book Sale fundraiser! Books can be dropped off at collection boxes at Dows Lane (Main Lobby), MSS (Main Lobby), IMS (Upper Lobby) and IHS (Main Office).

Dows Lane classes will visit the sale starting May 14. Fund your child’s e-wallet for convenient cashless shopping. Children’s books range from $1 - $2, and unused funds will be donated to the PTSA. 

Dows & MSS Families: Don’t Miss Out on Custom Keepsakes of Your Child’s Art!

Deadline to Order: Apr. 3

Square 1 Art turns your child’s art into keepsakes and gifts that you can purchase online and have shipped to your home for free! Proceeds from each sale directly benefit the PTSA General Fund which supports enrichment programs and resources for our schools. Click below to browse gifts and order!

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Volunteers Needed: Dows Lane Earth Day Celebration!

Apr. 19 | 8:30am-12:10pm | Outdoor Classroom

We’re gearing up to celebrate Earth Day at Dows Lane and this year we’ll be helping students make seed paper to plant at home. If you have between 1.25 and 2 hours of time in the morning, sign up as a volunteer to assistant students in our outdoor classroom. In the meantime, enjoy the anticipation of flowers and look for your invitation to join our team of garden volunteers for upcoming community workdays!

Volunteer Now!

Dows Lane and MSS Yearbooks: Now on Sale! 

Deadline to Order: May 3

Memorialize your child’s precious time at school with a yearbook for Dows Lane or MSS. NOTE: All 5th graders will receive a free yearbook as part of their annual activities fee, so only 4th grade families need to order an MSS yearbook. To order, click the link below and enter school code 18660 (Dows Lane) or 13518 (MSS).

Order Now!

Confidential financial assistance is available to families in need through the PTSA Bulldog Family Fund by contacting the school social worker -- Gina Menendez (K-5) at (914) 330-2047 or gina.menendez@irvingtonschools.org.

Got Questions or Comments? Email Your School's PAC Representatives

The Parent Advisory Council or PAC is a forum for parents to anonymously raise questions/concerns or share suggestions with school administrators about topics that impact the District, the school, the grade or a class. Each school (Dows Lane, Main Street School, Irvington Middle School and Irvington High School) has its own PAC which is composed of that school’s principal and assistant principal, and the PTSA Vice Presidents (VP) and Grade Parents

PAC questions can be submitted through a Google Form and parents can opt to remain anonymous. Visit www.irvingtonnyptsa.org/pac to meet your school’s PTSA PAC representatives, check PAC meeting dates, read PAC minutes, and the submit a question or comment to your school’s PAC.

Make a PAC Submission

New Families Spring Mixer

Apr. 17 | 6:30PM | Falena - Irvington

If you’re new to the Irvington area or simply looking to meet fellow parents in our school community, you’re invited to the PTSA New Families Welcome Committee’s Spring Mixer,  a casual adult-only gathering at Falena, a new, female-owned small business on Irvington’s Main Street! Admission is $35pp and includes wine and small bites. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot using the link below.


Help Students in Financial Need Attend Summer Camp!

Summer camp fees are on the rise, and for 1 in 9 families in our District whose annual income falls between $39,000 and $55,000 for a family of four, summer camp is simply not a viable, affordable option. This year, the Irvington NY PTSA Bulldog Family Fund (BFF) is fundraising to help up to 20 students attend summer camp. This spring, the BFF is preparing to fulfill family requests for prom wear and tickets, yearbooks, graduation attire, test prep courses and summer school tuition.

The BFF is solely funded by generous donations from the Irvington community and as of today, we do NOT have sufficient funds to meet the anticipated needs of the families we support through the end of this school year. As you make your summer camp plans, please consider donating to our Summer Camp Drive to ensure that no student request is turned away.

Support Our Summer Camp Drive!

Donations Needed: Teacher Appreciation Luncheons

May 6 - 10, 2024

In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week, the PTSA hosts luncheons for teachers and staff at each of our four schools.

Help us thank our hardworking teachers by donating a homemade or store-bought fruit or dessert (Sign-Up Link) or contributing cash to cover lunch (Link to Donate).

Thank you!

PTSA SCAFLD Committee Supports Neurodiversity Celebration Week!

During the week of March 18th, District staff with support from the PTSA Supporting Children and Families with Learning Differences (SCAFLD) Committee celebrated Neurodiversity Celebration Week (NCW), a worldwide initiative that challenges stereotypes and misconceptions about learning and developmental disabilities. Here are highlights from the NCW awareness activities at our schools. 

Dows Lane & MSS: Students received gift bags with books, activities, and other items to support self advocacy, this year’s NCW theme; gift bag supplies were provided by SCAFLD and gift bags were assembled and delivered by students from our Vocational Independence Program (VIP)

IMS & IHS: Throughout the week, there were daily announcements with fun facts to celebrate neurodiversity, while students engaged in interactive activities designed to celebrate each other's learning, thinking and behavioral differences, and highlight the strengths and talents of neurodivergent minds. Hallways were decorated with educational and affirming self advocacy posters, students were given the space to write and post affirming statements, and high school student volunteers served as guides to provide information, share their experiences and answer questions from peers. 

PTSA Grants

A major focus of the PTSA is to support teacher- and administrator-driven projects/ programs and provide necessary resources for our schools. Of our annual grant budget of $60,000, we’ve approved $39,313.99 in grants for this school year to date.

Here are the grants we approved last month:

  • IHS - Admission & Transportation to 2024 Prideworks Conference - $830.94

Our annual grant budget is supported by donations to the PTSA General Fund, so please consider giving today. Click HERE to donate to the General Fund. 

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