Spring is in the air and the PTSA has a lot going on at Dows Lane! Here's a recap of what you need to know and how to get involved!

Become a Garden Volunteer!

The Dows Lane Garden is coming back to life this spring and we need parent/caregiver volunteers to help with planting, weeding, maintenance, harvesting and supporting classroom visits.

Sign-up below to be added to the list of Garden volunteers! Questions? Contact Meg Tubman, PTSA Garden Volunteer.

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3rd Grade Moving Up T-Shirt & Class Gift

Moving Up Day for Dows Lane 3rd graders is on June 20th and every graduate will wear a custom Dows Lane 2024 Moving Up Day T-Shirt featuring the names of all their classmates! A portion of the proceeds from the purchase of T-shirts will be contributed to the 3rd Grade Class Gift to Dows Lane Elementary School and we invite you to make an additional donation to the class gift fund. 

Order a T-Shirt

Confidential financial assistance to purchase a T-Shirt 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. Every 3rd Grader will receive a T-Shirt, and if you do not place an order, the default T-Shirt size will be a Youth Large. 

Dows Lane Yearbooks: On Sale Now through May 3

Memorialize your child’s precious time at Dows Lane with the 2023-24 yearbook! Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter school code 18660 to place your order.

Yearbooks are $25 each and 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.

Order Now!

Volunteers Needed: PTSA Preschool Carnival

May 18 | 10AM | Dows Lane

The PTSA is hosting our annual Preschool Carnival to welcome Dows Lane’s newest students! The Carnival features games and activities provided by Mohawk Day Camp, as well as a bake sale and school tours for incoming K students given by 3rd graders. 

We need your support to make this fun-filled, community-building event for new families a success.

Here’s how you can help: 

Seeking Books and Volunteers for PTSA Used Book Sale

May 14 - 18 | Dows Lane MPR

We're collecting gently used books for the annual PTSA Used Book Sale fundraiser! Books can be dropped off now through May 8th at collection boxes at Dows Lane (Main Lobby), MSS (Main Lobby), IMS (Upper Lobby) and the IHS (Main Office). 

Dows Lane Class Shopping Days: May 14, 15, 17

Parents/Community Shopping Days: May 16 and 18

Fund your child’s e-wallet so they can shop the sale with their class without cash! Children’s books range from $1 - $2, and unused funds will be donated to the PTSA. Sign-Up to Volunteer to sort books, set up the sale, work check-out and break down the sale. Questions? Email PTSA Used Book Sale Co-Chairs, Ali Saber or Rachel Gorman

Help Us Thank Our Teachers!

Teacher Appreciation Week: May 6 - 10

Teacher Appreciation Week starts on May 6th and we’re hosting lunches for teachers and staff at each of our 4 schools to show our thanks!

Show your support by donating fruits/dessert (LINK) or contributing to our Teacher Appreciation Luncheon fund (LINK). Questions?

Contact PTSA Hospitality Committee Chair, Karen Greenbarg.

Time to Order Next Year’s School Supplies!

Last Day to Order: July 1

Skip the back-to-school rush and support the PTSA by pre-ordering ALL grade-specific school supplies for next year - shipped to your home! A portion of the proceeds supports the PTSA and help us fund grants, activities and programs for our students. So, it's a win-win for all!

Order Now!

Have a child entering Main Street School next year, click HERE to order school supplies for Grades 4 and 5.

Save the Dates: K-3 Grade-Specific Playdates

Please mark your calendars to celebrate the end of the school year with your child’s grade at the grade-specific playdates! All playdates will be held at Matthiessen Park, rain or shine. No drop off - parents or caregivers must accompany students.

Kindergarten: Wed 6/19 @ 9:00am

1st Grade: Friday 6/21 @ 11:30am

2nd Grade: Monday 6/24 @ 11:30am

3rd Grade: Tuesday 6/25 @ 11:30am

Questions? Contact Dows Lane VP, Katherine Cain.

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