REMINDER about May 26!

Because Susquehanna Valley, courtesy of “Snowicane” Stella, has exhausted our allotment of emergency closing days, Friday, May 26 will be a regular school day. That day had been scheduled to be a day off for students to begin the Memorial Day weekend, but is now a full day of instruction. We have not had to use any of the make-up days that are currently part of spring recess. However, if we have another emergency closing, the next scheduled make-up day is April 21.

 

BINGO for the Browns
A previously scheduled P.T.A. family event at Francis P. Donnelly Elementary School - BINGO and Books - underwent a transformation in the days following the tragic loss of 7 year old FPD second grader Connor Brown.  The event, Thursday, March 23, became BINGO for the Browns. It was a wonderful turnout for a family fun night of BINGO, prizes and raffles, with all proceeds to benefit Connor's family. Thank you to all who attended!
Remembering Connor Brown

The Susquehanna Valley School community mourns the loss of 7-year-old Connor Brown, a second grade student at Francis P. Donnelly Elementary School.  This young member of our Sabers family lost his life Sunday, March 19 after falling into the river behind his home on Stillwater Road, Conklin. Despite extensive rescue and resuscitation efforts, Connor could not be revived. 

Our hearts are broken for the Brown family and their many friends throughout our district and beyond. Our district stands with the family and will do anything and everything we can to support them in this time of indescribable loss.

This young man had a lot of friends, teachers and staff that cared a great deal about him and his loss is going to be felt very deeply in our buildings. We have mobilized our Crisis Response Team – including grief counselors and social workers - to render whatever assistance is necessary to students and staff as they begin to come to terms with this tragedy.  Our primary thoughts are with the family and with Connor’s friends and classmates, teachers and staff who've been part of his all-too-short life. 

We're certainly asking everyone to continue to send their thoughts and prayers to this family.



PARENTS: The NYS Department of Health has issued an update on its meningoccocal vaccine requirement for the 2017-2018 school year. Visit our Health Services page to learn more.
District News
SV's Rachel Feltz is YES LEADer of the Month!
If you visit the YES Safe Choices website this month, you'll see a familiar face! One of SV's best has earned special recognition.  
SV Schedules 2017-18 Kindergarten Registration
It's time once again to begin registering our newest SV Sabers! Kindergarten Registration is here. 
Date change for prospective Board candidates workshop
If you've been contemplating running for the Board of Education, you'll want to mark April 11 (this is a change from the original date of April 10) on your calendar. Broome-Tioga BOCES is hosting its annual workshop for prospective board candidates.
SEE THIS FLYER FOR DETAILS. And speaking of information for prospective board candidates: any Susquehanna Valley resident contemplating running for the Board of Education may obtain a Candidate Packet, including the necessary petitions, from the Board Clerk during normal business hours.  Call (607) 775-9100 for more information.
 
BRAVO for SSP's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
The cast and crew of Susquehanna Valley's Saber Stage Productions are grateful for the tremendous support for their production of the highly acclaimed musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, February 24, 25 and 26.
 
A.R.C. Lifeguard Training Course UPDATED
This course trains entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies. Certification includes Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer from the American Red Cross.

Dates: Saturdays March 11, 18, 25 and April 1 and Sunday, April 2. Dates and times are subject to change. Participants must be at least 15 years of age and must pass a swimming test. There is a fee.

Register with Mrs. Steflik (RTS MS Rm 108) or by email: tsteflik@svsabers.org) by Friday, March 3, 2017.  THIS FLYER has all the details.
 
Heater, Hoffman in '17 Scholastic Art Awards exhibit
Visitors to the Arnot Art Museum down the road in Elmira will get a chance to marvel at the artistic abilities of two SV Sabers. Pieces by Nicole Hoffman and Olivia Heater are on display as part of the Scholastic Art Awards. 
How do you spell winner? H-O-P-E!
One thing is C-L-E-A-R from the inaugural Richard T. Stank Middle School Spelling Bee conducted Thursday, February 16 - RTS students take spelling S-E-R-I-O-U-S-L-Y. After getting through some challenging words, 8th grader Hope Savercool was crowned as the school's top speller. 
Sabers trio part of shadow day at Hatala Orthodontics
While the world was waiting breathlessly for the shadowy prognostication of a ground hog, three Susquehanna Valley High School students joined 23 of their peers to do some shadowing of their own.  
Community outreach takes SV High Student Council to Conklin Senior Housing
On Monday, February 6, some of SV High School's finest headed down the road to Conklin Senior Housing to share a delicious meal with residents. It's all part of the group's renewed commitment to community outreach. 
SV Dollars for Scholars gets helping hand from Barnes and Noble
Susquehanna Valley Dollars for Scholars teamed up with Barnes and Noble Saturday, January 14 for a fundraising event at B & N's Vestal location that featured contributions from SV's music and art departments. 
RTS packs a lot of learning into a half day
Friday, January 27 may have been an early dismissal day, but that didn't stop Richard T. Stank Middle School - with the help of some special visitors - from packing a full day of learning in! 
SV artists add the Sabers brand to Lowes
Susquehanna Valley's mighty Sabers are now a fixture at Lowes Home Improvement stores in Binghamton and Vestal, thanks to the creativity and skill of the SV Art Club. 
Vincent Cooper attends Future Medical Leaders conference
Susquehanna Valley High School junior Vincent Cooper spent a few days this past summer immersed in the fascinating world of medicine. A few years from now, when they're paging "Dr. Cooper," Vincent will remember the time spent at the Future Medical Leaders conference as one of the stepping stones that earned him that title. 
Top Saber athletes Pappas, Nolan college signings
Two of Susquehanna Valley's finest athletes have finalized their plans after they playing days in the blue and gold are done. 
 
 
SV students make skillful STEM showing at engineering competition
A team of students from SV's Richard T. Stank Middle School turned in an outstanding effort at the second annual Engineering Day at Broome-Tioga BOCES. 
SV YES LEADers attend YES Ignites!
YES LEADers from RTS Middle School and SV High School are all fired up after attending this year's YES Ignites event in downtown Binghamton.  
2016-17 Free and Reduced Meals Program
At Susquehanna Valley, we believe proper nutrition - good, healthy meals - are essential to learning. We encourage parents to look into our Free and Reduced Price Meals or Free Milk programs to see if you qualify. GET ALL THE DETAILS HERE. 
Important Immunization Update
As of September 1, 2016, all public and private school students entering 7th and 12th grades in New York State must be fully vaccinated against meningococcal disease in order to attend school.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION HERE.
 
SV is Standing Up to Bullying
When we all work together, we can make bullying a thing of the past.  CLICK HERE to learn more. 
Susquehanna Valley - A Great Place to Live and Learn!

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