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  • MCSD & PCDOH 2017 Influenza (Flu) Clinics

    Making FREE vaccination available to your child during the school day eliminates additional demand on your time and your child will be better protected from influenza. Immunizing the student helps to keep the larger community safe as well.

     The Putnam County Health Department has worked with the Mahopac Central School District to schedule the following dates to provide influenza immunization to your school community. 

    2017 school flu vaccination clinics are scheduled as follows:

    • Austin Road – 11/08/2017
    • Fulmar Road – 11/09/2017
    • Lakeview Elementary – 11/09/2017
    • Mahopac Middle School – 11/14/2017
    • Mahopac High School – 11/16/2017

    For access to influenza information and consent forms please click on this LINK

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  • Transportation Information

    All transportation information will be available on Parent Portal beginning August 30, 2016. If you need access to Parent Portal, contact Marie Micol at (845)621-0656.

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  • Moving?

    When planning to move within district or out of district at any time, please select the appropriate form and inform the main office at 845 628 0440.

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  • Before and After School Child Care

    The YMCA in Somers provides before and after school child care programs at Fulmar Road. To register, call 914-276-2398 ext 10 or obtain a form in the Main Office.

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  • Thanksgiving Means Turkey Bowl at Fulmar Road

    To compete in Fulmar Road’s Turkey Bowl, held the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, students had to be not only athletic, but smart too.  Each team had to prove their math-fact knowledge in drills held before the start of the game. The more facts mastered, the more advantage the teams had, resulting in an exciting competition of wit and skill.

     

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  • Mahopac Teaches Importance of Digital Citizenship

    As students of all ages increase their use of social media, the Internet, and technology in general, online safety is becoming more crucial. To address this issue, all three Mahopac elementary schools participated in Digital Citizenship Week, where each school held lessons on Internet safety for every student.

    Digital Citizenship Week is sponsored by Commonsensemedia.org, a nonprofit dedicated to helping children get the most out of technology in the safest possible environment.

    “It is really important that students know how to behave when they’re online,” said Mahopac School District Instructional Technology Specialist John Sebalos.

    Sebalos hosted a Digital Citizenship day at Lakeview, Austin Road and Fulmar Road elementary schools, along with each school’s building technology officers and staff.

    “Each student, from kindergarten through fifth grade, got an age-appropriate lesson on safe, appropriate Internet use,” said Sebalos.  “With Mahopac’s innovative and expansive use of technology within the K-5 classrooms, digital citizenship becomes increasingly important.  It sets a model of how we want our students to behave and interact online both in and out of school while being able to collaborate and work in a 21st century learning environment.”

    For younger students, talking about privacy online is particularly important. “Sharing things like your name, address, school or other personal information is never OK,” Sebalos told students.

    “Through humor and interactive activities, our students were able to grasp the basic concepts of how to behave responsibly online,” said Austin Road teacher and safety presenter Tiffany Ziegelhofer, who was impressed by students’ reception of the day. “They were really attentive and motivated to learn.” 

    For older students, the lesson was more focused on appropriate behavior online and avoiding cyberbullying.

    Addressing a group of fifth graders at Fulmar Road, Sebalos showed a film about Internet safety and then gave out game cards with prompts asking students what they would do in certain scenarios. “I wanted them to work as a group,” Sebalos said, “ so they could really discuss the options.”

    Students were asked to consider what they would do if a person they did not know asked for personal information online; how to handle a fellow student making a rude comment about a teacher on a social media site; and what type of information is private versus public.

    “The students did really well with their responses in class, but the real test will be how they respond when there is no teacher or friend around,” said Fulmar Road Principal Gary Chadwick, who also led a class on Internet safety.

    Fifth grader Gabby said she thought people should use discretion when they are using social media. “There are some things we shouldn’t say online because they just aren’t nice,” she said.

    Fifth grader Jayson said, “You can’t give out personal information online because you can’t trust someone you don’t know.”

    Lakeview teacher Jenn Borst said she thought the day gave students a real understanding of what is expected of them and what is safe. “It was great hearing the children talk about their digital footprint,” she said. “They walked away with a real understanding of private information versus personal information.”

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  • Fulmar Races to Help Hurricane Victims

    School may have just started, but students and staff at Fulmar Road wasted no time in helping victims of the devastating hurricanes that have left so many homeless.

    Teachers Andrea Jones and Christine Czuy organized Fulmar’s Charity Walk/Run for Hurricane Relief, which raised more than $3,000 for the Red Cross’s hurricane-relief efforts.

    More than 240 of “Fulmar’s Finest” joined together on the morning of September 19, including students, administrators, staff and MTA members, to rally for the cause. Each participant was asked to donate $5 to the Red Cross.

    “We ran, played a version of freeze tag as well as a caterpillar tag game,” said Czuy. “To finish this beautiful showing of kindness, all of the participants spent a few minutes meditating and sending good thoughts to all those affected by the recent hurricanes,” said Jones.

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  • Way To Go, Fulmar!

    This week's Fulmar Road fun run to benefit hurricane victims raised $2,801.48 so far. All proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross for hurricane relief. Thank you to everyone who participated.
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  • Fulmar Road’s Run for Fun for Hurricane Relief

    On Tuesday, September 19, All of Fulmar’s Finest are invited to join in a Hurricane Charity Run to raise money for those who have been affected by the recent hurricanes in Florida and Texas. The run will take place at  Fulmar Road from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. The $5 per person cost is a donation for victims of recent hurricanes. Please make checks payable to the American Red Cross, and include in an envelope with your child’s name. Please dress for the weather and wear sneakers and bring a water bottle. Rain date: Wednesday September 21, 2017.
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  • Mahopac Principal Fulfills Promise — to Kiss a Pig

    “If everyone finishes the book ‘Charlotte’s Web,’ I will kiss a pig,” Fulmar Road Elementary School Principal Gary Chadwick told the student body and staff during the school’s One School, One Book assembly back in May. Chadwick fulfilled his promise this week, when traveling petting zoo Two By Two Zoo came to visit, bringing with them not just the pig, but lots of other animals as well.

    Every student and staff member at Fulmar Road was given the challenge to read “Charlotte’s Web,” by E.B. White. Starting in May, students, teachers, administrators, bus drivers, office workers and all school personnel and family members began to read the book as part of One School, One Book, a program sponsored by Read to Them, a non-profit organization promoting family literacy.

    Anticipation built this week, while students enjoyed petting all kinds of animals, including rabbits, kangaroos, turtles, snakes, parrots and goats, among others. But the real excitement came when Chadwick took his place at the pavilion.

    “As you remember, I promised to kiss a pig if everyone did their reading,” Chadwick said, addressing the students. “I don’t think a day has gone by when one of you hasn’t said, ‘You better kiss that pig!’”

    “I am so thankful that all of you took the time to read ‘Charlotte’s Web,’” Chadwick told students.

    As the Two By Two staff member lifted Freddie the pig up, Chadwick kissed him, as students laughed and applauded.

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