Announcements

  • MCSD & the Putnam County Health Department Offer Free Flu Vaccinations

     The Putnam County Health Department has worked with the Mahopac Central School District to provide free influenza immunization to our school community.  Please read the attached letter, information about the influenza vaccine, and complete and return the consent form to your building principal's office if you would like your child to receive the flu vaccination.  

     School flu vaccination clinic schedule for 2016:

    Austin Road – 11/09/2016
    Fulmar Road – 11/10/2016 
    Lakeview Elementary – 11/10/2016
    Mahopac Middle School – 11/14/2016
    Mahopac High School – 11/15/2016

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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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  • Fulmar Road Students Learn Food Web Chain of Command

    A moose may be bigger than a butterfly, but both are primary consumers in the food web. That is just one of the interesting facts students at Fulmar Road Elementary School learned during a recent visit from Lauren Barbieri from the Center for Environmental Education at PNW BOCES. Barbieri presented hands-on learning about the food web, a system of interlocking and interdependent food chains.

    Size doesn’t matter when it comes to food webs, Barbieri told fourth graders in Kathleen Barrett’s class. “A moose and a butterfly are very different in size, but they are both herbivores.”

    Barbieri also brought animal skulls for students to examine. The type of teeth and jaws animals have make it easier for them to eat the type of foods they are meant to consume.

    Barrett said that the visit was well timed. “It ties in to our study of the food web, as part of Science 21,” she said.

     

     

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  • Mahopac Schools Celebrate Thanksgiving by Giving

    Thanksgiving is about tradition, and nowhere is the tradition of giving more apparent than in the Mahopac School District. Its years-old custom of giving back via fundraisers and gift baskets celebrates community, as students, parents, teachers and staff go all out to help families in need.

    Mahopac Middle School provided Thanksgiving dinner to 33 area families in need, including turkey, stuffing, potatoes, rolls, cranberry sauce, pie, and “You name it,” said Lynne Mongon, who coordinated the giving at MMS. They also set up a “pantry” full of staples that recipients could shop from, including flour, sugar, oil, cereal, fruit, baby food, desserts, veggies, and crackers, among other things. The fire departments and local businesses donated turkeys, a local businessman donated 100 pounds of potatoes, and area stores donated gift cards. “It was a true team effort from the community,” said MMS Principal Vince DiGrandi.

    Fulmar Road’s annual food drive supports families in need in the school. Students and staff collected things like cranberry sauce, stuffing and other ingredients for Thanksgiving meals, in addition to staples such as paper towels and pasta.

    Austin Road collected donations and bought gift cards for families in need in its community, with each family receiving a grocery-store gift card for $125.

    And at Mahopac High School, boxes and bags of food poured in to help create an abundance of giving to share with those in need. More than 40 baskets were distributed to help families have a traditional Thanksgiving meal. This annual event was organized by high school social workers Kristel Halton, Jenn Stytzer, Davia Bugge and Valerie Trefny and included help from Mahopac’s school counselors, custodians, teachers, students, parents, clubs, and administrators.

    Said Kristel Halton, “Mahopac High School is committed to making community service a priority and promoting empathy and resiliency through acts of kindness. I feel very grateful to be part of a wonderful community.”

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  • Fulmar Road Students Learn Native American Ways

    Wearing head-to-toe period-inspired dress, Native American expert Clint Chartier presented to students at Fulmar Road Elementary School recently on what life was like as an early Native American.

    Chartier, who dressed in clothing he made out of buckskin, also created displays in classrooms, including buffalo hides with hand-painted pictographs, handcrafted tools, headdresses, beads and other adornments.

    Students were fascinated to learn about the dangers of buffalo hunts, how the Native Americans survived the harsh winters, and the ways in which children were taught the old stories and necessary skills to live successfully and safely in the primitive land. After he spoke, Chartier let the children try on the headdresses for themselves, which, for a student or two, was admittedly their favorite part of the day.

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  • Fulmar Students Visit Woodcock Nature Center

    First grade students in Mr. Noto's class recently attended a field trip to the Woodcock Nature Center in Wilton, Connecticut, where they spent the day learning about local wildlife and habitats. The children enjoyed interacting with the animals and the friendly staff at the nature center. 

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  • Fulmar's Cross Country Runners Take the Course

    Runners from Fulmar Road Elementary recently participated in the school district's elementary cross country race. Our student athletes showed great skill, endurance and sportsmanship during the event. Thanks to all who came to support our runners!

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  • Fulmar Students Learn How Beavers Helped Build The Hudson Valley

    “The fur trade made people want to live in the Hudson Valley,” Colin Remick, a naturalist from the Madden Outdoor Education Center at PNW BOCES, told Fulmar Road Elementary School students during a recent presentation at the school. Speaking on the importance of beavers for trade and commerce among early settlers and Native Americans, Remick also engaged students with hands-on activities and a slide presentation.

    “Beaver skins were used by the Native Americans to insulate wigwams because the waxy skin helped to keep the rain out,” Remick told students. “They even used it to line their canoes.”

    Native Americans also used the highly sought-after beaver skins to trade with European settlers. “They didn’t need to understand each other’s languages to trade,” Remick said, “they would just set up a blanket and put items on it to be bartered or traded.”

    Remick set up a “trading blanket” and gave students the chance to “barter” for goods such as skunk pelts, corn, soap a candle mold and a horseshoe. When asked to trade his skunk pelt for soap, one fourth grader wouldn’t agree until the other placed a horseshoe on the blanket. “I’ll take that,” he said, and a mutual fair trade took place.

    “Everyone has soap today,” Remick said, “but back then it was a commodity.”

    Students were excited by the hands-on learning of early American history. “This visit really ties in well with our unit on New York State history,” said Fulmar Road fourth grade teacher Maria Natiello. “It also fits in well with our review of animal adaptation in science.”

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