10/19 – WNES PTA Meeting on Zoom, 7pm

10/22 – Deadline to Sign Up for WNES PTA Trunk or Treat

10/22 – Deadline to Order WNES Apparel

10/23 & 10/24 – Sign Ups by Grade for Drama Program

10/23 7am – 12pm 5th Grade Sign Up

10/23 2pm – 7pm 4th Grade Sign Up

10/24 7am – 12pm 3rd Grade Sign Up

10/24 2pm – 7pm 2nd Grade Sign Up

10/29 WNES Halloween Parade (Times Below)

Kindergarten and First Grades: 9:00am – 9:15am
Second and Third Grades: 9:25am – 9:40am
Fourth and Fifth Grades: 9:50am – 10:05am

10/30 WNES PTA Trunk or Treat (Participants Must be Pre-Registered)

11/3 – 11/5 Book Fair Preview Days by Class

11/8 – 11/10 Book Fair Purchase Days by Class

11/5 Deadline to Order Thanksgiving Pies & Cakes

11/16 WNES PTA Meetingon ZOOM, 7pm

Fundraisers & Flyers

Sign-On Info for WNES PTA Meetings on Zoom at 7pm

Meeting ID 836 5695 2010
Passcode 770852

WNES PTA Meeting Dates: 10/19, 11/16, 1/25, 3/8, 4/5, 5/17

Important WNES PTA Announcement

In order to be more environmentally conscious and to save the cost of copies so that our WNES PTA funds can be put to better use for things that directly benefit our WNES students & families, the WNES PTA is going paperless.

If you would like to receive WNES PTA updates & info about things such as…
– PTA Meetings
– Class Parents
– Spiritwear
– Halloween Trunk or Treat
– Fundraisers
– Drama Program
– Book Fair
– Holiday Boutique

Then please…
– Join our WNES PTA email blast by emailing your name, child’s name, & grade to
– Join the “West Nyack Elementary School PTA” Facebook Page
– Visit our WNES PTA Website at

There are many new and updated announcements and fundraisers to check out, so please be sure to join our email blast and take a look at our Facebook page and website. These are all updated often – Don’t miss out on the fun & exciting things the WNES PTA has going on this school year.


October 1, 2021

Dear Parents,

We would like to take this opportunity to provide you with some guidance regarding Halloween in our schools for this year.

On Friday, October 29th we invite all staff and students to dress up in costumes or to wear fall colors (orange, black, purple, yellow, brown…) to celebrate the season. Students should wear costumes that they can manipulate independently should they need to go to the bathroom. Please also know that if we feel a costume would cause a safety concern regarding specific outdoor recess activities, we may guide your child to another area or activity. Students are not permitted to bring “props” such as swords, axes, or toy guns to school even for this event. Students need to still wear (Covid) masks with their costumes while indoors.

This school year, weather permitting, we are planning 3 separate parades for students in the circle. Parents are invited to watch their child(ren) at the designated times provided below. All visitors and students are asked to please remain at 3 foot distances and must remain masked for this event. We also ask that visitors kindly leave the area when their own child(ren) are not parading to keep crowd numbers at a minimum. In the event of inclement weather, the parade will be held indoors with no parent visitors. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Early Schools (Laurel Plains, Link, New City, Strawtown)

Kindergarten and First Grades: 8:35am – 8:50am
Second and Third Grades: 9:00am – 9:15am
Fourth and Fifth Grades: 9:25am – 9:40am

Late Schools ( Bardonia, Lakewood, Little Tor, West Nyack, Woodglen)

Kindergarten and First Grades: 9:00am – 9:15am
Second and Third Grades: 9:25am – 9:40am
Fourth and Fifth Grades: 9:50am – 10:05am

Parents should feel free to send in a special snack for their own child. Non-food Halloween gift bags are welcomed as long as there are enough for each student in the class.

Wishing everyone a lovely fall season of fun!

Ms. Michelle Zernone, Bardonia Elementary
Mr. Jon Slaybough, Birchwood Elementary
Ms. Deborah Mariniello, Lakewood Elementary
Dr. Duane Christian, Laurel Plains Elementary
Ms. Mary Bish, Link Elementary
Dr. Matthew Younghans, Little Tor Elementary
Ms. Debra Forman, New City Elementary
Ms. Martha Ryan, Strawtown Elementary
Ms. Annie Streiff, West Nyack Elementary
Ms. Lisa Maher, Woodglen Elementary


Calling all WNES Wildcats… Get your Halloween Costumes Ready & Start Decorating your Trunks Save The Date – Saturday, October 30th (Pre-Registration Required to Attend) Deadline to Register is Friday, Oct 22nd



We are happy to announce that once again the West Nyack Elementary School PTA is partnering with Willie Wilson’s Theatre Arts Group to run an After-School Drama Program for our students! The program will run from November 2021 – February 2022. (*Please note: All participants will be required to wear a face mask fully covering their nose & mouth at all times during this program and while in the school building.)
For: CurrentWNES Students in Grades 2nd through 5th
Where: West Nyack Elementary School (location of dress rehearsal & show TBD)
Fee: $425 per child (sibling discount: fee of $400 for additional children – please enter code sibling for every child after the 1st child being signed up.) We recommend paying by eCheck to minimize the transaction fee when checking out.
Pricing includes a play-themed shirt!
When: Mondays – from school dismissal until 5:30pm (Mostly Mondays except where noted.)
Sessions will be held –In 2021: 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20 In 2022: 1/3, 1/10, 1/18 (Tue), 1/24, 1/31
Other Important Dates:Dress Rehearsal & “Show Days” are set to be on Tuesday 2/1, Wednesday 2/2, & Thursday 2/3Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, times and locations for these have not yet been locked in. Also, it is possible that it will not be able to be a show in front of a live audience. The WNES PTA & Willie Wilson’s Theatre Arts Group will work together to monitor current COVID-19 rules, restrictions, and regulations in CCSD and in New York State to determine if a traditional live show is possible.
* Enrollments will be accepted by grade as outlined below.* All registrations and payments must be submitted online.
Students Grade – Enrollment Period Begins
5th Grade – Saturday, Oct 23rd at 7:00am – 12:00pm
4th Grade – Saturday, Oct 23rd at 2:00pm – 7:00pm
3rd Grade – Sunday, Oct 24th at 7:00am – 12:00pm
2nd Grade – Sunday, Oct 24th at 2:00pm – 7:00pm
Open Enrollment for Grades 2-5 – Monday, Oct 25th at 7:00am until program is Sold Out
* Registration will be monitored. If you submit online enrollment for your child prior to the assigned enrollment period for their grade, their registration will be cancelled.
*Registration will be closed between registration periods for each new grade. Although older grades may continue to register during the younger grade’s time windows, it is recommended that you register your child(ren) in their grade’s time window since registration is first come, first serve.
* The online enrollment system is designed to cap off enrollment at 32 participants. A waitlist will be available once the program is Sold Out.
* Registration is first come, first serve.
* Enrollment fee is non-refundable.
For additional questions about this program:Alana Murphy –


Thanksgiving Pie & Cake Sale

Please Help Support the WNES 5th Grade Moving Up Class of 2022 by Purchasing Thanksgiving Pies & Cakes made by Carousel Cakes. All orders need to be in by Friday, November 5th. Order pick-up will be on Tuesday, November 23rd. Questions? Please contact Alissa Mendys (917)885-6498 or Carolyn Roy (845)304-8290



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