On Sunday, October 15, the Yalow Tigers chess team competes in the Right Moves at the beautiful Riverbank State Park, located at 679 Riverside Drive (at 145th St.), in Manhattan—the second tournament of the season. 33 Yalow Tigers will be competing with more than 15 other schools from across the city and suburbs. Rated players compete in four matches; unrated players compete in 5 matches. You must arrive by 9:45 a.m. or your daughter or son may forfeit the first game. The final round will end around 2:45 p.m., followed by an awards ceremony at 3:00 p.m. Please register your child in advance by filling out the attached registration form.
Saturday programs are open to students by invitation, and parents should consult with their child’s teachers. The chess team practices Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to noon. To be competitive, students need additional chess instruction beyond Yalow’s regular Tuesday and Thursday chess classes; thus we have this Saturday session, where tournament tactics are addressed. Yalow’s fencing team practices using electric épées (one of the three fencing weapons). First session: 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Second session: 12:30-2:30 p.m., for advanced second and third graders.
The Fall 2017 session of the Family Support Center—for Yalow parents and students—began on Thursday, October 12, 2017. Ten families meet Thursday evenings with counselors from the Riverdale Mental Health Association. The 10 sessions take place in the school beginning at 5:15 p.m. for parents who have agreed to attend all 10 winter sessions from October 10 through December 21. If you wish to attend the complete 9-week fall session, please sign and return the attached form. Interested parents should apply. A brief interview will follow. Parents will learn stress management techniques and discipline techniques, while children will practice social skills in a supportive environment. The Family Support Center is […]