On Saturday, May 20, we are holding our second chess tournament at the school. All students can participate and compete with one another for trophies. Participants play four matches, beginning at 9:00 a.m. You must arrive on time to compete. The fourth and final round will end around 1:00 p.m., followed by an awards ceremony. Trophies will be awarded for the first- and second-grade section: 1st through 5th places; kindergarten section: 1st through 5th places; and, top 1st grader and top 2nd grader. Please register your child in advance by filling out a registration form.
The Spring 2017 session of the Family Support Center—for Yalow parents and students—began on Thursday, April 20, 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 April 27 through June 22. If you wish to attend the complete 10-week winter 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 […]
Rosalyn Yalow has a 3-hour training session for our chess team, now 25 students, to prepare the team to better compete in rated tournaments. Wednesday afternoon training addresses any gaps our chess players have. There will be three instructors; two will coach the intermediate players (c. 15 children), and one will take the advanced group (c. 10 children). These Wednesday chess classes will be by invitation to those students who have regularly attended the Saturday chess session. Wednesday classes will prepare students for the nuances of tournament play: Using digital clocks and chess notation (writing down chess moves during a 100-move match) and in the near future using computer programs […]