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A Letter from Seely Place Principal Carol L. Bartlik


Dear Seely Place Families,

Welcome to the cool, crisp days of Fall.  As I visit Seely Place classrooms, I see students highly engaged in authentic learning experiences.  Students are solving problems together, reading and talking about what they have read, and writing with purpose, voice and clarity.  We know that children learn best when they have positive attitudes and perceptions about learning.  Here at Seely Place, we continuously encourage students to think positively about themselves, their peers and the curriculum that they are learning.

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of Imagination Playground and our newly painted blacktop games, "Seely Plays."  In addition to a positive attitude,  children learn best when they have the opportunity to move, imagine and PLAY!  Thank you to the PTA for providing us with these wonderful recess opportunities for our children.







School News

  • 5th Grade "Design Thinking"

    Seely Place 5th Graders were introduced to the "Design Thinking" process this year in science. The very first step was recognizing all of the things around us that are designed/engineered. Next,  students created marshmallow bridges to span a gap, which was a mini-project designed to have students get comfortable with the idea of "failing forward." As part of the process, students interviewed a partner to find out their likes and dislikes related to school desks. Finally, students created a problem statement, solution statement, and brainstormed (Post-it photos) ideas to meet their partners needs. The final step was creating a prototype desk.

    Seely Place Elementary School
  • The Harlem Wizards Visit Seely Place

    The Harlem Wizard's "ToJo" visited Seely Place today showing off some of his moves on our basketball court.  He challenged a few of our students and staff and a good laugh was had by all!

    Please support the PTA Fundraising event and come see the Wizards as they take on our own Edgemont teachers!  The game is scheduled for Sunday, November 13,  at 6pm in the EHS Panther Dome.

    Seely Place Elementary School
  • Making Strides Bake Sale

    Many thanks to all of our Seely Place Families for supporting our bake sale.  Seely Place Faculty and Staff raised over $600 to for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  All baked goods were baked or purchased and donated by the Seely Faculty and Staff.  We truly appreciate your donations and hope the children enjoyed their treats!

    Edgemont teachers and staff came out to show their continued support at the Westchester Making Strides Walk 2016 at Manhattanville College on Sunday, October 16.

    Seely Place Elementary School
  • "Seely Plays"

    Seely Place is happy to announce the addition of  new playground activities.  Thanks to the PTA we are excited to offer our students more choices at recess.   Imagination Playground and the “big blue blocks”  is an interactive, transformable environment that prompts children to think, collaborate and create together.  Imagination Playground addresses a wide spectrum of play needs through opportunities for fantasy and socio-cooperative play, in addition to more traditional running, jumping and climbing.  

    "Seely Plays" are new game templates painted on our blacktop,  ranging from Four Square to hopscotch to a map of the USA.  These games will provide opportunities for our students to play and learn together.

    Seely Place Elementary School

Board of Education News

  • Upcoming Board of Education Meetings

    Tuesday, November 8, 2016

    Regular Meeting

    Tuesday, November 22, 2016

    Regular Meeting


     All regular public meetings of the Board of Education are called to order at 7 p.m. in the EHS Library. There is then an immediate adjournment to Executive Session; public session reconvenes in the EHS LGI at 8:15 p.m





District News

  • Definition of a Union Free School District

    The New York State School Boards Association's School Law compendium (35th Edition), defines it as follows:

    "A union free school district is a school district generally formed from one or more common school districts to operate a high school program, which common school districts cannot do. First authorized by legislation in 1853, union free school districts are administered by a school board of between three and nine members."


    Edgemont School District
  • A Message from Superintendent Dr. Victoria Kniewel

    Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year.

    Think back to your first U.S History course for a second. Surely it covered basics of presidential elections, term limits, and voting rights. But even if you remember the in's and out's of the electoral college system, I'd bet that facts like those are not the ones driving your opinions and your votes as we move toward a historically fascinating election in November. How well did your American history textbook prepare you for issues like the ones facing us today?



    Edgemont School District
  • Blanford Field is Open!

    Thanks to the overwhelming support of the Edgemont Community, it is time to celebrate the opening of our newly renovated Blanford Field at Edgemont Jr/Sr High School. We hope that your children will join us! The field looks fantastic and we want to share the excitement of opening it with the people we built it for: the students!

    Please join the Edgemont Recreation kindergarteners on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00am for  soccer on our new field. Coffee and donuts will be served (in the stands, not on the field).

    Please join the E Club for our Homecoming football game on Friday, October 7 at 7:00pm. Enjoy dinner and dessert from one of the local food trucks and watch the Edgemont Panthers tackle the Irvington Bulldogs on the new field. It promises to be an exciting game!

    For a full schedule of all Homecoming events, check out the E Club website - 

    Edgemont School District