Dobbs Ferry PTSA - News and Information

The Annual Pumpkin Fair

Saturday, October 25th, 2014 - 10am-3pm

on the grounds of Springhurst School
Walgrove Avenue, Dobbs Ferry

Rain or Shine
    • Carnival Games
    • Pumpkin Decorating
    • Live Music
    • Chili/Pie Contest
    • Horse Drawn Wagon
    • Inflatables
    • Baked Goods
    • Food/Drinks
    • & much more...
For more information or to volunteer contact:
The Annual Pumpkin Fair Needs You!
Volunteer online link:

The PTSA Mini Book Fair

Election Day, November 4th
9:00am – 7:00pm,

You have to vote so why not bring the kids in, browse and buy books to help support Springhurst!  

The PTSA and Main Street Books will have a wide variety and selection of books available for both children and adults. But this year, not just grown-ups get to vote! In keeping with the spirit of Election Day, and in conjunction with the Springhurst Library, each grade will get to cast their vote for their favorite book (two books selected per grade by Mrs. Frey).

Vote for your favorite and the winner will be announced the following day at morning announcements.

And....for the first time ever, hot off the presses, pre-order your new copy of  Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Long Haul

Will Greg Heffley’s luck ever change? It’s hard luck being a Wimpy Kid...find out by placing your order on the handouts in the take home folders. Your  brand new copy will be waiting for you the day of the Book Sale. Only $13.95!!!!!!  (Payment due when you come to the Fair.)

Please volunteer online

Inside the College Admissions ProcessRP

Thursday, October 9th
Campus Theater
Irvington High School

An insider’s view presented by 
Jacques Steinberg

New York Times Journalist & Editor of “The Choice” blog Author of The Gatekeepers

High School Parents & Students Welcome -  No Fee

Box Tops for Education

BTFEWelcome back to school, parents! My name is Jennifer Doyle and I’m thrilled to be the Box Tops for Education™ Coordinator for Springhurst and Dobbs Ferry Schools. Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our school earn cash. Last school year, we earned $961.00. This school year, our school’s earnings goal is $1,500.

  • Every Box Tops that you clip is worth 10 cents (involve your kids, friends, grandparents and co-workers)
  • OUR SCHOOL can receive two checks every school year. One check in December and one check in April
  • Please turn in any Box Tops that you collected over the summer by October 3rd – hand them in loose or a collection sheet was given out at the end of the school year – let’s see how big we can make our December Check! 
  • Are you a Box Tops member? Sign up at to stay updated on our school’s earnings and find a full list of over 250 participating products. Members also receive exclusive coupon offers and recipes and can learn about extra ways for our school to earn more cash.

    How You Can Help
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at I’m here to make our school’s Box Tops for Education program a huge success this year. Thanks for your help!

o Find the Box Tops logo on participating products when you shop
o Clip Box Tops and save them on a collection sheet
o Send your Box Tops into school with your child 
o Sign-up as a Dobbs Ferry School supporter on
o Volunteer to help your coordinator during key submission periods (October and February) 

Happy Shopping!

We've partnered with DeCicco's Supermarket again this year to raise money for the PTSA. Shop at DeCicco's for a great variety of gourmet snacks and meals as well as for your everyday shopping. By simply dropping your receipt into the Dobbs Ferry box by the exit you help to earn money for our schools! DeCicco's gives the PTSA 1% of what we spend each month! 

About the PTSA

The primary goal of the Dobbs Ferry PTSA is to be an advocate for the children. The best way to attain this goal is for you to get involved and join our organization. We're sure you will feel a great sense of accomplishment after participating in an event or on a committee.
  • Come and learn about issues and topics of interest at the General Membership meetings
  • Meet new people and make new friends
No matter how much or how little time you have to offer your help is always needed and appreciated.


Our newsletters communicate from the PTSA to parents. But the best way for the entire community to communicate amongst ourselves and back to the PTSA is through our Facebook group. Please join, please invite your friends, and together we can ask the questions that concern us and share the insights we all need to support our kids' education. Visit us at

More Useful Links

Head Lice Information
Impact of Social Media
Village of Dobbs Ferry
Current Newsletter
Rivertown Parents

PARENT PORTAL - SIGN UP for access to your child's progress reports, report cards, and class schedules. Click here for instructions

Anonymous Alerts™ Report bullying & other sensitive student issues anonymously to school officials.


  • Welcome Back to Another School Year! (2014-2015) As our school district continues to evolve and make exciting, positive new changes, the Dobbs Ferry PTSA is thrilled to partner with our administration and Board of Education to continue ...
    Posted Sep 15, 2014, 8:36 AM by Robert Plotkin
  • Welcome back to another school year! (2013-2014) We can all look forward to a year filled with incredible developments that will continue to improve our schools facilities, advance learning, and enhance instruction.  We look forward to the ...
    Posted Sep 15, 2014, 8:37 AM by Robert Plotkin
  • 2012 Accomplishments by the PTSA What We've Done/your dollars at workProvided efficient school supply ordering for all schools including deliveringSpringhurst supplies directly to classroomsFormed Rivertown Parents with other villages and ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2013, 6:45 AM by Robert Plotkin
Showing posts 1 - 3 of 3. View more »

DFSD Superintendent's Blog

Online Payments

STUDENT MEALS Nutrikids has changed to MYSCHOOLBUCKS.COM This service allows for online payments for student meals.

  OTHER PAYMENTS Payschools allows for online payments of other school related fees or items.


Check the Committees and Contacts for phone numbers of officers and committee heads. If you have any ideas, concerns or opinions give us a call or email to

National PTA Website 

The National PTA website is filled with valuable information and resources for parents and educators. The main page is However, if you'd like access to the "Members Only" Section of the National PTA's website, you need to register in order to receive a username and password. It's simple, and takes only a few minutes. Go to Our National Unit ID is 030430. Take a minute to fill our the survey -- it will customize the information you can receive from National via email notification. Finally, remember to save your username and password to your computer's "password list" so you won't need to enter the information each time.  


One of the (many) programs the PTSA provides to each of our district schools centers around academic enrichment. In the past we’ve called this ‘Cultural Arts’ but have included social studies and science enrichment activities as well. At the elementary level, it’s not too difficult to find programs that fit into the curriculum. The difficulty comes up in the middle and high school years when state requirements are high and time available for field trips is reduced.

We’d like to reach out to our community members to see if anyone has a skill, an interest, or an experience that they might be willing to share with some of our students. Someone who has traveled to unique destinations may be able to speak to a Global History class. A laboratory scientist might be able to address a high school chemistry class. A middle school math class might enjoy listening to a CPA. A professional musician would always be welcome to speak to our band students.

Our students pride themselves on their community service. It’s nice to show them by our own actions. Will you let us know any areas in which you might be interested in sharing your talents with our students?

Send us an email at and tell us what you can do for our students. We’ll get back to you on coordinating things.