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Board-of-directors-duties-Boad-Room-CircleThe Procedure Committee invites eligible Scarsdale residents to run for election to the Citizens Nominating Committee (CNC). Those who are elected will join 20 current CNC members to choose candidates to run for Village Mayor, Trustee and/or Justice under the banner of the Scarsdale Citizens Non- Partisan Party in the March general election. This year, the CNC will meet 4 or 5 times on Tuesday or Wednesday nights in December and January to select candidates for three Trustee positions.
CNC members are expected to attend all CNC meetings for three years and to serve the following year on the Procedure Committee. The meeting dates for 2017-2018 are: Tuesday, December 5 (organizational meeting); Tuesday December 19; Wednesday, January 10; Monday, January 22; and, if necessary, Wednesday, January 24.

A candidate for the CNC must be a qualified voter and a resident of Scarsdale for at least two years. A CNC candidate may not be a member of the Procedure Committee, the School Board Nominating Committee, the School Board Administrative Committee, the Scarsdale School Board or the Village Board. For more details on qualifications, see the Non-Partisan Resolution, which defines the rules for CNC candidacy, on the Procedure Committee website www.scarsdaleprocedurecommittee.org.

Residents in each of the five elementary school districts (Edgewood, Greenacres, Fox Meadow, Heathcote and Quaker Ridge) may run for one of two open positions in their district. Candidates must file with the Procedure Committee a short biographical sketch and a nominating petition with 10 signatures of registered voters from their district. Forms and filing instructions for both may be downloaded from the Procedure committee website www.scarsdaleprocedurecommittee.org. Hard copies may be obtained at Village Hall and the Scarsdale Library as well.

The deadline for filing both forms is Saturday September 30; after this date, additional candidates for any school district will be accepted only if there are fewer than two candidates for each position in that school district. The CNC election will be held at Village Hall on Wednesday November 15.

For help in filing or more information, potential candidates are welcome to contact the Chair of the Procedure Committee Jim Pullman, jpullman@verizon.net, the Vice Chair Robert Schechter, schechter.robert@gmail.com, or one of the current committee members. They are: from Edgewood, Elissa M. Bookner, David Irwin, Eli Mattioli, Ed Morgan, and Elaine Lamb Moreno; from Fox Meadow, Brian Nottage, and Bruce Wells; from Greenacres, John Baer, Mary Blumenthal-Lane, and Neil Kanner; from Heathcote, Leonard Benowich, Lauren Mintzer, B.K. Munguia, and Myra Saul; and from Quaker Ridge, Michael Gorelick, Howard Nadel and Anna Paternoster.

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shs2The Scarsdale Forum's Education Committee invites you to a conversation about Scarsdale schools at an event to be held Thursday, September 7, 2017, at 7:30 pm in Rutherford Hall of the Scarsdale Village Hall, 1001 Post Road. This back-to-school event will include a live poll providing current Scarsdale students, Scarsdale alumni, parents, empty nesters and the community at large the opportunity to answer a variety of questions about Scarsdale schools. Responses will be shown in real time on a screen visible to both audience members and home viewers. Those who plan to attend the event should bring an electronic device (such as a smartphone, tablet, or laptop) to participate in the polling. There will also be a public comment portion of the evening so that audience members can discuss the live poll's questions and answers. The qualitative and quantitative information collected during the live polling will be used in reports and articles that the Education Committee plans to issue during 2017-2018. The reports and articles will be made publicly available.

The Scarsdale Forum is actively gathering data that can be used to inform residents, as well as school and Village decision-makers about relevant topics in our community. During May-June 2017, the Forum's Education Committee conducted a village-wide online survey soliciting Scarsdale residents' opinions on topics the Education Committee should research and report upon during 2017-2018. Respondents from all five neighborhoods ranked 12 topics in order of priority: "Need for a Long-Term Financial Plan" and "Program Evaluation Process and Metrics" ranked first and second, respectively. Tied for third place were "Financial Literacy" and "Community Design Initiative: Involving All Stakeholder in Designing Education Goals."

Additionally, the online survey revealed five issues respondents wanted addressed: better communication with the school district, a clear framework to compare Scarsdale schools with other school districts, facilities renovation, more math and science in the elementary schools, and more foreign language instruction.

According to Education Committee Co-Chair Mayra Kirkendall-Rodríguez: "Now that we have these school topics ranked, we would like to deepen our engagement with the Scarsdale community to really understand what educational priorities exist. Also, we need to probe how residents feel about how much we want to spend to continue including innovative programs in our schools."

The September 7 event will provide the Education Committee the opportunity to explore the Scarsdale community's educational values and priorities in more depth. Co-Chair Carlos Ramírez said: "We encourage residents of Scarsdale and the Mamaroneck Strip to attend the event and have their voices heard. As a community, we are empowered to participate in important discussions about our schools and to insure stakeholder involvement happens."

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JaneEmmaGlaserCampTimberTopsMany Scarsdale children spend seven weeks of the summer playing sports, making friends, and sitting around the campfire at sleepaway camp. But campers and their families alike look forward to the special day that falls in the middle of the 2 months of fun: Visiting Day. Parents travel on Visiting Day to their child's "home away from home" to spend a few precious hours with their camper. The reunited families chat, eat, and get a peek into what life at camp is really like. Below are photos of Scarsdale campers and their families on Visiting Day.

Do you have a visiting day photo to share? Please email it to scarsdalecomments@gmail.com and we'll include it here.

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sarahandethanSarah Bushin and Ethan Carey, SHS '11, were married on Saturday August 5th at the Lake Waramaug Club in New Preston, CT. Sarah is the daughter of Rose Mary and Howard Bushin and Ethan is the son of Lauri and David Carey, both from Scarsdale. The couple met at Scarsdale Middle School through SMS student government where Anna Carey (Ethan's twin sister) was the president, Ethan, the vice president and Sarah, the secretary. The girls were friends first, then early in high school, Sarah and Ethan connected and the rest is history. They have been together, non-stop since tenth grade, with Sarah attending Maryland Institute College of Art and getting a Masters in Art Teaching, and Ethan graduating with a Masters in Accounting from George Washington University. They now live in the East Village. Sarah is an art teacher, starting at the Solomon Schechter School in Hartsdale this fall, and Ethan is in the audit department of the accounting firm Deloitte.

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Scarsdale post officeScarsdalePostOfficeAttention readers and photographers: If you see something fun, interesting or strange as you travel around the 'Dale, please stop and take a photo and share it with us. Or if you have notable photos from Scarsdale's history, send us those as well. You can email them to us at scarsdalecomments@gmail.com or tag us on facebook and twitter @Scarsdale10583 or on instagram @Scarsdale.10583. 

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