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03/08/17 4:30pm
Still image from Dr. Delaney Ruston’s film ‘Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age.’ Above: Young girls check out a cell phone during class.

Still image from Dr. Delaney Ruston’s film ‘Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age.’ Above: Young girls check out a cell phone during class.

It’s a dilemma that parents face at some point — generally when kids reach adolescence.

For Dr. Delaney Ruston, that point came when her 12-year-old daughter Tessa needed a new cell phone. Dr. Ruston wanted to replace her daughter’s basic flip phone with a similar model, but Tessa wanted a smart phone that would allow her to text with her friends, go online and use social media. (more…)

02/05/13 12:00pm

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The general PTSA meeting is tonight at the library with a special guest to take questions.

The  PTSA General Meeting will take place tonight, Tuesday, February 5, at 7 p.m. in the school library.

The  guest will be Superintendent Michael Hynes. Dr. Hynes will be speaking about  the next set of new and exciting things to expect at the Shelter Island School.  There will be a Q & A to follow.

The PTSA BOARD, in a release said, “We know it’s cold, we know it’s dark… we know it’s snowing.  This is sure to be a very informative meeting where you can find out what to expect straight from the source.  We will also be covering upcoming PTSA events and business.”

All Shelter Island residents are encouraged to attend.

09/07/12 9:10am

Celebrate the start of the new school year with the annual PTSA barbecue at 5 p.m. today.

Meet the new families, teachers and staff and greet your old friends after the summer break. Bring your own drinks and something to sit on while you enjoy DJ Tom Damiani, the games and food on the school grounds.

This event is free but if you would like to bring a side dish, please call volunteer chair Monica Klenawicus at 379-2375.

04/24/12 10:15am

The Shelter Island PTSA will hold a general meeting on Wednesday, April 25 at 7 p.m. in the school library.

The PTSA will host the Shelter Island Faculty Association (SIFA), whose members asked to attend the last PTSA board meeting to “see what SIFA can do for PTSA,” according to an email to PTSA members.