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Warwick Valley CSD Community eBackpack

The district is saving paper! Instead of printing flyers, information is posted here and sent via a weekly School News Notifier (SNN) email.

To submit your non-profit organization’s event to WVCSD eBackpack, send the information in the body of an email to

Events, Activities and Programs

Warwick Playground Dreams needs your help April 22-28

It’s time to build the playground!
Warwick Playground Dreams is seeking volunteers to help build the new playground at Stanley-Deming Park.
The group needs 200 adult volunteers each day, from April 22-28. You don’t need special construction experience, but carpentry, artistic, and construction skills are a bonus. If you’re willing to help (and over age 18, please) they need you!
Volunteers will work in three shifts (8 a.m. – 12 noon; 12:30-4:30 p.m.; and 5-8:30 p.m.) There will be coffee and water all day, plus lunch and dinner.) You can volunteer for a single shift or as many as you like, but they suggest you sign up for a shift early in the week. It’s fun and rewarding, so you might want to come back for more.
To volunteer, visit Engraved pickets for the Tot Lot fence and engraved bricks are available for purchase via the site, and sales help fund additional equipment. 

Mardi Gras for a Cause is Tuesday, March 5

Local restaurants and pubs in the Village of Warwick open their doors to the community 6 p.m. March 5 for Mardi Gras for a Cause. It’s an evening of live music and fun for all ages celebrated in the tradition of New Orleans, and raises awareness and money for Backpack Snack Attack. For more information visit

Free family style community dinner, Feb. 15

Warwick Community Kitchen invites you to join them for dinner 5-7 p.m Friday, Feb. 15, at the former Pine Island Elementary School (20 Schoolhouse Road). Enjoy a Chinese-food dinner of chicken, fried rice, eggrolls, salad and dessert, in continuous seatings. There is no charge for dinner and good fellowship. Everyone welcome. For more information, visit

Art Buzz Kids Paint & Juice Box Event, Feb. 18

Join us 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Monday,  Feb. 18 at the Art Buzz Kid Studio (133 Rt 94, Warwick) for Paint it Forward, an exciting fundraising event for the Warwick Valley SEPTA! Bring the kids to have fun and make a colorful mess, then bring home a beautiful canvas masterpiece! Thirty percent of the proceeds from each ticket go to the SEPTA!  The cost is $30 per child, which includes all supplies. Space is limited, so register early at: calendars/event.php?id=145955. Registration code: GUESTPTA (all caps). Email for more information.

Pay it Forward with Pizza, Feb. 27

Join us Feb. 27 for our Pay it Forward with Pizza event at Franico’s, which will generously donate 20 percent on all pizza orders (dine-in and pickup only) to the Warwick Valley SEPTA. Proceeds help support our guest speaker event in April.  Email for more information.

Tween fun at the library

The Albert Wisner Public Library offers free events for tweens age 9-12:

  • Feb. 26 – Makey Journey: Build an obstacle course. Team up with friends and compete for the best time! 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • March 12 – Try your hand at stop motion animation. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • March 19 – Paper Circuits: Use conductive paint to make interactive art pieces using a Makey Makey. Perfect for experienced coders, but beginners are welcome! 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • March 26 – Book & Movie: Read Matilda by Roald Dahl? Come and compare it to the movie. 5-7:30 p.m.

Youth leagues and sports

Register now for Warwick Track Club’s Spring Track & Field

The Warwick Track Club, a member of USATF, is a youth track and field program for children in grades 1-6 from Warwick, Greenwood Lake and Florida. We are dedicated to encouraging young athletes as they strive to meet personal fitness goals, experience the joys and hurdles of competition, foster participation, and nurture a love of running. Registration for Spring Track & Field 2019 is now open. 
Registration fee: $85
Late registration (March 15-20): $95.00
To register, visit https://

Warwick Girls Lacrosse spring 2019 registration open

Warwick Girls Lacrosse is gearing up for another great season! The program is open to K-8 girls at all skill levels in Warwick, Florida and Greenwood Lake. It offers coaching by certified and experienced staff, indoor winter turf training, the annual West Point scrimmage and tailgate, new gear and uniforms this season and more.
Practices and scrimmages for grades K-2 teams registration is $25. Grades 3-6 is $175 (includes practices and games). Grade  7/8 tournament team is $175 (includes practices, scrimmages and tournaments.)
Sibling discount of 50 percent for grades 3-8. A $30 US Lacrosse membership is required to register. Register online at Contact Summer Mangels at (2/15)

Warwick Lacrosse online registration open for 2019 season!

Online registration for boys kindergarten-grade 6, as well as a 7/8th grade tournament team is now open.  For more information, to register and to pay online visit 

Ongoing events, activities, and programs

Hudson Valley Youth Orchestra looking for musicians

Would you like to play with a group of talented young musicians? Join the Hudson Valley Youth Orchestra, which meets in Florida, on Thurs. and Sat. Call Stefanie Poulson at 845-313-1409.

Warwick Film Group monthly films

Join the Warwick Film Group for monthly films at the Warwick Valley Community Center on Hamilton Avenue. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and films start at 8 pm. $5 donation, and popcorn is available. For a schedule visit

Warwick Ecumenical Food Pantry

The Warwick Ecumenical Food Pantry (135 Forester Ave.) is open to residents of the Town of Warwick. Open for service 6-8 p.m. Monday and Thursday, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays. For information, to volunteer or donate, visit

Backpack Snack Attack

Backpack Snack Attack provides food on weekends to needy children in the Warwick, Florida and Greenwood Lake school districts. Volunteers fill backpacks with food and deliver them to schools. All donations are used for food and backpacks. There are no administrative costs. Want to help? Email

Alamo Farmworkers Community Center supply drive

The Alamo Farmworkers Community Center assists the families of local farm workers. The weekly Homework Help Club always needs supplies including backpacks, art supplies, car safety seats, and unused vocabulary and math workbooks. There is a collection box in the Park Avenue lobby. Call Jane at 845-987-8289.

Warwick Valley Central School District

High School pool open for swimming

WVHS Pool Schedule
The high school pool is open only when school is in session
Lap Swim
Morning Lap Swim – 5:45-7:15 am
Evening Lap Swim – 8:30-9:30 pm
$85 – Second semester (Feb. 4 – June 14)
Family Rec Swim
Friday evening, 7-8:30 pm
Fee: $3 per swimmer (at the door)