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Seely Place Centennial Celebration!

Seely Place Centennial Celebration!

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Seely Place School

51 Seely Place

Scarsdale, NY 10583

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June 3, 2022 - Festivities, food, and fun for all!

About this event

You're invited to Seely Place's 100th Birthday Party!

In 1922, the building we now know as Seely Place opened its doors. Back then, it was called the Edgemont School, and it went to 10th grade. It had only eight rooms and sixty students. By 1931, a gym, library, auditorium, and second floor had all been added, along with wood shop and home ec classrooms. By 1949, having made it through The Great Depression and World War II, the Edgemont School was overcrowded with 660 students. So, in 1951, the district decided to build Greenville School for grades K-3, and in 1953, the district voted to build Edgemont Jr./Sr. High School. Once the other two schools opened, the original Edgemont School became known as Seely Place…and it is certainly a school worth celebrating!

The Seely Centennial is an important event in our community, not only for those at Seely Place now, but for anyone who has ever been a part of its impressive history. We look forward to celebrating Seely with the entire Edgemont community!

Friday, June 3rd, 4-7pm Eastern

Schedule

4:00 pm - Welcome & Registration

4:30 pm - Ceremony & Presentations

5:00 pm - All-School-Community-Alumni Photo Capture

5:10 pm - Student Bands & More!

During the evening, there will be...

  • Special Guests!
  • Student-led school tours with fun historic facts
  • An open gallery photo & history exhibition, curated by the Edgemont Historical Society and Senior Project Students
  • Gaga Pit, Inflatable Obstacle Courses, and more!
  • Face painting & art activities, courtesy of Seely Place students, faculty, staff, and parents
  • Kid-friendly games & activities on the soccer fields
  • All playgrounds on campus will be open for play
  • The Candlelight will be offering dinner and non-alcoholic beverages for purchase (CASH ONLY)!!
  • Jimmy's Soft Serve food truck will be available for cool desserts!!
  • PTA will be hosting a bake sale and pizzas by the slice for purchase (CASH ONLY)
  • Spirit wear for purchase, provided by the E-Club (CASH, CHECKS, VENMO ONLY)

All family members are welcome.

We would like to recognize all alumni who will be in attendance, so please RSVP and register as soon as possible.

Before the event...

If you would like to give back to Seely Place or the Edgemont Community, please consider making a donation of your choice:

1. Seely Place School (Donation instructions below)

Write a check made payable to "Edgemont UFSD" and please note in the memo line: "For Seely Place". Your generous donation will go towards a general fund and help support Seely Place Elementary School. Please send your donation via regular mail to Edgemont UFSD, 300 White Oak Lane, Scarsdale, NY 10583

2. Edgemont School Foundation (Donation link here)

Founded in 1993, Edgemont School Foundation, through its endowment, awards monetary grants that support and enhance the Edgemont School District's curriculum, students, and teachers. Since its inception, Edgemont School Foundation has granted over $2.2 Million to the Edgemont School District for programs that have improved the curriculum, modernized facilities, and enhanced the educational experience of all Edgemont students. Edgemont School Foundation is a fully qualified IRS 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charity.

3. Edgemont Parent Teacher Association (Donation link here)

The Edgemont Elementary PTA seeks to bring together home, school and community on behalf of our children and youth. We are an all-volunteer non-profit organization made up of the parents and guardians of Seely Place and Greenville students, as well as the faculty and staff who work with those students. We pride ourselves on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families in our community, and a strong advocate for public education.

Parking & Transportation

There will be NO parking at the school, and the driveway leading into Seely Place will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic between the hours of 3:30-7pm on June 3rd.

Parking will be available at the Greenville Church, 270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale, New York 10583

Additional and overflow parking will be available at Edgemont High School. There will be buses available to take guests back and forth to Seely Place.

Local families and community members are encouraged to walk. Carpooling to the school is highly encouraged.

Please obey local street parking signs.

Here is the train schedule to Metro North Scarsdale Train Station (Harlem Line)

*If you require handicap parking for ADA accessibility, please make special note of this upon registration, and we will contact you directly.

Hotels

Sonesta White Plains Downtown

We have a courtesy room block for $229/night + tax.

Reservation phone number: 1-800- SONESTA (766-3782)

Click this special booking link, and use group code: G060322SEEL

Please reserve your room by May 9 to receive this discounted rate.

Local Restaurants & Treats

Candlelight Inn : Classic wings, burgers & pub grub, CASH only, 519 Central Park Ave

Mezzaluna (previously Gennaro's): Pizzeria & restaurant, 759 Central Park Ave

Jewel of Himalaya: Traditional Nepalese cuisine, 751 Central Park Ave

Smallcakes Scarsdale: Specialty cupcakes & desserts, 749 Central Park Ave

Siam Orchid - Traditional Thai, 750 Central Park Ave

Pizza & Brew Scarsdale: Italian & American, 851 Central Park Ave

El Dorado III: Local diner and many offerings, 784 Central Park Ave

Vietnam's Central - Traditional Vietnamese, 694 Central Park Ave

Giannonni's Deli - Deli, Cash only, 22 1/2 Garth Road (Scarsdale Village)

Scarsdale Bagels - Cash only, 52 Garth Road (Scarsdale Village)

Popojito: Med-Mex Kitchen, 46 Christie Place (Scarsdale Village)

Yeomiji: Korean, 13 Spencer Place (Scarsdale Village)

Martine's Fine Bake Shoppe: Bakery, pastries, coffee, savory lunch, 48 East Parkway (Scarsdale Village)

+More to come back for!

Additional community-wide activities throughout this weekend:

Saturday, June 4th

E-Day, 10am-1pm

A community event run by the E-Club and Edgemont Varsity Athletes for children grades K-6 and their parents to get to know the broader community.

Location: Edgemont Jr/Sr High School campus at 200 White Oak Lane, Scarsdale, NY 10583

Scarsdale Music Festival, 12-6pm

Location: Scarsdale Village Center (adjacent to the Scarsdale Metro North Train Station)

ECC Fundraiser Rise Against Hunger, see times below.

The Edgemont Community Council (ECC) is hosting a fundraiser on June 4. The ECC is partnering with Rise Against Hunger, an international humanitarian organization, to provide food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable. Do you know that almost 700 million people in the world – 1 in every 11 people – are categorized as hungry? And that 2 billion people don't have regular access to the nutritious food they need to live healthy lives? Please join us in the Seely APR on June 4 for a fun, educational family activity (great for children as young as 4 years old) as we work together as a community to package 10,000 meals for those in need. To support this activity, we’re requesting a donation of $50/person or $100/family. Click here and then on Donate and Register to sign up for a shift: Meal Packing 12:00-1:30 pm or 2:00-3:30 pm; Set Up 10:00-11:45 am; or Pack Up 3:30-5:00 pm. Click on Donate if you can’t make it but would still like to contribute.

Location: Seely Place APR

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