International Friendship Day at PLAYLAND!

Playland eventsRye Playland is celebrating International Friendship Day with various activities and appearances on Sunday, August 7.

The county’s Parks Department is offering a $15 rides admission special for the entire day.

There will also be representatives from the 95.5 WPLJ Street Team, the Westchester Knicks, the New York City Football Club and the Westchester County Police K-9 Unit will be on hand with activities and giveaways.

In addition to regular programming, Pete & Chris Magic shows will be in Kiddyland at 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Singer-songwriter Allison Altschiller will perform on the main stage at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Parking for the day will be $15.

Playland Park is on Playland Parkway. For more information, visit ryeplayland.org or call 914-813-7010.

Rye Superintendent, Dr. Alvarez Resigns

 

Dr. Alvarez, Superintendent of Rye City School District
Dr. Alvarez, Superintendent of Rye City School District

Rye City School District, Superintendent, Dr. Frank Alvarez, resigns his position. In a letter sent to parents and guardians from Rye School Board President,Katy Keohane Glassberg, it states that, “Superintendent Dr. Alvarez announced his plans to complete his term as Superintendent in Rye on July 31. We look forward to sharing additional information in the days to come. At the meeting, Dr. Alvarez  made the following statement: Rye has been a wonderful community in which to work. I am proud of the many accomplishments attained in the last four years. The support of the Board of Education, faculty, staff and parents enabled several new initiatives to take root and become important components of a productive school environment for all our students. I am equally appreciative of the support of the community, which led to the construction of the new Science Wing during my tenure and the passing of an override budget with an overwhelming voter majority in May 2015.  The administrators, faculty and staff continue to make Rye a high achieving school district. Your work is valued and your dedication is an inspiration to all.

A special “thank you” to the Parent Teacher Organizations/Parent Organizations, the Friends of the Rye City School District and the Rye Fund for Education for all you do on behalf of our students, making many educational opportunities possible during fiscally challenging times.

It has been a privilege to serve the Rye community.”

Glassberg said, “The Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Brian Monahan as Interim Superintendent of Schools effective August 1. Dr. Monahan is a seasoned, professional Superintendent. The District is fortunate to have such an experienced educator at this time of transition. We are confident Dr. Monahan will very capably run the District while the Board proceeds with a search process that will be thoughtfully planned, provide opportunities for input from all school community stakeholders, and be conducted with professional search consultants. We will provide more detail as we proceed. In the meantime, I hope you will join us in wishing Dr. Alvarez all the best in his new endeavors.”