An Evening of Reading
As part of Meadowbrook Elementary School’s Parents as Reading Partners program, sponsored by the PTA, the school recently hosted its Blankets and Books event.
Meadowbrook administrators and faculty read different books to the students in attendance. Dressed in pajamas, students enjoyed the evening of story time, and expressed their interest in reading to grow as well-rounded learners.
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East Meadow HS Dazzles in Spring Musical
The East Meadow High School Theatre Guild and Music Department captivated audiences with performances of the musical comedy “Once Upon a Mattress” from April 3-6, directed by Christopher Hale. “Once Upon a Mattress,” a play written as an adaptation of the fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea,” features memorable songs and plenty of comedic, romantic and melodic turns.
The student cast impressed the audience with their exceptional performances, and the student orchestra, directed by Joel Levy, provided harmonious musical arrangements. The production was met with rave reviews from students, parents and community members.
Parkway Collects Pennies for Patients
Parkway Elementary School students recently participated in the Pennies for Patients initiative organized by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s School and Youth Programs.
The character education and philanthropy program, which ran from March 3-20, provided students with the opportunity to help thousands of children fight blood cancers. Students received individual donation boxes, which they used to collect spare change, and they organized a specific theme related to the cause on Thursdays throughout the month.
Themes included “Team Up Against Leukemia,” where students wore their favorite sports or team attire to display their support on March 6; “Spread Love for a Cure,” where students and staff wore red attire on March 13; and “Pennies for Pajama Day,” where students wore pajamas in support of the fundraiser on March 20.
In total, Parkway collected $2,170.92 as part of its campaign. The top fundraising class was Ms. Arnold’s second-grade class, which raised $234.43 for the cause.
Bowling Green Students Explore Science
Students in grades three through five at Bowling Green Elementary School recently participated in the school’s annual science fair.
Individually and in groups, students studied and researched science-related topics and developed creative and informative projects to share with their peers. For their projects, they included a purpose and a hypothesis, listed all materials used during their experiments, described their procedures and results, and explained key details via charts and graphs.
The annual science fair allows students to engage in new areas of interest and enhances critical thinking and research skills.
Jump Rope for a Good Cause
Students in grades three through five at Parkway Elementary School recently participated in the school’s Jump Rope for Heart fundraising event.
During their physical education classes, students put their athleticism to the test and jumped rope to raise money for the American Heart Association.
To further celebrate the event, as part of a poster contest, groups of students crafted creative posters, and the winning items were hung in the gym. The fun-filled day emphasized the importance of working together for a worthwhile cause.
East Meadow HS Tri-M Music Honor Society Inducts New Members
The East Meadow High School Chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society inducted its newest members in a celebratory ceremony on March 26.
Friends, family, faculty and administrators were on hand for the event, which began with a welcome performance by East Meadow High School’s string quartet, followed by “The Star-Spangled Banner” by the high school’s brass ensemble.
After opening remarks by Tri-M co-adviser Molly Tittler and a special candlelighting ceremony, new members were officially inducted into the society. Co-adviser Lisa McElraevy offered closing remarks, congratulating new members on their induction into the prestigious society.
Learning About the Solar System
First-graders at Barnum Woods Elementary School recently participated in science workshops about the solar system hosted by Mad Science of Long Island, a leading science enrichment company.
Mad Science instructor David Pomeranz led first-graders in Anna Cangelosi’s class on a fun and educational lesson on the solar system. Mr. Pomeranz discussed the moon and individual planets in detail. Students wore planet nametags and held different size balls to illustrate the drastic differences in size among planets.
When provided with images of planets to view, students were challenged to guess their sizes and climates, as well as the proximity between planets. Mr. Pomeranz also spoke with students about planet movement, gravity and solar eclipses.
Students were eager and enthusiastic throughout the workshop, and promised to continue reading and learning more about their solar system.