Established in 1955 and part of the East Meadow School District, Meadowbrook Elementary School is a recognized New York State School of Excellence. Our school has a population of over 430 amazing students in grades K-5. We are located in East Meadow, less than one hour from New York City.
The East Meadow School district celebrated individual years of service and student success at the final Board of Education meeting of the school year on June 19.
Meadowbrook Elementary School presented a special thanks to retiring Assistant Principal Gail Gallucci on June 14, following a building-wide Flag Day Ceremony.
Principal Kelly Di Scalfani-O’Brien opened the surprise tribute to Ms. Gallucci and discussed how each grade prepared a special gift despite the difficulty of keeping the farewell party a secret. Students offered books, jokes and performances to honor Ms. Gallucci in her final weeks at Meadowbrook.
The ceremony was highlighted by the announcement that school’s garden will be renamed “Gallucci Garden,” and a redbud tree will be planted in her honor. The tree’s heart-shaped leaves represent the positive impact that Ms. Gallucci has left on the school community.
“Thank you everyone for these tremendous gifts and recognitions,” said Ms. Gallucci. “I look forward to returning to Meadowbrook during my retirement to visit (and work in) ‘Gallucci Garden.’ I also look forward to seeing the students and staff as well.”
All five elementary schools throughout the district welcomed senior class members from East Meadow High School and W.T. Clarke High School for the district’s second annual “Senior Walk Through” on June 19.
The seniors returned to the elementary school they graduated from seven years ago to take one more tour of the building they grew up in before officially moving on from the district. Current elementary school students, staff and administration welcomed the Class of 2019 with cheers, signs and wishes of good luck and encouragement as they embark on their next chapter.
The district would like to thank the principals and staff from both high schools and each of the five elementary schools for continuing the tradition of honoring its graduates.
The district honored Flag Day on June 14 across all four elementary schools. Special morning ceremonies at each building welcomed students, staff and community members.
Barnum Woods, Bowling Green, Meadowbrook and Parkway elementary schools took their tributes outside, where student bands performed and administrators addressed the significance of Flag Day and the country’s flag.
Barnum Woods extended the celebration with the annual wellness walk through the surrounding neighborhood with students waving American flags. At Meadowbrook, the school hosted a surprise recognition ceremony to honor retiring Assistant Principal Gail Gallucci.
“Thank you to all students, staff and community members, including those that serve, that helped us celebrate Flag Day throughout East Meadow,” said Superintendent of Schools Kenneth A. Card, Jr.
Third grade students at Meadowbrook Elementary School immersed themselves into a mystery story experience lead by Submerge Storytelling during the week of May 27.
Submerge Storytelling is an educational program that transforms a classroom into the setting of a story, motivating students to draw conclusions about the characters, plots and themes.
Cory Levine of Submerge Storytelling transformed a Meadowbrook classroom into the bedroom of 12-year-old Trevor Cool, who breaks codes for the CIA. The room contained a twin-sized bed, desk, Legos, wall decorations, sports memorabilia, codes and ancient artifacts. Students examined evidence and applied their literacy and critical thinking skills to become detectives in search of Trevor as he is being chased by the notorious CIA double agent, Cobra.
Throughout the week, third graders learned how to make connections with evidence without jumping to conclusions. They also discussed the importance of evidence and order of events. Students then created a timeline to help figure out the accurate plot line.
Meadowbrook thanks Mr. Levine for putting on the week-long activity as well as the PTA for providing students with this detective opportunity.
BG, BW, MBK, McV, PKY Gr. 5 Moving-Up Ceremony
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