FAIRY TALES COME TO LIFE AT DOGWOOD ELEMENTARY

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FAIRY TALE AT DOGWOOD
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FAIRY TALE AT DOGWOOD
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FAIRY TALE AT DOGWOOD

 

Dogwood Elementary School hosted a wonderful Fairy Tale ball this morning!
The show was tied into the grade 2 ELA curriculum in which children just completed a unit of study of Fairy Tales.
They learned about the common characteristics of Fairy Tales, wrote different endings, learned about plot, setting, problem/solutions and how story elements change depending on the culture of the country!

Students performed Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs.

Students read Cinderella around the world and learned how culture changes in each story.

DOGWOOD ELEMENTARY WELCOMES OFFICERS WHO ARE FAMILY MEMBERS

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DOGWOOD STUDENTS WELCOME OFFICERS
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STANDING OVATION FOR OFFICERS
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DOGWOOD STUDENTS WELCOME OFFICERS

Dogwood Elementary students not only honored police officers today but their moms and dads as well!

Members of the SCPD, NCPD & NYPD received a hero's welcome from the boys and girls at Dogwood.

Each officer visiting is a parent of a child at Dogwood Elementary.

The children gave the officers a standing ovation, thank you gifts, a song, and tons of love!

Date Added: 5/16/2022


DOGWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL POETRY STUDENTS HONORED

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DOGWOOD POETRY STUDENTS HONORED
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DOGWOOD POETRY STUDENTS HONORED

PERFECT POETS!


Congratulations are in order for several Dogwood Elementary students who have been recognized for the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association's Annual Poetry Contest!


Ruby Standfast was named Grand Champion for her Personal Anthology poem.


The students will be recognized at a ceremony on Sunday, May 15th.


Principal Ms. Renee Carpenter, Librarian Ms. Eichenlaub and fifth grade teacher Mrs. Concagh are extremely proud of the student's accomplishments.

Ms. Krug's class anthology titled "A New Beginning" received honorable mention in the class anthology category.

Here's a list of students who received honorable mentions!


Frances Draper - Honorable Mention Category B-Individual Poem Grade 5-6 AND Honorable Mention Category L-Multi-Media


Dhairya Patel - Honorable Mention, Category L- Multi-Media


Ella McBride - Honorable Mention, Category L- Multi-Media


Lily Cardello - Honorable Mention, Category L- Multi-Media


Olivia Chou - Honorable Mention, Category L- Multi-Media


Rebecca Mackey - Honorable Mention, Category L- Multi-Media


Sasha Camella - Honorable Mention, Category L- Multi-Media


Madeline Knecht-Honorable Mention, Category L-Multi-Media


Students will be recognized at a ceremony on Sunday, May 15th.

Date Added: 5/5/2022



HS East American Sign Language Students Visit Dogwood Elementary to Teach Subject

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High School East’s American Sign Language 2 class visited Dogwood Elementary fifth graders on Thursday to share their knowledge of the subject.

Led by teacher Brynjar Leifsson, the high school students stood in front of the class as pictures of different colors and animals appeared on a screen.

Without speaking, the high school students then showed the fifth graders how to sign the images. And the Dogwood students repeated signing the words.

With the young students armed with that knowledge, the high schoolers then read the book, “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” to the elementary students in sign language.

The session concluded with a high school student and fifth grader working one-on-one to learn how to sign a page of the text of the book, then fifth grade students going to the front of the class to read the book in sign language for their classmates.

The High School East ASL 2 class had met virtually with Jessica Massa’s fifth grade class in January to lay the groundwork for Thursday’s in-person visit in the Dogwood library.

Dogwood library media specialist Noelle Eichenlaub is coordinating the interactions between the high school and elementary school.

Date Added: 4/28/2022

2022 Retirees, Newly Tenured Staff Recognized at Reception and Board Meeting

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Retirees attending Tuesday's Board of Education meeting are recognized.

The Smithtown Central School District celebrated its newly tenured staff and this academic year’s retirees on Tuesday night.

Prior to the Board of Education meeting during which formal approval took place, the honorees gathered in the multipurpose room at the District’s New York Ave. offices to celebrate.

The 25 newly approved tenure recipients: Catherine Abbott, Dara Brachfeld, Samantha Buttice, Kristin Campisi, Jessica Castoro, Mark Cimino, Lindsay Clifford, Kevin Colon, Julianne DeSilva, Christopher Elsesser, Erika Farruggio, Jennifer Fazzio, Eileen Flynn, Jacqueline Harden, Nicole Kerins, Joseph McFadden, Jennifer McGlone, Louis Mincieli, Melissa Minerva, Shannon Moore, Alyssa Patrissi, Maaria Syska, Taylor Walsh, William Weinstein and Renee Weltsch.

And the 35 retiring staff members: Donna Atkinson, Lynne Barry, James Berger, David Bestenheider, Debra Calabza, Vincent Campagna, Kathy Coffin, Olga Crnosija, Claudine DeCoteau, Eileen DiCristofaro, Doreen Downes, Tina Dray, Regina Dunne, Allison Edwards, Diana Feirstein, Cheryl Glick, Mary Pat Grafstein, Jane Groneman, Peggy Knudsen, Virginia Kohilakis, Mary Grace Lynch, Marlene Mitchell, Lisa Molano, Alexis Nagowski, Sharon Nilson, Cindy Nocero, Laura Persichilli, Patricia Petrucelli, Teresa Russo, Patrick Smith, Donald Wallace, Beth Woods, Jeff Woodward, Linda Wurtz and Barbara Zemcik.

The retirees were each individually honored at the Board of Education meeting.

Date Added: 4/12/2022