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Officer Miguel Marte & daughter Layla
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NYPD Officer Marte Speaking To Class

Layla Marte was very proud of her father, Officer Miguel Marte today at Tacken Elementary School.
Officer Marte, who is a member of the NYPD, stopped by Mrs. Bennis’ 3rd grade class to read a book to the kids and answer any questions they had.

Officer Marte also handed out some NYPD swag for the students.

The Smithtown Central School District is proud to support Police Appreciation Week and proud of it’s partnership with the SCPD.

Date Added: 5/16/2022

Tackan Elementary Second Graders Present Research on States to Family Members

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Tackan Elementary second graders proudly displayed their research for their families on Thursday.

The students had researched and created posters about a state.

The facts they learned included the state’s capital, bordering states, nickname, key products and interesting facts.

Family members on Thursday milled throughout the displays and asked questions to the students about their states.

Date Added: 4/28/2022

Tackan Elementary Second Graders Create Art with Recycled Materials

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Students in Lisa Draiss’ second grade class at Tackan Elementary practiced being resourceful as part of their Earth Day project. The students used items that normally would be discarded or recycled to make art.

Students used scraps from other projects and newspapers as their recycled art materials.

They used their imagination, choosing their own topic.

They layered their recycled materials to create a textured appearance.

Some even used watercolors while constructing polar bears, sharks and even a hot air balloon.

Date Added: 4/27/2022

High School East Leadership Visits Tackan Elementary to Teach about Earth Day

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High School East Leadership visited Tackan Elementary second graders to share a belated Earth Day lesson on Monday.

In each second grade classroom, a pair of high school students began their lesson with an overview about Earth Day and the importance of keeping the planet clean.

The classes then read aloud from the book “I Am Earth” by Donald James McCarty and Rebecca McDonald.

The visit ended with the second graders participating in a craft project. Students put paint on their hands and left a handprint on a wooden pallet that had the planet painted on it.

Earth Day officially was recognized internationally on Friday, while students were enjoying spring break.

Date Added: 4/25/2022

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