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The National Circus Project came to Accompsett Elementary School during the week of Nov. 13 to work with the fourth-grade students.
Sponsored by the school’s PTA, the National Circus Project held weeklong workshops with the students to teach them the skills to perform in the circus. The program teaches patience, teamwork, confidence, self-discipline and good practice habits all while having fun. On Nov. 17, Accompsett’s fourth-graders were ready to showcase their skills for their families and invited guests.
Acrobats, stilt walkers, plate spinners, jugglers and more showed off their balancing skills with a variety of objects. Clowns kept the audience entertained throughout the circus, while other students showcased their talent using the diabolo and devil sticks.
The district and its Parent-Teacher Associations, in partnership with the Smithtown Youth Bureau, Horizons Counseling and Education, Suffolk County Police Department and the Counter Drug Task Force, presented a Parent/Student University focusing on current drugs trends on Nov. 1 in the High School West auditorium.
Community members, parents and students came out to listen to the presentation on topics such as the dangers of alcohol abuse and vaping, social host laws, and what’s happening in the local community by Suffolk County Police Officer George Lynagh, Town of Smithtown youth services coordinator Kelly DeVito, Horizon Counseling and Education Center assistant director Patrice Levy and National Guard Counterdrug Task Force senior airman Gabriel Manzueta.
Keynote speaker Jeffrey Reynolds, president and CEO of Family and Children’s Association, spoke to attendees about prevention, recovery and support resources. Before and after the presentation, community resources were available from local agents such as Project Presence, Inc., Families Anonymous, Tobacco Coalition of Long Island, LICADD, St. Patrick Youth, WellLife Network and YMCA Family Services.
“It is an honor to work in a school district with such an invested community of parents, faculty and students,” said Siobhán Cassidy, Project Presence, Inc.’s director of professional development and practice.
Throughout the evening, social-emotional workshops were conducted to offer parents tools to better connect. Parents learned about Smithtown Central School District’s social-emotional learning initiative and how they can partner with the schools at home. A parent/child yoga workshop gave participants the opportunity to increase body awareness and strengthen the parent/child connection. A mindfulness workshop taught parents how to be more present in their relationships with their child. The eating for energy workshop focused on how to reduce cravings, detoxify and find the top food categories for increasing energy.
Third-graders at Accompsett Elementary School recently learned about making simple machines in a Project Lead the Way lesson, a hands-on STEM-based program.
The third-graders worked in groups of three where one student navigated with the iPad, one student organized the pieces and another assembled the product. The students used the apps to guide them to building and creating their own inclined planes. They also created a “load” to test their inclined planes. The students ended the activity by sharing their creations, explaining their build process and demonstrating how to use the inclined plane.
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