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Parent University Flyer

Ugly Truth Flyer


Fifth Grade Report Card Letter

 

Important Safety Letter to Parents - May 18, 2017

Parent University Addresses Safety, Security

Parent University Addresses Safety, Security photo

To address the safety and security of students and staff throughout the district, the Smithtown Central School District invited parents and community members to its spring Parent University School Safety Forum on May 7 at Smithtown High School West.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Grossane spoke about the safety and security practices in place including the visitor management system, security entrances and vestibules, security cameras and routine evacuation/fire/lockdown drills. 

District, county and law enforcement representatives were on hand to discuss the district’s emergency planning and responses in the event of a threat to school safety. Jack Blaum, the district’s security consultant, and Joe Rizzo, chief of security, spoke about the district’s safety measures, practices and procedures. They addressed concerns about keeping buildings secure, preventative measures, fire evacuation procedures and ongoing security upgrades.

Assistant Superintendent of Pupil Personnel Services Mona Tobin addressed the audience regarding communication with parents and community members and reunification plans in the event of an emergency.



Fourth-Graders Help Feed Local Families

Fourth-Graders Help Feed Local Families photo
Fourth-Graders Help Feed Local Families photo 2
Fourth-graders throughout the district recently tied their learning activities in with donating to a local cause. As part of a Project Lead the Way activity, the fourth-graders were tasked with designing and modeling a system to unload boxes of food at a community food pantry. The students came up with different prototypes of systems to best deliver and unload the food. 

After completing the activity, Project Lead the Way coach Kelly Bigliani asked the fourth-grade class to participate in a local food drive led by area Stop and Shop supermarkets called Feeding Our Families. The elementary schools collected more than 700 pounds of nonperishable food items, which will be delivered to Island Harvest. On April 29, the Smithtown High School East girls varsity softball team also collected donations, a total of 3,000 pounds, along with Bigliani at the Stop and Shop in South Setauket.  

Smithtown Elementary Mother's Day Tea

Kindergarteners showered moms with love and adoration.

Smithtown Elementary PTA Mother's Day Plant Sale

Smithtown Elementary Takes on Broadway

Smithtown Elementary Takes on Broadway photo

From March 14-16, more than 65 fifth-graders from Smithtown Elementary School performed "Shrek Jr., The Musical."  Throughout the five-month rehearsal process, students learned to sing, dance and act. The students worked collaboratively alongside their teachers, Mrs. Payne and Mrs. Yoon, to not only put on a great performance, but embrace the show’s message of acceptance of oneself and others.

 

Award-Winning Student-Artists in Annual Shanti Competition

Award-Winning Student-Artists in Annual Shanti Competition photo
Three student-artists were honored on April 25 for their artwork submission to the Shanti Fund annual art competition. Smithtown Elementary School student Kayla Pardini, Nesaquake Middle School student Juliana Paparella and High School East student Ilysa Sirota took top awards in this year’s competition. They were recognized for their efforts at the peace celebration in honor of Mahatma Gandhi. The students are pictured with their families as well as (from left) director of fine arts Michael Mastrangelo, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Jennifer Bradshaw, Smithtown Elementary School art teacher Erica Lewis-Kerim, Nesaquake Middle School art teacher Barbara DiSalvo and High School East art teacher Timothy Needles. 

Visit from an Author

Smithtown Elementary School enjoyed a special visit from author and Illustrator Kathleen Bart. She shared her book A Tale of Two Teddies with the children, teaching them the origins of the first two teddy bears and how they came to be. The children enjoyed learning how to draw their own teddy bear.

Smithtown Elementary 1st Grade Ladybug Performance

Hands-On Learning at Bull STEAM Ahead

Hands-On Learning at Bull STEAM Ahead photo

Showing off the many interactive, hands-on learning experiences available throughout the district, the Maker Space Club from High School East invited students and their families to Bull STEAM Ahead evening on April 20.

Maker Space activities ¬– with topics covering science, technology, engineering, art and math – were offered for students to experience. They checked out 3-D printing technology, made their own math origami, worked with circuits, videoed themselves on a green screen and used virtual reality glasses. 

Technologies of the past also made an appearance, and some students had fun learning to use a typewriter. STEM professionals from local businesses were on hand to answer questions, and the Mechanical Bulls robotics team set up outside the cafeteria to showcase their creations. Admission was free with a nonperishable food donation, which the Maker Space Club will collect for a local food pantry.  



Hands-on Lesson in Volume

2018 Torch Recipients

2018 Torch Recipients photo
Each year, the Torch Award is presented to Smithtown teachers who have significantly contributed to the growth and professional development of their teacher colleagues. This year’s Torch Award recipients are: Kelly Bigliani, Kathleen DeBono, Doreen Kelly, Amanda LaComb, Gillian Winters, Denise Cardinal, Diana Lanze, Kristi Hoenes and Sallie Culloton.

The Smithtown Teacher Center hosted a reception to honor all Torch Award recipients and nominees on April 23 at the Branch Brook Elementary library.

First grade students at Smithtown Elementary utilized QR codes to learn about Earth

QR Codes

Teddy Bear Clinic

Smithtown Elementary School’s Kindergarten classes had a special visit from Stony Brook Hospital’s nursing students. The children learned about rules before crossing the street, bike and helmet safety and the importance of hand washing. The children also enjoyed an interactive Teddy Bear Clinic to care for stuffed animals.