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Smithtown, NY 11787

 

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Parent University Flyer

Ugly Truth Flyer


Fifth Grade Report Card Letter

 

Important Safety Letter to Parents - May 18, 2017

Kindergartners Use the Force

Kindergartners Use the Force pic
Kindergartners at Smithtown Elementary School have been testing their scientific theories during Project Lead the Way hands-on activities. The students explored and compared the force needed to push and pull a crate of blocks up an incline. Students used their Project Lead the Way manuals to record and illustrate their results.  

Nature Nick Visits Smithtown Elementary

Resources, Workshops Provide Tools for Success

Resources, Workshops Provide Tools for Success

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.

SEL Ragamuffin Parade

Taking Strides for Epilepsy Awareness

Taking Strides for Epilepsy Awareness photo
In an effort to raise awareness about epilepsy, High School West senior Marie Carpenter recently participated in a walk to raise money to support the cause. The cause is personal to her, as Marie’s younger sister Sophia has battled epilepsy for the past five years. Marie participated in an Epilepsy Awareness Walk on Oct. 14 in honor of Sophia and raised more than $2,600 for the EPIC Long Island organization. EPIC supports epilepsy education and training and research for the cause.

Kindergartners Get Smart About Fire Safety

Kindergartners Get Smart About Fire Safety photo

In recognition of National Fire Prevention Month, kindergarten students from Smithtown Elementary School took a field trip to their local firehouse on Oct. 10.

Wearing their honorary fire helmets, the kindergartners learned about fire safety practices, what to do in the event of an emergency and how to stay safe and prevent fires. The students toured the station, met firefighters dressed in their gear and climbed aboard a fire truck and ambulance. 

 

Raising Awareness

Raising Awareness photo
Throughout October, the staff at Smithtown Elementary School is showing their unity in the fight against breast cancer. In recognition of breast cancer awareness month, the staff is dressing in matching T-shirts each Friday in October and making donations to support breast cancer research.