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Main Office: (631) 382-4455
School Fax:  (631) 382-4456
Principal - Ms. Lynch: (631) 382-4455
Health Office: (631) 382-4460
Psychologist: (631) 382-4464
Social Worker: (631) 382-4471
Custodian: (631) 382-4465

 

 

 

Parent University Flyer

Ugly Truth Flyer

Fifth Grade Report Card Letter


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Town of Smithtown
YOUTH BUREAU

Parent Study Group (Parenting skills program)
Starting this Thursday, March 23rd - FREE of charge. Register ASAP.


Provided at the Town of Smithtown Horizons Center/Youth Bureau
161 E. Main Street, Smithtown
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM


Topics include:
Encouraging Responsibility & Cooperation in the Family

Changing Behavior by Changing Parent Response

Replacing Power Struggles & Conflict with a More Democratic Family Environment

How Consequences Replace Punishment
Click here to view the Parent Study Group flyer


PLEASE feel free pass this information on to any parents who may be interested in participating.

Contact Karen Aldrich kaldrich@tosgov.com - 631-360-7595 for further information and/or registration.

 

 

RazKids Webinar

Parents, watch this recorded webinar to learn more about using RazKids at home!

https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/5758854165770194946

Glow Run Garners Support for PTA

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St. James Elementary School held a Glow Run to support its Parent-Teacher Association. On Nov. 16, the school hosted the Boosterthon fun run in the gymnasium to raise money for the school’s PTA while also keeping its students active. Prior to the run, students garnered pledges and sponsors from family members and friends for each lap they ran. In total, St. James Elementary raised more than $35,000 to benefit its PTA.

Students completed between 30-35 laps as volunteers marked off each lap completed on the grid featured on the back of each students’ shirt. To make it even more fun, students had different activities to do during the laps such as skipping, dancing and walking.

Unity Tree Joins School as Family

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St. James Elementary School recognized Unity Day on Oct. 25 by dressing in orange and team gear. The color orange represented their unity, while the team gear showed they always work together as a team. The school completed a unity tree by making a pledge to use kind words and actions, make healthy choices, eat well and stay away from drugs.  

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.

Scaring Away Drugs

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In recognition of Red Ribbon Week from Oct. 23-27, students at St. James Elementary School made scarecrows to “Scare Away Drugs.” In addition to each class creating a scarecrow, students and staff added pledges to the scarecrows to say no to drugs and yes to healthy habits. Pictured here is Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Grossane with Karen Dennis’ fourth-grade class.