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Town of Smithtown

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 - 631-360-7595 for further information and/or registration.



St. James Elementary Celebrates 80 years of Education

St. James Elementary Celebrates 80 years of Education photo

Alumni, former staff, faculty members and students returned to St. James Elementary School to commemorate the school’s 80th anniversary on June 13.

Fifth-graders served as tour guides, treating guests to guided tours of the building, showing off some of the original pieces and all of its preserved history. The school’s library was transformed into a historical museum, showing off photos, newspaper clippings, yearbooks and more from each of the different decades in the building’s history. 

The St. James Singers performed song’s from their recent spring concert to kick off the ceremony. St. James Elementary School Principal Mary Grace Lynch shared some of her favorite moments in the building. “When we think of St. James Elementary, we think of what a beautiful building it is,” she said. “And there’s plenty to admire and celebrate. But when we really think about it, even though our bricks and mortar are exquisite, what really makes this place special is the people inside of it.”

Smithtown Town Councilwoman Lynne Nowick, an alumna of the school, also shared why she loves St. James Elementary. “This school has been a pillar of the St. James community for many decades,” she said. “This is not just a school; it will always be a home away from home.” Two St. James Elementary teachers, Kimberly Chacon and Kathleen DeBono, who also attended the school, shared their fond memories. To close out the ceremony, the fifth-graders performed a dancing medley through the decades, and guests and students joined together to sing “Happy Birthday.”

Brightening Gardens and Local Community

Brightening Gardens and Local Community photo
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Fifth-grade students in the Epic Club at St. James Elementary School made bird feeders this spring. The feeders were donated to two local nursing and rehabilitation facilities to hang in their gardens. 

St. James Students Serve Their Community Well

St. James Students Serve Their Community Well photo
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Students in the Epic Club at St. James Elementary School recently served more than 120 meals to guests at Project HOPE Soup Kitchen in Greenlawn. The students set up, served and cleaned up. 

Discovery Tanks

Discovery Tanks photo

First-graders at St. James Elementary School had fish tanks set up in their rooms to replicate an ecosystem. The tanks have been populated with local fish to allow the students to study the local marine wildlife and how they each play a part in the ecosystem.

Honoring Retirees

Honoring Retirees photo
At the May 22 board of education meeting, district honored its dedicated faculty and staff who will be retiring at the end of the 2017-18 school year. Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Grossane announced the names of each retiree before presenting those in attendance with Certificates of Recognition on behalf of the board of education, honoring their years of service to the district’s students. A brief reception was also held at district offices prior to the board meeting to celebrate the retirees.

The district congratulates the following retirees: 
Elizabeth Braunreuther 
Debra Canning
Georgianna Colino
Paul Cornwell
Barbara Delach
Helene Suarez Doheny 
Kim Emery
Ingrid Hrvatin
Jane Jordan
Hester Kanakaris
Elaine Kruk
Rosanne Lazarus
Amy Mannarino
James Markey
Vincent Mazza
Diane McGuire
Claire Heatley Mueller
Jeffrey Netter
Joan Pisano
Louise Prescott
Debra Pymm 
Gregory Rivera Jr.
Ann Marie Scholz
Alice Serio 
Dolores Seyffert
Ellen Smith
Linda Stackow
William Stockman
Laurie Sweeney
Antonio Tardio
Margaret Wilkey
Debra Zaleski

St. James Gets Fit

St. James Gets Fit photo
The Suffolk Zone of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance held their second annual Fit Club Competition for fourth- and fifth-grade students at the Lincoln Avenue Elementary School in Sayville. St. James Elementary was one of the 23 schools participating. St. James Fit Club members placed eighth and athletes had to demonstrate their fitness abilities in push-ups, sit-ups, jumping rope, and agility.

Elementary Student-Musicians Shine

Elementary Student-Musicians Shine photo

On May 11 and 12, 208 fifth-grade student-musicians from throughout the district came together to participate in the Elementary Music Festival at High School West. The music departments in each of the district’s elementary schools worked collaboratively to prepare for this enrichment program’s concert.

Fifth-Grade Concert

Flags for Vets

St. James Elementary School’s EPIC Club members made American flag pins for residents of the Long Island Veterans Home in time for Memorial Day.

SEL in Action in Smithtown

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St. James Elementary School’s 80th Anniversary Celebration

St. James Elementary School’s 80th Anniversary Celebration photo
St. James Elementary School will hold an 80th anniversary celebration on June 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. During the first hour of the event, there will be guided tours of the building by the school’s fifth-grade students. A historical museum will be available for viewing in the library with items such as yearbooks, letters and photos central to St. James Elementary history. 

Beginning at 11 a.m., there will be a ceremony in the old gymnasium with guest speakers including former school district staff and faculty, board of education members and district employees.  


Field Day 2018

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.