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The USDA has extended the free breakfast and free lunch offerings for all school districts participating in the National School Lunch Program through June 2022. Therefore, all students remain eligible for breakfast and lunch at no cost for the entire 2021-2022 school year. Please note that a' la carte items are not considered "meals" and do not qualify as free, but are still available for purchase. THESE ITEMS INCLUDE INDIVIDUAL CARTONS OF MILK, INDIVIDUAL JUICE, BEVERAGES, SNACKS, INDIVIDUAL FRUIT. For additional information, please contact Child Nutrition at 631-382-5000.
The kindergarten classes at Dogwood Elementary school held a luau Friday for their families.
The students welcomed family members into the classroom by giving them a Hawaiian lei.
They then sang songs, danced, read and served refreshments!
A luau is a Hawaiian feast featuring lively music and cultural performances from Hawaii and greater Polynesia.
Date Added: 6/3/2022
Way to go, Dogwood students!
Mrs. Concagh's fifth grade class at Dogwood Elementary recently won a national anti-bullying video contest!
Only five schools across the country were selected as top entries. The student's video will be featured on the National Bullying Prevention Center's website and will serve as a resource throughout the country. Students won t-shirts and prize packs from the organization.
They worked with Mrs. Concagh and Ms. Eichenlaub to modify the script, record and edit the video.
Date Added: 5/31/2022
Dogwood Elementary students from 1st to 5th grades enjoyed an action packed start to the week with Field Day fun!
The children were able to participate in a variety of events at the track and field at Smithtown High School East.
The students learned teamwork and cooperation through a variety of events such as the tire roll relay, the wheel barrel race, water race relay and tug of war!
Date Added: 5/23/2022
Project Lead The Way has recognized all of Smithtown Central School District’s elementary and middle schools as 2021-22 PLTW Distinguished Schools!
For the fourth consecutive year, all seven of our elementary schools have been designated as Distinguished Launch Schools based on our PLTW Launch program in the 2019-2020 school year. The Smithtown Central School District elementary schools represent seven of only 11 in New York to be recognized. Across the United States only 374 schools have received this distinction for 2020-2021.
For the third consecutive year, all three of our middle schools have been designated as Distinguished Gateway Schools based on our Gateway program in the 2019-2020 school year. Our middle schools represent three of only four in New York to be recognized. Across the entire United States only 158 schools have received this distinction for 2020-2021.
Smithtown School District superintendent Mark Secaur says, "I’m very proud to hear that all 10 of our Elementary & Middle Schools were named Distinguished Schools by Project Lead the Way! Allowing ALL students access to engage in this program paved the way for this great honor!”
Date Added: 5/23/2022
Dogwood Elementary School hosted a wonderful Fairy Tale ball this morning!
The show was tied into the grade 2 ELA curriculum in which children just completed a unit of study of Fairy Tales.
They learned about the common characteristics of Fairy Tales, wrote different endings, learned about plot, setting, problem/solutions and how story elements change depending on the culture of the country!
Students performed Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs.
Students read Cinderella around the world and learned how culture changes in each story.
Dogwood Elementary students not only honored police officers today but their moms and dads as well!
Members of the SCPD, NCPD & NYPD received a hero's welcome from the boys and girls at Dogwood.
Each officer visiting is a parent of a child at Dogwood Elementary.
The children gave the officers a standing ovation, thank you gifts, a song, and tons of love!
Date Added: 5/16/2022
High School East’s American Sign Language 2 class visited Dogwood Elementary fifth graders on Thursday to share their knowledge of the subject.
Led by teacher Brynjar Leifsson, the high school students stood in front of the class as pictures of different colors and animals appeared on a screen.
Without speaking, the high school students then showed the fifth graders how to sign the images. And the Dogwood students repeated signing the words.
With the young students armed with that knowledge, the high schoolers then read the book, “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” to the elementary students in sign language.
The session concluded with a high school student and fifth grader working one-on-one to learn how to sign a page of the text of the book, then fifth grade students going to the front of the class to read the book in sign language for their classmates.
The High School East ASL 2 class had met virtually with Jessica Massa’s fifth grade class in January to lay the groundwork for Thursday’s in-person visit in the Dogwood library.
Dogwood library media specialist Noelle Eichenlaub is coordinating the interactions between the high school and elementary school.
Date Added: 4/28/2022
The Smithtown Central School District celebrated its newly tenured staff and this academic year’s retirees on Tuesday night.
Prior to the Board of Education meeting during which formal approval took place, the honorees gathered in the multipurpose room at the District’s New York Ave. offices to celebrate.
The 25 newly approved tenure recipients: Catherine Abbott, Dara Brachfeld, Samantha Buttice, Kristin Campisi, Jessica Castoro, Mark Cimino, Lindsay Clifford, Kevin Colon, Julianne DeSilva, Christopher Elsesser, Erika Farruggio, Jennifer Fazzio, Eileen Flynn, Jacqueline Harden, Nicole Kerins, Joseph McFadden, Jennifer McGlone, Louis Mincieli, Melissa Minerva, Shannon Moore, Alyssa Patrissi, Maaria Syska, Taylor Walsh, William Weinstein and Renee Weltsch.
And the 35 retiring staff members: Donna Atkinson, Lynne Barry, James Berger, David Bestenheider, Debra Calabza, Vincent Campagna, Kathy Coffin, Olga Crnosija, Claudine DeCoteau, Eileen DiCristofaro, Doreen Downes, Tina Dray, Regina Dunne, Allison Edwards, Diana Feirstein, Cheryl Glick, Mary Pat Grafstein, Jane Groneman, Peggy Knudsen, Virginia Kohilakis, Mary Grace Lynch, Marlene Mitchell, Lisa Molano, Alexis Nagowski, Sharon Nilson, Cindy Nocero, Laura Persichilli, Patricia Petrucelli, Teresa Russo, Patrick Smith, Donald Wallace, Beth Woods, Jeff Woodward, Linda Wurtz and Barbara Zemcik.
The retirees were each individually honored at the Board of Education meeting.
Date Added: 4/12/2022
Dogwood News 5, given that name by students because it is the fifth grade’s broadcast, is thriving in its second year.
Students at Dogwood Elementary cover segments that highlight student success and character education as well as promote and encourage topics such as reading, being kind and internet safety.
Students are involved in all aspects of the broadcast, including reporting to editing, and practice public speaking and collaborate with a team.
The club is run by librarian Ellie Eichenlaub and speech teacher Danielle Kinahan, although it is truly a schoolwide effort.
Check out samples here:
PARP Dogwood News 5 Music Video
March Dogwood News 5 Broadcast
Date Added: 4/5/2022
A trio of Dogwood Elementary students were selected as state winners in the 2021-22 Kids Safe Online Cyber Safety Poster Contest.
Their entries now advance to the national competition.
Kindergartener Steven Kepler and second graders Leighton Kane and Brennan Kane earned the recognition.
The New York State Office of Information Technology Services’ Chief Information Security Office conducted a kindergarten through 12th grade computer safety contest in conjunction with the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center.
Date Added: 4/5/2022
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