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Principal - Ms. Westrack: (631) 382-4305
Secretary: (631) 382-4301
Health Office: (631) 382-4307

 




 

 

Baby Sitter Stop Form

 

RE-OPENING OF SCHOOLS PLAN

 

  

Student Oath

I promise to be an honest, hard working student
To obey our school rules
To respect people and property
To take pride in our school
To be a role model for fellow students
And to be a good citizen at all times

 

Free Breakfast and Lunch Notification

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.

 

MOVING UP FROM MILLS POND ELEMENTARY!

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MILLS POND MOVING UP
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MILLS POND MOVING UP
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MILLS POND MOVING UP
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MILLS POND MOVING UP

Fifth grade students at Mills Pond Elementary stood with pride as their long-awaited moving-up ceremony took place Wednesday morning.

Principal Ireen Westrack and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Assessment Paul Strader were on stage to greet the students one by one as their names were announced. 

Also in attendance was 2015 graduate and current Smithtown High School East senior Aman Mistry.  Aman will be an honored speaker at Thursday's High School East graduation ceremony.

Congratulations to all! 

Date Added: 6/22/2022

MILLS POND ELEMENTARY CIRCUS SUCCESS!

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MILLS POND CIRCUS SUCCESS!
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MILLS POND CIRCUS SUCCESS!
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MILLS POND CIRCUS SUCCESS!

What a performance by Mills Pond Elementary School kindergarten students on Friday.
The students put on a fabulous circus for family and faculty! There were strong people, lions, jugglers, horses, trapeze artists, tightrope walkers, and even popcorn vendors!

Date Added: 6/10/2022

MARINE LIFE AT MILLS POND ELEMENTARY

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SEA SHORE SAFARI
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SEA SHORE SAFARI
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SEA SHORE SAFARI

Oysters, mussels, snails, oh my!
Marine Biologists from the Cornell Cooperative Extension visited Mills Pond Elementary School on Thursday as part of their Seashore Safari program.
The instructors showcased oysters, mussels, clams, snails, horseshoe crabs, sea stars and more!
The lesson was to introduce students to local sea creatures which are native to Long Island and friendly to meet!

Date Added: 6/9/2022


BRING A SEA STAR TO CLASS DAY!

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LEARNING ABOUT ECOSYSTEMS
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LEARNING ABOUT ECOSYSTEMS
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LEARNING ABOUT ECOSYSTEMS

Third graders at Mills Pond Elementary got a very cool chance to explore marine ecosystems today courtesy of the Cornell Cooperative Extension
marine program!

The researchers spoke about water quality and introduced students to marine sciences and marine life on Long Island.

They also brought in a sea star for the students to touch.

The CCE program's mission is to protect our waters, providing a clean environment for our fish, fowl, and plants.

Date Added: 6/2/2022


VOTE! MILLS POND CARES CLUB NOMINATED FOR THE SPRING CHALLENGE AWARD

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CARES CLUB ROCKS!

The Mills Pond Elementary School fourth grade Cares Club has been nominated for The Spring Challenge award!

The students recently raised more than $3,000 to help the Medical Mission hospital in El Salvador.

There will be three winners of The Spring Challenge. First Place receives a $3,000 scholarship or grant. Second Place receives a $1,500 scholarship or grant. Third Place receives a $500 scholarship or grant.

VOTE HERE: THE SPRING CHALLENGE

MILLS POND IDOL CELEBRATES 20 YEARS

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Mills Pond Idol Rocks Again
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Mills Pond Idol Rocks Again
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Mills Pond Idol Rocks Again

Each year, fifth graders in Mrs. Lanze's fifth grade class at Mills Pond Elementary participate in an American Idol writing contest.
Students used persuasive writing techniques to persuade the judges who their idol is.
Guest judges include three former teachers who work at Mills Pond.
Students read their essays and chose an annual winner. This was the 20th anniversary of this contest!

Date Added: 6/01/2022

MILLS POND CARES CLUB COMES THROUGH!

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Cares Club Runs To Raise Money
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Cares Club Runs To Raise Money

The Mills Pond 4th grade Cares Club raised more than $3,000 this week to help the Medical Mission hospital in El Salvador.

Each year the Cares Club raises money from sponsors to pay for improvements for the hospital.

This week the students walked (and ran) ten laps around the school to raise money for interactive electronic games patients can play while waiting in the waiting room at the El Salvador hospital.

Date Added: 5/26/2022


ONCE UPON A LILY PAD!

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ONCE UPON A LILY PAD
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ONCE UPON A LILY PAD

Hats off to the wonderful second graders at Mills Pond Elementary school for putting on a fabulous performance last Friday of Once Upon A Lilly Pad! 

This confidence building play reminds students we are all unique in our own ways.

The students learned songs which correlate to boosting their self-esteem while working together! 

SMITHTOWN CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT LEADING THE WAY!

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Smithtown SD honored

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


DAD BY DAY, OFFICER BY NIGHT VISITS MILLS POND ELEMENTARY

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OFFICER FOWLER VISITS MILLS POND

SCPD Fourth Precinct officer Scott Fowler visited Mrs. Dooley’s kindergarten class today at Mills Pond Elementary School.

Officer Fowler talked about all the tools he brings to work and how he serves and protects our community!

He also told the students he goes to work when the rest of them get ready for bedtime!

Officer Fowler’s daughter McKenzie is in Mrs. Dooley’s class.

Date Added: 5/18/2022

2022 Retirees, Newly Tenured Staff Recognized at Reception and Board Meeting

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Retirees attending Tuesday's Board of Education meeting are recognized.

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

Mills Pond Elementary's Cares Club Rises Early to Raise Awareness of Type 1 Diabetes

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Mills Pond Elementary’s Cares Club is doing its part to raise awareness of type 1 diabetes.

Student members arrived at school early on Tuesday for a boot camp in the gymnasium.

They participated in physical activities at eight different stations: burpees and jumping jacks, sprints and running lunges, leg throws and squats, ABC planks and frogs, plank and 180s, crisscross crunches and front kicks, pushups and side lunges, and star jumps and mountain climbers.

Each station called for two minutes of activity — one minute apiece for each of the two movements.

The Cares Club is a civics club at Mills Pond Elementary.

According to the Mayo Clinic, type 1 diabetes, formerly known as juvenile diabetes, is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin.

Insulin is a hormone needed to allow sugar (glucose) to enter cells to produce energy.

Different factors, including genetics and some viruses, may contribute to type 1 diabetes. Although type 1 diabetes generally appears during childhood, it can develop in adults.

No cure currently exists for type 1 diabetes. Treatment centers on managing blood sugar levels with insulin, diet and lifestyle to prevent complications.

Date Added: 4/12/2022

Mills Pond Elementary Celebrates Spring's Arrival with Fun Run

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Mills Pond Elementary sprinted into the spring on Monday with its Fun Run.

After marching out by class holding banners, the third grade (pictured) kicked off the festivities on the course, with other grades following throughout the school day.

Date Added: 4/11/2022

Mills Pond First Graders Learn About Bubbles, Then Use Kitchen Utensils to Create More

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First graders at Mills Pond Elementary learned about bubbles from the Long Island Children's Museum on Friday. Then, of course, they had a chance to make their own using items including a hanger and spatula.
The visit from the Long Island Children's Museum was part of the cultural arts program at the school.
Date Added: 4/8/2022

'Broadway Bonanza' A Hit at Mills Pond Elementary

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Mills Pond Elementary fifth graders provided a sampling of Broadway performances for their schoolmates on Wednesday.

At its annual Broadway Bonanza, the student actors had a dress rehearsal for fellow students that included scenes from “Lion King,” “Annie,” “Aladdin” and “The Greatest Showman.”

 The official curtain opening comes later this week.

Date Added: 4/4/2022