SEL Logo51 Lawrence Avenue,
Smithtown, NY 11787

 

Main Office: (631) 382-4505
Health Office: (631) 382-4510
Principal - Ms. Lavery: (631) 382-4505

 

 

 

   


Smithtown Elementary - First Day of School

 

2022 Kindergarten Orientation Information

 

Back To School Video 2021

 

Kindergarten Orientation Video 2021

 

Safe Return Letter

 

RE-OPENING OF SCHOOLS PLAN

 

 

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.

SUMMER SEND-OFF!

teachers waiving thumbnail222997
SEE YOU IN THE FALL!
teachers waiving thumbnail222998
SUMMER SEND-OFF!
students waiving thumbnail222999
'TIL NEXT TIME!
students waiving  thumbnail223000
BYE, FOR NOW!

As we all get ready to enjoy Summer, the Smithtown Elementary School faculty gave their students a super Summer sendoff!
The buses honked and drove past the school several times while teachers and students screamed and waived, saying "goodbye" and "thank-you"

Date Added: 6/24/2022

FIFTH GRADE AND BEYOND!

Students walking thumbnail222826
Moving Up At Smithtown Elementary
Students getting a diploma thumbnail222827
Diploma time!
students singing thumbnail222828
Time for a song!

It was a wonderful moving up ceremony this morning at Smithtown Elementary School.
Principal Janine Lavery and Assistant Superintendent Kevin Simmons addressed the children before handing them certificates of proclamations. The students also drew pictures of themselves next to their own self portraits with the assistance of art teacher Mrs. Kerim. 

Well done!

Date Added: 6/22/2022

BIG TOP FUN AT SMITHTOWN ELEMENTARY

Students performing tricks thumbnail219140
CIRCUS FUN AT SMITHTOWN ELEMENTARY
Students performing tricks thumbnail219141
CIRCUS FUN AT SMITHTOWN ELEMENTARY
Students performing tricks thumbnail219142
CIRCUS FUN AT SMITHTOWN ELEMENTARY

Students at Smithtown Elementary School put on a great show under the Big Top Friday afternoon!
The students were trained by the National Circus organization, a circus education program out of Westbury.
They were taught how to stilt walk, juggle, and work with diabolo and devil sticks!

Date Added: 6/17/2022

FLAG DAY FESTIVITIES!

STUDENTS SITTING thumbnail218861
FLAG DAY AT SMITHTOWN ELEMENTARY
STUDENTS SITTING thumbnail218862
FLAG DAY AT SMITHTOWN ELEMENTARY
STUDENTS SITTING thumbnail218863
FLAG DAY AT SMITHTOWN ELEMENTARY

 
What a start to the day by Smithtown Elementary School students and staff!
Fifth grade students celebrated by leading everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance followed by the Star Spangled Banner.
Mrs. Lavery then spoke about the importance of Flag Day and encouraged students to talk with their families about their heritage and family trees.
Next up were a couple of rousing renditions of "My Country Tis' of Thee" and "This Land is Your Land."
Boys and Girl Scouts then took turns reading a sentence for each letter in the words "United" and "States."

Great job everyone!

Date Added: 6/14/2022

TORCH AWARD RECIPIENTS!

Teachers posing for picture thumbnail218845
SMITHTOWN TORCH AWARD WINNERS

The Smithtown Central School District has named its 2022 Torch Award recipients!
The Torch Award is presented to Smithtown teachers who have significantly contributed to the growth and professional development of their teacher colleagues.
The teachers gathered Monday at St. James Elementary School for an awards presentation and Superintendent Dr. Mark Secaur lauded them for their achievements.
The 2022 Torch Award recipients are:
Clara Antunes (HSE), Eileen Creutz (Takan Elementary), Steve Jenkins (Smithtown Elementary), Jennifer Keller (HSW), Amanda Kinnear (HSW & HSE), Catherine Masrour (HSW), Donna McGoldrick (Great Hollow Middle), Lesley McGovern (Great Hollow Middle), Scott Miller (Accompsett Elementary), Tim Needles (HSW), Katherine Neumair (HSW & Accompsett), Donna Janouskovec Renahan (Saint James Elementary), Jeannine Roberts (Great Hollow Middle), Susan Ryan (Accompsett Middle School) and Jennifer Solomon (Smithtown Elementary)

Congrats to all and thank you!

Date Added: 6/13/2022

Big fun at Benner's Farm!

kids feed the chickens thumbnail218293
First graders feed the chickens
picture of a goat thumbnail218294
First graders visit Benner's Farm

Ms. Whalen, Ms O’Connor and Mrs. Garbulewski’s first grade classes from Smithtown Elementary school visited Benner’s Farm in Setauket on Friday.
The students have been learning about life cycles of plants and animals and now were able to have some real life experiences by feeding chickens and hanging out with goats, sheep, rams, bunnies, ducks and a cow!

Date Added: 6/3/2022


GIRL SCOUTS DECORATE SMITHTOWN ELEMENTARY

Picture of Girl Scouts  thumbnail218051
Girl Scouts Help Smithtown Elementary
Picture of Girl Scouts  thumbnail218052
Girl Scouts Help Smithtown Elementary

The Girl Scout slogan is "Do a good turn daily."

The local Girl Scouts did just that recently by placing American flags in front of Smithtown Elementary school.

Troop numbers 558, 542 and 1411 all chipped in on their annual flag placement trip!

Special thanks to Cathrine Mezzapesa and all of the Girl Scouts:
Alexandra Mezzapesa, Antonina Leonardo, Reese Shobin, Violet Ippolito, Francine Shea, Zoey Ziolkowski, Lillian Johnson, Valentina Pinola, Sarah Majuk, Myla Sanchez, Scarlett Bear, Hadley Anderson, Juliana Mezzapesa, Lyssandra Nieves, Victoria Tognella, Katie Poserina ,Karsyn Martella, Anastasia Mezzapesa, Marina Athanasiou, Sofia Leonardo &
Emma Shulz.

Date Added: 5/31/2022


Smithtown Elementary School Field Day Fun!

Students running thumbnail217876
FIELD DAY FUN
Student playing basketball thumbnail217877
FIELD DAY FUN
Student running thumbnail217878
FIELD DAY FUN

Students at Smithtown Elementary School had a blast today at the annual Field Day!

The students ran relay races, played hoops, soccer and competed in an obstacle course!

 

Date Added: 5/26/2022

SMITHTOWN CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT LEADING THE WAY!

You're Distinguished Banner  thumbnail217610
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


POLICE APPRECIATION WEEK!

Officer Posing With Students thumbnail217248
Officer Gribbin At Smithtown Elementary
Officer Gribbin High-Fiving His Nephew thumbnail217249
Officer Gribbin High-Fiving His Nephew

Suffolk County Police officer Kevin Gribbin stopped by Smithtown Elementary school today and visited different classrooms to talk to students about how the police serves and protects the residents of Suffolk County.

Officer Gribbin chatted with the students about the importance of calling 911, obeying the speed limit and the life saving equipment he carries every day!

Officer Gribbon’s nephew Cooper handed out police bracelets to the class.
The Smithtown Central School District is proud of it’s partnership with the SCPD.


Date Added: 5/16/2022

Sweet Briar Nature Center Brings Insects and Predators to Smithtown Elementary

Second grader touches Madagascar hissing cockroach. thumbnail216430

Smithtown Elementary second graders received an education about insects and their predators — and got to touch both — during a visit from Sweet Briar Nature Center on. Wednesday.

The students first learned what makes an insect an insect, including having six legs, a distinct head, thorax and abdomen as far as body parts, an exoskeleton, and compound eyes. Also, not all insects have wings.

The second graders then had the chance to touch Madagascar hissing cockroaches, which elicited a mixture of reactions.

Sweet Briar explainer Veronica Sayers noted that butterflies and moths are both insects.

The students then learned to differentiate between the two, in part by knowing that a butterfly has straight antennae and moths’ antennae more closely resemble feathers.

The second graders then met a pair of predators: a bearded dragon, which consumes butterflies, and an eastern screech owl, which consumes butterflies.

Date Added: 4/27/2022

Smithtown Elementary Fifth Graders Teach Younger Students about STEM

Fifth grader asissts third grader in building strucutre with tongue depressers. thumbnail216072

Fifth graders at Smithtown Elementary are demonstrating their knowledge of STEM by teaching what they have learned to younger students.

Jennifer Solomon’s third graders visited Alexis Meadows' fifth grade classroom on Thursday.

And the fifth graders proceeded to share their knowledge of four topics through the “STEM Buddies” program.

The fifth graders led lessons for their third-grader buddies on:

• Using a mini-microscope attached to an iPad to observe different crystal structures such as in glitter and salt

• Creating a path and instructions, such as speeding up or spinning, for a mini-robot to follow.
 
• Constructing the tallest tower possible.

• Using plastic Brainflakes to create three-dimensional shapes.

Date Added: 4/14/2022

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

Retirees attending Tuesday's Board of Education meeting are recognized. thumbnail216024
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

Smithtown Elementary Second Graders Cap Solar System Lesson with T-Shirt Design

Relative paints T-shirt with second grader. thumbnail216016

Allison Cortes’ second grade class at Smithtown Elementary learned about the solar system. And on Tuesday afternoon, the students channeled their artistic sides for a related project.

Joined by relatives, the second graders painted T-shirts with solar system themes. Parents and other relatives assisted the students in using the stencils to complete the project.

Date Added: 4/12/2022

Smithtown Elementary Fifth Graders Meet 'Birds of Prey'

Two students get up close look at barn owl. thumbnail215874

Fifth grade students at Smithtown Elementary had the chance to look up close at flying predators on Friday.

Sweet Briar Nature Center’s Jim MacDougall visited the students with four “Birds of Prey” — a raptor, red-tailed hawk, European barn owl and Eurasian eagle-owl.

The students learned that the birds have talons and sharp beaks because they hunt.

“We can’t feed these guys vegetables,” MacDougall told the students.

The students got to touch the feathers of Aria, the Eurasian eagle-owl. Aria weighs 6½ pounds. That species can be as heavy as 10 pounds — the largest species of owls in the world by weight.

MacDougall showed how quiet that type of owl’s feather are when moving compared with other birds. He noted scientists even study those owls to potentially find ways to make airplanes quieter.

Date Added: 4/8/2022