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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 Smithtown Central School is not only saying goodbye to teachers and students for the Summer, but also to some amazing retirees!
Principal MaryGrace Lynch is retiring after 20 years as St. James Elementary school principal, and 38 total years teaching!
Jane Groneman, the Senior Office Assistant Principal Secretary is leaving us after 25 years!
PE teacher Patti Petrucelli is retiring after 24 years. Elementary school teacher Lisa Molano retires after 22 years and lunch monitor and greeter Ida Margiotta is retiring after 20 years.
Congratulations and thank you!
Date Added: 6/27/2022
Fifth grade students enjoyed their "Moving Up" ceremony Wednesday morning at St. James Elementary.
Smithtown Central School District Superintendent Dr. Mark Secaur along with Principal Mrs. Mary Grace Lynch each addressed the students and proudly greeted each one stage.
Additionally, the school showcased an original town of St. James sign which had been refurbished from 1938!!!
Date Added: 6/22/2022
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
Ice cream sundaes, tropical fish and a whole lot more!
There was something for everyone at the St. James Elementary School art exhibit.
Students grades K-5 have been working on their projects for the past year and last night they finally made their red carpet debut at the school's annual art gallery!
With the guidance of art teacher Mrs. Fleming, every student showcased two pieces: One two-dimensional piece and one three-dimensional piece.
Mrs. Fleming says she let the students decide which pieces they wanted to showcase.
Job well done!
Date Added: 6/10/2022
Great job by students, faculty and parents at St. James Elementary school who got soapy for the Paige Elizabeth Keely Foundation Monday night.
The students, faculty and parents hosted a car wash to raise money for the foundation---which raises awareness of brain arteriovenous malformations.
Paige Elizabeth Keely passed away in 2018 at the age of 6 from an unknown brain arteriovenous malformation. (AVM).
Paige was a first-grader at St. James Elementary School.
For information on how you can help click here: https://thepaigekeelyfoundation.com/
Date Added: 6/7/2022
St. James Elementary school hosted it's annual fifth grade spring concert today on Wednesday.
The concert combined the band, orchestra and chorus and featured some music from Star Wars, a rock medley, Tribute to the Solders and more!
Date Added: 6/1/2022
Students at St. James Elementary school put some love into handmade cards for WWII and Vietnam Veterans.
The students and teachers made sure the cards would reach the veterans by today.
Thank you Mrs. Murphy's kindergarten class!
Date Added: 5/29/2022
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
What a way to end the school week!
The gymnasium at St. James Elementary School was transformed into a cafe setting where 5th grade students read aloud some of their favorite poems written...by themselves!
For the past month students have been immersed in a poetry unit of study, examining the rhythm and structure of poetry as well as many poetic devices including sensory images, alliteration, repetition, similes and metaphors.
Students and their family members also enjoyed refreshments and snacks.
Date Added: 5/20/2022
Fourth and second grade students at St. James Elementary School had a fun filled day learning about the environment last week.
In 4th grade the students explored how to preserve the fresh water resources on Long Island. The students learned that our drinking water comes from an aquifer and its impact on developed and undeveloped land. The students built their own aquifers and experimented with the effect pollution has on our drinking water.
The students also learned about the life cycle of Praying Mantises. In the terrarium is the hardened egg case and the students are anxiously awaiting for the nymphs to emerge. They will eventually release the praying mantises back into nature.
In 2nd grade students were taught about erosion activity.
There was a Stormwater Hero presentation, a PLTW erosion simulation activity and more.
Date Added: 5/9/2022
On the night the Board of Education honored Mary Grace Lynch and other retirees, her successor also was appointed.
Adam Javidi, who graduated from Smithtown schools 22 years ago, will assume the role as principal at St. James Elementary this summer.
Javidi has served as assistant principal at Locust Valley Intermediate since August 2019. In that role, he has been the lead administrator responsible for overseeing the safety and daily operations of the third through fifth grades.
Javidi previously served for five years as an assistant principal at P.S. 452 in Manhattan.
He began his career as an elementary school teacher in New York City’s public schools.
Javidi earned a bachelor of arts degree in sociology from Franklin and Marshall College and a masters of science in education degree from Hunter College.
“I’m very excited about this opportunity to come back home to the district I grew up in,” Javidi said. “Everyone speaks so highly of Mary Grace Lynch. She’s been there for 20 years. I want to build on everything that she’s developed and continue to make St. James an amazing place to learn and grow.”
Date Added: 4/12/2022
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
Members of High School East’s chapter of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America paid a surprise visit to St. James Elementary on Monday to reward a deserving class.
Robin Baker and Denise Mauceri’s fourth grade class was recognized as the winner among all elementary school classes on the entire east side of the District in the FCCLA’s Fruits and Veggies Challenge.
March was National Nutrition Month, so the challenge asked students to eat as many fruits and vegetables as they could during the month and log their totals.
The Fruits and Veggies Challenge was open to all elementary school students in the District who wished to participate.
The High School West FCCLA conducted a similar contest on the west side.
The high schools’ FCCLA members set up Google Classrooms with tips and videos to help the students throughout the month. The consumption total was calculated weekly.
Barbara Haining’s and Elisabete Patel’s class emerged as Mills Pond Elementary’s winner.
Dogwood’s top performers were the students in Alexandra Panzarino’s class.
For an overall school total, Dogwood Elementary students prevailed on the east side.
All participants received a prize, with the winning classes receiving extra prizes. Baker and Mauceri’s class at St. James Elementary received personalized water bottles.
Date Added: 4/11/2022