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A Delightful Day With Dads at Northeast

A Delightful Day With Dads at Northeast  photo

Fathers, grandfathers, uncle and other special guests came to Northeast Elementary School in the Amityville Union Free School District for the annual pre-K Father’s Day celebration on June 8.

Children and their visitors gathered in the courtyard on the warm and sunny day to build and decorate birdhouses, which they were able to take home. They also participated in various recreational activities such as creating large bubbles and participating in hula-hoop contests. 

Northeast Gives Naval Officer First Class Treatment

Northeast Gives Naval Officer First Class Treatment photo

Petty Officer First Class Joshua Candon made his third visit to Northeast Elementary School as he visited pre-K and kindergarten classrooms on May 17.

The Naval officer last came to the school in September 2016, when he presented a folded American flag that had been flown during several Joint Task Force missions. Mr. Candon recently returned from a deployment in Africa, and during that time Northeast students sent his unit personalized cards for Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Easter, as well as candy, Girl Scout cookies and other goodies.

During his recent visit, Mr. Candon showed students an African war club and answered questions about his role in the military. He also thanked the students for their kind words and generosity during his recent deployment. Students, in return, shouted “Thank you for your service” as he left each room.

 

Pre-K Students Say ‘Thank You’ to Mom

Pre-K Students Say ‘Thank You’ to Mom photo

Mothers, grandmothers, aunts and other special guests visited Northeast Elementary School on May 11 for the annual pre-K Mother’s Day.

Principal Dr. Pauline Collins said that the event is a long-standing tradition at the school and a chance to recognize family members for the support they provide throughout the year. Each class performed a song, and selections included “Mommy, Mommy, I Love You Mommy,” “You’re My Mom,” “You're Amazing” and “I Want a Mom That Will Last Forever.” It concluded with a group performance of “Skidamarink.”

After the songs, the students joined their family members for refreshments and iced tea. Children provided gifts to their loved ones including handmade cards and crafts. 



An Exciting Earth Exploration at Northeast

An Exciting Earth Exploration at Northeast photo
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From below the ground to the sky above, pre-K students at Northeast Elementary School learned all they could about earth.

During a week’s work of activities leading up to Earth Day, children in Lisa Carey’s class acquired new knowledge about the planet they call home through a variety of hands-on activities, such as when they explored a large box filled with dirt, grass, roots and worms. They performed a science experiment to learn how rain falls from the clouds and built a birdhouse that will be filled with seed and hung in the school’s garden.

Each child made his her own Chia pet by filling a cup with dirt, adding grass seed and drawing a face on the cup. Ms. Carey said once the grass grows, the children would be encouraged to take it home and plant it. As a culminating activity, children made edible cups of dirt from chocolate pudding, crushed graham crackers and gummy worms. 
Friday, June 22, 2018