At an assembly today, Mrs. Brinkmann's fourth grade students, Reema D., Brianna G., and Aesha S., were presented with a certificate and an award cup for coming in first place in the Nassau County Cerebral Palsey Trivia Challenge held back in February of this year. We are not only proud of their accomplishment, but we are proud of our students for raising money for this wonderful organization. The students who attended the assembly were also treated to a question and answer period with members of the organization.
National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. In honor of National Library Week, students at Lee were treated to a special guest reader, Legislator Rose Walker.
Congratulations to fourth grade teacher, Mr. Moshoyannis, who won four Ozobots from Hour of Code! These mini-robots, can be programmed easily to follow specific coding instructions. Mr. Moshoyannis has already showed his students how to use the Ozobots and they look forward to learning more about how they can be programmed for use in the classroom!
In honor of Autism Awareness month the Staff and students at Lee Avenue will wear blue every Friday in April. Autism Awareness Month is a time to educate our community about autism and Light It Up Blue! Spreading autism awareness in schools is a great way to celebrate April and promote inclusion and acceptance in the classroom and beyond.
Every month we choose a student who exemplifies the characteristics of a great bucket filler. These characteristics include showing kindness, respect, thoughtfulness and good will towards all, at home, at school and in the community. This month we chose Fouzia k. from Ms. Leahy's class. Congratulations Fouzia !
On Friday, March 24th, fourth and fifth grade students had an opportunity to compete in our 5th Scrabble Tournament sponsored by our Site-Based Team. In order to compete, each student had to bring in one non-perishable food item. Donations were given to a non-profit organization called Long Island Cares. Students had a great time playing Scrabble. Congratulations to our winners, Vincenza and Parbhnoor.
On March 15th, students at Lee Avenue celebrated Pi Day (3.14). Our Student Council sold slices of pie to students for a dollar. The money raised was donated to Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital. Also, Lee Avenue hosted its’ annual pie eating contest. Congratulations to Jia W., Ronald L., Dillon S., and Luis G., for competing. Please click on the link to the left to view a video of the pie eating contest.
On March 3rd, students at Lee Avenue celebrated Bubble Gum Day. On Bubble Gum Day, everyone who donated 50 cents or more was able to chew gum in school. Proceeds went to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Kids had fun while raising money for a good cause. Some creative teachers even incorporate bubble gum into their lessons for the day!
The fifth grade at Lee Avenue School has been selected as the winner of the 2016 National Student/Parent Mock Election award by the National Association of Secondary School Principals for outstanding contributions to teaching democracy. They were selected as the top school in the country for their research and writing project about the Presidential candidates. For several months, they read articles about the candidates and followed the debates. After analyzing the candidates’ campaign platforms, each student chose which candidate would make a better President, and wrote a research-based argument advocating for that candidate. In the week prior to the election, each fifth grader cast a vote in the National Student/Parent Mock Election. They then closely followed the results of the actual election, analyzing the Electoral College map as updates were announced. They watched the Inauguration live, and analyzed the Inauguration Address given by President Trump as it related to his campaign. Throughout this unit of study, students became more engaged citizens, gaining a better understanding of the democratic process of selecting a new President. They continue to express a keen interest in government, and closely follow current events in an informed manner. Congratulations to the fifth grade on being awarded this national honor.
3 seats on the Hicksville School District Board of Education will be expiring on June 30th. Any Hicksville resident interested in running for the 3 year term may pick up a petition from the District Clerk on weekdays from 8:30-4:30 at the school district office. The deadline for returning petitions is April 17. The New York State School Board Association has provided a document for prospective school board members outlining the Board members' responsibilities and the election process. For more information, call the District Clerk at 516-733-2104.
2017-2018 Instructional Calendar
The 2017-2018 Instructional Calendar was approved by the Board of Education at their regular meeting on January 25, 2017.
6:30 PM Murder Mystery - PTA Event
8:35 AM Site Based Team Meeting