Students and staff at Lee Avenue celebrated 100 days of school on Thursday, February 16th. They were treated to a special "100th Day" song, performed by Riley B., Bianca P., and Rutvi J., from Mrs. Sommerhalters class. Thank you to our music teacher, Mr. Barbera, for acccompanying the singers and composing the lyrics. Click the link to the left to see the video.
On February 15th, in honor of PARP, students at Lee celebrated crazy hair day.
On Tuesday, January 31st, students in grades 2-5 participated in our first ever Water Bottle Flipping Contest, sponsored by the site based team. We raised $135 which will be donated to CHARITY: WATER a non-profit organization where 100% of all donations go directly to fund water projects for communities in need.
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 Gianni P. from Ms. Todd's class. Congratulations Gianni!
Chinese New Year is a holiday celebrated not only by those in China, but by people all over the world, including many people here in the United States.This holiday is one that celebrates the end of the Chinese Calendar, and the beginning of a new year and a symbolizes a fresh start to those who celebrate. 2017 year is the year of the Rooster. Students in Mrs. Avagliano and Mrs. McGahan's kindergarten classes learned about the traditions and significance of the Chinese New Year and we would like to say "Gung Hay Fat Choy" or Happy New Year in Chinese, to you!
The Physical Education Department at Lee Avenue Elementary had their Jump Rope For Heart Event on Thursday January 19th, 2017. The purpose of the Nationwide event is to help students learn about the benefits of regular physical activity and heart health while raising funds to support vital research and educational programs. The students at Lee Avenue have been educated about cardiovascular health and healthy habits while having fun participating in a winter wonderland obstacle course. The students raised over $11,000 to donate to the American Heart Association.
Sparky, the team mascot for the New York Islanders, and the Islanders arena hostess spoke to the students about "Teamwork." The assembly stressed the importance of making smart decisions, eating healthy, staying active and teamwork. Sparky helped students realize why being committed to making smart decisions is important in school and life
Lee Avenue Winter Concert featured the fourth and fifth grade string orchestra conducted by Mrs. Davidowitz, the fifth grade band conducted by Mr. Caruso and the third grade and fourth and fifth grade chorus conducted by Mr. Barbera. Our students were well prepared and gave the audience a delightful performance. Thanks to all our music teachers and students for their hard work!
Lee Avenue held its annual Spelling Bee Contest. Students in grades 4 and 5 competed in the contest. Congratulations to our 1st place winner Jude B. in Ms. Johnson's class, second place winner Rohma M. in Ms. DeRosa's class and third place winner Anna J. in Ms. McMorrow's class. Jude will be competing at Hofstra University for the final local Spelling Bee Contest of Long Island. Good Luck Jude!
Students at Lee Avenue are encouraged to follow Lee-O’s Laws every day. Our site based team sponsored a puzzle piece contest. Students illustrated their favorite law and were judged on creativity, neatness, spelling and grammar. Congratulations to Jia W, Lavleen K., Payton C., Aalana W., Brandon S., and Emily M., our first place winners from each grade level.
On December 23, students and staff at Lee Avenue participated in our annual ugly sweater contest.
Children from 3rd, 4th and 5th grade participated in CP of Nassau's Trivia Challenge on December 9th. This trivia challenge raises much needed funds for programs sponsored by CP of Nassau for children and young adults with disabilities. Finalists will participate in a county-wide challenge in the early part of next year.
Children in Ms. Franz' first grade class were introduced today to Kodable, a coding game on Hourofcode.org, age appropriate for them. They were shown on the SMARTboard how to make the blue fuzz ball move and then they were able to try it themselves. Hour of Code is a very fun way for children of all ages to learn how to code!
In honor of the PARP program "Let The Force Of Reading Be With You," on Tuesday November 22, students at Lee Avenue dressed up as their favorite Star Wars character.
In honor of Veterans Day, Sergeant Teri, a medic for the National Guard spoke to Lee Avenue students about his experiences as an Army Officer.
First and second graders at Lee Avenue Elementary School in Hicksville gave Newsday their thoughts about the presidential race and the contenders -- GOP nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Click on the Newsday link to the left to view the interview.
On Wednesday, November 2nd, author and co-founder of the ReesSpecht Life Foundation, Richard Specht shared his program, “Cultivate Kindness”, with our students and staff. The program focused on empowering our individual ability to spread the “seeds of kindness” and make the world a better place, one little piece at a time.
On October 27th The Hicksville Fire department came to Lee Avenue to give the students a lesson in fire safety.
The students at Lee Avenue participated in the frightening fitness obstacle course created by the Physical Education teachers. The obstacle course includes weaving through pumpkins, crawling through a scary bat cave and running down the haunted highway. The objective of the obstacle course was for the students to raise their heart rates while having halloween fun.
Ms. Karen Blackburn, AAA of New York, did a presentation on Traffic Safety at Lee Avenue during an assembly. Bob the puppet spoke to the children about Halloween safety.
Lee Avenue's PTA sponsors yearly, the Summer Sizzle Reading Program to encourage and reward students for reading during the Summer. Students who completed the Summer Sizzle packet were recently acknowledged at a ceremony sponsored by the PTA and Mrs. Stam.
Today, Hicksville Schools Superintendent, Dr. Bonuso, read aloud "The Dot" by Peter Reynolds, about a caring teacher daring his student to make her mark! Students and staff wore polka dots in celebration.
Thank you to our music teacher Frank Barbera for leading our students Anna J., Vanessa F and Nailha L., in the national anthem in honor of 9/11.
Selected fifth grade students have an opportunity to participate in Safety Patrol. These students help kindergarten, first and second graders get safely onto their buses. It is a special honor to be a member of Safety Patrol.
Welcome to the 2016 school year. Lee Avenue students had a great first day of school!
Fourth Grade students participated in a national math competition titled Noetic Learning Math Contest (NLMC). The purpose of the contest is to inspire young students' interest in math and convey the message, "It is COOL to be good at math!" Congratulations to our winner Jake H.
Lee Avenue has created a special bench to make sure no students are left out on the playground. Called the “Buddy Bench,” students can use the seat as a safe and supportive place to let others know they’d like to be included in playtime, but may be too shy to ask. The concept of the Buddy Bench is simple: Students who want to partake in playground games and activities, but may feel hesitant, can take a seat, which signifies to the "buddy bench monitors" on the playground that they may need an extra boost to participate. The buddy bench is a simple idea to eliminate loneliness and foster friendship on the playground. Let's spread the message of inclusion and kindness!
We were very pleased to have hosted Cerebral Palsey of Nassau County Trivia Challenge at our school on December 9th. This very fun event raises much needed funds for the many programs sponsored by CP of Nasau for children and young adults with developmental disabilities. There will be a county-wide event for finalists in the early part of next year.
On December 9th, third, fourth and fifth grade students can attended the Trivia Challenge to help raise money for the UCPN. Congrats to our trivia winners Matthew C., Vivek B., Natalie M. and Amrinder C