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In a belated celebration of Earth Day, Washington Drive Primary School
celebrated “Green Week” from April 29 to May 3. Throughout the week,
students spent time reflecting on ways to “go green” for the planet and
actively helping the environment by bringing in waste-free lunches and
Each morning ways to preserve the environment were read over the morning
announcements, and throughout the day, in-class lessons included “going
green” activities. Students were reminded each day that together, they
can make a difference by doing things such as recycling, picking up
litter, taking shorter showers. Students also made paper dolls and
connected them, hand by hand, throughout the school, to show their
collaborative efforts for the environment. At the end of the week, the
school came together to celebrate the week’s success with an Earth Day
“The Earth is the only planet we’ve got,” said Alex, a first grader in
Ms. Melissa Owen’s class. “There’s nowhere else for us to go if it gets
too dirty or polluted…so we have to take good care of it!”
Voters will have the opportunity to elect two members to the Board of
Education, each for a three-year term. Candidates run at-large, meaning
that the two candidates who receive the largest number of votes will be
elected. Please attend the Meet the Candidates Forum, sponsored by the
Council of PTAs, on Tuesday, May 14 at Oldfield Middle School at 6:45
p.m. to learn about the candidates. To learn more about the candidates,
please see the links below.
CANDIDATOS DE LA JUNTA DE EDUCACIÓN
Los votantes van a tener la oportunidad de elegir dos miembros para la
Junta de Educación, cada uno por un término de tres años. Los candidatos
que reciban la mayoría de los votos ser elegido. Por favor atienda la
reunión del Foro de Conocer el Candidato, patrocinada por el Consejo del
PTA, el martes, 14 de mayo en el Colegio Intermedio de Oldfield a las
6:45 p.m. para que conozcan a los candidatos.
The rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of those in attendance on April 13
for the 13th annual Walk for a Wish event on the track of Harborfields
High School. Despite the less-than-ideal weather conditions, hundreds of
people showed up to support Frank, who’s been battling a
life-threatening illness and his dream is to go to Atlantis in the
Not only did the Harborfields community raise the appropriate amount to
grant Frank’s wish, but the grand total has eclipsed $19,000, which will
allow the event to grant another wish as well.
Third-grader Becky Pashman was one of many students who went the extra
mile to help someone in need. She, along with her sister and parents,
used a kit to make bracelets with inspirational words and messages on
them. Then, along with friends who made cupcakes, they had a stand where
the bracelets and tasty treats were sold. All in all, the effort raised
“I wanted it to go to good use,” she said of the bracelets. “I thought this was a good way to raise money for Walk for a Wish.”
Sixth graders Lea Jaffe and Kasey Wrede coordinated a bake sale, which collected more than $700.
“It’s really important to raise this money for those who truly need it,”
Jaffe said. “We were happy we could do our part to help.”
Fifth grader Erin Lindqvist had a lemonade and iced tea stand, and she was able to raise $180 as well.
“I’m happy he’s able to go where he wants to go,” she said. “It just makes me smile to know we did great!”
Alexis Alpert, who now works for Make-A-Wish of Suffolk County, had her
wish granted in 2005, and she went to Disney World. She was in
attendance to see all of the fantastic work that was done to raise money
for such a great cause.
“It just shows how the support of such a wonderful community can bring
such inspiration and such life. It’s making such a difference,” she
said. “It’s people like those here today and everyone participating over
the past few months that help us grant these wishes.”
80 third, fourth, and fifth grade students from Thomas J. Lahey came
back to school on a Friday night to play tournament-styled math games on
March 22. Groups of four students faced off against each other, using
addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division to find a solution of
24 for each challenge. Throughout the night 24 donated door prizes were
awarded to raffle winners.
Members of the HHS Match Club volunteered to act as judges. After
arriving early for training, volunteers proctored each table of
Trophies for first place were awarded to third-grader Joey Serventi, fourth-grader Gavin Baron, and fifth-grader Rhys Walter.
Additional medal winners included:
Grade 3: Kelvin Semmes, Michael Palermo, Aiden Keenan
Grade 4: Brian Henry, Davis Howe, Alec Gerde
Grade 5: Anderson Soper, Talia Steinberg, Grey Wilkens
The night was a great success, thanks to the coordination of Mrs. Mayer
and the sponsorship of the PTA, and the volunteering staff members,
administration and parents!