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Letter from the Superintendent - Stranger Danger - 9/28

September 28, 2022

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Over the weekend, we were notified of an incident that happened last Thursday, September 22, 2022, in front of the Covert Avenue School.  At approximately 3:25 PM, children were being dismissed.  A child was picked up by her grandmother and the grandmother was walking with her arm around the child when she felt a tug.  She looked down to find someone holding the child’s wrist and pulling her towards him.  When the grandmother yelled, the man let go of the child, crossed the street and disappeared into the crowd.

The police were notified by the parent.  We will cooperate with the police in their investigation.

We take the safety of our children very seriously.  Please be mindful of your surroundings and the children around you.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

                                                                       

 Sincerely,

Kenneth Rosner

Superintendent of Schools

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Elmont Welcomes Pre-K Students

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Please view more pictures at this link: http://elmontschools.org/administration/elmont_welcomes_prek

Date Added: 9/23/2022

Gotham Avenue School Opens STEAM Lab

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Gotham Avenue School kicked off the 2022-23 school year by unveiling its new STEAM Lab.

Created under the direction of Assistant Principal Robert Cavaliere, the STEAM Lab promotes collaboration and exploratory learning by inviting students to apply technology, science, math and engineering skills in a 21st-century learning environment.

The lab is equipped with various new technologies, including 3D printers, drones, coding robots, virtual reality headsets, digital microscopes, a Makerspace, literacy-based STEAM challenges and a variety of other building materials. By creating opportunities for students to engage with these technologies, the STEAM Lab will assist students in building upon the skills of problem solving, critical thinking and innovation, while enhancing creative thinking.

“The world we live in is changing, and we must keep pace with it. STEAM education changes society by offering learners a new mindset and skills valued heavily in professions of the future,” Mr. Cavaliere said.

Date Added: 9/22/2022

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels Featured Guest Reader at Alden Terrace

The gymnasium at Alden Terrace School was filled with excited cheers as Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winner and co-founder of legendary hip hop group Run-DMC Darryl DMC McDaniels was revealed as the guest reader on Sept. 15. It was this school year’s first in-person Inclusive Community Read Assembly. The Inclusive Community Read Program is an integral part of the Elmont Union Free School District’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity initiative.

McDaniels co-wrote the children’s book “Darryl’s Dream” with Alden Terrace Principal Shawnée Warfield and her husband, Johnny Warfield. The book focuses on finding confidence, facing bullies, celebrating yourself, and the talent and dreams within yourself.

McDaniels read aloud “Darryl’s Dream” to an enraptured audience of students and staff. Following the book reading, he led them in repeating positive affirmations, such as “I am determined to work hard to achieve all my dreams,” “I am going to find people, places and things that motivate me” and “I’m going to concentrate and be committed to work hard so that everything I just said comes true. Because dreams do come true, and I am the one to prove it to you.” He also took a few questions from students, including “Do you still have dreams?” “What happened to your glasses?” and “Can you rap?”

When they returned to their classrooms, students were given paper glasses, resembling the ones Darryl wears in the book, to write down their own dreams. The school will display the students’ dreams on the Alden Terrace Dream Board.



Date Added: 9/20/2022

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels Featured Guest Reader at Alden Terrace

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The gymnasium at Alden Terrace School was filled with excited cheers as Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winner and co-founder of legendary hip hop group Run-DMC Darryl DMC McDaniels was revealed as the guest reader on Sept. 15. It was this school year’s first in-person Inclusive Community Read Assembly. The Inclusive Community Read Program is an integral part of the Elmont Union Free School District’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity initiative.

McDaniels co-wrote the children’s book “Darryl’s Dream” with Alden Terrace Principal Shawnée Warfield and her husband, Johnny Warfield. The book focuses on finding confidence, facing bullies, celebrating yourself, and the talent and dreams within yourself.

McDaniels read aloud “Darryl’s Dream” to an enraptured audience of students and staff. Following the book reading, he led them in repeating positive affirmations, such as “I am determined to work hard to achieve all my dreams,” “I am going to find people, places and things that motivate me” and “I’m going to concentrate and be committed to work hard so that everything I just said comes true. Because dreams do come true, and I am the one to prove it to you.” He also took a few questions from students, including “Do you still have dreams?” “What happened to your glasses?” and “Can you rap?”

When they returned to their classrooms, students were given paper glasses, resembling the ones Darryl wears in the book, to write down their own dreams. The school will display the students’ dreams on the Alden Terrace Dream Board.

Date Added: 9/20/2022