During the Feb. 5 Board of Education meeting at Levittown Memorial Education Center, members of the PTA Council and Executive Board and co-presidents were recognized for their tireless efforts and dedication to district students. Superintendent of Schools Dr. James J. Grossane noted that many of the enriching educational programs are provided to students through PTA funding.
On February 26th the Culinary Arts Students at GC Tech were visited by Chef Tyler Reinhart, a representative from Johnson and Wales University. Chef Reinhart demonstrated to both the morning and afternoon Culinary classes how to make sweet potato dumplings.
Division Avenue High School students Lyndsey Petrofsky, Christian Moody, James Lunetta, Anna Yoo, Jenni Luong, Anthony Richard, Bobby Evans, David Lavigne, Annie Tao, Zack Lavigne and Chelsea Caccamo competed in the DECA State competition March 4-7 in Rochester, NY. The club adviser is Mrs. Frances Crusco.
Congratulations to the Girls' Varsity Basketball team on another fantastic season. The girls finished first in their conference with an 18-2 season and a 4th seed in the playoffs. In the playoffs, they defeated rival Island Trees and avenged a playoff loss from a year ago defeating Garden City, advancing to the county semifinals at C.W. Post college.
On February 21st, the MacArthur Track and Field team competed at the prestigious Long Island Invitational Track Meet. Teams from all over Nassau, Suffolk and even the Catholic schools were in attendance, making the competition at this meet the toughest our team has seen all year.
The Jonas E. Salk Middle School students in Levittown have been supporters of the United Cerebral Palsy's Trivia Challenge Contest for over 20 years. Each year the National Junior Honor Society conducts a contest for students in grades 6, 7 and 8.
The Ronald McDonald House of New Hyde Park opened its doors to a few of the National Junior Honor Society students from Wisdom Lane Middle School. The students had collected six boxes of personal care items to donate.
Abbey Lane Elementary School student council members received an exciting opportunity to speak to New York Islanders Brian Strait and Kevin Regin about how to become effective leaders in their school community. The Long Island hockey players visited the Levittown elementary school and dispensed advice on ways to set positive examples and be viewed as leaders by their peers, administrators and teachers.
Chinese lanterns and dragons hung from the classroom walls and students donned masks as third graders at Abbey Lane elementary School in Levittown celebrated the Chinese New Year. For the past several weeks, the students have been studying the geography, government, culture, famous sites and history of China and have compared this newly acquired information with life in the United States.
The sweet scent of icing, candies and graham crackers permeated the air of Joan Margolis and Dawn Minuto's kindergarten classroom at Gardiners Avenue Elementary School in the Levittown School District as students worked diligently with their parents and teachers to decorate gingerbread houses.
The words of popular children's books came to life at Gardiners Avenue Elementary School in Levittown during an assembly with singer, songwriter and dancer Leonora Knight. Based on a science theme, Ms. Knight led the students in singing music put to the words of Doreen Cronin's "Diary of a Fly," Janell Cannon's "Stellaluna," Eric Carle's "The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax." Using props, students also acted out the story.
As part of their study of U.S. government, fifth-grade students at Lee Road Elementary School in Levittown hosted an assembly with American Legion Post 1711 veterans Andrew Booth and Angelo Manzo prior to Veterans Day.
Second graders in Mrs. Wolin's class at Lee Road School visited the Levittown Public Library. Upon entering, they went straight to the children's section where they were greeted by a friendly librarian. The children were shown the different sections of the children's library and how to find books.
Reflections Contest entrants were recognized for their participation and effort at our February PTA meeting. School finalists were Brian Dietz (Visual Arts), Ilijah Canlas (Visual Arts) and Harisha Vivekanandan (Musical Composition).
Primary grades at Northside School celebrated the 100th day of this school year with many exciting activities in a variety of Mathematics and Language Arts projects to reinforce the concept of the number 100.
GC Tech College Fair: The GC Tech College Fair will occur during the school day on Wednesday, March 19th. Morning session from 7:30-9:30 am and afternoon session from 12:00-2:00 pm. All GC Tech parents are welcome to attend.