2017-2018 Northside School News
Three students from Northside School were selected by their art teacher, Mrs. Nikki Kessler, as exceptional artists. The honored students were third grader, Gianna Pazmino, fifth grader, Manar Mustajab and fifth grader, Madison-Lynn Hum.
The Peer Leadership Club at Northside School has twenty members form grades four and five who help bring about positive relationships between themselves and younger students.
"Mustache Day" was a huge success at Northside School.
Northside School recognized the month of March as "Art and Music in Our Schools Month." Art teacher, Mrs. Nikki Kessler, Music teachers, Mrs. Jill Castillo and Mrs. Isabella McClancy, celebrated it with lessons that combined artistic work with musical ideas.
In celebration of Northside Elementary School's "Art and Music In Our Schools Month," students honored surrealist artist Salvador Dali by having mustaches drawn on their faces on March 20 for Mustache Day.
On Friday, March 2nd, students at Northside School, celebrated the birthday of Theodore Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss.
Second-grade students in Melissa Tintle's class at Northside Elementary School read to therapy dogs Toby and Joey on Feb. 28 as part of the school's pet therapy reading program with Bideawee, a pet welfare organization serving metropolitan New York and Long Island.
Students in kindergarten, first, and second grades at Northside School celebrated the 100th day of school with many exciting activities and projects to reinforce the numeral 100.
Students at Northside School celebrated their 25th year of the PTA sponsored reading incentive program called PARP, an acronym for Pick a Reading Partner.
Nicholas Castano, a fifth grader at Northside School, was selected to play the viola at this year's Long Island String Festival Concert which will be held at Uniondale High School at 1:00 P.M. on Sunday, March 4th, 2018.
Northside School held its annual Scholastic Book Fair at the end of January for two days for the children.
Students at Northside School from grades kindergarten through five participated in the "Valentine's for Vets" program originally initiated by Nassau County Executive, Thomas Gulotta.
Northside's School Student Council held its annual "Souper Bowl of Caring" to help stock the Wisdom Lane Food Pantry.
Prisha Choudhary, a first grader from Mrs. Merkle's class at Northside School, drew a picture of a bright, colorful, happy-faced sun in her art class under the guidance of her art teacher, Mrs. Nikki Kessler. She named it "Sunny." The artwork was submitted to be hung at Levittown Memorial Education Center.
Northside School presented a "Mad Science" assembly program to students in kindergarten through fifth grade. This energetic program engaged the children with its specialized equipment and experiments done by Zenon Zach, the very entertaining mad scientist.
Northside School held its third annual Spelling Bee in January.
Nine music students from Northside School were selected to perform at Nassau Music Educators Association's All-County Music Festival on January 7, 2018 at Tilles Center, L.I.U. C.W. Post College.
Northside Elementary School students recently participated in the world of iGame4, a fitness program that uses active video games to improve endurance, flexibility, balance and the overall health of children.
The Northside Instrumental Ensemble, directed by Jill Castillo, and the Fourth Grade Northside Holiday Singers, directed by Isabella McClancy, performed at the Levittown Senior Center in collaboration with Ron Castillo, a music teacher from the New York City Schools.
All the kindergarten students at Northside School read the book, Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by Laura Murray.
Students at Northside School, parents, and staff participated in its 26th year of the annual "Toys for Children" holiday drive organized by John Theissen and coordinated with the PTA.
The Northside Instrumental Ensemble, directed by Jill Castillo, and the Northside Holiday Singers, led by Isabella McClancy, shared their gifts of music with the Levittown Community when they performed Monday night, December 4th at the Holiday Tree Lighting at Veteran's Memorial Park.
Northside School students were excited to attend a dynamic assembly program that guided them on "how to remember better and make school easier."
Northside Elementary School students in Marlena Leung's third-grade class visited the Levittown Memorial Education Center's Outdoor Learning Center on Nov. 28 to further students' research abilities and explore animal behaviors.
Northside School held its traditional Thanksgiving food drive again this November. Students, their families, and their teachers throughout the school donated hundreds of assorted food items.
Students at Northside School gained firsthand knowledge about the democratic process when student council candidates campaigned for this year's positions.
Northside School students from Kindergarten to Fifth grade learned that they can have a positive impact and make a difference in their community by honoring the brave men and woman in our military.
Northside students from kindergarten through fifth grade enjoyed a special day at school on Halloween.
Kindergarten students at Northside School enjoyed their Fall Festival study unit of Science and learning about the season, apples, and pumpkins.
The kindergarten, first, and second grade students at Northside School were inspired by a special assembly program. They heard David Ira Rottenberg read his book, Gwendolyn the Graceful Pig, to them while dancers from the Eglevsky Ballet Company performed a ballet dance interpretation of the story.
Members of the Northside School's faculty, staff, students, and their families are all joining together in the fight against Breast Cancer.
Northside school students learned about fire prevention and precautions when members of the Levittown Fire Department gave an informative demonstration. Joel Bearman, Fire Commissioner, led the assembly along with firefighter, John Terrillion.
Parents of Northside Students were invited to "Back to School Night" in September. They were welcomed by Principal, Mr. Frank Mortillaro and Assistant Principal, Mrs. Beth Swanson, as well as their classroom teachers and special teachers.
Fifteen students from Northside School took part in the Levittown Summer Music Program 2017. Some began studies on a newly chosen musical instrument, getting a head start at learning to play for the coming school year. Other students continued practicing and making progress on the instrument they had already studied in order to become more proficient in their performances at either Northside or Wisdom Lane Middle School.
Students, administrators, faculty and staff at Northside Elementary School dressed in blue on Sept. 25 and gathered outside with pinwheels in hand, to celebrate International Day of Peace.
Northside School was represented by 28 entries this year at the Piano Festival in March, held at Nassau Community College, and at the Spring Solo Evaluation Festival in May, held in our own Levittown School District at Jonas Salk Middle School. These festivals are sponsored by the New York State School Music Association known as NYSSMA.