Students in grades 1-5 participated in the World Food Day Essay Contest. Students in Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk County participated in the essay contest. The topic was: How Can We Inspire People to Stop World Hunger? Vanessa P. in third grade received Honorable Mention. Congratulations Vanessa!
Students from Lee Avenue had an opportunity to watch their principal, Mrs. Stam, teachers, parents, former students and even the high school principal, Mr. Williams, play basketball against the Harlem Wizards. This event brought the community together for an enjoyable night of basketball and entertainment. Even their school mascot, Lee-O the Lion, came to game!
Wilson O. in Ms. Johnson's 5th grade class was chosen as our "Bucket Filler" of the month. Each month we do a special acknowledgment for one student for being a "Bucket Filler." During the school year we are encouraging, reminding, and recognizing everyone's efforts to be bucket filler at home, at school, and everywhere they go. Wilson is developing good character traits with our "Bucket Filling" program.
Fifth grade students in Ms. McMorrow's class did an in-depth study of covered wagons by reading the book If You Traveled West in a Covered Wagon by Ellen Levine. They were interested in learning about the life of the pioneers in the mid-1800s as they journeyed to the West. As a culminating activity, each student built a covered wagon, complete with details of the tools and dry goods that the pioneers typically packed in their wagons. Some of the students also created a prairie scene that included the wildlife encountered by the wagon trains. The fifth graders now have a true appreciation for the modern conveniences that they have in their own lives!
During EXPO Night the RISE students presented their Science Fair projects. Then parents had an opportunity to visit the classrooms to see all the wonderful projects their child has been working on throughout the year. Also, students had an opportunity to participate in "Kid Vote."
A “WIZARD”LY visitor stopped by Lee Avenue on Tuesday, May 18th. The teachers and students were visited by DP, a Harlem Wizard. He spoke about the event and demonstrated some of the amazing stunts and tricks he and his teammates will perform on June 5th. The students were enthusiastically singing, dancing, and clapping along as DP performed. He encouraged the students to attend the Harlem Wizards basketball event in order to support the teachers as they challenge the Wizards to a friendly game of basketball. Everyone should get their tickets as this will be a night to remember.
A “Poppin Good Time” was had at Lee Avenue on Friday, May 15 when Bubblemania performed. The entire school was invited at an assembly conducted by bubble artist, Seth Bloom. He constructed bubbles into many different shapes and explained the science behind how bubbles are created, why they pop and the different ways one can make bubbles. The children were in awe of all of the household items that could be used to make bubbles. Mr. Bloom encouraged the students to start making their own bubbles and to be creative. The students especially enjoyed when one of their classmates was put into a giant bubble. A fun time was had by all.
On March 16th, students at Lee Avenue celebrated Pi Day (3.14). Our Student Council sold slices of pie to students for a dollar. The money raised was donated to Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital. Also, Lee Avenue hosted its first ever pie eating contest. Congratulations to Christopher S. and Julia D. for winning.