Ms. Kolinsky transformed her art classroom into an art museum for the week of Expo and created a visual literacy lesson for the students in grades 2-5. The students walked around the classroom with clipboards and a handout that asked students to write about the artwork they liked the best. They needed to describe in detail what they liked about the artwork, who the artist was and what the medium of the artwork was. This was a great opportunity for the students to learn how to visually read and analyze the art projects by writing about them.
Lee Avenue students enjoyed an assembly featuring singer JLine and the JLine dance crew, who shared an anti-bullying message through song, dance, and speaking to the audience about their experiences with being bullied or befriending someone who was being bullied when they were in school.
Fourth Grade students participated in a national math competition titled Noetic Learning Math Contest (NLMC). The purpose of the contest is to inspire young students' interest in math and convey the message, "It is COOL to be good at math!" Congratulations to our winner Peter B.
Students at Lee Avenue are bucket fillers! Each month we acknowledge students for being "bucket fillers". During the school year, we are encouraging, reminding and recognizing everyone's efforts to be a bucket filler at home, at school and everywhere else. Students are developing good character skills with our Bucket Filler Program. Congratulations to Trishna M. from Mrs. Morgans's class for being "bucket filler" for the month of April.
Lee Avenue has created a special bench to make sure no students are left out on the playground. Called the “Buddy Bench,” students can use the seat as a safe and supportive place to let others know they’d like to be included in playtime, but may be too shy to ask. The concept of the Buddy Bench is simple: Students who want to partake in playground games and activities, but may feel hesitant, can take a seat, which signifies to the "buddy bench monitors" on the playground that they may need an extra boost to participate. The buddy bench is a simple idea to eliminate loneliness and foster friendship on the playground. Let's spread the message of inclusion and kindness!
In honor of Autism Awareness month the Staff and students at Lee Avenue will wear blue every Friday in April. Autism Awareness Month is a time to educate our community about autism and Light It Up Blue! Spreading autism awareness in schools is a great way to celebrate April and promote inclusion and acceptance in the classroom and beyond.
The students at Lee Avenue had a great time bringing out their “inner artists” when Ruby’s Parties came to visit. Ruby, the artist specifically created a painting for each session during the Kids Paint Party. Grades kindergarten and first painted a Minion - each one being unique and special. The second and third grade painted a dog. Each dog was formed from the same shapes although the students individualized them in a wonderful way. The fourth grade painted a penguin and the fifth grade painted a lion. These paintings had such a personalized effect that the adults were amazed. Each student was creative with their interpretation of the object therefore each painting had its own flair. The students had fun experimenting with the colors to create their masterpiece. The parents and teachers watched in admiration as the students worked so diligently. A fantastic time was has by all. Click on the photo gallery to see the children's artwork.
Photo Sharing Website Warning
We have been alerted that there is an online photo sharing website that has been posting inappropriate photos targeting and identifying, by name, teens across Long Island. In many cases, the students have submitted the photos themselves.
As this is an Island wide problem, The Nassau and Suffolk County Councils of School Superintendents have issued a joint statement, which can be found here.
Your child's safety and welfare is of paramount importance to us. If you find that your child has participated in this website, please alert your local police department and your school Principal or social worker.
2016-2017 Pre-K Lottery
Hicksville Public Schools will be offering, along with SCOPE, its own limited Pre-Kindergarten Program for the 2016-2017 school year. The district option will be lottery-based requiring completion of an application. The District Pre-Kindergarten Program will be housed at Dutch Lane School.
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Kindergarten Orientation
3:45 PM Pre-K Graduation