On Friday, March 24th, fourth and fifth grade students had an opportunity to compete in our 5th Scrabble Tournament sponsored by our Site-Based Team. In order to compete, each student had to bring in one non-perishable food item. Donations were given to a non-profit organization called Long Island Cares. Students had a great time playing Scrabble. Congratulations to our winners, Vincenza and Parbhnoor.
On March 15th, 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’ annual pie eating contest. Congratulations to Jia W., Ronald L., Dillon S., and Luis G., for competing. Please click on the link to the left to view a video of the pie eating contest.
The fifth grade at Lee Avenue School has been selected as the winner of the 2016 National Student/Parent Mock Election award by the National Association of Secondary School Principals for outstanding contributions to teaching democracy. They were selected as the top school in the country for their research and writing project about the Presidential candidates. For several months, they read articles about the candidates and followed the debates. After analyzing the candidates’ campaign platforms, each student chose which candidate would make a better President, and wrote a research-based argument advocating for that candidate. In the week prior to the election, each fifth grader cast a vote in the National Student/Parent Mock Election. They then closely followed the results of the actual election, analyzing the Electoral College map as updates were announced. They watched the Inauguration live, and analyzed the Inauguration Address given by President Trump as it related to his campaign. Throughout this unit of study, students became more engaged citizens, gaining a better understanding of the democratic process of selecting a new President. They continue to express a keen interest in government, and closely follow current events in an informed manner. Congratulations to the fifth grade on being awarded this national honor.
Lee Avenue fourth grade students Brianna G., Lavleen K., Aesha S., and Reema D. won first place in the Cerebral Palsy of Nassau County Trivia challenge. Schools from all over Nassau County participated in the Trivia Challenge event and raised significant funds for CP Nassau. Now in its 31st year, the Trivia Challenge event brings students with great minds and good hearts together to help raise funds to benefit the programs and services CPN provides. Congratulations to our winning team!
Every month we choose a student who exemplifies the characteristics of a great bucket filler. These characteristics include showing kindness, respect, thoughtfulness and good will towards all, at home, at school and in the community. This month we chose Jia S. from Ms. Laddy's class. Congratulations Jia!
Students and staff at Lee Avenue celebrated 100 days of school on Thursday, February 16th. They were treated to a special "100th Day" song, performed by Riley B., Bianca P., and Rutvi J., from Mrs. Sommerhalters class. Thank you to our music teacher, Mr. Barbera, for acccompanying the singers and composing the lyrics. Click the link to the left to see the video.
On Tuesday, January 31st, students in grades 2-5 participated in our first ever Water Bottle Flipping Contest, sponsored by the site based team. We raised $135 which will be donated to CHARITY: WATER a non-profit organization where 100% of all donations go directly to fund water projects for communities in need.
3 seats on the Hicksville School District Board of Education will be expiring on June 30th. Any Hicksville resident interested in running for the 3 year term may pick up a petition from the District Clerk on weekdays from 8:30-4:30 at the school district office. The deadline for returning petitions is April 17. The New York State School Board Association has provided a document for prospective school board members outlining the Board members' responsibilities and the election process. For more information, call the District Clerk at 516-733-2104.
2017-2018 Instructional Calendar
The 2017-2018 Instructional Calendar was approved by the Board of Education at their regular meeting on January 25, 2017.