The New York State Poster competition begins at the local elementary school level. Each school's 5th grade winning entry is entered into a regional judging event. Nine regional champions are chosen and from these a final, statewide winner is selected. Art Teacher, Diana Germinario felt that this would be a great lesson to integrate the arts with science and taught a watercolor lesson to use for the competition. Maheen, from Dutch Lane School in Hicksville, was chosen as the state winner and was invited to celebrate at the State Capital in Albany. She is also having a tree planted in her name at Dutch Lane School. Maheen also received the honor of having her artwork replicated as a poster and as the NYS Arbor Day Bookmark, which is distributed to schools and libraries all over the state. Approximately 2,000 students from around the state participate each year. By participating in the annual Arbor Day poster contest, students learn about the importance of trees and how they affect the health and well being of our environment and the quality of life in our communities. Please click on the Photo Gallery Quicklink for more photos.
Our Dutch Lane PTA presented "Books Alive 2016"! Dutch Lane families and staff brought favorite storybook characters to life on stage. After Books Alive, we had our fifth grade talent show. The theme was "What We Want to be When We Grow Up". Please click on the link for more photos.
During the week of December 7, 2015, every student at the Dutch Lane School had the opportunity to participate in a wonderful experience, “Hour of Code”. This celebration was created by Code.org, a non-profit organization, dedicated to growing computer science education by making it available in more schools. Please click on the link for more information and photos.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and our Dutch Lane School community has much to be grateful for! We are in the midst of a food collection drive to ensure a food-filled Thanksgiving holiday for several members of our community and coordinated this service learning project to our annual “Scare Away Hunger” program. Our dedicated PTA invited students to help create eighteen "Super Hero" scarecrows during their recess period. Please click on the link for more information and photos.
Dutch Lane School launched the first of four weeks of the PTA PARP, Parents as Reading Partners, program that will take place over the course of this school year. Based on the theme of Super Heroes, this year’s PARP program is titled, “Be a Super Reader”. Please click on the link for more information and photos.
Dutch Lane students celebrated their love of reading by participating in "Read Across the Globe Day". Organized by the Points of Light Organization, the event aims to shine a light on literacy by working across time zones in an effort to read aloud to the most children ever in a 24-hour period. Please click on the link for more information and photos.
The theme of this year’s Summer Reading Program was “Reading Gives You Superpowers!” Over 85 of our students participated in the program this year, reading books to attain “superhero status”. On Friday, September 25th, our PTA hosted an ice cream sundae party for participants, all of whom were provided with a superhero goody bag full of awesome prizes. Thanks to Mrs. Mane, Mrs. Croce and Mrs. Mangiaracina for serving our superhero readers with sundaes and a smile! Please click on the link for more information and photos.
The home to school connection is essential to academic success. We are committed to maintaining open lines of communication between parents and their child’s teachers. In order to foster greater communication, parents are now able to email their child’s teachers. Please click on the link for more information.