April is National Autism Awareness Month, and Dutch Lane School participated in helping raise our community’s awareness through a series of activities. Everyone at Dutch Lane School wore blue to “Light It Up Blue”, bulletin boards were used to inform and educate about autism and several of our classes created the symbolic blue puzzle piece in our fence for all to see. During library lessons, students read books that included characters with autism. They learned how they can help friends with autism feel more comfortable at school and discussed different ways that they can show them that they care. At the end of the school day, the school community gathered by the puzzle piece to sing and dance for friendship.
The Dutch Lane PTA President, Mrs. Christine Weih, presented the New York State PTA Honorary Life Award to Mrs. Cathy McVeigh, Dutch Lane School's beloved secretary. The whole school gathered for the ceremony that acknowledged Mrs. McVeigh as an individual of distinguished service to the welfare of children and youth.
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.
Nicole, a fifth grade student at Dutch Lane School, was honored at the December Hicksville Board of Education meeting for designing the school district's holiday card. Nicole was joined by her family, her classroom teacher, Miss Sullo, her art teacher, Ms. Germinario, the chairperson of the Fine Arts Department, Mr. Grusenmeyer and her principal, Susan Strauss. We are so happy that Nicole's talents have been recognized and celebrated!