The Burns Avenue Winter Concert, which was held on Tuesday, January10th, included some wonderful performances by each of the school's musical groups. The audience filled the gymnasium and they were delighted with the performances of the Band, Orchestra, Third Grade Chorus, and Fourth/Fifth Grade Chorus.
Congratulations are offered to the winners of this year's Hicksville Fire Department Fire Prevention Poster contest. As a result of their work, Christian, Emma, Hailey, Vladimir, and Lucas were invited to an awards ceremony at the Fire Department's Headquarters on Sunday, January 8th.
On Friday, January 6th, twenty-five students in Grade 4 and Grade 5 participated in the annual Burns Avenue Spelling Bee. The students had been chosen based upon their performance in classroom competitions that had previously taken place.
On Friday, December 23rd, students in Burns Avenue put on a holiday program that included singing and presentations about some of the holidays that they celebrate each year. Students also participated in a sing along and were accompanied by Mrs. Garner on the piano
This year, students in Burns Avenue donated hats, mittens, and scarves to the Giving Tree during the holiday season. The Student Council coordinated the program and donated the gifts to Long Island Cares, an organization that provides assistance to needy families on Long Island.
During the week of December 5-9, all of the students in Burns Avenue learned some of the basic skills that are involved in computer programming. Students participated in the Hour of Code which was sponsored by code.org and was part of Computer Science Education Week.
The staff of Burns Avenue recently started an incentive program to increase the amount of independent reading done at home. To do so, teachers made use of the RAZ Kids Program, which allows students to read books on their reading level and take tests to assess their understanding of the books.
On Monday, November 28, the students of Burns Avenue had the opportunity of attending a presentation by Dan Yaccarino, an award winning children’s author and illustrator. Mr. Yaccarino is the author and illustrator of over 60 books and is also the producer of the children’s television shows, “The Backyardigans” and “Oswald."
Students in Burns Avenue had a wonderful time celebrating Thanksgiving this year. The Kindergarten students sang Thanksgiving songs and participated with their parents in the making of necklaces, holiday wreaths, and cookies that looked like turkeys. Students in First Grade dressed up as Pilgrims and Native Americans and enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast.
This year, the Burns Avenue Student Council coordinated the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive to help needy families in Hicksville. They ran a contest in which children deposited food in bins that were labeled with the names of special events such as Sports Jersey Day and Pajama Day.
2017-2018 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.