This school year, the fifth graders have been reading the novel Wonder, which is a realistic fiction story about a boy with severe facial differences who attends school for the first time in 5th grade. Our students have been thoroughly engaged in discussions about the importance of choosing kind, one of the precepts described in the book. Several of the students wrote shape poems with a theme of kindness, which are displayed outside the All Purpose Room. As part of the multidisciplinary unit, the fifth grade classes went to see the movie Wonder on its opening day, and enthusiastically compared and contrasted it with the novel. It has been a truly "wonder-ful" experience to be immersed in this story
Once again, thank you to the United Cerebral Palsey Association of Nassau County (UCPN) for taking the time to visit with our students today. They gave our students an overview of their services and patiently answered our students' questions. They also reminded students that the Trivia Challenge will be held at our school on Thursday, November 30th at 5PM. This Trivia Challenge is sponsored by UCPN. We were so honored to be the recipient of the first place trophy last year and we are looking forward to participating in this year's Trivia contest. More information will be given shortly.
The second annual Jump Rope for Heart event for 1st through 3rd graders was a huge success! So far the students have raised over 2,000 dollars towards the American Heart Association. The students did an outstanding job exercising while raising awareness for a great cause.
Lee Avenue was fortunate enough to be selected as one of the winners of an island-wide essay contest where schools were asked to write about how they demonstrate teamwork and community spirit. The winning schools across Long Island were rewarded with an assembly featuring NY Islanders players. On Tuesday, November 14th, the students and staff of Lee Avenue were treated to an unforgettable visit from Andrew Ladd and Johnny Boychuk. These players visited the school to speak with students about bullying, health and nutrition, and teamwork. They also graciously signed autographs for the students and staff. The players were greeted by hundreds of students dressed in team colors or jerseys with handmade signs. They asked the players meaningful questions and were memorized by the responses and sincerity. This day is one that Lee Avenue will NEVER forget!
To eliminate congestion by the main entrance at Lee Avenue during dismissal please consider parking and entering the school from alternate entrances such as the gate on 8th street in the front right side of the building, or the back gate on 6th street /Felice Crescent Street or the back gate on Lee Avenue. CLICK HERE FOR MORE
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 Keyri D. from Ms. Franz's class. Congratulations Keyri !
On Friday, October 13th, the faculty, staff and students wore matching t-shirts to show support and solidarity for Dr. Edward Denaro. In fact, faculty and staff in other buildings throughout the district wore the shirts as well. Dr. Denaro is a physical education teacher at Lee Avenue where he has taught for over twenty years. In August, Dr. Denaro experienced a life altering accident that has paralyzed him. He possesses both physical strength and inner strength that others strive for. He is HICKSVILLE STRONG!
In addition to the van service (small bus) presently being provided, we have 16 additional large private and parochial bus routes being restored on Monday, November 27. Please check the links and listings below.
As previously reported, resumption of full bus service is expected by the beginning of the week of December 4. We, of course, will keep you posted via Robo calls and website updates. Extended hours of school operation will remain in place until the full restoration of bus service.
Please be reminded that the Hicksville Public Schools will be closed this Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24th. As always, thank you for your ongoing support and cooperation. Best wishes for a safe and happy Thanksgiving to you and your family from the Hicksville School Family.
At its regular public meeting last night, the Hicksville Board of Education took action to restore bus transportation service to its students. The Board approved assignment of its transportation contract to Educational Bus Transportation (EBT), effective Monday, November 20, 2017. The District anticipates that full bus services will be restored by Monday, December 4, 2017.
Information about restoration of specific routes during this transition period will be communicated through robocalls and posted on the District website. The District will continue to offer extended hours of operation until full bus services are restored.
Thank you for your ongoing understanding, patience and support.
The Hicksville Board of Education
The Hicksville Board of Education will hold a Curriculum Committee Meeting on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.
Board Room, Administration Building
The Hicksville Board of Education
The Hicksville Board of Education will hold a Facilities Commitee Meeting on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 7:00PM
Adminstration Building, Board Room
The Hicksville Board of Education held a public hearing on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 8:30pm to allow the community to ask questions and/or provide input into the district-wide school safety plan. The final, approved plan is pavailable below.