Reinhard Students Celebrate Earth Day


In recognition of Earth Day on April 22, students at Reinhard took part in several initiatives.

To kickoff a morning of celebration, kindergartners marched through the auditorium wearing decorated hats, made out of recycled materials, including bottles, cans, paper and cereal boxes. The District’s youngest students showcased their handmade hats on stage for visitors before singing songs including “The Reinhard Rising Stars Song,” “Spring Is Here” and “This Land Is Your Land.”

As a follow-up to the kindergarten show, students in first and second grade held a musical performance of their own before venturing outside and beautifying the school grounds by planting a tree. Kindergartners, in the meantime, worked on an in-class activity with smaller plants.

The Best That They Can Bee

After more than five weeks of preparation, 14 of the top spellers from Shore Road put their best efforts forward during the annual sixth-grade spelling bee on April 1.

Following numerous rounds and nearly an hour of competition, William Molloy was named champion after he correctly spelled “mediocre.” Ryan Draude came in second place, and Christina Weber placed third. Both William and Ryan received Barnes & Noble gift cards for their exceptional accomplishments.

Kelly Popielaski and Carolyn Acevedo moderated the event, and Lurie DiMaina, Regina Garten and Michelle Stein served as judges.

Frog Man

As an extension of their in-class unit on amphibians and the life cycles of toads and frogs, the first-graders at Reinhard enjoyed a visit from the Frog Man. To see more about the visit, please enjoy this edition of Bellmore TV

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Musicians Feel the Beat

In celebration of March as Music in Our Schools Month, third-graders at Winthrop Avenue performed a special concert for parents, peers and administrators on March 26.

Complete with drums, tambourines, recorders and other instruments, the talented musicians performed, under the direction of Erica Davis, selections including “Making Music All Day Long,” “I Got Rhythm” and “Feel the Beat.” To conclude the program, the chorus hosted an audience singalong.

“I can feel the excitement in the room,” Principal Sally Curto told the students. “It’s contagious!”

Famous Faces

To culminate their genre study of biographies, third-graders in Elisa Braverman and Annie Craine’s class researched and wrote biography reports on famous individuals, including English primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and UN Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall, author Eric Carle and former NY Islander Mike Bossy. The cap off the unit, the students created a poster costume to ‘wear,’ which according to Mrs. Braverman, the students “loved showing off!”   

Reinhard Students Use Imagination to Kick off PARP

To celebrate their Parents as Reading Partners (PARP) program, students in grades k-2 at the Charles A. Reinhard Early Childhood Center attended a Reading Pep Rally on March 19 with author and illustrator Joe Shandrowski, who brought his dragon friend Huga Tuga along for the ride.

In an interactive program that called for students to dance, answer questions and become fully engaged, Shandrowski took kids on an adventure through his book “Seashell Mystery,” where a girl named Sarah tried to figure out where seashells came from. Using their imaginations, along with music and props, students worked together to solve the puzzle of the seashells.

Shandrowski stressed that “reading rocks,” and the students chanted that phrase during the program. He also said that one way to help your imagination grow is to read each and every day.

Following a Luau theme, this year’s Reinhard PARP theme is “Say Aloha to Reading.”

Tuesday, April 28, 2015