Winthrop Avenue Students Mark Thanksgiving With Parade Festivities

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Students at Winthrop Avenue School in the Bellmore Public School District were recently hands-on with a variety of crafting materials in celebration of Thanksgiving and the annual holiday parade in New York City.

Fourth graders read the book “Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade” by Melissa Sweet, which follows the master puppeteer who invented the first balloons for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Students selected their favorite fictional characters and brainstormed how to best convert them into a balloon. Under the supervision of Librarian Marjorie Falabella, students used plastic cups, straws and other supplies to start construction by creating a support to hold their balloons in the air. As Thanksgiving approached, students continued to complete their balloons step-by-step before their debut in a celebratory parade.

Date Added: 11/30/2022

Bellmore Students Unveil Table Skirt in Dedication to Board of Education

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Students from throughout the Bellmore Public School District worked together to craft a new table skirt in dedication to the Board of Education, which now hangs in the regular meeting room at Winthrop Avenue School.

Students attended the Nov. 9 Board of Education meeting to personally send their thanks to board trustees, who work tirelessly to ensure a quality education for all Bellmore students. The table skirt features colorful houses painted with different patterns as well as the signature Bellmore Lighthouse, joined by the motto, “A place where everyone ‘Leads and Learns.’”

“This is very special, because all of you made it for us,” Board President Janet Goller said. “Every meeting when we come into this room, we’re going to think of our Bellmore Stars and how lucky we are to do everything we can to help make your education great.”

Date Added: 11/14/2022

Shore Road Students Wrap Up Reading for PARP Week

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Students at Shore Road School in the Bellmore Public School District wrapped up Pick a Reading Partner Week on Oct. 28.

The theme of this year’s program is “Reading is ‘Wander’ful” and involved students diving into the magical world of the “Harry Potter” series by J.K. Rowling. Throughout the week, students celebrated PARP Week through various activities, such as their first Monday morning at Hogwarts when they wore pajamas to school.

PARP is a New York State PTA program and encourages parents, staff and community members to collaborate in the building of a reading partnership between home and school with the aim to grow students’ love of reading.

Date Added: 11/11/2022

Shore Road Students Show Board Members the Basics of Coding

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On Oct. 25, fifth and sixth graders from Shore Road School in the Bellmore Public School District showed members of the Board of Education their latest coding skills acquired in school.

Under the guidance of library research and technology skills teacher Lauren McHale, students crafted codes that would initiate several separate simple functions, such as Everett Sumersille’s code which calculated a user’s age on other planets. Board of Education members were in attendance during the special presentation at Winthrop Avenue School to ask questions and see first-hand students’ skillful grasp on coding. Coding lessons will continue through the same program, KidOYO, as they graduate from Shore Road and enter middle school.

Date Added: 11/9/2022

Reinhard Star Polishers perform for Rising Stars

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Star Polishers at Charles A. Reinhard Early Childhood Center surprised Risings Stars with a special performance!

Date Added: 11/7/2022