At Goosehill, kindness week continued each day with special activities to share. In additional to a spirit day and the creation of kindness notes chain links - classes participated in secretly writing a kindness gram to their classmates. Here in Ms. Riggles class they gathered around to deliver their heartfelt messages. The smiles and surprise reactions were humbling and so precious. It was the best example of “filling up your bucket” and bringing joy to each other with positive, caring words.
Throughout the district, the amazing generosity of our community continues to support those in need during the holiday season. Thank you to the tremendous efforts of the PTG’s, student council advisors and members, and various contingencies at the Jr,/Sr. High from community service coordinator, Karen Uhl-Smith and homeroom teachers who took the initiative to organize this drive. Kudos to the Spanish club who went above and beyond with the help of advisors Jennifer Coniglio and Maria Segura, who for the second year in a row did a Hispanic food drive for Spanish foods not typically donated – but so much in need. Students in Ms. Jordan’s class wrote out grocery lists in Spanish, shopped and then decorated their boxes in Spanish.
Superintendent’s Conference Days are a time to gather with colleagues for workshops and discussions to further learning opportunities and best practices that help connect staff districtwide for professional growth, both as individuals and team members. It is a unique platform to come together, share experiences and gain valuable insights – harnessing new ideas and innovative approaches. On November 7, the school may have been closed to students, but the classrooms were filled with staff!
Cold Spring Harbor School District music educators and administration attended the annual “Honor Your Administrator’s Night” hosted by NMEA (Nassau Music Educators Association) on November 8 at The Heritage Club at Bethpage. The mission of the NMEA is to enrich school music programs by nurturing student musicianship and empowering members through collaboration and professional development.
Kudos to the GHPTG for creating a wonderful digital newsletter for the parents of our youngest to keep abreast of all the wonderful happenings at Goosehill and the district. The first issue needed a catchy title for the rollout, so it was put out to a vote? The winning nameplate with a landslide victory was “The Gosling” (meaning young goose). Each month features fun facts about a “golden goose” member of the team. In September, Principal Cosme was the first featured golden goose, and October highlights teacher, Ms. Gonzalez-Condell. I
From Superheroes to princesses and pirates, Wednesdays and witches, Starbucks baristas and Where’s Waldos…they marched in parades, shared fall festival fun and lots of smiles….adorable! Thank you to all the students and staff for the Halloween spirit and celebratory activities. Hoping everyone had a safe and Happy Halloween!
National Red Ribbon Week is recognized each year in October as the nation’s largest and longest-running health and drug prevention awareness program. Schools across the nation teach the importance of living a drug free life, healthy living and being kind to your mind and body. As part of the #CSHUnites initiative, grade level activities were planned to support Red Ribbon week. On Wednesday October 25, staff and students district wide wore RED in recognition of Red Ribbon Week, as well as uniting in participation for assemblies, reading books, lessons in health classes (focused on nutrition, bullying, peer pressure and decision making) and discussions relating to prevention and awareness.
Art took on a whole new meaning for these first graders; no coloring in the lines here! Students in Mrs. Schumm's class participated in a special art project with art teacher Katrina Albanese. They learned about the artist, Jackson Pollock, and his methods of abstract painting. They dipped their brushes and splashed away without fear or hesitation – delightful! This idea was a collaborative effort with the GHPTG board to create a neon Jackson Pollock backdrop that aligned with their “splash of color” theme for their annual night out fundraiser on November 9.
1:00 PM BOE - Policy Meeting
7:00 PM GHPTG Virtual Meeting