Tenure Granted - Congratulations to Sandra Rivadeneyra (tenure area of LOTE), who was granted tenure at the recommendation of the Superintendent at the January Board of Education meeting. West Side Principal, Alison Hazut, along with the Superintendent, Robert C. Fenter, the Board of Education, and administration offered congratulations with the highest of praise and support.
At West Side School, Principal Hazut, always hopes the students can go outside for recess, yet, there are days when it is just not possible. “We try to have fun and new indoor recess activities, and in December we were thrilled to receive over 200 Lego bags packaged and delivered for West Side kids!” Thanks to parent volunteer, Lauren Jasinski, and CSH Jr./Sr. High volunteers, individually prepared Lego bags were organized, sanitized, and donated from the community for the children to enjoy.
West Side School held a Pet Photo Contest fundraiser in December. The 6th Grade H.E.R.O.’s, Phoebe Talamas and Camryn Woodworth, sent out a letter to share with the community thanking everyone for their incredible generosity. They raised over $500 which was donated to Jakes Rescue Ranch, right here on Long Island.
Each year, the Cultural Arts Committee brings in fabulous programs for all the schools. This fall, both West Side and Lloyd Harbor School were pleased to welcome back Mr. David Ruch. David is an American performer and teaching artist who works with K-12 students and multi-generational audiences across much of the United States.
Thank you to all the staff participants at West Side, for dressing in their best ugly sweater. Students had a chance to cast their votes for their favorite, and the winner this year was Ms. Pina! Congratulations! (Thank you also to Ms. Santoro Goldberg for orchestrating the school-wide slide show presentation so students could submit their vote.)
West Siders experienced a wonderful Cultural Arts Event --Virtual Music Technology with Brent Daniels. Virtual Music Technology is a vehicle for delivering an important message: a student's education, great study habits and positive decision-making are essential for their success in all aspects of life. This program teaches students the important relationship between the technology they use every day and the creation of the music and sounds they hear in movies, games and throughout their lives.
West Side: Before Thanksgiving Break, 5th grader Leila Avidano launched a book drive. With the help of her family, Leila organized and boxed nonfiction and fiction books by grade level. Because of the generosity of West Side School, over 20 boxes were donated to the Book Fairies, which distribute books to underserved students throughout Long Island and NYC. Many thanks to Leila and her family for leading this incredible effort!
Thank you to West Side and the student council, who raised $495 for Holiday House with having a "disguise the turkey" contest. Student, Rhys McNulty, won!! It was a very close race... Happy Thanksgiving from West Side
9:30 AM CAC Meeting VIRTUAL
9:30 AM WSSPTG Meeting VIRTUAL
9:00 AM CPC Meeting VIRTUAL