It was an unforgettable night of wonder, exploration and engagement, with the perfect blend of STEAM combined with a deep dive into the Humanities! In fact, this districtwide K-8 initiative offered so many exciting booths and activities to navigate – that each family received a map to begin their quest. It was a little like Dorothy following the yellow brick road, at every turn you didn’t know what would jump out at you next?
The annual West Side Talent show kicked off pre-game Superbowl performances with a lineup of talent that delighted the crowd! There were bands, singing, dancing, hula-hoops, musical numbers on guitars, violin, piano and more. The dance numbers had the crowd lighting up their cell phones with raised arms to cheer on their classmates.
During the month of February, #CSH Unites spearheaded the project “PS I Love You Day” which was celebrated on February 9. This special day was created by Brooke and Jamie DePalma, West Islip graduates, who lost their father to suicide in 2010 while both were students at West Islip High School. PS I Love You Day started as a local initiative and has grown to include schools all over Long Island, New York state, and the country.
Ricitos de Oro los Tres Ositos aka the Spanish production of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” took place in Senora Tassani’s 5th grade Spanish classes at West Side and Lloyd Harbor. Earlier this year, students created murals for each scene of the play in art class with Ms. Andria McLaughlin. Students then worked in learning stations to prepare for their performance recording their plays in front of a green screen at their respective schools.
Thank you West Side students for your Valentine's Day Spirit....your wonderful cards that you made and delivered to our Veterans, and for the lovely crafts you shared!
There is really no other word to describe these precious moments shared between second graders and their families – it was truly” Priceless.” On the morning of February 8 at West Side School, these students read their “All About Me” books, which they wrote and illustrated. The look of wonder and pride was captured in the eyes of these children alongside their family members beaming with pride.
Thank you to the administrative team at the Jr./Sr. High School for visiting Lloyd Harbor and West Side grade 6 classrooms in early February. The team explained the many choices and opportunities these students will encounter when they enter junior high next fall, and already forms were distributed to fill out interests for language, music and art class choices to think about. The counselors also spoke about the transition process and the support they will receive to help with any questions and concerns.
At West Side, Student Council members and advisors Diane Santoro and Maureen Ryan organized a fundraising campaign for the Little Shelter in Elwood. Every student had the opportunity to create a winter scene diorama – and, oh my…they were delightful! Dioramas included wildlife in the snow, penguins in the arctic, skiers on the slopes, an ice rink with Santa’s sleigh, and even a Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce Superbowl hopeful!
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Board of Education Executive Session 6 PM - District Office
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Board of Education Meeting 8 PM (District Office)
9:30 AM WSSPTG Meeting
8:00 AM Daylight Saving Time Begins
8:00 PM Board of Education Meeting 8 PM
9:30 AM CAC Meeting 9:30 AM (HS)