Dr. Christine Criscione
Dignity Act Coordinator
(631) 274-4410

November Events.....

11/4 Election Day- No School  

11/11 Veteran's Day- No School

11/12 & 11/13 Kindergarten Trip to Sweet Briar

11/19 PFC Meeting & Class of the Month @ 7:00 pm

11/20 Photo Make-Up Day

11/21 Spirit Day- Mismatch Fun

11/24 - 11/26 Daytime Parent Teacher Conferences- 1/2 Days for all students

11/24 Evening Parent Teacher Conferences- 5-8 pm

11/27 & 11/28 Thanksgiving Recess- No School 




Pumpkin Time at John Quincy Adams


Celebrating the spirit of autumn, John Quincy Adams held its annual pumpkin patch on Oct. 29, to the delight of students and staff alike. Children in each class at every grade level were given the chance to venture out to the front lawn where they selected their own pumpkins to decorate and bring home. The event was sponsored by the school’s Parent Faculty Club.

“JQA’s students enjoyed a beautiful day of pumpkin picking thanks to our PFC, just one example of the wonderful events they provide our school,” said Principal Christine Criscione. “We also thank all of the volunteers who came out early in the morning to unload hundreds of pumpkins.”

Learning Fire Safety at the Primary Schools


Students at John Quincy Adams and May Moore learned about fire safety on recent visits from the Deer Park Fire Department, designed in conjunction with national Fire Prevention Month.

“It’s okay to be afraid, because you’re supposed to be afraid of fire,” Assistant Chief Phil Scarfi told the children during the assemblies. “I will teach you ways to protect your family.” Scarfi, who has been conducting Deer Park’s fire safety workshops for decades, emphasized the “three Ps” – preventing a fire, planning in case of fire and practicing the plan – and discussed ways that the students could avoid fires happening in the home, and important topics such as candle safety and the proper use of smoke alarms.

Following Scarfi’s indoor presentations, students at both schools were able to go outside and see one of the department’s fire trucks in action, shooting water from the fire hose into the sky, and to meet local firefighters and take an up-close look at the engine.

“A big thanks to the Deer Park Fire Department,” said JQA Principal Christine Criscione. “It was a wonderful opportunity for our students to visit with some true local heroes.”


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