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Christopher Molinelli 


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Heather Levine  

Associate Principal

Dignity Act Coordinator

(631) 274- 4410





October 4th - Class Parent Tea at 4:00 PM


October 5th & 6th - Fall Pictures


October 10th - Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser


October 18th - PFC Meeting/Class of the Month at 7:00 PM


October 26th - Pumpkin Patch 

Laser Light Show at DPHS - 6:45 PM


October 27th - Pre-K Pumpkin Workshop

Spirit Day: Wear Orange and Black


October 31st - Halloween Parade















Pumpkins Abound at JQA Learning Stations


After an exciting morning of picking pumpkins from the patch at JQA, the fun continued for kindergartners in Laura Oddo and Vanessa Pizzo’s class as they moved to a series of different learning stations themed around pumpkins.

Oddo, who teaches kindergarten, and Pizzo, an ENL teacher, are teamed in a co-teaching classroom featuring math, science and art stations.

“The students truly enjoy moving to different stations and working on different activities,” said Oddo.

“They love the hands-on approach in each station, and the small groups create a great learning space,” said Pizzo.

In the science station, the students experimented with different fruits and vegetables and made predictions to whether they would sink or float. In the math station, students measured their pumpkins. In the art station, students created faces to make their pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns.

Developing Deer Park’s Digital Innovators

Developing Deer Park’s Digital Innovators 2

Ten Deer Park teachers –the high school’s Katelyn O’Brien; John Heeg, Matthew Oleaga, Jon Steigerwald and Scott Surdi from Robert Frost; Michael Capobianco, Thomas Fitzmaurice and Lori Palopali of JFK; and Dana Grafstein and Sue Steinman from May Moore – were recently chosen to participate in the district’s new Digital Innovator Program. The goal of the program is to align classroom instruction with technology, rather than vice versa.

“In the past, teachers would often ask how to use a piece of tech in the classroom, rather than focusing on what the instructional goal or outcome is, and then using the technology to get there,” explained Christopher Kauter, the district’s administrator of instructional technology, who developed the program. “It’s been a lot of reflection and sharing.”

The Digital Innovator Program uses the SAMR Model of ongoing monthly collegial workgroup sessions to allow sharing multilayered ideas for technology use with peers and administrators, focusing on areas such as digital classrooms and storytelling, maker education, coding and curriculum development, and establishing learning spaces. The teachers also develop an action plan and pilot programs and software.

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