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

December Events.....

12/1 & 12/3 Kindergarten Trip to the Library

12/9 Board of Education Meeting @ DPHS 8:00 pm

12/11 First Grade Gingerbread Houses

12/16 Pre-K Trip to Theater

12/16 - 12/18 Holiday Fair

12/18 Pre-K Gingerbread Houses

12/19 Spirit Day- Wear a Crazy Hat

12/22 - 1/2 Winter Recess- No School




Learning About Latkes at JQA


On the first day of Hanukkah, prekindergartners at John Quincy Adams learned how to make latkes as part of their continuing celebration of all of the season’s holidays. Eating the traditional snack, accompanied by apple sauce, was preceded by a story about Hanukkah and an explanation of the importance of the menorah in the Jewish holiday celebration. Guided by teachers Joe Bottino, Bobbi Colby and Susan Ricciardelli, students also sang the menorah song “How Many Candles?” and discovered how to spin a dreidel.

“We came together as a grade to celebrate Hanukkah,” said Ricciardelli. “It was such a fun time!”

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.”

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