Principal - Dr. Christine Criscione (e-mail)



October Events.....

10/2 Class Parent Tea @ 4:00 pm 

10/6 Fire Department Visit

10/9 & 10/10 Fall Photos

10/13 Columbus Day- No School

10/15 PFC Meeting & Class of the Month @ 7:00 pm

10/16 ESL Orientation @ 5:00 pm

10/17 Joint Family Fun Night with May Moore

10/24 Spirit Day- Wear Black and Orange

10/25 Homecoming Parade

10/28 Pumpkin Patch

10/29 Pre-K Pumpkin Workshop

10/31 Halloween Parade




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.”


Primary Schools Commemorate Sept. 11


Students and staff at John Quincy Adams and May Moore participated in planting flags and other ceremonial events on Sept. 11, known as Patriot Day. The children, ranging from kindergarten through second grade, wore red, white and blue to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

“We wanted to observe the anniversary of Sept. 11 with respect and reverence,” said JQA Principal Christine Criscione. “In addition to a moment of silence and age-appropriate lessons in the classroom, our PFC donated American flags so that each student could plant a flag on the school grounds to show patriotism.”  

Educational Batteries Recharged on First Day


Across the Deer Park School District, students returned to classes on a warm Sept. 3, refreshed and ready to resume their educational careers at the high school, Robert Frost Middle School, John F. Kennedy Intermediate School, and John Quincy Adams and May Moore primary schools. For many, the day was a thrilling whirlwind of new buildings, new buses and new classmates.

“The students and staff arrived with their batteries recharged from a well-deserved summer vacation,” said JFK Principal Susan Bonner. “We had a terrific first day of school and are confident JFK will have another banner year.”

“It was great to see the excitement on the faces of all of the children,” added Gary Ramonetti, May Moore’s interim principal.

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