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




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.

Summer School Carnival Debut


Marking a transition to the return of classes in September, the district held its first summer school carnival in August, celebrating the program’s last day. The event – including numerous games, coloring books, bubble blowing, hula hooping, cotton candy and a visit from Mister Softee – was held at the JFK gymnasium.

“I thought it would be nice to do something for the children, who worked so hard all summer,” said teacher Phyllis Senia, who planned the carnival. “It shows them that coming to school brings a reward, where they can play and have a good time.”

The summer program, which includes a variety of activities and field trips, benefits approximately 60 special education students, ranging from kindergarten to high school, from each of the district’s schools, aided by a staff of 33 teachers and administrators as well as student volunteers.


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