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Christopher Molinelli


(631) 274-4410


Tammy Alcalde

Associate Principal

Dignity Act Coordinator

(631) 274- 4410




Have a great summer! See you on September 4th, 2019!












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A New School Year Means New Educational Adventures

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Students returned to the district on Sept. 4 to begin the new school year and take the next step in their educational adventure.

“It was so exciting to welcome our students back for the new school year,” said Robert Frost Principal Eliana Levey. “Students and staff were eager to get back to Robert Frost, and we couldn't have been happier with how the first day of school went.”

“There’s really nothing quite like seeing the smiling faces, excitement and intrigue of primary school-age students,” said Philip Paniccia, the new principal of May Moore. “It’s already been so much fun getting to know these young learners.”

“The first day of school is always one of wonder and excitement, and this year did not disappoint,” said JQA Principal Christopher Molinelli. “We had a wonderful day filled with awesome activities and lots of fun. JQA is off to a great start to the 2019-2020 school year.”

“Our first day went incredibly smoothly thanks to all the faculty, staff, PFC, parents and students,” said Kelly Benson, JFK’s new principal. “Everyone is ready and excited to start the new year and we are looking forward to the adventures in store for us.”

Students Get Creative with Portraits at Paint Night

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The SEPFC recently sponsored a Paint Night for district students, held in the high school cafeteria. Participating students had the opportunity to create beautiful portraits on canvases, showcasing their creative skills and abilities.

Summer Schoolers Love the Luau

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Students in Deer Park’s summer school program, facilitated by district teachers, administrators and student volunteers, enjoyed their seventh annual Luau event in July, held in the JFK gym. At the Luau, teachers plan out educational activities such as building volcanoes and circuits, creating fun books, and working on math and writing activities, complemented by games like fishing and a sweet treat of Italian ices.

“Our students come off the bus on the first day of summer school all excited about the Luau and counting down the days to this exciting event,” said teacher Phyllis Senia, who organizes the program.  

“Mrs. Senia creates an environment to learn in a fun way and is truly dedicated to these students,” said volunteer Debbie Leon, who has worked with the program since its inception. “It has been my honor and pleasure year after year to watch these children’s experience a summer education, maintaining and enhancing their skills acquired during the school year through fun with education and inclusion in the community.”

Alcalde Hired as Associate Principal for JQA and May Moore

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Tammy Alcalde has been named the new associate principal for John Quincy Adams and May Moore Primary Schools.

Alcalde previously worked for the past 15 years in the Longwood Central School District in Middle Island as a general education teacher in kindergarten and first grade as well as an instructional support teacher.

A Middle Island resident, she earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Dowling College, her master’s degree in library and information science from St. John’s University and an advanced certificate in school building/district leadership from St. John’s University.

“I am very excited to become a part of the John Quincy Adams and May Moore school communities,” Alcalde said. “As an associate principal, it is my goal to support our earliest learners in their educational journey by providing them with a safe, fun and nurturing learning environment. Our primary students deserve to be given the strongest foundation possible and I look forward to working with the students, staff and community of Deer Park to provide them with all the best opportunities.”

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