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Christopher Molinelli 


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Heather Levine  

Associate Principal

Dignity Act Coordinator

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January 1st - New Year's Day - Schools Closed 


January 12th - Family Fun Bingo Night


January 15th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Schools Closed


January 17th - PFC Meeting at 4:00


January 19th - Spirit Day - Crazy Hat/Hair


January 23rd and 24th - ENL Parent-Teacher Conferences




















JQA Continues Successful Math-A-Thon for St. Jude’s

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Kicking off the school’s seventh consecutive Math-A-Thon fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, math-minded students at JQA attended a presentation by math lab specialist and Math-A-Thon organizer Marianna Grieco in the school cafeteria on Jan. 9.

The students will work to complete Math-A-Thon Funbooks by solving math problems, and sponsors can either make donations based on how many problems and pages the students complete, or of any amount they choose. Over the past six years, Grieco’s students have improved their math skills while raising more than $41,320 for St. Jude’s work to eradicate childhood cancer, including close to $9,000 last year alone.

“The Math-A-Thon problems help the students become better at math while raising donations to benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital,” said Grieco. “We are proud and happy to help children and their families at St. Jude.”

ENL Educators Present to TESOL Conference

ENL Educators Present to TESOL Conference
A team of six Deer Park English as a new language teachers and District Administrator of ENL and World Languages Ashley Rosenberg were recently selected by the New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages to present at the organization’s annual conference.

For the presentation, titled, “Creating Culturally Relevant and Globally Empathetic Lessons, K-12,” Rosenberg and teachers Marcella Biordi, Megan Boccard, Michelle Champlin, Kimberly Essig, Danielle Finocchiaro and Vanessa Pizzo compiled ideas and lessons they create to meet the needs of Deer Park'’ diverse English Language Learners. The seven educators were also given the opportunity to network with various ENL teachers and administrators from across the state.

“In addition to presenting information, we also had the opportunity to learn,” said Rosenberg. “Overall, presenting at the conference was a great opportunity and our team did wonderfully. I truly commend the teachers who took time out of their weekends to communicate their excellent ideas and lessons, which will benefit ELLs statewide.”

Young Scientists at JQA Share Findings and Excitement

Young Scientists at JQA Share Findings and Excitement

As part of an in-depth Teacher’s College science unit, students in Laura Oddo and Vanessa Pizzo’s co-teaching class at JQA worked as active scientists, looking closely at items from nature such as shells, rocks, fossils and plants. The students observed, labeled and listed the objects, just as a real scientist would.

“I loved this unit because it incorporated science, reading and writing,” said Oddo. “The kids were excited to use the magnifying glasses to look closely and describe the features they see.”

Said Pizzo, “I enjoyed watching the students use new vocabulary to share their excitement and findings as well as helping one another and comparing their discoveries.”'

Girl Scout Depre Donates Buddy Benches to JQA

Girl Scout Depre Donates Buddy Benches to JQA

As part of her Girl Scout Gold Award project, high school student Lauren Depre made a pair of buddy benches for the district’s John Quincy Adams Primary School, for the use of any student in need of a buddy during recess time. JQA’s sudents have been instructed to keep an eye out for any student sitting on one of the benches who they can be a good friend to and include in their play.

“These benches will serve as a tool to help bring our students closer together and to ensure that each student feels included and loved,” said Principal Christopher Molinelli. “On behalf of the entire JQA staff, I would like to thank Lauren for her hard work and donation.”

Depre was honored for her leadership and generosity by Superintendent Eva Demyen at a December Board of Education business meeting.

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