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Mr. Philip Paniccia Mrs. Tammy Alcalde
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May Moore Reopening Forum Video

May Moore Kindergartners and Principal Get Into the Birthday “Spirit”

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Students in teacher Vincent Amodio’s kindergarten class at May Moore recently collaborated to make a card to commemorate Principal Philip Paniccia’s birthday, which fell on Spirit Day. Aide Alexis Tyson made Paniccia a custom May Moore jersey for the occasion, to match the jerseys previously worn by the students and classroom staff to show their school spirit.

May Moore Second Graders Find Ways to Practice Place Value

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Second graders at May Moore recently found different ways to practice place value as part of the creative math curriculum.

A "Jingling" Treat from May Moore's Second-Grade Music Club

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Deer Park’s Virtual Gingerbread Night

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Deer Park’s Special Education Parent Faculty Club sponsored a virtual gingerbread cookie decorating event for 50 Deer Park students on Dec. 9. 

The first half of the event, for preschool and elementary students, featured a reading of the Jan Brett book Gingerbread Friends by David Renahan, the district’s administrator of elementary special education, while speech language pathologist Christine Michels took the students through the steps of decorating a cookie.

During the second half of the event, led by teachers Gabriella Gilmartin, Brittany Verdicchio and David DePrima, the district’s administrator of secondary special education, middle school and high school students engaged in conversation while decorating their own gingerbread men and connecting with friends they may not have seen this school year due to virtual instruction.    

A Milestone Birthday for May Moore’s Barbato

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Rosemarie Barbato, an aide at May Moore for the past 35 years, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Dec. 7. During her time at May Moore, Barbato has worked with six different principals and seen numerous changes, including the building configuration’s change from K-5 to prekindergarten-2. Her duties over the years have included working as a kindergarten classroom assistant and monitoring the halls to keep students safe. Prior to the district’s hiring of security guards, Barbato was posted at the security desk.

“Rosemarie is known for taking her daily walks and for being a kind and friendly member of the May Moore family,” said Principal Phil Paniccia.


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