May 10, 2006
A "Meet the School Board Candidate's Night" will be held tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the Tuckahoe School Cafeteria. Please come out to meet and support the two school board candidates running this year. Babysitting service will be provided by our Honor Society students.
Congratulations to the following Tuckahoe music students who participated in the NYSSMA Solo Festival held at Westhampton Beach Middle School on April 27: Caroline Rumph, Alia Buoniello, Hannah Pell, Eden Benard, Giovana Urena, Taylor Gise, Daniel Grindle, Patrick Sloane, Evan Scheuch, Calvin Parnon, Justin Christensen, Selena Parnon, Carris Flynn, Colin Buoniello, Brandon Quiros, Megan Ruano, Emily Edgar, Samantha Grimaldi, Nikki Codis, Jimmy Sloane, Paul Grindle, Grant Parnon, Joseph Zito, Jessica Cerrato, Jennifer Ortiz, Amy Lee Pacelli, Karen Sanchez, Jeffrey Bergenti, Andrew Batcheller, and Tassoni Henry. We are very proud of our talented and dedicated musicians!
Southampton High School
Taylor Calogrias, who will attend Gettysburg College in the fall, is the Lions Girl of the Month for May. Taylor is a Student Council representative, the Latin Club vice president, and a member of the orchestra, Outing Club and Rotary Interact.
This Saturday the Southampton Gospel Choir will sing at Bellport Gospel Fest, at the Bellport High School on Beaver Dam Road in Brookhaven, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The choir will also perform on next Tuesday during the budget vote and they have been asked to sing at this year's high school graduation. On May 6, members of the choir sang at Bridgehampton High School for the Ride for Life participants, as part of the Manhattan to Montauk event. Student performers are Connie Gaud, Velma Redfield, Marguerite Joseph, Jamelia Browne, Ariela Drinker, Ebony Gaud, Mercedes McBrown, Tramar Pettaway, Brandon Mack, Geoffrey Brown, Andrea Jackson, Chloe Dyson, Carielle Bennett, Kandice McLaughlin, Hannah Gonzalez, Ashley Jackson, Edith Fleming, Tyler Allen, Jasmine Seymore, Jasmine Dyson, and Shalena Mack. To raise funds for upcoming events, the choir is selling raffle tickets to an airing of the Montel Williams Show in June. For more information, contact Thelma Lee at 591-4623.
Seniors Edwin Correa and Raul Cardenas were selected to serve as delegates for the Hispanic Youth Leadership conference hosted by the Hispanic Legislative Task Force. Raul won the Angelo Del Toro Scholarship awarded by the New York State Assembly Puerto Rican/ Hispanic Task Force. He also sang the national anthem in the legislative chambers as part of the conference's mock assembly.
Southampton Elementary School
The Suffolk Zone of New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance recognized fourth grade students Noel Hodges and Taylor Sanders for their outstanding performance in the physical education program.
Third grade students are participating in the annual program at the East Hampton Indoor YMCA for swimming safety. The students will visit the pool twice in the month of May and will practice swimming skills, survival techniques and different swimming strokes
Southampton Elementary School welcomed authors and illustrators on May Authors and illustrators made presentations in classrooms throughout the day and helped students to understand the creative process of writing and illustrating books.
Our Lady of The Hamptons
Cinco de Mayo was celebrated as International Day at OLH with a special program of Latin dancing, ethnic foods and sharing of song, dance, and explanation of customs of several European, Asian, and African nations. The program was coordinated by Spanish teachers Aleyda Tapias and Lizbeth Sanchez.
The 40 members of the Hamptones, the elite choral group of OLH, will present a free concert of sacred, secular, and show music at the school next Tuesday evening at 7:30. Included in the offerings will be those pieces recorded on their second CD, Love Is Spoken Here. The public is invited to this performance.
OLH second graders celebrated their First Holy Communion in special parish liturgies at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Our Lady of Poland and St. Rosalie's churches. The class will now unite for a school celebration at the 11 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of Poland on Friday.
Hayground students will be presenting their Senior Learner's Projects this week. Projects this year range from cooking and photography to architecture and child development. Seventeen students will be participating this year, with presentations taking place tomorrow.
Liz Bertch's students began a self-portrait photography project with photographer and Hayground School parent Bastienne Schmidt this week. The students looked at and discussed self-portraits by Bastienne as well as work by Lee Friedlander, Cindy Sherman and Wendy Ewald. Throughout the discussion, Bastienne helped the students see how light serves as the most fundamental material of the photographer. The kids are enthralled by this project and have begun creating their scenarios for their own self-portrait.
Bridgehampton High School
On April 21, the Bridgehampton Senior Class sponsored a Pasta Dinner and Raffle Event to help raise funds for their trip to Grad Night at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The dinner was a great success due to the wonderful generosity that was forthcoming from the Bridgehampton Community and other local business members.
It is so wonderful to know that the Bridgehampton Community is a benevolent, caring and responsive group of people who are willing to support the local endeavors of the public school students with their various projects.
The following individuals must be recognized for their gracious donations: Bridgehampton Board of Education, administrators, parents, Agway, Aimee's Closet and Additions, Alice B. King Stationery, Bridgehampton Florist, Bridgehampton Country Market, Candy Kitchen, Cate Lewis Jewelers, DePetris Liquor Store Inc., F.Y.E., Harrison Pictures and Framing Inc., Loaves and Fishes Cookshop, Mickey B's., Thayer Hardware, Tight Line Tackle Inc., and Waves. An extra special thank you must be given to the Bridgehampton Community House, the Bridgehampton Fire Department, WLNG, and Catherine Neylon.
Finally, the students appreciate all the community members who came and supported their dinner. This event embodies the true spirit of community.
Child Development Center of the Hamptons
After their visit to the Atlantis Marine World Aquarium, Ms. Victoria Babinski and the Charter School' Second Grade class have adopted a Green Sea Turtle! Their turtle, Frosty, is part of the adoption program sponsored by the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation. The class was presented with an adoption certificate and a photo of Frosty. The Foundation will send information to the class when Frosty is sighted in the ocean.
Last Wednesday was Teacher Appreciation Day at the Charter School. Faculty and staff were served lunch by the PTO, with Ms. Michele Pepey, Ms. Lee Appleton and Mrs. Ellen Casciotta arranging and setting up a delicious spread. The eighth grade class contributed a little bag of candy kisses along with a thank you to the staff for making the school a 'treat.'
This Friday Melissa Cohn, the president of the CDCH Foundation, will visit the Charter School. Ms. Cohn will meet and treat the elementary section to a pizza lunch that day.
The Springs PTA's Springs Fair will offer rides, food, and crafts will be available from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. this Saturday.
All sixth-grade classes went to Medieval Times in New Jersey this week. Students raised money from weekly pizza sales.
Valerie Policastro's sixth-grade class is studying William Shakespeare. The students read a biography about him last week, and also did a crossword. They will learn the plots of some of Shakespeare's well-known plays, such as Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet. At the end of the year, the students will perform one of Shakespeare's plays (the shortened versions, of course!) Performing the chosen play will be challenging for the students because they have to memorize all the lines, and the plays are written in iambic pentameter.
Students in the fourth grade classes are preparing for a trip to Old Bethpage tomorrow. Old Bethpage is a simulated colonial settlement. The staff dresses in the period and works the way they did back in that time.
Inspiration is the word of the month. The fourth graders wrote poems about something they were inspired by, then to help the Spirit Meet committee, they shared the poems and what inspired them whether it was events, special people, or ordinary objects.
First graders in Lisa Dragone's class are working on drawings and paintings of fabulous cats. Student Holly Barrett went in as a special guest who happens to have been painting cats ever since she was five.
Sue Ellen O'Connor's lunch club has started an Advice Wall. It's the latest thing in encouragement and self-esteem rising, of course! The local students of the school have been turning out some of the most encouraging pieces of advice one could find. Opposite the Advice Wall, there is a News Wall, reporting all of the recent news that would be of interest to the students.
Students in Kindergarten are waiting impatiently to go to Atlantis Marine World in Riverhead. They are very excited to see the marine life and have a chance to touch a sand shark. They have been learning about local marine life on Long Island.
Journalism Club will be ending next week. The students will be given a party for a job well done and participation.