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Board Business Meeting on Sept. 27


The Board of Education will hold its next regular business meeting on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m downstairs at the Early Childhood Center at 1 Craig B. Gariepy Ave. in Islip Terrace. The community is invited to attend.


A New Year of Learning Starts

A New Year of Learning Starts
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From the high school and middle school to Connetquot, JFK, RCK and Timber Point elementary schools, East Islip students arrived back in classes on a warm Sept. 6, enjoying a terrific first day of school to start the educational year.

“Despite the incredible heat, the middle school students returned with great enthusiasm for the new school year,” said Principal William Brennen.

“JFK students enthusiastically started the new school year,” said Principal Deborah Smith. “Smiles and laughter once again filled the hallways as we welcomed our new third-graders as well as the returning fourth- and fifth-grade students. We look forward to all the wonderful learning that will take place this year.”






JFK Fourth-Graders Celebrate Italian Culture and Language

JFK Italian Celebration
Christine Cirillo’s fourth-grade class at JFK shared their knowledge of Italian culture and language in a “Festa D’Italiano” presentation at the JFK Cafetorium. The performance for family and friends began with a traditional Italian dance, the tarantella. Translated for the audience by Cirillo, the students then spoke in Italian, including facts about famous Italians like Michelangelo and Christopher Columbus, a discussion about the weather and other conversational Italian they learned to speak throughout the year. The show concluded with a special rendition of the song “That’s Amore.”

Zoology on Display at JFK

Zoology on Display at JFK

At the annual “Writing and Art” celebration, third-graders at JFK displayed artwork and creative compositions they completed over the course of the school year, as well as special zoology research projects.

Under the direction of librarian Melanie Ash, the students had conducted research using Google Classroom and Chromebooks. Each student selected an animal of interest, and Ash provided instruction on how to navigate to different websites to gather facts on the animals. The students then spoke about what they learned while working on the project.   

Sunday, September 23, 2018