Elementary Swim Registration Information

Please be advised that the elementary swim lesson registration is Tuesday, June 30 at 6pm and will be held outside the pool located at the Lindenhurst High School. There are 3 sessions of lessons.  The first session will begin Monday, July 6 at 9 am, 9:45 am, 10:30 am and 11:15 am. Lessons cost $35. All checks or money orders are to be made out to Lindenhurst Schools.

Honoring Champions

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     Several Lindenhurst Middle School students were honored in May at the Breakfast for Champions celebration, coordinated by teacher Courtney Whalley.
    Held at the Lindencrest Diner, the breakfast, now in its 17th year, honors students who exemplify Lindy Pride at the middle school. Students are nominated by teachers for a variety of reasons and recognized publicly with certificates of merit in front of proud parents, teachers and peers. 

Photo Caption: Back (from left): Superintendent of Schools Daniel E. Giordano, teacher Courtney Whalley, students Daniel-Jay Long, Joseph Biscardi, Grace Hennig, Jenna Hoogervost, Lauren Dawnkaski, Brendan Bove and Principal Frank Naccarato. (Front, from left): Students Keith Renick, Manahil Khan, Samantha Insigne-Zaccheo, Jacqueline Kalish, Sabrina Lound and Joselyn Osorio. Absent: Ryan Brendel and Emmanuel White.

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

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A Message from the Superintendent

Click here to read an important message from the Superintendent of Schools regarding internet safety.

Click here to see the ABC News article regarding the need for internet safety.

TAL Awards Honor Students

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The 39th annual Teachers Association of Lindenhurst awards ceremony was held on May 18 at Lindenhurst High School. This year’s theme was “We Are More Than One Number.”

After the showing of a video depicting messages of individuality, a performance by the Lindenhurst High School musical group Odessey and a moving speech from guest speaker Michael Garolfola (Lindenhurst Class of 1998), the scholarships were presented. Teachers selected one student from each grade level in every school for recognition.

The awardees are as follows:  Jessica Wong, the Geraldine Cuneo Scholarship; Leyna Brostowski, the Teachers Association of Lindenhurst Scholarship; Aminata Bangura, the Joseph Pozowicz Scholarship; and Michael Castellano, the John Cannestraro Scholarship. This year, TAL presented the “Friends of Education” award to the Lindenhurst security staff for their dedication and commitment to the students of the district.

Lindenhurst Budget Passes

Residents in the Lindenhurst Union Free School District voted to support the 2015-16 budget on May 19 by a vote of 1612 to 634. Thank you to all residents who participated in this important vote. In addition, incumbent Donna Hochman, who ran unopposed, was re-elected to the Board of Education as was incumbent Mary Ellen Cunningham  and Kevin Garbe.

The trustee vote was as follows:

Mary Ellen Cunningham – 1,253 votes

Kevin Garbe – 1,372 votes

Donna Hochman – 1,439 votes

Todd Lemieux – 793 votes

Victoria Vine – 825 votes

Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood?

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First-grade students of Albany Avenue Elementary School explored the topic of community in a hands-on way.  The children had been learning about communities and community helpers. They each chose a place in their community to visit and research. Students made a small replica of the place and wrote a corresponding story.

Reconstructing a section of Lindenhurst, between Sunrise Highway and Wellwood Avenue, and donning the attire of community doctors, policemen, firemen, dentist, and sanitation workers, the children sang songs and presented their projects to their families. First-grader Aidan Butler, who recreated the local Taco Bell, said that showing off his project was the best part of the day!

 

 

Taking First at Envirothon

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Members of the Lindenhurst High School science club recently won first place at the Long Island Regional Envirothon competition at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration. The hands-on environmental education competition requires a team of five high school students to work together in hopes of winning scholarships and awards. The teams compete in five different environmental categories (i.e., soils/land use, aquatic ecology, forestry, and wildlife) and a current environmental issue. This year’s issue was urban forestry.

Lindenhurst students Ryan Frank, Sofia Gereta, Michelle Huang, Tyler Hughes and Natalie Kijek answered questions about the aforementioned topics successfully and made a presentation on the topic of urban forestry. They will attend the State Envirothon competition at William Hobart Smith University in Geneva, New York, on May 27-28. Each team member also received a certificate, a Field Guide to Trees and a $500 scholarship.

Three- and Four-Year-Old Preschool Scholarships Available

Just Kids, located at the Kellum Street School, is offering limited scholarships for general education children residing within the Lindenhurst School District to attend their half-day preschool program beginning September 2015. Classes will meet either from 8:30-11 a.m. (morning session) or 12-2:30 p.m. (afternoon session). Parents must provide transportation. Proof of residency must be provided to Just Kids upon acceptance into the program.  

Each class will consist of 18 students: nine general education and nine special education.  One general education teacher and one special education teacher will co-teach classes, with an aide in each classroom. The program utilizes the Creative Curriculum that emphasizes academic readiness skills and social skills.  

Students entering the program in September 2015 must reach the age(s) of 3 or 4 by Dec. 1, 2015. Parents must provide birth certificate and proof of residency, and all students need a physical exam prior to beginning the program. A lottery will be held to select the students to be offered scholarships. If your child is receiving special education services, he/she is not eligible for this scholarship.   Applications are to be submitted NO LATER THAN Monday, June 8, 2015.  

Please contact:

Linda Kaye, Chairperson Preschool Special Education Office

Lindenhurst Public Schools 350 Daniel Street Lindenhurst, New York 11757

For questions, please call 631-867-3110.

CLICK HERE for the three-year-old application

CLICK HERE for the four-year-old application

Say No To Drugs, Say Yes to Life

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 For the second year in a row, the members of the Lindenhurst School Community took part in the "Say No to Drugs-Say Yes to Life" campaign. Donning shirts with that slogan district faculty, staff and students demonstrated the need for all stakeholders in the community to band together and celebrate the benefits of a life without drugs.

 

 

Doing Good Deeds

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The entire student body of Daniel Street Elementary School in the Lindenhurst Union Free School District recently took part in the St. Jude's Mathathon.

All of the participants completed math questions and had sponsor's donate to the cause. The students raised a total of $5, 252 for the children of St. Jude’s and their families. We are so proud of our Daniel Street Students!!            

In addition to raising funds for St. Jude’s, several students from Albany Avenue and Daniel Street took part in Go Orange Day in support of Long Island Cares-The Harry Chapin Food bank. They collected pet food items and in some cases money to benefit those in need.

"Tri" Your Best

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On May 1, students of the Adelphi Physical Education and Advanced Swimming classes at Lindenhurst High School, took part in the ninth annual Bulldog Triathlon. The race consisted of a 200-yard swim, followed by a five-mile bike ride and a two-mile run.

Robert Kirgan and Trista Seara were the first male and female competitors to cross the finish line. Robert, the first overall, finished the race in an impressive 38:24 minutes and was followed by Brian Steiger and Cabel McCandless, who placed second and third respectively. Trista paved the way for the female competitors, completing the race in 47:32 minutes.

  

NYS ELA & Math Opt Out Numbers

Click here to review the number of students who opted out of the NYS ELA & Math Exams.

Greiner Maltz Active Offer Matrix

Attached is the active offer matrix that was handed out by Greiner Maltz at the Board of Education community forum.

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Honoring Champions

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Lindenhurst Middle School students were honored at the Breakfast for Champions celebration coordinated by middle school educator Courtney Whalley on April 21.                                

Held at the Lindencrest Diner, the breakfast, now in its 17th year, honors students who exemplify Lindy Pride at the middle school. Students are nominated by teachers for a variety of reasons including being role models to the other students and rock stars in class. They are recognized publically with Certificates of Merit in front of proud parents, teachers and peers.                                                                                                 

Photo: Back (from left) Teacher Courtney Whalley with champions Nicholas Foster, Liam Lynch, Monika Orzelowski, Nicholas Vezzi, Patrick Nolan, James Kwarta, Angie Lopez and Principal Frank Naccarato. Front (from left) Alexis Gonzalez, Madeline Hart, Charles League, Stefanie Martinez-Ortez and Cindy Gonzalez. Absent from Photo: Nathalia Rodriguez

Lindy Spotlight - Special Budget Edition 2015

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Lindenhurst Community Cares Walk for Hope

Click here for information regarding the Lindenhurst Community Cares Walk for Hope on Sunday, May 31.

Fifth-grade Residency Verification Information

Attached is a letter explaining the new Residency Verification Board policy for fifth-grade students entering sixth-grade.

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Approved 2015-16 Calendar

Attached is the approved 2015-16 calendar.

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Kellum Athletic Fields Temporarily Closed

Please be advised that the athletic fields located at the Kellum building will be temporarily closed for maintenance and upgrades.  The fields will remain closed from Nov. 24 until the autumn of 2015.

Any questions on this matter could be directed to Robert Cozzetto at 867-3126.

May 27, 2015