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Archer Street's Annual Turkey Trot Proves Great Fun for a Good Cause

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Students in Ms. Deborah LaCorte’s (right) kindergarten class pose with Island Harvest’s Joan Flynn (Back row third from left) and Freeport administrators and staff Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Ms. Glori Engel, Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Kishore Kuncham, Archer Street Social Worker Elizabeth Biscotti, and Assistant Principal Judith Friedman.
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Students marched around the Archer Street Elementary School displaying thanksgiving signs for their annual Turkey Trot.

Freeport Public Schools’ Archer Street Elementary School kicked off the Thanksgiving holiday with the school’s annual Turkey Trot. The event had students from first through fourth grade walk two laps around the school building wearing festive crowns, hats, and displaying Thanksgiving themed-signs.

During the school’s Turkey Trot, Island Harvest was presented with a check for $2,020. Principal Paula Lein thanked the students for their hard work and thanked Island Harvest for all they do for the Freeport community and across Long Island to help families in need.

Message from the Superintendent of Schools- COVID -19 Update November 29th

Dear Freeport Families,

We have been carefully following the Governor’s announcements regarding COVID-19 numbers and microcluster zones over the Thanksgiving break. Despite a spike in the COVID positivity rate in the Long Island region and Freeport seeming to be over microcluster zone limits, we have not yet been designated as a hot spot zone. Our schools will be open for in-person instruction tomorrow, Monday, November 30th.  We will continue to closely monitor the situation and keep you informed of any changes .

 

Regards,

Dr. Kishore Kuncham

 

Bulletin Board Displays an Attitude of Gratitude at New Visions School

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Students, staff and administrators at New Visions have created an “I’m thankful for…” bulletin board to share the things they are thankful for this Thanksgiving season.

The bulletin board highlights students’ sentiments like “I am thankful for my little brother,” “I am thankful for my school and teachers” and “ I am thankful for my cat and dog.”

During these uncertain times, the school felt it was important for everyone to share their gratitude as a reminder that there is always something to be thankful for in life.

Students Create Sun Shelter in Fall-themed STEAM Lesson

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Prior to the Thanksgiving holiday, kindergarten students in Ms. Eileen Moloney’s class at Giblyn Elementary School experienced a hands-on STEAM lesson creating sun shelters for Play-Doh pumpkins.

The purpose of the interactive lesson was to demonstrate why pumpkins’ leaves protect them from the sun creating their orange color. This was part of a larger discovery lesson about the lifecycle of a pumpkin.

Using construction paper, Play-Doh, popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners, paper plates and more the students built their sun shelters and then tested them by shining a flashlight on the top of the structure to see if the light entered the shelter or if their pumpkin was shaded. If the pumpkins were exposed to the light students made improvements to their shelters and retested to ensure their pumpkins would be fully sheltered from the light.

Message from the Superintendent COVID-19 Update- November 24,2020

Please see the attached updated message from the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Kishore Kuncham regarding COVID - 19 updates and information.

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