Wantagh Elementary’s fourth-grade students utilized their English language arts, mathematics and science skills to assist in the hatching of bobwhite quail, which are used by environmental agencies to control the tick population on Long Island.
During the May 4 Board of Education meeting, Wantagh Elementary School Student Council members were recognized for their participation and collection of more than $5,000 during the Pennies for Patients campaign. Under the direction of advisers Mary Ko and Angela Savella, the students exceeded their $3,000 collection goal for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and learned the importance of philanthropy.
Every day is Earth Day at Wantagh Elementary School as kindergarten students in Sarah Danziger’s class reused various plastic containers to create planters for flowers and vegetables. Under the direction of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics) teacher Kaitlin Dayton, the students learned that taking something old and making it into something new is the perfect way to recycle.
In recognition of Dr. Seuss’ March 2 birthday and in celebration of Wantagh Elementary School’s annual Parents as Reading Partners event, students dressed as a favorite book character. The week’s activities also included a PTA book fair, Read a Shirt Day, Poem in Your Pocket Day and opportunities to dress in crazy socks and pajamas.
Wantagh Elementary School kindergarten student Dylan Grilli is a regional finalist in the PTA Reflections program in the area of visual arts for a picture he drew of his swimming pool. Dylan will be recognized during the Nassau Region PTA Reflections Reception in April.
The District is pleased to announce that Wantagh Elementary School Principal Dr. Randee Bonagura published a book titled “Embrace Makerspace: A Pocket Guide for Elementary School Administrators.” Published by Rowman & Littlefield, the book describes the considerations and practical strategies administrators should consider upon setting up a Makerspace program in their schools.
Under the direction of co-advisors Mary Ko and Angela Savella, Wantagh Elementary School student council members collected and donated 500 pairs of warm, fuzzy socks for the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless in January. The district commends the students for their team effort in keeping those less fortunate warm this winter season.