Wantagh Elementary School

Wantagh Elementary School

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  • WANTAGH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS EXCEED THEIR PHILANTHROPY GOAL

    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.

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  • REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

    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.

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  • STUDENTS CREATE DIGITAL STORIES

    In celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2, Wantagh Elementary School first- and second-graders in Henry Chiu’s computer class learned about digital storytelling and the process of creating a video.

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  • BOOKS COME TO LIFE

    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.

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  • GRADE 5 TO GRADE 6 MUSIC SELECTION

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  • TOPS IN VISUAL ARTS

    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.

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  • WANTAGH ELEMENTARY TEACHER RECEIVES GRANT

    Wantagh Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Ilyse Gitman is the recipient of a $500 grant from Studentreasures Publishing. The publishing company allows students and teachers in grades K-6 to create books for free online.

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  • DR. BONAGURA PUBLISHES FIRST BOOK

    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.

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  • KEEPING THE HOMELESS WARM

    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.

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  • ALL ABOARD THE POLAR EXPRESS

    Dressed in festive and cuddly pajamas, kindergartners at Wantagh Elementary School boarded a proverbial train on route to the Polar Express, after having their tickets punched by Principal Dr. Randee Bonagura and Assistant Principal Jessica Zimmer.

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