Mandalay Elementary School

Mandalay Elementary School

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    Mrs. Marie Pisicchio

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  • Welcome to Mandalay Elementary School
     where our children strive to...
     Be LEADERS not followers!
     

    Quote of the Month: 

    "One kind word or gesture can change someone's whole day."

     

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  • ON THE WHITE HOUSE GUEST LIST

    Neil Armstrong, Cleopatra VII and Albert Einstein were some of the A-List individuals to attend Mandalay Elementary School’s annual White House Tea. Hosted by the fifth-grade classes, the proverbial tea was an opportunity for the Wantagh students to share their newly acquired knowledge of famous and important historical individuals, who made a difference in the world.

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  • ALL ABOUT STEAM

    Students joined their parents and friends for a night of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics during the Mandalay Elementary School’s STEAM Night on April 24. During the evening, the grade K-5 students explored their skills at 15 various interactive and collaborative activities, including coding, the making of stomp rockets and windmills and working with NASA to save a lost spacecraft.

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  • MANDALAY STUDENTS HAVE HEART

    Mandalay’s motto for the month of February is to “Be kind to everyone, even yourself.” This theme was highlighted throughout the week of Feb. 12-16 as the students celebrated Kindness Week with a host of activities to drive home this important message. On Feb 12, the students attended a “Cultivating Kindness” assembly with motivational speaker Rich Specht, who explained how his son’s tragic accident was the impetus for spreading kindness.

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  • CELEBRATING THE WRITTEN WORD

    Third-graders in Arlene Berman’s and Anne Sallustro’s classes at Mandalay shared their narrative writings with peers and parents during a Personal Narrative Celebration.

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  • DREIDELS AND LATKES

    Mandalay first-graders adopted Hebrew vocabulary words and customs to their holiday traditions while participating in Hanukkah activities.

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  • CARDS AND SWEETS FOR VETERANS

    Blue Star Mothers of America’s Chapter 12 visited Mandalay Elementary School students, who have been collecting Halloween candy and writing cards for veterans serving abroad. Patricia DelBello and Andrea Nordquest visited the school to personally thank members of the student council and adviser Angela Morgan for taking time to make the lives of military personnel deployed abroad a bit sweeter.

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  • SPIDERS AND BATS, OH MY!

    Creepy crawlers and flying bats are typically on the minds of students during the Halloween season. Mandalay Elementary School students, however, took an educational approach to the study of these traditional spooky critters.

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  • THERE IS ONLY ONE YOU

    Mandalay kindergarten and first-grade students painted rocks to resemble unique and colorful fish after reading Linda Kranz’s “Only One You” about a fish who appears to look different. PTA parent Kim Sandoval noted that the custodial staff will display the rocks in front of the school for the community to see.

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  • HORIZONS STUDENTS SUPPORT CERCOM HORSESHOE CRAB BREEDING PROGRAM

    Inside a fish tank at Mandalay Elementary School are 500 tiny horseshoe crab eggs that are being observed and researched by academically talented Horizon’s program students.

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  • MANDALAY STUDENTS ADOPT A GROWTH MINDSET

    Third-grade students in Arlene Berman’s and Ann Marie Sallustro’s classes at Mandalay are learning to adopt a growth mindset. This will assist them in positively changing and adapting their attitudes toward frustrations, school work, feelings and other personal challenges that may crop up during the school year.

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Principal's Message


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    Dear Parents:

    Summertime seems to move faster than we would hope for, and before you know it I will be greeting all of the Mandalay children back to school on September 5th.  The start of a school year marks new beginnings, and memories to be made.  I am pleased to know each child’s name that is returning to Mandalay, and eager to learn about our incoming kindergartners and new students to the district.  One of the greatest joys of my job is gaining a small glimpse of the children each day while they are at school.

    Rest assure, the staff at Mandalay is your partner in ensuring the success of your child.  Our goal is to promote a child's self-confidence while attending Mandalay, balanced with their academic success.  We will continue to prepare the children with a rich curriculum, and embed opportunities for them to think critically, exposing them to STEAM initiatives.
     

    I look forward to a successful school year. 

    Warm Regards,

    Marie Pisicchio
     

     

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