Forest Lake Elementary School

Forest Lake Elementary School

Principal

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    Mr. Anthony Ciuffo

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     Our January Book of the Month:
     
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    Be Brave Little Penguin

    by: Giles Andreae

     

     

     

     

     
     
     
     

Headlines

  • FOREST LAKE SCHOOL NURSE IS BEST IN NYS

    Victoria Alssid, school nurse at Forest Lake Elementary School in Wantagh, has received the 2018 Excellence in School Nursing Award. Bestowed by the New York State Association of School Nurses, Alssid received the accolade for having excelled in her practice of school nursing.

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  • APPLE CELEBRATION

    The aroma of freshly cooked apples and cinnamon wafted through Forest Lake as kindergarten students cooked applesauce from fresh apples.

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  • WELCOME "LOVELY LADIES"

    It was a red carpet welcome for Forest Lake kindergarten mothers who attended Mother’s Day celebrations in Lynne Adams,’ Robin Conte’s and Stacey Sandurs’ classrooms on May 11.

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  • STUDENT'S EMPATHY RESULTS IN KINDNESS

    Vaughn Messina, a fourth-grade student at Forest Lake, recently raised $1,025 to help two peers who are batting cancer. This past fall, Vaughn told his mother, Karen Maureen Messina, that he wanted to help them through the sale of his toys and by collecting donations.

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  • A STUDY OF NATURAL DISASTERS

    Forest Lake fifth-grade student-scientists proudly displayed their research on natural disasters with peers and family during the second annual science fair held on Feb. 9. The projects showcased detailed information on avalanches, typhoons, hurricanes, tornadoes and more, and was the culmination of a science unit on weather.

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  • FOREST LAKE STUDENTS "PAWS" FOR READING

    Forest Lake students celebrated the written word during Pick a Reading Partner Week, with a full schedule of special activities to support literacy.

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  • OCEAN ANIMALS RECYCLING AND CREATIVITY

    Forest Lake fourth-grade student Ethen Chen and middle school sixth-grader Isabella Bartilucci were first-place winners in the Horizons Program Recycled Sculpture Contest for grades 3-4 and grades 5-6, respectively.

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  • STUDENTS REFLECT ON A LIFE MOMENT

    Fifth-grade students in Robyn Hohenberg’s class at Forest Lake celebrated a special moment in their lives with peers, central administration and Director of English Language Arts Nicole Waldbauer by sharing their memoir writing during a recent publishing party.

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  • ENGINEERING HOMES OF GINGERBREAD AND CANDY

    Instead of the smell of wood from two by fours, there was the sweet waft of confections in Stacey Sandurs’ kindergarten classroom at Forest Lake as students engineered and decorated gingerbread houses with loved ones.

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  • A FEAST TO REMEMBER

    Dressed as pilgrims and Native Americans, kindergarten students at Forest Lake gave thanks during an elaborate feast and singalong to the delight of teachers and families.

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Book Of The Month

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    January, 2019

    “Will little Pip-Pip overcome his fear of water and finally take the plunge?”

     Dear Forest Lake Family,

     The book that I have chosen as our January book of the month is “Be Brave, Little Penguin” by Giles Andreae.  The book is illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees. 

     Be Brave Little Penguin is a story of a little penguin named Pip-Pip who was struggling to fit in, mainly because he feared something that so many of his peers loved.  Pip-Pip was afraid of WATER!  He feared the unknown.  What if the water is too cold?  What if it is too dark, or too deep?  What if I can’t swim?  What if there are monsters who try to eat me?  These fears paralyzed him and Pip-Pip began to feel sad and lonely because of it.  Things changed when Pip-Pip’s mom was finally able to convince him to face his fears and be BRAVE.  Pip-Pip eventually closed his eyes and took the plunge.  What he discovered was much different than what he had imagined and a whole new world was opened up for little Pip-Pip!

     I am certain that this story will resonate with many of our students.  There is always something that a child (or adult) is hesitant to try, and it is usually because of fear of the unknown.  As I walked around the building Wednesday wishing everyone a happy new year, I noticed that we were all busy making our new year’s resolutions.  What a perfect time of year to engage in meaningful conversation about trying new things, being brave, being confident, and facing your fears!  Many students shared some of the new things that they want to accomplish this year.  Learning to ride a bike, learning to read, being kind to others, and learning to swim were amongst some of the resolutions that I heard.  Hopefully this story will give some of our students the confidence and courage to face their fears and tackle their resolutions head on!  I look forward to finding out together!

     Happy Reading!

    Anthony F. Ciuffo, Jr.

    Principal

    Forest Lake Elementary School

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