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    Dear Wantagh Elementary School Families,

    The devoted staff at Wantagh Elementary School and I feel fortunate to be a part of this warm and caring school community. Working closely together, we will create a positive, rewarding and fun educational experience for your child. Jessica Zimmer, our Elementary Supervisor, and I will be working as an administrative team to foster students’ academic as well as their social-emotional growth.  Our vision for Wantagh Elementary School is one where the 21st Century skills of communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking come together through active participation by parents, teachers and students.

    You and your child will be supported by outstanding educators and support staff who will provide a warm and nurturing academic atmosphere, meeting students’ individual needs. Our full-day kindergarten program helps students be successful right from the start and focuses on language and literacy development, investigations into math and science concepts, encourages creativity and social interaction as well as develops work habits and routines that are keys to success. All of our classes in all grades will continue to use the Wonders language arts series and the technology-infused enVision math program. These tools will help our children be ready for their academic journey throughout elementary school and for their future endeavors.

    We greatly value the strong connection between the home and school environments. Parents are encouraged to be involved in their children’s educational experience as much as possible. There will be many opportunities for families to participate in school events in various ways. The PTA sponsors many activities including, Bingo, Movie Night, the Cupcake Dance, Book Fairs and Science Nights. School-wide enrichment opportunities such as Brown Bag Seminars, hands-on field trips, and curriculum celebrations ensure that learning happens both inside and outside of the classroom, and parents are invited to be part of these experiences.

    I know this school year will bring new and exciting learning and friendships for everyone. My door is always open - please call or email anytime with questions, concerns, or comments, and feel free to stop in and say hello!

    “Together We Make a Difference.”

    Sincerely,

    Randee Bonagura, Ed.D.