Forest Lake Elementary School

Forest Lake Elementary School

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    Mr. Anthony Ciuffo

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     Our March Book of the Month:
     
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    Not Quite Narwhal

    by: Jessie Sima

     

     

     

     

     
     
     
     

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  • WADDLE LIKE A PENGUIN

    It may have been the coldest day of winter in Wantagh, but Forest Lake kindergarten penguins kept warm during various activities during their annual Penguin Day celebration.

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  • ENTERING NATIVE AMERICAN TERRITORY

    Forest Lake fourth-grade students became more versed in Native American life and culture upon participation in the school’s annual Native American Day, held on Jan. 29. The activity was the culmination of a social studies unit in which the students learned about Native American life and how the Iroquois of New York State assisted the Pilgrims through their first harsh winter.

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  • TOP NOTES

    The district is pleased to announce that 12 elementary, 13 middle school and 13 high school student-musicians were selected to participate in the Nassau Music Educators Association All-County festivals, held in January at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts. Selection was based on the students’ individual New York State School Music Association evaluation scores and teacher recommendations, as well as evaluations during solo performances at regional music festivals.

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  • ALL ABOUT WATER

    During an in-school field trip with North Shore Land Alliance educator Karen Mossey, fourth-grade students at Forest Lake learned about Long Island’s drinking water and the best ways to protect it. “The best way to protect our drinking water is to learn about it,” Mossey said.

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  • 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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Book Of The Month

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    March, 2019

     Dear Forest Lake Family,

     The book that I have chosen as our March Book of the Month is Not Quite NARWHAL, by Jessie Sima.

     “This is Kelp.  He doesn’t mind being a little different from the other narwhals.  But when a strong curent carries him away, Kelp encounters some mysterious, sparkling creatures who leave him wondering if maybe….just maybe…..he isn’t a NARWHAL at all!”

     This story is one that we hold near and dear to our heart here at Forest Lake.  It is a story of accepting everyone’s differences!  Once Kelp realizes who he actually is (a unicorn), he is immediately embraced by the unicorns and narwhals.  Both groups model easy acceptance despite Kelp’s inner conflict of where exactly he fits in.   It is my hope that this story can lead to valuable discussions about children’s own identity as well as acceptance of others.  Love and acceptance flow easily in this sparkly story filled with everyone’s favorites…..rainbows and unicorns! 

     Some discussion questions to consider when reading this story might include asking students if they ever feel that they are different from other people, if people seem to accept their differences, and if they accept differences in others.  It can be a true journey in self-discovery and self-acceptance!

      Happy reading!

    Anthony F. Ciuffo, Jr.

     Anthony F. Ciuffo, Jr.

    Principal

    Forest Lake Elementary School

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