During their monthlong study of earthworms, kindergarten students in Christine Wilkinson's class at Lee Road School not only learned how to care for nature's greatest decomposers, they created an earthworm habitat by preparing a compost bin.
During the May 3 Board of education meeting, Lee Road students Jessica Cassella, Ava Conway, Mikaela DiNorcia, Isabelle Duffy, Maya Morales, Samantha Mulieri and Elizabeth Parascondola were recognized for their participation in the Nassau Music Educators Association All-County festival held in January.
Lee Road is embarking on a journey of mindfulness exploration and implementation for both teachers and students. More than 20 teachers have already completed mindfulness training through the online instructional program with Mindful Schools.
The Lee Road Elementary School Community Service Committee collected supplies for our troops serving abroad. The Long Island non-profit organization, "Boots on the Ground NY" will assemble care packages and ship them overseas.
Characters came to life on the faces of Lee Road students during a StoryFaces performance with storyteller and artist Christopher Agostino. The assembly was one of several activities during the school's annual celebration of Person/People As Reading Partners in which students are encouraged to read each night.
Lee Road fourth and fifth grade students recently participated in the school's annual Spelling Bee. After classroom competitions, students participated in the school-wide event where upon after several grueling rounds, a winner was determined.
Lee Road students and faculty received some very special visitors recently. Members of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Canine Unit and their companion dogs provided an informative assembly on how these highly trained dogs help our police keep our citizens and our country safe.
Lee Road students recently learned about democracy in our country and the election process through our recent School Spirit Day Vote. As adults around the country voted for their chosen Presidential candidate, our students cast their own ballot by voting for their favorite School Spirit Day.
Lee Road students are now more prepared in the event of a fire in their home. During an assembly with the Wantagh Fire Department's Captain John Licata, students in grades 3-5 learned that being proactive and prepared is the best deterrent to being injured during a fire.
Hoopball, Guard the Cookie Jar and Drop 21 were three new recess games introduced to students at Lee Road School that will not only entertain, but also assist in the development of their social and emotional skills and teach them responsibility for their actions.
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