Students and teachers at Northside School participated in "Healthy Snack Day" and discussed developing healthier attitudes towards food. PTA chairpersons Diane Maiorana and Jill Pinner organized the annual event at which many parents prepared trays filled with assorted fruits and vegetables for all the students, staff and teachers.
"Music in Our Schools month" has been celebrated at Northside School by Instrumental music teacher, Jill Castillo and Vocal/General Music teacher, Isabella McClancy with all the students in Kindergarten through fifth grade.
Three students from Northside School. Second grader Mackenzie Krattinger and fifth graders Eshal Anis and Karina Khindri, were selected by their art teacher, Mrs. Nikki Kessler, as exceptional artists.
Students at Northside School celebrated St. Patrick's Day by wearing green shirts, dresses or blouses, green jewelry, scarves and hats and some even wore orange colored beards to look like leprechauns, the elf of Irish folklore.
Ten Northside School students participated with eleven entries in the Reflections Program, a statewide arts contest sponsored by the PTA. Children from kindergarten through fifth grade explored their "inner artist" in the areas of Visual Arts, Literature and Music Composition. This year's theme was "What Is your Story?"
Students at Northside School, parents and staff participated in its 25th annual "Toys for Children" holiday drive organized by John Theissen and coordinated with the PTA. Over 800 new toys and games were donated for distribution to children in local hospitals.
The Northside Instrumental Ensemble, directed by Jill Castillo and The Fourth Grade Northside Holiday Singers, directed by Isabella McClancy performed at the Levittown Senior Center in collaboration with Ron Castillo, a music teacher from the New York City Schools.
The Northside Instrumental Ensemble directed by Jill Castillo and the Northside Holiday Singers led by student teacher, Jacqueline Saunier, shared their gifts of music with the Levittown Community when they performed Monday night, December 6th at the Holiday Tree Lighting at Veteran's Memorial Park.
Kindergarten students at Northside School celebrated "Fall Fun Day" with their teachers and parent volunteers. Northside's four Kindergarten teachers planned activities that enabled the children to use their fine motor skills while learning about the season. The children rotated through the four classrooms throughout the day and engaged in various projects with each teacher.
Parents of Northside School students were invited to "Back to School Night" in September. They were welcomed by Principal, Mr. Frank Mortillaro and Assistant Principal, Mrs. Jami Anspach, as well as their classroom teachers and special teachers.
Twenty four students from Northside School took part in the Levittown Summer Music Program 2016. Some began studies on a newly chosen musical instrument, getting a head-start at learning to play for the coming school year.
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