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2016-2017 Summit Lane News

Who Is Your Hero?
Tears of joy resonated through Summit Lane's cafeteria as second-graders in Christine Pace's class honored a VIP in their lives during the annual Hero Celebration.


In the beginning of the year, the Fifth Grade read "The Lemonade War" by Jacqueline Davies. In this story, a brother and sister compete to see who can earn more money by having a lemonade stand.

During the May 3 Board of Education meeting, Summit Lane students Elizabeth Albrecht, Ariana Chong, Camdon Davidson, Marizabel Espinoza, James Gregoretti, Evangeline Guerra, Raffaele Imperato, Jaspal Kaur, Caroline Keegan, Samantha Keegan, Catherine Myers, Christopher Pelletier, Patricia Reetz, Hailee Rohman-Higgins, Brooke Livoti and Steven Tiemer were recognized for their participation in the Nassau Music Educators Association All-County festival held in January.

During the April 20 Board of Education meeting, Summit Lane students and faculty delivered a presentation on the morning and afternoon clubs offered at the school.

The Kindergarten Classes at Summit Lane School have been busy designing and constructing a Family Homework Project for April called a "Recyclebot." The students had to draw their design on a brochure, list the recycled materials they used to construct the Recyclebot and give their creation a name!


The children in Mrs. McLaughlin's First Grade class and the children in Mrs. Pase's Second Grade class worked collaboratively to create a giant gingerbread house using the power of cross-disciplinary learning. The acronym STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

Student Council held its first fundraiser for the 2016-2017 school year for The Long Island Coalition for the Homeless. Throughout the month, Summit Lane collected donations of new socks.

During LEADD week Summit Lane Elementary school had its Get a Voice kick off. Several teachers reenacted the book The Way I Act, by Steve Metzger.

Students in Lori McGill's second grade class worked on their design process skills in their recent science unit.

In conjunction with the Levittown Education Against Destructive Decisions Community Walk and Fair held on Oct. 31, Summit Lane first-grade students learned about nutrition during a workshop presented by the LIU Post Nutrition Club.

In conjunction with LEADD Week, Summit Lane's first graders in Mrs. Lamendola's, Mrs. McLaughlin's, Mrs. Nally's, Mrs. Podell's and Mrs. Siebert's classes participated in a nutrition assembly presented by LIU Post Nutrition Club.

During a special presentation by I Fish New York representatives Bob McCormack and Francis McParland, Summit Lane fifth-graders learned about the varieties of fish that lurk within the salt and fresh waters of Long Island.

In celebration of Fire Prevention Month, Summit Lane students in grades K-5 participated in the annual poster and essay contest sponsored by the Levittown Fire Department.

Summit Lane Elementary School was named a Long Island "Top Ten" school for its 2015-16 fundraising efforts for Hoops for Heart, a program provided by the American Heart Association and SHAPE America - Society of Health and Physical Educators.

Congratulations to Patricia Reetz in Ms.Breen's class on winning the Super Readers bookmark contest! Every student in the school received a copy of her winning bookmark design.