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The East Broadway Elementary School of the Levittown School District hosted "A Community Evening of Music" as a fundraiser for Long Island Cares. Admission was a non-perishable item collected by student council officers as they greeted guests at the door. Families and local residents came together in holiday spirit to enjoy an evening of giving, entertainment and dining.
Levittown schools have a longstanding tradition of distinction in music. The program contains elements not found in many Long Island districts. In addition to the traditional offerings of band, chorus and orchestra, Levittown offers piano, guitar and electronic music which includes digital recording technology.
Senior Night Sumo Showdown
The MacArthur Wrestling team hosted a fundraiser that raised $1750 for the John Theissen Children's Foundation. Nearly 500 students, parents and faculty attended this great event that was promoted at both Salk and MacArthur. MacArthur teachers, Mr. Farney, Mr. Leahy and Mr. Fazzolari helped to create a buzz for the event by producing promotional videos leading up to event.
GC Tech's Graphic Arts Class Visits William Charles Printing
On Monday, December 21st the students from GC Tech's Graphic Arts class visited William Charles Printing in Plainview. Mr. Chris Pelligrini shared the history of the company and described the different types of work produced in their shop to the students.
GC Tech Students Host a Culinary Showcase
Parents, family members, central office administrators and Board of Education trustees attended the Gerald R. Claps Career and Technical Center's 30th annual Culinary Showcase at Levittown Memorial Education Center on Jan. 15. The annual event is an opportunity for culinary students to demonstrate their skills in the kitchen and for guests to enjoy a delicious student-created meal.
Division's Coach Kissane Wins 300th Game
Division Avenue High School, and the entire Levittown School District, recognizes a landmark achievement by Girls Basketball Coach Steve Kissane. Steve has led the Girls Varsity Basketball team for the past 25 years, and in that time has won many league championships. In 2010, Coach Kissane brought the team to the Nassau County Championship, the Long Island Championship, and a trip to the New York State semi-finals.
Division Thrives at Science Olympiad
On January 30th, the Regional Science Olympiad competition took place at Wantagh High School. This competition which spans 23 different science events, challenges students to work with a partner to earn individual event medals, while also working as a team to advance to the state competition.
MacArthur Seniors Announced as JSHS Semifinalists
Seniors Jasmine Chevez and Devin Zeller were recently announced as Junior Science and Humanities (JSHS) NYC Metro Area and Long Island Semifinalists. They have been selected to present their work, related to educational equity, to a panel of experts at CUNY York College.
Jared Wolfe Inducted into National Football Hall of Fame
The district is pleased to announce that MacArthur High School senior Jared Wolfe received the National Football Foundation's Jay Fiedler Award during the foundation's Nassau County Chapter dinner. The Jay Fiedler Award is the foundation's most prominent award, recognizing the nation's most talented scholar-athletes.
Salk Students Compete in National Geography Bee
On Friday January 22, 24 Salk Middle School students competed in the National Geography Bee sponsored by the National Geographic Association. To qualify for the Bee these students received the highest scores on a 35 question multiple choice test that was administered to the entire school.
Salk Connections Club visits Assisted Living
The Salk Connections club, along with their advisor, Mrs. Papach, recently visited The Arbors Assisted Living in Jericho. The club members got to know the residents by asking them questions about themselves, and by making a winter craft together.
Wisdom Lane Buzzed about Annual Spelling Bee
Wisdom Lane is all abuzz about the Scripps Annual Spelling Bee. After a preliminary round, twelve top-spellers advanced to the final school bee.
Wisdom Lane Does it Again
For the 27TH year in a row, Wisdom Lane students have participated in a Math-A-Thon for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. St. Judes is more than just a hospital.
Abbey Lane Students Study Matter
Third grade students in Mrs. Dionisio's class at Abbey Lane School have been studying matter and how to measure it. Recently, the children were engaged in a variety of hands-on measurement activities, which helped them utilize their skills.
My Favorite Parts of Thanksgiving Dinner
Drumsticks, mashed potatoes, green beans and pumpkin pie were the Thanksgiving meal favorites for Abbey Lane first-graders. These preferences were noted in a holiday 3-D book that they compiled with the help of their parents, grandparents and caregivers prior to the holiday.
East Broadway School Spelling Bee
The East Broadway School-wide Spelling Bee was held on January 29, 2016. There were 26 participants from grades 3, 4, and 5. The participants advanced to the school-wide bee by winning their classroom spelling bee.
Maintaining Those Pearly Whites
In recognition of National Children's Dental Health Month, kindergarten students at East Broadway learned how to properly maintain their healthy smiles. Dental hygienists Corina Conti and Alyssa Siegler from Adelberg Montavan Pediatric Dental brought along their friendly dinosaur friend, Dudley, to demonstrate how to brush their teeth and floss correctly.
Gardiners Ave. Computer Science Club
The kickoff of the Computer Science Club has been fabulous! The students have been utilizing Code.org to learn computer programming. The coders began with the "Hour of Code", which is an initial tutorial for learning the basic coding techniques.
Planting Roots at Gardiners Avenue
Gardiners Avenue students and staff celebrated a momentous occasion with Central Office administrators and community residents during the school's tree planting dedication. Student council and class representatives cut the bright green ribbon to commemorate the planting of "new roots" and the replacement of the school's iconic trees taken down last year due to safety reasons.
Kindness Matters at Lee Road
As part of the district's "Get a Voice" character education program, Lee Road third-graders in Rochelle Cascio's class studied the importance of friendship and the characteristics of a good friend.
Groundhogs Everywhere at Lee Road Elementary School
Lee Road kindergarten students celebrated the groundhog's ability to predict the course of winter. The interdisciplinary activities included a math lesson in which the students graphed their predictions for a late winter or early spring. After Malverne Mel predicted the latter, the students wrote a short essay on the event and whether their predictions were correct.
Chilly Temps Come Just as Frozen Week Begins for Summit Lane Kindergarteners
For one week during the month of January, Summit Lane Kindergarteners were thrilled to have their learning enhanced by a "Frozen" theme. The children learned about states of matter. They made "snowballs" and melted them by creating a chemical reaction between the baking soda used to make the snowballs and vinegar.
Ready, Set, Snow in Summit Lane's Room 200
Each week the children in Mrs. McLaughlin's kindergarten class are visited by occupational therapist (OT) Ms. Spencer. The teacher and OT collaborate weekly to work on fine motor skills, visual motor skills, and daily living skills to increase the motor skills of each child.
Northside Students Participate In Spelling Bee
Third, fourth and fifth grade students at Northside School participated in their first spelling bee during the last week of January. Organized by Assistant Principal, Jami Anspach, and Fourth Grade teacher, Kevin Vilbig, it was a most exciting event for the students who took part in it as well as their classmates who watched as an audience.
Northside Students Participate in Valentines for Vets Program
Students at Northside School enjoyed participating in the Valentines for Vets program initiated originally by Nassau County Executive, Thomas Gulotta. For this school wide project, the children created decorative cards and learned the satisfaction that comes from doing something special for others.

Stranger Danger: It has been reported to us from a neighboring school district that Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at approximately 3:00 P.M., a student was followed by a man driving a black SUV who was taking video of her with a camcorder. The student, who had just been dropped off by district transportation, reached home safely and the police were called. By accessing security video the police were able to determine the vehicle was a black Hyundai Santa Fe; however the plate number was not identified. The police continue to investigate this incident.

Please take this opportunity to review with your student the importance of being aware of his/her surroundings and of the tips they have learned for staying safe in the community, and of course, should you see anything suspicious in your neighborhood, do not hesitate to alert your neighborhood school and the local police
Field of Honor Information: Over the Memorial Day Weekend, the Levittown School District will be hosting a Field of Honor Event at Gardiners Avenue School. This is a fundraising event organized by our High School Key Clubs. All proceeds will be donated to Hope For the Warriors, and will benefit our veterans. We are asking members of the Levittown community to help us make this event a great success by purchasing flags for our display. After the event you can pick up your flag, or have it delivered to your home. Please visit our website dedicated to this event and make a donation by purchasing an American Flag.
Attention 9 Honors Students! Click here to complete the application for the AP Capstone Seminar Class! All applications should be submitted by February 29, 2016. For more information regarding the AP Capstone Seminar Class, please view the Levittown School District AP Capstone Pilot Plan.

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