Charles Campagne Elementary School

601 Plainview Road, Bethpage, NY 11714

PRINCIPAL: Ms. Erin Lindsay

 
Main Office:
516-644-4400 (Phone)
516-827-5486 (Fax)

 

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Adopt a Soldier

During last school year, Charles Campagne Elementary School adopted a local soldier – Captain Thomas P. Shea in the United States Air Force. We asked our CCS Family to donate items from his wish list so that we could send him and his squadron we were over whelmed with donations. We received so much, that from November 2013 through October 2014, we were able to send 21 boxes without having to ask for any more donations. Also Brownie Troop 3054 donated enough cookies for three more boxes for Tommy and his friends!

Our hero came home right before Thanksgiving so he is safe and sound! On December 4, along with his family came to Charles Campagne to thank all of the children for all of the love they received. He said it was like Christmas every time our boxes arrived. He also presented us with a certificate and a flag that was flown over Afghanistan.

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Read to Achieve

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Kindness Quilt

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Welcoming Ms. Lindsay

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“Symbolic” Butterflies fly to Mexico

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Firefighters Visit

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Bethpage Welcomes New Staff

Welcome to the newest staff members in Bethpage! An orientation day was organized by Ms. Lavelle and featured a bus tour of Bethpage with Mr. Clark as the tour guide and it included a stop at Cablevision. We wish all our new teachers and teaching assistants the best as they join a terrific faculty and staff!

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Memorial Day Parade

Bethpage gathered to honor those who sacrificed so much for our nation. Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s Memorial Day Parade!

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Democracy In Action

The Bethpage School District thanks everyone who participated in our annual Democracy in Action program. Our student performers were wonderful and their teachers and parents should be very proud! Thanks to the PTA for organizing the Book Sale and to those who contributed to the Great American Bake Sale (especially Mrs. Marcis). It was a terrific event!

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First Grade Authors

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Aquarium Field Trip

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Mystery Place

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In The Garden

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Guest Artist

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Veteran Essay Contest Winners

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Family Math Day

Bethpage once again hosted the County Family Math Day and over 700 people turned out for a great and exciting event! It was a day of activities demonstrating the importance and fun of math! Great job to all the teachers, students and administrators who volunteered and to Mr. Titolo for organizing the day! Thanks also to our terrific custodial crew for their hard work!

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Students Get Laptops

Bethpage ELL students received laptop computers courtesy of a grant written by Mrs. Mineiro and Ms. De Napoli. Everyone was very enthused and they will go to great use!

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Community Walk

The Fit and Fun initiative kicked off with a Community Walk. It was a great first event attended by almost 300 people! More events can be found on the calendar at: http://www.bethpage.ws/docs/fitness/

Join us as the entire community works together to promote health and wellness

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Raising Money to Fight Leukemia

On April 10, 2014, the Bethpage High School Life Skills class and the Charles Campagne Student council joined forces to sell loom bracelets for a worthy cause.

This project was created by Mrs. Ceccoli, Speech –Language Pathologist and Mrs. Ardezzone, Teacher of Special Education. The project began with the Life Skills students making over three hundred colored loom bracelets that represented different charities and sports teams with the idea of selling them for a charity. The goal was to provide the Life Skills students with practical experiences using cash register skills and communication strategies to successfully interact with customers. Teaching assistants

Mrs. Spears and Mrs. Vezzi also provided support for students during the fundraiser. On Friday April 11, 2014, the Student Council students at Charles Campagne sold the leftover bracelets as the students requested an additional day to complete the fundraising project. The Charles Campagne school community surpassed expectations and generously raised $ 804. Thank you to everyone that supported this successful fundraiser.

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March Music Month

Bethpage Association of Music sponsored a district wide "March is Music In Our School's Month" activity to raise awareness of the importance of Music In Our Schools. Students responded to the theme of "Music Makes Me____". Bethpage Association of Music would like to thank the music departments for their enthusiasm in decorating the halls and raising awareness among the students in this activity. Congratulations to all that participated and to the winners who received a certificate and I Tunes gift card as follows:

BHS: Melissa Unsal, JFK: Hunter Bedard, CCS: Erin Conway, CBS: Cassandra Astarita, KLS: Kimberly Kraeling

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Recognition of Excellence

Bethpage had a special evening as ten graduating seniors chosen by the BHS faculty paid tribute to an elementary, middle and high school teacher who had an impact on them. The ten students were chosen for their all around school spirit and success in school and they did a great job in their speeches. It was a terrific evening for the students and their parents as well as the teachers. We are proud of all of them.

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SEPTA Game Night

A good time was had by all during the Annual SEPTA Game Night! Thanks to all the participants and the volunteers!

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Author Visit

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Lift up Long Island

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Iditarod

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Dr. Seuss' Birthday

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Power Of One

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Acts of Kindness

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Anti Bullying Week

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Second Grade Authors

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Science Fair

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Authors' Celebration

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All County Music

Congratulations to the 39 Bethpage students who participated in the All-County Music Festival at the Tilles Center. It was a fantastic evening!

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St. Jude's Children's Hospital Charity Event

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Gingerbread

First graders attended the Annual Gingerbread House and Train workshop along with their parents and grandparents! Great gingerbread houses and trains were constructed by all! This annual tradition is the hard work of the Campagne staff and everyone looks forward to it! Special thanks this year to the 5th graders who performed under the direction of Mrs.Todor.

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Guest Reader: Dr. Hannon

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Islanders visit Charles Campagne

The Islanders@School visited Charles Campagne on October 29 presenting their Orange & Blue + You Assembly, which teach students the importance of teamwork, a good education and hard work. It was a great presentation that all of the children enjoyed!

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Anti Bullying

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Read to Achieve

Everyone had a great time at our Annual Read to Achieve Day.  All the district's third graders came up to Bethpage High School for a discussion on the importance of reading.  Captains from all the BHS teams spoke about their favorite books and how reading is critical to their academic success.  Mr. Clark, Mr. Schneider, Mr. Spence, Dr. Hannon, Mr. Titolo and Ms. Yale all talked about reading. Mr. Franchi told everyone how proud he was of our Scholar-Athlete teams.  Then we all played a little basketball that highlighted some great local talent!  Thanks to the Kickline and the Cheerleaders for ther performances and to all the third grade teachers who had a great time!  It was a fun day!

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Fourth Graders Attend the 11th Annual PEAK Festival

On Saturday, November 16th, twelve fourth graders, chosen by their music teachers at Central Boulevard and Charles Campagne, attended the 11th Annual All-County PEAK Festival at Freeport High School. The morning was filled with workshops such as Chorus, Hand Chimes, African Drumming, Time for Orff, and Just Dance, where students learned about music making and working together. Bryanna Ackerman, Damon Alarcon, Lauren Andruzzi, Ruchitha Channapatra, Suchitha Channapatra, Santina Lonardo, Brian Lunetto, Gianna Mirabelli, Shane Nikas, Thomas Pelcher, Alyssa Perez, and Sadhika Singh want to thank Ms. Kovacs and Mr. O'Connor for such an unforgettable day!

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"Symbolic" Butterflies Fly to Mexico

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Book Character Dress Up Day

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Fire Safety

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Preamble Challenge

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New Teacher Orientation

Welcome to the newest staff members in Bethpage! An orientation day was organized by Ms. Lavelle and featured a bus tour of Bethpage with Mr. Clark as the tour guide and it included a stop at Cablevision. We wish all our new teachers and teaching assistants the best as they join a terrific faculty and staff!

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Campagne Moves On

Congratulations to our Fifth Graders on their Moving On Ceremony! Everything was terrific and the teachers and Mrs. Cintado are very proud of them! We wish them all the best at JFK! Thanks to Nisha Shah for speaking at our ceremony!

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Nutrition - Magic of 5-a-Day

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PTA Dinner

The Bethpage Council of PTA's held a beautiful dinner for new officers and to honor many people for their long service to the students of Bethpage. The dinner was coordinated by Mrs. Lena Ritchie and Mrs. Carmela Ambrosio. They honored Mrs. Lisa Mastanduno with a special lifetime service award and she was joined by her family. Earlier in the evening Mrs. Mastanduno gave a moving speech about how the entire school community assisted her in raising her children and how grateful she was. She will be missed in PTA! PTA Council also honored retiring Board of Ed members Tom Frost and Joel Dauman for their years of service and then honored Mr. DeTommaso for his dedication to Bethpage. Each PTA honored retirees including Billie Rothberg, Leslie Schreiber, Nanette Girolamo, Maddy Landau, Linda Link and Carol Leonardi. It was a terrific evening. Thanks to Bethpage PTA!

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Strawberries From Our Garden

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Maritime Festival

If you ever plan on putting out grass seed wait until the Maritime festival dates are announced, you'll be sure to have rain! Despite the weather the Maritime Festival docked at Bethpage High School last week. The Forensic Science students put mysteries aside to change gears and become instructors in Marine Science. It was an opportunity for many high school seniors to gain experience as teachers. They did a phenomenal job educating all the district's third graders about the sea life found around our beautiful island. Mr. Hack (aka SCUBA Steve) amazed the visitors in our pool, while Mrs. Rankin and her students taught the third graders all about plankton and the marine food web. A highlight of the day was a 34" stripped bass caught by Mr. Carroll. Hats off to all the high school custodial and maintenance staff that help to make this yearly event such a success.

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Family Math Night

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Democracy in Action

Talented students from around the district showed off their considerable talents in the Annual Democracy in Action showcase. Singers, musicians, dancers and artists were all involved. They were fantastic! Thanks to all the teachers and administrators who assisted in the planning of the event. Thanks to those who contributed to the Great American Bake Sale and thanks also to the PTA for organizing the book sale. It was a wonderful celebration of democracy!

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Argonaut Field Trip to Cold Spring Harbor DNA Learning Center

Prior to our visit educators from the Cold Spring Harbor DNA center visited each of the elementary schools and we explored what DNA was as well as created our own Baggy cells out of gelatin, beans, string, and spaghetti. Each item represented parts of the cell. During our visit to the center, we extracted DNA from bacterial cells and used microscopes to identitfy the genetic mutations of fruit flies. It was an informative and thought provoking, fabulous day!

Our chaperones Mrs. Marcis, Mrs. Caliguri, Mrs. Sedeita and Mrs. McGuire had a great time as well.

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Butterflies

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Mystery Place

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Nutrition Workshop

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Art Show

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VFW Awards Ceremony

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21st Century Iditarod

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Guest Reader

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Author Visit

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Community Reader Day

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Bully Prevention Awareness Week

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Reading Is Everywhere Poster

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Read Across Bethpage Day

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Family Math Day

Thanks to all the teacher, administrator, parent and student volunteers who made Family Math Day such a success! Bethpage was proud to host this event. Congratulations to our Math Director Mr. Titolo for the quality of the event. Thanks to our food service, custodial and security staff!

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Hurricane Sandy Stories

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First Grade Authors

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Science Fair

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Family Math Day

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Challenger Basketball

The Bethpage Challenger Basketball team was treated to a day of training and practice with the Wizards, a professional basketball team that will be playing in Bethpage later this school year. The Wizards were great instructors and we learned a lot! The big home game for the Challenger Team is February 26. Everyone is invited to attend!

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Music Festival

Congratulations to the 47 Bethpage students who participated in the recent Nassau Music Educators Association All County Music Festival held at the Tilles Center. We were proud of our student performers as well as Mr. Eric Kay who was chairperson of the orchestra. Nice going!

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Winter Perfomance

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Authors

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Health Lessons

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Astronomy Night

Bethpage held its 9th Annual Astronomy Night and it was a huge success! Thanks to the students who volunteered to run the workshops and worked side by side with the teachers and administrators! Thanks to Mrs. Yale, Mr. Pollatos, Mr. Zabell and all the teachers who came out. For number ten, we promise to have great weather!

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Read to Achieve

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Student Council Food Drive for Sandy

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2012 Election

Students at Charles Campagne exercised their right to vote for President. At CC, President Obama won more votes than Mitt Romney.

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Safe Halloween

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Bethpage Polo

21st Century students attended a polo match at Bethpage State Park. Everyone had a good time watching the “Sport of Kings.” A beautiful rainbow appeared during the match and students enjoyed the “stomping of the divots” at half-time. The game’s announcer gave a big shout out to the Bethpage students for attending!

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Preamble Challenge

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Moving On Ceremony

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Student Council

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Reflections Winner

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In the Gazebo

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Beekeeper

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Democracy in Action

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Mystery Place

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Recognition of Excellence Dinner

At our Annual Recognition of Excellence Dinner, nine Bethpage High School students chose an elementary, middle and high school teacher who had a positive influence on them. It was a great night as the students spoke with great poise and maturity and the teachers were recognized for their long hours and dedication to assisting children. Thanks to everyone including the BHS Jazz Ensemble for their stellar performance! The parents had much to be proud of on this evening!

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Youth Lacrosse Clinic

Over 250 youngsters came out to participate in the Battle at Bethpage Youth Lacrosse Clinic. Youngsters were treated to small group instruction on lacrosse skills from the talented players of Drexel and UMass. Thanks to all the college players for helping us with our game. Special thanks to Drexel Coach Voelker and UMass Coach Canella for coming out with their teams and talking to the children about athletics and the importance of good school habits. We also appreciate all the BHS athletes who assisted with the event! It was fantastic!

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Author Visit

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Second Grade Authors

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Art Show

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Voice of Democracy

Congratulations to the winners of the VFW Voice of Democracy contest. The students created works on patriotism that were reviewed by the veterans. We congratulate our winners and appreciated the service of all our veterans!

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Charles Campagne Garden

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21st Century: Students Race to the Finish

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Athletes Helping Athletes

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Girl Scouts - 100th Anniversary

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Family Math Day

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Reading Across Bethpage

On March 2, 2012, all the district's schools celebrated the joy of reading in our annual "Read Across Bethpage Day." Students in all five buildings enjoyed a number of fun and exciting activities from author visits to reading with younger classmates to listening to our wonderful guest readers. It was a great day for everyone!

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Science Fair

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Athletes Helping Athletes Vist

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Anti-Bullying

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Read Across Bethpage

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Arts Alive 2012

On Wednesday, January 25th and Thursday, January 26th students from Central Boulevard, Charles Campagne, Kramer Lane, and JFK Middle School attended the annual Arts Alive Conference at the LI Boces Cultural Arts Center in Syosset. Students took classes in dance, musical theater, physical theater, lighting, writing, painting, fashion design, composing, and acting with professionals and educators from NYC and Long Island. All of the students learned a lot about the arts and a wonderful time.

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Student Council - Toy Drive

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Math Club - Pumpkin Muffins

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Metropolitan Opera

On November 19th, students from Central Blvd. Elementary School, Charles Champagne Elementary School, Kramer Lane Elementary School, and JFK Middle School attended the Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD Program. Accompanying the students for this 21st Century trip were Mrs. McGrath and Ms. Austin. We saw Glass’s Satyagraha at the Westbury UA Theater. For many of the participants it was their first Opera. We were all truly captivated by this performance despite the lack of subtitles. Many audience members complimented the Bethpage students on their spectacular behavior and interest in opera. They were also thrilled to hear that we are the only school district in Long Island that participates in the Metropolitan Opera partnership. Everyone is looking forward to the next Opera, which will be held in December.

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Book Character Dress-Up Day

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Safe Halloween at BHS

Congratulations to the Bethpage PTA for another outstanding Safe Halloween Party! There were over 1,000 people who attended! Thanks to all our volunteers, including all the students, parents and teachers who assisted. Thanks also to our Custodial Crew which had to clean up our big mess! It was a great evening. And a little scary!

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Homecoming

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First Grade Author

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“Symbolic” Butterflies fly to Mexico

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Preamble Winner

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21st Century: Garden

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Remembering 9-11

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Bethpage's Newest Teachers

Congratulations to the new faculty members of the Bethpage School District. They all attended the New Teacher Orientation program where they learned a great deal about our community. Then they took a bus tour narrated by Superintendent Terrence Clark with stops at Cablevision and Northrop-Grumman. The day was arranged by Ms. Lavelle, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and everyone is looking forward to the new school year!

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Bethpage Means Business

21st Century students learned about economics first hand from some of our town’s business leaders. Students visited Cablevision, Bethpage Federal Credit Union and Central Ave. Deli and asked questions about the corporate structure, impact of the recession, major costs of doing business and what was the key to success. Our hosts at each stop were very gracious and provided the students with promotional goods and food! The students were accompanied by Mr. Clark, Mr. DeTommaso, Mrs. Marcis and Mr. Schneider, the new Principal of JFK Middle School. It was a great day!

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Garden' Bounty

Our garden is in full force and now we are getting fresh vegetables!  Tomatoes, scallions, squash, cucumber along with herbs like basil and dill are all now ripe for picking!  Thanks to all our student volunteers for their work along with our custodial staff, Mrs. Cintado and Mrs. Yale!  Special thanks to Chris Stratis, our soon to be Eagle Scout, for making benches and a fountain to accompany our garden!

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Moving On Ceremony

Everyone enjoyed the 5th Grade Moving Up ceremony today.  Congratulations to all our students and thanks to the parents, teachers and staff!  The JFK faculty is really looking forward to having you all at the middle school next year!

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Amanda O'Neill Contest Winner

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Poetry Tea

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Remembering Lexie

The Kramer Lane family remembered our dear friend Lexie Falabella at a ceremony attended by hundreds of people.  A bench in Lexie's honor was dedicated at the front entrance of Kramer Lane.  Lexie was a special person who touched the lives of many people.  On hand were her parents, siblings and grandmother as well as classmates, teachers and Mrs. Costa.  Lexie's family has started the Lexiebean Foundation to assist families and children battling cancer.

It was a fitting tribute to our friend Lexie whom we miss very much.

Argonauts Trip Caumsett State Park

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Laptops for ELL Students

The ELL teachers applied for a grant that provided laptops to all students in the district. Congratulations to Ms. Lishansky and Mrs. Miniero for all their hard work. A ceremony was held to give out the laptops and parents and students were very excited!

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Annie from Charles Campagne

Charles Campagne students performed a terrific produciton of Annie as a 21st Century event.  The musical was perfect with great acting and stage direction.  Thanks to the BHS students for their assistance.  Special thanks to our phenomenal directors- Mrs. Kelly, Mrs. Brady and Mrs. Lazaridis.  Everyone put in a lot of work to make this production come alive!

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Relay For Life

The Bethpage community once again came together to raise funds via the annual Relay for Life.  Over $90,000 was raised.  Thousands of people showed up on a beautiful evening and worked to defeat cancer.  There was a special remembrance of our friend Simon Jambrone, BHS Senior who recently passed away.  We all miss him very much.  Congratulations to Judy Wichter and her incredible team that includes Kevin, Lenny, Alicia, Jen and many, many others.  Thanks to all the students and parents who came out to support the cause and thanks to Mr. Healy for his bagpipe performance.  It was a great evening!  Special thanks to Robbie Rosen from American Idol for stopping by and singing the national anthem.

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