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Kramer Lane Elementary School

1 Kramer Lane
Plainview, NY 11803

PRINCIPAL: Ms. Kerri McCarthy

Main Office:
516-644-4500 (Phone)
516-644-4509 (Fax)


 

 

In the News


Good Morning Kramer Lane - Holiday Edition!

On Friday, December 21, 2018, students in Kramer Lane Elementary School's Grade 5 Student Council broadcasted their third episode of "Good Morning Kramer Lane" of the school year to every classroom in the school! During the broadcast, the student anchors led the student body in the Pledge of Allegiance, shared the day's lunch menu options, and announced student birthdays. The students also recapped what has been happening at Kramer Lane recently, including the Hour of Code, Grade 1's Gingerbread Housemaking, Mrs. Dionne's class visit to News 12 Studios, and the Holiday Concert.  A special segment also included interviews of staff and students to learn of their 2019 New Year's Resolutions. Congratulations to Mrs. Dionne's Grade 4 class for winning the school-wide game! Special thanks to Mr. Wibben for facilitating the broadcast and Mr. Gamman for his technical support.  Happy Holidays!

Archive of Good Morning Kramer Lane; Friday, December 21, 2018

Interviews of Staff and Student 2019 New Year's Resolutions

 

 

Coding with the Grinch

Third- through fifth-grade students across the Bethpage Union Free District’s elementary schools displayed their computer science skills during the Hour of Code on Dec. 4.

The lesson was introduced through a live broadcast from the Bethpage High School television studio by Superintendent of Schools David Schneider, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Michael Spence and Director of Technology Andrew Choi. The three administrators explained the purpose of the Hour of Code and described what the students would be doing on their school-issued Google Chromebooks. 

Students logged on to Code.org to complete missions with the Grinch. Each student programed the Grinch and his dog Max through coding on the site to collect gifts, throw snowballs and operate a sleigh.

Hour of Code is a global movement presented by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org, according to its website. The program reaches millions of students in more than 180 countries through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming.

Through the district’s Hour of Code, students were able to ask questions to Mr. Schneider, Mr. Spence and Mr. Choi via Google Classroom. Prior to Dec. 4, students completed lead-in activities surrounding computer science topics and skills.

“We hope the students enjoyed the Hour of Code and were as excited to collaborate as a district as the administrators were,” said Mr. Schneider. “Helping the Grinch was educational while combining the fun of the holidays!”

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Archive of Hour of Code Broadcast on December 4, 2018 

 

Balloons Over Kramer Lane

Inspired by the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as well as the book “Balloons Over Broadway” by Melissa Sweet, students at the Bethpage Union Free School District’s Kramer Lane Elementary School came together on Nov. 20 and 21 to create their own balloon animals.

Third-graders in Cynthia Cavallo’s class teamed up with Margaret Meehan’s first-grade students in the STEM lab to coordinate, design and assemble the balloon animal of their choice after watching tutorial videos. Following a brief lesson from Cavallo and Meehan, students paired up to discuss their project direction.

Students utilized Google Chromebooks to help research the proper techniques in constructing their desired animal. With the help of YouTube videos, they were able to break down processes step-by-step in constructing monkeys, sharks, dogs and more. After sketching out their designs, students collected pre-inflated balloons that would help form their finished products. They twisted and connected the balloons, watching their ideas become reality as the lab filled up with animal balloons.

The group effort between the two classes helped build collaborative skills while also putting the imaginations of the students to work. The balloon animals were unique and fun to showcase to the entire school!

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Good Morning Kramer Lane - Thanksgiving Special!

On Wednesday, November 22, 2018, students in Kramer Lane Elementary School's Grade 5 Student Council broadcasted their second episode of "Good Morning Kramer Lane" of the school year to every classroom in the school! In this special Thanksgiving-themed edition, the student anchors led the student body in the Pledge of Allegiance, shared the day's lunch menu, and announced student birthdays. The students also recapped what has been happening at Kramer Lane recently, including the New York Islanders visiting Kramer Lane, Mr. Zito leading the students in a great Sports Night, and Mrs. McCarthy getting slimed for a good cause! The students interviewed several special guests to find out what they were thankful for, including Mrs. Marcis, Mrs. McCarthy, Mrs. Kenney, and Mrs. Noskewicz. They even interviewed three players from the New York Islanders to include in the segment! Congratulations to Ms. Oster's Grade 4 class for winning the school-wide game! Special thanks to Mr. Wibben for facilitating the broadcast, Mr. Gamman for his technical support, and Mrs. Swicord for her support. Stay tuned for the next episode of "Good Morning Kramer Lane" which will air on Friday, December 21, 2018!

Archive of Good Morning Kramer Lane, Wednesday, November 22, 2018

 

Tradition of Read to Achieve Continues at Bethpage

Third-grade students from all three elementary schools in the Bethpage Union Free District gathered in the gymnasium at Bethpage High School on Nov. 20 for the annual Read to Achieve program. The annual program is geared towards stressing the importance of reading and sparking the interest of young students with fun activities.

Superintendent of Schools David Schneider opened the event by thanking all who helped coordinate this year’s assembly, including the senior leaders, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Michael Spence, fellow administrators and Plainview-Bethpage Lions Club President George Hannau. Schneider followed by walking around to see the unique and creative books the third-graders brought with them.

Senior leaders split up and guided eight to ten third-graders throughout the gym floor, and each group held interactive dialogues regarding the books brought in. As discussions started to conclude, each student wrote the title of their book, the name of their favorite character and that character’s special traits on paper. The pages were glued to their respective group’s poster boards, which were then hung together on the gymnasium wall to show the variety of characters that interest students.

To conclude the event, the senior leaders introduced themselves as well as illustrations of their favorite pieces of literature. Each attendee received a gift bags containing a dictionary/almanac for their participation, compliments of the Lions Club.

The district thanks all of those that put together this enriching event every year, particularly the Lions Club and President Hannau, for supporting reading and showing why it is important on the road to success.

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Grade 1's Thanksgiving Feast

On Friday, November 16, 2018, Kramer Lane Elementary School held their annual First Grade Thanksgiving Feast! Led by Mr. Wibben, the students performed for their parents and loved ones several Thanksgiving songs, such as "The Whacky Gobbler" while wearing sunglasses and "It's Thanksgiving Time" while waving their American flags. In addition to the songs, the students recited lines from memory about the history of Thanksgiving. The students then partnered up, formed longways sets, and performed a traditional Thanksgiving folk dance. The event culminated with a grand feast prepared by the First Grade parents. Special thanks to the custodial staff, Mr. Kevin and Mr. Nick for setting everything up so that the day could run smoothly. Thanks to Ms. Noskewicz for helping the students create their Pilgrim and Native American costumes! Finally, thanks to the First Grade Parents and the amazing First Grade Teachers: Mrs. Seewald, Ms. Schmidt, and Ms. Meehan for all of their help and support! Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Proactive Superintendent’s Day

The District gathered on Nov. 6 for it’s fall Superintendent’s Conference Day, during which the various staff departments participated in presentations, workshops and activities to continue proactive learning and development as educators.

Staff members from the high school and JFK middle school along with Superintendent of School David Schneider attended morning sessions that focused on dynamic issues, led by Lauren Marra and Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD. Marra, a behaviorist who specializes on the topic of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, presented on proactive discipline approaches with students. Dr. Romie is a renowned neurologist that stressed the importance and techniques of mindfulness in education for both students and faculty. 

The afternoon was a time of collaboration as departments at both secondary schools traveled to the Island Trees School District and met with educators in their corresponding building and subject areas. They had opportunities to share ideas and broaden their instructional practices.

At the elementary level, faculty members from Kramer Lane, Charles Campagne and Central Boulevard broke into grade-specific groups to gain training in STEM and other pertinent topics. Led by district administrators and teachers, the STEM workshop demonstrated assorted grade-specific lessons and activities. The journeys session covered content requested by teachers and also provided time for them to discuss and navigate digital tools.

Other aspects of the day included CPR training for nurses and building monitors and the Hofstra Mental Health Conference, which was attended by guidance counselors and social workers. 

The district thanks Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Michael Spence and all that helped to coordinate and facilitate an educational day for district educators.

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Good Morning Kramer Lane Season Premiere!

Back by popular demand and the success of the program in 2017-18, students in Kramer Lane Elementary School's Grade 5 Student Council broadcasted their school year season premiere of  "Good Morning Kramer Lane" on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 to every classroom in the school! In the Halloween-themed episode, the student anchors led the student body in the Pledge of Allegiance, recapped the message of Red Ribbon Week, and shared lunch menu options. The episode had special guest appearences by Mr. Schneider, Mrs. McCarthy, and Mr. Choi, who all participated in a Halloween-themed game.  The episode ended with a school-wide game. Congratulations to Ms. Schmidlapp's Grade 2 class on winning the school-wide game!  Special thanks to Mr. Wibben for facilitating the broadcast, Mr. Gamman for his engineering and technical support, and Ms. Swicord for her support.  Stay tuned for the next episode which will air on Wednesday, November 21, 2018! 

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Archive of Good Morning Kramer Lane, October 31, 2018

 

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