Kramer Lane Elementary School
1 Kramer Lane
Plainview, NY 11803
PRINCIPAL: Ms. Kerri McCarthy
In the News
STEAM Museum Visits Kramer Lane
On Wednesday, October 5, 2016, Kramer Lane's gymnasium was transformed into a hands-on museum for the students. This was a state-of-the-art, hands-on museum focused on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) education. The students had fun at the various workstations to augment classroom lessons and to expose them to high-tech fields of study. Workstations included 3D Printing, Ozobot Workshop, Structures, Gears, Bike Generator, Friction Raceway, Newton's Cradle, Pythagorean Wheel, Build an Arch, and Big Trax. It was a fun and super learning opportunity for everyone involved!
Studying the Life Cycle of a Butterfly
Students in Mr. Arettines' Grade 3 class at Kramer Lane Elementary School recently completed a study on the life cycle of butterflies! Students had the opportunity to see baby caterpillars turn into chrysalises and then into adult butterflies! Special thanks to the class mothers who facilitated the wonderful activity and for all of their preparation and to Mr. Arettines for creating the video below memorializing the event!
Bethpage High School held its annual Maritime Festival on May 18, 2016
and May 19, 2016 under the direction of Mr. Portuese. All of the Grade 3
students in the district came to Bethpage High School to learn about
our ecosystem on Long Island. There were all kinds of workshops
including a touch tank, fish painting, scuba diving, making rope, fish
dissection, and Gilligan Island miniature golf! Special thanks to all of
the Grade 3 students who joined us and to all of the Bethpage High
School students who assisted the staff in running the festival! It was a
Kramer Lane Musicians Perform at NYSSMA
On Wednesday, March 30, 2016 and Thursday, March 31, 2016, twenty Grade 5 students from Kramer Lane Elementary School participated in this year's NYSSMA festival. Students rehearsed their music several days a week with Mrs. Todor, Dr. Petruzzi, and Mr. Wibben during their music lessons or recess time. The students performed a solo, several scales, and had to sight-read a piece of music all in front of a NYSSMA judge. The judge evaluated the students on criteria such as tone, intonation, technique, accuracy of the notes/rhythm, tempo, phrasing, expression, and more! Two Grade 4 Kramer Lane students, Austin Xhong and Benjamin Friedrich also participated in NYSSMA on the piano earlier in the school year. Congratulations to all of the students on their hard work, successful performances, and outstanding scores!
Transforming Recycled Bottle Caps into a Landscape Mural
Students at Kramer Lane Elementary School had the opportunity to create a recycled mural made out of colorful bottle caps. Ms. Noskewicz had discussed with the students the importance of recycling and how many artists find recycled materials and reuse them to create beautiful artworks. Over the past couple of months, students were asked to bring in bottle caps from home to contribute to the mural. Along with the help of Leslie, from the Green Earth Co., over 3,000 bottle caps were used to create the landscape mural that is permanently displayed in the hallway at Kramer Lane. The fifth grade classes were able to "leave their mark" at Kramer Lane by contributing anti-bullying quotes that were placed in the center of each flower. A fun time was had by all!
Elementary Musicians Perform at the Long Island Recorder Festival
On Saturday, March 19, 2016, select Grade 4 and Grade 5 students from
Central Boulevard, Charles Campagne, and Kramer Lane Elementary Schools
participated in this year's Long Island Recorder Festival. The students
had the opportunity to perform alongside the top recorder players from
Nassau and Suffolk County in a concert at Brentwood High School! Mr.
Wibben was one of the special guest-conductors! Special thanks to the
Bethpage PTA's for providing the students' wonderful matching shirts and
to Mrs. Kovacs for chaperoning and helping the day run smoothly!
All County Musicians
Eight fifth grade students from Kramer Lane Elementary School participated in this year's Division 1 East All County Music Festival. The students got to perform alongside the top fifth grade musicians from Nassau County at the C.W. Post Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in January 2016. Congratulations to Nahla Beltran (Division 1E All County Orchestra Musician); Emily Betwinek & Sophia Giafrancesco (Division 1E All County Band Musicians); Elena Vazquez, Victoria Leogrande, Mary Tsiokas, Anthony Falabella, & Russell Wetzler (Division 1E All County Chorus Musicians).
Read to Achieve
Bethpage High School welcomed the district's
Grade 3 students for the annual Read to Achieve program. Thanks to all
the Bethpage High School sports team captains, who took the time to talk
about their favorite books and to Joe Tierney for emphasizing academics
in his remarks as emcee. Thanks also to the Cheerleaders and the
Kickline Team who came out to perform. Students received a backpack
with goodies and a Student Dictionary/Almanac compliments of the Lion's
Club and Astoria Bank. All the teachers involved gave a basketball
clinic before the Grade 3 students had the opportunity to shoot hoops
with the BHS students. Thank you to Grade 3 teacher, Mr. Arettines for
creating the slideshow highlighting the event.