Kramer Lane Elementary School

1 Kramer Lane
Plainview, NY 11803

PRINCIPAL: Ms. Kerri McCarthy

Main Office:
516-644-4500 (Phone)
516-933-9819 (Fax)



In the News

Maritime Festival

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Kramer Lane Car Wash

Kramer Lane held its annual car wash after school on Friday, May 22, 2015. Fifth grade students along with Kramer Lane teachers, Mrs. Dunn and Ms. Nosciewicz, volunteered their car washing expertise as they serviced many cars during the two hour event. All donations were given to the Relay for Life Kramer Lane team for the main event on June 6, 2015 at Bethpage High School. Thank you to all who came out to support the Relay for Life cause.

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Argonaut trip to Caumsett State Park

Our Argonauts got down in the sand and got their feet wet while exploring Caumsett State park on Monday, May 11th. Students found slipper shells, whelk shells and seed casings, as well as muscles attached to rocks and shells via byssus threads. During our walk along the sandy beach, they viewed erosion in the cliffs and the effects of glaciers on the north shore on Long Island. They even used magnets in the sand to remove the mineral magnetite. It was a fabulous, hands-on field experience had by all Argonauts.

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Earth Day Butterfly Magic

First grade students at Kramer Lane used their creativity to construct a beautiful butterfly using old magazines in an effort to recycle in celebration of Earth Day. Students spent several days under the direction of first grade teachers, Mrs. Seewald and Mrs. Siegel, cutting out magazine pages, sorting by color, and then gluing to a mat in order to create a colorful spring butterfly. The end project has been framed and hung outside the Kramer Lane main office for all to view. What a wonderful way to celebrate Earth Day and the beginning of Spring!!!

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Family Math Day

Thanks to all the teachers from all five Bethpage Schools who volunteered to facilitate some fun family math activities at the Annual Family Math Day! Lots of students and parents showed up to participate and it was a great math day for all! Math was fun and educational!

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Cradle of Aviation

The Argonauts of Bethpage schools enjoyed STEAM activities at the Cradle of Aviation on Monday, March 16th. They participated in various small group hands-on activities incorporating STEM and the arts and well as engaged in multiple workshop presentations. They experienced an IMAX film documenting the migration patterns of whales. A fun and educational day was enjoyed by all.

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5 Day Challenge

Students at Kramer Lane participated in the annual "Five A Day Challenge" during January's Nutrition month. The challenge invited students to keep track of the fruits and vegetables they ate or tried each day for the five days of the challenge. In addition to what they ate at home, students were encouraged to eat from the school lunch menu which included a terrific variety of fruits and vegetables. All students who returned their challenge forms were entered into a drawing and two students from each class were randomly selected to win a gift card to Target from the Kramer Lane PTA. Pictured are the winners of the drawing. Thank you to all who participated!!

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DNA at Cold Spring Harbor Learning Center

Argonauts from all three elementary schools had an opportunity to explore DNA at the Cold Spring Harbor DNA Learning Center. Each student participated in two labs. They used microscopes to explore genetic mutations of fruit flies. In another lab they extracted DNA. Students also explored which scientist first identified the building blocks of DNA and how scientists all over the world are currently working together to map the human genome. It was a highly informative and fun trip.

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Electrifying Education at Kramer Lane

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Mr. Wibben Sings National Anthem

Kramer Lane chorus students under the direction of music teacher Mr. Wibben sang America the Beautiful in front of thousands of spectators at the December 15th New York Islander game at Nassau Coliseum. Over 130 Kramer Lane third, fourth, and fifth grade students performed after the second period in front of spectators, family, and friends. In addition, they were impressed with Mr. Wibben's solo performance opening the game with singing The Star Spangled Banner on the ice. Both performances were excellent and to top off the wonderful evening, the Islanders beat the New Jersey Devils in penalty shots. It was a great night for all!!!

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Holiday Cards

First grade students at Kramer Lane elementary participated in making cards to send to the troops for the holidays. The cards were created for a naval unit that is deployed overseas at this time. The ship is the USS Malkin Island and it currently houses both marines and sailors. Great work, first grade students!!!

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Read to Achieve

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Thanksgiving Feast

First graders at Kramer Lane enjoyed celebrating their annual Thanksgiving Feast on Friday, November 21, 2014. Students in Mrs. Siegel's and Mrs. Seewald's first grade classes entertained a large crowd of family and friends as they performed several songs and a dance under the direction of music teacher, Mr. Wibben, to celebrate the story of the first Thanksgiving. After the entertainment, students and families enjoyed a wonderful traditional Thanksgiving feast. A special thank you to Mrs. Siegel, Mrs. Seewald, and Mr. Wibben for putting together such a wonderful celebration and all of the parents for preparing the delicious feast. Happy Thanksgiving to all!!

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Islanders Visit

Students at Kramer Lane were visited by the New York Islanders on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 for an exciting and informative assembly program. Thomas Hickey #14 and Matt Martin #17 spent time with Kramer Lane students in grades 3-5 discussing the importance of setting goals, eating healthy, making good decisions, and performing well in school. Students are looking forward to their upcoming singing performance at the New York Islanders game on Monday, December 15th. Kramer Lane's very own Mr. Wibben will also take the stage singing the National Anthem to begin the game that evening as well. Go Kramer Lane!!!

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Preamble Challenge

Over 40 fourth and fifth grade students participated in the Kramer Lane Annual Preamble Challenge in honor of Constitution Day on September 17, 2014. Students had the opportunity to recite the Preamble through speaking or song by themselves or with a small group. The enthusiasm was overwhelming. Great job Kramer Lane students!!!

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Summer Reading Pictures

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Students in Mrs. Dionne's fourth grade class at Kramer Lane had the opportunity to visit News 12 on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. They were fortunate enough to meet and spend time speaking with news anchor Carol Silva and report Shari Einhorn. In addition, they visited the control room, editing room, graphics, and of course the anchor desk and news studio. They had a great time!!!

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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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