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Susan Bonner

Kelly Benson
Associate Principal,
Curr, Inst. and Assess.

Shaun McLeod
Associate Principal,
Oper. and PPS

Dr. Danielle Sheridan
District Administrator,
Elementary Curriculum and Instruction

Shaun McLeod
Dignity Act Coordinator
(631) 274-4310

JFK Goes Red for Women to benefit the American Heart Association

JFK Goes Red for Women!


Upcoming Events

March 15, 2018:

JFK Spring Photos
BOE Work/Budget Session 1 @ District Office 7:30 PM

March 19 & 20, 2018:

After School AIS ELA Classes 3:15 - 4 PM

March 20, 2018:

BOE Work/Budget Session 2 @ District Office 7:30 PM

March 21, 2018:

JFK Parent-Teacher Evening Conferences 5 - 8 PM

March 23, 2018:

JFK Half Day Dismissal 11:45 AM
JFK Parent-Teacher Conferences 12 - 3:15 PM

March 26 & 27, 2018:
After School AIS ELA Classes 3:15 - 4 PM
March 27, 2018:
JFK Science Fair 6 - 6:45 PM
BOE Regular Open Meeting/Budget Session 3 @ District Office 8 PM

     WE C.A.R.E. AT JFK!!!!



JFK and Robert Frost ‘Beat the Odds’ Again

 JFK and Robert Frost ‘Beat the Odds’ Again
 JFK and Robert Frost ‘Beat the Odds’ Again 2

For the second consecutive year, two of Deer Park’s schools – Robert Frost and JFK – were recognized by the Better Outcomes organization for their outstanding work in boosting the achievement of economically disadvantaged students via the “Beating the Odds and Building Opportunities” study of New York State demographic data and ELA assessments. Out of 1,128 New York State public schools that had 40 percent or more economically disadvantaged students, Frost and JFK had 25 percent or more score 3 or 4 in 2016 ELA and 65 percent scoring 2, 3 or more.

The district honored both schools at the March 27 Board of Education meeting, presenting certificates to the principals of both schools, Susan Bonner of JFK and Dr. Eliana Levey of Frost.

“My congratulations to both principals for achieving this, it’s quite a feat,” said Superintendent of Schools Eva Demyen. “My thanks to the teachers, also.”

“We are humbled to be honored and recognized for the hard work our students and teachers put in every day toward success,” said Levey.

“At JFK, we have increased our Academic Intervention Services in reading and mathematics, where necessary, to service more students,” said Bonner. “Teachers in the building have also increased extra help time and some of our AIS teachers now push into classrooms, which also provides opportunities to reach and support a larger amounts of students. Classroom teachers have large leveled libraries in their classrooms to support the diverse reading needs of students. These libraries allow for students to be reading on their level and in a topic of their choice.”

Authors in Attendance at JFK

Authors in Attendance at JFK

More than 23 local Long Island authors were in attendance at an author evening last month, hosted by JFK in the school’s large gym. As students roamed around the gym collecting autographs and purchasing books, the authors spoke to them about topics such as obtaining story ideas, putting ideas down on paper, the research that goes into creating a book and publication.

JFK Measures with Math for Chinese New Year

JFK Measures with Math for Chinese New Year
At JFK, classroom teacher Christine MacQuarrie, AIS math provider Rosanne Alfieri and teaching assistant Randi Cortina teamed up last month to host a Chinese New Year celebration.

The trio of educators incorporated cultural awareness as well as math lessons, enabling students to help prepare egg drop soup, lo mein and fried rice to celebrate the holiday. The children read recipes and learned how to use measurement skills such as calculating cups, teaspoons, pounds, ounces and temperature.

“It was a great afternoon with delicious food and learning about math and culture,” said Alfieri.

JFK Staff Go ‘Red’ to Support Women

JFK Staff Go ‘Red’ to Support Women

Staff at JFK recently wore red to honor Go Red for Women Day. Each year, JFK gives back by supporting this campaign through the American Heart Association.

“It is a great day for us to join together,” said fourth-grade teacher Keri Schumacher. “We all donate to the cause, wear red and take a great picture!”

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