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Christopher Molinelli


(631) 274-4410


Heather Levine

Associate Principal

Dignity Act Coordinator

(631) 274- 4410



11/20 - 1/2 hour early dismissal

11/21-11/23 - Thanksgiving Recess 

12/3 - Canyon Creek On-line Parent/Teacher Conference Scheduler opens


12/12-12/14 - 1/2 Day for Students & Parent Teacher Conferences 

12/18 - Grade 2 Sing-a-long & Pre-K Gingerbread houses

12/19-12/20 - Holiday Fair

12/21 - Santa Visit, DPHS Music Performance & Spirit Day - Wear Festive Colors/Ugly Sweater




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‘Safety Sally’ Teaches JQA Students About Bus Safety

‘Safety Sally’ Teaches JQA Students About Bus Safety
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On a recent snowy day, a “Safety Sally” school bus from Eastern Suffolk BOCES parked in front of JQA, ready for students to enter and learn about bus safety. The children had a chance to speak with bus drivers about ways they can be safe.

Deer Park Community Parades with Pride at Homecoming

Deer Park Community Parades with Pride at Homecoming
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Gray skies could not deter a proud Deer Park community from showing its pride with a terrific parade, marching with gusto on Oct. 20 from JFK to Al Centamore Football Field. Leading the revelers was Superintendent of Schools Eva Demyen, the parade’s grand marshal. Demyen, who has led the district since 2009, will be retiring after this school year.

A highlight of the parade was a fantastic float foursome based on the theme of superheroes. The sophomore class took first place with their Batman float, the juniors came in second with a Spider-Man effort, the freshmen took third with a Hulk creation, and the seniors’ Superman float finished fourth. The sophomores also won the Spirit Week competition and a class fundraiser competition, earning them the chance to hit Principal Charles Cobb in the face with a pie at the homecoming kickoff party.

Student Council President Katherine Cho, the high school’s upcoming valedictorian, led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance. Guest speakers included Suffolk County Legislator Tom Donnelly, a graduate of Deer Park’s Class of 1984, and retired Babylon Town Clerk Carol Quirk.
After demanding some “real Falcon cheering” from the crowd, Quirk recognized Demyen and presented the superintendent with a certificate of appreciation. 

“I’m truly honored to have been appointed as grand marshal, but I am more honored to have served this awesome community,” said Demyen. “I love this place so much. Where else can you find such an outpouring of people who are so zestful for life and committed to the children of this district? Thank you for your support.”

Performers for the afternoon included the high school’s marching band and women’s choir, the high school and middle school kickline teams, and a talented array of cheerleading squads including the high school’s varsity and junior varsity as well as younger Robert Frost Middle School, competition and PAL teams.

Before the start of the varsity football game, Sammy Ahmed was named homecoming king and Gianna Minerva as homecoming queen. The homecoming court was rounded out by Ryan Hegney, Charlie Jacob, Joe Leon, Alyssa Shindel, Isabella Vene and DeAnna Vento.

In the football contest, a valiant effort by the football Falcons fell short, with the team falling to Newfield, 49-38.

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