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Christopher Molinelli 


(631) 274-4410


Heather Levine  

Associate Principal

Dignity Act Coordinator

(631) 274- 4410


May 8th-9th - PFC Plant Sale


May 11th- Spirit Day - Wear your favorite sports team apparel


May 13th - Happy Mother's Day!!!


May 15th - DPSD Budget Vote at DPHS - 7AM-9PM

Student Field Day Vote at DPHS - 3PM-9PM


May 16th - JQA PFC meeting at 7:00PM


May 17th - Field Day (raindate - 5/18)


May 21st-May 23rd - Math Fair


May 25th-28th - Memorial Day Weekend - schools closed


May 31st - Kindergarten Orientation at 9:45-10:45 (please RSVP)









Deer Park Lacrosse to hold Second Annual Summer Camp

Deer Park Lacrosse to hold Second Annual Summer Camp

The Deer Park lacrosse program is hosting its second annual summer camp on July 16-20 for any boys in kindergarten through eighth grade (as of September 2018) who are interested in learning the basics of lacrosse and improving individual skills. Registrants will be coached for the week by the Deer Park High School varsity lacrosse coaching staff as well as other coaches with NCAA experience.

For more information on the summer camp please view the attached document or contact Cody Ciolino at


District Recognizes Retiring, Tenured and Long-Serving Employees

District Recognizes Retiring, Tenured and Long-Serving Employees

At the May 22 Board of Education meeting, the district recognized retiring and newly tenured administrators, teachers and staff and rewarded valued personnel for their many years of service.

Congratulated for receiving tenure were Curriculum Associate for Fine and Performing Arts Bradley Murphy; District Data Coordinator Wendy Kraus; Deer Park High School teaching assistant Sandra DiThomas; Robert Frost Middle School ESL teacher Michelle Champlin, math teacher Lauren Stein and special education teacher Lori Sullivan; John F. Kennedy Intermediate School teaching assistants Michelle Alo and Linda MacDonald; John Quincy Adams School speech teacher Patricia Baldwin and ESL teacher Vanessa Pizzo; and May Moore Primary School ESL teacher Danielle Finocchiaro.

Recognized for their years of service were Gary Duprez and Lawrence Tronolone for 35 years; Ann Marie Abeltin, John Bennett, Peter Colletti, Lisa Feingold-Smith, John Giffone, Donna Novack and Lorraine Sears for 30 years; Dawn Mauceri-Guzzardi for 26 years; and Pamela Attonito, Ann Castagna, Clara DeDona, Michael Gennaro, Alicia Konecny, Brian Kruger, Richard Miller, Louis Nicolosi, Linda Stow and Debbie Smith for 25 years.

Twelve retiring staff members –teachers Pamela Attonito, Maria Adams, Barbara Charity, Gary Duprez, David Kessler, Marie Marck, JoAnn Romann, Debbie Smith and Victoria Wilson –  and non-instructional employees Jay Denen, Olivia Vogler and John Zimmerman – were all honored for their contributions to the district.

“One of the hallmarks of our staff is their commitment and dedication to this district, which is evident in the years that they have spent here,” said Superintendent Eva Demyen. “I truly cannot thank each and every one of our retirees for all they have done for their colleagues, this community, and most importantly, the children.”

Addressing his retiring colleagues, Deer Park Teachers’ Association President Bruce Sander told them, “Your dedication and love for the children will be missed. We wish you all the best.”

Deer Park Celebrates Poetry Month with Fabulous Festival

Deer Park Celebrates Poetry Month with Fabulous Festival

On April 27, Deer Park held its fourth annual International Poetry Festival, a multicultural celebration of National Poetry Month. Performing poets came from all five of Deer Park’s schools, originate from countries all over the globe and speak a multitude of languages. Students recited poetry in multiple languages, sang songs demonstrating poetic rhythm and performed dances representing various cultures.

“We hold this festival each year, as we have such a wonderfully diverse group of students in our programs,” said Ashley Rosenberg, district administrator for ENL and world languages. “Deer Park celebrates Poetry Month by integrating poetry instruction into curriculum districtwide. Our department places a particular emphasis on poetry because we strive for our students to practice language and deepen their understanding of culture through poetry, song and dance.”

NAMM Honor Proves Deer Park Music Program Is a Soaring Success

NAMM Honor Proves Deer Park Music Program Is a Soaring Success

The NAMM Foundation has again recognized the Deer Park School District’s music program, awarding it the prestigious 2018 Best Communities for Music Education designation. The annual award, now in its 19th year, honors outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.

“We are extremely proud to be designated as one of the best communities for music education by NAMM for 2018,” said Bradley Murphy, the district’s curriculum associate for fine and performing arts. “Our board of education, teachers, staff, administrators, parents, and students foster an incredible atmosphere and culture to let the arts soar in Deer Park.”

JQA’s Math-A-Thon Raises More than $8k for Children’s Hospital

JQA’s Math-A-Thon Raises More than $8k for Children’s Hospital

Yet again attaining a spot among the top 100 fundraising schools in the nation, JQA and its math-minded students participated in the school’s seventh annual Math-A-Thon program to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, raising more than $8,478 this year through the completion of Math-A-Thon Funbooks.

JQA has raised more than $50,000 for this cause during the past seven years, aided by generous sponsors, who make donations based on how many problems or pages the students complete.

“The Math-A-Thon problems help the students become better at math,” said math lab specialist Marianna Grieco, the coordinator of the event. “We are proud and happy to help children and their families at St. Jude.”

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