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Christopher Molinelli


(631) 274-4410


Tammy Alcalde

Associate Principal

Dignity Act Coordinator

(631) 274- 4410




Have a great summer! See you on September 4th, 2019!












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Summer Schoolers Love the Luau

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Students in Deer Park’s summer school program, facilitated by district teachers, administrators and student volunteers, enjoyed their seventh annual Luau event in July, held in the JFK gym. At the Luau, teachers plan out educational activities such as building volcanoes and circuits, creating fun books, and working on math and writing activities, complemented by games like fishing and a sweet treat of Italian ices.

“Our students come off the bus on the first day of summer school all excited about the Luau and counting down the days to this exciting event,” said teacher Phyllis Senia, who organizes the program.  

“Mrs. Senia creates an environment to learn in a fun way and is truly dedicated to these students,” said volunteer Debbie Leon, who has worked with the program since its inception. “It has been my honor and pleasure year after year to watch these children’s experience a summer education, maintaining and enhancing their skills acquired during the school year through fun with education and inclusion in the community.”

Students Get Creative with Portraits at Paint Night

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The SEPFC recently sponsored a Paint Night for district students, held in the high school cafeteria. Participating students had the opportunity to create beautiful portraits on canvases, showcasing their creative skills and abilities.

Alcalde Hired as Associate Principal for JQA and May Moore

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Tammy Alcalde has been named the new associate principal for John Quincy Adams and May Moore Primary Schools.

Alcalde previously worked for the past 15 years in the Longwood Central School District in Middle Island as a general education teacher in kindergarten and first grade as well as an instructional support teacher.

A Middle Island resident, she earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Dowling College, her master’s degree in library and information science from St. John’s University and an advanced certificate in school building/district leadership from St. John’s University.

“I am very excited to become a part of the John Quincy Adams and May Moore school communities,” Alcalde said. “As an associate principal, it is my goal to support our earliest learners in their educational journey by providing them with a safe, fun and nurturing learning environment. Our primary students deserve to be given the strongest foundation possible and I look forward to working with the students, staff and community of Deer Park to provide them with all the best opportunities.”

Seniors Pay Visits to Their Primary Schools

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Continuing last year’s new tradition, seniors visited their respective primary school buildings on June 24 for the second annual senior walk. The members of the Class of 2019 paraded down the halls, discussed their college and career plans, and enjoyed an interactive talk with second graders.


Deer Park’s Second Graders Move Up to JFK

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Deer Park’s youngest graduates – 132 second graders from JQA and 119 from May Moore – celebrated their ascension to JFK in a proud pair of sunny moving up ceremonies.

JQA’s event on June 13 featured the students singing “Well, It’s Been Fun,” “A Million Dreams” and “Best Day of My Life.” May Moore’s moving up a day later included a rendition of the school song as well as “America” and a medley of tunes from “The Greatest Showman.”

The May Moore ceremony marked an emotional farewell to Principal Alicia Konecny, who was also moving up to be the district’s new its assistant superintendent for pupil personnel services. Both ceremonies paid tribute to retiring Superintendent Eva Demyen and featured a welcome address from the next principal of JFK, Kelly Benson.

“The moving up ceremony is one of my favorite events of the year, met with plenty of emotions,” said JQA Principal Christopher Molinelli. “Watching these young boys and girls grow and blossom over the past three or four years is quite amazing. Everyone couldn’t be prouder of our graduates and we will miss them all. We’re looking forward to hearing about all of the great things they will do in their future.”



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