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Christopher Molinelli 


(631) 274-4410


Celeste Archer 

Associate Principal

Dignity Act Coordinator

(631) 274- 4410


April 4th - Positive Promotions Fundraiser Begins


April 5th - JQA Spring Photos


April 7th  - Spirit Day-Mix and Match


Family Fun Night with Jester Jim 6:00-8:00 PM

April 10th - April 14th - Spring Holiday Recess - Schools Closed


April 18  - Positive Promotions Fundraiser Ends


April 19th - PFC Meeting & Class of the Month at 7:00


April 28th - JQA Auction 7:00-10:00 PM


Be sure to check the schedule of events for each grade!















VIDEO: Teddy Bear Clinic at JQA


Storyteller Entertains JQA on Pajama Night


JQA recently held its annual Pajama Night, part of the school’s Read Enjoy and Discover program. The event – whose theme was “Get in the Game – Read!” – featured a performance by storyteller and puppeteer LuAnn Adams, who entertained students and their families with excerpts from her collection “Tales of Great Games and Mighty Feats.”

JQA Students Solve Math Problems to Help Children’s Hospital


For the sixth consecutive year, math-mastering students at  John Quincy Adams participated in the school’s Math-A-Thon program to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This year, JQA raised more than $8,478 by finishing Math-A-Thon Funbooks.

“Solving the math problems required to complete the Funbooks helps our students to better learn and understand math, and it is for such a great cause,” said math lab specialist Marianna Grieco, who coordinates the annual event. “Over the past five years, we have raised more than $41,320 in total for St. Jude.”

JQA Students’ Paw-fect Day at Willow Pet Hotel


Teachers Vincent Amodio and Jaclyn Stein recently took their K-2 students at John Quincy Adams on an educational field trip to the local Willow Pet Hotel.

The students toured the facility and interacted with one of the dogs, Cooper. They learned about the history of the Pet Hotel as well as how to care for pets and how to react when approached by an animal.

“The kids loved seeing all the dogs and learning about them,” said Amodio.

After their visit to the Willow Pet Hotel, the students enjoyed a lunch at McDonald’s, where they practiced manners, restaurant behavior and oral communication skills.

Deer Park Hires Two Special Ed Administrators


The district recently announced two new administrative positions in special education. Brian Norton was named district administrator of secondary special education, while David Renahan was named district administrator of elementary special education.

“The special education position was split in order to better serve the students, their parents and the teachers as well,” said James Cummings, the district’s assistant superintendent for pupil personnel services. “Having experts on both the elementary and secondary level will make our program more efficient and more effective.”

Norton had most recently served as an associate principal at Deer Park High School beginning in 2014, after five years as an associate principal in the South Country School District. He began his educational career in 1998 as a special education teacher in the Northport-East Northport School District. A Stony Brook resident and graduate of Stony Brook University, he earned a master’s degree in special education from Dowling College and a certificate of advanced studies in educational leadership from the College of Saint Rose.

“I look forward to serving the students and families of the Deer Park community in this new capacity,” said Norton.

Renahan previously worked for 12 years in the Riverhead Central School District, most recently as that district’s assistant director of special education. He was a special education teacher in Riverhead for eight years, after teaching third grade in the Connetquot Central School District. A resident of Centereach, he earned his bachelor’s degree in child study at St. Joseph’s College in 2004, his master’s degree in literacy from Long Island University in 2006, and an advanced graduate certificate in educational leadership from Stony Brook University in 2013.

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