skip to main content

Philip Paniccia 

Principal

(631) 274-4460

     

 

Tammy Alcalde

Associate Principal

Dignity Act Coordinator

(631) 274-4460


 

Twitter: @MayMooreSchool

 

 

Instagram: MayMoorePrimary

 

 

 

"May Moore is The Place to Be!"



 

 


                    

 

Click here for a listing of suggested School Supplies for 2019-2020:

 

Pre-K Supply List

Kindergarten Supply List

First Grade Supply List

Second Grade Supply List

 


 

 

         

Dress for Success Introduces Young Students to Careers

Dress for Success Introduces Young Students to Careers thumbnail162574
Dress for Success Introduces Young Students to Careers 2 thumbnail162575

Deer Park’s Dress for Success, recently held on two separate days at John Quincy Adams and May Moore primary schools, introduced career exploration to the district’s youngest students while stressing the importance of working hard in order to achieve academic and career goals.

The initiative was prepared by the district in compliance with the state’s Social Emotional Learning Benchmarks. A lesson plan, video and assignment were provided to the students to help connect educational achievement and a strong work ethic with career success. Kindergartners through second graders were encouraged to dress for the career that they want, and during lunch periods, students were able to pose with career props in a mini photoshoot.

Districtwide counselor Angeline Ramos, who organized the Dress for Success initiative, created a puppet video for the students to view that showed the progression of two characters, Hard-Working Harry and Laid-Back Larry, throughout different stages of their life. Throughout each stage, Harry stressed the importance of studying, doing homework and working hard towards his goal of becoming a doctor. Larry did the complete opposite and pushed everything off. The video started off in elementary school and ended with Harry obtaining his career as an adult while Larry remained regretful that he didn’t work as hard.

“My absolute favorite part of Dress for Success was when students told me that they wanted to be like Hard-Working Harry rather than Laid-back Larry,” said Ramos. “I was happy to see that students made the connection of working hard. I also loved seeing the creativity of everyone’s outfits. None of this could have been pulled off without the inspiration and creativity from parents and help from all staff and faculty.”

 



Parents Visit May Moore’s Debut STEAM Lab Expo

Parents Visit May Moore’s Debut STEAM Lab Expo thumbnail162251

May Moore debuted its first STEAM Lab Expo on Jan. 28 and 29, giving visiting parents the opportunity to work with their children in various stations around the STEAM lab. The students also gave their parents a tour of the lab, which opened in January 2019, to demonstrate what they have been learning and working on during class time.



May Moore Ushers in Year of the Rat with Drums and Dragons

MM Rat thumbnail161979

Ushering in the Year of the Rat, first graders at May Moore enjoyed the annual Chinese New Year parade on Jan. 24, marching through the building with drums clanking as paper dragons thrilled the younger students lining the hallways.

“The parade is always a blast,” said Principal Philip Paniccia. “The kids have a great time and enjoy a wonderful opportunity to celebrate culture.”



May Moore Students Learn “Common Sense” Ways to Be Good Digital Citizens

May Moore Students Learn “Common Sense” Ways to Be Good Digital Citizens thumbnail161593

In an exciting new initiative for this school year, May Moore students in every grade are working with teacher Pamela Arcuri on digital literacy during library periods, using the Common Sense Education program. Recognizing digital literacy as a primary skill for learning and life success, the program empowers students to use technology to learn, create and participate while being reflective, responsible and ethical.

“Up until now, we haven’t really had a curriculum in place to teach kids how to be a digital citizen,” said Arcuri. “We’ve talked about being a citizen in the real world with rights and responsibilities. So now we are extending that into the online world.”

For kindergartners and first graders, the digital literacy focus is on balancing time spent online and sticking solely to safe digital spaces. The second-grade curriculum digs into greater detail on what kind of information is private and the concept of leaving a digital footprint.

Launching over a decade ago as a collaboration with the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero researchers, Common Sense Education developed the first comprehensive digital citizenship curriculum and has continued to design updated programs to address the fact that today’s students lead connected, networked lives and engage with media from early childhood.  



May Moore Second Graders Take Virtual Trip to Antarctica for Penguin Study

May Moore Second Graders Take Virtual Trip to Antarctica for Penguin Study thumbnail161417
May Moore Second Graders Take Virtual Trip to Antarctica for Penguin Study 2 thumbnail161418
May Moore Second Graders Take Virtual Trip to Antarctica for Penguin Study 3 thumbnail161419
Second graders in Susan Steinman’s class at May Moore recently researching Adelie penguins. The students then Skyped with scientists studying penguins at McMurdo Station in Antarctica and observed the birds live in their natural habitat.

Deer Park School District