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Superintendent's Weekly Bulletin – May 7, 2021

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Young Poets on Display at Marion Street School

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In honor of National Poetry Month, Marion Street Elementary School students recently helped put together their second exhibit “Great American Poets: Words That Inspire” in the school’s “museum.”

Coordinated by library media specialist Marie Sarro-Pizarro, the museum exhibit is featured outside of the school library. One wall showcases poems from each library class, representing the 12 different forms of poetry such as acrostic, haiku, shape, single word, sensory and free verse poems. The other wall features fifth grade research on six great American poets: Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Shel Silverstein, Jack Prelutsky and Amanda Gorman. The fifth graders worked together with their classmates to create a biography poster of their individual poet of study for the exhibit, while practicing their notetaking skills and summarizing key details.

All Marion Street students in grades 1-5 visited the completed museum during the school day. With clipboards in hand, the classes explored the exhibit and answered questions about the poems and research on display. The museum exhibit was a creative way to further develop students’ knowledge of poetry.

Nonpublic Transportation Deadline Extended to May 27, 2021

Please note that, pursuant to Executive Order(s) issued by the Governor for the COVID-19 crisis, the Governor has extended through May 27, 2021, Section 3635 of the Education law, the deadline for parents to file transportation requests with their school district in order to obtain transportation for their children for the 2020-2021 and the 2021-2022 school years. Applications are available on the District's website via this link.

All Are Welcome at the Lynbrook Kindergarten Center

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To celebrate the beauty of diversity and inclusion, art teacher Carol Henderson from the Lynbrook Kindergarten Center read “All Are Welcome” by Alexandra Penfold to the kindergarten students. They then created colorful hands which are on display in the school hallway to showcase their unity among differences.

LHS Student-Journalists Rank in Statewide Competition

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Members of Lynbrook High School’s newspaper, Horizon, were recently honored with top awards in the New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.

The Horizon staff, led by editor-in-chief of Horizon Online Emily Bergin, earned second place for their news website, lhshorizon.com, while junior and Horizon managing editor Elizabeth DiFiore took home third place in the Best Feature Story category for her piece, “The Pandemic Through the Eye of an ER Nurse.” In addition, junior Julia Swerdin, editor-in-chief of Horizon print editions, placed in two categories. She was recognized with the honorable mention award in the Best Feature Story category for her piece, “LHS Students Take a Seat to Make a Stand” and received second place in the Best Sports Story category for her story, “Lynbrook Kicks Off Intramural Sports Season.”

The Lynbrook Public Schools congratulates the Horizon team, along with their adviser Jessica Sanders, on these outstanding achievements.