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Physically Fit and Ready to Lead

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Six students from the Carle Place School District were recently recognized at the fifth annual Outstanding Elementary and Middle School Physical Education Awards ceremony held at Roslyn High School. Sponsored by the Nassau Zone of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, the awards are bestowed upon two students from each elementary and middle school who demonstrate a physically active lifestyle, responsible behavior and leadership, and overall physical education excellence following nomination by their physical education teachers.

Carle Place extends its congratulations to Cherry Lane School second graders Logan Gomes and Tyler Reedy, Rushmore Avenue School sixth graders Stratos Mehalakes and Reese Aguilar, and Carle Place Middle School eighth graders Thomas Venezia and Leila Naraine, all of whom were honored with awards.

Cherry Lane physical education teacher Conor Reardon is pictured congratulating Carle Place’s winners.

Faculty Feud Fundraises for Ride Again

Faculty Feud Fundraises for Ride Again

Once again, Rushmore Avenue School has shown its commitment to altruism and support for the fight against the neurodegenerative disorder ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). The school recently held its annual Faculty Feud event, which, combined with earlier fundraising events at the school, raised $5,579.21 to be presented to Chris Pendergast and the Ride for Life organization as he makes his way past Rushmore School this Wednesday, May 15, during his annual Ride for Life.

Rushmore Student Council advisers Elizabeth Cottell and Julie Santoro organized another successful year of Faculty Feud, a game that mimics the famous game show “Family Feud.” Teachers battled against each other in a hilarious game featuring questions surveyed by Rushmore students.  

Mr. Pendergast, a former schoolteacher who 25 years ago was diagnosed with ALS and given three years to live, met with Rushmore and Cherry Lane School students earlier this year to educate them on his disease and share his message of hope and inspiration. May 15 marks his 22nd annual Ride for Life across Long Island to raise money for research, patient services and awareness about the disease. 

Another great job by the Rushmore Student Council and faculty, who look forward to cheering Mr. Pendergast on during the ride!

Multiplication Madness

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Third grade students at Rushmore Avenue School recently competed in the final round of the Multiplication Madness Tournament, as students worked together to solve problems with hopes of being the first class to “crack the code” and identify a secret message. Rushmore students showed exceptional teamwork as they helped and supported each other in solving challenging problems. Each class was successful in uncovering the secret code: A Day Without Math Is a Day Without Sunshine!

ENL Department Hosts Family Outreach at Library

ENL Department Hosts Family Outreach at Library photo

After weeks of planning, the Carle Place English as a New Language Department hosted the annual ENL family outreach program at the Westbury Memorial Library, where students from all three Carle Place school buildings joined together to learn more about the library services and programs.

Carle Place staff members donated books for students to take home to extend their own personal libraries. Students also toured the children’s and adult libraries, and parents had the opportunity to get to know one another and apply for library cards. Every student on hand won a raffled prize donated by local stores including Angelo’s Pizzeria, Bagel Boss, Casa di Fratelli, Hale and Hearty, Lisbon Cafe, Panera Bread, Shiro of Japan, Starbucks, Stop & Shop and Wendy’s. 

“This has been the biggest turnout yet,” said James Fisher, chairperson of English 7-12 and English as a Second Language K-12. “We hope to continue to build and strengthen our ENL families within the Carle Place community.” 

Special thanks to Ms. Acierno, Mrs. Barracato, Mrs. Dintino, Mrs. Rusinyak and Mr. Valdivia of the ENL department for putting this event together.


Youth Ambassadors Provide an Important Lesson

Youth Ambassadors Provide an Important Lesson
Rushmore Avenue School welcomed youth ambassadors from the Long Island Tourette Association to educate third-grade students on Tourette Syndrome. Students learned what TS is, how it impacts individuals and how to be understanding and patient towards others, including those who live with TS.
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