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Honoring Service to the Students

Honoring Service to the Students
Honoring Service to the Students
At their June 6 meeting, the Carle Place Board of Education gave a fond farewell to Superintendent of Schools David Flatley and three other dedicated members of the Carle Place School District family who announced their retirement this year. 

Joining Mr. Flatley in retirement are Rushmore Avenue School teacher Lynn Benov (30 years of service), Cherry Lane School teacher Mary McDermott (22 years) and Carle Place Middle/High School special education teacher Laurie Papa (31 years). Mr. Flatley has served Carle Place for 16 years, beginning as assistant superintendent for instruction and personnel in 2003 before being promoted to superintendent of schools in 2010.

Additionally, five members of the Carle Place School District were awarded tenure by the Board of Education: Assistant Superintendent for Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services Dr. Philip Molnar, Chairperson for Special Education Allen Foraker, Carle Place Middle/High School special education teacher Jenna Iannone, Cherry Lane literacy teacher Danielle Emmel and Rushmore Avenue teacher Jacqueline Gardiner.

Congratulations to all of our tenured staff and retirees for your dedication to the students of Carle Place! 




Thank You for Your Service

Thank You for Your Service
At their June 20 meeting, the Carle Place Board of Education gave a special thank-you to several community members who have volunteered their time this year to help make the Carle Place School District a better place for students and the community. Those honored received certificates of recognition from the Board. Additionally, several staff members were acknowledged for their service on various committees.

Thank you to the following people who have contributed to a wonderful school community this year:

Shared Decision Making Committee 
Kim Ribarich and Lisa Mancuso 

Health Council 
Catherine Masiello 

Scholarship Committee 
Dr. Joy-Anne D’Anca, Thomas DePaola, John DiFrisco, David Flatley, Lucille Hughes, Joseph LoCurto, Maria Maiale, Gordon Mays, Mary Schultz, James Spangler and Ronald Vestuto

Lou Ann Bonomi – PTA Council President, Safety Team Member and Health Council 
Anthony Giordano – Cherry Lane School 
Michael Going – Audit Committee 
John and Barbara Heslin – President and Director of the Carle Place Seniors 
Lisa Mancuso – Rushmore Avenue Ave. PTA President, Shared Decision Making Committee 
Chris Padilla – Community Partner, Proprietor of Très Bon Cleaners 
Darcia Padilla – Community Partner, Proprietor of Très Bon Cleaners 
Dayna Mandolese – SEPTA President 
Darlene Marshall – Cherry Lane School 
Edward Muller –Flag Day Celebration at Cherry Lane (plays “Taps”)
Kim Ribarich – HS/MS PTSA President, Shared Decision Making Committee 
Kim Scaccia – Cherry Lane PTA President 

Volunteer Coaches 
Tamar Adams – Varsity Girls Basketball 
Maria Buffolino – Varsity Girls Track 
Agostino Cavallaro – Varsity Baseball 
Elias Costidis – Varsity Boys Bowling 
Salvatore Delio – Varsity Boys Basketball and Varsity Baseball 
David Evans – Varsity Girls Soccer 
Jack Kearney – Varsity Baseball 
Dylan Klein – Varsity Boys Soccer 
Steven Martello – Varsity/JV/MS Football 
Paul Mila – Varsity/Middle School Tennis
James O’Hagan – Varsity Girls Basketball 
Nicole Scicolone – Varsity Girls Track 
Matthew Teemsma – Varsity/JV Football 
Jennifer Vento Johnson – Varsity Gymnastics 




Cherry Lane Raises $2,377 for JDRF

Cherry Lane Raises $2,377 for JDRF photo

Students at Cherry Lane School once again marched around their school in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Now in its 24th year, the school’s walk raises money for Type 1 diabetes research and advocacy. This year Cherry Lane raised $2,377!

Parents provided donations on behalf of their children, who sold them paper JDRF sneakers as a symbolic pledge to walk laps around the building, on campus, alongside their teachers and classmates. The students’ names appeared on these shoes, which were displayed throughout the halls of Cherry Lane. This year’s top fundraisers by grade level were Anthony D’Alessandro (K), Victoria Monteforte (Grade 1) and Gabriella Penn (Grade 2). Joseph Schmitt (Grade 2) received honorary mention for raising a significant amount as well.

Great job by all of the students, staff and parents for their participation! Special thanks to JDRF Senior Outreach Manager Betsy Paffman, a former Cherry Lane parent who started the walk 24 years ago following her son’s diabetes diagnosis.

Reading and Smiling with the Characters of Carle Place

Cherry Lane School students recently celebrated “Characters” of Carle Place Day. This new school-wide event promoted social-emotional health through literacy. 

During this event, each kindergarten, first-grade, and second-grade class welcomed a guest reader. Readers included various local community helpers, in addition to school staff members and administrators. 

Each visitor read a book that aligns with the New York State mental health curriculum mandates. Books read included “The Color Monster” by Anna Llenas, “In My Heart: A Book of Feelings” by Jo Witek, “Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun” by Maria Dismondy, and “The Way I Feel” by Janan Cain. Each classroom also received a copy of all four books thanks to the Cherry Lane PTA. 

“It was a wonderful morning filled with reading, learning, and smiling,” said Cherry Lane second-grade teacher Nicole Santos.


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