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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.



Physically Fit and Ready to Lead

Physically Fit and Ready to Lead photo
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.

Cherry Lane Kids Connect with The Little Mermaid

Cherry Lane Kids Connect with The Little Mermaid
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Cherry Lane School students recently took a special afternoon trip to the Broadhollow Theatre Company Children’s Theatre in Elmont to enjoy a performance of “The Little Mermaid.” Mrs. Rusinyak, Mrs. Barracato, and Mrs. Acierno took 24 students to enjoy the show, as they met on a recent Saturday afternoon to ride the bus in together. The trip not only served as a cultural experience for ENL students, but was also a way for new friendships to be formed, old ones to be strengthened, and meaningful connections to be made between students and the community. 
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