Clarkstown Central School District

A Legacy of Excellence

News

Superintendent's Blog

  • Principals Welcome Students at Kindergarten Registrations

    Posted by Martin Cox on 2/16/2018

    "I have great news for you! Here at West Nyack Elementary, we have IPads, computers, Legos, kitchen sets, books and a beautiful playground."

                                   -Annie Streiff, West Nyack Principal while greeting an incoming Kindergarten student

    Kindergarten Registration is the port of entry in the Clarkstown Central School District.

    And when incoming student Sydney Mendys recently sat in the office of Principal Annie Streiff, she was welcomed and valued.

    Yes, Kindergarten Registration is an opportunity to assess students' understanding of colors, shapes, numbers, letters, words and writing. Equally important, however, is to have the child feel comfortable and relaxed.

    During my visit to Ms. Streiff's office, I watched it all come together when the West Nyack Elementary Principal partnered with the Speech Therapist, Erin McGrath, to make the experience for Sydney Mendys positive and rewarding.

    "You have a beautiful smile, and a nice sister," Ms. Streiff told Sydney Mendys. "Are you so, so excited to come to Kindergarten?"

    Sydney's mother, Alissa Mendys, sat with her child throughout the screening, and as Superintendent of Schools, I am appreciative of the friendly, welcoming partnership Ms. Streiff, and all of our elementary school principals create during every child's first visit to the school district.

     

     WNE

    WNE

    Comments (-1)
  • Happy Valentine's Day!

    Posted by Martin Cox on 2/14/2018

    Is there any better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than watching elementary students perform on a stage?

    That's what happened as soon as the day was underway this morning in several schools across the Clarkstown Central School District.

    I had the opportunity to go to Laurel Plains Elementary where Kindergarten students packed the cafeteria with family and friends. Principal Carol Pilla welcomed the audience and Music Teacher Cara Royal led all of the Kindergarten homerooms in a beautiful musical including the selections of four songs.  Wearing costumes of red and white with Valentine hearts attached, cameras clicked away as parents crowded around the stage listening to the songs.  Thereafter, they joined the students in their homerooms for breakfast treats.  Board of Education member Tammy Bierker and Assistant Superintendent for Personnel Jeff Sobel were also in attendance for the event.

    Elsewhere in the District, a concert was held at New City Elementary under the direction of Music Teacher Peggy Brizzolara.

    Lakewood Elementary also had a Kindergarten Musial at the start of the day under the direction of Music Teacher Angela Christoforou.

    Happy Valentine's Day to all members of the Clarkstown School community!

     

    LP

    lp

    lp

    lp

    lp

    LP

     

    PICTURED ABOVE - LAUREL PLAINS ELEMENTARY KINDERGARTEN MUSICAL

     

    lAKEWOOD

    PICTURED ABOVE - LAKEWOOD ELEMENTARY KINDERGARTEN MUSICAL

     

    nce

    NCE

    NCE

                          PICTURED ABOVE - NEW CITY ELEMENTARY CONCERT

     

     

     

    Comments (-1)

Upcoming Events



Be The Inspiration!

  • Inspire This year, Felix Festa developed a program to develop young leaders who could assist with the transition of students from grade 5 to grade 6.  These students, our “Felix Festa Ambassadors,” under the guidance of Mrs. Madigan and Dr. O’Casey, helped students get acclimated to 6th grade including attending the 6th grade orientation and assisting in homeroom during Olweus and No Place for Hate lessons.  They will also be providing our incoming 6th graders and parents with information at upcoming meetings in February and March. Their knowledge and experience from the student perspective has been invaluable for our new students.

    FFMS Ambassadors
     
CLOSE
CLOSE