Class 3-2 painted rocks with positive/inspirational messages. Students will then get to take one rock home and the other will be placed somewhere in the community (storefront, playground, front of our building, baseball complex, soccer field, etc.) The goal is to spread kindness throughout the community and model for the students kindness as well. "It only takes ONE person to turn your day around!"
Once again, Pines Has Talent was a huge success raising over $8,000 for Hauppauge community members in need. As always, the students enjoyed sharing their talents, while caring for others. Pines Elementary School held their annual talent show/fundraiser at the Hauppauge High School on Friday, March 23rd. Over 70 students participated in the show as cast and crew and over 600 people attended the event. This year our theme was "Pines Kids' Choice Awards," which showcased a wide variety of talents. "Not only did the children gain confidence on stage, they made friends and honed their talent, whether it is singing, dancing, acting, instrumental, or some unique skill. I believe it is so important to give children the platform to show off their talents and express themselves. I am very grateful that our school embraces this idea and I am very proud to be a part of it. I am also proud of each and every one of the children who participated. It was great to see that Pines Pride shining through, as the students and teachers gave it their all on stage," said Mrs. Danielle Brady, club advisor. Click on the picture or title to view more photos from this event.
On February 27th, Pines Has Talent hosted "Slime for a Cause" to raise additional funds for their yearly talent show fundraiser. Over 20 staff members volunteered to be slimed for the cause, with the top ten staff members moving on to compete for the chance to be slimed. These teachers and principal were Mrs. Enrico, Mrs. Giachetti, Mrs. DeRose, Mrs. Barbieri, Mrs. Titone, Mrs. Dolce, Mrs. Hassett, Mrs. Lewkovich, Ms. Malone and Dr. DiMuzio. The students voted for their favorite teacher to be slimed by placing donations in a slime jar. As part of PARP month, the top 5 students, in 4th and 5th grade with the most LightSail reading minutes, had the opportunity to slime the teachers who raised the most money. Our top five earners were Mrs. Lewkovich, Mrs. DeRose, Mrs. Enrico, Mrs. Dolce, and Dr. DiMuzio. The sliming took place during an all-school assembly with Dean S., Gia C., Gennady B, Sienna G., and Sairama D. doing the honors! It was an exciting and hilarious day for all! Click on the picture or title to view more photos from this event.
One again the Pines Science Fair was a success with many interesting and beautifully presented project. Congratulations to all who participated and to those who have moved forward to compete at Brookhaven National Lab on Saturday, May 5th. Click on the title or picture to view more photos from this event.
Pines Elementary School collected and donated new and gently used books to the Book Fairies organization. The Book Fairies are a Long Island based non-profit organization that accepts donations of new and gently used books. They then connect the books with libraries, schools and organizations throughout metropolitan New York that do not have the funds to foster the love of reading for their children.