For 3 weeks prior to the February Winter Break, the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students at Pines ES participated in a Volleyball Unit. With the help of Mrs. Barbieri and Mrs. Kunzig, the students worked hard learning and practicing the skills related to the game of Volleyball. The students also had the opportunity to be a part of a team and experience working with other students in their class. The unit concluded on February 15th with our annual Pines Volleyball Tournament. Congratulations to all students who participated and to the winning teams: Grade 5 - The Kings of Volleyball, Grade 4 - The Yetis and in Grade 3 - Strikers. Click on the title to view pictures from this event.
Pines Career Day was held on Friday, February 1st and was the final day concluding Pines College and Career Week. The day was exciting for all 4th and 5th grade students as they had a day full of listening to many exciting careers presented by parent volunteers. Some of the careers presented were a veterinarian, chef, probation officer, attorney, ice company, and physical education teacher. Many thanks to all of the presenters for sharing their careers with out students! Click on the title to view photos from this event.
Pines ES celebrated the first Making a Difference ceremony of this school year. Several time a year, staff members nominate students who they believe went above and beyond with an extraordinary act of kindness or who have helped in a significantly, extraordinary way. Congratulations to this group of Making a Difference award recipients!. Click on the title to view more photos from this ceremony.
In addition to their bi-monthly visit to the Arbors Assisted Living Facility in Hauppauge, on Tuesday December 18th, the Pines Future Corp Club made a special holiday visit to the residents. The students sang holiday songs, played games and delivered handmade place mats to the residents. This visit brought smiles to the residents faces and filled their hearts with joy! Click on the title to view more photos.
Pines staff and students gathered together the morning of December 21st, comfortably dressed in pajamas, to sing holiday songs at our annual Pines Holiday Sing-A-Long. Mrs. Wray-Dolgin practices holiday songs with students throughout the month of December. Each grade is assigned a particular song to perform together. In between grade level performances, all staff and students sing other songs all together. What a great way for staff & students to celebrate the holidays together before the Winter Break! Click on the title to view more photos.