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  • Mrs. Trapanotto's students are Scientists

    Third Grade students in Mrs. Trapanotto’s class proudly display their “Creature Offspring”. As part of the new Amplify Science Program, third graders are learning about inherited traits. Students followed a genetic code pattern to design offspring (out of modeling clay) that had combined traits from the program’s modeled “Parent Creatures”.

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  • Miss Capone's students celebrate Pi Day

    On Monday, March 11, 2019 Miss Capone and the students in the Grade 5 math enrichment program celebrated Pi Day. Students learned about the history of and mathematical significance of Pi (π). They also engaged in several Pi Day math activities, moving from station to station. Students explored how to find the circumference and area of circles, they answered word problems and they graphed the first 100 digits of Pi on a bar graph. Overall, the students had a great time exploring Pi, as it enhanced and enriched their math skills!

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  • Children's author visits Bretton Woods

    Lauren Gallagher, author of the children's book The Hard Hat for Kids visited Bretton Woods last week. She stopped by each classroom and spent about 30 minutes reading the book and sharing practical insights and life changing lessons on cooperation, friendship and the selfless nature of true teamwork.

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  • Bretton Woods celebrates RESPECT FOR ALL WEEK!

    From Monday, February 25th through Friday, March 1st Bretton Woods celebrated Respect for All Week. The week started with an assembly from David Flood, a youth inspirational speaker. The students also received bracelets with the acronym R.E.A.C.H written on them (Respect, Effort, Attitude,Cooperation and Honesty). The students and staff wore beach attire to promote the theme "Catch the Wave of Kindness" Everyone received a Hawaiian Lei when they entered the building. The lei is a symbol of love, friendship, celebration, honor or greeting. Students also brought in canned goods to donate and wore purple for peace to demonstrate the ideals of a Champion to go along with our school motto. "live and act like champions".

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  • Career Day Presentations

    5th graders at Bretton Woods presented what they have learned about careers. All of the 5th graders worked with our librarian, Mrs. McParland to research a career. They then worked on creating a project for the Career Museum or made a presentation. On January 30th all students who made a presentation visited a class to teach the younger students about their topic.

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  • PARP Wild & Wacky Wednesday

    Bretton Woods students and staff really got into the PARP spirit this Wednesday by coming to school wearing clothing and hair styles. Click on headline to see more photos.

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  • PLEASE HELP Bretton Woods Win Outdoor Fitness Equipment

    Great news, Bretton Woods Elementary School is a finalist for a Project Fit America Grant Sponsored by Shoprite and Dannon! This grant will provide our school and community an outdoor fitness center worth over $25,000!   The students and P.E. Staff of Bretton Woods need your help! The three schools with the most votes will receive the outdoor fitness equipment as well as other funds to evolve their Physical Education program.

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  • Sunset, Surf and Sand

    Pranav V. entered an art contest and took 2nd place in the Grade 3-5 category. A ceremony was held at The Catbird Seat in Sayville where his painting is on display. Congratulations!

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  • ALS Ride For Life - Overcoming Adversity

    The ALS Ride For Life assembly was about teaching students about ALS but more importantly, to teach students how to overcome adversity in their own lives and to never give up. Chris Pendergast has been living with ALS for many years. He was an elementary school teacher who is now a quadriplegic and speaks with an eye gaze computer. Former educator, Mr. Dick Iannuzzi helped co-present along with another ALS patient, Mr. Nelson Colon. During the assembly, Chris showed the students how his computer and chair works. He even had students manipulate his chair to move him across the room! Chris's message of hope and overcoming adversity has made an impact on many people. He encourages everyone to have "Gehrig Grit', never give up, always have hope, and remain optimistic no matter what the odds are. We hope to be a stop on the ALS Ride For Life journey in May!

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  • Bretton Woods Annual Library Bookmark Contest Winners

    Here are the 2019 winners of Bretton Woods’ annual library Bookmark Contest. This school-wide contest gives students the opportunity to design a bookmark that will be used in the school library during a specific month. The winners pictured with Mrs. McParland, the librarian, are: Riley B. for January, Sahasra S. for February, Sabrina F. for March, Aryanna R. for April, Julia M. for May, Owen M. for September, Ella D. for October, Aditri A. for November, Juliette S. for December and Samantha L., our Honorable Mention, for December. Congratulations!!

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  • Holiday Pancakes with Mentors

    The Mentoring Program kicked off the holidays with pancakes and caroling. CLICK headline for more photos.

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  • "Santa is Coming! I Know Him!"

    Santa came accompanied with the HS Varsity Club Elves and surprised our Bretton Woods' youngsters (some grown ups too). CLICK on the headline to see more photos.

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  • Bretton Woods & Forest Brook spread holiday cheer at the Smithtown Hall Holiday Tree Lighting

    The Bretton Woods & Forest Brook Advanced Bands spread some holiday cheer this season by performing at Smithtown Town Hall’s Holiday Tree Lighting! On Wednesday, November 28th the bands played together after the tree was lit. Students braved the cold to play several holiday tunes including First Christmas March, Jingle Bells, Rudolph, and more. The 5th grade students in Mrs. Champlin’s Advanced Bands had a great time performing for the community and can’t wait to play again next year! Bravo band!

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  • CLASS 3-5 SHOWS OFF THEIR NEW CLASS SHIRTS

    Class 3-5 got their new class shirts and decided to show them off by wearing them today. They looked great and wore them with pride!!

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  • Members of the Competitive Running Club Run a 5K

    Members of the Competitive Running Club ran a 5K race this past Saturday. They ran the Seaford Hot Chocolate 5K and were part of a huge and festive crowd of runners and spectators. We are so proud of them for training hard and running their hearts out during the race. They finished strong and never stopped giving their all.

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  • 2nd Annual "Save a Turkey - Eat Pizza Instead" in Mrs. Kiernan's Class

    For the second year in a row every child in Mrs. Kiernan's class disguised a turkey and wrote a very persuasive letter pleading not to eat a turkey for Thanksgiving. The class decided to celebrate by feasting on pizza instead and used their slogan "SAVE A TURKEY - EAT PIZZA INSTEAD"

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  • Bretton Woods Reflection contest winners

    This year's Reflections contest theme was "Heroes Around Me". The following students achieved first, second or third place. Int. Visual Arts: J. Loverde, E. Wukich, J. Postilio. Int. Literature: E. Oury, P. Vijayababu, J. Loverde, Int. Music: N. Ronanki, A. Gandhi, Int. Photography: J. Postilio, J. Loverde, L. Ryan, Int. Dance: P. Vijayababu, Int. Film: M. Koppelman, Primary Literature: S. Swar, L. Kennedy, A. Ronanki, Primary Dance: A. Postilio, Primary Music: S. Swar, Primary Visual Arts: M. Argyros, A. Positilio, S. Pedda. CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE!

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  • Class 1-1 is preparing for Thanksgiving

    Mrs. Brewer's first grade class is preparing for Thanksgiving by making butter from scratch. The students were shown how to use buttermilk to make home made butter. They all enjoyed the activity and were able to taste it when it was done. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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  • Bretton Woods Students attend SCMEA Day

    Tuba students, Lucas B. and Makayla K., in Mrs. Champlin's Advanced Band attended the SCMEA Day of Tuba & Euphonium at Central Islip High School on Friday, November 2nd where they attended a tuba masterclass, practiced with other tuba players in Suffolk County, and performed in a concert that evening for their family. The students did a great job representing Bretton Woods! Bravo!

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  • Halloween Math Contest

    During the month of October, the Bretton Woods Math Center hosted their annual Halloween math contests. The contests consisted of estimating the weight of a large pumpkin and guessing how many candy corns there are in the Halloween jar. The response to the contest was overwhelming. The students were eager to participate and it provided them with a great opportunity to sharpen their math skills. Ashton R., of Class 2-5 won the pumpkin contest with the closest guess of 18 pounds. The actual weight of the pumpkin was 17 pounds, 12 ounces. Joel M. (pictured) of Class 5-3, won the candy corn contest with a guess of 373 candy corns. The actual number of candy corns was 382. Congratulations to the contest winners. Happy Halloween to all!

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  • Assemblyman Ramos Recognizes Summer Reading Challenge Participants

    Assemblyman Ramos gathered with families to acknowledge students who completed the NYS Assembly Summer Reading Challenge. Students and their families needed to read together every day throughout the summer and return a marked-off calendar to the Assemblyman's office. Ava B. was awarded a medal in addition to her certificate. Great job! Click on the headline to see another adorable photo.

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  • Summer Reading Achievements

    Students who are currently in grades 1st – 4th grades were invited to participate in an Elementary Summer Reading & LightSail Program. These students read at least 5 books and in some cases created a graphic organizer, puppet or cereal box report. Our 4th and 5th grade students on the LightSail platform had to read at least 100 minutes. Congratulations to Pranav V. who read 1,292 minutes this summer! Students received certificates and a prize from our Librarian. Keep reading!!

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  • Spirit Week

    Click on the Title "Spirit Week" to see photos from a very exciting and "spirited" week.

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  • STRAW WALK 2018

    The Straw Walk has been an integral part of our Physical Education program district wide. The goal of the Straw Walk is to collect as many straws for your class as possible. Each 1/4 mile that you run, walk or jog, earns you a straw. Straws will be totaled at the end of the week to see how many miles Bretton Woods’ students and guests have accomplished.

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  • Bretton Woods ENL Students achieve Commanding on NYSESLAT tests

    Bretton Woods ENL students have achieved Commanding on the NYSESLAT test last spring. Congratulations on this great achievement. R. Kurtoglu, C. Liu, A. Serbellon, H. Perecharla, V. Chereddy, M. Aliza, K. Konde

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  • WHIP PEDIATRIC CANCER

    September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. Gianna L., a second grader here at Bretton Woods has been named an ambassador to represent the "Hearts of Gold" program. She was inspired to bring this program to BW because her brother Nicolas has been diagnosed with cancer and Gianna wants to help him and so many other children who are battling the disease. Paper hearts went home with students to decorate and return with a donation. All proceeds will go directly to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Society. Students and Staff also wore yellow and gold to show their support. Way to go, Gianna!!

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  • CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2018

    You will be missed. Best of luck at the Middle School. Click the headline for more photos.

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  • Mrs. Trapanotto's class is making a difference!

    Third Graders in Mrs. Trapanotto’s class are helping the environment in two important ways. They recycle redeemable bottles and cans, and use the money they collect to help rehabilitate sea animals through the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation. This school year the class raised enough money to adopt five animals- three seals and two sea turtles! Two of the animals are currently in rehabilitation at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead. Adoption donations to the Riverhead Foundation help defray the cost of food and medicines that the rescued animals need to regain their health and be released back to the wild. Through this experience, the students are learning that even children can make a difference in the world!

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  • Tide Pool Condos Production

    Mrs. Weeks, Mrs. Dungate, and Mrs. Karpowicz's 5th grade classes performed a musical production titled Tide Pool Condos on Wednesday, June 6th. The oceanography show explored the wonders of the ocean to show real estate agents how important it is not to destroy tide pools to build condominiums. Poseidon, Neptune, and various creatures of the sea, show the real estate agents how interconnected our ecosystem is.

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  • Earth Day poster contest winner in 5th Grade

    During the month of April Mrs. Phelan’s class participated in an Earth Day poster contest for Hauppauge fifth graders sponsored by Eastern Long Island Solar Project LLC. Srihan A. won with his poster titled, “We are Not Just Killing Trees.” Srihan was awarded a prize of $100 for his poster. We are very proud of Srihan!

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  • Bretton Woods Science Fair Winners

    This year's Science Fair winners are pictured with our principal, Mr. Gagliardi. First Grade Honorable Mention went to Ashwin R., Third Grade Honorable Mention went to Julianna P. , Fourth Grade Honorable Mention went to Pranav V. and Fifth Grade Honorable Mention went to Sai L. (not pictured) - Congratulations to everyone!!

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  • MATH OLYMPIADS

    On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, several students from the Bretton Woods Grade 4 and Grade 5 Math Olympiad Team competed in the 2018 Suffolk County Math Olympiads Tournament at Stony Brook University. Overall, there were 60 teams from various school districts all across Suffolk County that participated in this year’s tournament. Hauppauge School District had the distinction of sending eight total teams from Bretton Woods, Forest Brook, the Pines, and Hauppauge Middle School. The tournament consisted of two sessions, the Individual event and the Team event. At the conclusion of the tournament, the top 10 performing students were recognized and honored with an award in each of the grade 4, grade 5, and grade 6 divisions. Awards were also distributed to the top five performing teams in each division. Our Bretton Woods Grade 4 Math Olympiad team placed 2nd overall in their division. We also had several students place in the top 10 in the Grade 4 division. Dharahaas N. placed 8th overall in the county, Tucker B. placed 6th overall in the county, and Joel M. placed 4th overall in the count. Congratulations to all of our team members for their hard work, effort, and achievement. They have made their school, their teachers, and their parents very proud.

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  • BW Student wins the "Award of Excellence" from PTA Reflections

    Bretton Woods 3rd grade student, Martin K. went to the Suffolk County Regional competition. His film production entry was a Suffolk County winner and received an Award of Excellence.

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  • BW Students raise money for LI Cares Food Bank

    Students in the Bretton Woods Band participated in the Harry Chapin Practice-A-Thon during the month of March to raise money for the LI Cares Food Bank. For every minute they practiced in March students earned a penny, nickel, dime, or quarter from their sponsor(s). Students then mailed their donations to help families in need. The winners with the most amount of practice minutes were Juliana M., Trinity G., and Joel M. pictured here with Mrs. Champlin. Congratulations to our winners! Keep practicing!

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  • Bretton Woods "Teddy Bear Clinic"

    On Tuesday, April 10, the BW kindergarten students took part in a “Teddy Bear Clinic”. The “Teddy Bear Clinic” is an injury prevention program for children sponsored by the Trauma Center at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. The students first learned about car and helmet safety in a fun and interactive way before dressing up as doctors and nurses to take care of their “injured” stuffed animals.

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  • Bretton Woods students spread awareness on World Down Syndrome Day

    Alexandra S. and Natalie B. worked with Mrs. Sukoff, Mrs. Sheehan and Mr. Gagliardi and created activities and read to classes to bring awareness to others about Down Syndrome. Students and staff were also encouraged to wear yellow and blue along with mismatched socks in support of the day. Bretton Woods collected money from a Jeans day event and that money will be donated to Gi Gi's playhouse which offers fundational learning opportunities for individuals with Down Syndrome, their families and the community.

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  • Bretton Woods Wears Purple for Peace

    To wrap up our "Respect for all Week", students wore purple for peace. Everyone was encouraged to wear purple to exhibit the ideals of Champions!

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  • Bretton Woods Unites Against Bullying

    As part of our Respect for all Week, we asked our students and staff to wear orange to stand united for acceptance, kindness and inclusion and against bullying. Student's are pictured under our "Kindness Tree" where they took a pledge to speak up, reach out and be a friend.

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  • Science Fair Winners

    Last week Bretton Woods held it's annual Science Fair. Congratulations to all of our participants and winners!

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  • Chinese Calligraphy

    Third graders in Mrs. Trapanotto’s class are trying out calligraphy, the ancient form of Chinese character writing, while studying the country of China. The students found it to be a fun form of writing, but thought it would be difficult to learn thousands of Chinese characters!

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  • #SockIt2EB

    On February 15th, Bretton Woods held a "Rock the Socks" Day to raise awareness for a disease called Epidermis Bullosa and to show support for one of our Bretton Woods families who is affected by EB. Students and staff wore crazy socks on their hands throughout the day while trying different activities in the classroom and around the school. CLICK headline for more photos.

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  • Little Shelter for Animals

    In honor of Random Acts of Kindness week Mrs. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade Class decided to support Little Shelter for Animals in Huntington. The children collected pet food, blankets and monetary donations for the shelter’s ASK Program. The program is an animal soup kitchen which allows shelter volunteers to go into poor neighborhoods in Suffolk County and provide over 6000 pounds of food a month to needy animals. In addition, the ASK Program at Little Shelter provides insulated dog houses, builds pens, provides medical attention and tries to educate humans about proper animal care. At this time, Little Shelter is also in need of cleaning supplies like paper towels, laundry detergent and towels. Class 3-1 collected many of these items as well. You can get more information from their website @ Littleshelter.com.

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  • Bretton Woods Elementary Celebrates 50 Years

    On the night of January 17th, Bretton Woods welcomed as many as 1,000 visitors comprised of retirees, alumni, staff and community members. They came together to mark the 50th anniversary of Bretton Woods. Guests were treated to a walk down memory lane in a make shift museum, performances by current students, a DJ, dancing and refreshments. It was truly a night to remember for all in attendance and a perfect way to mark Bretton Wood's golden anniversary. CLICK on headline for more photos.

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  • Bretton Woods has the Holiday Spirit

    Bretton Woods staff and students were encouraged to show off their holiday sweaters this week.

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  • "Leni the Pug"

    Mrs. Kennedy’s Class had the special treat of reading "Leni the Pug" and "The Comet Christmas Caper." The children loved this Christmas chapter book told in verse. The children were extra excited because the author, Keith Fiore, is Mrs. Kennedy’s brother!!

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  • Miss Damadeo's Class Helps with Hurricane Relief

    The students in Miss Damadeo’s 4th grade class held a school wide collection of items to help those families who were in need after Hurricanes Harvey and Maria this past year. The collection was inspired by the fact that Miss Damadeo’s brother’s family lost everything during Hurricane Harvey. The collection is a way for the students to learn that there are many others who are less fortunate, and it is important to help others when they are in need. The students collected everything from clothing and blankets to baby products, toiletries, and canned goods. The 14 boxes were graciously delivered between Florida and Texas to assist families. The students then sorted, labeled, and boxed up all the donations for shipping. Students learned that one person is never too small to make a difference!

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  • Harlem Wizards Visit Bretton Woods

    A few players from the Harlem Wizards stopped into our cafeteria during lunch time to promote their upcoming game at Hauppauge High School. The game will be held on Sunday, January 21st @ 3:00.

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  • BW 5th Grade Running Club participates in a Hot Chocolate 5K run

    Bretton Woods 5th Grade Competitive Running Club and its two club advisers, Mrs. Weeks and Mrs. Dungate competed in the Seaford Wellness Council Hot Chocolate 5K run on Saturday, December 2nd. The students have been training since October using a run/walk/run method. For many of the students, this was their first official 5K race. Students from last year's club and parents even participated. Mrs. Weeks and Mrs. Dungate are so proud of their accomplishment!

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  • Creative Thinking at our December Staff Meeting

    Mr. Gagliardi encouraged creative thinking at a recent staff meeting, running a marshmallow challenge. The task is simple: in eighteen minutes, teams must build the tallest free-standing structure out of 20 sticks of spaghetti, one yard of tape, one yard of string, and one marshmallow. The marshmallow needs to be on top. Surprising lessons emerge when you compare teams’ performance. The winning team was Mrs. Ceseretti, Mrs. Thornton, Mrs. McParland, and Mrs. Munter, who built a structure 26 ½” tall!

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  • Bretton Woods Congratulates our 'REFLECTIONS" Winners

    This year's Reflection Contest theme was "Within Reach". Bretton Woods students entered in many categories including Dance, Music, Film, Literature, Photography and Visual Arts. Pictured are our winners: Pranav V., Nainika R., Katie P., Akhil G., Martin K., Ryan R., Isabella H., Sai L., Sree. N.(not pictured), Carissa. P., Julianna P., Atharv P., Ashwin R., Ava P.

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  • Class K, 1, 2-7 Celebrates Thanksgiving Without Turkey!

    Each child in Mrs. Kiernan's class disguised a turkey and wrote a very persuasive letter pleading not to eat a turkey for Thanksgiving. The class decided to celebrate by feasting on pizza instead!

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  • The NY Islanders visit Bretton Woods

    The students of Class 3-5 entered the Islanders School Day 2017 contest and won! Bretton Woods welcomed Anthony Beauvillier, Ryan Pulock, and Josh Ho-Sang of the NY Islanders on November 14 for a school wide assembly on teamwork, never giving up, and having a positive attitude. Go Islanders!!!

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  • Please Donate!!!

    4th and 5th grade teachers are collecting donations for families in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey. They are looking for travel-sized personal hygiene products, gift cards in any denomination from stores like Target, Walmart, Amazon, etc., children's clothing, blankets, baby products, flashlights, batteries and toilet paper. PTA's Positive Awareness Committee is collecting canned goods and turkeys for Thanksgiving baskets for local families in need. Flyers were sent home in backpacks and via Infinite Campus Messenger. Please refer to the flyers for more details. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

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  • Halloween Math Contest

    During the month of October, the Bretton Woods Math Center conducted a Halloween math contest. The students had to use their math skills in estimating the weight of a pumpkin and how many candy corns were in the Halloween jar. The winner of the pumpkin contest was Katherine F. of Mrs. Thornton’s class. Katherine guessed 23 pounds 13 ounces. The actual weight of the pumpkin was 23 pounds 11 ounces. The winner of the candy corn contest was Jatin R. of Mrs. Sukoff and Miss Figari’s class. Jatin guessed that there were 401 candy corns in the jar. The actual number of candy corns was 442. Congratulations, Katherine and Jatin!

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  • Bretton Woods Reporters

    Students in Mrs. Leventhal's fifth grade class recently began a Journalism Writing Unit. They have been scouring the halls of Bretton Woods looking for a potential scoop. They noticed the new water fountain in the main hallway. With a Pulitzer in mind, each student reporter filed their story.

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  • Straw Walk

    On October 10th through the 13th the Bretton Woods elementary students and families participated in the annual Straw Walk. the Straw Walk has been an integral part of our Physical Education program as our continuous effort to promote lifetime activities to our students. The goal of the Straw Walk is to collect as many straws as possible after completing a lap around our 1/4 mile track. Straws will be totaled at the end of the week to see how many miles Bretton Woods has accomplished. Walking is a first-rate cardio-vascular exercise. We want to demonstrate to our children that walking/jogging/running is for people of ALL ages and it's a great way to uphold your overall health and well-being. This year the BW community walked a total of 1,811 miles, our highest total in five years! Thank you to all of the family members and friends who came out to support and get some exercise!

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  • Homecoming 2017

    Bretton Woods Principal Mr. Gagliardi, joined many of his students in this year's homecoming parade. The Hauppauge community came out in great numbers to celebrate. The celebrations included the parade,a football game,food,family activities and ended with a great fireworks display.

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  • Bretton Woods Buddy Bench

    Trenton Burr is a Life Scout in Troop 343 working toward becoming an Eagle Scout and built a “Buddy Bench” here at Bretton Woods as his Eagle Scout project. He fundraised by selling engraved pavers that would become a part of the finished product underneath the bench. The bench was installed over the summer on the primary playground where students play together at recess; but children can also feel lonely or experience bullying. Teachers have engaged students in activities to introduce the Buddy Bench and make recess friendlier and more inclusive. The Buddy Bench has been a huge success in helping children meet new people and make new friends outside during their time on the playground.

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  • New Student Ice Cream Social

    In September, our newly enrolled students enjoyed some ice cream with all the fixings to welcome them to Bretton Woods.

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  • 5th Grade 20 Book Challenge

    In September, our fifth grade students were given a challenge to read twenty books and write a short book review about each one. We are excited to announce that twenty-three of our students have successfully completed the challenge and recently took part in a "20 Book Challenge Celebration". The students ate lunch with their teachers, wore special crowns, received an award, received a homework pass and are looking forward to an afternoon with extra recess. They are truly "Reading Champions". Congratulations to all! Class 5-1 Ariella B., Justin D., Jenny D., Aiden D., Sarah D., Kate St.P.; Class 5-2 Ariana A., Sasha G., Mihika G., Maithilee H., Meghan H., Giana H., Arav P., Kristen T.; Class 5-3 William B., Jordan C., Christian D., Leesa G., Michael L.; Class 5-4 Liana G., Brady P., Emily S., Krithika V.

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  • Red Nose Day

    Students in Mrs. Trapanotto’s 3rd grade class participated in Red Nose Day courtesy of Mrs. Wells, a parent from the class. Red Nose Day is a fundraising campaign run by the non-profit organization Comic Relief Inc., dedicated to ending child poverty, both in the US and in some of the poorest communities in the world. The money raised by Red Nose Day in the US has benefited programs for children and young people in all 50 states and in 25 countries internationally.

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  • 5th Grade Math Olympiad Team Places 9th in Suffolk County

    The Bretton Woods 5th Grade Math Olympiad team participated in the 2017 Suffolk County Math Olympiad Tournament held at Stony Brook University competing against 58 other teams!! We are pleased to announce that our 5th grade team, coached by Mrs. Veronica Weeks, placed 9th overall in their division for Suffolk County! Congratulations Rishabh D., Chase D., Sri S., Sadiq S. and Elliot T. Your parents, teachers, and Mr. Gagliardi are so proud of your hard work, determination and accomplishment.

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  • Endangered Species Day at Bretton Woods

    Bretton Woods Student Government hosted an Endangered Species Day to celebrate past and current conservation success stories and a day of action to bring attention to species before they are on the brink of extinction. Students and staff wore green, a letter was sent home notifying families about the day and how you can do things at home to contribute to this cause. There was a fun activity for all students to complete. They did a great job promoting their cause!

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  • Bretton Woods 5th Grader Takes 1st Place in Earth Day Contest

    Eastern Long Island Solar Project LLC. sponsored an Earth Day Poster Contest where a winning 5th grader would receive a $100 cash prize. The poster had to contain an original slogan, identify a problem facing the Earth and describe possible solutions to help. This year’s winner is Maithilee H., from Mrs. Phelan's fifth grade class. Her slogan was “Global Warming is a Global Warning .” Congratulations Mathilee!

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  • 2 Bretton Woods Students Receive Honorable Mentions at Brookhaven National Laboratory Science Fair

    Congratulations to Carissa P., a 4th grade student in Mrs. Driscoll's class and Pranav V., a 3rd grader in Mrs. Kennedy's class. Carissa received an Honorable Mention for her project entitled "Slip,Sliding Away" and Pranav also received an Honorable Mention for his project "The Effect of Temperature on a Magnet". Over 100 Suffolk County schools take part every year in BNL's Elementary School Science Fair. Some 470 projects, created by over 500 Suffolk County children ranging from kindergarten to 6th grade, compete. Carissa and Pranav were our 1st place winners in their grade levels at our Bretton Woods Science Fair. We are very proud of you!!

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  • 2017 Suffolk County Math Olympiad Tournament

    On May 11th, the Bretton Woods 4th & 5th grade Math Olympiad teams participated in the 2017 Suffolk County Math Olympiad Tournament held at Stony Brook University. Fifty-six teams consisting of 4th through 6th grade students competed and our 4th and 5th grade teams performed very well. We are pleased to announce that one of our 4th grade students, Devika K., placed 7th overall in her division for Suffolk County! Congratulations, Devika. Your parents, teachers, and Mr. Gagliardi are so proud of your hard work, determination and accomplishment.

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  • State Quarter Collection

    Mrs. Lukowski's 2nd grade class has been learning how to count money. The class decided it would be fun to collect all the state quarters of our country! So far, they have found all 50 state quarters and are also collecting the quarters of the five U.S. territories. They are still looking for the coins for the District of Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands. They are confident that they will find them before the school year ends!!! The students are having a great time learning about money and the United States of America!

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  • Kindergarten Teddy Bear Clinic

    The “Teddy Bear Clinic” is an injury prevention program for children sponsored by the Trauma Center at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. The children learned that accidents can happen, but most injuries are preventable. They learned that seat belts should always be worn and children should sit in the back seat and that children should sit in a car seat until they are 4’9” in height. The importance of wearing a helmet was demonstrated with an egg drop experiment. The egg wearing a helmet survived while the egg without the helmet cracked open. The children not only learned about safety, but also helped to fix up their own furry friend who was injured in an accident. They filled out an accident report, developed a treatment plan and applied bandages to help their patient get better. The “Teddy Bear Clinic” was a hit and our kindergartners gained the knowledge they need to stay safe. CLICK headline for more photos.

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  • Bretton Woods Places 10th in the Nation!!

    The LightSail 25 Reading Challenge was a one-month reading contest that tracked the average minutes read for every 4th and 5th grade participant on the digital LightSail platform. The challenge was open to classrooms across the U.S., uniting them with the common goal of reading as much as possible during each day of the challenge. CLICK on headline for full story.

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  • Birds of Prey

    Sweetbriar Nature Center visited our 5th grade students and introduced them to owls, falcons and hawks. They learned about adaptations that help these awesome birds survive, how humans are part of the picture, and how we can help them. Students learned each bird’s stories about how they came to be at Sweetbriar. CLICK for photos.

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  • 5th Grade Career Fair

    It's never too early to start planning for the future and what kind of careers might interest you. 5th graders spent the day with several different professionals who shared their knowledge and experience in order to give our students different perspectives on potential careers. Thank you to Mr. St. Pierre (Sales - Publishing, Walsworth Publishing Company), Mr. Vaughan (LI Power Solutions Solar Energy), Mrs. Loren Hason (Architectural Lighting Designer), Dr. Rodriguez (Physician, Port Jefferson Medical Care), Dr. Postel & Ms. Hoffman (Adelberg Montalvan Pediatric Dental), Ms. Moore (Better Home Healthcare Agency), Mr. Titone (Airline Pilot), Mr. DeCicco (SONY Music), Mr. Bullard (Lawyer, Bullard Law Group, PLLC), Police Officers Dono, Steinmueller & LaVeglia (SCPD), and Mr. Mewhort (US Army). CLICK on the headline for photos.

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  • Motivational Speaker Rohan Murphy

    To celebrate the end of College & Career Week, Rohan Murphy spoke to students during assemblies and spent the day visiting classrooms and joining in Physical Education lessons. Rohan left a lasting impression that through hard work, dedication and perseverance, dreams and goals can be reached. CLICK headline for photos.

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  • 5th Grade Career Ambassador Presentations

    Library research at its best! For Career Week, eighty-six Bretton Woods 5th Graders presented their career projects to every kindergarten through 4th grade class in the school. The 5th grade students had been working with Mrs. McParland in the library to choose a career, research the topic and then create a speech and visual aid. Students presented on topics ranging from paleontologist to pit crew worker. CLICK on headline for photos.

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  • Valentine's Day Community Service Project

    With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, Mrs. Sukoff and Ms. Figari's 4th grade class thought it would be nice to make Valentine’s Day cards for the residents at the Birchwood Nursing Home in East Northport. Birchwood Nursing Home provides extended-stay nursing care to seniors with varying levels of disabilities. The cards will be delivered to patients with Alzheimer’s and Dementia during their Valentine’s Day Party on February 11,2017.

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  • Aquaphor Collection for Mackenzie

    Mrs. Sukoff/Ms. Figari's 4th grade class participated in a fundraiser for Hauppauge resident Mackenzie. As you may be aware, she was diagnosed with Epidermolysis Bulossa, a life-altering disease. The class collected jars of Aquaphor to help treat the blistering that Mackenzie deals with everyday. The most effective treatment is to prevent friction and the formation of blisters. This little gesture by these 4th grade students will go a long way for Mackenzie.

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  • Buddy Reading Session

    Mrs. Trapanotto's 3rd graders and Mrs. Figari's 1st graders shared their TC nonfiction writing projects in a buddy reading session. It was a great way for the 3rd grade students to feel like nonfiction writing "experts" and for the 1st graders to see how their nonfiction writing will progress in a few years. CLICK headline for photos.

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  • Mrs. Trapanotto's Class Realizing the Fruits of Their Recycling Efforts

    Third graders in Mrs. Trapanotto’s class got the chance to make a paper heart out of recycled newspaper while learning about recycling from a Town of Islip representative. Since the students recycle paper, plastic and aluminum in their classroom, they were interested in learning about what happens to recyclables after they are collected. CLICK headline for photos.

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  • Town of Islip Recycling Program

    Danielle Wynn, Recycling Educator from the Town of Islip, came to Mrs. Sukoff/Ms. Figari's 4th grade class to convey the importance of appropriate recycling and waste management techniques. The students saw a video about recycling, saw objects made from recycled goods and made their own recycled paper. This program aligns with Science curriculum on natural resources and also expanded on in-class recycling programs. CLICK headline for photos.

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  • 5th Grade Dance - "Game On"

    On Friday, January 6th, the fifth grade recognized being half-way to graduation with a "Game-On" themed celebration. At the party, the students who "rule the school" enjoyed playing life-size games, dancing with the interactive DJ, gathering in groups for the photo booth, dressing up in the prop giveaways and snacking on free refreshments. Amazing memories were made by all! CLICK headline for photos.

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  • School Supply Kit Proceeds

    A Message from the PTA - Thank you to all the parents who purchased a School Supply Kit. Our school was able to assist in feeding over 319 children through our school's involvement with School Tool Box and Feed My Starving Children.

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  • Kindergarten Reading Super Powers

    Bretton Woods' Kindergarten ended their Super Powers reading unit with a reading celebration. The Kindergarteners participated in a grade wide reading workshop. Their favorite reading Super Hero, Reader Man, made a guest appearance and helped to run the workshop. The children practiced using reading super powers as they did private reading and partner reading. They worked very hard and showed that their reading powers have been activated, they can read through even tricky books when they use their persistence power. A special thanks to Reader Man for stopping by...the children loved it! CLICK headline for more photos.

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  • Physics of Toys

    Mrs. Mitchell from the Cradle of Aviation came to Bretton Woods Elementary School to teach the 4th grade students about the Physics of Toys. The students learned about the scientific principle of different toys including motion, sound, gravity, heat, energy, electricity and magnetism. They explored how toys move and interact together. CLICK on headline for more photos.

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  • Hauppauge Public Library Bookmark Contest

    During the month of October, Mrs. Phelan and Class 5-2 participated in the annual Hauppauge Public Library Bookmark Contest. Students wrote captions and drew original designs related to the months of the year. Out of twelve months, the class had nine winners and three honorable mentions. The bookmarks are on display in the library and will represent the months of 2017.

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  • ACTION!! Future Movie Producers

    Mrs. Driscoll's 4th Grade class showed off their directorial talents to Mr. Gagliardi. They created iMovies on their iPads about natural disasters as a culmination of their TC research. Watch out Hollywood!!

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  • Latkes, Applesauce & Good Friends

    The children in K-1 enjoyed latkes with applesauce prepared by the parents. Afterwards, they enjoyed playing the dreidel game. The students were able to take home a dreidel of their own and chocolate coins sent in by the parents. A fun time was had by all. CLICK on headline for more photos.

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  • Jingling All The Way

    Thank you to Mrs. Champlin and the Bretton Woods Advanced Band for serenading staff and students as they arrived this morning. What a wonderful way to welcome Winter and the holiday season. CLICK on headline for more photos.

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  • Author Reading "Leni the Pug"

    Mrs. Kennedy’s Class had the special treat of reading "Leni the Pug" and "The Comet Christmas Caper." The children loved this Christmas chapter book told in verse. The children were extra excited because the author, Keith Fiore, is Mrs. Kennedy’s brother!!

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  • 5th Grade Competitive Running Club

    The Bretton Woods 5th Grade Competitive Running Club participated in a 5K race in Seaford on December 3rd. Mrs. Weeks and Ms. Gray are incredibly proud of them. They ran their hearts out. CLICK on headline to see more photos.

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  • Community Service Coloring Books

    Mrs. Sukoff/Ms. Figari and Ms. Damadeo’s 4th grade classes recently participated in a community service project. The students made coloring books for the children at the NYU Cancer Center. This is the hospital that is linked with the Kicks for Cancer program that the Hauppauge High School organizes. Every year the girls’ HS soccer team takes a trip into the city and visits this hospital. They will be bringing the coloring books that our students made and hand them out to the children at the hospital. We are so proud of the community service our students are participating in and wanted to share this with you.

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  • Re-Purposing Pumpkins

    Mrs. Kennedy and Class 3-1 organized a collection of pumpkins from the families and staff at Bretton Woods. These pumpkins will be donated to the Double D Ranch in Manorville, NY. This farm cares for and houses unwanted and abused farm animals. The pumpkins will be used to make food. Great job by all! You can visit doubledbarranch.org to find out more about how you can help too!

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  • Thanksgiving Pumpkin Donations

    Thanksgiving is here and we wanted to show the residents at the Arbors Assisted Living Community that Bretton Woods students in Ms. Figari and Mrs. Sukoff’s 4th grade class care about them. The students painted festive pictures on pumpkins and the Arbors will use these pumpkins to decorate for their Thanksgiving feast. Thanksgiving is a time to reflect. As we gather with family, friends and loved ones to enjoy our Thanksgiving dinner and the bounty of food at our tables, let’s take time to reflect on all that we have to be thankful for. This activity encouraged our students to be mindful of others and be appreciative of all that they have and what they can give to make others smile. CLICK headline for photos.

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  • Thanksgiving Feast

    The First Grade students at Bretton Woods Elementary School have been studying life Long Ago as part of their Social Studies curriculum. One of the activities that they do is to celebrate the First Thanksgiving Feast, including all of the trimmings. The students dressed up in costumes made in school as well as some who dressed up from home. A good time will be had by all the students.

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  • Native American Day

    Kindergarten students celebrated Native American Day. With the assistance of parent volunteers, students completed activities which included weaving place mats, using symbols to decorate vests, making headdresses, and threading necklaces. Teacher, Ms. Danielle Mollica, said, "This was a wonderful opportunity for the children to engage in hands-on activities to better understand the Native Americans and their culture." CLICK headline for photos.

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  • Straw Walk 2016

    This week the Physical Education classes participated in our annual Straw Walk, an integral part of our Physical Education curriculum for many years. During the Straw Walk students and guests collect as many straws as possible. Each 1/4 mile that someone runs, walks, or jogs, they earn a straw. Straws are totaled at the end of the week to see how many miles the Bretton Woods’ students and families walked in total. All family members were invited to walk as a first-rate cardio-vascular exercise. We use this week to demonstrate to our children that walking/ jogging/ running is for people of ALL ages and is a great way to uphold your overall health and well-being. CLICK headline for photos

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  • Presidential Elections at Bretton Woods

    All Bretton Woods students participated in a school wide vote to determine their choice for the next President of the United States. Students used their iPads to go to the "Pebble Go Voting" site and our younger voters used paper ballots. Our school Librarian, Mrs. McParland, was able to share our democratic process with the children by using tangible, hands-on approaches. In our building, Hillary Clinton would have won by 13 votes. CLICK headline for photos.

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  • Veterans Day Assembly

    Bretton Woods' annual Veterans Day Assembly paid tribute to 55 Veterans, all related to students and staff members of Bretton Woods. As the Veterans walked up the flag lined entrance, they were warmly greeted by our PTA. Veteran Mr. Ronald Barz spoke to the students about his service and pride and about the sacrifices service men and women make to protect our freedoms as Americans. Speeches were given by chosen students from the 5th grade about what Veterans mean to them. All the children sang different patriotic songs along with a video showing photos of Bretton Woods staff member's loved ones who have, or who still are, serving in the US Military. It was a very inspirational and moving day. CLICK headline for more photos.

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  • SCMEA Tuba & Baritone Day

    Students attended SCMEA (Suffolk County Music Educators Association) Tuba and Baritone Day with their band teacher, Mrs. Champlin. This was a great opportunity for our tuba and euphonium students to play their instruments in a unique setting and to hear other performers on these often less-celebrated instruments. Students performed with close to 300 players from across Suffolk county! Students dressed in their Halloween costumes for the event. CLICK headline for more photos.

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  • Volcanic Eruptions in 3rd Grade

    Students in Mrs. Haviland and Gemmell's 3rd grade class took time to learn through discovery, with a hands-on science experiment, to learn the way the earth changes after a volcanic eruption! CLICK on headline for more photos.

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  • 2016 Halloween Parade

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  • Halloween BWingo

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  • Red Ribbon Week

    Bretton Woods celebrated Red Ribbon Week to empress upon students the importance of drug prevention, saying NO to drugs and "YOLO" You Only Live Once! Students and staff wore red and signed pledges. CLICK on headline for more photos.

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  • Kindergarten Harvest

    Today’s rain did not damper the spirit of the BW Kindergarten as they celebrated the fall harvest with a Harvest Day festival. Magic pumpkins grew overnight, they made bird feeders, climbed and crawled their way through an obstacle course and other races. Later in the day the fun continued with pumpkin math and pumpkin pancakes. CLICK on headline for more photos.

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  • Stone Fox

    Mrs. Kennedy's 3rd grade class celebrated completing "Stone Fox" with an ice pop celebration.

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  • Spirit Week

    Spirit Week at Bretton Woods started on Monday with "Blue & White Hauppauge Day". On Tuesday students will be wearing "Comfy,Cozy PJ's". Wednesday's theme is "Sports Day" where you can come to school in your favorite sports gear. On Thursday, everyone can dress up as their favorite caped crusader on "Superhero Day". We will be ending the week in tiaras and tuxedos on "Fancy Friday". CLICK on the headline for photos throughout the week.

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  • Homecoming 2016

    Principal Gagliardi was joined by Bretton Woods students and their families in the tradition of marching in the Homecoming Parade. It was a beautiful day to rally together, socialize, cheer on the football team and to celebrate Hauppauge. CLICK on headline for more photos.

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  • Outdoor Classroom on the Great South Bay

    During the month of October, the fifth grade students studied about life in the sea while aboard the Yankee III. They made plankton nets and were able to look at plankton under a microscope. They were also able to touch various forms of sea life that was dredged from and returned to the water. A great day was had by all. CLICK on headline for more photos.

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  • Bretton Woods Welcomes New Students

    Mr. Poveromo and our PTA welcomed the nearly 60 new students who joined our Bretton Woods community during the summer. The students enjoyed ice cream sundaes while sharing stories about themselves.

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  • Bretton Woods is Pretty in Pink

    Today is the 9th Annual Kicks for Cancer Soccer Extravaganza in memory of Courtney Tompkin. Students at Bretton Woods showed their support by wearing pink. Hopefully the rain didn't dampen the excitement as many students plan on partaking in the games, food and fun for a great cause. CLICK on headline for photos.

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  • Hauppauge Fire Department Fire Prevention Assemblies

    The Hauppauge Fire Department is deeply committed to providing education to our children here at Bretton Woods. The Fire Department used safety lectures and tours of emergency equipment to teach fire safety. Each student was invited to draw a poster and write an essay for their contest. CLICK on headline for photo gallery.

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  • Red Nose Day

    On May 26, 2016, students in Mrs. Czachor’s 2nd grade class were treated to a fun-filled day of awareness for Red Nose Day by Mrs. Wells, a parent from Mrs. Czachor’s class. The money donated by Mrs. Wells will help support projects in some of the neediest communities in the United States and some of the poorest communities in the world. People from all walks of life are encouraged to get involved, have fun and raise money by buying red noses sold exclusively at Walgreens stores nationwide. "Mrs. Wells made the donation and I taught a lesson on what childhood poverty is and that the money for the things they were given by Mrs. Wells was going to help those children. They were shocked that not every child in the US ate dinner nightly. It was a very enlightening lesson."

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  • Munchkin Mediation: Conflict Resolution

    Mrs. Czachor's 2nd grade class, along with Mrs. Weeks & Ms. Gray's 5th grade class, put on a play called "Munchkin Mediation: Conflict Resolution". They worked together to choreograph dances as well as learn songs and memorize their speaking parts. Throughout the process they bonded and worked fabulously together. Parents from both classes worked on the costumes and scenery. CLICK on the headline to read more about the play and photos.

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  • Doggie Reading Club

    Mrs. Leyhane, our Reading Specialist, invited a furry friend to visit and read with them. The "Doggie Reading Club" is a specialized program designed to help children develop their reading skills. CLICK on the headline for more photos.

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  • Bretton Woods Class of 2016 Stepping Up

    A beautiful day greeted the graduates and their family and friends as they celebrated their stepping up to Middle School. It was a wonderful ceremony with warm wishes from our Interim Superintendent, Mr. Lederer, our PTA President, Mrs. Misciagna and our own Principal Gagliardi. The 5th Grade speakers made us smile and laugh as they took us down memory lane. The closing song "For Good", performed by our graduates, was met with both tears and cheers. Good luck in Middle School to the Class of 2016! CLICK on headline for more photos.

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  • 3rd Grade Cyber Skills

    Bretton Woods 3rd Grade Library classes did a research unit on cyber skills. The final project was to create a poster that taught others cyber-skills. They were all entered into a contest. CLICK on headline to view the winning posters.

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  • Welcome to the Amazon

    Class 3-3 celebrated a cumulation of their 3rd Grade Social Studies curriculum. Our final country destination landed us in Brazil. Our classroom was transformed into the Amazon Rain Forest, where vines hung overhead and colorful critters crept about. The children invited a special guest to experience the culture, sights and sounds of Brazil. CLICK on headline for photos.

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  • Kindergarten FLES Show

    On Friday, June 10, all Kindergarten classes at Bretton Woods performed in the annual Kindergarten FLES show. They sang songs and performed short skits about greetings and goodbyes, colors, body parts, numbers, the calendar, the weather and clothing. Their families were invited to come and watch them perform. They did an outstanding job! CLICK on headline for photos.

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  • Bretton Woods iPad Night

    Bretton Woods held its first iPad Night on June 2nd. 4th and 5th grade students got to show off the great work they have done on their iPads during the school year. CLICK on headline to see more.

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  • Bretton Woods Honors Memorial Day by Wearing Red, White & Blue

    Students and Staff at Bretton Woods came to school dressed in patriotic colors to commemorate all the men and women who served our country and gave the ultimate sacrifice. CLICK on the headline for more photos.

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  • Bretton Woods Math Olympiads Place 2nd in the Suffolk County Math Tournament

    Our 4th and 5th Grade Math Olympiad teams both scored big at the annual Suffolk County Elementary Math Tournament. Coached by Mrs. Weeks were Sushant C., Keertana M., Matthew F., Navya G. and Dharmik N. Our 4th Grade team consisting of Anthony R., Chase D., Sadiq S., Sri S., and Rishabh D. were coached by Miss Damadeo. Individual accomplishments were awarded to several of our students. Congratulations!! CLICK on the headline for the complete story and photos.

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  • Mother's Day Celebrations

    Mrs. Juliano's First Grade Class hosted a Mother's Day Tea for the special ladies in their lives. They read poems that they had written, sang songs and partner read with their moms. CLICK headline for more photos.

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  • Class 4-4 Honors Remembrance Day

    In honor of Remembrance Day, Class 4-4 made beautiful butterflies after reading the poem "Butterfly". The symbol of a butterfly was used to represent hope for those affected during the time of war. CLICK on headline for more of the story and to read the poem "Butterfly".

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  • Earth Day Beautification Project

    Miss Capone's 5th Grade class participated in an Earth Day project by cleaning up the Bretton Woods playgrounds. Your school and Earth thank you!! CLICK on headline for more photos.

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  • Daisy Troop 235 Spruce Up Bretton Woods Grounds

    Thank you to Daisy Troop 235 for the great job they did at cleaning up the Bretton Woods playground. During their April 14th meeting, they picked up all the trash along the fence by the swings.

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  • Nissequogue River DNA Study

    Students from Class 5-4 met at the Nissequogue River on Saturday to extract DNA from the water at two sites. The DNA was then shipped to Cornell University to test for the presence of three invasive fish species that have been inhabiting New York rivers. Students will be given credit for their scientific work in the official study.

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  • Leprechaun Traps

    Students made Leprechaun traps while learning about St. Patrick's Day.

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  • SCALA Children's Art Show

    Art teacher Beth LaVelle, submitted art work on behalf of 4th grade students, Jordan C. and Sofia K. to the Suffolk County Art Leaders Association (SCALA) Children's Art Show. Their work was displayed at an exciting exhibition at the Old Babylon Town Hall. Congratulations Jordan and Sofia!!

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  • Random Acts Of Kindness in Class 4-4

    Mrs. Sukoff and Ms. Figari shared that every student in their class is special in their own way. Each and every one of them has unique qualities and characteristics that make them who they are. Class 4-4 celebrated "Random Acts of Kindness" by having each student surprise a random/secret classmate with a handmade gift highlighting what they felt made their classmate special. CLICK headline for more on this story and photos.

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  • Chia Seed Project for Class 5-4

    Chia is an ancient seed that was revered by the Aztec people. Class 5-4 completed a chia project creating homemade chia pets to honor the Aztec. We combined our science plant unit with our social studies curriculum. CLICK headline for photos.

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  • SCMEA Day of Percussion

    Mrs. Champlin escorted several Bretton Woods students to Sayville High School for a SCMEA Day of Percussion. The students had a great time! CLICK on headline for photos.

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  • Mrs. Kennedy's 3rd Grade Mystery Readers

    During PARP (Parents As Reading Partners), Bretton Woods was visited by many "Mystery Readers". Mrs. Kennedy's 3rd Grade class was visited by Mrs. Wenger who read "The Great Grayness" and "Dragons Love Tacos". Mrs. Blankenship read "Pete teh Cat-Cave Pet". Both were a big hit and super fun.

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  • Chinese New Year Parade

    Mrs. Figari's 1st grade class, with the help of Librarian Mrs. McParland, showed off their knowledge of the Chinese New Year by putting on a parade for the students and staff. The students wore traditional costumes or red for good luck. They made dragon hats and lanterns. CLICK headline for photos.

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  • 5th Grade Career Day

    It's never too early to start planning for a career. 5th graders spent the day with several different professionals who shared their knowledge and experience in order to give our students different perspectives on potential careers. CLICK on the headline for photos.

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  • 2016 Library Bookmark Contest Winners

    Here are the winners of the 2016 Library Bookmark Contest with Mrs. McParland the Librarian. These students, in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade, were chosen for their creative bookmark ideas.

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  • Roller Coaster Unit

    4th grade students used their knowledge of engineering, forces and motion to build roller coasters. The only supplies they were given were a foam tube, a marble, plastic cup and masking tape. Each roller coaster had to contain one "hill", one "loop" and one "terminal". They began with a sketch before building and then testing their coasters. After testing their designs, they discussed strengths and weaknesses and were allowed to change one thing before building and re-testing the following day. CLICK on headline.

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  • 4th Grade "Character in a Can"

    As part of College and Career Week, 4th grade students created a "Character in a Can". Each student presented their project to their class explaining what they want to be when they grow up and talk about a role model who influenced their career choice. Students were responsible for dressing and decorating their can like a character with their chosen career. Many of the cans held props to help portray different professions. CLICK headline for more photos.

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  • 5th Grade Career Ambassadors

    Over 70 5th graders volunteered to present their library research projects on careers to their fellow K-4 students. We saw many careers represented, for example: Doctor, Surgeon, Anesthesiologist, Veterinarian, Dancer, Carpenter, Farmer, Chef, CSI, Marine Biologist, Animal Control Officer and Astronaut, to name a few! CLICK on headline for enlarged photos.

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  • Dress for Success

    This week Bretton Woods celebrates College and Career Week. On Monday, students and staff wore college gear. On Tuesday, Poet and author Darren Sardelli empowered students during an assembly and today, students "Dressed for Success" in clothing that represents a future career or interest. CLICK on headline for more photos.

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  • Monthly Character Education Program

    The Bretton Woods Shared Decision Making Team is proud to announce a new monthly Character Education Program promoting positive character awareness. This month's trait is "friendship". Families shared what makes a good friend and examples of how they show friendship on decorated snowmen. The snowmen are displayed on a new bulletin board that will be dedicated to a different trait each month. CLICK on headline to see an enlarged photo.

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  • Holiday Snapshots

    Here are just a few images from different celebrations that occurred at Bretton Woods during the holidays. CLICK on the headline for more photos.

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  • Expert Readers

    Mrs. Juliano's first grade class met with Mrs. O'Shaughnessy's Kindergarten class to read nonfiction books. This reading celebration marked the end of Mrs. Juliano’s Reading Workshop Unit on reading nonfiction. The first grade class wanted to share what they had learned about a variety of nonfiction topics ranging from Sea Turtles to Transportation. CLICK on headline for more photos.

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  • Ready...Set...Go!!

    The students in Miss Damadeo’s fourth grade class have been studying force, motion, and friction. Students created race tracks using classroom materials to determine which ramp would provide the least amount of friction so that their car would go farther than the other teams. Students discovered that the shiny folders and dictionaries had much less friction than paper. CLICK on headline for more photos

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  • Namaste from the Physical Education Department

    A calmness has settled over Bretton Woods as a guest Yoga Instructor worked with the students on strength, flexibility and breathing techniques. To find out more please see Ms. Hanlon's website http://hauppauge.k12.ny.us/Page/6972 for more information and photos.

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  • Leni the Pug: A Comet Christmas Caper

    Mrs. Kennedy's Class read Leni the Pug: A Comet Christmas Caper by author Keith Fiore and made their own Leni projects. The students loved the story written by their teacher's brother about a little Pug who saved Christmas. It is a 96 page book written in verse which is divided into 11 mini chapters. The children attentively listened to each chapter as their teacher read aloud this wonderful story of Christmas magic.

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  • Helping the Environment

    Third Graders in Mrs. Trapanotto’s class are helping the environment in two important ways. CLICK the headline for story and photos.

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  • PTA Reflections Winners

    Bretton Woods PTA proudly announces this year's Reflections winners. A round of applause to all those who participated. To those of you who can imagine, there is no telling where you can soar!!! CLICK on headline to see the winners.

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  • Outdoor Classroom Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    Principal Gagliardi and the Bretton Woods PTA, officially commemorated the outdoor classroom with a wonderful ribbon cutting ceremony. CLICK on the headline to see complete story and photos.

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  • iPads in Mrs. Driscoll's 4th Grade Class

    Students researched a natural disaster with their Reading Workshop groups. Pictured with Mr. Gagliardi are Vanessa M., Anthony R., Dominick U., Shriyans S. and Marina Cerrato. They demonstrated how they created Flow Boards on their iPads to display their work in slide shows. The students then presented their Flow Boards through Apple TV to the rest of the class. Great job!!

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  • Colonial Life Workshop

    The First Grade Students at Bretton Woods participated in a Colonial Life Workshop on Monday, Nov. 30. The students rotated stations and took part in making a wooden toy, making Dutch Apple Pancakes, and were able to use a loom to weave wool. This was to enhance our study of "Life Long Ago" which is part of our Social Studies Unit for November. This wonderful “hands-on” experience was thanks to the Bretton Woods PTA, who enabled us to schedule this special day. CLICK on headline for photos.

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  • December Community Service Project

    As part of a community service project, 4th grade students in Mrs. Sukoff, Ms. Figari, Ms. Damadeo and Mrs. Driscoll’s classes are collaborating to make a coloring book for the children at the NYU Cancer Center. This is the hospital that is linked with the Kicks for Cancer program that the Hauppauge High School organizes. Every year the girls’ HS soccer team takes a trip into the city to visit this hospital. This year they will be bringing the coloring books that our students make to the children. We are so proud of the community service our students are participating in.

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  • Town of Islip Recycling Program Visit

    Danielle Wynn, Recycling Educator from the Town of Islip, came to Mrs. Sukoff/Ms. Figari's 4th grade class to convey the importance of appropriate recycling and waste management techniques. The students first watched a video on the importance of recycling, then she went through a brief presentation about recycling and showed students objects made from recycled goods such as pencils, bags, pencil cases, etc. She ended the presentation with having the students make their own recycled paper. This program aligned with our Science curriculum on natural resources and also expanded on our in-class recycling program that we are doing in order to collect money to rescue a sea animal with the Atlantis Aquarium.

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  • "The Great Turkey Heist"

    Mrs. Kennedy's 3rd grade class read "The Great Turkey Heist" from The Boxcar Children series and just like the main characters they helped a local food pantry.

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  • Cornell University Microscopes on Loan

    Mrs. Weeks and Ms. Gray's 5th grade class borrowed microscopes from Cornell University to study chemotaxis (the movement of an organism in response to foods or chemicals) using a one-called organism called Tetrahymena. They introduced different foods and observed whether the Tetrahymena were attracted to it or repelled by it. They love spicy food and pencil lead! CLICK on headline for photos.

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  • Cultivate Kindness with Author Rich Specht

    The Bretton Woods PTA Arts and Education Committee brought the author of "A Little Rees Specht Cultivates Kindness" in to meet all of the students. Mr. Specht shared how the acts of kindness received in the wake of a family tragedy grew into a movement that spread worldwide. Students discovered that even the smallest act can be world-changing and were challenged to go out and make the world a better place... one little piece at a time. CLICK on headline for photos.

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  • Honoring Those Who Served

    On November 10th, 2015, the entire faculty and student body of Bretton Woods honored veterans with their 10th year Veterans Day Assembly. CLICK on the story headline for photos and story.

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  • Outdoor Classroom on the Great South Bay

    During the month of October, the fifth grade students studied about life in the sea while aboard the Yankee III. They made plankton nets and were able to look at plankton under a microscope. They were also able to touch various forms of sea life that was dredged from and returned to the water. A great day was had by all. CLICK on the title to see photos.

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  • Halloween at Bretton Woods

    We had record breaking attendance at the Bretton Woods Halloween Parade. The weather was perfect and we would like to thank all our visitors for their cooperation. CLICK the headline for more photos

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  • Expressive Language Activities

    The children in Mrs. Cohen and Ms. DiCalogero's speech class participated in a fun pumpkin carving activity. They worked on their expressive language and were engaged in this multi-sensory activity.

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  • Long Island Reptile Expo...Meet Tiki!!

    Mrs. Weeks and Ms. Gray from Class 5-4 met their students at the Long Island Reptile Expo at Suffolk Community College on Sunday. The students had a blast holding different reptiles and picking out their new class pet, Tiki. Tiki is a baby crested gecko and the students are researching how to take care of him. CLICK on headline for more photos.

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  • Pretty in Pink

    Bretton Woods students and staff wore pink, collected donations and contributed raffle baskets toward the Kicks for Cancer fundraising efforts. CLICK on the headline for photos.

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  • Spirit Week in Photos

    Although the Homecoming parade may have been rained out, nothing dampened the spirits leading up to Homecoming. Please CLICK on the headline to see photos from Spirit Week.

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  • Fire Prevention Week

    Our Hauppauge Fire Department demonstrated to our students how to make responsible choices regarding health and safety. One of their most important commitments is to give our children the knowledge and skills they need to lead safer lives. CLICK on headline for more photos.

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  • Bretton Woods Remembers

    Students and staff wore red, white and blue and observed a moment of silence to honor the memory of all we lost on that day and the Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice in the days, months and years to follow. This anniversary is a reminder that we must continue to focus on the courage, compassion and unity of purpose that we see demonstrated by Americans every day. CLICK on headline for photos.

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  • 1st Day of School

    Even the hottest day of the summer couldn't melt smiles off the faces of Bretton Woods students returning in their "Back to School" outfits, sporting fresh hair cuts and new backpacks chock full of supplies and lunch boxes! Click on headline for photos.

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  • Welcome New Students and Staff

    On Tuesday, September 8th, Bretton Woods will open it's doors to 106 new Kindergartners, many students who are new to the Hauppauge School District and 10 new staff members!! Welcome to our family of CHAMPIONS!!

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  • Summer Beautification Projects at Bretton Woods

    Thanks to our custodial staff, the floors at Bretton Woods are gleaming, classrooms are squeaky clean and our Cafetorium received a facelift with fresh paint and bright new tables (just to name a few of the many projects that take place during the summer).

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  • PTA Breaks Ground on Outdoor Classroom

    Thanks to the PTA, during the summer, construction began on Bretton Woods' outside classroom located in the 3rd Grade playground. CLICK on the headline to see more photos.

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  • Graduation 2015

    Congratulations to our 5th Grade Class of 2015 who "stepped up" on Tuesday as Middle School students!! CLICK on headline for photos.

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  • Class 5-3 "Holes" Projects

    As a culminating activity to reading "Holes", the students in Miss Capone's 5th grade class had the opportunity to create a novel study project that shows their connection to the text. CLICK on headline for story and photos.

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  • "Test Taking Strategies" Play Performances

    A collaborative performance by 5th and 2nd graders met with critical acclaim as students, family, friends and administration gathered to watch their two performances. CLICK on the headline for complete story and photos.

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  • 5th Grade FLES Luncheon

    On May 28, 5th graders at Bretton Woods enjoyed a Mexican Fiesta lunch from Moe's Southwest Grill to celebrate the culmination of their years in the FLES program. High School Spanish students joined them and walked around engaging them in Spanish conversation throughout the lunch. The High School students then ran a BINGO game in Spanish. A big thank you to Bretton Woods PTA for sponsoring the lunch! CLICK on headline for photos.

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  • 4th Grade Math Team at the Olympiads

    The fourth grade math team went to the Suffolk County Math tournament on Thursday, June 4th with Miss Damadeo. The students answered extremely challenging questions, and excelled. They did a fabulous job and had a terrific time! CLICK on the headline for more photos.

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  • Robotics Creations

    The Day 5 Robotics Club members are pictured with their wonderful creations. CLICK headline for full view of photo.

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  • Kindergarten Spanish Performance

    All Kindergarten classes put on a show in Spanish for their parents and relatives. The children sang songs in Spanish about greetings and goodbyes, colors, numbers, body parts, the months of the year, the family and the weather. They also performed dialogues in Spanish on these topics. They did an outstanding job!!! CLICK headline for more photos.

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  • 20 Book Challenge

    We are very proud of our Fifth Grade Twenty Book Challenge participants. They each read 20 books and completed a book review for each one. Nice job!

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  • 4th Grade Library Research

    4th graders had to pick a subject and spent weeks researching questions using books and the Internet. The children kept track of their information sources to avoid plagiarism. They created projects that taught others about their research. The finished works can be found in a Virtual Museum that Mrs. McParland has posted on the Bretton Woods Library webpage. CLICK headline for photos.

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  • High School Physics Visit at Bretton Woods

    Hauppauge High School students in their second year of college level physics classes came to Bretton Woods to demonstrate physics phenomena to our students. It was very impressive indeed to witness these former elementary students return to teach the next generation of Physicists!! CLICK on headline for complete story and photos.

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  • Third Grade Butterfly Release

    In conjunction with the life cycle science unit, third grade students have spent the past month raising painted lady butterflies. Each day the students were engaged in observing their caterpillars. They were amazed at how quickly the caterpillars grew. The butterfly release was especially exciting. It was a wonderful experience for our students! CLICK headline for photos.

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  • Third Grade Computer Club

    This year Bretton Woods began a new and exciting 3rd Grade Computer Club using a program called LEGO Story Visualizer. The children created models for a beginning, middle and end of their story. After completing each section they wrote detailed paragraphs about what was created. CLICK on headline to reveal photos.

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  • Bretton Woods Art Show

    The Art Show was a great success! Students, parents, grandparents, & staff members were thrilled with the event and over 140 families purchased their children's beautiful artwork in their frames. Thank you for attending & supporting the ARTS in the Hauppauge community. CLICK on headline for photos.

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  • 3rd Grade China Celebration

    Class 3-3 and 3-4 invited friends and family to celebrate all things "China". Stations were set up to demonstrate Chinese culture, calligraphy, origami, games and more! CLICK on the headline to see more photos.

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  • 5th Grade Robotics Club

    Pictured with Principal Gagliardi, the Fifth Grade Robotics Club demonstrated their Mindstorm NXT robots which they built and programmed to move and talk. CLICK on the headline to see more photos.

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  • Earth Day Poster Contest Winner

    The Earth Day Poster Contest was sponsored by Eastern LI Solar Project. The winning student, Michael S. was awarded a $100 cash prize. Open to 5th grade students from all elementary buildings, over 100 posters were submitted. Michael's was very original, discussing the importance of honeybees and simple ways to protect them. We are all very proud of Michael! CLICK on headline.

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  • Earth Day Activity

    On Wednesday, April 22, 2015 the students of Class 5-3 created Earth Day garbage bags. Then the students collected garbage during their recess time on the 5th grade playground as a way of celebrating Earth Day and protecting the environment around them. CLICK on headline for photos.

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  • Spring Spirit Week

    Bretton Woods ushered in Spring by celebrating Spring Spirit Week. Students and staff dressed as Hawaiian tourists, favorite storybook characters, favorite sport team and wore they dressed in the craziest, mismatched outfits. CLICK on headline to see more photos.

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  • Night at the Auction

    At Bretton Woods PTA Night at the Auction, over 100 baskets were raffled off and a fun time was had by all. CLICK headline to see a photo gallery.

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  • Chinese New Year

    Mrs. McParland and Mrs. Lavelle helped Mrs. Figari's 1st grade class study and prepare for the Chinese Lunar New Year. The students wore traditional costumes or red for good luck. They made dragon hats and lanterns which they proudly donned for their parade. Olivia C. and her Mom, from class 4-4, shared their culture with her classmates by sampling tastes of Asian cuisine, making lanterns and presenting each child with a good luck envelope with a surprise inside. CLICK headline for photos.

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  • 100 Days of School

    Mrs. Juliano, dressed as a centenarian, celebrated the 100th day of school with her 1st graders by completing math centers that included making necklaces with 100 fruit loops and making crowns with 100 stickers. Mrs. Fey's Kindergarten made a special snack by making the number 100 with 2 donuts and a pretzel stick. CLICK headline for photos.

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  • Battle of the Buildings

    Thank you to all our staff members who competed in the Battle of the Buildings and to all the families who came out to support them. It was a proud moment indeed to see Bretton Woods' pride at its finest. Through everyone’s efforts, we were able to raise a significant amount of money for Care and Share. CLICK the headline to see photos.

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  • Owl Pellet Dissection

    Students of Miss Capone’s class visited the science lab to dissect owl pellets. This activity is aligned with the Grade 5 science curriculum. The students enjoyed getting “hands on” opportunity to explore how owls use adaptations to function in their natural habitats. Mrs. Buckley assisted the students in conducting this activity in the science lab. CLICK headline for photos.

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  • "Have You READ It?" PARP Assembly

    Our PTA invited the Bodacious Book Show to come entertain our students as part of PARP (Parents As Reading Partners). CLICK headline for photos.

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  • Respect For All Week Inspiration

    Meet McKenzie, Emily and Elizabeth from 4th grade. They were so heartened by the messages from "Respect For All Week" that they took time during their vacation to create an inspirational banner which promotes the message of friendship, kindness and respect. It is hanging in the hallway across from the Principal's office. Great job ladies!! CLICK on the headline to see a larger photo.

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  • Class 5-3 Corresponds With Author Elvira Woodruff

    Miss Capone's 5th grade class so enjoyed reading "The Magnificent Mummy Maker" by Elvira Woodruff, that they all wrote letters to her. How surprised they were to receive a package from Ms. Woodruff!! CLICK on the headline for the story.

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  • Anti-Bullying Performance by High School Theater Group

    As part of "Respect For All" Week, our own high school IB Theater students performed an original anti-bullying production for our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders that was written and acted by the high school students themselves. Many of the actors were Bretton Woods alumni! CLICK on the headline to see more.

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  • Random Acts of Kindness Celebrated

    Mrs. Sukoff and Mrs. Hill's 4th grade class culminated "Respect For All" Week by celebrating random acts of kindness. "Every student in our class is special in their own way. Each and every one of them has unique qualities and characteristics that make them who they are." CLICK headline for photos. Proof of their success can be seen in the happiness reflected on all the photos! Great job 4-4.

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  • LOTE + FLES + BOE = Bretton Woods es Muy Bueno!

    At the February 10th Board of Education Meeting, Languages Other Than English (LOTE)/Foreign Language in Elementary Schools (FLES) Teacher Ms. Campagnoli and 5th grade students from Bretton Woods provided an interactive demonstration of a FLES classroom lesson. CLICK the headline to see photos of our 5th graders in action!

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  • Chromebooks in Mrs. Trapanotto's Class 3-4

    Class 3-4 used the Chromebooks to read ebooks on Raz-kids. It was a time to blend Differentiated Reading instruction with a technology lesson in using Chromebooks. CLICK on the headline for more photos.

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  • Valentines to Send Overseas Armed Forces

    The Bretton Woods mentoring community came together to participate in a favorite annual activity for Valentine's Day to decorate hearts which will be sent to soldiers in our Armed Forces. CLICK on the headline for more photos.

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  • 4th Grade Team Building Challenge

    Students in Mrs. Sukoff and Mrs. Hill's 4th grade class worked together as a team and used problem solving skills in order to complete a challenge. CLICK on the headline for the story and photos.

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  • Super Bowl Fun Friday

    In anticipation for this weekend's Super Bowl, students and staff showed up in full "game on" attire as they proudly wore their favorite team's uniforms. Bretton Woods has SPIRIT!! CLICK on headline to see more photos.

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  • Mrs. Leventhal's 5th Grade Insulation Lab

    Students in Mrs. Leventhal's 5th grade class used vegetable shortening to see how a layer of fat is an excellent adaptation in cold climates. The students covered one hand with the fat and then placed both hands in a bucket of very cold water. The results were amazing. CLICK the headline to see more photos.

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  • 5th Grade Career Fair

    Students had the opportunity to explore a variety of careers and learn about different aspects of college with 10 different professionals and a college counselor. They learned about career paths, responsibilities, likes and dislikes, and how their current education relates to the world of work. Thank you to the family members of our students who volunteered time out of their very busy schedules. CLICK on headline for more photos.

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  • Career Week - Dress for Success Day

    Many students participated in "Dress For Success" Day by dressing for a variety of jobs and careers. We saw future Doctors, Veterinarians, Dentists, Mail Carriers, FBI Agents, Police Officials, Professional Athletes, Video Game Designers, Paleontologists, Construction Workers, Engineers, Teachers, Administrators, Salesmen, Fire Fighters, Cheerleaders, Rock/Pop Stars and Military Service Men and Women! What a bright future we can look forward to! CLICK on headlines for more photos.

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  • 5th Grade Career Ambassadors

    The entire 5th grade worked on a career research project in the library with Mrs. McParland and Mrs. Rapacki. Sixty-nine of the students who completed the project, volunteered to become Career Ambassadors. As Career Ambassadors they were assigned to visit a class to share what they had learned. Two to three Career Ambassadors were sent to each Kindergarten through 4th Grade class in the school. Each student prepared a speech and poster and some even choose to create a PowerPoint presentation or dress up and bring props. CLICK on the headline for more photos.

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  • High School Orchestra Visit

    The High School Orchestra performed Disney themes for Bretton Woods students. Afterward, 185 elementary and high school Orchestra students played several pieces together and shared electric instruments! CLICK on the headline for more photos.

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  • Gingerbread Project

    Bretton Woods 4th grade classes came together with special guests to make gingerbread creations from traditional houses to trains! CLICK on the headline to see all the fun!!

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  • Mentoring Holiday Pancake Breakfast

    The Bretton Woods Mentoring Program held its annual Holiday Pancake Breakfast on Friday, December 12th. Students and staff members enjoyed home cooked pancakes, exchanged gifts, and experienced a wonderful holiday performance by the Advanced Chorus. A special thanks to Mrs. Goldenbaum, the PTA, and all of the Mentors for their support and assistance with this uplifting event. CLICK on the headline to see more photos.

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  • Care Packages for U.S. Troops

    Mrs. Figari, Mrs. Phelan, and Mrs. Czachor helped Bretton Woods students collect material donations in order to create care packages for soldiers serving overseas. What a great way for our children to show their thanks and develop a sense of patriotism. CLICK on the headline for more information.

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  • Kindergarten Native American Day

    Bretton Woods Kindergarten classes were busy preparing for Thanksgiving festivities next week. They made macaroni necklaces, headdresses, vests and place mats. CLICK on the headline to see photos of our busy little Indians.

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  • What Do You Get When You Mix a Solid with a Liquid and a Gas? A Root Beer Float!!

    The students in Miss Damadeo’s 4th grade class have been studying about the different states of matter. Today they participated in two different activities, one of which was learning how making a root beer float illustrates all 3 states of matter. They then turned this activity into a presentation on their iPad’s. CLICK headline to see more photos.

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  • Colonial Life Comes to First Grade

    Blydenburgh County Park, compliments of the PTA, brought an in-school Colonial Life Program to the first graders of Bretton Woods. They provided students with a hands-on approach to learning about every-day colonial tasks, such as weaving, cooking, and wood working. It was a great day for the students as they got to make spinning tops and pancakes. CLICK on the headline to see more photos.

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  • Honoring Those Who Have Served

    On November 10th, the entire faculty and student body honored our Veterans with an assembly always to be remembered! All 41 of our guest veterans, spanning 6 branches of service, were recognized with rousing ovations. Our guest speaker was Town of Islip Supervisor and Senator-Elect Tom Croci. It was a memorable event for everyone, which left all those in attendance with a great sense of pride in our country and a lot for our students to reflect upon as we honor all of America’s Veterans. CLICK on headline for complete story and photos.

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  • Navy Veteran Speaks to Fourth Graders

    In honor of Veterans Day, Class 4-4 was visited by Navy Veteran Petty Officer 2nd Class Alexis Cote. The students asked her about the 8 years she served in Bahrain, the Persian Gulf and in New York City protecting Manhattan after the September 11 Terror Attacks. CLICK headline for more photos.

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  • Bretton Woods Celebrates our Teacher Marathoners

    Congratulations to our 1st Grade Teacher Maureen Juliano who completed the New York City Marathon this past Sunday! On October 25th, our 2nd Grade Teacher Amy Thornton, along with Bretton Woods alumni Amy Thompson and Jen Saltzman, traveled to Washington, D.C. to run the "Marathon of the Monuments", the Marine Corps Marathon. You are an inspiration to us all. CLICK on the headline for more photos.

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  • Happy Halloween

    What is Halloween without costumes, Trick-or-Treating and of course, the Bretton Woods Halloween Parade? Hundreds of spectators gathered on the back field to cheer on ghosts, goblins and all kinds of other creatures, not to mention Superheroes and the cast from Frozen! Our band, directed by Mrs. Champlin, did a fantastic job!! CLICK the headline to see more photos.

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  • Homemade Slime Activity

    Students in Mr. Lieberman's OT class made slime as a fun and easy Halloween activity. Make it with white glue for opaque slime, or glue gel for translucent slime. CLICK on the headline for the recipe.

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  • Edible Rocks

    Mrs. Sukoff and Hill's fourth grade class made edible rocks on Halloween as another hands-on way to teach our Science lesson on how rocks are formed. CLICK here to see more photos.

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  • Gummy Worms Come Alive!!

    Mrs. Kennedy's 3rd Grade Class made Gummy Worms come alive!!!!!!! It was a creepy and fun Halloween science experiment. CLICK here for more photos.

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  • Halloween BW - INGO

    Halloween BW-INGO was a great success as you can see by the attendance of scary witches, pirates and more!! CLICK on the headline to see more photos.

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  • Chromebooks in Action

    Mrs. Sukoff and Ms. Damadeo’s 4th grade classes are using Chromebooks to learn about different types of genres and then searching the OPAC in our school library. In Mrs. Kiernan's class, the students are using a program called Raz-Kids to engage in reading activities. CLICK on the headline for more photos.

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  • Kindergarten Fall Festival

    The rainy forecast did not dampen the spirits of our Kindergartners who enjoyed a Fall Festival last week. CLICK on the headline for the complete story and more photos.

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  • Community Service Project

    With Halloween approaching, our 4th graders thought it would be nice to help the Arbors Assisted Living Community decorate their facility for the people who reside there. CLICK on the headline to see more photos.

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  • Erupting Apples!!

    Apple volcanoes were a "sweet" and juicy way for Mrs. Kennedy's third grade class to learn about volcanic eruptions. CLICK on the headline to see more photos of apples erupting!

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  • Physical Education Straw Walk

    This week our Physical Education classes participated in the Annual Straw Walk. The goal of the Straw Walk is to demonstrate to our children that walking/jogging/running is for people of ALL ages and it's a great way to uphold your overall health and well-being. CLICK on the headline for more information and photos.

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  • Pretty in Pink

    Bretton Woods students and staff showed their support for the 7th Annual Kicks for Cancer by wearing pink. Staff members donated prizes and gift cards towards a health and wellness basket valued at $475 which will be raffled off at the event. CLICK on the headline to view the photo gallery.

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  • Columbus Day Voyage

    In honor of Columbus Day, students created telescopes and Captain's hats with Mrs. Cohen and Ms. DiCalogero. The students were sent on a language enriched voyage. CLICK headline for more photos.

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  • Yankee III Expedition

    5th grade students sailed on the Yankee III charter boat out of the Captree Boat Basin to study oceanographic and marine life. CLICK on headline for the entire story and photo gallery.

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  • Town of Islip Recycling Program

    Ms. Danielle Wynn, Recycling Educator from the Town of Islip, gave a presentation to Mrs. Trapanotto, Mrs. Sukoff and Ms. Figari's classes. Ms. Wynn made recycled paper in a blender as part of the demonstration. The children learned about the importance of waste reduction and recycling. CLICK headline for photos.

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  • Kindergarten Character Education

    Our Guidance Counselor, Mr. Poveromo, worked with our Kindergartners to make "I am Special" badges. They each drew a picture of something that makes them special and unique. They wore their badges with pride throughout the day. CLICK on the headline.

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  • Third Graders Attend the 3rd Annual Concert for Children's Hunger Awareness

    3rd graders attended the 3rd Annual Concert for Children's Hunger Awareness. They collected food items to help stock the Long Island Cares Food Bank. They felt proud to be involved in helping feed hungry children right here on Long Island. CLICK on headline for gallery photos.

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  • Annual New Student Ice Cream Social

    Bretton Woods welcomed all of its new students by having an ice cream social sponsored by the Positive Awareness Committee.

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  • Mrs. Leventhal's 5th Grade Class Create Historical Fiction Scrapbooks

    On the evening of September 30th, many of Mrs. Leventhal's fifth grade students met her at the Hauppauge Public Library to select books for their historical fiction scrapbook project. CLICK on the headline for more photos.

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  • Mrs. Phelan's 5th Grade Class Put Down Their Pencils and Picked Up Apple Peelers!!

    During the month of September, Class 5-2 completed a reading unit on Traditional Literature. After reading several folk tales, fairy tales, fables, myths and legends the students made apple pies in the classroom as a culminating activity! CLICK on the headline to view photo gallery.

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  • Red, Yellow or Green?

    Red, yellow or green...what's your favorite apple? Mrs. Fey's Kindergarten class had an apple tasting experiment. After graphing their results, they determined that yellow and green tied for favorite flavor!! CLICK on headline to see photo gallery.

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  • Homecoming - September 13, 2014

    Although this year's homecoming was a wet one, nothing dampened the spirits of those who came to march for Bretton Woods. Thank you to the faculty, students and family members who joined the parade. Congratulations to the football team on their win! CLICK on the headline to view photos.

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  • Spirit Day - September 12, 2014

    Tomorrow is Homecoming and Bretton Woods students and staff dressed in blue, white and Hauppauge jerseys to show their support for the Hauppauge Eagles Football team!! GO EAGLES! CLICK on the headline to view the photo gallery

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  • Patriot's Day - September 11, 2014

    Bretton Woods Students, Faculty and Staff observed a moment of silence and were dressed in red, white and blue in remembrance of the tragic events that happened thirteen years ago today. CLICK on the headline to view the photo gallery.

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  • PTA Volunteer Day - September 10, 2014

    On Volunteer Day, Bretton Woods PTA members lend helping hands to our teachers. Volunteers worked all day to help beautify our hallways. Thank you PTA!! CLICK on the headline to view the photo gallery.

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  • Welcome Back to Bretton Woods

    Principal Gagliardi, Superintendent Patricia Sullivan-Kriss and Asst. Superintendent Joseph Tasman, along with Faculty and Staff welcome back new and returning students for an exciting start to the 2014-2015 school year. CLICK on the headline to view the photo gallery.

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