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  • CLASS OF 2019 RETURNS TO BRETTON WOODS

    There wasn't a dry eye in the house as former Bretton Woods students came back to walk the halls one last time. The graduates wore their caps and gowns and marched to "Pomp and Circumstance" as they waved hello to students and staff. Congratulations and Best Wishes to the Class of 2019! You have made Bretton Woods very proud!! CLICK on the title to view gallery.

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  • WELCOME TO SUMMER READING 2019!

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  • Bretton Woods 4th & 5th Grade Math Students are Math Olympiads

    On Thursday, May 30, 2019 the Bretton Woods Grade 4 and Grade 5 Math Olympiad team competed in the 12th annual Suffolk County Math Olympiad Tournament held at Stony Brook University. There were 50 teams that competed. Our Grade 5 team (Ryan G., Joel M., Dharahaas N., Pranav V. and Nainika R.) won 3rd place overall in the county in the team event. Ryan G. (Mrs. Leventhal's Class) placed 10th overall in the county in the individual event. We are so proud of all of our students that competed yesterday. They made their school, their teachers, principal, and parents very proud. Congratulations! The 4th graders who participated were (Mario C., Samvath K, Nathan F., Akhil G., Ethan R.)

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  • PSE&G and The National Theater for Children perform "The Conservation Caper"

    Fourth Grade students from Bretton Woods took part in an energy conservation show from PSE&G and The National Theatre for Children called “The Conservation Caper.” This fantastic show taught students about natural resources, conservation of energy and how we can all do our part to protect the planet!! Families are encouraged to sign up for their own free energy efficiency kits by going to PSEGLIenergykit.org and using code PSEGLI1819.

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  • Bretton Woods supports the ALS Ride for Life walk

    On Friday, May 10th, Bretton Woods was honored to have the ALS Ride For Life walk to our school. The weather was on our side and the students were lined up ready to cheer. When the riders arrived, students and faculty welcomed them with words of encouragement. We were able to present a generous donation from the Bretton Woods staff. Bretton Woods was recognized with a Certificate of Appreciation for participating in the ride. We hope to be one of their stops again next year!

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  • Bretton Woods Physical Education Classes are doing ZUMBA

    Bretton Woods students participated in an Arts in Education Zumba program May 6th-May 10th in all Physical Education classes. This program was led by Jeanine Ekclund "The Zumba Lady". Zumba fuses Latin rhythms with easy to follow dance and exercise moves. The students, along with physical education teachers, Ms. Hanlon and Mrs. Casale, enjoyed moving to the beat and getting some exercise at the same time.

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  • Mrs. Trapanatto'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. Currently the class has raised enough money to adopt three animals- one seal and two sea turtles. The two sea turtles are currently in rehabilitation at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead, while the seal has just been released. 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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  • BRETTON WOODS FIFTH GRADER WINS TOP HONORS AT BROOKHAVEN LAB SCIENCE FAIR

    For the first time in Bretton Woods history, one of our students has won first-place honors at Brookhaven Lab's Science Fair! Congratulations to Prana V.! Pranav is a student in Ms. Veronica Weeks and Ms. Tara Dungate's class. His project was entitled "Race to the Future Hydrogen Cell." Pranav is pictured with Principal, George Gagliardi and his teachers, Tara Dungate and Veronica Weeks. Bretton Woods school is so proud to display the banner that he won! CONGRATULATIONS! All the first place winners from each grade level also went on to compete at Brookhaven National Lab and represented Bretton Woods. Kindergarten: Riona M., First Grade: Layla K., Second Grade: Ashwin R., Third Grade: Atharv P and Fourth Grader, Samvath K. in Ms. Damadeo's class also won Honorable Mention at Brookhaven Lab. His project was entitled "Temperature Tempos" - Congratulations!!

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  • Bretton Woods "Teddy Bear Clinic"

    On Wednesday, March 27th, the BW kindergarten students took part in a “Teddy Bear Clinic”. The “Teddy Bear Clinic” was introduced to Bretton Woods by 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Leventhal and is an injury prevention program for children sponsored by the Trauma Center at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. Mrs. Leventhal’s 5th grade students help with the program and assist the kindergartners as they first learn 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 Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders Science Fair Winners

    Kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade students earned either 1st, 2nd or 3rd place status. Congratulations on this wonderful achievement. Kindergarten: Riona M, Khusi S., Peyton S., 1st grade: Layla K, Michael S., Sophia N., 2nd grade: Ashwin R, Mihir K, Ava P.

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  • Bretton Woods 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Science Fair Winners

    3rd, 4th and 5th grade students participated in the Science Fair and earned either 1st, 2nd, 3rd or Honorable Mention status. Congratulations on this wonderful achievement. 3rd Grade: Atharv P., Ada K., Mckayla H., Sahasra S., Chris D., 4th grade: Samvath K., Landon K., William K., Ethan R., Maximus V. 5th grade: Pranav V., Dharahaas N., Evan L., Nainika R., Joseph G.

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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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