Headlines & Happenings

  • Making a Difference Ceremony

    Pines ES celebrated the first Making a Difference ceremony of this school year. Several time a year, staff members nominate students who they believe went above and beyond with an extraordinary act of kindness or who have helped in a significantly, extraordinary way. Congratulations to this group of Making a Difference award recipients!. Click on the title to view more photos from this ceremony.

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  • Pines Future Corp Club Visits the Arbors

    In addition to their bi-monthly visit to the Arbors Assisted Living Facility in Hauppauge, on Tuesday December 18th, the Pines Future Corp Club made a special holiday visit to the residents. The students sang holiday songs, played games and delivered handmade place mats to the residents. This visit brought smiles to the residents faces and filled their hearts with joy! Click on the title to view more photos.

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  • Holiday Sing a Long

    Pines staff and students gathered together the morning of December 21st, comfortably dressed in pajamas, to sing holiday songs at our annual Pines Holiday Sing-A-Long. Mrs. Wray-Dolgin practices holiday songs with students throughout the month of December. Each grade is assigned a particular song to perform together. In between grade level performances, all staff and students sing other songs all together. What a great way for staff & students to celebrate the holidays together before the Winter Break! Click on the title to view more photos.

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  • K Holiday Sing a long

    Kindergarten students sang holiday songs to their families and friends at their annual holiday sing-a-long. Dressed in white shirts, colored scarfs, and black hats the students performed beautifully! Click on the title to view more photos from this sing-a-long.

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  • HS Varsity Club Spreads Holiday Cheer

    The HS Varsity Club spread holiday cheer to Pines K-2 students by visiting each classroom while singing holiday songs. Santa and Buddy the Elf even had time to stop for a photo with each class! A big thank you to Mr. Lionetti, Mrs. Soltan, and Mr. Aiello for organizing this visit. Click on the title to view more photos from this event.

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  • New York Islanders Donate Equipment to Pines ES

    The New York Islanders invited Pines students in grades 3-5 to participate in their floorball outreach program during physical education classes. Floorball is a type of indoor hockey that Mrs. Barbieri and Mrs. Kunzig have been introducing to student the past few weeks. Our goal is to expose students to the game and culture of hockey while creating an opportunity for students to learn a new way of exercising. If you walk past the gymnasium, you will see the beautiful new floorball equipment that was kindly donated to our school from the New York Islanders.

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  • SCOPE SATURDAY ENRICHMENT PROGRAM!

    SCOPE Education Services will hold a "Saturday Enrichment Program" for Hauppauge students in grades Kindergarten through 5th Grade! Dates are January 26, February 2 & 9 and March 2 & 9. These are 5 week courses held on Saturdays between 9 am and 12 pm, with Session 1 from 9 am to 10:30 am and Session 2 from 10:30 am - 12 pm. The location for this program is Bretton Woods Elementary School. Click to see the flyer for further information!

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  • Kindergarten Students Celebrate the 50th Day of School

    On Monday, November 26th PInes Kindergarten students celebrated the 50th day of school. Students and teachers dressed in 1950's attire such as poodle skirts, white t-shirts and leather jackets. A different activity took place in each classroom. One teacher instructed students on making a root beer float craft. Another teacher hosted a "sock hop" where students danced and tried the hula hoop. In the third classroom, students played with toys such as Lincoln Logs, Barbie Dolls and Play Dough. At the conclusion of the day, all students enjoyed real root beer floats. Fun was had by all! Click on the title to view photos from this event.

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  • 3rd Grade Holidays Around the World

    3rd grade students spent the day on Monday, November 19th celebrating Holidays Around the World. They traveled to America, Brazil, China and Israel. The day was filled with fun activities and cultural food. The students learned about customs and history that make the holiday in their country special. Click on the title to view pictures from this event.

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  • Pines CAN Help

    Once again the Pines community has demonstrated their unbelievable support by giving to those who are less fortunate. Through our Pines CAN Help event, Pines families have donated over 900 food and household items to Long Island Cares Harry Chapin Food Bank. Students were encouraged to bring in one can of healthy food, a personal care item or a baby necessity for every lap they completed on the Pines track during this event. Physical Education teachers Mrs. Barbieri and Mrs. Kunzig and the Pines Student Council would like to thank all of the students for their contributions and participation in the walking/jogging event during Physical Education class.

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  • First Thanksgiving Celebrated by Class 2-2 & 4-4

    Class 4-4 and their reading buddies, class 2-2, celebrated Thanksgiving with a presentation about the First Thanksgiving. The second graders dressed up as pilgrims and shared the story of the First Thanksgiving. The 4th graders dressed up as Native Americans and shared facts about the way of life of the Algonquian and the Iroquois Indians. Families were invited to watch the presentation on stage and everyone enjoyed all the delicious desserts brought in.

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  • Veterans Day Celebration

    On Friday, November 9th Pines ES celebrated Veterans Day. 32 guest veterans were in attendance. These guests were family members of Pines staff and students. Flags were purchased and "planted" along the walkway in front of the Pines. The money collected from flag purchases was presented in a check to Beacon House. Beacon House provides temporary and permanent residence to U.S. military veterans. The total collected was $644. Click on the title to view more photos from this event.

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  • Flag "planting"

    In preparation for our annual Veterans Day celebration, Pines students "planted" flags on the grounds of Pines ES. Students were asked to "purchase" a flag for a minimum of $1 donation. Donations were collected to support United Beacon House which will be presented to them at our Veterans Day assembly.

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  • Halloween Parade

    Many spooky, funny, glamorous, and intricately detailed costumes were seen at this years Pines Halloween Parade. We had beautiful weather for parents and staff to watch all of the students march in the parade in the front of the Pines. Click on the title to view more pictures from this event.

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  • Pumpkinology

    Pines 4th grade classes got ready for Halloween with a Pumpkinology activity. The students measured and weighed pumpkins and got messy counting pumpkin seeds too! Click on the title to view more pictures from this event.

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  • Journey into American Indian Territory

    Pines 4th grade students spent the day learning about American Indian culture. They attended museum presentations which displayed items such as tools, weapons, clothing and a longhouse. The 4th graders also participated in traditional games and stories, music and dancing, and made a clay pot during a workshop.

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  • Fire Prevention Assembly

    The Hauppauge Fire Department conducted fire prevention assemblies for the students of our school. They discussed a variety of fire safety issues such as the importance of practicing fire drills at home and making sure families have a meeting place outside of their home. Click on the title to view more photos from this event.

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  • Kindergarten Celebrates Johnny Appleseed Day

    Pines Kindergarten students celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day on Friday, September 28th. Johnny Appleseed was a famous American figure who is best known for his planting of apple trees throughout Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. The children made apple hats, tasted different types of apples, and made applesauce. Fun was had by all! Click on the title to view more pictures from this event.

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  • First Peaceful School Bus Meeting

    Pines ES had its first Peaceful School Bus meeting on September 17th. This program was designed to reduce the number of behavior problems on the school bus by creating a greater sense of responsibility and community when riding the school bus. Approximately 4 times a year, students on the same bus route will meet together in our school. These meetings will help students get to know each other and learn how to behave and act responsibly on the school bus.

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  • Remembering September 11th

    Pines staff and students dressed in patriotic colors, said the Pledge of Allegiance, and sang a patriotic song together in our gymnasium. We usually remember this day as a school community out front around our flag pole, but due to inclement weather we gathered inside in our gymnasium this year.

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  • First Day of School

    Students arrived at Pines ES on the first day of school looking relaxed and refreshed and ready to start a new school year! Upon arrival, all were surprised to see a big Welcome Back to School sign placed in the front of the school. A big thank you to our wonderful PTA for surprising us with this beautiful display.

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