Headlines & Happenings

  • Pines Graduating Seniors Walk

    Former Pines students walked the halls of the Pines one more time before they graduate from Hauppauge High School. It was so wonderful seeing familiar faces all grown up. Congratulations to all Class 2019 graduates! Click on the title to view more photos.

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  • Field Day!

    Under a beautiful sunny sky, Pines students and staff had a wonderful time at their annual field day. Click on the title to view photos from this event.

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  • WELCOME TO SUMMER READING 2019!

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  • Kindergarten Circus

    The Circus was in town at Pines Elementary School! Kindergarten students gave a spectacular performance at the Pines annual Kindergarten Circus. The acts included fierce lions, funny clowns, daring tightrope walkers, skillful acrobats, trained elephants, powerful strong men and talented spotted dogs. Kindergarten teachers Mrs. Rand, Mrs. Marcus and Mrs. Serocki spent many weeks practicing songs and acts with their students and their hard work was validated by the cheering crowd! Click on the title to view more photos.

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  • Zumba in Physical Education Classes

    Pines students participated in an Arts in Education Zumba program March 26th - 29th 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, Mrs. Barbieri and Mrs. Kunzig, had a blast moving to this energetic music!

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  • Respect For All Week

    During the week of March 18th, we celebrated our annual Respect For All Week here at Pines Elementary School. Respect For All week consists of a variety of building-wide activities to promote the themes of treating ourselves and others with kindness and respect. Some of these activities include “Mix It Up At Lunch” day and our “I Can, You Can, Be A Good Friend” canned food drive for the Long Island Cares Harry Chapin Food Bank. This year, our Respect For All Week ended with a wonderful assembly presentation by Mr. Rohan Murphy, entitled “Success For Every Student.” Mr. Murphy’s story is a compelling one, with themes of grit, perseverance, inclusion, and respect. We were truly very lucky to be able to spend time hearing about Mr. Murphy’s life and many students reported that they found his story to be inspiring!

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  • CPR Introduction to 5th Grade Students

    On March 21st Pines 5th grade students had the opportunity to learn Compression Only CPR and had an introduction to AED use by Mrs. Acompora and staff, from the Louis J. Acompora Memorial Foundation. This foundation has been instrumental in raising awareness among schools, sport venues and other public institutions about the importance of owning automated external defibrillators(AED) to be better prepared to respond to sudden cardiac events. Pines 5th grade students were able to practice performing compressions and using an AED machine on several "Rescue Annes", which were in the form of a human head and chest. In addition, Mrs. Acompora demonstrated how to perform the Heimlich Maneuver. This program was extremely informative and the students were eager to participate in learning valuable life saving skills!

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  • Volleyball Tournament

    For 3 weeks prior to the February Winter Break, the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students at Pines ES participated in a Volleyball Unit. With the help of Mrs. Barbieri and Mrs. Kunzig, the students worked hard learning and practicing the skills related to the game of Volleyball. The students also had the opportunity to be a part of a team and experience working with other students in their class. The unit concluded on February 15th with our annual Pines Volleyball Tournament. Congratulations to all students who participated and to the winning teams: Grade 5 - The Kings of Volleyball, Grade 4 - The Yetis and in Grade 3 - Strikers. Click on the title to view pictures from this event.

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  • Career Day 2019

    Pines Career Day was held on Friday, February 1st and was the final day concluding Pines College and Career Week. The day was exciting for all 4th and 5th grade students as they had a day full of listening to many exciting careers presented by parent volunteers. Some of the careers presented were a veterinarian, chef, probation officer, attorney, ice company, and physical education teacher. Many thanks to all of the presenters for sharing their careers with out students! Click on the title to view photos from this event.

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  • 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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  • 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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