Giving Thanks

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In celebration of School Board Recognition Week, students, district organizations and PTA representatives honored Bellmore’s Board trustees for their voluntary service and commitment to the district during the Nov. 15 Board of Education meeting.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Famularo recognized the trustees’ efforts by saying, “We thank you for working diligently for our students and for what is best in terms of their success.”

The theme of the evening was “technology,” as Christopher Merz’s and Deirdre Golden’s fourth- and sixth-grade students eagerly demonstrated math and English language arts programs on the district’s new Chromebooks. Students in Michelle Block’s art class also transposed a quote from Albert Einstein and hung a canvas painting in the boardroom, which reflects the district’s core values and seven habits of leadership, with each core value and habit rendered as an app. Other gifts included a donation to the Ronald McDonald House from the Faculty Organization and the PTA’s gift of a Tile, a technological device which assists in finding lost keys and other important items.

The highlight of the evening, however, was teacher Lauren Pedone’s demonstration of a specially programmed Nao robot, which not only thanked each trustee for his or her service, but also gave each a keychain printed on a 3-D Maker Bot printer.