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‘Tis the season of giving for the Shore Road Student Council

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The Shore Road School Student Council in the Bellmore School District has worked collaboratively to pursue several charitable causes this holiday season.

The Student Council is made up of two representatives from each fifth and sixth grade class at Shore Road. The Shining Star Leaders meet once a month to brainstorm charitable causes to support. This year, with the help of advisors Casey Amato, Christina Colletti, Lauren McHale and Samantha Seith, students led highly successful efforts to help others. They organized a Thanksgiving food drive for members of the Bellmore community, contributed to a coat drive run by Assemblyman David McDonough, and continued their support of the annual holiday toy drive for the John Thiessen Children's Foundation.

Date Added: 12/1/2023

Bellmore Stars thank the board of education

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Bellmore Public Schools students showed thanks to the board of education and celebrated Winthrop Avenue School’s upcoming 100th anniversary during the Nov. 21 meeting.

Reflecting the dancing trends of the 1920s, students performed a Charleston dance in dedication to trustees. In the board room, Winning Star Leaders presented a painting they created which honors Winthrop’s 100th birthday. Additionally, the board received thanks from building administrators, teachers, and parents during the meeting.

Date Added: 11/29/2023

Winthrop Avenue turns Broadway with students’ Thanksgiving floats

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The annual Thanksgiving parade that runs down Broadway made its way to Winthrop Avenue School in the Bellmore School District as students created their own festive floats on Nov. 21.

Using balloons and any crafting material they could think of, Winning Star Leaders in third grade worked on their own Thanksgiving Day parade float based on their favorite fictional character or real-life idol. Students creatively suspended the balloons in the air with straws and popsicle stick bases, while the balloons themselves were decorated with colored tape, paper cutouts and yarn to closely resemble its inspiration. Once the parade was assembled, students also reflected on the many things they are thankful for.

Date Added: 11/27/2023

Reinhard students pluck first notes on violins

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Students at Reinhard Early Childhood Center in the Bellmore School District began a new musical pursuit on Nov. 13 as they learned the basics of playing violin.

With music teachers Kelly Brandstadter and Joanna Rocco, Reinhard Rising Star Leaders excitedly gathered in the auditorium to learn the first steps in playing the new instrument. Students stood in front of their classmates and exemplified how to properly hold the violin and place their thumb on the fingerboard. Each Rising Star took a turn to pluck their first note. As their practices continue, they will learn how to play independently.

Date Added: 11/16/2023

Winthrop Avenue students pledge to take a stand against bullying

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Health and Safety Week returned to Winthrop Avenue School from Oct. 23 to 27 and contained a multitude of lessons from community partners on how students can lead a happy, healthy and positive life.

Bullying prevention, an important theme of the week, was the topic of conversation for Winning Star Leaders during assemblies led by Bellmore social worker Christine Davison. Mrs. Davison discussed the three roles involved in bullying – the bully, the victim and the bystander – and how anyone can step in to make a difference. Box out Bullying was also an entertaining show that celebrated unity and acceptance. Additionally, students were visited by servicemembers from the New York Police Department’s canine unit and from the Bellmore Fire Department, while the Bfit Show by BOCES showed Winning Star Leaders how to lead an active lifestyle.

Date Added: 10/31/2023