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East Quogue Welcomes Author Bruce Hale

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Students recently welcomed iconic children’s book author and motivational speaker Bruce Hale, who wrote the “Chet Gecko” series, “The Monstertown Mysteries” and “Clark the Shark.”

Mr. Hale spoke about his writing process and explained that following your dreams takes work and persistence. He also told the students that they need to “dream big.” Most importantly, listening to the author jumpstarted the students into believing they are writers. He also shared information about his new book “Super Troop.”

During Mr. Hale’s visit, the students and faculty also showcased their favorite books by dressing up as book characters. Some of the characters included crayons from “The Day the Crayons Quit,” the caterpillar from Eric Carle’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and the witch from Jill Murphy’s “The Worst Witch” series.

East Quogue Elementary School would like to thank reading teacher Dee Burgwin and the PTA for inviting Mr. Hale for such a motivational and fun morning.

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Date Added: 5/17/2024

East Quogue Exceeds Relay for Life Goal

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The East Quogue community’s compassion and support flourished, having raised $29,000 for Relay for Life, $5,000 more than the community’s fundraising goal. The Relay for Life event provided the school community with a meaningful opportunity to honor cancer survivors, commemorate the lives of those lost, and to join forces in the fight against cancer.

Superintendent of Schools Michael Miller said, “This incredible achievement speaks volumes about our collective commitment to making a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer. Together, we have shown that when we come together as a community, there is no limit to what we can accomplish. Thank you for embodying the spirit of compassion, generosity, and unity that defines our school community.”

Date Added: 5/10/2024

 

Relay for Life

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East Quogue Community,

I hope all is well. We are privileged to be part of such an incredible school community where compassion and support flourish. Last Friday, thanks to the efforts of Mrs. Alessi, Mr. Purkis, Ms. Russo, Ms. Luckingham, student council, and numerous dedicated volunteers, we hosted a Relay for Life Event that brought our community together in a remarkable display of unity and purpose.

The Relay for Life Event provided us with a meaningful opportunity to honor cancer survivors, commemorate the lives of those we have lost, and join forces in the fight against cancer. The touching speeches delivered by Mrs. O’Brien, Mrs. Stalters, and Mrs. York shared stories of courage, resilience, and power of community support, leaving a lasting impact on all who attended.

I am thrilled to share that, thanks to the generosity and dedication of our community members, we have raised an astounding $29,000 and counting. This incredible achievement speaks volumes about our collective commitment to making a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer.

On behalf of the elementary student council and the entire school community, we would like to extend our deepest gratitude to each and everyone of you who supported the Relay for Life Event. Your contributions, whether through participation, donations, or simply lending your unwavering support, have made a significant difference and are truly appreciated.

Together, we have shown that when we come together as a community, there is no limit to what we can accomplish. Thank you for embodying the spirit of compassion, generosity, and unity that defines our school community.

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Date Added: 5/9/2024

Are you smarter than an East Quogue sixth grader?

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It was a test of skill and minds as East Quogue Elementary School sixth grade students battled it out in a competitive game of “Are You Smarter Than a Sixth Grader?” with members of the Southampton Police Department.

As much as the district respects the local police department, the sixth graders showed no mercy for each of the officers and were ultimately victorious. It was a great day of fun for everyone, and the district thanks the police department for their participation.
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Date Added: 5/2/2024

Watch a News 12 segment about teacher Jennifer Owens, who saved a student choking on candy, by using the Heimlich maneuver.

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Watch a News 12 segment about teacher Jennifer Owens, who saved a student choking on candy, by using the Heimlich maneuver.

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Date Added: 4/30/2024