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Valentine’s Day Dance a Success

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The Valentine’s Day dance was a great success, thanks to the generous support of the East Quogue PTA. There was a special slow dance, limbo and conga line for all to enjoy and for everyone to perfect their dancing skills. The evening was also a great way for families to celebrate together.

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Date Added: 2/17/2024

Hoops for Heart

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East Quogue Elementary School students perfected their hoop skills while raising money for the American Heart Association through participation in the Kids Heart Challenge held on Feb. 2. In all, the school raised $11,142.

As students registered for the challenge, they wrote their name on the Registration Hall of Fame. Each morning, the school made announcements about the fundraising efforts. Students in grades 3-6 participated in four competitive stations (jackpot Shot, Super Shooter 6, Shooting Knockout and a Skills Obstacle Course). Winners received paper crowns for being top three Super Shooter 6 scorers and for being the top boy and girl shooters in the Jackpot Shot.

Students in K-2 also participated in four stations, which included dribble pit, practice shot, the Rebounder and the Super Shooter 6 Station. The top three shooters also received crowns for their shooting skills.

The district congratulates the Kids Heart Challenge top fundraisers: Rhonin Collins ($618), Jack Grant ($476), Julianna Valez ($465), James Chih ($409) and Quinn O’Connor ($364).

Lauren Schmitt’s fifth grade class was the top fundraising class ($1,314), and Bridget Caliendo’s third grade class had the most students registered for the challenge. The fifth grade was the top fundraising grade, and the third and fifth grades had the most students registered.

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Date Added: 2/16/2024

CPR/AED Training

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Thank you, Mrs. Gladding, for training our faculty and staff in the lifesaving skills of being properly trained in CPR and AED.

Date Added: 2/15/2024

100 Days Smarter

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East Quogue Elementary School students celebrated the 100th day of school this week, making everyone 100 days smarter.

The students celebrated by dressing up as 100-year-olds, counting to 100 and participating in various 100-day activities. In Mrs. King’s and Mrs. Hatzinikolaou’s class, students started the day off with singing a 100th day of school song.

It was a day that students will remember through their educational journey.

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Date Added: 2/13/2024

East Quogue Spreads Love and Kindness

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East Quogue Elementary School students fostered love and kindness and focused on the importance of mental health during P.S. I Love You Day, held on Feb 9. P.S. I Love You is a national movement that brings importance mental health and assists students in recognizing when a peer or loved-one needs help or a bit of kindness.

Wearing purple to mark the day and demonstrate their commitment to kindness, students and faculty gathered in the cafetorium for their monthly meeting and to drive home February’s theme of “Love.”

In welcoming the student body, Assistant Principal and Director of Student Services Kelly Freeborn reminded the students that the day is about “spreading love and kindness.”

Student school meeting hosts also engaged their peers in activities and information about how kindness can be shown, prior to Superintendent of Schools and Principal Michael Miller announcing this month’s award winners.

Congratulations to the following students:

East Quogue February Student of the Month – Amelia Bennett (Gr. 1)

Principal’s Choice Award – (Gr. 2) Felicity Ortega, Annie Perry and Kennedy Solomito

Art Student of the Month – Daniel Ferreira (Gr. 6)

All Star Students:

(Gr. 5) Diana Canales, Natalia Cortina, Josie Doscinski, Allyson Garcia and Madelyn Knudsen

(Gr. 6) Emmy Gregor, Gianni Jenkins, and Isabel Rico Zuleta

Special Area Awards:

Physical Education – (kindergarten) Camila Blanco-Marquez, Sophia Castro, Camden DiFalco, Connor Lynch, Maxzine Lindberg and Brianna Varona

(Gr. 3) Emma Hughes, Gemini Jenkins, Michael Redlus, Auggie Sanicola Ella Smith and Adriana Visentin

Music – (Gr. 4) Mariana Lemus Acosta, Dave Barrera, Aiden Edwards Segal, Cooper Gladding, Jake Grimaldi, Julia Kenny, Claire Rybak, Bryn Schwinn and Joseph Taylor

Foreign Language – (Gr. 1) Falyn Hoyt, Kingsley McArdle and Buse Ozdemir

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Date Added: 2/13/2024