The music teachers at Albany Avenue Elementary School take Music in our Schools Month very seriously—as in seriously fun! Designated by the National Association for Music Education, Music in Our Schools Month began as a single state-wide advocacy day in New York in 1973 and has since grown into a month-long national celebration of school music.
The Farmingdale School District and greater local community came together to participate in Farmingdale’s 9th annual St. Baldrick’s Day event—held at The Nutty Irishmen on Sunday, March 18th. Every year, the event raises money to fund pediatric cancer research and provide care for kids going through cancer treatment. It was an extraordinary day, with wonderful, giving people shedding their locks for a great cause.
Quaker Jack, the mascot for the Long Island Ducks, sent students at Albany Avenue Elementary School home this week with high-fives and a white-gloved wave. The visit was planned to get children excited about their upcoming school sponsored game night at the ballpark, scheduled for May 4, 2018.
Albany Avenue Elementary School kicked off winter recess with the much-anticipated Green vs. White basketball game.
All last week, Albany Avenue Elementary School was adorned with colorful Post-it notes scribbled with expressions of positivity. Designated as Positive Post-it Week, the idea was introduced by Principal Joseph Valentine. The concept stuck-literally-and this is the second year for what they anticipate will be an annual event.
Last week, the gym at Albany Avenue Elementary School was turned into an interactive children's museum with exhibits that focused on STEAM education (science, technology, engineering, art, and math).
Author Alyssa Satin Capucilli spent a day with Albany Avenue Elementary School students to talk about her work writing children's books. Held annually, Author Story Day was introduced by the librarians at Albany Avenue to coincide with Pick A Reading Partner (PARP). Presented to the entire school and adjusted for every grade level, it's a chance for students to learn directly from authors what it takes to write a storybook.
10:00 AM FHS Memorial Day Parade
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Senior Citizens' Meeting @ Farmingdale Public Library