The fourth and fifth grade classes at Albany Avenue Elementary School assembled in Heritage Hall last week to listen to the speeches of fellow students running for Student Council. The fourth-grade voted on the offices of secretary and treasurer, and the fifth-grade cast ballots for vice president and president. Each student took a turn at the microphone to share their accomplishments and explain what initiatives they would push for it they won the position.
With Halloween fast approaching, Albany Avenue Elementary School brought in a representative from the American Automobile Association (AAA) to present a thirty-minute Halloween safety program to their kindergarten students.
Student artwork from Farmingdale School District went on display at Art in the Park—the Village of Farmingdale’s annual art exhibit—held on the green at the gazebo on Sunday, September 16th. This was the eighth year for the show, and the third year that Farmingdale School District has participated.
The Albany Avenue PTA presented Principal Joseph Valentine with a School of Excellence Banner and a proclamation at their September 20th meeting. Superintendent Paul Defendini and Board of Education members Suzanne D’Amico, Arlene Soete, and Kathy Lively also attended the ceremony.
Farmingdale School District has earned 3 nominations in the Best of Long Island competition.
Three Farmingdale students who placed in the top three of their division of the Nassau County Chapter of the New York Association for Pupil Transportation’s (NYAPT) School Bus Safety Poster Contest have advanced to win at the state level.
This fall marks the beginning of a new chapter in Paul Defendini’s life as he assumes John Lorentz’s position of Superintendent of Schools. The Farmingdale Observer sent Defendini a questionnaire about his goals for the future of the school district as he takes on his new role.
New Superintendent of Schools Paul Defendini kicked-off the start of 2018-19 school year with Superintendent’s Conference Day—held Tuesday, September 4th at Farmingdale High School.
Albany Avenue Elementary School has been named a National PTA School of Excellence for their commitment to building an inclusive and welcoming school community where all families contribute to enriching the educational experience and overall well-being for every student. The school is one of only nineteen chosen in New York State—and one of 278 PTA’s nationwide to be recognized as a 2018-2019 School of Excellence.
7:00 PM PTA Council Meeting @ HMS
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Senior Citizens' Meeting @ Farmingdale Public Library
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Open Swim @ FHS
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM FYC 2nd Swim/Splash Registration - FHS Pool