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The 100th day of the academic year is a significant milestone, indicating that students have progressed beyond the halfway point. It presents a valuable opportunity to showcase the knowledge and skills children have acquired since the commencement of the academic term.

To commemorate the 100th day of school, students at Dalers engage in various celebratory activities. Many students participate by dressing up in costumes to resemble elderly 100-year-olds, while others opt for celebratory parties or don specially crafted 100 Days of School shirts. Teachers often encourage students to compile lists of 100 favorite things, string together 100 beads, and partake in other engaging and enjoyable activities.

No matter the activity, celebrating this academic milestone is a big deal for kids.


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Joining hearts across the district. Dalers of all ages throughout the district donned purple on Friday, February 9, 2024, to show their support for P.S. I Love You Day. This special day aims to shine a light on mental health and combat bullying. By introducing mental health education to students at an early age, discussions will become more open, enabling students to identify when they or others require assistance. Every second Friday of February, communities are urged to wear purple to promote kindness, create a welcoming atmosphere, and emphasize that mental health is as crucial as physical health.



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Farmingdale Schools proudly sent 104 students to the 2024 Nassau Music Educators Association All-County Music Festival, which took place at the Tilles Center in January. This esteemed event brings together music students from various schools in Nassau County, providing a platform to showcase their exceptional talent honed throughout the season. The festival comprises five divisions: Band, Orchestra, Chorus, Vocal Jazz, and Jazz Band, with only the most accomplished student musicians in Nassau County receiving invitations to perform with the All-County ensemble. District educators expressed delight in the participation of over a hundred students in this year's festival, a testament to the exceptional musical prowess cultivated within the community.

See more pictures HERE!


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WATCH: Pack your bags, Dalers!

Albany Avenue Elementary School held its first Multicultural Night, a school-wide celebration of students' culture, on January 25, 2024. The cafeteria was transformed into a World Showcase, featuring an array of cultural displays that took attendees on a journey around the world. This exciting event, organized by teachers Mrs. Jillian Jimenez and Mrs. Emily DiSanto, aimed to create an environment where everyone felt welcome and valued.

“We aimed to create an event that would enable students and their families to discover and appreciate the various cultures in our school community,” said Third Grade teacher Emily DiSanto. “We hope students learned new languages and customs, played games and activities, and tried delicious food!”

The school cafeteria was adorned with decorative tables, each featuring the heritage of a different culture. Poster boards were filled with information about various cultures, and families dressed in traditional clothing proudly shared their holiday traditions, sports, and games. Flags, artwork, and artifacts were on display, and the event was accompanied by traditional music and spoken languages. The night's highlight was the extensive international spread of traditional dishes. The event was a great success as students and their families enjoyed learning about each other's cultures while savoring the delicious food.

“As a memento from the event, we created an AAE Family Cookbook and made copies for families to take home with them and sample food from around the world in their own kitchen,” said Fifth Grade teacher Jillian Jimenez. “We look forward to making Multicultural Night a yearly tradition at Albany Avenue!”

This event provided a unique opportunity for students and families to come together and appreciate the diversity in their school community. It was a celebration of diversity and a chance to educate others about different cultures. The event served as a reminder that even though we may come from different backgrounds, we all have something to offer and share. The Albany Avenue Multicultural Night was a resounding success and is sure to become an annual tradition. It was a night filled with joy, laughter, and cultural exchange that left everyone feeling proud of their heritage while appreciating the diversity in their community.


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On January 12, 2024, thirteen talented Farmingdale horn players joined peers across Long Island at Northport High School for SCMEA's annual "Day Of Horn." The day-long event included master classes led by professional horn players, giving students of all grades the chance to learn and perform alongside their peers. The event's highlight was Dr. James Hampson's captivating presentation on the horn's historical development, which featured various instrument demonstrations. The Northport Horn Club, The Suffolk Horn Club, and a grand finale performance of all who attended as a massed-horn ensemble with over 100 players also performed. Congratulations to the Farmingdale horn students who participated in this incredible event!

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