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Springs School Journalism Club News May 29, 2019

 

The Special Olympics will be this Sunday, June 9th at Hampton Bays High School from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Our Springs School athletes will compete in several track and field events, including a 25-meter wheelchair race. Join us for a great day and cheer on our Special Olympic athletes!


Springs School i-Tri girls just finished their Swimathon last week. The girls graduated from the swimming pool to open water swimming. They all worked so hard to be able to do this accomplishment. Last week, they also went for their first time biking to train for the triathlon. The girls will have to bike 7 miles on the race, 1.5 miles of running, and 300 meters of swimming.


This is the last week students are bringing in gently used or new books for the school’s annual book swap. Students will then be able to fill their summer reading bags with books they choose from this collection. Donations will also be made to the Little Free Libraries stations set up throughout Springs.


 

Springs School Journalism Club News May 22, 2019

 

The fourth Grade concert is Thursday, June 6th at 6:30 pm. Please join us for an evening of great music led by music director Ms. Kelly and band director Mr. Jones.  Fifth graders will have their D.A.R.E. culmination Friday, June 7th. They will sing a song that they learned in music class and some students will read their poems they wrote in class. D.A.R.E. teaches students the importance of making healthy choices and being drug-free.  All parents are invited to attend the ceremony at 10:00 a.m. in the gymnasium.

 
Green & White field days are approaching – check the Springs School website for dates. 

Incoming kindergarten parents are invited to an informational meeting on Tuesday, June 4th at 6:00 pm in the Library.

Fifth graders went to Suffolk Community College this week. It was their third year attending the "Annual Conference for Kids," at the Riverhead Campus, which is sponsored by Eastern Suffolk BOCES.  Students had the chance to select and attend two different hands-on educational workshops that were designed to help students explore their own interests, foster high levels of engagement, and empower the potential of young minds. The workshops were STEM and/or STEAM  related.

Just a reminder that we are still collecting Box Tops all year long! Bring your Box Tops from certain General Mills food products to the Functional Academics Room. We aim to collect 2000 Box Tops this year which will earn us $1,000 for the PTA! So far, Ms. Walecko and Mrs. Santiago’s classes are in the lead with over 200 Box Tops collected each.



 

Springs School Journalism Club News May 15, 2019

 

The World’s Fair was held last Friday. This annual event brought together students and their families, staff, and the community for an exciting night of sharing different cultures and heritage, along with delicious food, music, and performances.

Thanks to the Anna Lytton Foundation, Poet Megan Chaskey visited sixth grade E.L.A. (English Language Arts) classes for three sessions to teach students the beauty of poetry. Chaskey is a poet and writer and has taught poetry on the East End for years. The classes were introduced to several poems which they read together and explored the imagery created by word choice. Students then created a group poem before writing their own the next day. 

P.A.R.P. has ended (Parents as Reading Partners) and the winning class with the most time spent reading at home was Mrs. Knight’s fourth grade class. They won a trip to the beach where they will help clean up litter. P.A.R.P. also had another winner: The winning class of the “tabletop project design” was Mrs. Santiago’s fourth grade. Her students helped design a diorama filled with squids!

The fifth graders of Springs School will have a D.A.R.E. culmination Friday, June 7th. They will sing a song that they learned in music class and some students will read their poems they wrote in class. All parents are invited to attend at 10:00 a.m. in the gymnasium.

 


Springs School Journalism Club News May 8, 2019

 

Students celebrated Mother’s Day by making different gifts for the important people in their lives. Mrs.Lesta’s second grade class painted jewelry boxes and wrote poems using their five senses. Mrs. Hicks’ kindergarten class planted flowers and made cards. To help raise money for the PTA, fourth graders drew their own picture to be made into a button for $3 each. 

May is the month of poetry and classes schoolwide are learning about, reading, and writing poetry! Students are writing everything from haikus to acrostic poems to rhyming poems. A student explained that “poetry can come from different places - from going outside and looking at nature to looking at a powerful photo; poetry can be inspiring!” The recent fifth grade trip to the Longhouse inspired many students by some of the pieces of art there that have powerful meanings

Mrs. Frazier and her 5th and 6th grade courtyard caretakers are starting to renovate the Springs School courtyard.  They will meet at their lunch and recess and get community hours out of it. These students are cleaning up, planting, and making decorations for the courtyard. They want to make the courtyard a better and healthier place for the environment. They want to keep the courtyard sustainable and safe.  

The school is selling t-shirts for Green and White Day. You can order on the school website. All money raised will help support the seventh grade trip to New York City, and the Physical Education Department.

Parent-teacher conferences are this Thursday, Friday, and Monday. Parents are asked to sign up with their child’s teacher at teacherreacher.com



Springs School Journalism Club News April 17, 2019

 

Thursday march 21st is World Down Syndrome Day. At springs school kids will wear crazy socks ether bought from a store or they can buy white socks to decorate with fabric markers. It is not just Springs school Doing this. World Down syndrome day is celebrated around the world with lots of socks wearing crazy colorful socks to show your support .You can Participate by wearing your own crazy socks or designing your own crazy socks by buying white socks and fabric markers not that hard make the design as wacky as you can .If your child goes to Springs school they can bring in $5 on Monday March 18th Miss lamonda will have fabric markers available for the kids to decorate their own crazy socks the colorful socks will be displayed at the commons room on Wednesday March 20th and sent home for the students to wear on Thursday March 21st.  the Down Syndrome advocacy Foundation has an office here on Long Island and I am on their email list and they reminded me that  321 because you're Chrome xxi chrome the people with Down Syndrome have three maybe one extra chromosome that's what makes Down syndrome so they decided that for every March 21st they would have a special day for people with Down Syndrome because they have three copies of the 21st chromosome so last year we decided to participate by actually making socks of her own and getting to color them and I wanted to do that again this year and it was Junior High and be able to wear.Fourth graders in Mrs.Santiago´s class went on a “Math easter egg hunt” last week. Students had to find easter eggs hidden around their room and answer math problems that were inside. The table with the most eggs found and problems solved received a prize! The game was in preparation for the state math test next week.


Fifth graders are getting ready for the D.A.R.E. graduation in May. In preparation, students are designing posters that warn of the dangers of drugs, alcohol, and social media. Officer Kim Notel will judge and choose the winning poster.


Students enjoyed an assembly recently featuring champion BMX bike stunt rider Chris Poulos. Chris shared powerful life lessons as he demonstrates amazing bicycle stunts. Students learned about core values, anti-bullying, and character education. 


The spring P.A.R.P. (Parents as Reading Partners) rally was held recently. The theme was “Splash Into a Good Book” and was created by fourth grader Emma Boyle. The rally featured underwater-themed trivia for students and a physical competition for teachers. The class which reads the most will get to go to the ocean and clean up the beach as a prize trip. 


Springs School is very proud to announce that these former Springs School students have been welcomed into the National Honor Society at the high school. These students are Bailey Grant, Darcy McFarland, Kaylee Mendelman, Olivia Brabant, Karyme Hurtado, Eileen Considine, Alexandra Dayton, Erin Kennedy, Hayden Luengas, Grace Frazier and Colin Freedman.  Congratulations!


 

 

Springs School Journalism Club News April 10, 2019

 

Superintendent Ms. Winter is hosting a Superintendent’s Coffee Hour on Monday, April 29th following Spirit Meet (at 8:45). All are welcomed to attend! The annual World’s Fair will be held on May 17th. Any family interested in hosting a table or performing should contact Mrs. Pond at: apond@springsschool.org. Springs School is having their Spring Book Fair this week. The dinosaur-themed event is open each day during school hours. School will be closed for Spring Recess Friday April 19th through April 28th.

  




 

Springs School Journalism Club News April 3, 2019



Several Springs staff members were recently honored at the SCOPE awards. Those recognized were Assistant Principal Christine Cleary,  junior high English teacher Adam Osterweil, teaching assistant Lilliam Flores, and Board of Education President Barbara Dayton. The community Award went to Kate Rabinowitz and Rameshwar Das from the Anna Lytton Fondation. Congratulations, everyone!
Last Friday Springs School held their annual Faculty Basketball Game.  The teachers had a lot of friend competing against each other. Fifth grade teacher Mr. Scala competed for the first time and said, “It's a nice because we get to see other teachers who we don't work with during the day.” The event supports the eighth grade trip by selling admission tickets and raffle tickets for $5 each. Until next year!


Fourth and fifth graders last week blew off some steam after the state E.L.A. test to play in a kickball competition! Teams faced each other and the winner of each moved on to play the next round, “bracket-style.” 


Fourth graders are stepping back in time to the 1700s while they engage in station learning and learn about the Boston Massacre. Students are pretending to be detectives to answer this question: Was the Boston Massacre an accident or was it murder? Students will dress up as detectives and will travel between all the fourth grade classrooms to explore different stations. 



 

Springs School Journalism Club News March 20, 2019

 

Thursday march 21st is World Down Syndrome Day. At springs school kids will wear crazy socks ether bought from a store or they can buy white socks to decorate with fabric markers. It is not just Springs school Doing this. World Down syndrome day is celebrated around the world with lots of socks wearing crazy colorful socks to show your support .You can Participate by wearing your own crazy socks or designing your own crazy socks by buying white socks and fabric markers not that hard make the design as wacky as you can .If your child goes to Springs school they can bring in $5 on Monday March 18th Miss lamonda will have fabric markers available for the kids to decorate their own crazy socks the colorful socks will be displayed at the commons room on Wednesday March 20th and sent home for the students to wear on Thursday March 21st.  the Down Syndrome advocacy Foundation has an office here on Long Island and I am on their email list and they reminded me that  321 because you're Chrome xxi chrome the people with Down Syndrome have three maybe one extra chromosome that's what makes Down syndrome so they decided that for every March 21st they would have a special day for people with Down Syndrome because they have three copies of the 21st chromosome so last year we decided to participate by actually making socks of her own and getting to color them and I wanted to do that again this year and it was Junior High and be able to wear.



 

Springs School Journalism Club News March 13, 2019

 

Junior high students enjoyed a St. Patrick’s Day-themed dance last Friday. Students enjoyed music from a D.J., and props such as green glow sticks, beads, and hats. The dance was organized by the Student Council.
Springs School is celebrating Autism Awareness Month by holding their annual “Give a Buck for Autism” fundraiser. Families can donate $1 to support The Flying Point Foundation for Autism. Students who give a buck will put their name on a poster and proudly have it displayed in the front lobby of the school. “We should encourage people to raise awareness for Autism,” explained teacher Mrs.Lamonda.

On Friday, April 5th at 6pm at the East Hampton High School there will be a faculty vs faculty basketball game. Tickets are on sale now and are $5 each. Tickets can be purchased by any eighth grader or contact Ms. Foti at: lfoti@springsschool.org. The money raised will go towards the eighth grade trip.



 

 

Springs School Journalism Club News March 6, 2019

 

Mrs. McGrath and Mrs. Reiner’s fourth grade class has kicked off a literary-themed March Madness. Students are choosing their favorite book, and the teachers are comparing those choices to last year’s picks to see which one advances and wins the most popular book in fourth grade!

Second graders in Ms. Waleko’s class celebrated Mardi Gras last week. Parent Mrs. Best decorated the classroom in green and purple and handed out beads, feather boas, and masks to help celebrate. Students listened to traditional Mardi Gras music while they colored pictures that Mrs. Best brought, as well as sharing a book that explained the tradition behind Mardi Gras. Students also enjoyed a traditional “king cake” and a Moon Pie.

All gym classes recently participated in a circus-themed unit led by fire-juggler Keith Leaf. Students learned how to juggle, spin a plate, and the Chinese yo-yo. At the end of the unit, Keith will perform a show in the gym for the whole school and show off the tricks the students have learned.


Students celebrated the “100th Day of School” recently. Mrs.Sullivan’s and Ms. Waleko’s second grade classes made “100-year-old portraits” where the students drew self portraits of what they thought they would look like when they are 100 years old. Students also participated in stations which included a 100 cup challenge where they had to try and stack 100 cups without them falling, and completed math and puzzle activities where they had to solve subtraction problems put puzzle pieces together which revealed a secret message which said HAPPY 100 DAY!  

Mrs. Dellapolla’s third grade class is raising money for UNICEF by dancing and doing exercises online. It's called UNICEF Kid Power and students gain points with movements, videos, and class activities. The money raised provides therapeutic food packets to malnourished children.  “They LOVE making a difference!” said Mrs. Dellapolla.


Junior High girls in i-Tri have begun training for the annual Hamptons Youth Triathlon. The girls are training after school for fitness sessions and swimming practices on Saturday at the YMCA. The girls also attend nutrition classes to maintain a healthy diet. I-tri focuses on sending body positive and self esteem thoughts to girls, while training for a triathlon along the way. Springs School i-Tri girls run to the Presbyterian church near the school and there they have fitness sessions. The girls had their first meeting on February 28 and their first swim class on March 2. I-Tri has shown to increase academic scores and about 90% of the girls become healthier with their new fitness habits. Later in the year, the girls will have career day.

The annual junior high musical will be performed at East Hampton High School on Wednesday, March 20th at 7:00 p.m. “Willy Wonka” is free and open to the public. Please join us in supporting our students!



 

Springs School Journalism Club News February 13, 2019

 

Students celebrated the “100th Day of School” last week. Mrs.Sullivan’s and Ms. Waleko’s second grade classes made “100-year-old portraits” where the students drew self portraits of what they thought they would look like when they are 100 years old. Students also participated in stations which included a 100 cup challenge where they had to try and stack 100 cups without them falling, and completed math and puzzle activities where they had to solve subtraction problems put puzzle pieces together which revealed a secret message which said HAPPY 100 DAY!  


Mrs. Dellapolla’s third grade class is raising money for UNICEF by dancing and doing exercises online. It's called UNICEF Kid Power and students gain points with movements, videos, and class activities. The money raised provides therapeutic food packets to malnourished children.  “They LOVE making a difference!” said Mrs. Dellapolla.



 

Springs School Journalism Club News February 6, 2019

 

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, students in Ms. Havlik’s class enjoyed a “room transformation” with the theme, “In love with first grade.” Students will participate in activities in each subject that will be related to love and kindness.  E.L.L. teacher Mrs. Garsetti had her students get in the Valentine’s Day spirit by creating a bulletin board which showed how her students have their “hearts full.” The students created a construction paper heart and made sections to show all the things they love and are grateful for. Some of the things they love are soccer, family, dogs, video games, friends, and pizza. Mrs. Branche’s third grade class celebrated by students choosing a book they love and they explained why. The Inclusion Club hosted a Winter Formal last week in the school gym. Current students and special education alumni enjoyed a night of food, dancing, and fun! 


Students enjoyed an assembly recently that featured singer Jared Campbell. The singer and guitarist travels the country and spreads anti-bullying and self-confidence messages through his songs. Students enjoyed singing along and interacting throughout the show. 


Mrs.Dellapolla’s and Ms. Firemark’s third grade class celebrated Chinese New Year by eating noodles using chopsticks, and acting out traditional Chinese plays. Part of their study of China was learning about Chinese legends and the Chinese zodiac. Students talked about what foods they eat for Chinese New Year because each food is a symbol. They learned that long noodles are a symbol for long life. 


Please stop by Guild Hall through Saturday, February 24th to view the 27th Annual Student Art Show. Springs School students have their art on display along with others from east end schools.


 

 

Springs School Journalism Club News January 30, 2019

 

The Harlem Magic Masters comedy basketball team visited the school last week. They performed amazing tricks and even got some students involved. After their visit to Springs School, they performed at night at East Hampton High School. Students in P.E. have started the “Jumprope for Heart” fundraiser. In class, they are participating in a jumprope contest and asking for donations which will be given to the American Heart Association.

Mrs. Dellapolla and Ms. Firemark’s third grade class held an “Adjective Fashion Show,” where students took to the runway in outfits that they had to describe using five adjectives.

Seventh grade students in Mr. Osterweil’s English classes have been writing their letters to celebrities. They learn how to write formal letters, mail them, and hope to receive a response! Usually, students do receive letters back or autographed photos.

 The Functional Academics class has been  traveling weekly to Sam's Beverage Place to recycle cans and bottles and visit with their staff. “Steve, Gary, and Kurt are always so welcoming to our class,” said teacher Mrs. Lamonda. “We use the money collected from cans and bottles to buy chips for our class lunches.”

 

Letter to the Editor 

Dear Editor,


I am a student at Springs School and I am writing to tell you why I love Springs School. The teachers are really nice and they are really caring. Whenever someone makes a mistake doing their work, the teachers will come over and explain it to them in a way that the kids understand. Some of the teachers in the elementary school like to have fun with their lessons for example, one day in my class during a math lesson my teacher used Oreos as an example than let the person who was helping her eat it. The kids in Springs School are really nice and they help kids that are new and don't speak English. They will help that person translate things when they need to speak to the teachers. There are also great after-school programs at Springs School such as Project Most, Journalism Club, and Cyber Club. Kids that participate in these programs have a lot of fun. Each year, Springs School has a World’s Fair where families get a table and make food from their country and people would walk around and try the food and there are also performances. For example, last year there was an Ecuadorian performance and they started dancing to a song. I love Springs School!

- Victoreddy Diaz



 

Springs School Journalism Club News January 23, 2019


The third grade is holding their annual “Souper Bowl” food drive. Mrs. Branche asks students to bring in a can of soup and place it in either the “Patriots” or “Rams” box to make a prediction about who they think will win the Super Bowl. All soup cans will then be donated to the Springs Food Pantry. So far, the Patriots’ box is fuller! 

Second graders have been on a “jungle adventure” of reading and writing non-fiction. Teachers transformed their classrooms into amazing jungles filled with stuffed animals and hanging vines. “Tables became safari jeeps, children wore safari hats and wore animal expert ID passes around their necks,” explained Mrs. Dragone. Students researched animals found in the jungle to make informational pamphlets to share with each other. A wild good time was had by all!

Fourth graders are learning about social issues through their read-aloud, “Esperanza Rising.” The book is about a young girl who suffers a family tragedy, which upends her life and changes it for the worse. Students are learning how to react in times of adversity and that social issues affect all of us.

Fourth graders also recently visited the “Golden Eagle” art store where they were taught step by step how to paint landscapes, self-portraits, and pop art. 

The Lego League teams held a bake sale fundraiser for the Cancer Research Institute last week. The students raised nearly $900 from the snack sale! “What a great experience to show kids they can make a difference!” said Mrs. Mullarkey. Congratulations on a job well done!

Third grade students in the “STEAM” program have been making battery-operated robots. Fourth grade has been designing their own games using “Makey Makey,” a website where you can connect daily used objects to your Chromebook. They are also making a classroom on their Chromebooks, using “Scratch,” a program where you can make your own games with code. “It sounds simple but it is not,” explained student Ella Menu. “You have to draw characters, backgrounds, make buttons and so much more.” Fifth grade has been working with Tinkercat which is computer design program. They make a classroom with objects on the Chromebook. They are using Virtual Reality and then take a picture. STEAM teacher Mr. Hallman said, “Things take longer than they seem. There is a lot of parts to make something work!”

The school is still collecting Box Tops to help raise money for the PTA! When you bring in Box Tops from food cartons you have at home, the school collects them and sends them to General Mills, who will then send the school a check.  Our school earns 10 cents per box top collected and this money goes toward funding different PTA-sponsored activities throughout the school year. Last year, we earned $800, and our goal is to beat that this year! Box tops can be given to your child’s teacher.

The LEGO Robotics teams have their first qualifying competition this weekend and everyone is invited to help cheer them on. The event is at Huntington High School on Saturday, February 2nd from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. In the competition, each team will have limited time to complete their “mission.” In honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the mission this year involves space travel and the realities of potential off-planet living. The High School is located at 188 Oakwood Rd. in Huntington. We hope to see you there! 

The Suffolk County Dental Society, and residents and students of Stony Brook’s School of Dental Medicine are offering students a free dental checkup and exam along with free admission to the Riverhead Aquarium on Saturday, February 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm.  They are asking that you pre-register by calling (631) 883-4437 or email gkasssuffolk@gmail.com.

  



 

Springs School Journalism Club News January 16, 2019

 

The eighth graders had a pancake breakfast fundraiser at the Springs Fire Department recently. They served over 175 pancakes and raised nearly $2,000! The money will go towards their trip to Boston in the Spring. A big thank you goes out to our community and everyone who showed up for supporting our eighth graders!


Also in junior high, students in health class recently learned how to prepare healthy snacks and also create natural remedies to combat colds and flu. The program is run by the Anna Lytton foundation and aims to teach students about health and wellness.


Fourth graders in Mrs. Knight’s and Mrs. McGrath’s classes recently baked homemade peanut butter dog treats to donate to A.R.F. They then took a class trip to A.R.F. in Wainscott and delivered the treats, as well as read books to the dogs in residence there.


There are a couple of events coming up that the school would like to invite you to: Join us Thursday, January 24th at 6:00 pm for the “Diversity Institute,” an evening where students and adults can exchange ideas about cultural diversity and the world we live in today. There will be a guest speaker, Holocaust survivor and East Hampton resident, Judy Sleed. The event will take place in the school library.


The LEGO Robotics teams are gearing up for their first qualifying competition! Everyone is invited to help cheer them on at Huntington High School on Saturday, February 2nd from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. In the competition, each team will have limited time to complete their “mission.” In honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the mission this year involves space travel and the realities of potential off-planet living. The High School is located at 188 Oakwood Rd. in Huntington. We hope to see you there! 


The school is still collecting Box Tops to help raise money for the PTA! When you bring in Box Tops from food cartons you have at home, the school collects them and sends them to General Mills, who will then send the school a check.  Our school earns 10 cents per box top collected and this money goes toward funding different PTA-sponsored activities throughout the school year. Last year, we earned $800, and our goal is to beat that this year! Box tops can be given to your child’s teacher.


The Suffolk County Dental Society, and residents and students of Stony Brook’s School of Dental Medicine are offering students a free dental checkup and exam along with free admission to the Riverhead Aquarium on Saturday, February 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm.  They are asking that you pre-register by calling (631) 883-4437 or email gkasssuffolk@gmail.com.



 


 

Springs School Journalism Club News January 3, 2019


Junior high students are getting ready to put on a musical in the springtime – this year’s production will be “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Students auditioned before winter break and the roles were announced last week: Taylor Atwell will be playing Willy Wonka and Sophia Tucci will be playing Charlie.

Fourth graders recently learned about colonial times in Social Studies. Each classroom set up a “center” where all students took turns completing activities like building a home out of craft sticks, drawing a landscape, creating an old school-book, and learning about how kids in colonial times played and kept busy. In Writing Workshop, they’ve begun creating “informational books” all about this era and are busy researching and gathering facts.

Fourth graders enjoyed a Pajama Day recently where they even enjoyed hot chocolate donated by Bridgehampton Starbucks! A “Book Conversation” with hot chocolate was organized by teacher Mrs. McGrath, who asked Starbucks for the donation. “We had a book club with hot chocolate just like adults do with coffee,” she said. “Thanks to the Bridgehampton Starbucks for their donation!” 

The school is still collecting Box Tops to help raise money for the PTA! When you bring in Box Tops from food cartons you have at home, the school collects them and sends them to General Mills, who will then send the school a check.  Our school earns 10 cents per box top collected and this money goes toward funding different PTA-sponsored activities throughout the school year. Last year, we earned $800, and our goal is to beat that this year! Box tops can be given to your child’s teacher.

Junior High students had a “Game Show” pep rally last Friday. Students had the chance to participate in a trivia contest-game and compete in different challenges. The Game Show is an annual event and one that students always look forward to!

Also in junior high, students in health class recently learned how to prepare healthy snacks and also create natural remedies to combat colds and flu. The program is run by the Anna Lytton foundation and aims to teach students about health and wellness.

The eighth graders had a pancake breakfast fundraiser at the Springs fire department recently. They served over 175 pancakes and raised nearly $2,000! The money will go  


 

Springs School Journalism Club News December 19, 2018

The holidays were in full swing last week at Springs School. On Friday’s Spirit Meet, the last  before winter break, seventh grader Luke Baron performed some holiday music on piano. It was Luke’s last day of school before moving to Pennsylvania. Spirit Meet also featured a holiday celebration with teachers walking a pretend runway in their finest ugly sweaters! 


Fifth graders celebrated finishing writing their “feature articles” in their Journalism unit by each class creating a “café” where students could pop into and hear other students reading their pieces. There was hot chocolate and donuts to celebrate.
Student Council members packed up toys for their Toys For Tots drive. To participate in a Pajama Day last week, junior high students were asked to bring in a new, unwrapped toy for the drive. With the help of East Hampton’s PBA, the toys will be donated to children in need.
School will be closed for winter recess and will reopen Wednesday, January 2nd.



 

Springs School Journalism Club News December 5, 2018


The annual fourth grade opera is being performed this week at East Hampton High School. Students explain that the opera, titled ”The Long Island Express,” is about the hurricane of 1938 and carries a message of the importance of working together and being kind. The opera is written, performed, and staged by students. This free production will be open to all on Wednesday, December 12th at 7:00 p.m. and Thursday, December 13th at 9:00 a.m. in the high school auditorium. “The 89 Time to Shine Opera Company has been hard at work to leave their mark on this beloved program,” said Ms. Lydon. It is the 22th year of the opera at Springs.



The school is excited to announce that they have THREE Lego League teams this year! Teammates will be working together to make Lego robots which they will then compete in competitions across Long Island. In addition to enhancing engineering and STEAM skills, Lego League is a program meant to get kids to make new friends, build teamwork, social skills, and just to have fun.


Junior high students who joined Cyber Club are enjoying their meetings every Friday afternoon. “Cyber Club is an after-school activity in which students can play cooperative and competitive multiplayer games in a social environment,” explains adviser Mr. Osterweil.



 

 

Springs School Journalism Club News November 28, 2018


The Turkey Trot this year was a huge success and raised $19,000. The money raised will go towards the PTA-sponsored swim program. Swim lessons are taught at the YMCA. As part of the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, the school collected turkeys and other food items and distributed food baskets for Thanksgiving dinner to over 20 families in need in our community. Also, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, Mrs. Hamilton’s sixth grade E.L.A. class continued their annual tradition of choosing a teacher they are most thankful for and made cards and gifts to give them to show their appreciation. Students wrote thank you cards and gave a lavender essential oil. “Kids learned that appreciation makes you feel better, as well as for the recipient,” explained a student. 


Students are in the midst of P.A.R.P. (Parents as Reading Partners). The theme is “Dig Up A Good Book” and was created by fourth grader Ella Menu. Ella said she came up with the idea when she was in second grade. She loves dogs and her dog buries bones all the time, and she thought of “Harry the Dirty Dog” because she used to love that book when she was little. Students are reading each week and will receive a prize at the end of December.  


Fifth graders enjoyed a T.E.R.N. field trip to the back woods last week. Each class learned about local trees and also how to track different animals who visit the area.


As part of the upcoming holiday season, the PTA is sponsoring a “Penguin Patch” bazaar this week where students can shop for affordable gifts for family members. The PTA also sponsors this Friday’s Gingerbread Night at 6:00 p.m. in the gym. Students pre-ordered their gingerbread kits and will decorate them together with their families. 


The school is hosting its “Outwear Drive” and is asking anyone to bring in a gently used coat or vest so we can give them to people in need. Donations of new scarves and gloves are also welcomed. All sizes needed! They are collecting until December 21st.


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