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450 County Line Road, Amityville, NY 11701
Phone Number: 631-565-6500
Grades: 1-3

Principal: Ms. Kathleen Hyland

Assistant Principal: Ms. Sonia Rodrigo
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.



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Northwest Students Celebrate Winter’s Wonders

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With a chill in the outside air, families flocked to Northwest Elementary School on Jan. 16 for the annual Winter Wonderland event on an evening that certainly felt like winter.

There was a strong turnout for the annual family fun night, as Northwest’s first, second and third graders were joined by parents as well as older and younger siblings for winter-themed activities. Winter Wonderland started with a sing-along in the cafeteria followed by bingo. Instead of numbers, bingo cards were filled with winter words.

In classrooms, students participated in fun learning activities with assistance from members of the National Junior Honor Society at Edmund W. Miles Middle School. They combined glue, saline solution, baking soda, blue food coloring and glitter to make slime. The experiment combined math and science as students measured and mixed ingredients. Teachers read winter-themed books and children were able to personalize their own mugs to take home. 


Learning Caught on Camera at Northwest

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Technology is creating new ways for students in Amityville to express themselves as Northwest Elementary School, as students are using Padcaster to reinforce learning in multiple subject areas. 

Padcaster equipment includes an iPad and holder, light, microphone, tripod and green screen background. Videos are made on iMovie and with green screen technology each student can superimpose a picture related to his or her topic in the background.

In Lori Heavey’s third grade class, students completed holiday research projects. In addition to writing a paper, each child added a digital component by summarizing his or her research in a short video. Ms. Heavey explained that this activity was possible through the district’s Skin in the Game initiative, which included training for two of her students on the use of the equipment, so they could serve as directors and assist their classmates. For another assignment, her students dabbled in persuasive writing by crafting restaurant reviews and creating accompanying videos.
 
Sunday, February 23, 2020