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450 County Line Road, Amityville, NY 11701
Phone Number: 631-565-6500
Grades: K-2

Principal: Ms. Kathleen Hyland

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

Announcements

 

Distance Learning Chromebook Distribution for Elementary Students

With this unprecedented closure of our schools, we want to ensure that your child's education continues to be our priority.  With this in mind, we will have a Chromebook available for pick-up for each Northwest student.  Please see below the pick-up schedule. 

Chromebooks will be made available for pick-up in the Northwest gymnasium on the following dates and times:

Tuesday, March 17 from 8 am - 2 pm.

Tuesday, March 17 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesday, March 18 from 8 am - 2: 00 pm

If you are unable to attend any of the scheduled times, please contact your school to make other arrangements. 

Please see below the Northwest Chromebook distribution letter.

Northwest Chromebook Distribution Letter (English) (Spanish)

Warrior Library link: https://sites.google.com/amityvilleufsd.org/warrior-library/home

 


 


 

Current News

Winter Art and Music Virtual Showcase

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Please enjoy our districtwide virtual art show and our winter concert performances from Amityville Memorial High School, Edmund W. Miles Middle School and Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School. 

"The students have worked extremely hard under very difficult and different circumstances and, as you will see, they continue to thrive within the arts," said Director of Fine Arts and Music Dr. Fran Fernandez. "Special thanks goes out to all of our district’s art and music teachers for putting all of these presentations together."

Districtwide Winter Art Show

High School Orchestra

High School Chorus

High School Band

Park Avenue and Middle School Chorus

6th Grade Orchestra

7th and 8th Grade Orchestra

E.W. Miles Middle School 6th Grade Band and 7th/8th Grade Band

Hands-on Learning is in Season at Northwest

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The walls and bulletin boards are covered in student work at Northwest Elementary School in the Amityville Union Free School District, showcasing how the holiday season has provided learning opportunities for children.

First graders in Margaret Brooks’ class learned about history by making personal connections. Her students completed family trees in the shape of Christmas trees. 

Heather Tortorici’s first graders made number trees as a math activity. Each paper Christmas tree had a star at the top with a number. Two ornaments below also had numbers, which totaled the number on the star. Students then wrote different addition and subtraction equations using those three digits.  

For a literacy activity, Ms. Tortorici’s first graders filled out elf applications and wrote why they would be a good elf. 

In Jane Dady’s class, every student was given a gingerbread cookie and had to record if their first bite was the head, an arm or a leg. The class then tallied the results and made a bar graph. 

Children in Olimpia Karounos’ class made paper snow globes. Each child drew an illustration of an activity they would do if they lived in a snow globe and then wrote about it underneath. 

Kindergartners in Maria Lievano’s class did a guided drawing of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. 

 

A Turkey Transformation at Northwest

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With Thanksgiving just around the corner, second graders at Northwest Elementary School did their part to help keep turkeys safe.
 
Students in Ada Harris’ class read “Turkey Trouble” by Wendi Silvano about a turkey who comes up with the perfect disguise. They then created their own turkey-in-disguise crafts, transforming the birds so they couldn’t be recognized include a combination cat and lady bug, a character from “Frozen” and a colorful gnome.  

Writers Develop Their Craft at Northwest

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From basic sentences to full stories, students at Northwest Elementary School have been doing a lot of writing lately and proudly showcasing their work.

Kindergartners in Danielle Carrero’s class are learning sight words and writing sentences that reflect their interests. Children wrote “I like” statements about places they like to go or activities they like to do. The finished pieces, which included illustrations, were then hung in the hallway underneath their “Wild About Reading” tree.  

Meredith Cohen’s first graders worked on personal narrative pieces, writing about small but memorable moments in their lives. The class had a digital writing celebration because in addition to their published works, students also recorded themselves reading their stories using Flipgrid.

A bulletin board in the hallway featured the QR codes for every video, so people walking by could take out their phones, hold up the camera and watch. Ms. Cohen said that with a mix of in-person and remote learners this year, the technology component of this project helped all of her young writers connect with each other.

Second graders in Jenny Smith and Kerrin Faulkner’s class completed their personal narrative stories, then moved on to realistic fiction. The teachers noted that the switch from non-fiction to fiction writing, where students have to come up with their own characters, plot and setting, can be challenging. That’s why they introduced students to Pixton, an online comic and storybook creator. Children were able to pick the background, characters and other elements.

Ms. Faulkner said that after exploring Pixton, students wrote the stories in their writer’s notebooks before going back and adding descriptive text to the caption boxes and dialogue to the word bubbles. For students learning remotely, Ms. Smith and Ms. Faulkner could see their screens and give feedback. 

“This really took their writing to another level,” Ms. Faulkner said. “It brought their stories to life.”
 

Keyboards are Clicking and Clacking at Northwest

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Digital literacy is an important skill in a technological world and children in Amityville get their start at a young age. Northwest Elementary School librarian Lori Heavey works with students to help them become tech savvy.

Because specials are currently being held in the classrooms as part of the district’s reopening plans during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ms. Heavey brings the technology to them. She has been working with first graders to help them master keyboarding skills.

In a low-tech activity, students cut out each letter and pasted them on a paper keyboard to understand where each letter is. They then went high-tech by playing games on their Chromebook that helped them improve their knowledge of the keyboard. The lesson also included an interactive read aloud of the Doreen Cronin book, “Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type.”
 
Wednesday, January 20, 2021