East Hampton School News, March 21

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he job fair will take place on Wednesday, March 27. Those looking to employ eager students this summer, or even longer, are asked to contact Deb Mansir at 329-6462. Even if an employee can’t be there in person, application forms may be left with Ms. Mansir prior to the day of the fair.

A second school meeting was held on Friday to discuss the mural planned by Camille Perrottet. Kristine Swickard, head of the LOTE program at the school, asked the representatives of the after school clubs to brainstorm with the artist to come up with content. The goal is to have a painting that will represent not only the art clubs, but the gay-straight alliance, Hispanic leaders, justice league, the inclusion club, the African-American community, and more.

Jeremy Quitko’s students are discussing and brainstorming a new video project that would promote the East Hampton School District. Some of the students have videos in the Guild Hall Student Video Competition in April. On Tuesday, March 19, a handful of students showed both videos and photography in the Long Island Media Arts Show at Five Towns College.

Yori Johnson, a senior at East Hampton High School and a vocalist with the school’s Jazz Band, sang with the All-County Vocal Jazz Ensemble at a concert last Tuesday, March 12, at the State Capitol in Albany. The concert was part of Music In Our Schools Month.

The school is in the middle of March Madness! Besides games and contests, all in good fun, the different grades are engaged in Penny Wars to raise money for Katy’s Courage.

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ast Hampton Middle School

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ighth-grader Theodore “T.J.” Calabrese has been selected to represent East Hampton Middle School at the state level of the National Geographic Bee on Friday, April 5, at the New York State Museum in Albany. One winner from each state and territory will advance to the nationals in Washington, D.C. in May. The final round will be aired on the National Geographic Channel on May 23 and will be moderated by Jeopardy host Alex Trebek.

“We had a fun and challenging school level geography bee this year,” said social studies teacher Peter Friscia. “All of our contestants did a great job.”

“We are proud of T.J. He is currently working hard to prepare for the competition. He has a solid understanding of geography, history, world cultures, and current events which will serve him well in Albany. We are all pulling for him and know he will do his very best,” Mr. Friscia said.

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ohn M. Marshall Elementary School

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indergarten registration takes place March 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and March 21 from 1 to 6 p.m. Children who are five years old on or before December 1 are eligible for school in September.

Students in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to snuggle up in their PJs and attend a Bedtime Story Night at the school on Thursday, March 21, at 6:15 p.m.

Friday is a busy night at the school. The fourth-grade bowling night, sponsored by the PTA, will be held at East Hampton Bowl from 6 to 8 p.m. and includes free admission, bowling, shoes, and pizza for fourth graders. Permission slips were sent home. For more information, contact the JMMES PTA.

Also on Friday, the “Dance Away Cancer” Dance-a-Thon, sponsored by Dancehampton and the JMMES Activities Club, will be held at the school from 6 to 8 p.m. with all benefits donated to Katy’s Courage and South Fork Relay for Life. Eager toe-tappers can either be sponsored (sponsorship forms were sent home with elementary school students) or the general public can choose to come with a $20 per dancer minimum.

The PTA still needs box tops. Please give them to Theresa Talmage at the front desk. The school is also in need of soccer balls and basketballs for the students to use at recess. If you have donations, please bring them in.

Applications to “Food and Fun 2013,” a nutrition program for preschoolers, are due by Friday, March 29. For questions and further information, contact Lisa Shaw at the high school.

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