Sag Harbor Elementary School News, June 20


Sag Harbor Elementary SchoolThere were two culminating events for the school’s month-long career awareness program at Morning Program. One was a game in which Principal Matt Malone and Assistant Principal Donna Denon tried to match school staff members with their very first job; they guessed only two out of a possible thirty correctly. The staff members then spoke about something they learned on that first job, either a skill or character trait, that they still find valuable today. The other was Career Day, during which students were encouraged to come to school dressed as they will for their future careers and staff members dressed as something they might want to do in the future or had considered doing in the past. School counselor Michelle Grant announced the six main career clusters we had been studying—environmental and agricultural, arts and communication, business and management, industrial and engineering, health services, and human resources/services. As she named each one, all were invited all to stand up.

Nina Landi’s kindergarten class made a Flag Day presentation at Morning Program. Inspired by the question of a friend who comes from another country who asked what it means when we say the Pledge of Allegiance every morning, the students explained what our flag represents. The students sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and dedicated their presentation to the friend with the question.

Fifth-grader Yanni Bitis performed a finger-picking version of Paul McCartney’s “Blackbird” on guitar at Morning Program, accompanied by music teacher David Fox on violin.

Susann Farrell, children’s and young adult librarian at the John Jermain Memorial Library, came to Morning Program to talk about the Summer Reading Club at the library. This year’s theme is “Dig into Reading” and it is for children age two through 18. Registration starts on June 22. The program will run through August 17. Children are able to win prizes by reading and logging books all summer long. All participants will receive a free tote bag that can be colored.

The school family is participating in a recycling donation program of used school supplies that will be collected, then sorted and donated to children in need. There is a collection box in the front lobby where the gently used school supplies can be placed. This box will be there until the end of the school year.

Pre-K and kindergarten registration for the 2013-14 school year is under way. Registration must be completed in person with Kristen Doerr at Pierson High School. Call (631) 735 5302, extension 456, to make an appointment. Registration packets are available in the main office at the Sag Harbor Elementary School or can be found on the school website at

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