Making Connections with School Parades
05/29/2020
On May 2nd, Dutch Lane held its parade. When asked to describe what the event at her school was like, Principal Janine Rossi said, “I wouldn't even know where to begin. It was such a heartwarming day. All of our teachers, teaching assistants, psychologists, school nurse, secretaries, greeters, and monitors were in attendance. To be able to experience the human connection that you can only get from seeing each other's smiles was something that I will never forget. The Dutch parade was filled with so much gratitude, happiness, and love and it was so special for us to come together as a family. We all benefited from this experience and it is something that we will never forget.”
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Olweus Anti-bullying Program Kickoff
02/12/2020
“Nice shoes,” one student said sarcastically to another who cringed and hurried past. “I like my shoes,” another responded as he got the dig. When the bully pronounced the same judgement on a third student passerby, an “upstander” student stepped in to support the victim. Did this happen in our schools? Yes, it did - as part of a skit designed to heighten awareness about bullying. Each of Hicksville’s elementary schools launched a new anti-bullying program in January 2020 - Olweus - to educate students about the harmful nature of bullying behaviors and, more importantly, to provide the tools students need to address situations in which they could become involved.
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Elementary schools launch anti-bullying program
01/27/2020
The Hicksville School District kicked off the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program at the Board of Education meeting on Jan. 22. Olweus is a program designed for students that aims to reduce existing bullying problems, prevent the development of new issues and achieve better peer relations at school. All elementary schools in the district have adopted the Olweus program.
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Telling Our Story: Dutch Lane Elementary
01/07/2020
One of four “sister” schools opened in 1952 to address Hicksville’s population boom – Burns, Dutch, Fork and Old Country Road – Dutch Lane has a rich history of being integral to the community and holding tight to those who have passed through its doors. “One example of our deep, long lasting relationships at Dutch is our current PTA President, Mrs. Weih,” said Principal Janine Rossi. “Amazingly, the family has had someone attending the school every year since it opened its doors in 1952.”
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New York Islanders Talk About Teamwork
New York Islanders representatives visited Dutch Lane to talk about the importance of teamwork and goal setting. Please see our "Photo Gallery" for more photos.
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Creating Animations During "Hour of Code"
In honor of Computer Science Education Week, our resident technology specialist, Tim Gill worked with our students on Hour of Code. Students learned about coding and created personal computer animations.
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"The Polar Express" and Constructing Bridges
After reading “The Polar Express”, our second graders worked with Mrs. Coady to create their own train bridges. They used Keva Planks, Unifix cubes, blocks, and Legos to construct a train bridge that could hold the most amount of weight.
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Second Graders Research in Our New Library
Our second graders learned about the history of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade by reading Melissa Sweet’s “Balloons Over Broadway”, a biography of puppeteer and balloon creator Tony Sarg.This week in the library, second graders learned about the history of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade by reading Melissa Sweet’s “Balloons Over Broadway”, a biography of puppeteer and balloon creator Tony Sarg.
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"Family Connect Night" Starts at Dutch Lane
This year, Dutch Lane has declared the first Monday of every month as “Family Connect Night”. On this night, instead of spending time on traditional homework, families will use this time to “connect”. This is to be an electronics free evening. We look forward to seeing how our Dutch Lane families spend their time connecting!
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"Pink Out" for Breast Cancer Awareness
Dutch Lane staff wore pink to show their support for breast cancer awareness. Students and staff decorated beautiful ribbons in another way to show their support for this important cause.
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Fire Prevention Week at Dutch
Fire Prevention Week at Dutch Lane
Dutch Lane had a visit from the brave firefighters of our Hicksville Fire Department. They taught our students about the importance of fire safety and prevention. Please see our Photo Gallery for more photos.
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Pep Rally
Annual Pep Rally at Dutch Lane
Dutch Lane ended the first week of school with an exciting Pep Rally! Each class made creative banners with positive messages showing their school spirit. We're setting goals and building character, and we're off to a great start! Please see our Photo Gallery for more photos.
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