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Our Vision

To educate the whole student and inspire in everyone a passion for life-long learning.  To provide a safe and nurturing environment dedicated to academic excellence and the development of a student's autonomy, accountability and commitment to community.

 

Winter Wonderland Brings School Community Together

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Kicking off the holiday season in their pajamas, Bayville Primary School students arrived back to school on the evening of Dec. 5 for the annual Winter Wonderland. Assistant Principal Dorothy McManus sat by the decorated tree and read “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” to all of the children.

Following the story, the group was treated to hot chocolate and cookies while they made crafts and wrote letters to Santa. Participants brought unwrapped toys for the Matthew Fetzer Foundation, sharing their holiday spirit with those in need.

“The Winter Wonderland is a beloved tradition that brings our Bayville Primary School community together to share in the spirit of the holiday season,” Ms. McManus said.

Giving Thanks Throughout the District

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Locust Valley students and staff proved that giving thanks can be accomplished in diverse ways as they held Thanksgiving celebrations, organized collections for those in need and invited family members to performances honoring the holiday.

Kindergarten students at Ann MacArthur Primary School started preparing weeks ahead for their celebration. The students created paper turkeys and practiced singing songs leading up to a performance that left parents and grandparents with smiles as big as the moon and hearts filled with pride.

Locust Valley Intermediate School third graders held a Thanksgiving kindness celebration in which each student wrote about an act of kindness done for them or by them and posted it on a bulletin board to view during their Thanksgiving feast. 

Bayville Primary School students also enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast complete with turkey and all the traditional sides. The children gathered in the gymnasium for a festive sing-a-long which featured tunes with a Thanksgiving theme, including the turkey tango, which Ann MacArthur Primary students also performed. 

Throughout the district, students and staff joined together to create baskets of food for those who required help making their holiday festive and traditional. The baskets were given to the Grenville Baker Boys and Girls Club for distribution to those who needed the food. 

It takes many people to organize these events, and the district administrators and Board of Education are thankful for each of them, including teachers, teaching assistants, custodians and parents!

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate and thank you for being part of our community!

  
 

Building Relationships Through Bilingual Nights

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The community came together as more than 125 parents attended the district’s bilingual event, held over two nights for Spanish-speaking families from all of the LVCSD schools.

Organized and facilitated by Cyndy Ergen, a teaching assistant at Locust Valley Intermediate School, the event provided parents with helpful information to ensure that their children succeed in school. Ms. Ergen, who translates many district documents into Spanish for non-English-speaking families, shared the district calendar, important phone numbers and many helpful tips that would not only benefit students, but help parents and guardians feel more comfortable being part of the LVCSD community.  

Several district administrators and building faculty members were introduced, shared information about their departments and made the attendees feel comfortable by speaking in their native language and reminding them that the district will assist them in any way possible.

Ms. Ergen has been running this event for five years and said the Spanish-speaking community is appreciative that the information shared allows them to become more involved in the education of their children.

“Many of these families want to be more involved but don’t know how,” Ms. Ergen said. “By showing them where to find information, how to view the website in their own language and who to contact for various topics, they now feel more comfortable.”

Interim Superintendent of Schools, Thomas P. Dolan, Ed.D., said bilingual nights are important events that helps build bridges to connect all facets of the community. “When we work to make the entire community feel welcome, it benefits all of our students,” he said.

Ms. Ergen wishes to thank the school staff members and representatives from outside organizations that assisted in making the bilingual nights a success.

Halloween Fun!

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A little rain didn't scare LVCSD elementary school students away from celebrating Halloween. Primary school students held parades at their respective schools and intermediate school students attended dances complete with spooky decorations and games. Check out the slideshows to see all the creative costumes.

Bayville Intermediate School and Locust Valley Intermediate School

 

Ann MacArthur Primary School and Bayville Primary School

Reinforcing Fire Safety

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Thank you to the Bayville Fire Department for teaching Bayville Primary School students about fire safety and giving tours of the fire trucks. Not only was the visit fun for everyone, but it reinforced lessons taught in the classrooms.