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Centre Avenue School

55 Centre Avenue, East Rockaway, NY 11518
Phone: 516 887-8300 Ext. 224

Principal: Sherry Ma


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Beautiful Me Comes to Centre

Beautiful Me Comes to Centre

Fifth-grade students at Centre Avenue School also got the chance to participate in Beautiful Me, a self-esteem program designed to educate and empower female students.

Facilitated by school social worker Ms. Amy Weissman, Beautiful Me was developed by the Hance Family Foundation and gives students the opportunity to honor the lives of three sisters, Emma, Allyson and Katie Hance. By participating in this self-esteem program, students learn to understand who they are, appreciate their own skills and qualities, and understand that there is gratification in helping others. 

The students discussed alternate views of beauty, distorted views of beauty from the media, and learned how to respect themselves and develop healthy relationships. They also engaged in activities that focused on self-esteem, values, problem-solving and positive motivation. Each student was provided with a paper hand and a paper doll where they wrote down the personality traits that make them beautiful on the inside. In addition, they were also provided with a compliment box and were encouraged to identify and write a meaningful, genuine and honest compliment for each member of the group. With that, they shared their compliments with each other. 

At the end of the session, students received a three heart-shaped necklace from Jackie Hance of the Hance Family Foundation. 

Chinese New Year

Kindergartners at Centre Avenue celebrated the Chinese New Year with a dragon parade, lion masks and paper lanterns. This Lunar New Year, which officially began on Feb. 5, is the year of the pig.