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Alumni Day

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On November 23rd, East Rockaway welcomed back members of the Class of 2022 to participate in the 11th annual Alumni Day!

More than forty of our recent graduates shared insights to students in grades 7-12 about careers, college life, preparing for post-secondary plans, and adjusting to the new chapter in their lives. Their first-hand experience about transitioning from East Rockaway to their current institutions was meaningful for our current students and staff.

After the event concluded alumni were able to socialize amongst themselves and connect with former teachers over pizza.

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Date Added: 11/28/2022

Thanksgiving Food Drive

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Congrats to the ERHS community on a successful Thanksgiving Food Drive.

Over 131 boxes of non-perishable food items were collected and donated to Long Island Cares. The best part is that all the donations will stay right here on Long Island to help put food on the tables of underprivileged families during the holidays.

Date Added: 11/23/2022

Scribble-Bots

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At Rhame, Ms. Healy's 4th-6th grade STEAM students design and build Scribble-Bots and are proud to display the work of art that their tiny robots created.

East Rockaway's STEAM program combines science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math to guide student inquiry, discussion, and problem-solving.

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Date Added: 11/21/2022

Thanksgiving Parade

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The tradition continues as kindergartners took over the hallways of Rhame Avenue for their annual Thanksgiving Parade!

Wearing turkey costumes and holding balloons, they paraded by cheering students and teachers and made their way to the auditorium where parents were waiting to enjoy the festive spectacle.

The students sang songs for the parents and then joined them for photos and crafts.

Thanks to Ms. Drummy, Ms. Gorman and Ms. Banducci for making this a fun day for everyone!

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Date Added: 11/18/2022

Staff Recognition

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At the Nov. 15 Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Mr. DeTommaso recognized the non-instruction staff who are an essential part of East Rockaway schools each and every day.

The district thanks all our non-instructional team members for your support, commitment and tireless dedication to our students.

Pictured (L-R):

Board trustee, Dominick Vulpis

Board President, Peter McNally

Pupil Personnel Office and Substitute Teacher Aide, Ms. Renee Macchio

Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Sean Murray

ERHS Guidance Clerk, Ms. Christine DelValle

ERHS Guidance Clerk, Ms. Annabell Kell

Board Trustee, Michael Motherway

Superintendent, James DeTommaso

Board Trustee, Daniel DeMatteo

Also honored, but not pictured:

Rhame Avenue School Secretary: Jessica White

Pupil Personnel Office: Lisa Fodera

Facilities Promotional Activities: Shannon Pearsall

Facilities: Yigal Edinger, Supervising Groundskeeper

Security and Substitute Monitor: Denise Powell

Monitors: Lesley Valasquez, Elizabeth Kelly, Marianne Riordan , Melissa Watson, Thomas Rahaniotis

Substitute Monitors: Denise Powell and Renee Macchio

Teacher Aides: Antoinette English, Jackie Ludwig, Mary B. Malone, Patricia J. Manganaro, Antonio Rizzo, John Wolek Fitch, Mark Sebesta, Amanda Crawford,

Substitute Teacher Aides: Melissa Thorp, Matthew Renz

Date Added: 11/18/2022