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Rhame Avenue School

100 Rhame Avenue, East Rockaway, NY 11518
Phone: (516) 887-8300  

School Hours:
8:30 am - Arrival/Line Up
8:40 am - Morning bell
2:50 pm - Kindergarten dismissal
3:00 pm - Grades 1-6 dismissal    

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Elementary Schools Celebrate Career Week

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Students at our elementary schools welcomed professionals (who also happen to be parents of students at the schools) into their classrooms to talk about their careers and share their experiences in a multitude of interesting fields.

The kindergarten through sixth grade students at Rhame and Centre learned about a wide range of careers, including law enforcement, architecture, healthcare, education and more.

Some of the unique lines of work explored were a filmmaker, elevator consultant, airline pilot and scientist. The students even met some new furry friends who do a very important job: therapy dogs!

The students were thrilled to get a glimpse into so many careers in one exciting week and were grateful to the parents that dedicated their time to share their experiences.

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Date Added: 2/20/2024

Newscasters Honor Black History Month

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In addition to their daily school news and updates, the Rhame Avenue Newscasters are honoring Black History Month by sharing facts about influential Black Americans during each of their newscasts.

So far, they have highlighted Frederick Douglass, Shirley Chisholm, Barack Obama, Ruby Bridges and others, all who have made a profound impact on our country and the world.

Date Added: 2/13/2024

Read Aloud Day

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Our students had a great time participating in Global Read Aloud Day! Principal Bixhorn took time to enjoy doughnuts with students who were recognized by our lunch and recess monitors for their outstanding behavior then did a read aloud for the entire school.

Date Added: 2/9/2024

Matilda the Musical Shines!

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Bravo to the cast and crew of the ERSD production of Matilda the Musical who lit up the stage and wowed audiences with three stellar performances on Friday and Saturday!

Enjoy these photos from a special preview performance for local senior citizens that took place on Wednesday afternoon.

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Date Added: 2/5/2024

Family Engagement Night Highlights

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On Jan. 18, Executive Director of Pupil Personnel Services & Instructional Personnel Mr. Vincent Healy and Assistant Director of Pupil Personnel Services Mr. Robert Kennedy hosted the second Family Engagement Night of the school year with a focus on the district’s Social Emotional Learning (SEL) programs.

Mr. Healy presented an overview of the RULER program and Mr. Kennedy presented on Sources of Strength. Parents were then invited into the first breakout room, which was facilitated by administrators and teachers including Mr. Bixhorn, Ms. Kelly, Ms. Garvey, Ms. Freudenberg, Ms. McNoble and Ms. Figliozzi, and focused on the RULER program – inviting parents and their children to develop a family charter and participate in a community circle.

The group then transitioned to the Sources of Strength breakout room which was facilitated by Ms. Kinkaid. Participants enjoyed a game of “human bingo” while competing for Sources of Strength frisbees and learning more about the program.

RULER is an evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning at the elementary level that supports entire school communities in understanding the value of emotions, building the skills of emotional intelligence, and creating and maintaining positive school climates.

Sources of Strength is a program that focuses on fostering opportunities at our secondary level for student-generated activities that contribute to a positive culture.

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Thank you to all the community members who attended our Family Engagement Night, asked questions and contributed to this interactive event. We're looking forward to our third Family Engagement Night this April with a focus on Celebrating East Rockaway Cultures and we hope to see you there.

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Date Added: 1/19/2024 

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