• East Lake trivia challenge is a hoot!

    How much do East Lake Elementary School students know about their school? That was the premise of a Kahoot! challenge for children who answered 20 questions in the virtual trivia contest.

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  • East Lake Student Have a Sweet-tooth Learning Spanish

    During Ms. Porcelli’s fourth grade FLES period, students recently learned about Valentine's Day candy in Spanish. Students interviewed each other in Spanish to find out which candy was the most popular.

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  • Read Across America celebrates Dr. Seuss' birthday

    "You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child." To honor Ted Geisel (a/k/a Dr. Seuss) on the anniversary of his birth, March 2, the NEA (National Education Association) sponsors Read Across America. Your school library is leading East Lake in promoting and participating in this nationwide activity.

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  • 100 Days is Just the Beginning for Kindergartners

    In September, 100 seemed like a big number for kindergartners in the Massapequa School District but by the time they reached the 100th day of school on Feb. 24, counting to triple digits was a piece of cake.

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  • East Lake Students Become Biologists

    Fifth graders in Mrs. Dunston's class became biologists as they dissected owl pellets to determine what an owl eats. Pellets contain the indigestible remains of prey animals such as rodents, and small birds.

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  • Learning Mandarin at East Lake

    The third grade students of East Lake School had the opportunity to learn about Chinese culture. Ms. Fan's Mandarin students from Berner Middle School visited East Lake to share their knowledge. The East Lake third graders are presently immersed in a Social Studies unit on China

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  • Eagle class celebrates Chinese New Year

    Librarians facilitate access to resources and share information. Recently, Mrs. Susman scheduled a live-streamed, multipoint video connection in the Art room with Mrs. Krakoff for Mrs. Findlay’s class to celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Rat. The New York State Distance Learning Consortium sent sample materials to engage our students.

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  • Playing to Learn and Learning to Play at East Lake

    Learning through play was the theme on Feb. 5 at East Lake Elementary School which participated in Global School Play Day. Assistant Principal Mary Velte said that this was the first year East Lake has joined the worldwide movement that promotes the benefits of unstructured play.

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  • East Lake Students are Introduced to the Work of Eric Carle

    Students in kindergarten were introduced to the art of Eric Carle by video conferencing the museum during their art classes. Students learned about where his ideas come from and how his creative process works.

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  • East Lake Travels to Africa

    Second graders in Mrs. Krakoff's art classes had the opportunity to travel to Africa by video conferencing with the Cleveland Museum of Art. Students received passports and stamps as they analyzed different mask styles from various countries in Africa.

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  • Valentines for Veterans at East Lake School

    As Valentine's Day approaches students at East Lake School write messages to the brave men and women who selflessly and honorably served our country to protect our freedom. This activity serves as a great opportunity to allow students to thank a veteran for his or her service, sacrifice, and commitment to our country.

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  • Pick A Reading Partner - Books Are Better Than The Movie At East Lake

    The Pick a Reading Partner program (PARP), encourages adults to spend time reading at least 20 per day with children.This year's PARP theme for East Lake School is "Red Carpet Readers: The Book is Better Than the Movie" The theme is designed to help students understand how much more of the story is in the book compared to a movie.

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  • Fourth Graders Immersed in Native American History

    The Native Americans of Long Island and New York are a focal point of the fourth grade social studies curriculum and students in Massapequa recently had a hands-on history lesson. Educators from Journeys Into American Indian Territory visited East Lake and Lockhart elementary schools in January to share their expertise.

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  • East Lake Students Engineer Lookout Mountain

    Zachary Ready, a former Massapequa High School Graduate and college engineering graduate from University of New Hampshire recently visited Mrs. Ready’s 3rd grade classroom. He helped the young engineers construct stand alone towers.

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  • East Lake Fire Safety Poster Winners

    Earlier this school year, through the Massapequa Fire Department, Massapequa students in kindergarten through third grade were invited to participate in a fire prevention poster contest. This year's theme - "Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!”

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Albert Einstein

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”

-Albert Einstein

-Alexander Graham Bell

Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.

-Alexander Graham Bell

John Adams

“There are two types of education... One should teach us how to make a living, And the other how to live.”

-John Adams

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