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Kindergarten Performance

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Tooker Avenue kindergarteners in Ms. Mele’s and Mrs. Ward’s class performed songs for friends and family on Dec. 20. The student practiced for weeks, both at home and in school. The songs included “Rudolph," "Jingle Bells," "Deck the Halls," “Hanukkah" and "O’ Christmas Tree."

Spreading Some Holiday Cheer

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The Tooker Ave 4th & 5th grade Student Council, led by adviser Debbie Christiansen, made Holiday cards for the residents of Little Neck Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, a local nursing home. The students were very excited about spreading some holiday cheer!

Pajama Drive

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The 4th grade Student Council led the rest of the school in their 5th Annual Pajama Drive. This year 34 sets of pajamas were collected and distributed to children on LI via the Family Service League.

Reading Goggles Rock

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First-graders at Tooker Avenue Elementary School have been busy reading Ezra Jack Keats books during their library classes. Tooker Avenue librarian Kathleen Murray read “Goggles” and discussed with the students some of the story themes, such as friendship and bullying. The students then created their own set of goggles. 

Hands-On Learning During STEM Family Night

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The Senior High School’s Math & Science Honor Society, National Technology Honor Society, Robotics Club and the Science Club presented the third-annual Family STEM Night on Nov. 8.

Students in grades K-8, along with their families, were invited to the STEM event to enjoy hands-on activities including games, experiments, mini-labs and robotics demonstrations. 

The Math & Science Honor Society ran science and math activities on the third floor of the high school. With close to 30 different stations, students had plenty from which to choose including activities like “Taste the Rainbow,” “Slime Time,” “Strawberry DNA” and “M&M Survival.” Brookhaven National Laboratory conducted a microscope activity and Mad Science performed dry ice experiments with small groups of students. “Be An Einstein” station let students decorate their own lab coats to wear for all their STEM activities. 

In the technology wing, the National Technology Honor Society and Robotics Club showed off their robots, 3-D printers and printing pens, and woodworking capabilities. In the lobby, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County had a small pool with marine creatures in touch tanks for the students. All of the proceeds from the evening are used toward student scholarships. 

Tooker Authors Share Veteran Stories

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Students in Cristina Carbonaro’s class at Tooker Avenue Elementary School have been reading and writing about veterans in November. They had a special visit from Valerie Pfundstein, author of “Veterans: Heroes In Our Neighborhood.” The students shared personal stories of veterans close to their own hearts with the author and chatted about her book. West Babylon students (from left) Dominick Gagnon, Gino Gargiulo, Sean Austin and Jaden Jusino with author Valerie Pfundstein.