Please disregard the calendar that was sent home in the summer mailing. Please refer to the calendar in the Quick Links menu as it reflects the correct dates for the 2019-2020 school year.
Experimenting with STEAM
Second grade explorers from Garden City Park School tested animal adaptations with an experiment called “Which Beak is Best!" The students tested different bird beaks to evaluate how well they serve each bird. The explorers used tweezers to replicate a Hummingbirds beak, a cloths pin to replicate a hawks beak and a spoon to replicate a pelicans beak. They then used our engineering design process and inquiry to observe and make conclusions on what they saw.
Chalk the Walk
Hillside Grade School students and their families spread positive messages across the building during the school’s first “Chalk the Walk” event on Oct. 23. The special event was held during dismissal in honor of Unity Day, a national movement against bullying which was started by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.
Hillside students and staff were encouraged to wear orange to mark the important day. During dismissal, students received chalk and filled the blacktop and sidewalks with positive drawings and affirmations connecting to what Unity Day is all about – kindness, acceptance and inclusion. The school community joined together, and by the end of the event, the school grounds were successfully covered in encouraging and inspirational thoughts and illustrations.