Fifth-grade engineers at Garden City Park School are learning about energy and collisions. Students are creating crash-prevention systems with robotic kits that need to be designed to carry an egg through a collision. In preparation, the young engineers observed elastic and inelastic energy transfer with slo-mo capture on their iPads and are simulating a crash at different points of speed. The students will continue to test and modify their designs for maximum crash prevention.
Amy Sullivan, Principal
51 Central AvenueGarden City Park, New York 11040(516) 434-2390
Dear Garden City Park Families,
I hope that you had a wonderful, relaxing and fun summer. I look forward to working with you to ensure the success of your children. As I think of the year ahead and all of the potential that it holds, I am excited for what is to come!
I hold a very strong belief in a solid home/school connection. It is imperative that we all work together to foster a love of learning and promote independence, and allow our children the opportunity to develop their critical thinking skills. I encourage and invite you to become active participants in your child's education. There are many opportunities throughout the year for you to volunteer to be a part of your child's classroom experience. The work you do at home to reinforce what happens during the school day is vital to their continued success.
At the Garden City Park School, the staff holds the belief of educating the "whole child". There is a strong emphasis not only on academics, but the social and emotional growth of our students as well. Children learn by example. It is important that we continue to be role models for our children so that they can develop appropriate social skills and understand the importance of manners, kindness and compassion for others.
Throughout the school day children will be reading, writing, talking, listening, learning math, science, social studies and interacting with each other, both in and out of the classroom. Students also attend specials on a daily basis where they are afforded the opportunity to participate in physical education, library, art, music and science lab. There are many opportunities for growth and development across all content areas throughout the school year.
I look forward to a wonderful school year filled with hope and promise that each child will develop to their fullest potential.
If you have any questions, we are always here for you!
Amy M. Sullivan
We, the Garden City Park community, recognize that our children deserve excellence in education and a quality life. Our commitment is to the creation of a positive environment which will enhance self-esteem, academic growth, and social development. We will continue to nurture a respect for learning, and embrace the diversity of others.