450 County Line Road, Amityville, NY 11701
Phone Number: 631-565-6500
Grades: 1-3

Principal: Mr. Vincent Todisco

Assistant Principal: TBD



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Northwest Holds ESL Workshop

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To better prepare both parents and students for whom English is a second language, the Northwest school held a fun and informative ESL workshop on Oct. 22. The workshop featured a detailed PowerPoint presentation guided by Susanne Pena, Amityville’s coordinator for ESL and bilingual programs. Pena presented the information in both Spanish and English. A Haitian Creole version of the presentation was also made available in print format.

The ESL workshop was intended to inform parents about what ESL services provide for their children, for what duration they’d receive services, and what determines whether a student requires ESL services. The presentation introduced parents to the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT), a standardized test all students must score proficiently on in order to move out of the ESL program. Additionally, Pena informed the audience of the ESL services offered by Amityville and its extended Limited English Proficiency (LEP) services for those students who do pass the NYSESLAT.

Northwest Principal Vincent Todisco kicked off the event, with the help of staff members and volunteers from the National Junior Honor Society under the supervision of NJHS advisor Carlee Wallenstein. The parents and children in attendance were served pizza and soft drinks.

Northwest Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

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On Oct. 2, Northwest held its annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration. The well-attended event featured a brief history of the influence of Hispanic-Americans, traditional Mexican dancing from Ballet Folklorico, and a wide array of delicious dishes spanning several Latin American countries.

The event was made possible by staff members of the Hispanic Heritage Committee of Northwest, the helpful members of Ballet Folklorico (including Susanne Pena, coordinator of ESL, bilingual and world languages), the members of central office and the Board of Education, all of whom attended the evening. All engaged students and families in attendance made the experience memorable as well.

Browse the photo gallery to see this colorful and informative event for yourself.
Friday, October 31, 2014