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

Principal: Kathleen Hyland

Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.



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Seuss-inspired Learning at Northwest

Seuss-inspired Learning at Northwest

The works of children’s author Dr. Seuss were celebrated at Northwest Elementary School on March 2 with read alouds, crafts and writing activities. The students joined their peers from around the country to mark Read Across America Day on what would have been the renowned writer’s 113th birthday.

Second-grade teacher Dana Herz welcomed guest readers, including staff members and parents and grandparents of students. The children completed activity sheets about their favorite Dr. Seuss book they heard that day. They also made their own “Cat in the Hat” inspired hats and created filmstrip biographies about Dr. Seuss.

“Dr. Seuss was a pioneer in children’s reading,” Ms. Herz said. “It’s a great day for the students to see that reading can be fun, and to inspire them to become better readers.”

Children in Hilda Brown’s first-grade bilingual class read “The Cat in the Hat,” then watched a portion of the animated movie, and compared the two. Second-graders in Olimpia Karounos’ class made their own green slime using cornstarch, water and food coloring after reading “Bartholomew and the Oobleck.”





Northwest Celebrates 100th Day of School

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Northwest Students Show Love for Veterans

Northwest Students Show Love for Veterans

More than 400 veterans will have a happy Valentine’s Day, thanks to students at Northwest Elementary School. New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre recently picked up a box of cards created by children for the Valentines for Veterans program.

First- through third-graders wrote custom messages for veterans to thank them for their service to the United States. The assemblywoman noted how important it was for them to share love and kind words with people they don’t even know.

During her visit, Ms. Jean-Pierre read “Veterans: Heroes in Our Neighborhood” to Olimpia Karounos’ second-grade class. She was joined by Navy veteran Charlie Martin, commander of the Amityville American Legion, who held a question and answer session with students about his military service.

Suffolk Police Officer Visits Northwest

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Suffolk County Police Officer Sabrina Pitch in the Amityville Union Free School District during the week of Jan. 23, speaking to students in first- through third-grade about the role of the police in the community.

Officer Pitch reviewed with students the different parts of her uniform and turned on her radio to let students hear a live call. She also discussed what constitutes and emergency for calling 911, and gave stranger danger tips. With third-graders, she also led a discussion on bullying.

The goal of the program was to teach students how to make good choices and give them a positive interaction with a police officer at a young age. Officer Pitch, a member of the Community Relations Bureau, said the idea for the presentation at Northwest was made by Amityville Memorial High School students following a recent community forum.

“We hope that the students feel more comfortable with the police and know that we are here to help them and keep them safe,” she said.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017