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pames140 Park Avenue, Amityville, NY 11701
Phone Number: 631-565-6300
Grades: 3-5
School Hours: 8:10 a.m. - 2:25 p.m.


Principal: Ms. Robyn Santiago

Assistant Principal: Mr. Joshua Atlas

 

 

Career Day speakers wanted! Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School will be hosting their 12th annual Career Day on Friday, November 8th from 8:30-10:30 am. If you are interested in speaking please click the link Career Day Guest Speaker Sign-Up or email kbalducci@amityvilleufsd.org. Our staff and students look forward to hearing about your careers. Any questions please contact Kim Balducci, School Counselor at 631-565-6315.


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PAMES Virtual Career Day

 

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Click on this link to view the Park Avenue Title I 2020 Presentation.

 

Click the link below to view a tutorial on how to use the health screening app in Spanish.

How to Use the Health Screening App

 

Distance Learning Letter March 23, 2020

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Current News

A Holiday Message of Kindness and Acceptance at Park Avenue

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To emphasize the importance of kindness and acceptance, students at Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School learned from a popular Christmas tale.

Guidance counselor Kimberly Balducci visited classrooms throughout December to talk about bullying, showing students clips from the movie “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” Ms. Balducci then led them in discussions about the roles of bystanders and upstanders, the negative consequences of bullying and the importance of accepting each other’s differences. She noted that what made Rudolph different from the other reindeer is what ultimately saved Christmas.  

Winter Art and Music Virtual Showcase

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Please enjoy our districtwide virtual art show and our winter concert performances from Amityville Memorial High School, Edmund W. Miles Middle School and Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School. 

"The students have worked extremely hard under very difficult and different circumstances and, as you will see, they continue to thrive within the arts," said Director of Fine Arts and Music Dr. Fran Fernandez. "Special thanks goes out to all of our district’s art and music teachers for putting all of these presentations together."

Districtwide Winter Art Show

High School Orchestra

High School Chorus

High School Band

Park Avenue and Middle School Chorus

6th Grade Orchestra

7th and 8th Grade Orchestra

E.W. Miles Middle School 6th Grade Band and 7th/8th Grade Band

Park Avenue Students Explore the World of Coding

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The computer programmers of the future are getting their start at a young age in Amityville. To mark Computer Science Education Week from Dec. 7-13, students at Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School participated in the international Hour of Code initiative.

Librarian and STEAM teacher Tim Quinn visited classrooms to lead coding activities, which students did on their Chromebooks. Using a wealth of resources available through KidOYO, a digital computer science platform, children learned the work that is done behind the scenes to create the technology they use on a regular basis. 

For fifth graders in Joanna Conboy and Krystle Kuletsky’s class, their coding activity related to the a recent astronomy unit in science. Students started off small by programming an image of the earth to revolve around the sun. This gave them an introduction to color block coding in the Hatch! app. From there, students created their own universe, selecting actual constellations to include in their interactive worlds.

Each student added a character, or a sprite, to explore the universe he or she created. In getting their sprites to move, the young coders learned how programming is used to set different actions. 

Mr. Quinn said this activity was essentially a digital research project that helped students enhance their scientific knowledge. Remote students were also able participate from home, as Mr. Quinn’s lesson was livestreamed through Google Meets and they accessed KidOYO from their devices.

Logging in For Literacy at Park Avenue

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With a wealth of digital resources, students at Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School are becoming better readers and writers. 

Fifth grade teacher Lisa Zomback ensures that her students do plenty of writing in their digital notebooks to build their literacy and story-telling skills. They write about a variety of topics and also explore different types of prose. 

Recently, Ms. Zomback’s young writers completed their “small moments” stories in which they reflected on happy memories. The digital notebooks, which are done in Google Docs, are shared with the teacher, so she can go in, read their work and make comments. She will also conduct one-on-one, socially distant writing conferences with her students because the discussion helps them flesh out their ideas. A writing assignment is never complete on the first try as editing and revising are important parts of the process. 

Julie Kirschen, a third grade teacher, makes use of several digital tools for Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop activities. She creates interactive lessons with Google Slides, which can be viewed by students learning in person and remotely. They keep writing notebooks using Google Docs and reflect on their reading and writing by making Flipgrid videos. 

Discussion remains an important part of any literacy lesson, and technology helps foster that in a hybrid learning model, with students in a class participating simultaneously in instruction from school and home. During their daily Google Meet sessions, Ms. Kirschen’s students analyze books, review different literary elements and discuss writing strategies. 

Reading and writing are intertwined, as the books students read serve as models for their own writing, whether it is helping them build their vocabulary or showing them a style they want to emulate. When Ms. Kirschen’s students worked on writing strong endings for their own stories, they discussed examples of good endings from books they have read. 

A Visual Approach to Math at Park Avenue

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Third graders had some food for thought in working on their multiplication skills at Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School. Students in Nicole Plaia’s class used crackers and cereal for a hands-on math lesson.

Ms. Plaia introduced her students to the tape diagram method, a visual model with different segments to assist with solving mathematical calculations. For this activity, each cracker represented a group, with an equal number of Fruit Loops placed on every cracker. If a student had three crackers each with 12 Fruit Loops, they knew they had 36 total pieces of cereal. Ms. Plaia added that for health and safety reasons, each student was provided with his or her own bag of food to create visual math equations. 
Saturday, January 23, 2021