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SPREAD LOVE AND KINDNESS

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Joining hearts across the district. Dalers of all ages throughout the district donned purple on Friday, February 9, 2024, to show their support for P.S. I Love You Day. This special day aims to shine a light on mental health and combat bullying. By introducing mental health education to students at an early age, discussions will become more open, enabling students to identify when they or others require assistance. Every second Friday of February, communities are urged to wear purple to promote kindness, create a welcoming atmosphere, and emphasize that mental health is as crucial as physical health.

 

HALFWAY THERE

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The 100th day of the academic year is a significant milestone, indicating that students have progressed beyond the halfway point. It presents a valuable opportunity to showcase the knowledge and skills children have acquired since the commencement of the academic term.

To commemorate the 100th day of school, students at Dalers engage in various celebratory activities. Many students participate by dressing up in costumes to resemble elderly 100-year-olds, while others opt for celebratory parties or don specially crafted 100 Days of School shirts. Teachers often encourage students to compile lists of 100 favorite things, string together 100 beads, and partake in other engaging and enjoyable activities.

No matter the activity, celebrating this academic milestone is a big deal for kids.

ALL-COUNTY DALERS

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Farmingdale Schools proudly sent 104 students to the 2024 Nassau Music Educators Association All-County Music Festival, which took place at the Tilles Center in January. This esteemed event brings together music students from various schools in Nassau County, providing a platform to showcase their exceptional talent honed throughout the season. The festival comprises five divisions: Band, Orchestra, Chorus, Vocal Jazz, and Jazz Band, with only the most accomplished student musicians in Nassau County receiving invitations to perform with the All-County ensemble. District educators expressed delight in the participation of over a hundred students in this year's festival, a testament to the exceptional musical prowess cultivated within the community.

See more pictures HERE!

DAY OF THE HORN

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On January 12, 2024, thirteen talented Farmingdale horn players joined peers across Long Island at Northport High School for SCMEA's annual "Day Of Horn." The day-long event included master classes led by professional horn players, giving students of all grades the chance to learn and perform alongside their peers. The event's highlight was Dr. James Hampson's captivating presentation on the horn's historical development, which featured various instrument demonstrations. The Northport Horn Club, The Suffolk Horn Club, and a grand finale performance of all who attended as a massed-horn ensemble with over 100 players also performed. Congratulations to the Farmingdale horn students who participated in this incredible event!

A NIGHT OF FUN AND LEARNING

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On January 23, 2024, Farmingdale School District hosted its highly anticipated Family Math Night at Howitt Middle School. This event brought together parents, children, and teachers in an atmosphere of excitement and enthusiasm. Families enjoyed friendly competition, played games, and solved puzzles together.

Watch a video from Family Math Night HERE!

Even those initially hesitant to participate in math activities found themselves drawn to Family Math Night's fun and engaging atmosphere. This event allows families to bond over a shared interest and develop a passion for math. Farmingdale educators aim to encourage a positive attitude and a lifelong love of learning by making math accessible, enjoyable, and engaging.

“We are thrilled to have hosted another successful Family Math Night and look forward to the next one,” said Dr. Jen Olsen, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. “We aim to inspire more families to join us on this learning adventure! Heartfelt thanks to the Farmingdale Teacher Center for making this event possible.”

The Farmingdale School District recognizes family engagement as crucial to a child's academic journey. It encourages all parents to participate in the various events throughout the school year.

What Dalers Had to Say About Family Math Night

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