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Important Flyers and Information

 

Saltzman East Memorial Re-Entry Plan (Plan de reingreso) - September 2020

 

Saltzman East Memorial would like to congratulate the Class of 2020.


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Farmingdale School District-Settle The Ball 2020

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Dear Farmingdale School Community,

It’s safe to say that none of us, including myself, knew what to expect this school year. Those first few days of school were a whirlwind. Four days felt like four weeks. But amidst the noise and haste, something interesting happened in the days that followed, our staff started to “settle the ball.” Our level of comfort grew in this new world that we created and so did the experiences that we provided for our students. Walking the halls, I heard the sounds of joyful learning, heartfelt laughing, and a connection that I could have never imagined possible.

In soccer, settling the ball provides momentary control, allowing the player to make a good next decision. Failing to settle the ball causes players to rush their decision-making process and ultimately results in careless mistakes. It is a reference back to Superintendent's Conference Day in September and my attempt to slow down the pace of what was going on all around us. “Settle the Ball” is the theme of this year’s Daler pin, something that we here in the district wear with pride to remember the essence of what it is to be a family and to remember the importance of our collective efforts. This year's Daler pin is featured in the attached video.

As we enter the Thanksgiving break, I’d like to take a moment to thank the incredible staff we have here in the Farmingdale School District. We are truly blessed. I have found that sometimes words are not enough to express a person’s worth. Sometimes, people need to see themselves and see their impact to truly realize how selfless and powerful they truly are. This video is a testament to our staff putting their needs on the back burner and focusing instead on the needs of their students. Although we are all a bit beaten and battered, there has never been more reason to feel an overwhelming sense of pride than today. May every one of you have a most blessed and safe Thanksgiving break and enjoy the attached “Settle the Ball” video!

All my best,

Paul Defendini

https://youtu.be/mW3HRokVSbw

 

Lessons That Count

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Lessons That Count

Farmingdale Math Specialists Present at Annual Conference

Math Specialist Dina Carlucci, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Olsen, and fellow Math Specialist, Janice Puglisi presented a virtual demonstration at the 2020 Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State (AMTNYS), Annual Mathematics Conference. This year’s conference was modified from its original in-person platform in Rochester and Syracuse to a virtual platform in order to maintain safe social distancing practices.

“I am overjoyed to showcase the exciting and meaningful mathematics instruction provided in the Farmingdale district through our Math Inquiry Lab,” said Dina Carlucci, Math Specialist and lead presenter. “The district is committed to cultivating an appreciation for the subject in all students Grades K-6.”

Last spring, the group composed a presentation proposal to the AMTNYS illustrating the different methods Math Specialists in Farmingdale provide to their respective schools. The title of their proposal was "Math Inquiry Lab: A Vehicle of Differentiated Instruction and Student Engagement Grades 3-5". The proposal was accepted and they were chosen to present at the conference to a community of mathematics educators and theorists.

The Math Inquiry Lab is operating throughout the district’s four elementary schools, Grades K-5, and in the Howitt Middle School for Grade 6. There are six Math Specialists in the elementary schools combined and one Math Specialist at the middle school. The director is Dr. Jennifer Olsen, who initiated the program, seeing a need for the students to engage in mathematical discovery. The feedback from students, teachers, and parents has been extremely positive.

Talent Recognized, Talent Awarded

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Talent Recognized, Talent Awarded

Talent Recognized, Talent Awarded

Farmingdale School District 4th Grader Places 3rd In Writing Contest

Farmingdale School District students exemplify all that young scholars are capable of. Joshua Stanton, a fourth grader from Farmingdale School District, placed third at the state level in the poetry category of a writing contest sponsored by the Women's Club of Farmingdale.

“The start of the school year was certainly not without its struggles given everything it took to safely reopen,” stated Superintendent Paul Defendini. “The news of Joshua’s success in the writing contest is a testament to the talent and resilience of our Farmingdale students and to our teachers who foster this creativity.”

Joshua Stanton is a fourth grade student at Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School. The Women’s Club of Farmingdale received two pieces of work written by Joshua for consideration on the local level. The first of Stanton’s two entries was considered in the story category and the second one in the poetry category. At the local level, Joshua was awarded third place and first place, respectively, for his compositions. On the state level, Joshua was awarded third place in the poetry category for his work. The state level writing competition was sponsored by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. The poem that afforded Joshua third place at the state level is titled ‘Ode to Joy.’ 

For more information about the Farmingdale Union Free School District please visit the district’s website at https://www.farmingdaleschools.org

 

Musical Performances

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Click the links below to watch all our recent musical performances.

Farmingdale High School 

Symphony Orchestra 2020 Final Performance and Montage

Tri-M Music Honor Society 2020 Virtual Induction

2020 Marching Band Show Announcement

2020 Senior Send off

Drum Major/Section Leader Assignment

Friend Like Me

Mixed Chorus 2020 Senior Montage

Weldon E. Howitt Middle School

Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World - Howitt 6th grade chorus 2020

Howitt Wind Ensemble 2019-2020

Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School

Wellness Week: Music Monday

Drama Club Showcase: Frozen

Woodward Parkway Elementary School

Senior Chorus 2019-2020 Memories


Albany Avenue Elementary School

Music Celebration 1

Music Celebration 2

Celebrating our Daler Athletes!

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Click here for the video celebrating all our Daler athletes!

By The Numbers

5,523

Students Enrolled

1,775

Honor Roll Students

1,200

Student Athletes

4,278

Student Artists

19

AP Courses Available

1475

Students in After-School Activities