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On Thursday, February 15th, Saltzman East Memorial's 4th and 5th-grade students dedicated an entire class period to engage in a jump rope activity as part of the Kids Heart Challenge program. This initiative serves as a fundraiser and a service-learning platform, offering valuable lessons, resources, and activities focused on enhancing the well-being of students, families, and staff.

The students approached the jump rope activity with enthusiasm and vigor, embracing the challenge of improving their heart health through jumping and skipping. The gym echoed with laughter as they moved to the music, creating a lively and supportive atmosphere. Teachers and volunteers cheered them on, providing encouragement and high-fives to uplift their spirits.

Participating in the Kids Heart Challenge allowed students to raise funds for a noble cause while learning important lessons about physical activity, heart health, and community service. The event highlighted that caring for our hearts encompasses more than exercise; it also involves spreading kindness, compassion, and positivity to those around us.

Watch a video from SEM's Kids Heart Challenge


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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.



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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.


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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!


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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!

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