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November 9, 2018

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Dear Valley Stream District 30 Families and School Community:

In Valley Stream School District 30, we continually seek ways to support our students and their learning. As adults we not only model for our students how to learn, but we aim to instill a joy for learning and reinforce the importance of continuous learning.  I am proud to announce that one of our adult learners has completed his dissertation. 

Dr. Alejandro Rivera is to be congratulated for his achievement. A dissertation demonstrates that an adult student is capable of identifying his or her own area of interest, able to explore a subject in depth, manage a research project, define a suitable question and use the appropriate research tools. Dr. Rivera has been an asset to the Shaw Avenue School during his first two and one-half years in the District.  We look forward to his continued leadership and contributions to the District.

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming Taste of a Service event scheduled for Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Shaw Avenue School from 6:30-8:00 p.m. This annual event provides an opportunity for showcasing information, activities, beneficial tools and services that the District offers its students. Fun activities for children of all ages will be available and a digital scavenger hunt for the adults.

Next week is also American Education Week.  Please join us, if your schedule permits, for the opportunity to see your children and school staff engage in various learning activities during the day.  Each school has sent home, or will be sending home, information specific to their school.

School will be closed on Monday, November 12, 2018 in observance of Veteran’s Day. Please take a moment to acknowledge the service of our veterans and the importance of having people who will risk, and have risked, their lives for others in defending the United States of America.  Enjoy the weekend!



Nicholas A. Stirling, Ph.D.

Superintendent of Schools