The hallways at Shaw Avenue continue to bustle with activities. Below are some highlights of what has been taking place:
Shaw Avenue students enjoyed participating this year's two-week Parents as Reading Partners (PARP) program. This year's theme was "Spring into Reading" and during which encouraged students participated in a variety of activities, including DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) time, at which time students and staff were asked to stop what they were doing and read for 15 minutes. The program concluded with the announcement of the results from the Administrator's Challenge, which urged the students of Shaw Avenue read for a total of 150,000 minutes. With much success the school reached this goal and, as a reward, School Principal Ms. Hudson dressed as a clown for the day.
Shaw students have continued to make cards for the soldiers overseas. The finished cards are delivered monthly to an organization called Jacob's Light Foundation, which sends care packages to the military, including the handmade cards.
Shaw Avenue students are also working to "go green" through a schoolwide recycling project. The students have been recycling plastic, paper, and cardboard, and with the help of Royal Recycling Solutions have recycled collected 2.68 tons of materials over a three month span. As a result, the students have helped save 40 trees, 21.44 cubic feet of landfills, and 18,760 gallons of water.
In recognition of autism awareness month, the school's students were visited by Dr. Lewis Jassey, a pediatrician from Bellmore. During his visit, Dr. Jassey performed as his "alter ego" Doc. J - a rapper that shares his talent with students by rapping about people/children who have touched his life.