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Clear Stream Avenue builds healthy habits with Wellness on Wheels

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1) Students learned about healthy habits during a visit by the Cohen Children’s Medical Center’s Wellness on Wheels program on May 31.
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2) Global Leaders of Tomorrow received pots to fill with soil and plant seeds in.
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3) Plantings were completed with a spray of water and were taken home by students.
Global Leaders of Tomorrow at Clear Stream Avenue School in Valley Stream District 30 enjoyed a day of building healthy habits on May 31 thanks to the Cohen Children’s Medical Center’s Wellness on Wheels program.

Representatives from the Wellness Center set up multiple stations of activities in Clear Stream’s playground area that focused on the importance of staying physically active and the socio-emotional benefits of practicing mindfulness. Students first learned about healthy nutritional habits by reviewing what comprises a well-balanced diet. They were then excited to engage in a hands-on activity in which students planted seeds that will eventually grow into food of their own. Each student was given a small pot to fill with soil and lay seeds before preparing it to take home. After roughly 10 weeks, fully grown green beans will be ready to be picked. Finally, students got active in the playground by following along to a series of upbeat exercises.

Date Added: 6/2/2023

Forest Road students say, ‘Yes, I can!’

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1) Global Leaders of Tomorrow in special education classes at Forest Road School celebrated a year of accomplishments during the Yes, I Can ceremony on May 26.
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2) A fun performance for the audience featured colorful flag props.
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3) Students displayed their growth mindset on posters that highlighted a significant goal accomplished.
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4) Superintendent of Schools Dr. Roxanne Garcia-France encouraged students to keep saying, “Yes, I can!”
Students at Forest Road School in Valley Stream District 30 had their moment to shine as they presented the results of their hard work throughout the year during the Yes, I Can ceremony on May 26.

Global Leaders of Tomorrow in special education classes are empowered to have the mindset that they can overcome any obstacle with the phrase “Yes, I can!” Students are reminded that if they set goals and strive for success, they can accomplish anything. The Yes, I Can ceremony represents the culmination of the many accomplishments that they pushed themselves towards.

The Yes, I Can ceremony was an opportunity for every student to have a moment in the spotlight and share their academic and social-emotional achievements to family members and loved ones in attendance. They shared major goals they worked on, their steps to success and the growth mindset it took for them to be successful this year. Each student was cheered on by their peers and the audience.

Before the ceremony, students also participated in various hands-on activities that reflected the “Yes, I can” attitude, such as changing statements to reflect a growth mindset. They also listened to “The Magical Yet” by Angela DiTerlizzi, which showed students that despite the challenges they will face, there is always a “magical yet” that reminds us to never give up.

Date Added: 6/2/2023

Students lead food donation initiative at Clear Stream Avenue School

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1) Cartier Burke, Athena Karantoni-Lewis, Ava Lam and Aysha Dar lead Clear Stream Avenue School in collecting food donations.
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2) Cartier Burke, who spearheaded the effort, helped sort the many donations which were sent to the House of Hope food pantry in Valley Stream.
Students at Clear Stream Avenue School in Valley Stream District 30 led the charge in collecting food for those in need as part of a district-wide effort.

Student representatives on the Global Leaders of Tomorrow Council have been working together to tackle zero hunger in their community. Their efforts have had a great start as members of the council at Clear Stream solicited the help of their classmates to collect food for the hungry. Cartier Burke, the sixth grade representative at Clear Stream, spearheaded the effort. They sent out flyers to encourage participation and visited classrooms to collect donations, including non-perishable foods. Once everything collected was sorted, the items were sent to the House of Hope food pantry in Valley Stream.

Date Added: 6/2/2023

Communication and understanding are key during Valley Stream 30’s Speech Week

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Students throughout Valley Stream District 30 at Clear Stream Avenue, Forest Road and Shaw Avenue elementary schools have been practicing effective communication and emotional understanding during Speech Week from May 15-19.

Organized by speech teachers and therapists, the week featured many events and activities that reminded students the importance of expressive communication and to be receptive of their peers’ ideas and needs. Speech therapists and students visited classrooms throughout each building during Speech Week to share important lessons about various aspects of speech, reinforcing how essential communication is in achieving future success. Grades were faced with different challenges, such as expressing emotions that pre-kindergarteners through second graders have felt and practicing conversation starters for grades three through six.

On May 18, select Global Leaders of Tomorrow and speech therapists shared lessons on American Sign Language. At Shaw Avenue, members of the ASL Club visited classrooms to share some basic signs, including how to request a water or bathroom break and how to say, “I love you.” Learning about sign language showed students how some individuals with disabilities communicate, while also giving them a new way to communicate in the classroom.

Date Added: 5/23/2023 

Budget Approved! ¡Presupuesto Aprobado!

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Budget Approved:
YES – 281
NO – 110

Proposition 2:
YES – 317
NO – 73

Proposition 3:
YES – 311
NO – 75

Board Election:
*Ingrid Wyllie Dacon (incumbent): 262


Presupuesto Aprobado:
Sí – 281
No – 110

Proposición 2:
Sí – 317
No – 73

Proposición 3:
Sí – 311
No – 75

Elección de la Junta:
*Ingrid Wyllie Dacon (incumbent): 262

*fideicomisarios electos

Date Added: 5/16/2023