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Red Ribbon Week as a symbol of Drug Education and Awareness

Red Ribbon Week Oct 23-31

Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free

Life is your journey, travel drug free!

I simply choose, not to use!

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BOE Meeting 7 PM -- November 16, 2020 High School Aud


In conjunction with Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order, gatherings are limited to no more than fifty (50) people in regions that have reached Phase Four of reopening, so long as appropriate social distancing and face covering requirements are followed. Attendance at these meetings are on a first-come, first-serve basis.  

BOE Meeting
November 16, 2020 @ 7 PM
HS Auditorium

Promoting Presence of Mind

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JAE third grade teacher Mrs. Rebecca Pagnotta has been teaching her students virtually and came up with a unique way for them to connect with one another while at home, as well as connect to their own thoughts, behaviors and feelings.

Mrs. Pagnotta introduced mindfulness bottles – colorful, small jars filled with water, food coloring and glitter that serve as visual metaphors for the students to express their emotions. While in her classroom, she chooses a different color each day of the week and together she and the students breathe in and out to relax their bodies and minds. She also presented them with an emotional check-in chart that indicates high energy, low energy and a preferred balance that ties into the awareness practice.

“Many of my students have created their own mindful bottles and eagerly share them with me and their classmates,” she said, and added that the other students plan to create their own bottles soon.

Recognizing Wit and Wisdom With Author Mo Willems

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As part of its English language arts curriculum, FJC students are learning about realistic fiction, in which stories may resemble actual occurrences and invented characters may act similarly to real-life people. First grade teacher Ms. Jennifer Meschi took a unique approach to the lesson, focused on author Mo Willems’s Knuffle Bunny book trilogy.

The drama, adventures, joys and sadness of growing up are highlighted in the series, and Ms. Meschi, who has 15 first graders whom she teaches virtually, surprised the youngsters by dressing up as a pilot. She also created a boarding pass for each student so they could all pretend to fly on Air Pigeon.

Ms. Meschi’s mini-unit on realistic fiction may well inspire creative writing and an appreciation for children’s literature among her students.

Opening a New World of Reading!

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The past several months has been a busy time for all and our districtwide librarians have sought out new ways to offer the same instructional support they provide in the library. JAE’s librarian Mrs. Monica DiGiovanni is pushing into classrooms, having students log into their Chromebooks and teaching them how to check out library books with the new eBook platforms Sora and Follett Destiny Discover. Sora is an eBook platform that enables students to borrow a book and read it right on their Chromebook. Destiny Discover enables students to find a physical book in the library and have it delivered directly to them.
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