525 Route 25A | Rocky Point, NY 11778
Phone: (631) 744-1600 | Fax: (631) 744-4898
Principal: Ms. Linda Towlen
Assistant Principal: Dr. Courtney Herbert
Hours: 8:40 AM - 2:50 PM

March 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are looking forward to a great March! We are very busy this month, with a variety of school activities and parent teacher conferences.

We will have our Science Fair on March 9, parents are invited to look at the projects with their children from 3:00 – 5:00 PM.

Parent teacher conferences are scheduled for March 13th, 14th and 15th from 12:00-2:40.  We will have an early dismissal on all conference days at 10:45. Please contact the school if you are unable to attend your scheduled conference.

The Joseph A. Edgar 5th Grade Student Council and 5th Grade Select Chorus "High Notes" will be sponsoring the annual JAE Senior Citizen St. Patrick's Day Breakfast on Friday, March 17th at 8:00AM in the JAE Cafeteria.  The students have been working very hard planning for the event and are excited to share the morning’s festivities with the Rocky Point community’s senior citizens.  The Student Council, under the guidance of Ms. Boyle, will greet and serve breakfast to our senior citizen guests.  The 5th Grade Select Chorus “High Notes” students, under the direction of Mr. Knapp, have been working hard to prepare many Irish and St. Patrick’s Day related songs.  


Linda Towlen, Principal 

Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School

“WARM”-ing up with a Good Book

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Students throughout Joseph Edgar Intermediate School celebrated their love of reading during a monthlong initiative called WARM (We Are Reading More).

Hoping to reach a schoolwide goal of 500,000 minutes, they were asked to read in school and at home for enjoyment, and also engaged in a number of literacy based activities.

Author Douglas Florian visited the students as part of the program and in preparation for his visit, teachers and students read his books and created dragons related to his poetry. Some classes held poetry slams and poetry parades in which they recited his published pieces, and other classes created posters and signs welcoming Mr. Florian to the school.  

In recognition of the school surpassing their goal of 500,000 minutes, students earned a number of raffle prizes. However, the biggest treat was being able to see their teachers take part in competitive yet silly  races, where they competed in various events from a ping-pong ball catch game to a toilet paper mummy wrapping.

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