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John Lewis Childs School

10 Elizabeth Street, Floral Park, NY 11001
Phone: 516-434-2780
Fax: 516-434-2779

Mrs. Susan Fazio, Principal
Phone: 516-434-2780

Mrs. Kristina Lynch, Asst. Principal
Phone: 516-434-2780

Mrs. Amy Gernon, School Nurse
Phone: 516-434-2796

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JLCS Fourth Graders Participate in Dairy Program

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John Lewis Childs School fourth grade classes participated in a six-week dairy education pilot program with the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County, in collaboration with the Cornell University New York Agriculture in the Classroom Program. The program is running from April 27-June 1.

The program was developed using resources from Cornell University, various milk commodity groups and the experiences of agricultural educators nationwide. The goal of the program is to help students understand and communicate the source and value of New York State dairy products and their related industries.

The students received weekly virtual lessons from Nicole Nash, a 4-H agriculture program educator from CCE – Nassau. The lessons focused on New York’s dairy industry, how the industry uses environmentally-smart farming solutions, the various species of ruminants that produce milk, dairy technology, nutrition and careers that support the industry. Along with the lessons, students participated in activities such as cheese tasting, tasting different kinds of milk, making butter, creating parfaits and planting using CowPots (created from composted cow manure).

The fourth grade teachers noted that the students were engaged in the lessons each week and were excited to learn more about the dairy industry.

Date Added: 5/26/2022

Students’ Artwork on Display at John Lewis Childs School

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Every John Lewis Childs School student in Pre-K through sixth grade had their artwork displayed in frames in the hallways for the Art Gallery Walk on April 13. Art teacher Maria Mecchi coordinated the event. During the school day, students walked the halls to view their classmates’ artwork. After school, parents/guardians were invited to see the artwork, as well.

Date Added: 5/3/2022

John Lewis Childs School Fourth Graders Plant a Pocket Prairie

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On April 11, John Lewis Childs School fourth graders assisted in placing native plants in a new pocket prairie in the schoolyard.

Anthony Marinello from Dropseed Native Landscapes led the event, teaching students about plants that once used to grow in the Hempstead Plains and the importance of restoring them. He then assisted the students in planting native grasses, sedges and flowers. These native plants will attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies, along with other small beneficial insects and songbirds.

Date Added: 4/19/2022

Theme Park Design

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Sixth grade students from classes 6A and 6D recently worked together in the library to design theme parks made up of the six simple machines.

Date Added: 4/5/202

Mindfulness Club

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This school year, second and third grade students have been enjoying Mindfulness Club! They talk about how to be mindful of their feelings and learn new skills that they can use to be mindful of their thoughts. Students have learned belly breathing, dragon breathing, flower breathing and the 5-4-3-2-1 strategy. They also talk about ways the can regulate their feelings and emotions while relating to real-life experiences, such as how they might feel before a Fun Friday activity compared to how they feel before taking a test. The students have been learning the positive effects of mindfulness and take these new learned skills with them into the classroom and into their everyday lives!

Date Added: 3/31/2022

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