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Vets Have a Special Place in Our Hearts

Vets Have a Special Place in Our Hearts Photo
Baylis students once again participated in Nassau County’s program called Valentines for Veterans.  Through this program, Nassau County collects thousands of valentines from children and distributes them to veterans in hospitals and nursing homes. Many Baylis students showed our veterans their appreciation through drawings, cards, and sweet notes. The participating students received an official certificate from the Nassau County Executive’s office. Thank you to our Baylis students for participating in this wonderful program and making our veterans smile!

A Beautifying Tribute

A Beautifying Tribute Photo

Students and staff at Baylis Elementary School took time to recognize Earth Day 2017 and pay tribute to a strong supporter of children in the community. The entire school assembled on the school lawn to sing about the Earth and dedicate a new tree in memory of the late Nassau County Legislator Judy Jacobs, a frequent visitor to Baylis and supporter of the Syosset School District.

Baylis student council officers led their fellow schoolmates in singing an original song titled “Many Helping Hands.” Baylis parent Ramona Machson wrote and composed the song, incorporating Earth Day-related phrases provided by students from every grade level at Baylis into her lyrics. The Baylis Garden Club accepted a generous donation of flowers from the Baylis PTA, which will be used to create a second butterfly garden at the school.

Student council officers (from left) Reese Fink, Samantha Goldberg, Sydney Geller, Carly Greenbaum and Grace Duguid are pictured with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tom Rogers and Baylis Principal Lisa Greiner, with the tree dedicated in memory of Legislator Jacobs behind them. Sydney is the granddaughter of Jacobs.

Kids Design Super Coops

Kindergarten students at Baylis Elementary School learned about the life cycle of animals.  As part of their embryology unit, they began learning about chicks and what they need to live.  Students set chick eggs in an incubator and anxiously awaited their hatch.  Mrs. Pizzarelli, Mrs. Trotta, Mrs. Ward, and their students planned and designed a “Super Coop” for the chicks to live once they hatched.  Each class went through the engineering design process. They asked themselves what chicks needed, imagined what they could build, sketched a plan, collected various materials and created their coops. Each “Super Coop” is unique in design and special to each kindergarten class.  This was a hands-on project and each student was very involved.  They helped, cut, glue, paint, build and problem solve along the way.  This was truly a remarkable project that these kindergartners will remember forever!

Fundraising Highlights Baylis Student Council News

On April 4th, Baylis students participated in a Hop-A- Thon to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  Approximately 30 students came to school early to use their muscles in our obstacle course.  We had a blast while raising money for a great cause.  Thank you to the Baylis community for supporting this fundraiser!

In other news, Baylis has been lighting it up Blue for World Autism Awareness Month!  In addition to wearing blue for a week, students and teachers have been purchasing puzzle pieces for $1 to benefit the group, Autism Speaks-Long Island.  We have filled almost 3 bulletin boards with our puzzle pieces.  Way to go Baylis!

Baylis Ambassadors Welcome New Students

On Friday, April 7, 2017, the fifth-grade Ambassadors welcomed three new students who had recently joined Baylis Elementary School:  second grader Sam Awadalla, kindergartener Christina Dai and fourth grader Sara Nasheed. Baylis Ambassadors worked cooperatively on their chromebooks using Google Classroom to create a “Welcome to Baylis” card filled with information about the school’s activities.  They presented the new students with a Baylis tote bag containing many useful items including a folder, pen, pencil, eraser, highlighter, stickers, bookmarks, and a key ring with mini-charts on the playground rules, bus safety rules, and “Before You Speak, THINK.” The newcomers were happy to be welcomed in such a personal way.  From the smiles on their faces, they are thrilled to have new friends and mentors at Baylis!

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