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TJL Students Raise Over $1,700 for Ollie’s Angels Animal Rescue

TJL students, along with student council advisers Stacey Kalish and Augustino Rettino, present a check to Ollie's Angels Board members and representatives Judi Flanagan and Nicole Deceglie. thumbnail183484
TJL students, along with student council advisers Stacey Kalish and Augustino Rettino, present a check to Ollie's Angels Board members and representatives Judi Flanagan and Nicole Deceglie.

Students at Thomas J. Lehay Elementary School raised over $1,700 throughout the month of April for Ollie’s Angels Animal Rescue. The fundraiser was coordinated by student council advisers Stacey Kalish and Augustino Rettino and 18 fifth grade student government members, who were able to celebrate with a pajama day.

Ollie's Angels was started by a Harborifelds resident six years ago and is a foster-based nonprofit dedicated to saving the lives of dogs across the country. Board members and representatives Judi Flanagan and Nicole Deceglie, along with newly-adopted Lacey, accepted the check on behalf of Ollie’s Angels. 

A Taste of Australia in Harborfields

Chris Pitkin from A Taste of Australia teaching third grade students at TJL about he world’s oldest wind instrument, the digeridoo.  thumbnail183412

Third graders at Thomas J. Lahey Elementary School recently participated in A Taste of Australia with Chris Pitkin. Mr. Pitkin visits school districts on Long Island to educate students about Australia, aboriginal dot paintings and the world’s oldest wind instrument, the digeridoo. 

 

A Multitude of Achievements At WDP

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Students at Washington Drive Primary School were recently recognized for their outstanding academic achievements, upstanding character and dedication to safety.

The Triple C Award program, sponsored by New York State Attorney General Letitia James, recognizes the courage, character and commitment of New York State’s outstanding students. The students who received this award were Andrew Leemon, Felix Hamilton, Giada Hanlon, Carter Lockhart, James Sprague and Quinn Chatterton.

Additionally, three students were recognized for their phenomenal handwriting in the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest. Around 250,000 students participate in the contest annually and entries are judged on spacing, size, shape and slant. As a preliminary to the national contest, participating schools hold their own handwriting contests, choosing a winner from each grade to advance to the state-level competition. Three WDP students were recognized as school grade level winners and they are John Tuosto, Trevor DeNisco and Jillian Bemiss.

Lastly, six students were selected as Bus Safety Superstars! This award is presented to students who keep themselves and others safe while riding the bus. Congratulations to Luke Viglietta, Aleksander Davoll, Victoria D'Angelo, Stephen Aguilar, Valentina Gras and Oliver Fisherman for being safety superstars!

Washington Drive Primary School is very proud of all of these students and congratulates them all on their well-deserved recognitions.

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