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Stories and Snow at Lido

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Winter magic was in the air at Lido Elementary School on Jan. 16, when fifth-graders invited family members to visit for a Snowflakes and Stories event. In their respective classrooms, the students and their special guests shared books and poems based on the season’s snowfall. An innovative activity followed, and participants were excited to create their own sparkling snowflake artwork. 


LBMS Becomes History Hub

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Long Beach Middle School seventh-graders are again participating in the annual National History Day contests after success in past years. The students extensively researched historical figures and events of their choice and presented key facts and findings in various forms on Jan. 16. 

The entire grade showcased work based on this year’s theme of “Breaking Barriers.” Over the course of several months, students explored their topics and created projects ranging from display boards to documentaries, from websites to stage performances. All incorporated supporting thesis statements. 

As another component of history day, students wrote process papers and developed annotated bibliographies. Select projects from each category will now advance to the regional Long Island History Day competition, to be held at Hofstra University in March. 


Jessica Lahey is coming to Long Beach!

We are very excited to welcome Jessica Lahey to Long Beach!!! All parents K-12 are welcome at this exciting event!

Jessica Lahey is an educator, speaker and writer of the bi-weekly 'Parent-Teacher Conference' advice column for the New York Times and author of the bestselling "The Gift of Failure". Jessica will focus on how the best parents learn to let go so their children can succeed!

Schedule for the day - March 14th, 2020:

12:00-1:00 Keynote speaker: Jessica Lahey

1:00-1:15 Q & A session

1:15-1:30 Book Signing

Here is a link to purchase "The Gift of Failure" in advance of the event:

Books will also be available for purchase at the event. Jessica will be signing all copies purchased in person or online.....we look forward to seeing you there!!!!


Board of Education Work Session - Tuesday, January 28 - Lido Multipurpose Room @ 7 PM

Presentation:  Budget Proposal #1

Lindell Students Think Outside the Box

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Students at Lindell Elementary School put their dreams on display with a special project held in anticipation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Fourth-graders in Lisa Rundo’s class studied Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech and as a follow-up exercise, expressed their own personal dreams using the open work environment and resources of the building’s Innovation Lab Makerspace. 

Students decorated boxes with words and pictures that represent their dreams. They adorned the outsides and interiors with handmade items, images and positive phrases that are meaningful to them. Some expressed their professional aspirations while others shared general messages about having goals. Many portrayed their hopes for the world, for nature and the environment. 

Leading up to the activity, Ms. Rundo provided students with ideas and a planning page that drew upon seven aspects of wellness as outlined in the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s School of Health Promotion and Human Development. Students expressed their dreams in the physical, spiritual, career, emotional, social, environmental and intellectual categories, and incorporated their responses into their designs and written plans. They then visited the Innovation Lab Makerspace to bring their ideas to fruition.

“The idea is to always have dreams and hopes and be able to make yourself happy by nurturing those categories,” Ms. Rundo said.