Schools from all over Nassau County participate in the year-round Trivia Challenge event and raise significant funds for the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County, Inc. (UCPN). Now in its 28th year, the Trivia Challenge event brings students with great minds and good hearts together to help raise funds to benefit the programs and services UCPN provides for over 1,800 children and adults challenged by disabilities.
The 2013 Trivia Challenge finals were held during the week of Feb. 25 at UCPN in Roosevelt. Munsey Park School students participating in the 3rd/4th grade category were Marco Motroni, John Donahue, Will Beresheim and Max Schwenk. The students representing Munsey Park School in the 5th/6th grade category were Ben Hyland, Oliver Reinhardt, Quinn Reinhardt and Michael Bachmann.
The Munsey Park first-graders celebrated the 100th Day of School on Friday, March 1 in a true old - fashioned style. The students dressed as they thought they would look at age 100. Costumes included gray hair, glasses and canes. Girls were adorned with pearls, jewelry, long skirts, shawls, hats, pocketbooks and knee-high stockings. Boys used suspenders, mustaches, hats, sport jackets and bowties to help create their look. All teachers participated and dressed up, too. The 100-Day theme continued throughout the day with math, reading, writing and art activities. Children enjoyed a 100 - Day breakfast with a pretzel log and a mini bagel making the 1-0-0.
The celebration created fun memories for all.
The cast and crew of Pride And Prejudice are ready for their performances on March 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. at Manhasset High School. The production includes students in the 9th-12th grades. The students in the cast and crew are: Saif Amin, Bridget Blaney, Jade Blocker, Katharine Brady, Caroline Carr, Matthew Chin, Courtney Connors, Katie Connors, Caroline Cuneo, Andrew Decter, Kristina DiCarlo, Jack Eletto, Kyle Fitzsimmons, John Furlong, Daniel Giovanniello, Elizabeth Guariglia, Grace Halio, Jack Harmeyer, John Karantzios, Ariadne Katsifas, Yianni Katsifas, Sydney Klainberg, Marisa Labib, Bridget Lavin, Miriam Levitin, Sarah Beth Lipsman, Catherine Maccaro, Michelle Marcisak, Alexia Mate, Bobby Moore, Jackie Nikakis, Karalyn Pappas, Emory Parker, Anthony Porcelli, Christopher Porcelli, Abby Powell, Mike Riscica, Ryan Ross, Rose Rutkovsky, Alex Schwartz, Jenny Sciarrino, Kathryn Shanley, Jason Sloan, Adam Smotkin, Courtney Smotkin, Benjie Starr, Parker Sweeney, Kat Terzo, Gabriella Tranchina, Zoe Vincoff, Jennie Whalen and Meredith Wilshire.
As reported to the Board of Education
The town of Manhasset has made a strong commitment to instructional technology since 1996 when it dedicated $3 million of a $21.5 School District Bond Referendum toward network infrastructure and end user hardware. By partnering with the Manhasset Tower Foundation and the SCA on a number of initiatives, and by judiciously employing advances in technology, the district’s network has grown stronger and faster while holding costs stable. With the proposed 2013-14 budget the average year-to-year increase over the past five years is 1.29%. During the same time period student population has increased as have the number of IT devices, software titles and IT infrastructure to allow for increased and more flexible access to the Manhasset computer network.
The SEPTA Gifted and Talented division is proudly starting the fourth season of the popular public speaking workshop. This year, in addition to the regular program for general education and gifted/talented students, an adaptive public speaking workshop program is also being offered. The programs are five weeks long, starting Wednesday, Feb. 27 and running to March 27. These free workshops are designed for younger children in third through eighth grades. The adaptive public speaking workshops is held from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., and the regular workshop is held from 5 to 6 p.m. These programs, which take place in the Manhasset Library, are open to all children from the North Shore and Long Island.
Many parents of special needs students have brought the issue of speaking in public, even to a small group of friends to SEPTA as a real concern. The fear of speaking up, the body language and lack of confidence in these group and social settings are issues for many school aged and middle school children. “This pilot of the adaptive public speaking workshop was created to address these specific concerns,” Fu stated.
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