“Unforgettable.” “Inspiring.” “Eye-opening.” These are just some of the superlatives used by students and faculty members to describe Challenge Day, which was attended by freshmen and members of the Roslyn High School faculty and staff on Nov. 19, 20 and 21. The object of Challenge Day is straight-forward: to create a school environment in which every student feels safe and supported by peers and adults.
Roslyn Rotary Club honored Roslyn High School senior Christine Valderrama as the November Student of the Month at its luncheon on Nov. 21. Her community service has included volunteering at St. Francis Hospital, discharging patients and at Grace Plaza Nursing Home helping out the entertainment staff. Pictured, left to right, are: Rotary Co-President Cathy Mealing, Christine’s parents Guillermo and Ana Valderrama, Christine, Rotary Co-President Deborah Zenir, and Guidance Counselor Melissa Lazzaro.
Roslyn Rotary Club honored Roslyn High School senior Rachel Halpern as the October Student of the Month at its luncheon on October 24. Her community service has included working on the auditorium crew setting up for and running events that take place in the high school such as assemblies and presentations. Pictured, left to right, are: Rotary Co-President Cathy Mealing, Rachel’s father David Halpern, Rachel, Rachel’s mother Jacqueline Halpern, English
teacher Marigrace Cirringione and Rotary Co-President Deborah Zenir.
Temple Sinai Girls’ Club Celebrates Shabbat
On Friday, Nov 15, Temple Sinai of Roslyn’s Rosh Hodesh, the temple’s girls’ club for students in grades 4-6, celebrated Shabbat at Oh My Girls! in Syosset. They enjoyed a rejuvenating Zumba class and a serenity exercise. Then they made their own healthy smoothies and welcomed Shabbat by lighting candles and enjoying fresh challah.
It is hard to believe that we are nearing the end of the first quarter of the school year, and that Thanksgiving is right around the corner. The holiday season will be upon us before we know it. The fall has been filled with much activity and I would like to pause for a few moments to reflect on what’s been happening and where we’re headed in the months ahead.
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