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Letter: Robbins Lane Student Council Plants a Garden

This year a member of the Robbins Lane Student Council suggested that we create a P.R.I.D.E garden in front of the school.  As a group, we decided that in order to make our dream into a reality we would invite members of the Robbins Lane PTA to join in our venture.  The officers of the Student Council attended a PTA meeting one evening, explained their goal and asked for volunteers to help them create a  garden and assist in maintaining it throughout the summer months.

We were overwhelmed by the enthusiasm shown by our community.  PTA Members Elana Lebolt and Melissa Schoenfeld volunteered to support our perennial plants and bushes, as well as assist in the planting.  The colorful annual plants that were left over from our Mother’s Day Plant Sale were planted by the PTA.

During the week of June 3, the weather cooperated and each and every day you could find members of the Student Council, along with PTA volunteers, planting at 8:30 AM and during lunch/recess.  By Thursday of that week our planting mission was completed.  We are delighted with the results.  The comments and compliments from students, teachers, parents, Dr. Goodman and community members are filling our hearts with PRIDE.

Elana Lebolt
PTA Co-Chair
Publicity for Robbins Lane Elementary School



Eight students from Jericho High School, the largest number of students from any school on Long Island this year, are among the 300 semifinalists picked from 1,800 entrants nationally and overseas in the annual Intel Science Talent Search.

Brookville’s Green Vale School students were featured in the September/October 2013 issue of Sport Rocketry, the official journal of the National Association of Rocketry.

The seventh-grade students competed nationally at the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) last May in Virginia and were the youngest rocket scientists competing. They were also the only team from Long Island that qualified to enter the competition and one of only two teams from New York State.


The Syosset Braves 11-year-old football team recently won the Superbowl Championship Game against the Rosedale Jets with a final score of 13 to 0.

The Farrell & Schmidt Ho Ho Ho 5-Kilometer Run started and finished at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Bethpage on Dec. 21. The top local finisher was Tim Mahony of Syosset, who scored in 11th place overall and third in the 15 to 19 age group.

Other locals winning awards in this year’s Ho Ho Ho Run were Gina Ferraro of Syosset (2nd woman, 35-39 age group), Patty Santella of Syosset (3rd woman, 45-49 age group), Kim Solomine of Syosset (2nd woman, 55-59 age group).


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