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Barnum Woods Elementary School
East Meadow, NY


Barnum Woods Community Report- October 2018

This past June, the Barnum Woods Student Council held elections for Executive Board Officers for the 2018-2019 school year.  Grade four students presented speeches detailing their accomplishments, leadership attributes and ideas to representatives and faculty advisors.  We are proud to announce the results of this election.
President – Mathias Osback

Vice President – Sarah Bano

Recording Secretary – Arshia Syeda

Corresponding Secretary – Billy Duhs

Historian -  Joel Goncalves

Treasurer – Antonio Reyna

We extend our congratulations to our new officers!  We would like to acknowledge all of our 2017-2018 fourth grade students who participated and presented compelling speeches.  We are looking forward to another incredible school year!
Barnum Woods was brimming with supportive parents during “Meet the Teacher Night,” which took place on the evening of Thursday, September 13, 2018.  Teachers in grades Kindergarten through five shared their goals and expectations for what promises to be an extraordinary school year.  In addition, teachers forwarded suggestions regarding homework and study skill habits.

October hosted “Fire Prevention Week,” thanks to the efforts of Barnum’s Planning and Management Team.  Firefighter Martin Sisca, has generously provided the services of his fire department, in an effort to offer students a week-filled with fire safety activities and essential information.  All students were also given reading and writing activities, appropriate for their grade level and age.  Barnum’s physical education teachers also integrated fire safety into their curriculum.  Students enjoyed participating in simulations of what to do in case of a fire.  There were a variety of assemblies for students in grades kindergarten through fifth, followed by visitations to numerous fire safety vehicles.
PTA sponsored their annual October “Family Fun Nights.”  There were two nights of Halloween Costume Bingo for students in grades K-2 and 3-5. Family members were invited to spend time with their children playing Bingo, participating in raffles, and winning various prizes. Many staff members appeared in costume assisting students on all grade levels.  These evenings offered students a safe and fun way to spend Halloween with their families.

Barnum Woods Elementary School held its annual “Pumpkin Patch Day.”   The front lawn of the school was covered with pumpkins of all sizes, thanks to our very generous PTA.  Every student enjoyed going outside, with their class, to pick a pumpkin of their choice, and to pose for a class picture.  The children were thrilled to have their very own pumpkin patch!