Established in 1955 and part of the East Meadow School District, Meadowbrook Elementary School is a recognized New York State School of Excellence. Our school has a population of over 430 amazing students in grades K-5. We are located in East Meadow, less than one hour from New York City.
The District honored the talents and excellence of students representing each school at the annual District Music and Art Awards at East Meadow High School on May 7.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth A. Card, Jr., welcomed all the guests of the evening including the honorees. He also thanked the teachers, administrators and community members who support the district’s programs.
“A special thank you to our faculty, parents and Board of Education that help to support the arts programs and creativity of our students,” said Dr. Card. “We are extremely proud of the accomplishments of our students that help to show the ‘great’ happening here.”
Following Dr. Card’s remarks, the district’s nine school principals presented humanitarian awards to four students from each building. This recognition honors those that lead by example, promote sensitivity and respect for diversity in school and foster tolerance through service to the school community.
Another highlight of the evening was the announcement that the district has been named a nine-time National Association of Music Merchants Best Community for Music Education.
“Congratulations to all of our students for their success throughout the year with excellence in music and art,” said Director of Music and Art Dr. Christopher Hale. “I want to also thank the staff for their dedication and hard work.”
The district would like to congratulate all of the honorees for sharing their talents and accomplishments with all of us.
The District opened the doors of the Leon J. Campo Center on May 2 and 3 for the District Art Show. Nearly 1,300 pieces showcased the artistic talents of students at the district’s elementary and secondary schools.
The first day featured an opening reception for students, parents and community members, while the second day featured an open exhibit, whereby passersby were provided an additional opportunity to view the many projects. Artwork was presented in a range of mediums including photography, sculpture, drawing, painting, architecture and graphic design.
“Our student artwork is awe-inspiring,” said Director of Music and Art Dr. Christopher Hale. “Thank you to all who came out to support student creativity in our district.”
The Bowling Green Elementary School honored third grader Mahdi Islam on April 17 with a Super Hero Day. Mahdi is currently in the hospital awaiting surgery for a heart transplant.
The day began with a mini pep rally in the hallway by Mahdi’s classroom. Students and staff members showed their support of Mahdi by donating a $1 to wear a “Super Hero” shirt, and some even wore full costumes to honor their courageous peer.
As a special surprise, teacher Christine Reiman used FaceTime to call Mahdi and his father, Saidul, at the hospital. Mahdi was nearly speechless as Mrs. Reiman walked through the hallway to show him all the forms of support, which included student-created signs of well wishes.
With the video projected onto the classroom smartboard, Mahdi said hello to his classmates and thanked them for their thoughtful efforts. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth A. Card Jr., Director of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services Patrice Dobies, Principal Maria Ciarametaro and many others also participated in the FaceTime conference, and Madhi was thrilled to see that even the Bowling Green bulldog mascot was in attendance.
Meadowbrook Elementary School also held a Super Hero Day, as Mahdi is a former student in the building. A total of $4,000 was raised at the end of the day between two schools, and donations are still being accepted.
“We are here to support Mahdi and wish him and his family the best of luck,” said Principal Maria Ciarametaro. “Everyone in the district and at Bowling Green look forward to Mahdi’s return to school.”
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