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Rocky Point Union Free School District Schools | Frank J. Carasiti Elementary

 


 FRANK J. CARASITI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (K-2)
90 Rocky Point-Yaphank Road | Rocky Point, NY 11778
Phone: (631) 744-1601 | Fax: (631) 744-1396
Principal: Jason Westerlund | Assistant Principal: Linda Greening
Hours: 9:30 AM - 3:50 PM 
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PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

 

May 2022

Dear FJC Families, 

It’s hard to believe that May is already upon us.  Not that long ago all our students walked through the doors for the first time in the 2021-2022 school year, and before we know it they will be walking out for the last.  It’s amazing how fast a year can go…but equally incredible to think about all we have accomplished.

Our April career day celebration where students were asked to “Make their mark” was a rousing success.  Our students had fun watching some incredible videos about some really neat and unique career opportunities.  They also had a chance to celebrate as they participated in our spirit week, culminating with our read aloud of “The Dot” by Peter H. Reynolds, and then making their mark on our bulletin boards across from the cafeteria.  A huge thank you to Ms. Adamski and Ms. Dominguez for making this possible!

During the first week of May, we celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week.  We wanted to take a moment to recognize our incredible staff of teachers that work tirelessly to create an environment where our students feel safe, loved, and experience academic success.  Each and every day, we have the privilege to walk the halls and see our students reading books, completing math problems, creating new things, writing stories, playing with friends, all while smiling and having fun.  They are a living testament to the commitment of a very special and loving staff that will accept nothing less, and for that we cannot say thank you enough.

As we look towards June, please stay tuned for information regarding Field Day and our 2nd Grade Moving Up Ceremony.  We are happy to share that this year parents will be able to attend our field day activities, and we look forward to having fun with you all in the weeks to come.


Some important dates to place on your calendar:

May 12th- FJC Spring Concert, HS Auditorium, 7pm
May 18th- K-12 Art Show, HS Gym, 6-8pm
May 30th and 31st- School Closed for Memorial Day
June 1st- Field Day Grade K
June 2nd- Field Day Grade 1
June 3rd- Field Day Grade 2
June 17th- 2nd Grade Moving Up Ceremony, FJC back field, 10:30am
June 20th- School Closed for Juneteenth Day
June 22nd-24th- K-5 Half day of school
June 24th- Last Day of School

Thank you all again for your support and partnership in what has been another very unique year.  We are extraordinarily proud of the work we have done together as a community and grateful to work hand-in-hand with you as we continue to make FJC the Place to Be!



Gratefully Yours,

Jason Westerlund                                   Linda Greening

        Jason Westerlund                                                                              Linda Greening

                Principal                                                                                     Assistant Principal

  


 

Inclement Weather When school is closed due to inclement weather, bad road conditions, or other emergencies, please listen to one of the following radio/TV stations for the announcements regarding Rocky Point Schools: WALK Storm Center 97.5 FM WBLI /WBAB Storm Center 106.1 FM WRCN 103.9 FM NEWS 12 LI

Connect-ED
The Rocky Point Union Free School District uses Connect-ED, a school-to-parent telephone notification system, as part of our efforts to communicate more effectively with parents or guardians. Connect-ED will enable the Rocky Point Union Free School District to notify families immediately in the event of a snow day or school-wide emergency. The system can deliver up to 3,000 messages within minutes—ensuring that you quickly know what's going on. To receive these messages, FJC must have your up-to-date contact information. If you move, change jobs, or obtain a new cell phone number, be sure to log onto the eSchool Parent Portal to update your information so you won't miss a single Connect-ED message.

Two-Hour Delayed Opening
When road conditions in the early morning are hazardous but are expected to improve rapidly as the morning progresses, the District may utilize a two-hour delayed opening for all schools. Students will report to their bus stops exactly two hours later than they normally would. Dismissal for all schools will be at their normal times. This delayed opening may also be used for other emergencies. Notice of the delayed opening will be made as early as possible and broadcast on the listed radio stations and TV-Cablevision News 12 and the District's Connect-ED Telephone Notification System will be activated. In the event that we cannot transport students to school as a result of a “two-hour delayed opening” based on forecast predictions for improved weather and conditions by 7 AM, school officials will announce that schools will be closed. It is important that you continue to listen carefully for just such announcements.

Inclement Bus Stops
Inclement weather bus stops are available on the eSchool Parent Portal. Due to the geographic nature of our area, “inclement” weather stops will be utilized when adverse road conditions exist. At various times during the winter season, inclement weather bus stops will be used to ensure the safety of our student population. The use of these stops may be necessary at any time during the school day, without prior announcement. Parents should listen to the radio stations or call First Student Transit at 744-2204 if they have any questions regarding whether or not the Inclement Weather Bus Stops will be used. The district's voice mail will also have the announcement. Please make arrangements for someone to meet children at these alternate stops.

 


 

Flower Power at FJC!

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Frank J. Carasiti Elementary School will be blossoming with seasonal flowers during the summer months, courtesy of Girl Scout Troop 2631. The troop donated hand-created planter boxes to Ms. Karen Trapani’s Garden Club at the school. The Garden Club members were excited to plant summer flowering seeds in them and display the planters at the entrance of the school for all to enjoy!

Date Added: 6/28/2022

FJC Educator Receives VFW Teacher Award

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Frank J. Carasiti Elementary School second grade teacher Ms. Stacy Iberger was honored with the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award at the June 13 Board of Education meeting. VFW Post 6249 members, led by Commander Joseph Cognitore, attended the meeting to share accolades for Ms. Iberger’s years of work in which she has helped grades K-2 students learn more about the sacrifices and dedication of our nation’s veterans.

Ms. Iberger was celebrated for the many assemblies and activities she has organized at FJC including Veterans Day assemblies and Valentine's Day card drives for veterans. In addition, Councilwoman Jane Bonner recognized Ms. Iberger dedication to Rocky Point students and local veterans and presented a proclamation declaring June 13th, 2022 Stacey Iberger Day in the Town of Brookhaven.

Date Added: 6/16/2022

Valuable Visits

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Students in Mrs. Jennifer Gordon’s Child Development class at Rocky Point High School had a real-world opportunity to put classroom lessons into action when they visited K-2 students at FJC to observe and assist them.

“I received wonderful feedback from Mr. Westerlund and Mrs. Greening (principal and assistant principal) and numerous teachers on our students’ conduct as well as assistance over these past few weeks,” Mrs. Gordon said. FJC teachers who welcomed the high school juniors and seniors into their classrooms were given assessments to fill out for each student to benefit future visits and the program.

On the last visit of the school year, the young students created cards, artwork and posters of gratitude to thank the older students and to reflect on their valuable time spent together.

Date Added: 6/10/2022

Butterfly Life Cycle for FJC Students

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FJC students experienced a lesson in nature and science when they participated in a butterfly release on the school’s back field.

Ms. Carlyle Ritchie’s kindergarten class and Mrs. Christina Capaldi and Mrs. Erin Glennon’s second grade class learned how butterflies go through the stages of their life cycle. They watched the metamorphosis from a caterpillar into a butterfly occurring during the pupa stage in their classrooms and were excited to see them flutter in the wind upon their release.

Ms. Ritchie’s students also welcomed a special guest reader, Mrs. Appel, who has twins in kindergarten and a second grader. She read a butterfly story to the students and donated the kits to the classes! Thank you, Mrs. Appel!

Date Added: 5/31/2022

FJC Students Virtually Visit Animal Habitats

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FJC second graders took part in a virtual reality experience and got to meet some interesting animals in their own habitats. Teacher Julianne Warren worked with teacher technology integration specialist Tikera Witter to create the interdisciplinary experience. The activity was used as a bridge for students to choose their own animal to research in their next writing project, a research report. The experience allowed them to investigate animals that they might not have otherwise chosen for the research project.

Students were encouraged to explore animals and their habitats that were unfamiliar to them that they might not have heard of before. During exploration students were able to identify animal habitats and make connections to what they have been reading in class. Students learned about zebras, walruses, marmots, wolves, manatees, giraffes, penguins, orangutans, elephants, dolphins, ferrets and more!

“When the students eventually chose their animals, many chose an animal from the experience and explained that they either looked interesting or they didn’t know much about them and wanted to know more,” Ms. Warren said. “Many of them said that they felt like they were really there!”

Date Added: 5/19/2022
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