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A “Tell-Tale” Trial at Beach Street

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Eighth graders in Siobhan Kelly's class at Beach Street recently put the narrator from Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” on trial, showing the guest judges their skill in supporting a claim with evidence.  

A Zany “Professor” Meets Bellew’s Principal’s Challenge

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For this year’s successful Parents as Reading Partners project, Bellew students enjoyed book raffles and other fun activities. For the Principal’s Challenge, Principal Rhonda Pratt – disguised as “Professor Pratt” – visited classes to demonstrate a few science experiments.
“It was a lot of fun and a bit zany, especially when the baking soda and vinegar experiment exploded out of a balloon,” Pratt said.



West Islip’s Middle School Pen Pals

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Aspiring pen pals at Beach Street recently wrote inspiring letters and sent them over to their counterparts at Udall, and the Udall students wrote back, making a meaningful connection.



Local Author Visits Bellew Prekindergartners

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Author Maria LaPlaca Bohrer recently treated prekindergartners at Bellew – including her grandson Anderson Bohrer – to a virtual read-aloud of her picture book “Sofia’s Stoop Story: 18th Street, Brooklyn.” Following the reading, Bohrer and the students discussed the book, which highlights family connections, storytelling and Italian traditions, and each student went home with a “Sofia’s Stoop Story” bookmark.

“We were all grateful to Mrs. Bohrer for sharing her beautiful book with the class,” said Principal Rhonda Pratt. “The children had a great experience meeting a real author.”  

Beach Street Teachers Show College Pride

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March Madness College Week at Beach Street featured teachers displaying which colleges they attended on their classroom doors.