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Erick Velasco Named Employee of the Month

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Eastport-South Manor Jr.-Sr. High School student Erick Velasco earned the title of Employee of the Month in his career and technical education program at BOCES Technical Center for the month of November 2022. Erick received the title for excellence in carpentry, residential construction and home improvement.

The title of Employee of the Month was established by BTC to recognize students whom their instructors would want to hire. The title is not necessarily given to the person with the best skills, but to the individual who demonstrates professionalism and who has the desire to be trained in the field. Being selected Employee of the Month is a great honor, as these students, like Erick, serve as role models among their peers.

The district congratulates Erick on this outstanding accomplishment.

Date Added: 11/30/2022

ESM Elementary Students Celebrated the Thanksgiving Season

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Elementary school students attending Dayton Avenue, Eastport Elementary and South Street schools prepared for the Thanksgiving holiday with an array of activities to bring on the festivities of the season.

At Eastport Elementary School, sixth grade students hosted a Thanksgiving feast get-together. This is an annual tradition that was discontinued during the pandemic, and students were delighted to bring it back and share thanks during a special holiday meal.

At South Street School, first grade students made tea lights for their family Thanksgiving table. They pasted colored tissue squares to a mason jar and inserted a battery-operated tea light. The creative activity assisted the students in the development of their fine motor and directional skills and was a wonderful gift for the family. Pre-kindergarten students also shared the gift of music with their parents and caregivers before settling down to a Thanksgiving feast. Prior to the activity, the students learned to be giving and thankful, made turkey hats and handprinted cards and practiced singing Thanksgiving songs.

Additionally, a Thanksgiving food drive at Dayton Avenue School collected 1,100 food and personal care items, which was donated to The Presbyterian Church of Center Moriches.

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Date Added: 11/29/2022

Tuttle Avenue Elementary School students are thankful

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Tuttle Avenue Elementary School first graders participated in a Thanksgiving celebration which gave thanks to all essential workers in their school and the veterans from their community. It was a morning of poetry and song as each of the grade’s classrooms donned turkey and pilgrim headdresses and took to the stage to perform a variety of Thanksgiving holiday music and to recognize the important work that the faculty and staff do each day.

Date Added: 11/28/2022

Eastport Elementary Makes a Difference in the World

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Sixth grade students at Eastport Elementary School recently ran a sock collection for the Warm Feet, Happy Hearts Drive. The students collected three boxes of socks for local shelters.

Additionally, the students turned in their extra Halloween candy for the Facing the Future Orthodontics Treats for Troops fundraiser. More than 120 pounds of candy was collected and will be donated to soldiers overseas.

Date Added: 11/18/2022

Tuttle Avenue Reads Under the Stars

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Tuttle Avenue students and their parents and caregivers attended the school’s second annual Reading Under the Stars event, held on Nov. 15. The night full of fun activities was designed to bring families together and to relax with reading activities.

The Eastport Fire Department built a huge bonfire as students and guests laid out blankets and chairs and camped out while reading their favorite books. The PTO, SEPTO and Center Moriches library set up tables in the rotunda, and the book fair was open for everyone to purchase new books. A food truck also provided a delicious dinner menu.

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Date Added: 11/18/2022