Service celebrated in Elmont
Veterans and students were honored for their service at the Elmont Board of Education Meeting at Covert Avenue School on Nov. 13.
The meeting began with the school’s students singing “American Tears,” which was dedicated to the veterans in attendance. Students and faculty also presented local veterans from American Legion Elmont Post 1033 with handcrafted cards to thank them for their service to the community and country.
Additionally, the board honored safety patrol officers and Student Council presidents from the district’s six elementary schools – Alden Terrace, Clara H. Carlson, Covert Avenue, Dutch Broadway, Gotham Avenue and Stewart Manor. The students received certificates from their respective building administrators.
Mr. Harper also reminded those in attendance that the Elmont Dads’ Club Thanksgiving Food Drive is underway. The group is looking for donations of turkeys as well as nonperishable items. The district community will gather at Gotham Avenue School on Nov. 17 at 9:30 a.m. to sort the collected items into baskets for local families in need.
- Covert Avenue School students sang for local veterans and others at the November board meeting.
2. Clara H. Carlson School student Isabella Romero and other district students presented handcrafted cards to local veterans.
3. Alden Terrace School Principal Shawnée Warfield and Assistant Principal Dr. Wellinthon García are pictured with Student Council President Serena Cheriet and safety patrol officer Krissy Jorge.
4. Clara H. Carlson School Principal Stacia Walfall and Assistant Principal Amanda Sagnelli (right) are pictured with students Kyla Montoya (second, left) and Isabella Romero.
5. Covert Avenue School Principal Mary Natoli and Assistant Principal Natalie Nelson (right) are pictured with Student Council President Manny Castro and safety patrol officers Febina Kurian and Lilibeth Arroyo (second, right).
6. Dutch Broadway School Principal Amy Buchanan is pictured with Student Council President Imani Lyons (left), and safety patrol officers Chase Ridley and Paris Purcell.
7. Gotham Avenue School Principal Marshall Zucker (right) and Assistant Principals William Mingo (left) and Pamela Stamidis are pictured with Student Council President Jenna Prashad and safety patrol officer Mariah Champagne.
8. Stewart Manor School Principal Hope Kranidis and Assistant Principal Cynthia Cameron (right) are pictured with Student Council President Ellie Ingoglia and members of the safety patrol.