The latest issue of The Chieftain is here!
The latest edition of The Chieftain has hit the stands! Check out Editor-in-Chief Vincent D. Russo give a sneak peak about you'll find in this month's issue.
Please check the Weekly Notices section of our web site each week to receive important information about school events and happenings. As a part of our "Going Green" initiative, we will continue to post this information in a downloadable/printable format.
As part of their study of colonial American history, on May 7, Fulmar Road’s fourth graders transformed their classrooms into a Colonial settlement. Depicting various aspects of Colonial life, the students played games like Cat’s Cradle, Jacks and 9-Pins; crafted whirligigs and quill pens; and made silhouette art.
Happening January 28-February 1, The Great Kindness Challenge is a week devoted to performing as many acts of kindness as possible in schools and communities around the world. Fulmar Road Elementary School is one of the many schools nationwide participating in challenge. Each day, students will engage in kindness-centered acts, such as reading kindness books, sharing kindness quotes and more.
To learn more about the Great Kindness Challenge please watch this video: https://vimeo.com/247889893
STRONGER SCHOOLS = STRONGER COMMUNITIES: We want to hear from you!
Over the past several years, the Mahopac Central School District has taken great strides to improve and expand upon the academic program offered to students. Now, the district must also focus on the community’s investment in our school buildings to support our students for college and career-readiness.
Capital improvements under consideration include:
Together, we can develop a plan to address critical issues in our buildings to ensure a safe and strong learning environment for our students. The Board of Education and administration would like the community’s input as it begins to develop this plan.
Please take a brief moment to take the survey, CLICK HERE – this will be open for community input until Friday, December 14.
Fulmar’s Kindergarten students participated in ABC Bootcamp by studying a letter a day for 26 days! To celebrate completion of ABC Bootcamp, the kindergartners created a fashion show donning their handmade, custom letter design
The Buddy Bench, a dedicated place at elementary school playgrounds where a student can sit if feeling lonely or bullied, has generated national attention in recent years and has even been the subject of a TED Talk.
About five years ago, the Buddy Bench concept originated with a boy named Christian Bucks who was reviewing brochures about potential new schools in Germany with his mother. They were preparing to move there for his father’s new job. He would be the new kid. He was just in first grade, but he understood what feeling lonely on a playground looks like. He’d seen it at his own elementary school in York, Pa.
However, one German school he and his mom looked at had a solution for this. It was called the Buddy Bench, and if a child was sitting on it alone, it was a signal to the other kids to ask him or her to play.
Although Christian’s family did not end up moving to Germany, the boy is credited with introducing Buddy Benches to the United States.
He brought the idea to his principal, Matthew Miller, and the two immediately set out to install a Buddy Bench in his school, Roundtown Elementary.
Their project was covered by the local newspaper and went viral.
Eighth-grader Becca Lomas decided to extend the Buddy Bench ideology as part of her bat mitzah by raising funds so benches can be in the Middle School – and Fulmar Road too!
It’s heartwarming to see the ‘Mahopac Way’ shine through students like Becca and be an inspiration to Fulmar students.