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Spotlight Shines on Black History Month

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In honor of Black History Month, Clear Stream Avenue Elementary School students recently learned about famed baseball player Jackie Robinson and different African folktales through two productions from the Bright Star Touring Theatre.

The “Jackie Robinson” performance taught students about Robinson’s important role in integrating professional sports, from scoring his first home run to overcoming bullying without fighting back. The second performance, “African Folktales,” highlighted various stories through two African griots, also known as storytellers, who engaged students in sing-alongs, world cultures and traditions. Folktales ranged from why spiders have long legs, to the story of the elephant and giraffe. 

During both shows students were encouraged to participate as they learned more about African American achievers and culture. This is one of the many ways that Clear Stream Avenue School has celebrated the contributions of African Americans, in addition to participating in various activities and events both in the classroom and school-wide.

Students and Families Invited to “Taste of a Service” Event

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To educate families on the variety of services that Valley Stream District 30 offers its students, the district will be hosting their annual “Taste of a Service” parent fair on March 5 from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Shaw Avenue School.

Students and family members from Clear Stream, Forest Road and Shaw Avenue elementary schools, as well as incoming kindergarten families, are invited to speak with faculty members about the services offered to students to help set them up for success. Reading specialists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, classroom/physical education teachers, behavioral consultants, school nurses, school psychologists and enrichment specialists from throughout the district will be stationed in the gymnasium to discuss strategies used in the classroom and speak about what can be utilized at home to support their child’s learning. In addition, entertainment will be provided for students to enjoy and light refreshments will be served. 
 

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Empowered Readers

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Clear Stream Avenue Elementary School students celebrated their love of reading during the school’s annual Pick A Reading Partner program from Jan. 23-Feb. 2. The program encourages students to read with a partner at home to strengthen reading and communication skills. 

With the school’s PARP theme, “Be Empowered,” the students were given a reading log to fill out each night with a family member. This helped them keep track of the books they read over the course of the weeks. Students were asked to find descriptive words that described their favorite characters in their books. The words were aligned with Valley Stream District 30’s social-emotional learning feeling words initiative. At the conclusion of the program, students handed in their logs to their teachers for a chance to win prizes from the Clear Stream PTA. 
 

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