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Valley Stream District 30 partners with Town of Hempstead to have L.E.D stop signs installed

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Valley Stream District 30 partnered with Town of Hempstead Supervisor Don Clavin to have new L.E.D stop signs placed at the corner of Forest Road and Brook Road.

“Thank you to the administrators and Student Council representatives who joined us for the installation,” Clavin said. “It's always great meeting the future leaders of our community!”

The installations were part of the Town of Hempstead’s back to school safety initiative and included the efforts of Councilwoman Melissa Miller and the Mill Brook Civic Association as well.

Superintendent of Schools for Valley Stream District 30, Dr. Roxanne Garcia-France was thankful for the arrival of the new signs. "Our student homes are two miles away from their schools, making it a walking district. We rely on our partnerships with the Nassau County Police Department, the Town of Hempstead, and local entities such as the Mill Brook Civic Association to ensure the safety of our Global Leaders of Tomorrow. I look forward to working with the Town in continuing this safety initiative in our other schools.”

Valley Stream District 30 Celebrates Community Eligibility Provision Approval

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Valley Stream School District 30 is thrilled to announce that it has been granted approval for the Community Eligibility Provision by the United States Department of Agriculture. This represents a significant step forward in its ongoing efforts to provide nutritious breakfast and lunch to all students while simplifying the process for families.

The CEP is a federal program that allows eligible school districts to offer free meals to all enrolled students, regardless of their individual family income. This initiative not only ensures that no child goes hungry during the school day but also reduces administrative burdens on families by eliminating the need for household meal applications. With CEP approval, there is no longer a need for families to complete complex meal applications, streamlining the process and reducing paperwork for parents and guardians. CEP provides that all students receive meals without singling out those who may qualify for free or reduced price meals, reducing the stigma and promoting a sense of inclusivity.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Roxanne Garcia-France expressed gratitude for the CEP approval and highlighted its significance. "We believe that no child should ever go hungry while at school, and the Community Eligibility Provision helps us achieve this important goal,” Dr. Garcia-France said. “Special thanks to Assemblywoman Michelle Solages her partnership and advocacy as well as Assistant Superintendent for Business and Human Resources Marcela Moran and Assistant Business Manager Ashley Starna for their passionate efforts during the certification process to ensure our Global Leaders of Tomorrow are well-nourished, ready to learn, and can focus on their education."

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Valley Stream 30 Board of Education Recognizes GATE and ABCD Award Winners

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Valley Stream District 30’s Board of Education recognized GATE recipients and ABCD Award winners at the Sept. 18 business meeting held at Shaw Avenue Elementary School. GATE recipients included faculty members Sharon Benyaminy, Lisa Freisem, Kathleen Merkle and Regina Tyler as well as educational office personnel Regina Maloney, Chelsea Mangual, Shana Raggio and Hayley Sigel.

The receiving of GATE is a significant milestone in an educator’s career. It signifies Valley Stream District 30’s recognition of educators who have demonstrated their unwavering dedication, commitment, expertise and invaluable contributions to realizing the mission as they relentlessly pursue achieving the district’s vision of educating, inspiring, and celebrating the children to reach their fullest potential to become Global Leaders of Tomorrow.

The ABCD Award recipients were Roslyn Odwin and Alexsandria Conway for going above and beyond the call of duty by prioritizing safety while showing compassion for the district’s Global Leaders of tomorrow.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Roxanne Garcia-France expressed gratitude on behalf of the entire board, “We are so lucky to have staff that truly care for the well-being and futures of our students,” Dr. Garcia-France said. “Their dedication and willingness to go above and beyond to ignite passion in our children for learning is a something we are all extremely proud of.”

Valley Stream District 30 Celebrates 100th Anniversary

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On Sept. 6, Valley Stream District 30’s current and former school administrators, students, principals and teachers celebrated the district and Clear Stream Avenue School’s 100th year anniversary. On the school’s front steps, the sixth grade chorus, led by music teacher Stephanie Cooke, opened the ceremony with the Pledge of Allegiance and national anthem.

“The excellence that is provided to our students over the 100 years has been surpassed by none,” said Clear Stream Avenue Principal John Singleton. “We are so fortunate that we provide our love and our support to so many children in this community.”

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Roxanne Garcia-France remarked on how much has changed over the years but still remain the same. “When we began in 1923, this wonderful array of diversity did not exist,” she said. “What did exist was the desire and drive for excellence. And so, here we stand in 2023 and we still hold true to that value of ensuring that we maintain, sustain and innovate for excellence so that all of you who are standing before us today will be global leaders of tomorrow.”

Board of Education President Kelly Ureña offered remarks as well. “I am humbled and honored to be here today celebrating with you. The school board is proud of each of you, and all the stakeholders throughout the community that continue to be part of our family. Congratulations and happy 100.”

Former Clear Stream Principal Bob Cohen also addressed the attendees. “Clear Stream’s impact reverberates far beyond its walls, it is woven into the very fabric of the Valley Stream community.”

Assemblywoman Michaelle C. Solages honored the district and Clear Stream Avenue School with a proclamation tributing the exemplary service they have provided the community.

The celebration concluded with the students showing their love for their school by circling the building with hands held and giving it a big hug.

Date Added: 9/8/2023

Valley Stream 30 Welcomes Newest Educators

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Valley Stream District 30 welcomed its newest educators during its new teacher orientation from Aug. 28–29. Attendees were welcomed by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Roxanne Garcia-France before being taken through the agenda aimed at familiarizing them with the district and its goals and mission of igniting passion with students to become active, culturally responsive, resilient, respectful lifelong learners who show ownership of their academic, social and emotional well-being.

The new teachers were addressed by Assistant Superintendent for Business and Human Resources Marcela Moran, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Jennifer Lewner and Director of Technology and 21st Century Learning Keri Crocco covering Humans Resources, Curriculum and Technology, respectively. Lewner, along with Shaw Principal Erin Malone and Clear Stream Principal John Singleton also spoke about what the new teachers can expect during the first weeks of school. They attended grade specific workshops and were given a schedule for ongoing professional development during the school year.

Valley Stream District 30 offers a friendly welcome to its newest teachers who will help inspire their Global Leaders of Tomorrow:

Chelsea Chizever, Forest Road
Jessica Christie, Forest Road
Erin Curley, Clear Stream Avenue
Shanelle Haynes, Shaw Avenue
Taylor Milata, Shaw Avenue
Mardi Sansone, Shaw Avenue
Christine Savarese, Shaw Avenue
Tiffany Steele, Shaw Avenue
Jamie-Lea Peyer, Shaw Avenue
Kristina Leone, Forest Road
Ansoiya Maraj, Forest Road

Date Added: 9/6/2023