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Shaw Avenue School 

99 Shaw Avenue., Valley Stream, NY 11580

(516) 434-3700

Erin Malone, Principal 

Nyree Whittaker-Roth, Assistant Principal

Ashley Lemmo, Assistant Principal 

Shaw Avenue Reopening Procedures

 

Shaw Avenue Elementary School was opened in 1950 as the second school of Valley Stream School District 30.  The school replaced the Rottkamp Potato Farm owned by the Rottkamp family.  For the celebration of Shaw Avenue School’s 50th anniversary in the year 2000, students, staff, parents and community members placed two time capsules in the Library Media Center.  These time capsules will be unveiled during Shaw Avenue’s 100th anniversary in the year 2050.   Shaw Avenue School now serves the northern part of this region and houses a culturally diverse student body from kindergarten to grade six.

At Shaw Avenue students receive a good educational foundation that propels them to excel academically, socially, and emotionally.  We honor our students’ learning styles by differentiating our instruction using different pedagogical strategies and modalities.

Overview of Core Instructional Program

LITERACY
We develop literate independent readers who are able to identify their literary genres of choice and understand that good readers read for different purposes including pleasure. To build a stronger foundation for our literacy instruction we use the Common Core Standards and the five components of a scientifically-based reading instruction in the early grades: phonics, phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. As students advance through the grades we expect them to engage with literary and informational texts on a deeper level by analyzing, explaining, comparing and contrasting, integrating, evaluating, and citing supportive evidence for their arguments.  

MATH
Our students consider themselves mathematicians who can relate theoretical concepts to the real world.  We implement the Common Core Standards by asking students to engage in a variety of activities, such as:
1.    Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them
2.    Reason abstractly and quantitatively
3.    Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others
4.    Apply mathematics to solve everyday problems
5.    Use appropriate tools strategically

SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES
Our students are social scientists who begin to apply the scientific method in the early grades while creating their hypotheses while proving and disproving them as they progress through the years.  They learn to analyze and question peoples of the world, cultures, and institutions that surround them.  We integrate literacy skills in our curriculum and encourage students to read and write a variety of informational and non-fiction texts

MUSIC/ARTS/TECHNOLOGY
Shaw Avenue School also provides all students with a richly rewarding educational experience in the areas of art, music, and computer technology. Academic excellence is expected of all students as they forge ahead in their academic pursuits

In addition to our instructional core, we offer a variety of programs at Shaw Avenue School including:
•    Two fully equipped technology labs
•    Full Day Kindergarten Center
•    Implementation of Common Core Standards Across Grade Levels
•    Social and Emotional Learning through Responsive Classroom and PBIS
•    Quest for high achieving students
•    Afterschool Academic Intervention Services
•    Co-teaching classrooms
•    Innovative Literacy Pilots

 

Shaw Avenue News

Valley Stream 30 Sixth Graders Attend Inaugural Youth Summit

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Thirty Valley Stream 30 sixth grade students learned firsthand what is involved in the medical field by attending the inaugural Black Men in White Coats Youth Summit at Stony Brook University on Nov. 16.

Prior, all sixth grade students took part in the Career Key on the Naviance platform, an online career assessment for middle and high school students. Based upon the results, Sue Galgano, the districtwide enrichment teacher who facilitated the Career Key, compiled a list of all of the students who were identified as having an interest in the medical field. This list was then shared with the sixth grade teachers and they were asked to recommend three students from each class to attend the summit.

During the event, the sixth graders participated in two hands-on activities with Stony Brook medical school students. Activities included, mindfulness, surgeon techniques, administering an eye exam, administering CPR, use of a sonogram and conducting a physical exam. Afterward, students and staff were treated to lunch from the university.

Galgano, along with four STEAM aides, were chaperones and were joined by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Roxanne Garcia-France, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Jennifer Lewner and Clear Stream school nurse Jeanine Wiese.

The district plans to make this a part of the sixth grade enrichment curriculum moving forward; another unique, hands-on learning experience for the Global Leaders of Tomorrow.

Date Added: 12/4/2023

Shaw Avenue's Annual Turkey Trot

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Students at Shaw Avenue Elementary School took to the playground on Nov. 15 to celebrate Thanksgiving and take part in the annual Turkey Trot.

Global Leaders of Tomorrow jogged around the course behind the school and counted their distance by collecting paper cups at the end of every lap. Each class logged their total distance and competed to see who ran the most miles. Students trained for the occasion and learned how to pace themselves during their physical education classes.

Date Added: 11/20/2023

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