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Barnum Woods

500 May Lane
East Meadow, NY 11554

Principal: Gregory J.R. Bottari

Assistant Principal: Harriet Alfano

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The Barnum Woods Elementary School is a school dedicated to creating a learning environment, which enables our students to meet the demands of a challenging, dynamic society. Our children know that parents, teachers, administrators and the Barnum Woods community, as a whole, are focused on ensuring their development as life-long learners. "
~Gregory J.R. Bottari, Principal

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In-Person District Art Show Returns

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The East Meadow School District was once again able to commend their student artists in person at their districtwide art show at the Leon J. Campo Salisbury Center on June 1 and 2. Students, families and community members were invited to visit the show during specified times, allowing for a safe and enjoyable viewing.

“While viewing artwork in a virtual capacity is certainly wonderful, nothing compares to experiencing original works of art in person,” Art Department Chairperson Heather Anastasio said. “We are thrilled to be able to bring this experience to our student artists and their families.”

Art teachers from throughout the district were also in attendance to celebrate the work of their students. Each teacher chose 13 works of art from their classes, including those who were included in this year’s virtual All-County Art Exhibit but were unable to have their work displayed in person. The evening was also a welcome return for the community, which has always greatly supported the district’s art program.

“I would like to thank the East Meadow community for the continued celebration and support of our program,” Director of Music and Art Kelly Gelfer said. “The district’s commitment to the arts continues to be our biggest strength.”

BW Shows Gratitude for Law Enforcement

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Students at Barnum Woods Elementary School celebrated National Police Week by participating in the Town of Hempstead’s “Thank a Law Enforcement Officer” program. This program asked students to create cards with messages of gratitude for men and women who serve as law enforcement officers. Hempstead Town Clerk Kate Murray and Councilman Dennis Dunne visited Barnum Woods to collect the cards and personally thank the students for their meaningful messages.

Barnum Woods Living Museum

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Second grade students at Barnum Woods Elementary School participated in a living museum project on April 29. Each student selected a person, from historical figures to celebrities, and used books, the internet and other reference sources to gather information. This activity tied in with their reading and ELA curriculum, in which they were introduced to biographies and conducting research. On April 29, all of the second grade students dressed up as who they researched in culmination of the comprehensive and interactive project.

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