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Fifth Avenue Elementary School

1157 Fifth Avenue
East Northport, NY 11731
School Hours: 8:05-2:25
Phone: 631-262-6820

Thomas Harrison, Principal
thomas.harrison@northport.k12.ny.us

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Main Office
(631) 262-6820
Nurse's Office
(631) 262-6823
School Counselor
(631) 262-6824
School Psychologist
(631) 262-1409
Attendance Office
(631) 262-6823

Dignity for All Students Act Coordinators
Mr. Harrison, Principal
Mrs. Fisher, School Psychologist
Mrs. Theofield, School Counselor

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Current News

Fine Motor Skills Enhancement Program is Enjoyed by Students and Staff Alike

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The new fine motor skills enhancement program in Northport and East Northport kindergarten classrooms is a hit for students and staff alike. Students in every building received push-in occupational therapy services focused on building fine motor skills, such as pencil holding and coloring in the lines, once per week for 10 weeks. 

Occupational therapist Robyn Mikulas visits each kindergarten classroom throughout the district, working with students on engaging projects that can appear like arts and crafts or games, but serve as a means to identify those who may need additional support with fine motor skills. Activities range from using small tweezer like tools to pick up small objects to placing small beads on a string.

“Having these reminders and an extra adult in the room who is an expert in this field to push in has been tremendous for the students’ writing, for their coloring, for their cutting and pasting - all of their mechanics,” said Pulaski Road Kindergarten Teacher Jennifer McCabe. 

 

COVID-19 Testing Available at Bellerose Avenue - Wednesdays from 9am - 5pm

**WEEK OF 1/17: TESTING HAS BEEN MOVED TO TUESDAY, JANUARY 18. THERE WILL BE NO TESTING ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19. 

The district is now offering testing for COVID-19 for our community on Wednesdays at Bellerose Avenue School through our third party testing provider, A2Z Diagnostics. Bellerose Avenue is located at 253 Bellerose Avenue, East Northport, and the testing will take place on WEDNESDAYS from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

CLICK HERE for a flyer with additional information. In order to receive the results of your test, you must register on the website found HERE or by scanning the QR code in the flyer.  You can either create an account or choose “Continue as Guest”; either option will prompt you to complete a profile so you can view your results.

Expanded 3rd Grade String Orchestra Program Invites Parents to Join in!

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Northport-East Northport school district’s newly expanded third grade string orchestra program is embracing the support of their involved parents. To ensure students are practicing their instruments at home, the district has invited parents to learn and play alongside their children four times per month. 

Expanding the string orchestra program had been a hope of the district for over 16 years and was made possible following the district reorganization last year. Student musicians are often limited in their at-home practice due to parents not knowing how to play. By opening up lessons to parents, the hope is that they will be able to reinforce the skills built in class while home.  

Enrolled third graders each received a violin and parents were offered a discount to purchase or rent one from local vendors, or if they already have an adult size violin, they could bring their own.  

The students learn either before school or during recess with teacher Veronica Kiss and their parents are invited to join them either after school on Tuesdays or on Saturdays, four times per month. Parents do not need to know how to play the instrument prior to attending and the group is a mix of first-time musicians and experienced players. The program had significant interest and ultimately students were chosen by lottery as participation was limited. 

“It was worth the wait because of the joy we saw in the parents and the kids,” said NHS Orchestra Director Michael Susinno. “It’s one of the few opportunities for parents to come in and witness learning first hand. They loved it.” 

 

COVID-19 At Home Test Request Form

To request an at-home COVID-19 test for your child, please CLICK HERE

Fifth Avenue Students Raise $1,100 for Families in Need

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During the months of November and December, Fifth Avenue Elementary students were asked by the school’s SHARE and Student Leadership Clubs to help brighten the holiday season for families in need. Each student was given a paper gift to color at home, as well as asked to do a chore to earn money in order to donate to the school’s Holiday Gift Giving Program. This year, the staff, students, and families of Fifth Avenue raised over $1,100 to purchase gifts for families in need.
On Friday, December 10th,  students in SHARE and Leadership Club took a trip to Target to purchase gifts. The children worked in groups to brainstorm ideas, compromise about gift decisions, and stick to their budgets. The students were able to purchase several exciting gifts for families in need. 

Great job students, and thank you to Student Leadership Advisors, Dr. FitzSimmons and Mrs. Maldari, and SHARE Club Advisors, Mrs. Theofield & Mrs. Fisher for their support!