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Connolly Students Learn About the Democratic Process

Connolly Students Learn About the Democratic Process photo

Connolly students had an opportunity to vote when they took part in the school’s student council election, prior to Election Day.

Class representatives vying for the positions of president, vice president, treasurer, archivist and secretary delivered exuberant speeches to the student body. Each candidate explained why they would be the best choice to represent their school and discussed how they would make Connolly a better place. 

Glen Cove Mayor Reginald Spinello and mayoral candidate Councilman Tim Tenke, along with Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Technology Dr. Michael Israel and Principal Julie Mullan were on hand for the assembly. 

Mrs. Mullan commended the candidates on their prepared speeches and the posters they created. She also explained to the student-audience how difficult it is to stand before a large group and speak, and encouraged them to vote for the right candidate.

“It is your job to listen to them on the issues and take notes,” Mullen advised. “This is not a popularity contest. I do not want you to vote for your friends; I want to you to vote for the best candidate.”

Congratulations to the following students:

President: Isabel Basil
Vice Presidents: Jayden Bernard and Colson Martone
Treasurer: Michael Renga
Archivist: Caroline DaSilva
Secretary: Alyssa Weingard


Connolly Walk Raises Awareness

Connolly Walk Raises Awareness photo

Members of the Connolly Student Council organized the school’s eighth annual Breast Cancer Awareness walkathon in October.

Dressed in pink for the event, students and faculty walked around the school building perimeter with colorful banners and signs they created to raise awareness. 

Through pledges, the students collected more than $800 that will be donated to Glen Cove C.A.R.E.S., a not-for-profit agency that provides assistance to residents of the community and neighboring areas coping with the crisis of cancer.

A Cellebration at Connolly

A Cellebration at Connolly photo

Fifth-grade students at Connolly School displayed the 3-D plant and animal cells they created out of fruit, cake mixes, Styrofoam and a variety of other materials when the school held a Cellebration on Oct. 23.

The culminating event marked the conclusion of the students’ study of plant and animal cells. As part of their studies, students learned how animal and plant cells are alike and different. They also learned about the structures and their functions.  According to fifth-grade teacher Maureen Hellman, the students built the projects at home using a checklist of items to include. 

“This activity was beneficial to the students because it created a better understanding of what they were learning. It also fostered a love of science,” Hellman said.      


Monthly Family Nights Begin

Family Nights Begin

To combat the busy schedules of families, the district has implemented a monthly Family Night. On Family Night, students will not be assigned any homework from their classroom teachers, allowing their families to preplan fun activities, without interruption.

Family Night will be held on the following dates:
Oct. 25        Jan. 31          April 18
Nov. 22        Feb. 14         May 23
Dec. 20        March 21       June 13