West End students engage in Thanksgiving STEAM challenge

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Third graders at West End Elementary School in the Lynbrook School District took part in a Thanksgiving-themed STEAM challenge.

Each student brought in a canned food item, then were challenged to create a table that would support the canned food using index cards and tape.

After the challenges were complete, the food was donated to a local food pantry.

Lynbrook Kindergarten Center Gathers for Thanksgiving Feast

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Students in the Lynbrook Kindergarten Center in the Lynbrook School District gathered on Nov. 24 for a bountiful Thanksgiving feast.

Kindergarteners — dressed as turkeys, pilgrims and Native Americans — filed into the gymnasium and a classroom which had desks set like tables for dinner, with juice boxes and all. Turkey and more were provided by the Parents Club, and parent volunteers helped hand out food. Children helped prepare stuffing, apple sauce, corn bread and butter.

Before diving in, students raised their juices in a toast to friends, family and food and for a healthy and happy Thanksgiving.

Waverly Park Student Council Organizes Thanksgiving Drive

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The student council at Waverly Park Elementary School in the Lynbrook School District organized a school-wide drive of goods for the needy during the Week of Giving. The three-day collection was sent out on Nov. 24 before the students began their Thanksgiving break.

Each day of collection followed a theme for donations. On Monday, students brought in new toys, on Tuesday, they brought non-perishable foods and on Wednesday, they brought hats and gloves.

Lynbrook Kindergarteners Celebrate Native American Culture

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To honor the heritage of Native Americans, students in Juliana Rotman’s and Kim Fitzsimmons’s classes in the Lynbrook Kindergarten Center learned about Native American heritage on Long Island.

Principal Ellen Postman read “Fry Bread” and “Grandmother’s Dreamcatcher” to the children to teach them about Native American culture. Afterwards, the class made dreamcatchers, which are traditionally gifted to children in Native American tribes as a medium of protection against bad dreams and other harms. They are typically hung above cribs and beds.

Lynbrook High School holds Night of the Pumpkins

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The Lynbrook High School National Art Honor Society recently sponsored the 10th annual Night of the Pumpkins and raised $3,000 for Island Harvest.

The night featured more than 200 pumpkins carved by NAHS members and Lynbrook staff, as well as games, activities, crafts and much, much more. Proceeds benefitted NAHS and Island Harvest Food Bank, a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief organization. Island Harvest distributes fresh produce, meat and non-perishables throughout Long Island and assists thousands of Long Islanders.

This year’s event was sponsored by All State Insurance Company, Barefoot Dave, CMCE, Cusumano Roofing and Remodeling, Fab Treats, Gourmet Ghee, Huntington Learning Center, Kunz Consulting Services, the Lynbrook Chamber of Commerce, the Lynbrook Public Library, Lynbrook Swag, Philly Pretzel Factory and Sunrise Assisted Living,

The NAHS would like to thank all who attended the Night of the Pumpkins.