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All Aboard the Polar Express

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In late December, faculty and staff members of the Bosti Elementary School community welcomed family and friends to the annual Polar Express reception featuring the school’s pre-K students.

Thanks to the efforts of Nichole Johnson and her colleagues, the school’s atrium was adorned with a giant-sized bell hanging from the ceiling, as well as a locomotive passenger car and tables adorned with images surrounding a railroad theme. The students were joined by their family members as they took part in singalongs and indulged in tasty treats. 

Prior to the big celebration, the young students gathered in their classrooms for a reading of the classic holiday book. The story is about a young boy who takes a magical adventure to the North Pole, and comes to believe in the possibilities and wonders, of the holiday season. 

Additionally, the last part of the morning presentation included a visit from very special friend, Santa Claus, who came prepared with books and treats for the children. 

Excellence in Writing

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The district would like to congratulate Bosti Elementary School fifth-grade student Natalie Strekowski for being named a national winner of Storyworks Magazine’s Titanic Contest.

Utilizing her creative writing talents, Natalie wrote a detailed paragraph describing her resemblance to her great-grandmother, following a set of guidelines from the magazine which asked her to incorporate two nouns that mean “a copy,” one verb that means “to copy,” and on idiom that means “an exact copy.” The students’ writings from both Kim Patterson’s and Joanna Zalewski’s classes were then submitted to the national contest, a program sponsored by Scholastic designed to support students love for reading and writing. 

Natalie’s entry was so extraordinary and full of detail that she was declared one of five winners throughout the nation, and was rewarded with a token of appreciation and an official “Storyworks” journal to continue her writing journey.

The Circus Comes to Town

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Students, teachers, friends and family of the Bosti Elementary School community recently gathered in the Oakdale-Bohemia Middle School’s gymnasium to enjoy the 2018 edition of the school’s annual “O-Town Circus Academy.”

In preparation for the big performance, fifth-grade students worked for two weeks in their physical education classes to learn the special “circus” skills required to entertain their fans. They learned skills for clowning, juggling, stilt walking and mastering the Diabolo Sticks.

Edward J. Bosti Elementary School Principal Laura Kimball would like to thank O-Town Circus Academy coaches Andrew and Ray, along with the school’s physical education instructors Tara West and Michael Oldis and the Edward J. Bosti PTA for making this program available to the community.

Celebrating the Holidays

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Pre-K students from Bosti Elementary School recently enjoyed the annual Fall/Thanksgiving Festival which included games, navigating a 'corn' maze, crafts and tasty snacks. Many of the students and staff members were dressed in colorful fall outfits to celebrate, and festive banners were displayed throughout the building to illustrate how thankful we should all be for our families and friends.